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, 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, 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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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,
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)...
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...
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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...
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.
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
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 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.
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 First SUNY School Named Peace Corps PartnerALBANY, 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.
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.
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
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.
Summer Experiential Program for Visiting StudentsAre 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!
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.
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.
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.
Experiential Learning TreasureALBANY, 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.
Teaching in Vietnam
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Questions with Faculty: John JustinoALBANY, 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.
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.
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.
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.
International Celebration Save the DateThe 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.
Reshaping Higher EdALBANY, 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).
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.
Instituting e-Learning in Kenyan Government
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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"
Found in TranslationALBANY, 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.
Heat, humidity, and heart diseaseALBANY, 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.
Speaking up for Human RightsALBANY, 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.
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.
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.
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.