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April News

UAlbany Alumni Honored for Professional and Community Service
University at Albany alumnus Frank Whaley, B.A. '87, has acted in the movies Ironweed, Field of Dreams, and Born on the Fourth of July. He is among the 13 UAlbany alumni being honored May 1 at 6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza for excellence in service to their profession and community.

Dr. Merryl H. Tisch, State Board of Regents Chancellor, Discusses Higher Education and Public Schools at UAlbany's Annual Burton Lecture
Merryl H. Tisch, the first woman to serve as chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, will deliver the 25th Annual Burton Lecture at the University at Albany's Page Hall on April 28

Bronx Hill HEALTH and NYS DoH Grants of $114,000 Kick Off UAlbany "Healthy Hearts on the Hill" Initiative
The UAlbany School of Social Welfare, part of the Healthy Hearts on the Hill Coalition, is sponsoring the "Biggest Winner" competition, supported by a Bronx Health REACH and the CDC Legacy Grant of $42,500 and a NY State Department of Health grant of $72,270.

UAlbany Recognizes Volunteers of the Midtown Neighborhood Watch
The University at Albany Police Department (UPD), in conjunction with the Albany Police Department (APD) and the College of St. Rose, honored 16 volunteers of the Midtown Neighborhood Watch program.

Media Advisory: UAlbany Center Kicks-Off "Biggest Winner" Community Health Initiative
The Healthy Hearts on the Hill Coalition will inaugurate the Biggest Winner initiative, a program to steer members of the West Hill community toward better health through exercise, nutritional choices, and access to health care.

The Princeton Review Ranks UAlbany's School of Business Among Top 15 Graduate Schools Most Highly Rated By Students
The University at Albany's School of Business was among the Master's in Business Administration (MBA)  programs most highly rated by their students, according to a report in the April issue of Entrepreneur Magazine.

SUNY Honors UAlbany Students for Academic Excellence
State University of New York Vice Chancellor and Officer-In-Charge John J. O'Connor has honored 238 college students from SUNY campuses throughout the state, including 11 University at Albany students, with the 2009 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.

UAlbany Center Aims to Improve Community Health with "Biggest Winner" Competition
The UAlbany School of Social Welfare's Center for Excellence in Aging Services, part of the Healthy Hearts on the Hill Coalition, is sponsoring the "Biggest Winner" competition. The program is designed to steer members of communities toward better health through exercise, nutritional choices, and access to health care.

$100K Grant Supports UAlbany's Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
The University at Albany has received a $97,290 grant from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the New York State Department of Transportation to identify commuter vehicle patterns of students, faculty and staff and research alternative modes of transportation.

UAlbany Report: Continued Growth of New RNs in the State, but Admissions are Beginning to Level Off
Registered nursing (RN) graduations continue to rise in New York State, but many programs report no growth in program admissions, according to an annual report released by the University at Albany School of Public Health's Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS).

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