February 20, 2024
Russell Sage College Launches Criminal Investigation Resource Center (CIRC), Allowing Students to Work on Real Cold Cases
Russell Sage College has launched a new Criminal Investigation Resource Center (CIRC), in which students work with law enforcement agencies and missing persons organizations on unresolved or “cold” cases. The CIRC was started by the founders of the first college-based cold case analysis center in New York state. The CIRC – led by Director Christina […]
February 16, 2024
Q & A With New York State’s School Counselor of the Year   
Carla Young is a graduate of and adjunct professor for RSC’s school counseling master’s program; she’s a candidate for the 2025 National School Counselor of the Year
February 13, 2024
The Benefits of Background Music: Professor Finds Music Reduces Stress Response During Occupational Therapy Lab Practical Exams
Like many of us, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy Chris Mulligan often turns to music — especially 90’s hip-hop or Zac Brown — to boost energy or relieve stress.   Music is such an uplifting part of her own routine that she began to use it to enhance her classroom culture. Now, she is formally studying […]
February 12, 2024
Russell Sage College Recognized for Its Exceptional Commitment to Student Wellness, Safety, and Inclusion Efforts
Russell Sage College has received the Campus Prevention Network Seal of Prevention, which is presented by Vector Solutions for Higher Education to institutions of higher education that have demonstrated leadership in digital programming focused on student safety, well-being, and inclusion.  Vector Solutions helps campuses create lasting, large-scale change on issues related to alcohol and other […]
February 6, 2024
Wink Wink: Professor Asks What Candy Conversation Hearts Are Really Communicating 
Every February, elementary school children across the United States open countless bags and boxes of candy conversation hearts, emblazoned with sayings like “1 on 1,” “Love Me,” or “Hold Hands.” They eat them as snacks, use them in crafts, and hand them out as gifts in each other’s homemade Valentine’s Day mailboxes at school.   And […]
January 30, 2024
Startup Weekend for Entrepreneurs to Be Hosted at Russell Sage College February 2-4
Russell Sage College is among the sponsors of Techstars Startup Weekend, a three-day opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn, network, and meet mentors, investors, cofounders, and more. The weekend will take place February 2 through February 4 in the Armory at Russell Sage College, 140 New Scotland Avenue in Albany. The event kicks off in the […]
January 30, 2024
Living Resources to Partner with Russell Sage College for The College Experience Program Following Saint Rose Closure
Living Resources and Russell Sage College have announced a new partnership to deliver The College Experience, a campus-based residential program providing young adults with disabilities support, skills, confidence, internships, and work experiences, at Russell Sage College. Since 2005, Living Resources partnered with The College of Saint Rose on the program, which has graduated 200 students […]
January 25, 2024
Longtime Newburgh Enlarged City School District Colleagues Say Shared Doctoral Program is Bringing Fresh Excitement to Their Careers
Early in her career as a classroom teacher, Sara Vann had an opportunity to serve as a staff development and instructional coach (Development and instructional coaches facilitate schoolwide initiatives, from teacher professional development to technology to improve student learning.) As she grew as a leader, she became interested in education administration and went on to […]
January 23, 2024
Russell Sage Launches School Leader Certificate Program, Partnership with NYC Provider
Russell Sage College has launched a new program for school leaders that will meet a critical workforce need and help fill the gap left by the announced closure of The College of Saint Rose, a statewide leader in granting education degrees and certificates. The new Instructional Leadership Advanced Certificate program will be delivered online and […]
January 22, 2024
Moody’s Upgrades Russell Sage College’s Credit Rating to Positive Outlook
Moody’s, a global integrated risk assessment firm, has upgraded Russell Sage College’s credit rating from a “stable” to a “positive” outlook. The move from B3 Stable to B3 Positive represents a steady climb since 2019 and a remarkable financial turnaround. The firm released its most recent rating of the college on Friday. “We are proud […]
January 5, 2024
Construction Underway on New Labs for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Sciences
Russell Sage College will begin a $3.8 renovation of Paine Hall and Mueller Science Hall this week on the Troy campus to better serve students and faculty in some of our high-demand academic programs. The renovations will be completed in time for the start of the fall 2024 semester. The renovation of nearly 8,200 square […]
January 4, 2024
Russell Sage College Added to Teach-out Partners for The College of Saint Rose
Russell Sage College is working on a teach-out agreement with The College of Saint Rose, which announced last month that it would be closing at the end of the 2023-2024 academic year. As stated by Saint Rose on its website, “program alignments are being reviewed by both Saint Rose faculty and faculty at the partner […]
January 3, 2024
Russell Sage to Host Free Workshop on Community-Based Justice
Russell Sage College will host a free workshop on community-based justice on January 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on its Albany campus. Attendees will learn more about community-based justice and how alternatives to incarceration can be successful.  This workshop is ideal for anyone who works in the criminal justice and community-based corrections field […]
