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  1. Danes star gets back on track All-American Greene is set to return from hamstring injury By MARK SINGELAIS, Staff writer Click byline for more stories by writer. First published: Friday, April 25, 2008 University at Albany track All-American Joe Greene will return to action today after missing 2 1/2 months with a high hamstring strain. Greene, a junior, will compete on UAlbany's 1,600-meter relay team at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia this afternoon. Then he'll run in the 400 hurdles at the Union College Invitational in Schenectady on Saturday. Greene finished fourth in the 400 hurdles at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships last June in a time of 49.92 seconds. UAlbany track coach Roberto Vives said Greene still has time to qualify for the NCAAs and a shot to win the school's first Division I national championship. "That's still not out the window," Vives said. "He comes back quickly (from injury). He's a little behind this year, but he's more experienced, too." This year's championship is June 11-14 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. Greene injured his right leg during indoor track season at Boston University's Valentine Invitational on Feb. 9. "It'll take time to get the timing and rhythm," Vives said. "Everything will feel like new again." Greene simply needs to post a time at Union on Saturday to qualify for the America East Conference championship May 3 and 4. He is the league's defending champion in the 400 hurdles. The ultimate goal, according to Vives, is to have Greene ready for the Olympic trials in Oregon, June 27-July 6. "Hopefully, he'll be peaking at the right time," Vives said. "In reality, he's probably an Olympics away (2012), if he decides to stay in the sport." http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp...sdate=4/25/2008
  2. FSEC discusses possible further budget cuts Satish K. Tripathi, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, spoke during yesterday's meeting of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee about possible further state budget troubles on the horizon for UB and SUNY. In addition to a 2.9 percent cut to UB's operating-funds budget and $2 million in losses related to SUNY's plans to reallocate funds from UB, Stony Brook University and Downtstate Medical Center to the University at Albany, Binghamton University and the system's comprehensive colleges, Tripathi said reports from the state capital suggest lawmakers want to withhold additional funds from SUNY. "What we're hearing about the SUNY budget is [there's] an additional $110 million that SUNY has been asked to put aside," he said, noting that the action is being referred to as an "expenditure limit" on SUNY accounts, not a budget cut. read more.. http://www.buffalo.edu/reporter/vol39/vol3...icles/FSEC.html
  3. UAlbany men preparing for playoffs Updated: 04/23/2008 08:35 PM By: Web Staff UAlbany men preparing for playoffs The UAlbany Great Danes men’s lacrosse team is preparing to play Stony Brook, a team they’ll end their regular season with and then play in the first round of the playoffs. ALBANY, N.Y. -- The UAlbany Great Danes get set to wrap up their regular season this weekend, as they host Stony Brook this Saturday at John Fallon Field starting at 7 p.m. Both teams are 3 and 1 in the America East. So the winner of his one will be the second seed in next weeks American East Tournament and the loser is the third seed, which means they'll play each other this Saturday and then play each a week from this Thursday in the AE semifinals down in Baltimore. Head Coach Scott Marr says this is something he never had to deal with. Playing a team to end the regular season then open up the post-season against that very same team is unusual, but his players fell it's something that could benefit them. If you can't make it to John Fallon Field, the regular season finale can be seen live on TW3 this Saturday at 7 p.m. Also a video on the website. http://capitalnews9.com/content/sports/114...fs/Default.aspx small blurb about the women..... UAlbany fourth seed in women's lacrosse tourney 04/22/2008 08:14 AM By: Web Staff In Women's College Lacrosse, UAlbany is the fourth seed for the America East Tournament which starts this week. They'll open up against the number one seed Boston University http://capitalnews9.com/content/sports/114...ey/Default.aspx
  4. I couldn't find anything listed on the time warner sports website http://www.twcablesports.com/ It only lets you see the schedule for tw3 not tw-1 EDIT: You can listen and or watch the the game online http://www.suathletics.com/ You have to create a user name but it doesn't look like you have to pay for it.. could be wrong. I was wrong haha, you can buy a 24hr pass it looks like for $5.95
  5. The Business Review "UAlbany shows off new brand" The University at Albany has a new branding initiative underway­--beginning today. The theme: "The World Within Reach." UAlbany said it is the school's first branding initiative since it was founded in 1844. That theme now appears on the school's Web site -- www.albany.edu -- and will also appear on university publications and outreach materials. "Today, we unveil a campaign that captures and highlights the notable strengths that make UAlbany great and distinctive," said Interim President George M. Philip. The school said the theme highlight's UAlbany's modern vision, research, diversity and the school's "excellence at a great value." The new branding initiative follow a year-long process that involved interviewing students, faculty and prospective students about their views of the school. UAlbany has 10 colleges located on three campuses in two counties. School officials said last fall that UAlbany needed to do a better job articulating its message. The school paid Cedar, Rapids, Iowa-based marketing firm Stamats Inc. $260,000 as part of the initiative. Stamats clients include Arizona State University, Harvard University, Providence College and Virginia Tech. UAlbany has 17,000 students and offers 61 undergraduate degree programs, 89 master's programs and 39 doctoral programs. It has several specialty areas, such as public policy at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, biotechnology at the East Campus in Rensselaer, and nanotechnology at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. It built its reputation as a teacher's college. http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/stories/...ml?ana=from_rss
