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Homecoming 2007.

  Upcoming Events

Jan. 25 – Track and Field GREAT DANE Classic – NYC Armory

Jan. 28 – Washington Semester Reception – Location TBD

Feb. 2Big Purple Growl & Ferocious Feast

Feb. 22-23 – Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championship, Boston University

March 7-9 – America East Basketball Championships, Binghamton University

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January 2007

Mark your calendars for Oct. 24-25, 2008! EOP marks its 40th anniversary at UAlbany. Be a part of the festivities, which include an open house, career fair, student presentation, tailgate, reception and banquet.

Save the dates – Oct.24-26 for the 45th WSUA anniversary and the 30th WCDB anniversary. Weekend highlights include visiting the newly remodeled station, open mic, reception and reconnecting with old friends.

For more information about these reunions, contact the Alumni Association at 1-800-836-ALUM (2586).


Big Purple Growl and Ferocious Feast Catch the Spirit at the Big Purple Growl & Ferocious Feast
The Big Purple Growl & Ferocious Feast is celebrating its 11th year, and you’re invited to join the party! Enjoy an evening of Great Danes basketball, fabulous food, games and prizes Feb. 2. The Great Danes women’s and men’s teams take on the Stony Brook Seawolves in the SEFCU Arena at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively. Prior to the game, mingle in the University Gym with fellow alumni at the Ferocious Feast, which features great food, giveaways, a Puppy Pound loaded with entertainment, and much more. Details.

Kamilah McShine Track and Field GREAT DANE Classic
Come cheer on the UAlbany men’s and women’s track and field teams at the NYC Armory Jan. 25 as they compete in the 200m, 400m, 800m, 3000m and mile races. Connect with UAlbany alumni at the free alumni reception during the meet with paid admission. If you would like to attend the alumni reception, you must register by Jan. 20.

My Brother's Madness MSW Alum to Give Book Reading
Paul Pines ’98 will be the guest author for a reading of his book "My Brother's Madness" at the Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. In this gracefully written memoir, poet, novelist and practicing psychotherapist Paul Pines, who earned his master’s in social work from the School of Social Welfare, narrates his and his younger brother's lives through the matrix of his brother's mental illness.

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University News

Interim Provost Susan Phillips Phillips Named Interim Provost
School of Education Dean Susan Phillips has been appointed interim provost of the University at Albany. With a background in human biology and psychology, Phillips first came to UAlbany in 1979, and in the years since has served as a professor, program director and department chair, leading up to her assumption of the role of dean six years ago.

UAlbany Faculty Research and Lecture Abroad on Fulbright Grants
Three UAlbany faculty have been named Fulbright Scholars, joining an accomplished group of higher-education faculty and professionals traveling abroad for the 2007-08 academic year. Edward Schwarzschild, an associate professor of English, will teach on contemporary literature, American writers and visual arts at the University of Zaragoza in Spain. Louise-Anne McNutt, an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, will lecture on the development of the School of Public Health and blood-borne pathogen transmission prevention at Tbilisi State Medical University in Georgia. Robert Howell, a professor of philosophy, is teaching on Kantian objects and the metaphysics of art at Moscow State University in Russia. Details. 

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Schools and Colleges

UAlbany Emeritus Professor Donald Ballou (L.) and Dr. Richard Wang, Director of the MIT Information Quality Program. International Award Named For Business Professors
Groundbreaking School of Business Associate Professors Emeriti Donald Ballou and Harold Pazer were honored with an award established in their names, the Ballou & Pazer IQ Dissertation Award, at the 12th Annual International Conference on Information Quality. Ahead of their time, Pazer and Ballou were among the first to investigate information quality from the information system perspective. In the 1970s, Pazer designed and implemented graduate and undergraduate information technology management programs at the School of Business.

Judith Langer and Arthur Applebee Education Professors Receive Grant to Study State of Writing Instruction
Judith Langer, distinguished professor, founder and director of the Albany Institute for Research in Education (AIRE) and co-director, Center on English Learning & Achievement (CELA), and Arthur Applebee, distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Educational Theory and Practice and co-director of CELA, have received a $497,775 grant from the Spencer Foundation for a national study of writing instruction. This builds on previous work supported by the National Writing Project and the College Board, bringing total support to $847,775. Details.

Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children's Learning Johnston's Choice Words Rated No. 1 by Scholastic
Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children's Learning by Peter Johnston, a professor in the reading department of UAlbany's School of Education, is listed as
No. 1 by Scholastic on its list of the best books on education over the past decade. Choice Words was chosen based on the recommendations of a team of top teachers, editors and experts. Details.

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Brian Lillis America East Basketball Championships Set for March
The 2008 America East Men’s Basketball Championship will be held March 7-9 at Binghamton University’s Events Center. The 2008 America East Women’s Basketball Championship will be held at the University of Hartford’s Chase Arena March 13-16. Visit http://www.americaeast.com/ for
ticket information.

Joe Greene Save the Date for Indoor Track and Field Championship
The 2008 Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championship will be held at Boston University’s Track and Tennis Center Feb. 22-23. UAlbany's men and Boston University's women captured the titles at the 2007 Championships. Tickets are $7 for adults and $2 for children under 14 and UAlbany students with ID. In addition, there will be a fan bus to and from Boston on Saturday,
Feb. 23. For more information or to reserve your seat, contact Greg Dillon in the UAlbany Athletic Office at (518) 442-4522.

more great dane news!

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Of Note

Robert Burstein '72 (L) and John Teevan III Legacy and Life Member Scholarships Available
If you have a child or grandchild attending UAlbany for the first time this year or arriving as a freshman in the fall, he or she is eligible for the Bertha Brimmer Legacy Scholarship ($1,500) The Alumni Association also is offering four graduate fellowships and a new undergraduate scholarship, the Life Member Spirit Scholarship, created in honor of the Association’s Life Members. For more details on all these scholarships, visit our Web site.

Advertise or Shop With Alumni Yellow Pages
If you have a service you’d like to share with fellow alumni, check out UAlbany’s online Alumni Yellow Pages. The Alumni Yellow Pages allow you to advertise your goods and services, or shop for those offered by other alumni. This is just one of the many free services available to alumni through UAlbany’s alumni online community.

GMAT, LSAT AND GRE Test Prep classes offered by Alumni Association. Thinking About Graduate or Law School?
The UAlbany Alumni Association is pleased to offer LSAT, GRE and GMAT preparation courses to help alumni and students prepare for law, graduate and business school admissions tests. Visit our Web site or contact the Alumni Association at (518) 442-3080 or e-mail us. 

Support UAlbany
As we begin the new year, we’d like to remind our alumni and friends to consider supporting UAlbany through the UAlbany Fund. Giving back allows the University to continue to enhance its academic programs, provide scholarships to students, improve facilities and strengthen the value of your degree. Every gift, regardless of the amount, truly makes a difference. Support UAlbany today! Giving back is simple.

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