December 2, 2021
American Heart Association Recognizes Russell Sage College for Workplace Health Achievement
The results of the American Heart Association 2021 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced today, and Russell Sage College achieved Bronze level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health and well-being for its workforce. Sage’s Thrive @ Russell Sage initiative helped it stand out for the recognition.  Since launching in 2020, […]
November 29, 2021
Professor Joins NSF-Funded Project to Reimagine Science Education
Sandra Penny, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics at Russell Sage College, has joined a National Science Foundation-funded project that aims to invigorate the way aspiring elementary teachers learn science, in the hope of inspiring how they go on to teach science.  As a member of the Teaching with Investigation and Design in Science program — […]
November 10, 2021
Report Co-Authored by Sage Professor Cited in APA’s Apology for Contributing to Systemic Racism
Gayle Morse Also Recognized for Work Advancing a Culturally Informed Ethics Code for Psychologists
November 8, 2021
Rubin Community Fellows Program Announces Funding for Nonprofits in Rensselaer County
Russell Sage College Faculty Lend Expertise to Projects Addressing Addiction, Women’s Health and Integrating the Arts in Social Justice Work Russell Sage College and the Louis and Hortense Rubin Community Fellows Program have announced three projects selected to receive grant funding for 2021-2022. The program will award $45,000 across the three projects.  The Rubin Community […]
November 4, 2021
Finalist from HGTV’s Design Star: Next Gen to Speak at Opalka Gallery
Eli Hariton, a finalist on the last season of HGTV’s Design Star: Next Gen, will speak on Nov.11 at 6 p.m. at the Opalka Gallery on Russell Sage College’s Albany campus, 140 New Scotland Avenue. Hariton is lead interior designer at TVL Creative in Denver. He was a designer and partner in a group that […]
October 25, 2021
Theatre Institute Announces Performances of Music Theatre International’s All Together Now!
All Together Now! features songs from beloved musicals performed by students and graduates from Russell Sage College’ Theatre and Musical Theatre programs and theatre professionals.
October 18, 2021
Esports Coach Luke Martin: Strong Campus Support, State of the Art Arena Will Help Sage Build Top Team
“Ultimately, I think video games are competitive, and I like to win,” says Russell Sage College Esports Head Coach Luke Martin. “I want to build a winning program here.”
September 23, 2021
Russell Sage College Students Lend a Helping Hand During Annual Sage Engaged Day of Service
Russell Sage College students will give back to the community on Sept. 29 as part of its Sage Engaged school-wide day of service.  The annual event is a chance for students to get to know the local community and to learn about volunteer opportunities. Small groups of students from Sage’s Troy and Albany campuses will […]
September 17, 2021
The Women’s Institute to Hold Global Peace and Social Activism Activities, September 20-21
Lecture and Peace Pole Dedication are Open to the Public
September 8, 2021
The Women’s Institute Announces Partnerships, Hands-On Projects to Support Female Refugees
In keeping with its goal to lead with action and not just discussion, The Women’s Institute at Russell Sage College is embarking on a multi-year project to provide direct support to female refugees and their families in New York’s Capital District.  The institute, with Sage’s Office of Service Learning, is working with the U.S. Committee […]
September 3, 2021
The Mythic Koda Rose, by Jennifer Nissley ’10, Published by Simon & Schuster
“I’d always had this vague idea of wanting to be a writer, but it took years of tinkering and exploration for me to understand what that might mean or look like for me,” says Jennifer Nissley ’10. Jennifer’s debut novel, The Mythic Koda Rose, was published by Simon & Schuster in July 2021.  It’s the […]
September 2, 2021
Reigning Mrs. World, Russell Sage College Nutrition and MBA Grad, Uses Title to Promote Childhood Health
Russell Sage College graduate Kate Schneider, MBA, is an x-ray technologist at an upstate New York orthopedic practice, a registered dietitian for a health technology company and the reigning Mrs. World.  She is using her health sciences expertise and her Mrs. World platform to call attention to multifaceted issues that affect childhood health.  “I participate […]
August 16, 2021
Service-Minded Russell Sage College Students Participate in 2021 AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Program
Five Russell Sage College students were part of the 2021 AmeriCorps VISTA summer program, which places service-minded individuals in summer positions that address community needs. “I’m really impressed with what the AmeriCorps VISTA summer associates accomplished and how collaborative their experience was,” said Assistant Professor and Director of Service Learning and Community Engagement Ali Schaeffing, […]
August 12, 2021
Sage MBA Students Advise Motorcycle Company on New Direction
In April 2021, Fabbro Industries LLC, known for handmade, customized motorcycles, veered off the road it had been travelling for more than a decade.    The company revealed a new suspension system designed for comfort and style and announced the new system would be made available on bicycles, first.  Behind the scenes, Fabbro had been preparing […]
August 11, 2021
Biology Major Asks What Can Build Black Trust in COVID-19 Vaccine
Biology major Shawntavia Bailey ’23 began her summer research intending to study effective practices to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. “It is hard to distribute it when a lot of people aren’t taking it,” she said.  She revised her research question to ask, “Why does the Black community not trust the COVID-19 vaccine and can anything […]
August 10, 2021
A Memorable Year for First President of Cross-Campus SGA
Ryan Jennings — who graduated in May with a degree in Psychology — said he is proud to have been the first president of Sage's unified student government.
July 28, 2021
After Family and Community Health Class, Student Nurses Go Above and Beyond to Support Each Other and Vulnerable Community Members
During the spring semester, several students took on personal projects that contributed to community needs over and above class requirements
July 20, 2021
Summer Research Project Looks for Faster Ways to Disinfect Drinking Water
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Emilly Obuya, Ph.D., has involved dozens of Sage students in her work to develop sustainable methods that individuals can use to make contaminated water safe to drink.
July 16, 2021
Positive Psychology Center at University of Pennsylvania Helps Russell Sage College Foster Campus Well-Being
The partnership has helped enhance and expand [email protected] Sage programming.
July 12, 2021
Biology Professor and Students Join Global Coalition Studying Young-Onset Parkinson’s Disease and its Specific Impacts on Women

Professor Kristi LaMonica and students are combing through the scientific literature to understand the extent to which women are underrepresented in YOPD studies and to advocate for meaningful representation going forward.
July 6, 2021
For Service-Minded Students, Community Work-Study is an Appealing Alternative to “Traditional” Work-Study
Russell Sage College student Noora Ahmed ’23 holds a work-study position at the Refugee Welcome Center in Albany. Noora’s position is supported by the Federal Work-Study program, which pays a portion of eligible students’ wages in work-study positions.
July 5, 2021
Spotlight on Professors Who Make a Difference
We collected a few stories from Russell Sage College students and graduates, about faculty members who made a difference in their lives. Their experiences are great examples of the kinds of mentoring and encouragement you’ll find at Sage.
June 23, 2021
Russell Sage College Named to Albany Business Review’s Healthiest Employers List
Sage’s new [email protected] Sage initiative helped it stand out as a healthy employer.
June 17, 2021
Recent Faculty Publications, Presentations, Service and Honors
Russell Sage College faculty members conduct research, write books and peer-reviewed articles for leading journals, participate in juried art exhibitions and hold leadership roles in professional organizations. Here are some highlights from the 2020-2021 academic year.  Associate Professor of Educational Leadership Daniel Alemu, Ph.D., is a co-author of “A Social Network Study of Transformational Teacher […]
June 14, 2021
Intuitive Scientist: Sage Grad, Huelitic Code Artist Michelle Bowen
Russell Sage College Psychology graduate Michelle Bowen is the artist behind the Huelitic Code paintings, which have generated significant attention since her solo show at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in 2019. Her paintings of words, phrases and passages use color in lieu of letters and encourage viewers to untangle from fixed ideas. […]
June 9, 2021
Book by Professor Michelle Napierski-Prancl Mediates the ‘Mommy Wars’
Paperback edition of "Mothers Work" available June 15.
June 1, 2021
FREE BIKES!
Members of the Sage Community Can Borrow a CDPHP Cycle! Bike at no Charge
May 26, 2021
Teacher Residency Program Available Through Sage is Now a Registered NYS Apprenticeship
New Designation for The Classroom Academy Means More Benefits for Eligible Graduate Students at Sage’s Esteves School of Education
May 7, 2021
Teen Playwrights in China Receive Encouragement, Feedback from Sage Theatre Majors
Professor David Baecker and his students hosted a competition for middle and high school playwriting students in China.
May 1, 2021
Spotlight on the Nursing Department
We are proud to introduce you to some of the Russell Sage College Nursing department’s students, faculty and alumni who are making a difference everywhere, from Nursing education to the fight against COVID.
April 29, 2021
Russell Sage College Announces New Entrepreneurial Sustainability Minor
The Entrepreneurial Sustainability minor is designed for students who would like to complement their major with interdisciplinary courses that explore multiple approaches to environmental and social challenges.
April 21, 2021
Russell Sage College Partners with CDC’s MASCUP! Study
Russell Sage College is one of 60 colleges participating in the nationwide Mask Adherence and Surveillance at Colleges and Universities Project.
April 16, 2021
Sage Announces Changes to 2021 Commencement Plans
Ceremonies Will Be Held Outdoors, Graduates Will Be Allowed Two Guests
April 13, 2021
Physical Therapy Department Presents Call-In Seminars on Healthy Living for Homebound Adults
Seminars are Part of Community Caregivers
“Lunchtime Chat” Series
March 29, 2021
Six to Present Research at Honors Conference
LGBTQ representation in picture books, strengthening democracy via digital tools and harnessing flow state are some of the topics Sage students will present at the NRHC conference.
March 23, 2021
The Rev Announces Shortlist for 2021 Issue
Print and Digital Editions of Creative Journal Includes Work from Russell Sage College and Partners in the UK
March 17, 2021
Russell Sage College Plans Return to In-Person Classes, Campus Life for Fall 2021
Sage plans for fall semester 2021 to be in-person, with classes on campus, activities, athletic competition and campus housing open at regular occupancy.
March 11, 2021
Three Affiliated with Sage Named to 40 Under 40 List
Two Sage graduates and an employee are on the Albany Business Review’s list of young professionals who are shaping the Capital District.
March 10, 2021
Russell Sage College Announces 2021 Commencement Plans
Sage will celebrate the Classes of 2020 and 2021 with a series of small, on-campus gatherings during the week of May 10, 2021.
March 4, 2021
Sage’s COVID-19 Surveillance Testing is a Team Effort
Sage's COVID surveillance testing effort has been running smoothly, thanks in large part to support from Nursing students and the Athletics department.
March 2, 2021
Sage and CDPHP Present Mass Vaccinations: A Global Call to Action
Online panel discussion to feature Moderna adviser, former NYS deputy commissioner for public health and experienced clinical trial investigator.
March 2, 2021
Spotlight on Nutrition Science
In honor of National Nutrition Month, we are proud to introduce you to a few of the faculty, students and graduates of Russell Sage College’s Nutrition Science programs. Watch this page for a new “capsule collection” of profiles every month, highlighting a different aspect of our college community. More Sage Spotlights are available on our […]
February 25, 2021
Sage, Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar Make Higher Education More Accessible
Russell Sage College and Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar signed a memorandum of understanding that will help make a college education more accessible for local students.
February 23, 2021
Russell Sage College Named a Top Destination for Transfer Students
The honor society for two-year colleges has included Sage on its Transfer Honor Roll for the second year in a row,
February 22, 2021
PT Program and Troy YMCA Help Kids Find Fun in Physical Fitness
Ready, Set, Play! project is supported by Rubin Community Fellows Program
February 16, 2021
Russell Sage College Theatre Programs Announce Scholarship Opportunity
Maureen Stapleton Scholarship Honors Memory of Troy-Born, Award-Winning Actress and Supports Housing for Students Who Begin Theatre Career at Troy College  Russell Sage College is accepting applications for its Maureen Stapleton Scholarship. This $2,500 scholarship supports housing on Russell Sage College’s Troy, New York, campus for students majoring in Theatre or Musical Theatre and who […]
February 11, 2021
Positive Attention for Occupational Therapy Students’ Research
Four Russell Sage College Occupational Therapy students were recent guests on The Telehealth OT Podcast with Reina M. Olivera, DrOT, OTR/L.
February 9, 2021
Sage Votes Inspires Young People to Make the Most of Right to Vote
For the Russell Sage College students involved in Sage Votes, the presidential election was just the beginning.
February 9, 2021
Selections from the Course Catalog: The Roaring '20s
Students who take The Roaring ’20s expect to learn about the 1920s — but they are surprised at how often current issues come up.
February 1, 2021
Russell Sage College Art and Design Student to Present at National Conference
Danielle Kadtke, an Interior and Spatial Design student at Russell Sage College, has been selected to present research at the College Art Association annual conference, to be held online Feb. 10-13, 2021.
January 19, 2021
PT and OT Professors Help Moms-to-Be Make Healthy Movement a Priority
Moving Into Motherhood Project Is Supported by Rubin Community Fellows Program
January 19, 2021
Rubin Community Fellows Program Seeks Applicants for Grant Funding
The Louis & Hortense Rubin Community Fellows Program is accepting applications for grant funding.
January 15, 2021
Get Your T-Shirt in Honor of the First Female VP and The Women’s Institute
Dozens of members of the Russell Sage College community will watch the swearing-in of the first female vice president of the United States on Wednesday, Jan. 20, wearing locally made T-shirts in honor of “comma-la” and The Women’s Institute.
December 9, 2020
Shelly Calabrese Named Executive Director of The Women’s Institute
Shelly Calabrese has been named executive director of The Women’s Institute at Russell Sage College following a national search.
December 8, 2020
The Russell Sage College Community Mourns the Passing of Former President William Kahl, Ph.D.
Former Russell Sage College President William “Bill” Kahl passed away on December 4, 2020 at the age of 98.
November 16, 2020
Russell Sage College President’s Contract Extended Through 2024
Christopher Ames is Leading Sage’s Financial Turnaround, New Strategic Plan and Resiliency During COVID-19
November 11, 2020
The Rev Collaborates with International Publisher Founded by and for Student Creatives
Russell Sage College’s student-run literary journal is producing a publication with students at Haringey Sixth Form College in London.
November 4, 2020
Russell Sage College to Open New Veterans Lounge on Troy Campus
Public Invited to Online Ribbon Cutting and Video Tour
October 22, 2020
Russell Sage College and NYS Council of School Superintendents Form Partnership
Special Opportunity for Graduates of NYSCOSS Future Superintendents Academy who Pursue Educational Leadership Doctorate at Sage
October 8, 2020
Sage Honored for Assisting State’s COVID Response
The National Guard used the Armory at Sage to assemble COVID test kits distributed throughout New York.
October 5, 2020
Russell Sage College Names Barbara Cockfield as Director of Diversity and Inclusion
The director of Diversity and Inclusion coordinates Russell Sage College’s efforts to promote equity and social justice on campus.
September 15, 2020
U.S. News Ranks Russell Sage College Among Top 10 Universities for Social Mobility
Sage is Ranked Eighth Out of 389 Universities for Success Graduating Economically Disadvantaged Students
August 25, 2020
Russell Sage College Marks Centennial of Women’s Suffrage
The Women’s Institute at Russell Sage College will mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with Deeds Not Words: Women’s Political Past, Present and Future, a free, multi-event symposium on the centennial of women’s suffrage.
August 4, 2020
School of Management Receives Reaffirmation of Accreditation
The School of Management at Russell Sage College has received reaffirmation of its specialized accreditation through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas.
July 23, 2020
Rubin Fellows Program Announces More than $41,000 for Projects in Rensselaer County
Sage Faculty to Lend Expertise to Projects Addressing Childhood Obesity, Maternal Health, Human Services and the Environment
July 15, 2020
Sage Athletic Teams to Change Fall Of 2020 Plans
Albany, NY — Russell Sage College has announced that after discussions with the Empire 8 Conference membership and careful review and for the safety of all, our fall sports seasons have been postponed.
