PAC Season Lineup Brings Local Artists, Audiences and Issues to Campus
The University at Albany’s Performing Arts Center is hoping to engage local artists and audiences like never before this season as it seeks to offset two years of pandemic-related losses and other impacts to artists and creatives.
Podcast: Taking Steps to Advance Sustainability
Ecological economist and Director of the University at Albany Office of Sustainability Mary Ellen Mallia shares steps everyone can take to advance sustainability.
UAlbany Grad, Army Officer Committed to Serving
UAlbany graduate Maya Blanchet turned adversity into motivation, graduating with a degree in emergency preparedness, homeland security and cybersecurity and earning her commission through the ROTC program as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
Podcast: The Research Behind Myotonic Dystrophy
Dr. Andy Berglund, director of the University at Albany's RNA Institute, discusses the symptoms, prevalence and current research surrounding Myotonic Distrophy with the Engagement Ring podcast.
SPH, SSW Study Examines Alternative to Police Responses in Albany County
A joint study by faculty and graduate students in UAlbany’s schools of Social Welfare and Public Health is helping Albany County officials evaluate the success of a new program designed to reduce law enforcement involvement in nonviolent emergency calls – and inform the program’s expansion.
Sept. 11th Tour at NYS Museum w/ PhD Candidate Aaron Noble
Aaron Noble, a PhD student in our program and a senior curator at the NY State Museum, offered a special guided tour of the museum's Twin Towers Exhibit on Sunday, September 11th. Two decades after the attacks that brought down the Twin Towers, September 11 remains a defining event of the early twenty-first century. Led by Aaron Noble, curator of the NY State Museum’s Twin Towers Exhibit (and a PhD candidate in our program), this special tour reconsidered the stories we tell about September 11. It also looked at the stories we don’t tell, opening vistas to think anew about American power in the World.
Racing for Equity: 5k Event Celebrates Civil Rights Achievements and Spotlights Social Injustice
On Saturday, Oct. 8, University at Albany will be hosting the Race for Equity 5k — a community event designed to celebrate U.S. civil rights accomplishments, recognize enduring injustices and galvanize momentum for change.
UAlbany Recognized Among Best Colleges for Student Voting
The University was honored for its consistent and transparent commitment to increasing voting among students.
L-LC Students Kick off New Semester with Annual Day of Service
More than 250 first-year students volunteered their time last weekend to assist local organizations as part of an annual Day of Service hosted by the university's Living-Learning Communities.
Far-Right Extremism in America: A Q&A with Sam Jackson
Jackson, an assistant professor at CEHC, studies far-right extremism in America, including anti-government groups and issues and responses related to online extremism.
Eureka! Program Powers Girls to Succeed in STEM Fields
A nationally recognized endeavor by Girls Inc. that provides hands-on opportunities in STEM, the Capital Region Girls Inc. Eureka! program has 57 girls from a number of different schools attending UAlbany this summer to learn about atmospheric and environmental sciences, mathematics and statistics, physics, psychology, women’s studies, geography and planning, chemistry, ChoreoPhysics and biology.
Michele J. Grimm Named Dean of College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Michele J. Grimm, a bioengineer at Michigan State University, has been named the new dean of the University at Albany’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) after a national search.
Bank of America Support Helps Summer STEM Program Grow
Monday was the kickoff for the Science & Technology Entry Program (STEP) Summer Institute at UAlbany, designed to expose students who are economically disadvantaged or are underrepresented in STEM fields to college programs that lead to careers in the sciences and health care spaces, and technical and licensed professions.
UAlbany Scientists Hail Successful Startup of LUX-ZEPLIN
An international team of 250 scientists and engineers from over 35 institutions from the United States, United Kingdom, Portugal and South Korea, including University at Albany Assistant Professor Cecilia Levy and Associate Professor Matthew Szydagis has announced that the the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment has passed startup operations and delivered first results.
