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SPH students increased access to healthy foods, spread HIV awareness and more this summer

ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 15, 2020) – Experiential learning in real-life community settings and applied research is a hallmark of programs at the School of Public Health and the summer during a global pandemic is no exception. Students worked on community-based internships and research that is making a difference locally and even internationally.

School of Public Health Faculty Receive Funding to Study Food Access and COVID-19

ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 27, 2020) — A School of Public Health team evaluating the food system in New York State has been awarded nearly $100,000 to study how COVID-19 is impacting food access in the Capital Region

Troy Farmers Market Gets Business Boost from MBA Students

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 2, 2020) — The Troy Waterfront Farmers Market has a new business idea and $1,000 to set it in motion, thanks to a team of UAlbany School of Business MBA students.

UAlbany to lead $3.4M Environmental Sustainability Project

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 28, 2020) – Every year, millions of tons of sewage sludge and food waste are discarded in landfills where they cause serious environmental problems. Now, the University at Albany is leading a consortium of universities to dramatically alter the way this waste is handled. The goal is to develop economically viable methods to convert wet organic waste into high value products.

Study: Climate Researchers Offer Global Perspective on Forest Tree Growth

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 28, 2020) – When it comes to the fight against global warming, our forests offer a valuable service. Trees act as carbon sinks, capturing CO2 – the main greenhouse gas heating up the Earth’s climate – from the air and storing it until they die.

Spring Terra Awards honor commitment to sustainability

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 23, 2020) – A marketing professor, an occupational safety specialist and a pre-med student are being honored with this spring’s Terra Awards for their commitment to a greener UAlbany.

NSF CAREER Award Supports Cloud Chemistry Research at Whiteface Mountain

ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 27, 2020) – Collecting data from atop Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks, atmospheric scientist Sara Lance is focused on the chemistry in the clouds that surround this iconic summit.

Green Spaces Help Keep Us Healthy, School of Public Health Finds

ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 30, 2020) – A School of Public Health team worked with colleagues around the globe on two separate studies to determine the effects that green spaces have on our health – finding that the greener our surroundings, the better.

Atmospheric Scientist Leads $2 Million Project to Study Hurricane Intensity

ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 30, 2020) – UAlbany atmospheric scientist Brian Tang has been awarded $2.145 million from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to help forecasters better understand and predict the rapid intensification of hurricanes.

ASRC Researchers Explore New York’s 100 Percent Renewables Goal

ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 23, 2020) – Last June, Gov. Cuomo signed one of the nation’s most aggressive pieces of legislation aimed at mitigating the impacts of climate change. The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), as it’s known, calls for 100 percent carbon-free electricity across New York by 2040.


Energy Savings Revealed, Sustainable Practices Lauded

ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 5, 2019) — UAlbany finished up its 13th annual energy campaign with a 7 percent overall reduction in energy use over the 10-week challenge.

Bahamas relief money raised through ‘One Love’

ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 17, 2019) — Calypso, UAlbany’s pan-Caribbean food venue, raised a total of $2,537 to support the Bahamas as it continues to recover from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Dorian in August

School of Public Health Professor Finds People in Peru Are Being Exposed to Dangerous Levels of Mercury

ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 19, 2019) – People living in the southern Peruvian Amazon are being exposed to potentially dangerous levels of mercury due to a combination of their diet and artisanal and small-scale gold mining occurring in their communities, a School of Public Health researcher found.

Study: Favorable Environments for Large Hail Increasing Across U.S.

ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 19, 2019) – A group of atmospheric scientists, led by Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Associate Professor Brian Tang, have uncovered an environmental footprint that could help explain why the cost of hailstorm damage is rapidly increasing in the United States.

UAlbany Ranked Among Leaders in Social Mobility by U.S. News

ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 20, 2019) – UAlbany is among the nation’s top universities in advancing social mobility, according to the 2020 U.S. News and World Report Best College rankings, released last week.

Joining in the Climate Strike

ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 24, 2019) — UAlbany students gathered Friday at the Downtown Campus for a poster-making session before marching to the state Capitol to join the Climate Strike.

Anthropology Professor Leads $1.6 Million Project to Model Prehistoric Climate Event in Belize

ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 29, 2019) – A team of interdisciplinary researchers are turning to a global event 4,200 years ago for insight on human adaptation to climate change.

Weather and Climate Leaders Convene at UAlbany for AMS Summer Meeting

ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 20, 2019) – UAlbany was selected as the host institution for the American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) 2019 summer meeting – which brings together experts from across the nation annually to discuss strategic priorities, identify opportunities, and specifically how meteorologists can better predict and communicate the growing number of high-impact weather events.

UAlbany News Podcast: The Politicization of the Amazon Rainforest Wildfires, with Mathias Vuille and Andrei Lapenas

ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 31, 2019) – We've all probably read recently of wildfires blistering through what are often called the "lungs of the earth." Reports stating that the Amazon Rainforest has experienced more than twenty-seven thousand fires this month alone have provoked an international outcry from world leaders, environmental activists and celebrities.

UAlbany Students Return to Puerto Rico in Support of Hurricane Recovery

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 30, 2019) – More than 346 SUNY and CUNY students deployed this summer to help the people of Puerto Rico continue their ongoing recovery efforts from the devastating 2017 hurricane season.

UAlbany and National Weather Service Extend Research on Extreme Weather Prediction

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 25, 2019) – A two-decade research partnership between the University at Albany’s Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES) and National Weather Service (NWS) will continue through at least 2022.

Study: Longer Summer Dry Season Observed in Congo Rainforest

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 2, 2019) – A recently documented long-term drying trend over the Congo Basin could have important implications on the future of the world’s second largest rainforest, according to a study published today in Nature Climate Change.

The Last Straw?

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 14, 2019) — Grace McGrath keeps pretty busy. The sophomore from Ithaca is a business major and education minor who works off campus for the search firm Careers on the Move, the public relations agency Relentless Awareness, and the Capital District Women's Employment and Resource Center.

Achieving 100 Percent Renewables

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 30, 2019) – Last year, California set the nation’s most ambitious energy goal — deriving 100 percent of its electrical power from renewable sources by 2045. Many other states have since joined with similar goals, including New York, with Gov. Cuomo’s “Green New Deal” calling for 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040.

Engineering for a Sustainable Future

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 15, 2019) — In a time of rapid technological advancement, a changing climate and growing global population, UAlbany’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) is embarking on a new degree program designed to educate the next generation of environmental engineers to tackle these issues from a sustainable perspective.

A Congenital and Climate Crisis

ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 19, 2019) – A School of Public Health professor and her postdoctoral fellow are making national headlines for their research finding that climate change could increase the number of U.S. infants born with congenital heart defects

State Officials Turn to UAlbany’s Weather Enterprise For Insight on Climate Change, Economic Development

ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 14, 2019) – Mathias Vuille has spent 30 years observing the impacts of climate change on our environment, which he described to state lawmakers during the New York Senate’s first of three hearings on climate change legislation.

UAlbany Atmospheric Scientists Offer Climate Change Clues in New Studies

ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 27, 2019) — Two new studies authored by atmospheric scientists at UAlbany and published in Nature Communications may offer us clues for future climate change projections.

Making a Greener U

ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 28, 2019) — From reducing our carbon and waste footprints to educating the next generation of engaged stewards of the planet, UAlbany has plenty of reasons for going green.

UAlbany Continues Support of Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts

ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 22, 2019) – The UAlbany community has stood tall in supporting Gov. Cuomo’s “New York Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative.”


Metering Down

ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 27, 2018) — The University reduced energy usage by 8 percent, saving 291 tons of carbon dioxide during this fall’s 10-week Energy Campaign, which ended in mid-November.

New Paths to Literacy

ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 15, 2018) — More and more, Stephanie Affinito of Literacy Teaching & Learning finds that she is connecting and collaborating with other educators she has yet to meet in person.

Study: Peru’s Quelccaya Ice Cap Could Meet its Demise by Mid-2050s

ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 31, 2018) – If warming trends continue, Quelccaya, which until recently was the world’s largest tropical ice cap, will have reached a state of irreversible retreat by the mid-2050s, according to a new study led by UAlbany climate scientist Mathias Vuille and recent Ph.D. graduate Christian Yarleque.

Crisis Informatics Lab Tracks Extreme Weather on Social Media

ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 25, 2018) – With the growth of online and mobile technologies, social media has emerged as a powerful tool for sharing information during extreme weather events.

Speaking to Change

ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 25, 2018) — By refusing to hide his true self, Harvey Milk a 1951 graduate of UAlbany, became a spokesperson and icon for gay rights in the 1970s. Now his nephew, Stuart Milk, is following in his uncle’s footsteps by showing the LGBT+ community that they have the power to make monumental waves of change.

