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December 12, 2006

Scheduled Maintenance - Minerva 12/23-24

The Library catalog, Minerva, will be unavailable for use on December 23 and 24, 2006. Scheduled maintenance will take place during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

UAlbany Libraries Announce Acquisition of Papers from Congressional and Legislative Leaders

The University at Albany’s Libraries have added another, varied collection of political papers to its important archive, New York State Modern Political Archive. The collection, received from Syracuse University Libraries, includes the papers from 22 former New York Congressional members and 41 legislators who served in the New York State Legislature ( This acquisition was completed to strengthen scholarly research and to support the long-term preservation and access to New York’s political history by placing the materials at the University at Albany Libraries’ premier political archive, which includes more than 300 collections from advocacy groups, political activists, and legislators integral to New York State’s public policy.

Full announcement available here.

December 8, 2006

Universal Human Rights Month

Read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and learn about the history of Universal Human Rights Month on this new page from the University Libraries.

December 4, 2006

Architecture Competition Deadline extended

UA Undergraduates invited to participate in creative competitions – submissions due February 26, 2007

UA undergraduates are invited to participate in a competition to write a short story, a play, or a piece of hypertext fiction; or to enter the visual competition submitting digital video, or interactive game. The competitions are held in conjunction with the year-long celebration and exploration of the architectural significance of the University at Albany’s Edward Durell Stone campus,

All submissions are due February 26, 2007, and winners will be announced April 4, 2007. Qualified entrants are current University at Albany undergraduate students at the time of judging. Collaborative submissions are encouraged for all categories, with a maximum of five persons collaborating on a submission.

Suggested themes for submissions include:

  • How do individuals and/or groups experience the architectural spaces of the UAlbany campus and other spaces?
  • What are the relationships of architecture, community, and the experience of space?
  • What are some of the critical, historical and perceptual issues of architecture and visual culture?
  • How does architecture and visual design either integrate a community or alienate individuals from a community?
  • Is architecture art?
  • Does architecture shape your attitude and experiences in your day-to-day life?

Interested in entering the visual competition category? Contact The Interactive Media Center of the University Library which supports the creation of multimedia projects and the digital design of presentations, publications and Web sites.

Competition rules, submission guidelines, and additional information are available at, or pick up a flyer in the lobby of the University Library. More information is available from Carol L. Anderson, Associate Librarian, (518-442-3546).

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