Annual Report 2015-2016 - 16
SPEAKERS AND CONFERENCES
Award-Winning Playwright Delivers Master Class.
Understanding the Experiences of Black Males in Schools
and Society," while H. Richard Milner IV, Helen Faison
Chair of Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh,
Four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence
addressed urban education, culturally responsive teaching,
McNally conducted a free theater master class in the
and the impacts that racism and poverty have on
Savage Theater and Communication Building's Flexible
pre-K-20 students' opportunities to learn.
Theater on April 2, 2016, during Buffalo State's spring
2016 Undergraduate Open House. McNally, along with
Broadway producer Tom Kirdahy, answered questions
about the theater, playwriting, and producing on Broadway. His visit was part of the Dramatists Guild Fund's
Traveling Master's outreach program.
Feminist Scholar Delivers Keynote Address
for Women's History Month.
17 NASA Exhibit Celebrates Hubble's 25th Anniversary.
The exhibit "Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the
Universe" opened at Buffalo State's Whitworth Ferguson
Planetarium in October 2015. Featuring a scale model of
the Hubble telescope, the exhibit was slated for retirement after touring the country as a larger Smithsonian
exhibit until Maurice Henderson, an electrical engineer
who serves as education and public outreach engineer with
Buffalo State's women and gender studies program
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, adapted it for a
hosted Brittney Cooper, assistant professor of women
smaller venue. The Hubble exhibit was on display at
and gender studies and Africana studies at Rutgers
Buffalo State through April.
University, in celebration of Women's History Month
in March 2016. Cooper's address, "#SayHerName,"
explored police violence against black women and
black women's inclusion in social movements.
16 Visiting Academics Highlight Black History
Conference on Local History Continues
A conference honoring the legacy of the late Professor
Emeritus of History Monroe Fordham, titled "A Celebration
of a Century of Ethnic History," was held at Buffalo State
in October 2015. Highlighting the work of the Monroe
Two nationally recognized academics in the ﬁeld of
Fordham Regional History Center at Buffalo State
diversity, multiculturalism, and racism visited Buffalo State
through roundtable discussions, keynote speakers, and
in February 2016 to highlight the college's celebration of
information sessions, the conference was sponsored by
Black History Month. Daymond Glenn, vice president
the Equity and Campus Diversity Office, the UUP Joint
of community life, chief diversity officer, and assistant
Labor-Management Committee, the History and Social
professor of urban studies at Warner Paciﬁc College
Studies Education Department, the Monroe Fordham
in Portland, Oregon, presented the talk "Exploring
Regional History Center Endowment, and Nuala M.
the Complexity of Hip-Hop Culture: Implications for
Drescher, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor.
| 2015-2016 Annual Report