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Clockwise, Inaugural Scholars Zakhar Berkovich, Jeffrey Castillo, Jessica Gunsch, and Sheila Gaddy. First Inaugural Scholars Named
(January 30, 2006)
Jeffrey Castillo, Zakhar (Zack) Berkovich, Jessica Gunsch, and Sheila Gaddy have a lot in common. They're University at Albany undergraduates who aspire to successful careers, want to leave a mark on the world, and plan to give back to the University. They're also the first students to receive Inaugural Scholarships. The scholarship fund recently topped $1.7 million. More>>

Bonnie Steinbock CAS Fellows Discuss "Designer Babies" at Inaugural Event
(January 30, 2006)
More than 30 University at Albany College of Arts and Sciences Fellows, selected for their commitment to the arts and sciences, gathered Dec. 14 for dinner, a lecture, and discussion of "Designer Babies" at the Life Sciences Building for their first meeting. More>>

From left, Matthew Laroche, Alison Bain-Lucey, and Professor James Acker. UAlbany Competes in Moot Court Nationals
(January 30, 2006)
Four University at Albany students participated in the American Collegiate Moot Court Association (AMCA) national moot court tournament at the University of Texas, Arlington, Jan. 20-21. More>>

Susan Reich Supple Susan Reich Supple
(January 30, 2006)
President Kermit L. Hall has announced the promotion of Susan Reich Supple to the position of senior assistant to the president. Supple previously had served as special assistant to the president for presidential events and community relations over the past four years, and has been with the University for 20 years. More>>

Emergency Web Service
(January 30, 2006)
In the midst of Hurricane Katrina, Tulane University managed to stay in touch with its constituency via the Web even after the campus data center went off line. More>>

From left to right: Gina Prinzo, Jennifer Salvaggio, Miguel Abreu, Orin Thompson, and Aileen Behringer. Partnering with Local Schools to Create Educational Web Pages
(January 30, 2006)
The Department of Information Studies in the new College of Computing and Information Dec. 6 presented the Fall 2005 Web Development for Education Symposium: An Authentic Multimedia Collaborative Learning Model. More>>

University at Albany School of Public Health students with Louise-Anne McNutt, Ph.D. UAlbany SPH Team Volunteers in New Orleans
(January 30, 2006)
Six graduate students and three faculty members from the University at Albany's School of Public Health had a very different winter break this year. More>>

UAlbany Students Raise Funds during Habitat for Humanity Week UAlbany Students Raise Funds during Habitat for Humanity Week
(January 30, 2006)
University at Albany students are giving back to the community Jan. 30-Feb. 4 in a week-long series of fund-raising events designed to raise money for Capital Region Habitat for Humanity. More>>


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Betty Daniel, chair of the Department of Economics, is a visiting professor of economics at Williams College. Daniel has been a recipient of the Chancellor's Research Recognition Award. She has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania, University of New South Wales, Dartmouth College, and the University of California – Santa Cruz. She has served the International Monetary Fund, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as a visiting scholar and economist.

Charlie Vatalaro, director of Recording and Broadcast Services, played the saxophone at the opening act for B.B. King and Ernie Williams in concert at the Palace Theatre Jan. 28. On Jan. 29 he played with Williams at Boston's Symphony Hall. In December, he was a featured saxophone soloist with the Empire State Youth Orchestra and Chorale at the annual Melodies of Christmas show at Proctor's in Schenectady. He was also featured on the same show with the Ernie Williams Band.

Tony Cresswell, deputy director of the Center for Technology in Government, had a paper he wrote with co-authors Marjin Janssen and Luis Luna Reyes selected as Best Paper at the eChallenges e-2005 conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in October. The topic of the paper is Modeling Methods for Information Integration: Comparative Cases in eGovernment. The annual conference is supported by the European Commission and regularly attracts more than 550 delegates from leading commercial, government, and research organizations around the world to share knowledge and experience.

Jeryl L. Mumpower, professor of Public Affairs and Policy, was elected vice president of the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences, of Washington, D.C. Federation efforts focus primarily on legislative advocacy and education, and the communication of information to scientists about developments in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government.

Vincent Reda, senior writer in the Office of Media and Marketing, is quoted in a new book by Bruce Jenkins, Goodbye: In Search of Gordon Jenkins, North Atlantic Books (November, 2005), 341 pages. Reda is quoted with an assessment of one of the major Sinatra-Jenkins collaborations, the "All Alone"; album. Reda holds a bachelor's degree in English, graduating magna cum laude from the University at Albany in 1974. A reporter and arts critic for more than 20 years with Capital Region newspapers and magazines, he has lectured on the American Popular Song and performed in local theater.