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Media Advisory: UAlbany Honors 60 Minutes' Steve Kroft, Celebrates Journalism Program Success

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 14, 2007)

Steve Kroft, award-winning journalist and 60 Minutes correspondent, will help the University at Albany celebrate the first successful year of its journalism program. Kroft will:

  • Lead a question-and-answer session with students, moderated by Albany Times Union editor Rex Smith
  • Receive the Medallion of the University, the institution's highest honor, in recognition of his sustained commitment to the profession of journalism


  • Susan Herbst, Officer in Charge and Provost, University at Albany
  • Steve Kroft, Correspondent, CBS' 60 Minutes
  • Edelgard Wulfert, Acting Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Albany
  • Bill Rainbolt, Director, Journalism Program, University at Albany
  • Ed Dague, Chairman, Journalism Advisory Board
  • Rex Smith, Editor, Albany Times Union

Monday, September 17

  • Student Q&A: 1 p.m., Assembly Hall, Campus Center, uptown campus
  • Medallion Ceremony: 2:30 p.m., Fireside Lounge, Campus Center, uptown campus


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