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Rotaract Club Open Mic Fundraiser for Tanzania Service Trip Friday, April 6

Posted by Tim on April 3, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

The Rotaract Club of University at Buffalo will be hosting our Third Open Mic Fundraiser at 6PM-10PM this Friday, April 6 in Davis Hall Atrium on University at Buffalo North Campus. This fundraiser will support three recent graduates from University at Buffalo on an international service trip to Tanzania. On this trip, they will live with and learn from partners in the field to collaborate on developing service projects that will improve those partners’ capacities to generate change in the community.

This multidisciplinary team, consisting of Matthew Falcone (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Danielle Nerber (Anthropology), and Lyndsey Cifra (Biological Sciences) will address varied issues in water and sanitation, women and children’s health, and women’s economic empowerment. Upon return, they will present their experiences and potential projects to the Buffalo community for further engagement.

We will be accepting a suggested donation of $5 at the door, and refreshments will be served. If you you like to support these efforts but are unable to attend this event, please consider donating to the Tanzania Project Crowdfunding Page. RSVPs through the Facebook event are not required, but greatly appreciated. If you are a musician, poet, comedian, or artist interested in sharing your talents at the event, please message Matthew Falcone directly at

Event:      Open Mic Night Fundraiser: Stand with Standing Rock

Date:       Friday, April 6, 2018

Time:       6PM – 10PM

Location:  Davis Hall Atrium, University at Buffalo North Campus

RSVP:       Facebook-OpenMicFundraiser-TanzaniaServiceProjects


STEM Diversity Conference Saturday, April 7

Posted by Tim on April 3, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Scientista, along with SHPE, oSTEM, SWE and WiSE, is organizing a STEM Diversity Conference this weekend. We’ll have an academic and an industry panel to talk about diversity in STEM as well as their career choices, advice they wish they had in college, and how they became successful. More information on panelists are in the poster. 


Date: Saturday, April 7

Time: 11 AM – 1 PM Academic Panel 

 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Industry Panel

Location: Davis Hall

RSVP at:


April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events Throughout April at UB

Posted by Tim on April 2, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief, Workshops

Every April UB recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month as a time to raise public awareness about sexual violence, to educate and inspire our community to prevent it, and provide support for members of our community who have experienced it.
Sexual Violence is a major public health, human rights, and social justice issue. We need everyone’s help to end it. Thank you for getting involved and supporting our efforts toward a safer campus and a brighter future.
Learn more at Keep in touch #UBSAAM.

Schedule of Events
April 3rd Film Screening of Miss Representation. 4pm @ 210 Student Union. Join the Student Survivor Advocacy Alliance and the UB Men’s Group for our screening of Miss Representation followed by a discussion on the film. Register for this workshop on UBLinked.
April 13th Alliance Coffee Night. 5pm @ 114 Student Union. Join the Student Survivor Advocacy Alliance for our monthly social with a focus on involvement and self-care.
April 10th What Would You Do? Bystander Intervention Training. 2pm @ 228 Student Union. ‘What are you doing for others?’-MLK Jr. This workshop is focused on empowering each of us to be involved in preventing violence. Together we will be identifying problem behaviors, deciding when and how to intervene, and working through scenarios to practice getting involved in a safe environment. Register for this workshop on UBLinked.
April 10th Film Screening: The Mask You Live In. 4pm @ 210 Student Union. Screening and discussion of the documentary film surrounding men, masculinity and how society shapes our views of both. Register for this workshop on UBLinked.
April 12th How to Help A Sexual Assault Survivor. 2pm @ 210 Student Union. Learn how to respond if someone you know experiences a rape or sexual assault. Participants will learn how to help others recover from rape and sexual assault, tap into local resources, and get involved in prevention efforts at UB. Register for this workshop on UBLinked. *Trigger warning: not recommended for individuals with personal experiences of sexual violence*
April 12th SPEAK OUT! Poetry Performance and Discussion. 6pm @ Harriman Hall. Local poets will be performing pieces focused on survivor empowerment, gender roles, domestic violence prevention and sexual assault awareness. Register for this workshop on UBLinked. *Trigger warning: not recommended for individuals with personal experiences of sexual violence*
April 14th Rock-A-Mile in Their Shoes Benefit Show. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm @ Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St Buffalo, NY 14203. Ages 18+. $10cover. This is a benefit show to raise money and awareness for the Crisis Services Advocate Program, which provides free and confidential response and support for survivors of sexual and domestic violence-24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Advocate Program is committed to empowering survivors of sexual and domestic violence and strives to reduce the impact of violence and build a safer community. All of the monies raised at the show will be given as a one-time donation to the Advocate Program which is Erie County’s designated Rape Crisis Center.


UB GEM Seeks Summer Outreach Students

Posted by Tim on April 2, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

UB GEM is once again seeking summer outreach students to work on our team (must be local in WNY). If you have any exceptional students who are interested in public health, community engagement, and/or science, please encourage them to apply!

Bridget Brace-MacDonald, EdM

Director of Outreach Activities

Genome, Environment and Microbiome 

Community of Excellence

University at Buffalo



Scholarships for Experiential Learning Opportunities

Posted by Tim on April 2, 2018 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Apply for funding that will help you make the most of your education.

Experiential learning opportunities like research and study abroad can be truly life-changing, giving students insight into their passions, purpose and professional goals. These are the kinds of opportunities that can change career paths and inspire visions. To encourage you to seek out experiential learning opportunities, the College of Arts and Sciences offers several scholarships and funds that can help make these experiences a reality.

CAS Experiential Learning Fund

This funding is only available to College of Arts and Sciences undergraduates. Those who are pursuing experiential learning opportunities for the upcoming summer, such as internships, research, service-learning and domestic travel, may apply for this funding by April 1.

Rock Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship is open to College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate students. The two winners will receive $500 for one semester of full-time study abroad. Applications are due April 1.

Stevens Fund for International Experience

This funding is available to all undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Those who are planning on studying abroad or pursuing some other kind of international experiential learning opportunity may apply for this $500 scholarship by April 1.

SUNYWorks Internship Scholarship

This scholarship is for undergraduate students planning on pursuing an unpaid internship this summer. A limited number of $1,000 scholarships are available and preference will be given to students working in a non-profit setting, but all are encouraged to apply by May 4.


Stressbusters: FREE Backrubs and Stress Relief Techniques April 11 in the Don Schack Student Lounge

Posted by Tim on March 29, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

Stress can have a major impact on your grades, your relationships and your life as a college student. In fact, many students say stress is the main obstacle to their academic success. If you’re feeling anxious or stressed out, come to our Stressbusters event on 4/11 in the Don Schack Student Lounge! Meet with the Stressbusters team to enjoy a free 5-minute back rub and learn other stress relief techniques!


Global Health Week Movie Event “Bending the Arc” April 6

Posted by Tim on March 28, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief

Film Screening

“Bending the Arc”
April 6, 3:00-5:30pm
Screening Room, Center for the Arts, North Campus

Film starts at 3pm. Discussion and refreshments to follow. Free and open to all.
Join conversation with experts in public health
Learn about programs in public health and global health

“Bending the Arc” (2017) is an acclaimed documentary on the global health movement. This extraordinary film follows the doctors and activists that founded Partners in Health in their fight for universal health equity and the right to health for all.

RSV Event co-sponsored by the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health and the Office of Global Health Initiative

Please Register


Welcome Weekend Leaders (WWLs) Applications Now Available

Posted by Tim on March 28, 2018 in Job Opportunity, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

Welcome Weekend Leader applications are available.

Welcome Weekend Leaders (WLs) are emerging student leaders who will welcome and assist thousands of new students their first weekend at UB. WWLs help new students acclimate to UB through assisting with large-scale events, providing accurate direction and instruction, and facilitating small group activities. This short-term, paid leadership position is a great way to kick-start the fall semester at UB.

You will find detailed information about the paid position on UBLinked including, the job description, required dates of the experience, overview of the application process, and the application under “forms” (you must be logged in to access “forms”). We’ll be accepting applications through Wednesday, April 4 at 11:59 p.m. We welcome all undergraduate students, from any major to apply.

For questions, please contact me or our graduate intern, Liz Herrmann at


2018 Lydia Maria Child Social Justice Awards Call for Nominations

Posted by Tim on March 28, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Networking

2018 Lydia Maria Child Social Justice Awards

Call for Nominations

In keeping with our society’s goal of honoring and continuing Lydia Maria Child’s vision of and work toward social justice, the Lydia Maria Child Society is pleased to offer three awards recognizing scholarship, pedagogy, creative work, and/or activism that furthers social change: one for faculty, independent scholars, and other professionals; one for scholars/artists/activists at the graduate level; and one for high school and undergraduate students.  Child routinely wrote on behalf of the marginalized, emerging as a passionate advocate for slaves, Native Americans, prisoners, prostitutes, and even animals, among a host of others.  Our society aims to recognize academic writing, pedagogical endeavors, creative projects, and social outreach that, like Child’s work, speaks to pressing social causes and/or foregrounds the voices of (oftentimes neglected) authors who have worked to produce socially conscious writing.  Winners will receive a monetary award of $100 and may be featured in our society’s newsletter or other programming.

To apply for any of the three awards or to nominate a colleague or student, please send to by April 15 a letter detailing the ways in which your own or your nominee’s work engages with current social justice concerns, with “Social justice award” as the subject line of your email.  You are also welcome, though not required, to include a writing sample that demonstrates this engagement.  These samples may take the form of essays (or essay excerpts), course syllabi, or descriptions of projects that explore the intersections between American literature/history and social justice outside the academic classroom.  Applications should be sent as Word documents and should not exceed 15 pages.  While we will be happy to receive submissions that consider Child directly, Child need not be included in order for projects to be eligible; we welcome projects on a variety of authors, genres, periods, and/or concerns.

Winners will be recognized at the upcoming American Literature Association conference in San Francisco (May 2018), though they need not be present at the conference in order to be eligible for the award.  To read about past winners, visit  We look forward to reading your submissions.


STEM for Everyone: Stories From Students April 4 Lunch Provided

Posted by Tim on March 28, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Please  join the Women in STEM Cooperative on Wednesday, April 4 from noon – 1 p.m. in 330 Student Union  for STEM for Everyone: Stories from Students.

UB Undergraduate and Graduate students will provide 5-minute presentations about STEM topics in language that is easily understandable by the general public.  This program is intended to give students practical experience perfecting their presentations skills in front of a friendly audience while they begin building their professional footprint. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, please visit:

Looking forward to seeing you on April 4th!