Leonardo statue to be unveiled Wednesday in Lenfestey Courtyard

The big day has arrived! In March 2013, UW-Green Bay received a 550-pound bust of Leonardo da Vinci, a gift from the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation, founded by Paolo Del Bianco, a Florence, Italy businessman and philanthropist who received an honorary doctorate from UW-Green Bay in 2007. Thanks to the work of Profs. Sarah Meredith Livingston and Ray Hutchison, UW-Green Bay was the first U.S. university to connect with the foundation’s programs, and is the only stateside institution — and one of just five worldwide — receiving a Da Vinci bust from the foundation. The statue will be unveiled at a ceremony 4 p.m. Wednesday (May 14) at its permanent home in the Lenfestey Family Courtyard of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. The unveiling is open to all. We’ll have full coverage in a future issue.