This article is from the archives of the UB Reporter.


Published: November 11, 2009
  • Hughes to lead humanities seminar

    Aaron Hughes, associate director of the Institute of Jewish Thought and Heritage, and Gordon and Gretchen Gross Professor of Jewish Studies in the Department of History, will lead the next session of the Humanities Institute’s New Faculty Seminar Series, set for 3:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in 830 Clemens Hall, North Campus.

    The session is free of charge and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.

    A specialist in medieval Jewish and Islamic Neo-Platonists, comparative religions and, more recently, the Jewish intellectual history of the Italian Renaissance, Hughes will lead a seminar discussion titled “Jewish Translation: Philosophy, History and the Space In-Between.” The topic is a chapter of his forthcoming book.

    To obtain an electronic copy of the paper in advance of the seminar, e-mail the Humanities Institute at

  • Tree memorializes faculty member

    Faculty and students in the School of Architecture and Planning gathered on Nov. 11 to plant a tree in memory of Gary Day, a longtime faculty member who died Sept. 6 after a long illness.

    The tree was planted at the rear of Hayes Hall, near Crosby Hall, on the South Campus; a marker notes Day’s many contributions to the school.

  • Print Sale scheduled

    The Department of Visual Studies will hold its 14th annual Print Sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 19 in the atrium of the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

    Admission is free.

    The sale, titled “More Please?” will feature original artist prints by UB students and alumni. Proceeds will support student research and scholarship in print media.

    Multicolored coasters, good for holiday ornaments or drinks, will be printed on the Vandercook 099 proof press. During the afternoon, demonstrations of dye-discharge screen printing on black T-shirts will provide ready-to-wear art.

    An exhibit of student and alumni prints also will be on display in the atrium Nov. 13 through Dec. 11.

    The sale will be held in conjunction with the opening reception for “Encaustic Monotypes,” an exhibition in the CFA Mainstage display cases of work by Mark Lavatelli, who teaches at Medaille College. Lavatelli paints with encaustic, an ancient technique for applying hot pigmented bees wax, and developed a method for printing encaustic onto Arches 88 paper. The reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the CFA atrium. The exhibition will run through Nov. 29.

    For further information, contact Jeff Sherven at 645-0556 or

  • Brazeau to speak at HSL meeting

    Daniel A. Brazeau, research assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, will speak on “The Genomics Revolution and Personalized Medicine” at the fall meeting of the Friends of the Health Sciences Library.

    The meeting will take place from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Austin Flint Main Reading Room in the Health Sciences Library in Abbott Hall, South Campus.

    A buffet dinner is scheduled for 6-7 p.m., with the lecture presentation set for 7-8 p.m. A question-and-answer session featuring coffee and dessert will follow from 8-9 p.m.

    The cost of the event is $15 for Friends of the Health Sciences Library, $20 for non-members and $9 for students. The cost of attending just the lecture is $5.

    Reservations must be made by Nov. 18 by contacting Linda Lohr at 829-3900, ext. 136, or

  • Book signing to be held

    The University Bookstore will host a book signing for “Office 2008 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies,” a new book by Jim Gordon, lead programmer/analyst for the University Libraries, from 5-6 p.m. Nov. 19 in the bookstore adjacent to the Commons on the North Campus.

    Following the book signing, Gordon will discuss the making of the book from 7-9 p.m. in 120 Clemens.

    Both events are free and open to the public.

  • Organist Neswick to perform

    Bruce Neswick, a major talent in the field of organ performance who is among only a few organists in the U.S. known for their ability to improvise, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, North Campus.

    Neswick’s appearance is sponsored by the UB Department of Music and the Buffalo Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

    Newsick, who recently was appointed director of music at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, will perform works by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Bach, Heiller and Dirksen, among others. After his formal program, he will improvise on a submitted theme.

    Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for UB faculty/staff/students/alumni and senior citizens, and may be obtained at the Slee Hall box office, the Center for the Arts box office and at all Ticketmaster outlets, including