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Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260

September 2013

Distinguished Speaker Series: Michio Kaku

September 25, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260

Graduate Student Choice Speaker- Michio Kaku, Theoretical Physicist and Bestselling Author Free tickets will be available for graduate students at the SBI Ticket Office (221 Student Union). 1 per UB ID.

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October 2013

Hillary Clinton ~ Distinguished Speaker Series

October 23, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260
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Free tickets for students will be distributed via a Ticket Lottery.  Please register for the Ticket Lottery October 1st – 6th for your chance to possibly receive a free Clinton ticket by visiting http://buffalo.edu/dss/tickets and scroll down to the  “Tickets for UB Students” Section.  Limited quantities available. Hillary Rodham Clinton served as the 67th Secretary of State of the United States from January 21, 2009 until February 1, 2013, after nearly four decades in public service as an advocate, attorney,…

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November 2013

Malcolm Gladwell ~ Distinguished Speaker Series

November 13, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260
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Free tickets will be available for graduate students at the SBI Ticket Office (221 Student Union). 1 per UB ID. Malcolm Gladwell has an incomparable gift for interpreting new ideas in the social sciences and making them understandable, practical and valuable to business and general audiences alike. He's become so successful at this that, in 2005, TIME Magazine named Malcolm one of its "100 Most Influential People." He was chosen for Foreign Policy's "Top 100 Global Thinkers" 2010 and 2009 list, and is ranked…

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March 2014

Sanjay Gupta ~ Distinguished Speaker Series

March 26, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260
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Free tickets will be available for graduate students at the SBI Ticket Office (221 Student Union). 1 per UB ID. Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the multiple Emmy-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, plays an integral role in CNN's reporting on health and medical news for American Morning, Anderson Cooper 360°, CNN documentaries, and anchors the weekend medical affairs program Sanjay Gupta, MD. Gupta also contributes to CNN.com and CNNHealth.com. His medical training and public health policy experience distinguish his…

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April 2014

David Blaine ~ Distinguished Speaker Series

April 26, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260
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For more than a decade, David Blaine has been attracting the world's attention with his high-profile endurance stunts. Starting his career as a magician who appeared to do the impossible with a deck of cards, he was soon following in the footsteps of Houdini - seeking out that which seems physically impossible and actually doing it. To that end, he's been buried alive in New York City for a week, barely survived being encased inside a six-ton block of ice…

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Aziz Ansari ~ SA Comedy Series

April 28, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260
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The SA Comedy Series presents Aziz Ansari on Monday, April 28th at 8pm in Alumni Arena (doors open at 7pm). GSA has a limited number of tickets available free of charge for graduate students.  Ticket will be distributed as of Monday, March 31st at the SBI Ticket Offices (221 Student Union and 350 Harriman Hall) on a first come, first served basis.

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September 2014

Cheryl Strayed ~ Distinguished Speaker Series

September 10, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260
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Free tickets will be available for graduate students on August 25th at the SBI Ticket Office (221 Student Union).  1 per UB ID. Strayed is the author of the, #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, "Wild." At age 22, Strayed found herself shattered by two major life events: her mother's sudden death from cancer and the end of her young marriage. After hitting rock bottom, Strayed decided to confront her emotional pain by trekking over 1,000 miles along the Pacific…

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October 2014

Wes Moore ~ Distinguished Speaker Series

October 15, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260
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Free tickets now available for graduate students at the SBI Ticket Office (221 Student Union).  1 per UB ID. Wes Moore is a youth advocate, Army combat veteran and social entrepreneur. His first book "The Other Wes Moore" became an instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. "The Other Wes Moore" is about two boys with the same name, growing up in the same city. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House…

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December 2014

John Oliver ~ Distinguished Speaker Series

December 3, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260
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  John Oliver is an Emmy and Writer's Guild Award winning writer. His HBO show "Last Week Tonight" debuted in 2014, presenting a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events. Since 2006 Oliver has been a correspondent and guest host on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." He first came to prominence as a cutting-edge political stand up in the UK, with a string of television appearances and sold-out solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival. Having…

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February 2015

Earvin “Magic” Johnson ~ Distinguished Speaker Series

February 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260
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Free tickets will be available for graduate students on Monday, January 26th and Tuesday, January 27th from 11:00am to 2:00pm in the Student Union Lobby.  If tickets remain after these distributions, they will be available at the SBI Ticket Offices (221 Student Union and 350 Harriman Hall).  1 per UB ID. NBA legend, two-time Hall of Famer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and motivational speaker are just a few honors of distinction possessed by Earvin "Magic" Johnson. The business mogul has successfully parlayed…

