Lumagination | 1Capen
APRIL 2017
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Faculty and students from UB’s Department of Theatre and Dance brought a new dimension to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens’ annual light and sound show, Lumagination. The UB team contributed illuminated outdoor sculptures and a special light and soundscape to the Garden’s Panama Cloud Forest.

University News

Once completed, UB’s new home for student services, 1Capen, will consolidate services students most frequently use — but are now scattered all across the campus — into one central space.

Several UB graduate and professional degree programs have been cited as among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report in its annual ranking of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”

Research Spotlight

As the world ends, will you lock arms and sing “Kumbayah” or embark on a path of law-breaking, anti-social behavior? A new study, based upon the virtual actions of more than 80,000 players of the role-playing video game ArcheAge, suggests you’ll be singing.

A golf ball can travel farther because of the dimpled surface that allows it to slice through wind. Imagine a similar principle applied to the exterior of a high-rise building. That’s the idea a UB architect presented for his design as part of an international competition.

UB People

Aviva Abramovsky has been named dean of the University at Buffalo School of Law after an international search. She succeeds interim Dean James A. Gardner in July.

Internationally celebrated visual artist, performer and storyteller Shantell Martin will be in residence at UB until June 25 as part of the university’s Creative Arts Initiative, offering a multifaceted program that will include the opening of her first solo museum exhibition at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

At Buffalo Magazine

Journalists far and wide have turned to the words of Richard Hofstadter (BA ’37) to help explain recent phenomena in American politics—the rise of the Tea Party, 9/11 conspiracy theories and, most recently, Donald Trump—even though his most successful books were published in the middle of the last century.

Alumni Partners

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Heard On Campus


"If we have any system in this country or beyond in the world where only men are working in it, you’re not getting the variety of perspectives that you really need to solve problems. We really need to develop female leaders in STEM fields so their voices get heard in solving the critical problems of the future.”

— College of Arts and Sciences Dean Robin Schulze, discussing UB WiSE, which aims to increase the recruitment, retention and success of women pursuing STEM careers. The program just received a five-year, $15,000-a-year grant from Praxair Inc.’s Global Giving Program. >> Learn more.

Events and Programs

San Francisco: An Evening with Entrepreneurs | April 4: Networking, hors d'oeuvres and a panel discussion with three entrepreneurial alums.
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Rochester: Smart Business Practices | April 6: Join School of Management Dean Paul Tesluk as he presents "Creating an Organization of Leaders: Cultivating a Culture of Shared Leadership, Clear Purpose, and Engagement." >> Learn more.

Free Webinar: Adaptive Organizations | April 12
: Learn about the five key characteristics of healthy and happy organizations.
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DC Metro: UB Night at the Watergate Hotel | April 25:
Don't miss the fourth annual all-alumni celebration in DC! >> Learn more.

Various Locations: UB Alumni Day of Service | May 6: Join fellow alumni in your community on May 6 to volunteer and demonstrate UB pride together! >> Learn more.

2017 UB Alumni Association Achievement Awards | May 11: Recognizing 12 outstanding alumni and friends for their achievements and bringing distinction to UB.
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In My Opinion

In the In the spirit of UB's upcoming Alumni Day of Service on May 6, we want to knowwhat is your favorite memory about volunteering with UB?

Tell us, and your response may be in an upcoming issue of At Buffalo magazine. Read responses to last month's question by clicking here.

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