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Latest Challenges from MindSumo

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions

Please review the latest challenges from MindSumo. As you know, MindSumo partners with employers to create projects that you can complete to get work experience, win prizes, and be hired for jobs and internships. Questions can be directed to

United Spirits – Digital Purchase Journey

P&G CEO Challenge – still got a few days to go!

Hyatt – Creative idea for a high-end hotel company

Delta Faucet – Greener Packaging

Direct Links:


FREE Math Tutoring…MTH 121, 122, 131, 141, 142, ULC 147 and 148

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2018 in Academics, Community Announcements, Stress Relief, Tutoring


We Tutor: MATH 121, 122, 131, 141, 142

ULC147 AND 148

Students who have visited say:

Great tutoring!

Amazing as always!  Very helpful and patient. 

I strongly recommend. Awesome

Great help, explained everything very well, left room with confidence!

 We are OPEN 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday thru Thursday – stop by!

We help with quiz/test, homework questions.



UB Organic and Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Lab Group Seeks Student Research Assistants

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

The UB Organic and Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Lab group is looking for a motivated researcher to join our team!

This is a paid opportunity.

Our ideal candidate is a rising sophomore, junior, or senior who can work at least 5 hours per week this semester, and can work 20 to 40 hours per week for at least 8 weeks during summer 2018.

Required skills: The research employs chemical techniques, so the ideal candidate for this position will have mastered chemistry courses, be able to work safely in a chemistry lab, and has steady hands able to work with small samples. The candidate will also need strong organizational and communication skills, and be detail-oriented. An interest in chemistry research, in addition to climate, environmental, and/or geology research is preferred.

If you are interested, please send the following to Allison,, by March 4:

  • Major, class year, GPA
  • CV, including any prior lab experience
  • Paragraph about why you’re interested in working in the lab and what you hope to get out of the experience

English Department Undergraduate Conference

Posted by Tim on February 19, 2018 in Academics

The UB Undergraduate English Club is hosting the Fourth Annual Undergraduate English Conference and is now seeking undergraduate submissions for presentation. The theme for the conference is “Technologies of the Self: Future Shock.” We are particularly looking for papers that examine one or more of the following potential lines of inquiry:

● Constitution of a self in society
● Narrower sense of “technology” – digital & Internet technology – and its role
in this constituting selfhood
● Objective truth – possible? impossible? – and its relationship to individual
truth/construction of narratives
● History as narrative construction, and what they leave behind
● Instability and precarity of selfhood – horror, the uncanny, …
● Identity politics and its deeper meaning

Presentations could draw on cultural theory, race theory, intersectionality,
psychoanalysis, theories of poetics and mythology, New Media, or recent works of
horror and dystopic literature.

The conference will be held on Friday, April 27 from 12pm to 9pm, Capen 310
inside the Silverman Library. Light refreshments will be served. The conference
will conclude with the screening of a film related to the conference theme, TBD.
Feel free to suggest titles along with your abstract submission. A 250-300 word
abstract will be due by midnight on Friday, March 9th. All abstracts should be
emailed as a .doc or .docx file to


Aging Innovation Challenge for NYS College and University Students $50,000 top prize!

Posted by Tim on February 19, 2018 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities

Do you know an undergraduate or graduate student at a New York State college or university? Do they enjoy a challenge? If so, New York State Department of Health has launched the Aging Innovation Challenge for NYS college and university students. Innovators have a chance at a $50,000 prize pool.

The Aging Innovation Challenge is seeking a breakthrough solution in independent living for older adults and their caregivers. Student innovators are invited to join the challenge and develop technological prototypes that assist New Yorkers to remain independent as they age. Prototypes must be designed to meet the needs of older adults with limitations in performing one or more activities of daily living, such as eating, bathing and dressing.

Please share this challenge with the students in your life. For more information, visit and search for the Aging Innovation Challenge or follow the link:


Join the Top 1% of Leaders on Campus and Apply to NRHH!

Posted by Tim on February 19, 2018 in Community Announcements, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Join the top 1% of leaders on campus and apply to the NRHH!

