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Landmark Reform Package Promises to Transform University at Albany and Public Higher Education Throughout New York
Today, Governor David A. Paterson announced groundbreaking public higher education legislation that promises to transform the University at Albany and all of public higher education in New York State.

UAlbany Report: Equal Representation in Nationís Federal and State Judiciary Eludes Women
Equal representation of women on the nation's federal and state judicial benches remains elusive, a University at Albany study has found.

Healthy Hearts on the Hill "Biggest Winner" to be Announced
The UAlbany-sponsored Healthy Hearts on the Hill Coalition will name its Biggest Winner from among eligible West Hill community members who participated in the lifestyle improvement program last year.

Research by UAlbany Biologist Suggests that Genetics May Provide Clues to Reduce Illegal Chimpanzee Smuggling in Africa
The population of chimps across Western Africa has decreased by 75 percent in the last 30 years due in part to widespread chimp hunting.

UAlbany College of Computing and Information and Albany International Game Developers Association Host 2nd Annual Global Game Jam
The University at Albany's College of Computing and Information will host the 2nd Annual Global Game Jam, from January 29 through January 31, 2010.

Low Physician Growth in Rural Counties Poses Challenges According to UAlbany Center for Health Workforce Studies' Report
Of the 64,818 active patient care physicians practicing in New York State in 2008, the overwhelming majority (91 percent) served in urban counties, according to the latest annual physician report from the University at Albanyís Center for Health Workforce Studies.

UAlbany and Girls Inc. Launch Program to Steer Girls to Science and Math
The University at Albany's Center for Women in Government and Civil Society and College of Computing and Information will partner with Girls Inc. to launch an electronic gateway that links users to policy documents, data, analysis, research and best practices in education and career-building for girls ages 8-18 in STEM fields.

Report: NYS Should Tailor and Increase Workforce Development Services for Latinos
The Latino population of the New York State workforce grew by more than 50 percent since the early 1990s, yet state and private agencies charged with promoting workforce development spent less that 5 percent of their budgets on Latino workers, a new University at Albany study has found.

Experts Advisory: Black History Month Experts at the University at Albany
The life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., black heritage, issues affecting people of African descent and African American literature and poetry covered by UAlbany's faculty experts.

UAlbany Study Compares Percutaneous Intervention Outcomes in Hospitals with and without Surgical Backup
A recent study by University at Albany Distinguished Professor Edward L. Hannan and colleagues examined the relative effectiveness of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI, also known as coronary angioplasty) for patients with a severe form of heart attack (known as ST-elevation myocardial infarction in two types of hospitals.

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