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Fall 2020

Meeting the Moment

It’s been months since COVID-19 upended all of our lives and, even now, no one can say with certainty when the pandemic will end. However, we do know that the end will come more quickly if each of us does our part. This issue of UAlbany magazine is dedicated to the many Great Danes who are meeting the moment in whatever ways they can. It’s a reminder that greatness rises to meet profound challenges and that we are bound together as one community ... one UAlbany.

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Remote Response

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, UAlbany rallied its resources to connect faculty, students, and staff through technology.

UAlbany staff wearing masks pose for a picture next to a small facilities car.

Our Essential

Essential workers – unsung heroes all – kept the University functioning during the lockdown.

Standing Together

Standing Together

Deans David Holtgrave (Public Health), Robert Griffin (CEHC), and Jason Lane (Education) worked together to address the University’s needs – and those of the wider community.

President Rodriguez talks to a media crew.

On the Front Lines

Alumni, students, and President Havidán Rodríguez were among the many UAlbany community members who lent their special expertise to the fight against COVID-19.


Positive Influencer

As a TikTok “popular creator,” UAlbany senior Zahra Hashimee travels the world to cover such exciting events as the Grammys and Milan Fashion Week – and more than 2.6 million fans, including pop-culture icons Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber, follow her every move.

A snippet of the book cover for WICKED.

From the Archives

An exclusive look at pages from the notebooks of WICKED author, Gregory Maguire ’76. These notebooks, along with a vast collection of personal and professional papers, manuscripts, diaries, and memorabilia spanning more than 50 years, are housed in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives.