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Upstate KIDS Program Seeks Early Intervention of Children with Developmental Problems
ALBANY, N.Y. (November 19, 2008) -- Parents of newborn children in New York State may soon be asked by state health officials to complete a series of at-home questionnaires about their children's health and development.

University at Albany Foundation Salutes 2008 Citizen Laureates
ALBANY, N.Y. (November 18, 2008)  Attorney E. Stewart Jones, Jr., UAlbany professor Helen R. Desfosses, and community leader Edward P. Swyer have been named recipients of the University at Albany Foundation Citizen Laureate awards.

UAlbany Spearheads New National Child Welfare Workforce Institute
ALBANY, N.Y. (November 17, 2008)  UAlbany's School of Social Welfare will spearhead the new $16.5 million National Child Welfare Workforce Institute, established to support the child welfare workforce through leadership development.

KeyBank and College of Computing and Information Partner to Bring Junior FIRST Lego League Expo to UAlbany
ALBANY, N.Y. (November 14, 2008) -- KeyBank has partnered with UAlbany's College of Computing and Information (CCI) to host a Lego-inspired expo designed to help youngsters make connections between technology and the real world.

Business School Dean Donald Siegel Addresses Economic Development Through Community Partnerships
ALBANY, N.Y. (November 10, 2008) -- University at Albany School of Business Dean Donald Siegel will address local business and community leaders on "Pathways to Economic Development through Community Partnerships."

Stock Exchange President William Johnston Shares His "Two Worst Days" on Wall Street
ALBANY, N.Y. (November 10, 2008) -- Former president of the New York Stock Exchange William R. Johnston will share his unique insight into two of the most compelling days on Wall Street -- the crash of Oct. 19, 1987, and Sept. 11, 2001.

Albany Philanthropists Morris and Esther Massry Contribute $10,000 to the Richard Bailey Memorial Fund
ALBANY, N.Y. (November 6, 2008) -- Albany philanthropists Morris and Esther Massry have contributed $10,000 to the Richard Bailey Memorial Fund, marking the first major gift to the endowed scholarship.

SSW Professors Evaluate, Strengthen Child Welfare Workforce with $2.5M U.S. Health and Human Services Grant
ALBANY, N.Y. (November 6, 2008) -- School of Social Welfare Associate Professor Nancy Claiborne and Assistant Research Professor Catherine Lawrence received a $2.5 million grant to evaluate and strengthen the child welfare workforce.

UAlbany Hosts 7th Annual Conference on Effective Practices for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
ALBANY, N.Y. (November 5, 2008) -- UAlbany's Center for Autism and Related Disabilities is hosting its seventh annual conference, "Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Science and Practice of Effective Interventions."

U.S. Rep. Michael McNulty Serves as Honorary Host for University at Albany's NEA Grants Workshop
ALBANY, N.Y. (November 5, 2008) --  U.S. Rep. Michael McNulty (NY-21) today served as honorary host at a news conference to discuss the cultural and economic importance of National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) funding.

Rockefeller College Honors Alumni for Public Service
ALBANY, N.Y. (November 3, 2008) -- The Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy Alumni Awards Ceremony will be held Nov. 13.

Outstanding Contributions to Public Administration Propel Dean Jeffrey Straussman to NAPA Fellowship
ALBANY, N.Y. (November 3, 2008) -- Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy Dean Jeffrey Straussman has been elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration for outstanding contribution to public administration.

UAlbany Hosts Election Night Political Experts
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 31, 2008) --  The 2008 presidential contest is in its last week, and with the rhetoric hot and the outcome historic no matter which way the votes go, this election is bound to be the most watched and analyzed in years.

UAlbany Announces Scholarship Fund to Remember Senior Richard Bailey
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 28, 2008) -- In the wake of the tragic death of 22-year-old senior Richard Bailey, UAlbany student leaders will create an endowed scholarship in memory of their fellow student.

Entrepreneur Michael Hoffman Supports UAlbany School of Education
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 24, 2008) -- Businessman Michael Hoffman has pledged $30,000 to the University at Albany to establish an endowed fund for teachers in the School of Education graduate program who work in urban school districts.