UAlbany Honors its Inventors
UAlbany hosted its first Inventors Recognition Ceremony at ETEC, honoring faculty, students and staff who have submitted their first invention disclosure, their first patent application, or have been granted their first patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office from 2019 through 2022.
UAlbany Engineering Building to Anchor New Artificial Intelligence Supercomputing Initiative
The University at Albany today began a new era of teaching and research with the launch of Albany AI, a $200 million public-private supercomputing initiative based out of UAlbany’s soon-to-be-renovated College of Engineering and Applied Sciences building. Buoyed by $75 million in state funding to complete the transformation of the former Albany High School into a state-of-the-art engineering college and fund the construction of a supercomputer, the Albany Artificial Intelligence Supercomputing Initiative (Albany AI) will significantly expand New York’s capacity in this major emerging field.
Juneteenth Commemorated with Sleepout for Social Justice
Juneteenth is the oldest celebration of the abolishment of slavery in the United States, and will be observed across the country as a federal holiday this Sunday and Monday.
Landmark Study Reveals Extreme Levels of Exposure to Violence for Street Outreach Workers
Community violence intervention workers perform a vital role responding to and diffusing violence , but face violence themselves.
Honors College Student is Part of Albany's Tulip Court
First-year student Sakthi Muthukrishnan, a finalist for Tulip Queen 2022, is part of the tulip team focusing on service to the community.
Alumni Excellence Honored at Annual Awards Gala
Thirteen alumni were honored for their achievements and service at the annual Alumni Excellence Awards Gala, held April 30 at Wolferts Roost Country Club.
UAlbany, Special Olympics New York Team Up to Advance Campus Inclusivity
A partnership between the Special Olympics Club, Office of Campus Recreation and Special Olympics New York is growing through unified programming.
Two Named as Fellows at UAlbany’s Emeritus Center
Retired professors Randall Craig of English and George Robinson of Biology have been honored as William L. Reese Fellows for 2022 for their continued teaching and professional work.
University at Albany Foundation Announces 2022 Citizen Laureates
Karen and Chet Opalka, Alice Green and Charles Touhey, and Alicia Ouellette have been named Citizen Laureates, an award that recognizes outstanding leaders in business and industry, government and academics who have helped transform the Capital Region community.
The Big Event Grows Into a Full Weekend of Community Service
Kickoff is Earth Day, with a campus clean up, followed by a full day of service opportunities Saturday, both on campus and in the community, and a walk to fight suicide on Sunday.
VOST Students Use Social Media to Aid Texas Wildfire Recovery Efforts
UAlbany’s Virtual Operations Support Team answered a call for support from the Texas Division of Emergency Management last month as dozens of wildfires ravaged the state.
Faculty Members Honored for Exemplary Public Engagement
The award honors UAlbany people and programs that have made outstanding contributions to addressing a significant societal need and enhancing public well-being through publicly engaged research, teaching, creative activity and/or public service, and in collaboration with community partners.
Actor and Author Sonia Manzano Will Appear this Spring in the Creative Life Series
Best known for playing Maria on Sesame Street for nearly five decades, Manzano is also the author of children's books, young adult fiction, TV scripts and a memoir.
Rockefeller College to Host Panel on Education and Employment Pipelines for Refugees
“Building Higher Education and Workforce Pipelines for Resettled Refugees” will address education and employment hurdles and opportunities for refugees.
UAlbany Recognized for Support of First-Gen Students
The University received designation as a First-gen Forward institution from NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, and the Center for First-generation Student Success.
CEHC Offers Emergency Management Primer to High School Students in Schenectady’s Rise High Program
The students learned about who is involved in emergency management, different types of disasters, information and communication technologies used in disaster/crisis situations, and careers that overlap into the emergency management field.
Albany Film Festival Focuses on Storytelling
The Writers Institute's annual festival shines the spotlight on filmmakers as storytellers through conversation and Q&A with guests.
