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Media Advisory: Chief Judge Judith Kaye to Give Keynote Address at UAlbany's 21st Annual Burton Lecture

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 9, 2006)

The University at Albany's 21st Annual Burton Lecture and the Distinguished Public Service Awards Ceremony for Outstanding Contributions to Public Service, honoring notable individuals who have dedicated their careers to serving the people of New York.

Burton Lecture:
Judith Kaye, Chief Judge, New York State Court of Appeals
Topic: "The American Jury: Concept, Reality, and Reform"

Award Recipients:

  • Christine W. Ward, assistant commissioner for the State Archives (State Archivist), College of Computing and Information Distinguished Public Service Award
  • William A. Johnson, Jr, former mayor, City of Rochester, Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy Distinguished Public Service Award
  •  John R. Dunne, senior counsel, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, School of Criminal Justice Distinguished Public Service Award.
  • Morris 'Marty' Silverman, School of Social Welfare Distinguished Public Service Award.

Thursday, May 18, 2006, 4 p.m.

Page Hall, University at Albany, 135 Western Ave., Albany,
N.Y. (downtown campus)

The Burton Lecture is named for John E. Burton, who served as New York's budget director under Governor Thomas E. Dewey from 1943 to 1950. Burton, who was credited with modernizing the state's budget process, was a key member of the special committee that recommended the creation of the State University of New York System. He also chaired the committee that created the first public administration degree-granting program at UAlbany. Sponsors are UAlbany's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, the College of Computing and Information and the schools of Criminal Justice and Social Welfare.


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