Days before students start another semester, the University at Albany cut the ribbon Monday on its state-of-the-art $64 million School of Business building and unveiled the State University of New York’s first four-year undergraduate degree program in digital forensics. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Hailed as a hub of learning and innovation for business students, alumni and the community at large, the new School of Business Building, officials say, will help to recruit top students and faculty, while serving as a focal point for connecting UAlbany to the business community. School of Business Dean Donald Siegel explains UAlbany's undergraduate digital forensics program is the third such program in the nation and New York State's only four-year degree program in the field.
Associate Professor Sanjay Goel chairs the Information Technology Management department: he is the architect of the new digital forensics undergraduate major and details its significance. Goel notes recruitment begins this year - the program deploys in 2014.
The new 96,000-square-foot School of Business building at the university's entry plaza received $54 million in support from the 2008-09 New York State budget. UAlbany has also raised more than $8 million in private funding for the new building.