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Nobelist, Former UAlbany Professor Toni Morrison Memorialized

ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 5, 2019) — UAlbany graduate students and faculty members took to a Standish Room lectern on Friday to pay tribute to former professor and Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison. Morrison, who died on Aug. 5. Morrison was Albert Schweitzer chair at the University from 1984-89.

The event, sponsored by the English department, the NYS Writers Institute, and the English Graduate Student Organization. featured readings from Morrison’s works and commentary on her impact on the literary world, as well as the campus community. Chief organizer for the event was Carissa Halston, a doctoral student in the Department of English.

Among the readings was one from Professor and Chair of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, from her published article in the latest Ms. Magazine, "Our Beloved: Remembering Toni Morrison."

Photos by Patrick Dodson

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