The 214th anniversary of the birth of Millard Fillmore, UB’s first chancellor and 13th president of the United States, will be celebrated at a ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 7 at Fillmore’s gravesite in Buffalo’s Forest Lawn cemetery.
Due to the severe weather forecast for Jan. 7, the annual commemoration of the birthday of Millard Fillmore, UB’s first chancellor and 13th president of the United States, has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Jan. 9. at Fillmore’s gravesite in Buffalo’s Forest Lawn cemetery.
UB faculty, staff, students and members of the Alumni Association can dispose of their old computers and other electronics at a free computer and electronics recycling event Jan. 22 on the North Campus.
Free tax preparation services will again be offered this year by IRS-certified accounting students from the UB School of Management. Individuals and families with annual incomes below $51,000 are eligible to participate.
UB staff and domestic students are being recruited to serve as mentors for newly arrived international students during the spring 2014 semester. Participants need not know about other cultures, speak other languages or have traveled overseas.
Marianthi Markatou, professor of biostatistics and biomedical informatics and assistant director of UB’s Institute for Healthcare Informatics, will speak at a plenary session at the 37th annual Midwest Biopharmaceutical Statistics Workshop being held in May at Ball State University.
UB’s resident adventurer Russ Crispell is offering members of the university community a chance to hike a glacier, pan for gold and see a moose — up close and personal — this spring as part of UB Outdoor Pursuits’ annual guided trip to Alaska.
The Eighth Annual Feminist Theory Workshop, co-sponsored by the UB Institute for Education and Research on Women and Gender — informally known as the Gender Institute — will be held March 21-22 at Duke University.
The Office of Development Communications received two awards from the CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District II Accolades Awards Program.Judges reviewed work in 37 categories.
Civil rights leaders Mary Frances Berry and Myrlie Evers-Williams will speak at 8 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Center for the Arts, North Campus, as part of UB’s Distinguished Speakers Series and 38th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Event.
The Department of Theatre & Dance will present the Zodiaque Dance Company in its spring concert, “CELEBRATION 40 dances on…,” Feb. 26 through March 2 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
More than 800 children and their parents will be guided by “tooth fairies” and other “dental heroes” through the award-winning Teddy Bear Clinic to dental treatment and cleanings at the School of Dental Medicine’s 14th annual “Give Kids a Smile Day.”
UB will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) this month with several activities designed to educate the campus and broader community about the importance of female participation in sports and the impact that Title IX has had on female athletic opportunities across the country.
A. (Alvan) Donald Arsem, a longtime School of Management faculty member whose easygoing demeanor and good humor made him an admired figure in the corporate boardroom, the university classroom and beyond, died Jan. 2 in West Roxbury, Mass., after a long illness. He was 90.
The 1,000 residents of Goodyear and Clement halls returned from winter break to find an improved dining experience with the completion by Campus Dining and Shops of a major renovation of the main entrance and serving area in the Goodyear Dining Center.
Lenny Siegel, executive director of the Center for Public Environmental Oversight, will discuss “Beyond Community Engagement: Facilitating Public Involvement in Environmental Policy and Technical Decisions” on Feb. 21 at a public forum presented by the Civic Engagement and Public Policy research initiative (CEPP).
The Buffalo Science & Art Cabaret, which features entertaining talks by leading artists and scientists, will travel to the Space Lab Planetarium at Williamsville North High School on the evening of Feb. 12.
The Student Visual Arts Organization in the Department of Visual Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, is sponsoring open figure drawing sessions from 6-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays now through May 7 in Studio 208 in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
“Funding Opportunities for Social and Behavioral Sciences at NIH” is the topic of a National Institutes of Health webinar to be held from 1-4 p.m. March 7 in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
Campus Dining and Shops chef Seth Williams has been selected to compete in the National Association of College and University Food Services’ (NACUFS) Northeast Regional Culinary Challenge. The competition will take place during the NACUFS Northeast Conference, being held March 19-22 at Rutgers University.
UB has proposed a general 3 percent increase in the Comprehensive Fee each year for 2014-15 through 2018-19 in order to “continue to offer programs and services that our UB students need and expect in the current state, SUNY and UB budget climate.”
Beverly Foit-Albert, president of Foit-Albert Associates PC and a retired UB faculty member, will give a lecture on “Chinese Architecture: Linking Heaven and Earth” at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in 120 Clements Hall, North Campus.
Students from seven area high schools will use their musical and artistic skills to send an anti-bullying message during the second “BAND Against Bullying” school competition to be held at 7 p.m. March 4 in the Center for the Arts.
