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International News @ UAlbany

  • Meredith Weiss and Michitake Aso

    UAlbany, Rockefeller Receive Grant to Establish SUNY/CUNY Southeast Asia Consortium

    ALBANY, N.Y. (July 18, 2023) — The University at Albany has received a four-year $550,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to support building a SUNY/CUNY Southeast Asia Consortium. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy Professor Meredith Weiss will serve as its initial director, while Michitake Aso, associate professor of history, will work among lead faculty from SUNY and CUNY schools.

  • Seven UAlbany faculty and staff members won Fulbright Scholar awards for the 2023-24 academic year. Clockwise from top left: Peter Brandon, Bruce Svare, Joanna Dreby, Christopher Pastore, April Roggio, Ryan Irwin and Carol Rodgers.

    Seven UAlbany Faculty Win Fulbright Scholar Awards

    ALBANY, N.Y. (July 6, 2023) — Seven University at Albany faculty and staff members have received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to conduct research and teach in their respective fields across Europe, South America, Central America and Asia during the 2023-2024 academic year. The awards are given by the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to over 800 U.S. faculty members, artists and professionals from all backgrounds...

  • Michelle Dong and Teresa Mejia in side by side pictures

    Michelle Dong, Global Student Leader, Earns Prestigious Mental Health Scholarship

    ALBANY, N.Y. (April 20, 2023) — Two UAlbany students are among the first recipients of a new $4 million state scholarship program designed to support underrepresented students working on degrees in the mental health field. Doctoral student Teresa Mejia and undergrad Michelle Dong (who is also an International Studies minor, a participant in Global Distinction, Peace Corps Prep and Cultural Connections) won the scholarships, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced last week.

  • Shayla Farris, smiling and standing in front of a light green wall wearing a blue top and a pearl necklace.

    Shayla Farris, Peace Corps Prep Graduate heading to the Peace Corps

    When Shayla Farris transferred to UAlbany last year, she was feeling lost. Her college career to date had been anything but linear. The Kingston native had previously attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., first studying psychology before deciding to pursue a teaching career. But she never quite felt like she belonged there, she said, and then the campus closed indefinitely when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. “I ended up looking at Albany and I'm actually really happy I did,” she said. 

  • Rosmery Reyes standing in front of the Podium fountains with a white jacket and a backpack.

    Rosmery Reyes, Peace Corps Prep Graduate Heads to Med School 

    During the fall of 2021, when many UAlbany students were adjusting to life back on campus after the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rosmery Reyes was facing yet another obstacle. The human biology major and aspiring doctor from the Bronx had to undergo stomach surgery after longtime issues with gastroesophageal reflux disease. She ended up losing a lot of weight and strength, and missed a month of school while she recovered.

  • Flyer for A Conversation with Joe Hyrkin, Tech Entrepreneur (CEO of ISSUU)
and UAlbany Alumnus ('92)

    Join us for A Conversation with Joe Hyrkin, Tech Entrepreneur (CEO of ISSUU) and UAlbany Alumnus ('92) on Monday, April 17 at 1PM in the Science Library, Standish Room

    Joe Hyrkin, the current CEO of ISSUU, the world's leading omni-channel content tools and publishing platform, will be speaking on Monday, April 17 at 1PM in the Science Library, Standish Room. Joe received a joint degree at UAlbany in Political Science and Chinese in 1992, after spending his junior year in 1990 studying abroad in Beijing, China. He has more than 25 years of experience in start-up and technology leadership and is is a frequent contributor to the likes of Techcrunch, Bloomberg and Forbes.

  • Image of coffee cup over world map

    Join us for Coffee Hour with the Dean of International Education!

    ALBANY, N.Y. (March 22, 2023) — Join the Dean of International Education on Wednesday, March 22 at 3:00 PM
    in the Science Library Atrium for an informal social hour to bring together International students & scholars and UAlbany’s entire globally engaged community. Connect with other resources who may help you  create or enhance your international experience!


  • UAlbany IELP student Tugba Ozbilir reviews a brochure for an upcoming fundraiser for Turkish earthquake relief Friday, March 10, 2023. Ozbilir, 41, is from Turkey and lost relatives in the earthquake.
Submitted by Susan Gorga

    Turkish UAlbany students hope to bring aid, relief back home with fundraiser

    ALBANY — When a deadly earthquake hit parts of Turkey and Syria last month, Tugba Ozbilir was devastated. Currently a 41-year-old student at the University at Albany's Intensive English Language Program, Ozbilir was a rescue worker in her home country of Turkey, she said. While mourning the loss of her aunt and cousins in the earthquake, she was also struck with guilt that there wasn't more she could do.

  • Peace Corps logo

    March is for Building Global Community and Careers

    There is so much going on in March! Step up in your community and future! Celebrate Peace Corps (2/26-3/4) and UN SDG Action and Awareness (3/6-3/10) Weeks here at UAlbany with Peace Corps Prep, nationally and internationally online. Network, serve, intern, work and grow your career at the: Community Service Fair - Wed. 3/1 10am-2pm, Lecture Center Concourse, hosted by the Community and Public Service Program

  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Logo

    UAlbany Celebrates Global Engagement in March

    Join the UAlbany global community in marking Peace Corps Week (February 26th – March 4th) and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) Action and Awareness Week (March 6th – 10th).
    Special events include: Peace Corps Week: How Serving in the Dominican Republic Made Me a Better Public Health Professional,

  • Wisdom Grant-Ogden in the Campus Center
Photo Credit: Florinda Gjypi / The ASP

    Capital Conversations: You Know Wisdom Too?

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 20, 2023) –  Author Florinda Gjypi is an international student from Albania studying in the English Honors Program and majoring in communications/journalism.  Check out her February 20th Albany Student Press (ASP) article about Wisdom Grant-Ogden, a registrar for UAlbany Dining Services who came to the United States from Trinidad with her family 25 years ago.

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    UAlbany Office of Sustainability, Center for Leadership and Service Awarded SUNY Leadership Award

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 28, 2022) – University at Albany faculty and administrators have been awarded a SUNY Leadership Award for “17 Rooms of Service,” a new activity during Welcome Week that centers around heightening awareness about the United Nations Global Goals through public and community service. The activity is based on a program called “Seventeen Rooms” that the Brookings Institute started. 

