Graduates of the 1960s—don’t miss this special reunion during UB Homecoming weekend!
Kick off Homecoming Weekend by heading back to the classroom and reliving the intellectual and engaging experiences that defined your UB education. Choose from a range of informative and timely topics that are sure to spark your imagination and challenge your thinking, as only UB can.
Harold Star, clinical assistant professor of operations management, shows executives how to use the power of business models to build strategies that make customers the center of their strategic planning activities. He has extensive consulting experience with clients ranging from small businesses to the Canadian government to nonprofit organizations. Presented by the UB School of Management Alumni Association.
7:30 a.m. Seminar registration and continental breakfast.
8:00 a.m. Program begins.
Most of us know the importance of saving for retirement. However, many fail to plan the “bonus years” – typically between ages 80-95 – when our bodies begin to slow down and questions begin to arise such as:
“Who will care for me?”
“Where will I live?”
“How will it be paid for?”
With increasing life expectancies, many seniors do not have a clear picture of how their finances will be managed. Nor do they have a clear understanding of the progression of care, or where and how it can be accessed. Many families either ignore the need for planning, or must “stumble through” a fragmented, confusing system that often leaves them overwhelmed, exhausted, and without good choice.
Elder law attorney, author, and advocate Laurie Menzies will discuss navigating the financial, legal, and long term care issues you should be thinking about using a comprehensive approach to the last years of life. Learn how to create a plan to live the lifestyle you prefer as you age, protect your assets where possible, and create the necessary legal documents which ensure that you receive appropriate care.
This session is about NCAA hot topics that affect student-athletes, including how NCAA rules and regulations apply to college athletics, coaches and UB staff.
Feeling overwhelmed with all the information available on the internet? Trying to do research for your business or personal project that goes beyond Wikipedia or WebMD? Register for F: Find, Free stuff Fast! This interactive workshop will explore free and low cost “hidden” websites that can save you hours of search time and give you high quality information. The session will also include a brief tour of Silverman Library’s newly-renovated 3rd floor.
NOTE: Please bring your own tablet, laptop, or smartphone to the session.
American politics today is marked by severe polarization between the public and major political parties. Department of Political Science Professors James Campbell and Jacob Neiheisel discuss causes and consequences. Part of the College of Arts and Sciences Scholars on the Road Lecture Series.
UB alumnus Edward Bednarczyk, chair of the pharmacy practice department in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, will present an overview of current controversial issues surrounding the legalization of marijuana. Alumni and faculty from diverse fields will respond with their perspectives. Continental breakfast available before program begins.
Student activism was a hallmark of higher education in the 1960s. SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Claude Welch (recently retired) and SUNY Distinguished Professor Bruce Jackson will lead a discussion on student activism and how it affected not just campus life, but the wider world view. Be ready to reminisce about your times on campus. This is a UB Alumni Association Lecture Luncheon.
A conversation with Bruce Jackson, SUNY Distinguished Professor and James Agee Professor of American Culture, and Claude Welch, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science.
Downtown Medical Campus and the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
View the construction site of UB’s new medical school, scheduled to open in 2017, and adjacent Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus properties. This is a walking tour, please wear comfortable shoes.
North (Amherst) Campus Tour
See what’s new on UB’s largest campus.
Genomic Testing, Individual Health Values and Personalized Medicine: Challenges and Innovative Directions Toward Individual Risk Identification, Prevention and Public Health
Genomic testing is a recognized and valued component of personalized health care, spanning diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and familial risk assessment. Guest speaker and UB alumnus Carolyn D. Farrell will discuss genome screening for common disorders, with the promise of early risk identification and prevention. School of Nursing Seventh Annual Margaret A. Nelson Endowed Lecture. Reception to follow.
Join fellow alumni for a party reminiscent of the 1960s. Get out your dancing shoes and join the fun! Cocktail reception followed by dinner and dancing.
• David Zygaj, JD ’89– Vice President of Legal Affairs, Buffalo Sabres
• Bridget Niland, JD ’98, EdM ’98, BA ’95– Director of Athletics/Special Assistant to the President, Damen College
• Shane Costa, JD ’13– Certified Agent & Director of Football Operations, Pillar Sports Management LLC | Attorney, VanDette Penberthy LLP
• Management of marketing, branding and media
• Management of projects and facilities
• NCAA governance issues
• Role of in-house counsel
• Interaction with outside counsel
• Representing professional athletes
• Hot topics – new trends in structuring contracts; the evolution of Title IX; representing minor prospects
• Q & A
Sponsored by the UB School of Law and the UB Law Alumni Association’s Gold Group. Earn 2.0 NYS CLE credits in Professional Practice. These credits qualify as transitional or non-transitional credits.
Register on-line at: www.law.buffalo.edu/AlumniEvent or call the Law Alumni Office at (716) 645-2107
• FREE for paid 2016-17 LAA Members at the $60 level
• FREE for paid 16-17 LAA Student Members
• $15 for GOLD Group Members | $20 for all others
Questions? Contact Pat Warrington at (716) 645-7885.
The party gets started two hours before kickoff!
Homecoming football game. Go Bulls!
• $30 for tailgate only, age 21+
• $40 for tailgate and game ticket, age 21+
• $20 for tailgate only, ages 20 and under
• $30 for tailgate and game ticket, ages 20 and under
If you’re interested in volunteering for the reunion or connecting with a certain group of friends during the weekend, please submit your name and information below.