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Monday
10/21/19

UB Safe Zone Training October 21

Posted by Tim on October 21, 2019 in Community Announcements, Networking, Workshops

UB Intercultural Diversity Center Sponsored Safe Zone Training
Monday, October 21, 2019
10 a.m. to 12 noon
240 Student Union

Learn about gender and sexual equality issues, become a better ally, help raise awareness!

Monday
10/21/19

HomeSpace Drive! October 27 – November 17

Posted by Tim on October 21, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering

Help Phi Sigma Rho support HomeSpace! HomeSpace provides housing and job training to single mothers between the ages of 14 and 21, so that they can raise their children in a supportive environment.

Donation bins will be provided in the Don Schack Lounge from October 27 – November 17, 2019!

Wishlist Items:

  1. Hygiene Products (shampoo/conditioner/ bath and body lotion/ soap/ tampons/ pads etc.)
  2. Cleaning Supplies for girls to keep their apartments clean
  3. Diapers and Wipes (any and all sizes)
  4. Gently used or new dish sets/silverware
  5. Small appliances: DVD players, boom box, toasters, blenders etc.
  6. New Sheet sets, bedding, pillows
  7. Newborn welcome home baskets for mother and baby
  8. Gift Cards to grocery stores or Wal-Mart

Friday
10/18/19

UB’s Aging Innovation Challenge: November 1, 2019

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2019 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

Do you want to make a real difference in the world? If so, consider participating in our Aging Innovation Challenge, taking place on November 1, 2019 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm in 210 Student Union.

At the Aging Innovation Challenge, you and other students and faculty from all different disciplines will team up to develop a prototype to assist aging New Yorkers. Your innovation could make the difference to someone fighting to maintain independence in their home or to a stressed caregiver providing daily assistance to a loved one while holding down a full-time job. Participants do not need any prior skills or experience—you will be able to use your unique background to contribute to your team’s idea for the chance to win $ prizes.


Register to participate: https://tinyurl.com/UBAgingInnovation19

Friday
10/18/19

Spring 2020 Course Offerings & New Minor From the School of Social Work

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2019 in Academics, New Programs

The School of Social Work is offering a new minor in Community Organizing and Development.

The School of Social Work is also offering several spring Social Work undergraduate-level electives, open to all majors and non-degree students. Register as normal, but if you have questions about a course, please email them at swinfo@buffalo.edu.

SW 140 Organizing and Advocacy #21843, Monday, Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m., Location TDB

This course focuses on the nuts and bolts of organizing and the strategies that inform advocacy with an emphasis on the roles social capital has on networking effectively across groups and systems. Because the skills and tasks of organizing and advocacy are predominately to catalyze and agitate for change, students will examine relevant policies and learn how to identify and map the distribution of power they promote particularly as they influence access to services and support in neighborhoods and communities. With an understanding of power and its impact on community capacity building, students will explore and engage in opportunities to apply cross-cultural communication in traditional media and public speaking. (3 cr. hr.)

SW 150 Social Media in Social Change, #21844, Tuesday, Thursday 6:00 p.m. to 7:20 p.m., Location TBD

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with social media and social networking as they influence community change. Specifically, students will be introduced to the fundamental terms and concepts of social media and networking, including various interfaces, tools, and platforms that may be leveraged to promote community change and development. Students will also explore existing scholarship and best practices, as well as issues of social justice, burdens of adversity, social disadvantage, and human rights as they apply to the democratization of technology. Students will examine the challenges, opportunities, and future applications of social media and networking related to community change. (3 cr. hr.)

SW 230 Theories and Policies of Community Organizing and Development (Hybrid), #23952, Tuesday, Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m., Fillmore 325, North Campus

This course provides students with an understanding of the ways in which the history of community organizing and development informs community theory and policy across urban and rural settings. With an emphasis on group development theory, students will be introduced to the major theories and policies that impact neighborhood/community capacity, including but not limited to theories of poverty, inequality, human rights, urban and rural community organizing and development, and neighborhood organizing. A particular focus is the intersection of these theories and policies within this framework that can create social capital and foster entrepreneurship, social innovation, and cross-sector collaboration. (3 cr. hr.)

SW 235 Responses to Child Maltreatment, #21841, Monday, Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m, Clemen 106 North Campus

This course focuses on interdisciplinary system responses to child maltreatment, including trauma-informed and human rights-based approaches. The course explores responses across multiple community systems, including child welfare agencies, health care systems, law enforcement, and schools. This course is designed for, but not limited to, students who are interested in public health, social work, human services, nursing and other health professions, sociology, psychology, law, and education. (3 cr. hr.)

SW 245 Global Child Advocacy Issues, #21842, Tuesday, Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m., 351 Millard Fillmore Academic Center (MFAC), North Campus

This course is designed to increase student understanding of the adverse experiences of children growing up in various countries. The purpose of this course is to expose students to considerations of socioeconomics, health, culture, religion, and politics and how these affect the welfare and well-being of children across the world. This course examines advocacy efforts using a trauma-informed, human rights framework. (3 cr. hr.)

SW309LEC Developing Leadership in Communities, # 23953, Monday/Wednesday 6pm-7:20pm, Talbot 106, North Campus

Description: This course focuses on development of leadership skills and strategies that foster community engagement and strengthen the natural leadership of residents within neighborhoods and communities. Students will examine theories of leadership and the ways in which they influence organizational structures that promote community well-being. Central to this course is the acquisition and application of strategies that can be used to enhance the development of skills as well as the exercise of leadership by neighborhood and community resident. (3 cr. hr.)

