Buffalo, May 8 – Dr. Thomas Raymond McConnell, Dean of the College of Science, Literature and the Arts of the University of Minnesota, was elected today to succeed Chancellor Samuel P. Capen of the University of Buffalo.
Serving between Samuel Capen and Clifford Furnas from 1950-1954, Dr. McConnell is perhaps one of U.B.’s forgotten Chancellors/Presidents. To listen to a taped interview with Dr. McConnell, conducted by the University Archives in 1979, visit the University Archives Oral History Collection website.
For those of you staying in the area, you are welcome at any of the University Libraries during their hours of operation. Also, members of the UB Alumni Association have library borrowing privileges. Bring your UB Alumni membership ID to any library circulation desk to receive your Courtesy Borrower / Library Research Station Access Card. See Alumni Support for details.
It’s crunch time. If you’re looking for a quiet, safe place to study, head to Silverman Library on UB’s North Campus. Open 24/7 through Thursday, May 9, 2013, Silverman Library offers plenty of individual and group study space in a safe, comfortable, and secure setting. Other group and quiet study spaces in the UB Libraries are listed on our Study Spaces page.
If you need a quick answer to a general library question at 2 a.m., Instant Librarian, our popular online chat service, is available 24/7 to help you find answers to your reference questions.
And here’s a final tip: Before leaving the library, check the exam week schedule for UB’s Stampede and Shuttle Bus service. End-of-semester campus transportation schedule changes begin Tuesday, April 30th.
UB students planning end-of-semester study sessions can take a break and relax during Stress Relief Days in the UB Libraries. We’ll have certified therapy dogs to meet and pet, coffee and snacks, games, and soothing music in two library locations:
South Campus: Health Sciences Library –Room B-15, lower level
North Campus: Lockwood Memorial Library – Basement Staff Lounge
Wednesday, May 1st 11 am – 3 pm
Thursday, May 2nd 11 am – 3 pm
Friday, May 3rd 11 am – 3 pm
Chair massage and reflexology/reiki sessions will also be offered. Here’s the schedule:
Check out these photos for a glimpse of what’s in store!
The University at Buffalo Libraries, in cooperation with the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, are pleased to announce the winner of the 2013 Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research. The $500 prize recognizes students who produce significant academic inquiry requiring the use of information resources, the Libraries, and the collections.
This year’s winner is Nathan Guterry (Junior, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering) for his project, “Microgravity Characterization of Zirconia Monolithic Electrokinetic Micropumps”, an investigation of electrokinetic fluid transport under near zero gravity conditions. This project was a team effort led by Nathan and selected to be included in the 2013 NASA Microgravity Flight Program. The faculty mentor for this project was Dr. Luis A. Colón of the Department of Chemistry. Numerous electronic and print resources provided by the Libraries supported the research of Nathan and his team.
The Libraries are proud of our support and role in this impressive research project. Guterry will be honored at the Celebration of Academic Excellence on April 12, 2013 in the Center for the Arts, in addition to a library reception to be held on April 17, 2013.