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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.

Photo of Tom Toles, 2016 Signature Series artist

Featured Events of the 2016 Signature Series Program

Talking Toles

Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 7:00 p.m. | Lippes Concert Hall, Slee Hall, North Campus

UB alumnus (BA '73) and Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tom Toles will be joined on stage by Bruce Jackson, SUNY Distinguished Professor of English and James Agee Professor of American Culture, for a candid and in-depth dialogue about political commentary, journalism, and Toles' distinguished career.

Personal Pix Exhibit Opening

Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 4:00 p.m. | Kaveeshwar Gallery, Fifth Floor, Capen Hall, North Campus

Opening April 14, an exhibit of Toles' work - from his time at the UB Spectrum to a group of his hand-picked favorites from the Washington Post in 2015 and 2016- will be on display in the Kaveeshwar Gallery through the end of the academic year.

Humor in Political Commentary

Friday, April 15, 2016 | 2:00 p.m. | Letro Courtroom, O'Brian Hall, North Campus

A panel discussion with acclaimed political cartoonist Tom Toles led by Andy Stott, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, and featuring UB faculty and students.

Small Group Discussions

Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15, 2016 | 10:30 a.m. | Student Union, North Campus

Toles will meet with small groups of faculty, staff and students for informal conversation.