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'Roads' Scholar Tour May 16

by Carol Flax (May 6, 2005)

New faculty will join President Kermit L. Hall on a Roads Scholar Tour Monday, May 16, designed to introduce them to the Capital Region. The group, accompanied by Interim Provost Jeryl Mumpower, Professor of Geography and Planning John Pipkin and several UAlbany students, will travel first to Schenectady High School, where the professors will teach their special areas of expertise to high school students. They will then travel to the state Capitol, where Assemblyman Jack McEneny (D-Albany) will give them a tour.

After lunch and a visit to Quackenbush Square and the visitors’ center, the faculty will head for Troy, where they will visit the Capital District Center for the Arts and take a walking tour of the historic district, including the Troy Music Hall, with Stephen Schechter of Sage College.

The final stop on the tour will be the Times Union, where the professors will have the opportunity to sit in on an editorial meeting.

Pipkin will provide historical commentary about the Capital Region between stops on the bus tour.