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Living and Learning at UB

The Academies connect students to a community of supportive faculty, staff, and peers enhancing the UB experience through the integration of academic exploration, community involvement and personal growth. The Academies offer interdependent programs and services tailored to students’ interests and studies.

Director Spotlight: Dr. Peter Horvath

Throughout the summer, we will be highlighting the Academies Academic Directors to help you get to know them and this spotlight is on Dr. Peter Horvath.

Dr. Horvath As the new Academic Director for Research Exploration, Dr. Peter Horvath is very excited to join the Academies. He is looking forward to having fun while working with students at the beginning of their college life and being able to share his enjoyment of doing research and learning. It is an exciting time for students and having good exposure to what UB has to offer as a Research University will make students’ education the best it can be. Dr. Horvath has been involved with the Academies over the last several years and fully supports its mission but more so he really enjoys the energy he has found in the Academies.

Read more about Dr. Horvath's involvement in the Academies!

Early Move-In Registration Now Open!

As a benefit of being a member of The Academies, first-year students living in the community in Governor's and continuing students in the Greiner Shared Interest Housing community will be able to move in on Tuesday, August 19. The Early Move-In experience is a great opportunity to meet new students, participate in team builders, interact with Academies faculty in an informal setting, and explore the city of Buffalo!

Students who choose to move in early participate in a service experience on Wednesday, August 20. Continuing students must also serve on Move-In Crew, assisting other students move in to the residence halls, on Thursday August 21.

Registration for Early Move-In is now open, but space is limited so interested students should register early! For more information, check out our Early Move-In schedule (PDF) from 2013. If you plan to participate and have questions regarding travel arrangements, please feel free to call The Academies office at (716) 645-8177 or email Register at

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    Last updated: August 06, 2014 11:36 am EST