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There will be plenty of hissing, moaning, flapping, croaking, puckering, African chants, electrically enhanced sound and more when the intense, eye- and ear-opening Dutch sound poet, digital artist and experimental performer Jaap Blonk visits the University at Buffalo this month.


Graduate students enrolled in the University at Buffalo’s Master of Humanities Program in Caribbean and Latina/o Cultural Studies have always extolled the program’s hands-on and educational opportunities.

Mapuche shaman Francisca Kolipi.

If you ask the Mapuche people of south-central Chile, they will tell you the Chilean history books have their story all wrong.


Susan K. Cahn has been named the William S. Vaughn Visiting Fellow at the Vanderbilt University Robert Penn Warren Center for the 2013-14 academic year.


The University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences will connect with alumni through a mutual love of zombies, theater and new technology in their new “Scholars on the Road” lecture series.


The University at Buffalo will celebrate the 60th birthday of David Felder, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Birge-Cary Chair in Music Composition, with gala birthday concert of his music on Nov. 8.


The award-winning Irish-born poet Eamon Grennan’s productive and distinguished career has earned him a reputation among his peers for lyrical skill and psychological intensity. Grennan will present the University at Buffalo's 2013 Oscar Silverman Poetry Reading Nov. 15.


English poet Robert Graves reportedly once said: “There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money either.” He was wrong, at least when it comes to beloved American poet Robert Frost. In two months, the University at Buffalo raised more than $65,000 to create an endowment to support its prized collection of Frost materials.

flier for Hystersis event

The Science & Art Cabaret's 5th season opens Oct. 23 with an event called “Hysteresis," where speakers will discuss how memory relates to fields from physics to photography.

Bob Shibley in a white shirt and dark tie

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Cranes are rising in downtown Buffalo, and with them, the mood of the city is changing. For the first time in decades, attitudes are bullish, says Robert G. Shibley, dean of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and one of the region’s preeminent urban thinkers.