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April 2015

Robert Ballard ~ Distinguished Speaker Series

April 1, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260
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Free tickets available for graduate students at the SBI Ticket Office (221 Student Union).  1 per UB ID. Best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic, Robert Ballard has succeeded in tracking down numerous other significant shipwrecks, including the German battleship Bismarck, the lost fleet of Guadalcanal, the U.S. aircraft carrier Yorktown (sunk in the World War II Battle of Midway), and John F. Kennedy's boat, PT-109. While those discoveries have captured the imagination of the public, Ballard believes…

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Steve Wozniak ~ Distinguished Speaker Series

April 8, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260
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Free tickets available for graduate students now at the SBI Ticket Offices (221 Student Union and 350 Harriman Hall).  1 per UB ID. A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple's first line of products, the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak's Apple I personal computer. The following year,…

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September 2015

Laverne Cox ~ Distinguished Speaker Series

September 16, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260

Laverne Cox Free tickets are still available for graduate student at the Alumni Arena Box Office (1 per UB ID). Transgender Advocate and Award-Winning Actress; One of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2015 Laverne Cox is an Emmy-nominated actress who can be seen in the Netflix original series "Orange is The New Black" where she plays the ground breaking role of Sophia Burset. Cox is the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a…

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October 2015

Liz Murray ~ Distinguished Speaker Series

October 14, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260

Liz Murray Free tickets are available now for graduate students at the SBI Ticket Offices (221 Student Union and 350 Harriman Hall).  1 per UB ID. Bestselling Author of "Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard" UB Reads Author Liz Murray's life is a triumph over adversity and a stunning example of the importance of dreaming big. Murray's life as the child of cocaine-addicted parents in the Bronx was bitterly grim. There was never…

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November 2015

John Legend Ticket Distribution #1

November 18, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260
Free

Please note that the Ticket Distribution for the Distinguished Speaker Series presentation of John Legend on Thursday, December 3rd will take place on Wednesday, November 18th from 5 – 8pm* and Thursday, November 19th from 9am – 12pm* at Alumni Arena. 1 ticket per UB ID (ID required). Limited quantity available. First come, first served! *Each distribution period will last 3 hours as listed or until tickets allocated for that day's distribution period are all gone; whichever comes first.

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John Legend Ticket Distribution #2

November 19, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260
Free

Please note that the Ticket Distribution for the Distinguished Speaker Series presentation of John Legend on Thursday, December 3rd will take place on Wednesday, November 18th from 5 – 8pm* and Thursday, November 19th from 9am – 12pm* at Alumni Arena. 1 ticket per UB ID (ID required). Limited quantity available. First come, first served! *Each distribution period will last 3 hours as listed or until tickets allocated for that day's distribution period are all gone; whichever comes first.

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December 2015

John Legend ~ Distinguished Speaker Series

December 3, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260

John Legend Free tickets will be distributed to GSA represented graduate students on Wednesday, November 18th from 5 - 8pm* and Thursday, November 19th from 9am - 12pm* at Alumni Arena.  1 ticket per UB ID (ID required).  Limited quantity available.  First come, first served. *Each distribution period will last 3 hours as listed or until tickets allocated for that day's distribution period are all gone; whichever comes first. Singer, Songwriter, Pianist, Producer and Entrepreneur Undergraduate Student Choice Speaker An…

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February 2016

Charles Ogletree ~ Distinguished Speaker Series

February 11, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260

Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. Free tickets available for graduate students now at the SBI Ticket Offices (221 Student Union and 350 Harriman Hall). Internationally Renowned Legal Theorist UB's 40th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Keynote Speaker Ogletree is the Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, and Founding and Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice that focuses on a variety of issues relating to race and justice. Ogletree is a prominent legal…

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April 2016

Siddhartha Mukherjee ~ Distinguished Speaker Series

April 6, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260

Free tickets available for graduate students now at the SBI Ticket Offices (221 Student Union and 350 Harriman Hall).  1 per UB ID. Siddhartha Mukherjee Cancer Physician, Researcher and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer" Siddhartha Mukherjee is a cancer physician and researcher. He is the author of "The Laws of Medicine" and "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer," winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction and the…