A Critical Task

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 18, 2018) – The dean of the School of Public Health has been appointed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to join a task force that will advise the state on a plan to eliminate Hepatitis C.

The University at Albany Announces Key Capture Energy Joins START-UP NY Program

ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 9, 2018) – The University at Albany has announced that Key Capture Energy has joined the START-UP NY Program. The company, which is being sponsored by UAlbany, plans to invest more than $250,000 and create at least 10 jobs locally in the Tax-Free NY Area.

UAlbany Top-10 on Sustainability Index

ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 13, 2018) — The University at Albany was honored for its sustainability practices in the most recent Sustainable Campus Index, published by AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Ready, Set, Save! 

ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 6, 2018) — Turning off a light, refilling your own water bottle, taking the stairs — the small steps we take every day to save resources and reduce energy usage that really add up.

Heart Healthy

ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug 1, 2018) – Working with colleagues in the U.S. and in China, School of Public Health (SPH) faculty and students have released new findings about the cardiovascular health impacts of environmental factors, including results suggesting that current extreme-weather warning thresholds may not be sufficient and that owning pets might provide protection against hypertension.

Protecting Our Air Quality

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 28, 2018) – Despite improvements, air pollution in New York City continues to pose significant health risks to not only the millions of people living within the Big Apple, but also those living downwind along the shorelines of the Long Island Sound in New York, Connecticut and, at times, as far east as Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Building 25 Earns LEED Platinum Certification

ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 15, 2018) — Building 25 looks the same from the outside — classic Edward Durell Stone lines in a two-story building set among the pines.

Innovative Internships

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 18, 2018) – Instead of seeking out summer gigs at big corporations, a group of UAlbany students opted to intern during their breaks at startups in downtown Albany.

Barriers to Citizenship

ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 6, 2018) – Research done in conjunction with a Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policyprofessor found the first concrete evidence that cost is a major barrier for low-income immigrants seeking to become citizens, and the finding will bring a Stanford professor to the downtown campus next week for a public discussion.

Link between NY cancer diagnoses and Chernobyl disaster

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 23, 2018) – A School of Public Health professor has found a potential link between a cluster of cancer diagnoses in New York and the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster.

UAlbany & Albany Med Expand Partnership

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 12, 2018) – The University at Albany and Albany Medical College (AMC) are launching a new program to pave the way for qualified UAlbany students to earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from AMC and combat the under-representation of certain demographics in the medical field.


Heat, humidity, and heart disease

ALBANY, N.Y. (December 8, 2017) — It’s no secret that high temperatures or extreme humidity can negatively impact one’s physical health, particularly those afflicted with cardiovascular disease. Previous literature has even suggested that cardiovascular disease is one most sensitive to weather extremes. Climate-health studies often examine the specific role of extreme temperatures or humidity but, until now, little has been known about the joint effect that the two conditions play together and whether or not demographics play a role in the way bodies react to such weather conditions.

Honoring Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 20, 2017) — The UAlbany Green Scene held its annual University at Albany Energy Campaign: Reveal and Recognition ceremony on Friday, celebrating weeks of hard work towards reducing energy consumption on campus. Mary Ellen Mallia, director of the Office of Sustainability, announced that 666,507 kilowatt hours were saved between Sept. 6 and Nov. 12, adding up to a reduction of nearly 250 tons of CO2.

Problem-Solving Partners

ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 21, 2017) — Local communities confronting problems such as immigrant rights, criminal justice reforms and the emerging opioid crisis will be given access to a new source of innovative solutions, thanks to a just-formed alliance of four established institutions of law, social science and public administration.

Igniting Science Curiosity

ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 14, 2017) – A large group of faculty, undergraduate and graduate students within UAlbany’s Department of Atmospheric and Environment Sciences (DAES) spent four days teaching and inspiring the Capital Region community.

Economic Driver

ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 14, 2017) – President Havidán Rodríguez touted the successes of the University’s Center of Excellence in Atmospherics and Innovate 518 during a public hearing on Monday.

Mapping Their Future

ALBANY, N.Y. (November 7, 2017) — Starting this spring, students seeking a future in using technology to help solve a wide-range of social and environmental challenges can pursue a Master of Science degree in Geographic Information Science (GIS).

Love Thy Neighborhood

ALBANY, N.Y. (November 7, 2017) — On Sunday, more than 500 students and staff could be seen scouring through Albany's Pine Hills neighborhood, doing a different kind of scouring.

Where Does All the Water Go?

ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 30, 2017) – People have been trying to manage stormwater since the days of Ancient Greece. But some, like the University at Albany and its 11 municipal partners, have collaborated so well on this issue they are winning awards for it.

Hurricane Relief

ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 27, 2017) – UAlbany’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity(CEHC) is committed to offering its students with experiential learning and hands-on training opportunities outside of the classroom.

ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 30, 2017) – People have been trying to manage stormwater since the days of Ancient Greece.

But some, like the University at Albany and its 11 municipal partners, have collaborated so well on this issue they are winning awards for it.

Telling the Truth in a Post-Truth World

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 13, 2017) — More than 30 prominent journalists, editors, authors, historians and First Amendment scholars will convene at Page Hall today and tomorrow to cap off the New York State Writers Institute’s Telling the Truth in a Post-Truth World multi-event symposium.

Elite Entrepreneurs

ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 13, 2017) – One company is using weather prediction to improve solar energy production, the other is making research labs more efficient – both will be amongst the country’s top collegiate entrepreneurs next week.

The Lavish Outdoors

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 29, 2017) — When you combine glamorous with camping, you get “glamping,” and a UAlbany junior has depicted in an national journal why environmentalists and traditional campers aren’t thrilled with the trend.

Collections, Donations and More: UAlbany Community Finds Ways to Help After Hurricanes, Earthquakes

ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 29, 2017) — More than a week after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, most of the island and its 3.4 million people are still without electricity. Roads remain blocked, food and gas are in short supply and phone service is spotty at best.

Study Reveals How Lethal Dart Frogs Avoid Poisoning Themselves

ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 28, 2017) – Known as one of the deadliest animals in the world, adult golden poison dart frogs (Phyllobates terribilis) are loaded with a lethal amount of batrachotoxin (BTX) in their skin glands.

It Takes a Grant (to Build a Village)

ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 27, 2017) —The University at Albany is part of a network of SUNY campuses and nonprofits that will be working together to build a 40-acre sustainable village and learning community in Arcahaie, Haiti.

Talking it Through

ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 25, 2017) — The cliché is that talk is cheap. But on issues such as race and racism, inclusiveness and bridging differences, the real value is in dialogue.

To Tell the Truth

ALBANY, N.Y (Sept. 21, 2017) — In a time when “fake news” and “post-truth” have become common phrases, the New York State Writers Institute is taking a look at what it really means to tell the truth through a series of events, including movies and discussions, culminating in a two-day seminar on journalism, media and democracy.

Throwback Thursday: Heroine of Conservation

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 21, 2017) — Margaret Stewart was not a reluctant leader among conservationists. She was just a bit amazed by it at times.

Science on Tap

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 19, 2017) — Anthropologist Cara Ocobock would like to see researchers communicate their work in ways the public could latch on to and apply to their lives.

A Thousand Years of Weather

ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 12, 2017) – Mathias Vuille believes the key to our future is a better understanding of how and why Earth’s climate has varied naturally over the past thousand years – long before humans made a significant impact.He’s leading a team of climate scientists on a $5 million project to investigate.

Hurricane Expertise

ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 12, 2017) – As Hurricane Irma leaves behind a trail of debris, historic flooding and power outages to millions across the state of Florida, the expertise of UAlbany’s Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES) has been featured on the national stage and across the globe.

The Intern Experience: Making It Easier Being Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 7, 2017) — This past spring, Communication major Maki Mendalis was an intern at UAlbany’s Office of Sustainability, working as a social media specialist. This included using social media outlets such as Snapchat, Youni, Facebook and Instagram to help promote renewable energy initiatives to the campus community.

Chancellor's Welcome Message to SUNY

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 5, 2017) -- Kristina M. Johnson begins her term today as the 13th chancellor of the State University of New York, the largest comprehensive system of public higher education in the United States.

Switch Off the Lights

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 1, 2017) – How much energy can you save if you put your mind to it? UAlbany’s Office of Sustainability thinks 10 percent is a good start. On Wednesday, Sept. 6, the office kicks off its annual Energy Campaign, a 10-week challenge to the entire University community to reduce energy usage. The goal is a 10 percent reduction from baseline average usage.

