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  • A Summer Spent Abroad

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 30, 2018) – Students from the School of Public Health spread out across the globe this summer to complete internships on topics ranging from cardiovascular health, lead exposure, HIV prevention and more.

  • President Havidán Rodríguez on Sunday welcomed Zhuo Zhi, president of Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in China, to campus. (Photo by Patrick Dodson)

    Building Global Relationships

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 28, 2018) – University at Albany President Havidán Rodríguez on Sunday welcomed Zhuo Zhi, president of Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in China, to campus for the signing of a memorandum of understanding or MOU between the two institutions. The MOU is to renew the collaborative relationship between UAlbany and SWUFE established in 2013 for the development and operation of the Confucius Institute.

  • Courtney Elias, shown in two of her study abroad sojourns in Japan, in May became the first University at Albany student to graduate with Global Distinction.

    Making World Connections

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 8, 2018) – When Courtney Elias of Penn Yan, N.Y., was a little girl, she wanted to be a ninja when she grew up. She thought that if she went to Japan and learned the language, she would be able to make this happen. As she grew up, she realized this was a highly improbable dream, but her passion for Japan remained. When Elias earned her B.A. in East Asian Studies with a minor in Japanese in May, she became the first University at Albany student to graduate with Global Distinction.

  • UAlbany students Kaela Hernandez, third from left, bottom row (standing next to Professor Jose Cruz), and Samuel Ortiz, same row, immediately to the right of Cruz.

    UAlbany in Madrid

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 1, 2018) – Samuel Ortiz discovered a powerful passion for travel and backpacking after participating in UAlbany’s Madrid summer program.The Madrid program, in operation for more than 50 years, offers a broad array of courses for a full semester or for two- and four-week summer sessions. Both programs allow students with a wide range of majors to take courses in their academic discipline in English or Spanish. Until two years ago, courses were taught in Spanish only.

  • Students in front of the UAlbany fountains.

    Worldly Summer Courses

    ALBANY, N.Y. (July 25, 2018) – This summer, international students are taking an expanding number of short-term, career-related English courses at UAlbany through the Intensive English Language Program (IELP). This month, IELP offered the classes, known as English for Specific Purposes courses, to students from Brazil, China, Turkey, Spain, Argentina and Peru, as well as the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico.

  • Ema Buco is UAlbany’s assistant director of the department of residential life and a student in the MBA program.

    Making Connections

    ALBANY, N.Y. (July 25, 2018) – UAlbany’s Weekend MBA Program spent a week in Budapest to visit nine companies, from local startups to international corporations such as Mercedes-Benz and T-Mobile. The 18 students participating also traveled to Austria and Slovakia to see companies focused in banking, information technology, renewable energy and tourism, among others, according to Don Purdy, director of the program.

  • UAlbany President Havidán Rodríguez during his three-leg trip to East Asia.

    Building Global Connections

    ALBANY, N.Y. (June 13, 2018) – UAlbany is a growing global community. President Havidán Rodríguez returned this week from a three-leg trip to East Asia as he continues to expand the University’s international visibility and impact. The trip included stops in Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, with greetings from regional alumni and discussions with partnering institutions along the way. “Strengthening relationships with our partners in East Asia exemplifies our core priority of Internationalization,” he said.

  • John G. Justino, director of the Center for Global Health and clinical associate professor in the School of Public Health, poses with students visiting from Sun-Yet Sen University (one of the School of Public Health's key international partners). The students pictured came on a Comparative Health System Exchange program trip organized by the Center for Global Health.

    5 Questions with Faculty: John Justino

    ALBANY, N.Y. (April 19, 2018) – Originally from a small town in the Finger Lakes Region of New York, John G. Justino took a slight detour before joining the University at Albany in 2009: For more than 15 years he lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa (with a couple short stints in Asia and Latin America) where he and his wife raised their two young boys while he led large-scale public health programs. Now he serves as the director of the Center for Global Health and is a clinical associate professor.
  • UAlbany alum Amaury Muñoz, at right, accepts the Franklin Award.

    Think Globally

    ALBANY, N.Y. (April 17, 2018) – Amaury Muñoz ’13 is living the dream. The American Dream, that is. The Rockefeller College alumnus moved to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic when he was 15. While still at UAlbany, Muñoz interned in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office and met former President Bill Clinton. As a UAlbany senior, he was one of 40 recipients nationwide to win the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship. 

