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An annual spring tradition at UB, the Signature Series highlights the university's vibrant culture of creative excellence, ingenuity, and imagination. 

Each annual Signature Series program features an array of artistic and educational programming that celebrates UB's groundbreaking achievements and impact in arts and letters.

2017 Signature Series Program

The 2017 Signature Series featured Nnedi Okorafor, associate professor of English at the University at Buffalo and an award-winning novelist of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults.

In 2016, Okorafor became one of only four authors in the past 20 years to win both the World Science Fiction Society’s (WSFS) Hugo Award and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s (SFWA) Nebula Award for best novella, for her work “Binti.” The New York Times has characterized her novels as combining “politically complex science fiction and lyrical fantasy.”