Lecture Series to Focus on UB's Areas of Academic Strength

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: May 17, 2005 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The depth and breadth of University at Buffalo's academic strengths will be highlighted this summer in the "UB This Summer Lecture Series…Underscoring UB's Excellence," to be held weekly from June 9 through Aug. 18 on the North (Amherst) Campus.

Leading UB faculty members will present lectures on topics within the 10 academic "strength" areas defined as part of the UB 2020 institutional planning process.

The lectures, which will be free of charge and open to the public, will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays, except for July 7, in 104 Knox Hall. They are part of UB This Summer, the series of workshops, lectures, summer camps and programs designed to showcase UB faculty and facilities to the wider community.

The schedule for the lecture series:

• June 9: "Reading Your Way from Beauty to Ethics: Nathaniel Hawthorne in the 21st Century," Robert Daly, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).

• June 16: "Better Living Through Nanomaterials: Past, Present and Future," Mark Swihart, associate professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

• June 23: "Interpretation and Assessment of Handwritten Answer Documents for Schools," Sargur Srihari, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SEAS.

• June 30: "The Bridge between Chemistry and Biology: Opportunities for Biomedical Research," Huw Davies, UB Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, CAS.

• July 14: "Treatment for Children with ADHD: Just Say 'Yes' to Drugs?" William E. Pelham Jr., UB Distinguished Professor, departments of Psychology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry, CAS and School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

• July 21: "Biometrics for Homeland Security," Venugopal Govindaraju, professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SEAS.

• July 28: "Medical Malpractice, the Insurance Crisis and Tort Reform: Can Empirical Research Influence Public Policy?" Lucinda Finley, Frank Raichle Professor of Trial and Appellate Advocacy, Law School, and vice provost for faculty affairs.

• Aug. 4: "Bioinformatics and Life Sciences: Medicine in the Post-Genomic World," Bruce Holm, executive director, New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.

• Aug. 11: "Bacterial Infection in Chronic Lung Disease: What You See Depends on How You Look," Timothy F. Murphy, UB Distinguished Professor, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

• Aug. 18: "Some Notes from Some Edges," David Felder, professor and Birge-Cary Chair in Composition, Department of Music, CAS.

Those interested in attending any of the lectures are asked to register at http://ubthissummer.buffalo.edu/lectures.html.

For more information on the UB This Summer offerings, go to http://ubthissummer.buffalo.edu/index.html.