Herkimer Hall gets $10 Million Makeover

ALBANY, N. Y. (Aug. 31, 2017) — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced the completion of a $10.3 million project to improve Herkimer Hall in Colonial Quad. The project is part of $47 million in Capital Projects being completed on SUNY campuses statewide by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY).

What's in a Bite?

ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 30, 2017) – Schenectady native Kaitlin Driesse, a master’s degree student in epidemiology, has spent her summer chasing mosquitoes instead of slapping at them. Driesse has an international internship at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, where she analyzes the bacterial composition of mosquitoes and other biting insects.

Conversation Starters

ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 29, 2017) — Two projects that sparked conversations about sustainability have earned UAlbany honors in an Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) competition.

UAlbany Study Examines Connections between Persistent Organic Pollutants and Infertility

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 6, 2017) -- Each year, millions of women face difficulties in getting pregnant. In the U.S., nearly four million women desired but were unable to conceive children in 2002, according to data from the National Survey of Family Growth.

A Healthful Intervention

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 26, 2017) Building on UAlbany’s major initiative to eliminate racial and health disparities, the School of Public Health (SPH) will use a new $500,000 SUNY Empire Innovation Program (EIP) award to create the position of health disparities interventionist, charged with reducing such health gaps in our surrounding communities.

Marketing Professor Deciphers the Organic Food Industry

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 26, 2017) Ioannis Kareklas, an assistant professor of marketing at the University at Albany, has co-edited a new book, along with Darrell Muehling of Washington State University, to discuss that question, among many others related to the production, consumption and promotion of organic foods.

‘We’re Still In’

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 19, 2017) — Interim President James R. Stellar added his name to the list of more than 1,200 representatives of government, business and educators supporting climate action as laid out in the Paris Agreement.

A Distinguished Career

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 12, 2017) When The Weather Channel calls you a legend, it must be true.Lance Bosart, a distinguished professor in UAlbany’s Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES), was featured Sunday on The Weather Channel’s "WX Geeks" to discuss his illustrious career and the future of forecasting.

Deepening the affiliation

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 12, 2017) — Developing and prioritizing human rights, addressing urban blight through regional information sharing, and building an interdisciplinary collaborative on climate change are just a few of the issues UAlbany and Albany Law faculty, staff and students have worked on together.

Walking to fill the pantry

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 5, 2017) – The UAlbany chapter of United University Professions (UUP) recently presented St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry with $2,000 raised at its spring 5k Walk to Fight Campus Hunger.

Sustainable Savings

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 15, 2017) – You and your team have just a few days left to reduce costs and enhance revenue by $100,000 for your client through sustainable business practices. How do you do it? This is the challenge facing students in Going Green Globally (G3), the cornerstone program for all first-year MBA students. G3 evaluates green concerns from a business perspective. It is just under two weeks of intensive experiential learning, capping a semester-long course.

Upgraded Fleet

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 12, 2017) – Three shuttle buses are making their loops around UAlbany’s Uptown, Downtown and Health Sciences campuses with a modern look and plenty of Great Danes’ pride. The buses, which are on the road now, have been newly wrapped for the first time in 31 years.

Infectious Programing

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 5, 2017) — UAlbany’s Center for Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) won a Bronze award in the 37th Annual Telly Awards late last month. The Center won for its September, 2016, Public Health Live program, "Infectious Disease: Recognize and Report!" in the category of TV Shows/Segments (Public Interest/Awareness). More than 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries entered the competition.

A 25,000-Year History of the South American Monsoon

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 1, 2017) – For years, atmospheric scientists have been able to use historical data to determine when the last ice age ended, or when the Earth experienced massive volcanic eruptions. For atmospheric scientist Mathias Vuille, bridging the gap between modern climate dynamics and paleoclimatic interpretation of proxy data is a critical element to the study of weather, and what long-term climate changes we may expect in our future.

Honoring Mother Earth

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 27, 2017) – Those who raised sustainability at UAlbany to a higher level were honored on Tuesday at the annual Terra Awards. The award is named for Terra, the Roman goddess of the Earth. Each semester, one faculty member, one staff member and one student receive the award for demonstrating a commitment to advancing sustainable culture at the University.

Keeping on Schedule

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 21, 2017) — As you ride UAlbany’s transportation this semester, you are actually helping a UAlbany research team determine the effectiveness of a new radio technology being considered by cities worldwide as they invest in the Internet of Things (IoT).

Here's to the Earth

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 18, 2017) — The University’s 5th Annual UAlbany Family Earth Day, organized by the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences  (DAES) open to children/students from K-12 and their families, will seek to instruct youth about the various earth sciences and, through fun and engaging hands-on activities, see the value in taking care of the Earth. 

Happy Trails, Ecologically

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 5, 2017) — Most environmental histories of skiing have emphasized the industry’s ecological depredations, which makes sense: Modern ski resorts and the infrastructure required to operate them are incredibly resource intensive.

Getting Neighborhoods to Bounce Back

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 4, 2017) — Urban and regional planning has traditionally trained its focus on housing and economic development, but recently another player has come distinctly into view. This is resiliency, and UAlbany’s Master in Urban and Regional Planning (MRP) now reflects this paradigm shift in its community planning specialization.

Truly Better Weather Solutions

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 23, 2017) — In 2001, Donald Berchoff, then commander of the 15th Operational Weather Squadron at Scott Air Force Base, told leading officials in the base's Tanker Airlift Control Center that they were wasting big taxpayer money on weather delays.

Atmospheric Expertise

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 21, 2017) – The late Ray Falconer strove to educate and enlighten the public on the wonders of science, nature and the environment.

Experts Q&A: Rebuilding U.S. Infrastructure

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 16, 2017) -- In his joint address to Congress on February 28, President Donald J. Trump called for $1 trillion in infrastructure spending to fix America’s bridges, roadways, waterways and broadband networks. Critics and colleagues alike are in agreement that the investment is needed, and that $1 trillion is likely only a fraction of the cost.

Loving Business

ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 23, 2017) – Zac Halloran ’08, the founder and CEO of Twill, didn’t set out to be an entrepreneur.

When Native Americans Controlled the Northeast Coast

ALBANY, N.Y. (February 14, 2017) — When the English and Dutch empires both tried to claim the same patch of coast between the Hudson River and Cape Cod during the 17th and early 18th centuries, the sea itself became an arena of contact and conflict. But there was an unexpected third player in that conflict.

Waste Reduction Challenge

ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 2, 2017) — For the 11th year, UAlbany will compete in the national Collegiate RecycleMania competition, run by the nonprofit Keep America Beautiful.

Getting Transformational

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 25, 2017) – Twelve diverse, faculty-led projects with the potential to grow new lines of research, scientific inquiry and artistic expression are on tap via the newly announced second round of the Presidential Innovation Fund for Research and Scholarship (PIFRS).

Wearing Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 24, 2017) — The University of Albany was added to an international list of green universities, based on data showing a commitment to the “three Es” — Environment, Economics and Equity.


President Stellar Signs Open Letter to Support Climate Action

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 3, 2017) – Interim President James R. Stellar, along with presidents and chancellors from more than 170 colleges and universities, have joined together to urge President-elect Donald Trump and incoming congressional representatives to accelerate progress towards a clean energy future.

Baby Teeting Discovery

ALBANY, N.Y. (December 15, 2016) – The toys infants use to soothe teeth pain may not be as safe as many parents believe they are – according to Kurunthachalam Kannan.

Towering Above Most

ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 15, 2016) — When the University began a total overhaul of the 100,000-square-foot Mohawk Tower in 2012, reducing utility use and increasing comfort levels were high on the list of goals.

Solving the Puzzle: Drought in Central Africa

ALBANY, N.Y. (December 14, 2016) – Central Equatorial Africa (CEA) has experienced a long-term drying trend over the past two decades. This trend may have reduced forest greenness and water content over the Congolese rainforest, the second largest rainforest in the world. Now, a team of researchers led by UAlbany atmospheric scientist Liming Zhou may have found out the possible cause.

Solving Urban Blight

ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 13, 2016) -- The University and its Center for Technology in Government (CTG) are quickly becoming go-to resources and advocates on urban blight.

Real-World Intervention

ALBANY, N.Y. (December 12, 2016) — Providing community service and a voice for the underprivileged, and facilitating campaigns and presentations by members who are passionate about social justice, human rights and peace is the stated goal of UAlbany’s Peace Action student organization.

Lightning Before the (Really Big) Storm

ALBANY, N.Y. (December 2, 2016) — Kristen Corbosiero and Stephanie Stevenson’s research got a literal boost recently in Cape Canaveral, Fla. When a Lockheed Martin satellite lifted off into geosynchronous orbit on Nov. 19, it created an exciting new source of evidence to increase their multiple studies of tropical cyclones.