Are you an active leader in your on-campus residence hall or apartment? Do you love community service? We want to recognize and develop your leadership skills! Join the top 1% of leaders on campus and apply to join the National Residence Hall Honorary! We accept applications on a rolling basis. Apply online here:


FREE Tax Prep Services from IRS Certified UB School of Management Students

Posted by Tim on February 16, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event

On behalf of the School of Management, I am pleased to announce that our IRS-certified accounting students will again offer free tax preparation services to individuals and families with an annual income below $54,000.

The service will be offered at the North and South campuses. Dates, times, locations, maps and other important details can be found at the link below:


How to Start your Non-Profit Startup February 20th

Posted by Tim on February 16, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

How to Start your Non-profit Startup | Tues., February 20th at 5:30 p.m. in 201 Student Union

UB Calendar entry:

The Blackstone LaunchPad at UB in collaboration with the School of Management and the School of Social Work will host a panel discussion for students about starting a non-profit organization on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in 201 Student Union. The panel will be facilitated in an interactive question and answer format with participation from the audience. Topics will include: locating data on community needs/market research, lessons learned from the perspective of a non-profit founder, board development, building awareness/marketing, leveraging funding/fundraising, legal issues, and networking resources. Panelists will include:

  • Andrew Marietta, Vice President, Regional Development, of the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc., a statewide organization focused on building organizational capacity, informing philanthropic giving, and conducting research to support non-profits. Andrew facilitates Capacity Building Grant Programs and provides support and administration for the Statewide Nonprofit Executive Directors Network. His expertise is in the museum sector with a focus on marketing and fund development. He is also a licensed insurance broker, with Council Services Plus, with extensive knowledge in the areas of general liability and employee benefits.
  • A representative of the Young Non-profit Professionals Network of Greater Buffalo will share information about local professional development and networking opportunities.
  • Brian Conley, GIS-Research Analyst and member of the University at Buffalo Regional Institute Team will offer information about locating data on community needs and existing resources.
  • Joe Roccisano, Director of Community Impact of United Way of Buffalo and Erie County will share information about ways the organization works to connect people to strengthen the community, improve health and human services, and decrease operating costs for area nonprofits.

Clinton Foundation 11th Annual CGI U Meeting October 19-21

Posted by Tim on February 16, 2018 in Academics, Event, Networking, Workshops

The 11th annual CGI U meeting will be at the University of Chicago Oct. 19-21!

We are excited to announce that the CGI University 2018 meeting will take place at the University of Chicago from October 19-21!

Hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, the 11th annual CGI U meeting will gather more than 1,000 innovative student leaders who have made Commitments to Action that address some of the world’s most pressing challenges in education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health.

The CGI U 2018 meeting will provide opportunities for student commitment-makers to network with one another, attend skill sessions and office hours with leading social innovators, and connect with alumni mentors. The application is now open.

Apply now!

2018 Sustainability Movie Series

Posted by Tim on February 15, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Join us for the premiere of the University Libraries sustainability themed movie series Monday, February 19 at 6pm in 305 Capen (inside Silverman Library). Gambling on Extinction (2015, 52 min, documentary), directed by Jakob Kneser, depicts illegal wildlife trade in Africa and Asia. This is a free event open to everyone.

A war against science and nature is being waged. Populations of elephants, rhinos and other animals are declining at rates that will wipe them out very soon. Humans who value ivory and horns are driving this cruel extinction. This movie is for all but the totally heartless.

A brief introduction precedes the movie and a discussion after the movie will be led by Jim Gordon, chair of UB’s Professional Staff Alternative Transportation Subcomittee. This movie is presented by University Libraries with co-sponsorship from UB’s Professional Staff Sustainable Living Committee, UB’s Sustainability office, and University Libraries Professional Executive Committee.

Coming soon

Mon Feb 26 – Tierra De Pagagones – Jim Gordon

Thur Mar 29 – Koyaanisqatsi – Fred Stoss

Thur Apr 5 – Chasing Ice – Fred Stoss

Thur April 19 – The Secret of Photo 51 – Fred Stoss

Mon Apr 30 – Taken for a Ride – Jim Gordon


Parking is free in UB Student, Faculty, and Staff parking lots after 3:00pm

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