UAlbany Contributes to $15M Research Network to Address Food Waste
As the U.S. moves toward an ambitious goal to significantly reduce food waste by 2030, a team at the School of Public Health is conducting work as a part of a multiscale research network to make the food system sustainable, equitable and resilient.
2022 Colonie Jewish Community Association Annual Lecture
On Wednesday, March 2, at 7 pm. Dr. Dina Danon will present on “Modernity in the Eastern Sephardi Diaspora: The Jews of Late Ottoman Izmir” via Zoom. Dr. Danon is Associate Professor of Judaic Studies at Binghamton University.
Ferrugio Delmar Collection of Jewish Thought and History
In December 2021, as a special project for her Judaic studies minor Shoshana (Shoshie) Brickman completed the catalog of the Ferrugio Delmar Collection of Jewish Thought and History that includes over 400 books, many of which are rare and out of print. UAlbany alumna, Marjorie Ferrugio Delmar, '58 generously donated the collection in memory of her husband, M. Michael Delmar, M.D. in 2007.
Environmental advocate Judith Enck to speak on plastics pollution
Judith Enck, former EPA administrator and founder of Beyond Plastics, will be the first guest in this semester’s Leading Questions, a discussion series where students can meet and learn the essentials of leadership from some of the region’s most influential and engaged leaders in the public and private sectors.
New Fellows Named to Women in Leadership Program
A new cohort of graduate students a professionals have been named to the 2022 Fellowship on Women & Public Policy, a leadership development program.
Deb Privott to be Rewarded for Her Long Testimony of Service to Community
The Assistant Dean for Public Engagement will be honored by Girls Inc. with its 2022 Fuel Her Fire Lifetime of Inspiration Award on Tuesday, March 8, at The Edison Downtown in Schenectady.
Touhey Library Equity Fellows Gaining Experience at Albany Public Library
Two CEHC Information Science graduate students are getting hands-on experience as interns at Albany Public Library through the Touhey Library Equity Fellowship.
Professor’s Research of Harriet Tubman’s Life and Legacy Spurs Bicentennial Project in Ms.
Janell Hobson was the editor and wrote the introduction to Tubman 200: The Harriet Tubman Bicentennial Project, a month-long commemoration through Ms. magazine, in print and an interactive online site.
In New Editorial, SPH Dean Cautions that Language Matters with COVID-19
A new editorial co-authored by the dean of the School of Public Health cautions that the specific language used in COVID-19 messaging has great implications in the public’s overall understanding of risks associated with the virus.
Janell Hobson Launches Month-long Project on Harriet Tubman
Janell Hobson just launched her month-long project on Harriet Tubman in Ms. Magazine. She is this year’s fellow for the Institute of History & Public Engagement.
CTG UAlbany Launches Toolbox to Support Libraries in Developing Smart Cities
A research team by CTG UAlbany has examined how public libraries have the potential to contribute to smart cities and communities by developing smart citizens, enabling citizen participation and providing an innovation environment. The result is the launch of CTG UAlbany’s Public Libraries in Smart Cities and Communities Toolbox.
Divisions in U.S. Echo Failures of Reconstruction, Novkov Writes in Washington Post
Professor and Interim Dean of Rockefeller College shared her thoughts on the political divide in the United States and its long-term ramifications for our democracy in an article published by The Washington Post.
New York State Department of Health and UAlbany to Recruit Participants for National PFAS Health Study
The New York State Department of Health and the School of Public Health announced that residents in the Hoosick Falls area and the City of Newburgh are invited to take part in a national Multi-Site PFAS Health Study
Ion Beam Lab: 50 Years of Materials Research
The SUNY Ion Beam Laboratory, a research facility built in 1970 and designed to provide students, faculty and outside users with the necessary resources for state-of-the-art research, development, and education and training using high-energy particle (ion) accelerators, is entering a new era through a partnership with Hudson Valley Community College's Gene F. Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills.
SPH Research: Infants Experiencing Feeding Problems More Likely to Develop Developmental Delays
Infants who experience feeding problems are more likely to develop developmental delays later in childhood, according to a new study done in partnership with the University’s School of Public Health.
