News Archive

Hackathon Brings Students Together for Gaming Challenge

Motivated by their passion for gaming, technology and camaraderie, students from UAlbany IEEE hosted the first ever “Hack-a-Damien” from April 12-14, featuring a 24-hour gaming competition, technical workshops and a vendor fair.

Engineering Students Aid Workers with Disabilities

Engineering students Shak Williams, Jordan Jung and Jacob Bruno have built a device designed to aid New Yorkers living with disabilities who work at a mail sorting facility through the Center for Disability Services.

UAlbany Programs Rank Highly Among U.S. News 2024 Best Graduate Schools

Several programs at the University at Albany have once again been ranked among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Music Program Ends Season with Multiple Concerts in April

The Music Program of the Department of Music and Theatre closes out the season with 9 more concerts this month. All performances will take place at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center.

Students Credit CFA Challenge With Career-Shaping Skills

UAlbany, undergraduates Sophia Hofer, Kevin Holder, Tyler Rico, Ashar Zahid and team leader Nohl Schwandtner broke new ground at the CFA Institute Research Challenge, finishing among the top 18 universities in the world.

MPH Student Brings First Artificial Sky to Capital Region Nursing Home

MPH student Alexandra Smith applied for a grant for the artificial sky while working at the nursing home, and helped oversee its installation as a master's student at the School of Public Health.

Theatre Program’s Festival of New Plays to Showcase Student Talent

Students in the Theatre Program of UAlbany’s Department of Music and Theatre will perform plays they have written at Fresh Acts: A Festival of New Plays, happening Wednesday through Saturday at the Performing Arts Center.

Showcase 2024: School of Public Health Senior Probes Role of News Media in Perpetuating Harmful TikTok Trends

School of Public Health senior Michael Jakakas discusses his research on how TikTok challenges are covered by news media, and implications for public health. Jakakas will present his work at the SPH poster symposium at UAlbany Showcase Day on April 30.

RPI, UAlbany Announce New Computing Collaboration

The collaboration will leverage the respective strengths and formidable resources of the region’s two R1 institutions for the benefit of the Capital Region, New York, and the nation

2024 President’s Excellence Awards Conferred

At his annual Spring University Address, President Havidán Rodríguez announced the winners of the 2024 President’s Excellence Awards.

School of Business EY LEADs Program Wins Insight Into Diversity Award

The University at Albany’s Massry School of Business is being highlighted by Insight Into Diversity for its ongoing leadership in social mobility. The School has won the 2023-24 Inspiring Programs in Business Award for its EY Leadership Education in Accounting and Diversity Program.

School of Social Welfare Senior Named 'BSW Student of the Year'

University at Albany senior Brianna Lennon has been named “BSW Social Work Student of the Year” by the New York State chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.