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UAlbany Hosts "Friends" Exhibit
Remembers those whose lives were lost to drunk drivers

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 31, 2006) -- The University at Albany will host the "Friends," exhibit, a memorial to young people whose lives have been lost to automobile accidents involving drunk drivers.

Subtitled "One Day. One Wrong Turn," the exhibit is designed to underscore how quickly lives of those involved in DWI tragedies as well as the lives of family and friends of victims are lost or changed.

The exhibit highlights the lives of four Colgate University students who died in an alcohol-related auto accident in November of 2000. Numerous personal effects, including photographs of the victims' accomplishments, books, trophies and stuffed animals are included as a part of the display. Also displayed are pictures of the fatal crash, police documents, interviews with family and friends and a timeline outlining the students last hours up to the accident. The exhibit will also include a section devoted to Kathleen Campion, a UAlbany student whose life was tragically cut short by a drunk driver in 1989.

Friends: One Day. One Wrong Turn, will be on display in the Uptown Campus's Campus Center first floor Patroon Lounge through Tuesday, February 28, 2006. The exhibit will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Invitation to Media: Join President Kermit L. Hall and other University officials for an opening reception, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006 at 10 a.m. in the Patroon Lounge, Campus Center.


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