UB is committed to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all members of the university community and has developed a Discrimination and Harassment Policy outlining procedures by which the university will investigate and resolve complaints of discrimination and harassment.
UB Campus Dining & Shops has announced that the three Tim Hortons locations at UB now accept FlexiBull Bucks and will honor the discount that plan holders currently receive at all UB Campus Dining & Shops locations.
“Behind the Scenes at UB,” a free tour of units and programs on the North, South and Downtown campuses sponsored by the Professional Staff Senate, will continue on Feb. 12 with a tour of the Downtown Medical Campus.
Rowland Richards Jr., a UB civil engineering professor for 30 years, died Jan. 8 in his Buffalo home after a brief illness. He was 77.
Born in New York City and raised in Southern California, Richards received a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in 1957, a master’s from California Institute of Technology in 1958 and a doctorate from Princeton in 1964.
He taught at Princeton for several years and at the University of Delaware for a decade before his wife, Martha, persuaded him to take a position as a professor in her hometown of Buffalo in 1980.
At UB, Richards taught courses ranging from fluid mechanics to structural aesthetics.
A specialist in seismic soil mechanics, he authored numerous journal articles and book chapters, as well as well as the textbook “Principles of Solid Mechanics,” which contains elegantly hand-drawn diagrams and plentiful footnotes full of literary and observational asides.
He retired from UB in 2010.
As a young man, Richards twice was a U.S. national champion archer and won the 1950 World Junior Archery Championship held in Brussels. He spent his summer vacations as a youth working at Trail Lake Ranch in Wyoming. As a college student, he spent summers gold mining in California and the Yukon Territory of Canada.
In 1960, he purchased farmland in Waitsfield, Vt., where he opened Floodwoods Farm to raise Belted Galloway cattle.
He taught during the school year, but during the summers he worked the farm, which continues to be operated by his family.
Four UB nursing faculty members were honored recently by the March of Dimes at its second annual Nurse of the Year Awards Gala. Recognized were Deborah Finnell, associate professor, behavioral health; Mary Carey, associate professor, education/research/nurse author; Pamela Paplham, clinical assistant professor, home care, hospice, palliative care, oncology; and Sharon Hewner, assistant professor, performance management/quality and improvement.
The UB Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts will present two free public programs this month featuring artists whose work is part of “Time Mutations,” an exhibition currently on display in the gallery.
The January issue of Election Law Journal (Volume 11, No. 4) features a series of articles about the hotly debated topic of decennial redistricting that came out of an October 2011 conference held in the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy in the UB Law School.
The federal government is offering two types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students seeking employment as computer security and information assurance specialists within the federal government.
The Student Visual Arts Organization (SVAO) in the Department of Visual Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, is sponsoring open figure drawing sessions from 6-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays now through April 24 in 218 Center for the Arts, North Campus.
Hundreds of children are expected to fill dental clinics in the School of Dental Medicine on Feb. 1 as UB holds its 12th annual "Give Kids a Smile Day" from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Squire Hall on the South Campus.
In conjunction with its current exhibition “Transmutation: Photographic Works by Carl Chiarenza,” the UB Anderson Gallery will hold a “New Poets, New Books” event on Feb. 9 featuring Buffalo-based poets, including UB alumni and students, who will present work from their newly published books of poetry.
Amy Johnson, associate director of development in the School of Management, has been appointed vice president/professional advancement/education for the Western New York Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Bestselling novelist and social commentator Walter Mosley will present the keynote address at UB’s 37th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Event, to be held at 8 p.m. on Feb. 28 in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
Perry Kulper, associate professor of architecture at the University of Michigan, and Nat Chard, professor of architecture at Brighton University, will deliver a lecture titled “Augmentations” at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in 301 Crosby Hall, South Campus.
UB researchers from all disciplines interested in community-based research are invited to attend a Research Network Lunch Meeting on Feb. 28 sponsored by the Civic Engagement and Public Policy (CEPP) strategic initiative.
The Western New York chapter of the New York State Commercial Association of Realtors recently honored Robert G. Shibley, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, with its Meritorious Service Award.
UB has proposed a general 2.6 percent increase in the Comprehensive Fee each year for 2013-14 through 2017-18 in order to “continue to offer programs and services that our UB students need and expect in the current state, SUNY and UB budget climate.”
Prominent nursing researcher Margaret Grey, dean and Annie W. Goodrich Professor in the Yale School of Nursing, will be the speaker at the UB School of Nursing’s third annual Margaret A. Nelson Lecture, to take place at 2 p.m. March 1 in 114 Wende Hall, South Campus.
The UB Communicators Network, a growing group of professional communications and marketing employees at the university, will hold its spring 2013 luncheon at the new Crossroads Culinary Center in the Ellicott Complex, North Campus.
UB architecture students who designed and built a new home for a colony of bees living in an abandoned Buffalo office building are in the running for a highly regarded architecture prize, and the UB community can help them win.
Sonny Ramaswamy, director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), will visit UB next week to speak on a topic of increasing concern in the 21 century: how to increase food production in the context of a burgeoning global population, changing climate and diminishing land and water resources.
Members of the UB Police Department will be soliciting donations for the Special Olympics of New York during a “Law and Orders” event on March 14 at the Tully’s restaurant at 1459 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.
Only at an event like Buffalo’s Science & Art Cabaret could you find a mix of presenters this diverse: On March 15, two scientists, a visual studies professor and an ensemble of digital musicians will convene to present their work on the topic of the universe.
