Campus Update
February 2007

Carr and Briar-Lawson Win Kermit Hall Award
Carson Carr Jr. and Katharine Briar-Lawson will be honored on Sunday, March 4, with the Kermit L. Hall Transformative Leadership Award at the University's 2007 President's Award for Leadership ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. More >>

Bubble Is Back in Business
The University at Albany's air structure, or "Bubble," did not burst in the Feb. 14 snowstorm. More >>

Alumni Association Announces Scholarship Opportunities
The University at Albany Alumni Association is offering four graduate student scholarships and one new undergraduate scholarship for the 2007 academic year. More >>

Squonk Taking Albany by Storm
Take some fun music, mix it with a puppet show about Albany history, add some elementary school ballroom dancers, and what have you got? More >>

Roberson Leads a New CETL
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), has a new name – the Institute for Teaching, Learning, and Academic Leadership. To go with its new name, it has a new leader, Director Bill Roberson, who started his faculty workshop Feb. 2 in the Campus Center Assembly Hall by giving the professors a quiz. More >>

Inaugural Event for Institute for Critical Climate Change in the Humanities Slated for March 23-24
The seismic shifts that are occurring in the environment at large are also being felt in the critical theory environment. More >>

Huang Wins Muscular Dystrophy Association Grant
Zhen Huang, Ph.D., recently won a $135,000 grant from the Muscular Dystrophy Association for his research on identifying RNA aptamers as drug candidates for neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS. More >>

School Spirit Packs the Stands for Big Purple Growl
This year's Big Purple Growl, held Feb. 3 at the SEFCU Arena, lived up to its new reputation of being one of the most exciting sports events in the Capital Region. More >>

New York State Senate Offers Graduate/Post-Graduate/Mid-Career Fellowships
The New York State Senate is offering Graduate/Post-Graduate/Mid-Career Fellowships for 2007-2008 to provide talented individuals with an intimate knowledge of New York State Government and to attract these individuals to public service careers. More >>

Audio availableJoycelyn Elders Urges New Commitment to Overcome U.S. Health Disparities
Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders urged a Campus Center Ballroom audience to strive to overcome the racial and economic disparities of America's healthcare system as she kicked off the University's commemoration of Black History Month. More>>

Walser Promotes Internal Control Hotline
University at Albany faculty and staff have a number to call if they observe misuse of campus funds or property – the Internal Control hotline, at (518) 437-4738. More>>

UAlbany Joins Nationwide Recycling Competition
Whether you are a faculty member, staffer, or a student, you can help the University at Albany win the nationwide RecycleMania competition. More>>


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