Dennis Black, UB vice president for student affairs, offered a presentation titled “UB, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” to alumni, family and friends in Naples, FL, on March 6 and in Miami, FL, on the next evening.
Attendees of the event held at the Naples Beach and Country Club enjoyed refreshments on the sloping lawn overlooking the ocean, then ventured indoors after a spectacular sunset to talk about student life today and as the campus grows through UB 2020 planning.
Miami Airport Marriott was the setting March 7 for a repeat presentation. More than 100 alumni and friends attended the two events.
In Manhattan at the Union League Club on March 20, 58 individuals registered to hear author/entertainment writer Mitchell Fink, BA ’99, discuss his book, The Last Days of Dead Celebrities (Miramax Books, 2006), which reports on the final days of 15 larger-than-life celebrities, including Ernest Hemingway, Orson Welles, John Belushi, John Lennon and Lucille Ball.
Finally, the Phoenix Hotel, adjacent to Union Station in Washington, DC, was the setting on June 19 as Robert G. Shibley, UB professor of architecture and planning, and director of the Urban Design Project, offered insights into the university’s master planning process. An audience of 50, including members of offices of the congressional delegation, was in attendance.
For updates and information on the 2007–08 schedule, go to www.alumni.buffalo.edu and click on “Events.”