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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Hal Langfur, PhD, associate professor of history at the University at Buffalo, has published for more than a decade on indigenous Brazilian groups faced with colonization and armed subjugation by the Portuguese, as well as on the mythologies that grew up around their cultures.

Data Mine, Data Yours: That’s the theme of the next Buffalo Science & Art Cabaret, during which artists, performers and a mathematician will discuss the influence of big data on society.


The Exhibit X Fiction Series sponsored by the University at Buffalo Department of English will present a free public reading of “I’d Like,” the first translated work by award-winning Greek novelist and short story writer Amanda Michalopoulou at 7 p.m. on April 10 at Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Ave. 

BUFFALO, N.Y. — For two years, the University at Buffalo Signature Series has celebrated UB’s legacy of innovation and distinction in arts and letters with presentations by distinguished figures in theater, music and visual art.
Christopher Romano and Nicholas Bruscia, two young men, standing in front of a metal wall

The Architizer A+ Awards competition in which UB architects competed attracts entries from dozens of countries.


Multiple award-winning Harold Rosenbaum, associate professor of music and director of choruses at the University at Buffalo, is the recipient of Columbia University’s 2014 Ditson Conductors Award, the oldest continuing award honoring conductors for distinguished contributions to American music.


The meal will include culinary delights such as cinnamon lamb soup, Parthian chicken, melon with mint dressing and baked ham with figs.

Downtown Buffalo, centered on City Hall

New programs in the School of Architecture and Planning will leverage Buffalo’s unique architecture and planning history to teach students about preservation.


The City of Buffalo is the subject of a new and distinctive exploration, “Ineffably Urban: Imaging Buffalo” (Ashgate Publishing Ltd., Surrey, 2014), edited by art historian Miriam Paeslack, assistant professor in the Arts Management Program at the University at Buffalo.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — To celebrate and fuel the many grassroots initiatives helping to revive Buffalo’s reputation as both the City of Light and the City of Good Neighbors, the University at Buffalo Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies will host the colorful Performing Economies Colloquium April 4 - 6 at UB's Educational Opportunity Center (555 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203), the UB Center for the Arts (North Campus) and The Foundry (298 Northampton St).