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Welcome to the UAlbany News Podcast, where we speak with faculty, staff and students on how their research is tackling today’s most challenging problems and issues. The UAlbany News Podcast is hosted and produced by Sarah O'Carroll, a Communications Specialist at the University at Albany, State University of New York, with photography by Brian Busher and Patrick Dodson.

Welcome to the UAlbany News Podcast, where we speak with faculty, staff and students on how their research is tackling today’s most challenging problems and issues. The UAlbany News Podcast is hosted and produced by Sarah O'Carroll, a Communications Specialist at the University at Albany, State University of New York, with photography by Brian Busher and Patrick Dodson.
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Welcome to the UAlbany News Podcast, where we speak with faculty, staff and students on how their research is tackling today’s most challenging problems and issues. The UAlbany News Podcast is hosted and produced by Sarah O'Carroll, a Communications Specialist at the University at Albany, State University of New York, with photography by Brian Busher and Patrick Dodson.

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Episodes

Improving the Parental Experience in the NICU, with Beth DuFault

10/7/2019
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Parents whose infant is admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit often experience a sense of exclusion from their role as caregivers and separation from their child. Due to the distressing environment that NICUs can facilitate, many parents suffer from higher rates of postpartum depression and even PTSD as a result. Beth DuFault, an assistant professor of marketing in the School of Business, is collaborating with colleagues from the University of Turku in Finland to improve the parent...

Duration:00:22:31

How Women's Views on Gender Roles are Changing in Central Asia, with Jildyz Urbaeva

9/27/2019
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As more countries in Central Asia transition to market economies, women are being left behind in the workforce despite high levels of education and employment. Jildyz Urbaeva, an assistant professor in the School of Social Welfare, has conducted a study on how opportunity structures and social mobility influence women's views on gender roles in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The study, involving 4,000 participants, used a national representative survey in each of the...

Duration:00:20:10

The Growing Industry of Homeland Security, with Danny Goodwin and Edward Schwarzschild

9/12/2019
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A photographer and a writer, both who grew up in military families, are collaborating to examine the growth industry of homeland security in the United States for an upcoming book. Danny Goodwin, a photographer and an associate professor of art, and Edward Schwarzschild, an associate professor of English, have conducted dozens of interviews with current and former DHS and intelligence personnel over the course of two years. The book, tentatively titled Job Security, will feature interviews...

Duration:00:29:50

The Politicization of the Amazon Rainforest Wildfires, with Climatologists Mathias Vuille and Andrei Lapenas

8/30/2019
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We've all probably read recently of wildfires blistering through what are often called the "lungs of the earth." Reports stating that the Amazon Rainforest has experienced more than 27,000 fires this month alone have provoked an international outcry from world leaders, environmental activists and celebrities. On this episode, two climatologists help us make sense of the problem, and what can be done about it. Guests: Mathias Vuille, a professor of atmospheric and environmental sciences,...

Duration:00:17:39

How Educators Can Help Reduce Political Polarization, with Brett Levy

8/29/2019
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More than eight-in-ten U.S. adults believe that political discourse has become more negative and less respectful, according to a survey conducted earlier this year by the Pew Research Center. On this episode, Brett Levy of the School of Education shares how educators might play a larger role in reducing political polarization among their students. Levy is an assistant professor of educational theory and practice at UAlbany. Read episode transcription. The study, “Can Education Reduce...

Duration:00:18:43

The Changing Role of Business Improvement Districts, with Wonhyung Lee

8/27/2019
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Wonhyung Lee is an assistant professor in the School of Social Welfare. Her research looks at the role of business improvement districts among U.S. cities (including Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Detroit) in addressing social issues. On this episode, Lee shares how BIDs might take a more compassionate, collaborative approach to solving urban problems. The UAlbany News Podcast is hosted and produced by Sarah O'Carroll, a Communications Specialist at the University at Albany, State...

Duration:00:25:10

Entrepreneurship Takeover Pt. 2 with Anthony Lombardo and Robert Manasier

8/2/2019
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For the second part of our series speaking with entrepreneurs, we brought Anthony Lombardo, the president and founder of expex, to the show. The Latham-based startup helps small and mid-sized businesses with their bookkeeping through an automated cash management application. Also joining Lombardo is Robert Manasier, UAlbany's entrepreneur-in-residence as well as a serial entrepreneur and brand builder. The two share their personal pathways to success (and what challenges they have had to...

Duration:00:26:02

Entrepreneurship Takeover Pt. 1 with Shawn Allan of Lithoz America

7/15/2019
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For our first of a two-part series speaking with entrepreneurs, we brought Shawn Allan of Lithoz America to the show. The startup, an Innovate 518-certified company based in Troy, NY, provides technology for the 3D printing of high-performance and bioresorbable ceramics. Lithoz America worked with the UAlbany Innovation Center to establish operations in Upstate NY. Innovate 518 is the Capital Region's Innovation Hot Spot and is a NYSTAR initiative by Empire State Development and managed by...

Duration:00:13:17

The Blueprint for Achieving 100 Percent Clean Energy, with Richard Perez

6/27/2019
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Richard Perez, a senior research associate at the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC), and his colleagues have developed a blueprint for achieving 100 percent clean energy in the United States. His cost-effective solution bridges the gap between the production of renewables, such as solar and wind, and customer demand. On this episode, Perez describes how oversizing renewable assets and energy curtailment, paired with changes in utility regulation, can helps states reach their...

