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Media Advisory: Neighbors, Students Help UAlbany Unveil its Purple Path

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

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 18, 2007)

The University at Albany introduces its multi-use Purple Path, which is being constructed for campus and community use, including walking, jogging, and navigating the UAlbany campus. The three-mile Purple Path will eventually loop around the inner perimeter of University Drive and make UAlbany a more sustainable and safe environment.


  • Officer in Charge Susan Herbst, Provost
  • Ross Farrell, member, Purple Path Planning Studio
  • Josh Merlis, founder, Albany Running Exchange
  • Sue Faerman, vice provost for undergraduate education and dean of undergraduate studies
  • Campus, neighborhood runners and walkers

SEFCU Arena parking lot entrance (off of Western Ave.), University at Albany uptown campus

** In case of inclement weather: Hall of Fame Room, SEFCU Arena, University at Albany uptown campus

Friday, October 19, 2007, 1 p.m.

The concept for the Purple Path was developed by the Purple Path Planning Studio, a graduate studio of the Department of Geography and Planning, which won an American Planning Association Regional Award for the design. Construction on the first section -- which stretches one-third of a mile from the corner of the baseball field to the entrance of the SEFCU Arena parking lot -- is expected to be completed in December.


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