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David Michalski ()
David Michalski (1990) writes, " My new book: The Dialectic of Taste (Palgrave 2015) is attempt to understand how aesthetics is used in the current political economy—as a means to regulate consumer subjects and circulate capital in an era of crisis, but also as means to challenge the dominant conception of value."  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jun 26 2015.

Edward Wilczynski ()
Edward Wilczynski (2008 & 2011) writes, "I just received my professional architect's license to practice architecture in Maryland. I am currently working at an architectural firm focused on high-end single family homes in the greater DC metro area."  
Submitted on Jun 18 2015.

Gerald (Gross) Ross ()
Gerald (Gross) Ross (1968) writes, "I have started a BELTA' project:

http://www.belta.org/launchpad/201506/jerry-ross-painter-residency-borseda


"  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jun 18 2015.

Kathleen (Brown) Murphy ()
Kathleen Murphy (2011) was honored with the 2015 Emerging Leader Award from the WNY Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education.  Click here for photo
Submitted on May 10 2015.

Karen (Hickey) Girton ()
Karen (Hickey) Girton (1965) writes, "As a new graduate of the SUNY School of Nursing, I worked on medical-surgical units at the Buffalo VA Hospital and Mass General Hospital, Boston. After relocating to the west coast, I worked 18 years at Stanford Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA rotating daily throughout all adult and neonatal intensive care units. It was exciting working with the first heart transplant team in the U.S. and equally rewarding to co-author Stanford's first "Diabetic Reference Guide." In 1981, I received my MS in Community Health Nursing and a Nurse Practitioner certification from San Jose State U, where I also taught undergraduate nursing courses. For years, I enjoyed developing and teaching courses for continuing education at Stanford and a local community college. While co-authoring articles for nursing journals and a chapter in "Nursing and the Aged," I also gave presentations on gerontology and research projects at national conferences. I retired after 27 rewarding years as a clinical geriatric nurse specialist and nursing coordinator in the Palo Alto VA Extended Care Service. "  
Submitted on May 3 2015.

Wayne Brasch (School of Nursing)
Wayne Brasch (School of Nursing, 1994) recently accepted a position at U.S. Army as Civilian. Wayne recently was employed at U.S. military as Field Grade Officer. "Retired from the military in 2010 with U.S. deployment to support Iraq/Afghanistan in 2006 and forward deployment to Afghanistan in 2008."  
Submitted on Apr 23 2015.

Barbara (Topf) Topf Uziel (School of Nursing)
Barbara (Topf) Uziel (School of Nursing, 1965) has held a position at a local health department located in Bethel, CT as Nurse Educator for Emergency Preparedness. "Although officially retired, I work part-time with a local health department doing Emergency Preparedness. We are ready to set up a mass dispensing clinic in case of bioterrorism and used our skills for mass flu vaccinations during the H1N1 outbreak. The job entails volunteer recruitment and training as well as writing policies and procedures. It's a great way to use many of the skills I've acquired during my career yet still maintain most of the freedom of retirement!  Click here for photo
Submitted on Apr 22 2015.

Dennis Dennis ()
Dennis Dennis (1972) writes, "Dennis M. Dennis, PhD, RN (1972) consults with leaders in health care organizations to promote quality, retention, and safety/satisfaction "Q-R-S". He recently developed online certification training used internationally for coaches and consultants working in the area of conflict and mediation. www.carefullconflict.com"  
Submitted on Apr 22 2015.

Andrew Hawkins ()
Andrew Hawkins (1998) recently accepted a position at CNL Commercial Real Estate located in Jacksonville, FL as Senior Vice President. Andrew recently was employed at Transwestern as Partner in their New York City office. "Our move was primarily lifestyle driven and somewhat weather related. We evaluated where we were in our lives and thought a relocation from the Northeast to Southeast region would be beneficial for the family first and foremost. Population growth in the Southeast and how it's impacting the business climate were also factors that came into play with our decision. Very happy thus far and looking forward to the transition."  Click here for photo
Submitted on Apr 17 2015.

Ngozi (Iheoma) Nwokelo ()
Ngozi (Iheoma) Nwokelo (1997) writes, "JOIN THE MOVEMENT; "YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE.GETITDONE!".

HEALTHCARE PROVIDER INVENTS DEVICE FOR PELVIC EXAMS IN HOMES AND REMOTE AREAS IN THE US AND THE WORLD. Please go to:
http://igg.me/at/myhomegyneexambed  
Submitted on Apr 17 2015.