Paranormal mysteries, crime scene investigations and dissected human organs are just some of the peculiar and gory presentations that UB will host during the annual Science Exploration Day, to be held from 9:15 a.m. to 1:05 p.m. March 13.
UB will host the 10th annual Safe Schools Initiative Seminar for law enforcement and schools from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 15 in the Center for the Arts, North Campus. The event is free, but registration is required.
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America has named John DellaContrada, assistant vice president in the Office of University Communications, as president of its board of directors for 2013. Other officers include Jacqueline Ghosen, assistant dean and director of communication, UB School of Management, treasurer; and Kevin Manne, assistant director of communication, School of Management, director-at-large.
Jim Lavery, research scientist at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health and Centre for Global Health Research at the University of Toronto, will deliver two lectures on the topic of community engagement in research during a visit to Buffalo on March 19.
Thomas B. Burrows, executive director of the Center for the Arts, will speak at the next general membership meeting of the Professional Staff Senate at 3 p.m. March 28 in the Center for Tomorrow, North Campus.
UB faculty and staff members are asked to encourage undergraduate students in their classes and those working in their offices to complete a brief survey on UB’s General Education curriculum that recently was distributed to students via email.
Laurent Levy, CEO and co-founder of Nanobiotix, a clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering novel approaches for the local treatment of cancer, will speak at UB at 6:30 p.m. March 26 in 109 Knox Hall, North Campus.
Civil liberties activist Marjorie Heins will appear at UB on March 25 to discuss her latest book, which details the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in a case brought by five UB faculty members that made it unlawful for states to discriminate against Communist Party members.
Nobel laureate Anthony J. Leggett of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will speak on "What can we do with a quantum liquid?" at the 19th annual Moti Lal Rustgi Memorial Lecture, to take place at 5 p.m. March 29 in 225 Natural Sciences Complex, North Campus.
Faculty and staff members interesting in learning how to develop a service-learning course are invited to participate in the free WNY Service Learning Coalition (WNYSLC) Service-Learning Faculty Fellowship Program.
Caroline Nguyen Ticarro-Parker, founding director of the Catalyst Foundation, which assists women and children trafficked for sex and labor, will visit UB March 24-27 to speak about Catalyst’s work fighting human trafficking in Vietnam. All events are free and open to the public.
University Life and Services’ Employees Campaign for the Community fundraising committee will hold a Spring Boutique Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 11 in the ground floor lobby of Capen Hall, North Campus.
Grace Kao, professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak on the social exclusion of Asian-American male youth during the first of three lectures in the Department of Sociology’s colloquium series being held during the month of April.
“The Health of a Society” is the theme for the first TEDxUniversityatBuffalo, UB’s version of the worldwide TEDx program devoted to bringing people together to engage in the TED philosophy of promoting “ideas worth sharing.”
“Seed Trees,” an exhibition of work by Reinhard Reitzenstein, associate professor and head of the sculpture program, Department of Visual Studies, will on display from April 6-27 in the Olga Korper Gallery, 17 Morrow Ave., Toronto.
Children between 8 and 12 years old learned about levitating magnets, floating superconductors and cool (no pun intended) things you can do with liquid nitrogen during demonstrations done by UB Honors College students earlier this week as part of the Buffalo Museum of Science’s “Fantastic Physics” spring break science camp.
The UB Child Care Center (UBCCC) will kick off its annual celebration of the Week of the Young Child with a 5k Family Fun Walk on April 13 to raise awareness and money for UBCCC, which provides care for the youngest members of the UB community.
UB music faculty members Jonathan Golove and John Bacon will take part in the final presentation of the 2012-13 season of “A Musical Feast,” a performance series sponsored by the Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College.
Members of the UB community who are caring for an aging loved one can find answers to questions on such topics as the aging process, mental and physical health, and in-home and elder facility care at an “Ask the Geriatrician” session presented by the Employee Assistance Program.
A candlelight vigil to raise awareness of sexual violence will be held from 7-9 p.m. April 18 on the North Campus. Attendees will gather in the Flag Room, second floor of the Student Union, and then walk to Baird Point for the vigil.
Jordan Levy—venture capitalist, entrepreneur, Synacor board member and co-founder of Buffalo’s Z80 Labs technology incubator—will speak with UB students on April 17, offering his take on why we need to change the way we think to foster entrepreneurship.
Pianist Ran Dank, described by The New York Times as “a player with technique, imagination and powerhouse pianism,” will present a program of the work of Chopin and Rzewski at 7:30 p.m. April 13 in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, North Campus.
Maurizio Trevisan, founding dean of the School of Public Health and Health Professions and an expert on how lifestyle and metabolic factors help cause or prevent cardiovascular disease, is returning to UB to give the 2013 Saxon Graham lecture on April 12.
Natalie Simpson, associate professor of operations management and strategy in the School of Management, has received the prestigious 2013 Wickham Skinner Teaching Innovation Award from the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS).
Douglas A. Lauffenburger, Ford Professor of Bioengineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will present the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science’s second annual David Chu Lecture at 10 a.m. April 30 in 190 Kapoor Hall, South Campus.
The Confucius Institute in the UB Asian Studies Program (UBCI) will offer a K-12 immersion day camp in Chinese language and culture this summer, as well as an immersion experience in China for high school students.