Graduates of the 1960s—don’t miss this special reunion during UB Homecoming weekend!

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Thursday, October 6

Back to the Classroom

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.

7:30 A.M., 205 Alfiero Center, North Campus

Seminar: Chickens and Pigs, Business Models and Competitive Strategy

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.

9:00 A.M., 183 Kapoor Hall, South Campus

Seminar: Peace, Love and Estate Planning

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.


NCAA Hot Topics

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.

5:30 P.M., 305 Silverman Library, Capen Hall, North Campus

F3: Find Free stuff Fast!

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 F3: 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.

6:00 P.M., 105 Harriman Hall, South Campus

Scholars on the Road: The Polarization of American Politics

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. 

Friday, October 7

8:00 a.m., 125 Kapoor Hall, South Campus

Breakfast Talk: Keeping the Medical in Medical Marijuana

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. 

10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

South (Main Street) Campus Tour

  • Abbott Hall, Health Sciences Library
    Charles D. Abbott Hall houses UB's extensive health sciences collections. The original 1933 E.B. Green-designed building, then called Lockwood Library, nearly doubled in size with an addition in 1985.
    Tour highlights: James Platt White Room, Austin Flint Reading Room, Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection
  • Hayes Hall, School of Architecture and Planning
    The complete restoration of Edmund B. Hayes Hall brings a beloved community icon back to life. Five years in the making, the work reflects UB’s deep commitment to historic preservation and sustainability, to providing exemplary education in architecture and planning, and to being an engaged neighbor in our surrounding communities.
    Tour highlights: Atrium gallery, design studios, classrooms and signature lecture/event spaces.
  • John and Editha Kapoor Hall, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Kapoor Hall (formerly Acheson Hall), after major renovations, has housed the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences since 2012.
    Tour highlights: teaching center, pharmacy museum
  • Wende Hall, School of Nursing
    Wende Hall, formerly Hochstetter Hall, has housed the School of Nursing since 2008.
    Tour highlights: clinical labs, hospital and simulation rooms, patient examination rooms, operating room

1:00-3:00 p.m., Harriman Hall Ballroom, South Campus

Lunch and Lecture: A Study of Student Activism

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.

3:00-4:30 p.m., North (Amherst) Campus or Medical Campus

Campus Tour, Medical Campus

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. 

Campus Tour, North (Amherst) Campus

North (Amherst) Campus Tour
See what’s new on UB’s largest campus.                            

  • Davis and Bonner Halls, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    You’ll have an opportunity to chat with students about their experiential learning projects on this tour. Barbara and Jack Davis Hall, completed in 2012, houses the departments of computer science and engineering, and electrical engineering. Davis Hall earned LEED gold certification for its many sustainable building features. Bonner Hall houses the new Stevens Undergraduate Student Center.
    Tour highlights: clean room, classrooms, laboratories including student ‘tinkering lab,’ student experiential learning projects 
  • Jacobs Management Center and Alfiero Center, School of Management
    Your student tour guides will show you what a typical day looks like in the School of Management as you visit the Jacobs Management Center and adjoining three-story Alfiero Center.
    Tour highlights: Undergraduate Learning and Community Center, student leaders
  • Alumni Arena and UB Stadium
    The sign on this building says it all: Here is where we lead the charge! Meet our student-athletes and see what’s new in UB’s athletics facilities, where our Division I athletics programs are based.
    Tour highlights: Murchie Family Football Center, Dr. and Mrs. Edmond J. Gicewicz Family UB Athletics Hall of Fame, Edmond J. Gicewicz Club, Smolinski Family Sports Medicine Center
  • Student Union
    The Student Union, the center of student life at UB, is a popular meeting and dining spot. It is home to the Undergraduate Student Association, Graduate Student Association, a movie theater, and many campus clubs and organizations.
    Tour highlights: main lobby with UB seal (great place to take your photo!), Blackstone Launchpad, food court

3:00-4:00 p.m., 403 Hayes Hall, South Campus

Genomic Testing, Individual Health Values and Personalized Medicine

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.

6:30 p.m., Harriman Hall Ballroom, South Campus

1960s Reunion Celebration Party

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.

Saturday, October 8

10 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., 104 O’Brian Hall, UB North Campus

Sports Law CLE: Legal issues surrounding Professional and Collegiate Sports Administration

CLE Presenters: 

•  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

CLE Agenda:

•  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: 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.

1:30 p.m., Stadium Lot, North Campus

Homecoming Tailgate Tent Party

The party gets started two hours before kickoff!

3:30 p.m., UB Stadium, North Campus

UB Bulls vs. Kent State Golden Flashes

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

For More Information

Call 1-800-284-5382 or email the Office of Alumni Engagement for more information.

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