The Heat Is On

ALBANY, N. Y. (Dec. 2, 2016) — Feeling under the weather? Some believe that extreme climate changes are a catalyst for negative long-term health issues for populations across the globe.

Putting a Charge into Freight

ALBANY, N.Y. (November 30, 2016) — It is hard to find any other component of the transportation system that is more varied and that involves more interacting parties than America’s freight system. Yet this complex organism, pervasive in modern life, is rarely studied, even though intelligent transportation planning and regulations involving freight traffic cannot be accomplished otherwise.

Energy Campaign Reveal

ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 22, 2016) — The 10-week Energy Campaign is over and the winner is … pretty much all of us.

Lights, Camera, Plastic

ALBANY, N.Y. (November 18, 2016) – From water bottles, to credit cards, to toilet seats, plastic has changed the way we live our lives.

Lower the Temp

ALBANY, N.Y. (November 16, 2016) — Whether or not climate change is a natural event or man-made, how do we find pathways to limit temperature change and its effects?

Study Finds PCBs Disrupt Pregnancy

ALBANY, N.Y. (November 9, 2016) -- PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) and other environmental toxicants can disrupt the reproductive cycle in women, according to a new long-term study led by UAlbany researchers.

A Touch of Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (November 7, 2018) — Even as populations worldwide continue to shift from rural to urban areas, spending time in nature remains instinctive within us.

Joining Hands to Fight Hunger

ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 4, 2016) – A new collaborative partnership is being developed among the University at Albany, the Albany chapter of United University Professions and St. Vincent de Paul food pantry.

Campus Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 24, 2016) — Last Thursday, more than 350 people on campus took a bite into a locally-grown apple at precisely 12:30 p.m.

It was fun – and delicious – and it made a larger point about the benefits of eating locally. A farmers market around the small fountain at the Campus Center did the same, offering the campus a chance to meet local farmers and sample their produce.

The Heat is On

ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 27, 2016) — For the past eight years, the University has powered down during Intersession, turning off lights and heat in most buildings to save on energy costs.

This year, things will be a little different. All occupied buildings, including office buildings such as University Hall and faculty offices and labs as needed, will be heated to 68 degrees Fahrenheit weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Unoccupied buildings will be powered down to 55 degrees.

The Climatic Toll of Volcanic Eruptions

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 18, 2016) -- Volcanic eruptions over the last 1,000 years have exacted a heavy influence on global climate, according to a new study led by researchers at the University at Albany. The impact is felt most dramatically near the equator, where eruptions have led to reduced rainfall in both the summer monsoon and winter seasons, as well as a cooling trends across entire continents.

More Perfect

ALBANY, NY (Oct. 6, 2016) – "If you haven’t already seen the University Art Museum’s major exhibit, Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene, you still have time. The museum is free, and the exhibit will be up through the rest of the Fall 2016 semester.And if you want to join the conversation about the Anthropocene, there are plenty of opportunities to do so.The exhibit itself the work of over 20 visual artists to explore humankind’s relationship to the natural world. Anthropocene is a term proposed for a new geological period defined by the impact of human actions on the planet’s ecosystems, geology and climate."

Filling the Gap

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 30, 2016) -- "How are we providing the needy with more food, better food, quicker?"

A Daily Read

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 26, 2016) -- "UAlbany students are partnering with The RED Bookshelf to collect and distribute books for kids."

NOAA Grant Supports Training of a New Generation of Atmospheric Scientists

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 9, 2016) -- "The University at Albany is a part of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) award totaling $11.9 million."

Fracking Disruptions

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 8, 2016) -- "Jennifer Dodge looks at how we can manage to govern amid conflict."

Sustainable U

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 6, 2016) -- "What happens when an entire campus interconnects to save energy?."

Ice, Wind and Sea

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 25, 2016) -- "How do the world’s coldest oceans fight off global warming?"

Farming for Answers

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 11, 2016) -- "In India, most urban planners examine issues of congestion, pollution and poverty in its rapidly-expanding cities. Surprisingly, Ray Bromley will not be one of them."

Bringing Sustainability Lessons into the Classroom

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 20, 2016) -- "In April, more than 30 professionals representing 22 different departments and organizations came together to discuss how to seamlessly integrate sustainability education instruction for all students at an Academic Forum on Sustainability."

'Going Green Globally' MBA Students Present Sustainable Business Strategies

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 12, 2016) -- "Six teams of University at Albany MBA students presented sustainability-themed recommendations to clients to "green" the management of their organizations with strategies that included infrastructure renovations, employee engagement plans, marketing initiatives, and the implementation of new technologies."

The Search for Purity

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 4, 2016) -- "Coveted summer stipend award will facilitate Kendra Smith-Howard’s investigation into how much consumer products made us feel clean — both of body and conscience."

$10 Million NIH Endowment Grant Positions UAlbany as the Leading Northeast Hub for Health Disparities Education and Research

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 27, 2016) -- "The University has been awarded a $10 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) endowment grant, with which it will launch a major public engagement initiative to address the future of minority health disparities in the Northeastern United States."

Atmospheric Scientists Focus on High-Impact Weather Forecasting

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 13, 2016) -- "Ask anyone who's ever stocked up on bread and milk in anticipation of the big snowstorm that turned out to be a mere dusting -- predicting the weather is never easy."

Pulitzer-Winning Journalist to Keynote Disasters, Ethics, and Social Justice Event

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 11, 2016) -- "Sheri Fink joins statewide experts from emergency management, law, science, and journalism in exploring issues surrounding sudden disasters, hosted by CEHC."

Recycled Fashions Definitely In Style

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 7, 2016) -- "UAlbany Green Scene hosts its 3rd annual Trashion Fashion Show, where newspapers, old snack containers, shrink wrap and grocery bags are transformed into slightly reused haute couture."

Students Present Clean Energy Plans Through Power Dialog

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 7, 2016) -- "The Power Dialog is designed to raise awareness about the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and create opportunities for conversations between students and government leaders regarding its implementation at the state level. UAlbany and Albany Law School served as co-hosts of the New York State Power Dialog."

UAlbany Study: Arctic Sea Ice Melting Fueling Greenland Ice Sheet Loss, Rising Sea Levels

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 4, 2016) -- "Arctic sea ice melt loss is leading to extreme warm weather events over Greenland, and contributing to the rise of the global sea level, according to a recent study led by atmospheric scientist Jiping Liu."

Students Lead Clean Energy Discussion Through 'Power Dialog' 

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 29, 2016) -- "Students from UAlbany and Albany Law School are leading efforts to promote clean energy in New York. The institutions will co-host the New York State edition of the "Power Dialog" on April 4 and 5, with the goal of promoting state-level action to help meet the U.S. climate commitment of a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030."

Study Reveals Critical Gap in Psychosocial Services for Medicaid-Insured Youth

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 8, 2016) -- "A new study from Assistant Professor Emily Leckman-Westin of the School of Public Health found a majority of Medicaid-insured youth are not receiving psychosocial services before initiating antipsychotic treatment. The findings were recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry."

Costa Rica Trip Provides Insight into Global Health Care for UAlbany Students

ALBANY, N.Y. (February 16, 2016) -- "During winter recess, 11 students and faculty members from the School of Public Health and the School of Business visited a remote village in the Costa Rican rain forest to learn of a health care system that makes this Central American nation a global model."

Center Reports Successful Year of National Homelessness Social Work Initiative

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 29, 2016) -- "Discovering effective ways to end homelessness is a top priority for those in the social work field. One way the School of Social Welfare (SSW) sought to alleviate the issue was to launch a National Homelessness Social Work Initiative to bring together national social work programs to make homelessness a professional priority."

NYS Mesonet Installs Weather Tower on Empire State Plaza

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 14, 2016) -- "In a quiet corner of the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany, a looming 106-foot steel mesh tower casts a shadow on passing pedestrians.."

UAlbany Author: Christopher L. Pastore Explores the Interaction Between People and Nature

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 12, 2016) -- "In Between Land and Sea: The Atlantic Coast and the Transformation of New England, he presents an environmental history of Narragansett Bay from European settlement in 1636 through the mid-19th century, showing how coastal change in the distant past has important implications for our present and future."


