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April News

New York State SBDC Supports Veteran Small Business Owners with $150,000 Federal Grant
The New York State Small Business Development Center (SBDC), administered by the University at Albany, received a $150,000 U.S. Small Business Administration grant to provide entrepreneurial assistance to veterans.

UAlbany’s Annual Campus Cleanup Highlights Environmental Sustainability Efforts
The University at Albany's 14th annual Campus Cleanup will mobilize more than 500 UAlbany students, faculty and staff as they promote environmental sustainability and take pride in their campus.

UAlbany Researchers Spark Interest in Social Robotics Among K-12 Students
University at Albany researchers Jennifer Goodall, College of Computing and Information Technology, and Nick Webb, Institute for Informatics, Logics and Security Studies, are developing a workshop to introduce students to the future roles of robots in our society and create excitement about the possibilities of working with technology.

UAlbany Computer Science Professor Receives Prestigious NSF Award to Develop New Tools to Detect Fake Digital Images
University at Albany Computer Science Professor Siwei Lyu is the recipient of a highly competitive Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation to develop new methods to detect digital images that have been altered.

SUNY Chancellor Cites UAlbany Students for Academic Excellence and Leadership
SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher honored 228 college students from SUNY campuses throughout the state, including 11 students from the University at Albany, with the 2010 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.

Photo Op: UAlbany Promotes Green Lifestyle on Earth Day Highlighted by Student Recycling Toss Competition Against the President
UAlbany will also help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with a recycling toss competition between students and President George M. Philip.

Video Available UAlbany Celebrates 40th Earth Day by Raising Environmental Awareness, Promoting Green Lifestyle
The University at Albany is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by raising environmental awareness with a day-long schedule of activities, including sustainability-themed student performances, a panel discussion by environmental experts and cooking demonstrations with locally-grown foods.

Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch Addresses Public Life at UAlbany's Annual Burton Lecture
New York State Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch will deliver the 26th Annual John E. Burton Lecture at the University at Albany's Page Hall, downtown campus, on April 20.

Alumni Association Recognizes UAlbany Graduates for Careers of Excellence
Leading scientists, an icon of pop culture, outstanding members of the business, public service, educational communities, and contributors to the community and UAlbany are the 2010 recipients of the Alumni Association's annual Excellence Awards.

Textbook Rental Coming to UAlbany in Fall 2010 Under New Bookstore Operating Contract
University Auxiliary Services at Albany, Inc. has signed a new five-year contract with Barnes & Noble College Booksellers to continue operating the University at Albany Campus Bookstore. Among the new contract’s terms are the initiation of a textbook rental program beginning in the fall of 2010.

Jefferson Community College Small Business Development Center Selected 2010 National Center of the Year
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Jefferson Community College (JCC) has been named the top center in the nation, earning the Small Business Administration's Service Excellence and Innovation Award.

Saturday Morning Jazz Program Celebrates 25 Years on UAlbany's WCDB
April 2010 marks the 25th anniversary of the "The Saturday Morning Edition of Jazz," hosted by Bill McCann and heard on UAlbany's WCDB, 90.9 FM.

Renowned Cancer Expert John McLachlan to Discuss How the Environment Plays a Role in the Spread of Cancer
John A. McLachlan, one of Newsweek's "100 People to Watch as America Moves into the New Millennium," will discuss how genes, germs and the environment play a role in the spread of cancer at the 2nd Annual Hogarty Family Foundation Lecture on Thursday, April 15, at the University at Albany School of Public Health.

UAlbany Campus Readies for Environment-Themed Month of Lectures, Competitions and Cleanup
The University at Albany's commitment to sustainability will be highlighted in a series of environment-themed events in April.

Experts Advisory: A 40 Year Retrospective of Earth Day
With the 40th anniversary of Earth Day approaching, University at Albany environmental experts are contemplating how sustainable the world has become in the past four decades.

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