Suicide Attempts Common in U.S. Adults with Borderline Personality Disorder, Study Finds
A study by a School of Public Health professor shows that people with borderline personality disorder have an elevated risk for suicide attempts.
Racial and Ethnic Disparities Persist in HIV Diagnoses
While HIV infection rates are declining, a recent study done in partnership with the University shows that racial and ethnic disparities remain in HIV diagnoses among heterosexually active adults in the United States.
Graduate Student Helps Improve Local Services to Victims of Elder Abuse
A School of Public Health and School of Social Welfare student assisted in developing multi-disciplinary teams designed to fight elder abuse in the Capital Region — teams that monitor and track services provided to victims, identify gaps in service and work to create systemic change.
Cybersecurity Professor Inspires Ghanaian Students to Pursue Their Dreams
CEHC's Benjamin Yankson is leading Global CyberTech Exchange, a fully volunteer operation where experts, teachers, community members and students from around the world exchange technology and cyber knowledge and expertise to improve global security posture.
UAlbany Students Deliver Holiday Gifts Through Northern Rivers Partnership
Northern Rivers is a group of human services agencies that work together to help children, adults and families that are in need. Together, the organization serves more than 18,000 individuals in more than 40 counties in New York.
Terra Award Winners Announced at Climate Heroes Celebration
Four new Terra winners were honored for their efforts toward a more sustainable university, and winners of the Energy Campaign were revealed.
Two from UPD Honored by SUNY for Life-Saving Rescue on Campus
A lieutenant and officer from University Police are honored for saving a woman found near death on campus last December.
ETEC Opening Ceremony Celebrates New Center of Research and Innovation
An official ribbon cutting was held for UAlbany's new ETEC building.
Constitution Day Essay/Video Contest Winners Revealed
Students tackled issues of term limits and environmental rights.
Caring Approach to Student Needs Garners SUNY Award
UAlbany Cares, which runs the campus food pantry, clothing closet and Student Emergency Fund, was honored as an Outstanding Student Affairs Program.
School of Public Health Dean Tapped for White House Role
The dean of the University at Albany School of Public Health has been tapped to serve on a temporary arrangement as a policy analyst for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
UAlbany Honored for Sustainable Practices
Princeton Review, Sierra Club include UAlbany on their green schools lists.
UAlbany Center Helps Create Better Tools to Compensate NY Crime Victims
With the help of a UAlbany's Center for Human Services Research, two enhanced user-friendly tools were recently launched to aid New York victims of crime in obtaining compensation.
Conservation Volunteers Will Help Community Prep for Winter
Teams of University of students, faculty and staff will be providing free basic weatherization services to homes and apartments in the Albany community.
School of Business Symposium will Honor Local Business Committed to Sustainable Practices
A Community Celebration of ESG is set for Friday, along with the inaugural High Peaks Impact Award.
Leadership series to host a conversation with New York’s senate majority leader
Andrea Stewart-Cousins will the first guest of this semester's Leading Questions series.
5 Questions with UPD Chief Paul Burlingame
A 19-year veteran of the University Police Department, Burlingame was sworn in as chief last week.
UAlbany Receives $1M for Program to Prevent HIV and Substance Abuse
The University at Albany has been awarded nearly $1 million for the creation of a five-year, comprehensive program aimed at preventing HIV infections and substance use disorders among students
Supporting First-Gen Students is Focus of New Task Force
Through outreach, mentoring and a new workshop series, the First Gen Scholars Task Force aims to support and assist all first-generation students at the University.
Clear your Saturday for the Albany Book Festival
The 4th annual Albany Book Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, in the Campus Center, with local authors and international best sellers, writers panel discussions, workshops, readings and a local authors marketplace.
Three Creative Life Guests Announced
Three authors — chef Ruth Reichl, designer Debbie Millman and social commentator Roxane Gay — will be featured this fall in The Creative Life: A Conversation Series.
