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UB to Offer Career Perspectives Seminar Series

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: May 28, 2004

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Career Perspectives, a series of free evening seminars designed to offer information for college and high school students exploring career options after graduation, as well as persons looking to make a career change, will be offered during June at the University at Buffalo.

The series is part of "UB This Summer," an initiative of workshops, lectures, summer camps and programs designed to showcase UB faculty and facilities to the wider community.

Among the career fields to be addressed during Career Perspectives will be architecture and planning, engineering, education, law, nursing and public health. Each seminar will feature a keynote address by a prominent individual in the field. The series was extremely popular when it first was offered last summer, with more than 1,000 persons participating.

The schedule:

• Architecture and Planning: June 10, 5:30-9 p.m., Hayes Hall, UB South (Main Street) Campus. Keynote address will be presented by Mark Mendell, president, Cannon Design. Free parking will be available in the Townsend, Parker and Diefendorf lots. Check-in will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Hayes Hall Lobby. To register or for more information, call 829-3485, ext. 120, during normal business hours.

• Engineering: June 22, 5:30-9 p.m., Student Union, North (Amherst) Campus. Keynote speaker will be Steven L. Lerner, Praxair, Inc. Free parking will be available in the Furnas and Jarvis A & B lots. Parking permits/hangtags are not required after 3 p.m. Check-in will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the Student Union Lobby. To register or for more information, call 645-2771, ext. 1227, during normal business hours.

• Education: June 3, 5-9 p.m., Center for Tomorrow, North Campus. Keynote speaker will be Vincent Coppola, executive director, Western New York Educational Service Council, Graduate School of Education. Free parking will be available in the Center for Tomorrow Lot off Flint Road. Parking permits/hangtags are not required. Check-in will begin at 5 p.m. in the Center for Tomorrow Lobby. For further information or to register, call 645-2110 during normal business hours.

• Law: June 16, 5-9 p.m., O'Brian Hall, North Campus. Keynote speaker will be the Hon. Michael A. Battle, J.D. '81, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York. Free parking will be available in the Jacobs A, B & C, Baird A & B and Hochstetter B lots. Parking permits/hangtags are not required after 3 p.m. Check-in will begin at 5 p.m. in the O'Brian Hall Lobby. For further information or to register, call 645-2907 during normal business hours.

• Public Health and Health Professions: June 15, 5-8:30 p.m., Center for Tomorrow, North Campus. This seminar will cover careers in Public Health and Health Professions, including athletic training, biostatistics, epidemiology, exercise science, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, public health and rehabilitation science. Keynote speaker will be Maurizio Trevisan, professor of social and preventive medicine and interim dean, UB School of Public Health and Health Professions. Free parking will be available in the Center for Tomorrow Lot off Flint Road. Parking permits/hangtags are not required. Check-in will begin at 5 p.m. in the Center for Tomorrow Lobby. For further information or to register, call 829-3434 during normal business hours.