Need to Know

Updated February 20, 2019

Gary Giovino, an internationally renowned authority on tobacco and nicotine in the School of Public Health and Health Professions, has taken on a new role with the school. He was named SPHHP’s associate dean for faculty affairs, effective Feb. 4.
UB will holds its fourth annual Shared Governance Day on March 5 with a joint meeting of the Faculty Senate and the Professional Staff Senate.
“Legacies on the Landscape: Buildings and Names at UB” is the topic of the next session in the Difficult Conversations series being held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Landmark Room, 210 Student Union, North Campus.
Members of the UB community can get a tutorial on Webex, UB’s private, online meeting space, at information sessions taking place this month on the North and South campuses.
The Department of Transnational Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences will celebrate five decades of African and African-American studies at UB with a 50th Anniversary Symposium on Feb. 12.
When disaster threatens all of humanity, which professor will make the cut to join the survivors?
Robin Schulze, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Charles F. Zukoski, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, will introduce Bronwyn Keenan, the college’s new director of the Arts Collaboratory, at a meet-and-greet reception from 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 7 in the Center for the Arts atrium.
UB faculty, staff and domestic students are being recruited to serve as cultural partners for newly arrived international students during the spring 2019 semester as part of the International Student Mentoring Program.
As the recent blizzard made abundantly clear, you can’t be too prepared for winter weather. To help members of the university community get ready for the inevitable next winter event, UB Emergency Management is presenting “Get Ready for Winter Weather” on Feb. 13.
“Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives,” a traveling exhibition produced by the National Library of Medicine that celebrates the pivotal role nurses played in mobilizing the medical profession to tackle the problem of domestic violence, will open at UB’s Health Sciences Library (HSL) with a special event on Feb. 7.