  • Megan Lau studied in Hong Kong. UAlbany offers more than 100 study abroad programs. (Photos provided)

    A Broader Perspective

    ALBANY, N.Y. (April 17, 2018) — There are countless benefits that come from taking a year, semester or shorter period of time to study abroad. Learning a new language, taking in centuries of deep culture, broadening your educational and social perspective — studying abroad can be the highlight of one’s college experience. UAlbany offers over 100 study abroad programs. Many of the programs are taught in English and can count as academic credits towards almost every major. 

     

  • Distinguished Professor Istvan Kecskes, who will deliver two weeks of lectures in Belgrade.

    Opening Gateways through English

    ALBANY, N.Y. (April 5, 2018) - Interaction via a common language is an absolute necessity among modern nations, particularly for one that emerged from 35 years in the Communist Bloc and then a decade of war. Serbia will be looking soon to a UAlbany expert in English as a second language to pave its way. Distinguished Professor Istvan Kecskes was selected by the US State Department to deliver two weeks of lectures, April 30 to May 12, at the University of Belgrade on the subject of English as a Lingua Franca.

  • The international celebration will be held on Wednesday, May 16th 2018 at 2:30pm in the Campus Center Ballroom.

    International Celebration Save the Date

    The international celebration will be held on Wednesday, May 16th 2018 at 2:30pm in the Campus Center Ballroom. More information on how to RSVP is forthcoming. Graduating international students, departing exchange students and scholars, and graduating study abroad returners will all be recognized at this special ceremony.
  • The symposium allows UAlbany to provide national leadership.

    Reshaping Higher Ed

    ALBANY, N.Y. (March 29, 2018) – A national symposium on internationalization and the American research university comes to UAlbany on April 5 and 6. The conference, Internationalization and the American Research University: Implications for Faculty Research and Graduate Education, is sponsored by the Center for International Education and Global Strategy (CIEGS) and the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA).
  • CEHC staff delegation meets with students in Israel. Left to right: Emily Barrett, CEHC director of experiential learning and external partnerships, Nancy Kreis '19, Kimberly Morales '20, Aidan Sobina '20, Robert Griffin, CEHC dean, Roger Parrino, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services commissioner

    Comparative Security

    ALBANY, N.Y. (March 27, 2018) – Though Nancy Kreis is not limiting herself to one career path, she envisions joining law enforcement after graduating from UAlbany’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity next year.There’s no better way to gain experience than learning from one of the world’s security powers. Kreis, who is concentrating in homeland security, is one of three students participating in the inaugural “CEHC in Israel” program this semester.

  • Dr. Erica Hunter (4th from left) and Nathan Allen (far right) with the KSG team.

    Instituting e-Learning in Kenyan Government

    The Professional Development Program (PDP) partnered with the SUNY Center for International Development (SUNY/CID) to assist the Kenya School of Government (KSG) to jump-start their e-learning initiatives. KSG’s goal is to convert its existing Ethics curriculum from a classroom model into web-
    based modules. KSG wants to use an online model to reduce costs and increase flexibility in providing ethics training to 150,000 employees in non-managerial positions throughout Kenya.
  • Febo-Gomez in the

    Myth Busting: Study Abroad Isn’t Only for Those with Money

    ALBANY, N.Y. (February 27, 2018) – As appealing as living in a foreign country and culture might sound, the idea of doing so as a college student can sometimes seem unrealistic, especially considering the costs that travel requires. Christine Febo-Gomez, a junior Sociology major and Spanish minor, is proof that financial limitations are just that – limitations and not barriers. A Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship took Febo-Gomez to Lima, Peru, for the 2017 winter session

  •  Paul Miesing and Bob's Downey's class of international business students visiting Regeneron over winter break.

    Career Calling

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 22, 2018) – Francisco McCluskey of Buenos Aires grew up in Argentina and always wanted to study abroad. He finally got the opportunity – at the University at Albany. McCluskey was one of 80 international students from Brazil, Argentina and eight other countries who joined a three-week training program for young international business managers over winter break. This is the first time UAlbany has offered the program,  a partnership with the International Business School in São Paolo, Brazil.

  • Image of Professor Bruce Svare from the University at Albany College of Arts and Sciences in the 
department of Psychology. He is also the director of the National Institute for Sports Reform, a not for profit organization that serves as a think tank, research center, information clearinghouse, consultant, and advocate for sports reform.

