The name of one of America's most distinctive writers graces the 10-story building that houses UB's English department and other humanities departments of the College of Arts and Sciences. Clemens Hall houses classrooms, the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and several departments within the College. It incorporates a Language and Learning Laboratory with 152 wired stations and a microcomputer lab for CAS faculty and students.
Under the pseudonym Mark Twain, Samuel L. Clemens (1835-1910), wrote the classics Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He moved to Buffalo in 1869 and became an editor and part-owner of the Buffalo Express newspaper.