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July 28, 2009

College Receives Bequest

A $100,000 bequest from the estate of Leo Hurvich, 98, the former Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hurvich received an honorary degree from SUNY at Suny Optometry's 1989 Commencement. The gift will fund a scholarship endowment named for Dr. Hurvich and his late wife and research colleague, Dorothea Jameson. They received joint recognition in the research community for their major contributions to how we perceive color and how our visual systems operate. They were both elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

We are grateful for this very generous gift.