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Author, activist DeGruy speaks on campus

Author, activist DeGruy speaks on campus

January 27, 2017

Joy DeGruy (far right), assistant professor at Oregon State University and a self-described ambassador for healing, met with student leaders at Douglass Leadership House before delivering the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address Friday evening. She answered questions and talked about her background, her experiences as a teacher, and about fighting injustice. “Choose your battles,” she told students. “But always be who you are.” (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Eastman alumni of ‘The President’s Own’ to perform at inauguration

Eastman alumni of ‘The President’s Own’ to perform at inauguration

January 19, 2017

Eleven alumni of the Eastman School of Music will perform in the 58th Inauguration of the President of the United States on Jan. 20, 2017, as members of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. This marks the Marine Band’s 55th inaugural appearance.

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Parking staffer honored for quick action

Parking staffer honored for quick action

December 29, 2016

Maketh “Daniel” Akok of University Parking and Transportation Services, received a Department of Public Safety Challenge Coin for his actions on Dec. 26. Akok assisted URDPS officers on a multiple vehicle motor vehicle accident in the Medical Center Parking Garage after a driver drove into a visitor’s vehicle. The pregnant visitor was attempting to get out of her car at the time of impact and was pinned in between her driver-side door and the frame of her vehicle. Without hesitation, Akok and URDPS officers placed their own well-being and safety aside and worked together to lift the vehicle away to release her trapped leg. The Department of Public Safety issued Akok a Challenge Coin, which are earned by every officer in the Department after they have graduated from URDPS Officer Academy. These coins are also given to University community members who go above and beyond to help the betterment of our community. From left to right: URDPS Lt. Joseph Hayflinger, Lt. Brian Weidman, Akok, and Sgt. Marlon Salmon.

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Ceremony honors University veterans

Ceremony honors University veterans

November 11, 2016

University Vice President Paul Burgett, left, and Associate Vice President for Human Resources Tony Kinslow hand out “Veteran Rocky” pins at an ceremony in recognition of all faculty and staff who have served in the United States armed forces. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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From here to there

From here to there

October 19, 2016

The new bridge between the Frederick Douglass Building and Rush Rhees Library offers a new path — and a new viewpoint — through the fall campus foliage. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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May the force be with you

May the force be with you

October 10, 2016

University Trustee and Board Chairman Emeritus Ed Hajim ’58 and his family pose with the new statue dedicated Friday on the Edmund A. Hajim Science & Engineering Quadrangle. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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PHOTO GALLERY: Wegmans Hall, Goergen Institute for Data Science, Hajim Quadrangle dedication ceremony

PHOTO GALLERY: Wegmans Hall, Goergen Institute for Data Science, Hajim Quadrangle dedication ceremony

October 7, 2016

As Meliora Weekend ceremonies kicked off, the University celebrated the dedication of the new Wegmans Hall, the future home for the Goergen Institute for Data Science. (University photos / J. Adam Fenster)

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Celebrating a new library space

Celebrating a new library space

October 5, 2016

Evans Lam ’83, ’84S (center), Susanna Lam (left), and Mary Ann Mavrinac, vice provost and the Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of the River Campus Libraries, at the dedication of the new Evans Lam Square. Lam Square is a place for innovative and collaborative programs that will bring the library to the 21st century. “I always believed that Rush Rhees Library is the heart of my proud alma mater, from both a geographical and a functional perspective,” says Lam, whose gift allowed the construction of the space. “It is the focal point for our students to learn, explore, research, socialize, and showcase their achievements.” (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Breaking in a new language center

Breaking in a new language center

September 30, 2016

The new Language Center in the newly remodeled Frederick Douglass Building hosted its first event on Friday, as students gathered to share languages and cultures from around the world. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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