SEFCU Arena is a 4,538-seat multi-purpose arena in Guilderland, New York. It is home to the University at women's Great Danes basketball teams, it is most notable for hosting the 2006 America East Conference men's basketball tournament championship, in which the Great Danes defeated Vermont, to earn their first bid into the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. The arena additionally hosted the 2009 America East Men's Basketball Tournament, is a venue for the university's graduate commencement ceremonies. SEFCU Arena can be formatted as a concert venue or to accommodate trade shows and conventions; the arena opened in 1992, as the Recreation and Convocation Center, as part of UAlbany's transition from Division III to Division I. The current name of SEFCU Arena was adopted on November 1, 2006, when UAlbany entered a 10-year naming rights deal with the State Employees Federal Credit Union. SEFCU Arena is located behind the Physical Education building, which separates it from University Field, sits adjacent to Bob Ford Field.
In addition to university-operated concession stands for food and beverages during events, SEFCU Arena is the brick and mortar location of the Great Danes Team Store for athletics apparel and team merchandise. List of NCAA Division I basketball arenas SEFCU Arena - UAlbanySports.com
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
The Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy is a public policy school composed of the Departments of Public Administration & Policy and Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY, United States; the department provides educational preparation for academic and public service careers, to undertake research on significant public problems and issues, to assist in the continuing professional development of government executives. Rockefeller College has an enhanced interdisciplinary approach to its public policy mission; the College offers appropriate assistance to the governments of New York State and the United States, to foreign governments and international organizations in meeting the responsibilities of contemporary citizenship and governance through special courses and conferences. The college is located on the downtown campus of the University at Albany, SUNY, at 135 Western Avenue, New York. In 2008, it was ranked 14th overall out of 253 schools of Public Affairs by U.
S. News & World Report magazine. Rankings: Information Technology and Management - #2 Public Affairs - #14 Public Administration and Management - #8 Public Finance and Budgeting - #7 Public Policy Analysis - #22 Non-Profit Management - #18 Official website
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated in NCAA Division I, consisting of eleven schools coming from three states of the northeastern United States: Connecticut, New Jersey, New York. The members are all small private institutions, many of them Catholic or Catholic, the only exceptions being three private but secular institutions: Rider University and the conference's two newest members and Quinnipiac Universities; the conference headquarters is located in New Jersey. The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference sponsors 22 sports and has many associate member institutions. Richard J. Ensor is the commissioner of the MAAC, a post he has held since 1988; the conference was founded in 1980 by six charter members: the U. S. Military Academy, Fairfield University, Fordham University, Iona College, Manhattan College, Saint Peter's College. Competition began the next year, in the sports of men’s cross-country and men’s soccer. Competition in men's and women's basketball began in the 1981-1982 season.
In 1984, the MAAC received an automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, where Iona was the first team to represent the MAAC on the men's side. In 1982, Saint Peter's was the first women's basketball team to represent the MAAC in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament; the conference possesses 15 automatic bids to NCAA Championships. In 2012–13, the MAAC became eligible for its 15th NCAA Championship when Women's Rowing fulfilled qualifying requirements; the league added football in 1993. From 1997 to 2003, the MAAC sponsored ice hockey. At that time, the hockey league changed its name to Atlantic Hockey. In 1997, Marist College and Rider University moved the majority of their intercollegiate athletic programs to the MAAC with the intent the MAAC would enhance media exposure and competition to their men's and women's Division I basketball programs. In September 2011, the conference announced the launch of MAAC. TV, the league's first broadband network. In March 2012, for the first time in 16 years, the MAAC had two teams advance to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, with Loyola earning the league's automatic bid and Iona garnering an at-large bid.
In July 2013 Quinnipiac University and Monmouth University joined the MAAC to replace Loyola University Maryland, which departed to join the Patriot League. In 2013 the MAAC announced that it would add field hockey as its 25th sport with league play beginning in the 2013-14 academic year. However, field hockey will no longer be a conference sport after the 2018–19 academic year. Over the conference's history MAAC teams have achieved national and international acclaim in many sports. In the summer of 2002 the Marist men's varsity eight boat advanced to the semifinals of the Temple Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta. In 2007, the Marist women's basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship; the Red Foxes have recorded five NCAA wins since their run in 2007. In the fall of 2011, the Iona men's cross country team finished tied for ninth place at the NCAA Championship race, extended the Gaels' streak to 10 straight Top 10 national finishes. In basketball MAAC teams have made a total of 80 NIT appearances and 50 NCAA basketball tournament appearances.
