News and Announcements
Dance Event Marks Douglass Institute Anniversary
Go Green: University Wins EPA Award
Garth Fagan, “one of the great reformers of modern dance,” will launch the 25th anniversary celebrations of the University’s Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies on Tuesday, Nov. 15, with a lecture and demonstration in Spurrier Dance Studio on the River Campus.
If you read “Go Green” articles like this one, then you know that the University has been making efforts to communicate its sustainability endeavors with the community. Those efforts are now being recognized. The University is a winner of the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2011 Gold Achievement award in the category of Public Education and Outreach.
Website Captures YellowJacket Pride
Relive the YellowJackets run on NBC’s a cappella competition The Sing-Off through a timeline of tweets, Facebook posts, photos, and video of all of their performances. You can also show your support by voting for the YellowJackets’ Billy Joel medley as your favorite performance from the Oct. 31 episode.
Webinar: Advocacy for Older Adults with Disabilities
The Program in Aging and Developmental Disabilities at the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities is hosting a webinar panel and discussion on “Health Care Advocacy from a Personal Perspective” from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. Panelists will focus on their personal experiences obtaining appropriate health care assessments and interventions for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the lifespan. The cost is $10 per person.
Landfill Tour Planned for Nov. 11
Take a guided bus tour of Waste Management’s High Acres Landfill
to learn about how it was engineered to protect the air,
water, soil, and environmental integrity of the surrounding area. In addition, you will get to see the new composting operation to which
the University is sending food waste and other organic materials. Amy Kadrie, the University’s recycling coordinator, is organizing the tour, which will leave from outside of ITS (Rush Rhees Library) at 2:30 p.m. on
Friday, Nov. 11. If you would like to attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Health Bites: Identity Theft
Learn more about identity theft Wednesday, Nov. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Northeastern Room (1-9535) in the Medical Center. Guests and lunches are welcome to the session, which will be conducted by a representative from Advantage Federal Credit Union. Registration is required.
East Avenue Grocery Run Is Saturday
The East Avenue Grocery Run on Saturday, Nov. 5, is about family fun, fitness, and feeding the hungry. The event includes a 5K run and walk, a one-mile run or walk ,and free children's dashes. See complete details at www.groceryrun.org. Bring a canned good for Foodlink and you can enter to win a $100 Wegmans gift card, season tickets to the WNY Flash, or a $250 Bernie's Bouncers birthday party. The Simon School is a sponsor of the event—watch for student road marshals.