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VIMS kicks off 75th anniversary celebration this month

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science begins a yearlong celebration of its 75th anniversary this month.

Dean and Director John Wells said the ultimate goal of the anniversary events is to showcase the accomplishments in research, education and advisory service that VIMS faculty, staff, students and alumni have made during the last 75 years.

“VIMS has a rich history, a compelling vision, and a bright future,” Wells said.

To keep abreast of the many activities that are in the works, the public can visit a newly launched multimedia website, said VIMS spokesman David Malmquist. He said the “microsite,” at, will contain videos, an interactive timeline and albums of historical photos and documents. A full listing of anniversary events is also available via the regular VIMS website at

The special site will allow well-wishers to post their own “Happy Birthday” video for display on the VIMS YouTube channel, Facebook p...

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