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December Campus News

Women's Studies' Online Journal Gives a Voice to UAlbany Writers
At UAlbany students are not only involved in, but construct their own programs outside of the classroom to enrich their learning experience; one unique opportunity students have created here is the online journal transcending silence….

Sandra Austin: Improving the Lives of African Americans with Diabetes
The next time you're about to dig into an unhealthy treat appealing to your taste buds but not your blood vessels, you'd better make sure Sandra Austin isn't looking.

Video Available  "NOLA Four" Are New Orleans Bound
Fourteen School of Public Health graduate students and four University at Albany faculty members – the "NOLA 4" volunteers – have left for a trip to the Big Easy, seeking new ways to help out in New Orleans three years after Hurricane Katrina's devastating impact.

Jamaican Student Association Raises Cultural Awareness at UAlbany
Students at UAlbany have diverse backgrounds from which the entire campus community benefits. There are more than 20 cultural organizations on campus. Groups like the Jamaican Student Association (JAMSA) provide a place for students to celebrate their heritage and raise cultural awareness on campus.

ESOL Class for Custodial Staff: A Commitment to Learning
Vasley Lowe puts in a full day of arduous labor as part of the custodial staff serving the University at Albany's main campus. When he returns home, it's time to hit the books.

Confronting Youth Violence One Step at a Time
With the rising threat of gangs and youth violence in Albany, some teens don't know where to turn. UAlbany's Kristi McClamroch and her colleagues are stepping in, hoping to provide an alternative to the city's streets.

UAlbany Triathletes Raise Funds for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
For University at Albany students Tiffany Fazzone and Jody Lewin, the best part of competing in a triathlon this fall was not the race itself, but getting the chance to help those who need it most.

Hanine and George Hajnasr, '08: A Culture of Achievement
At one time 5,500 miles separated siblings George and Hanine Hajnasr. But when the younger George left their native Lebanon to join his sister at UAlbany, all that separated them was a matter of degrees. What united them was their desire to see their family.

Holiday Giving Chain at UAlbany
At Thanksgiving time, School of Social Welfare Dean Katharine Briar-Lawson notified the school about an unprecedented demand for food at the Mechanicville Area Community Services Center pantry. She asked students, faculty, and staff to find a way to help.

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