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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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.