  6. It doesn't look like it will be on TW3 due to the Pope visiting... http://twc.twalbany.com/programming/
  7. On the topic of the School of Business..email I got tonight..... To the University at Albany Community: It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Donald S. Siegel has accepted our offer to serve as the next Dean of the School of Business at UAlbany. He will assume this responsibility on July 1, 2008. Dr. Siegel is currently Professor of Entrepreneurship and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, Riverside. He previously served as Professor and Chair of Economics at RPI. Dr. Siegel holds a Ph.D. in business economics from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. His research and teaching have focused on topics related to university technology transfer, economics and strategic implications of entrepreneurship and technological change, productivity analysis, and corporate social responsibility. We expect Dr. Siegel will provide leadership for continuing the School’s efforts to strengthen its research profile and reputation for high quality educational programs in business and accounting. Dr. Siegel will succeed Dr. Paul Leonard, who is returning to his academic appointment of Professor of Finance. Dean Leonard has provided significant leadership for the School of Business during a critical period. He has championed several initiatives that will have deep and enduring impacts for faculty and students over future decades. Indeed, the School has been greatly enhanced by the tireless energy and focus he has given to the creation of a new School of Business building, to establishing a more student-centered culture, to recruiting new faculty in a highly competitive market environment, and to engaging our business alumni. We are enormously grateful for Dean Leonard’s vision, determination, and courage in advancing this agenda. To insure continuity during the upcoming transition, I have asked Paul to serve as Dean Emeritus and as the point person in the President’s Office for shepherding further efforts related to the new School of Business building. Lastly, I want to thank the members of the Business Dean Search Committee for their dedication and hard work in leading this recruitment effort. Nationally, there are many institutions looking for new business deans. The time, imagination, and judgment provided by the faculty, students, and alumni who have been involved in the process were central to achieving a successful outcome. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Siegel to the UAlbany community. Sincerely, George M. Philip Interim President
  8. Dear UAlbany Student: I am pleased to share with you that UAlbany has received nearly $123 million in SUNY capital funding from this year's NYS budget process to support several of our most important capital priorities. These priorities include a Campus Center Expansion, a new School of Business Building, and funding for campus revitalization and critical maintenance. I would particularly like to thank all of you for your support of our initiatives in the weeks leading up to the final budget, especially your willing response to participate in our campus community's "UAlbany Day" at the state legislature. Without question, your advocacy for UAlbany made an enormous difference in our success this year and I am most grateful for your participation. This funding would not have been possible but for the unwavering support of our State leaders. Please join me in expressing our gratitude to Governor Paterson, Senator Bruno, Speaker Silver, and the UAlbany Legislative Delegation, especially Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari, for their leadership in championing the University at Albany's agenda during the budget process. Due to our combined efforts, a new 75,000 square-foot Campus Center Expansion ($30 million) will go far to meet the needs of current and future students by creating much needed meeting space and expanding recreational areas. I look forward to working with you as we begin to plan for this new facility. In addition, the New School of Business Building ($54 million) will provide a significant boost to the University's School of Business which is one of the top public business schools in the northeastern United States. The new state-of the-art, 90,000 square-foot building on the uptown campus will significantly strengthen the school's undergraduate and graduate educational and research mission. The second phase of the Campus Revitalization Project ($5 million) will continue to revitalize, beautify and enhance the campus' physical infrastructure by improving pedestrian safety, implementing roadway improvements, and rehabilitating the academic podium. We will also seek the most efficient and sustainable use of land to return green space to campus. Finally, the first installment of a five-year commitment for Critical Maintenance ($33.8 million) will enable the University to address the substantial deferred maintenance that has accumulated over the years. These much needed critical maintenance funds will begin to reverse the "cycle of underinvestment" and bring into good repair essential academic, research, and administrative space on campus. As you can see, we have much to celebrate and much of this success is due to our students, faculty and staff! Without question, your advocacy for UAlbany made an enormous difference in our success this year for which I am, again, most grateful. This is an exiting time to be a Great Dane! Sincerely, George M. Philip Interim President
