DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES: Laura Perna, a professor and chair of the higher education division of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and a nationally recognized authority on higher education achievement, will speak at the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series at 4 p.m. Monday in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall on the North Campus. A reception follows the event. Please register at gse.buffalo.edu/faculty/deans-lecture.
INFORMATION SESSION: Erie Community College, in conjunction with the state Department of Labor, will host an information session at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Room B401 in Bretschger Hall on the North Campus for those interested in a tuition-free, grant-funded training sequence in CNC Precision Machining, scheduled to run between May and December. For more information, call Dawn Cook, 270-5265; Jeffrey Teluk, 270-4687; or Kelly Navarro, 851-2657.
IMAGINE LECTURE SERIES: Greg Stevens, chairman of Buffalo Niagara Greenway Commission, will give a presentation titled “Imagine Lifelong Learning and Buffalo Niagara as a Binational Cultural and Nature Center: Living in Watershed Regions” as part of the lecture-discussion series from 12 to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Central Library’s Ring of Knowledge, main floor near Fables Cafe, 1 Lafayette Square. The free event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature.
SPEAKER SERIES: Kevin Hays from Savarino Cos. will discuss the repurposing of the building at 500 Seneca St. at Working for Downtown’s monthly speaker series, Buffalo Talks, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Central Library’s Ring of Knowledge, main floor near Fables Cafe, 1 Lafayette Square. For required reservations or to order a box lunch at $10, contact Mary Young at email@example.com.