Notable MAAC student athletes include Mary Beth Riley, a 1991 graduate of Canisius, the first recipient of the NCAA Woman of the Year Award and Erin Whalen, a member of the Iona women's rowing team, who in the fall of 1998, was awarded one of the nation's 32 Rhodes Scholarships for academic achievement and civic leadership. The MAAC has 11 member institutions. With the MAAC dropping field hockey as a sponsored sport after the 2018 season, combined with the sport's reinstatement by the NEC, all three current associate members in that sport will move their teams to their full-time home of the NEC. However, of the three, only Sacred Heart will leave the MAAC. Bryant will remain a MAAC member in men's diving. LIU Brooklyn, which will be merged into a new unified LIU athletic program in 2019, will add women's water polo in 2019–20 and place that sport in the MAAC. For former associates in men's ice hockey, see Atlantic HockeyNotes - Robert Morris remains an affiliate in women's rowing. - Rider is now a full member of the MAAC.
- Jacksonville remains an affiliate in women's rowing. - Marist is now a full member of the MAAC. - Quinnipiac is now a full member of the MAAC. - Sacred Heart remains an affiliate in field hockey. - VMI remains an affiliate in women's water polo. The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference sponsors championship competition in ten men's and fourteen women's NCAA sanctioned sports; the conference sponsors a championship in men's rowing, not sanctioned by the NCAA. Notes Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference which are played by MAAC schools: Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference which are played by MAAC schools: Notes MAAC men's basketball conference tournament locations In 2012, inspired by one of their all around best players Sean Armand, which had lost in the semifinals of that year's MAAC tournament, received an NCAA at-large tournament bid; this was the second time. After St. Peter’s won the 1995 MAAC tournament, the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament selection committee awarded Manhattan College an at large bid.
Rockefeller Institute of Government
The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government is the public policy research arm of the State University of New York; the Institute conducts nonpartisan, data-driven research and analysis on state and local government and finance, American federalism, public management, New York State issues. The Institute is located in New York; the Rockefeller Institute was founded in 1981, at the same time as the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany, as a proposal by then-SUNY chancellor Clifton Wharton to acknowledge the role that Governor Rockefeller played in expanding the state and city universities. Warren Ilchman was the first director of the Institute until 1987, at which time David Andersen was named interim director. In 1989, Richard P. Nathan became the Institute's second director. Prior to coming to Albany, Nathan was a professor at Princeton University, worked at the Brookings Institution, served in the first Nixon administration. From 2005 to 2009, the Institute had Richard Nathan and Thomas Gais.
On October 23, 2009, Richard Nathan retired, after leading the Institute for 20 years. On July 1, 2010, Thomas Gais became the third director. On February 13, 2017, Jim Malatras became president of the Institute, with Gais continuing on as director; the mission of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government is to improve the capacities of communities and local governments, the federal system to work toward lasting solutions to the nation's problems. Through rigorous and accessible analysis and outreach, the Institute gives citizens and governments facts and tools relevant to public decisions; the Institute researches and promotes reforms aimed at improving how public institutions operate, such as how they work across institutional divisions to solve common problems and generate evidence, execute challenging responsibilities. Primary research areas: Economic Development Education Federalism Fiscal Analysis Health Policy State & Local Government Government Reform State Revenue Reports. Since 1990, the Institute has published quarterly analyses of tax revenue collection in the 50 states, based on the Institute's survey.
Modeling and Disclosing Public Pension Fund Risk/Pension Simulation Project. This project, supported by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, examines the potential consequences of investment-return risk for public pension plans and stakeholders in government. Potential Reductions in Federal Medicaid Reimbursements to States; the Institute estimates the effects of reductions in federal Medicaid reimbursements on state budgets and services. Transforming Governmental Accounting Standards; the Institute reviews and recommends changes in GASB standards based on best evidence. NYS Indirect Cost Rate Project; this project documents and describes policies and practices relating to indirect/overhead cost rates in awards to nonprofit service organizations, as well as estimating implementation issues and costs of applying OMB rules to awards. NY SMART Commission; the Institute conducts analyses of options for the NY SMART Commission, charged with developing policy proposals that promote private sector retirement savings among employees not covered by a plan.
State by State Teacher Shortage Studies. The Institute published “Phase One Analysis of the Teacher Workforce Shortage in South Dakota” in November 2017, the first in a detailed, state-by-state analysis of the teacher workforce; the studies aim to bring critical localized data to bear on a topic, discussed in terms of broad generalities. BOCES Study. A comprehensive analysis of the BOCES system for the New York State Department of Education to identify beneficial structural reforms. Educational Opportunity Centers Assessment. A comprehensive analysis of the EOC system aimed at structural reform. With particular attention on the ability of the system to respond to changing needs. Economic Impact of SUNY; the Rockefeller Institute analyzed the economic impact of the State University of New York and described the data and methods to be used for estimating the most important educational pathways for SUNY. The Growing Drug Epidemic in New York; the Institute conducts ongoing research to help policymakers understand the scope and effects of the opioid epidemic in New York, including publishing quarterly New York State Department of Health statistics relevant to the crisis.
