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No Spin on CNSE Spin-off from UAlbany

Dave Lucas (WAMC)

A proposal leaked last week by the Associated Press indicating the State University at New York may spin its fast-growing College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering away from the University at Albany, creating a 65th campus, was addressed by a CNSE official Wednesday.

New York has devoted millions of dollars in tax incentives to attract high-tech jobs through the research college center. The proposal was reportedly confirmed by two people familiar with internal discussions at SUNY. The move would apparently elevate Alain Kaloyeros , one of SUNY's most colorful and high-profile figures. Kaloyeros says the rumors are - still rumors.

Kaloyeros takes exception to  the rumors implying he and UAlbany President Robert Jones have a negative relationship. He says nothing could be father from the truth.

Kaloyeros adds that splitting the Nano College from SUNY would need approval of the SUNY board of trustees, the Governor and the Legislature.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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