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
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
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.