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Media Advisory: Crossroads Culinary Center to Open, New Student Dining Facility Features Brazilian BBQ, Fireside Lounge and More

Release Date: October 24, 2012

What: The grand opening ceremony of the University at Buffalo's new Crossroads Culinary Center (C3), a student dining facility that puts UB at the forefront of the collegiate dining experience.

When: Oct. 24, 2012, 1:30 p.m. -- ceremony starts

Guided tours will follow. Note to media: Several cooking stations at Crossroads will be staffed, providing excellent opportunities for photo and video.

Where: Crossroads is located on the first floor of Red Jacket Quadrangle in the Ellicott Complex on UB's North Campus.

Parking: Media can park on Moody Terrace, located between the Richmond parking lot and Red Jacket Quadrangle. Take Audubon Parkway to Hamilton Road, and turn onto Frontier Road. A detailed, enlargeable map is available here: http://www.buffalo.edu/buildings/maps/NorthCampus.pdf

Why: UB is not only dedicated to academic excellence, it is committed to improving the entire university experience, including dining. Crossroads will be the primary dining facility for roughly 3,800 students who live in the Ellicott Complex and Greiner Hall. Unlike traditional collegiate dining facilities, Crossroads will offers food served Marche-style, meaning it will be prepared to order in full view of the students at individual stations.

Beginning with Greiner Hall in 2011 and continuing through the opening of the Clinical and Translational Research Center and Kapoor Hall, UB will have opened six major new buildings across its three campuses. Crossroads is another milestone in the UB 2020 strategic plan to transform UB into an elite public research university.

Speakers:

-- Satish K. Tripathi, UB President

-- Dennis R. Black, Vice President of University Life and Services

-- Stephen D. Curro, Managing Director of Construction, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

Peter A. Nickerson, Professor in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, and member of the Faculty Student Association Board of Directors

Glenn A. Pawloski, Executive Vice President, Kideney Architects, PC

-- Joseph A. Mannarino, Executive Vice President, LPCiminelli Inc.

-- John "Jeff" Brady, Executive Director, UB Campus Dining and Shops

-- Leila M. Albert, UB student

For more information about Crossroads, visit: http://www.myubcard.com/crossroads.

Media Contact Information

Cory Nealon
Media Relations Manager, Engineering, Libraries, Sustainability
Tel: 716-645-4614
cmnealon@buffalo.edu
Twitter: @UBengineering