SUNY http://wamc.org en National Coalition Will Discuss Higher Education Issues In Albany http://wamc.org/post/national-coalition-will-discuss-higher-education-issues-albany <p>Officials from state-run colleges and universities across the nation will gather near Albany this weekend to discuss the issues facing public higher education. Eileen Landy is the Statewide Secretary of United University Professions, the union that represents faculty and staff at the State&nbsp;University of New York,&nbsp;and she is a member of the committee that created the Campaign for the Future of Public Education.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 16:34:00 +0000 Brian Shields 90603 at http://wamc.org National Coalition Will Discuss Higher Education Issues In Albany Empire State College Inaugurates New President http://wamc.org/post/empire-state-college-inaugurates-new-president <p>In Saratoga Springs, officials from the State University of New York gathered to attend the inauguration of the fourth president of Empire State College.</p><p></p><p>At a ceremony held during SUNY’s annual All College Conference at the Saratoga Springs City Center, Dr. Merodie Hancock was officially inaugurated as the fourth president of Empire State College.</p><p>Hancock was asked how she felt being the first woman to head the Empire State College network.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:10:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 86870 at http://wamc.org Empire State College Inaugurates New President Professor, Student Discuss Lobbying Effort On Higher Ed Day http://wamc.org/post/professor-student-discuss-lobbying-effort-higher-ed-day <p>Today is higher education day at the State Capitol in Albany. SUNY faculty and students are urging the legislature and the governor to boost funding for the system. WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke about the lobbying effort with SUNY professor Dr. Eileen Landy, Secretary of the Faculty Union, UUP, and SUNY student Rita Yelda. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Brian Shields 84688 at http://wamc.org Professor, Student Discuss Lobbying Effort On Higher Ed Day SUNY 2014 State of the University Address Pushes Online Learning http://wamc.org/post/suny-2014-state-university-address-pushes-online-learning <p></p><p>Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, who heads the 64-campus SUNY system, set the bar high <a href="http://wamc.org/post/suny-chancellor-outlines-ambitious-goals" target="_blank">last year</a> when she outlined goals and strategies designed to move the system to the head of the educational pack: the crown jewel of 2013's address was the three-year program to graduate students faster than the traditional four years of study ...</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:31:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 81840 at http://wamc.org SUNY 2014 State of the University Address Pushes Online Learning Free Associate Degree Available To 6K NY High School Students http://wamc.org/post/free-associate-degree-available-6k-ny-high-school-students <p></p><p>State officials say 6,000 high school students from across New York will be able to earn an associate degree at no cost under a program designed to land them jobs when they graduate.</p><p>Governor&nbsp; Andrew Cuomo says&nbsp; that 16 high schools have been selected to be part of public-private partnerships designed to prepare students for high-skill jobs in technology, manufacturing and health care. The students will earn both an associate degree and a high school degree under the state's Pathways in Technology Early College High School program, or P-Tech.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 72415 at http://wamc.org Free Associate Degree Available To 6K NY High School Students Reporter Scott Waldman On SUNY Graduation Rates http://wamc.org/post/reporter-scott-waldman-suny-graduation-rates <p>There was a time not too long ago when a young person went to college and four years later came out with a diploma. But there's a new normal when it comes to undergraduate education. Many students now take more than four years to get a degree, sometimes as long as six years, and sometimes the freshmen never make it to graduation, dropping out before the degree is in hand. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:21:00 +0000 Brian Shields 71328 at http://wamc.org Reporter Scott Waldman On SUNY Graduation Rates 8/13/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/81313-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelsists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock and Mike Spain, Associate Editor of the Times Union</p><p>Topics include:<br>Bulger Verdict<br>Drug Sentences<br>Stop and Frisk<br>Bigger Hospitals and Bills<br>Taxes<br>SUNY Grads<br>Lord &amp; Taylor Returning to the Capital Region</p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71323 at http://wamc.org Central NY Nano-watch http://wamc.org/post/central-ny-nano-watch <p>The success of the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering has inspired a push for a similar nanotechnolgy center in Central New York ...</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:53:28 +0000 Dave Lucas 67055 at http://wamc.org Central NY Nano-watch 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 Fracking Not Currently in NY's Economic Development Plans http://wamc.org/post/fracking-not-currently-nys-economic-development-plans <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Cuomo, who still has not issued a decision on whether hydro fracking should be allowed in New York, &nbsp;is backing further away from the controversial gas drilling process in his economic development plans for the future. &nbsp;</span></p><p>Two years ago, Governor Cuomo considered hydro fracking a key component of his plans for economic development in the faltering upstate regions of the state.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 65339 at http://wamc.org Fracking Not Currently in NY's Economic Development Plans