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Centennial Events

MAY 2014 CENTENNIAL EVENTS:

May 6, 2014:  Humanities Institute Event:  UB in the 70’s: Radical Art.  7:00 PM in the Allen Hall Auditorium.
Featured speakers:  Tony Conrad (UB Media Study), “Media Study Emerges”  Hadas Steiner (UB Architecture), “Banham in Buffalo”  Eileen Silvers, BA ’70 & Jonathan Katz (UB Visual Studies), “The Beginning of the End”.  RSVP to huminst@buffalo.edu or by calling 716-645-2591.

May 17, 2014: Sociology Department Graduation ceremony at 10:00 am in the Student Union Theater.

APRIL 2014 CENTENNIAL EVENTS:

April 12, 2014: Poetry Reading / Performance with Steven MacCaffery and Mike Basinski with Buffluxus from 2:00-5:00 at the Burchfield Penney Arts Center 1300 Elmwood Avenue. For more information, visit: http://www.buffalo.edu/cas/english.html.

April 22, 2014: Department of Geography is hosting the Charles H.V. Ebert Lecture on Tuesday, April 22nd at 3:30pm in 120 Clemens. The lecture will be presented jointly by Dr. Eric Sheppard and Dr. Helga Leitner, Professors of Geography at UCLA. The title of the talk is “The Great Transformation: Neoliberalization, the Urban Commons, and Socio-spatial Justice in Jakarta, Indonesia.” For more information, visit: http://www.geog.buffalo.edu/.

MARCH 2014 CENTENNIAL EVENTS:

March 8, 2014: The Department of Linguistics will be hosting a one-day workshop on “Social and Cultural Approaches to Language” from 9:00AM – 4:00PM on UB’s North Campus. This workshop is collaboratively funded by the Linguistics Department, Asian Studies, and the Anthropology department. For more information, visit: http://linguistics.buffalo.edu/.

March 10 – 11, 2014: The Department of Linguistics will be hosting a Workshop on video documentation in field research and gesture studies. Mandana Seyfeddinipur (SOAS) will offer a two-day tutorial on working with video data in language and gesture research. The tutorial aims to provide the participants with hands-on experience in all aspects of video-based research in the language sciences, from recording via transcription and coding/annotation to archiving. For more information, visit: http://linguistics.buffalo.edu/.

March 11, 2014: Interdisciplinary Social Science Symposium Rethinking the Human Experience:  An Interdisciplinary Conversation. This Symposium is being organized by the Sociology Graduate Student Organization (SGSA) and has funding from various sponsors including GSA and Sociology. The event is March 11, in 280 Park Hall, noon to 6:00 pm.

March 12, 2014: Lois Weis, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy, University at Buffalo Department Colloquium Series Issues Related to Publishing in Tier 1 and Other Academic Journals in 280 Park Hall, 12:15 p.m.

March 13, 2014: The Political Science department is hosting a Spring Film Series for undergraduate students. All films are FREE, all students are welcome to attend, and the PSC department will provide snacks and drinks.  Join them March 13, at 6:00 pm in 280 Park Hall for Everything is Illuminated (2005), hosted by Dinissa Duvanova & Jackie Sievert.

March 25 2014: The Political Science department is hosting a Spring Film Series for undergraduate students. All films are FREE, all students are welcome to attend, and the PSC department will provide snacks and drinks.  Join them March 25, at 6:30 pm in 280 Park Hall for The Last Hurrah (1958), hosted by Jim Campbell.

PAST CENTENNIAL EVENTS:

February 27th: The Political Science department is hosting a Spring Film Series for undergraduate students. All films are FREE, all students are welcome to attend, and the PSC department will provide snacks and drinks.  First up is Thursday, February 27th at 6:00 pm in 280 Park Hall:Charlie Wilson’s War (2007) Hosted by Phil Arena, Michelle Benson & Brian Hardt.

The Parker String Quartet presents Beethoven’s String Quartet Cycle 1, Slee Hall, February 14, 2014, 7:30 PM, www.slee.buffalo.edu

The Parker String Quartet presents Beethoven’s String Quartet Cycle II, Slee Hall, February 15, 7:30 PM, www.slee.buffalo.edu

The Parker String Quartet presents Beethoven’s String Quartet Cycle III, Slee Hall, February 16, 3:00 PM, www.slee.buffalo.edu

Third Coast Percussion Ensemble Concert sponsored by the Center for 21st Century Music, Slee Hall, March 24, 7:30 PM, www.music21c.org

The Alexander String Quartet presents Beethoven’s String Quartet Cycle IV, Slee Hall, March 28, 7:30 PM, www.slee.buffalo.edu