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Career News
 
David Michalski ()
David Michalski (1990) writes, " My new book: The Dialectic of Taste (Palgrave 2015) is attempt to understand how aesthetics is used in the current political economy—as a means to regulate consumer subjects and circulate capital in an era of crisis, but also as means to challenge the dominant conception of value."  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jun 26 2015.

Edward Wilczynski ()
Edward Wilczynski (2008 & 2011) writes, "I just received my professional architect's license to practice architecture in Maryland. I am currently working at an architectural firm focused on high-end single family homes in the greater DC metro area."  
Submitted on Jun 18 2015.

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Births & Adoptions
 
Andrew Kennedy ()
Andrew Kennedy (1996) and Nicole Kennedy are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Megan Elisabeth. She was born on November, 2012.  
Submitted on Jan 26 2013.

Laura (Snitzer) Totoro ()
Laura (Snitzer) Totoro (1999) and Nicholas Totoro are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Luca Joseph. He was born on April 17, 2012 and weighed 7 lb., 8 oz.. Mom, Dad and big brother Owen are thrilled to welcome baby Luca into the family.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 1 2012.

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Marriages & Commitments
 
Garett Miglin ()
Garett Miglin (2010) and Kristin (Street) Miglin (2010) are happy to announce their marriage on August 9, 2014 at Greystone Castle, Canastota, New York. They currently reside in Williamsville, NY. They spent their honeymoon touring through Scotland.  
Submitted on Mar 19 2015.

Michael Terranova ()
Michael Terranova (2008) and Sarah (McCann) McCann (2009) are happy to announce their marriage on September 13, 2014 in Westerly, RI. They currently reside in Philadelphia, PA. Attended by UB Alumni Regina Yazbeck, Maureen Jones, Carrie Shillitoe, Gina Giammichele, Patryk Braun, James Daily, Peter Szalowski, Jeffery Woods, Toshi Omori and Paul Coir.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Feb 10 2015.

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Catching Up
 
Gerald (Gross) Ross ()
Gerald (Gross) Ross (1968) writes, "I have started a BELTA' project:

http://www.belta.org/launchpad/201506/jerry-ross-painter-residency-borseda


"  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jun 18 2015.

Gerald (Gross) Ross ()
Gerald (Gross) Ross (1968) writes, "I was a sixties radical at UB and one if the "Buffalo Nine" defendants. I was Chairman of the Martin Sostre Defense Committee and Chairman of Youth Against War and Fascism. What UB provided: a series of right-wing professors who apologized for the war, a math prof who taught a junior year math class as if it were a post grad seminar, one perpetually drunk prof who showed up for only half his lectures, etc. A week long moratorium on classes and a campus-wide teach in on the war designed to defuse the protests. Since graduation: slowly put my life back together earning an MA in CS at U of Oregon where I found a completely different atmosphere from jack-booted Buffalo cops and clueless administrators. I was able to become myself in Eugene, Oregon as an artist, an accomplished painter with exhibits in Oregon and in many places in Italy: Rome, Milan, Bologna, etc. "  Click here for photo
Submitted on Apr 14 2014.

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Educational News
 
Timothy O'Connor ()
Timothy O'Connor (1992) received a PhD in Nursing from University at Buffalo, School of Nursing on February 1, 2015, and includes a post-masters certificate for a Nurse Educator .  
Submitted on Jan 23 2015.

Kristy Goodman ()
Kristy Goodman (2009) accepted a position as a Physician Assistant Resident at Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology Medical Group, Inc. in Southern California.  
Submitted on Jan 22 2014.

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General
 
Ngozi (Iheoma) Nwokelo ()
Ngozi (Iheoma) Nwokelo (1997) writes, "JOIN THE MOVEMENT; "YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE.GETITDONE!".

HEALTHCARE PROVIDER INVENTS DEVICE FOR PELVIC EXAMS IN HOMES AND REMOTE AREAS IN THE US AND THE WORLD. Please go to:
http://igg.me/at/myhomegyneexambed  
Submitted on Apr 17 2015.

Thomas Platek ()
Thomas Platek (1968) writes, "Thomas Platek, BS 1968 You know you are getting old when the oldest "Class Note"in this publication is AFTER the year you graduated. I'm Looking forward to the 50th year reunion in 2018 for the Pharmacy Class of '68."  
Submitted on Apr 9 2015.

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In Memoriam
 
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