Department celebrates legacy of Dr. Akira Omaki 

cherry blossoms near Suzzallo Library
Sakura trees blossom outside of Suzzallo Library

Department faculty and friends and colleagues of Akira Omaki gathered on the afternoon of Friday, March 8 to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Omaki. Speakers included Dr. Colin Phillips of the University of Maryland, Dr. Bonnie Nozari of Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Brian Dillon of of UMass Amherst, and Dr. Emily Atkinson of the University of Michigan.  Department Chair Richard Wright also announced a campus memorial for Dr. Omaki comprising a bench and a ginkgo tree.  Both will be located on Parrington Lawn, between Memorial Way and 15th Avenue NE, as shown below.

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