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March Campus News

American Heart Association Highlights UAlbany Biologist Chen
The American Heart Association recently profiled Haijun Chen of the Department of Biological Sciences for his research on a class of molecules that play a key role in controlling the rate of a humanís heartbeat.

UAlbany Professor Featured in Japanese Educational Program
Akiko Hosler, assistant professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health, is a featured lecturer in the upcoming Japanese educational TV series, "Challenges in Globalization of Health."

Nancy Persily, SPH Associate Dean, Remembered
Nancy Persily, 64, associate dean for Academic Affairs at UAlbany's School of Public Health from 2002-06, died March 12 after a long battle with breast cancer. 

UAlbany Professor's Language Research on Display
Associate Professor of French Cynthia Fox's exhibit of research on the role of French in eight Northeastern communities today will open April 2 at Williams College, and will run throughout the month of April.   

UAlbany's April 5-6 Relay For Life Seeks to Top $105,000
There is still time to register for the Relay For Life, the April 5-6 all night student-organized walkathon and fund-raising blitz held to benefit the American Cancer Society. This year's goal is $105,000.

SPH Faculty Hannan and Morse Highlighted in Moments in Leadership
UAlbany School of Public Health faculty Edward Hannan and Dale Morse were profiled in Moments in Leadership: Case Studies in Public Health Policy and Practice.   

Alumnus Thanks UAlbany for Path to Success
With the financial support of a four-year Capital District Student Scholarship, sponsored by the New York Giants, UAlbany and Times Union, Caleb Stratton was able to excel in the classroom and on the lacrosse field.

Trina Patterson Named the 2008 America East Conference Coach of the Year
University at Albany head coach Trina Patterson has been named the 2008 America East Conference Coach of the Year, as announced by the league office at the annual postseason tournament banquet held on Thursday, March 13.

Bangert-Drowns named Acting Dean; Goatley named Vice Dean of the School of Education
Robert Bangert-Drowns has been named acting dean of the University at Albany's School of Education. Virginia Goatley has been named vice dean in the School of Education.

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