  9. http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp...sdate=4/14/2008 UAlbany says it's a World Within Reach By MARC PARRY, Staff writer Click byline for more stories by writer. Last updated: 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 14, 2008 ALBANY -- The World Within Reach. That's the slogan the University at Albany unveiled today -- the product of a yearlong marketing project. The new theme marks UAlbany's foray into the increasingly popular realm of institutional branding, a science that used be limited to products like toothpaste. UAlbany hired Iowa-based college marketing firm to develop a marketing strategy based on its strengths. The project cost $260,000. Diversity, affordability and location were among those self-indentified pluses. UAlbany hopes the marketing push helps advance these goals: rising in the U.S. News & World Report's undergraduate rankings and increasing its $30 million endowment by $100 million. -------------- http://www.albany.edu/news/release_2036.shtml?source=text UAlbany Unveils "The World Within Reach" New branding initiative highlights the University's unique qualities Contact(s): Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150 ALBANY, N.Y. (April 14, 2008) -- Today, the University at Albany launched its first-ever branding initiative with the theme, "The World Within Reach." It showcases the University's distinctive qualities as a leading public research university that offers students a strong foundation for success and a broad world view. Today's announcement is the culmination of a year-long initiative which began last spring, when the University set out to examine how UAlbany was perceived both by the campus community and the public. The University partnered with the higher education marketing firm Stamats, assembled a core marketing team, and sought the input of faculty, students, staff, alumni, prospective students, high school guidance counselors, and community and business leaders to conduct a comprehensive analysis of its identity. The mission was to build a strong and consistent reputation based upon attributes that the University could demonstrate and stand behind. The goal is to better position the University in attracting and recruiting top students, first-tier faculty and administrative staff, and the necessary resources to sustain UAlbany's tradition of excellence. "In all our work, we noticed a recurring theme -- UAlbany as a place of opportunity and success," said Interim President George M. Philip. "Today, we unveil a campaign that captures and highlights the notable strengths that make UAlbany great and distinctive." "The World Within Reach" theme will appear in University publications, on the University Web site, and in other broadcast and outreach materials created by the University. UAlbany also unveiled today a new advertising campaign that will initially appear in the Capital Region, including the Albany-Rensselaer Train Station and Albany International Airport. "The World Within Reach" initiative highlights the University's core strengths, which include: * Strategic Location -- UAlbany is a hub for new ideas. Its location in New York's capital has driven many of its distinctive academic strengths in such areas as public policy, criminal justice, social welfare, education, public health, and, most recently, nanosciences. UAlbany students have access to enviable internship and public service opportunities, employer connections that lead to jobs after graduation, and all the culture, recreation and entertainment of the region. * Modern Vision -- The University's educational mission is straightforward: expand the worldview of its students and prepare them to make meaningful and lasting contributions to their communities, their nation, and their world. This far-reaching vision manifests itself on campus in the richness and variety of the University’s academic programming and the vibrancy of its cultural diversity. * Life-Enhancing Research and Scholarship -- Through its research and scholarship, UAlbany contributes tremendously to the public good. The biological roots of diseases, the dynamics of hurricanes, immigration, cyberterrorism, and nanotechnology are just a few of the issues being tackled by UAlbany researchers. UAlbany research is advancing knowledge, driving economic growth in the region and state, and creating extraordinary opportunities for students. * Diversity that Enriches Learning -- UAlbany is the ideal place to get a global perspective. Student and faculty come from more than 100 countries, bringing different and fresh perspectives. This breadth of diversity adds rich texture to the learning that takes place on campus and prepares UAlbany students to become world citizens in today’s interconnected global society. * Excellence at a Great Value -- The excellence of a UAlbany education is recognized by many independent sources, such as the rankings published this month by U.S. News and World Report. Its great value comes in the world of opportunities available to students at an affordable price. Students learn from and are mentored by accomplished faculty. UAlbany offers 189 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs, an Honors College, championship Division I athletics, and a rich array of campus activities. Students form lasting connections with peers, professors, and alumni, and when they graduate, they join a global alumni network of more than 140,000. "By the time they graduate, our students have what it takes to contribute and succeed in many fields. In countless ways, UAlbany has put the world within reach for them," said Susan Phillips, Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. "UAlbany has played an important role in my life as a professional and as a person, helping me attain a position where I could be of greater benefit to my community," said David Brown, '05, President and CEO of the Capital District YMCA. "UAlbany has been at the forefront in developing research partnerships across the globe," said Sanjay Goel, Associate Professor in the School of Business and Director of Research at the Center for Information Forensics and Assurance. "Through UAlbany, professors like me have made contacts with top international researchers, leading to mutual engagement on critical issues and creating the potential for increased networking and cooperative efforts." "I have received a great education with excellent faculty, made wonderful connections, and have had countless experiences that I will never forget," said Elizabeth Gray, '08, of Ithaca, N.Y.
