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Media Advisory: UAlbany Unveils Design for Grand Entry Plaza
Revitalization efforts will provide vibrant, functional gateway to uptown campus

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

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 26, 2007)

The University at Albany unveils plans to enhance the uptown campus' main entrance to the Podium, the first phase of a $25 million campus beautification project.


  • Provost Susan Herbst, officer in charge, University at Albany
  • New York State Assemblymember Ron Canestrari, majority leader
  • Dale Schafer, senior associate, Thomas Balsley Associates, landscape architects, site planning and urban design

Friday, April 27, 2007, 10:30 a.m.

University Hall atrium, University at Albany uptown campus, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, N.Y.

The University at Albany has embarked on a multi-million dollar revitalization and improvement project to create a more accessible and vibrant public space that is welcoming to visitors and the campus community and functional for day-to-day University use.

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