University at Albany http://wamc.org en The Best Of Our Knowledge #1240 http://wamc.org/post/best-our-knowledge-1240 <p>A rock is a rock is a rock...right? Well, maybe. Geologists and geochemists who study the rock that makes up our planet have found that the solid rock under our feet may not be as solid as we think.</p><p>Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, our Astrobiology series continues with a look at the constant shift of the structure of the Earth...and how that may have clues to the origins of life on the planet.</p><p>We'll also spend an academic minute studying life on the Bering Strait...before it was a strait.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Bob Barrett 93172 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum on 5/6/14 : Mental Health and Alcohol Abuse on College Campuses http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-5614-mental-health-and-alcohol-abuse-college-campuses <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">April was both Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Alcohol Awareness Month. And May is Mental Health Awareness Month. These very serious issues are often tragically intertwined, and are the focus of many college campus support programs and initiatives.</span></p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 17:36:44 +0000 89810 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum on 5/6/14 : Mental Health and Alcohol Abuse on College Campuses Thompson Trio Putting UAlbany Lacrosse On The Map http://wamc.org/post/thompson-trio-putting-ualbany-lacrosse-map <p></p><p>On a recent day, the UAlbany men’s lacrosse team scored another goal against Capital Region rival Siena, adding to the total of the number No. 1 offense in all of Division I lacrosse. Thu, 01 May 2014 19:50:00 +0000 Dylan Buckley 89404 at http://wamc.org Thompson Trio Putting UAlbany Lacrosse On The Map 3/19/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/31914-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock and WAMC Newsman Ray Graf.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Crisis in Ukraine<br />NSA Calls<br />Heart Disease Link<br />Malaysian Radar<br />UAlbany&nbsp;NCAA win</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86177 at http://wamc.org 3/19/14 Panel Parties Pose Problems For Colleges And Communities http://wamc.org/post/parties-pose-problems-colleges-and-communities <p>Though just 21 of the 55 arrested at Saturday’s Blarney Blowout are enrolled at <a href="http://www.umass.edu/" target="_blank">UMass Amherst</a>, roughly 100 students marched across campus Tuesday demanding an apology from Amherst police for what some students are calling excessive use of force. Amherst police were the lead agency in responding to the alcohol-fueled outdoor daytime party that drew more than 4,000.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:59:33 +0000 Jim Levulis 85772 at http://wamc.org Parties Pose Problems For Colleges And Communities Dr. Adam Gordon, University at Albany – Human Foraging Patterns http://wamc.org/post/dr-adam-gordon-university-albany-human-foraging-patterns <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Adam Gordon of the University at Albany discusses a common behavioral pattern found in living things from honey bees to humans.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 82913 at http://wamc.org Dr. Adam Gordon, University at Albany – Human Foraging Patterns Ford's 44th Season His Last At UAlbany http://wamc.org/post/fords-44th-season-his-last-ualbany <p>The longtime coach of the University at Albany’s football team says he will retire after the season.</p><p>Bob Ford has been a fixture in Capital Region sports since he took over what was then a newly reinstated club team in 1970.&nbsp; More than four decades later, Ford told reporters Tuesday afternoon that the Great Danes’ first season in their brand new stadium will be his last.</p><p>The Springfield College graduate has 264 career victories, and has shepherded the program through the jump to Division I in 1999 and a leap to the Colonial Athletic Association this year.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:47:28 +0000 Ian Pickus 71342 at http://wamc.org Ford's 44th Season His Last At UAlbany SUNY New Paltz Opens Sustainability Office http://wamc.org/post/suny-new-paltz-opens-sustainability-office <p>One of the State University of New York campuses has a new Office of Campus Sustainability. Already, the college is one of eight SUNY campuses listed in the Princeton Review’s 2013 Guide to Green Colleges.</p><p>The State University of New York at New Paltz has hired a full-time sustainability coordinator, who begins May 1, and a part-time energy coordinator. The new office and its hires come in support of the SUNY New Paltz president’s recent submission of the Campus Sustainability Plan to the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 23:29:08 +0000 Allison Dunne 63439 at http://wamc.org SUNY New Paltz Opens Sustainability Office Scott Waldman - Albany Times Union http://wamc.org/post/scott-waldman-albany-times-union <p>The University At Albany is again facing questions about the extracurricular activities of some it its students after several were arrested last week in an alleged hazing incident resembling the torture technique known as 'waterboarding'.</p><p>For more on the incident, WAMC's Patrick Donges spoke with Albany Times Union education reporter Scott Waldman, who has been following the story.</p><p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:25:00 +0000 51912 at http://wamc.org