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Published: October 14, 2004

UB sets fall open house

Presentations by faculty in schools and academic departments, as well as information sessions focusing on scholarships, financial aid and student services, will be featured at UB's annual fall open house for prospective students and their families, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Participants should check in at information booths to be located in the ground-floor lobby of Capen Hall, the lobby of the Center for the Arts, the lower level of Knox Hall, the second-floor corridor of the Natural Sciences Complex and the lobby of the Student Union, all on the North Campus.

A UB admissions presentation will be held at 10 a.m.—and repeated at 11 a.m. and noon—in Woldman Theater, 112 Norton Hall, North Campus.

Sessions about student services will focus on such topics as leadership opportunities, access to computing and technology, academic advisement and first-year strategies, and career services. UB students will answer questions about student life in a program at 11 a.m. in 104 Knox. Students who have transferred to UB will be featured in a panel discussion, "Transferring to UB," at 10 a.m. in 107 Talbert Hall, North Campus.

The open house also will include walking and guided tours of the North and South campuses, as well as school, department and library tours, and tours of residence halls and the Hadley Village apartment complex on the North Campus.

Those interested in participating in the open house are encouraged to reserve a space at or by calling 1-888-UB-ADMIT.

Bruce Hornsby to perform in CFA

Three-time Grammy winner Bruce Hornsby will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

The Bruce Hornsby Band hit the road this month with the release of "Halcyon Days," Hornsby's ninth full-length album and first for Columbia Records. The recording features performances by Elton John, Eric Clapton and Sting.

Hornsby, who has sold more than 10 million records since his multi-platinum debut in 1986, draws from a wide array of influences—among them jazz, pop, classical, bluegrass, rock and vaudeville—to create his most sublime and elegant collection to-date, all the while bringing his patented blend of playful lyrical whimsy and formidably refined musicality to the table.

One of pop music's most in-demand "side" men, Hornsby has played on more than 100 records with artists ranging from Bob Dylan, Don Henley and the Grateful Dead, to Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt, Béla Fleck and Willie Nelson.

Hornsby became a part-time member of the Grateful Dead from September 1990 to March 1992, performing with the group on more than 100 concerts in America and Europe.

Tickets for Hornsby's UB show are $34 and are available at the CFA box office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and at all Ticketmaster locations.

For more information, call 645-ARTS.

"Take Back the Night" to be held Oct. 21

The Anti Rape Task Force, part of the Health Education and Human Services division of Sub Board I, Inc., will sponsor a "Take Back the Night" program at 8 p.m. Oct. 21 in Harriman Hall, South Campus.

Activities, designed to raise awareness of rape and sexual assault, will include a march against sexual violence at 9 p.m., as well as a candlelight vigil and a "speak out" by survivors of rape and sexual assault.

"Take Back the Night" is being held as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which works to raise community awareness about domestic violence, mourn those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrate those who have survived, and encourage the community to work to end violence.

The event is free and open to all members of the community. For more information, contact Ellen J. Christensen at 829-2584 or

Indian guitarist to perform

Indian guitar maestro Pandit Brij Bhushan Kabra will present a recital at 7 p.m. on Sunday in Baird Recital Hall, 250 Baird Hall, North Campus.

The concert is being presented by Triveni, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting Indian classical performing arts, including Indian music and dance, in Western New York.

Kabra became the first Indian classical artist to introduce the Hawaiian guitar into Indian classical music. Kabra's 1968 album, "Call of the Valley," featuring santoor maestro Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma and master flutist Pt. Hari Prasad Chauruasia, was the first recording of its kind to go platinum and one of the most popular Indian recordings ever made.

Kabra and his guru, sarod maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Kahn, helped promote the guitar as a truly classical instrument. Kabra will perform some of the selections from this album at the performance

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $8 for students and senior citizens, and may be purchased at the door.

For more information, contact Arvind Bhargava at 689-6294.