University at Buffalo: Reporter


The Friends of the Center for the Arts will hold a black tie Venetian Masked Carnival April 5 to support the center's international artistic and cultural programming.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Atrium with a cocktail reception and cash bar. A seven-course dinner, featuring northern Italian cuisine, will begin at 8 p.m.

Entertainment will include strolling musicians during the cocktail hour and piano music during dinner. The Greater Buffalo Opera Company will perform during dessert. Following dinner, the Toots Dintino Orchestra will perform.

Individual reservations are $75, of which $35 is tax deductible, and may be made by calling the Friends of the Center for the Arts, 645-6776.

Angelo DelBalso, interim chair and associate professor of radiology at UB and director of radiology at the Erie County Medical Center, was a member of the Refresher Course Faculty at the recent annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. He also gave a presentation on the radiographic evaluation of jaw lesions and the dental implant patient.

DelBalso, author of "Maxillofacial Imaging," the standard facial-imaging reference text, is an internationally recognized expert in this field. He obtained his dental degree, a master's degree in pharmacology and his medical degree from UB.

He serves as secretary of the Buffalo Radiological Society, treasurer of the ECMC medical/dental staff and was recently appointed to the Committee on Technologists of the New York Radiological Society.

The Hon. Kevin Dillon, State Supreme Court, Eighth Judicial District, will deliver the keynote address at a conference on legal aspects of driving while intoxicated, to be held from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. April 12 in the Moot Courtroom in O'Brian Hall, North Campus. The conference is sponsored by the Criminal Law Society of the UB School of Law and Group Legal Services.

Also scheduled to speak at the conference are R. Gil Kerlikowske, Buffalo police commissioner, and Michael Taheri, senior partner in the Williamsville firm of Condon & Taheri. A judicial panel including the Hon. Barbara Howe, State Supreme Court, Eighth Judicial District, will be featured.

Registration fee is $25. Call Group Legal Services Offices of Sub Board One, Inc. at 645-3036 for registration and information.

A symposium for recent law graduates and current students on "Matrimonial Law: The Realities of Practice" will be held April 5 in O'Brian Hall on the UB North Campus.

The program will be presented by the New York Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in cooperation with the UB School of Law and in memory of Raymond F. Pauley, a nationally recognized matrimonial-law practitioner.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the event will conclude with a final question-and-answer segment at 4:30 p.m.

Opening remarks will be given by Barry B. Boyer, dean of the UB School of Law, and Rochester attorney Brian Barney.

Topics and presenters will be:

· "Attorney-Client Relationship in Matrimonial Matters," Patrick C. O'Reilly, Buffalo
· "Preliminary Matters," Brian Barney, Rochester, and Roger T. Davison, Buffalo
· "Negotiating Agreements," Joyce E. Funda and Peter J. Fiorella Jr., Buffalo
· "Custody Issues," James P. Renda and Barbara Ellen Handschu, Buffalo
· "Discovery and Valuation of Marital Assets," Nelson F. Zakia and David G. Stiller, Buffalo
· "Matrimonial Trial Practice," Mark G. Hirschorn and Paul Ivan Birzon, Buffalo
There is no fee, but seating is limited and will be available on a first-come basis. Those who wish to attend must call the UB School of Law alumni office, 645-2107, to register.

For UB graduate student Kerry Sheeley, serving as chair of the university's Pride for Five is an opportunity to show her appreciation for receiving an excellent education that also offers her a way to contribute to the university's future.

Pride for Five, part of UB's Annual Appeal, is a five-year approach to raising support for the university from young alumni that begins with the Senior Challenge appeal that asks seniors to support a class gift to UB.

Sheeley, who received a bach-elor's degree in physiology and nutrition from UB in 1996, previously served as a committee member for the Senior Challenge. Studying for a master's degree in nutrition in the UB School of Health Related Professions, she plans to attend medical school. "Pride for Five gives me the opportunity to give back to UB, and by doing so, hopefully I can help promote that same feeling of pride in other students," she said.

UB and Erie Community College announce the third year of a co-sponsored interdisciplinary program, "The Culture of Provence," to be offered in the south of France in June, 1997.

Offered through the Studies Abroad offices of the two institutions and taught by Professors Ann S. Haskell of UB and Richard Koepsell of ECC, The Culture of Provence is a four-week intensive course in Provencal culture and the French language. Students are able to earn 10 credits, six in the culture course and four for French. The next program will leave for Paris May 31.

Based in Nyons, France, the program is organized around learning French in the morning and applying that language in afternoon trips to historical sites and museums, beginning with the Roman ruins in Vaison-la Romain, and the city's Haute Ville-"high town"-a medieval village built high on a rock outcropping across the river.

