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New York State Writers Institute founder and Executive Director William Kennedy with Institute director Donald Faulkner. New York State Writers Institute Celebrates 20 Years as a Literary Powerhouse with the “Writing Semester” at UAlbany
by Greta Petry (December 12, 2003)
The University at Albany will celebrate Spring 2004 with the Writing Semester, dedicated to the observance of the 20th anniversary of the New York State Writers Institute and co-sponsored by the Institute and the College of Arts and Sciences. Highlights of the semester include visits by humorist Dave Barry, columnist Ellen Goodman, a dramatic adaptation of Richard Russo’s novel Mohawk, and the designation of the State Author and State Poet. More >>

Former Resident Assistant Andre Williams presented the flag to Rosann Santos, Alumni Quad coordinator for Residential Life.Andre Williams: To Graduation by Way of Kuwait
by Paul Alan Rosen (December 12, 2003)
Andre Williams graduated from the University at Albany Sunday, Dec. 7, along with the other seniors who have completed their studies here. His journey to acquire his degree, however, has been far from ordinary. More >>



Business professor Ping Ping Fu with John Pomeroy at the "Chinese University" in the New Territories, Hong Kong.UAlbany Increases Recruitment in Asia
by Greta Petry (December 12, 2003)
The University at Albany is being talked about by high school students and their parents in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan, as the University has increased its recruitment efforts in Asia in recent years. More >>


UAlbany Go2!Events logoCampus Initiatives Boost UAlbany’s Events and Spirit
by Carol Flax (December 12, 2003)
Wondering what to do this evening? Or this weekend? There’s plenty happening right here on campus. More >>



KeyBank executives Ellen Sax and Jason Santora, second and third from left, continue the KeyBank tradition of supporting UAlbany students by presenting a check for $4,000 to Dennis Tillman, director of Financial Aid. Looking on at far right is Assistant Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations, Carol Bullard.


At left, Professor of Russian Sophia Lubensky of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, with students.New Grant Brings Lubensky’s Total Awards to $1 Million-plus
by Henryk Baran (December 12, 2003)
Sophia Lubensky, professor of Russian in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, has received a two-year, $274,448 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The award brings the total of Lubensky’s grants since 1981 to more than $1 million. More >>

From the left, William Kennedy, Peggy Boyers, Kennedy's daughter Kathy, and Robert Boyers chat at the opening of "The Technology Plays."Creating a Genre with “The Technology Plays”
by Greta Petry (December 12, 2003)
The production team for William Kennedy’s short play, “In the System,” had worked through the night. They were running on adrenaline, having gone without sleep for about 30 hours. At 3:30 a.m. the night before “The Technology Plays” were to debut at the University at Albany’s New Library, the final cut of the film was loaded onto the computer in one of six small booths set up for this purpose. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and founder of the New York State Writers Institute walked into the booth and viewed the final product. The production team waited outside. Finally, Kennedy opened the door, walked out, and smiled. He said, “It’s really good.” More >>



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