Former Chief of Naval Intelligence Vice Admiral Robert Murrett, BA ’75, opened the program October 18 at the Army-Navy Club in Washington. Murrett, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, spoke about his long and storied career before taking questions from the audience of 75. It was a reunion of sorts for Murrett and Don Zajackowski, BA ’78, a political/military analyst for the Marine Corps, who discovered they were once shipmates.
Professor Phillips Stevens Jr., director of undergraduate studies for UB’s Department of Anthropology, discussed “Superstitions and Magical Thinking” in the Strasenburgh Planetarium in Rochester on October 23. The Halloween-like theme attracted a crowd of 129 alumni and friends for drinks and hors d’oeuvres, followed by the presentation.
(From left): Charlie Donnor, EdM ’81 & BS ’71; John Shine, BA ’73; UB Director of Athletics Warde Manuel; Jim Baker, BA ’63; and David Croglio, CERT ’88, PMCERT ’88, DDS ’87 & BA ’83, discuss UB’s future in athletics, and progress thus far, at the On the Road event in Boston, MA.
Some 150 registered to attend a pregame tailgate party and the UB–Boston College football game in Chestnut Hill, MA, on October 28. UB President John B. Simpson welcomed the hearty attendees to the indoor event, while heavy rain came down through the duration of the game. Those attending included Ed Ellis, BA ’97, UB Hall of Famer and a former New England Patriot.
Our last On the Road stop for the semester featured Steve Liesman, BA ’85, senior economics reporter for CNBC and a regular on the financial network’s popular morning show, Squawk Box. He held the interest of nearly 70 attendees in Manhattan’s Union League Club November 15, when he predicted how the economy might look in the aftermath of the 2006 elections.