Joining The Call To Action To Fight Climate Change

ALBANY, N.Y. (December 17, 2015) -- "Colleges and universities across the country have already signed a White House American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge, demonstrating their commitment to carrying out their own sustainability goals and supporting strong action on climate change by world leaders. All of our SUNY campuses have joined this pledge to bring action on climate change and increase sustainability efforts across the country, which makes the system nearly 20% of the participating campuses. In coordination with this White House pledge, Defend Our Future launched a digital climate pledge that students can sign to demonstrate their support in taking action against climate change."

Book by Biologist Kleppel Heralds a Farming Revolution

ALBANY, N.Y. (November 18, 2015) — “Most of the food that most Americans eat comes from an industrial system of agriculture that is neither safe, nor ethical, nor sustainable. ”So says Professor Gary S. Kleppel of the Department of Biological Sciences and former longtime director of the University’s Biodiversity, Conservation, and Policy Program. But Kleppel, who with wife Pam became owners of Longfield Farm in Altamont (producing grass-fed lamb, wool, free range chickens and eggs, and artisanal breads) after he arrived at the University 15 years ago, writes of a solution.

Neural Development and Environmental Factors: Collaborating to Search for Answers and Markers

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 24, 2015) -- With chemicals in the environment found to affect the most vulnerable populations -- the unborn, young and the elderly -- the University at Albany’sRNA Institute, along with Rensselaer, N.Y.-based Athghin Biotechnology, Inc. and the Neural Stem Cell Institute (NSCI) are seeking to find answers for millions of children afflicted with neuro-developmental disabilities worldwide. Together, the researchers will collaborate to develop a new stem cell-based method to rapidly and sensitively analyze the effects of thousands of chemical compounds to determine any detrimental health effects on brain development.

UAlbany Atmospheric Scientists Advance Weather and Climate Prediction Research

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 22, 2015) -- As governments, scientists and policymakers grapple with the long-term impact of climate change, researchers at the University at Albany are seeking to improve the prediction models utilized to study global warming.

UAlbany Drones to Provide Unique Insights into Vegetation Change and Severe Weather in Capital Region through NSF-Funded Study

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 27, 2015) — University at Albany Assistant Professor of Geography and Planning Alexander Buyantuev will lead a team of researchers using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) — commonly known as drones — to bring new insights into the effects of climate change, urbanization and wind farms on vegetation and analyze severe weather events. The research is funded in part by a National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation Program award.

University at Albany Inaugurates NYS Mesonet with Completion of First Weather Tower

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 31, 2015) -- The University at Albany has inaugurated the nation’s most advanced mesonet system with a 30-foot weather station tower in Schuylerville, New York. Located in Hudson Crossing Park, the station is the first of 125 weather towers that will be located throughout the state to provide extensive, real-time, 3-D data to emergency personnel and first responders. The $23.6 million Mesonet initiative, supported by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, is designed to support better planning for extreme weather events, and will make New York home to the most innovative statewide network of weather stations and profilers in the country.

UAlbany Scientist Garners National Science Foundation CAREER Award for Study of Oceans

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 15, 2015) -- University at Albany scientist Brian Rose has been awarded $544,681 through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Development (CAREER) Program. Rose, an assistant professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at UAlbany, will utilize the support to examine the role of oceans in the planetary energy cycles.

UAlbany Fulbright Scholar Will Examine Impact of Environmental Pollution of Pregnancy and Birth in Romania

NEW YORK (June 24, 2015) -- University at Albany Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Michael S. Bloom has received a fall 2015 Fulbright Scholar Award and will travel to Romania to teach epidemiology and investigate the impacts of groundwater arsenic contamination on pregnancy and birth outcomes.

Study: Mixtures of Common Chemicals May Increase Cancer Risk

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 23, 2015) -- Amid a global cancer epidemic, a task force of 174 scientists from research and medical institutions in 28 countries including UAlbany’s School of Public Health, concluded that average daily exposure to mixtures of chemicals might increase the risk of cancer beyond the risks from individual chemicals on their own.

UAlbany Earth Day Events Highlight New York Heritage

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 26, 2015) – The University at Albany will welcome Mohawk storyteller Kay Olan (Ionataiewas) on Earth Day, April 22, to help dedicate the University’s newly established Heritage Garden with a traditional greeting. The ceremony is one of several events planned to celebrate Earth Day and sustainability during the month of April.

UAlbany Students, Faculty and Staff Earn Accolades for Sustainability

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 16, 2015) -- Whether it's researching the relationship between campus culture and green initiatives, or advancing active transportation, UAlbany students, faculty and staff are dedicated to improving sustainability both at the University and within the community. Among the most recent accolades, UAlbany's School of Business Building has received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” and is a designation awarded by the USGBC as a verification of green buildings that incorporate environmental, social and economic benefits throughout the building’s entire life cycle.

Entrepreneurial UAlbany Students Leverage Passion for Superfood to Create ChugaChaga Tea

ALBANY, N.Y. (February 19, 2015) -- Two University at Albany students are combining their passion for good health with their entrepreneurial spirit and plan to launch a ready-to-drink tea called ChugaChaga by early summer. “Chaga is a very unique superfood, it’s a fungus that grows off birch trees,” said UAlbany junior Luke Evans of Bethel, N.Y. “It contains potent amounts of antioxidants, beta glucans, melanin, superoxide dismutase and betulinic acid.” Chaga is a mushroom that looks like burnt charcoal. Found on birch trees in Russia, Korea, Eastern and Northern Europe, northern areas of the U.S. and Canada, it is considered a medicinal mushroom in Russian and Eastern European folk medicine. It is also considered to be an immune-enhancing substance with more antioxidants than blueberries or pomegranates.

Lapenas Leads Project Developing a New Gauge of Climate Change

ALBANY, N.Y. (February 6, 2015) — UAlbanyclimatologist Andrei Lapenas is the principal investigator on a National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored project that converts a sensor originally designed to measure levels of the carbohydrate glucose in humans before kidney transplants, into one that can detect climate change.

School of Public Health's Allison Appleton Named harvard JPB Environmental Health Fellow

ALBANY, N.Y. (February 4, 2015) -- Allison Appleton, Sc.D., assistant professor of epidemiology at University at Albany, School of Public Health, has been selected as a JPB Environmental Health (EH) Fellow by the Harvard School of Public Health. The fellowship program, which formally began on October 1, 2014, and will extend through December 2017, brings together junior faculty from U.S. institutions with research interests related to social and physical determinants of environmental health on disadvantaged communities.

UAlbany Information Scientist Named to U.S. EPA's National Advisory Committee

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 20, 2015) — Theresa A. Pardo, Ph.D. has been appointed to a two-year term as a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Advisory Committee (NAC). Pardo is director of the University at Albany’s Center for Technology in Government(CTG), and a research associate professor in the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy and the College of Computing and Information.


UAlbany-Berkeley Climate Study Predicts a Significant Increase of Lightning During 21st Century

ALBANY, N.Y. (December 15, 2014) -- A new study published in Science predicts a 50 percent increase in lightning strikes across the United States during this century as a result of warming temperatures associated with climate change.

UAlbany Students Demonstrate Commitment to Sustainable and Local Food

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 30, 2014) -- Whether it's working to bring healthy eating options in the dining halls or increasing locally sourced foods on campus, University at Albany students have taken the lead on bringing the concepts of sustainable farming and food production to the campus community.

UAlbany's Everette Joseph Named to National Research Council Board

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 7, 2014) — Everette Joseph, director of the University at Albany’sAtmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) and a SUNY Empire Innovation Professor, has been named a member of the prestigious National Research Council Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate.

Six UAlbany Atmospheric Scientists Receive Federal Grants to Aid Extreme Weather Prediction and Alleviate Global Water Crisis

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 30, 2014) — An array of recent federal government awards to University at Albany atmospheric scientists aim at improving the prediction of extreme weather events and addressing the management of critical water resources, both locally and globally.

UAlbany Launches 2014 Sustainability Campaign, Announces Several New Initiatives Designed to Reduce its Carbon Footprint

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 2, 2014) -- With a new car-sharing program, a complimentary filtered water station and a renewed commitment to conserving energy, the University at Albany has a host of sustainable initiatives underway for the 2014 fall semester.

Karan Verma, '16, Draws Inspiration from UAlbany's Living/Learning Community to Bring H20 Zone to Campus

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 3, 2014) -- This fall, a new H2O Zone located in the Campus Center is providing free filtered and seltzer water to all University at Albany students, faculty and staff. The complimentary hydration station is a result of the efforts of Karan Verma, a B.A./M.P.A., who has made curbing the number disposable water bottles consumed at UAlbany a priority.

Researchers Awarded $1.5 Million to Examine Impact of Pollutants on Aging Population

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 18, 2014) -- Edward H. Fitzgerald, a University at Albany School of Public Health researcher, has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to study if exposure to organic pollutants (POPs) impacts neuropsychological function in older men and women.

