Summer 2024 Bridge Lecture Series

Welcome to the Summer 2024 Bridge Lecture Series at the University at Buffalo’s Newman Center! We bring together the bright minds from the Unversity at Buffalo to the UB Newman community in an engaging set of summer lectures.

This year, we’re excited to present a diverse and enlightening lineup of six lectures, each featuring distinguished speakers from UB. Our series is designed to bridge the gap between academia and the wider community, offering insightful perspectives and stimulating discussions on contemporary issues.

Whether you’re a student, faculty member, or a curious member of the community, these lectures promise to enrich and inspire. We invite you to explore our schedule below and join us in this journey of knowledge and discovery!

All lectures are FREE and open to the public. All are welcome!

Location: UB Newman Center, 495 Skinnersville Rd, Amherst.
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Wed June 19, 2024

“The Promise and Peril of AI”

E. Bruce Pitman
Interim Vice-President & Chief Information Officer

Evviva Weinraub Lajoie
Vice Provost University Libraries

David Castillo
Professor Dept. of Romance Languages & Literatures

Wed June 26, 2024

“Shoulder Replacement Surgery”

Dr. Thomas Duquin
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Wed July 10, 2024

“AI and K-12 Education”

Christopher Proctor
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Wed July 17, 2024

“UB Football 101”

Pete Lembo
Head Coach UB Football

Wed July 24, 2024

“How are You Influenced by Social Media”

Collin Anderson
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

Wed July 31, 2024

“The Two Churches”

Fr. Paul Seil
Senior Parochial Vicar, UB Newman Center