Duration:00:18:24

Improving Power Outage Prediction and Response, with Jeff Freedman

5/22/2019
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Jeff Freedman, a research associate at UAlbany’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC), is working in collaboration with researchers and meteorologists at the Consolidated Edison Company of New York (Con Ed) and MESO, Inc. to create the Wind Extremes Forecast System (WEFS). By combining numerical weather prediction (NWP) modeling with machine learning techniques, the system produces real-time wind speed and gusts forecasts in an effort to minimize power outage impacts for millions of...

Duration:00:10:56

Unpacking AOC's Green New Deal Pt II, with Jim Malatras

5/14/2019
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For our second episode looking at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal, we're speaking with Jim Malatras, the president of SUNY's Rockefeller Institute of Government. The institute is a public policy think tank based in downtown Albany, N.Y. and collaborates with UAlbany's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. Photo credit: Rockefeller Institute of Government The UAlbany News Podcast is hosted and produced by Sarah O'Carroll, a Communications Specialist at the...

Duration:00:14:04

Unpacking AOC's Green New Deal, with Brian Greenhill and Jennifer Dodge

5/13/2019
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On the first of a two-part series, two political scientists from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy offer insight on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal and discuss the degree to which the resolution could transcend political ideology and bridge coalitions. Returning to the show is Brian Greenhill, an associate professor who researches international relations, human rights and international organization. He spoke on the UAlbany News Podcast last season on the...

Duration:00:17:59

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic, with Patricia Strach

4/2/2019
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Patricia Strach is a professor of political science and public administration and policy at UAlbany's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy and the director for policy and research at the Rockefeller Institute of Government, a public policy think tank for the 64-campus wide SUNY system. Strach is the principle investigator of the institute's Stories from Sullivan, a series that examines how opioid misuse affects local communities and what kinds of policies could make a...

Duration:00:17:03

Automating Inequality, with Virginia Eubanks

4/2/2019
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Virginia Eubanks is an associate professor of political science at UAlbany's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy. On this episode of the UAlbany News Podcast, Eubanks shares about her book, 'Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor.' In the book, she details three examples of technology failing to streamline welfare programs: • an effort to automate eligibility processes for public assistance programs in Indiana •an electronic registry of...

Duration:00:20:17

Preparing for the Next Zika Outbreak, with Eli Rosenberg

4/2/2019
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It's been about three years since the World Health Organization announced that the Zika virus and its possible link to birth defects was an international public health emergency. Eli Rosenberg of UAlbany's School of Public Health describes his ongoing efforts to study the disease with The Dengue Branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The UAlbany News Podcast is hosted and produced by Sarah O'Carroll, a Communications Specialist at the...

Duration:00:13:50

Donations and Emergency Response, with Samantha Penta

3/22/2019
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Samantha Penta is an assistant professor of emergency preparedness in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at UAlbany. Her research focuses on health and medical care in crises, decision-making in preparedness and response and humanitarian logistics. The UAlbany News Podcast is hosted and produced by Sarah O'Carroll, a Communications Specialist at the University at Albany, State University of New York, with production assistance by Patrick Dodson and...

Duration:00:15:05

LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care, with Sarah Mountz

3/21/2019
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Sarah Mountz is an assistant professor in the School of Social Welfare at UAlbany. Her research focuses on the experiences of LGBTQ youth in child welfare and juvenile justice systems, and among homeless youth populations. This episode includes sound bites from the 2017 mini-documentary, "From Our Perspectives: Untold Stories of LGBTQ Youth in the Los Angeles Foster Care System," which features community-based, qualitative research by Mountz and Moshoula Capous-Desyllas of California State...

Duration:00:20:45

The World's First Quantum Computer with Herbert Fotso

2/26/2019
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Herbert Fotso is an assistant professor of physics in UAlbany's College of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on theoretical and computational condensed matter physics. In this episode, Herbert gives insight on the global arms race in quantum computing, and where the U.S. stands in the competition to create the world's next quantum computer. The UAlbany News Podcast is hosted and produced by Sarah O'Carroll, a Communications Specialist at the University at Albany, State University of...

Duration:00:19:49

Climate Change Pt. 3: What High School Textbooks Tell Us, with Brett Levy and Casey Meehan

1/4/2019
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For the last installment of a three-part series on climate change, we feature Brett Levy, an assistant professor of educational theory and practice in UAlbany's School of Education, and Casey Meehan, the sustainability coordinator for Western Technical College in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Levy and Meehan have researched how textbooks frame the issue of climate change, and the extent to which they prepare today's youth for civic participation. The UAlbany News Podcast is hosted and produced by...

Duration:00:16:41

Opportunity Zones with Timothy Weaver

12/10/2018
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On the last episode for 2018, we take a closer look at what political scientists call "Opportunity Zones," or economically-distressed communities. Our guest for this episode is Timothy Weaver, an assistant professor of political science at UAlbany's Rockefeller College. His research focuses on urban policy and the role of race, class and culture in American politics. Weaver is the author of 'Blazing the Neoliberal Trail: Urban Political Development in the United States and the United...

Duration:00:25:59