Scene from campus production of Othello

A Look Ahead: This Week at Buffalo State


Hello, Bengals. Join us this week as Carol Townsend, Buffalo State College associate professor of art and design, presents “Spain: ‘Bucket List’ Destination - An Artist’s Eye View, from the Alhambra to La Sagrada Família” on Tuesday, March 10, at 12:15 p.m. in Upton Hall 230. This second talk in the spring 2020 Artists on the Road: Travel as a Source of Inspiration series will feature Townsend’s explorations in Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Seville, Madrid, and Toledo. Townsend is the former chair of Buffalo State’s Design Department and past president of the Buffalo Society of Artists. Her ceramics and mixed media work have been exhibited widely, including in a two-person show at the Liptov Gallery of the Peter Michal Bohun Museum of Art in Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Burchfield Penney Art Center and has also appeared in numerous publications. She was granted master craftsman status by the Kenan Center in Lockport and has led workshops in Mexico and at the Chautauqua Institution. The Artists on the Road series is co-sponsored by the Art and Design Department and the Center for Global Engagement.

Here’s a look at some of the other things going on this week, including more events in celebration of Women’s History Month and the ninth annual Southeast Asia Week on campus. Be sure to check out the events listed below and remember to stay connected all semester long with Life at Buff State on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. And don’t forget the many professional development opportunities (PDF, 129 KB) for Buffalo State faculty and staff members.



Spring Health Fair
Campbell Student Union Lobby
10:15 to 11:45 a.m.
Join health and wellness majors for an event feature engaging and interactive exhibits designed to enhance college students’ health and well-being. Participants will learn ways to stay healthy throughout the semester. For more information, please call 878-4758. 

‘Migrants, Minorities, and Populism in Asia’
Bulger Communication Center 217
1:00 to 2:15 p.m.
Thomas Pepinsky, professor of government at Cornell University, will use the experiences of East and Southeast Asia to explore the varieties of populism across the world. His talk will focus on how nationalist mobilization and mass incorporation shape popular identity, membership, and populists' strategies in contemporary democracies. Part of the ninth annual Southeast Asia Week.

'Critiquing Popular Theories about the Meaning of Life'
Buckham Hall B145
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Join the Philosophy Department for the first event in its Spring 2020 Colloquium Series, presented by Kimberly Blessing, professor of philosophy. Free and open to the public.

Buffalo State Wind Ensemble
Campbell Student Union Social Hall
7:30 p.m.
Under the direction of Rick Fleming, professor of music, the Buffalo State Wind Ensemble performs works in the traditional wind band repertoire as well as contemporary works of various styles. The concert is free, and no ticket is required. For more information, call 878-3604.



Census Help Desk
Campbell Student Union Lobby
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Learn how taking 10 minutes to respond to the 2020 census will affect you, your family, and the community for the next 10 years. During March and April, a Census Help Desk set up in various locations across campus will respond to your most important questions regarding the census. Keep up with the latest on the 2020 census through the Civic and Community Engagement website, on their Instagram profile, and with the hashtag #buffstatecounts.

‘Women and Mathematics’
Chase Hall 109
12:15 to 1:30 p.m.

Women gained the right to vote in the United States 100 years ago, but despite steady gains since then, there is still disparity in the area of mathematics. Most people cannot name five women who are influential in math. This Teaching and Learning Center workshop will explore the data about women and mathematics, the stories of some female mathematicians, and the challenges faced by women in mathematics and what we can do about it. Presented by Diane McCarthy, associate professor of mathematics education. Please register online.

President's Student Open Forum
Campbell Student Union Assembly Hall
12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
Students are invited to share their opinions, ask questions, and engage with President Conway-Turner and her cabinet during this semester's student open forum. Students are encouraged to submit prepared questions online ahead of time.

