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.
SPH students increased access to healthy foods, spread HIV awareness and more this summer
ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 15, 2020) – Experiential learning in real-life community settings and applied research is a hallmark of programs at the School of Public Health and the summer during a global pandemic is no exception. Students worked on community-based internships and research that is making a difference locally and even internationally. Increasing Access to Healthy Foods Leanna Komoroske, an MPH and Maternal Child Health certificate student, interned on the Farm to Preschool program at Brightside Up, a non-profit organization that works with parents, employers and childcare providers in the Capital Region.
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.