Arts and Culture

News about UB’s arts and humanities programs and related events. (see all topics)


A quick internet search for recordings of humpback whale song can find tens of thousands, if not millions, of visits, leading you to ask, “Who doesn’t love listening to whale song?” One answer might be “whales.”


Filmmaker Valery Lyman will present her documentary installation “Breaking Ground” as part of her residency in the University at Buffalo Creative Arts Initiative Aug. 1 to Oct. 10.


UB will celebrate summer on July 18 with UB on the Green, the university’s free outdoor performance series featuring live music, dancing and hands-on activities for the entire family.


Margaret Rhee, UB visiting assistant professor of media study, has been nominated for the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s 2018 Elgin Award for her peotry collection “Love, Robot.”


The residency program helps enhance the reputation of UB and Buffalo as leaders in the world of creative arts.



Society for the Advancement of Construction-Related Arts will infuse the region’s workforce with skilled craftspeople who can contribute to a range of construction jobs, including the growing number of historic preservation projects happening throughout Buffalo.


Other study abroad scholarship recipients to focus on foreign language, cultural exploration.


The University at Buffalo and the Buffalo Museum of Science have partnered to offer a live dance installation that explores the human microbiome and its impact on health, mood and love.


Members of the media and the public are invited to an opening reception at Artpark from 4-6 p.m. May 7 to check out the project featuring 10 wooden structures designed and built by students in UB's freshman architecture studio.


The University at Buffalo Libraries and riverrun have established the riverrun Summer Research Program in the Poetry Collection, a new award that aims to advance the study of poetry in Western New York.