suny albany http://wamc.org en Karen Hitchcock: Removal Of College of Nanoscale Sciences A No-Win Decision http://wamc.org/post/karen-hitchcock-removal-college-nanoscale-sciences-no-win-decision <p>On July 16<sup>th</sup>, the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York voted to separate CNSE, the College of Nanoscale Sciences and Engineering, from its university, the University at Albany. Many opinions have been voiced, both pro and con, since the possibility of such a split was “leaked” this past March. As the president of UAlbany when the nanotechnology initiative was begun and moved through critical phases in its growth, I have expressed my opinion regarding this decision in a recent interview with The Business Review. Indeed, an editorial expanding on my deep concerns will appear tomorrow in the August 8<sup>th</sup> edition of this same publication.</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:38:03 +0000 Karen Hitchcock 71036 at http://wamc.org Rick Mathews, National Center for Security and Preparedness - "Death Rays" And Homegrown Terror http://wamc.org/post/rick-mathews-national-center-security-and-preparedness-death-rays-and-homegrown-terror <p>"Death ray" - it’s a phrase you would most likely expect to see across the top of a pulp sci-fi comic book from the 1950s – but this week it graced the front pages of some newspapers in their coverage of a case of domestic terrorism home-grown in New York’s Capital District.</p><p>On Thursday a federal magistrate in Albany ruled that 49-year-old Glendon Scott Crawford and 54-year-old Eric J. Feight are a threat and should remain jailed.&nbsp;</p><p>The men are accused of trying to build a portable x-ray weapon to sicken Muslims and enemies of Israel.</p> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 16:00:00 +0000 67657 at http://wamc.org Rick Mathews, National Center for Security and Preparedness - "Death Rays" And Homegrown Terror Paul Agris, SUNY Albany RNA Institute - Unlocking Medical Secrets With RNA http://wamc.org/post/paul-agris-suny-albany-rna-institute-unlocking-medical-secrets-rna <p>A cure for cancer - it could well be the most invigorating , but frustrating goal for medical research, but the work at a lab in Albany may help to end the scourge of cancer one day.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 16:01:17 +0000 Brian Shields 65923 at http://wamc.org Paul Agris, SUNY Albany RNA Institute - Unlocking Medical Secrets With RNA Frankie Bailey, University at Albany - Justice and Multiculturalism In The 21st Century http://wamc.org/post/frankie-bailey-university-albany-justice-and-multiculturalism-21st-century <p>Last week the <a href="http://www.albany.edu/">State University of New York at Albany</a> School of Criminal Justice held their spring symposium. Sun, 28 Apr 2013 16:45:00 +0000 Bob Barrett 63296 at http://wamc.org Frankie Bailey, University at Albany - Justice and Multiculturalism In The 21st Century Rick Mathews - Director of the National Center for Security and Preparedness http://wamc.org/post/rick-mathews-director-national-center-security-and-preparedness <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Rick Mathews is the <a href="http://www.albany.edu/ncsp/">Director of the National Center for Security &amp; Preparedness</a> and Program Director of the <a href="http://www.dhses.ny.gov/training/">NY State Preparedness Training Center</a>.</p><p>He joins us to talk about yesterday's events in Boston, MA.</p><p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 62374 at http://wamc.org Rick Mathews - Director of the National Center for Security and Preparedness Rick Mathews, the National Center for Security and Preparedness at SUNY Albany - Terror in Boston http://wamc.org/post/rick-mathews-national-center-security-and-preparedness-suny-albany-terror-boston <p>For more on the events today in Boston, WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke with <a href="http://www.albany.edu/rockefeller/faculty_pad_mathews.shtml">Rick Mathews</a>, the director of the National Center for Security and Preparedness at the University at Albany. He began by asking him if at this early stage he believes the explosions were the work of domestic or foreign terrorists.</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:26:25 +0000 Brian Shields 62305 at http://wamc.org Rick Mathews, the National Center for Security and Preparedness at SUNY Albany - Terror in Boston Susannah Sheffer, Project Director at Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights at SUNY Albany http://wamc.org/post/susannah-sheffer-project-director-murder-victims-families-human-rights-suny-albany <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.susannahsheffer.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Susannah Sheffer</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Project Director at </span><a href="http://www.mvfhr.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, will be speaking tonight at SUNY Albany’s School of Criminal Justice about her new book: </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Fighting for Their Lives: Inside the Experience of Capital Defense Attorneys</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>The book tackles such questions as: How do attorneys who represent clients facing the death penalty cope with the stress and trauma of their work? Through conversations with twenty of the most experienced and dedicated post-conviction capital defenders in the United States.</p><p>What it is like for these capital defenders in their last visits or phone calls with clients who are about to be taken to the execution chamber? Or the next mornings, in their lives with their families, in their dreams and flashbacks and moments alone in the car?</p><p>Today’s <a href="http://www.susannahsheffer.com/fighting-for-their-lives.html">event is at 5:30 at Husted Hall Amphitheatre</a>.</p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 62244 at http://wamc.org Susannah Sheffer, Project Director at Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights at SUNY Albany UAlbany Connecting With Communities http://wamc.org/post/ualbany-connecting-communities <p>The University at Albany has embarked on a program to strengthen its connections with the community.</p><p>UAlbany President Dr. Robert Jones "public engagement" initiative builds on a similar program that advanced the concept at the University of Minnesota, where Jones served most recently as Senior Vice President and spent a total of 33 years in academic and administrative leadership positions.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 20:54:23 +0000 Dave Lucas 61580 at http://wamc.org UAlbany Connecting With Communities "Day After Day: The Diaristic Impulse" at the SUNY Albany University Art Museum - Audio Tour http://wamc.org/post/day-after-day-diaristic-impulse-suny-albany-university-art-museum-audio-tour <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>Day after day: The Diaristic Impulse</em> is the exhibition currently on display at the University Art Museum at the State University of New York University at Albany. The show explores the obsessive desire to record day-to-day activities, document private worlds, or chart the passage of time.</p><p>Corinna Ripps Schaming is the Associate Director and Curator at the University Art Museum. Here she takes us on a tour of the show and speak about some of the work on display.</p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 59131 at http://wamc.org "Day After Day: The Diaristic Impulse" at the SUNY Albany University Art Museum - Audio Tour "Day After Day: The Diaristic Impulse" at the SUNY Albany University Art Museum http://wamc.org/post/day-after-day-diaristic-impulse-suny-albany-university-art-museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.albany.edu/museum" style="line-height: 1.5;">The University Art Museum at the State University of New York University at Albany</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is currently showing </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Day After Day: The Diaristic Impulse</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The exhibition explores the personal and immediate act of documenting day to day life – in ways that only the artistic mind could manage.</span></p><p>Janet Riker, Director of The University Art Museum, joins us to tell us more.</p><p>Also joining us – <a href="http://www.edwardschwarzschild.com">Ed Schwarzschild</a> - associate professor at the University at Albany, SUNY, and a fellow at the New York State Writers Institute. A short story by Ed entitled “For the Record” is included the exhibition catalog. Tonight, Ed and fellow author <a href="http://www.creativewriting.stanford.edu/people/scott-hutchins">Scott Hutchins</a> will give a reading at the museum at 7pm.</p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59121 at http://wamc.org "Day After Day: The Diaristic Impulse" at the SUNY Albany University Art Museum