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12:07 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

UAlbany Cheating Scandal

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A cheating scandal at the University at Albany is raising eyebrows, and neighboring schools are taking note...

The story broke Wednesday in the college newspaper. The Albany Student Press carried the headline "Cashing in on cheating: Student-run operation charges money for completion of online assignments."

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New York News
4:54 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

UAlbany Connecting With Communities

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The University at Albany has embarked on a program to strengthen its connections with the community.

UAlbany President Dr. Robert Jones "public engagement" initiative builds on a similar program that advanced the concept at the University of Minnesota, where Jones served most recently as Senior Vice President and spent a total of 33 years in academic and administrative leadership positions.

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Capital Region News
12:26 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Students Pitch-In For Clean Up

This weekend University at Albany Students will pitch in a neighborhood clean-up initiative.

On Sunday UAlbany students will be in the Pine Hills section of Albany to assist with the annual spring clean-up. Organizers say the event illustrates the cooperation between residents and the many students who live in the popular neighborhood.

The clean-up will be held from noon to 3 p.m., rain or shine, and will begin at the entrance to Albany's Ridgefield Park on Partridge Street, just below Myrtle Avenue.

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Capital Region News
4:33 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

No Spin on CNSE Spin-off from UAlbany

CNSE's Dr. Alain Kaloyeros
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A proposal leaked last week by the Associated Press indicating the State University at New York may spin its fast-growing College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering away from the University at Albany, creating a 65th campus, was addressed by a CNSE official Wednesday.

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Capital Region News
10:47 am
Tue March 19, 2013

UAlbany makes U.S. Community Service Honor Roll

Peer outreach assistants and a community outreach associate offer health information in the lobby of Bliss Towers in Hudson, part of an award-winning project run by UAlbany's Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities in 2011-12.
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The University at Albany’s community service efforts to improve the quality of life in the Capital Region has earned the institution a place on the 2013 U.S. President’s Higher Education Honor Roll. Officials say that contributing to this national designation was the 39 percent student-service participation rate and three exemplar UAlbany programs including Albany, Hudson, Schenectady and Amsterdam, that address pressing community needs in the areas of minority health care, affordable mental health services and improved information literacy in low-performing and other schools.

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Sports
7:57 am
Tue March 19, 2013

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

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In the NBA, the Boston Celtics ended the Houston Rockets' 22-game winning streak five years ago, but they couldn't do the same to the Miami Heat's 22-game run last night. Miami defeated Boston 105-103.

The Heat have now won 23 straight games. Lebron James finished with 37 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds.

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Sports
10:18 am
Sat March 16, 2013

Several regional teams go for NCAA tourney bids today

With March Madness set to begin this week, several colleges in the region have their sights on the NCAA tournament.

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Capital Region News
3:56 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

NY proposes high-tech SUNY campus

University at Albany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A written proposal shows the State University at New York may soon create its 65th campus, spinning its fast-growing College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering away from the University at Albany.

The proposal obtained by The Associated Press is confirmed by two people familiar with the internal discussions. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to announce the proposal. It would have to be approved by the SUNY Board of Trustees, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature.

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Sports
12:40 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

UAlbany hopes for repeat of 2007 championship at Vermont

UAlbany men's basketball coach Will Brown
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With the NCAA Tournament just a week away, two regional colleges will face off Saturday morning for the right to advance to the big dance. University at Albany men’s basketball coach Will Brown has been here before.

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Capital Region News
12:02 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

UAlbany & Capital Region Leaders Support New SUNY Capital Plan Request

UAlbany President Robert Jones
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The new president of the University at Albany is appealing to Capital Region business and community leaders to support a new five-year funding plan.

President Robert Jones presented a plan that calls for $293 million over five years for critically important capital improvements, renovations, and upgrades to the university’s aging campus facilities, spanning more than 5.8 million square feet.  He says the revitalization and renewal plan will preserve the university’s existing infrastructure while creating an estimated 2,500 Capital Region jobs.

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