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10/3/17
Open enrollment is now underway for New York State Flex Spending Accounts, which allow state employees to pay for certain dependent care or health care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
10/3/17
Mark J. Czarnecki, former president and chief operating officer of M&T Bank, will be posthumously honored as the 2017 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year by the School of Management. Czarnecki also served as vice chairman of the UB Council.
10/4/17
Dori R. Marshall, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been appointed director of admissions and assistant dean.
10/3/17
What is an academic medical center and why does it matter to Western New York? This question and others related to how academic medical centers impact patient care, medical education, research and economic development will be discussed at a keynote and panel on Oct. 6 sponsored by the UB Alumni Association.
10/5/17
The following UB employees retired from the university from July 2017 through September 2017:
10/5/17
UB’s Office of Sustainability is hosting two lunch-and-learn sessions this month for faculty and staff interested in finding out more about a discount available for residential solar.
10/5/17
Five members of the Tuna Universitaria de Salamanca will perform a concert of traditional Spanish and Latin music at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Kiva, 101 Baldy Hall, North Campus.
10/10/17
David Jacobs, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, received the 2017 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Loan Repayment Program Award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
10/10/17
UPlan, one of the largest projects in UB’s operational excellence initiative, has announced two milestones.
10/10/17
Frank Grosso, executive director and CEO of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, will speak with pharmacy students from UB, D’Youville College and St. John Fisher College about the practice of consultant pharmacy during a presentation on Oct. 12.
10/12/17
UB employees can share their Thanksgiving traditions while making connections with members of UB’s diverse international community by taking part in the fourth annual “Thanksgiving Without Borders” program.
10/12/17
“Taking a Knee and Other Issues of Speech and Expression in Sports” is the title of the next discussion in UB’s Difficult Conversation series.
10/13/17
The Zodiaque Dance Company will open its 44th season with “Countdown to Celebration 45” Oct. 18-22 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
10/17/17
The Department of Theatre & Dance will present “Men On Boats” Oct. 25-29 in the Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts.
10/18/17
For most Americans, the concept of torture is, thankfully, truly foreign. But for immigrants and refugees, some of whom are seeking asylum in Buffalo, torture has been all too real.
10/18/17
Cultural appropriation — the adoption of elements of one culture by members of another culture — is the topic of the next session in UB’s Difficult Conversations series on Oct. 24.
10/19/17
The UB Libraries will celebrate the freedom of information by hosting “Preserving Our Knowledge,” an all-day series of free sessions to promote Open Access Week.
10/25/17
UB faculty and staff can help the Red Cross prepare for the upcoming holiday season by taking part in a blood drive being held on Nov. 13 on the South Campus.
10/25/17
Eligible UB employees can now enroll in the Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) for 2018, which allows employees to exchange previously accrued vacation and/or personal leave for a credit to be applied toward the employee share of their New York State Health Insurance Program premiums.
10/26/17
UB’s current Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available on the University Police website.
10/26/17
Nearly 4,000 prospective students and their family members attended UB’s 360 Open House on Oct. 21, an increase in attendance from last year’s fall open house, admissions officials say, and an indication of students’ growing interest in UB.
10/30/17
“Grey’s Anatomy” actor and activist Jesse Williams will appear at UB on Nov. 18 as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series.
11/2/17
UB students will talk about STEM topics in layman’s language during “STEM for Everyone: Stories from Students,” a free event presented by the UB Women in STEM Cooperative (UBWISC).