NYS Writers Institute Announces Fall 2021 Schedule of Events
The NYS Writers Institute opens its season Thursday and has a full slate of events, most of them in-person for the first since author visits shut down in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Expert in Public Human Services Addresses the Child Welfare Workforce Disparity
Catherine Lawrence, associate professor in the School of Social Welfare, believes a greater diversity of the child welfare workforce could significantly mitigate disparate negative outcomes for children and families of color.
Forging New Pathways of Success
UAlbany President Havidán Rodríguez, Hudson Valley President Roger Ramsammy and Albany Law School President and Dean Alicia Ouellette prepare to unveil a new program on Wednesday, Aug. 25, designed to expand opportunities for students throughout New York and beyond.
New School of Business Award Will Honor Local Businesses for Sustainable Practices
The new High Peaks Impact Awards is designed to promote ESG (environment, social and governance) principals by recognizing companies that use business models that benefit the environment, society and the community.
In Partnership with UAlbany, NYSDOH Releases First-in-the-Nation Data & Analysis on COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness & Breakthrough Infections
Working with the University at Albany, the New York State Department of Health released data showing the effectiveness of vaccines in the fight against COVID-19 – showing that vaccinations remain the best way for New Yorkers to protect themselves, families and communities from COVID-19 and its most severe outcomes such as hospitalization.
‘Fill it Forward’ Program Reduces Waste, Aids Global Water Projects
A water use app donates money to global clean water projects every time you refill your water bottle.
Environmental Research on 9/11 Tragedy Preserved in Library of Congress
The first-hand account of a School of Public Health professor’s response to the environmental health issues associated with the World Trade Center attack is now being preserved by the Library of Congress.
Study: Minority Students Faced Greater Barriers to In-School Instruction During Pandemic
UAlbany researchers study finds that white students were provided in-person instruction 31 percent of the time while just 6 percent of black students were provided in-person instruction during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jahnavi Bonagiri: Bridging the Digital Divide
Computer Science student Jahnavi Bonagiri is interning with the Community Impact Team at the United Way, where she is exploring ways to combat the digital divide among communities in need.
5 Questions with Mya Darsan
Junior biology and environmental science student Mya Darsan is dedicating her summer to protecting the endangered piping plovers, a species important in maintaining biodiversity in an ecosystem.
Research Team Releases Minority Health Disparities Report, Culminating Year-Long Project
Researchers at the UAlbany have released a report analyzing COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on New York’s communities of color, the culmination of the year-long minority health disparities project begun at the direction of Gov. Cuomo.
Bank of America grant funds college prep program in STEM fields
STEP program gives Capital Region high school students a feel for college and jobs in the sciences.
UAlbany’s Rackmyer part of SUNY Student Advocate First Class
Taryn Rackmyer, '20, has been named by SUNY Chancellor James Malatras to the inaugural class of the SUNY Student Advocate Fellowship Program.
Interdisciplinary Research Partnership at UAlbany Aids Albany County Mental Health Program
A new pilot program launched last week to meet the needs of those experiencing mental health crises in the Hilltowns of Albany County is aided by researchers in the School of Public Health and the School of Social Welfare.
Juneteenth Conference Focuses on Building Capacity for Freedom
The two-day conference culminates in a sleep-out on Dutch Quad and the reading of names of enslaved Africans who survived the journey from West Africa to the Americas.
Chung Awarded Fulbright to Study Effects of Coronavirus and Racial Backlash on S. Korean Students
Professor Angie Chung of Sociology wins the prestigious award to teach and conduct research this coming year in South Korea.
Interdisciplinary Town Hall Looked at Lessons Learned, Ways to Move Forward
The School of Public Health, School of Social Welfare and College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity teamed up for a town hall discussion on the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Four-Day Conference to Focus on a Sustainable Future for the Region
The Sustainable Futures Conference, co-sponsored by UAlbany, features more than a dozen international and national and local speakers, workshops and informational sessions, and a Youth Congress on Climate Justice.