    It’s All About Who has the Best Pharmacist

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 13, 2018) – There seems to be a global epidemic when it comes to cheating and high-level sports: FIFA, NCAA men’s basketball, the Tour de France and, most recently, the 2018 Olympics, doping and the Russians. Sports internationally are in crisis. Why, and what can be done to identify and address the causes? The Office of Communications and Marketing called Bruce Svare, a psychology professor at UAlbany and the director of the National Institute for Sports Reform, for some answers.

  • Student in the Galway area. Ireland is one of the many destinations for students who want to study abroad.

    Pack Your Bags 

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 1, 2018) – Do you dream of studying abroad? Now is your chance. More than 30 countries will be represented at the bi-annual UAlbany Education Abroad Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lecture Center Concourse. All students are invited, with the primary focus of the fair being on undergraduate opportunities. Faculty and staff are welcome to learn about the programs and other abroad opportunities too.

  • Hannah Palmateer at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, last semester.

    Going Global 

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 25, 2018) – It was not your typical field placement. Last semester, Hannah Palmateer of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., completed a Master of Social Work field placement with the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Palmateer worked for the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). This field placement was the final piece in finishing her MSW degree. “For six months, from May to November 2017, I had the honor and privilege of waking up in beautiful Geneva"

  • The painting with the chicks provided the most information.

    Found in Translation

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 13, 2017) – One alumna. Two prints. A classroom of undergrads in East Asian Studies. These were the ingredients in unraveling a mystery. Alumna Suzanne Zafonte Sennett ’77, who grew up in Lynbrook, N.Y., and lives in Averill Park, said it all started when she sent a quick email to the Department of East Asian Studies. “For a number of years I have owned two prints and have wondered about their origin and meaning as they had Chinese text,” said Sennett.
  • School of Public Health Professor Shao Lin

    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.
  • Kamiar Alaei was invited to speak at a symposium on protecting the rights of refugees fleeing areas of conflict. (Photo by Carlo de Jesus)

    Speaking up for Human Rights

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 7, 2017) — Kamiar Alaei, director of UAlbany’s Global Institute for Health and Human Rights (GIHHR), will be a featured speaker at a symposium on “Protecting the Rights of Individuals Fleeing Conflict: The Role of Scientists, Engineers, and Health Professionals,” hosted by the Committee on Human Rights of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
  • UAlbany alumna Erika Irish Brown

    Celebrating Global Diversity

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 5, 2017) – UAlbany alumna Erika Irish Brown, who made it onto Worth magazine’s list of the top 100 most powerful men and women in finance, will address what it takes to be a successful global citizen on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the International Celebration at 2:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. Brown earned a B.S. in Economics from UAlbany in 1991, an MBA from Columbia Business School and has been Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Bloomberg L.P. since 2015. 

  • Think Globally

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 4, 2017) – For students who want to incorporate another language and culture into their academic career, a new program will smooth the pathway to a global education. Known as the Global Distinction, the new program was introduced by the Center for International Education and Global Strategy (CIEGS). The Global Distinction is an add-on to any degree program that will appear as a milestone on the bottom of a student’s transcript.

  • Marvin Horne, back row, center, and Michela Paniccia, second row, center, both MSW alums, joined the 2015 Summer Tour of Africa. The next tour is tentatively scheduled for July 23-Aug. 6, 2018.

    Summer in Africa

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 29, 2017) – Have you ever wanted to see Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was jailed for 18 years, and where he secretly began writing the famous story of his lifelong fight against apartheid, Long Walk to Freedom? The notorious prison in South Africa is just one of many locations students will visit next summer on the Summer Study Tour to Africa, an academic program led by School of Social Welfare (SSW) Associate Professor Robert L. Miller.

  • Doctoral student Marzieh Dehghan Chaleshtori shown at last year's Thanksgiving Dinner for international students. She plans to attend again on Thursday evening.

    Pass the Turkey, Please

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 15, 2017) – UAlbany students from all over the world will sit down together on Thursday evening for the International Student Thanksgiving Dinner. When everyone else on campus seems to be going home and you are still on campus, it can be lonely. “Then, you wish you could also go to your home country and spend time with your family,” said Marzieh Dehghan Chaleshtori, a doctoral student from Iran who expects to graduate in 2020.

  • Dance, music, Indian food and a fashion show are all part of Diwali. Photo from Diwali 2016.

