More than 800 runners and walkers — and hundreds of volunteers — are expected to take part in the 28th annual Linda Yalem Safety Run, a 5K run held on the North Campus to promote personal safety and remember UB student Linda Yalem.
UB faculty, staff and administrators can learn about the Center for Educational Innovation's services, initiatives, special events, professional development offerings and more at an open house on Sept. 8.
In conjunction with Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s Sept. 19 Distinguished Speakers Series lecture, the Gender Institute is co-sponsoring a series of informal “book chats” featuring Malala’s 2013 autobiography, “I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban.”
UB’s Catholic Campus Ministry will celebrate the opening of the 2017-18 academic year with the 41st annual Convocation and Liturgy of the Holy Spirit, to be held at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 24 in the UB Newman Center, 495 Skinnersville Road across from the Creekside Village apartments on the North Campus.
UB moved up five spots on Sierra Club magazine’s “Cool Schools” ranking for 2017. The university landed at No. 52, up from 57 last fall, on the environmental group’s annual list of schools that are ahead of the curve when it comes to sustainability.
Ellie Fogarty, vice president at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, will be the keynote speaker at “Assessment 5.0: Continuous Improvement,” UB’s annual Assessment Day symposium being held Sept. 29 in 145 Student Union, North Campus.
Procurement Services is looking for help in naming the new procure-to-pay eProcurement system it is implementing at UB. The new system — Jaggaer, formerly SciQuest — will provide an Amazon-style purchasing experience that will greatly reduce both the procurement process and improve delivery times.
Books that once made the literary blacklist, including the ‘The Great Gatsby” and Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham,” will be on display in the lobby of Lockwood Memorial Library as the UB Libraries mark Banned Books Week Sept. 24-30.
Elizabeth “Betty” Capaldi Phillips, who became the highest-ranking woman in the history of UB when she was named provost in 2000, died Sept. 23 at her home in Gainesville, Florida, after battling brain cancer for the past year. She was 72.