2/5/15
Youfa Wang, professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Health Professions, has been elected secretary/treasurer of The Obesity Society’s (TOS) Pediatric Obesity Section for 2014-15.
2/5/15
Individuals and families looking for help with their taxes can get free tax preparation again this year through a program offered through the UB’s Educational Opportunity Center.
2/5/15
Members of the UB community are invited to join their colleagues at the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for a free lunchtime concert series, “Music is Medicine,” on select Wednesdays during February and March.
2/5/15
Steven D. Schwaitzberg, chief of surgery at the Cambridge Health Alliance and a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, has been appointed chair of the Department of Surgery in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and medical director of surgical program development for Kaleida Health and Erie County Medical Center.
2/5/15
Girls of all ages are invited to cheer on the UB Bulls women’s basketball team against Mid-American Conference opponent Bowling Green on Feb. 7 during “Girls Day Out”.
2/5/15
Armed with tiny, handheld mirrors and the keys to an 18-wheeler, UB dental faculty and students will travel to the heart of Buffalo to provide free dental screenings to nearly 300 people.
2/12/15
The Department of Theatre & Dance will present the Zodiaque Dance Company’s spring concert Feb. 26-28 and March 6-8.
2/12/15
Climate change and the diminishing Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets will be the topic of UB’s annual Cowper Lecture on Feb. 20.
2/12/15
All members of the UB community can skate for free — including skate rentals — at UB’s outdoor ice skating rink, located in the Special Events Field across from the Student Union on the North Campus.
2/12/15
Members of the campus community wishing to obtain a passport can go to the Charles B. Sears Law Library in the UB Law School, an authorized Passport Acceptance Facility.
2/12/15
The National Academy of Sciences has appointed UB economist Isaac Ehrlich to its Panel on the Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration.
2/12/15
Jennifer Hess has been named associate dean for admissions, enrollment planning and pre-pharmacy advising in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
2/19/15
The Buffalo Public Interest Law Program (BPILP) will host its 20th annual auction on Feb. 27.
2/19/15
UB faculty member John M. Violanti has been invited to testify at a “listening session” to be held by the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing on Feb. 23 in Washington, D.C.
2/19/15
The UB Humanities Institute will host Humanities Night on March 7 at Torn Space Theater with a performance of Eugene O’Neill’s “The Hairy Ape,” whose resounding theme is the tragic effect of industrialization and technological change on the worker.
2/19/15
Wellness & Work/Life Balance is offering UB faculty and staff discounted tickets to the Buffalo Home Show.
2/19/15
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. April 25 in Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo, 695 Elmwood Ave., for James M. “Jamie” Shiffner, a longtime clinical psychologist and UB faculty member.
2/20/15
UB dental student researchers will swap their sickle probes for laser pointers during the School of Dental Medicine’s 2015 Student Research Day on Feb. 26.
2/23/15
Twenty-five years ago, faculty in the School of Dental Medicine learned that parents were brushing their children’s teeth with Comet, a cleaning powder more suited for a bathroom sink.
2/26/15
Nicholas J. Everest, clinical assistant professor of organization and human resources in the School of Management, has been awarded the Arjang A. Assad Excellence in Teaching Award.
2/23/15
UB will host a program, “What Ferguson Can Teach Us: Working Together for Justice and Community Safety,” at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 25 in 145a Student Union, North Campus.
2/26/15
A memorial service for Kerry Grant will be held at 4 p.m. March 5 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
2/26/15
Faculty and staff interested in exploring new technologies that can be used to improve student learning can take part in SUNY’s Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP).
2/26/15
Free massages, prizes, healthy snacks and plenty of information will be available at the Gateway to Health Community Health Fair taking place on March 7 on the Downtown Campus.
2/26/15
UB has proposed a 5.98 percent increase in the Comprehensive Fee for 2015-16 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.”
2/26/15
“Ableism” — the practices and dominant attitudes in society that devalue and limit the potential of persons with developmental, physical or psychiatric disabilities — is the topic of a workshop being held on March 5 at UB.
2/26/15
The Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Savage in Limbo,” John Patrick Shanley’s play about the search for purpose in an often-purposeless world, March 4-8 in the Center for the Arts.                                                  
2/26/15
Meir Wetzler, chief of the Leukemia Section at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and professor of medicine at UB, died Feb. 23 in the Swedish Medical Center in Denver, where he had been a patient in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit following a Feb. 7 skiing accident. He was 60.
2/26/15
Have lunch at Crossroads Culinary Center (C3) and then tour two of UB’s greenest buildings during a program on March 10 presented by the Professional Staff Senate’s Sustainable Living Committee.