December 14, 2023
Tips to Reduce Neck and Shoulder Discomfort and Use the Breath to Promote Relaxation From Physical Therapy Program 
Presentations Now Available on Facebook Live Were Part of The Joy of Troy’s “Tuesdays With the Doctor” Series Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Katrin Ramsey, DSc and Physical Therapy students at Russell Sage College led online presentations focused on health and wellness for The Joy of Troy Seventh-day Adventist Church in fall 2023.  The presentations were […]
December 1, 2023
Statement on The College of Saint Rose Closure Announcement
We are heartbroken for students, employees, and alumni of The College of Saint Rose. Saint Rose has a special place in our higher education community in the Capital Region, and we have Saint Rose alumni among our employees, alumni, and friends.  Russell Sage College is here to provide a supportive landing for students who need […]
November 14, 2023
Russell Sage College Interior + Spatial Design Student Wins National Award
Diversity in Design Pipeline Scholarship is Latest High-Profile Opportunity for Aspiring Sustainable Design Professional  My Grumbling ’24, left, and Assistant Professor of Interior + Spatial Design Lynn Capirsello, right This fall, luxury home appliance brand Thermador and the Interior Design Society named My Grumbling as one of five recipients of their 2023-2024 Diversity in Design […]
November 7, 2023
First Female Captain in NYS Park Police, Russell Sage Grad, Speaks to Students about Career Opportunities
Christina Hall ‘93 is the first female Captain in the history of the New York State Park Police. She recently spoke with Criminal Justice, Law, and Behavioral Science
students about careers with the Park Police.
October 19, 2023
Jermaine T. Privott Presents at Student Success Summit in Atlanta
The executive director of the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program at Russell Sage College presented on a panel titled “Modeling Collaborative Student Success Coaching” at the Southern Regional Education Board’s Student Success Summit in Atlanta.
October 17, 2023
Professor Shares Experiences with Navajo Nation and Native Alaskans to Promote Cultural Understanding in PT Education, Delivery
Russell Sage College Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Cathron Donaldson, DPT, builds  her pediatrics courses around the concept of family-centered care.  “The family’s experiences, the parents’ experiences, including culture and the impact of poverty, all influence a child’s development,” she said. “We need to be cognizant and understanding of culture and other influences.” “I am […]
October 16, 2023
Strong Start for Russell Sage College’s New Sport Science and Criminal Justice Graduate Programs
Learn more about the first student cohorts and exciting things to come. 
October 13, 2023
Advice for Transfer Students During Our Celebration of National Transfer Student Week
Each year, transfer students are celebrated during National Transfer Student Week. This year, we mark the occasion October 16 through October 20, 2023, and will treat our Russell Sage College students who transferred to us with doughnuts to thank them for choosing Sage. As we celebrate transfer students, hear from Ray Rodriguez, associate director of […]
October 12, 2023
Q & A with Rupali Singh, Ph.D., PT, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Rupali Singh is leading a grant-supported pilot study of the effects of laser therapy on painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
October 10, 2023
‘Bel Air’ Co-Producer and Acclaimed Playwright Nambi E. Kelley Coming to Russell Sage College in October
Nambi E. Kelley, acclaimed playwright and television writer and the season two co-producer on Peacock’s “Bel Air,” will guest speak in several Russell Sage College classes and hold a play reading for the public at 7 p.m. October 23 in the Meader Little Theater on the college’s Troy campus. Kelley’s previous TV-writing credits include “Lady […]
October 10, 2023
Russell Sage College Physical Therapy Faculty and Students Present Research at Statewide and National Conferences
Students and faculty from Sage’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program presented at the American Physical Therapy Association’s New York Conference in Saratoga Springs, and will present at APTA's upcoming Educational Leadership Conference in Philadelphia.
October 3, 2023
Professor Matt McElligott Highlighted by WMHT for Children’s Books and More
Matt McElligott, professor of Graphic + Media Design at Russell Sage, was recently a guest on WMHT’s “AHA” (A House of Arts), where he discussed what inspires his children’s books, why he likes being a professor, and what new books and musicals are in the works. He’s the second Russell Sage faculty member featured on […]
October 2, 2023
President Ames Announces June 2024 Retirement from Russell Sage College 
Russell Sage College President Christopher Ames has announced he will retire on June 30, 2024, at the close of a seven-year tenure that led to the financial stabilization of the College and positioned it to be a leading institution for social mobility that meets the needs of today’s students with forward-thinking programs. A national search […]
October 2, 2023
Capital Region Kids Ate More Vegetables This Summer, Thanks to Ranch Dip and a Russell Sage College Research Team
Nutrition Professor Sonya Hauser is leading a research project to help the United Way's summer meals program ensure it is meeting kids’ needs. In 2023, three Russell Sage Nutrition graduate students joined her as summer associates with support from the AmeriCorps VISTA program.
