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Media Advisory & Photo-Op: UAlbany Unveils New Downtown Sign as Signage Initiative Gets Underway

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 27, 2006)

President Kermit L. Hall will unveil the new campus identifier for the University's downtown campus, the first phase in UAlbany's $2.4 million initiative to install exterior signs on its three campuses, with the goal of completing the project by August 2006, in time for the student's arrival for the fall semester.

Kermit L. Hall, president, University at Albany

Wednesday, March 29, 2006, 2 p.m.

Lawn of Draper Hall, UAlbany downtown campus, 135 Western Avenue, Albany

The University at Albany has embarked on a $2.4 million project to install exterior signs on its three campuses with new, easy-to-read signage. The first phase begins with new signs for the downtown campus. In the coming months new LED signs will be installed on the University's main campus that complement UAlbany's architecture. The project includes an array of signs, from campus identifiers to building signs, with the goal of having all exterior signs installed by fall 2006 semester. UAlbany President Kermit L. Hall kicked off the initiative by taking a chainsaw to the old wood sign in front of the University's downtown campus on Feb. 3, 2006.


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