Lunch and learn at the library

By Laura Melamed

Bring your lunch to Langsdale Library’s upcoming discussion series

Bring your lunch to Langsdale Library’s upcoming discussion series. Photo by Laura Melamed for the UB Post
Bring your lunch to Langsdale Library’s upcoming discussion series. Photo by Laura Melamed for the UB Post

What comfort food do you eat while you cram for an exam? Students have favorites that may not make the grade when it comes to recommendation by nutrition experts. Still, students’ favorite snacks appear to provide at least some motivation—as these students can still be seen at the library studying.

Donuts with any kind of filling are Stephen Boyd’s favorite. Boyd, who works at the Langsdale Library, usually studies at home. The library’s policy allows small snacks, but Boyd likes to have at least six donuts handy.

“Only while studying for an exam,” he said. “Otherwise I eat ridiculously healthy.”

“I usually get whatever I can get my hands on,” Paris Johnson, another UB student who works at the library, said Johnson is referring to brownies of any variety. She likes to study in the library’s open area near the expansive windows with an extended view of the city.

A little more particular in his brownie choices, student Don Clark likes to eat vegan brownies from local restaurant Liquid Earth. His favorite study location in the Langsdale Library is a third floor table overlooking Penn Station and Station North.

Nachos were number one for Alex Tremble, UB alum who used to work at the Langsdale Library.

Cliff bars, chai lattes, apples, and chips were Abdu Eaton’s favorite study foods before he graduated from UB. Also a former Langsdale student employee, Eaton could often be seen studying in the library.

Librarian Tyson Fogel likes to snack on spirulina carob energy chunks while taking online classes.“Besides that,” he said, “the nice cheap-o peanuts.” He also likes apples, pears and anything else reasonably healthy that he doesn’t have to cook.

Pringles and granola bars are student Danielle Reaves’s favorite study snacks. Reaves, who just started working at Langsdale Library, likes to hang out in the library’s study rooms where she can munch and learn.

Lunch and learn at the library this semester in a series of informal talks given by faculty in room 319. This is a unique lunchtime opportunity for professors and students to discuss various topics, for faculty to network, or for any member of the UB com- munity who simply wants to learn. The library will provide lemonade and cookies.

Three discussions are currently scheduled:

Sept. 30, 2014, 1-2 p.m. with Sujan Shrestha from the School of Information Arts and Technology.

Oct. 22, 2014, 1-2 p.m. with Sharon Glazer from the Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences.

Nov. 20, 2014, 12:30-1:30 p.m. with Carol Molinari from the School of Health and Human Services.

For more information please contact Mike Kiel at or 410.837.4236.

And enjoy your lunch.

Orioles Sign Reliever Bell, Designate Meek For Assignment

By Andrew R. Koch

After consecutive blown saves by Tommy Hunter against the Houston Astros and Detroit Tigers, Orioles manager Buck Showalter has decided to shake things up a little in the Orioles bullpen.

The Orioles announced on May 16 that they’d agreed to a minor-league deal with veteran right-handed reliever Heath Bell. Pending a physical, Bell will report to the Triple-A Norfolk Tides. He began the season with division-rival Tampa Bay, where he was 1-1 with a 7.27 ERA in 13 games. Bell was designated for assignment by the Rays earlier this month, and was then released. Now in his 11th season, Bell has a career record of 38-32 with a 3.49 ERA and 168 career saves. The Orioles will have to pick up little, if any of Bell’s salary because he’s still being paid not just by the Rays, but also by the Miami Marlins and Arizona Diamondbacks, whom he played for in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

In other roster moves, the Orioles designated right-handed reliever Evan Meek, and recalled another right-hander, Brad Brach, from Norfolk to take Meek’s spot on the 25-man roster. In 12 games this season, Meek was 0-1 with a 6.94 ERA.

This is Brach’s second stint with Baltimore this season. In his first stint, he appeared in two games, and allowed three earned runs in an inning and two-thirds. He went 3-1 with a 3.26 ERA and one save for the Tides. Showalter says the addition of Brach will provide the Orioles with another reliever who can pitch multiple innings out of the bullpen.

Orioles Notes

Bench coach John Russell managed the Orioles during the third game of their series in Kansas City. Manager Buck Showalter was on leave so he and his wife could attend their daughter’s graduation from law school in Dallas.

Right-hander and top Orioles prospect Dylan Bundy continues to progress in his rehab from Tommy John surgery last year. Bundy is scheduled to pitch an inning in an extended spring training game in Sarasota, Florida on May 20.