Students in the first two years of the program called it "a transforming experience." Previously, participants visited Avignon, site of the medieval Popes' Palace and the Petit Palais, which houses an extensive medieval religious art collection. They visited the Vasarely Museum in Gordes, Madame de Sevigne's chateau in Grignon and museums in Paris, as well as the antique Roman theater at Orange, several Roman bridges still in use and parts of the Roman aqueduct that supplied water to Avignon.

Students live independently in Nyons, where they can experience the local cafes, restaurants and theaters; visit the city market, in continuous operation for more than 600 years, and make trips to local "caves" or wine cellars to sample the regional Côtes-du-Rhône.

Cost for the 10-credit program and all expenses is approximately $5,400-$5,600. For information, call Ann Haskell at UB at 645-2575, or Richard Koepsell at ECC at 851-1091.

Two new concentrations have been added to the undergraduate business program in the UB School of Management. Beginning next fall, concentrations in internal auditing and international business will be offered as part of UB's bachelor of science degree in business administration.

The internal auditing concentration is a senior-year option for accounting students whose career interests lie in corporate, industry or governmental accounting. It is one of only 30 curriculums worldwide endorsed by the Institute of Internal Auditors, a designation that will give UB graduates a competitive advantage in the job market, according to program coordinator Alex Ampadu, assistant professor of accounting.

The international-business concentration will require students to complete geography courses in international business, world commerce and international culture, and two semesters of a foreign language, in addition to courses in general business. It is designed to prepare students for management positions within an increasingly international business environment.

Lou Gold, former professor of American government and urban politics at Oberlin College, will speak on "Lessons from the

Ancient Forests: Earth Wisdom and Political Activism" on April 3 at 7 p.m. in the Allen Hall Auditorium on the South Campus. The talk is free and open to the public.

A dynamic storyteller, Gold will share his slides and stories from the Oregon wilderness.

Noted as an outstanding teacher, Gold left his academic career to lead a quiet life in the great coastal wilderness. When he found it threatened by chain saws, he

began speaking out on behalf of bears and owls to audiences across the country, and has become a nationally known pied piper of ecological idealism.

Gold's talk is sponsored by the UB Environmental Network, UB Environmental Task Force, UB Environmental Policy Colloquium, the Sierra Club (Niagara group) and Adirondack Mountain Club (Niagara Frontier Chapter).

The annual Chinese Banquet of the UB Women's Club will be held April 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Golden Duck Restaurant in Amherst. A 12-course Chinese Banquet, including Peking Duck, will be served. The complete cost is $30 per person. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Grace Capen Academic Award Fund. This scholarship is provided by the Women's Club for UB students with a 3.9 or above grade point average after three semesters. Guests are invited to attend. Arrangements were made by Dorothy Soong and Anne Brody.

A social hour with complimentary desserts, coffee and tea will be held at 3 p.m. April 3 in Room 145-E in the Student Union, North Campus, as part of the monthly International Committee program. Students, faculty and community members are welcome. For information, call Chairperson Jean Jain, 633-5932, or the UB International Education office, 645-2258.

Money & Investing group meets April 9 at 7 p.m. in Greenhaven Library, Tonawanda, to hear Toby Laping, president of Toby Laping Associates, Services for the Elderly, talk on long-term care costs and insurance. Janet Fedor and Norma Rubin are co-chairs.

The International Committee welcomes international newcomers to UB and assists in the transition to a new setting. International activities are open to all those interested in meeting people from other countries. English conversation leaders are always needed.

Evening Gourmet Group meets April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Rosemary Mayne will be hostess for a spring dinner. For each meeting a theme is chosen; a committee selects recipes and prepares foods to be sampled. Meena Rustgi and Norma Rubin are co-chairs.

Meena Rustgi and Shirley Buckle will represent the group at the 92nd annual convention of the Federation of Women's Clubs at the Sheraton Buffalo Airport.

Bell Atlantic Internet Solutions has identified a UB web site ( to be included within its Internet Access Service as a "best of the net" site. The service provides a graphical user interface that enables the customer to intuitively navigate an index of "the best of the net" web sites.

The UB site is a directory for counseling center professionals, written by David L. Gilles-Thomas, a clinical psychologist in the UB Counseling Center, 120 Richmond Quad. It is intended to be an outreach vehicle for collaboration among counseling professionals.

The Campus Club invites the campus community to join with colleagues for a reception and a night of music by the Amherst Saxophone Quartet on Monday, April 7, at 8 p.m. in Slee Concert Hall. The pre-concert reception of wine and cheese will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the entranceway of Slee. Cost is $6. Call Rosemary Mecca at 645-2258 for tickets and more information.

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