  • International Education Week 2022 Calendar

    UAlbany Celebrates International Education Week 2022 November 13-18

    ALBANY, N.Y. (November 13-18, 2022) —The Center for International Education and Global Strategy is celebrating the importance of international education and the global connections shared by UAlbany students, faculty, staff, and alumni around the world by observing International Education Week 2022 (IEW), the week of November 13-18, 2022.

  • Image of Dr. Dominik Hammer, professor of International Management and Business Administration and the Vice Dean of International Affairs at Munich University of Applied Science

    SEAChange November Brown Bag – Dr. Dominik Hammer, Wed Nov. 9, 12-1 PM

    The November Brown Bag presented by SEAChange will be a talk by Dr. Dominik Hammer, professor of International Management and Business Administration and the Vice Dean of International Affairs at Munich University of Applied Science. Dr. Hammer will be talking about lessons learned from his leadership journey. This topic would be most relevant to students in leadership courses and business management programs as well as in international education. Click link for more info & RSVP!

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    UAlbany's work to serve under-represented students awarded

    Underrepresented communities face a host of challenges when it comes to obtaining a college degree. The University at Albany is being recognized for making it a priority to ensure every student has an equal chance to succeed. UAlbany is the first SUNY institution, and college in the state, to earn the Seal of Excelencia. The honor is given to universities focused on Latino and Latina success.

  • Image of the Seal of Excelencia awarded to UAlbany

    UAlbany Earns ‘Seal of Excelencia’ for Latina and Latino Student Success

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 30, 2022) — The University at Albany today was granted the prestigious Seal of Excelencia, a rigorous certification of the University’s data-driven approach to ensuring Latina and Latino students are supported and thriving academically. The announcement was made in Washington, D.C., by Excelencia in Education, marking the first time the educational nonprofit has granted the certification to a New York college or university...

  • Alissa Banfield, a junior East Asian Studies major at the University at Albany, poses outside the residence of His Excellency Cho Tae-yong, a South Korean diplomat to the U.S., while in Washington, D.C. to present a research paper.

    Junior First to Represent UAlbany at Major Korean Studies Conference

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 20, 2022) — A few months ago, Alissa Banfield was not expecting to end up in Washington, D.C., presenting original research at a major Korean Studies conference on the LGBTQ+ community in South Korea. In fact, her research — which explored life in South Korea for LGBTQ+ individuals and earned her a coveted spot at the prestigious Next Generation Scholarship in Korean Studies Conference — was born out of an assignment designed to test her Korean language and vocabulary skills.

  • Verónica Pérez Rodríguez (center, orange), an associate professor of anthropology at the University at Albany, with UAlbany doctoral student Alba Tellez (bottom left) and the rest of the Cerro Jazmin Archaeological Project crew in Oaxaca, Mexico.

    Fulbright Scholar Studies Ceramics for Clues to Sociopolitical Dynamics of Oaxaca's Earliest Cities

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 8, 2022) – A University at Albany anthropologist will spend her academic year in the hills of Oaxaca, Mexico investigating the origins of pottery unearthed from two pre-Hispanic sites to see if they can provide clues to the social and political dynamics guiding some of the world’s earliest cities. Verónica Pérez Rodríguez, an associate professor of anthropology who was recently named a Fulbright-Garcia Robles Science and Technology Global Scholar by the U.S. Department of State...

  • Illustration depicting all mammal species that would inhabit Southern California today if not for human-linked extinction. Extinct species appear in black and white. Credit: Oscar Sanisidro/University of Alcalá

    Study Reveals How Prehistoric Humans Simplified the World’s Food Webs

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 30, 2022) — Research conducted with the help of a University at Albany anthropologist has revealed the cascading effects that humans have had on mammal declines and their food webs over the last 130,000 years, a new study in the journal Science shows. The study, which was carried out by researchers in the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark and Spain, set out to determine the magnitude of food web loss among mammals since the Late Pleistocene...

  • Dozens of PIRE students were offered travel and living expenses to study abroad and complete research internships in Taiwan.

    UAlbany Graduate Students Reflect on PIRE Experience in New Paper

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 25, 2022) — A cohort of University at Albany graduate students published a new paper that reflects on their first-hand experiences as part of the U.S.-Taiwan Partnership for International Research and Education (PIRE) program. Announced by U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, the 5-year, $4.5 million U.S.-Taiwan PIRE project was launched in 2015 to advance research in early warning detection and disaster response around extreme storms. 

  • Ruins of the monumental center of Mayapan. (Photo provided by Marilyn Masson)

    Study: Collapse of Ancient Mayan Capital Linked to Drought

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 18, 2022) — Prolonged drought likely helped to fuel civil conflict and the eventual political collapse of Mayapan, the ancient capital city of the Maya on the Yucatán Peninsula, suggests a new study in Nature Communications that was published with the help of a University at Albany archeologist.

  • Members of the Zimbabwe parliamentary staff meet with Congressman Paul Tonko (D–NY) at the U.S. Capitol in June. (Photo by Sladjana Bijelic)

    Zimbabwean Parliamentary Staffers Continue Training Through Partnership with Rockefeller College

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 4, 2022) — A group of 12 members of Zimbabwe’s parliamentary staff visited Albany and Washington, D.C., in a summer study visit hosted by Rockefeller College. The three-week visit was part of a broader professional development training program in public financial management organized under the Zimbabwe Parliamentary Strengthening Project, implemented through Rockefeller’s Center for Policy Research (CPR).

Joselyn Villarruel, class of 2021 in summer 2018, when she participated in Education Abroad's summer program in Madrid, adobe-topped residences in the background.

    Education Abroad Emerges from a COVID-19 Hiatus with 20+ Offerings

    ALBANY, N.Y. (July 21, 2022) — One of the biggest jolts to higher education institutions from the COVID-19 pandemic was endured by study abroad programs. UAlbany’s was no exception. Now, however, it is time for a comeback. Back in early 2020, UAlbany Education Abroad boasted 80 distinct worldwide offerings that allowed 200 of the University’s students to study overseas in the summer and fall of 2019 and the beginning of 2020.