SW 401 Black Masculinities (Undergraduate and Graduate) # 23572 (UNG), #24048 (GRAD) Wed, 9-11:50am Obrien 210, North Campus

This course concerns the exploration of Black masculinity and the various policies that shape how Black male identity is viewed in America and how those policies shape the gendered perspectives/behaviors of the Black male. Consistent with an interdisciplinary approach the course will focus on a number of domains that impact Black men such as the prison industrial complex, poverty, violence, education and draw from a number of disciplines such as social work, history and sociology. We start our consideration of this topic with an examination of the institution of slavery in America between the 17th century and the beginning of the 20th century which set the foundation for Black masculinity in America. Theories that aim to explain Black male outcomes will be incorporated throughout the course. (3 cr. hr.)

SW101 Human Biology, online, #22209

This course will provide a foundational understanding of human biology with emphasis on the biological bases of behaviors and issues of concern to social workers. This course is designed to meet the human biology prerequisites for Masters in Social Work students, and will cover the basics of human biology including anatomical systems and structures, development from conception through aging and death; genetics, evolution, and biological and environmental interactions. The focus of the course is not only on biology but also on the critical analysis of the interplay between human biology and social issues. Discussions will cover the biological bases of phenomena including but not limited to addictions, mental illness, sexuality, and aggression. Emphasis throughout the course also will be placed on biological processes related to trauma and stress.

Monday
10/14/19

PAID Student Social Media Asst. Analyst for University Communications

Posted by Tim on October 14, 2019 in Job Opportunity

UB’s division of University Communications (UC) is responsible for university-wide communications and marketing — including branding, media relations, digital (web, social media), editorial/content, and creative design — for the University at Buffalo (UB). The division is highly visible, nationally recognized, and its award-winning communication products represent the public face of the university. As a member of UC’s Digital Communications & Strategy team, you will help us transform the way content is created, distributed and tracked on social media, the web, and other digital communication platforms. You will support the department’s efforts to monitor and shape perceptions, fulfill information needs and provide exceptional service to external and internal audiences of UB.

As our Social Media Analyst Assistant you will focus on strengthening UB’s footprint in the social media landscape by harnessing the automation, artificial intelligence, social listening and reporting
features available in our best-of-class Social Media Management system (Sprinklr). You will help us enhance and mature our workflows and governance within the tool to increase efficacy and adoption rate among users across the university.

Applications are due November 7, 2019.

Click here for more information.

Friday
10/11/19

Placement in French, Italian and Spanish courses for Spring 2020

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2019 in Academics

General guidelines for placement in French, Italian and Spanish courses can be accessed at:  https://arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/romance-languages-literatures/undergraduate/intro-language-courses.html

Any student in need of information on placement in a language course in French, Italian and Spanish should fill out this form:  https://arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/romance-languages-literatures/undergraduate/intro-language-courses/placement-form.html

Responses will be given to those placement requests within 24-48 working hours as long as students fill the form with as much detail as possible, not leaving out any information on their experience.  

Friday
10/11/19

Honors Film Series – October 16, 2019

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2019 in Event, Stress Relief

The first of the Honors Film Series, Latin American Cities and “Slums:” A Fall Semester Film Series, will take place on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

Machuca (dir. Andres Wood) will be screened in Capen 107 at 4:00 pm.

Friday
10/11/19

Therapy Dog Study Break – October 17, 2019

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2019 in Event, Honors Program Announcements, Honors Student Council, Stress Relief

Our Honors Student Council will be hosting a Therapy Dog Study Break in the Don Schack Lounge on Thursday, October 17th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

We hope to see you there!

Friday
10/11/19

Alternative Break 2020 – Application Deadline Extended!

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2019 in Student experience, Study Abroad, Volunteering, Winter Session

Alternative Break programs let you volunteer, perform community service and have unique learning opportunities during your fall break (Thanksgiving), winter break or spring break. By spending time immersed in a new community, you’ll learn about your role as a global citizen, make new friends and connections, and discover how you can become an agent of change.

Trip destinations and dates include the following:

  • New Orleans, LA – January 19-25
  • Dominican Republic – March 14-21
  • Washington. DC – March 15-21
  • Buffalo, NY – March 16-20

Applications are now due October 15, 2019.

Wednesday
10/09/19

Italy: UB Classics in the Mediterranean Winter 2020 Program

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2019 in Study Abroad, UB Curriculum, Winter Session

Check out the UB Classics in the Mediterranean Winter 2020 Program!

UB Classics in Italy is a winter session program that will take place around the spectacular and historic Italian cities of Naples and Rome. The program is designed to provide a vivid introduction to the art and archaeology of the ancient Greco-Roman world, while savoring the cultural attractions and achievements of all of the important eras of later Roman and Italian history, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance to the Fascist era to today.

It’s an incredible opportunity for students to travel to Rome and Naples, earn UB credits, and learn about Italy’s ancient history from an expert in the field! It is perfect for students who still need to fulfill an Arts or Humanities UB Area in their Global Pathway and/or could use CL 391: Art and Archaeology of Rome to fulfill a minor/major program requirement/elective.

The application deadline is October 15, 2019!