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Friday, October 21, 2022


From the Vice President for Finance and Management


Bengal Business Forum: October 27

The next Bengal Business Forum is scheduled for Thursday, October 27, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. This virtual meeting will



Student Memorial Service for Tyler Lewis: Today

Faculty and staff members are invited to join the Buffalo State student community today at 3:00 p.m. in the Campbell Student Union Assembly Hall


Mandatory Employee Sexual Harassment Prevention Training: Deadline Today

New York State enacted legislation in 2018 requiring all employers, including Buffalo State College, to ensure that their employees complete


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Conversations in and out of the Disciplines: 'Ethnography on the East Side before, during, and after a Tragedy' - Today

The 2022–2023 “Conversations in and out of the Disciplines” series kicks off today, October 21, as


Philosophy Department Fall Colloquium - 'Being Thoughtful: Ethical Reasoning in an Age of (Un)civil Disagreement' - October 27

Please join the Philosophy Department for its next lecture in the annual


Garman Art Conservation Department Fall Open House: October 28

Please join us for the Garman Art Conservation Department's annual


Campus Community

Workshop: LGBTQ Targeting by the Tobacco Industry - Today

Weigel Health Promotion and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Institute will present a workshop on LGBTQ targeting by the tobacco industry today,


Tree of the Season: Japanese Zelkova

Large Japanese zelkova tree, changing color in the fall, next to Moot Hall

The Japanese zelkova (Zelkova serrata), a common street tree in Western New York, is desired for its arching vase-like growing habit. Japanese zelkovas are in the elm family; however, they are not susceptible to many of the diseases and pests that afflict most elms. In the summer, their small toothed (serrated) leaves are glossy green, and in the fall, the leaves turn yellow to deep burgundy in color. Another interesting characteristic is their exfoliating bark, which gives the trunk a mottled appearance. Japanese zelkovas are a four-season tree with interesting characteristics, in or out of leaf.

Native to Japan, Korea, and China, this tree is often planted as an individual specimen, like this large tree on the northwest corner of Moot Hall. They can also be planted in groups, like the beautiful examples lining the sidewalk on the west side of Rockwell Hall.


Photo and information courtesy of Steven Sypniewski, manager of the Buffalo State College Maud Gordon Holmes Arboretum.