Emily Dalton Smith column in Monday's issue of the Spectrum notes that she could do without "nasty e-mails and snide comments zinged by lazy armchair quarterbacks to bolster their fragile egos." First and foremost, it is stereotypical and irresponsible to suggest that everyone who writes an e-mail to her paper is lazy.
Carolee Schneeman, world-renowned visual artist, writer, and Renaissance woman, screened some of her analytical, segmenting films this past Monday in UB's Student Union as part of the art department's speaker series.Schneeman opened the discussion with a reminiscence of the last time she had been in Buffalo.
Are you excited about performing at Fall Fest?Yeah, it's going to be a load of fun. I love Buffalo.
Charles Atkinson Haynie, a retired UB lecturer, coordinator for UB's Leo Tolstoy College, and former "Out of the Chaos" columnist for the Spectrum, died Jul.
You've got to respect the football team - and not because they won. I'll grant you one in the W column, especially as it's the team's first in 18 road games, is something of a novel triumph and deserves the appropriate accolades, but the reason they deserve respect is not that they won, but that they played.
Stirring character portrayals, perverse humor and a touch of history all contribute to the charm of the off-beat musical "Assassins."A production of UB's department of theater and dance, "Assassins" is a satire of the American dream, and those who just can't seem to find their place in it.
Thanks to a team of researchers from UB and the National University of Mexico, authorities in regions at-risk of volcano eruptions now have a way of detecting the direction of lava flow - and possibly mitigating harm from previously unpredictable eruptions.The risk map developed by Michael Sheridan, UB professor and volcanologist, will enable scientists to predict which populated areas will be affected in the event of an eruption, as well as providing alternative routes and locations for evacuation.The Popocatepetl volcano is located in a populous vicinity of Mexico containing approximately 30 million people, only 60 kilometers from Mexico City, and has been active since December 1994."There is a better than 50 percent confidence that if the next big eruption is similar in size to the eruption of 800 AD - the last big event - this map will portray the areas likely to be affected," said Sheridan.If successful, the risk map will help alleviate the pressure on Mexican authorities by making emergency evacuation safer and more effective."Civil Protection Authorities use hazard/risk maps to formulate plans for emergency response and evacuation.
Before Sept. 11, air travel gossip centered around a new breed of airline, one with smaller jets, reliable service and all the trimmings.