A mural of James Joyce is presented downtown as part of a larger initiative to heighten awareness of the UB James Joyce Collection, the world’s largest assemblage of manuscripts and materials by and about the famed author, and to raise funds for a Joyce museum in Abbott Hall. PHOTO BY MEREDITH FORREST KULWICKI
Students hone their skills in UB’s new lounge for “esports,” or competitive gaming, in Hadley Village. The space allows gamers to develop teamwork and sharpen their strategy. It also supports UB’s varsity teams in the Esports Collegiate Conference, representing 12 universities. PHOTO BY DOUGLAS LEVERE
The College of Arts and Sciences holds commencement exercises in UB Stadium for graduates of humanities and social science programs. Seventeen livestreamed, outdoor ceremonies were held this month for about 6,000 graduates, with COVID safety protocols in place for each event. PHOTO BY DOUGLAS LEVERE
A butterfly is released during a ceremony honoring those who donated their bodies to the Anatomical Gift Program, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Family members and UB representatives commemorated the donors’ generosity in the cause of medical science. PHOTO BY DOUGLAS LEVERE
Students and families move carts packed with their belongings into Governors Residence Halls on the North Campus. After a year-and-a-half of mostly remote instruction, UB implemented health and safety protocols to ensure a safe and successful 2021-22 academic year. PHOTO BY DOUGLAS LEVERE
Rodney M. Grabowski, vice president for university advancement, hosts a livestream event from the Center for the Arts, following announcement of a $1 billion goal for the Boldly Buffalo campaign and surpassing the initial $650 million target. More than 400 people logged in to celebrate. PHOTO BY DOUGLAS LEVERE
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Staff from Facilities Operations recently installed "Progress Pride Paths," the first project in the new Contemplative Sites series of public art displays. It can be seen on Knox Quad on the North Campus. Photos: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki
Public art in the Contemplative Sites project will be temporary, with this inaugural work on display throughout the 2021-22 academic year.
Workers consult the plans, which were designed by Sean Brodfuehrer, an architectural planner in Campus Planning. Brodfuehrer says he drew inspiration from the history and evolution of the Progress Pride Flag.
Progress Pride Paths was done in partnership with the LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association and installed by the landscaping service staff and masonry team from Facilities Operations.
The quadrangular shapes have been painted along 883 square feet of the V-shaped sidewalk enclosed by Knox Hall, Bell Hall and the Student Union.