"Visit UB Days" set for prospective freshmen, transfer students
Prospective freshmen and transfer students interested in enrolling this fall who have not already applied to UB will have a special opportunity to learn more about the university at "Visit UB Days" on April 3 and April 4. On both days, sessions will be held for transfer students from noon to 4 p.m. and for freshmen from 1-4 p.m. The transfer session will begin with a presentation, followed by individual consultation and a two-hour tour of the North Campus. The freshman session will include a presentation and tour of the North Campus. Advisors will be available to answer questions about admissions, financial aid, on-campus housing and other topics. Reservations are necessary and may be made by calling 1-888-UB-ADMIT.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action relocated to Commons
The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action has a new name and location. Now called the Office of Diversity, Equity and Affirmative Action Administration, it is located in Suite 108 of the Commons on the North Campus. The new location was initiated to give the office "a little more visibility and accessibility to students, as well as faculty and staff," according to Sinette Denson, acting director. The new name, she added, reflects the office's "focus on diversity and equity issues, as well as affirmative-action issues." The telephone and fax numbers remain the same: phone 645-2266; fax 645-3952.

Public service to be topic of symposium
An internationally known expert on social change at the community level will discuss "The Research University and Public Service" at a public symposium to be held April 7. Barry Checkoway, professor of social work and urban planning and director of the Center for Learning through Community Service at the University of Michigan, will speak at 2 p.m. in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts on the North Campus. His lecture will be free and open to the public. The symposium will be sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Urban Affairs. For more information, call 645-2097.

Theatre and Dance to present The Agamemnon"
The Department of Theatre and Dance will present "The Agamemnon," adapted by Steven Berkoff and directed by Vincent O'Neill, in the Black Box Theatre, Center for the Arts, beginning today and running through April 5. Tickets are available for $3 at the Center for the Arts box office. Seating is limited. For more information, call 645-ARTS.

Immigration policies limit fingerprinting
Due to new federal immigration policies, the Department of Public Safety can no longer provide fingerprinting services to members of the university community for such things as green cards or citizen requirements, according to Inspector Dan Jay. Immigration and Naturalization Services no longer will allow remote sites to process fingerprints, Jay said. Anyone needing fingerprinting for immigration or naturalization purposes should call the INS Help Line at 202-305-7802 or contact the local INS office at 849-6760. Jay said Public Safety will continue to process requests for fingerprinting for professional licensing and other educational or employment purposes.

Regionalism to be topic of Talk of the University
The next Talk of the University will focus on regionalism when the show airs at 3 p.m. Wednesday on WBFO 88.7FM. Host Beverly Sanford, associate director for community relations in UB's Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth, will be joined by guests John B. Sheffer, II, director of the institute, and Kathryn A. Foster, assistant professor of planning in the School of Architecture and Planning. Listeners are invited to add their perspective on regionalism by calling 829-6000 during the show.

UB to present talk on options, alternatives in education
The Graduate School of Education will present the first lecture of the Herbert and Anita Foster Lecture Series, entitled "Can We Accelerate the Education of all Students?: Treating At-Risk Students as Gifted or Talented," at 4 p.m. on Tuesday in the Center for Tomorrow on the North Campus. The theme of the lecture series is "Options and Alternatives in Education." The inaugural lecture will be given by Henry M. Levin, professor of higher education and affiliated professor of economics at Stanford University. The talk will be free and open to the public. Levin is a specialist in the economics of education and conceived a program designed to accelerate the learning of disadvantaged children to bring them into the educational mainstream before they finish elementary school. His research focuses on the education of disadvantaged children, economics of education, educational finance, cost-effective approaches to evaluation and economics of worker participation. In 1991, The New York Times named Levin one of nine national educational figures "leading the way" with his work in the field. This is the first of three annual lectures funded by the Fosters. Herbert Foster is UB professor emeritus in the Graduate School of Education.

March for MS is Sunday
Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the Main Street March for Multiple Sclerosis on Sunday. After registering for the walk, beginning at 11 a.m. at Governors complex on the North Campus, participants will begin their trek at noon from Governors and continue to the South Campus. The walk will end at Harriman Hall on the South Campus. A reception for participants will be held at 2 p.m. in Harriman. Sponsored by the University Residence Halls, the event is limited to members of the UB community who will be unavailable to participate in the county-wide MS Walk on May 3. Western New York has one of the highest rates of MS, a neurologic disorder with no known cure that primarily strikes adults between the ages of 20-50. The first 100 participants to register the day of the event will receive T-shirts, and other prizes will be awarded for those with the most donations. Rollerblades and skates will be prohibited, but strollers are permitted in the event, which will use sidewalks for most of the route. A valid SUNYcard is required of all participants. Call Sheri Recoon at 829-3715 or Christine Drexel at 829-4358 for more information.