UAlbany Students "Show Up" to Support the Regional Food Bank

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 19, 2014) – More than 200 University at Albany students volunteered at the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York on Saturday, Sept. 13, as part of an on-going effort to display the University’s commitment to the local community. Volunteers were recruited from UAlbany’s Living-Learning Communities (L-LCs), a program that pairs on-campus housing with freshmen and transfer students who share similar academic goals and interests. Some L-LCs include: World of Accounting, World of Art, World of Community Service, World of Environmental Sustainability and World of Laws and Justice.

UAlbany Atmospheric Scientists Studies the Past to Predict the Future for Greenhouse Gas Effects

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 12, 2014) — Through a new National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, University at Albany atmospheric scientist Aiguo Dai is studying more than a century of climate simulations in order to differentiate natural from man-induced forces affecting global drought and precipitation. The study’s results will help interpret recent extreme climate events, such as recent years' droughts and heat waves in the Southwest U.S., and could reveal critical information on how drought brought on by global warming may affect farmers, water resource managers, policymakers and other stakeholders in the U.S. and other countries.

Experts Advisory: National Climate Assessment Provides United States with Analysis of Potential Impact of Global Climate Change

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 6, 2014) -- With the rollout of the third National Climate Assessment, researchers, policymakers and individual citizens will be provided with a framework for the potential impact of climate change on the United States today and for the foreseeable future. University at Albany atmospheric scientists can provide expert analysis of the report, including its impact for New York as well as the nation.

UAlbany Data Scientists Leading Nationwide Initiative to Improve Transportation

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 18, 2014) — Applying pioneering web-based solutions, UAlbany associate professor and Lewis Mumford Center Director Catherine T. Lawson and the Albany Visualization And Informatics Lab (AVAIL), have been selected by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to lead a multi-state initiative to advance transportation planning in such areas as truck routing, pollution control, travel safety, traffic patterns, and more.

Grants Support UAlbany Campus Center Expansion, Environmental Initiatives

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 28, 2014) -- The University at Albany has been awarded two environmental grants for campus projects. The first award will support environmental construction measures for its planned Campus Center expansion project, while the second grant through the New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling, Inc. (NYSAR3), is intended to initiate a campus-wide composting project.


UAlbany Researcher's Work Yielding Insights into HIV and AIDS

Mary Katherine Gonder, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, leads an international biodiversity conservation project in Central Africa that will look at climate change while taking into account the socioeconomic challenges of the region in developing conservation strategies. The project is funded by a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

UAlbany Environmental Initiatives Target Reducing Carbon Footprint, Enhancing Educational Opportunities

ALBANY, N.Y. (November 7, 2013) -- In recognition of Sustainability Week (Nov. 11-15), the University at Albany is launching a series of environmental initiatives aimed at reducing its carbon footprint and enhancing career opportunities for students. Most notably, beginning in the fall of 2013, undergraduates are able to enroll in a sustainability minor, a multidisciplinary program designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the environmental, geopolitical and social aspects of sustainability.

UAlbany Atmospheric Scientists Study African Easterly Waves

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 2, 2013) — UAlbany atmospheric scientists Chris Thorncroft and Ryan Torn are working to improve knowledge and understanding of African Easterly Waves (AEWs) and their relevance to a range of applications vitally important for West African nations, including hydrology and flood prediction, agriculture and crop prediction, and malaria risk assessments.

Atmospheric Scientist Scott Miller to Study Adirondack Lake for Inland Water Impact on Climate Change

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 25, 2013) – UAlbany atmospheric scientist Scott Miller is co-principal investigator of a study at the Cranberry Lake Biological Station in the Adirondack Mountains aimed at identifying and quantifying several processes that affect emission of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere and how these can be expected to shift due to climate change.

UAlbany Scientist is Reconstructing Thousand-Year History of the South American Summer Monsoon

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 8, 2013) – University at Albany atmospheric scientist Mathias Vuille is leading a team of scientists in producing the first comprehensive 1,000-year climatological history of the South American summer monsoon (SASM). The study will help the continent forecast and prevent massive destructiveness from droughts and floods.

UAlbany Fulbright Researcher, Brazilian University Collaborate to Analyze Deforestation in the Amazon Rain Forest

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 5, 2013) – David R. Fitzjarrald, a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Environmental Sciences at the University at AlbanyAtmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC), will collaborate with investigators at the University of Western Pará (UFOPa), Santarém, Brazil, to analyze on-the-ground measurements of the Amazon rain forest to determine how the climate is being affected by deforestation. Fitzjarrald will conduct the first phase of his research in August and September supported by a Fulbright Fellowship, a program designed to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. While in Brazil, Fitzjarrald will also work with and mentor UFOPa students.

UAlbany Study Predicts an Ice-free Arctic by the 2050s

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 8, 2013) -- Accelerated climate warming propelled by greenhouse gas emissions could bring an ice-free September to the Arctic by 2054, a University at Albany scientist predicts. 

Sustainability as a Driver in New York's Economy

UAlbany biologist Gary Kleppel is helping New York State control biological invasions while supporting agriculture. In cooperation with public and private sector partners, Kleppel has developed a protocol that uses livestock for vegetation management. Invasive plants threaten native biodiversity and cause millions of dollars in damage to farm and forest land. Kleppel found that these plants can be targeted for grazing by sheep, reducing the enormous manpower and herbicide costs required to control them.

Science and Animal Enthusiast Finds Outlet for Career Success at UAlbany

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 15, 2013) — University at Albany Honors College senior Corine Giroux was raised on one of the largest poultry farms in New York State. In this setting, her love for animals blossomed. At age three, she was already pleading with her parents for her own horse.

UAlbany Named One of America's Most Environmentally Responsible Colleges

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 22, 2013) -- The University at Albany is one of the 322 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to "The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges." In its assessment, the Princeton Review highlights UAlbany’s energy initiatives including the "Change a Light" campaign and the Empire Commons student residence electric bill program.

UAlbany Advanced Computing System Provides Large-Scale Capacity to Examine Arctic Sea-Ice Variations, Tropical Hurricane Formation

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 25, 2013) A new, highly sophisticated computing system will allow several new University at Albany Atmospheric Scientists to conduct large-scale research of arctic sea-ice variations, tropical hurricane formations and structure, and boundary layer weather conditions of large operational wind farms.  

Tackling Climate Change

ALBANY, N.Y. ( March 18, 2013) -- Due to climate change, the ancient glaciers of the Andes Mountains of South America are melting faster than ever. This is a human, ecological, and economic disaster of enormous proportions, changing -- even eliminating -- ways of life in the hill towns and villages of Peru, Ecuador, Chile, and Colombia. Many of these towns count glaciers as their sole source of fresh water.

UAlbany Students and Neighbors Participate in Pine Hills Clean Up, April 7

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 4, 2013) -- On Sunday, April 7, University at Albany students will join neighbors in the Pine Hills section of Albany for their annual spring clean-up. The event, sponsored by the UAlbany Student Association and the Pine Hills Neighborhood Association, illustrates the cooperation between residents and the many students who live in the popular neighborhood.

Energy Efficiency Projects at UAlbany Support Governor Cuomo's Build Smart NY Initiative

New energy efficiency projects at University at Albany, undertaken in collaboration with theNew York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), will save the university approximately $704,000 in energy costs and eliminate more than 4,100 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually.


University at Albany and National Grid Foundation Establish GreenDependence Scholarship Program

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 9, 2012) -- The University at Albany and the National Grid Foundation (NGF) today announced the establishment of a GreenDependence scholarship fund. The $10,000 stipend will be presented to a UAlbany undergraduate student who demonstrates strong 'green' leadership. The scholarship will be awarded at the end of the fall 2012 semester.

Atmospheric Science Ph.D Student Flies around Sandy

On Saturday, October 27, 2012 Atmospheric Science Ph.D. student Rosimar Rios-Berrios joined a crew from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) on a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Sandy. The purpose of this mission was to collect data from the environment around this tropical system as it was dangerously moving towards the Northeast coast of the United States. During the flight with their Gulfstream IV (G-IV) aircraft, they collected data with the tail Doppler radar and launched a total of 32 dropsondes (expendable weather reconnaissance devices), out of which 30 were successfully processed and sent to the National Hurricane Center. Data from these sondes were assimilated into numerical models to improve their accuracy and provide better forecasts of this historic event.

