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Video Available  UAlbany Welcomes Campus with Grand Entry Plaza Dedication Celebration
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 26, 2008) -- UAlbany welcomed back students, faculty and staff with the dedication of a new $4 million Grand Entry Plaza, designed as a vibrant, central gathering space for visitors and the campus community.

UAlbany Touts Academic Quality of Incoming Freshman Class
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 22, 2008) -- The University at Albany boasts an incoming freshman class with high academic standing, reflected in the students' mean high school grade point average of 90 and mean SAT/ACT score of 1150.

Media Advisory: UAlbany Dedicates New Grand Entry Plaza
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 25, 2008) -- New York State Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari and several members of the Capital Region Assembly join Interim President George M. Philip to dedicate UAlbany's new $4 million Grand Entry Plaza.

Media Advisory: UAlbany Welcomes Class of 2012
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 20, 2008) -- Interim President George M. Philip will welcome more than 2,300 freshmen as they move into UAlbany's residence halls for the 2008 fall semester.

University Police Department Hosts Active Shooter Instructor Course
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 18, 2008) -- With recent events highlighting the need for quick-response law enforcement, the University Police Dept. is sponsoring a Train the Trainer course to address major critical events in University settings.

Experts Advisory: Vice Presidential Candidates and Party Conventions
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 18, 2008) -- UAlbany faculty experts discuss vice presidential candidates and party conventions during Election 2008 coverage.

School of Public Health, Peace Corps Partner to Offer Master's International Program
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 15, 2008) -- The University at Albany School of Public Health has been selected to partner with the International Peace Corps Master's International (MI) Program.

Africana Studies Graduate Program Ranks Second in Nation
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 8, 2008) -- The University at Albany-SUNY's Africana Studies graduate program has maintained its ranking as second in the nation, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine.

Women Making Small Strides in State Government Posts
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 12, 2008) -- The percent of top-ranking executive leadership positions held by women in state government has increased since 1997, according to the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society.

Experts Advisory: China's Long March to Host the Olympics
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 8, 2008) -- In light of the Beijing Olympic Games, UAlbany experts can offer insight on steroids, Chinese culture, history, language and human rights issues.

School of Social Welfare Garners National Recognition for Training Social Work Students in Aging Care
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 6, 2008) -- UAlbany's School of Social Welfare was recently commended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) for its pioneering education initiative that attracts and trains social work students to the aging care field.

UAlbany Professor Investigates Relationship Between Self-Control and Coping with Department of Defense Grant
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 4, 2008) -- UAlbany psychology professor Mark Muraven will investigate the role of self-control in coping with stress with a three-year $600,000 grant from the Department of Defense Army Research Institute.

University at Albany Appoints Malcolm Russell-Einhorn Director of Center for International Development
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 1, 2008) -- The University at Albany-SUNY today announced the appointment of Malcolm Russell-Einhorn as director of the Center for International Development.

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