Media Advisory: Financial Crisis, Economic Slowdown Subject of UAlbany Forum
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 23, 2008) -- The University at Albany will host a forum, "The Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences," designed to discuss and answer questions about the country's economic slowdown.

Breast Cancer Research, Anabolic Steroids Among Topics Addressed at UAlbany Conference
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 22, 2008) -- Renowned cancer researcher Elwood Jensen will be among the keynote speakers at the first Conversations in the Capital District on Hormones conference.

Campus Sustainability Day Showcases UAlbany's Commitment to "Going Green"
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 21, 2008) -- The University at Albany is raising awareness and encouraging environmental conservation by celebrating National Campus Sustainability Day on Oct. 22.

UAlbany's School of Social Welfare Announces Scholarship Endowments
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 20, 2008) -- UAlbany's School of Social Welfare will announce new scholarship endowments at a luncheon Friday, Oct. 24, at noon at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, 405 Washington Ave.

Sun Microsystems Executive Addresses Technology Transfer Society Conference
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 16, 2008) -- Sun Microsystems executive and UAlbany alum Rich Green will speak at the 2008 Tech Transfer Society national conference on Friday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

Experts Advisory: The University at Albany's Experts on Halloween
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 15, 2008) -- Halloween and popular culture, masks, costumes, garlic and folklore discussed by UAlbany's Halloween experts.

Wicked Author, Record Industry Execs, U.N. Humanitarian Return to UAlbany as Inspirations to Campus Community
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 14, 2008) -- A best-selling novelist, a pair of pioneering record executives and a global policy maker are all UAlbany alumni making their mark on the world and inspiring the next generation of successful students.

UAlbany Day October 25: The Capital Region's Passport to the World
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 14, 2008) -- UAlbany will open its doors to the community for UAlbany Day on October 25 offering dozens of faculty and student demonstrations, tours, a farmer's market, and an Andy Warhol photography exhibit.

Restored UAlbany Carillon Rings in Improved Sounds and Early Warning System
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 14, 2008) -- With the flourish of refurbished chimes and a new state-of-the-art public address system, UAlbany's carillon will reclaim its place as a venerated tradition and play a new role in campus safety.

Video Game Innovator Offers an Inside Look at Virtual Industry at UAlbany College of Computing and Information
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 9, 2008) -- UAlbany's College of Computing and Information will host Tobi Saulnier, CEO and founder of 1st Playable Productions in Troy.

UAlbany Dedicates Site of New School of Business Building
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 3, 2008) -- The University at Albany today dedicated the site of its new School of Business building with support from community, business and political leaders.

Media Advisory: University at Albany Dedicates New School of Business Site
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 2, 2008) -- Local and state government officials, as well as UAlbany alumni join the University to dedicate the site of the new School of Business building.

UAlbany Cancer Research Center Open House Focuses on Early Breast Cancer Detection
ALBANY, N.Y. (October 6, 2008) -- The University at Albany hosted an open house at its Cancer Research Center to highlight the importance of early breast cancer screening and advances in cancer research.

UAlbany National Death Penalty Archives Add Papers of "America's Foremost Death Penalty Historian"
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 26, 2008) -- The University at Albany announced the addition of the records and research of M. Watt Espy on executions in America to its National Death Penalty Archive (NDPA).

UAlbany's Center for Human Services Research Evaluates Mental Health Care System
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 26, 2008) -- The University at Albany's Center for Human Services Research (CHSR) was awarded a $1.2 million grant to evaluate the Orange County (N.Y.) System of Care Initiative.

SPH Researcher Studies Impact of Changing Health Behaviors on Aging with $1.2 Million NIH Grant
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 24, 2008) -- Benjamin A. Shaw, associate professor in the School of Public Health, has been awarded a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to examine how health behaviors and lifestyles evolve.

UAlbany Bolsters "Global Thinking" with Launch of Globalization Studies Major
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 25, 2008) -- UAlbany today launched its undergraduate major in Globalization Studies, designed to expand students' world view and prepare them for interactions around the globe.

Media Advisory: UAlbany Announces Major Addition to National Death Penalty Archive
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 24, 2008) -- The National Death Penalty Archive houses documents of leading figures in scholarship, as well as oral history interviews featuring prominent individuals involved in death penalty abolition efforts.

