UAlbany in the News

by Media Relations Staff (May 10, 2006)

  • A national report on a looming crisis associated with aging and the health workforce from the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the School of Public Health was featured by The Associated Press on April 5. The report also received coverage in newspapers and business journals from Washington, D.C., to San Antonio, and in American Medical News, Modern Health Care, and AHA News (American Hospital Association). "As the first wave of baby boomers heads into its 60s, a report to be released Wednesday questioned the ability of the nation's health system to care for a new generation of elderly Americans. The report by the University at Albany's Center for Health Workforce Studies found growth across a range of fields, like nursing aides and physical therapists, is not keeping pace with an aging population that will be increasingly knowledgeable and demanding about its medical care," the article noted.

  • Wendy Becker, an assistant professor of management in the School of Business, was featured in a story about stress in the workplace for psychologists in the April 24 edition of the Dallas Morning News, which in part stated, " 'We know how to go into an organization, diagnose a problem, and study it scientifically so that the ultimate solution is based on data and not short-term, superficial analysis. I-O psychologists are deep thinkers,' said Dr. Wendy S. Becker, who heads the Visibility Committee of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. One of her projects involves crime labs. While technology such as DNA testing and fingerprint databases can help solve more crimes quickly, these labs are hampered by their inability to attract, develop, and retain forensic scientists, said Dr. Becker."
  • President Kermit L. Hall, a legal historian, was quoted in an April 16 article in The New York Times about a land dispute in Mahopac, Putnam County. The 18th-century Hill-Agor Farm, currently under litigation, was under dispute and under consideration by the Supreme Court in an 1831 case that involved the Wappingers Indians and real estate mogul John Jacob Astor. Local preservationists today contend that the Supreme Court used the case to exercise its power over lower courts. Hall, however, suggested otherwise, stating that the case had no special historical significance.