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February News

University Art Museum Reaches Out to Community with Art and Culture Talks
Key issues in contemporary art and culture are the focus of provocative lectures, debates, and seminars this spring at the Marjorie L. and Ronald E. Brandon Art and Culture Talks at the University Art Museum.

From EMT to UPD: Officer Bart Cohen ('07)
When most people his age were plotting weekend trips to the mall or hanging out with friends, Bart Cohen was helping to save lives as an emergency medical technician — while still in high school.

UAlbany Students Inspire Hope Through Relay For Life
UAlbany's student-run Relay For Life to benefit cancer research has grown from a small event in 2005 with 200 participants to the largest Relay – in terms of dollars raised—among universities and colleges in the Capital Region, according to event organizers.

UAlbany Men Win Fourth Straight America East Indoor Track Crown
The University at Albany’s Jean Juste won the 55-meter hurdles for the third year in a row, as his team captured its fourth consecutive America East Conference men’s indoor track & field championship at the Boston University Track & Tennis Center.  The Great Danes were second in the women’s championship.

Credible Information: UA Libraries' Trudi Jacobson Teaches Proper Research Methods  
When Trudi E. Jacobson was a senior at UAlbany, she signed up for a course called Information Literacy, taught by Jacquelyn Gavryck.

Doing the Math -- Cristian Lenart's Quest for Simplicity
Cristian Lenart is driven to make complex issues easy to understand. While he readily admits that his field, mathematics, doesn't explain the entire world, he's not willing to concede that it won't, someday.

“Rhetorics of Plague”—An Event Sure to Catch On
With the threat of anthrax infection, anxiety about avian flu, and the continuing struggle against HIV/AIDS—to name only a few examples—the 20th and 21st centuries may seem to be the first plagued by the trauma of biohazards.  But these kinds of devastating health threats have in fact been around since the beginning of recorded history.

Bass's Spy Who Loved Us: Truth More Thrilling than Fiction
Pham Xuan An was a political correspondent for Time magazine and its last bureau chief in Saigon. He observed the Vietnam War and reported on it, becoming close friends with American journalists and South Vietnamese generals, all the while leading a double life as a spy.

A New World Within Reach for Social Welfare Student 
When Courtney DeKorp began losing her vision at the age of 26, she thought her life was over. Today, five years later, she is a graduate student in UAlbany's School of Social Welfare with a new-found confidence and a bright future ahead of her.

Maclean's 'Sheer Delight' in Ideas Lives On
What does Hugh N. Maclean, who passed away in 1997, have to do with a hip academic symposium on the Rhetorics of Plague being held at the University at Albany Feb. 26-27?

Video Available  Recyclemania Underway
Albany students, faculty, and staff are learning to take responsibility for the world around them, showcased by a 30 percent increase in the university’s recycling rate from a year ago.

Alumni Scholarships Open Window into UAlbany’s Rich Past
Albert Husted, a long-time mathematics professor retired in 1905 after years of dedicated service to UAlbany. He was also a Civil War veteran, as well as an 1855 graduate of what was then known as the State Normal School.

Popular Sex Columnist Dan Savage Headlines Sexuality Week
A talk by nationally acclaimed author and columnist Dan Savage tops the list of educational lectures during Sexuality Week at UAlbany, which runs through Feb. 14.  Savage will speak at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the Campus Center Ballroom.

Future of America's Death Penalty Released
Roughly a generation after the Supreme Court approved modern death penalty statutes in 1976, which were employed with increasing regularity through the turn of the century, both executions and annual additions to death row populations have markedly declined. Many questions abound about the future of capital punishment in this country.

School of Criminal Justice: Four Decades of Academic Excellence
UAlbany's School of Criminal Justice has changed the landscape of research and education in the field.

Trash Turned to Art
Not many artists seek creative inspiration from the recycling bin. In the latest exhibition at the University at Albany Art Museum, artist Jason Middlebrook gives old plastic bottles, cardboard, wood and other discarded material new life.

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