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.

  • PPIA Public Service Expo
    When: Friday, July 10 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Where: Online 
    Description: Attendees of the PPIA Expo receive unparalleled access to decision makers in the admissions process at the nation’s top public policy and international affairs schools. Prospective applicants have an opportunity to ask questions about various policy programs, what makes a strong candidate, and carefully consider which programs align with their interests and careers.
    Register Here
  • Graduate Student Support Group
    When: Wednesday, July 15 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Where: Online via Zoom
    Description: Graduate Student Support Group, Wednesdays at 1:00pm. This is an opportunity to navigate graduate school stress virtually with other graduate students.
    Register: To join the support group, please email Megan Cusick, PhD, Staff Psychologist or Tyler Hatchel, Doctoral Psychology Intern.
  • Graduate Student Support Group
    When: Wednesday, July 22 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Where: Online via Zoom
    Description: Graduate Student Support Group, Wednesdays at 1:00pm. This is an opportunity to navigate graduate school stress virtually with other graduate students.
    Register: To join the support group, please email Megan Cusick, PhD, Staff Psychologist or Tyler Hatchel, Doctoral Psychology Intern.
  • Part-Time MBA for Executives Information Session
    When: Wednesday, July 22 from 10:00am - 11:00am
    Where: Online via Zoom
    Description: Advance Your Career with an MBA for Executives
    The session will provide an in-depth look at:
    - The value of completing an executive-level MBA program to your career.
    - The benefits of choosing the high-quality MBA for Executives Program at the dual AACSB-accredited University at Albany School of Business.
    - How you can successfully incorporate our part-time EMBA program into your demanding career and family responsibilities
    - The real investment value of the program compared to other executive-level MBA options in New York.

    During the event, you will also be able to hear from MBA for Executives students and alums and have your questions answered.
    Register: https://albany.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIocuyvqDgiH9WUKIXgvWu5MO34mDJP1a-P

  • Part-Time Evening MBA Information Session
    When: Thursday, July 23 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Where: Online via Zoom
    Description: The information session will provide an in-depth look at:
    - Length, affordability and content of the program
    - How classes are scheduled to best fit the needs of a working professional
    - Student profiles
    - How the flexible nature of the program lets you complete your degree on your terms
    - Admissions process and requirements
    Register: https://albany.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUsd-uhrDwuEtcxVsU_O6xb1GkDTiBcctrj
  • Graduate Student Support Group
    When: Wednesday, July 29 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Where: Online via Zoom
    Description: Graduate Student Support Group, Wednesdays at 1:00pm. This is an opportunity to navigate graduate school stress virtually with other graduate students.
    Register: To join the support group, please email Megan Cusick, PhD, Staff Psychologist or Tyler Hatchel, Doctoral Psychology Intern.
  • Part-Time Evening MBA Information Session
    When: Thursday, August 6 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Where: Online via Zoom
    Description: The information session will provide an in-depth look at:
    - Length, affordability and content of the program
    - How classes are scheduled to best fit the needs of a working professional
    - Student profiles
    - How the flexible nature of the program lets you complete your degree on your terms
    - Admissions process and requirements
    Register: https://albany.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqdOyrqj0qH9LcVQXo04PsO09KeE2Z3zcF
  • Part-Time MBA for Executives Information Session
    When: Tuesday, August 11 from 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Description: Advance Your Career with an MBA for Executives
    The session will provide an in-depth look at:
    - The value of completing an executive-level MBA program to your career.
    - The benefits of choosing the high-quality MBA for Executives Program at the dual AACSB-accredited University at Albany School of Business.
    - How you can successfully incorporate our part-time EMBA program into your demanding career and family responsibilities
    - The real investment value of the program compared to other executive-level MBA options in New York.

