News and Events

University Events:    

3MT Information Session: What is a 3-Minute Thesis?
When: Monday December 3, 2018
Time: 12pm to 12:20pm, or 12:30pm to 12:50pm
Location: Education Building 125

Please register to attend. These 20-minute information sessions will cover the history of 3MT®, the benefits of participating in 3MT, and how to enter the 3MT® Competition. For more information about the 3MT® Competition, please click here.

iLearn Workshops
The University Libraries offers free 1 - 2 hour workshops on video editing, research strategies, and more.  This semester there are many workshops of interest to Graduate students. The schedule and registration can be found here as well as the University's Events Calendar. Walk-ins are welcomed. For more information contact: Regina Conboy, (518)442-3608 or Highlighted topics include:

  • There’s Money Out There for You: Free Scholarship Information Resources
  • Podcasters Drop-In Forum
  • Understanding Legal Citations
  • Editing with iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, and Final Cut Pro
  • Introduction to Zotero

Graduate Education Announcements

Graduate Scholar Ambassador Award

The Graduate Scholar Ambassador Award provides funding for graduate students to travel to their alma mater, present their scholarly activities, and serve as ambassadors for our graduate programs. The major focus of the award is to support the Office of Graduate Education’s commitment to global engagement by offering opportunities for our top students to disseminate their work in scholarly arenas and promote graduate educational opportunities. The goal of this award is to increase global awareness of UAlbany’s research, scholarship and graduate programs by attracting the best and brightest students to UAlbany. Please click here to learn about this opportunity. Please note, you must have the free Adobe® Acrobat® Reader properly installed on your computer in order to use and print the Scholar Ambassador Award Application PDF Form.

Dissertation Research Fellowship Awards Program

The Dean of Graduate Education has announced a limited restoration of the Dissertation Research Fellowship Awards Program, effective November 2012, to assist doctoral candidates who are incurring doctoral research expenses. Obtain details at the program's General Information page.

Academic Writing Listserv through Cornell Graduate School

Do you have writing goals for your thesis or dissertation in the new year? Have you resolved to be a more productive writer? Sponsored by the Cornell Graduate School, the Productive Writer listserv is designed for graduate students who are writing their proposal, thesis, dissertation, fellowship applications, or other manuscripts. Subscribers receive email messages every other week with writing tips, strategies and encouragement to help you start, persist (and endure), and complete your academic writing projects. Writing tips focus on managing your time for greater writing productivity, reducing distractions, staying motivated, revising and editing, binge writing, communicating with your advisor, dealing with writer's block, and managing procrastination and perfectionistic tendencies. Subscribe to the Productive Writer here.

From the UAlbany News Center

Faculty News

Grandma and Grandpa Walton, surrounded by the Walton "family"

What Kinship Still Means to the Elderly

An anthropologist inspects the combined effects of aging populations and reduced fertility.

President Havidán Rodríguez speaks at a podium

Compassion, Commitment and a Plan for Greatness

President Rodríguez updates the faculty and staff on new University initiatives during his Fall University Address. 

UAlbany anthropologist Robert Rosenswig unearths a stela from ancient Izapa

A Kingdom Fully Realized

An anthropologist expands the reach of the ancient Mesoamerica city of Izapa.

Research News