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Study Abroad – Photo Contest

Posted by Tim on November 7, 2017 in Community Announcements, Study Abroad

World View: Study Abroad Photo Contest and Exhibition

Tuesday, November 16
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2nd Floor, Student Union (Flag Room)

The Office of Study Abroad Programs will be hosting their 15th annual Photo Contest on Thursday, November 16th in the Student Union Flag Room from 11am-2pm. Each year, they have study abroad participants submit photos illustrating their study abroad experiences and welcomes the UB community to come see the photographs taken all over the world by UB study abroad participants. There will be a presentation to announce the winners and refreshments will be provided.  Mark your calendars to come to this International Education Week event, and vote for your favorite photo for the People’s Choice Award!


Innovation Sprint with Univera Healthcare-Hack-A-Thon/Case Competition December 1 and December 2

Posted by Tim on November 7, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Innovation Sprint with Univera Healthcare – Hack-A-Thon/ Case Competition | Dec. 1st& 2nd

Think like an innovator! Get a taste of what it’s like to pitch ideas and develop strategic and technological innovations within the context of a large healthcare organization.

Join us for the Univera Helathcare Innovation Sprint as we work to solve a challenge the company faces. Univera Healthcare team members have identified the issue—now it will be your job to help come up with solutions. The Health Plan has struggled with collection and submission of provider information updates. And as a result, data integrity has suffered. The goal is to create a solution that offers members accurate and relevant provider information.

Think of an Innovation Sprint like a Hack-A-Thon or Case Competition, where you’ll work to develop and design a solution to the problem over the course of 24-hours.  No worries, no need for a sleeping bag or a pillow, just plan to stay-late and return early!

Why participate? Make connections, grow your network, and make an impression.

Join us to win $ gift cards:

  • 1st – $1,000 for the Team
  • 2nd – $750 for the Team
  • 3rd – $500 for the Team

Bring yourself, we’ll take care of the food and swag for a memorable event! Register to participate:

Program sponsored in partnership with Blackstone LaunchPad at UB and Univera Health.


MLK @ Buffalo 50 Years Later November 9

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Join us on November 9, 2017 in the Student Union Theater, 3:30-5pm, as UB commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final speech in Buffalo.  Dr. King appeared before a standing-room-only audience at Kleinhans Music Hall on November 9, 1967. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in 201 Student Union.

Guest Speakers:

Ruth Bryant, Attendee of the 1967 Speech by MLK, UB Alumna and long-serving UB Professional Staff Member
Devonya Havis, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Canisius College
Scott Hollander, Associate Directory, UB Libraries
George Nicholas, Senior Pastor, Lincoln United Methodist Church, Buffalo, NY
Leslie Velez, President, UB Undergraduate Student Association
Victoria Wolcott, Professor, UB Department of History

Hosted by:
Teresa Miller, Vice Provost, Inclusive Excellence
Austin Booth, Vice Provost, UB Libraries


UB Women in STEM Presents: The Next 10 Years: Helping STEM Students Thrive Online Discussion

Posted by Tim on November 2, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

The UB Women in STEM Cooperative is proud to debut The Next 10 Years: Helping STEM Students Thrive series, a collaboration between Cornell University and the University at Buffalo featuring the perspectives of national thought leaders and institutional representatives about expanding the participation of women in undergraduate STEM education at different scales.

This interactive, online series features a different topic per month. Each session kicks off with an introduction by our distinguished thought leaders followed by institutional representatives from Cornell University and the University at Buffalo who will share insights from their campuses. Participants may join the conversation, ask questions, share experiences, build networks and learn more about:

  • Innovations that can expand female or underrepresented minority student participation and success in STEM undergraduate education.
  • Effective evidence-based STEM teaching practices commonly adopted at research universities.
  • Unique institutional and cultural challenges to achieving STEM diversity.
  • What difference at scale looks like.


Time: All sessions are scheduled from 12 to 1:30 p.m. EST

Intended audience: Faculty and administrators.

Why attend: Discover inclusive STEM teaching practices and culturally-sensitive pedagogies that can easily be incorporated into your curriculum to improve underrepresented student learning.

Format: Online Video Conference (Internet access and a web browser are required. Video conference setup details will be provided upon registration.)

Cost: Free.


