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UAlbany a 'Place' for Summer Events in the Capital Region

Art Exhibits, Summer Sessions in Campus Spotlight July and August

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 27, 2011) -- With the departure of World TeamTennis at UAlbany for another year, new art exhibits and a host of academic and social offerings take center stage this summer, as the University at Albany is home to a multitude of events geared for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater community.

Art on Display

The University Art Museum unveils two exhibits for the summer, Regarding Place: Photographs from the University Art Collections; and the work of Wolfgang Stahle.

The Art Museum is featuring an exhibit about the role of places in modern photography.
The Art Museum is featuring an exhibit about the role of places in modern photography.

Regarding Place features over 80 black and white photographs that consider the resonance of a given site, be it natural or manmade. The works selected for this exhibition provide a wide-ranging look into the shifting roles landscape and place have played in the trajectory of modern photography. Iconic images by Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Marilyn Bridges, Douglas Huebler, Joel Meyerowitz, Giles Peress, Edward Steichen, and Andy Warhol will be shown alongside less familiar, but equally arresting images that span almost the entire 20th century.

Also, the Wolfgang Staehle Exhibit will feature three full-color digital projections presented in distinct zones throughout the museum. Each projection records a panoramic view of a recognizable New York State site: the Hudson River Valley, Manhattan's Lower East Side, and Niagara Falls. The University Art Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday and admission is free.

Summer Sessions

The University at Albany's flexible summer schedule allows students and professionals the opportunity to learn new skills, meet training or educational requirements or earn more credit toward their degrees. Summer Sessions offers more than 500 credit-bearing graduate and undergraduate courses; traditional and online offerings; independent sessions ranging from four- to six-weeks in length; and many study abroad options. Courses run through Friday, August 12.

Welcoming New Students

UAlbany welcomes the Class of 2015 for orientation throughout the month of July. Held over the course of two or three days, Orientation allows students to meet with academic advisors, finalize their fall schedules, get their I.D. cards and interact with their future classmates.

Freshman Orientation is a great opportunity for students to become acquainted with the campus, its community and services, faculty, staff and classmates in a relaxed summer environment. The University also hosts specialized orientation sessions for transfer students, international freshman and transfer students, and Educational Opportunity Program freshman and transfer students. Sessions are already underway, and run through July 29.

Tennis on Tap

Serena Williams, Martina Hingis and the world No. 1 doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan headlined a doubleheader of tennis at SEFCU Arena on July 18 and 19. Hingis and the New York Sportimes split their home matches between New York City and Albany, giving Capital Region tennis fans an opportunity to see the Grand Slam champions in person. Williams and the Kastles went on to capture the World TeamTennis championship on July 24.

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