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Nancy Persily Remembered
November 17, 2008 --  Brenda Kirkwood has a vivid memory of what a passionate, dedicated, and compassionate person Nancy Alfred Persily was. 

Marketing Students Gain Real-World Experience in the Classroom
November 17, 2008 -- You wonít find any textbooks or exams in Don Purdyís marketing class, but you will find the essential business skills that canít be learned from a book. 

Youth Movements Festival: Music for the Child in All of Us
(November 12, 2008) -- Assistant Professor of Music Duncan Cumming had an idea: create a concert just for children. His concept has grown into the Youth Movements Festival, presented by the Department of Music Nov. 13-16 at the PAC.

CTG and Department of Communication Joint Paper Earns Top Information Sciences Prize
(November 3, 2008) -- A joint paper from the Center for Technology in Government and Department of Communication has been selected for the Best JASIST Paper award from the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

Costa Rica Field School Students Dig into the Past
November 3, 2008 -- In Rob Rosenswig's world, the digging that takes place at his archaeological field schools just scratches the surface of the learning that happens.

EOP 40th Reunion: Lasting Friendships, Career Success 
November 3, 2008 -- James Clinton Walker will never forget what the University at Albany's Educational Opportunities Program has done for him.

Deputy Secretary for the Environment Speaks to UAlbany Students
November 3, 2008 -- NYS Deputy Secretary for the Environment Judith Enck will speak at the Joan E. Schulz Endowment lecture hosted by the Womenís Studies Department on Thursday, Nov. 6.

Retired English Professor Honored by Community Caregivers
November 3, 2008 -- Donald Stauffer taught English literature at the University at Albany for 30 years, including graduate courses on Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville and Edgar Allan Poe.

New Faculty Highlighted
October 28, 2008 -- A criminal justice professor studying life after incarceration, a psychologist researching the impact of insulin on the brain, and an independent filmmaker are among the new faculty joining UAlbany this fall.

Burrell: Understanding Central America Vital to U.S.
(October 27, 2008) -- UAlbany anthropologist Jennifer Burrell studies conflict, violence, and struggles in Central America and Mexico as a means of understanding political and economic survival.

UAlbany Senior Richard Bailey Remembered
(October 23, 2008) -- Hundreds of glowing candles flickered outside UAlbany's Campus Center during a vigil dedicated to the memory of 22-year-old senior Richard Bailey.

UAlbany Professors Look at Human Cost of War in Security Disarmed
October 22, 2008 -- A new book co-edited by UAlbany professors Barbara Sutton and Julie Novkov, along with University of Oregon professor Sandra Morgen, challenges the notion that increasing militarization will ensure human security.

Kleppel: Sustainability from Classroom to Farm
October 20, 2008 -- Gary Kleppel doesn't just talk about sustainability. He lives it. The UAlbany professor directs the Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy program. Kleppel will host a sheepherding demonstration on UAlbany Day at 10 a.m.

Werner: Passport to Ancient Roman Empires
October 20, 2008 -- From New York to Serbia and plenty of places in between, archaeologist Michael Werner has spent 41 years tracing the roots of cultures through the excavation of ancient ruins.

Goel: Combating Internet Threats
October 20, 2008 -- From Moscow and New Delhi to Washington D.C. and New York City, Sanjay Goel of the UAlbany School of Business, has traveled the world discussing computer security in the face of identity theft and other cyber crime.

Organized C.H.A.O.S. Steps Up at UAlbany Day
October 20, 2008 -- On UAlbany Day University Hall will rumble with the stomps and claps of the step team Organized C.H.A.O.S. - Crazy Hot Amazing Original Steppers.

McCallion: Caring for Those with Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia
October 20, 2008 -- UAlbany's Phil McCallion will lend his expertise on issues that affect the aging at a talk on UAlbany Day, Saturday, Oct. 25.

Lizotte: Guns and Gun Control
October 20, 2008 -- Alan J. Lizotte studies the controversial topics of guns and gun control. Lizotte will present his expertise to the public when he discusses Guns and Gun Control at UAlbany Day on Saturday, Oct. 25.

UAlbany's CTG and NYSOCFS presented with the 2008 Best Practices Award in Management by the NYS Forum
October 16, 2008 -- UAlbany's Center for Technology in Government and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services  were presented with the 2008 Best Practices Award in Management by the NYS Forum at their annual meeting.

Public Health Live Broadcasts Keep Nurses, Physicians Up to Date
October 14, 2008 -- The Public Health Live series is a great way for public health workers to keep up with the broad range of issues they need to be aware of in their field.

Parlez-Vous Francais?
October 14, 2008 -- Professor Robert Summers believes the best way to learn a foreign language is to immerse yourself in it with someone who speaks that language.

LinguaLinx Opens Doors to Study Abroad
October 14, 2008 -- From Europe to Asia and everywhere in between, the University at Albany creates opportunities to study around the world.

Dale: Following the Footprint of DNA
October 14, 2008 -- W. Mark Dale knows that real crimes are not solved in an hour, as they are on the TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Knuth: Developing Robotic Scientists for Space Exploration
October 14, 2008 -- Kevin Knuth has a laboratory in the physics department of the University at Albany that is filled with LEGOs. The bricks are relatively cheap and can be used to rapidly prototype a robot's body.

Swartz Scholarship Arrived at Just the Right Time
October 14, 2008 -- The first day that Rachelle Jean-Baptiste set foot on the University at Albany campus, the snow was up to her ankles, snow was still coming down, and there was a sheet of ice underneath.

Student Association Creates a Community on Campus
October 6, 2008 - Tucked into the corner of the Campus Center, Student Association staff are hard at work managing one of the most crucial offices at UAlbany. Visiting it is like taking a behind-the-scenes look at student life on campus.

Rockefeller College Doctoral Students Win Awards
October 6, 2008 - Two doctoral students from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, Hyunjung Kim and Navid Ghaffarzadegan, garnered honorable mentions and awards in this year's System Dynamics Conference in Athens, Greece.

Is Graduate School for You? UAlbany Graduate Fair Oct. 13
October 6, 2008 - Discover Graduate School at the University at Albany on Monday, Oct. 13, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Graduate Fair 2008 at the Campus Center on the uptown campus, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany.

Leading Breast Cancer Expert Featured at UAlbany Day
October 6, 2008 - For more than a decade, JoEllen Welsh has focused her research efforts on Vitamin D and breast cancer. She will discuss her research with her talk, Vitamin D and Cancer Prevention, at UAlbany Day on Saturday, Oct. 25.

John Delano: Living Green
October 6, 2008 - John Delano, known for his passion for teaching about the origins of life, will bring that same excitement to the public when he discusses the Experiences of a Green Family at UAlbany on Oct. 25.

Appe Wins Rotary Grant for Field Work in Ecuador
October 6, 2008 - Second-year doctoral student Susan Appe of Albany, N.Y., received a competitive Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship to conduct research in Quito, Ecuador, in winter/spring 2010.

Newly Tenured Faculty Include Experts on Second-Generation Ethnic Youth and School Bullying
October 6, 2008 - Music, physics, East Asian studies, nanosciences, accounting: these specializations and more are just some of the fields in which the 21 newly tenured faculty of the University at Albany hold expertise.

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