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Attend Events

Throughout the year, the College hosts a wide variety of program and events for alumni to attend. From the Scholars on the Road Lecture Series to the live streaming series, Alumni Insights, alumni are able to learn, connect with alumni and build their network.

Scholars on the Road

The award-winning Scholars on the Road Lecture Series brings the fascinating research of the College’s faculty experts to an alumni audience in various cities, including Washington, D.C., New York City, Boston, Rochester and here in Buffalo. From the arts to the humanities and the social sciences, the series represents the diversity in disciplines that make up the College.

Spring 2017 Schedule

Layers of Social Change: Gender and Geographic Data | Tuesday, May 23

Geographic information is now available almost everywhere (in mobile phones and online repositories), but where does this data come from? Many of the maps used everyday simultaneously maintain and reproduce race, class and gender biases.

Join us to discuss these social, spatial and gender biases in data with Monica Stephens, PhD, professor from the Department of Geography. The conversation will also include a discussion about how social change can happen online through democratic processes.

The event will be held at The University Club of Washington, D.C. 1135 Sixteenth St. NW Washington, D.C., 20036. Alumni reception starts at 6 p.m. with light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar followed by the lecture that starts at 7 p.m.

This is a free alumni event, register here.

Power and Influence via Social Media | Wednesday, May 24

Our culture values individual openness and transparency, which explains in part why we share so much information about ourselves online. Research shows that access to information about others matters: if you study an individual’s Facebook profile for three minutes, you triple the likelihood that he or she would comply with your requests.

Professor Michael A. Stefanone, PhD, from the Department of Communication will discuss the consequences of others having access to routine social media profile information about unsuspecting targets.

The event will be held at Hodgson Russ LLP 1540 Broadway, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10036. Alumni reception starts at 6 p.m. with light hors d’oeuvres followed by the lecture that starts at 7 p.m.

This is a free alumni event, register here.

 

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Past Events

Reality in the Age of Truthiness | Thursday, March 9

The most dangerous promise of the market society today is the right to our own individual reality. Yet this is precisely what the 24-hour media cycle has produced and reality is actually being lost in the rising prominence of this new media culture. Can democracy survive in today’s media movement?

Join us as we delve into the relationship between the media and our own realities with professor David Castillo, co-author of “Medialogies: Reading Reality in the Age of Inflationary Media.”

Lecture: Buffalo and Erie County Public Library followed by an alumni reception at the Pan-American Grill & Brewery | Includes hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar

 
BACK TO CAMPUS: From UB to Silicon Valley

Joel Lunenfeld, BA

’99, UB alumnus and Vice President of Global Brand and Creative strategy at Twitter.

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

Reception and presentation discussing his path to telling brand stories in 140 characters.

CHIANGMAI,THAILAND - APRIL 4, 2015: Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables users to send and read "tweets", limited to 140 characters.

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