Capital Region Chapter Plans Day at the Races
Join the Capital Region Chapter at the annual Day at the Races at Saratoga Race Course. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch in the Paddock Pavilion Aug.19. Cost is $45 for alumni; $40 for alumni under 30 and includes Club House admission, race day program and lunch. Register online.
Southern California Chapter Sponsors Dodgers vs. Mets Game Gathering
Come cheer the New York Mets with fellow UAlbany alumni on Sunday, July 22, at 1:10 p.m. For the kids in your life, current and former Dodgers players will be signing autographs for kids 14 and under. For more information about autographs, click here. Tickets are $25 for alumni; $20 for alumni under 30. Register online today.
US Open Tickets Now Available!
Join the Metro NYC Chapter at the Aug. 31 game of the U.S. Open for an evening of great tennis and reconnecting with UAlbany alumni. Cost is $40 for alumni; $35 for alumni under 30. Reserve your ticket today by registering online.
M.B.A. 1982 Plans 25th Reunion
Don't forget to register for the M.B.A. 1982 reunion on June 30. To register and see who has already signed up, visit our Web site.
University Art Museum Features Judith Linhares / James Siena
The University Art Museum is featuring Judith Linhares/James Siena curated by Geoffrey Young, poet, critic and founder of Geoffrey Young Gallery in Great Barrington, Mass. Guests will enjoy Judith Linhares' luminous oil paintings and works on paper. James Siena's never-before shown "Pockets of Wheat" drawings are his only large-scale works to date. This leading proponent of abstraction creates works that confound and celebrate the logic of conventional picture-making. The free exhibit runs July 12-Sept. 30. Full story >>
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2,800 Join the Ranks of UAlbany Alumni
An estimated 2,800 students participated in the 163rd commencement ceremonies May 19-20. They included 1,806 undergraduate and 1,006 graduate degree applicants (174 doctoral, 785 masters and 35 certificates - advanced and graduate). The University also awarded four honorary degrees to the following recipients: Judith Kaye, chief judge of the State of New York; Seung Park, former governor of the Bank of Korea; Capital Region philanthropist Morris Massry; and Louis Tomson, former first deputy secretary to the New York governor and former chairman and CEO of the New York State Thruway Authority.
Herbst Highlights Excellence, Diversity, Fiscal Responsibility
Academic excellence, diversity and tolerance, and a sound budget were among the points Officer in Charge and Provost Susan Herbst highlighted in her address at the Spring Faculty Meeting. Among accomplishments, Herbst cited the many achievements of faculty and students and said selectivity has increased while total applications will top 20,000 freshmen for the first time ever, an increase of more than eight percent. Full story >>
UAlbany and Moscow State Mark 30 Years of International Cooperation
UAlbany and Moscow State University (MSU) celebrated 30 years of a collaborative partnership on May 15. Since 1977, UAlbany has hosted more than 300 faculty, graduate and undergraduate exchange participants from MSU and has sent about the same number to MSU. Among those coming to UAlbany from Moscow were several drafters of the current Russian constitution; a political scientist who established the democratic model now used by cities throughout Russia; and an economist who, after his visit to Albany, became the Minister of Finance. Full story >>
UAlbany Libraries Acquire Actor, Alumnus Harold Gould's Papers
The University is celebrating the acquisition of the papers of Harold "Hal" Gould '47, the accomplished theatre, film, and television actor whose roles are widely known from the television shows "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda." Gould's papers include over 10,000 documents, including play scripts and programs, exams and speeches while Gould attended the New York State College for Teachers, as well as photos, news clippings and interviews documenting his 40-plus year career. Full story >>
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Schools and Colleges
Philip Nasca Named Dean of School of Public Health
Officer in Charge and Provost Susan Herbst has announced the appointment of Philip Nasca as the dean of the university's School of Public Health. Nasca is an epidemiology professor in the University of Massachusetts at Amherst's School of Public Health and Health Sciences and associate dean for research in the School of Nursing. Full story >>
NanoCollege Ranked No. 1 for Micro and Nanotechnology for Second Straight Year
The University's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering — the first college in the world dedicated to nanotechnology education, research and economic outreach —has been ranked by the prestigious Small Times magazine as the world's No. 1 college for nanotechnology and microtechnology. Full story >>
The School of Business Maintains AACSB Accreditation
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business has granted UAlbany's School of Business maintenance of accreditation after a successful peer review. Fewer than 10 percent of schools of business worldwide have been granted this distinction, the highest achievement in business school accreditation. In 1974, the School of Business was the first school to be accredited at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
International SEMATECH Agrees to Locate Headquarters at UAlbany NanoCollege
Governor Eliot Spitzer, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno have announced that International SEMATECH, the global consortium of leading nanoelectronics manufacturers, has agreed to a major expansion of its existing research and development program at UAlbany's Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology. Full story >>
SSW Professor to Study the Effects of Childhood Trauma on Homeless
Heather Larkin, assistant professor of social work in the School of Social Welfare, is partnering with the Committee on the Shelterless (COTS), the primary homeless services agency in Petaluma, a Northern California community, to explore the prevalence of "adverse childhood experiences" among homeless people in Petaluma and Albany. Full story >>
UAlbany Presents Distinguished Public Service Awards
The University acknowledged five individuals for outstanding contributions to public service in New York state at the 22nd annual John E. Burton Lecture. The honorees were Sharon S. Dawes '72, '91, the director of the Center for Technology in Government, by the College of Computing and Information; David Kaczynski, executive director of New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty, by the School of Criminal Justice; Mary Ann T. Fish, former senior policy analyst for Gov. George E. Pataki Office of Federal Affairs, by Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy; and John C. Egan, commissioner, New York State Office of General Services, by the School of Social Welfare.
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UAlbany Student-Athletes Receive Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete Awards
Five UAlbany Student Athletes have received the Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete Award, which is based on academic excellence and outstanding athletic achievement. UAlbany's Kate Fontana (lacrosse) and Brian Lillis (basketball) were honored for the second consecutive year. Other UAlbany athletes honored by SUNY Chancellor John Ryan were Ashley DeNeal (volleyball), Merrick Thomson (lacrosse) and Ryan Chrobak (football).
Men's Basketball Announces Non-Conference Schedule for 2007-08 Season
The list of opponents for the men's basketball non-conference schedule for the 2007-08 season includes three-time national champion Duke and a home date with Boise State in a rematch of last year's ESPNU BracketBusters game. In 2006-07, UAlbany reached the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season as the America East Conference champion. Brent Wilson, a third-team all-conference forward, leads a group of seven letter-winners who are back from last year's 23-10 squad. Brian Lillis, the league's defensive player of the year, and Jon Iati, one of the program's all-time leading three-point shooters, also return. Full story >>
UAlbany Places Four Players on the 2007 USILA Division I All-America Lacrosse Team
UAlbany's Frank Resetarits leads a group of four players who have been chosen to the 2007 USILA All-America Team. Resetarits, a finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy, becomes the first Great Dane to earn first-team All-America honors at the Division I level. UAlbany's Jordan Levine (second team), Merrick Thomson (third team) and Brett Queener (honorable mention) were also recognized on the USILA All-America squad. Full story >>
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Welcome, New Alumni Association Board Members!
The UAlbany Alumni Association voted in five new board members to the board of directors June 2: Kevin Andrew Chambers '97; Christopher Hahn '84; Diane Hodurski-Foley '93, '95; Timothy P. Murphy '77; and David P. Schaffer '83. From a variety of backgrounds and class years, they will add new perspectives and fresh ideas to the board. Welcome!
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