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There were two major announcements Thursday at the University at Albany.

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The University at Albany and Albany Law School have announced a deeper affiliation that officials say creates important new academic opportunities for students, novel research and grant prospects for faculty, and advances the region’s role as a leader in higher education and innovation.


News is just reaching many New Yorkers that a recent University at Albany graduate was killed in Asia. 


This week the White House announced opposition to so-called "conversion therapy." The disclosure coincides with the 20th annual Northeast LGBT College Conference set for tonight at the University at Albany.

Court papers filed in connection with a New York college student's alcohol-related death reveal he drank a 60-ounce bottle of vodka during what college officials say was the hazing of pledges at an unsanctioned fraternity.

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The NCAA Tournament field was unveiled last night, and Capital Region fans rejoiced to see the University at Albany men’s basketball team in the bracket for a third straight year. But before they could enjoy Selection Sunday, the Great Danes barely survived Saturday.

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In men’s college basketball in the America East, UAlbany will see Stony Brook tomorrow at 11 a.m. for a chance at the championship title. La Salle topped UMass 76-69 in the Atlantic 10. UConn bested South Florida 69-43 in the first round of the American Athletic Conference.


A delegation of State University of New York trustees and leaders are calling for increased state investment in SUNY.   

SUNY campus presidents in every region of the state have been holding press events in recent weeks, asking the legislature to “Invest in SUNY” as the system campaigns for the establishment of a SUNY Investment Fund and extension NYSUNY 2020 legislation in the budget.

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If you can't resist the urge to check Facebook on your smartphone during every waking hour, you're not alone. A  recent University at Albany study finds excessive use of online social networking can not only be addictive, but may also be associated with other impulse control disorders, including substance abuse.

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A community educational task force assembled in 2012 to foster student achievement has released its "2014 Albany Promise Report Card."