Need to Know

Updated February 16, 2018

The University Libraries’ Sustainability Movie Series will premiere on Feb. 19 with a screening of “Gambling on Extinction” (2015), a documentary directed by Jakob Kneser about the illegal wildlife trade in Africa and Asia.
Neal Plazio, executive chef for Campus Dining & Shops (CDS), has been named the 2018 Chef of the Year by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) of Greater Buffalo.
Our dinner plate … and climate change?
The UB Art Galleries’ Screen Projects public art video initiative’s first offering of the spring semester is a video installation by contemporary Palestinian artist Sharif Waked that, Waked says, “ponders, imagines and interrogates fashion for Israeli checkpoints.”
UB students, think you’ve got a unique solution to a global problem? If so, stop by an informational session on Feb. 12 and learn about the World’s Challenge Challenge and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
The search for UB’s next athletics director has begun with the appointment of a search committee co-chaired by UB Council member Jonathan Dandes, BS ’74, president of Rich Baseball Operations, and Beth Del Genio, PhD ’01, chief of staff to the president.
A UB biostatistics researcher will be among the panelists at a public forum on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s electronic system for monitoring the safety of FDA-regulated medical products.
University Communications, in partnership with the Department of Communication in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness in the School of Management, will launch a survey designed to gain a deeper understanding of internal communication at UB.
Despina Stratigakos, professor in the School of Architecture and Planning, has been named interim vice provost for inclusive excellence, effective today.
Former National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice will speak at UB on Feb. 28 as the featured speaker at the university’s 42nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration event.