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WBFO Visiting Professors

Doug Fitch, a polymath American visual artist and director and the inaugural WBFO Visiting Professor in the Arts, collaborated with performing arts students and faculty — devising, designing, and directing a production that opened in the Center for the Arts drama theatre. President Tripathi designated one million dollars from the sale of radio station WBFO to endow this professorship, and Fitch’s residence at UB realizes this vision. Thanks to a generous gift from one of our distinguished alumna, Rosalyn Diprose, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of New South Wales and an internationally recognized scholar of feminist and continental philosophy, visited the campus in September and October as the first Eileen Silvers-WBFO Visiting Professor in the Humanities. Professor Diprose worked with the faculty and students in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Humanities Institute and gave a series of lectures during her stay.

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Alumna gives to help create visiting professorship in College of Arts and Sciences »
A new and extraordinary work by Doug Fitch onstage at UB in November »
Pushing the artistic envelope »
UB names first WBFO-Silvers Visiting Professor in Arts, Humanities »
Diprose named first WBFO-Silvers Visiting Professor »


Center for Excellence in Writing

paper and pencilThe Center for Excellence in Writing (CEW) opened its doors on September 16, 2013. Since then it has had visits from approximately 4000 students, worked with 50 faculty members, and held dissertation boot camps for 70 graduate students. The CEW supports writers across the University as they compose, construct, and share meaning. Professor Arabella Lyon, director of the Center, believes that the CEW “is set apart from many other writing centers by its commitment to research, both research on writing and writing about research…A research university is particularly committed to the creation of knowledge and epistemic, or knowledge- creating, writing, which requires a complex type of literacy that takes years to learn.”

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UB opens Center for Excellence in Writing »


Undergraduate Research

Every day, our students and distinguished faculty engage in research projects that ignite the intellect and enliven the learning process. As a research-intensive institution, UB is committed to providing rewarding opportunities for research discovery to undergraduate students. Consequently, our students are pushing the boundaries of a traditional undergraduate education. Nearly all of the College’s departments currently have undergraduate students engaged in research. They are exploring medicinal chemistry, fiber optic communications and nanonetworks; tracing ancient literary history, dating Greenland ice sheet margin changes, and investigating dance, dissent and social change; just to name a few.

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The Center for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (CURCA) »
Undergraduate research key to recruiting and retaining UB students »
Research opportunities at UB push undergraduate education boundaries »


Women in Science and Engineering

2.6 out of 10 employees in science and engineering are womenThe College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have launched the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) program. While both schools provide a broad range of programs to ensure the success of their students, this special initiative will provide support and extra-curricular opportunities geared toward female students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields with the goal of increasing the recruitment, retention and success of women in the sciences, math and engineering.

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Theatre & Dance after school dance program

“Bridging Communities through Dance,” an after school dance program for grades 4-6 began in the fall of 2013 at Buffalo Public School # 67. The program started with four senior Theatre and Dance majors interested in exploring the role of dance in public education (K-12) where arts education programing had experienced budgetary cutbacks. For many of the children enrolled in the program, this was their introduction to dance and performance. In 2014, UB dancers taught workshops in Buffalo School #33 and continued this fall.

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Bridging communities through dance »