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Celebrate Summer with Festival Food and Fun!

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[The following blog post was written by Kristin E. Cangialosi, a graduate student in the Department of Library & Information Studies.]

There are so many ways to enjoy summer in Buffalo.  Here are several weekend festivals that take place every year to get you started!

Taste of Buffalo

  • Saturday July 12th – Sunday July 13th
  • At Delaware Avenue, from Chippewa Street to Niagara Square

Each restaurant booth offers “taste-sized” portions of several dishes for a low price.  There will be music at Niagara Square including bands, DJs, and karaoke!

Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts

  • Saturday August 23rd – Sunday August 24th
  • At Elmwood Avenue

Local artists showcase their talents and sell their wares.  The festival features live music, artistic performances, a dance tent, environmental showcases, and great food!

National Buffalo Wing Festival

  • Saturday August 30th – Sunday August 31st
  • At Coca-Cola Field, in downtown Buffalo

Buffalo wings galore!  There will be multiple wing eating contests, the Miss Buffalo Wing pageant, Hall of Flame inductions and more!

Interested in cultural celebrations?  Here are the dates for some of the cultural festivals taking place this summer, all featuring traditional food and entertainment.

{Image Source: Taste of buffalo 2008, CC BY-SA 3.0, JBona on Wikimedia Commons}

Holiday Hours

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With the holiday approaching, don’t forget to check the library hours before heading to campus. Building and reference hours for each library are available on the library web site under the About Us drop-down menu.

Please note that all University Libraries will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014 in observance of Independence Day.

A Mid-Summer’s Night

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[The following blog post was written by Kristin E. Cangialosi, a graduate student in the Department of Library & Information Studies.]

On most summer evenings, Elizabethan plays are performed at “Shakespeare Hill” in Delaware Park (Buffalo, NY).  Shakespeare in Delaware Park has been organizing free theatrical performances since its founding in 1976, and is one of the largest outdoor Shakespeare festivals in the United States.

Two different plays will be performed this summer for the organization’s 39th season: Henry V and A Comedy of ErrorsHenry V, one of William Shakespeare’s history plays, focuses on a brief period of time during the king’s reign in 1415. Meanwhile, A Comedy of Errors is filled with multiple instances of mistaken identity that lead to a myriad of mishaps, mayhem, and hilarity.

Each play will run for about four weeks, with individual performances beginning at 7:30pm every Tuesday through Sunday during the following dates.

Henry V: June 19 – July 13

A Comedy of Errors: July 24 – August 17

So grab your lawn chair, pack a picnic basket, and head over to Delaware Park to enjoy the merriment and rapture of Shakespearean storytelling performed upon an outdoor stage under the mid-summer night’s sky.

Dean of Undergraduate Education Research Conference Scholarships Spring 2014

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Dr. Andy Stott, Dean of Undergraduate Education, is pleased to announce the establishment of twelve (12) scholarships designed to allow *eligible undergraduate researchers, from across the University at Buffalo, to attend the 2014 National University at Buffalo Undergraduate Research Conference on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Conference Center – Niagara Falls (CCNF).

Interested undergraduate students who are actively engaged in faculty-supervised research and creative activities are encouraged to apply for this funding. Students who are interested must submit:

1)    The title of their research/creative study

2)    The name and department of their faculty mentor, and

3)    An abstract no more than 100 words in length

Those chosen for this award will have their Conference registration paid, in full for Friday – July 25, 2014. On this day, each awardee will experience a professional conference that includes:

1)    Transportation to and from the CCNF

2)    Attending keynote addresses and meals

3)    Networking with other student researchers from across the country

4)    Attending a Graduate School Recruitment Fair

5)    Conducting a 15-minute presentation (Prezi or PowerPoint) of your research/creative activity, to an audience of your peers, followed by a brief 5-minute question and answer session.

Submissions are due by: June 23, 2014 and must be completed by accessing the following link:                        

Note: Please be sure to have the approval of your faculty mentor, prior to submitting your research title and abstract.