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Kevin Spacey Ticket Distribution #1 (DATE CHANGE)

April 12, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260
Free

Please note that the Ticket Distribution schedule for the Distinguished Speaker Series presentation of Kevin Spacey on Wednesday, April 27th has change and will now take place on and Tuesday, April 12th from 9am – 12pm and from 5 – 8pm* at Alumni Arena. 1 ticket per UB ID (ID required). Limited quantity available. First come, first served! *Each distribution period will last 3 hours as listed or until tickets allocated for that day’s distribution period are all gone; whichever…

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Kevin Spacey Ticket Distribution #2 (DATE CHANGE)

April 12, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260
Free

Please note that the Ticket Distribution schedule for the Distinguished Speaker Series presentation of Kevin Spacey on Wednesday, April 27th has change and will now take place on and Tuesday, April 12th from 9am – 12pm and from 5 – 8pm* at Alumni Arena. 1 ticket per UB ID (ID required). Limited quantity available. First come, first served! *Each distribution period will last 3 hours as listed or until tickets allocated for that day’s distribution period are all gone; whichever…

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Kevin Spacey ~ Distinguished Speaker Series

April 27, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260

Free tickets for GSA-represented Graduate Students are now available at the SBI Ticket Offices (221 Student Union and 350 Harriman Hall).  1 per UB ID.  Limited quantity available.  First come, first served. Kevin Spacey Academy and Golden Globe Award-Winning Actor, Star of "House of Cards," Producer, and Former Artistic Director of London's Old Vic Theatre UB Graduate & Undergraduate Student Choice Speaker Perhaps no one in Hollywood works harder to defend the value and integrity of the arts quite like…

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September 2016

Captains Mark and Scott Kelly ~ Distinguished Speaker Series

September 22, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260

Free tickets available now for graduate students at the Alumni Arena Box Office.  1 per UB ID. Captains Mark & Scott Kelly | Sept. 22, 2016 Mark Kelly, Commander of the Space Shuttle Endeavor’s Final Mission and Retired U.S. Navy Captain About Captain Mark Kelly Already an experienced aviator and retired U.S. Navy Captain, Mark Kelly began his career as an astronaut in 1996. During his illustrious career with NASA, he spent more than 50 days in space and commanded both…

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October 2016

Randi Zuckerberg ~ Distinguished Speaker Series

October 26, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260

Randi Zuckerberg | Oct. 26, 2016 Founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media; Former Director of Marketing at Facebook Free tickets available now for graduate students at the SBI Ticket Offices (221 Student Union and 350 Harriman Hall).  1 per UB ID. More About Randi Zuckerberg Randi Zuckerberg believes in being a three-dimensional woman of many titles. She is the Founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, a boutique marketing firm and production company. Prior to founding her own company, Zuckerberg worked…

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February 2017

Eric H. Holder, Jr. ~ Distinguished Speaker Series

February 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260

Eric H. Holder, Jr. | Feb. 16, 2017 82nd Attorney General of the United States (2009-15) UB's 41st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Keynote Speaker Free tickets available for graduate students starting January 30th at the SBI Ticket Offices (221 Student Union and 350 Harriman Hall).  1 per UB ID. More About Eric H. Holder, Jr. Eric H. Holder, Jr. was born in New York City and attended public schools there, graduating from Stuyvesant High School, before earning a Bachelor of…

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April 2017

Brandon Stanton ~ Distinguished Speaker Series

April 29, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260

Brandon Stanton | April 29, 2017 Free tickets available for graduate students April 20th at the SBI Ticket Offices (221 Student Union and 350 Harriman Hall).  1 per UB ID. Photographer, Author and Creator of Humans of New York (HONY) Undergraduate Student Choice Speaker More About Brandon Stanton As the founder of the street portrait blog, Humans of New York (HONY), Brandon Stanton is referred to as a worldwide Internet phenomenon and one of today’s most influential storytellers. HONY has…

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September 2017

Distinguished Speaker Series ~ Malala Yousafzai

September 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260
Free

Malala Yousafzai | Sept. 19, 2017 Free tickets will be available for graduate students at the SBI Ticket Offices (221 Student Union and 135 Diefendorf Hall) starting on Thursday, September 7th.  2 per UB ID. Girls Education Activist & Nobel Peace Prize Winner Graduate Student Choice Speaker More About Malala Yousafzai A champion since the age of 10 for the right of girls to receive an education, Malala Yousafzai made headlines when she was shot by the Taliban in 2012…