  10. Every year the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America has walks across the country to raise money for research. This year according to the brochure I was mailed, Coach Will Brown will be attending the Albany one. Having Crohn's Disease I was really excited to see that Will is supporting this cause and is suppose to be coming, it should be cool. Information: May 3, 2008 9:15 AM Washington Park Lake House If you want to register to walk go to this link: http://www.active.com/framed/event_detail....vent_id=1539678 If anyone wants to donate to my walk please see the link (thanks in advance to anyone that does): https://www.active.com/donate/takestepsalbany08/KDiLell
  11. interesting..... "But a representative for Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno disputed the contention of Assembly Majority Leader Ronald Canestrari that the Assembly "didn't have a partner to endorse" the stadium. "The stadium budget never was raised during negotiations in state capital funding," Bruno spokesman Mark Hansen said. "The project never appeared on any list." Canestrari said it was well known that UAlbany wanted the stadium financing but neither the Senate nor governor stepped forward. "Everyone knew of the project," he said. "I'm not sure about SUNY central, but SUNY Albany did their due diligence and worked to have this project be considered." "
  12. Don't know when I ever said people on this board didn't know anything, might be your interpretation but that is your issue. I posted info when people asked about it. And this board is a tiny portion of all UA Alumni and when I was stating information it was general. And I understand that a stadium would be beneficial to the entire state, but I believe all SUNYs would say the exact same thing about their projects, I try to look at it from a larger perspective knowing that UA is not the only school that wants money from the state.
  13. UA got their #1 and #2 requests, so they might feel they did have their act together. Again, just because you wanted the Stadium and not the business bldg doesn't mean there are not other people who don't want the stadium and did want the business bldg. Things need to be looked at from all sides. And as for Geneseo getting a $16M for stadium they didn't get much else, their stadium might have been their #1 request, unlike ours being #3. As for the university center, Binghamton is also a university center and they only got $24M in total. So basing it on the university center doesn't make sense. I don't remember but how much did UA got when we first got the NANO Tech funding.. I am sure ALOT more that year or two than any of the other schools.I could be wrong, but would make sense that some years when there are huge projects, some schools are going to get a lot more than others.
  14. Binghamton Law School $3,000,000 Stony Brook Law School Project $ 45,000,000 Planning of Stony Brook Law School $ 250,000 http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/comm/WAM/2...y/2008suny.html
  15. For those of us not able to see past the political talk....what does...."we need a partner to get this done" mean? Are they talking about corporate support? MsGDG can probably shed more light, but to me it sounds like Canestari needed a partner in the Senate to get it done. It seems like it was a one-man battle. Whether or not that's true or not I don't know. You are correct, it does seem as if he meant a partner in the Senate. In order for anything to become law in NYS you need someone from both the senate and assembly to sponsor it. And in regards to the budget, the same idea applies. If Canestrari had someone on the Senate side pushing for it then the Senate would see the importance of it. But if Canestrari didn't have anyone in the Senate who cared, he would be just one voice from the other house trying to get a line in the budget. So really UA needs to get their Senator in on this. I believe UA is in Senator Neil Breslin's ( http://www.nyssenate46.com/ ) district. The issue is that he is a minority member. Obviously Bruno could be alot of help, but I don't know his relationship with UA, or if there really is one. If the school does continue to ask for funding for the next budget who ever is the lobbyist for UA needs to ask Canestrari's office who they should reach out to as a partner on this from the Senate, so that they know who to put the pressure on or who might be willing to help. Are there any UA alumni senators currently in office? Not sure, but that could also be a route. Also even though Canestrari is the Majority Leader and can help a lot, it always helps if other legislators who might care to be educated about the needs for UA. That includes the current legislators who are alumni. If they can voice their support than that allows Canestrari and whatever Senator to have an edge saying that they aren't alone in the fight. Also alumni who support things that are in the legislature, budget or regular pieces of legislation should contact Canestrari, Breslin and McEneny (who is UA's actual Assemblymember) by mail and phone calls periodically to let them know of your support. Its the job of constituents to push for things and inform their legislators. Trust me, many constituents have voiced their concern or support on issues and have made a difference. It doesn't take long to write a letter of support or opposition, and it can be worth it. On a side note Canestrari actually does read the letters personally, which even shocked me lol. So he will see it. Edit to add that I just saw this online which is easier to read than the budget bill: State University of New York Strategic Initiative Capital Projects Schedules http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/comm/WAM/2...y/2008suny.html
  16. TU updated(4:44pm) the article posted by danefan: http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp...wsdate=4/9/2008 He said lawmakers decided instead to give UAlbany $89 million for a new business center and campus center. "We understand the benefits (of a football stadium) but weren't able to do so," Frazier said. "We hope to get it done down the road." He said there are no post-budget options to get UAlbany the funding this year.