  • A portrait of Bridget Nandawula

    Ugandan Student, Bridget Nandawula, Honored with 2022 Initiatives for Women Award

    Albany, N.Y. (July 21, 2022) - Congratulations to School of Public Health international student from Uganda, Bridget Nandawula.  Honored today at a UAlbany awards reception, she is the recipient of the 2022 Initiatives for Women (IFW) award.  To learn more about Bridget's story, click the link.

  • Han Liu and Zai Liang (Photo by Patrick Dodson)

    Researchers’ COVID-19 Study in China: Children Spread the Virus Easier, and Lockdowns Worked

    ALBANY, N.Y. (June 23, 2022) — Using high quality COVID-19 transmission data from a northern Chinese city, two University at Albany researchers concluded that young people were most responsible for an increase in direct and secondary infections, and also determined that county-wide lockdowns proved effective in stemming the spread of the virus.

  • Maya Lee, holding a bouquet of flowers, is sitting in front of a tree

    A May Grad Advances to a Year in Cambodia through a Fulbright Award

    ALBANY, N.Y. (June 16, 2022) — Shortly after her May UAlbany graduation, Maya Lee followed up her outstanding academic career with a lifelong wish fulfilled. The summa cum laude (3.98 GPA) double major was notified she’d been selected by the Fulbright Student Program for its English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) program in Cambodia for 2022-23.

  • U.S. students in Kenya celebrate the Turkana Basin Institute. (Photo courtesy of Stony Brook University)

    New Fieldwork Semester in Kenya Offers Unique Immersion into Research and Culture

    ALBANY, N.Y. (June 16, 2022) — Starting this fall, UAlbany will join Stony Brook in offering anthropology students a semester-long study of human origins and evolution in Kenya: The Origins Field School. “Students will become fully immersed in Kenyan culture, while earning 15 credits that will fulfill key requirements at UAlbany for both the Anthropology and Human Biology majors,” said John Rowan, assistant professor of Anthropology and an affiliate researcher at the Turkana Basin Institute (TBI)...

  • Image of red heart in the background with an overlay of a green map of the world in the foreground

    UAlbany President Rodríguez' Op-Ed: Universities should play greater role in supporting refugees

    ALBANY, N.Y. (June 13, 2022) -- Shortly after two Fulbright Scholars from Afghanistan arrived in Albany last August, it became alarmingly clear that they could not safely return to a Taliban-controlled country. Faculty and staff at the University at Albany immediately intervened to help them find legal assistance and secure internships and jobs. The human rights fallout from the collapse of the Afghan government foreshadowed the staggering wave of displacement that would soon follow...

  • A globe sits on a shiny brown desk

    UAlbany Grad Students Win Competitive International Awards

    ALBANY, N.Y. (May 26, 2022) — Four UAlbany graduate students have received prestigious grants that will further their scholarly pursuits in the international arena while continuing the University’s long-standing strategic commitment to the promotion of the global common good in countries across the world.

  • School of Business Associate Professor Na Dai has been named a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar. (Photo by Carlo de Jesus)

    Fulbright Scholar Bringing Case Study Approach to Italy

    ALBANY, N.Y. (May 19, 2022) — For School of Business Associate Professor of Finance Na Dai, bringing real-world cases into the classroom is a critical component to her students’ learning process. Dai, recently selected by the U.S. Department of State as a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar, will be taking her expertise in corporate finance, entrepreneurship and innovation to the University of Naples in Italy during the 2022-23 academic year.

  • Sri Ganeshaan standing on the UAlbany podium area.

    Sri Ganeshaan, First International Student SA President, Kicks Off New Term

    (CIEGS, May 13, 2022) Congratulations to Sri Sowmiyaa Ganeshaan, the first ever international student to be elected President of the Student Association (SA) at UAlbany.  One of the ways Sri kicked off her new term was by congratulating graduating and departing international students and scholars at the May 13th International Celebration in the Science Library Atrium and Parent Fountain Courtyard. 

  • Some of the President’s Excellence Award for Teaching winners — Stephanie Affinito, Christopher Pastore, Samantha Friedman, Carmen Serrano and Mark Hughes — pose between Provost Carol Kim, left, and President Rodríguez. (Photos by Patrick Dodson)

    Three Years of Excellence Honored at President's Awards Ceremony

    ALBANY, N.Y. (May 5, 2022) — Forty-seven members of the University’s faculty and staff were honored with the President’s Excellence Award in a special ceremony earlier this week that marked the return to an in-person celebration. President Rodríguez noted that the annual event highlighting the positive impact of faculty and staff had been put on hold for two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Chancellor's Award winners are, clockwise from top left: Julie Jasewicz , Habib Affinnih, Christian Vitek, Haisha Famuyide, Kayleigh Ross, Kevin Thomas, Kavipriya Kovai Palanivel and Maxim Couillard.

    Eight Honored with SUNY Chancellor’s Awards

    ALBANY, N.Y. (April 19, 2022) — Eight outstanding UAlbany students will be honored Tuesday with the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, which is the highest award SUNY bestows. Chancellor’s Award winners are selected for outstanding achievements in academics, leadership, campus involvement, community service and the arts. The SUNY-wide awards ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Hall of Springs in Saratoga Springs.

  • Several students standing and posing in traditional cultural clothing from various countries.

    UAlbany President's Awards for Leadership Abound for Cultural Connections, their Officers and Deserving International Students

    (CIEGS, March 14, 2022) Cultural Connections student organization advised by ISSS has thrived this year under the leadership of their President Nina Tran. She and other executive board officers - Zaineb Ahmed (Vice President), Sunnah Yasin (Secretary) and Cami Tran (Treasurer) organized numerous cultural, educational and social activities, including their inaugural Cultural Connections Festival during International Education Week in November (IEW) 2021.

  • Image of UN Sustainable Development Goals Action and Awareness Week flyer

    UN Sustainable Development Goals Action and Awareness Week is 2/28 – 3/4! 

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 28, 2022) The University Global Coalition, in partnership with the State University of New York, has declared February 28 – March 4, 2022 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Action and Awareness Week. It's purpose is to promote awareness of the SDGs among students in higher education and inspire them to take action in furtherance of the goals on their campuses and in their local community.


