June 2006 News Releases

Media Advisory: Prehistoric Sandbox Opened to the Public for One Day Only
Pethick Archaeological Site in Central Bridge, N.Y. welcomes the public Monday, July 3
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 29, 2006) -- The University at Albany Department of Anthropology and the Division of Research and Collections at the New York State Museum are opening the Pethick Archaeological Site and field school in Central Bridge, N.Y., now in its fifth year of excavation, to the public for one day. Interpretive tours will be provided, and many of the site's recovered artifacts, which are housed at the State Museum, will be on site for viewing. More>>

University at Albany Adds Journalism Major
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 29, 2006) -- The University at Albany has added a major in journalism to the 54 degree programs in its undergraduate fields of study. The program, housed in the English Department in the College of Arts and Sciences, expects to enroll 30 journalism majors in fall 2006. More>>

UAlbany's Vanessa Saldanha Receives National Fellowship
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 28, 2006) -- University at Albany School of Public Health (SPH) graduate Vanessa Saldanha has been named an ASPH/HRSA Public Health Fellow for 2006, one of only 11 graduating students nationwide. The fellows were selected to begin projects within the Bureau of Health Professionals (BHPr) at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). More>>

U.S. Department of Education Funds UAlbany Program to Reduce High-Risk Drinking Rates on and Off-Campus
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 23, 2006) -- The Committee on University and Community Relations at the University at Albany received a $175,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to reduce high-risk drinking; correct misperceptions of the alcohol use among UAlbany students; and communicate these messages to the University community, local businesses, and other college campuses. More>>

$300,000 Gift Creates Scholarships for Visually Impaired and Disabled Students
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 23, 2006) -- A $300,000 gift from a Class of '51 alumna and her husband will provided scholarships for disabled students of the University at Albany. The gift from retired schoolteacher Goldie Brenner Swartz, B.A.'51, and her husband, Howard Swartz, of Longboat Key, Florida, will provide financial support tuition, room and board for visually impaired or disabled students. More>>

UAlbany's Africana Studies Graduate Program Maintains Ranking as Second in the Nation
Undergraduate and graduate programs both rank in top 10
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 20, 2006) -- The University at Albany's Africana Studies programs rank in the top 10 in the nation according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine. The graduate program ranked second, behind Columbia University, for the second consecutive year and the undergraduate program ranking moved from 10th to 6th. More>>

UAlbany, Université Laval Discuss Technology, International Collaborations
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 14, 2006) -- A Canadian delegation from Université Laval, led by its 24th Rector (Chancellor) Michel Pigeon, met with University at Albany and State University of New York system representatives to discuss technology, international programming initiatives, and ways to foster UAlbany's initiatives in China. More>>

Chinese Higher Education Delegation Studies at University at Albany
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 13, 2006) -- A delegation of 29 leaders of colleges and universities from Jiangsu Province in China had a glimpse today of the American Higher Education system through a series of workshops with administrators and faculty of the University at Albany. The day-long program included seminars on operations, academic administration, research, student success and athletics. The visit also offered an opportunity for UAlbany administrators to interact with and learn from key leaders of higher education in China. More>>

UAlbany "Roads Scholar Tour" Heads to Long Island
Second annual road tour with UAlbany president and faculty includes stops at
Jones Beach and the offices of Robert Moses,
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 5, 2006) -- University at Albany President Kermit L. Hall, UAlbany faculty and staff will board a bus early Tuesday morning, June 6, to take a two-day tour of Long Island. Faculty will interact with colleagues from both Nassau Community College and Smithtown High School, attend a reception for students who will be entering UAlbany in the fall at Port Jefferson, tour Jones Beach and learn about New York master builder Robert Moses, and visit with editors and reporters at Newsday. More>>

Study Finds Heart Patients Who Clear Some, But not All, Arteries at High Risk of Death
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 5, 2006) -- A report by University at Albany researchers has found that heart patients with multivessel blockages that are not all treated (incomplete revascularization) are at higher mortality risk than those who received treatment for all blocked arteries (complete revascularization). More>>

Friends of the Libraries Sponsor a Trip to Glimmerglass Opera
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 2, 2006) -- The University at Albany Friends of the Libraries will sponsor a summer outing to Glimmerglass Opera on Sunday, July 16, 2006, to enjoy one of the world's great, romantic operas, the comically poignant Rossini's Barber of Seville. More>>

Fans and Volunteers Sought to Support the Special Olympics New York 2006 Summer Games
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 2, 2006) -- The Special Olympics New York 2006 Summer Games are coming to the University at Albany June 15-18. More than 2,000 athletes and coaches will take part in the Summer Games, which are returning to the University at Albany for the first time since 2000. More>>


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