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Updated December 13, 2017

Nearly 4,000 prospective students and their family members attended UB’s 360 Open House on Oct. 21, an increase in attendance from last year’s fall open house, admissions officials say, and an indication of students’ growing interest in UB.
UB’s current Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available on the University Police website.
Eligible UB employees can now enroll in the Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) for 2018, which allows employees to exchange previously accrued vacation and/or personal leave for a credit to be applied toward the employee share of their New York State Health Insurance Program premiums.
UB faculty and staff can help the Red Cross prepare for the upcoming holiday season by taking part in a blood drive being held on Nov. 13 on the South Campus.
The UB Libraries will celebrate the freedom of information by hosting “Preserving Our Knowledge,” an all-day series of free sessions to promote Open Access Week.
Cultural appropriation — the adoption of elements of one culture by members of another culture — is the topic of the next session in UB’s Difficult Conversations series on Oct. 24.
For most Americans, the concept of torture is, thankfully, truly foreign. But for immigrants and refugees, some of whom are seeking asylum in Buffalo, torture has been all too real.
The Department of Theatre & Dance will present “Men On Boats” Oct. 25-29 in the Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts.
The Zodiaque Dance Company will open its 44th season with “Countdown to Celebration 45” Oct. 18-22 in the Drama Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
“Taking a Knee and Other Issues of Speech and Expression in Sports” is the title of the next discussion in UB’s Difficult Conversation series.