New York Collaborators

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The US onAir Network will be working with volunteers from New York universities, colleges, and nonprofit organizations to oversee the curation and moderation of posts, aircasts (online discussions), and in person events for the New York onAir Hub …  related to federal, state, and local elections and government.

Our first outreach will be to State University of New York partly because of its proximity to the state capital. We have identified many of State University of New York’s civic engagement, academic, internship and research programs related to making democracy and civic responsibility a focus of higher learning on their campus … for students, faculty, staff, and local community. This post, over time, will have similar information on other collaborating organizations in the state.

Contact for more information on how to involve your organization.


The SUNY at Albany University’s onAir chapter will initially focus on training interested undergrad and graduate students on how to curate Utah onAir content especially submitting Top News articles, events, videos, and information and moderating forums in each post they curate.

Student curators will also work with state senate and house committee chairs to produce aircasts on issues being discussed and bills being proposed in their committees.

During election season, students with other other organizations like the League of Women Voters, will coordinate and produce aircasted debates with candidates.

The SUNY at Albany University onAir chapter will also help to establish other onAir chapters at public and private universities and colleges throughout the state.

SUNY at Albany University

Source: About

For over 175 years, our students and faculty have tackled the day’s biggest challenges, answered our most pressing questions, and solved society’s most vexing problems.

We are, and always have been, fueled by a unique mix of academic excellence, internationally recognized research and a profound sense of purpose.

At UAlbany, you’ll author your own success by doing the things that matter.

Learn more about our mission by reading our strategic plan.

The University at Albany has a rich history dating back more than 175 years.

In 1844, a “normal school” was founded in Albany to train teachers for a rapidly growing population. For nearly 50 years, the Normal School provided a two-year education to students from across the state.

By 1890, the evolving school system in New York required a new approach to teacher training. The Normal School gradually made changes: a four-year program, new curricula, new faculty and new standards for student enrollment.

In 1914, the institution officially became known as the New York State College for Teachers — one year after the figure of Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, first appeared on the University seal. The New York State College for Teachers focused exclusively on training secondary school teachers, within the context of a liberal arts curriculum. Over the years, the College attracted a strong faculty with a majority holding doctoral degrees.

By 1962, the College had earned national distinction and the State University of New York system of higher education underwent a rapid expansion in response to rising needs. The College joined the system as one of four University Centers and became a broad-based public research institution.

Today, the University at Albany is a major public research university where over 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students collaborate with top-ranked faculty to conduct major research and scholarship in a wide range of disciplines.

To learn more about UAlbany’s history, visit the University Archives.


Civic Engagement Programs

Source: Office for Public Engagement

The University at Albany is proud to be among a select group of colleges and universities to receive the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement. Through engaged scholarship, teaching, learning, creative activities, and community service, UAlbany is as essential partner to the public and private sectors addressing critical challenges in hundreds of ways.

Our engagement directory includes links to programs and resources related to the University’s public engagement activities and partnerships. If you need more assistance finding information, please contact Mary Hunt in Office for Public Engagement. If you are a member of the UAlbany community involved in publicly engaged work and feel you have a link or database that might be of interest to our web visitors, please call or email Mary at 518-442-3470 or

Student Government

Source: Student Association

The Student Association is UAlbany’s Largest student run organization on campus. We work toward providing the undergraduate population with a plethora of programs, events, and shows in hopes of creating a stronger UAlbany community. We aim to enrich the campus experience and most importantly to empower the student voice.

The Student Association also has 4 branches, Legislative, Judicial, Executive, and Finance. We have 13 internal departments that execute the Student Associations vision throughout the year. With all of our branches, we are able to fund 260+ student groups and events on campus including social, cultural, academic and professional organizations.


Source: Internships

Our skilled staff members work collaboratively to provide exceptional career support for UAlbany students and alumni. Our services are available to both current students and alumni who have graduated within the past five years.  We also work with employers to help them connect with students.

  • Career coaches guide students through challenges related to work and the professional world, making major and career decisions, pursuing future education (grad school, law school, medical school) and life after college.
  • Employer Relations & Alumni Relations team members connect both regional and national employers to our talented and diverse student body through events, informational sessions and our robust Handshake system.
  • Peer Career Advisors are highly trained, competitively selected undergraduate students who review resume and cover letters, and provide basic career assistance to other undergraduates.

Political Science Programs

Source: Department website

The Department of Political Science at Rockefeller College provides students with an opportunity to explore political institutions and processes at the local, state, national, and global levels.

With a faculty of 25 innovative and accomplished scholars, the Department offers a comprehensive curriculum covering the fields of American politics, international relations, comparative politics, public law, political theory, and public policy.

Our diverse course offerings and committed faculty provide undergraduate and graduate students with a unique opportunity to develop the critical thinking and communication skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century.


Political Science BA | +MIA Option | +MPA Option | +MS Option | +MA Option |


International Affairs MIA | Partially Online |

Political Science MA


Research Initiatives

Source: Research at UAlbany

Halting the spread of HIV. Improving legal counsel for the poor. Restoring Ancient Roman mosaics. The University at Albany is at the forefront of innovation and exploration in a wide range of research areas, from the health sciences and engineering to the humanities and fine arts.

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll work with world-class faculty who are experts in their field and have access to cutting-edge tools and facilities outfitted with the latest technologies.


Our mission is to encourage and facilitate undergraduate student participation in research, scholarship, and creative activities.

What is CURCE?

The Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (CURCE) is an integral part of the University at Albany in the advancement of the mission, vision, and priorities. We make a daily investment in students who are on their path to identifying and exploring opportunities that will help them to develop competencies necessary to become engaged citizens.

CURCE provides students with access to experiences that enhance student success. Our team engages students as they explore opportunities that compliment and reinforce their classroom learning through research, scholarship, and creative activities on campus, in the community, and around the world. We are partners to the campus community as we work to expand research at the University through experiential learning opportunities for undergraduates, and ultimately raise the profile of UAlbany as the nation’s leading diverse research university.

Through CURCE, we will help students define and author their success as Great Dane Leaders of the future.


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