Media Advisory: Trade Expert Lori Wallach Joins UAlbany to Launch Globalization Studies Major
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 23, 2008) -- Trade expert and author Lori Wallach joins UAlbany to launch its undergraduate major in Globalization Studies, designed to prepare students for economic, social, political and environmental interactions.

Study Reveals a Man's Face Conveys Information About His Body, Strength, and Sexual Behavior
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 9, 2008) -- A  woman choosing a potential partner based solely on a portrait photograph stands a good chance of being happy with the result.

Jamaica Governor General Lectures on the Caribbean and Global Economy
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 16, 2008) -- The Governor General of Jamaica will present the lecture, "Caribbean Development Within the New Global Economy."

UAlbany's Five Quad Volunteer Service Dedicates New Ambulance with Help of 2008 Senior Class Gift
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 16, 2008) -- State and local leaders and local emergency services joined UAlbany's Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service to celebrate the generosity of the 2008 Senior Class Gift, which helped purchase an ambulance.

UAlbany Psychology Professor Tests New Treatment for Bulimia
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 15, 2008) -- University at Albany Psychology Professor Drew Anderson is testing the efficacy of an alternative treatment to bulimia nervosa (BN), a debilitating eating disorder.

University at Albany and Albany Law School Partner to Offer J.D./M.B.A. Degree
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 12, 2008) -- UAlbany's School of Business and Albany Law School today announced a cooperative J.D. and M.B.A. program, allowing students to simultaneously pursue and complete law and graduate-level business degrees.

Media Advisory: University at Albany and Albany Law School Announce Academic Program Partnership
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 10, 2008) -- The University at Albany School of Business and Albany Law School will sign an agreement for a collaborative academic partnership that enhances the schools' programs in graduate-level business and law.

UAlbany School of Public Health Establishes Center for Global Health
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 10, 2008) -- The University at Albany School of Public Health today announced the establishment of the Center for Global Health.

Media Advisory: UAlbany, Albany Police Department, College of Saint Rose Promote Safety with Neighborhood Tour
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 11, 2008) -- Experts from the UAlbany, Albany Police Department, and the College of Saint Rose will take a late-night walk through neighborhoods and talk to students about how to maximize their personal safety.

New Center Puts International Health Concerns at Forefront of UAlbany School of Public Health Initiatives

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 9, 2008) -- UAlbany will announce a new center focusing on global health, leveraging the School of Public Health's international collaborations, research and programs to engage students and offer a broad world view.

University at Albany Research Grants Total Record $391.7 Million in '07-08
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 8, 2008) -- University at Albany faculty attracted a record $391.7 million in research awards in 2007-08, an increase of 39 percent from the previous year.

Arts and Entertainment's Miller Heads UAlbany TV
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 8, 2008) -- The University at Albany has appointed Paul Miller, a 20-year veteran of broadcast and cable television, as the director of programming and production of its television channels and Web video initiatives.

New UAlbany Center Confronts National Workforce Shortage of Science and Technology Graduates
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 3, 2008) -- The University at Albany today established an NSF funded center committed to addressing dramatic nationwide workforce shortfalls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Clash of the Quads Rivalry Returns to University at Albany Sept. 6
ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 3, 2008) Defending champion University Apartments will face off against the competition at Clash of the Quads on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Collins Circle.

UAlbany Announces New Initiative to Reverse National Trend of Falling Enrollments in Science and Technology
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 2, 2008) -- The University at Albany will announce a new NSF-funded initiative to strengthen the workforce by reversing the national trend of declining enrollment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

UAlbany Welcomes Campus with Grand Entry Plaza Dedication Celebration
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 26, 2008) -- UAlbany welcomed back students, faculty and staff with the dedication of a new $4 million Grand Entry Plaza, designed as a vibrant, central gathering space for visitors and the campus community.

UAlbany Touts Academic Quality of Incoming Freshman Class
ALBANY, N.Y. (August 22, 2008) -- The University at Albany boasts an incoming freshman class with high academic standing, reflected in the students' mean high school grade point average of 90 and mean SAT/ACT score of 1150.

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