News Archive

Smiling chef in chef's hat holding frying pan over flame on stove.   Calypso Food-Tasting Event Kicks Off Support for Bahamas Recovery 
Fall semester 2019, Calypso featured a limited menu where all proceeds from purchases from this menu went directly to support the Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund. 
Southern Food Makes the Grade at UAlbany
“There is absolutely nothing better than down-home cooking when you are away from your family.”

Celebrity Chef Mai Pham Visits UAlbany
Food Network celebrity Chef Mai Pham visited the UAlbany campus in early February to build excitement for the opening of her retail dining concept, Star Ginger.

UAlbany Encourages Healthy Eating During Finals
January 2016
As fall semester came to a close, UAlbany Dining Campus Dietitian, Donna Duffy, hosted a “Healthy Eating for Finals” event in the two freshmen resident dining rooms.

Student Servers Shine at UAlbany’s Annual Citizens Laureate Dinner
December 2016
Every fall the University at Albany acknowledges the achievements of outstanding community leaders by hosting its capstone Citizens Laureate black-tie dinner.

Cuisine from Down Under Makes Its Way to UAlbany
November 2016
Authentic Australian cuisine made its way to UAlbany this fall compliments of Sodexo’s Global Chef program.

Students Spice it Up at UAlbany
October 2016
Adventuresome UAlbany students have driven the hunger for spicy food on campus, with dining services responding by introducing special events this fall aptly entitled, Spice it Up.

A More Modern Zime Eatery Launches at UAlbany
September 2016
The rebranded Zime eatery had its inaugural launch at the University at Albany’s downtown campus in August to much fanfare.

Local Shakes Win Over Students at UAlbany
August 2016
Every day I see students on campus carrying around our familiar purple and gold milkshake cup and it’s hard to blame them since our milkshakes are the perfect texture and just the right sweetness

Personal Stories Help Drive Social Media Participation at UAlbany
July 2016
Personal stories evoke emotion and a sense of connectedness.

Celebrity chef Mai Pham Visits UAlbany
June 2016
Mai Pham, celebrity chef, author, and entrepreneur, brought her culinary skills and passion to the UAlbany campus this April for a meet/greet book signing and expertly crafted lunch.

UAlbany Makes the Farm-to-Table Connection
May 2016
In an effort to meet the University's local food goals, the University Auxiliary Services at Albany (UAS) has strategically involved many stakeholders in the process.

UAlbany Students Get a Tour of U.S. Cities
April 2016
UAlbany Dining successfully launched,Cityscapes, a culinary ‘tour’ across the U.S. in all five of its all-you-care-to-eat dining rooms in March.

Indian Global Chef delights UAlbany
March 2016
UAlbany Dining became a culinary tapestry of Indian cuisine in February.

Dane It! I Lost My Card
February 2016
It’s Saturday morning and a student wants to swipe into the dining hall only to discover she has lost her ID card.

The Catch of the Day Arrives at UAlbany
January 2016

UAlbany Dining took another leap forward in its commitment to providing sustainable menu options – this time via sourcing seafood from Red’s Best.

UAlbany Fights Hunger, One Cup at a Time
December 2015

University at Albany students, faculty and staff now have a simple way to help donate food to local residents in need. All it takes is the cost of a cup of coffee.

Allergy Awareness Opens the Semester at UAlbany
October 2015

UAlbany Dining opened the fall semester with allergy awareness tabling in all of its five resident dining rooms. The goal of the tabling was to raise awareness, educate others and inspire action to support the special diet students on campus.

Health-Focused Menu Delights at UAlbany’s Welcome Picnic - Albany, NY
September 2015

Incoming freshmen and their parents were welcomed into the UAlbany community with a convocation and President’s Welcome Picnic this August.

UAlbany Expands Successful Composting Program
August 2015
In January 2013, University Auxiliary Services (UAS), dining services (currently managed by Sodexo) and the University's Office of Environmental Sustainability embarked on a pilot composting program.

UAlbany Student Wins Student Author Grand Prize
July 2015
UAlbany is very proud to announce that graduated senior, Jillian Reichel, was named as this year's grand prize winner of the Nation Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) 2015 Student Author Article Contest.

Peruvian Chef Spices up UAlbany
June 2015
When culinary expertise and passion combine with an exuberant student population, magic happens. This is exactly what occurred during UAlbany Dining's latest Global Chef visit in February.



Create Your Weight Launches at University of Albany
March 2015
As part of an ambitious health and wellness plan for Fall 2014, UAlbany Dining introduced the Create Your Weight management program.

The Taste of Africa at UAlbany
February 2015
 There was magic in the air during the afternoon leading up to the 2014 Sankofa Gala at the University at Albany this fall.


 Exterior photo of the 518 Market at the Campus Center
UAlbany's Renovated Market Blends Old with New
November 2014
This fall the University at Albany in New York raised the curtain on its newly renovated convenience store, 518 Market.
Zime Complements UAlbany's Sustainable Building
October 2014
UAlbany's Business Building was recently LEED gold certified by the United States Building Council. Zime, a modern café in the building offers sustainable menu items and locally sourced fruits and vegetables.
UAlbany's H20 Zone Promotes 'Refill Not Landfill'
September 2014

UAlbany is taking actions to reduce bottled water use. In the 2013-14 school year the campus consumed 500 bottles of water a day. UAS created a permanent hydration station in the Campus Center, named the H2O zone to promote the use of reusable water bottles.
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SUNYCard Supports Student Engagement
August 2014

Tracking extracurricular engagement on a per student basis can be tricky. UAlbany's Division of Student Success started an engagement tracking initiative with the help of SUNYCard to help keep track of student involvement.

News articles prior to August 2014