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Robert Geer will supervise Albany Nanotech's collaboration with Advanced Micro Devices, the goal of which is to find a method to measure stress levels in strained silicon, the base material in high-performance microchips.Albany NanoTech and AMD Team Up to Develop Breakthrough Silicon Measurement Technique
(December 10, 2004)
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is targeted at helping AMD find answers to some fundamental research questions, according to Robert Geer, associate professor of nanoscience at the University at Albany’s new College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE). More>>

UAlbany players celebrate the basketball program's first win since 1977 in the crosstown rivalry series with Siena.Men’s Basketball Defeats Siena for First Time Since 1977
(December 10, 2004)
Sophomores Jamar Wilson and Jon Iati each scored 20 points to lead UAlbany to an 86-65 victory over crosstown-rival Siena on November 23 before 8,904 fans at the Pepsi Arena. The Great Danes were off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 1996-97, and as of Dec. 6, their record stood at 3-2. More>>

Left, John Keefe, and at right, Scott Ball, present their sculpture designs. Their winning entries will be fabricated over the next year, and installed in the Lecture Center area.Winning Sculpture Ideas to Grace Lecture Center
(December 10, 2004)
Graduate art students Scott Ball and John Keefe are the winners of a sculpture competition in Professor of Art Edward Mayer’s Topics in Sculpture class. When completed in December 2005, their works will grace the University at Albany’s Lecture Center area. More>>

From the left, work-study students Esther Spencer, Zakhar Berkovich, and Jenny Rulison gain job skills in the Division of University Advancement.New Work-Study Process Matches Students with Job Interests
(December 10, 2004)
Work-study jobs have always been an important source of income for the University at Albany students who qualify for them. The income helps students cover the bills that come with living on one’s own. More>>

From left: Edward Hammit, chair, BACCHUS and GAMMA Board of Trustees, Sheng Wu, Christine Fan, Joseph Tuscano, Brianna Monzert, Catherine Lennon, Wendy Jamack, Jared Sint, Kali Morduant, Caitlin D'Aquisto, and Aliya Makki.Middle Earth Students Win National Awards
(December 10, 2004)
The University at Albany’s Middle Earth students swept the awards at the BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education Network National Conference held November 11-14 in Chicago, Ill. UAlbany won four awards and had two students from Middle Earth elected to national office at the conference. More>>

From left: Albany Mayor Gerald Jennings, UAlbany Interim President John R. Ryan, and John Egan, chair of the Harriman Research and Technology Development Corp.

From left: Albany Mayor Gerald Jennings, UAlbany Interim President John R. Ryan, and John Egan, chair of the Harriman Research and Technology Development Corp.

Town Gown Parley
(December 10, 2004)
The importance of strong ties between communities and higher education institutions was the focus of a State University of New York “Town/Gown” meeting held at the University at Albany on Friday, Dec. 3. Community, business, and higher education leaders discussed how they work together and how they are committed to developing new joint efforts to address community needs.

CAS Taps Media Experts for Journalism Advisory Board
(December 10, 2004)
As the College of Arts & Sciences develops a major in journalism, it has tapped into the expertise of area media experts to create a Journalism Advisory Board. The board serves as an advocate for the program. More>>



Lamar Hill, director of Business Development for Albany NanoTech, was honored as a leading advocate for nanotechnology in the 2004 Small Times Magazine “Best of Small” Awards. The annual awards recognize the best people, products, and companies in nanotechnology, MEMS, and microsystems. Hill was named runner-up for the magazine’s annual Tech Advocate Award.

Among 31 honored by Small Times nationwide, Hill was recognized for speaking out to build awareness of the promise nanotechnology holds for regional economic growth.

“LaMar is a tireless and effective advocate for Albany NanoTech, for nanotechnology, and for the state of New York. It is therefore gratifying to see him receive this well-deserved honor from Small Times,” said Alain Kaloyeros, Ph.D., president of Albany NanoTech and executive vice president and chief administrative officer of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University. “We’re very fortunate to have him as a key player on the Albany NanoTech team.”

• Distinguished Professor Hans Toch of the School of Criminal Justice is co-author with J. Douglas Grant of Police as Problem Solvers: How Frontline Workers Can Promote Organizational and Community Change, published this fall by APA Books, second edition.

• Rockefeller College honored distinguished alumni November 30 at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy Alumni Reception and Awards Program at the Rockefeller Institute, 411 State St., Albany.

Honorees included: Professor Joseph F. Zimmerman, Ph.D., of the Department of Political Science, who won the Rockefeller College Lifetime Achievement Award; Patricia E. Salkin, B.A. ’85, associate dean and director, Government Law Center, Albany Law School, winner of the Distinguished Alumna Award in Political Science; Robin Prunty, M.P.A. ’87, director, Ratings Services for Standard & Poor’s, recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Award in Public Administration & Policy; Robert D. McEvoy, M.P.A., a public service professor in the Department of Public Administration & Policy, who won the Rockefeller College Distinguished Service Award; Michael Leo Owens, Ph.D. ’01, an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Emory University, who is the recipient of the Rockefeller College Young Alumni Award; and Sue R. Faerman, Ph.D. ’87, dean of Undergraduate Studies and associate vice president of Academic Affairs, winner of the Distinguished Extended Learning Leadership Award of Excellence. Lee Daghlian, director of public information for the New York State Board of Elections, gave the keynote address.