    During the event, you will also be able to hear from MBA for Executives students and alums and have your questions answered.
    Register: https://admissions.albany.edu/register/SOB_OnlineAug11

  • Part-Time MBA for Executives Information Session
    When: Thursday, September 10 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Where: Capital Region Chamber of Commerce
    Description: Advance Your Career with an MBA for Executives
    The session will provide an in-depth look at:
    - The value of completing an executive-level MBA program to your career.
    - The benefits of choosing the high-quality MBA for Executives Program at the dual AACSB-accredited University at Albany School of Business.
    - How you can successfully incorporate our part-time EMBA program into your demanding career and family responsibilities
    - The real investment value of the program compared to other executive-level MBA options in New York.

    During the event, you will also be able to hear from MBA for Executives students and alums and have your questions answered.
    Register: https://admissions.albany.edu/register/SOB_Sept10

  • Part-Time MBA for Executives Information Session
    When: Wednesday, October 14 from 10:00am - 11:00am
    Description: Advance Your Career with an MBA for Executives
    The session will provide an in-depth look at:
    - The value of completing an executive-level MBA program to your career.
    - The benefits of choosing the high-quality MBA for Executives Program at the dual AACSB-accredited University at Albany School of Business.
    - How you can successfully incorporate our part-time EMBA program into your demanding career and family responsibilities
    - The real investment value of the program compared to other executive-level MBA options in New York.

    During the event, you will also be able to hear from MBA for Executives students and alums and have your questions answered.
    Register: https://admissions.albany.edu/register/SOB_OnlineOct14

  • Part-Time MBA for Executives Information Session
    When: Monday, November 16 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Where: Capital Region Chamber of Commerce
    Description: Advance Your Career with an MBA for Executives
    The session will provide an in-depth look at:
    - The value of completing an executive-level MBA program to your career.
    - The benefits of choosing the high-quality MBA for Executives Program at the dual AACSB-accredited University at Albany School of Business.
    - How you can successfully incorporate our part-time EMBA program into your demanding career and family responsibilities
    - The real investment value of the program compared to other executive-level MBA options in New York.

    During the event, you will also be able to hear from MBA for Executives students and alums and have your questions answered.
    Register: https://admissions.albany.edu/register/SOB_Nov16

The Graduate School has partnered with the University Libraries to offer virtual office hours for graduate students seeking assistance with their dissertations and theses. Staff are available to assist in areas including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Submittal deadlines
  • Formatting questions
  • Publishing options (traditional, open access)
  • Reuse of copyrighted/previously published materials (journal articles, images)
  • UAlbany online repository (Scholars Archive)
  • Reuse of social media content (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

Graduate students can register for available sessions using the links below:

July 15th Wednesday 11am
July 23rd Thursday 3pm
July 29th Wednesday 11am
August 6th Thursday 3pm
August 12th Wednesday 11am
August 20th Thursday 3pm

The University Libraries offers free 1 – ½ hour workshops on video editing, research strategies, and more. Below are workshops of interest to graduate students. The schedule and registration are here. Walk-ins are welcome. These topics may be available by appointment.

Contact: Regina Testa, (518)442-3608, or rtesta@albany.edu.

Introduction to Zotero – a free powerful tool to manage, organize, and cite documents. Users will easily save citation information while searching the Web. Learn how to install Zotero, add and organize citations, and create a bibliography and in-text citations.
Citation Literacy - explore the value of citations in scholarship, including how to read citations strategically, how to protect citation integrity in your work, and ways to incorporate citation organization into research and writing practice. The role of proper citation practices in academic integrity will also be discussed! This will also be an opportunity for students to set up ORCid accounts and discuss ways to boost research impact.
Maximizing Your Research Impact - Academics who publish (or hope to publish) scholarly research find measuring the impact and influence of their work helps others understand its value within one’s department, institution, even throughout the discipline. Learn how to generate unique author identifiers using ORCID and Researcher ID, and how they are used. Discover indicators such as the Journal Impact Factor, the h-index, and altmetrics, and their significance. Issues like choosing the best journal for your research, and scholarly networking through tools such as Mendeley are also discussed.

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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