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LAI 301: Composing in the Human Sciences Spring 2017

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2016 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

LAI 301: Composing in the Human Sciences
3 Sections available Spring 2017

Also fulfills Communication Literacy 2

CL2 is designed to engage in exploring various composition processes, genres, and modalities that underlie skilled communication practices and consider larger issues of what it means to be communicatively literate in the digital, global world. We will explore a number of ways in which humans communicate in career and workplace literacies. Serves students who are studying and preparing for careers in the Human Sciences and Applied Human Sciences which may include those in academic and professional training in social work, psychology, education, media, law, industry, commerce, computing, management, health services, sociology, anthropology, and teaching. The human sciences emphasize the effects of disciplinary self-conceptions on what counts as knowledge and evidence in inquiries into
human beings and how they function together in social groups.

For more information, please contact Suzanne Miller at


UB Information Team Student Assistant Position

Posted by Tim on November 16, 2016 in Career Opportunities

Student Assistant Job

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, and qualified student to join the university’s Information Security team as a student assistant. The student assistant will work closely with staff to conduct research on information security policies and trends. He or she will also play a supporting role in information security projects, policy development, and communications.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent research skills, as well as a sophisticated command of verbal and written communication. He or she will also be comfortable with multitasking and undertaking a wide range of projects. Familiarity with policy writing and/or current information security standards is preferred.


  • Research trends in information security using professional literature (Educause, Gartner, etc.), and examples from other institutions.
  • Draft executive summaries of literature, data, and other resources, and communicate this information to staff.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of information security awareness initiatives.
  • Support a variety of information security and UBIT projects, which may include data analysis, copy editing, presentation preparation, etc.
  • Assist in drafting and/or editing university information security policies, adhering to the universities standards and guidelines of policy writing.

Please send resumes to: Dr. Catherine J. Ullman at


Antimicrobial Resistance: Pharmacy & Public Health Perspectives

Posted by Tim on November 14, 2016 in Academic Presentations, Academics



Antimicrobial Resistance: Pharmacy & Public Health Perspectives

Join us for a panel discussion to learn more about critical issues in antibiotics overuse


Monday, November 14 at 6 pm

190 Kapoor Hall, UB South Campus



Ryan O’Laughlin, PharmD, CVS Health, Staff Pharmacist

Melissa Danek, Pharm D, BCPS, Buffalo General Medical Center, Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, Infectious Disease

Gale Burstein, MD, MPD, Erie County Department of Health, Commissioner



Social impact with salary- Teach for America application due 12/9

Posted by Tim on November 14, 2016 in Academics, Career Opportunities

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, December 9thth

Start your application:

See the Impact you can have as a Teacher:

  • An overview of our organization (2min video)
  • Our mission in a nutshell (2min video)

 The Basics and Benefits of Teach For America:

  • All academic majors and backgrounds accepted
  • Select your regional placement (not random assignment) from our 53 communities
  • Teach any grade level (preK-12) and subject including ELL and SpEd
  • Salary ranging from $24,000-$55,000 a year with health insurance and retirement benefits
  • Americorps Education Award of $11,550 and loan deferment/forbearance
  • Option to earn your certification and/or Masters in Education/teaching
  • Graduate school and employer partnerships for alum to continue their leadership and impact
  • DACA recipients are eligible to apply.

 Teach For America is developing a movement of leaders who will help drive change at every level of our education system toward the goal of closing the opportunity gap in America. These leaders start their paths as corps members who teach for two years in urban and rural high-need communities and help students make the academic progress that expands their opportunities. Deeply affected by their teaching experience, our alumni continue to advocate for students and build lasting change in many different roles and fields.

 For additional information, explore our as well as our youtube channel: or contact Chrystal Gaither (


Critical Conversations: Understanding Election 2016

Posted by Tim on November 14, 2016 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event

President Satish K. Tripathi is pleased to announce the fourth annual CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS, a presidential program showcasing distinguished scholars and other professionals at the forefront of their fields who help shape how we understand today’s most vital issues.


Keynote Address

Understanding Election 2016

Theda Skocpol, Harvard University


Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
3:30 p.m.

Celebrating UB’s longstanding history of intellectual leadership and innovation, CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS includes a keynote address—free and open to the public—as well as multiple opportunities for students, faculty, staff and others to interact with these distinguished visitors.

Join us Nov. 17-18 as we welcome featured guest Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University and an internationally renowned scholar of political science.

Program Highlights

Keynote Address:

Understanding Election 2016

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
3:30 p.m.
Slee Hall, North Campus

Reception to follow in the Slee Hall lobby.

Registration is requested but not required.

Panel Discussion:

Election Reflections:
Moving Forward After the Divide?

Friday, Nov. 18, 2016
12:15 p.m.
Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre, North Campus

Complimentary lunch for pre-registered guests will be served
11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. in the Center for the Arts atrium.

Registration is requested but not required.

Please RSVP by Nov. 14, 2016.

For more information about Dr. Skocpol and the Critical Conversations program, please visit


WNY Prosperity Fellowship

Posted by Tim on November 14, 2016 in Academics, Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities

ANNOUNCING: Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program | Open to all UG majors and select GRAD programs: 

Seeking students with an entrepreneurial drive who want to make a difference in Western New York|

 Application Deadline:

  • February 5, 2017 (All UG and continuing select graduate programs)  
  • April 1, 2017 (Only 1st year incoming MBA/MBA dual degree students)


 All students will be awarded a paid summer internship; scholarship support will be awarded during the academic year will vary in size and may be up to $25,000 based on a student’s unmet financial need.  This fellowship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the Western New York region. Open to all undergraduate majors and select graduate programs including students in the School of Management, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and School of Architecture and Planning.

 Fellowship eligibility:  

  • current sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply;
  • should have minimum 3.0 cumulative UG GPA / 3.5 cumulative GRAD GPA;
  • have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy through job creation;
  • complete the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the advised deadline. Please note that you may file a FAFSA using estimated income information and update your FAFSA once you complete your current tax return.

For full details, visit the fellowship website at:

 Candidates are encouraged to attend Fellowship Application Information sessions (all held in 220 Student Union):

  • November 10, 2016 at 1:00 pm
  • November 11, 2016 at 1:00 pm
  • November 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm
  • November 16, 2016 at 3:00 pm
  • November 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm
  • December 1, 2016 at 12:30 pm
  • December 6, 2016 at 3:30 pm
  • December 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm







Blackstone Launchpad Workshops November 10-18, 2016

Posted by Tim on November 14, 2016 in Academics, Competitions, Event, Workshops

Set your ideas in motion with Blackstone LaunchPad at UB

Think like an Innovator and Entrepreneur, join us for our upcoming workshops +

Find us on Facebook for workshop details:

Workshop Offerings:  November 10 – November 18, 2016


LaunchPad Workshop | Pitch Your Idea

Date: Thursday, November 10

Time: 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Location: Blackstone LaunchPad (220 Student Union)

RSVP: Not required,


LaunchPad Workshop | Protecting What’s Yours:  Corporate and Organizational Issues

Date: Thursday, November 10

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Location: Blackstone LaunchPad (220 Student Union)

RSVP: Not required,


Female Founder Friday with Christian Johnson, Founder of Driver Watchdog

Date: Friday, November 11

Time: 3-4 PM

Location: Blackstone LaunchPad (220 Student Union)

RSVP: Not required,

About: Listen to a successful female entrepreneur share her story and share tips for success.  Join us for Female Founder Friday with Christian Johnson, Founder & President of Watchdog.  Driver Watchdog is a real-time vehicle monitoring and safety device which allows you to track and view live video of your vehicle from any mobile device or PC.


Global Entrepreneurship Week: 3MT Pitch – How to Pitch Panel Presentation

Date: Monday, November 14

Time: 4:00-6:00 PM

Location: 330 Student Union


Attend this panel presentation to learn how to convey your thesis or dissertation research to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes. Founded by the University of Queensland.


Global Entrepreneurship Week: Innovate n’ Caffeinate on Speedy Wheels with WNY Entrepreneurs

Date: Wednesday, November 16

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Location: Innovation Center: d!g at 640 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14203

RSVP by email:


Global Entrepreneurship Week: LaunchPad Workshop | Revenue Models

Date: Thursday, November 17

Time: 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Location: Blackstone LaunchPad (220 Student Union)

RSVP: Not required,


Global Entrepreneurship Week: LaunchPad Workshop | Crowdfunding a Startup

Date: Thursday, November 17

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Location: Blackstone LaunchPad (220 Student Union)

RSVP: Not required,

Join us for an informational session on the benefits of crowdfunding your startup. Oscar Pedroso, founder of Thimble, raised over $250,000 and will share his experience, tips and be available for Q&A.


Sell Me This Finals – Pitching a Secret Product

Date: Friday, November 18

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Location: Blackstone LaunchPad (220 Student Union)

RSVP: Not required,

Watch as 6 finalists from the September and October sessions compete for the Sell Me This championship title! The winning pitch wins a $50 prize.




Math 101- Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics

Posted by Tim on November 14, 2016 in Academics, General Education Requirements

Course Description


This course is intended for students who do not plan to major in mathematics, science or engineering programs, which require calculus courses. The aim of this course is to expose students to the utility and beauty of mathematics, and strengthen their quantitative and analytical skills. The material is organized as a series of independent modules exploring various topics in modern mathematics, its real-world applications, and directions of current research. Topics of the modules are selected at the discretion of the course instructor.

This course fulfills the Math and Quantitative Reasoning requirement of the UB Curriculum.

 Course Prerequisites: successful completion of 3 full years of high school mathematics, including algebra.


Heritage Centers’ Coffee House

Posted by Tim on November 14, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event

What is the Heritage Centers?

A non-profit organization that offers individualized services for people and students with mental and physical disabilities.

What is a Coffee House?

A night of socializing, music, great food and drinks, raffles and more!


The Newman Center, 495 Skinnersville RD, Buffalo, NY, 14228


November 18th, 7pm-10pm


Admission is $5 at the door.

We will be raffling a flat screen TV, Dinner at Ilio Dipaolos, Apple Watch, Signed Sabres Stick, Dinner with Steve Tasker!


History of Pharmacy Independent Study

Posted by Tim on November 14, 2016 in Academics, Research Information and Opportunities

The Apothecary and Historical Exhibits department in the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offers independent study opportunities for students to gain hands-on experiences.  Students can work through their own department or can be awarded PHM 499 credit.  Experiences are flexible, depending upon the students’ interests.

Examples of projects include, but are not limited to:

  1. Interested in anything regarding medicines?  A particular drug, disease state, treatment or other?    We have a variety of historical “treatment” tools, medicine and cosmetic products which could be used as a beginning point.  A display could be created and/or your work could be presented via a multi-media vehicle of your choice.  We have the ability to post it on our webpage and/or one of UB’s Social Media platforms.
  2. Students with manual dexterity can assist with organizing and classifying historic artifacts.
  3. Those with an interest in creating videos or web announcements could initiate a recognition of the history of the Apothecary and/or School in advance of the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the Turn-of-Century Apothecary.

Please contact Cindy Konovitz at