Media Advisory: Therapy dogs return to UB for final exams

Photo of student petting a therapy dog.

Release Date: April 30, 2013

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo Libraries will again bring therapy dogs on campus to help students cope with stress as they prepare for final exams.

Media are invited to see the dogs in action from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 1-3 at the following locations:

-- Room B-15, lower level, in the Health Sciences Library in Abbott Hall (building No. 3 on this map: on South Campus.

Onsite contact: Pamela Rose, web services and library promotion coordinator, at 829-5722.

-- The staff lounge in the basement of Lockwood Memorial Library (building No. 10 on this map: on North Campus.

Onsite contact: Kathleen Quinlivan, communications officer for UB Libraries, at 645-1326.

UB's Health Sciences Library began bringing therapy dogs on campus in December 2011. The effort has grown to include coffee, snacks, soothing music, chair massages and other relaxation methods. More than 800 students participated last semester.

UB is working with Therapy Animals of Western New York, or TAWNY, an organization that promotes the healing powers of dogs and other animals, to bring the dogs on campus.

Media Contact Information

Cory Nealon
Director of News Content
Engineering, Computer Science
Tel: 716-645-4614
Twitter: @UBengineering