  • Part of the cover art for the first Living in Languages Journal, by Sarah Zahed

    Graduate Students Bring a Living in Languages Journal to Life

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 22, 2022) — A new online, open access, peer-reviewed journal guided by doctoral students and devoted to translation studies is capturing worldwide attention less than a month after its release. A collaboration between the departments of English and Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLC), the Living in Languages Journal has already been downloaded 183 times from 17 institutions in 17 countries.

  • Back row (L to R): Amy Harwood, Olivia Morrow, Sujaya Balachandran, Shakera Tems, Wenqian Robertson, Alexis Arnett and Alyssa Broome-Quissimisse. Front (L to R): Erin Hogan, Sarah Peter, Alice Antwi, Lauren Prosper and Karen Chang. (Photo by Brian Busher)

    New Fellows Named to Women in Leadership Program

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 15, 2022) — Twelve graduate students and professionals have been awarded fellowships to a leadership development program through the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society (CWGCS) at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. The 2022 Fellowship on Women & Public Policy program provides an intensive program to develop participants for careers in public policy.

  • Gilbert Valverde, Dean and Vice Provost for International Education, sitting at a conference table.

    Coffee with the Dean of International Education Today February 10!

    International students & scholars and UAlbany’s entire globally engaged community are invited to join the Dean of International Education/Vice Provost for Global Strategy and other CIEGS staff for a social.

    Thursday, February 10th
    3:30 - 4:30 PM
    Science Library Atrium

  • Debernee (Deb) Privott sitting at a desk.

    Deb Privott to be Rewarded for Her Long Testimony of Service to Community

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 10, 2022) — Debernee (Deb) Privott is not sure if her parents knew how closely she was watching them as a girl when they attended to community needs in the United States and overseas, including two years in the Philippines. “Their community work made up some of my best memories; and I’ve been deeply involved with service since that time,” she said.

  • Cropped image of flyer for Education Abroad fair

    Spring 2022 Education Abroad Fair February 8!

    Join us in the Lecture Center Concourse on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Come learn about study abroad and other international opportunities available at UAlbany!
    Other upcoming events:
    Feb 7: Sharing Travel Stories (in collaboration with Student Association) @ 7pm, CC Multipurpose Room
    Feb 15: General Study Abroad Informational @ 7pm, CC Multipurpose Room
    Feb 16 UAlbany in Valencia, Spain: Education Abroad Info Session @ 12:30pm, Science Library Conference Room G-05

  • UAlbany holiday card winning design by Morseda Akter '21

    Happy Holidays from the UAlbany Family to Yours!

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec, 2021) —Wishing our UAlbany family and friends an abundance of warmth, love and happiness this holiday season, and a new year filled with hope, peace and good health.

  • International Education Week 2021 calendar of events

    UAlbany Celebrates International Education Week 2021 November 15-19

    ALBANY, N.Y. (November 15-19, 2021) —The Center for International Education and Global Strategy is celebrating the importance of international education and the global connections shared by UAlbany students, faculty, staff, and alumni around the world by observing International Education Week 2021 (IEW), the week of November 15-19, 2021.

  • Cover of “Validity of Educational Assessments in Chile and Latin America” published by Springer

    Dean & Vice Provost Valverde Co-Authors Part of Ground Breaking Volume on Educational Assessments in Chile and Latin America

    In the first such book for a non-Spanish speaking audience, Dr. Gilbert Valverde, Dean of International Education and Vice-Provost of Global Strategy – and faculty member of the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership in the School of Education, co-authored two chapters representing two first-of-their-kind cross-national empirical studies of validation and use of educational assessments across Latin America, with special focus on Chile, Perú and México...

  • Dr. Heike Tauerschmidt (International Office, Bremen UAS), Rita Biswas (University at Albany), Karin Luckey (Rector, Bremen UAS), Sara Blum (International Office, Bremen UAS). Image: Hochschule Bremen

    Bremen & UAlbany: Wrapping Up a Virtual Cooperation in Person

    BREMEN, DE (Oct. 29, 2021) — Prof. Dr. Mechthild Schrooten, Bremen City University of Applied Sciences (UAS7) and Prof. Dr. Rita Biswas, University at Albany (SUNY), organized a virtual "Global Finance" course for their students from both institutions as part of the UAS7 Virtual Academy this spring term. To wrap up their cooperation, which also included a joint presentation at an international conference, they met in Bremen to plan further research together.

  • Link to flyer for Coffee with the Dean on October 26, 2021

    Coffee with the Dean of International Education

    International students & scholars and UAlbany’s entire globally engaged community are invited to join the Dean of International Education/Vice Provost for Global Strategy and other CIEGS staff for a social.

    Tuesday, October 26th
    3:30 - 4:30 PM
    Science Library Atrium

  • Rosa Clemente in front of some white flowers.

    Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Celebrated with Organizer and Alum Rosa Clemente

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 21, 2021) — Organizer, producer, journalist, scholar and activist Rosa Clemente will visit campus next week as part of the University’s extended celebration of National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month. Clemente, born and raised in the Bronx, was the first Afro-Latina woman to run for vice president of the United States. She is a leading scholar on the issues of Afro/Black-Latina/Latino/Latinx identity.

  • UAlbany President Havidan Rodríguez speaking at a podium

    UAlbany Joins Presidents’ Alliance in Support of International and Immigrant Students

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 19, 2021) — President Rodríguez has joined the Steering Committee of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, a coalition of more than 500 college and university presidents and chancellors promoting federal, state and local policies that support immigrant, international and refugee students.

  • Invitation to Coffee with the Dean

    Coffee with the Dean of International Education

    International students & scholars and UAlbany’s entire globally engaged community are invited to join the Dean of International Education/Vice Provost for Global Strategy and other CIEGS staff for a social.

    Tuesday, September 28th
    3:30 - 4:30 PM
    Science Library Atrium

  • A gold and white Minerva logo at the top, then white text on a purple background that says the Center for Global Health logo and below that it says University at Albany, State University of New York.