End of AIDS Modeling. Institute researchers developed and continue to update a mathematical model that estimates epidemic outcomes contingent on previous trends, current policies and practices regarding services and testing, and/or alternative policies and practices; the model was developed in close collaboration with the AIDS Institute as a planning tool for the Ending the Epidemic initiative. ACA Implementation Research Network; this field research network of local state experts on health policy and public management includes teams in 40 states. The network was established to analyze the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and provide close-observation findings and for years to come, it is coordinated by the Rockefeller Institute of the Brookings Institution. One of the Institute's primary aims is to assist governments and government officials throughout New York State by bringing expertise and data-analysis skills to bear on pressing public policy questions; the Institute publishes New York State Government and the annual New York State Statistical Yearbook.
Governor’s Office for Storm Recovery/Performance Measurement. The Rockefeller Institute measured the outcomes of recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy in 2012; the result was
Bob Ford Field
Bob Ford Field is a football stadium in Albany, New York, owned and operated by the University at Albany, SUNY and hosts the school's football team, as well as their soccer program. The stadium, with an initial seating capacity of 8,500, opened on September 14, 2013 when Albany made its debut in Colonial Athletic Association football against Rhode Island, it replaced University Field as the school's current stadium and is named after Bob Ford, head coach at Albany from 1970 until retiring at the end of the 2013 season. 8,500-seats, including 629 chair-backs, a natural grass berm. Daktronics scoreboard with a 39’ by 22’ high-definition video display and point-source sound system behind the south end zone. Press level with four luxury suites, print media area, booths for radio, television and replay. Attendance numbers were retrieved from UAlbany Athletics Official Box Scores Due to growing popularity and national recognition of lacrosse, the first-ever Albany Great Danes men's lacrosse game was held at Bob Ford Field on April 18, 2015.
It was the first time since March 10, 2007 that a top-10 matchup was held in the Capital District, with #4 UAlbany defeating #10 Delaware 13-7. Since multiple top-25 in the nation games have been held there; the official seating capacity for lacrosse at Casey Stadium is 6,394. Most home lacrosse games are played next door at John Fallon Field List of NCAA Division I FCS football stadiums Bob Ford Field - University at Albany Athletics #8/8 UAlbany MLAX Wins Top-10 Thriller vs. #7/7 Yale 12-11 In Front of 4,823 at Bob Ford Field NO. 16 FOOTBALL EDGED BY NO. 6 RICHMOND 36-30 IN TRIPLE OVERTIME
Albany, New York
Albany is the capital of the U. S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. Albany is located on the west bank of the Hudson River 10 miles south of its confluence with the Mohawk River and 135 miles north of New York City. Albany is known for its rich history, culture and institutions of higher education. Albany constitutes the economic and cultural core of the Capital District of New York State, which comprises the Albany–Schenectady–Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area, including the nearby cities and suburbs of Troy and Saratoga Springs. With a 2013 Census-estimated population of 1.1 million the Capital District is the third-most populous metropolitan region in the state. As of the 2010 census, the population of Albany was 97,856; the area that became Albany was settled by Dutch colonists who in 1614, built Fort Nassau for fur trading and, in 1624, built Fort Orange. In 1664, the English took over the Dutch settlements, renaming the city as Albany, in honor of the Duke of Albany, the future James II of England and James VII of Scotland.
The city was chartered in 1686 under English rule. It became the capital of New York in 1797 following formation of the United States. Albany is one of the oldest surviving settlements of the original British thirteen colonies, is the longest continuously chartered city in the United States. During the late 18th century and throughout most of the 19th, Albany was a center of trade and transportation; the city lies toward the north end of the navigable Hudson River, was the original eastern terminus of the Erie Canal connecting to the Great Lakes, was home to some of the earliest railroad systems in the world. In the 1920s, a powerful political machine controlled by the Democratic Party arose in Albany. In the latter part of the 20th century, Albany experienced a decline in its population due to urban sprawl and suburbanization. In the early 21st century, Albany has experienced growth in the high-technology industry, with great strides in the nanotechnology sector. Albany is one of the oldest surviving European settlements from the original thirteen colonies and the longest continuously chartered city in the United States.
The Hudson River area was inhabited by Algonquian-speaking Mohican, who called it Pempotowwuthut-Muhhcanneuw, meaning "the fireplace of the Mohican nation." Based to the west along the Mohawk River, the Iroquoian-speaking Mohawk referred to it as Sche-negh-ta-da, or "through the pine woods," referring to the path they took there. The Mohawk were one of the Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, or Haudenosaunee, became strong trading partners with the Dutch and English, it is the Albany area was visited by European fur traders as early as 1540, but the extent and duration of those visits has not been determined. Permanent European claims began when Englishman Henry Hudson, exploring for the Dutch East India Company on the Half Moon, reached the area in 1609, claiming it for the United Netherlands. In 1614, Hendrick Christiaensen built Fort Nassau, a fur-trading post and the first documented European structure in present-day Albany. Commencement of the fur trade provoked hostility from the French colony in Canada and among the natives, all of whom vied to control the trade.