Learn more and register today here:

Higher Education Trends

OCT. 11, 2017


·         Lynne A. Molter, ScD, Swarthmore College

·         Julia Thom Levy, PhD, Cornell University

·         Elisabeth Etopio, PhD, University at Buffalo

·         Richard Lamb, PhD, University at Buffalo



Learning Spaces

JAN. 10, 2018


·         Jeanne L. Narum, Learning Spaces Collaboratory

·         Rebecca Rotundo, MA, University at Buffalo

·         Lisa Stephens, PhD, Office of the SUNY Provost

Institutional Practices

NOV. 8 , 2017


·         Nancy Shapiro, PhD, University System of Maryland

·         Renetta Tull, PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

·         Letitia Thomas, PhD, University at Buffalo


Introductory Undergraduate Courses in STEM

FEB. 14, 2018


·         Jay Labov, PhD, National Research Council

·         Catherine Middlecamp, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

·         Liesl Folks, PhD, MBA, University at Buffalo


Series Wrap

MARCH 14, 2018


·         Patrice Prusko, PhD, Cornell University

·         Kathleen Murphy, EdM, MBA, University at Buffalo

More speakers to be confirmed.


STEM for Everyone Event November 9 Lunch Provided

Posted by Tim on November 1, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Please consider joining the Women in STEM Collaborative on Thursday, Nov 9 from noon – 1 p.m. in the Student Union Landmark room (SU 210) for “STEM for Everyone: Stories from Students”.

UB Undergraduate and Graduate students will provide 5-minute presentations about STEM topics in language that is easily understandable by the general public.  Lunch will be provided.

For more information and to register to attend (not required, but preferred), please visit:

Looking forward to seeing you on November 9th!


Paint the Bull November 6!

Posted by Tim on October 30, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event

Paint the Bull!

AA Megan and Madeleine are going to take a group of YOU to paint the bull in front of the Student Union!

Spray paint will be provided but you are needed for the design. There will be a signup for you to fill out outside of Megan and Madeleine’s doors.

Painting will take place November 6.  Meet on the first floor of Roosevelt at 9:30 p.m.  There will be chips and juice boxes to take for the walk.

See Megan or Madeleine if you have questions.


UB Department of Theatre and Dance Presents “Men on Boats” October 25-October 29

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

The UB Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of Men on Boats opens this Wednesday 10/25 and runs until Sunday 10/29! Shows are at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, with a Sunday matinee at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for students and can be purchased in the Box Office of the CFA.

For more information and tickets:


DIFCON Fall 2017 Cultural Appropriation: Who Decides? October 24

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Difcon (Difficult Conversations) Fall 2017

Cultural Appropriation: Who Decides
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
210 Student Union

Allie Ambrosio, Student, Department of Health and Human Services
Paul Vanouse, Professor, Department of Art, Director of Coalesce Center for Biological Art
Reinhard Reizenstein, Associate Professor, Director of Sculpture Program, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Art
Terri Budek, Associate Director of the Intercultural Diversity Center, Campus Life

Moderated by Teresa Miller, Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence


Social FUSE Discussion and Challenge November 2, 2017

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Are you interested in making a difference in the world? Do you want to learn ways to take action and get involved? Would you like to network and share your own story about social entrepreneurship with likeminded individuals? Join us for a social innovation panel discussion to hear stories from innovators whose work in Western New York illustrates how giving voice and empowering communities can lead to community-based, sustainable solutions.

Join us Thursday, November 2, 2017 in the 2nd Floor Atrium of Davis Hall at 1:30 p.m.!

For more information and to RSVP, please visit:

For more information, stop by the Blackstone LaunchPad in 220 Student Union Or call: 716-645-8111


Apply Now! CSTEP Community Health Educator (CHE) Service Learning Course

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Are you interested an impactful service learning or leadership experience?  Are (you or someone you know) pursuing one of the allied health professions (medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, OT/PT, psychology, social work, biological sciences etc.).  Applications for the  Spring  2018 Campus Health Educator (CHE) cohort are available! This is a unique opportunity for students majoring in the allied health and science fields to engage in service learning, and educate their peers on a critically important health issue (see attached and below for more information).

The mission of the CSTEP Community Health Educator (CHE) Program is to increase the number of individuals participating in the blood donation as well as the organ donor registry through engagement in service learning.  Our commitment is to enhance and save lives through organ, tissue, eye, and blood donation, while maintaining respect for those who give the gift of life.  Allied health and science majors are charged with creating awareness and educating campus peers and the Buffalo community regarding the importance of organ donation – via a service learning partnership with Upstate New York Transplant Services.

Past CHE Student Testimonials

  • Reflecting on this experience, the service learning project allowed me to build on my communication, team building, advocacy and organizational skills.
  • Starting from the first day of orientation, throughout the end of the project, CHE was very exciting and an eye opening experience.
  • The opportunity to become a campus health educator was one of my best experiences. I had the chance to meet many great people who are full of ambition.


  • Earn 3.0 credit hours (this is a service learning course)
  • Develop communication, public speaking and team building skills
  • Networking with Healthcare professionals
  • Positively impacting a critical health issue – with our community partner Unyts

The CHE application is in the CSTEP office 222 Norton. Take advantage of this impactful experience! Applications are due by Thursday, November 16, 2017.