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Father Albright turns 90!

March 11, 2016

UDM will celebrate the 90th birthday of longtime favorite Professor of Biology R. Gerard Albright, S.J., on Sunday, April 3.

Fr. AlbrightA noon Mass at St. Ignatius Chapel in the Commerce & Finance Building and an open house at Lansing-Reilly Hall from 1 to 4 p.m. will allow alumni to visit with Fr. Albright and wish him a happy birthday.

Father began teaching biology part time in 1955 and became a full-time faculty member in 1960.

He has chaired the Biology Department, been dean of the College of Liberal Arts and served on many University committees during his tenure.

A tribute fund has been created for those wishing to acknowledge Father Albright’s birthday and his many contributions to excellence in UDM Science education.

Tours will be available of the new iNSPIRE laboratory in the renovated Chemistry Building. Funded by the NIH as well as generous alumni, this is an innovative science lab classroom promoting undergraduate research opportunities. Tours will begin at 1:30 p.m. from Lansing-Reilly Hall.

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