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Published: August 18, 2005

CFA to celebrate new season

The Center for the Arts and the UB Art Galleries will celebrate the upcoming season on Wednesday with a variety of activities for members of the UB community.

An open house, featuring door prizes and giveaways, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. WBEN radio talk show host Tom Bauerle will broadcast his show live that day from the CFA from 9 a.m. to noon.

The celebration will conclude with a free picnic lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hot dogs, veggie dogs, snacks, drinks and ice cream will be available, while supplies last.

Tickets for the CFA's Broadway Greats Series, featuring the musical "Miss Saigon" and performances by Bebe Neuwirth, Megan Mullally and Colm Wilkinson, among others, will go on sale, beginning at 9 a.m. The first 50 patrons to purchase tickets to "Miss Saigon" will receive a free poster.

For further information about the Center Celebration, call 645-6259.

Eye researcher receives award

Gail Seigel, assistant professor of ophthalmology and physiology and biophysics in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has received a $50,000 Sybil B. Harrington Scholar Award from Research to Prevent Blindness to support her research into diseases of the eye.

The award is part of the organization's special scholar program designed to support outstanding young scientists who are conducting research of unusual significance. Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) is the leading non-government supporter of eye research and has provided hundreds of millions of dollars in grants to advance treatment and cure of eye diseases.

Seigel's research centers on chemo-resistant cells in retinoblastoma, an eye cancer caused by the loss of a pair of tumor-suppressor genes, cell death in diabetic retinopathy, high-resolution imaging in retinal disease and corneal repair.

Seigel works under the auspices of UB's Ira G. Ross Eye Institute, a collaborative center for eye and vision care involving the UB Department of Ophthalmology, the research arm; the Elizabeth Pierce Olmsted, M.D., Center for the Visually Impaired, the rehabilitation and training arm, and University Ophthalmology Services, the clinical diagnosis and treatment arm.

Craft Center sets fall workshops

The Creative Craft Center, located in 102 Harriman Hall, South Campus, will offer Fall workshops, beginning the week of Sept. 5.

Workshops are scheduled in basic photography, night photography, "Vanishing Americana," autumn photography, black-and-white darkroom, knitting and crocheting, embroidery around the world, drawing for beginners, beginning and advanced stained glass, jewelry construction and the art of collage and assemblage.

The center also will offer "Creative Kids"—mixed media for children ages 7-10.

Workshops will run from 7-10 p.m. one night a week for six weeks. Fees are $40 for UB students and $70 for others. The Creative Kids class ($65) will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Early sign-up is advised.

For more information, a schedule and a map, call 829-3536 from 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or 7-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday.