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Scholars on the Road

John-JenningsExciting programs are bringing faculty and alumni together for thought-provoking experiences. The Scholars on the Road Lecture Series, launched in 2013 in Buffalo, New York City, Washington, D.C. and Boston, featured UB faculty discussing their research and areas of expertise with alumni—bringing a taste of what today’s students are hearing in the classroom directly to an alumni audience. In May the series featured Department of Art professor, John Jennings and MFA student Stacey “Blackstar” Robinson. They discussed the Superhero Genre and Afrofuturism: the Inspiration and the Meaning of Black Kirby, the creative body of work they collaborate on with a captivated alumni audience at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, New York.

NIGHTBOYTHANKS“Stacey and I came back from the event energized, excited, and ready to produce more work to help promote UB and our efforts as an institution. We are also very happy that the audience was so receptive to our art/research.”

— John Jennings
Associate Professor
Department of Art




Upcoming Scholars on the Road

Feb. 11 | Rochester, NY
A Journey to the Arctic with Jason Briner, PhD, associate professor of geology and director of UB’s Paleoclimate Lab.

Join us for a thought-provoking evening that includes a reception and photographic journey to the Arctic Circle Traveling above the Arctic Circle 32 times, visiting Alaska, Arctic Canada, Greenland and Norway to research glaciers, Briner and his team examine the Greenland Ice Sheet and what its history reveals about the future and our climate. Professor Briner’s lecture includes stunning photos from his research and travels

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