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May 24, 2016, 09:00 ET Study: 1 Percent of Black Men in US Are Registered Sex Offenders

One percent of all black men in the U.S. are registered sex offenders, and black men enter the sex offender registry at nearly twice the rate of...


Apr 05, 2016, 09:00 ET UAlbany Study: Arctic Sea Ice Melt Fueling Greenland Ice Sheet Loss, Rising Sea Levels

"Blocking High" weather systems – modulated by reduced summer sea ice in the Arctic -- are contributing to more extreme heat events over Greenland,...


Mar 31, 2016, 09:00 ET Study: Male Voice-overs Dominate Political Ads, But Women's Voices May Be More Effective

In political ads, it seems that men and women are not created equal, according to research on the selection of voice-over announcers in campaign and...


Mar 08, 2016, 09:00 ET Study Reveals Critical Gap in Psychosocial Services for Medicaid-Insured Youth

A majority of Medicaid-insured youth are not receiving psychosocial services before initiating antipsychotic treatment, according to a multi-state...


Feb 11, 2016, 09:00 ET UAlbany Researcher Examines Transmission of Gun Violence

University at Albany researcher Melissa Tracy has released a study asserting that a better understanding of the relationship between gun violence...


Jan 26, 2016, 04:49 ET Ooh That Smell: Plants Use Emissions for Self-Defense

Pity the poor plant. When faced with danger, animal species have their fight-or-flight response, but vegetation has no such option. Literally rooted...


Jan 15, 2016, 09:00 ET Researchers at UAlbany, NIH, NYSDOH Find No Risk by Age 3 from In Vitro Fertilization

In a recently published article using data collected through the Upstate KIDS study, researchers observed that children conceived via infertility...


Dec 31, 2015, 09:00 ET 'Ask, Don't Tell' Approach Key to Keeping New Year's Resolutions

A simple technique may offer a game-changing way to enact lasting change for people who want to positively influence their own or others' behavior....


Nov 30, 2015, 03:05 ET UAlbany Chemist's Technique Can Identify a Fingerprint as Male or Female

Culprits beware, a University at Albany research group, led by assistant chemistry professor Jan Halámek, is taking crime scene fingerprint...


Oct 21, 2015, 09:00 ET University at Albany and Albany Law School Join Forces on $1.6 Million International Health Law Project in the Middle East

The University at Albany's Global Institute for Health and Human Rights (GIHHR), with distinguished faculty from UAlbany's School of Criminal Justice ...


Oct 12, 2015, 04:30 ET University at Albany Launches i2M Standards: Key Advances in Systemic Solutions to Solve Art Industry Fraud

The University at Albany and the University at Albany Foundation today launched i2M Standards, the identification and authenticity standards and...


Aug 31, 2015, 06:50 ET University at Albany Inaugurates NYS Mesonet with Completion of First Weather Tower

The University at Albany has inaugurated the nation's most advanced mesonet system with a 30-foot weather station tower in Schuylerville, New York....


Jun 23, 2015, 01:07 ET Study: Mixtures of Common Chemicals May Increase Cancer Risk

Amid a global cancer epidemic, a task force of 174 scientists from research and medical institutions in 28 countries including UAlbany's School of...


Jun 05, 2015, 01:21 ET UAlbany Researcher Explores Link Between Vitamin D, Breast Cancer Treatment

Each year, about 230,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women in the U.S. It remains the third leading cause of death, behind only heart ...


Apr 21, 2015, 09:01 ET UAlbany-led Study Finds Vibration Theory of Odor Perception Implausible

An international team of scientists led by University at Albany Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Eric Block, have demonstrated that the...


Apr 14, 2015, 05:57 ET UAlbany Study Explains Global Warming 'Hiatus' Since 2000

Atmospheric greenhouse gases continue to rise during recent years, yet global-mean surface temperature has shown no clear warming since about year...


Feb 20, 2015, 12:45 ET Property Crime Down-- If You Don't Count Cyber Crime, Identity Theft

The U.S. crime rate continues to fall, according to the latest FBI's release based on Uniform Crime Reporting from police departments, but...


Jan 22, 2015, 03:30 ET University at Albany to Host the Nation's First College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity

In recognition of his commitment to protecting New York State residents, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced plans for a College of Emergency...


Nov 26, 2014, 03:00 ET The University at Albany to Host First Data Breach Research Laboratory

The University at Albany School of Business has been selected to host a research laboratory designed to improve exploration into cyber security and...


Nov 04, 2014, 09:30 ET Expectant Mothers Take Note: Pregnancy Food Cravings May Be Psychological

Though reports have shown 50 to 90 percent of women experience food cravings during pregnancy, a University at Albany study found little evidence of...


Sep 02, 2014, 03:10 ET UAlbany Professor Awarded $1.2 Million from U.S. Department of Education to Groom the Next Generation of Special Education Professors

University at Albany Professor Kevin P. Quinn has been awarded a special education leadership grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop...


Aug 06, 2014, 03:00 ET War is Text: UAlbany Researchers Find Depictions of War in School Textbooks Shifted Radically after Vietnam Era

Modern day textbooks draw a different picture of war than their predecessors did in the era immediately after World War II leading up to the Vietnam...


Jun 23, 2014, 04:33 ET UAlbany Senior Creates Summer Initiative to Develop Next Generation of Business Professionals

Like many of her fellow classmates, incoming UAlbany senior Elizabeth Skovron is spending this summer fine-tuning the skills needed to create a...


Jun 17, 2014, 06:45 ET UAlbany Atmospheric Scientist Combs the Past to Predict Future for Greenhouse Gas Effects

Through a new National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, University at Albany atmospheric scientist Aiguo Dai is studying more than a century of...


Jun 12, 2014, 03:30 ET Former Librarian Bequeaths $2.2 Million to University at Albany Libraries

The University at Albany has received a $2.2 million gift from the late Alice Hastings Murphy '40 estate to benefit its libraries. The bequest is one ...