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Coming Soon: Stress Relief Days in the UB Libraries!

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UB students can take a break and relax between end-of-semester study sessions during Stress Relief Days in the UB Libraries. We’ll have therapy dogs to meet and pet, free coffee and snacks, and soothing music in two locations:


Lockwood Memorial Library

Basement Staff Lounge

  • Monday, May 12th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 13th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 14th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Health Sciences Library

Room B-15, lower level

  • Tuesday, May 13th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 14th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 15th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

2014 Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research Winner

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Lee Swaydis, 2014 Prize Winner

Lee Swaydis, 2014 Prize Winner

The University at Buffalo Libraries, in cooperation with the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, are pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 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 Lee Swaydis (junior, African American Studies) for his research project, “The McCarley Gardens Struggle: A Story of Gentrification,” which explores an under-researched area of local African American history and social policy. Major research databases and the Libraries large collection of rare books on local history and politics supported Mr. Swaydis’ research. The faculty mentor for this project was Dr. Keith Griffler of the Department of Transnational Studies.

The Libraries are proud of our support in this impressive research project. Swaydis will be honored at a library reception in Special Collections on April 16, 2014, in addition to the Celebration of Academic Excellence on April 23, 2014 in the Center for the Arts.

Congratulations, Lee!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Literature!

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Come celebrate the luck o’ the Irish with UB Lit Club on good ole St. Patty’s Day! Experience political poetry with W. B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney; the vampiric world of Bram Stoker; the glory of consciousness with James Joyce; theatre with George Bernard Shaw, and so much more!

The leprechauns of Lit Club will be sure to bestow the UB community with the golden treasures of literature on March 11th, from 12-5 pm, in Lockwood Memorial Library.

Come one, come all, and may the luck o’ the Irish always be with you!

“When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep…”
—W. B. Yeats

Libraries-supported poetry awards (Applications due March 7)

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THE 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, address, e-mail, and telephone number, should be sent to Linda Gould, 227 Capen Hall

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, 227 Capen Hall.

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, 227 Capen Hall.