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:
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
-- Satish K. Tripathi, UB President
-- Dennis R. Black, Vice President of University Life and
-- 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,
-- Joseph A. Mannarino, Executive Vice President, LPCiminelli
-- John "Jeff" Brady, Executive Director, UB Campus Dining and
-- Leila M. Albert, UB student
For more information about Crossroads, visit: http://www.myubcard.com/crossroads.