Campus Update
October 2006

UAlbany Launches Study Abroad Short Courses in China
How would you like to be in Shanghai for New Year's Eve? The University at Albany is launching Study Abroad short courses at East China Normal University (ECNU), on the edge of downtown Shanghai, as part of its emerging exchange. More>>

UAlbany Draws Increased Number of International Students
The University at Albany continues to draw greater numbers of international students to its cosmopolitan campus. There are 1,067 international students on campus this academic year, 61 more than last year, an increase of 6 percent, according to Peg Reich, director of International Student Services in the Office of International Education. More>>

Video AvailableAudio availableAlumni Achievers Tell Their Stories
Four University at Albany alumni achievers, with very different interests and backgrounds but the same alma mater, came together at a special luncheon on campus Oct. 20 to share their life stories and launch a campaign that celebrates the successful career paths of UAlbany graduates. More>>

Video Available University Hall Opens
University at Albany faculty and staff gave the new administration building the thumbs-up at the official opening of University Hall on Oct. 16. More>>

SSW Students See Rwanda through the Eyes of Survivors
Senior Abby Taylor, 20, has a more personal connection than most to the true story recounted by Immaculée Ilibagiza in her book Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust. More>>

Portch Outlines BOV Vision for UAlbany
Stephen R. Portch, chair of the University at Albany's Board of Visitors and chairman emeritus of the University System of Georgia, said he's "never seen the UAlbany campus looking better." Portch said he sensed the University's "tremendous energy" as he arrived on Wednesday, Oct. 4, to address the Fall Faculty Meeting in the Campus Center Ballroom. More>>

Lynn Videka to Serve as Vice President for Research for 2006-07
Provost Susan Herbst has announced that Lynn Videka will serve as vice president for research for the 2006-07 academic year, a post she has held as an interim appointment since 2004. More>>

Miriam Trementozzi is Named Associate VP for Community Engagement
Miriam Trementozzi is assuming expanded duties as associate vice president for Community Engagement, with a joint appointment in the Office of the President and Division for Student Success, announced University at Albany Officer in Charge Susan Herbst. More>>

Alumni Achiever Campaign Highlights UAlbany as Great Starting Point
Twelve UAlbany alumni who exemplify the ideal of "Reaching Higher, Achieving More" began an exciting visual residency on campus this month. Their images and career stories now resonate from 7-foot-high poster boards in the Lecture Center area and large tripod screens in University Hall. More>>

The Information Commons: The New Go-To Place on Campus
Imagine: You are a student with a big research project that is due in one week -- and you have so much research yet to do. Where can you find all the resources you need? More>>

Video Available National Death Penalty Archive Gains Significant New Documents
The National Death Penalty Archive at the University at Albany has gained significant additions to its collection of materials related to capital punishment. More>>

Video Available UAlbany Foundation Presents Citizen Laureate Awards
R. Mark Sullivan, president of The College of Saint Rose; Richard C. Liebich, CEO of Cerbide Inc., Advanced Material Technology, Inc., and the Charitable Leadership Foundation as well as other charities; and Frank J. Thompson, faculty member and former dean of the University at Albany's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, have received the 2006 University at Albany Foundation Citizen Laureate Awards. More>>

2006 Summer Study to Africa
Nine University at Albany students, faculty, and community members traveled to South Africa and Swaziland in mid-July with the Summer Study Tour of the U.S.-African Partnership for Building Stronger Communities Project. More>>
Faculty/Staff >>
  • Dai Honored with Early Scholar Award
  • Scanlon Wins Major Literacy Grant
  • Kinser to Study Noncredit Post-secondary Education
  • Santiago Wins National Award
  • School of Education Graduate Programs Win Accreditation
Indian Quad Celebrates Victory
Indian Quad was the victor in the 2006 Clash of the Quads, and was formally awarded the winner's trophy during a Quad celebration on Oct. 12. More>>


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