September 28, 2023
Russell Sage Announces $4 Million Gift from Donna Robinson Esteves ’70, ’16H to Support New Graduate Programs, Renovation of French/Esteves House
Russell Sage College celebrated its 107th anniversary on September 28, 2023, with the announcement of a $4 million gift from Donna Robinson Esteves, a 1970 graduate of the college. The gift – which will fund several new online graduate degree programs and the renovation of Russell Sage’s historic French House to become a women-only residence […]
September 22, 2023
Russell Sage, HVCC Team Up to Support Refugee Resettlement
Russell Sage College is partnering with neighboring Hudson Valley Community College to deliver housing, education, and essential support services to assist refugee resettlement after Hudson Valley was awarded a $25,000 “Every Campus A Refuge” (ECAR) grant. Under the leadership of the Women’s Institute at Russell Sage College and Office of Service Learning, Russell Sage was […]
September 20, 2023
Russell Sage Enters Partnership with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to Open Wellness Centers to ACPHS Students
Russell Sage College has partnered with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) to provide medical services to ACPHS students on our Albany and Troy campuses. “This collaboration has provided RSC the ability to do away with the nominal charges that students used to incur for over-the-counter products at the Wellness Center,” said Tawana […]
September 20, 2023
Founder’s Festival: A Celebration of RSC Values in Action
Russell Sage College was founded in 1916 by one of the most prolific philanthropists of her time, Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage, who named the college after her husband, a Gilded Age millionaire. A modern-day MacKenzie Scott, Slocum Sage embodied the college’s mission of using one’s resources to become an agent for change. The Russell Sage […]
September 18, 2023
Water Main Break in Lansingburgh Impacts Troy Campus
UPDATE (as of 4:07 p.m. September 18): The water has been restored to the Troy campus.  All evening classes and campus activities will be held as scheduled.   As the water resumes, sinks, toilets, and showers will be functional.  You may notice discoloration or small debris in the water.  Please run the water until it is […]
September 18, 2023
Russell Sage College Earns Multiple U.S. News & World Report 2024 National Universities Rankings
Sage is in the Top 15 for Social Mobility and 35 for Best Value

September 15, 2023
With Gator Gateway, Russell Sage College Takes a More Personal Approach to Student Support
Navigating college resources shouldn’t be the hardest part of college.
September 14, 2023
Art professor featured on WMHT for ‘creepy’ creations
William Fillmore, associate professor of 3D art and extended media at Russell Sage College, was recently featured in an episode of “AHA” (A House of Arts) on WMHT. The program showcased his unsettling art – a cast of characters that dwelled in our childhood imaginations and nightmares. “I make intentionally creepy stuff,” Fillmore, who has […]
August 29, 2023
Neuroscientist Who Challenges Theory of the Male and Female Brain to Speak at Russell Sage College September 13
Dr. Daphna Joel caused ripples in the neuroscience community when her research challenged the idea that there are male and female brains. Joel, a professor in the School of Psychological Sciences and Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel-Aviv University in Israel, will discuss her research during her talk, “Beyond the Binary: Rethinking Sex, Brain, and […]
August 22, 2023
Russell Sage College Assists Shift to Community Corrections in Criminal Justice Through Unique Degree Program and Partnership with Albany County
Russell Sage College has launched an initiative to meet the needs of the criminal justice system workforce as it shifts to a focus on shorter prison sentences, alternatives to incarceration, and increased demand for leaders in community corrections. The announcement was made alongside Albany County officials during an August 22 news conference on Russell Sage’s […]
August 22, 2023
Fall Semester Begins August 28, and More Important Dates from the Academic Calendar
Please visit Sage’s 2023-2024 Academic Calendar and Spring 2024 Registration Timeline for a complete list of key dates. 
August 18, 2023
Russell Sage Receives $125,000 from Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York to Expand ICAN Effort
Russell Sage College is the proud recipient of a $125,000 Blue Fund grant from Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York to address the nursing shortage and diversify the nursing pipeline across New York state. The grants, which are aimed at improving health outcomes and equity, were presented by Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New […]
August 16, 2023
Katie Cooney Lesko Named Vice President for Enrollment Management at Russell Sage College
Russell Sage College President Christopher Ames announced on August 16, 2023, that Katie Cooney Lesko has been named vice president of enrollment management effective September 1. Lesko comes to Russell Sage from Maria College, where she has served as the lead enrollment officer for the last two years, growing new enrollment by 35% in one […]
August 9, 2023
OTD Student Finds Wide Audience for Young-Onset Parkinson’s Research
The Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s published preliminary results of Emily Peters' study on its website, and she is preparing to lead an inservice at a local hospital.
