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Duke Ellington in Buffalo, NY – 1943

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Duke Ellington in Buffalo, NY - 1943On Friday, February 19, 1943, the 22nd annual University of Buffalo Junior Prom took place at the Hotel Statler main ballroom in downtown Buffalo, NY.

Duke Ellington and his orchestra were the musical entertainment for the event.

Duke Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist and bandleader of jazz orchestras. In 1943, he was one of the most popular musicians of the day.

At the time, he was considered the most outstanding musical figure to ever appear at the U.B. prom.

Due to war time conditions and a travel ban on pleasure driving, formal dress for the prom was optional.

For details, see “Duke Ellington To Play For Jr Prom” Buffalo Bee, 29 January 1943. and “Memorable Jr. Prom Features Queen, Duke” Buffalo Bee, 26 February 1943.

The Buffalo Bee is a part of the University at Buffalo Student Newspapers, 1921-1950 digital collection.

Student Poetry Prizes – Entries Due March 6, 2015

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Power of WordsTHE FRIENDS OF THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES UNDERGRADUATE POETRY PRIZE

Sponsored by the Poetry Collection of the University Libraries, Office of the Vice Provost of the UB Libraries, and the Friends of the University Libraries. For the best poem or group of poems submitted by a UB undergraduate student. The prize is $200.

Entries should consist of one or more word-processed, double-spaced poems, no more than five pages. The student’s name should not appear on the entries. The typescript with a cover sheet mentioning the name of the prize, the writer’s name, graduate or undergraduate status, address, e-mail, and telephone number, should be sent to: Linda Gould, 228 Lockwood Library.   Entry deadline: Friday, March 6, 2015.

 

THE ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS PRIZE

Administered by the Poetry Collection with support from the Office of the Vice Provost of the UB Libraries. For the best poem or group of poems submitted by a UB undergraduate or graduate student.  The prize is $200.

Entries should consist of one or more word-processed, double-spaced poems, no more than five pages. The student’s name should not appear on the entries. The typescript with a cover sheet mentioning the name of the prize, the writer’s name, graduate or undergraduate status, address, e-mail, and telephone number, should be sent to:  Linda Gould, 228 Lockwood Library. Entry deadline: Friday, March 6, 2015.

 

THE DAN LIBERTHSON POETRY PRIZE GRADUATE STUDENT PRIZE

Sponsored by the Poetry Collection of the University Libraries for The Academy of American Poets. For the best poem or group of poems submitted by a UB graduate student. The prize is $100.

The typescript, with a cover sheet mentioning the name of the prize, the writer’s name, address, e-mail, and telephone number, should be sent to: Linda Gould, 228 Lockwood Library. Entry deadline: Friday, March 6, 2015.

 

**THE DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS IS FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015**

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Paul Mariah / Manroot Collection Featured in Block Club

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The Poetry Collection, and in particular its Paul Mariah / Manroot Collection, currently being cataloged by Project Archivist Elliot McNally, is featured in the new issue of Block Club. See “Paul Mariah’s Boxes,” by Ben Siegel, photos by Max Collins, in issue 38.

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2015 Oscar Prediction Contest

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OscarimagesAnnouncing the 3rd Annual University Libraries Oscar Contest!

The Libraries’ Oscar Contest is open to all UB Students.

Participants predicting the highest number of categories correctly will be entered into the drawing for prizes. Six lucky winners from the drawing will each receive a $25 AMC Theatres Gift Card.

The 2015 University Libraries Oscar Contest – http://library.buffalo.edu/multimedia/oscar2015.php

Contest ends on February 20, 2015

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UB Science & Engineering Students! Take the Knovel Academic Challenge and be eligible to win prizes!

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Every year, the Knovel Academic Challenge allows students to compete for prizes while learning how toknove-challenge-logo use Knovel, a research tool and e-book database that the UB Libraries subscribes to; Knovel can help you complete assignments as well as research topics and find properties data, equations, and more.  This year, Knovel asked engineering professors to help them develop questions that would test your knowledge while providing real-life examples of problem sets they assign students.

The Dates: The contest starts February 2, 2015, and ends March 30, 2015.  REMEMBER TO PLAY WEEKLY!

The Prizes: There are both weekly and end-of-contest prizes! Answer correctly, and you could win an Apple iPad Air II, Bose in-ear headphones, Amazon gift cards, and more…

START PLAYING NOW!   Connect from on-campus via www.knovelac.com

Knovel has assured us that student email addresses will not be distributed in any way.  The only emails students who register to play the game will receive will contain problem set solutions and other things pertaining to the challenge. After the 8-week challenge, emails to students will cease. Moreover, students can unsubscribe from any Knovel emails at any time.

Let the Games Begin!

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