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Updated August 7, 2014

CDS chef takes bronze medal in culinary challenge

Published March 27, 2014

Campus Dining and Shops executive chef Seth Williams was awarded a Bronze Medal in the 2014 National Association of College and University Food Services’ (NACUFS) Northeast Regional Culinary Challenge. The competition took place on March 19 during the annual NACUFS Northeast Regional Conference at Rutgers University.

The Culinary Challenge recognizes outstanding food preparation and presentation skills in collegiate dining services. Competitors were required to incorporate the featured ingredient, live lobster, into an original hot entrée. Individual competitors had 60 minutes to prepare four portions of the entrée, as well as side dishes and sauces to create a balanced plate. Williams’ entry of Lobster & Grits — a unique take on a classic southern creole dish — paired blackened lobster meat with wild boar bacon and braised kale served over gruyere grits and topped with a truffle poached egg.

Three judges from the American Culinary Federation used a 40-point scale to grade each competitor in the categories of organization, cooking skills and culinary technique, and taste.

Campus Dining and Shops and UB will be the host school for the 2016 NACUFS Northeast Regional Conference.


Boje named associate dean for academic affairs

Published March 20, 2014

James O’Donnell, dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has appointed Kathleen Boje to the position of associate dean for academic affairs. Boje will continue her faculty appointment as associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences.

She currently also serves as director and advisor to the Pharmaceutics Baccalaureate Program.

Boje was appointed assistant professor in the UB Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1992.

She has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and has been cited for her teaching as recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2004.

Boje received her BS in pharmacy from Duquesne University, her PhD in pharmaceutics from the University at Buffalo and is also a licensed registered pharmacist (RPH) in the State of New York.

Boje joins three other faculty members who provide important service to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in their roles as associate deans: Karl Fiebelkorn, associate dean for student affairs and professional relations and associate professor of pharmacy practice; Joseph Balthasar, associate dean for research and professor of pharmaceutical sciences; and Candise Morris, associate dean for resource management . 

Malhotra named to Lawyers of Color’s “50 under 50” list

Published March 20, 2014

Anjana Malhotra, associate professor in the UB Law School, has been named to Lawyers of Color’s “50 Under 50” list, a comprehensive catalog of the most influential minority law professors 50 years of age or younger. The list will be released April 7 in the publication’s Law School Diversity Issue.

Malhotra’s scholarship centers on issues in immigration law, constitutional law and international human rights, with a particular focus on substantive theories of equality and access to justice.

Before joining the UB Law faculty, Malhotra taught at the Seattle University School of Law as the inaugural Fred T. Korematsu Clinical Fellow, where she developed and co-taught the Civil Rights Amicus and Impact Litigation Clinic. A magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, she majored in anthropology and served as a university representative to the 1995 NGO Forum on Women in Beijing. Malhotra went on to earn her JD cum laude from New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar.

Lawyers of Color (LOC) was founded as On Being A Black Lawyer, but now also produces publications for current and future lawyers of South Asian-American, Pacific Asian-American, Hispanic and Native-American descent. LOC has been recognized by the American Bar Association, National Black Law Students Association and National Association of Black Journalists.

National Jurist praises UB Law’s practical skills training

Published March 6, 2014

The UB Law School has been named to a select list of law schools recognized by National Jurist magazine as delivering top-quality practical training in legal skills.

The publication and its counterpart, PreLaw magazine, are considered the nation’s leading news sources in legal education. The “honor roll of law schools that deliver practical training,” a first for the magazines, will list 60 law schools in upcoming issues in March and the spring. 

“The majority of law schools have vastly improved their practical training opportunities in recent years,” says Jack Crittenden, National Jurist editor in chief. “This is the first effort to try to quantify which schools are delivering on their promises to make legal education more experiential.”

The magazine based the ranking on four factors — three objective and one subjective. The three objective factors are the number of clinic positions, field placements or externships and simulation courses in relation to the school’s enrollment. The magazine then contacted the 90 law schools that ranked highest in that assessment and gathered detailed information on other practical training offerings, and assigned a score based on the data.

Among the other institutions on the list are the law schools of Boston University, Duke, Emory, Michigan State, Northeastern, Northwestern, Seton Hall and Yale. The full list is available at the magazine’s website.