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>Cutting Edge Lecture Series at UB has twofold purpose

The University at Buffalo has begun a free series of Saturday morning seminars to increase public awareness of cutting-edge advancements, as well as to help recruit future students to UB.

The Cutting Edge Lecture Series, which began Saturday, will continue through April 1 and cover a variety of topics, including theater, poetry, science, television and issues facing children and teens from a sociological standpoint.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the sponsor of the series, introduced the program at UB as a way of interesting prospective students.

Last year, the series attracted 500 students from 31 Western New York school districts.

"Targeting high school students is particularly beneficial from a recruiting viewpoint," said Uday Sukhatme, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

"This is a group trying to decide where to pursue higher education, and they have a bewildering choice of opportunities."

The series will be held at 10:30 a.m. March 11, 18, 25 and April 1 in the Center for the Arts on UB's North Campus. Registration begins at 10 a.m.

Light refreshments will be served. Lectures are free and open to the public.

Check the Web site www.cas.buffalo.edu/outreach/cutting-edge for more information about the lectures or call 645-2711.

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