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Published: June 9, 2005

Shakespeare to be focus of "CAS Encounters"


Shakespeare in the 21st century will be the focus of "CAS Encounters—Adventures in Ideas," a weekend seminar series to be presented June 24-25 by the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).

The program, to be conducted by noted UB Shakespearean scholars Saul Elkin and Barbara Bono, will include a special reception and performance of "Romeo and Juliet" by the Shakespeare in Delaware Park theatre company on Friday evening and two presentations on Saturday morning in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

Elkin, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, CAS, and founder of Shakespeare in Delaware Park, will direct the production of "Romeo and Juliet," which will take place on Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park. Shakespeare Hill is located behind the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and adjacent to the Rose Garden, casino and Hoyt Lake. The pre-performance reception will begin at 6:15 p.m., with the performance following at 7:30 p.m.

The program will move to the Screening Room in the Center for Arts on Saturday with a lecture on "Cinematic Shakespeare" presented by Elkin and a discussion of "Romeo and Juliet, Playing at Will and Shakespeare in Love" by Barbara J. Bono, associate professor in the Department of English, CAS, and co-director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

The sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The cost of the two-day program is $35. Teachers attending the program are eligible to receive continuing education credit.

For further information or to register for the seminar, call the CAS Dean's Office at 645-2711.

The CAS Encounters—Adventures in Ideas seminar series is based on a similar program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Seminar topics are multidisciplinary, drawing upon the strengths of the UB CAS faculty to promote discussion of important topics from a variety of viewpoints.

Additional support for CAS Encounters is provided by the Center for the Arts; WBFO 88.7 FM, UB's National Public Radio affiliate; the Special Collections, University Libraries; and the UB Humanities Institute.

Maggard to speak at "Sunrise" lecture

Woodrow "Woody" Maggard, associate vice provost of the Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR), will be the presenter June 15 at the UB Alumni Association's final spring "UB at Sunrise Downtown" breakfast series in the Hyatt Regency, 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo.

The event will begin with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. The presentation will start at 8 a.m. and conclude promptly at 9 a.m. following a question-and-answer period.

STOR is UB's interface between the inventive work of laboratory research and the applied commercial development that brings the benefits of that work to market. STOR is building a 21st-century economy for the Buffalo-Niagara region based on bioscience and information technology. It promotes economic revitalization through technology transfer and economic outreach activities, and fosters partnerships between UB and the business community.

STOR's three divisions—intellectual property, funding and commercialization—provide business leaders, researchers and entrepreneurs with easy access to UB's extensive resources and expertise.

The cost of the breakfast presentation is $12 per person and $10 per person for UB Alumni Association members. Reservations may be made by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at 829-2608 by Saturday.