    Diwali and Diversity

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 10, 2017) – Sparkling lights, dazzling costumes and savory traditional Indian foods will highlight Diwali Night on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. Diwali is the festival of lights, the largest festival in South Asia, and is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains around the world. “This is one of the most highly anticipated events at UAlbany,” said Sanket Misal, president of UAlbany’s Indian Student Organization (ISO) and event co-chair.
  • Mariya Zheleva's work in next-generation wireless networks takes her to remote locations all over the world. Here she is one top of a water tower during a field trip to Macha, Zambia, configuring a base station for a cellular network. (Photo courtesy of Mariya Zheleva)

    5 Questions with Faculty: Mariya Zheleva

    ALBANY, N. Y. (Oct. 25, 2017) — Mariya Zheleva first came to UAlbany in 2014 as a visiting assistant professor at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She became an assistant professor in the College’s Computer Science Department in the early 2016. “I am excited to be a part of such energetic and diverse community and have truly enjoyed my work with the undergraduate and graduate students in the department,” she said.
  • Mohammad G. Jamakzai is an MBA student from Kabul, Afghanistan.

    Drawn from Across the Seas

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 23, 2017) – Moving to a foreign country is daunting, especially if you add starting a full-time job and a master’s degree program in your second language. UAlbany students in the evening MBA program show it is both doable and meaningful. “One of my dreams has always been to get a master’s degree,” said Mohammad Jamakzai, who moved from Kabul, Afghanistan to New York last winter. “I heard that the business school at UAlbany was one of the best in the U.S.”

  • Lisa Baranik, biking during a trip to Tunisia — where she very much enjoys the oven-roasted Chicken Shawarma.

    5 Questions with Faculty: Lisa Baranik

    ALBANY, N.Y. (October 11, 2017) — Lisa Baranik is an assistant professor of Management in the School of Business. This is her second year teaching at UAlbany, drawn to the University’s unique Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) program.
  • Laurie Feldman of Psychology studied how patterns of emoticon use in communication differed among bilingual French scientists and bilingual American scientists. (Photo by Carlo de Jesus)

    Study Reveals How Bilinguals Use Emoticons to Find Consensus

    Albany, N.Y. (Oct. 6, 2017) – Naysayers like to cite the popularity of emoji and emoticons as yet more evidence of the erosion of language and literacy and, perhaps, civilization itself. But studying how people use them can reveal much about our ability to socialize and exchange information.
  • The SUNY team on a recent trip to Haiti includes, Chairman H. Carl McCall and Chancellor Kristina Johnson (center, in straw hats) and CID’s Heather Senecal, in green dress. (Photo courtesy of SUNY)

    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. Under the leadership of SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson and the SUNY Office of Global Affairs, 10 SUNY campuses and five non-profit organizations will develop educational, economic and social programs and services

  • Scrubbing Up

    ALBANY, N.Y. (October 3, 2017) – A UAlbany junior found herself in the operating room this summer, but instead of being the patient, she was scrubbing up to participate in surgery. Caroline B. Apreku, a biochemistry and molecular biology major from Ghana, shadowed surgeons and medical students during a three-week internship at Nanjing Medical University in China.
  • 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. “The second I stepped out of the airport, I was drenched in sweat,” she said.

  • Studying Taiwan’s Typhoons

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 21, 2017) – Seven UAlbany undergraduate students have spent the last two months on the tropical island of Taiwan – but they’re not on summer vacation. The students, six majoring in atmospheric science, one in emergency preparedness and criminal justice, are studying typhoons and other extreme weather in Taipei, Taiwan, through a National Science Foundation (NSF) Partnership in International Research and Education (PIRE) grant.

  • UAlbany, Downstate Medical Tackle Ukraine HIV Epidemic

    ALBANY, N.Y. (July 3, 2017) –While much of the world has taken steps to curb HIV, the people of Ukraine continue to face significant challenges in their fight to halt the spread of the deadly disease. The epidemic has only grown worse as shortages of medical supplies and inadequate testing capabilities limit the response of the healthcare community.

  • Coming Home

    ALBANY, N.Y. (July 3, 2017) – When students from other countries come to UAlbany to study, there is nothing like living with a local family to make them feel at home. Mashu Minamoto, a student at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan, moved to Albany in mid-March to study English in the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) at UAlbany. He will return to Japan at the end of July.

  • A Global Perspective

    ALBANY, N.Y. (July 3, 2017) – Summer break has started, but student research has not stopped – at least for Emily Lipton and Wayne Lawrence. Graduate students in UAlbany’s School of Public Health, Emily and Wayne were selected to participate as visiting scholars in Guangdong, China this summer. They are spending ten weeks examining different aspects of human health research.

  • Eric Fischl. Barbeque. 1982. Oil on Canvas. 165 x 254 cm.

    Inserting DNA Into Art

    A new art fraud prevention technique comes to the fore. Institutions and galleries alike have suffered the consequences of convincing fakes – from Christie’s Botticelli debacle to Manhattan’s Knoedler Gallery closure. With confidence in subjective expertise not proving enough, especially alongside occasionally patchy provenance, “there is a deep freeze in authentications,” said Colette Loll of Art Fraud Insights to The New York Times.

  • Digging World History

    ALBANY, N.Y. (May 25, 2017) – Exploring ancient ruins and examining prehistoric artifacts sounds like something out of an Indiana Jones movie. For students taking part in the Las Mercedes Archaeological Field School in Costa Rica, perception meets reality.“The project is part of an international collaboration between UAlbany and the National Museum of Costa Rica,” said Associate Professor of Anthropology Robert Rosenswig, who has directed students on archaeological digs at the Las Mercedes site since 2009.
  • Uncommon Presences, Uncommon Achievers

    ALBANY, N.Y. (May 25, 2017) — Amid the homogeneous atmosphere that existed at the beginnings of this institution in the mid 19th Century, a few individuals proved to be both exceptions and exceptional. An 1850 New York legislature law established support ($1,000) to educate 10 American Indian youths per year. In the 1870s, Sensaburo Kodzu from Japan became the first documented international student at any of the campuses that would be part of the future State University of New York. He graduated in 1877.

  • Coming to America

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 22, 2017) – Senior Ibrahim Abdalla is making the most of the opportunities he has found at the University at Albany. Abdalla, a dual major in public health and emergency preparedness, is on his way this spring to becoming one of the first graduates of the new College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC). Ibrahim, a first-generation college student, grew up in North Sudan.
  • Taking a Stand on Trafficking

    ALBANY, N.Y. (May 19, 2017) — Every year, 21 million people worldwide are victims of forced labor, and some 600,000-800,000 are trafficked across international borders, exploited as sex workers or s form of indentured servitude. A new student group aims to raise awareness of this problem, and to promote fair trade and find ways to assist victims of human trafficking.

  • Summer Office Hours Begin May 22

    The Center for International Education and Global Strategy, the home of IELP, ISSS, Education Abroad, and International Admissions and Recruitment, will switch to Summer Hours on Monday, May 22 through Friday, August 18, 2017.

    The office will be open 8 AM to 4 PM from Monday through Friday during that period of time.

  • Psychology professor Laurie Feldman.

    Springtime in the Netherlands

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 30, 2016) – Professor Laurie Beth Feldman recently returned from a lab visit at Qatar University. She will be packing her bags again in April, this time for the Netherlands. Feldman, a cognitive psychologist with a specialization in language, has won a prestigious Radboud Excellence Initiative Professorship. This allows her to spend one month collaborating at Radboud University in the Netherlands in April 2017, and another month in the winter of 2018.

  • Madeeha Khan addresses new students at the 2016 Convocation

    An International Campus

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 30, 2016) — They come to Albany from around 90 different countries, from Africa, Asia, Latin America. UAlbany’s international students — some 1,770 of them — make up about 10 percent of the overall student body. The numbers have grown by almost 40 percent between 2009 and 2015. And while the students share some of the same challenges and experiences, each brings a unique perspective to the University, and each has something personal to take away.

  • Jason Lane, left, with C-BERT co-director Kevin Kinser. (Photo by Paul Miller)

    A Presence Abroad

    ALBANY, N.Y. (November 15, 2016) – International students who are interested in pursuing a global education but want to stay close to home are seeing increased opportunities. A new report, co-authored by UAlbany’s Cross-Border Education Research Team (C-BERT), has revealed there are 249 international branch campuses (IBCs) that enroll at least 180,000 students worldwide. That’s a 26 percent increase from 2011.

  • Far-Flung Partnership

    ALBANY, N.Y. (November 1, 2016) — The University at Albany has entered into an academic partnership with Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications that will bring Chongqing students to the UAlbany campus for the last of their four-year program in computer science and software engineering. The program will allow Chongqing University students to obtain two degrees in four years, and will provide UAlbany faculty and students with opportunities for internships, research and project engagement.
  •  Cidny Ramirez (one from right) has spent her summer studying abroad in Taipei.

    Turning Typhoons into Applied Learning

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 8, 2016) – As Super Typhoon Nepartak approached Taiwan, Cidny Ramirez knew she was living her dream. Ramirez, a native of Colombia and junior at UAlbany, is studying abroad in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, as the University’s first National Science Foundation (NSF) Partnership in International Research and Education (PIRE) grant recipient.

