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Interim President John R. Ryan
Interim President
John R. Ryan

Ryan Address Highlights Quality of Incoming Freshman Class, Innovation in Education, Increased Research Funding
by Greta Petry (May 6, 2004)
Noting the importance of maintaining “our momentum into the future,” Interim President John R. Ryan focused his April 28 report to the faculty on the steps UAlbany is taking to recruit and retain high-quality faculty and students, and enhance academic and research programs. More >> | Complete text of speech >>

SUNY Chancellor Honors Top Students with Awards of Excellence
by Greta Petry (May 6, 2004)
State University of New York Chancellor Robert L. King recently recognized the University’s most outstanding students with the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. In all, 245 students from 61 State University campuses, representing five foreign countries and nine states with an average GPA of 3.74 were honored. More >>

Environmental Science Major Grows in Popularity
by Greta Petry (May 6, 2004)
Environmental science is a growing major for undergraduates at the University at Albany. More >>

Margaret Stewart
Margaret Stewart

Margaret Stewart Endows Scholarship
by Michael Messitt (May 6, 2004)
In 1956, North Carolina native Margaret “Meg” Stewart joined the University’s biology faculty after receiving her Ph.D. at Cornell. Her distinguished teaching and research career at the University reflects a focus on natural history and field biology. Prior to her retirement in 1997, she championed the launch of the Biodiversity, Conservation, and Policy Program. As professor emeritus, she has remained involved with the program’s development. In December 2003, Stewart made a gift to endow the program through the establishment of the Margaret M. Stewart Graduate Scholarship in Biodiversity, Conservation, and Policy. More >>

Fudan University delegation and UAlbany officialsFudan University and UAlbany: Partners for 25 years
Fudan University in Shanghai, China and the University at Albany recently celebrated 25 years of exchange programming with a “Declaration of Friendship” signed by Interim UAlbany President John Ryan and Fudan Chancellor Shaode Qin. From left are Fudan University delegation members Professor Maoyun Dong, associate dean, School of Law; Professor Yinzhang Chen, head, External Affairs Office; Dean Qingwu Jiang, School of Public Health; Ms. Ya Zhou, director, Chancellor's Office; and Chancellor Shaode Qin; and UAlbany’s Interim President John Ryan, Provost Carlos Santiago, Interim Research Vice President Jeryl Mumpower, and Interim Business Dean Paul Leonard. Associate Dean Xiongwen Lu, School of Management, is not shown.

Slam Poets Spread the Word Every Other Wednesday Night
by Tavonna Goodman (May 6, 2004
It is 8 p.m. The lights in the back of Ritazza, the campus coffee shop, are dimmed. A microphone and a small round table with a compact portable radio on top of it, create a stage. The sounds of Brother Ali’s Shadows on the Sun, Nas’s Illmatic, or Miguel Pinero’s Lower Eastside may sail into the ears of outsiders as they stroll by, but the real entertainment inside of Ritazza is live. More >>

Initiatives for Women Winter Forum

IFW Forum Connects Women and Technology
by Greta Petry (May 6, 2004)
The Initiatives For Women (IFW) Winter Forum Tech Valley: Not Just Bits and Bytes in March drew more than 100 University and community attendees to the Campus Center. The event was IFW’s 10th annual educational event, the second focusing on women and technology, and was co-sponsored by IFW and the NY Tech Valley Chapter of the Alliance of Technology and Women (ATW). More >>

UAlbany Represented at African Studies Conference
by Greta Petry (May 6, 2004)
Nine students from Nefer Rohu, the Africana Graduate and Professional Students Organization, participated in the 28th annual New York African Studies Association conference (NYASA) April 16-17, hosted by Eastern Connecticut State University. More >>