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UAlbany CIO Honored as Best of New York for IT Leadership
(July 6, 2004)
University at Albany Chief Information Officer Christine E. Haile received the "Best of New York" award on June 29, 2004 for Demonstrated Leadership in Management of Information Technology. The award was presented at the Marriott Hotel on Wolf Road by James Dillon, New York State's CIO and last year's recipient. Full Story >>

Professor Gummer Mourned
School of Social Welfare Professor Emeritus Burt Gummer, 66, a nationally recognized scholar on social welfare administration, passed away June 30. Gummer, who retired in 2002 after 25 years of dedicated service as a faculty member, once chaired the undergraduate program and the management concentration. Full Story >>

UAlbany’s 160th Commencement
By Greta Petry (June 4, 2004)
May 16 was a day of elation and celebration at the University at Albany's undergraduate commencement ceremony.
The rain held off on an overcast day for the 1,800 students of the Class of 2004 and their families during the 160th undergraduate commencement ceremony of the University at Albany on Sunday, May 16. Full Story >>

Individual Recognition Ceremonies a Commencement Highlight
by Christy DeLaMater (June 4, 2004)
Individual recognition ceremonies continued this year to be a highlight of commencement weekend. Graduating students heard their names called out at departmental, school, and college ceremonies held throughout the weekend of May 15 and 16. Full Story >>

Hitchcock Tapped to Lead Queen’s University
by Greta Petry (June 4, 2004)
Effective July 1, outgoing President Karen R. Hitchcock will become the first female and first American principal (the equivalent of president) of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, one of the most respected institutions of higher education in Canada. Full Story >>

Hitchcock’s Remarks at Farewell Reception
(June 4, 2004)
Outgoing President Karen Hitchcock thanked well wishers at her May 7th farewell reception. Full Story >>

Hitchcock Wins 2004 Bread & Roses Award
By Anna Z. Radkowski-Lee (June 4, 2004)
Outgoing President Karen R. Hitchcock received the 2004 Bread & Roses Award for her many contributions to gender equity at the University at Albany. A positive role model and an active supporter of the University’s women’s community throughout her eight-year tenure as president and her four-year tenure as vice president, she has provided for two Initiatives For Women (IFW) Presidential Awards. The new Karen R. Hitchcock New Frontier Fund will provide monetary awards to women doctoral students. Full Story >>

Jeryl Mumpower Lynn Videka
Jeryl Mumpower Lynn Videka

Mumpower Named Interim Provost; Videka Assumes Interim VP Research Role
(June 4, 2004)
Interim President John R. Ryan has announced the appointment of Jeryl Mumpower to the position of interim provost. Ryan replaces Carlos Santiago, who left at the end of the academic year to accept the position of chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Full Story >>

David Shub
David Shub

Biologist David Shub Explains the Inexplicable
by Greta Petry (June 4, 2004)
There has been a vast change in the biological sciences since Professor David Shub joined the University at Albany faculty 33 and a half years ago. Full Story >>

UAlbany Mourns the Loss of Susan Sherman
(June 4, 2004)
Susan R. Sherman
Susan R. Sherman
Nationally known gerontologist Susan R. Sherman, 64, died on June 3 of cancer. Until her retirement in 2003, Sherman was a distinguished service professor in the School of Social Welfare and the School of Public Health, as well as a faculty research associate of the University at Albany’s Institute of Gerontology, of which she was a founder and former director. She previously served as dean of the School of Social Welfare, was thesis adviser to about 15 Ph.D. students, and chaired the undergraduate program in social work for five years. She taught at the School of Social Welfare for more than 25 years. Full Story >>

New Campus Web-based Calendar is Coming
(June 4, 2004)
A new Web-based calendar of UAlbany events is in development with a target launch date of September 2004. The goal is to provide comprehensive, up-to-date, and easily accessible information about the broad range of University events, programs, and activities. Full Story >>

University Volunteers Spruce Up Campus
by Greta Petry (June 4, 2004)
University at Albany faculty, staff, and students donned T-shirts and jeans and rolled up their sleeves for work during Spring Cleanup Day April 27. Full Story >>

Left to right: Atussa Hatami, Gurinder Singh, Gottlieb Jicha III, and Florencia Cornet

Coffee, Faxes, and Copies Offered at GSO
by Tavonna Goodman June 4, 2004)UAlbany’s Graduate Student Organization (GSO) instituted many changes this spring semester. Full Story >>