New York Business Plan Competition to Award Student Finalists $500,000
Apr22

New York Business Plan Competition to Award Student Finalists $500,000

As an embodiment of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s strategic vision creating unprecedented educational and entrepreneurial opportunities within New York State’s high-tech business ecosystem, SUNY, in conjunction with the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University at Albany, and Syracuse University, will host the fifth annual New York Business Plan Competition at CNSE on Friday, April 25, 2014. The New York Business Plan...

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Sharing a Love of Poetry With the Community
Apr17

Sharing a Love of Poetry With the Community

Poet laureate isn’t a term that is heard every day. But, whoever holds this prestigious title plays a significant role in the development of a state’s accessibility to the arts and literature. The poet laureate is appointed by the state to serve as its consultant on poetry. Along with this title, the poet laureate seeks to advance the understanding and integration of poetry within the classroom. George Kalamaras, newly appointed...

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3 Ways Data is Radically Transforming Society’s Wellness
Apr08

3 Ways Data is Radically Transforming Society’s Wellness

Big data is radically transforming society’s wellness. Over the past several years, innovations in computing power and the affordability of new technology has enabled nearly every economic sector to optimize its impact. Using big data, or the concept of analyzing millions of loosely-correlated datapoints to paint a much larger picture, researchers in New York State are working to improve the quality of life for all. By...

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Expert: 80% Likelihood That 2015 May Be Warmest on Record
Mar26

Expert: 80% Likelihood That 2015 May Be Warmest on Record

It is very likely that an unusually intense El Niño will headline the summer 2014 season–and because of that, make 2015 the warmest year on Earth in recorded history, according to experts. El Niño is a temporary increase in the surface temperature of the Pacific Ocean near the Equator, which causes fluctuations in weather patterns across the globe. It provokes deadly drought in some regions of the world, while flooding others...

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Alumni Profile: Cara Friedman
Mar18

Alumni Profile: Cara Friedman

Cara Friedman is a driven student, professional, and social entrepreneur. Friedman is the former Senior Director of Marketing at Likeable Media and is now studying full-time toward earning a Juris Doctorate. Friedman graduated from the University at Albany in upstate New York with a BA in Communications and an MA in Organizational Communication. She soon joined the team at a then-young company called Likeable Media in New York City....

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Two SUNY Teams Headed to March Madness
Mar15

Two SUNY Teams Headed to March Madness

The University at Albany Men and Women will be represented in the 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament. The State University of New York is once again sending two basketball teams to the NCAA Tournament, or March Madness. For the second year in a row, the University at Albany Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams are both slated to compete in the fierce bracket-style contest that takes place across the United States in March and...

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University at Albany’s Lacrosse Trailblazers Can’t Be Stopped
Mar11

University at Albany’s Lacrosse Trailblazers Can’t Be Stopped

They say the family that plays together, stays together. This just might be the case for the three family members on the University of Albany’s Men’s Lacrosse Team that are shaking up the world of college lacrosse. Brothers Lyle and Miles Thompson and their cousin, Ty Thompson, make up the famous ‘Thompson Trio’ and are stopping at no means to bring the Great Danes to great heights. On March 8, the University at Albany dominated...

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The University at Albany’s ‘Thompson Trio’ & Co. in GIFs
Mar10

The University at Albany’s ‘Thompson Trio’ & Co. in GIFs

The University at Albany Men’s Lacrosse Team is one of the most prolific lacrosse teams in the nation. Emerging as a true force in the 2013 season, led by the top-scoring ‘Thompson Trio’ of brothers Miles and Lyle and cousin Ty Thompson, the team has returned this season with a finished design. In March 2014, The New York Times profiled the family following the three being named to the ‘watch list’ for...

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