Climate Change Research Student Sustainability Experiences Showcased at UAlbany

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 29, 2012) – From tropical glacier melt in the Andes to flood-ravaged New Orleans, changing climate patterns have had a dramatic impact on communities all over the world. Recently, scientists and students at the University at Albany presented "a virtual field trip" to highlight their research and studies on climate change and sustainability.

UAlbany Enhances Sustainable Practices by Increasing its Locally Grown Food Purchases

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 4, 2012) – The University at Albany is expanding its commitment to purchase more locally grown and processed food. This year, 30 percent of the pork and about 10,000 pounds of frozen vegetables served in the University’s dining halls will be grown and processed by local farmers. 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Funds UAlbany Atmospheric Research Designed to Improve Air Quality, Protect Health

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 7, 2012) -- Kenneth L. Demerjian, a research scientist at UAlbany's Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC), is partnering with Professor H. Mao of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and scientists from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)to develop a prototype air quality management tool to provide real-time information on the effects of man-made emissions on air pollution concentrations.

UAlbany Opens "Liberty Terrace", a 500-Bed Environmentally Sustainable Student Housing Complex

ALBANY, N.Y (August 20, 2012) – The University at Albany today officially opened Liberty Terrace, a new 500-bed, environmentally sustainable student housing complex. Designed with a state-of-the-art geothermal heat pump system, Liberty Terrace is expected to use 50 percent less energy and 45 percent less water than a comparable building meeting current building codes and standards. The facility is on track to receive the University’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.

UAlbany Signs United Nations Sustainability Declaration

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 19, 2012) - The University at Albany is strengthened its commitment as one of the world leaders in environmental sustainability today by signing the United Nations Sustainability Declaration at its annual Earth & Wellness Day. The declaration denotes UAlbany’s continued pledge to teach sustainable concepts, research environmental development issues, and green the campus.

UAlbany Research Finds Wind Farms May Impact Local Temperature

Albany, N.Y. (April 29, 2012) -- Large wind farms in certain areas of the United States appear to affect local land surface temperature, according to a paper published April 29 inNature Climate Change. The study, led by University at Albany Associate Professor ofAtmospheric and Environmental SciencesLiming Zhou, provides critical insight about the possible impacts of wind farms and could be important for developing efficient adaptation and management strategies to ensure long-term sustainability of wind power.

UAlbany Climate Scientist Leads International Efforts to Address Impact of Shrinking Andes Glaciers on Water Supplies

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 23, 2012) – University at Albany climate scientist, Mathias Vuille, will lead the development of a network of local scientists and stakeholders in four South American countries to address the impact on water supplies of shrinking glaciers in the Andes. A number of studies in recent years have documented the general retreat of glaciers in the Andes. As a result, water managers and decision makers are increasingly asking the scientific community for quantitative projections regarding future water supply.

UAlbany Scientist Seeking to Measure the Effects of Aerosols on Climate Change

ALBANY, N.Y. (February 13, 2012) -- Qilong Min, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate and Professor with the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center(ASRC) at the University at Albany is developing innovative ways to measure how dust in the Sahara Desert can change clouds in the tropical Atlantic, the Caribbean region and Europe. This research will help scientists find better ways to estimate the impact dust has on climate change.


UAlbany Student Juggled Hard Times to Pursue Her Calling: Protecting Our Natural Resources

Albany, N.Y. (Dec. 2, 2011) — Rotterdam native Katherine Czajkowski, who graduated from UAlbany at its Winter Commencement on Dec. 3, has battled the loss of her home, cancer and the challenges of simultaneously working full-time, attending college part-time and being a wife and mom. But along the way, Czajkowski found her true calling in life: protecting and restoring the environment.

Reduced-Impact Logging in Tropical Rainforest Can Be Economical While Significantly Reducing Carbon Emissions

Albany, N.Y. (November 16, 2011) – Reduced-impact logging (RIL) in an Amazon rainforest generated profits while emitting a small fraction of carbon compared with total forest clearing, a University at Albany study concludes.

UAlbany NanoCollege Launches Solar Energy Development Center to Accelerate Commercialization of Innovative Photovoltaics Technologies

Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-20) was joined by UAlbany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) Senior Vice President and CEO Dr. Alain Kaloyeros to announce the launch of CNSE's Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon, New York, an integral component of the CNSE green energy initiative that will retain 17 green collar jobs, create opportunities to grow the high-tech workforce, and further expand CNSE's growing portfolio of clean energy research, development and commercialization.

Small Amounts of Arsenic in Water May Cause Spontaneous Miscarriage, Report UAlbany Scientists

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 25, 2011) -- Worldwide, millions of women of reproductive age are exposed each year to low to moderate concentrations of arsenic in drinking water. Researchers led by University at Albany scientists will conduct a two-year pilot study on the correlation between low to moderate levels of inorganic arsenic (iAs) and spontaneous abortion of clinically-recognized pregnancies. The research led by Michael S. Bloom, assistant professor in the departments of Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology and Statistics at the UAlbany School of Public Health, is being supported by a $150,514 grant from National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

World Health Organization Designates UAlbany Institute for Health and the Environment as a Collaborating Center

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 24, 2011) -- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO) has named the University at Albany’s Institute for Health and the Environment as a Collaborating Center in Environmental Health. The criteria on which WHO based its designation of the Institute as a Collaborating Center is based upon its scientific and technical standing, how the organization works with its respective country’s health, scientific or educational structures, its operational stability and its active participation in international activities related to environmental health. David Carpenter, M.D., director of the Institute for Health and the Environment and professor in the University at Albany School of Public Health's Environmental Health Sciences Department, is director of the Center. The Institute is the only PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center in Environmental Health.

Hurricane Season: Predicting Storm Threats for 2011

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 15, 2011) -- On June 30, Tropical Storm Arlene made landfall in Mexico, becoming the first named storm of the 2011 'Hurricane Season.'  Each year, the Climate Prediction Center of the National Weather Service provides an outlook of the upcoming Atlantic Hurricane season. The prospect for 'named storms' takes on added significance from June 1 through Nov. 30, officially hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean.

Joint Study Unearths Link Between Industrialization, Melting of Tropical Glaciers
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 29, 2011) -- A 3°C rise in air temperature and the warming of the tropical Pacific Ocean are mainly linked to tropical glacial melt during the past 10,000 years -- a process that has accelerated with the onset of industrialization -- according to UAlbany Assistant Prof. Mathias Vuille and a team of French researchers.

UAlbany, SEFCU and Empire State Development Launch Program to Aid Region's Small Businesses
Albany, N.Y. (June 29, 2011) - UAlbany partners with SEFCU and Empire State Development to launch a $2.5 million microloan program targeted to Capital Region small business.

University Receives National Honor for Community Service
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 23, 2011) - The University at Albany is named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service for its leadership among institutions of higher education in support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.

APIC Corporation and UAlbany NanoCollege Launch $10M Partnership to Develop 'Green' Computer Chip Technology
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 20, 2011) - APIC Corporation, a pioneer of photonics technology integrated with electronics, and CNSE announced that they have formed a $10 million partnership for joint development and commercialization of innovative "green" technology to enable faster computer chips that use significantly less power.

'Spring Awakening' Event Highlights Students' Commitment to Sustainability
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 15, 2011) UAlbany's Student Association and the Office of Environmental Sustainability promoted healthy living and a healthy environment on April 14th with Spring Awakening. The event featured a health and wellness fair, a farmer's market, a clothing exchange and student presentations.

Melting Glaciers Presented at Annual Falconer Natural History Spring Lecture Series at UAlbany
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 13, 2011) - The Falconer Natural History 2011 Lecture Series begins March 15 at 8 p.m. at the University at Albany John J. Sullivan Auditorium, CESTM building, 251 Fuller Road. The Tuesday night lectures feature leading scientists on topics ranging from bird migration to melting glaciers.

New Federal Grant Will Make CNSE-SEMATECH National Center in Solar Cell Research
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 05, 2011) - U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced a $57.5 million federal grant to the partnership of SEMATECH and UAlbany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, along with the University of Central Florida, that will provide a major boost to the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium.

Capital District Student Sustainability Conference, April 2, Assesses Innovations and Initiatives
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 30, 2011) - Environmentally concerned college students from seven Upstate campuses will be on hand Saturday, April 2, at the University at Albany for the first-ever Capital District Student Sustainability Conference, hosted by the UAlbany Student Sustainability Council.

UAlbany Students Win Newman's Own Foundation National Campus Community Service Challenge
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 07, 2011) - The University at Albany student group Third World Impact was recognized nationally by Newman's Own Foundation for its efforts to build a primary school for more than 500 students in Uganda.

