Media Advisory: Therapy dogs visit UB and help students with final exam stress

Student getting a dog kiss.

Every semester, right before exams, the UB Libraries invite therapy dogs to deliver their own brand of stress management to students.

Release Date: December 8, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo Libraries will bring therapy dogs to campus to help students cope with stress while preparing for final exams.

Media are invited to see the dogs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 8-10 at the following locations:

  • South Campus: Room B-15, lower level, in the Health Sciences Library in Abbott Hall; Building No. 3 on this map:
    On-site contact: Pamela Rose, Web services and library promotion coordinator, at (716) 829-5722.
  • North Campus: The government documents area in Lockwood Memorial Library on the first floor; Building No. 10 on this map:
    On-site contact: Kathleen Quinlivan, communications officer for UB Libraries, at (716) 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 offerings.

UB is working with Therapy Animals of Western New York, or TAWNY, and other organizations that promote the healing power of dogs and other animals, to bring the dogs on campus.


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