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November 2013 Events


Tuesday Ted Talk
Nov. 5
Learning Commons 215
This student-led hour is an informal and fun way to experience talks to stir your curiosity. You choose which TedTalk to watch and discuss.

Food & Faculty Series
Synthesizing Research with Cydney Delia, learning specialist
Nov. 6
Learning Commons 215
You’ve gone to the library and downloaded 30 articles, checked out 15 books, and even filled out a few interlibrary loan requests. What do you do with all this information? Get a comprehensive strategy for managing multiple sources so that you can start writing with confidence and a clear direction.

Environmentalism in the Age of Big Companies Film Series
Nov. 7
3:30 PM
Business Center 135
Join UB Green and the Helen P. Denit Honors Program for a special screening of Tapped and discussion about the impact of water bottles in our society. The event is open to members of the UB community. Is water a basic human right or a commidity? You decide.

*Fast Food Nation coming Spring 2014

Music to My Ears
War Requiem: A night at the BSO

Nov 14
The specter of two world wars, both the lives and the losses, would inspire Benjamin Britten’s most profound and powerful music. Marin Alsop leads Britten’s deeply affecting War Requiem, joined by gifted soloists and two choruses.
Panel Discussion with:
Joe Balkoski, historian, 29th Infantry Division, US Army, moderator
Rob Schoeberlein, Maryland State Archives 
Mike Schneider, S.S. John W. Brown Liberty Ship , retired Captain in US Navy
 Steven Melnikoff, veteran of the 29th Division

Let’s Talk about Tech
Nov. 14
Learning Commons 215
Cyber Bullies, Trolls, and Cam Girls: Are Humans Really Ready for Social Media?
With Sean Carton, Director of the Center for Digital Communication, Commerce and Culture
Join us for a lively discussion and a bite to eat.

NSA: Right to Privacy in Turbulent Times?
Nov. 14
Learning Commons Town Hall
The way governments collect and use personal data has made controversial headlines ranging from alleged whistleblower Eric Snowden, to the Congressional tug of war between security and privacy. Where do we stand as public citizens? How do we balance privacy and national security? What is the extent of government data collection and surveillance and how is it affecting our image worldwide? What can leaders learn from these challenging questions? Join a panel of faculty, staff, and student leaders on Thursday, November 14 at 4pm in the Learning Commons Town Hall as we grapple with one of the most critical issues of our time. A reception with free refreshments will follow the event.

Alumni Leaders Symposium
Nov. 16
10AM – 2:30PM
Business Center 143
The Alumni Leaders' Symposium is an opportunity to learn from UB alumni who have achieved professional success in areas of individual, team, and community leadership. These leaders will share their best practices, and help students expand their professional network. This event is free of charge and lunch will be served. Presenters and an agenda for the day will be shared soon.