July 14, 2020
Students Join AmeriCorps Pandemic Resilience, Food Security Projects in Albany
Russell Sage College students Ryan Jennings ’21 and Irelynn Sheehan ’21 served as pandemic resilience associates at the Radix Ecological Sustainability Center, an environmental education center in Albany’s South End. They were part of the 2020 AmeriCorps VISTA summer program, which places civic-minded individuals in summer positions that address community needs. The coronavirus pandemic has […]
June 25, 2020
Professor Honored with American Psychological Association’s Sweetgrass Award
Gayle Skawen:nio Morse Recognized for Advancing Indigenous Values through Professionalism and Service The American Psychological Association’s Society for the Psychology of Women has named Gayle Skawen:nio Morse, Ph.D., as the 2020 recipient of the society’s Sweetgrass Award. The Sweetgrass Award honors a psychology professional who advances indigenous values through outstanding professionalism and service. Morse’s work […]
June 11, 2020
Recent Faculty Publications, Presentations and Honors
The Sage Colleges faculty members conduct research, write books and peer-reviewed articles for leading journals, and hold leadership roles in professional organizations. Here are some recent highlights. “To Leave or Stay: Faculty Mobility in the Middle East,” co-written by Associate Professor of Educational Leadership Daniel Alemu, Ph.D., appeared in the International Journal of Education Policy […]
June 1, 2020
Russell Sage College to Add Three Athletic Teams
Albany, NY — Russell Sage College is adding varsity baseball, esports and women’s golf teams to its athletics program. Endorsed by President Chris Ames, the new teams elevate the total number of Sage’s varsity offerings to 21. Sage added 16 teams between 2008-2020. “The addition of baseball, esports and women’s golf will fit in well […]
May 27, 2020
Russell Sage College Alumnae Association Honors Four for Professional Achievement and Service to College and Community
The Russell Sage College Alumnae Association is proud to announce the 2020 recipient of the Doris L. Crockett Medal and three recipients of the Women of Influence award. Judith Bopp Campisi is 2020 Doris L. Crockett Medalist Judith Bopp Campisi of Stamford, Connecticut, is the 2020 recipient of the Doris L. Crockett Medal. The Crockett […]
May 18, 2020
Freihofer’s Run for Women Health & Fitness Expo to Return to Sage’s Albany Campus In 2021
2020 Event Cancelled, But Freihofer’s Run for Women Will Continue to Support Scholarships for Sage Students The Freihofer’s Run for Women Health and Fitness Expo, a companion event to the Freihofer’s Run for Women, will return to the Russell Sage College campus in Albany in 2021. The event, which attracts more than 4,500 runners and […]
May 13, 2020
Meet Members of the Class of 2020
Students earning degrees in 2020 share their goals for the future, and how their experience at Sage has prepared them to persevere toward those goals. Applied Biology graduate Kim Galusha was accepted at three physician assistant graduate programs. She said her Sage professors helped connect her with professional experiences and honors research that have helped […]
May 13, 2020
Forty Administrators Managing COVID Response in their Schools and Districts to Receive Education Doctorates from Sage
Twenty-Six of the Ed.D. Recipients Hold Educational Leadership Roles in Hard-Hit New York City Area The Sage Colleges’ Esteves School of Education will award 40 doctorates in Educational Leadership this spring. The graduates completed their degrees while overseeing critical parts of the COVID-19 pandemic response in their schools and districts. Among the doctorate recipients are […]
May 5, 2020
Spotlight on Russell Sage College Nursing Students
Sage enrolls more than 600 students in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. In honor of National Student Nurse Day on May 8 -— part of National Nurses Week, celebrated May 6-12 -— we are proud to introduce you to a few of them. Adding together her community engagement work with her experiences in the Sage […]
April 15, 2020
Sage Appoints Doug Gruse as Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
The Sage Colleges has named Doug Gruse as senior director of marketing and communications. Gruse will lead efforts to increase Sage’s visibility as it rebrands Russell Sage College for women and Sage College of Albany into a single coeducational institution known as Russell Sage College, with campuses in Troy and Albany, New York. Gruse joins […]
April 10, 2020
Students Share What is Keeping Them #SageStrong
