On Saturday, Oct. 10, friends and neighbors are welcomed back to campus for the second annual UAlbany Community Day. This series of presentations celebrates and shares with the Capital Region community the richness of the University's academics, student success and campus life. Among the features will be a special presentation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and UAlbany professor William Kennedy, as he reminisces on the first 25 years of the New York State Writers Institute. The event, co-hosted by Institute director Donald Faulkner, serves as a preview of November 16th, when the University and the Writers Institute welcomes back Governor Mario Cuomo and celebrated author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin for the main celebratory event. At 3:30 p.m., the Writers Institute will screen Gus Van Sant’s MILK, for which Sean Penn won this year’s best actor Oscar for his performance as the UAlbany alum.
Also on Saturday, the University at
"We are honored to welcome General Powell -- one of the most admired and respected leaders in the Nation – to help us start UAlbany’s World Within Reach Speaker Series," said President George M. Philip. "It is also a great privilege to celebrate one UAlbany’s most remarkable alums when we look back at the life of Harvey Milk. We thank his nephew, Stuart, and all of our guests for joining us celebrate this civil rights icon. The events scheduled for
Harvey Milk became the first openly gay elected official from a major city in the
Also on hand will be alumni and faculty who remember Harvey Milk from his student days at the then New York State College for Teachers: Mark Berger, professor emeritus of Educational Administration and Policy Studies; Joseph Zanchelli, BA ’49, MA ’50, and his wife Joyce (Leavitt) Zanchelli ’52; and author Joseph E. Persico ’52.
The event is part of "Reaching Higher, Achieving More," an alumni campaign designed to showcase the remarkable career paths of UAlbany graduates who have had a lasting impact around the country and globe. Past featured alumni have included Judge Richard Wesley, '71, 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Maureen Baginski, '79, senior intelligence advisor; and Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.
Gen. Colin Powell
In his address, Gen. Powell will offer his thoughts on domestic and world affairs, leadership and a vision for tomorrow. A man of supreme intelligence, versatility and presence, Gen. Powell served as the first African-American chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was appointed secretary of state by President George W. Bush - becoming, at that time, the most powerful African-American ever to hold office.
A four-star general, Gen. Powell's numerous awards include two Presidential Medals of Freedom and he is the author of his best-selling autobiography, My American Journey. As someone who crafted and articulated the
One of the 21st century's most fervent purveyors of democratic values, General Colin Powell understands the power of diplomacy and the universal human ideal of democracy to build trust and transform once-unstable regions into areas where societies and cultures prosper. As well, he understands that the power of persuasion, reason and building trust are immeasurably effective in getting governments to cooperate for the overall common good of their people and the rest of the world. In a compelling presentation filled with humor and anecdotes from years of service at the highest levels of international affairs, Powell, former
A professor of economics and international affairs at
His most recent book is The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008 (2008), a substantially updated and expanded edition of an earlier book on the same subject published in 1999. Widely regarded as a prescient analysis of unregulated bubble behavior in financial markets, the original book presented the Asian financial crisis of 1997 and the Latin American financial crisis of 1998 as cautionary tales for the future of world markets. The updated edition demonstrates how the failure of market regulation permitted a similar, but much larger crisis to occur here in the
Recent bestsellers by Krugman have included The Conscience of a Liberal (October 2007), The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century (2003), and Fuzzy Math: The Essential Guide to the Bush Tax Plan (2001).
Krugman received the Nobel Prize in Economics for his contributions to international trade theory, specifically the dynamics of trade between industrialized countries which, he argues, is driven by consumer preference for a diverse choice of brands, and by the benefits derived by producers from ever-expanding “economies of scale.” Krugman first began to articulate these ideas in a 1979 paper that was published in the Journal of International Economics.
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