University at Albany

The State University of New York at Albany, also known as University at Albany, State University of New York, SUNY Albany or simply UAlbany, is a public university located in Albany, Guilderland, and East Greenbush, New York, United States; is the senior campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Founded in 1844, it is an internationally recognized public research institution, which carries out a broad mission of undergraduate and graduate education, research, and service. The University has three campuses: the Uptown Campus in Albany and Guilderland's McKownville neighborhood, the Downtown Campus in Albany, and the East Campus in East Greenbush, just east of Albany. The University enrolls more than 17,500 students in nine schools and colleges, which offer 58 undergraduate majors and 128 graduate degree programs. The University’s academic choices are diverse and include a range of new and emerging fields such as public policy, nanotechnology, globalization, documentary studies, biotechnology and informatics.

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1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York, United States of America 12222
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The climatic toll of volcanic eruptions

Volcanic eruptions over the last 1,000 years have exacted a heavy influence on global climate, according to a new study led by researchers at the University at Albany. The impact is felt most dramatically near the equator, ...

dateOct 18, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Understanding sulfur's rotten smell

Though odorless in its normal state, utility companies add sulfur-containing odorants - called mercaptans or thiols - to the gas so it's easy to detect a leak. The foul smell is reminiscent of rotting cabbage or spoiled eggs.

dateOct 04, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Humans pack an efficient bite, but at a cost

New work by an international team of researchers shows that the cranium of modern Homo sapiens is poorly-suited to produce large biting forces due to an important limitation involving the jaw joint. The findings are consistent ...

dateAug 08, 2016 in Evolution
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Ice, wind and sea

Those who are hostile to a buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have a friend in the ice and waves of the Earth's coldest waters.

dateJul 25, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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