August 2, 2023
Faculty Accolades from the Office of the Provost
Please join the Office of the Provost in congratulating faculty who have received distinguished honors, as well as those who have presented, published, and performed professional service during the academic year.
July 24, 2023
Russell Sage College to Host Pelvic Health Professional Development Course for Occupational Therapists and Other Providers
Essential Pelvic Health, an American Occupational Therapy Association-approved provider, is offering a professional development course on Pelvic Rehab Manual Assessment and Treatment Techniques (PR-MATT). The course has both an online component and a live two-day weekend workshop held September 30 through October 1, 2023, at Russell Sage College, 65 1st St., Troy, New York. About […]
July 17, 2023
Students’ Summer Research Addresses Veterans’ Health, Refugee Access to Higher Education and Career Pathways, and the Benefits of Community Gardening
Seven Russell Sage College students pursued research related to their health science and social science degrees during Sage’s eighth annual CSTEP summer research program.  CSTEP — an acronym for Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program — is a grant-funded program sponsored by the New York State Department of Education.  It provides mentoring and academic support; […]
July 10, 2023
Nursing Transfer Students Find Support and Success at Russell Sage College
Students describe how Russell Sage’s distinct strengths in Nursing education and supporting transfer students are helping them meet their personal and professional goals.
June 27, 2023
Award-Winning Science Journalist Rachel E. Gross Named Affiliate Scholar at The Women’s Institute at Russell Sage College 
Author of Vagina Obscura: An Anatomical Voyage, will lead programming focused on gender bias in health
June 22, 2023
How Professor Michelle Napierski-Prancl Became the Baby-Name Expert the Media Calls First
Professor Napierski-Prancl regularly fields calls from journalists, bloggers, and podcasters asking her to weigh in on everything from  Why are ‘Olivia’ and ‘Noah’ so popular? to  “Illegal” baby names.
June 13, 2023
Russell Sage College Honored by Phi Theta Kappa for Success with Transfer Students 
Russell Sage College has been celebrated for its success with transfer students for the fourth year in a row.  Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, a premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges, has named Russell Sage among 208 colleges and universities nationwide on its 2023 Transfer Honor Roll. The […]
May 31, 2023
Russell Sage College Announces Spring 2023 Dean’s List
More than 400 students were named to the spring 2023 Dean's List.
May 19, 2023
Russell Sage Employees Celebrated at Luncheon and Awards Ceremony
On May 18, Russell Sage College celebrated its employees at the Employee Recognition Luncheon, held in the Armory at the Albany campus. Below are the employees receiving special recognition or celebrating milestones with the College. Distinguished Service Awards Each year, Russell Sage College recognizes employees who have shown distinguished service within the Sage community. Recipients […]
May 15, 2023
2023 Russell Sage College Graduates Challenged to ‘Imagine a New America’ at 106th Commencement Ceremony
“You must dream dreams and see visions. In this time of storm and stress, the imagination is the battlefield,” Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Ph.D., a noted scholar, commentator, and bestselling author, told graduates at the 2023 Russell Sage College commencement ceremony. “We must imagine the world as it ought to be, in the full light […]
May 5, 2023
Undergraduate Students Recognized at 2023 Honors Convocation
More than 50 students were recognized at the annual Honors Convocation ceremony, which followed the Undergraduate Research Day on April 26, 2023, at the Armory on Russell Sage’s Albany campus. The 2022 Faculty Member of the Year, Marci Murphy, assistant professor of biology and health sciences, addressed the crowd, and Lynn Capirsello, an assistant professor […]
May 1, 2023
On the Day Before Mother’s Day, Mom of Three to Receive the Russell Sage College Bachelor’s Degree She Began 25 Years Ago
In the late ‘90s, with her final semester at Russell Sage College approaching, Melissa Miorin Sutton began working in telecommunications and dating the man she would marry. She put her bachelor’s degree studies on pause.  Fast forward 25 years. Melissa — who stepped out of the paid workforce to raise her kids, now an eighth-grader, […]
April 26, 2023
Russell Sage College Students Win Statewide Award for Research 
A student research team from Russell Sage College won an award for their research presentation at the 29th annual CSTEP Statewide Student Conference. The conference was held April 14-16 in Bolton Landing, New York. Biology majors and Pre-Med students Mena Abdelmeged ’24 and Danielle Williams ’24 won first place in the Natural Science division for […]
April 21, 2023
16 Students Inducted into Psi Chi, a Psychology Honors Society
Sixteen Russell Sage College students were recently inducted into Psi Chi, the international honors society in psychology.  Several of the students participated in an induction ceremony on April 16, 2023, in Bush Memorial Center. Assistant Professor of Counseling and Community Psychology Vincent Corcoran, Ph.D. served as the keynote speaker. The 2023 inductees were: Stephanie Buel […]
April 21, 2023
Sage Student is Among World’s Strongest at Crushing Heavy Metal Hand Grippers, Says Physical Therapy Education Gives Him Upper Hand 
Weightlifter Derek Palmeri was in his first semester of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Russell Sage College when, thanks to his anatomy lab, he found a solution to the elbow pain that had been nagging at him — and a hidden talent.   “We were just getting to the point of looking at and […]
April 17, 2023
Six Questions with Poet and Translator Hajar Hussaini ’19
Russell Sage College will host poet and translator Hajar Hussaini for a reading and book signing on April 20, 2023, at 4 p.m. in Cowee Hall.  Hussaini grew up in Kabul, Afghanistan, before attending Sage and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Today, she’s a visiting assistant professor at Skidmore College.  In this Q&A, she talks about […]
April 17, 2023
Russell Sage Welcomes International Doctors and Healthcare Leaders to Campus to Discuss Pressing Issues
On April 14, 2023, 11 healthcare professionals from throughout the world toured the lab as part of their visit to Sage, one of many stops in “Mitigating Challenges in Women’s Health: A Multi-regional Project.” The project, a three-week tour of various sites throughout the United States, is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of State and the International Center for the Capital Region, a nonprofit organization that facilitates international visitors.  
April 10, 2023
Eddie Glaude, Bestselling Author, Scholar and Commentator on Race and Democracy to be Russell Sage College’s Commencement Speaker
Dr. Eddie Glaude is the the New York Times bestselling author of the 2020 book “Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, He will speak May 13 at the Russell Sage College 2023 commencement ceremony at MVP Arena.
March 27, 2023
Local Principal Receives Fellowship for Research that Supports Mental Health and School Safety 
The Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Center for the Promotion of Mental Health and School Safety at Russell Sage College is pleased to announce that the 2023 recipient of the Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Doctoral Fellowship is Carrie Phelan.   Phelan, a candidate in Sage’s Educational Leadership doctoral program, is principal of Knickerbacker Middle School in the Lansingburgh Central […]
March 16, 2023
Journalist Masih Alinejad, a Time Magazine 2023 Woman of the Year, to Speak at Russell Sage College
Iranian-American journalist and women’s rights activist Masih Alinejad will discuss the women-led pro-democracy movement in Iran at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 20 in Bush Memorial Center on the Troy campus. Alinejad is among 12 women who are working toward a more equal world named to Time Magazine’s 2023 Women of the Year list, published […]
March 13, 2023
Professor’s Role on International Advisory Council Strengthens Physical Education Degree Programs in Mexico and at Sage 

February 20, 2023
“This Class Changed Me”: Gender, Feminism and Society
Learn more about the classes that are inspiring Russell Sage College students. 
February 14, 2023
Russell Sage College Nursing Department Receives $150,000 From Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation has awarded a one-year, $150,000 grant to Russell Sage College’s Department of Nursing for a partnership to encourage high school students interested in nursing careers. The I Can Achieve a Degree in Nursing program, or ICAN, will create a collaborative community mentorship model for underserved youth to achieve a bachelor’s […]
February 13, 2023
Health Sciences Majors say Becoming a Teaching Assistant is Great Preparation for Physical Therapy Doctoral Program, Careers

January 24, 2023
Newest Russell Sage College Nursing Grads Excited to Start Careers
December Nursing Grads Receive Multiple Job Offers
January 20, 2023
Russell Sage College Faculty and Students to Present Research at 11th Annual Capital District Feminist Studies Consortium Conference
Feb. 3 Conference is Free and Open to all Interested in Feminist and Gender Studies
December 16, 2022
Theatre Program at Russell Sage College Makes, Donates Dozens of Winter Scarves and Hats
On Friday, Dec. 9, Theatre Institute at Sage Costume Designer Lynne Roblin brought 90 hand-sewn scarves, plus several handmade hats to Unity House, a human services agency in Troy, New York.  Russell Sage College students and TIS high school interns, along with faculty, staff, alumni and friends — many with ties to Sage’s  Creative Arts […]
December 14, 2022
Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Center for Mental Health & School Safety Announces Webinar Series in Partnership with Health Care Professionals
10 Years after Sandy Hook, The Hochsprung Center at Russell Sage College’s Esteves School of Education Continues the Legacy of Beloved Principal  The Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Center for the Promotion of Mental Health and School Safety has announced a five-part webinar series in partnership with health care professionals. The series, which begins in January and […]
December 12, 2022
Russell Sage College to Receive $100,000 to Accelerate Innovation in Nursing Education
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has announced that Russell Sage College is among 10 schools selected to participate in a national initiative designed to transform nursing education and practice.  As part of this initiative, Sage will receive $100,000 and technical assistance to design and implement new curricula in two of the 10 areas […]
December 8, 2022
Russell Sage College Partners with edX to Develop Hybrid Occupational and Physical Therapy Degrees