Alison Schaeffing, Ph.D., director of service learning and adjunct professor, invited her WORLD 401 students to share what is keeping them #SageStrong during the COVID-19 crisis. Lauren Guynup ’20, Business Major This picture was taken on the beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica, the week of spring break. I look at it as a beautiful picture […]
April 10, 2020
Sage Graduates Share Stories of Extra Encouragement from a Professor who Cared
We collected a few stories from Sage graduates, about faculty members who made a difference in their lives. Their stories are a testament to the kinds of bonds that are formed at Sage. A successful costume designer and a member of the adjunct faculty at Queens College, CUNY, Elivia Bovenzi ’09 gives Professor Michael Musial […]
April 8, 2020
National Public Health Week: Public Health Intern Contributes to Community Health Action Plan, COVID-19 Response
As an intern at the Rensselaer County Department of Health, Public Health major Meghan Carknard ’20 contributes to the health department’s emergency COVID-19 response and to its long-term Community Health Improvement Plan. In this Q & A, she shares how her Sage education is helping her succeed in a demanding internship and prepare for a […]
April 7, 2020
Spotlight on Occupational Therapy at Sage
April is National Occupational Therapy Month — a perfect time to introduce some of the students, faculty and graduates of Sage’s respected Occupational Therapy program. Sage’s Occupational Therapy program has a record of 100% passing rate of certification exams, and 100% job placement. Associate Professor and Occupational Therapy Program Director Debra Collette, OTD, OTR/L,  believes […]
April 2, 2020
Sage Strong: Faculty, Students and Staff Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis
Read contributions from members of the Sage community, who share their experiences supporting each other and the wider community during the COVID-19 crisis. Please also visit the Sage Strong Fund, to learn how you can help provide Sage students with the resources they need during uncertain times. April 14: Students Share what is Keeping Them […]
March 31, 2020
Sage Health Sciences Experts Share Best Practices to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 on April 1 Webinar
Kathleen Kelly, Ph.D., MPH, MS, FNP, dean of the School of Health Sciences and associate professor in nursing at The Sage Colleges, and Dayna Maniccia, DrPh, assistant professor of public health at Sage, will share their expertise in a webinar about measures businesses can take to protect their facility during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar, […]
March 26, 2020
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Recognizes Russell Sage College as a Top Destination for Transfer Students
Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges and academic programs, has named Russell Sage College to its 2020 Transfer Honor Roll. Sage is recognized for providing a supportive and smooth transition for transfer students and is one of only 123 four-year colleges and universities from across the country to appear on the […]
February 28, 2020
COVID-19 Information
Sage’s Official COVID-19 website with updates and FAQs In light of COVID-19, the College is taking preemptive measures to protect the health and safety of our campus community. We are implementing policies that reduce density and promote social distancing. Our goals are to protect the health and safety of all community members, contribute to the […]
February 18, 2020
In Redesigned Public Speaking Class, Students Build Skills and Make Community Connections
Professor David Baecker’s Class is Among Several at Sage to Partner with the Refugee Welcome Center Associate Professor of Theatre David Baecker, MFA, has collaborated with Director of Service Learning Alison Schaeffing, Ph.D., to develop community-engaged coursework for an acting class, which wrote and performed monologues for a YWCA fundraiser, and a theatre class, which […]
February 10, 2020
Sage and Columbia High School Sign Agreement on 3+1 Teaching Pathway
Early Assurance Agreement Addresses Nationwide Decline in Teacher Preparation Program Enrollment The Sage Colleges and Columbia High School today signed an Early Assurance Agreement that establishes a new college pathway for high school students, while at the same time, addressing a nationwide problem in education. The pathway allows Columbia High School students to matriculate to […]
February 7, 2020
Classes Canceled from 2:30 pm on – Friday, Feb. 7, 2020
Due to the inclement weather, classes from 2:30 pm on are suspended. Offices will close at 2:30 pm. Check Sage’s Facebook page for updates about evening events.
