UB VicTalk: Earth Was An Ice Planet For 20 Million Years Kristin Poinar gave a VicTalk — a short science lecture — at UB’s Freshman Orientation (“New to UB“) event on August 27, 2021. “New to UB” exposes our new freshmen to academic topics across ~15 different potential majors in the College of Arts and Sciences, even before they begin their first day of classes. It’s a miniature academic conference that invites freshmen to think about the world. By kpoinar I am a glaciologist employed as an Assistant Professor in the Geology Department at the University of Buffalo. View all of kpoinar's posts.