In 1618, a flood ruined the fort on Castle Island. Both forts were named in honor of the Dutch royal House of Orange-Nassau. Fort Orange and the surrounding area were incorporated as the village of Beverwijck in 1652. In these early decades of trade, the Dutch and Mohawk developed relations that reflected differences among their three cultures; when New Netherland was captured by the English in 1664, the name was changed from Beverwijck to Albany in honor of the Duke of Albany. Duke of Albany was a Scottish title given since 1398 to a younger son of the King of Scots; the name is derived from Alba, the Gaelic name for Scotland. The Dutch regained Albany in August 1673 and renamed the city Willemstadt. On November 1, 1683, the Province of New York was split into counties, with Albany County being the largest. At that time the county included all of present New York State north of Dutchess and Ulster Counties in addition to present-day Bennington County, theoretically stretching west to the Pacific Ocean.
Albany was formally chartered as a municipality by provincial Governor Thomas Dongan on July 22, 1686. The Dongan Charter was identical in content to the charter awarded to the city of New York three months earlier. Dongan created Albany as a strip of land 16 miles long. Over the years Albany would lose much of the land to the annex land to the north and south. At this point, Albany had a population of about 500 people. In 1754, representatives of seven British North American colonies met in the Stadt Huys, Albany's city hall, for the Albany Congress. Although it was never adopted by Parliament, it was an important precursor to the United States Constitution; the same year, the fourth in a series of wars dating back to 1689, began.
A newspaper is a periodical publication containing written information about current events and is typed in black ink with a white or gray background. Newspapers can cover a wide variety of fields such as politics, business and art, include materials such as opinion columns, weather forecasts, reviews of local services, birth notices, editorial cartoons, comic strips, advice columns. Most newspapers are businesses, they pay their expenses with a mixture of subscription revenue, newsstand sales, advertising revenue; the journalism organizations that publish newspapers are themselves metonymically called newspapers. Newspapers have traditionally been published in print. However, today most newspapers are published on websites as online newspapers, some have abandoned their print versions entirely. Newspapers developed as information sheets for businessmen. By the early 19th century, many cities in Europe, as well as North and South America, published newspapers; some newspapers with high editorial independence, high journalism quality, large circulation are viewed as newspapers of record.
Newspapers are published daily or weekly. News magazines are weekly, but they have a magazine format. General-interest newspapers publish news articles and feature articles on national and international news as well as local news; the news includes political events and personalities and finance, crime and natural disasters. The paper is divided into sections for each of those major groupings. Most traditional papers feature an editorial page containing editorials written by an editor and expressing an opinion on a public issue, opinion articles called "op-eds" written by guest writers, columns that express the personal opinions of columnists offering analysis and synthesis that attempts to translate the raw data of the news into information telling the reader "what it all means" and persuading them to concur. Papers include articles which have no byline. A wide variety of material has been published in newspapers. Besides the aforementioned news and opinions, they include weather forecasts; as of 2017, newspapers may provide information about new movies and TV shows available on streaming video services like Netflix.
Newspapers have classified ad sections where people and businesses can buy small advertisements to sell goods or services. Most newspapers are businesses, they pay their expenses with a mixture of subscription revenue, newsstand sales, advertising revenue; some newspapers are at least government-funded. The editorial independence of a newspaper is thus always subject to the interests of someone, whether owners, advertisers, or a government; some newspapers with high editorial independence, high journalism quality, large circulation are viewed as newspapers of record. Many newspapers, besides employing journalists on their own payrolls subscribe to news agencies, which employ journalists to find and report the news sell the content to the various newspapers; this is a way to avoid duplicating the expense of reporting from around the world. Circa 2005, there were 6,580 daily newspaper titles in the world selling 395 million print copies a day; the late 2000s–early 2010s global recession, combined with the rapid growth of free web-based alternatives, has helped cause a decline in advertising and circulation, as many papers had to retrench operations to stanch the losses.
Worldwide annual revenue approached $100 billion in 2005-7 plunged during the worldwide financial crisis of 2008-9. Revenue in 2016 fell to only $53 billion, hurting every major publisher as their efforts to gain online income fell far short of the goal; the decline in advertising revenues affected both the print and online media as well as all other mediums. Besides remodeling advertising, the internet has challenged the business models of the print-only era by crowdsourcing both publishing in general and, more journalism. In addition, the rise of news aggregators, which bundle linked articles fro