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Updated January 22, 2015

UB receives 8 Excalibur Awards

Published June 5, 2014

UB has received six Gold Excalibur Awards and two Silver Excalibur Awards from the Buffalo-Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, the most prestigious awards given for communications and marketing excellence in the Buffalo-Niagara region.

The Excalibur Awards recognize strategic marketing and communications initiatives that demonstrate excellence in research, planning, execution and results. The eight awards were the most received by any organization in Western New York and the most ever awarded to UB in one year.

University Communications team members and communicators from the Office of Development and Alumni Communications, the School of Management and the Research Institute on Addictions were awarded gold or silver for the following initiatives:

  • "Seven Days Until Obama: A University Gears Up for a Historic Visit from a Sitting President.”
  • “A Winter in Snowy Buffalo — Marketing the New Winter Session at the University at Buffalo.”
  • “Science and You: A Media Relations Team Shows the Human Impact of  University Research.”
  • “Bringing ‘UB Today’ to ‘AtBuffalo.’”
  • “Drinking and Divorce Research Garners Worldwide Media Attention.”
  • “Buffalo Business Magazine.”
  • “Media Relations for Faculty Research on ‘Why Bullies Thrive at Work.’”
  • “Alumni Share the Alumnicity.”

Treadway named to national workplace bullying academy

Published May 29, 2014

Darren Treadway, associate professor of organization and human resources in the School of Management, has been named a founding fellow to the U.S. Academy on Workplace Bullying, Mobbing and Abuse.

The academy is a joint initiative between the Workplace Bullying Institute and the New Workplace Institute. It supports and promotes the multidisciplinary work of leading and emerging educators, researchers, practitioners, writers and advocates dedicated to understanding, preventing, stopping and responding to workplace bullying and related forms of interpersonal mistreatment.

“Studies have shown that many as half of all employees in the U.S. have witnessed bullying at work and 25 percent have been the target of bullying,” says Treadway. “I look forward to bringing my research on bullying, victimization and abusive supervision to the academy to help find solutions for these critical issues in the American workplace.”

Treadway was named faculty affiliate to UB’s Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention in 2013. His research on bullying in the workplace has received international media recognition.

UB staff recognized at graduate admissions meeting

Published May 22, 2014

UB staff members received several awards at the recent annual meeting of the National Association of Graduate Admission Professionals.

The Office of Graduate Enrollment Management Services (GEMS) team of Holly Acito, Lisa Coia, Christopher Connor, Troy Joseph, Alex Nelson, Lee Ann Radwan and Michael Russo won the Promotion of Excellence Award, which recognizes a new or existing methodology that clearly demonstrates best practices for other graduate enrollment management professionals. 

The award recognizes two UB initiatives: an institution-wide, self-managed, paperless admissions process and a data-driven social media and communications plan.

Connor, assistant dean for graduate enrollment management services, also received the Building Bridges Award, presented to an organization or individual who champions the issues of access and equity in graduate education. 

He was recognized for leading efforts to successfully coordinate and consolidate what had been a complex graduate and professional admissions process into a single, uniform process and system while being mindful of the individuality of each academic program.

Rosenbaum recognized with national award

Published May 8, 2014

The New York Virtuoso Singers and conductor Harold Rosenbaum, associate professor of music at UB, have received the 2014 Chorus America/ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Award for Adventurous Programming.

This is the fourth time NYVS and Rosenbaum have received this honor.

The Adventurous Programming awards recognize choruses that demonstrate a sustained commitment to adventurous programming through performances of choral music written in the past 25 years.
The awards will be presented at Chorus America’s 37th Annual Conference next month in Washington, D.C.

Rosenbaum, director of choruses at UB, founded NYVS in 1988. The group is considered leaders in contemporary American music and one of today’s top professional choirs.