This article is from the archives of the UB Reporter.


Published: March 24, 2005

Claude Welch, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences presented three invited lectures this month in Sweden. His topics included comparisons between Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, assessing the impact of human rights in developing countries and challenges, obstacles and opportunities in protecting human rights in Africa.

Gayle A. Brazeau, associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been appointed to a three-year term as an associate editor for the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. The journal—the official publication of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy—is considered the premier journal for promoting pharmaceutical education in the United States and internationally.

Longtime UB faculty members Harvey Breverman and Thomas Ralabate were honored recently at the 19th annual Arts Awards luncheon. Breverman, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Art, and Ralabate, associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, both in the College of Arts and Sciences, received Individual Artist Awards for 2005 from the Arts Council in Buffalo and Erie County and the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

Frank C. Zagare, professor and chair, Department of Political Science, CAS, recently received the Susan Strange Award from the International Studies Association. The Strange award recognizes a person whose singular intellect, assertiveness and insight most challenged the conventional wisdom and intellectual and organizational complacency in the international studies community during the previous year.

"Matter of Intent," a play written by Gary Earl Ross, professor in the Educational Opportunity Center, is being produced next month by Ujima Theater Company. The play will run April 1-24 at Ujima's TheaterLoft, 545 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo.

Thomas Burrows, director of the Center for the Arts, was one of 27 individuals chosen as 2005 Pathfinders—educators who connect their students to business or professionals who create a pathway between their workplace to the classroom. The awards are sponsored by Business First, the Buffalo Alliance for Education, Independent Health, Junior Achievement and the Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council.