    Center for Global Health Collaborates with Colombian Partner University to Deliver Remote Course on Global Health

    Dr. Alvaro Carrascal, an affiliated faculty member at the UAlbany Center for Global Health, and Professor Jeancarlo Cordoba, a faculty member at the University of Costa Rica School of Public Health and a current DrPH student at UAlbany, recently collaborated with colleagues at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Cali, Colombia to deliver an eight-hour synchronous online short-course on global health for Master of Public Health (MPH) students taking an international health class with a focus on COVID-19

  • Simone Hassan-Bey, in Gwangju, South Korea.
A young woman stands on a large wooden deck with a field, lake and mountains behind her

    A Remarkable Student Achiever Leaves UAlbany a Lasting Gift

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 2, 2021) — Given the number of accolades Simone Hassan-Bey has received over the past four years, it’s unlikely that she would be soon forgotten at the University at Albany. But taking command in launching a scholarship for UAlbany students as she was departing would seem to have secured her legend. Hassan-Bey, an Honors College student who graduated in May with a degree in Business Administration and minor in Korean Studies, launched the Yoonhee Yoshi Kim Memorial Scholarship.

  • Image of old maps, a scroll, a globe and a compass.

    Fall 2021 Education Abroad Fair September 8!

    Join us in the Lecture Center Concourse on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Come learn about study abroad and other international opportunities available at UAlbany!

  • Simone Hassan-Bey

    Critical Language Scholarship Awarded to UAlbany Graduating Senior

    ALBANY, N.Y. (June 2021) — Simone Hassan-Bey, an Honors College graduate, has won a Critical Language Scholarship to study Korean this summer. She is the only University at Albany student to have received this award since 2016, and the first ever for the Korean language.  Critical Language Scholarship is a nationally competitive scholarship. Winners are selected from a pool of over 4,600 applicants, who represent all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.

  • Dr. Gilbert Valverde - Vice Provost and Dean of the Center for International Education and Global Strategy

    UAlbany Provost Kim Announces Dr. Gilbert Valverde Promoted to Vice Provost and Dean of the Center for International Education and Global Strategy

    ALBANY, N.Y. (April 7, 2021) — I am pleased to announce that Dr. Gilbert Valverde has accepted the appointment as Vice Provost and Dean of the Center for International Education and Global Strategy. Dr. Valverde has served in this critical leadership role on an interim basis since January 2020. During this period, he also served on several UAlbany COVID-19 response related taskforces and chaired the Provost’s Working Group on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence.

  • UAlbany faculty are collaborating with international partners on COIL activities.

    UAlbany Faculty Keep Internationalization at the Forefront

    ALBANY, N.Y. (April 1, 2021) – Despite the restrictions of the pandemic, University at Albany faculty are finding creative ways to work with valued international partners to further UAlbany’s strategic goal of internationalization.Five faculty are teaching classes this spring in which their UAlbany students partner with students at universities in Germany on project-based learning on global teams.

  • Libra Dolce, Class of 2020, was a Rangel Scholar several years ago.

    Applications for Student Fulbright Grants Opened March 30

    ALBANY, N.Y. (March 16, 2021) — It was 3 a.m. in Taiwan in February and recent UAlbany alumna Libra Dolce woke for a Zoom call, and to discuss her experience as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) there. Dolce was featured in Today at UAlbany in October 2019 after her experience as a Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Scholar. She was informed of her status as a Fulbright grantee last year, but her participation seemed increasingly unlikely as the pandemic spread throughout the world.

  • UAlbany President Havidán Rodríguez

    Message from UAlbany President Havidán Rodríguez: Supporting Our Asian, Asian American & Pacific Islander Community

    ALBANY, N.Y. (March 22, 2021) —The University at Albany stands strongly and unequivocally with the Asian, Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Given the escalation of anti-AAPI violence and hate speech across the nation, we want to reaffirm UAlbany’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Prachi Bharadwaj, pictured with her two young daughters, finds the part-time evening MBA program fits well with her career and home life.

    MBA Student Finishes Third in International Business Competition

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 9, 2021) — When MBA student Prachi Bharadwaj’s team in a business simulation competition won at the university level, they were invited to an international competition. And when the other teammates weren’t able to compete, Bharadwaj decided to go it alone.Her efforts paid off with a third-place finish in the Glo-Bus International Invitation Only Simulation Challenge, where teams compete by making real-life business strategies for a fictional company.

  • Dr. Michael Peer

    UAlbany Psychology Department and CIEGS Present a Remote Colloquium: Cognitive Maps Across Domains

    The UAlbany Psychology Department in conjunction with the Center for International Education & Global Strategy and International Student & Scholar Services present a remote colloquium, "Cognitive Maps Across Domains,” by Dr. Michael Peer on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 2:45 pm. This research will investigate the neurocognitive systems used to encode cognitive maps of the large-scale environment, and their possible use to map other types of knowledge in more abstract domains.

  • Libra Dolce, winner of the Fulbright ETA to Taiwan.

    UAlbany Student Celebrates Fulbright ETA to Taiwan

    ALBANY, N.Y. (October 21, 2020) - Libra is a UAlbany graduate with a double major in Globalization and East Asian Studies, in addition to a Japanese minor. Libra has actively pursued cultural exchange and diversity throughout her academic career and a multitude of extracurricular activities. She is incredibly honored to be a recipient of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Taiwan.

  • Beverly Beaudette holding up her Fulbright award letter. Picture by Beverly Beaudette.

    UAlbany Student Celebrates Fulbright ETA to Belgium

    ALBANY NY (October 16, 2020) - Congratulations to Beverly Beaudette for being awarded a Fulbright ETA to Belgium.  She will be teaching at the Université catholique de Louvain, a French-speaking University in Louvain, just outside of Brussels. She is excited to teach English, learn more about Belgian culture, improve her French, and learn some Dutch!

  • UAlbany provides the skills students need to serve in the Peace Corps.

    UAlbany Among Peace Corps' Top 10 Peace Corps Prep Certificate Institutions

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 1, 2020) – The Peace Corps has announced that the University at Albany ranked No. 7 among Peace Corps Prep schools on the agency’s list of top certificate-issuing institutions in 2020. The 2019-2020 academic year was UAlbany’s first with the program, yet it soared to the top 10 by issuing 22 Prep certificates to members of the graduating class of 2020.

  • Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications Celebrates Dual Degree Program with UAlbany

    Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications Celebrates Dual Degree Program with UAlbany

    ALBANY NY (September 22, 2020) - Opening Ceremonies in Chongqing, China - In 2016, UAlbany began its dual-degree partnership with the Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications in Chongqing, China. Through this partnership, students can earn two Bachelor of Science degrees in Software Engineering and Computer Science.

  • Logo for the UAlbany Madrid 50th Anniversary Celebration featuring the red and yellow colors of the Spanish flag.

    UAlbany Madrid 50th Anniversary Celebration

    ALBANY NY (September 14, 2020) - This year marks the 50th anniversary of the UAlbany in Madrid education abroad programs! Join the Center for International Education and Global Strategy (CIEGS) for the Virtual UAlbany Madrid 50th Anniversary Celebration, which launched on Monday, September 14th, and will continue throughout the fall 2020 semester. You don’t want to miss celebrating this historic occasion! 

  • Gilbert Valverde, Ph.D., Interim Vice-Provost for Global Strategy and Dean of International Education

    Message About Recent Regulations Regarding Student Visas

    ALBANY NY (July 9, 2020) - Dear UAlbany International Students, I write this note to you as many of you have expressed your concerns about recent regulations regarding student visas. Our Office of International Student and Scholar Services will continue to communicate with you interpreting the most recent guidance. We will help you navigate these new regulations to maintain compliance.

  • Gilbert Valverde, Ph.D., Interim Vice-Provost for Global Strategy and Dean of International Education,

    Letter About Proclamation Impacting Chinese Nationals

    ALBANY NY (June 10, 2020) - Dear UAlbany Chinese Students, Scholars, and Partners, The U.S. President’s latest Proclamation banning U.S. entry for particular Chinese nationals became effective June 1, 2020. We realize that this Proclamation, which impacts certain Chinese graduate students and post-graduate researchers (not undergraduate students), has caused great concern among our Chinese community.

  • Mark Kuniholm, associate professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and John Justino, director of the Center for Global Health, in Tbilisi, Georgia.

    School of Public Health & Partners Receive $1.5 Million to Combat Georgian HIV Epidemic

    ALBANY NY (May 21, 2020) - With $1.5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), faculty from the School of Public Health and SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University are collaborating with Partnership for Research and Action for Health to deliver a 5-year strategic training initiative to help combat the AIDS epidemic in the country of Georgia. Located between the Black and Caspian seas, Georgia has a relatively small but growing HIV epidemic.

  • New master's degree graduate Xiwen

    Caring for International Students at UAlbany

    ALBANY, N.Y. (May 19, 2020) — International students who stayed at UAlbany to finish the spring semester said they appreciate the extra effort by UAlbany staff to make them feel at home and connected. Xiwen Wang, or "Sophia" as she is known to her UAlbany friends, graduated this weekend with a master's degree in Educational Policy and Leadership. She lives in Guilderland with her husband and 6-year-old son Ruihan.

  • Kayleen Torres Maldonado displays the Puerto Rican flag in front of her research at the American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting in Boston, January 2020.

    DAES Senior Shares Her Story of Resiliency Following Hurricane Maria

    ALBANY, N.Y. (May 12, 2020) – Nearly 2,000 miles away from campus, Kayleen Torres Maldonado virtually shared two semester’s worth of findings on Hurricane Igor from her bedroom earlier this month. Presenting her thesis via video conference call in the midst of a global pandemic was not what she envisioned, but the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES) senior is used to unexpected challenges.

  • While in Indonesia, School of Social Welfare faculty member Mary McCarthy, above, at Islamic University in Yogyakarta, where she was invited to give a lecture.

    Building a Budding Social Work Profession

    ALBANY, N.Y. (April 16, 2020) – The School of Social Welfare has been building partnerships around the globe for many years. It has a long-standing relationship with Indonesia, where the two cultures have much to learn from each other, and where UAlbany's long experience in the field is helping a budding social work profession to flourish.

  • A digital model of the Cerro de Pasco mining operation in Pasco region of Peru. Communities living around the mine have been subject to massive lead exposure through contaminated soil, water and air. A consortium is working to highlight the abuses of the mine's owner by synthesizing spatial and scientific data into a single register. (Image by SITU.nyc)

    Anthropology Researcher is Funded to Study Geospatial Technologies in Pursuit of Justice

    ALBANY, NY (Feb. 27, 2020) — Jennifer Burrell of Anthropology and two collaborators will conduct one of the first empirical studies on how geospatial technologies are being used around the world in criminal and human rights judicial investigations, thanks to a new National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.

  • Karyn Loscocco, at the University of Padova.

    A Fulbright-Awarded Study Looks at Working Women in Italy

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 27, 2020) — As Professor Karyn Loscocco of Sociology instructed a UAlbany Study Abroad course in Italy over the past several years, she couldn’t help but make comparisons and contrasts between Italy and the United States in terms of gender, work and family situations — areas she’d researched in the U.S., along with work inequality, for decades. 

  • UAlbany Welcomes Students from South & Central America

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 11, 2020) -- Last month, President Havidán Rodríguez welcomed 115 international students from Brazil, South America and Central America to a three-week training program for young international business managers. While on campus, the International Business School (IBS) students took morning classes and workshops in marketing, management, finance, project management and strategic thinking. UAlbany offers the winter break program through a partnership with IBS in São Paolo, Brazil.

  • Interim Dean and Vice Provost of the Center for International Education,  Gilbert Valverde, Ph.D.

    Message about the Coronavirus from Interim Dean and Vice Provost of the Center for International Education

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 5, 2020) — I write this note considering recent events associated with the novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV. I want to assure all our partners, colleagues and friends in the People’s Republic of China that we remain deeply committed to all our partnerships with you. We are striving every day to follow government instructions while still protecting our very valuable agreements and relationships...

  • Beth Feingold, left, and Duke University research colleague Axel Berky, in Madre de Dios, Peru, where they and other colleagues researched the mercury exposure of residents.

