The Allentown Festival is great - they even had lots of pictures and carvings of my extended family for sale. They love Buffaloes in Buffalo!
Some of my MBA friends got to go to China over semester break - Dave said I couldn't go - something about livestock quarantine. But he promised to bring back pictures. See the separate Web album on the trip too!
They got to watch VWs being assembled in Shanghai.
Fortunately it doesn't look like they had any Buffalo Wings on the menu. (Hey, it hurts when they cut off our wings!)
Sunrise in Shanghai - not quite like the prarie.
Pudong at night. Dave says there wasn't anything there when he visited 20 years ago.
Pudong, across the Pu river from the Bund in Shanghai - all built in the last 20 years - China on the rise!
All those animal statues and not one buffalo!
Student briefing at Huawei in Shenzhen.
On top of Hong Kong.
These guys look good for the corporate visits!
Dave wasn't sure what kind of "parts" these were but he said he couldn't find any buffalo horns - whew!
Hey - HSBC! One of my favorite Buffalo banks.
Finally the new school year begins! Here are some of my new international friends beginning MBA Advantage.
Niagara Falls is one attraction that is unique to our area.
New international MBAs love to visit the falls.
Here we are - me and all the new international MBA students.
Here's the whole class gathered on Baird Point.
We have a great group of alumni, second year students, staff and friends of the program who help with MBA Advantage.
Students do get to spend some time indoors at orientation.
My second year MBA students got some hints on handling job offers and negotiating salaries from our Career Resource Center staff. Maybe it's time to talk to Dave about my benefit package...
The reception with alumni and second year MBAs is a great way for new MBAs to wrap up the second week of classes.
The School of Management Alumni Association sponsored a cruise on my namesake - the Miss Buffalo - on September 10.
MBAs and alumni enjoy a beautiful night on lake Erie.
That's my city - Buffalo! (Taken on the Miss Buffalo cruise - see the cruise album on this site for a complete set of photos.)
Meghan took me on a recruiting trip to Boston - we need more proper Bostonians in our program. So we stopped by the Federal Reserve to check out the financial disaster of the day - I'm glad I don't work there! Maybe our MBAs can help straighten things out.
Lots to do in Boston - a good vacation spot and quick flight from Buffalo on JetBlue (I like anything blue.) Here I am at the Freedom Trail.
Meghan let me sleep on the chair in her hotel room - notice the nice Buffalo blue they worked into the color scheme.
I got to go along to Toronto with Jennifer while she attended the World MBA Tour recruiting fair - I hope some of you come to UB. I hope you know it's a really great program - eh?
Dave wouldn't let me go to the Career Fair - he says I have a lifetime contract to work for him. Be sure to check out other pictures from the fair in the Career Fair album...
Some of my MBA friends participated in the "Out of the Darkness" walk, organized by one of our students. The event raised over $25,000!
The last weekend in September I got to go to Fiber Fest at the Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora - I got to check sit on the pumpkins but had to hide in Dave's bag while we visited the other animals.
This guy's hair wound up in a sweater - same for those sheep in the fenced area.
Looks like a slow way to make a sweater - I like wearing my own coat.
Can you believe he wouldn't share his snack with me?
Western New York is great in the fall.
More sweaters growing...
Maybe I do need a winter hat - lots of possibilities...
Checking out the action at Fiber Fest.
I'm a big fan of Annie Adams jewelry. Her husband, Chris, graduated from our MBA program. Annie said he was visiting Switzerland for work this week.
I think we may be related - not sure...
In early October some of our MBAs got to attend a reception with the Dean's Advisory Council - it was held at the Jacobs Executive Development Center. It is the former Butler Mansion - nice place to hang out.
At the reception for the DAC.
Networking - it's all about networking...
I love it when guests bring me gifts!
Mr. Dave Hartrich, Vice President, Worldwide Strategic Sales Planning, Mattel/Fisher Price came on campus to tell the MBAs about his career and the companies he worked for.
Mr. Hartrich worked at some very interesting places, like Leo Burnett before he got the chance to join Fisher-Price.
Fisher-Price is located just a few miles from Buffalo, in East Aurora, and a number of MBAs have done internships and been hired there.
Friday the 10th some of my MBA friends got to visit Rich Products here in Buffalo - I couldn't go - something about health rules. People are so picky! Anyway, be sure to see the separate album on the trip.
Andrew, ChangHee and Gordon presented a Country Forum on Singapore, Indonesia and Korea.
Thursday, October 23, we had a panel of experts on campus to talk about the economic crisis. Panelists (left to right) Tom Disare, UB law faculty member and moderator: Cristian Tiu, UB finance faculty ; Gaurav Patankar, Millennium Partners; Jill Yellock, New York Federal Reserve.
They had some good ideas but I'm still Buffaloed...
Cynthia Shore, Assistant Dean for Corporate and Community Affairs introduced the panel for the evening session.
A capacity crowd had lots of questions.
The markets are draining my retirement account and now they want to drain my blood...but it really is for a good cause!
Scott Eidens, GMA president, with some of the Team MBA awards for blood drive participants.
Thanks for helping organize the drive Scott!
Upstate New York Transplant Services' Donate Life program was the beneficiary of the blood drive.
Waiting in the staging area.
Ready for donors - no actual donors shown - to protect the identities of the innocent... Thanks for this great project GMA!
On Wednesday, November 5th, Margaret Sullivan, editor of the Buffalo News, visited the school to talk with management and journalism students. Did you know that Warren Buffett owns the Buffalo News? His company also owns Geico, the giant insurance company that has growing operations in the Buffalo area.
Kyriakos shares some Greek music at the Country Forum on Greece and Turkey.
Bill is talking Turkey - not Thanksgiving, the country!
Yalim is making us hungry!
Yalim, Kyriakos and Bill - thanks for a great Country Forum guys!
In January my first year MBAs came back for another session of MBA Advantage. Gwen Appelbaum, director of our great Career Resources Center, is talking with them here. Look closely and you'll see me coaching her from the podium.
A recruiter panel discusses job search strategies - National Fuel, New Era Cap and M&T Bank were represented on the panel. And she didn't bring me a cap...
MBAs network with members of the Alumni Association who came for the annual meeting and dinner.
CITI sponsored the Career Competition again this year. Here are the winners with the CITI reps.
A definite highlight of the three days is the etiquette lunch with national presenter, AnnMarie Sabath.
The MBAs got to check out a very cool little car - just my size - in January and Dave forgot to bring me along! Check out the story in the "Now that's SMART" album.