  • Photo: John Nation/Louisville Magazine

     Biology/German Major Steers Medical Success

     As fate would have it, Dr. Susan Galandiuk’s choice of double major at UAlbany would make a significant impact on her life’s direction.

    Galandiuk knew she wanted to pursue a career in medicine. Because she “always loved science,” her decision to major in biology made perfect sense. Opting to take on a second major in German – while less conventional, perhaps – was just as formative.

  • The new program will build capacity at the Kazakh National Medical University to conduct research addressing HIV treatment gaps.

    School of Public Health Partners with Downstate Medical Center to Conduct HIV Research and Training in Kazakhstan

    The University at Albany and Downstate Medical Center will partner on a five-year project to conduct HIV research and training for the country of Kazakhstan. UAlbany's School of Public Health will provide the majority of the training while SUNY Downstate will conduct the research through its New York State International Training and Research Program (NYS-ITRP), directed by SUNY Downstate Medical Center Distinguished Service Professor Jack DeHovitz, MD, MPH.

  • The photography exhibition 'This Place,' seen here at the Brooklyn Museum.

    Photo Exhibit of Israel and West Bank to Foster Teaching and Learning

    This Place, currently at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, will involve faculty at UAlbany and three other upstate campuses — Skidmore, Colgate and Hamilton — to develop new best practices of museum-based education and ways to integrate them into the curricula. The initiative is funded by a $222,000 grant from the New York City-based Teagle Foundation.
  • Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    Mega-Bank's Scholarship Fund Creates Exciting New Study Abroad Opportunities in Latin America

    Two of the most highly ranked private universities in Latin America have become even more affordable options for UAlbany Study Abroad students, thanks to a new scholarship from Spanish mega-bank Santander to the Center for International Education and Global Strategy. This funding from one of Europe's largest financial institutions will support semester-length and summer programs in Argentina’s Universidad del Salvador and a summer program in Brazil’s Mackenzie University.

  • School of Public Health students learned about the Costa Rica health care system in a variety of settings, including hospitals and clinics serving indigenous populations.

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

    While most of the University at Albany community enjoyed its winter recess, a team of 11 students and faculty members from UAlbany’s School of Public Health and School of Business visited a remote village in the Costa Rican rain forest to learn about the public health/health care system that makes this Central American nation a global model.
  • Participants at the

    GIHHR Co-Sponsors HIV-AIDS Conference in Istanbul, Turkey

    U Albany’s Global Institute of Health and Human Rights, in collaboration with the International AIDS Society, co-sponsored the Second High Level Consultation Meeting on HIV in Conservative Social Settings at Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey during January 30-31, 2016.
  • Rockefeller College Professor Lends International Students a Warm Welcome

    As the University continues its efforts to attract greater numbers of international students, one professor at Rockefeller College – Ik Jae Chung – can provide perspective on his approach to international recruitment. Chung has been enlisting executives and civil servants from Korea to the College’s MPA program for more than 15 years.
  • UAlbany Signs MOU with Islamic Azad University

    UAlbany Signs MOU with Islamic Azad University

    On Jan. 5th, U Albany hosted Dr. Morteza Mousakhani, President of the Qazvin campus of Islamic Azad University, Iran. Islamic Azad University (IAU) is the largest system of higher education in Iran, with approximately 1.7 million students dispersed among more than 450 campuses. President Mousakhani and President Jones signed two Memoranda of Understanding that will allow both institutions to explore collaboration on a range of projects.
  • Gabriel Hetland, of the Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies (LACS) travels to Venezuela to monitor parliamentary election

    During his 10-day visit, Professor Hetland visited three areas of the country (Caracas, Lara and Nueva Esparta) meeting with electoral officials, political parties of the government and opposition, ordinary citizens and social movement leaders to learn about their views on the election and Venezuela's current political and economic situation.
  • Louise Burkhart in Spain

    Anthropologist Rewarded as She Finds a New Century for a New Spain Catechism

    Award-winning essay by Louise Burkhart uproots a vestige of received wisdom and offers theories why pictorial manuscripts were placed in the evangelical toolkit of 16th Century friars — long before their actual creation.
  • Glyne Griffith

    English Department Chair Gives Lecture at University of the West Indies in Jamaica on BBC Radio's Influence on West Indian Literature

    Glyne Griffith, well-respected scholar in the field of Caribbean literary and cultural studies, spoke at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, on how a BBC radio program helped launch the literary careers of many West Indian writers from 1943 to 1958.
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