    SPH Professor Finds People in Peru Are Being Exposed to Dangerous Levels of Mercury

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 19, 2019) – People living in the southern Peruvian Amazon are being exposed to potentially dangerous levels of mercury due to a combination of their diet and artisanal and small-scale gold mining occurring in their communities, a School of Public Health researcher found. Mercury has long been known to be concentrated in fish and pose health risks, such as neurological challenges, if an excessive amount is consumed. 

  • Andrew Bishop, a graduating senior, has been accepted into the Peace Corps, and will volunteer in Namibia. He has been in Pune, India, since the summer, where he interns for the Center for Development Studies and Activities.

    Preparing a Path to Peace Corps

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 10, 2019) – Graduating senior Andrew Bishop believes his recent application as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer was enhanced by the resources available to him at UAlbany. Bishop, from North Tonawanda, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will serve as a small enterprise and entrepreneurship development volunteer in Namibia. “I have always had a passion for helping others, but never thought it would lead to a career,” he said.

  • Lionel Tchatchoua Ngaleu, at right, speaks by Skype with a student from the Université de Haute-Alsace in France, one of three intercultural conversations she took part in this semester in her French Studies course. (Photo by Sarah O'Carroll)

    UAlbany, French Students Take Turns as Experts and Learners in ‘Conversation’

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 26, 2019) — Share your thoughts. Share your culture. Share your language. Through the experience and initiative of French Studies Lecturer Véronique Martin, students in her upper level course “French Conversation” are achieving all three objectives, enhancing their language studies by way of three sessions per semester devoted to online webcasts with students in France. 

  • The opportunity to participate in a summer research project focused on the climatology of thunderstorms in Taiwan was the chance of a lifetime for atmospheric-science major Chelsea Snide.

    Clear Skies Ahead

    For atmospheric-science major Chelsea Snide, the opportunity to participate in a Summer 2018 research project focused on the climatology of thunderstorms in Taiwan was the chance of a lifetime. Soon, Snide will be off to Greenland as part of a research team that will update a previous study of that nation’s ice shape.

  • UAlbany senior Libra Dolce in Washington, D.C. this past summer.

    Rangel Opens Doors to Careers in International Affairs

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 8, 2019) – Winning the prestigious Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Grant gave UAlbany senior Libra Dolce the enhanced knowledge and tools to pursue a career in international affairs. Dolce, a double major in Globalization and East Asian Studies with a minor in Japanese, knew she wanted an international career. Alongside 14 other undergraduate students selected nationally, she spent six weeks at Howard University in Washington, D.C. this past summer.

  • Two MPH students, Elizabeth Stephenson (left) and Jenée Russell, pose with a Ugandan child this summer. The students' experience in a rural health clinic and maternity center reaffirmed their chosen career path. Four other School of Public Health students spanned the globe, spending time in Ireland, China and Haiti.

    Public Health Students Pursue Internships Around the World

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 1, 2019) – It was another busy summer and spring for the School of Public Health students who opt to head overseas for real-world work experiences and internships. Six students were in Uganda, Ireland, China and Haiti conducting projects ranging from maternal health to environmental pollutants and seemingly everything in between.

  • How Women's Views on Gender Roles are Changing in Central Asia, with Jildyz Urbaeva

    How Women's Views on Gender Roles are Changing in Central Asia

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 27, 2019) As more countries in Central Asia transition to market economies, women are being left behind in the workforce despite high levels of education and employment. Jildyz Urbaeva, an assistant professor in the School of Social Welfare, has conducted a study on how opportunity structures and social mobility influence women's views on gender roles in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
  • Conversation partners Mina Hirabayashi and Lisbeth Valdez catch up on what they did over the weekend. (Photo by Patrick Dodson)

    New Avenues for Friendship through Conversation Partners

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 3, 2019) – Improving her English skills opened up new avenues of friendship for Mina Hirabayashi, a Japanese student who studied English in UAlbany’s Intensive English Language Program (IELP) and many other ESL students from over 25 countries.

  • The Germany-based AkaBlas Orchestra will kick-off the fall season of 'Prime Performances' on Sept. 19. (Photo courtesy of Technische Universität Braunschweig)

    Performing Arts Center Announces ‘Prime Performances’ for Fall Season

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 3, 2019) -- The UAlbany Performing Arts Center (PAC), operating under the auspices of the College of Arts and Sciences, has announced its guest artists for the 2019-2020 season. In addition to those previously announced as part of the Dance in Albany series, highlights of the Prime Performances schedule include two international music groups, a radio theatre company as well as the return of a favorite radio program.

  • Robert Rosenswig (left) has conducted archaeological excavations in Mexico, Belize and Costa Rica. His research explores the emergence of sociopolitical complexity and the development of agriculture.

    Anthropology Professor Leads $1.6 Million Project to Model Prehistoric Climate Event in Belize

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 29, 2019) – A team of interdisciplinary researchers are turning to a global event 4,200 years ago for insight on human adaptation to climate change. The project, led by UAlbany archaeologist Robert Rosenswig, has received $1.6 million in funding over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to reconstruct human occupation, food production and tropical forest species diversity in the lowlands of northern Belize around the “4.2k BP” event.

  • From left: Celia Werner '21, Chelsea Elizabeth Snide '19, Allison Finch '20.

    UAlbany Students Explore the Greenland Ice Sheet on Research Expedition

    ALBANY, N.Y. (July 9, 2019) – Three UAlbany undergraduate students spent their first days of summer far away from sandy beaches and scorching temperatures – instead conducting experiments around the second-largest ice sheet on the planet. The students were part of a large team of researchers, also including undergraduates from the University of Michigan and Virginia Tech, who recently returned from an 11-day expedition to the Greenland Ice Sheet.

  • UAlbany Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya

    UAlbany First SUNY School Named Peace Corps Partner

    ALBANY, N.Y. (May 23, 2019) – The University at Albany is the first in SUNY and the third college or university in New York State to be selected as a Peace Corps Prep program partner. By joining the program this fall, UAlbany undergraduates from any major can take advantage of courses and mentoring to increase their chances of acceptance into the U.S. Peace Corps.
  • Benitha Muyizere receiving her International Student Leadership Award

    President's Award for Leadership

    ALBANY, N.Y. (April 13, 2019) The President's Awards for Leadership, which recognize undergraduate and graduate students and organizations that have made significant contributions to enhance the quality of life at UAlbany. were awarded on April 13 at the SEFCU Arena. This year's International Student Leadership Award was given to Benitha Muyizere, in recognition of her efforts and involvement in enhancing the lives of international students and the University community.

