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Spring Semester Packed with Exciting On-Campus Events 

January 21, 2009



UAlbany cheerleader and Great Dane mascot.

Support UAlbany with fellow students, faculty, and alumni at UAlbany Advocacy Day on Feb. 10. (Photo Mark Schmidt)

There is always something exciting to do at the University at Albany, from cheering on the Great Danes in Division I sports to seeing internationally renowned writers at the New York State Writers Institute.

Start the semester off with a stop over to SEFCU Arena on January 25th at 4 p.m. to see the men's basketball team take on America East rival UMBC Retrievers.

Other highlights of the Spring 2009 semester include:

Jan. 27:  Visiting Writers Seminar & Reading
4:15 p.m. Seminar
8 p.m. Reading with Jayne Anne Phillips, author of fiction rooted in her West Virginia girlhood. Her latest novel is Lark & Termite

Feb. 2:  Visiting Writers Seminar & Reading
4:15 p.m. Seminar, Standish Room, Science Library.
8 p.m. Reading, Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall.
Reading with best-selling novelist Sue Miller, whose latest book is The Senator's Wife.

Feb. 3:  Artist's Reception: Jason Middlebrook
5-7 p.m. University Art Museum.
Middlebrook will create an installation constructed from several tons of recycled cardboard collected on campus.

Feb. 5:  30th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Black History Month Luncheon
Noon. Campus Center Ballroom.

Feb. 7:  12th Annual Big Purple Growl and Ferocious Feast
5-7 p.m. Featuring a pregame party, and men's and women's basketball. The women's game vs. Binghamton is at 4:30 p.m.; the men take on Vermont at 7 p.m. University Gym and SEFCU Arena.

Feb. 10:  UAlbany Advocacy Day
9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. NYS Capitol – Empire State Plaza. Concourse display. Rally and reception, 5-6:30 p.m. Advocate for UAlbany with fellow students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends.


UAlbany men's basketball

The UAlbany men's basketball team takes on UMBC at SEFCU Arena on Jan. 25.

March 6-8, 10-12, 14:  Antigone
This production interprets Judith Malina's text for a generation in which war and politics are experienced via a constant barrage of media. Performing Arts Center Main Theatre.  

March 21-22:  Relay For Life
3 p.m. Join the Students of Albany Against Cancer in an overnight benefit for the American Cancer Society. SEFCU Arena.

April 2:  American Place Theatre Performance:  The Secret Life of Bees

7:30 p.m. A theatrical adaptation of Sue Monk Kidd's New York Times bestseller. Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

April 26:  Fountain Day 2009
12-4 p.m. Share the spirit as the Fountain is turned on for the first time in 2009. Academic Podium. 

May 1-17:  Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
10 a.m.-5 p.m. University Art Museum
Featuring work produced by candidates for the Art Department's three-year, 60-credit-hour program. Artists' reception May 8, 5-7 p.m.

May 16-17:  Commencement Weekend



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