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50 YEARS AT UB. Charles H.V. Ebert, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus, received a pin for 50 years of service to UB during the Celebration of Excellence held on Friday. For more details on the event, see story in this issue. (Photo: Nancy J. Parisi)

Commencement: 10 days, 15 ceremonies

Some 5,000 students are candidates to receive degrees during UB's 159th general commencement and 14 other ceremonies to be held May 12-15 and May 20-21. » Full Story

Literary, cultural studies examined

More than 80 faculty members gathered on Tuesday for an "envisioning retreat" that examined the potential areas of collaboration, resources and outside sources of support in the areas of literary, textual and cultural studies. » Full Story

Celebrating UB's excellence. UB paid tribute to members of the university community for outstanding achievement during the Celebration of Academic Excellence.

Senate misses its deadline. The Faculty Senate missed its own deadline on Tuesday to present a draft of a faculty code of conduct that President John B. Simpson requested in September.

"Mean girls" syndrome studied. New psychology faculty member Jamie Ostrov looks at why girls turn to a very different type of relational agression than boys.

Chemists urged to branch out. UB faculty member Paras Prasad says chemists have a role to play in the emerging fields of nanophotonics and biophotonics.

Interest in South Asian history grows. Ramya Sreenivasan, a new faculty member in the Department of History, views the discipline as a dynamic and exciting learning tool for uncovering the truth.

A glimpse into the writer's life. Novelist Salman Rushdie gave a UB audience an intimate view of the writer's life, while also reading short excerpts from his vast literary work.