University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Wednesday
03/22/17

ReTree the District is Back in Action April 22!

Posted by Tim on March 22, 2017 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

ReTree The District
Planting Trees and Building the Community
Saturday, April 22
Meet at 9:00 a.m. at UDCDA Housing Office, 995 Kensington Avenue
To sign up and learn more, visit: ourheights.org/retree

We’ve hit our 1,000 tree goal, but we’re not stopping yet! Help us continue to plant trees and build community across University District.

Join your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues on Earth Day for ReTree the District’s Spring 2017 planting day! Help us plant 80 trees across Buffalo’s University District.

The Spring 2017 planting will be held on Saturday, April 22nd. Volunteers are asked to arrive at the UDCDA’s Housing Office located at 995 Kensington Avenue at 9AM to register for the day.

Please pre-register for the day by visiting the ReTree website or filling out this form. If you are bringing a group, please have each group member fill out the form.

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

Without the support of volunteers like you, ReTree the District would not be possible! 

ReTree the District is a community development initiative in Buffalo’s University District that has planted 1,000 trees across the community. The project is reinvesting in our urban tree canopy, strengthening ties among neighbors, restoring our parks and greenspaces, and encouraging hands-on volunteerism.

Wednesday
09/21/16

Dig up the Dead with ReTree the District September 24 and October 1

Posted by Tim on September 21, 2016 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Dig up the dead!
Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
Meet at the University Heights Tool Library
5 West Northrup Place, Buffalo, NY  14214

Help ReTree the District remove dead tress across the University District in preparation for replacement on the upcoming November 5th planting day.

Gloves and tools will be provided.  Please meet at the Tool library at 9:00 a.m.  Refreshments will be provided.

Ceremonial bonfire to be scheduled at a later date.

ReTree the District is a collaborative project of community partners in Buffalo’s University District working to plant 1,000 trees across the community.  The project is reinvesting in our urban tree canopy, strengthening ties among neighbors, and encouraging volunteerism.  To sign up, learn more, or donate, visit: ourheights.org/retree

Wednesday
09/21/16

ReTree the District November 5

Posted by Tim on September 21, 2016 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

ReTree the District!
Saturday, November 5, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Meet at Diefendorf Hall on UB South Campus

Join your friends, neighbors, teachers and classmates for ReTree the District’s last planting day! Help us plant another 215 trees across Buffalo’s University District.  Trees will be planted to the east and west of Main Street.

ReTree the District is a collaborative project of community partners in Buffalo’s University District working to plant 1,000 trees across the community.  The project is reinvesting in our urban tree canopy, strengthening ties among neighbors, and encouraging volunteerism.  To sign up, learn more, or donate, visit: ourheights.org/retree

Monday
08/22/16

Social Justice Festival, Anne Frank Project: ENGAGE. LEAD. IMPROVE THE WORLD September 28 and 29

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2016 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

The Anne Frank Project 2016: ENGAGE. LEAD. IMPROVE THE WORLD
8th Annual Social Justice Festival at SUNY Bufffalo State College

September 28, 2016 through September 29, 2016
Performances, workshops and speakers at Campbell Student Union

FREE and open to students, faculty, staff and community!

Register individuals and groups and view the full schedule online! www.annefrankproject.com

Monday
04/25/16

LGBTQ Community Service Opportunity April 25

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2016 in Buffalo Bits, Event, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

If anyone needs community service hours, we have an impromptu community service project taking place tomorrow, Tuesday, April 25th from 4:00pm – 9:00pm at the Pride Center of Western New York, a non-profit organization here in Buffalo that provides programs, opportunities, and advocacy for LGBTQ populations.

 Although we will be leaving UB at 4:00pm, the project will take place between 5:30pm – 8:00pm—this is an opportunity to help the Pride Center prepare for its upcoming summer Pride events and programs, which includes the annual Pride Parade. We will be creating packets of information that will be distributed throughout the Pride celebrations. There will be pizza, music, and games to make the service event lots of fun!!

We will be leaving UB North Campus at 4:00pm, will take the UB Shuttle to South Campus, and will take the Metro Rail from South Campus to downtown Buffalo, where the Pride Center is located (the Pride Center is four blocks walking distance from where we get off of the train downtown).

 If you plan to attend, please make sure to bring $4 for train fare ($2 each way).

 Please meet me here at my office (255 Capen Hall) at 4:00pm so that we can begin our trip downtown to the Pride Center.

 TO RSVP FOR TOMORROW’S COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENT, PLEASE REPLY TO Danielle Johnson: dmj23@buffalo.edu. BY 12:00PM TOMORROW AFTERNOON.

Wednesday
04/06/16

Great Ideas Worth Spreading…Now Accepting Video Pitches for TEDxBuffalo

Posted by Tim on April 6, 2016 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

DO YOU KNOW SOMEBODY WITH A GREAT IDEA WORTH SPREADING?

TEDxBuffalo 2016 is moving right along, with a new group of volunteers and quite a few ideas on how to make this year’s event one to remember.

Here’s how you can help: If you, or someone you know, has an idea, a project, an obsession, or a surprising take that people should know about, get them (or yourself) thinking about how to pitch it within 2 minutes.

For more information and to learn how to submit your pitch, please visit: http://www.tedxbuffalo.com/

Thanks for being interested. It’s starting to get really real around here.

~ The TEDxBuffalo team

Wednesday
03/30/16

Volunteers Needed for Western NY World Refugee Day May 28

Posted by Tim on March 30, 2016 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are Needed for Western New York World Refugee Day
Saturday, May 28, 2016

World Refugee Day is an event founded by the United Nations.  In Western New York, everyone is invited to celebrate diversity in our communities on this day!

Volunteers are needed for:

  • Soccer Tournament
  • Kids Activities
  • Cultural Events
  • Food
  • And much more!

Event staff will sign off for student service learning credit!

To Volunteer or for additional information: Please contact Hamilton Greer, WNY World Refugee Volunteer Coordinator: 516-547-1308 or at wrdwny@gmail.com with “Volunteer” in the subject line.

Monday
03/28/16

22nd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference July 21-23 in Niagara Falls, NY

Posted by Tim on March 28, 2016 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

22nd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference and 12th Annual Graduate School Information Program
July 21-23, 2016
Niagara Falls, NY

Two of our confirmed keynote speakers include:

 President of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) University, Elmira Mangum, PhD

 Senior Diversity Consultant, Educator, Sociologist, and Author, Samuel Betances, PhD

Our conference will again be offering: inspiring speakers; workshops; oral and poster presentations; a Graduate School Opportunities Fair; a University at Buffalo Graduate School Information Program; the popular Maid of the Mist Boat Tour; and much more!  Prizes, for students, are awarded throughout the Conference!!

 New this year is an optional University at Buffalo (North Campus) guided walking tour and visitation to the Creekside Village graduate student housing complex on Thursday morning (July 21, 2016)! Please be advised this event is optional because you will need to provide your own transportation to the campus and back to the Conference Center in Niagara Falls.

 Please note that our Preliminary Conference Agenda can be located on the Conference Website!

Registration (same rate as last year) is now open for this 3-day event and the early bird registration fee of $350 applies to paid registrations received by June 15, 2016. A general registration fee of $375 applies to paid registrations received on or after June 16, 2016.

This year’s Conference continues to promise you and your students a wonderful opportunity to:

  • Share/Present faculty-supervised research (Oral and Poster formats)
  • Participate in workshops
  • Attend a University at Buffalo Graduate School Information Program that includes meetings with Program Faculty/Staff/Students based on your graduate field of interest
  • Enjoy and Interact with inspirational speakers and panels
  • Survey a large number of graduate schools, from across the nation, at our Graduate School Opportunities Fair, and
  • Experience the culture and beauty of the Niagara Falls area including opportunities to visit area attractions

As always, it is our intent that your scholars will leave motivated and invigorated by a rich conference atmosphere.  Student presenters and non-presenters are welcome to attend this conference for inspiration, education, networking, and cultural enrichment! 

All undergraduate researchers are welcome including, but not limited to, those from McNair; SSS; LSAMP; and CSTEP Programs

Everyone interested in attending the Conference should visit our website at

www.cads.buffalo.edu/mcnair/conference/index.php

While there, please complete and submit your online registration form before June 15, 2016

Students presenting research as an oral or poster presentation must also complete the online proposal form, which includes a presentation abstract submission (of no more than 100-words), by July 8, 2015.  Presentation information and the proposal form can be found at

https://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/8727g59060

The summer is a very popular time for tourism in this area, so we encourage you to register for the Conference soon and “lock in” your hotel accommodations for single or double rooms ($149.00/night) while our block of rooms are still being held at the Sheraton At The Falls. Reservations can be made by calling 1-716-285-3361 or 1-866-961-3780 (please tell them that you are a part of the McNair Conference as we are receiving a dramatic discount) or for even faster service, simply click on the following link: Sheraton At The Falls

***Please be advised that the hotel has established a new policy requiring anyone using a purchase order to send them in 2 weeks in advance so that their Accounting Department has time to approve them***.

Wednesday
01/27/16

Varsity Theatre Grand Opening February 12

Posted by Tim on January 27, 2016 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

Varsity Theatre Grand Opening
Friday, February 12, 20163:00-6:00 p.m.
3165 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo

Join the owner and President of the Bailey Avenue Business Association, Ibrahim Cisse, the University District Community Development Association, and many other community business, and government partners as the newly renovated Varsity Theatre is opened to the public for the first time in over a decade.  See the historic East Side landmark reimagined as a one-of-a-kind music venue and event space.

Tuesday
01/19/16

UB This Winter Canalside Skating January 23

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2016 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

Canalside Skating
Saturday, January 23, 2016
2:00pm–4:00pm
Canalside Buffalo

Come join us for a fun-filled afternoon of ice skating and hot chocolate atCanalside.
Students, Faculty, Staff, and their families are all welcome to attend.
Your registration fee includes:
Skating admission
Hot Chocolate
Skate rental (for those who need)
Note: You can bring your own ice skates to Canalside.
Costs: UB Students & Winter Session Visiting Students: FREE (with any student ID)
Note: students will need to indicate whether they need skate rental via online registration
UB Faculty/Staff/Families: $4 per person with skates
UB Faculty/Staff/Families: $7 per person without skates
To register and make payment: https://www.ubevents.org/event/ubwinter2016