May 2011 NewsCenter Archive

  • UAlbany doctoral student Paulina Berrios
    UAlbany Provides Top International Scholar Diverse Educational Experience
    ALBANY, N.Y. (May 25, 2011) -- Paulina Berrios of UAlbany's School of Education was recognized by the Chilean government in 2008 as a future leaders in guiding the country's higher educational system. She was also recently named a fellow at UAlbany's Center for Women in Government and Civil Society.

  • Distinguished Professor Frank R. Vellutino
    Vellutino and Jacobson Named to Distinguished Rank
    ALBANY, N.Y. (May 25, 2011) - Two University at Albany faculty members, Frank R. Vellutino and Trudi E. Jacobson, have been awarded the highest academic rank in the State University of New York system. Vellutino has been named a Distinguished Professor; Jacobson has been named to the Distinguished Librarian rank. 

  • A UAlbany student tutors two Albany School District children.
    University Receives National Honor for Community Service
    ALBANY, N.Y. (May 23, 2011) - The University at Albany is named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service for its leadership among institutions of higher education in support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.

  • UAlbany CNSE
    APIC Corporation and UAlbany NanoCollege Launch $10M Partnership to Develop 'Green' Computer Chip Technology
    ALBANY, N.Y. (May 20, 2011) -  APIC Corporation, a pioneer of photonics technology integrated with electronics, and CNSE announced that they have formed a $10 million partnership for joint development and commercialization of innovative "green" technology to enable faster computer chips that use significantly less power.

  • UAlbany graduate student Wei-Lin Winnie Wang
    UAlbany CRC Study Reveals Enhanced Role of Vitamin D3 in Fighting Prostate Cancer
    ALBANY, N.Y. (May 19, 2011) - UAlbany graduate student Wei-Lin Winnie Wang's research, published this week in the journal Molecular Cancer, highlights her Cancer Research Center study linking vitamin D3 levels in the body to a reduction in the progression of prostate cancer.

  • UAlbany pole vaulter Luke Schoen
    UAlbany Student Athletes Compete in NCAAs
    The residence halls are mostly empty and parking lots are a little less crowded now that Spring Commencement at the University at Albany has come and gone. But several student athletes are still on campus as a result of their teams' unprecedented success.

  • scales of justice
    UAlbany Report: Number of Women Judges Rises, but Equal Representation is Elusive Goal
    ALBANY, N.Y. (May 17, 2011) - The number  of women holding federal and state-level judgeships across the nation continues to inch forward, a University at Albany study has found. However, no state has achieved equal representation of women (50 percent of all seats) in either federal or state-level judgeships. Supplemental Documents Available

  • UAlbany's women's lacrosse advance to NCAA Tourney Round 2 with a 10-7 win versus Dartmouth.
    Women's Lacrosse Tops Dartmouth 10-7, Moves to Quarterfinals of NCAA Tourney
    Persy Sample's unassisted goal with 13:54 to go broke a 6-6 tie -- part of a 5-goal UAlbany run -- and led the Great Danes women's lacrosse team to a NCAA first-round victory over Dartmouth College on Sunday afternoon in Hanover.

  • Job Market
    From Degree to Employment: Navigating the Job Market in 2011
    ALBANY, N.Y. (May 13, 2011) - UAlbany's Assistant Director of Career Services Noah Simon is an expert on career analysis, individualized career development plans, interview training and salary negotiation. He discusses the ins and outs of navigating the job market with a newly minted bachelor's degree in hand.

  • UAlbany 2011 Student Association President Justin Wax Jacobs
    Class of 2011: Student Leader Mobilizes UAlbany to Serve Communities in Need
    ALBANY, N.Y. (May 15, 2011) -- When Student Association President Justin Wax Jacobs heard about Hannah Sames, a six-year-old from Rexford, N.Y., who suffers from giant axonal neuropathy, he quickly organized the UAlbany community to come to her aid.

  • UAlbany student Emmanuel Adomfeh
    Class of 2011: Student's Vision Spurs Others to Make a Global Impact
    Albany, N.Y. (May 15, 2011) -- As a Ghanaian American, who was born in the United Kingdom and raised in the United States, Emmanuel Adomfeh has grown-up with a broad world view that sets him apart from many students.

  • UAlbany's Theresa C. Tobin of the New York City Police Department
    Class of 2011: Theresa Tobin, 9/11 First Responder
    Albany, N.Y. (May 15, 2011) -- As a 9/11 first responder, Theresa Tobin was literally blown out of her shoes, suffering serious injuries as well as a setback to her doctoral studies. But on May 14, Tobin, a deputy inspector in the NYPD, graduated with a UAlbany doctorate in criminal justice.

  • Peace Corps logo
    Public Health Students Travel to Africa and South America for Peace Corps Assignments
    ALBANY, N.Y. (May 13, 2011) - The first three students in the School of Public Health's Peace Corps Master's International (MI) Program are set to tackle their volunteer assignments in Ethiopia, Togo, and Ecuador to work with local governments in health and community care and related fields.

  • UAlbany's Christopher Wells
    Little Sight, No Sound, No Stopping Chris Wells from a Doctorate
    ALBANY, N.Y. (May 15, 2011) -- Commencement was sweet victory for Christopher Wells, a Lake George, N.Y., resident who is deaf and legally blind. He earned a doctorate in inorganic and physical chemistry on May 14 from the University at Albany.

  • UAlbany's Ruky Tijani
    UAlbany Class of 2011: Ruky Tijani: A Victor, not a Victim
    Albany, N.Y. (May 15, 2011) - Growing up economically disadvantaged, Rukayatu “Ruky” Tijani was 5 when she learned about famed jurist Thurgood Marshall. She has dreamed of becoming a lawyer ever since. Tijani graduates from UAlbany and now heads to the University of California, Berkeley, law school.

  • UAlbany's Nikki Branchini
    Undefeated Women's Lacrosse Advances to America East Championship
    ALBANY, N.Y. (May 03, 2011) - After completing their first undefeated season, UAlbany's women's lacrosse players are preparing to host the America East Conference Tournament at John Fallon Field on Thursday, May 5. The team will host New Hampshire at 1 p.m., with a place in Saturday's championship game on the line. Video Available

  • Center for Technology in Government at UAlbany
    CTG Tool to Aid Obama Administration Open Government Initiative
    ALBANY, N.Y. (May 09, 2011) - UAlbany's Center for Technology in Government has released a new tool for government leaders, the Open Government Portfolio Public Value Assessment Tool, to enable better-informed decision-making about open government investments.

  • Osama bin Laden
    The Death of Osama bin Laden: What it Means for the War on Terror
    ALBANY, N.Y. (May 03, 2011) - Terrorism expert Victor Asal disusses the ramifications of the death of terror mastermind Osama bin Laden at the hands of U.S. Special Forces. Asal is the director of the Center for Policy Research at UAlbany's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.

  • Students walking across UAlbany's academic podium
    Governor Cuomo and SUNY Chancellor Zimpher Unveil Groundbreaking 'NYSUNY 2020' Program
    ALBANY, N.Y. (May 02, 2011) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher today unveiled the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program. Phase one of the program is worth up to $140 million to the SUNY University Centers in Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo and Stony Brook.

  • UAlbany's 167th Commencment Weekend is May 14-15
    'Wicked' Author Gregory Maguire '76 Speaks at UAlbany's 167th Undergraduate Commencement
    ALBANY, N.Y. (May 02, 2011) - Gregory Maguire '76, author of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, will deliver the keynote address at the 2011 Commencement, Sunday, May 15. New York Times columnist Randy Cohen '71 will receive the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the graduate ceremony on Saturday.