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I'll trade you my Student Union for your UB Stadium...
This year, UB¹s Office of Student Life stacked the deck at orientation a little differently‹with a unique set of UB trading cards.

The trading cards-50 different ones in all‹are bright, fun and informative, with a photo on one side and facts about UB on the other. Topics covered include UB history, as well as information about services important to students, cool places to hang out, annual events, athletics and the Western New York area.

At orientation, students each received a deck of 50 identical cards. The goal: to keep trading cards with other students‹who had sets of a different card‹until they had complete decks. In all, about 2,000 sets were distributed.



Ancient text, "poetic" CD-ROM are landmark acquisitions

The University Libraries has acquired a 400-year-old obstetrical text and a new CD-ROM featuring UB's Poetry Collection as its three-millionth and three-million-and-first volumes.

De conceptu et generatione hominis by Jakob Rueff, a surgeon and professor of obstetrics at the University of Zurich, was published in Zurich in 1554 and is valued at $7,500. "There are fewer than five copies of this rare edition in the United States," said Lilli Sentz, curator of the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection. The Rueff book was presented to the libraries by George M. Ellis, M.D. '45.

Additional acquisitions of rare medical books for the 12,000-volume History of Medicine Collection have been made possible with a $500,000 endowment established by the late Robert L. Brown, M.D. '44, the first associate dean of the UB medical school. The collection already houses a trove of unique books, including valuable editions of the Roman physician Galen and 18th century British surgeon William Cowper.

"Here: Fifty Years of Poetry in Buffalo," an interactive program, documents the university's rich history in twentieth-century poetry. (See related article on page 23.)


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