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History of New York's Civil Service Aided by UAlbany Archives
A wealth of historic materials preserved at the University at Albany's M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives fueled the research for a new book on the CSEA: A Century of Service: The Story of CSEA's First 100 Years.

Vision Impaired Student Determined to Succeed
Brenda Talbot, of Schenectady, N.Y., handles being legally blind as she does everything else -- with wit, humor, and a solid support system.

UAlbany Chemist Eyes the Role of Proteins Behind Cataracts
Cataracts occur when proteins in the lens of the eye clump together and obstruct the passage of light.

The Women Who Changed Theater in America
One of them went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. The other garnered a Pulitzer for drama. Highly successful in their day, the two writers helped shape American Theater in the early part of the 20th century.

Larkin's Research on Root Causes of Homelessness Advances Innovative Intervention Approaches
UAlbany's Heather Larkin's research on adverse childhood experiences is being integrated with existing knowledge about resilience and recovery at homeless shelters in Albany and Petaluma, Calif., to provide more effective services to homeless people.

Kevin Williams Named Dean of Graduate Studies at UAlbany
University at Albany President George M. Philip has announced the appointment of Kevin Williams as Dean of Graduate Studies.

Video Available  UAlbany's DeBraccio Enjoys a Good Argument
Recent UAlbany graduate Steven DeBraccio, '10 enrolled at UAlbany because of its nationally recognized criminal justice program. In addition to being named valedictorian of the major, he recently won the SUNY-wide Scharps Award competition for best legal essay.

UAlbany School of Public Health Graduates Named CDC Fellows
Two recent UAlbany School of Public Health graduates have been awarded the nationally competitive Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Fellowships beginning August 2010.

CTG Releases Guide for Government Social Media Policy
UAlbany's Center for Technology in Government has released a new resource for government practitioners looking for guidance on developing social media policy. The guide, Designing Social Media Policy for Government: Eight Essential Elements, helps governments as they work to understand the necessary components of a social media policy.

The M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives:  A Treasure Trove of Social Justice Resources
Eugenia Kim, first-year student in the Master of Science in Information Science program, of Portland, Ore., is digitizing the collection of Patricia Stocking Brown papers in the M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives located in the Science Library.

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