University to mark Sesquicentennial with wide array of commemorative activities

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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.

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