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Monday
10/29/18

UB Aging Information Sprint Friday, November 2 1-6 p.m. in the Student Union

Posted by Tim on October 29, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Innovation Sprint: Aging Innovation Challenge
Friday, November 2, 2018
1-6 p.m.
210 Student Union

Seeking Innovators do develop prototypes to assist older New Yorkers

Join the Innovation Spring as an IDEA Champion or contribute your talent to a team as sa FREE Agent.

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/UBAginglnnovation18

The time to create tomorrow’s solutions is now!

Students and faculty from all disciplines welcome. Winning teams will compete in finals for $5,000 in prizes.  Bring yourself-we’ll take care of the food and swag!

Sponsored by the UB Center for Successful Aging and Blackstone LaunchPad

Monday
10/29/18

“Immigrants, Refugees, and Populists”: RLL Zengierski Family Lecture 2018

Posted by Tim on October 29, 2018 in Community Announcements

This year’s Zengierski, “Immigrants, Refugees, and Populists,” was organized in the hopes of engaging students and the communities of WNY on the current political crises being generated around immigrants and refugees in both the Americas and in Europe.

Sebastiaan Faber from Oberlin College will kick off the day with a talk on “Immigration and Populism in Spain.” We have also invited independent film-makers Lourdes Lee Vasquez and Bryan Vasquez to screen their documentary, “The Immigration Paradox.” For this film they interviewed people with a variety of viewpoints on border-crossing along the US-Mexico border, and follow up with a wealth of factual information. Prior to the screening they will lead a workshop for students on “Constructive Communication and Strategic Organizing.” The film screening will be immediately followed with a community roundtable discussion featuring our guests plus Nicole Hallett (UB Law) and Meghan Maloney de Zaldivar (New York Immigration Coalition). All free and open to the public.

Monday
10/22/18

SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) April 26 and April 27

Posted by Tim on October 22, 2018 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

SUNY UNDERGRADUATE
RESEARCH CONFERENCE
APRIL 26-27, 2019

The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) is a multidisciplinary spring semester event hosted each year by different SUNY institutions. It brings together undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations—oral, performance, artistic displays, and posters presentations—in ALL academic disciplines. Farmingdale State College (SURC East), SUNY Adirondack with SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury (SURC Central), and Niagara County Community College (SURC West) will co-host SUNY SURC this coming April. By bringing together students and faculty from across the state, SURC helps realize the synergistic power of the SUNY system.

For more information, please visit: suny.edu/surc or email surc@suny.edu

And don’t forget, funding is available to offset the cost of your trip via the Honors College Academic Enrichment Fund: https://honors.buffalo.edu/funding/supplemental.php

Monday
10/15/18

UB’s #SpiritDay at Sip and Chat Wednesday, October 17

Posted by Tim on October 15, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed, Workshops

Join us at this week’s Sip and Chat for coffee, baked goods and the opportunity to learn more about UB’s #SPIRITDAY public art project hosted by the Office of Inclusive Excellence. The non-partisan public art project is based on the For Freedoms nationwide project and provides UB students with the opportunity to make their own yard sign to stand with LGBTQ+ youth against bullying. During Sip and Chat on Wednesday, October 17th from 11:30am-12:30pm, Honors Scholars can create their yard sign which will be included in a public art installation the next day outside of the Student Union.

 

 

More Ways to Get Involved:

 

Through a partnership with the Office of Inclusive Excellence, the Intercultural and Diversity Center, The LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association, and LGBTQ student organizations, the University has commissioned artist, queer activist, and UB alumni Dana Tyrrell to install the public art project.  The project is through For Freedoms, an artist-run platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States.

> Learn more about For Freedoms

In 2010 the first Spirt Day was recognized.  Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pledging to “go purple” on Spirit Day is a way for everyone — forward-thinking companies, global leaders, respected celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends — to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ youth and to take part in the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world.

> Learn more about Spirit Day

On October 18 from 10am-3pm in the Student Union Lobby, students, faculty and staff will see the lawn sign installation and get to make a sign if they haven’t already.  At 12pm pizza will be served and brief remarks will be shared by the artist and members of the UB community.