NanoCollege awarded $5M in federal funding to enable nanotechnology research and education
ALBANY, N.Y. (January 12, 2011) - The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering announced the receipt of nearly $5 million in federal funding to support innovative research and education in a host of critical areas, including clean energy technologies, nanomedicine, nanoelectronics, and nanoscale education and workforce training.

UAlbany Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Department Launches Weather Blog
ALBANY, N.Y. (January 10, 2011) - The University at Albany's Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES) today launched "Weather and Climate," a blog that will be a leading voice on regional and global weather and weather-related phenomena.


UAlbany School of Business Professor Wins Grant to Reduce Idling Time at Traffic Lights
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 26, 2010) -- UAlbany School of Business Associate Professor Sanjay Goel has won a grant from the James S. McDonnell Foundation to study how traffic lights can be more efficiently organized so that drivers save time and gas, thereby reducing carbon emissions.

Campus Sustainability Efforts Reduce Energy Costs by $319,000
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 5, 2010) -- The University at Albany announced today that it reduced energy costs by a total of $319,000 through energy-saving steps during the fall semester and winter intersession. The biggest savings, $241,000, came through the Intersession Energy Savings campaign with the remainder through the University’s Fall Energy Campaign.


Earth Day at UAlbany: Reduse, Reuse, Reycle
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 20, 2009) -- During UAlbany's Earth Day celebration on April 22, students, faculty and staff will be thinking of ways to reduce their own environmental footprint and find ways to lessen their individual impact. Sophomore Katie Devlin, of Long Island, has been trying to do just that. She recycles everything, totes her water bottle from class to class, even buys bar soap instead of bottled because the packaging can be recycled more easily. Devlin understands that everyone has an impact on the environment, and she wants hers to be a positive one.

$100K Grants Supports UAlbany's Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 6, 2009) -- The University at Albany has received a $97,290 grant from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) to identify commuter vehicle patterns of students, faculty and staff and research alternative modes of transportation. The University will evaluate transportation flow to and from campus in an effort to reduce vehicle miles traveled and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as develop new transit recommendations.

Campus Project: Buying Locally
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 6, 2009) -- For Biology Professor Gary Kleppel, who lives on a farm, buying locally means knowing the people who grow the fresh fruits and vegetables eaten by his family. But for an entire campus of 18,000 students, Kleppel's definition has eased a bit.

UAlbany Surpasses Goal, Saves More Than a Quarter Million Dollars in Campus Energy Initiatives
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 9, 2009) -- The University at Albany announced today that it reduced energy costs by $280,000 as a result of its winter Intersession and Fall Energy Savings initiatives. The announcement was made at a lecture by leading environmental activist Denis Hayes, coordinator of first Earth Day in 1970. The event was a partnership between the University and National Grid, whose "The power of action" speaker series encourages people to save energy, manage energy costs and protect the environment.

UAlbany Explores Global Warming Policies
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 3, 2009) -- University at Albany Students and faculty will join Congressman Paul Tonko, who represents the 21st Congressional District, for a conversation on global warming policies and solutions via Webcam at 2 p.m. on Feb 4.

Reyclemania Underway
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 2, 2009) -- UAlbany students, faculty, and staff are learning to take responsibility for the world around them, showcased by a 30 percent increase in the university’s recycling rate from a year ago. Now UAlbany community members will see if they have what it takes to compete against more than 500 other universities and colleges in the national Recyclemania contest.


UAlbany Announces Intersession Energy Savings Initiative
ALBANY, N.Y. (December 2, 2008) -- As part of the University's ongoing environmental sustainability efforts, UAlbany announced an Intersession Energy Savings Initiative, designed to decrease the campus' energy consumption and achieve cost savings of roughly $250,000.

Campus Sustainability Day Showcases UAlbany's Commitment to "Going Green"
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 21, 2008) -- The University at Albany is raising awareness and encouraging environmental conservation by celebrating National Campus Sustainability Day on Oct. 22. UAlbany will launch its "Change a Light" campaign by distributing compact fluorescent light bulbs in residence halls, as well as host its inaugural electronic recycling collection.

Kleppel: Sustainability from Classroom to Farm.
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 20, 2008) -- Gary Kleppel doesn't just talk about sustainability. He lives it. The University at Albany biology professor directs the Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy program.  At home, he is a farmer. Kleppel rises at 3:30 a.m. to take care of the hormone-free sheep and free-range chickens with his wife Pam at Longfield Farm in Altamont, N.Y.

John Delano: Living Green
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 6, 2008) -- John Delano is known for his passion for teaching about the origins of life and the composition of the planets. The Distinguished Teaching Professor will bring that same excitement to the community when he discusses the Experiences of a Green Family at UAlbany Day on Saturday, Oct. 25.

New Group on Campus: UAlbany Students for Sustainability
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 6, 2008) -- This September marks the start of UAlbany Students for Sustainability’s (USS) first full school year as a student organization at the University at Albany. With the help of Director of Environmental Sustainability Mary Ellen Mallia, the group was established in March 2008 by students interested in the sustainability movement.

UAlbany student embodies the spirit of environmental sustainability.
ALBANY, N.Y. Lynne Radle a GREAT Great Dane -- A senior from Niagara Falls, NY, Lynne is majoring in public policy with a minor in environmental studies. Her commitment to bettering the University can be evidenced by the wide array of activities in which she has been involved.

UAlbany Promotes Commitment to Sustainability by Signing Agreement.
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 5, 2008) -- University at Albany-SUNY Interim President George M. Philip today further demonstrated UAlbany's commitment to sustainability and to reducing its environmental impact by signing the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment.

Going Green: UAlbany Promotes Green Campus By Signing Climate Commitment
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 5, 2008) -- View the video news clip for special highlights of the event.

Motivated Campus: RecycleMania Inspires Students to Go Green.
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 25, 2008) -- RecycleMania is in full swing at the University at Albany.  As part of UAlbany's Go Green Initiative, RecycleMania teaches students to lower consumption, protect environmental resources and reduce waste.

Mallia Named UAlbany's Director of Environmental Sustainability.
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 1, 2008) -- Mary Ellen Mallia has been named the University at Albany's Director of Environmental Sustainability. The newly-created position is designed to support UAlbany's sustainability efforts including its "Go Green" initiative, environmental education and policies.


Think Globally: It's Electric! Save Energy Now.
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 22, 2007) -- Every Wednesday, UAlbany senior Matt Ryan walks Empire Commons with a clipboard, reading electric meters for more than 200 student apartments. And no, he's not the meter man. Ryan, a senior from Shrub Oak, N.Y., is tracking how much electricity each apartment uses.

You Can Get There from Here:  UAlbany master's in regional planning students and their professor envision new ways to get around the uptown campus.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Fall 2007) -- UAlbany master's in regional planning students and their professor envision new ways to get around the uptown campus.  Route 66 and the Yellow Brick Road don't intersect on any map, of course.  But the best aspects of both - practicality and wonder - will soon overlap at UAlbany along the Purple Path and the Golden Grid.

Campus Update: Robinson: "All in the Same Boat" on a Greener UAlbany
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 23, 2007) -- The University at Albany is buying more local produce, is reducing its use of electricity, and in general, is becoming greener, according to Associate Professor of Biological Sciences George Robinson, a co-leader of the Task Force on Environmental Sustainability.

UAlbany Students Turn Off the Lights to Save Energy
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 20, 2007) -- The University at Albany's Energy Committee, part of the President's Environmental Sustainability Task Force, recently launched a new conservation campaign by encouraging students to reduce electricity use in residence halls. 

Campus Update: Albany Joins Nationwide Recycling Competition
ALBANY, N.Y. (February 1, 2007) -- Whether you are a faculty member, staffer, or a student, you can help the University at Albany win the nationwide RecycleMania competition. From now through April 7, UAlbany is competing against the University of Vermont, Harvard, Stony Brook, Binghamton and more than 150 other universities and colleges across the nation to see who can tip the scales in recycling tonnage.


UAlbany Launches "GoGreen"
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 13, 2006) -- The University at Albany today kicked off "UAlbany Goes Green," a comprehensive environmental initiative encouraging the University at Albany faculty, staff, and students to "think and act green" by embracing the University's responsibility to conserve, recycle, and beautify the campus and environment.

Media Advisory: UAlbany Goes Green
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 11, 2006) -- UAlbany's Task Force for Environmental Sustainability reinforces the University's recycling program through promoting research and education aimed at lowering consumption, protecting environmental resources, improving transportation efficiency, and reducing waste. In the past four years alone, UAlbany has recycled more than 3,000 tons—including an average of 1.7 million pounds of paper a year-or approximately 83 pounds per person.