New hybrid degrees expand access to rigorous education in high-growth, in-demand health care fields. Russell Sage College and edX, a leading global online learning platform from 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), have announced a new partnership to develop and launch two hybrid degrees, a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) and a Doctorate of Physical […]
December 7, 2022
Coloring Book by Sage Students Aims to Provide Sense of Belonging, Literacy Support for Refugee Families
The Egg. Nipper. Stewart’s shops.  Whether you are a lifelong resident of Albany or Troy, New York, or a college student who has found a second home here, these familiar landmarks often invoke a smile.  A group of Russell Sage College students hopes refugees who have resettled in New York’s Capital District will also come […]
November 7, 2022
Graduate Student Presents Research at Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
Majd Jauhary-Nayfeh said that the research she conducted showed that consuming omega-3 fatty acids in seafood and tree nuts has a statistically significant correlation with lower levels of C-reactive protein.
November 3, 2022
Professor’s Research Into Alternative Communication Makes a Difference for Children 
Cheryl Ostryn Receives Award for Outstanding Faculty Research
November 1, 2022
Albany Medical Center Honors Russell Sage College Nursing Student
Russell Sage College Nursing student Julia Petreikis ’23 received a Safety Hero award from Albany Medical Center for the lifesaving role she played in a medical emergency that occurred during her clinical rotation.  Chief Medical Director Daniel Pauze, MD, and Hospital General Director Peter Paige, MD, presented the award to Julia for “timely recognition of […]
October 12, 2022
Russell Sage College Joins International Health Promoting Universities and Colleges Network 
On Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, Russell Sage College President Christopher Ames will sign The Okanagan Charter, formalizing Sage’s membership in the U.S. Health Promoting Campuses Network. The signing will take place at 3 p.m. in Sage Park on the college’s Troy campus.  The U.S. Health Promoting Campuses Network is an affiliation guided by the Okanagan […]
October 7, 2022
The Women’s Institute at Russell Sage College to Hold Refugee Awareness Week, Oct. 17-21 
Institute’s Visiting Affiliate Scholar Diya Abdo will be Part of Refugee-Awareness Programming Throughout Academic Year  The Women’s Institute at Russell Sage College will host activities from Oct. 17-21 to raise awareness about the worldwide refugee crisis.  Events begin on Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. with a reading and book signing with Diya Abdo, author of […]
October 5, 2022
DPT Candidate Represents Russell Sage College at American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy Conference 
Arthur Wayne Baker, Jr., a student in Russell Sage College’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program, was selected to serve as a conference intern for the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference, held in Indianapolis Sept. 21-24, 2022. He was one of just nine interns from the top DPT programs across […]
September 15, 2022
Russell Sage College Among Top National Universities 
for Social Mobility and Best Value on U.S. News & World Report List  U.S. News & World Report ranked Russell Sage College as a “Best Value” and cited the college for its success with “Social Mobility” as part of the publication’s recently released 2022-2023 “Best Colleges” listings. Ranked 36th in the National University category for […]
September 8, 2022
Nutrition Professor and Grad Student Partner with United Way’s Summer Meals Collaborative on Research
Russell Sage College Associate Professor of Nutrition Sonya Irish Hauser, Ph.D., is leading research to help the United Way of the Greater Capital Region’s Summer Meals Collaborative ensure it is meeting community needs. Nutrition graduate student Samantha Monks joined Professor Hauser’s research team as a summer associate with support from the AmeriCorps VISTA program.   The […]
August 24, 2022
Albany Med Health System and Russell Sage College Announce Pipeline to Address Nursing Staff Shortages
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 24, 2022 — The Albany Med Health System and Russell Sage College have announced an academic partnership that will provide nursing students with hands-on career experience while helping to combat the impact of a national nurse staffing shortage. Under the new partnership, Russell Sage College nursing students will complete their clinical assignments at Albany […]
August 22, 2022
Professor’s Book Highlights Resilience, Creativity and Connection During COVID Shutdowns
Persevering During the Pandemic, Co-Edited by Michelle Napierski-Prancl, Includes Her Chapter About Parents of the High School Class of 2020 Persevering During the Pandemic: Stories of Resilience,Creativity and Connection, co-edited by Russell Sage College Sociology Professor Michelle Napierski-Prancl, Ph.D., with Deborah A. Macey of the University of Portland and David Staton of the University of Northern […]
August 15, 2022
Russell Sage College Professor Honored by National Stereoscopic Association
The National Stereoscopic Association recognized Russell Sage College Professor of Art History Melody Davis, Ph.D., with its William C. Darrah Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship and Extraordinary Knowledge of Stereoscopy.  Davis is the author of the books Women’s Views: The Narrative Stereograph in Nineteenth-Century America, Sentiment and Irony: The Stereoscopic Treasures of F. G. Weller […]
