Out and About

By Christine J. Binney, B.A.’05, M.A.’07

Jones, Rochelle and the Bunshafts pose for a picture at the second annual Bunshaft Lecture

Bunshaft Lecture

Photo: Mark Schmidt

Jonathan Rochelle ’85, director of Product Management at Google Apps, shared his advice for becoming and staying innovative during the second annual Bunshaft Lecture in April. Rochelle co-founded, built and sold two technology start-ups, one of which was acquired by Google and used as the foundation for Google Docs.

University at Albany President Robert J. Jones and Jonathan Rochelle ’85 pose with Caryn Bunshaft ’82 and Albert Bunshaft ’80, who established the Bunshaft Endowment to provide information to the student community about a broad range of topics related to careers in computing science.


Keynote lecturers Szostack and Yonath pose with president Jones

Celebrating Philanthropy

Photo: Mark Schmidt

UAlbany’s most loyal donors were invited to University Hall in June to meet with President Robert J. Jones and The University at Albany Foundation board for a reception to celebrate philanthropy at the University. Prior to the
reception, guests were treated to an informational talk by Nobel laureates Ada Yonath and Jack Szostack, who discussed the origins of life.

Jack Szostack and Ada Yonath pose with President Jones. The two were the keynote lecturers for Albany 2013: The 18th Conversation, a four-day symposium sponsored by the University’s departments of Chemistry and Biological Sciences and the National Institutes of Health.


Business Leaders Breakfast

Photos: Mark Schmidt

Capital Region business and community leaders gathered at the main campus April 25 for breakfast and a conversation with President Robert J. Jones. The event was hosted by Omar Usmani, executive partner with Aeon Nexus, sponsor of the event. Attendees included delegations from Afghanistan and Mongolia.

Delegations meet with School of Social Welfare and President Jones

Delegations from Afghanistan’s government and from the Mongolian
University of Science and Technology meet with School of Social Welfare
Dean Katharine Briar-Lawson, Stephanie Wacholder and President Jones.