‘Contesting Land Reclamation in Bali’
Bulger Communication Center 216
12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
This talk, featuring Jennifer L. Gaynor from the Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy at the University at Buffalo School of Law, looks at the protest movement against land reclamation in Bali, Indonesia, which initially began with the resistance of coastal communities whose livelihoods were threatened by a proposed development project. Part of the ninth annual Southeast Asia Week.

‘Spain: “Bucket List” Destination - An Artist’s Eye View, from the Alhambra to La Sagrada Familia’
Upton Hall 230
12:15 p.m.

Diversity Dialogue Speaker Series: Women's History Month
Challenges That Remain and What We've Overcome’
Campbell Student Union Assembly Hall
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
This interactive panel discussion featuring participants from Buffalo State and the greater Buffalo community will focus on women's contributions to history and challenges that remain looking toward the future. 



Graduate School Open House
Campbell Student Union Social Hall
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Check out what Buffalo State has to offer prospective graduate students. Tour the campus, learn about the broad array of academic programs from faculty, discuss financial aid options, and more. Please register online.



Job and Internship Fair
Campbell Student Union Social Hall
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Employers from local, regional, and national organizations will be in attendance to recruit for full-time jobs and paid internships. The fair is open to current Buffalo State students and alumni from all majors and class levels. Please dress professionally and bring multiple copies of your résumé.

‘Society and Development: Discover Cambodia through My Journey’
Bulger Communication Center 216
12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
Join Buffalo State student Anthony Janda to learn about one of the fastest growing countries in the world, Cambodia. This talk provides insights through a personal experience and journey in examining the history, culture, politics, education system, labor, and society and their evolving relationships in shaping the past, current, and future development of the country. Part of the ninth annual Southeast Asia Week

Data Science and Analytics Spring Seminar Series
Bulger Communication Center 423
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Jeff Rathmann, CEO of Silo City IT, will discuss the importance of validating our cyber defenses. The seminar will include information on the current state of cyberattacks, industry standards and best practices for defending against cyberattacks, and the art of cyber-defense validation.

Patti Cudd, Percussion and Electronics
Ciminelli Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
The Buffalo State College digital music production program welcomes percussionist Patti Cudd for a concert of music for percussion and live electronics by American composers, many with close connections to the city of Buffalo.

Savage Theater and Communication Building’s Flexible Theatre
8:00 p.m.
Other performances March 12 and 13 at 8:00 p.m. and March 14 at 2:00 p.m.
The Theater Department and Casting Hall Productions proudly present one of Shakespeare's most tightly woven works. This tragedy explores themes of racism, betrayal, love, revenge, and forgiveness. Directed by Jennifer Toohey, associate professor of theater. Ticket information is available online.



Tax Return–Preparation Workshop
Bacon Hall 123
10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
File your New York state and federal taxes with these free self-assisted tax-return preparation sessions sponsored by Buffalo State’s Civic and Community Engagement Office. Staff members and volunteers from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance will provide an overview of the computer software and be on hand to answer questions. Attendees will have 90 minutes to complete their filing. Several dates available. Register and learn more on the CCE website.

A Recent Invader Finds Its Ecological Niche in the Great Lakes: ​Hemimysis anomala, the
Bloody Red Shrimp

Bulger Communication Center 214
2:00 to 2:50 p.m.
Alicia Pérez-Fuentetaja, professor of biology, discusses her work on the potential impacts of a recent invasive species from the Ponto-Caspian region of Europe that has been found in the Great Lakes. Part of the Biology and Great Lakes Center Seminar Series.

Screening and Panel Discussion - 67: Buffalo Uprising
Upton Hall 230
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
This one-hour film explores Buffalo's three-day urban uprising during the long, hot summer of 1967 using found and archival footage and interviews. A discussion will follow with filmmaker Doug Ruffin, moderated by assistant professor of communication Dorothea Braemer and professor of communication Michael Niman. The event, co-sponsored by the Buffalo State College Communication Department and the WNY Peace Center, is free and open to the public.

Pictured: Scene from the current campus production of Othello.

Photo by Bruce Fox, campus photographer.