Need to Know

Updated September 14, 2018

Volunteers from UB and the community around the South Campus will distribute kits containing tips on how to be a good neighbor, as well as other important information, during Operation Doorhanger beginning at 10 a.m. on Aug. 24.
The Department of Art is welcoming five new faculty members with a month-long exhibition of their work in the department’s Lower Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts.
A training session has been scheduled on the Downtown Campus for “Shop Blue,” UB’s new eProcurement system that provides an Amazon-like purchasing experience that will greatly reduce both the procurement process and improve delivery times.
More than 2,000 prospective students and their families are expected to visit UB on Aug. 17 during UB 360°, the university’s summer open house. 
Seven kayaks are available for use on Lake LaSalle by professional staff and faculty, free of charge, thanks to the work of the Professional Staff Senate’s Sustainable Living and Recreation and Wellness committees.
An annual scholarship a UB graduate and his wife established in 2005 already has changed the lives of 18 students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Now, Mary and James Smist have pledged a major gift through a bequest expectancy to ensure the Felix Smist Scholarship continues in perpetuity.
Work is expected to begin Aug. 9 to improve pedestrian safety at crosswalks at two major intersections on the Audubon Parkway on the North Campus.
UB fall sports will be in the spotlight at the second annual Fan Fest on Aug. 19.
Nancy Paton, vice president for university communications, is stepping down from her position at UB Sept. 5 to become the inaugural vice president for strategic communications and marketing at the University of Florida.
Registration is open for the 26th annual Day of Caring, to be held on Aug. 15.