  • President Havidán Rodríguez and Hudson Valley Community College President Roger Ramsammy recently visited Costa Rica and met with First Lady Claudia Dobles.

    Expanding Partnerships in Costa Rica

    ALBANY, N.Y. (April 4, 2019) — With a new presidential administration and ambitious plans to revitalize its economy, Costa Rica is turning to American colleges and universities to help make the country an educational and economic showpiece for Central America. Following an invitation from Costa Rican Congressman Pedro Miguel Muñoz Fonseca, President Havidán Rodríguez and HVCC President Roger Ramsammy recently visited Costa Rica and met with First Lady Claudia Dobles and the Minister of Education

  • Liya Zalaltdinova, who will defend her doctoral thesis at the Centre de Linguistique Théorique next Saturday, poses in the Campus Center last November, where she presented a paper at the International Conference of the American Pragmatics Association.

    Defending in Paris

    ALBANY, N.Y. (March 28, 2019) — The School of Education’s association with the famed Sorbonne University’s Center for Theoretical Linguistics (Centre de Linguistique Théorique) escalates next week, when UAlbany PhD candidate Liya Zalaltdinova defends her thesis in Paris. The occasion is the seventh annual French- American Graduate Symposium, featuring students from Sorbonne and UAlbany.

  • ISX at UAlbany is a dynamic, non-credit, summer program that begins on July 14, 2019.

    Summer Experiential Program for Visiting Students

    Are you a sophomore, junior or senior? Then you are invited to join us for ISX @ UAlbany, a dynamic, non-credit, summer program that includes professional development, networking opportunities, experiential learning, community service, team-building workshops, and cultural excursions. ISX begins on July 14, 2019. You may choose from a two-week or four-week experience. Housing is included. Meet students from all over the world as you connect, explore, and learn. We hope to see you there!
  • VP for Development Fardin Sanai speaks as 2 students sitting in view and listen.

    An Open Book

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 26, 2019) – Fardin Sanai escaped from Iran with his aunt when he was 18 years old. His compelling story – from refugee to Vice President for University Advancement at UAlbany – is one of the many “books” that will be presented at this year’s Human Library on Tuesday, March 5, in the Campus Center West Addition. Nine faculty, staff and students will be presenting as “books,” telling their own histories, at 4:30 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. 

  • University at Albany President Havidán Rodríguez met with students from North China University of Technology and Shandong Normal University who participated in a cultural exchange at UAlbany over winter break. (Photo by Carlos Ortiz)

    Partnerships in China Expand Student Opportunities and Showcase UAlbany

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 7, 2019) – Ziyi Xu is a senior music major at Shandong Normal University (SDNU) in Jinan City, Shandong Province, China. She sings and plays piano. What was she doing at UAlbany over winter break? Experiencing an American classroom and American culture. “This program sounded great and I wanted to join it,” she said. Xu was one of 12 students from SDNU taking part in the January cultural exchange program at UAlbany, and receiving credit at their home institution.

  • Mathias Vuille, professor of atmospheric and environmental sciences at UAlbany.

    Climate Change Pt. 2 with Mathias Vuille

    Mathias Vuille, a professor of atmospheric and environmental sciences at UAlbany, and his research team project that Peru’s Quelccaya Ice Cap could meet its demise by the mid-2050s. The UAlbany News Podcast is hosted and produced by Sarah O'Carroll, a Communications Specialist at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

  • From UAlbany students' recent experiential learning trip, in front of the Santa Elena Primary School.

    Experiential Learning Treasure

    ALBANY, NY (Jan. 31, 2019) — Nine UAlbany juniors and seniors experienced some of the cultural, historical, and ecological wonders of Belize in January. More importantly, they helped transmit wonders of learning and self-expression to classes of Belize schoolchildren.
  • EPL Professor Aaron Benavot leading special training workshops at the Viet Nam National Institute of Education Studies

     Teaching in Vietnam

    ALBANY, N.Y. (January 25, 2019) – In December 2018, EPL Professor Aaron Benavot led two special training workshops at the Viet Nam National Institute of Education Studies (VNIES), in collaboration with the Fulbright Specialist Program (US Embassy) in Hanoi, on the topic of identifying, measuring and monitoring basic indicators of adult education and lifelong learning.
  • Kianja Strobert's The Ferryman, soon to be installed in the U.S. Embassy in Mauritania.

    Embassy Appointment

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 6, 2018) — Visual artist Kianja Strobert joined the Art & Art History faculty this semester with superb credentials: the showings of her mixed-media sculptures and works on paper have included seven solo exhibitions, and the sales of her work have come from galleries in New York City, London, New Orleans and elsewhere.

  • Photo of recent alumna Ermida Koduah who works in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Emily Cammille)

    Study Abroad this Summer

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 6, 2018) – Recent UAlbany alumna Ermida Koduah, B.A. ’17, works in Washington, D.C., as a program assistant for secondary school programs at the American Councils for International Education. She is also the founder of Being Black In, a blogging platform that encourages black travel through personal travel experiences. Koduah credits the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) in 2016 with giving her the opportunity to study Arabic in Tangier, Morocco, the summer before her senior year.

  • 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. (Oct. 30, 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.

  • Hand holding a small globe with landscape of mountains and sky in the background.

    Preparing International Education Leaders

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 1, 2018) — International education has emerged as one of the fastest growing markets around the world. To compete globally in this arena, universities, businesses, and non-profit organizations need employees equipped with a new set of complex skills and knowledge. The School of Education’s new online Master of Arts in International Education Management and Leadership will fill that gap with the world’s first degree of its kind.

  • Students spend a summer abroad through U.S.-Taiwan PIRE program.

    A Summer in Taiwan

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 26, 2018) – UAlbany offers access to a world of opportunities, which for five UAlbany undergraduate students, led them to the tropical island of Taiwan. The students, four in the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES), one in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, were part of this summer’s U.S.-Taiwan Partnership for International Research and Education (PIRE) program.

  • 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.

  • 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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