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School of Management Minor Information Sessions March 28, 29 and 30

Posted by Tim on March 8, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Workshops

The School of Management is holding small group information/application sessions for students who are interested in learning more about our Minor Program.  Dates are listed below.  Please share this with any interested students!

Tuesday, Mar. 28  ·   1:00—2:00 pm

Wednesday, Mar. 29 ·    11:00 – noon

Thursday, Mar. 30   ·    4:00 – 5:00 pm

All sessions will be held in Alfiero 205

Additional information about the Management Minor can be found at



RENEW Distinguished Lecture Series Presents MIT Professor Yet-Mint Chiang on the Future of Energy Storage March 16

Posted by Tim on March 8, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

RENEW Distinguished Lecture Series Presents

Prof. Yet-Ming Chiang

Lecture Title:

The Future of Energy Storage
Thursday, March 16, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in 101 Davis Hall

It is increasingly evident that efficient, low-cost energy storage is critically needed to enable the continued deployment of renewable energy. The cost of renewable electricity generation is now competitive, or nearly so, with fossil fuel generation. However, the intermittency of renewable power limits its widespread use as a reliable, dispatchable power source. In the near term, lithium-ion batteries will be the mostly widely deployed technology for both transportation and stationary storage. Along with the development of higher performance/lower cost cathodes, anodes, electrolytes or other cell components, efficient cell designs and low cost/highly scalable manufacturing techniques are needed. This talk wil discuss a “clean sheet” redesign of the lithium-ion design and manufacturing paradigm, based on a new semi-solid electrode form that enables manufacturing of high performance Li-ion cells using a radically simpler and lower-cost method than is practiced today.

Looking forward to a world with high renewables penetration, highly scalable storage of still lower cost will be needed. Today, pumped hydroelectric storage (PHS) and underground compressed air energy storage (CAES) have the lowest cost of storage (~100 US$/kWh installed cost), but each faces geographical and environmental constraints that limit further deployment in the U.S., even while new PHS installations are developed elsewhere in the world. Electrochemical storage that is cost-competitive with PHS and underground CAES has not heretofore been available. Towards this goal, sulfur is an attractive reactant due to its exceptionally low cost, high natural abundance, and high specific and volumetric capacity owing to its two-electron reaction. In fact, measure as cost-per-capacity (e.g., US$/Ah), sulfur has the lowest cost of known electrode-active compounds except for water and air. Recent work on an ambient-temperature aqueous flow battery that has the potential to provide large-scale electrochemical storage at the price of PHS and CAES will be discussed.

This work was supported as part of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, an Energy Innovation Hub funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences.

Register for FREE here:


Spring 2017 Honors College Workshop Series

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Stress Relief, Workshops

Prepare for life after graduation with the pros during the Honors College Spring Workshop Series!


Communicate #LikeABoss Friday, February 17 at 3:00 p.m.
Interviewing Skills Monday, February 20 at 4:00 p.m.
Personal Statements Friday, February 24 at 3:00 p.m.Applying to Graduate School Tuesday, February 28 at 3:00 p.m.


Managing Stress Tuesday, March 7 at 3:00 p.m.
Resume Writing Friday, March 10 at 2:00 p.m.
EAS Alumni Panel Wednesday, March 15 at 5:30 p.m.Healthcare Panel Wednesday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m.

All workshops will be held in 107 Capen Hall.

Sign up today at:


The Case of the Vanishing Maharaja: Urdu Travel Literature and Princely Politics in South Asia March 10

Posted by Tim on February 6, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

The Case of the Vanishing Maharaja: Urdu Travel Literature and Princely Politics in South Asia
Friday, March 10, 2017
12 noon to 1 p.m.
280 Park Hall

In 1851, the young Tukoji Holkar, Maharaja of Indore, went missing under suspicious circumstances. Some said his regent wanted him out of the picture. Others speculated that he’d been kidnapped and taken to Calcutta by nefarious colonial agents. In truth, he’d  skipped town to make a clandestine tour of of North India. After his return, Holkar did something that was doubly unprecedented for a Persian-speaking court of his time: he wrote a travelogue, and he wrote it in Urdu. Following his lead, other princes across the region began to write their own, increasingly elaborate travel accounts. By the end of the 19th century, writing about travel have become a well established expression of princely praxis. Focusing on two narratives in Urdu from 1851, this talk will argue that the decision to write a travel account – and to do so in Urdu – reflected Holkar’s, and the princely states’, desire to use travel literature to stabilize their legitimacy at a time when colonial predations had rendered it increasingly precarious.

Bio: Daniel Majchrowicz is an Assistant Professor of South Asian Literature and Culture at Northwestern University. He received his PhD from Harvard University in 2015. He is currently working on two manuscripts. The first is a study of Urdu travel writing from 1830-1950, tentatively titled “Travel and the Means to Victory: Travel and Travel Writing in Modern South Asia.” The second is a collaborative project aimed at producing a scholarly anthology of Muslim women’s travel writing from across the world, entitled “Veiled Voyagers.”


Supported by the UB Honors College and Asian Studies Program.


Want to Earn a 4.0 This Semester? Guaranteed 4.0 Learning System with Dr. Donna Johnson February 8

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Workshops

Want to earn a 4.0 this semester?

Dr. Donna O. Johnson from Dallas, TX will be on campus on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 4:00pm in the Student Union Theatre to present her “Guaranteed 4.0 Seminar”.  This interactive and session is open to all UB students. We encourage you to get there early; the first 100 students will receive a free 4.0 workbook.

The Guaranteed 4.0 Learning System is an innovative approach  to increase effectiveness and mastering any class! This dynamic framework of learning employs the latest research in cognitive science and ensures academic excellence. With over 24 years of experience and over 1,000 presentations, they empower students with tools that allow them to overcome obstacles.

Results are Guaranteed!

“Guaranteed 4.0” does just what the title implies. This seminar details a unique learning method that is guaranteed to deliver a 4.0 GPA. The focus of this seminar is not “how to study”. Rather, we want students to achieve a mindset of academic excellence and success. Students learn simple techniques for long-term information retention, as well as advanced strategies of critical thinking and metacognition. Students will leave the seminar empowered and motivated to achieve their 4.0! 


Pre-Health Committee Spring 2017 Information Sessions

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Networking, Workshops

Prehealth Committee Information Sessions – spring 2017

Several information sessions have been scheduled to inform you about the full Committee process and answer your questions.  We strongly encouraged you to attend so that you may sign the “Prehealth Committee Intent Form” so we know to expect your application  in the upcoming cycle.  The Prehealth Committee Student Meetings are designed to provide you with all you need to know for applying for a Prehealth Committee Letter and detail how the process will work.

The online application deadline is **March 15, 2017**, so be sure to attend a session!

Thursday, February 9            4:00pm-5:00pm          210 Student Union

Tuesday, February 14            3:30pm-4:30pm          210 Student Union

Wednesday, February 15      4:00pm-5:30pm          210 Student Union

Wednesday, February 22      4:00pm-5:00pm          210 Student Union

Monday, February 27            2:00pm-3:00pm          210 Student Union

Tuesday, March 7                  3:00pm-4:00pm          210 Student Union

REMINDER: PREHEALTH COMMITTEE PROCESS – SPRING 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              THE COMMITTEE APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN 

The ONLINE application is available to you until MARCH 15.

Please remember to go to  for full Committee details. This announcement is for students applying to the professional health schools of medicine (MD and DO), dental medicine, podiatry, optometry, and chiropractic for fall 2018 intended admission.   Many times, because of application deadlines, our applicants to optometry, podiatry and chiropractic schools are able to use our fall (September 1) Committee cycle if they wish.

***Please note that applicants to US MD and DDS schools are NO LONGER able to use our annual fall cycle with a deadline of September 1.***                                                                                                                                                                  

If you have any questions or concerns about this Committee policy, please set an appointment with a prehealth advisor *well before* the spring deadline MARCH 15, 2017. 

A brief PowerPoint and detailed instruction guide have been added to the prehealth website to assist you.

Please go to  and

Once you submit your application, you will be unable to make any changes to it.


1)            Please go to

2)            You will be directed to provide an email address (preferably UB) and hit SUBMIT.

3)  You will then receive an email that provides you with the URL of the application. You will see in the email that your username to log-in will be the email address you provided.  Your password will be temporarily assigned to you.                                                                                       You can then click on the URL to log in to the application.

4) At the log-in screen, you will be asked to change your password.  PASSWORDS WILL BE CASE SENSITIVE.

5) These instructions are also be available on the website at


Once you initiate your application, please go to the section titled “References.”  If you type in the names of your prospective letter writers, we will place a “Y” for YES next to each when the letter of recommendation is received by our office.

This way, you can easily track the receipt of your letters through your application.

 You want to assure that you have at least **4 letters** submitted to our office by APRIL 15, 2017.


Information will be forthcoming about the specific dates in the spring of 2017 when you can come to 109 Norton Hall to complete some additional, important paperwork for the Committee as well as pay the Committee fee.


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



Study Abroad Photo Contest and Exhibition November 17

Posted by Tim on November 11, 2016 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Study Abroad


You are invited to attend the 14th annual UB Study Abroad Photo Contest & Exhibition.  UB Study Abroad will have study abroad participants submit photos illustrating their study abroad experience and we strongly encourage you to come to the Student Union Flag Room to see the photographs taken all over the world by UB study abroad participants.  There will be a presentation of the winners at 1pm and refreshments will be provided.  Please attend this International Education Week event and vote for your favorite photo for the People’s Choice Award.  We look forward to seeing you there.
Thursday, November 17th from 11:00am-2:00pm in the Student Union Lobby


Study Abroad Alumni Panel “Addressing the Myths of Study Abroad” November 14

Posted by Tim on November 11, 2016 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad, Workshops

STUDY ABROAD ALUMNI PANEL, “Addressing the Myths of Study Abroad”

Interested in studying abroad but worry that you cannot fit it into your academic plan? Join UB Study Abroad Programs and hear from a panel of study abroad alumni about their study abroad experiences from beginning to end. In this presentation, you will learn about scholarships and financial options, flexible programs, and the personal experiences of your peers who have studied abroad!

Monday, November 14th from 2:00-3:00pm in Student Union 210


Election 2016 InFocus: Sex, Lies, Emails, and the Race for the White House

Posted by Tim on October 31, 2016 in Academic Presentations, Event

You’re invited to InFocus, a monthly conversation on today’s hot topics. This month’s conversation will focus on the upcoming Presidential election, exploring the candidates, their followers, and the current state of American democracy. How have issues such as gender, class, honesty, and nationalism factored into the campaign? How will the winner mend societal divisions and advance campaign promises? And how will the loser respond? Dr. Jacob Neiheisel, Assistant Professor of American Politics, returns to InFocus as moderator. All are welcome to this open conversation sponsored byStudent Life, the Honors College and International Student & Scholar Services. Friday, November 4 in 107 Capen Hall, 12:00-1:00pm