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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Warren Asian Art Collection

Something interesting for Bloomsburg alums coming back to campus this weekend to check out.

Robert 'Doc' Warren, a beloved BU professor emeritus who passed away in July 2010, gave the university a wonderful collection of more than 600 items of Asian art.

A selection of more than five dozen works from the collection is on on display in the Warren Student Services Center central atrium. The exhibit includes sculptures of chinese guardian lions or ShiShi (above), the goddess Guanyin (also called Kannon), dragon sculptures, and ceramics.

Warren maintained a close relationship with the university even after retirement as he continued to advise Sigma Iota Omega, the social fraternity he founded. His gift of $1 million to the BU Foundation was one of the largest. He also endowed numerous scholarships at the university. He taught at BU from 1964 to 1983, was made an honorary BU alumnus in 1995, and the Warren Student Services Center was named in his honor in 2005.

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