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Campaign kickoff a resounding success/Photo by Jeff Guntert

UAlbany Announces $500 Million Fund-raising Campaign Goal
The Campaign for the University at Albany, an ambitious fund-raising effort that seeks to raise $500 million in private funds to advance UAlbany into the top tier of public research universities, is officially under way.
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Bertini to Speak at Graduate Commencement
The University at Albany’s 159th Commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18.

Catherine Bertini ’71, undersecretary-general for management to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, will receive the Medallion of the University and serve as keynote speaker at the graduate ceremony, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. May 17 in the University’s Recreation and Convocation Center (RACC). Full Story

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Banner unveiled on Fountain Day/Photo by Mark Schmidt

A New Look for the Goddess
Minerva, the ancient goddess of wisdom, technical skill, invention, and the symbol of the University at Albany, State University of New York, has had a makeover to bring her into the 21st century.

The new University seal, symbol, and logo were unveiled Thursday, April 10, at that traditional rite of spring known as Fountain Day.

The figure of Minerva and the Latin motto Sapientia et sua et docendi causa (Wisdom both for its own sake and for the sake of teaching) have appeared on the University seal since about 1913. The date 1844 at the base of the seal signifies the founding of the New York State Normal School, from which the University at Albany is directly descended. Full Story

Professor Bosco to Deliver Address for Emerson Family May 25
During the centennial observance of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s birth in 1903, convocations, memorial exercises, and an outpouring of critical studies devoted to Emerson occurred. In 1996, the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society designated UAlbany Distinguished Service Professor of English Ronald A. Bosco co-chair of this year’s bicentennial activities sponsored by the society and associated learned societies.
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Carr, Palmer, IFW Win Bread and Roses Awards
The Council of Women’s Groups presented this year’s Bread and Roses Awards to Susan Palmer, Carson Carr, Jr., and Initiatives For Women. The Bread and Roses Award is given every year by the University at Albany Council of Women’s Groups to individuals - staff, faculty, administrators, students and organizations - who have made extraordinary contributions on behalf of gender equity to enhance the quality of life for women at the University at Albany.
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