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Capital Region News
3:40 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Hooley's Heroics Lift UAlbany To NCAAs; Oklahoma Next

UAlbany fans storm the court Saturday after the Great Danes beat Stony Brook 51-50 in the America East title.
Ian Pickus

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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Sports
5:39 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Sports Report: UAlbany Women's BB Tourney Tonight, Men's Tomorrow

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NCAA:

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.

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New York News
3:39 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

SUNY: We Need More State Aid / Investment

Chancellor Zimpher, Chairman McCall and Ambassador Spielvogel at Invest in SUNY press conference
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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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WAMC News
1:00 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

UAlbany Study: Social Media Potentially Addictive, Linked To Substance Abuse

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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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Capital Region News
12:13 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Albany Promise Releases 2014 Report Card

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

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New York News
1:07 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

January Is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

New York is one of five states with the highest number of documented cases of human trafficking.

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery, a crime against humanity: the world’s second largest criminal industry in 2014, second only to drug trafficking.

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Capital Region News
12:42 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

College Community Shaken By Student Death

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The University at Albany is mourning the death of Trevor Duffy, a 19-year-old sophomore who died after a drinking binge that may be the result of a fraternity hazing incident.  

Thousands of college students a year drink so much they are hospitalized or even die.

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Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Thu November 6, 2014

'Looking At Lemon: Transforming Life Through Literature' At UAlbany

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  Looking at Lemon: Transforming Life through Literature is a series of events focusing on the life and work of Lemon Andersen, a writer, performance artist, screen actor and Tony Award-winning poet.

Andersen is also a three-time felon who grew up in Brooklyn, the child of heroin addicted parents who died of AIDS before he was fifteen leaving Lemon an orphaned teenager fending for himself. A high school drop-out who spent years in jail and on probation, his attempts at rehabilitation faltered until he attended a poetry reading and found a sense of purpose in the art of words.

The series celebrates Lemon’s ability to find meaning in his life, discover healing in creative work and transform pain into art. He joins us in Studio A to tell us about his life and work. Also joining us, Kim Engel Assistant Director of the UAlbany Performing Arts Center.

New England News
6:14 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

BCC, UAlbany Sign Agreement For Atmospheric Science Students

UAlbany interim senior vice president for academic affairs and provost Tim Mulcahy signs the agreement as BCC President Ellen awaits her turn.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Berkshire Community College and the University at Albany have an agreement today allowing atmospheric science students to transfer between the schools and across state borders.

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WAMC News
3:51 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Mark McLoughlin Brings Documentary "Blood Rising" To UAlbany

During the past 20 years, approximately 1,400 girls who are poor and work in the factories of Juarez, Mexico have been abducted, sexually abused and then murdered. Their story and the story of an Irish artist who is working to keep their memories alive are told in the film Blood Rising, to be shown tonight at 7 at the University at Albany's Recital Hall. Admission is free. The director Mark McLoughlin, the arist profiled in the film, Brian MaGuire, and Marisela Ortiz-Rivera, the mother of one of the murdered women of Juarez, will be at tonight's screening.

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