UB’s Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Center invites the community to join in its second annual “Strengthening Families Celebration” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at EOC, 555 Ellicott St., on UB’s Downtown Campus.
Robert J. Beichner, a faculty member at North Carolina State University and creator of the SCALE-UP (Student Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies) project, will deliver the keynote address at the annual Genteels’ Excellence in Teaching Conference on Oct. 9.
Rethinking the concept of sustainability in this time of climate change is the topic of the Fall Environmental Law and Policy Gathering, to be held from 4:40-6 p.m. Oct. 8 in 509 O’Brian Hall, North Campus.
A three-day program next week organized by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on the life of celebrated composer Aaron Copland will feature a talk at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery by UB faculty member Bruce Jackson.
Campus Dining & Shops’ FlexiBULL Bucks plan allows faculty and staff to add money to their UB Cards to make purchases, including food, supplies and gifts, at numerous locations, both on and off campus, and at campus vending machines.
Liz Murray, the best-selling author of “Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard” and this year’s UB Reads author, will speak on Oct. 14 as part of UB’s Distinguished Speakers Series.
I enjoyed reading Charlotte Hsu's article "Engineers turn E. coli into tiny factories for producing new forms of popular antibiotic," which describes the accomplishment of UB scientists in combatting antibiotic resistance by genetically modifying and metabolically engineering E. coli bacteria to produce variations of the antibiotic erythromycin. Their feat marks another triumph for the relatively new science of synthetic biology — the application of engineering techniques to biology in order to produce new life forms useful for solving global health and environmental problems, and for advancing the scientific understanding of life itself.
Robert F. McCormack, UB professor of emergency medicine and chief of service, emergency medicine, for the Kaleida Health System, has been appointed chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He served as interim chair since January.
UB faculty and staff interested in learning about the latest advancements in medicine can sign up for UB’s Mini Medical School, the popular lecture series that presents subjects traditionally covered in medical school and highlights clinical advances brought to Western New York by UB faculty.
International students make up a significant percentage of the UB student population. While this offers opportunities for an enriched campus environment, enhanced cultural understanding and increased global awareness for U.S. students, it also presents special challenges. International students bring to UB expectations of academic culture that often are not compatible with U.S. academic culture.
Composer Jonathan Wolff, best known for composing more than 75 prime-time TV series theme songs, including the music for “Seinfeld,” “Married with Children” and “Will and Grace,” will speak on Oct. 21 at UB.
Jody L. Lomeo, president and CEO of both Kaleida Health and the Great Lakes Health System of Western New York, has been named the 2015 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year by the School of Management.
The Office of Academic Affairs and University Life and Services are sponsoring a screening of the documentary “The Anonymous People” to raise awareness about the millions of Americans who are in long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
Members of United University Professions who have accrued more than the maximum-allowed 40 vacation days may donate them to a UUP colleague who is seriously ill or injured and has run out of sick-leave accruals.
UB faculty, staff and students interested in applying for a Fulbright grant to study abroad in the 2017-18 academic year can attend the fall conference of the Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania (WNY/NWPA) Chapter of the Fulbright Association, being held at UB Nov. 6.