University to mark Sesquicentennial with wide array of commemorative activities
A HIGHLIGHT of the UB sesquicentennial celebration will be a four-day period in October 1996 that will include a convocation, an academic symposium, programs sponsored by UB's 16 academic faculties and professional schools, a concert and a sesquicentennial gala. The celebration will mark the founding of the university as a medical college in 1846, an event that will also be celebrated in 1996 and 1997 by the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The 18-month calendar for the university's sesquicentennial celebration includes:
The opening of the medical school's new $46 million biomedical research building, February 22, 1996.
An exhibition of historic UB photographs, documents, books and memorabilia in the University Archives, to open in March 1996.
The national meeting of the American Association of the History of Medicine in Buffalo in honor of the medical school sesquicentennial, May 9-12, 1996.
A cluster alumni reunion for the Classes of 1945-48, June 7, 1996.
A university convocation with a presentation by the first speaker in UB's 1996-97 Distinguished Speakers Series, October 2, 1996.
A Music Alumni Concert, October 3, 1996.
A university-wide academic symposium on the subject "Does the Body Matter?," featuring six scholars of international distinction, October 4, 1996.
A sesquicentennial gala featuring the Parsons Dance Company and Billy Taylor Trio in the UB Center for the Arts, October 4, 1996.
The university's Homecoming celebration and UB vs. Cornell football game, October 5, 1996.
The medical school's national symposium on ethics and values in medicine, November 14-16, 1996.