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Spring 2019 Citizen Planning School Open to All Majors

Posted by Tim on January 9, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Networking, Workshops

Spring 2019 Citizen Planning School

Students have an opportunity to work directly with citizens across the region to help them turn ideas for change in their community into reality

Open to All Majors

One Region Forward (1RF) received a prestigious award in 2016 from the American Planning Association for the exemplary approach to civic engagement in its regional sustainability planning process, including the innovative Citizens Planning School and its Champions for Change program. This Spring 2019, these programs will launch into their fourth year, this time with a special focus on Regional Regenerative Development, a place‐based process of cultivating the ability in people, communities, and ecosystems to renew, evolve, and thrive. 1RF, the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and Blackstone LaunchPad seek talented, motivated students to join the interdisciplinary team that will deliver the next iteration of this program and forward the innovative work of diverse community members in regional regeneration that supports social and ecological well‐being.

This course will be an intensive practicum and action research laboratory, where students, faculty and community partners will learn through doing as they contribute their skills and passion to move our region forward.

Registration, by force – apply at:  

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:40 PM, Spring 2019

403 Hayes Hall, UB’s South Campus

Instructor:  Darren Cotton, Founder, The Tool Library and Honors College alumnus


UB Office of Inclusive Excellence and UB Libraries Present: Revolution-Civil Rights at UB 1960-1975 February 5

Posted by Tim on December 19, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking

The Office of Inclusive Excellence and the University Libraries Present

REVOLUTION: Civil Rights at UB 1960-1975

Please join us as we celebrate a new University Libraries exhibition highlighting notable civil rights leaders who visited the University at Buffalo from 1960-1975.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Oscar A. Silverman Library, Third Floor, Capen hall
Remarks at 4:30 p.m.
Light refreshments


UB Relay for Life is April 12, 2019

Posted by Tim on December 19, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Relay for Life is the largest on campus fundraising event that raises money for the American Cancer Society throughout the year.

We’re reaching out to you to ask if you’d join us at this year’s Relay for Life which is April 12, 2019 at 6 PM on UB’s North Campus. The theme for this year’s relay is superhero, where we’re IncrediBULL and fighting cancer like superheros. We’d love it for your club to join Relay for Life and raise money throughout the year for this great cause. I’ve attached the link for registering a team below and after registering your team, your club members can register under your team name. If you have any questions or comments, you can reach out to me (contact information below) or to our club email We look forward to seeing you at Relay for Life this year where we’ll all be fighting cancer!



Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space: Global Competition January 28 in the UB CFA

Posted by Tim on December 19, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Workshops

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance has been invited to create an exhibit for the internationally renowned Prague Quadrennial (PQ) of Performance Design and Space, and you are invited to view this tremendously creative display on Monday, January 28, 2019 while the exhibit is here in Buffalo. Following the world premiere of the display in Buffalo, the exhibit will be presented in Louisville, Kentucky in March 2019 and will finally travel to Prague, Czech Republic in June 2019 for the Prague Quadrennial.

January 28, 2019
UB Center for the Arts
6 – 8 p.m.

6 – 7 p.m. | Reception with beverage service and light hors d’oeuvres
6:30 p.m. | Remarks from Robin Schulze, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Jonathan Shimon, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance; Dyan Burlingame, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance; and students from the Department of Theatre and Dance
7 – 8 p.m. | Self-directed view of exhibit

Join fellow UB alumni and friends with the Western New York theatre and arts community as we gather at UB Center for the Arts to hear first-hand from the students who contributed to this project. Sponsored by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), students are working to build two exhibits designed from a professional design team and an emerging design team. You will have the first look at what is considered the most outstanding contributions from US stage designers working from grassroots theatres to the Broadway stage. Following a complimentary reception with cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres in the Black Box from 6-7 p.m., the exhibit will be on display in the Drama Theatre from 7-8 p.m.

For more information, visit:

Register online:


Call for Nominations: President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring

Posted by Tim on December 14, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions

Call for Nominations: The President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring (the Meyerson Award)

The dean of undergraduate education invites nominations for the 2019-20 Meyerson Award. Award winners will have exhibited the truly outstanding and sustained guidance and support needed to help undergraduate students develop the skills necessary for research, creativity, critical thinking and innovation.