  17. Found that post from GDG in another thread:
  18. Hmm that sucks. Too bad there isn't a phone number to call they would be forced to respond haha.
  19. I posted my thoughts in the president thread : http://bigpurplefans.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=4266
  20. The average citizen who doesn't work in NYS Gov is going to of course find it dysfunctional. I do work for them and at times it is, but I understand the actual process in which things are done. In government there are steps, red tape and rules that need to be followed. They can't just jump around to whichever thing they want to because there is accountablitity. Don't we need a new Chancellor before UA gets a President? http://www.suny.edu/sunyNews/News.cfm?filn...h%20Release.htm If you have questions email presidentialsearch@uamail.albany.edu maybe they could give you a timeline... though I doubt it.
  21. I personally believe that the University needs to have a full time Legislative Coordinator for non-academic/athletics who can create relationships with the legislators. How can you expect them to give us $ if there isn't someone pushing the ideas all year long. You can't just hope that a few visits here and there is going to do it. Really the University needs to use the skills that they teach in the Rockefeller College undergrad and grad courses and network, create legislative contacts. I know that the school has a state affairs unit but obviously they have not been doing that great of a job. Someone needs to focus on athletics or non-academic funding. And as for blaming the entire state legislature, they really are fighting for their constituents, other than Bruno. They fight for those who elect them and so, if people from their district are not contacting them about a UA Stadium they aren't going to fight for it, and why should they. Their job is do to the people's work, those who elect them, and people complain that they are screwing Albany, in all honestly if they don't represent Albany or represent Alumni who go to UAlbany, why would they put their neck on the line for funding for a stadium when school district aid is being cut in their districts for example. I don't mean to rain on some peoples parade but logically there are priorities and if elementary school funding is being cut in a members district any place in the state, why would they push for a stadium not in their district? As for the future of the stadium, I guess we have to wait for an update from the UA Athletics Office to see if they plan on still looking for money. The budget process for the next year starts the day after the budget gets passed, which is today. And if they are, they should start working from day one, which is tomorrow to push for funding in the 09-10 budget. Just my 2 cents.
  22. Bill text is not up yet for the education bill, so I don't know. ( http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A09803&sh=t ) And based from my previous posts, it might take someone inside UA to let us know the division of the $ because the bills sometimes don't say exactly where the $ has to be spent. "The stadium funding is not dead yet for this year. The source said the Assembly still could back the project with money from its capital reserve. The source was told Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari, D-Cohoes, is ``pushing that pretty heavily" ... You could also try contacting Canestrari's office asking them if they know, as well as voicing your support 518-455-4474
  23. UPDATE Rumor has it that the budget bills are being printed now, (which means they might be updated online soon) and that the Legislature might vote today or tomorrow on them. Originally they were unsure about when it would be done because of the NYS Congestion Pricing issue that Mayor Bloomberg was holding over their heads. But now that the issue is dead, they are able to focus on the budget w/o congestion pricing. So when we get an amended Education bill I will update. “I would say that with a little luck, we will pass New York State’s budget today."-Gov Paterson 4/8
  24. UA sent out the 07-08 Research Leaders Report to all legislators. Highlights the accomplishments of UAs research. One step forward in educated people on how UA could be a leader of the SUNY system, and showing we do have advancing research.
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