UB budget process to be discussed Friday
A special presentation on the UB budget process will be held from 3-5 p.m. tomorrow in 107 Talbert Hall on the North Campus.

At the session, Senior Vice President Robert J. Wagner will outline the process, players and plans for the future regarding the budget.

He will discuss how the budget is built, how and when faculty and professional staff can contribute input and what they should plan for in the near future.

The session, open to faculty and professional staff, was organized by the Faculty Senate Budget Priorities Committee and the Professional Staff Senate Executive Committee.

Frederick Meli to head Engineering Alumni
Frederick P. Meli, a 1976 graduate of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been elected president of the UB Engineering Alumni Association for 1997-98.

Meli, a senior marketing engineer with KTA-TATOR, Inc., received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from UB.

Other officers elected by the association are Louis A. Picciano, a retired electrical engineer with Calspan, secretary; Jonathan E. Kolber, a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, corresponding secretary; Stephen Duechi, an engineer with the Army Corps of Engineers, treasurer, and Stephen J. Golyski, an engineer with the Army Corps of Engineers, past president.

Neuroscience lab, fellowship to honor Louis Bakay
A new neuroscience laboratory and fellowship are planned to honor Louis Bakay, emeritus professor of neurosurgery in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and former head of The Buffalo General Hospital Department of Neurosurgery.

The Louis Bakay Neuroscience Laboratory for Surgical Anatomy and Neuropathology will open in December for training of neurosurgical residents in new surgical techniques using laboratory animal specimens.

The lab will honor Bakay, "a scholar in the history of medicine and of instrumentation in neurosurgery," according to Walter Grand, clinical professor of neurosurgery at UB and clinical head of the Department of Neurosurgery at Buffalo General Hospital. The fellowship will be named the Louis Bakay Fellowship in Neurosurgery.

WLI to offer course in Haitian-Creole
The World Languages Institute will introduce a supervised self-instruction course in Haitian-Creole language for the Spring 1998 semester.

HAI 191, First-Year, First-Semester Haitian Creole, will teach practical language skills through intensive practice with audio-tapes and small-group tutorials arranged with native-speaking tutors. Two sections of the course, limited to 12 students each, will be offered.

For more information, call the World Languages Institute at 645-2292, stop by the office at 224 Clemens, or visit the WLI Web site at http://wings.buffalo.edu/academic/department/AandL/world-languages/

Flamenco Don Juan to be presented at CFA
The Center for the Arts and the International Artistic Cultural Exchange will present Flamenco Don Juan on Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. in the Drama Theatre of the Center for the Arts. The performance portrays the story of Don Juan in an evening of one of the most engaging forms of dance, flamenco.

Factoria Teatro, an international theatre company from Spain, brings one of the best-known literary characters to life in the performance directed by Francisco Ortino, an internationally known scholar and director. It stars Adrian Galia, who has danced with major companies.

UB is at 94 percent of its 1997 SEFA goal, and if you still haven't turned in your pledge cards, it's not too late. Send 'em in! Help UB maintain its role as one of the highest college and university contributors to the United Way in the nation.

Noted poet A.R. Ammons to give Silverman reading
A.R. Ammons, one of the nation's most distinguished poets and winner of numerous literary awards, will present the 1997 Oscar Silverman Memorial Reading at 8 p.m. tomorrow in 250 Baird Hall on the North Campus. The reading will be free of charge and open to the public.

Ammons will read in the place of poet David Ignatow, who was scheduled to present his work before he suffered a stroke last month.

Ammons' creative genealogy is in the romantic tradition. Besides the transcendentalists Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, the influences most frequently attributed to him by critics are those of Walt Whitman, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams.

Among his concerns are the implications of change in nature and in daily life, the tension between the individual's sense of self as bound to the particulars of space and time, and the sense of self as part of a larger continuum, a sense derived from nature itself.

Among his awards and honors are the National Book Award in Poetry in 1973 and again in 1993; the Robert Frost Silver Medal from the Poetry Society of America; the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize; a MacArthur Prize Fellowship for 1981-86; Yale University's Bollingen Prize in Poetry; the National Institute of Arts and Letters Award in Poetry; the National Book Critics Circle Award and Poetry magazine's Levinson Prize.

His many notable books include "Ommateum, with Doxology," "Uplands," "Vistas," "The Snow Poems," "Worldly Hopes," "Lake Effects Country" and "A Coast of Trees."

Ammons is a former poetry editor of Nation and a contributor to Hudson Review, Poetry, Carleton Miscellan and other periodicals.

He has been a member of the faculty of Cornell University since 1964 and previously was Cornell's Goldwin Smith Chair in Poetry.

Vocal trio F'loom to present performance poetry Nov. 19
F'loom, an all-male vocal trio that uses aspects of music, literature and comedy to produce what has been described as "an unforgettable auditory and visual experience," will present its performance poetry at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Center for the Arts Screening Room.

The appearance is part of Wednesdays at 4 Plus, events that are free and open to the public.

Critics describe the group's use of "wit, humor and mind-stretching verbal pyrotechnics" to create a type of "language-music" composed of "poetry, diatribe, tongue clicks, whirs, breaths and ululations."

Members of the group are Michael Ives, a jazz musician and student of classical literature, Robert Kulik, a jazz guitarist and avid amateur Sanskrit scholar, and Rick Scott, who got his start at a German music conservatory and describes himself as "a neopagan herbalist with a vast fondness for the absurd."

Original 1960s "rocket man" to speak at UB on Nov. 24
William P. Suitor, the original "rocket man" who conducted test flights of the rocket belt developed by Bell Aerosystems in the 1960s, will speak at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 24, in Room 210 of the Natural Science and Mathematics Complex on the North Campus.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of the UB Sciences Alumni Association Lecture Series.

Suitor was hired in 1964 at the age of 19 by Bell Aerosystems and Bell engineer Wendell Moore, the inventor of the Rocket Belt, to conduct test flights of the belt. He went on to fly as a member of the prestigious Bell Aerosystems rocket belt flying team from 1964-70.

He holds all of the records in altitude, distance, and speed for the Rocket Belt, and is the only person to have flown all three versions of the belt. He has made flying appearances in numerous movies, including "Thunder Ball" and the television series "The Fall Guy," as well as the opening ceremonies of the 1984 Olympics.

For more information, call Cindy Nydahl at 645-2531.

No Reporter on Nov. 27
The Reporter will not publish an issue on Nov. 27 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Two issues will be published Dec. 4 and Dec. 11 before the end of the fall semester.

Piano competition to be held at UB
More than 60 young musicians from around the world will take part in the John Pierce Langs Piano Competition to be held Nov. 15 and 16 in Slee Hall and Baird Recital Hall. The students, aged 11 to 18, will compete for cash prizes and will be evaluated by distinguished judges.

The Langs competition, in its third year, is the brainchild of Steven Bianchi, director of the Amherst School of Music, who discovered the works of Langs while researching a topic for his master's thesis in music in 1984. Ten years later, Bianchi founded the competition to honor the work of Langs, a Western New York native and a 1908 graduate of the UB Law School, who began composing at age 13 and produced nearly 140 works for piano, duo piano and chamber ensembles. Langs died in 1967.

For more information, call 633-8142 or send e-mail to Gbian10587@ aol.com.

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