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August News

University Partners Promote Safety and 'Good Neighbor' Practices Among Off-Campus Students
The University at Albany, Albany Police Department, the College of St. Rose, and members of the Pine Hills and Beverwyck Neighborhood Associations are welcoming off-campus students by delivering messages of safety, personal responsibility and guidelines for good neighborhood behavior.

Study: Aortic Valve Replacement Strongly Indicated for Patients Without Significant Risk Factors
Patients who have aortic valve replacement (AVR) surgery but did not have other significant risk factors have a nearly identical 30-month survival rate as the general population, according to a study led by University at Albany School of Public Health Distinguished Professor Edward L. Hannan.

University at Albany Art Museum Establishes Jack Horan Memorial Endowment Fund
The University Art Museum today announced that UAlbany major gifts officer Michael Boots has pledged $25,000 to establish an endowment fund in honor of John "Jack" W. Horan.

University at Albany Marks 10th Anniversary of Division I Athletics
The 2009-2010 academic year marks ten years of competing at the NCAA Division I level for the University at Albany Great Danes.  The University will begin a year-long celebration titled “10 at 2010” in honor of this accomplishment with the start of the first field hockey game on August 29.

UAlbany Welcomes Students to a Sustainable Lifestyle
The University at Albany welcomed back students with new sustainable lifestyle choices, including the opening of two sustainability-themed residence halls and a renovated Indian Quad Dining Hall featuring locally grown food and other healthy options.

Sustainable Living is Focus of UAlbany’s Move-In Day
University at Albany President George M. Philip will welcome students back to campus this fall by serving lunch to students who have helped develop the University’s new sustainable living options.

Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs Bestows Lifetime Achievement Award on UAlbany Provost Phillips
University at Albany Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Susan D. Phillips has been awarded the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP) 2009 Award for Lifetime Contributions to Education and Training in Counseling Psychology.

Study: Bottle Feeding Mimics Child Loss
Mothers who bottle feed their infants in lieu of breastfeeding put themselves at risk of developing postpartum depression, according to a team of University at Albany psychologists.

Hugh Carey Named UAlbany Citizen Laureate
The University at Albany Foundation has named former New York State Governor Hugh L. Carey as the recipient of its Citizen Laureate Award. 

UAlbany School of Business Partners With Palantir Technologies to Fight Global Security Threats
Software firm Palantir Technologies of Palo Alto, Calif., has donated 16 core licenses worth $2.25 million for cyber-security research at UAlbany. The licenses will support a cyber-security initiative designed to combine information from hacker forums with global network data to predict with high accuracy where cyber attacks originate.

UAlbany Class of 2013: Talented and Diverse
The University at Albany is enrolling one of  its most academically accomplished and ethnically diverse freshman classes in recent history, featuring an average high school GPA of 91, 140 Honors College students, and nearly one-third students of color.

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