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Campaign Update Currently, the Bold.Vision Campaign is at a total of $281 million. We are excited to announce that several additional regional kickoff events have been scheduled: Buffalo, NY, May 26; Rochester, NY, May 27; Philadelphia, PA, June 10; Raleigh, NC, June 15; and Chicago, IL, June 17. Additionally, plans are under way for an event in Long Island. Check the alumni calendar for more details.
Schools and Colleges
UAlbany Center for Jewish Studies Expands to Include Courses on Secular Judaism UAlbany has received a $50,000 grant through the Center for Cultural Judaism, supported by the Posen Foundation, to develop new courses related to the study of secular Jewish life and culture. The new courses will count toward the minor and/or major in Judaic Studies, part of the College of Arts and Sciences. Among the proposed courses are "Origins of Secular Jewish Life" and "Modern Yiddish Culture." Details.
Professor to Address Link Between Child Maltreatment and Outcomes. Dr. Carolyn Smith, UAlbany School of Social Welfare Associate Professor, will address new research on June 4 from the Rochester Youth Development Study on the links between child maltreatment, delinquency, and other youth outcomes. She also will highlight intergenerational sources of risk through pathways that include poor parenting and partner violence. The program is part of UAlbany’s Alumni Weekend, June 4-6. Call (518) 442-3080 for more details.
Reveals Garlic Oil an Environmentally Safe Bird Repellent Garlic oil
shows significant activity as a nontoxic bird repellent for use against
crop damaging birds, according to a joint study by UAlbany and the Monell
Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia. The study was co-authored by Eric
Block, Distinguished Chemistry Professor at UAlbany. Details.
Women’s Golf Captures First-Ever America East Conference Championship Diane Onofry fired an 88, the best round of the day, in leading UAlbany to the America East Conference Women’s Golf Championships May 4 at the Anderson’s Glen Course of the Blackledge Country Club in Connecticut. The Great Danes finished with a 36-hole score of 723, and won by 20 strokes over second-place Boston University.