Campus News

English Prof's Play Praised by New York Times
(June 22, 2006)
According a theater review in the June 20 New York Times, Lisa Thompson's play "Single Black Female" is "socially significant and very entertaining." Thompson, an assistant professor of English at UAlbany who is on leave, earned a Ph.D. in modern thought in literature from Stanford. More>>

The University's One-of-a-Kind Piano Master Retires After 40 Years
(June 5, 2006)
The beginning of June added some typical post-semester items to pianist Findlay Cockrell's calendar. On Saturday, June 3, he would lend background music to an alumni event held in a tent on the Downtown Campus. Ten days later, his playing venue would be the NanoFab complex, at a dinner held for a group of visiting distinguished Chinese academicians. More>>












































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Timothy Hoff, an associate professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior in the School of Public Health, will be a visiting fellow at Oxford University in the coming year. He will be attending Oxford for several weeks in early summer and giving lectures and seminars on U.S. health policy, quality of care, and research methods. The programs will be for master's and doctoral students in the Said Business School and Templeton College of Management at Oxford. Hoff, who joined the University in 1998, hopes to return to Oxford in the fall to participate in a research project on the future of medicine with Oxford faculty.

Professor Mickey J. Kavanagh of the Department of Management in the School of Business was one of two recipients of the International Association for Human Resource Information Management 2006 Excellence Award at the association's annual conference in Washington, D.C., in April. In cooperation with Ed Goldmacher, Kavanagh developed the Human Resources Information Systems M.B.A. program at UAlbany, 1984-85. His research interests include performance appraisal, occupational structures, methodology, and ethics in management.

Professor Bruce Svare of the Department of Psychology has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant to lecture at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, during the 2006-2007 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Svare will teach behavioral neuroscience in the Chulalongkorn doctoral program in psychology and will assist with curriculum development in the Thai higher education system.

Professor Max Lifchitz of the Department of Music has been appointed Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Eminent Scholar in Latin American Studies at the School of Music, Center for International Education, Columbus State University in Georgia.

Leonard A. Slade Jr., professor and chair of the Department of Africana Studies, was unanimously elected by the members of the Division of Black American Literature and Culture at the Modern Language Association Convention in Philadelphia as a representative to the MLA Delegate Assembly for 2005-08.

Joseph F. Zimmerman is a co-author of Every Vote Equal: A State-Based Plan for Electing the President by National Popular Vote (Los Altos, Calif.: National Vote Press, 2006). The book examines in detail the Electoral College system for electing the President and Vice President of the United States and the instances (1824, 1876, 1888, and 2000) when the presidential candidate with the largest number of popular votes was not elected President, thereby revealing each popular vote was not equal to every other popular vote cast. Zimmerman is a professor of political science in the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy.