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Arts and Culture

News about UB’s arts and humanities programs and related events.

Rendering of a sleek, modern-looking house
2/13/14

University at Buffalo students and professors will build a 1,400-square-foot solar-powered home as finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy’s elite Solar Decathlon competition.

2/5/14

The Buffalo Science & Art Cabaret, which features entertaining talks by leading artists and scientists, will travel to the Space Lab Planetarium at Williamsville North High School on the evening of Feb. 12.

1/27/14

Ahmad Zaki, a professor at Kabul University, is studying urban planning at UB with the hope of starting what he and his colleagues believe will be their country’s first program in the field.

1/23/14

The University at Buffalo Confucius Institute (UBCI) and the Chinese Club of Western New York (CCWNY) will celebrate the Chinese Lunar Year of the (energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able) Horse on Feb. 2 with its annual free public performance of music, dance and Chinese martial arts.

1/14/14

You can tell it’s new music because one piece features a player piano whose music rolls (specially designed to absorb abuse) are punched by the performers as part of the performance.

12/9/13

Lilliam Malavé will lead a troupe of UB students and Western New York educators who will learn the Mandarin language and culture while living with families in Beijing this summer, thanks to a Fulbright-Hays award funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

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12/9/13

A full day of academic talks will discuss the origins of the universe, the Earth, life, consciousness and culture.

12/4/13

Grants will advance the creation of a sculptural habitat for birds and bats, and allow for continued work on a home filled with imaginary cityscapes crafted from found objects.

Breaking Bad Logo
11/19/13

Bruce Jackson developed “Breaking Down ‘Breaking Bad,’” a graduate seminar for the spring 2014 semester, that will analyze the critically acclaimed series’ realistic storyline, development and execution.

Willsky and students
11/18/13

UB undergraduate students will travel to northern Peru next summer to conduct rigorous interdisciplinary research into the biological and chemical properties of indigenous medicinal plants.