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October 2017

Distinguished Speaker Series ~ Theresa Payton

October 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260
Free

Theresa Payton | Oct. 18, 2017 Former White House CIO and Cyber Security CEO Free tickets available for graduate students starting September 26th at the SBI Ticket Offices (221 Student Union and 135 Diefendorf Hall).  2 per UB ID. More About Theresa Payton Theresa Payton is one of the nation’s leading experts in cybersecurity and IT strategy. As CEO of Fortalice Solutions, an industry-leading security consulting company, and co-founder of Dark Cubed, a cybersecurity product company, Payton is a proven leader…

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November 2017

Distinguished Speaker Series ~ Jesse Williams

November 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260
Free

Jesse Williams | Nov. 18, 2017 Free tickets available for graduate students on Nov. 2nd at the SBI Ticket Offices (221 Student Union and 135 Diefendorf Hall).  2 per UB ID. Actor and Activist Undergraduate Student Choice Speaker More About Jesse Williams A native of Chicago and graduate of Temple University, Jesse Williams began his professional career teaching high school in low income Philadelphia public charter schools. From there he moved to New York City and, after working at a…

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February 2018

LGBTQ Dinner Crew

February 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260
Free

Free pizza, shirts, and tickets to the basketball game for all who attend the dinner.

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Distinguished Speaker Series ~ Susan Rice

February 28, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260
Free

Susan Rice | Feb. 28, 2018 Tickets available for graduate students now at the SBI Ticket Offices (221 Student Union and 135 Diefendorf Hall).  2 per UB ID. Former U.S. National Security Advisor (2013-17) UB's 42nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Keynote Speaker More About Susan Rice Ambassador Susan E. Rice served President Barack Obama as National Security Advisor from July 1, 2013 to January 20, 2017. In that role, she led the National Security Council Staff, chaired the…

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May 2018

Distinguished Speaker Series ~ Alan Alda

May 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260
Free

Alan Alda | May 2, 2018 TV Icon and Science Communicator More About Alan Alda Actor, writer, science advocate and director are just a few of Alan Alda’s many job titles. Throughout his 40-year career, he has won seven Emmys, six Golden Globes, and three DGA awards for directing. When not garnering accolades for his roles in front of and behind the camera, Alda spent 11 years hosting “Scientific American Frontiers” on PBS. One of TV Guide’s 50 Greatest Television…

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October 2018

Distinguished Speaker Series ~ Joe Biden

October 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260
Free

Joe Biden | Oct. 25 | Alumni Arena Free tickets available for graduate students October 10th at the SBI Ticket Offices (221 Student Union and 135 Diefendorf Hall).  1 per UB ID. 47th Vice President of the United States (2009-17) Undergraduate Student Choice Speaker More About Joe Biden As a senator from Delaware for 36 years, Biden was a leading architect of domestic policy on some of the most pressing issues facing the country. Then-Senator Biden served as chairman or…

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February 2019

Distinguished Speaker Series ~ Angela Davis

February 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260
Free

Angela Davis | Feb. 27 | Alumni Arena Free tickets will be available for graduate students starting on February 18th at the SBI Ticket Offices (221 Student Union and 135 Diefendorf Hall).  1 per UB ID. Legendary Human Rights Activist and Author UB's 43rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Keynote Speaker Graduate Student Choice Speaker More About Angela Davis Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis, PhD, has been deeply involved in movements for social justice…

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April 2019

Distinguished Speaker Series ~ Condoleezza Rice

April 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260
Free

Condoleezza Rice | April 17 | Alumni Arena Free tickets will be available for graduate students starting on April 3rd at the SBI Ticket Offices (221 Student Union and 135 Diefendorf Hall).  1 per UB ID. U.S. Secretary of State (2005-09) Undergraduate Student Choice Speaker More About Condoleezza Rice Condoleezza Rice, PhD, is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy…

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October 2019

Distinguished Speaker Series ~ Nyle DiMarco

October 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Alumni Arena, Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260

Nyle DiMarco | Oct. 23 | Alumni Arena Deaf Activist and Winner of “America’s Next Top Model” and “Dancing with the Stars” Free tickets will be available for graduate students to reserve online as of October 9th.  1 per UB ID. Tickets will be available for pickup at the UB Ticket Office (221 Student Union) on October 14th.  As of October 23rd any tickets still available will be given away to any UB GSA student (regardless if they have reserved…

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