On the Path to a Zero-Waste Lifestyle
Senior Crystal Baker is changing her life to eliminate waste.
5 Questions with Faculty: Earth Day Edition
Justin Minder of the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences discusses the significance of Earth Day and how the campus community can do its part to help.
Celebrate Exemplary Public Engagement
Join the University community for an online conversation from 6-7 p.m. Monday, April 26, with last year's recipients of the President's Awards for Exemplary Public Engagement.
NYS Writers Institute Announces Innovative Programming for Inaugural Albany Film Festival
Movie fans, filmmakers and authors are invited to join the New York State Writers Institute (NYSWI) at the inaugural Albany Film Festival, an eclectic program of virtual and in-person events exploring the intersection of writing and film to be presented April 24 through May 3.
Events Honoring Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and the Advocacy Center for Sexual Violence has full calendar of virtual events planned to advocate for and educate the campus community.
UAlbany Contributes to New Report on Food Insecurity on Campus
UAlbany and four other urban public universities lent their voices to a study examining COVID-19's impact on food insecurity among college students.
Virtual Speaker Series Features Bestselling Author, Antiracist Activist Ibram X. Kendi, April 7
The event is free and open to current UAlbany students, faculty, staff, alumni and the general public.
Vaccine POD a Demonstration of Partnership and Commitment to Experiential Learning
UAlbany partnered with Russell Sage College to stage a “Point of Dispensing” (POD) vaccine site on-campus last week specifically for eligible employees of the partner institutions.
Developing Vaccination Strategies to Prevent Worsening Minority Health Disparities
UAlbany researchers released a white paper outlining how states can prevent worsening COVID-19 minority health disparities by developing vaccination strategies intended to counteract longstanding skepticism in minority communities.
University Recognized for Commitment to Fair Trade
UAlbany has been designated a Fair Trade University thanks to the hard work of a student anti-trafficking group, in partnership with groups across campus, including UAS, UAlbany Dining and the Office of Sustainability.
Great Danes Rise to the Occasion: One Year Later
As the one-year anniversary of the worst pandemic in a century passes, people around the world are reflecting on a public health crisis that saw more than 2.5 million deaths and altered nearly every aspect of our daily lives. The University at Albany is no exception.
Partnering with the Community in the COVID-19 Fight
The University at Albany is front-and-center in the COVID-19 battle, partnering with the state to protect the community by hosting drive-thru testing and vaccination POD (point of dispensing) sites on the Uptown Campus.
Student Research Prize Expands to Include Community Outreach
The Situation Prize offers grants to students for research that will directly impact problem or issue in the student's own community.
School of Public Health Students Rise to the Occasion
Dozens of undergraduate and graduate students at the School of Public Health have helped with the current public health crisis, and many acknowledge the educational value of watching a global public health crisis of this magnitude unfold before their eyes.
Gender & Sexuality Month Brings Full Calendar of Virtual Events
A full month of virtual events will celebrate Gender and Sexuality Month, including a keynote presentation from a well-known actress as well as Zumba, educational talks and trivia.
UAlbany and SEFCU team up to help keep community safe with weekly employee testing
Every week, more than 325 SEFCU employees receive COVID-19 testing as part of a new partnership between the credit union and the University at Albany.
UAlbany Uses 3D Printers to Help Meet the COVID-19 PPE Shortage
As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in New York, students, faculty and staff at UAlbany are taking initiative to help meet shortages in personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospital personnel and other first responders across the state.
School of Public Health Faculty Receive Funding to Study Food Access and COVID-19
A School of Public Health team evaluating the food system in New York State has been awarded nearly $100,000 to study how COVID-19 is impacting food access in the Capital Region.
AVAIL ‘Visualization Wizardry’ Produces Data Source to Aid Region's Nonprofits
When a consortium of leading Capital Region community groups went looking for a clear and accessible platform to help nonprofit social-service organizations get the local statistical profiles they needed, they had no problem visualizing where to turn.