News and Events

University Events:         

The University at Albany and the Graduate School offer events for current students. Please look at the most up to date list of events.

  • School of Social Welfare Prospective Students Webinar
    When: Wednesday, December 11 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
    Description: Interested in learning more about the programs offered at the School of Social Welfare at UAlbany? Want to hear from a panel of individuals in the department who can speak to various aspects of the program? Have questions on any part of the application process? We will be discussing MSW and Advanced Standing curriculum, field placements, application process, and the exciting range of opportunities offered at UAlbany’s School of Social Welfare! 

  • Rockefeller College Information Session
    When: Tuesday, December 17 from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Description: Join us for an informal session about the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy's graduate programs. Our national ranked school offers Master's degrees in Public Administration, International Affairs, Political Science as well as PhDs and Graduate Certificate programs. Do you want to change the world? Challenge yourself and do it!

  • Public Health Information Session
    When: Thursday, January 9 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Description: Whether you are interested in community health or laboratory research, come find out if the University at Albany School of Public Health is the place for you! The School of Public Health is a unique partnership with the New York State Department of Health and is a dynamic and progressive place for students to advance their careers. This in-person session will include an overview of public health career options, MPH concentrations, the admissions process as well as financial assistance options.

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:

  • Get Research Ready: Learn how to find books, videos, and scholarly articles through the University Libraries’ new Search tool. This is a basic introduction for students, staff, and faculty—new and returning.
  • Green Screening Basics: Learn the steps to install and light a green screen followed by a hands on demonstration of setting up captured green screen footage in Adobe Premiere. Previous editing knowledge is helpful but not necessary.

The Graduate School 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 Graduate School’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 the Graduate School 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

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