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Past News Briefs

4/18/14

Alessandra Renzi is a media artist who explores how governments and corporations use social media to surveil and police citizens for reasons often unknown to the citizens themselves. For Renzi, exposure of such surveillance is more than an academic exercise: It aims to promote political participation.

4/17/14

Following on the themes addressed by President Barack Obama during his visit to UB last August, distinguished physicist and National Academy member Helen Quinn will  talk about changes in science education at the 20th annual Moti Lal Rustgi Memorial Lecture presented by the Department of Physics.

4/17/14

“Data Mine, Data Yours” is the theme of the next Buffalo Science & Art Cabaret, during which artists, performers and a mathematician will discuss the influence of big data on society.

4/17/14

Lawrence Shulman, professor and dean emeritus of the School of Social Work, has been awarded the Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award by the Council on Social Work Education.

4/17/14

Theologian Diana L. Hayes will inaugurate the new “Women Wisdom” lecture series sponsored by the Newman Center of the UB Campus Ministry Association.

4/10/14

Fulton T. Crews, John R. Andrews Distinguished Professor and director of the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, will discuss “Evidence Supporting Adult Dysfunction Suggests Adolescence Binge Drinking Syndrome” at 10 a.m. April 18 as part of the Research Institute on Addiction’s Spring Seminar Series.

4/10/14

A screening of “The Missing Picture,” the 2013 film by Cambodian director Rithy Panh and the first from the country nominated for the Academy Award in the foreign film category, will take place at 5 p.m. April 22 in the Screening Room, 112 Center for the Arts, North Campus.

4/10/14

The continuing problem of lead in Western New York homes — a toxin that has been shown to cause developmental impairment in children and health problems in adults — will be the focus of a major conference on April 11, at the UB Law School.

4/10/14

Three Chinook helicopters will land on the UB North Campus on Sunday as part of an exercise involving the Army ROTC program at Canisius College.

4/10/14

UBIT is working to ensure that the university’s IT services are secure in the wake of Monday’s disclosure of the Heartbleed security vulnerability.