January 29, 2020
Six Sage Students to Present at Northeastern Regional Honors Council Conference
Sage is co-host of conference, to be held in Albany, April 2-5, 2020 Six Russell Sage College students will present research or creative work at the 2020 Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference. Russell Sage College is a regional co-host of the 2020 conference, which will be held April 2-5, at the Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge […]
January 24, 2020
Board of Regents Approves Charter Change
Approval is another step forward for the college as it unifies its Albany and Troy campuses under one name. TROY & ALBANY, NEW YORK — The New York State Education Department (NYSED) and the Board of Regents has approved The Sage Colleges’ petition to change the institution’s corporate name to Russell Sage College. The name change […]
January 21, 2020
Recent Faculty Publications, Presentations and Honors
The Sage Colleges faculty members conduct research, write books and peer-reviewed articles for leading journals, participate in juried art exhibitions and hold leadership roles in professional organizations. Here are some highlights from 2019. Associate Professor of Theatre David Baecker, MFA, and Instructor of Nutrition Eileen Lindemann, RD, have been named to the first class of […]
January 17, 2020
On Accelerated Timeline, Faculty Approve NEW General Education Curriculum
On many campuses – and at Sage in the past – designing, refining and approving a general education program is a years-long endeavor. The Russell Sage College general education task force had just a few months to design a general education plan that would be in place by fall 2020, when Russell Sage College’s new configuration as a coeducational college with two campuses will be complete.
December 20, 2019
Empire State Development Grant Will Support a Second Health Sciences Simulation Lab
The Sage Colleges received a $40,000 Empire State Development grant to support the addition of a second Health Sciences clinical simulation lab and classroom on the Russell Sage College campus in Troy. The Empire State Development award is funded by the Regional Economic Development Council initiative. Read the complete list of 2019 Regional Economic Development […]
December 18, 2019
Sage is a Winner in Times Union’s ”Big $100,000 Giveaway” Competition
The Sage Colleges was one of 10 nonprofits to win the Times Union’s “Big $100,000 Giveaway.” The winners were selected by votes from Times Union readers. Sage will receive $10,000 worth of advertising in the newspaper. According to the Times Union, 26 nonprofits were eligible to win a share of the $100,000 grant and about […]
December 12, 2019
Athletics Department to Add Women’s and Men’s Indoor Track and Field Teams
The Sage Colleges Athletics Department will add women’s and men’s indoor track and field teams in the 2020-2021 academic year. David Taranto, head coach of Sage’s women’s and men’s cross-country teams, will also coach indoor track and field. “I am extremely excited for men’s and women’s indoor track here at Sage,” he said. “The cross-country […]
December 10, 2019
Intelligent.com Includes Sage on List of Top Online Master’s Degrees in Health Administration
Russell Sage College’s online Master of Science in Health Services Administration was ranked among the nation’s top 50 online health care administration master’s degrees by Intelligent.com. Intelligent.com is a source for unbiased research about higher education programs. The website considered curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation and post-graduate employment of health care administration graduate programs at […]
November 26, 2019
Esteves School of Education Receives $39,500 Grant from the CVS Health Foundation
Grant Will Support E-cigarette Prevention Program for 1,500 Students in Local Middle Schools and High Schools The Sage Colleges Esteves School of Education is taking a lead role in the effort to curb use of electronic cigarettes among Capital District youth. Sage will train pre-service student-teachers pursuing a degree in School Health Education or Physical […]
November 22, 2019
Local Sixth-Grader Stars in “Oliver!” with TIS Students, Alumni and Professionals
Russell Sage College Students and Susan Odell Taylor Upper School Students Learn Together Through Creative and Performing Arts Partnerships The Theatre Institute at Sage will present Lionel Bart’s adaptation of “Oliver!,” based on the classic story by Charles Dickens, at the Schacht Fine Arts Center on the Russell Sage College campus, 65 1st Street, Troy, […]
