DIFCON - Spring 2019

February 27, 2019 DIFCON

Poster for February 27, 2019 DIFCON with images of the Ellicott complex on North campus, and three individuals with buildings named after them (Red Jacket, Mary Talbert, and Millard Fillmore). TITLE: Legacies on the Landscape: Buildings and Names at UB PARTICIPANTS: Benjamin Blanchet, Editorial Editor, The Spectrum Beth Del Genio, Chief of Staff, Office of the President Carole Emberton, Associate Professor of History Danielle Johnson, Senior Advisor/Coordinator, Acker Scholars Program DESCRIPTION: Considering recent national debates about meaningful and respectful cultural spaces on university campuses and how to address the difficult legacies of some past academic and political figures whose names appear on university buildings and spaces, we ask: What does the broader landscape of names say about a university? Who do we remember at the University at Buffalo? How can we make visible forgotten histories?