Public Invited to Events Celebrating Inauguration Week at UB

Release Date: September 12, 2011

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The public is invited to attend lectures, forums, grand openings, concerts, exhibits and other events in celebration of the inauguration of UB's 15th president, Satish K. Tripathi.

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo will celebrate the inauguration of its 15th president, Satish K. Tripathi, with a week-long series of events, Sept. 19-23. Related art exhibitions will begin before and run beyond that week. All events are open to the public and all but a few are free of charge.

They are listed below and described in more detail on the inauguration website:

Sept. 19

• SUNY Distinguished Professors Colloquium: "The Mission of Public Research Universities in the 21st Century," Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre, North Campus. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Free.

• "Celebrating Student Excellence and Engagement," Center for the Arts and Student Union, North Campus. 1-3 p.m. Free.

• "Celebration of Faculty and Staff Academic Excellence," Center for the Arts, North Campus. 3:30 p.m. Free.

Sept. 20

• Grand Opening of the Behling Simulation Center, UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 150 Farber Hall (Butler Auditorium), South Campus. 5-7 p.m. Free. To attend, registration is required by Sept. 15 at 716-881-1709 or Behling Center website:

• Buffalo Food Policy Summit Public Forum, "Economic Development and the Food System: Ideas for the Future," Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 453 Porter Ave., Buffalo. 5:30-7p.m. Free. RSVP requested to Sponsored by the Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab, UB School of Architecture and Planning; Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities-Buffalo; Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus; Cornell Cooperative Extension Erie County; Grassroots Gardens; Massachusetts Avenue Project; New York Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NYSAWG); UB 2020 Civic Engagement and Public Policy Research Initiative. Funded by the Community Foundation for a Greater Buffalo, with support from the UB Civic Engagement and Public Policy Research Initiative. Food Policy Summit website:

Sept. 21

• Buffalo Food Policy Summit Research Roundtable: "Rebuilding Community Food Systems; Opportunities for Multidisciplinary Research." 105 Harriman Hall, South Campus. 2:30-4 p.m. Free. RSVP required to Roundtable sponsored by the UB Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab, School of Architecture and Planning and UB Civic Engagement and Public Policy Research Initiative. For a complete list of the Buffalo Food Policy Summit Planning Committee and funders, visit the Summit website:

• UB on the Green: Celebration of our neighborhood with music, entertainment, arts activities; open to all, especially for neighbors of UB's South Campus. Hayes Hall lawn, 6-8 p.m. Free. website:

• UB Distinguished Speakers Series: Robert Gates, former U.S. Secretary of Defense. 8 p.m. Alumni Arena, North Campus. Tickets are $48, $44, $36 and $22; website:

Sept. 22

• International Symposium on Computer Systems Research will honor UB President Satish K. Tripathi and his contributions to the field of computer science. 330 Student Union, North Campus. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. website:

• UB Global Fair: A celebration of international student life and international research by faculty and students: food, drink, music and entertainment from many nations. Center for the Arts, North Campus. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free, fun, delicious.

• UB Humanities Institute Fluid Culture Series: "Talking Back to Your Intelligent Cities," acclaimed globalization expert Saskia Sassen, Screening Room, Center for the Arts, North Campus. 4 p.m. Free. website:

Sept. 23

• Behling Simulation Center Tours: see groundbreaking medical simulation methods, and equipment used in the education of health-care professionals at this new center, fourth floor, Farber Hall, South Campus. Tours at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11a.m. Free. Registration required by Sept. 22 at 716-881-1709 or; website:

• Investiture of Satish K. Tripathi as 15th President of the University at Buffalo, Center for the Arts, North Campus. 3 p.m. Free. A public reception will follow. Registration encouraged at website:

Sept. 24

• Homecoming Tailgate Parties, Special Events Lot, North Campus. 3-5:30 p.m. Free. website:

• "Walk to Victory!" Join UB President Satish K. Tripathi and the UB football team at the Bronze Buffalo in Coventry Circle, in front of the UB Center for the Arts, North Campus, to cheer on the team prior to its game against UConn, then join the tailgate parties before heading to the game in UB Stadium. 3:30 p.m. Free.

• UB Football: University at Buffalo vs. University of Connecticut. UB Stadium, North Campus. 6 p.m. Adults: $26; Junior/Senior: $10; Children 5 and under: Free, UB undergraduate students with valid ID, Free. website:

Related Art Exhibits

Sept. 6-27

Monday through Friday, 8:30-5 p.m. Free

• "UB Inaugurations, Anniversaries & Celebrations," The University Libraries Special Collections, 420 Capen Hall, North Campus. 9 a.m. web site:

Sept. 16 to Oct. 22

Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free

• "Buffalo Beijing Translation," UB Art Gallery, 201 Center for the Arts, North Campus. Opening reception Sept. 16, 6-8 p.m. Work produced as part of ongoing exchange program between UB Department of Visual Studies MFA students and students of Beijing's Central Academy of Fine Arts. website:

Sept. 17 to Dec. 31

Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. Free

• "Dinh Q Le: Saigon Diary," UB Anderson Gallery, 1 Martha Jackson Place, Buffalo. Opening reception Sept. 17, 6-8 p.m. website:

Sept. 19-25

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free

• The University Libraries Exhibition: The Inauguration of the 15th President of the University at Buffalo," Atrium, Center for the Arts, North Campus.

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