This article is from the archives of the UB Reporter.


Published: February 16, 2012

  • Lack of winter will not deter Winterfest

    Never mind the lack of snow in Buffalo this winter. Winter festivals have been a part of the UB tradition for more than 50 years, and this year Winterfest will take place on Feb. 18, regardless of the weather.

    Presented by Student Affairs, Athletics, University Facilities, Residence Hall Association, undergraduate Student Association, Getzville Fire Department’s Water Rescue Team and the Department of Biological Sciences, Winterfest 2012 will be held from 1-5 p.m. at South Lake Village, North Campus.

    The event, which is free to all UB students, faculty and staff, will feature both indoor and outdoor events—enjoy a game of broomball, participate in the snowman-building contest or enjoy some hot chocolate and chili. If the weather is warm, ice events—except ice skating—will take place on pavement.

    Visit the "Winterfest website to preregister and view the full list of activities. Volunteers also are needed.

  • Theatre and Dance to present ‘Fen’

    The Department of Theatre and Dance will present the Caryl Churchill play “Fen” Feb. 29 through March 4 in the Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

    Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

    “Fen” tells the story of people living in a rural area of England who for centuries have been separated from the modern world of wealth, political power and the daily fruits of a modern, materialistic society. At the center of the play is a love story of a wife and mother who attempts to find hope—and escape from her social fate as a common laborer—in a relationship with a man equally constricted by his life in the Fenland.

    The UB performance of “Fen” is directed by Jerry Finnegan; Tom Ralabate is the producing artistic director. The cast is comprised of BFA and BA students at UB.

    Tickets for “Fen” are $20 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the CFA box office and at all Ticketmaster locations, including

  • Third poverty research workshop set

    The third Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to noon March 2 in the Education Center and Atrium of the Olmsted Center for Sight, 1170 Main St., Buffalo.

    The workshop, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by UB’s Civic Engagement and Public Policy (CEPP) research initiative, the Homeless Alliance of Western New York, the Partnership for the Public Good and the Western New York Service Learning Coalition.

    Designed for local scholars, representatives of social service agencies, advocates and government leaders and staff, among others, the workshop will provide the latest data on local poverty, as well as information on new and ongoing research, promising strategies and opportunities for collaboration.

    A highlight of this third workshop will be presentations on three innovative university-community collaborations: implementing the “Housing First” model to end chronic homelessness, teaching science and engineering in the Buffalo Public Schools and improving health outcomes by paying heed to patient voices.

    A full program can be viewed on the CEPP website.

    Those wishing to attend should register in advance by contacting Sara Gales at sara@ppgbuffalo or Megan Connelly at 852-4191, ext. 110.