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April News

Students Gain Real-World Experience in Marketing Course
Understanding the financial needs of college students in today's economic environment might seem like a daunting task for an established marketing firm, but for 23 students in Don Purdy's Integrated Marketing Communications course, it is a real-world project. Their task is to craft a student-oriented marketing strategy for SEFCU.

Sustainable Transportation Growing at UAlbany
This fall, University at Albany students, faculty and staff will have more options for eco-friendly traveling around campus and beyond.

Daniel Bocanegra: Seeking Social Change Through "Selfless Tee"
UAlbany MBA student Daniel Bocanegra was recently awarded a $50,000 grant through The Pepsi Refresh Project, a groundbreaking effort that funds ideas, big and small, that can refresh the world. Bocanegra's company, Selfless Tee, will use the funds to provide 30,000 breakfast meals to low-income youth in the area.

Campus Center Expansion, Other Projects Planned
The University is gearing up for major improvements to its facilities, starting this summer with the renovation of the Campus Center entryway and lobby.

UAlbany Loses Beloved Cafeteria Worker
Tina Badi, 93, a beloved University at Albany cafeteria worker whose warmth and sense of humor put students at ease and made them feel at home, died April 25 at Albany Memorial Hospital after being stricken at home.

Frankie Bailey Explores Clothing and Crime
When two men desired former Gibson Girl model Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, one of them died violently. Evelyn's millionaire husband Harry Thaw shot architect Stanford White in the rooftop theatre of Madison Square Garden in front of a room full of people.

Center for Women in Government Fellowship: Diversifying the Pool of Public Policy Makers
Abby Ramsarran, a summa cum laude graduate of the University at Albany, is among 10 young professionals selected to participate in the 2010 Fellows on Women and Public Policy program at the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society.

Richard S. Halsey, 80, Dean of UAlbany's School of Information and Policy from 1980 to 1993
The University at Albany fondly remembers Richard Sweeney Halsey, former professor and dean of what was then UAlbany's School of Information Science and Policy, who passed away on March 28, 2010, in Dallas, Texas.  Halsey passed away peacefully, after a short illness.

Universal Health Care, Clean Drinking Water Issues for Public Health Week
When Ngobe indigenous people say hello, it translates roughly into "I'll carry you in my dreams." As UAlbany students discovered first hand, those dreams are likely to include access to clean drinking water.

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