The College of Arts and Sciences hosts a wide variety of programs and events for alumni to attend. The Scholars on the Road Lecture Series connects alumni with faculty and fellow alumni to learn, connect and build their network.
The award-winning Scholars on the Road Lecture Series brings the fascinating research of the College’s faculty experts to alumni audiences in Washington, D.C., New York City, Boston, Rochester, Buffalo and beyond.
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Lumagination at the Botanical Gardens
In collaboration with the UB College of Arts and Sciences Department of Theatre and Dance and Luminated Landscapes, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens presented Lumagination 2018, this past February! Lumagination is a captivating and interactive exhibit that transforms the greenhouse of the Botanical Gardens with light, sound, and imagination.
September 22, 2016 | Buffalo, NY
This event featured Joel Lunenfeld, BA ’99, UB alumnus and Vice President of Global Brand and Creative strategy at Twitter. Joel attended an alumni reception and presented on his path to telling brand stories in 140 characters.
October 6, 2016 | Buffalo, NY
This event featured James E. Campbell, UB Distinguished Professor, Department of Political Science and Jake Neiheisel, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, discussing how modern American politics is marked by severe polarization between the public and major political parties.
March 9, 2017 | Buffalo, NY
The most dangerous promise of the market society today is the right to our own individual reality. Yet this is precisely what the 24-hour media cycle has produced and reality is actually being lost in the rising prominence of this new media culture. Can democracy survive in today’s media movement? The lectured delved into the relationship between the media and our own realities with professor David Castillo, co-author of Medialogies: Reading Reality in the Age of Inflationary Media.
May 23, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
Geographic information is now available almost everywhere (in mobile phones and online repositories), but where does this data come from? Many of the maps used everyday simultaneously maintain and reproduce race, class and gender biases. This Scholars on the Road discussed the social, spatial and gender biases in data with Monica Stephens, PhD, professor from the Department of Geography.
May 24, 2017 | New York City
Our culture values individual openness and transparency, which explains in part why we share so much information about ourselves online. Research shows that access to information about others matters: if you study an individual’s Facebook profile for three minutes, you triple the likelihood that he or she would comply with your requests. Professor Michael A. Stefanone, PhD, from the Department of Communication discussed the consequences of others having access to routine social media profile information about unsuspecting targets.