Spirit Day will also be recognized at UB on October 20 at the UB Volleyball vs. Central Michigan match in Alumni Arena at 6pm.  The first 225 guests will get a free purple #SPIRITDAY t-shirt!

Hope to see you there!

Friday
10/12/18

UB’s #SpiritDay Public Art Project October 18 FREE Pizza at Noon!

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Join UB’s #SPIRITDAY public art project hosted by the Office of Inclusive Excellence on October 18, 2018 between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Student Union Lobby and make your own yard sign to stand with LGBTQ+ youth against bullying that will be displayed on the lawn outside of the Student Union. Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pizza lunch served at noon!

Friday
10/12/18

We (Let Them LOL) Water Gala Fundraiser Call for Volunteers

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

We (Let Them LOL) has their biggest fundraising event of the year – the Water Gala – coming up next Saturday, October 20th and we still need volunteers!

The basic info is: Saturday October 20th at Buffalo Riverworks starting at 3pm and going until 10 or 11pm. We will sign any and all service requirement papers. There will be an informational meeting Thursday the 18th at 7pm at our volunteer center (5205 Harris Hill Road, Willamsville), the meeting isn’t mandatory but we really encourage people to come and it will count towards service hours too!

For more information, contact Hannah Griffith at hannah@letthemlol.com if interested ASAP!

Friday
10/12/18

InFocus: MidTerms Friday, October 19

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Join us for the next InFocus on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 12 noon in 107 Capen Hall (Colloquium room).  The topic will be Midterms-What’s at Stake in November?

Moderator: Dr. Jacob Neiheisel, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

 

Sponsored by UB Student Life, UB Honors College and UB International Student Services

Friday
10/05/18

Student Committee for Inclusive Excellence

Posted by Tim on October 5, 2018 in Community Announcements

Looking for members of any background who are interested in and dedicated to improving inclusivity and diversity on our campus!

While representing student concerns, the committee directs and advises campus- wide initiatives to make UB a more diverse and inclusive place.

If you are interested in joining, please email Christina Johnson at cj69@buffalo by October 12!

Wednesday
10/03/18

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and I’d like to invite you to join us in the many activities taking place at UB this month (DVAM 2018).  Tomorrow our nationally recognized, award winning peer education groups, the UB Men’s Group and the Student Survivor Advocacy Alliance will be holding an all-day event in the Student Union Lobby, and handing out purple bandanas (while supplies last) for folks to wear as a show of support for survivors, and collecting donations for our local domestic violence shelter and rape crisis center.  For more information, visit the event page: Walk With Me UB.   

Please note that we have an On-Campus Advocate from Crisis Services as confidential resources available for UB students, faculty, and staff who may be experiencing domestic violence.  She can be reached at 716-796-4399, or via email at campusadv1@crisisservices.org.  Additional resources are available at buffalo.edu/equity/use.

Lastly, the Alliance is holding a social media contest on Wednesdays throughout October, so please wear purple every Wednesday as a show of support for survivors, and share a picture to their social media with the handle @theUBalliance and hashtags #UBDVAM #supportsurvivors and #ItsOnUsUB

Wednesday
10/03/18

NY’s Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success #EmTechMOOC Invitation

Posted by Tim on October 3, 2018 in Academics, Community Announcements, Networking, Workshops

The State University of New York’s Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success (#EmTechMOOC)
is a Coursera Massive Open Online Course available to learners across the globe.

Acquire lifelong learning strategies & 21st century skills in this discovery-based learning opportunity.

Learn about the value and implications of using emerging technologies for communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.
Enroll Now  to stay current in today’s rapidly changing world.

The entire course can be completed in as little as 1-hour per week over 5-weeks. New sessions begin every 5 weeks.

Faculty – Explore freely-available tools to build learning activities into your courses.
Students – Explore technology resources to support your learning.
Everyone from across the globe – is welcome to participate!

Develop a personal ePortfolio to showcase your skills and accomplishments.

Everyone can earn Mastery Badges, and anyone from SUNY can also earn a FREE Coursera Certificate of Completion!

Watch this video introducing #EmTechMOOC.
http://bit.ly/emtechmooc-trailer

Enroll Now: http://suny.edu/emtech

Print and share the #EmTechMOOC flyer!

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