April 2006 News Releases

Media Advisory and Photo Op: Mayor Jennings, Presidents Hall and Sullivan Make Clean Sweep
UAlbany Campus Clean-Up Day Focuses on Downtown for 10th Anniversary
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 28, 2006) -- Albany Mayor Gerald D. Jennings and College of Saint Rose President R. Mark Sullivan join University at Albany President Kermit L. Hall for UAlbany's annual Campus Clean-Up Day. More>>

Media Advisory: Teachers Tour Crime Scenes at University at Albany's NERFI Labs
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 28, 2006) -- Teachers from across New York State will tour the Northeast Regional Forensic Institute (NERFI) at the University at Albany, receiving training in crime scene processing. Teachers will then process four crime scenes set up at the University labs. More>>

UAlbany Honors Top Researchers with Endowed Professorships
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 26, 2006) -- University at Albany President Kermit L. Hall named the first recipients of two endowed professorships at the Spring Faculty Meeting. Kenneth L. Demerjian, director of Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) and professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science was named as the first recipient Ray Falconer Endowed Chair in atmospheric sciences. Distinguished Professor of chemistry Eric Block will hold the Carla Rizzo Delray '42 Professorship. More>>

Media Advisory: UAlbany's School of Public Health Announces 15th Annual Poster Day
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 26, 2006) -- The 15th Annual University at Albany School of Public Health Poster Day involves 80 students presenting their research or internship work to public health professionals from the university and community. Dr. Carole Mitnick from Partners in Health, the organization that is the focus of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains, will give the keynote address. More>>

University at Albany Libraries Support Albany High International Baccalaureate Diploma Students
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 26, 2006) -- The University at Albany Libraries are now offering research support to Albany High School students in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. High school students in the pre-university program are required to complete an extended research project of 4,000 words and are encouraged to select a well-focused topic as preparation for university studies. More>>

Jeffrey D. Straussman Named Dean of Rockefeller College
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 21, 2006) -- Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Susan Herbst today announced the appointment of Professor Jeffrey D. Straussman as the next dean of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. More>>

School of Public Health Dean Peter Levin Announces Retirement from University at Albany
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 20, 2006) -- University at Albany Dean of the School of Public Health Peter J. Levin has announced his retirement from his post effective this summer. More>>

UAlbany's Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service Equipped to Provide Asthma Medication Treatments
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 20, 2006) -- The University at Albany's Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service has been approved to carry nebulized albuterol sulfate, a medication usually reserved for paramedic or higher-level provider use for asthmatics. More>>

UAlbany's Center for Technology in Government Unveils Online XML Toolkit for Government Agencies
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 19, 2006) -- The University at Albany's Center for Technology in Government (CTG) has announced the release of the first version of its online XML Toolkit. The Toolkit is a product of the Center's XML Testbed, which serves to assist New York State agencies in examining the benefits and challenges of Web site management using the emerging technology of XML. More>>

Carol Gilligan to Receive UAlbany Medallion at 2006 Center for Jewish Studies & School of Education Celebration
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 17, 2006) -- The University at Albany will honor scholar and acclaimed author Carol Gilligan at the 2006 Center for Jewish Studies and School of Education Celebration. The 250-person celebration marks the beginning of a new Jewish Education Initiative that is a collaboration of the nationally ranked School of Education and the new Center for Jewish Studies. More>>

SUNY Chancellor John R. Ryan Honors Student Excellence
Awards Given to 270 Students from 62 Campuses
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 17, 2006) -- John R. Ryan, Chancellor of the State University of New York, honored 270 college students from 62 SUNY campuses with the 2006 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence, Monday, April 10. More>>

Media Advisory: UAlbany Raises Funds for Rwandan Service-Learning Trip Through Experiential Revisiting of the 1994 Genocide
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 14, 2006) -- NY Times best-selling author, and Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza will discuss her ordeal and sign her book "Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust" as the University at Albany continues to raise money to send ten students and two faculty from the School of Social Welfare from UAlbany to Rwanda this summer. A screening of "Hotel Rwanda" will also be shown with a $5.00 admission price covering all events. More>>

Media Advisory: Albany Celebrates Fountain Day
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 13, 2006) -- The University at Albany will celebrate Fountain Day, the annual rite of spring when the main fountain on the campus podium is turned on for the season, with games, contests, prizes, free food, music and entertainment. More>>

University at Albany Offers Graduate Public Security Certificate
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 12, 2006) -- The University of Albany, in partnership with the New York State Office of Homeland Security, is offering a Public Security Studies Certificate to graduate students through the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. More>>

UAlbany's Center for Technology in Government Advances Information Sharing Among Justice Agencies
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 11, 2006) -- The Center for Technology in Government (CTG) at the University at Albany today announced the release of a new resource, Sharing Justice Information: A Capability Assessment Toolkit. More>>

UAlbany's Laura L. Fredriksen Wins Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 7, 2006) -- University at Albany sophomore Laura L. Fredriksen has won a competitive Goldwater Scholarship, effective for the 2006-2007 academic year. More>>

Media Advisory: Schodack Sixth Graders Tour UAlbany's Forensic Labs
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 6, 2006) -- Students from Schodack Central Schools will tour the University at Albany Northeast Regional Forensic Institute's (NERFI) laboratories. Students will learn about police crime scene DNA sampling and witness DNA analysis. More>>

Guggenheim Foundation Honors UAlbany Professor and Novelist
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 6, 2006) -- University at Albany professor of English and writer in residence Lynne Tillman has been awarded a Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The fellowships are awarded to professionals who have demonstrated exceptional ability by publishing a significant body of work in the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the creative arts. More>>

UAlbany Combines Celebrated Fiction and Award Winning Film to Commemorate World Health Day
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 5, 2006) -- The University at Albany's School of Public Health closes Public Health Week and commemorates World Health Day, April 7, with the presentation of the film, Water First, by Amy Hart, broadcast producer for the School of Public Health. Following the screening, Dean Peter Levin will lead a discussion of the film, relating it to the UAlbany Reading Project title, Mountains Beyond Mountains by Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Tracy Kidder. More>>

Media Advisory: Kennedy Assassination is Topic of Kermit L. Hall Lecture
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 5, 2006) -- "Open Secrets: The Kennedy Assassination and Its Lessons for Today", a lecture by Kermit L. Hall, legal historian, member of the 1990s Assassination Records Review Board, editor of The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States, and president of the University at Albany. More>>

U.S. Unprepared for Impact of Aging Population on Health Workforce According to UAlbany Center for Health Workforce Studies
Shortages of RNs, geriatric specialists pose significant strains on health services for Elderly
ALBANY, N.Y. (April 5, 2006) -- The United States is unprepared to meet the health care challenges posed by its aging population, according to a new study by the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) at the University at Albany's School of Public Health. More>>


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