November 19, 2019
Esteves School of Education Offers New Model for Teacher Preparation
Program inspired by medical training places aspiring teachers in paid, full-time, long-term classroom residency with expert teachers The Sage Colleges Esteves School of Education is one of only three schools of education in New York state with a partnership with the Classroom Academy. The Classroom Academy began in 2017 with a grant from the National […]
November 12, 2019
New Book By Professor Michelle Napierski-Prancl Mediates the ‘Mommy Wars’
Mothers Work: Confronting the Mommy Wars, Raising Children and Working for Social Change by Sociology Professor Michelle Napierski-Prancl, Ph.D., was published in September by Lexington Books. The ‘Mommy Wars’ refers to the socially-contrived division that pits mothers against each other over choices related to raising children, Napierski-Prancl said. “The Mommy Wars are a constant source […]
November 5, 2019
Collaborative Forum Provides Interprofessional Learning Opportunities For 200 Health Sciences Students
For Several Sage Students, the Forum Offered Additional Opportunities to Conduct Original Research and Apply Expertise On November 4, approximately 200 students from Sage and other area colleges gathered with local people living with scleroderma – a chronic condition that causes tightening of the skin and other connective tissues – to talk about how health […]
October 24, 2019
Sage Appoints Thomas W. Nesbitt as Vice President for Enrollment Management
New Leader Brings Nearly 30 Years of Experience from SUNY Campuses and Private Colleges The Sage Colleges has named Thomas W. Nesbitt as vice president for enrollment management following a national search. Nesbitt, who has nearly 30 years of higher education experience, will serve on the President’s Cabinet and oversee the efforts of the Office […]
October 17, 2019
Rubin Community Fellows Answer Unmet Need at Not-For-Profits
Sage’s Director of Service Learning Alison Schaeffing, Ph.D., and Chaplain Michelle Thivierge regularly work with area not-for-profits – including Capital Roots, the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Unity House, the YWCA and others – to design experiential learning curriculums and plan social justice-related activities for Sage students. In the course of their work, Schaeffing and Thivierge […]
October 11, 2019
Rubin Community Fellows Program Seeks Applicants for Grant Funding
The Louis & Hortense Rubin Community Fellows Program is accepting applications for grant funding to support collaborations between 501(c)(3) agencies in Rensselaer County and faculty experts from Emma Willard School, Hudson Valley Community College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute or The Sage Colleges. Proposed projects should serve the residents of Rensselaer County. Preliminary concept applications are due […]
October 7, 2019
New Collaboration Multiplies Experiential Learning Opportunities for Students
Sage is Only College to Have a Formal Agreement with Hudson Mohawk AHEC A partnership between Sage and the Hudson Mohawk Area Health Education Center helps students studying health sciences, public health or health care administration to build skills and a professional network. The partnership also helps health centers that care for medically underserved populations […]
October 4, 2019
Nursing Students Collect Oral Histories from Alumnae
Students from Sage’s Nursing program know of its history and reputation – and are looking to preserve it for future generations. Over the summer Amos Amoak ’21, Dorcas Talyowe ’20 and Cassidy Taranto ’20 collected oral histories from 13 nursing alumnae about their time at Sage and their careers. During this process, they found three […]
October 1, 2019
Theatre Institute Opens Season with a Spooky Tale with Local Connections
"Sleepy Hollow" is an adaptation of Washington Irving’s classic spooky tale set in New York state’s Hudson Valley, where the legend of a mighty headless horseman captures the imaginations of the people.
September 16, 2019
Sage Recognizes Capital Region Businesses That Support Scholarships
Local Business Community Has Provided Nearly $1.4 Million in Direct Aid to Sage Students Since Corporate Connections Scholarship Program Established On September 11, The Sage Colleges held its annual Corporate Connections reception, which recognizes the Capital Region businesses that support the Corporate Connections scholarship program. For the 2019-20 academic year, 40 local businesses provided scholarships […]