August 1, 2022
Students’ Summer Research Addresses Women’s Health, Autism, Refugee Access to Higher Education and More
Eight Russell Sage College students pursued research related to their Biology, Psychology and Nursing degrees during Sage’s 2022 CSTEP summer research program.  CSTEP — an acronym for Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program — is a grant-funded program sponsored by the New York State Department of Education.  It provides mentoring and academic support; paid internship […]
July 25, 2022
Recent Sage Grad, AmeriCorps Summer Associate, Helps Resettled Refugees Learn English 
Nana Owuso-ofori Created Intercultural Cafe During an Internship and Expands it During AmeriCorps VISTA Service Nana Owuso-ofori ’22 is part of the 2022 AmeriCorps VISTA summer program, which places civic-minded individuals in summer positions that address community needs. As an AmeriCorps summer associate, Nana has been able to grow the Intercultural Cafe, which she established […]
July 24, 2022
Register Today! Summer Open House at Russell Sage College
Open House is on Sage’s Troy Campus, with Option to Add a Tour of the Albany Campus 
July 11, 2022
When Online Searches Come up Empty, Libraries Come Through
Libraries Help Professor Identify Century-Old Mystery Clipping and Advance Research Into Photographer F.G. Weller Not long after Associate Professor Melody Davis, Ph.D., published “Sentiment and Irony: The Stereoscopic Treasures of F. G. Weller” in 2019, she received a note from a great-niece of the photography pioneer. The note expressed appreciation for “Sentiment and Irony,” which […]
June 16, 2022
Travel Grants Support Sociology Student’s Research
Laura Zinzow Attended the American Jail Association Conference for her Honors Research into Incarcerated Women, Mental Health and Community Reentry Programs Russell Sage College Sociology major Laura Zinzow was able to attend the American Jail Association conference in Los Angeles in May, thanks to Sage’s Doris Adams Ferguson ’53 Memorial Fellowship for Sociology and its […]
June 1, 2022
Recent Faculty Publications, Presentations, Service and Honors
2021-2022 Academic Year
May 26, 2022
Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Center for the Promotion of Mental Health & School Safety Statement on the Mass Shooting in Uvalde
Jerome D. Steele, Ed.D., director of the Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Center for the Promotion of Mental Health and School Safety at Russell Sage College issued the following statement in response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas: On Tuesday afternoon, May 24th, I was about to introduce the moderator and panelists […]
May 16, 2022
Nursing Professor and Department Chair Glenda Kelman Among Times Union’s Salute to Nurses Honorees 
Glenda Bartholomew Kelman, P.hD., RN, ACNP-BC, chair and professor of nursing at Russell Sage College is a finalist in the Albany Times Union’s annual Salute to Nurses. The finalists will be honored at a virtual event on May 20 at 12:30 p.m.  Russell Sage College faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to attend the […]
May 13, 2022
The Women’s Institute at Russell Sage College Celebrates First Graduating Student-Ambassadors  
This spring, The Women’s Institute at Russell Sage College honored the Class of 2022’s Isabelle Cruz and Victoria McLean with purple satin stoles to wear at graduation (Purple is one of the colors, along with white and gold, that the National Woman’s Party used during the women’s suffrage movement in the United States.)   Cruz and […]
May 11, 2022
Sarah Brockway First Recipient of Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Fellowship Award
The Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Center for the Promotion of Mental Health and School Safety Doctoral Fellowship was established in 2021 in honor of Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung. Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung was the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and a member of Cohort 6 of Russell Sage College’s Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. […]
May 6, 2022
Russell Sage College Announces 2022 Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Julia Klein, a Nutrition Science major from Bethlehem, New York, and Madisson Manzelli, a Nursing major from Latham, New York, have been named valedictorian and salutatorian of Russell Sage College’s Class of 2022.     Valedictorian and salutatorian are the top academic honors for the graduating class and awarded to the Sage students who hold the highest […]
May 3, 2022
Book by Russell Sage College Professor Ellen Cole Named to List of Outstanding Academic Titles  
Older Women Who Work Includes Chapters by Cole and Professor Patricia O’Connor Older Women Who Work: Resilience, Choice and Change, co-edited by Russell Sage College Professor of Psychology Ellen Cole, Ph.D., has been named to the Association of College and Research Libraries list of Outstanding Academic Titles published in 2021.  ACRL’s review at ChoiceReviews.org called Older […]
April 25, 2022
Russell Sage College Offers First Accredited Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program in New York State 
Russell Sage College’s doctoral program in Occupational Therapy received full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association in April.  It is the first accredited entry-level OTD program in New York state. The program previously met the requirements for candidacy status, the first step toward full accreditation, in […]
