News Releases - September 2006

Media Advisory: Graduate Fair Showcases More than 120 Master's and Doctoral Programs
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 25, 2006) -- Information on degree and certificate programs. Panel discussions covering topics from test preparation and funding through submitting an outstanding application. More>>

UAlbany School of Public Health Students Showcase Research at Prestigious National Conferences
Blanca Gonzalez and Eileen Bush selected for presentations at annual meetings of American Public Health Association and Gerontological Society of America
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 22, 2006) -- University at Albany School of Public Health students Blanca Gonzalez and Eileen Bush have been selected to present their research at the annual conferences of two internationally-recognized public health organizations: the American Public Health Association's (APHA) 134th Annual Meeting and the Gerontological Society of America's (GSA) 59th Annual Scientific Meeting. Review committees for each organization, made up of distinguished public health experts, select conference participants. More>>

Michael Mello Collection Highlights Additions to UAlbany's National Death Penalty Archive
Internationally recognized lawyer and scholar represented Ted Bundy, Paul Hill
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 22, 2006) -- The University at Albany announced several additions to its National Death Penalty Archive (NDPA), including papers and research materials of attorney Michael A. Mello, an internationally recognized authority on the death penalty and capital punishment who represented Joseph Robert "Crazy Joe" Spaziano, Theodore Bundy, and Paul Hill. The additions also include supplements to the Bill Babbitt Collection, including materials related to the execution of Manny Babbitt in California on May 4, 1999, and the subsequent activism of his brother Bill, as well as new materials added to the Abraham J. Bonowitz Collection and the Bill Pelke Collection. More>>

UAlbany Researcher Explores the Formation of Atmospheric Nanoparticles
NSF awards Fangqun Yu $500,000 to study "nucleation," the mechanisms of atmospheric particle formation
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 20, 2006) -- A team of researchers led by the University at Albany's Fangqun Yu is employing a novel approach to study the formation of nanometer-size particles (or nanoparticles) in the atmosphere. Particles in the air affect the quality of our life in many ways. In polluted urban environments, they lead to adverse health effects and deteriorate visibility. In regional and global scales, atmospheric particles influence the Earth's climate and change hydrological cycle, through scattering and absorbing sunlight and acting as cloud condensation nuclei. More>>

UAlbany Renames Inaugural Scholarship Fund in Honor of Kermit and Phyllis Hall
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 18, 2006) -- The University at Albany and the University at Albany Foundation today announced the Inaugural Scholarship Fund has been renamed the Kermit L. Hall and Phyllis A. Hall Inaugural Scholarship Fund at a commemoration ceremony celebrating the former president's life and contributions to the University. More>>

Diabetes Cases Among Minorities Present Major Challenges for Smaller Cities of New York State, Finds UAlbany CEMHD Report
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 15, 2006) -- The rates of diabetes-related hospitalizations among blacks and the degree of disparity in relation to whites are on par in major upstate cities to what is found in New York City, according the University at Albany's Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities (CEMHD) in a new report. The study, The Quiet Crisis: Minority-Majority Disparities for Diabetes in Upstate New York Cities finds that the rates of hospitalization for blacks living in most upstate cities are typically as high or higher than they are for New York City. The hospitalization rates of blacks exceed the rates for whites by substantial margins in every location. More>>

Research on Government IT Investments Finds Public Sector Value Creation that Goes Far Beyond Traditional Financial and Service Evaluation Data
UAlbany's Center for Technology in Government releases white paper and case studies on assessing public returns on government IT investment
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 13, 2006) -- The Center for Technology in Government (CTG) at the University at Albany has released Assessing Returns for Government IT Investment: A Public Value Framework, along with five integral case study reports. The white paper takes on one of the biggest problems facing government IT projects: describing and measuring public value. CTG partnered on this project with SAP, the world's leading provider of business software solutions for public sector organizations, to produce a comprehensive, non-proprietary public Return on Investment (ROI) methodology. More>>

UAlbany Jewish Studies Center Sponsors "Joel Engel: The Father of Jewish Folk Music"
September 28th lecture and performances of legendary composer of Eastern European Jewish music
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 13, 2006) -- The University at Albany Center for Jewish Studies and the Colonie Jewish Community Association will host a special public lecture and musical performance by accomplished pianist and ethno-musicologist, M. Rahima Hohlstein: "Joel Engel: The Father of Jewish Folk Music." More>>

UAlbany Celebrates Constitution Day with Distinguished Legal Scholars
Monday, Sept. 18, 2-3 p.m. in the Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, uptown campus
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 13, 2006) -- The University at Albany will observe Constitution Day this year with a panel presentation featuring legal scholars debating the constitution and its impact on the country today. More>>

Media Advisory: Citizenship and Democracy in Post 9/11 America Focus of UAlbany Lecture
Renowned scholar Johnnella Butler will explore the disruptions and transformations that altered the connections between people and place following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 8, 2006) -- Albany Difficult Dialogues Lecture Series presents Johnnella Butler: Citizenship and Place in Post 9/11 America: The Promise of Democracy Amid Cultural, Political and Social ShiftsMore>>

Clash of the Quads set for Saturday, Sept. 16 at UAlbany
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 8, 2006) -- UAlbany's The Department of Residential Life, University Auxiliary Services and the Division of Student Success will once again host the annual "Clash of the Quads" competition on Saturday, September 16th. The event brings together students from across the university for a day of friendly competition, school spirit and fun. More>>

Underrepresented Minority Physicians Hold Potential for Improving Access to Care for Underserved Populations, According to UAlbany Study
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 8, 2006) -- Physicians in New York are not representative of the population of the state in terms of their race and ethnicity. African Americans, Hispanic/Latinos and American Indians account for 30 percent of New York's population but only 10 percent of the state's physician workforce. Research documents persistent gaps in health status between minority populations and non-Hispanic Whites, such as experiencing a disproportionate share of disease burden and having poorer health outcomes. More>>

UAlbany Offers Tips for Back-to-School Computer Security
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 6, 2006) -- In a time when the computer gets hooked up before the television or the refrigerator, residential college students face increasing risks to their privacy and personal security from on-line threats. College networks are prime targets for hackers and thieves looking to exploit unprotected PCs. The University at Albany's residential network program (ResNet) and Information Security Officer offer several common-sense methods for students to protect themselves and their computers from cyber criminals. More>>

Video Available UAlbany Faculty, Staff Welcome Students Back to Campus
Holiday Inn Express and Homewood Suites by Hilton extend hospitality and support to ensure student success
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 2, 2006) -- Building on the theme of 'Great Beginnings,' University at Albany faculty, staff and administrators joined in welcoming students back to campus for the start of the fall 2006 semester. Volunteers from Holiday Inn Express and Homewood Suites by Hilton joined the team by handing out granola bars at 7 a.m. to weary parents, sponsoring the University's 'Great Beginnings' welcome packets for returning faculty and staff and pledging a gift to the Inaugural Scholarship Fund. More>>


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