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Human rights activist and lawyer Qasim Rashid spoke about white supremacy, terrorism and gun violence on Wednesday night in the Natural Science Complex. At least three UPD officers provided security for the event, which is standard practice for any lecturer who has received death threats in the past.
Current Budget Priorities Committee Chair Jim Holstun offered his resignation to Faculty Senate Chair Philip Glick on Tuesday night.
Dr. France Córdova is the 14th director of the National Science Foundation. She was the youngest person and the first woman who was chief scientist for NASA and has had an illustrious career in academia, including being chancellor emeritus of University of California, Riverside, and president emeritus of Purdue University.
The Faculty Senate Executive Committee passed a resolution to create a Living Stipend Solutions Committee.
Journalist-turned-astrophysicist Dr. France A. Córdova spoke at UB on Wednesday morning.
UB community members gathered in the Student Union lobby on Thursday evening to show solidarity toward victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand.
The Student Association celebrated its first People of Color Week and hosted events running from Monday through Friday.
Student Association President Gunnar Haberl announced a pilot program to the SA Senate on Friday that will provide free pads and tampons in 20 bathrooms across all UB campuses in May.
Student Association councils voted to endorse candidates for the upcoming SA elections Wednesday night following the candidates’ speeches.
Student Association executive board elections for the 2019-20 year will run April 2-4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Union Theater. The president, vice president and treasurer of the e-board are paid a combined total of $45,000 per year, and are responsible for managing a budget of over $4 million paid for by UB students’ mandatory student activity fee. Here is a breakdown of candidates running for e-board elections:
David Fathi has led prison reform across the United States, was the director of the U.S. Human Rights Watch and advocated for the United Nations to adopt the “Nelson Mandela Rules,” which revised the minimum standards for the treatment of prisoners worldwide.
The Student Association is holding events to commemorate Mental Health Awareness Week through Thursday in the Student Union. The events are part of SA President Gunnar Haberl’s push to address mental health awareness on campus.
English Ph.D. student Willis McCumber spoke at Wednesday’s Faculty Senate Executive Committee meeting and voiced the Living Stipend Movement’s dissatisfaction with the executive committee’s lack of support.
A local coalition for open government graded 10 public college councils on their adherence to New York’s Open Meetings Law. UB was one of them.
Students in the Buffalo Bhangra group use Bhangra as a way of preserving their culture through integration with popular culture.
Students protested for the African and African American Studies Program Friday afternoon in the Student Union.
Nearly 50 years after speaking at UB for the first time, political activist Angela Davis visited UB again on Wednesday to relay her message of justice.
UB community members discussed the naming of university landscapes, which are sometimes named after people with complicated pasts, during Wednesday’s DIFCON panel.
The University Bookstore partially reopened on Wednesday after Sunday’s windstorm blew the roof off the building and the university is still cleaning up roof debris.
Jacob Brill had “the best bad idea” on Saturday night.