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 skiel@ubalt.edu or 410.837.4236.

And enjoy your lunch.

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