SUNY Polytechnic Institute

A defendant-turned-cooperator at a corruption trial says his construction company was in the "driver's seat" in the bidding process for New York state's Buffalo Billion redevelopment plan.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the ongoing curruption trial of former SUNY Polytechnic Institute President Dr. Alain Kaloyeros.

Dr. Bahgat G. Sammakia
The State University of New York Board of Trustees

The SUNY Board of Trustees has recently appointed Dr. Bahgat Sammakia to become the SUNY Poly Interim President, replacing the embattled Dr. Alain Kaloyeros.  School officials are mostly mum on the appointment.

Alain Kaloyeros
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Reform groups say in light of the criminal charges against some of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former associates there are a number of changes that should be made to stop more corruption in the future.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute President Alain Kaloyeros was arraigned in Albany City Court on Friday.
Composite Image by Dave Lucas (WAMC)

Suspended SUNY Poly president Alain Kaloyeros made his first court appearance this morning.

 Alain Kaloyeros and Governor Cuomo

Until recently, Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, director of the SUNY Polytechnic Institute, has been the darling of the Cuomo administration. But now, he’s one of the figures at the center of federal and state investigations into alleged pay-to-play schemes for economic development projects, and is increasingly on the outs with the Cuomo Administration. 

SUNY Poly’s Zero Energy Nano (ZEN) Building.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute

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Probes into alleged corruption by former members  and associates of the Cuomo Administration deepened, as the Attorney General’s office conducted a raid at SUNY Polytechnic offices in Albany Thursday afternoon.

SUNY Poly’s CEO Alain Kaloyeros is allegedly a key focus of an investigation by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office.
WAMC composite photo by Dave Lucas

Federal forces have been peering over New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's shoulder, looking at the chief executive's dealings and contacts for any sign of possible conflicts-of-interest as well as unusual deals or agreements.  SUNY Polytechnic is also being investigated.

SUNY Poly Partnership with Japan's New Energy and Industrial Development Organization Drives Investment in and Installation of Emerging ‘Green’ Technologies at World-Class 'Zero Energy Nano' Building.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute

This week, visiting Japanese officials toured SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s ZEN building in Albany. The innovative six-story structure will be home to education and business, while serving as a model for the U.S. construction industry.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

As upstate New York continues to establish itself as a hub for high-tech industry, a groundbreaking ceremony was held today in Saratoga Springs for a chemical manufacturing company that will supply the region with an important product.

The Academic Minute for 2015.3.9 - 3.13

Mar 13, 2015

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This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.3.9)

Mar 9, 2015

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.03.09)

Monday, March 9
Paul Matthew Sutter of The Ohio State University takes us to deep space with a profile of the cosmological concept of dark energy.

Tuesday, March 10
Jon Pierce-Shimomura of The University of Texas at Austin is working with worms in an effort to treat alcoholism.

Wednesday, March 11
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Karen Bonuck explores the influence of sleep on childhood obesity.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

As upstate New York continues its ascent as a technological hub, Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering campus is now home to Tech Valley High. The cutting edge school is expected to become a blueprint as America's education system modernizes and tightens standards.

Tech Valley High had been ensconced in two different Rensselaer County locations. Wednesday marked the official ribbon-cutting for its new $8.5 million home at the NanoCollege, which is transitioning into SUNY Polytechnic Institute.