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Updated February 24, 2017

UB faculty, staff and students can now access the online catalog of IT research of Gartner Inc. as part of the university’s existing agreement with the information technology research and advisory company.
Join the 8-0 UB women’s basketball team as it attempts to break the school record for best start in program history when it takes on St. Bonaventure on Dec. 21.
Felling stressed? Therapy dogs will be back in the stacks to help members of the UB community relieve that end-of-the-semester stress.
The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) has launched a new, online, employee training program on sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation and other forms of abusive conduct. 
Outstanding UB students are encouraged to apply for the 2017-18 Western New York Prosperity Scholarship, which awards up to $25,000 per year to fund the studies of entrepreneurial and civic-minded UB students.
Actor John Cleese, whose work includes “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” “Fawlty Towers” and the Oscar-nominated film “A Fish Called Wanda,” will speak at UB on Dec. 9 as part of the university’s Distinguished Speakers Series.
The thoughts and prayers of the University at Buffalo are with the Ohio State University community as it responds to and copes with today’s tragic events.
Eligible UB employees can now enroll in the Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) for 2017, 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 on a biweekly basis.
“Remains to be Seen: Performing the Archive,” a film by UB faculty member Sarah Elder, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.
Faculty members from the School of Law will discuss issues regarding the 2016 presidential election at a forum on Nov. 28 at the law school.