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

Plato’s Academy North Tonawanda Campus (PANTC) reading group and the UB Department of Philosophy will present their second annual conference, “Bioethics and the Philosophy of Medicine,” Aug. 1 and 2 at UB.

Few people have influenced and supported the Buffalo music community more than Cameron Baird (1905-1960), the elder son of a Buffalo industrial family considered by many the city’s “undersung hero of good music.”


“East Los High,” the trailblazing, addictive and hugely popular Hulu original series, uses a range of digital media platforms to involve its audience in the lives, scandals and emotional traumas of Latino students attending a fictional high school in East Los Angeles, California, and communication experts say it works on both the entertainment and educational levels.


MirrorMirror, the award-winning temporary street tent designed by University at Buffalo architecture professors Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis, again has been recognized by the international design community.


Arabella Lyon, PhD, professor of English and director of the Center for Excellence in Writing at the University at Buffalo, has received the 2014 Book Award from the Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) for the best work in rhetorical study published in 2013.


More than 1,200 planners, urbanists, architects and leaders of the emerging cities movement are in Buffalo this week for the Congress for New Urbanism’s national conference, and faculty members and students from UB’s School of Architecture and Planning are among those leading the conversation.

Nancy Napierala

“My age never intervened in anything I accomplished at UB,” says Nancy Napierala, 78, who will receive her PhD in American studies this week from the Department of Transnational Studies.


The University at Buffalo Humanities Institute will present “UB in the ’70s: Radical Arts” on May 6 in the auditorium in Allen Hall, UB South Campus, which will focus on what made Buffalo’s arts scene in the ’70s an internationally recognized hotbed for experimental media, performance art and architectural theory.


Sound artist Ernst Karel will present a free public talk and screening of his unusual and engaging work at 4 p.m. May 5 in the Screening Room, 112 Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo North Campus.


On May 21, the University at Buffalo Department of English will present a free public reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carl Dennis from his new collection, “Another Reason,” at the Jacobs Executive Development Center, 672 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.