In spring 2015 the University at Albany Libraries launched "Campus Conversations in Standish," a program designed to showcase faculty research and expertise and to connect members of the UAlbany community in an exchange of ideas and perspectives. It is often said that the library is the heart of a university, a metaphor first stated in 1873, it is believed, by Charles Eliot, President of Harvard. The University at Albany Libraries strongly believe in supporting the research and teaching needs of our faculty, staff, and students. But more than this, we would like to provide a forum for discussion of the exciting research and other activities in which our community members are engaged. To this end, we began the series to provide a venue for cross-campus conversations, with a particular emphasis on providing students with an opportunity to engage with faculty members from a wide range of disciplines.

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Conversations from 2017

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Criminalizing the LGBT Community and the Long Arm of the Religious State, Victor Asal

How the Standish Room and the Corning Towers Got Their Names: A Biographer's and Ghostwriter's Tale, Paul Grondahl

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98 Acres in Albany: Telling the Social History of Urban Renewal, David Hochfelder

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Minority Health Disparities: The case of the American Indians, Lawrence M. Schell

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The Supreme Court vs. the President: How the Court Decides the Constitutionality of Challenged Presidential Actions, Laura Wittern-Keller

Conversations from 2016

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Election 2016: An Historian's Perspective, Carl J. Bon Tempo

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Your Brain: Unconscious Decision-making and How it Affects Your Life and Learning, James Stellar