April 21, 2022
Faculty and Students Present Research at Capital District Feminist Studies Consortium Conference
Two Russell Sage College faculty members and three students presented their original research at the Capital District Feminist Studies Consortium 2022 Conference. The conference was held April 8 at Siena College. The consortium brings together feminist scholars across disciplines, along with feminist practitioners in medicine, law, public policy and public service.  Professor of Sociology and […]
April 18, 2022
Russell Sage College to Welcome New Dean of Undergraduates, Arts and Sciences 
Russell Sage College has named Andrea Rehn, Ph.D., as undergraduate dean and dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. She will join Sage in July.  Rehn is currently academic associate dean and professor of English at Whittier College outside of Los Angeles, where she directs an individualized curriculum program and has secured nearly $1.5 million […]
April 7, 2022
Russell Sage College Named to List of Top Schools for Transfer Students
Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges Includes Sage on its Transfer Honor Roll for Third Year in a Row   Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, has named Russell Sage College to its 2022 Transfer Honor Roll.  The honor society considered college cost, financial aid, campus life for transfer students, admission practices and […]
March 28, 2022
Fulbright Teaching Assistant Shares Love of Languages, Latin American Culture with Russell Sage College
Argentinian Educator Maria de los Angeles Salazar Joins English & Modern Languages Department for Academic Year  “I want people to see Latin Americans and the potential that we have and to help break stereotypes,” says Argentina native and Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Maria de los Angeles Salazar. “There’s a lot of amazing things going […]
March 21, 2022
Leader of Prominent LGBTQ Advocacy Organization to be Russell Sage College’s 2022 Commencement Speaker
Sage Graduate Sarah Kate Ellis is President and CEO of GLAAD; Held Executive Roles at Real Simple, Vogue, InStyle  Sage will award honorary degrees to Sarah Kate Ellis and to Brenda Robinson, founder of the Black Nurses Coalition  Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD, the nation’s leading LGBTQ advocacy organization, will address Russell Sage […]
March 16, 2022
Sage Students to Present Research at Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference
Two Russell Sage College students will present their original research at the 2022 Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference.   The conference will be held April 7-10 in Philadelphia.  “We’re very excited to have two students doing research and presenting to their peers, and also to be able to return to an in-person conference to celebrate their […]
February 11, 2022
CSTEP and Nursing Department Host High School Students for Day of Service — and Health Sciences
Russell Sage College’s Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program — known as CSTEP — annually holds a Day of Service to introduce high school students to science and health sciences-related college majors and career pathways. This year, CSTEP collaborated with the Nursing department to host 25 ninth through 12th graders from Albany Leadership Charter High […]
February 7, 2022
Russell Sage College Announces 2022 Commencement Plans
Russell Sage College will celebrate the Class of 2022 with a traditional commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14 at 6 p.m.  The ceremony will be held at the MVP Arena (formerly known as the Times Union Center) at 51 South Pearl Street in Albany. “We take great pride in recognizing our graduates’ achievements,” said Sage […]
January 5, 2022
Online Panel: The Social, Ethical and Legal Implications of Senate Bill 8
Discussion of Texas Abortion Law and its Potential Effects Hosted by The Women’s Institute at Russell Sage College The Women’s Institute at Russell Sage College invites the general public to an online panel discussion, The Social, Ethical and Legal Implications of Senate Bill 8 (Texas Abortion Law). The program will be held on Jan. 31 […]
January 4, 2022
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 — […]
December 13, 2021
On the Anniversary of Sandy Hook Tragedy, Russell Sage College Announces the Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Doctoral Fellowship
Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung was the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and a doctoral candidate in Russell Sage College’s Esteves School of Education’s Educational Leadership program. On December 14, 2012, she and 25 others were victims of one of the nation’s most tragic school shootings. The Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Center for the […]
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 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 14, 2021
More Stories of Sage Professors who Made 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. More Sage Spotlights are available on our program pages, accessible through the Program Finder. *We actually collected […]
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 Thrive@Russell 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 thrive@Russell 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
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
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 public health fight against the pandemic, and support […]
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.