Richard Fries, BA Class of 2021

Richard Fries.

Richard Fries, BA Student

BA Student - UB Teach

What drew you to a History major at UB?

History was always a subject in high school that I really enjoyed and understood so it seemed like a natural fit to study this at a college level.

What has been your favorite class or experience so far?

My favorite class within the history major so far would have to be His 391,China and the World, taught by Dr. Stapleton. As someone who went into the course with very little knowledge about Chinese history, this class provided all of the necessary background information that you would need in order to get really in depth on a lot of interesting topics I never covered in high school.

What are your favorite history spots in the Buffalo area?

My favorite history spot in Buffalo is definitely the Theodore Roosevelt Inauguration Site. Not many cities in the country can say they have sworn a president into office!

If you could have dinner with one famous historical person, who would it be?

If I could have dinner with one famous historical person it would be Teddy Roosevelt. He was such a charismatic and intelligent guy, just imagine what you could learn from him!