News and Events

University Events:         

Three Minute Thesis Competition (1st place winner receives $1,000)
Click here for more information about the 3MT.

Upcoming Webinars
SUNY is sponsoring a series of three webinars to prepare rising senior undergraduates and first-and second-year graduate students to apply to NSF’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Webinars will be conducted by Prof. Susan Brennan of Stony Brook University (recently returned from NSF).
  • Applying to NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

    Date/Time: Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 2:00-3:30PM
    Registration: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/cbcd9468d3aff3c0dc2040ba88984b7b
    Description: This webinar will include all the basics, such as the benefits of GRFP, eligibility, parts of the application, the review process, and basic tips. Please bring your questions! This is the first webinar in a SUNY sponsored series to prepare rising senior undergraduates and first- and second-year graduate students to apply to NSF’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Webinars will be conducted by Prof. Susan Brennan of Stony Brook University (recently returned from NSF).  
  • Winning Strategies for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) (and How to Get Started)

    Date/Time: Thursday, July 25, 2019, 2:00-3:30PM
    Registration: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/8ac0348cfe61f06d7c24e00bf0acd2b8
    Description: This webinar will include discussion of NSF's review criteria of Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts, how to maximize the impact of your planned research, and other winning strategies. This is the second webinar in a SUNY sponsored series to prepare rising senior undergraduates and first- and second-year graduate students to apply to NSF’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Webinars will be conducted by Prof. Susan Brennan of Stony Brook University (recently returned from NSF).
  • Write! (As if your Career Depends on it)

    Date/Time: Wednesday, July 30, 2019, 2:00-4:00PM
    Registration: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/c5591374016f3a55c5b9141539e44ee6
    Description: This webinar will cover how to write about your research in an interesting and lively way, tailored to your audience. (Recommended for all fellowship and grant writers). This is the last webinar in a SUNY sponsored series to prepare rising senior undergraduates and first- and second-year graduate students to apply to NSF’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Webinars will be conducted by Prof. Susan Brennan of Stony Brook University (recently returned from NSF).

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 rconboy@albany.edu. Highlighted topics include:

  • Introduction to Text Mining
  • Introduction to Zotero
  • Legal Research for the Non-Legal Scholar

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.

From the UAlbany News Center

Faculty News

A female UAlbany student looks at an Indian artifact from the Pethick Site in Schoharie

Placing Themselves within Civilizations

13 years of a Schoharie field school connects archeological students to past lives.

Three girls with pink goggles

UAlbany to Host STEM Leaders of Tomorrow

Close to 60 girls from Albany and Schenectady will get the chance to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at UAlbany through the Girls Inc. Eureka! program. 

Research News