The Alexander String Quartet presents Beethoven’s String Quartet Cycle V, Offsite:  Buffalo Suzuki Strings Venue, March 29, 3:00 PM, www.slee.buffalo.edu

The Alexander String Quartet presents Beethoven’s String Quartet Cycle VI, Slee Hall, March 30, 7:30 PM, www.slee.buffalo.edu

Visiting Artist:  Buffalo native Carol Wincenc, flute in a recital with Stephen Gosling, piano, Slee Hall, April 15, 7:30 PM, www.slee.buffalo.edu

Music Department Colloquium Series, Baird Hall, TBD, www.music.buffalo.edu

September 9, 2013: Join Dean Pitman at the College of Arts & Sciences Ambassadors Meet & Greet, 904 Clemens, 4p-5p. Open to faculty, staff and students. RSVP to cebarone@buffalo.edu.

September 13, 2013: Techne Institute’s Technology and Culture Reception, Davis Hall Atrium & Courtyard, 4p-6p. RSVP by September 6th to techne@buffalo.edu.

September 19, 2013: Department of Biological Sciences presents Distinguished Alumni Seminar by Dr. Chung Mo Park, 220 Natural Sciences Complex, 4:00 pm.

September 19, 2013: Department of Psychology presents a lecture by Daniel Schacter, Ph.D., of Harvard University: Constructive Memory and Imaging the Future, 201 Student Union Theater, 3:30 pm.

September 20, 2013: Department of Physics presents Prof. Ta-You Wu and Wu Memorial Lectures, Presented by Prof. Marvin L. Cohen, UC Berkeley, 225 NSC, 5:00 pm.

September 21, 2013: Opening Reception for Painting Borges: Art Interpreting Literature, Anderson Gallery, 6p-8p.

September 23, 2013: Department of Philosophy presents 2013 George F. Hourani Lecture Series: The Metaphysics of Good and Evil, Lecture 1: Good: A Theory of Fulfillment, UB Center for Tomorrow, 4p-6p.

September 25, 2013: Department of Philosophy presents 2013 George F. Hourani Lecture Series: The Metaphysics of Good and Evil, Lecture 2: Evil: A Theory of Privation, UB Center for Tomorrow, 4p-6p.

September 25, 2013: Join Dean Pitman for a Centennial Celebration with Cake & Ice Cream, Student Union Flag Room, 1-3pm (Dean Pitman will be present from 1p-2p). Open to students, faculty & staff.

September 26, 2013: Department of Philosophy presents 2013 George F. Hourani Lecture Series: The Metaphysics of Good and Evil: What Survives Death: The person or just the soul?, 141 Park Hall, 3p.

September 27, 2013: Department of Philosophy presents 2013 George F. Hourani Lecture Series: The Metaphysics of Good and Evil, Lecture 3: Morality: A Theory of Orientation, UB Center for Tomorrow, 4p-6p.

September 27, 2013: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures presents Aimé Césaire’s 100 First Lights: Aesthetics, Alternative Subjectivities, and Global Human Relations: Baird Recital Hall, 1:30-6:30 pm.

September 28, 2013: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures presents Aimé Césaire’s 100 First Lights: Aesthetics, Alternative Subjectivities, and Global Human Relations:120 Clemens, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

October 15, 2013: Department of Mathematics presents Myhill Lectures: Talks on Matrices, Lecture 1:  Toeplitz Matrices and Determinants Under the Impetus of the Ising Model I

October 16, 2013: Department of Mathematics presents Myhill Lectures: Talks on Matrices, Lecture 2: Toeplitz Matrices and Determinants Under the Impetus of the Ising Model II

October 17, 2013: Department of Mathematics presents Myhill Lectures: Talks on Matrices, Lecture 3: Computing the Eigenvalues of a Random Symmetric Matrix: Universality Properties

October 18, 2013: The Dean’s Office and Department of Physics presents the Cowper Lecture: Edward W. Kolb (known to most as Rocky). Details on the lecture.

November 14, 2013: Department of English presents Russian and American Literature: Politics of Translation, Center for the Arts 112, 4p. The event is free and open to the public.

November 14, 2013: Department of English and the Center for Global Media present The Woman with the Five Elephants, directed by Vadim Jendreyko, followed by a
discussion led by Alexander Livergant, Center for the Arts 112, 5:45p. Theevent is free and open to the public.

November 16, 2013: Department of Theatre & Dance and Zodiaque Dance Company present Celebration 40, Center for the Arts, 7:00p.