UB's First Summer Alumni College Program to Be Held At Chautauqua Institution

By Mary Beth Spina

Release Date: March 31, 1997 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- College will be "in session" from June 29 through July 5 at the Chautauqua Institution when the University at Buffalo Alumni Association holds its first Summer Alumni College Program.

The program, focusing on "The Built Environment," will be conducted by Bruno Freschi, dean of the UB School of Architecture and Planning, who will share his global perspectives on the design and impact of houses, cities and public spaces.

Freschi, who is working on waterfront plans for Buffalo and Tacoma, Wash., developed the master plan for Vancouver's World Exposition. He has won many awards, including the Order of Canada, the highest honor the Canadian government bestows upon an individual.

Those enrolled in the UB program also will be able to participate in the Chautauqua Institution's week-long program on "The Politics of the Environment," an in-depth look at the past and present debate over the use and preservation of the natural environment. Speakers in the program will include marine biologist Sylvia Earle and John Sawhill, president of the Nature Conservancy.

Concerts and other special programs at the Institution during the week also will be available to those enrolled in the UB Alumni College.

The cost per person is $1,190, which includes double occupancy in the Athenaeum Hotel, meals, Chautauqua Platform Programs, gate pass, parking, reception, guided walking tour and class materials. Single rooms are available for the week for an additional $360.

Reservations for the UB college program must be made and paid for by May 15.

For those who make other living/dining arrangements or are residents of the Chautauqua Institution, pricing can vary. Call 716-829-2608 for reservations and information.