Musical News Briefs
A rundown of some of this week's biggest news in the music industry.
First on-campus ice rink to open spring semester
Starting this spring semester, UB students will be able to ice skate for free on campus. Spearheaded by Student Life and Student Affairs, the new ice rink will be located in the field between the Commons and Clemens Hall on North Campus.2 comments
A home for history and tunes
New venue Buffalo Iron Works aims to become consistent entertainment presence
Almost every night at Buffalo Iron Works, live music rings throughout its historical, industrial interior.
Buffalo Iron Works, located on 49 Illinois St., is a new music venue in the Cobblestone District next to the First Niagara Center. The venue is determined to become a place Buffalo locals can rely on for good, live local music and touring acts while keeping the area’s history by using the old building.
Faculty Senate passes motion asking UB Foundation to make budget public
The Faculty Senate has passed a motion requesting UB administration make the UB Foundation’s budget public – something the non-profit, private organization, which handles the millions of dollars in donations UB receives annually, is not legally required to do.
A new meth-od to the madness
UB to offer graduate seminar on Breaking Bad next semester
Bruce Jackson is “crazy” about Breaking Bad.
The SUNY distinguished professor is teaching a graduate course this spring about the television show. UB will join the University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Irvine as one of three schools in the nation to offer classes about the AMC original programming.
UB students come together in Haiyan’s wake
In light of the destruction caused by Haiyan, UB students, the Filipino American Student Association (FASA) in particular, have come together with hopes of making an impact. From taking donations at its annual Barrio Fiesta play, to working alongside other clubs and organizations within the university, FASA hopes to begin making a tangible difference for those affected by Haiyan.
FAFSA Project aims to increase opportunities for high school students
Nathan Daun-Barnett, an assistant professor of higher education administration in the Graduate School of Education, is the director of UB’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Project. The program looks to raise the number of completed FAFSA forms in public schools around Buffalo.
Fifty years later, Kennedy’s death is still felt
Faculty reflects and expands on president’s assassination
On Nov. 22, 1963, the news of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, echoed throughout the United States. It was the fourth time in U.S. history that a president was killed.
Now, 50 years later, Kennedy’s death still has a profound impact on media coverage, American history and the people who remember it.
Can you ‘hack’ it?
UB students earn honors in various hackathons this year
Some UB students see hacking as more than just an illegal activity. They see it as an opportunity to display their skills for the future.
Satisfying his soul
UB alum Ilgunas makes national waves with unorthodox adventures
Ken Ilgunas, a UB alum, spent two and a half years living in his van so he could attend graduate school without accruing debt.
Ilgunas’ van-dwelling story led him to: writing an article for The New York Times, talking on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and publishing a novel-length memoir entitled Walden on Wheels: On the Open Road from Debt to Freedom, which has sold over 18,000 copies since its May release.