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Carson Carr, Jr., Ed.D., at UAlbany’s undergraduate commencement./Photo by Mark Schmidt

UAlbany’s 159th Commencement Marked by Sunny Skies
The University at Albany’s 159th Commencement Weekend May
17 and 18 went off flawlessly with warm temperatures, clear skies, exhilarated graduates and their proud families. An estimated 2,700 graduates were recognized, including 1,700 undergraduates, 870 master’s, and 134 doctoral candidates. Full Story

President's Spring Report to the Faculty, May 7, 2003
To all of you, congratulations on a very productive academic year. Without doubt, it has been a year filled with challenges. But, as always, you have met those challenges; and, in so doing, made this University a more vibrant environment for learning and discovery. Therefore, let me begin this Spring Report to the faculty, as I always do, with thanks to you all for your exceptional commitment to this exceptional institution.
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Adding the Personal Touch
UAlbany added the personal touch to Commencement 2003, with some 30 individual recognition ceremonies and receptions across campus May 17 and 18.

From student speakers, like skeleton sled racer Amanda Bird, who addressed her fellow English majors, to professional communicators like Rex Smith, vice president and editor of the Albany Times Union, who spoke at the Department of Communication ceremony, the ceremonies highlighted the academic excellence of students and their connection to the professors they know best. Full Story