UB faculty and staff, depending on their bargaining unit, may be eligible to take part in NYS-Ride, a program that allows state employees to pay for certain work-related transportation — including mass transit — expenses on a pre-tax basis.
UB faculty and staff are asked to encourage their freshman and senior students to take part in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), an annual survey that solicits feedback from 2 million college students from around the world on their undergraduate college experience.
Newton Garver, for 34 years a distinguished, well-known and respected professor in the UB Department of Philosophy, died Feb. 8 in the country home built by his grandparents in East Concord, N.Y. He was 85.
Two researchers from the Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity (JHGCCO) recently joined the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Health Professions, where they are working on projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Robert S. Stephens, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech, will talk about “Treating Cannabis Use Disorders” at 10 a.m. April 4 as part of the Research Institute on Addiction’s Spring Seminar Series.
“Connecting Different Worlds,” a conversation on diversity presented by the Professional Staff Senate’s Inclusion and Diversity Committee, will take place from noon to 1 p.m. March 19 in 338A Davis Hall, North Campus.
Anjana Malhotra, associate professor in the UB Law School, has been named to Lawyers of Color’s “50 Under 50” list, a comprehensive catalog of the most influential minority law professors 50 years of age or younger. The list will be released April 7 in the publication’s Law School Diversity Issue.
James O’Donnell, dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has appointed Kathleen Boje to the position of associate dean for academic affairs. Boje will continue her faculty appointment as associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences.
Campus Dining and Shops executive chef Seth Williams was awarded a Bronze Medal in the 2014 National Association of College and University Food Services’ (NACUFS) Northeast Regional Culinary Challenge. The competition took place on March 19 during the annual NACUFS Northeast Regional Conference at Rutgers University.
The Singapore Student Association hopes to raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation while helping overburdened students study in a healthy, constructive way by sponsoring a fundraiser featuring renowned memory expert Dave Farrow from 5 to 9 p.m. April 1 in 112 Norton Hall, North Campus.
A. Douglas Kinghorn, professor and Jack L. Beal Chair in the College of Pharmacy at Ohio State University, will present the fourth annual David Chu Lecture at 4 p.m. April 10 in 190 Kapoor Hall, South Campus.
Award-winning Greek novelist and short story writer Amanda Michalopoulou will read from her first translated novel, the evocatively titled “Why I Killed My Best Friend,” at 7 p.m. April 10 in Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, as part of the Department of English’s Exhibit X Fiction Series.
The Professional Staff Senate’s Inclusion and Diversity Committee will kick off the first installment of its new Education and Advocacy Series on April 9 with a session titled “Breaking Misconceptions about Accessibility: How You Can Become an Advocate for Access.”
Brook Ziporyn, a leading scholar and translator of Chinese religion and philosophy, will speak on “The Daoist Unhewn: One Sort of Knowing” on April 10 at the next talk in the UB Confucius Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.
The continuing problem of lead in Western New York homes — a toxin that has been shown to cause developmental impairment in children and health problems in adults — will be the focus of a major conference on April 11, at the UB Law School.
Fulton T. Crews, John R. Andrews Distinguished Professor and director of the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, will discuss “Evidence Supporting Adult Dysfunction Suggests Adolescence Binge Drinking Syndrome” at 10 a.m. April 18 as part of the Research Institute on Addiction’s Spring Seminar Series.
“It’s Not Me, It’s You,” an exhibition of work by 13 first-year MFA students from the Department of Visual Studies, will open with a public reception from 5-7 p.m. April 17 in the Second Floor Gallery of the UB Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
A screening of “The Missing Picture,” the 2013 film by Cambodian director Rithy Panh and the first from the country nominated for the Academy Award in the foreign film category, will take place at 5 p.m. April 22 in the Screening Room, 112 Center for the Arts, North Campus.
Lawrence Shulman, professor and dean emeritus of the School of Social Work, has been awarded the Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award by the Council on Social Work Education.
The C.R. Rao Gallery, devoted to the 70-year career of internationally known statistician Calyampudi R. Rao, opened on Dec. 22, 2013, in the C.R. Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science in Hyderabad, India.
Following on the themes addressed by President Barack Obama during his visit to UB last August, distinguished physicist and National Academy member Helen Quinn will talk about changes in science education at the 20th annual Moti Lal Rustgi Memorial Lecture presented by the Department of Physics.
Alessandra Renzi is a media artist who explores how governments and corporations use social media to surveil and police citizens for reasons often unknown to the citizens themselves. For Renzi, exposure of such surveillance is more than an academic exercise: It aims to promote political participation.
The final lecture in the Research Institute on Addictions Spring Lecture Series will take place on May 2 and feature a talk by one of the first researchers to investigate the effects of cocaine exposure on child development.