Campus Update
April 2007

Herbst Highlights Excellence, Diversity, Fiscal Responsibility
Academic excellence, diversity and tolerance, and a sound budget were among the points Officer in Charge and Provost Susan Herbst highlighted in her address at the Spring Faculty Meeting April 19 in the Campus Center Ballroom.

Complete text of Officer in Charge Susan Herbst's remarks

Robinson: "All in the Same Boat" on a Greener UAlbany
The University at Albany is buying more local produce, is reducing its use of electricity, and in general, is becoming greener, according to Associate Professor of Biological Sciences George Robinson, a co-leader of the Task Force on Environmental Sustainability.

UAlbany Celebrates Chancellor’s Award Honorees
A dozen undergraduates from the University at Albany were among 283 students across the SUNY system honored April 18 as recipients of the 2007 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

Student Firefighters Boost Local Force
As a University at Albany freshman on Indian Quad in 2003, Joseph Zambon observed admiringly whenever the McKownville Volunteer Fire Department responded to emergencies. A year later, as a Resident Assistant (RA), he witnessed McKownville on yet another Indian Quad call. This time, he approached a fireman and said he wanted to become a volunteer himself.

Former UAlbany "First Lady" Had Welcoming Style
It was a simpler time, when the University's population was less than a tenth of what it is today.

Kolbert: The Time is Now to Make Significant Impact on Global Warming
One member of the audience at a March 29 seminar on Elizabeth Kolbert's book on global warming hesitated, then said respectfully that her book Field Notes from a Catastrophe is "kind of a downer." Kolbert did not disagree.

Undergraduate Research on Display April 13-14
University at Albany students will showcase their research and creative work on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, at the Undergraduate Research Conference in the Life Sciences Research Building auditorium.

College of Arts and Sciences Celebrates Research
On March 22, researchers from the College of Arts and Sciences gathered in the Standish Room of the University's Science Library for the second "Celebrating Research" reception. The event, hosted by Dean Joan Wick-Pelletier and Associate Dean for Research Lawrence Schell, recognized those researchers who, over the past two years, have received external funding awards to support their research.

UAlbany Wins SEFA Awards
The University at Albany was recently recognized at this year's State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) Awards Luncheon. UAlbany received two awards for achieving both the highest percent increase in employee participation and the highest percent increase in total amount raised from the previous year's campaign.


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