Teleconference to focus on Internet copyright issues
"Am I a Crook?" a free teleconference on Internet copyright issues, will be held from 2-5 p.m. on April 2 in 120 Clemens Hall on the North Campus. The live program, sponsored locally by Millard Fillmore College (MFC) and University Libraries, will air nationally at some 500 universities and colleges. The teleconference will focus on the rules governing fair use and cyberspace law, accurate information given by qualified authorities and how to create online and electronic teaching material without anxiety about copyright issues. Featured in the national segment will be recognized copyright experts Georgia Harper, a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and manager of the intellectual property section in the general counsel's office for the University of Texas System; Steven J. McDonald, associate counsel at The Ohio State University, and Janis Bruwelheide, author of "The Copyright Primer" and professor at Montana State University-Bozeman. Following the teleconference, a panel of UB experts, including a lawyer, a librarian and an administrator, will discuss the issue, beginning at 4 p.m. The panel will be moderated by MFC Dean George J. Lopos. For more information, visit the "Am I Crook" Web site on UB Wings at http://wings.buffalo.edu/temp/crook. To reserve a space for the teleconference, call Janice at 829-3131 or e-mail MFC at .

UB to co-sponsor conference on issues facing adolescents

The Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology in the Graduate School of Education will co-sponsor a conference titled "Students at Risk: The Role of the Professional in the Year 2000" from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. tomorrow in the Buffalo Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. The conference will present advice to school faculty and personnel to help children and adolescents deal with their life stressors. Issues of prevention and intervention will be discussed. Topics to be addressed include AIDS, transitioning, child abuse, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, mental health and teen suicide. In addition to the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, sponsors include UB's Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program, Region II, the State Education and Training Resource Center of the Board of Cooperative Educational Systems (BOCES), the Rehabilitation Association of Western New York, the New York State Department of Education Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities and the Office of Alcohol Substance Abuse Services. For more information, call Barbara Trolley at 645-6611 or Jenifer Zaleski at 645-2477. Conflict, Community" student conference set for April 10
A student conference on "Conflict and Community," designed to provide an open area of discourse involving conceptualiza-tions of human accord and discord, will be held at UB on April 10, sponsored by the Sociology Graduate Student Association (SGSA) and Sub Board One. The one-day conference, to take place on the North Campus, will be an interdisciplinary meeting where students can present their research and learn about other areas of study. Abstracts and papers to be considered for presentation at the conference are being solicited. Honors, master's and doctoral students in the fields of sociology, urban studies, architecture, anthropology, history, geography and other disciplines are invited to send a one-page abstract by March 30 to Neil Wieloch, SGSA president, Department of Sociology, 442 Park Hall, Buffalo, N.Y. 14260-4140, or e-mail wieloch@acsu.buffalo.edu

Performance artist to give one-woman show
The Department of Theatre and Dance and the Center for the Arts will present performance artist Holly Hughes on Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Drama Theatre, Center for the Arts. Hughes will present her latest one-woman show, "A Work in Progress."

Although the National Endowment for the Arts in 1990 cut off her funding (along with that of three others) for the sexually explicit nature of her work, Hughes continues to spin sassy political parables from her web of personal experience.

The event will be sponsored by the Department of American Studies and the Women's Studies Program.

Tickets are $12, general public, and $8, students and seniors, and are available at the Center for the Arts box office and TicketMaster locations.

Women and Gender Institute opens competition for developing interdisciplinary courses

The Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender (IREWG) announces a competition for developing interdisciplinary courses. Up to three grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded for innovative interdisciplinary course proposals. Funds will be available for faculty to develop the courses during the summer of 1998. Target date for offering these courses is Spring, 1999. To be considered for funding, the courses must focus on issues of importance to women and/or scholarship about women, be interdisciplinary and show potential for further expansion for teaching or research. Awards will be based on the extent to which the course outlines. Funds may be used only for research assistants, course materials and films. The application process consists of two parts: an initial one-page concept due April 6 and a detailed proposal due May 4. Interested faculty can request detailed information about the competition by calling 829-3451.

Women's Club elects officers, plans workshops, dinner, travel

The UB Women's Club held its annual election meeting March 17 at the Center for Tomorrow, when the following slate of officers was elected: President, Julie Cohan; vice president, Katrina Smith; treasurer, Lona Allendoerfer; recording secretary, Eugenia Smith; corresponding secretary, Carmella Hanley. Elected members at large were Jean Jain, Irma Katz and Rosemary Mayne. Speaker at the meeting was Muriel A. Moore, president of Buffalo State College. Future activities include: March 30, an Evening of Beauty from 6-8 p.m. at the Figurehead Club Hair Salon, 551 Farber Lakes Dr., Williamsville, with demonstrations and an International Fiesta Wrap Supper. Cost is $10 per person; April 8, Money and You group, workshop on how to invest in stocks directly, 7 p.m. in the Audubon Library in Amherst, conducted by Norma Rubin and Janet Fedor; April 19, annual Chinese Banquet, 6:30 p.m. at the Golden Duck Restaurant, Maple Road, Williamsville, cost is $30 with proceeds to benefit Grace Capen Academic Award Fund; April 21, International Committee's final meeting of the year; April 30, trip to Toronto to visit the Bata Shoe Museum and Art Gallery of Toronto, cost of admission, a box supper and the bus trip will be $55, reservations are being taken.

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