New York State College for Teachers (now the University at Albany) students Dorothy De Cicco, '52 (representing Gamma Kappa Phi), Joan Reilly, '53 (representing Chi Sigma Theta), John Stevenson, '51 (representing Sigma Lambda) and David Wetherby, '51 (Potter Club) follow student tradition and meet at the statue of Minerva, then in Draper Hall. Minerva is one of the symbolic figures of the school.
Vincent O'Leary, Acting President from 1977-1978 and President from 1978-July 31, 1990, stands in front of the large fountain on the Uptown Campus. The small fountain and the Campus Center are in the background as well as some students. During O'Leary's administrations, the institution was named State University of New York at Albany from August 1962-Fall 1986 and the University at Albany, SUNY starting in the fall of 1986 and continuing
This video features student attending orientation at the University at Albany in 1951, on the downtown campus. There are two seperate orientation camps depicted, one for the women and one for the men. Students are depicting canoing, student bonding activities at a campground. There are many scenes of students studying, working on projects and interactions between students and faculty. Many different sports are depicted, such as, archery, baseketball, baseball, wrestling, and tennis. There are shots of students eating dinner, playing bridge, and socializing in front of the fire. Also "moving up day" is featured.
WNYC radio interview with Marcia Brown, University at Albany Class of 1940. Marcia Brown, author and illustrator of children's literature, has been awarded the Caldecott Medal (the American Library Association's highest award for excellence in childrens' picture-book illustrations), for three of her books: Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper (1954); Once a Mouse (1961); and Shadow (1982), and six more of her books are Caldecott Honor Books.