Release Date: April 18, 2014
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo students and faculty will gather on April 23 to recognize the scholarly, research and creative achievements of the university’s students at the 10th annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence.
The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
“This is a wonderful celebration where the UB community recognizes our talented students, their remarkable work and their accomplishments,” says Charles F. Zukoski, UB provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.
The event will open with poster presentations from both graduate and undergraduate students who will describe the results of their research projects. The Black Box Theatre will hold the Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Poster Competition, while more than 200 undergraduate students will present on more than 160 varied research posters in the CFA atrium.
Student research topics range from why athletes become sports legends to silicon nanoparticles, the reliability of capturing sleep diary data using wrist-worn electronic devices and the effect of resistive respiratory muscle training on breathing.
The Center for Student Leadership and Community Engagement, and the Honors College also will highlight the local and international community service work of UB students.
The celebration ceremony, hosted by UB President Satish K. Tripathi and Zukoski, will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Mainstage theater.
The university will recognize student winners and nominees for national, SUNY and UB awards, some of which include the prestigious Goldwater, Marshall, Truman, Udall and Rhodes scholarships; Fulbright and National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships; SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Student Excellence; and the UB Undergraduate Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creativity.
Select UB faculty members will receive awards for distinguished undergraduate teaching and mentoring.
The ceremony also will feature a performance from the musical drama “Les Miserables” by members of the student cast directed by Nathan R. Matthews, associate professor and director of music theatre. At noon, guests can meet the cast in the Drama Theatre for a glimpse into the theatrical creative process.
For a complete listing of award categories and to register to attend, visit the Celebration of Academic Excellence website.