Walter J. “Jim” Sarjeant, a UB emeritus chair professor of electrical engineering who worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory on what eventually became the International Space Station, died April 2, 2015 in Avow Hospice in Naples, Florida, after a nearly yearlong battle with complications from pneumonia. He was 70.
The Department of Theatre & Dance Department will present the indie rock musical “Spring Awakening” April 23-26 and April 30 through May 3 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
UB’s Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention again joins forces with Hodgson Russ LLP and M&T Bank for another “BAND Against Bullying” school arts competition at 7 p.m. April 28 in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
More than 100,000 persons in the U.S. currently are waiting for a life-saving or life-improving organ, but an average of 18 people die daily waiting for an organ and about 132 people are added to the waiting list per day.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the UB Violence Prevention Team is holding in-service training designed to raise awareness about sexual violence, educate members of the UB community on how to prevent it and provide support for those who have experienced it.
With the U.S. Supreme Court hearing arguments on April 28 in four cases that ultimately will determine whether same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry in every state, UB Law School faculty member Michael Boucai will offer a primer on the issue during a brown bag lecture sponsored by the LGBTQ Faculty & Staff Association.
You may have heard of the material graphene: Made from a single layer of carbon atoms, it’s exceedingly thin, light and strong. Its unique properties have engineers dreaming of futuristic technologies, like ultra-high-speed transistors and feather-light composites for building aircraft. Its huge potential for novel applications also has been recognized by the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Yumiao Zhang, a PhD student in the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering, won the first-place prize out of a field of 150 entrants for his poster presentation last month at the 41st Northeast Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC 2015).