Illuminated UAlbany Magazine Cover

Spring 2021 Cover Story

Trees of Light

Across the Uptown campus, there are hundreds of palm trees hiding in plain sight. But these arboreal wonders don’t provide shade; they provide light.

Illuminate Me

The Big Picture

SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras joined President Rodríguez, medical personnel, members of the National Guard, staff and volunteers to commemorate the 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines administered at the New York State site at UAlbany.


Keamone Frederick

Glowing Up

Keamone Frederick ’15 is a budding entrepreneurial queen with a Midas touch.

Russo holds up peace sign fingers.

Fashioning Change

A passionate advocate for size-inclusivity, Gianluca Russo ’19 promotes the power of plus.

Plain white pizza box with Untitled Pizza Mobie text.

A Cinematic Slice of Life

Filmmaker David Shapiro ’85 serves up an irresistible storytelling medium: pizza.

Jim Malatras

From the Top

Jim Malatras, SUNY chancellor and three-time UAlbany alumnus, thinks higher education can learn from jazz.

More to Explore

Two doctors talk in the operating room.

Field of View

A lens on alumni professions - a day in the life of a pediatric heart surgeon and UAlbany alumnus.


A behind the scenes look at the making of the Spring '21 cover.

Last Look

Cherry blossoms burst into bloom next to the Life Sciences building on the Uptown Campus. The annual color spectacle is a welcome sign of spring.