The Meyerson nomination process has been updated this year to make the process consistent with that of other university mentoring awards. Additionally, only tenure track faculty are eligible for consideration.

Attached please find the nomination guidelines. Nominations are due on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 and should be submitted electronically at 2019-20 Memo and Guidelines

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Stewart, assistant director in the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, at



Changes to the Honors College Greiner Shared Interest Housing Program Effective 2019-2020

Posted by Tim on December 3, 2018 in Community Announcements, Honors Program Announcements

Changes to the Honors College Greiner Shared Interest Housing Program effective 2019-2020

The Honors College is suspending the sophomore Greiner Special Interest Housing program effective for the 2019-2020 academic year.  We support participation in all University at Buffalo Living Learning Communities and encourage our students to consider a variety of options detailed here: (note: while the Honors College Greiner program may still be listed on this site, it will not be offered for 2019-2020).


MuGSA Graduate Symposium March 29th and March 30th

Posted by Tim on November 30, 2018 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

The Music Graduate Student Association in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University at Buffalo is pleased to announce the 2019 Graduate Student Conference, which will take place on Friday & Saturday March 29-30, 2019. Events will include paper sessions, concerts, & a keynote address.
Our call for papers extends to all graduate students in the fields of musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, and composition, but also includes students from other disciplines who wish to submit a proposal for a paper that relates in some way to music.

Senior undergraduates are also welcome to submit with the guidance of a faculty member. Interdisciplinary papers are especially encouraged with subjects including, but are not limited to, intersections of music with philosophy, film & media studies, popular culture, psychology/cognition, & gender studies.
Paper presentations should be no longer than twenty minutes in length, to be followed by ten minutes for questions. The deadline for proposals is Friday, January 4th, 2019. All applicants will be notified of their status by Monday, January 14th, 2019.
Abstract Submission Guidelines:
– Send abstracts to Jesse Kiser (he/him), at, with “Buffalo 2019
Graduate Conference” as the subject.
– Abstracts should not exceed 300 words.
– Please attach your abstract in the form of a Microsoft Word document or PDF.
– Name the file with the following format: LASTNAME_UB2019.
– Include your name, e-mail address, & academic affiliation (degree program &
institution) in the body of the e-mail.
– Do not put your name or affiliation in the document.
– List any audio-visual requirements or other special needs in your e-mail.
– Only one submission per applicant.
For additional information or queries please e-mail Jesse Kiser (
We look forward to receiving your submissions!


Want to Ace your Exams? Exam Prep Workshops on December 5th and 7th

Posted by Tim on November 30, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Workshops

Two identical workshops will be offered on study skills and exam taking skills just in time for final exams.  The sessions will take place on December 5 at 6pm in Bonner 414 and on December 7 at 4pm in Davis 101.  Students will learn how to retain more information and how to prepare themselves so that they can do their best on finals.  It’s all free and no pre-registration is required.  All the students have to do is arrive on time and listen.  I started using these tips in my last two years of undergrad school and never went below a 3.0 again.


Interview with Dr. Irfan Khan, MD turned Entrepreneur December 5th

Posted by Tim on November 30, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars will host Dr. Irfan Khan, MD turned entrepreneur for a How I Built Thisan authentic and raw interview of an entrepreneur by a student entrepreneur on Wed., December 5th at 6:30 p.m. in 210 student Union, UB’s North Campus.

Irfan Khan is an MD turned entrepreneur – and he’s innovating in the healthcare industry. In 2015, he founded the startup company Circuit Clinical, which is working to transform the efficiency and experience of clinical trials. Now, patients can learn about clinical research opportunities from physicians they trust and pharmaceutical companies can be more confident that they have the right candidates. Circuit Clinical acts as an Integrated Research Organization and has the advantage of both physician and participant engagement, a network of more than 1 million patients and technology products to enhance the entire experience.


UNYTS: WNY”s Organ, Eye, Tissue and Blood Donation Center Seeks Volunteers

Posted by Tim on November 26, 2018 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Unyts is Western New York’s only organ, eye, tissue, and community blood center. Educate the UB and Buffalo community on the benefits of organ and blood donation by participating in easy and fun events around WNY and UB. Help serve local patients in local hospitals and advance the Donate Life mission! For more information and training, contact Maureen Hector at, subject line: UB Volunteer