University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
04/17/17

Drug Take Back Day

Posted by Tim on April 17, 2017 in Event

Drop off your unwanted medications at Drug Take Back Day, held on Saturday April 29, 2017.  There will be a pharmacist and UB students at every site helping collect expired or unwanted medications for disposal.

 

Find a location near you: https://apps.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/NTBI/ntbi-pub.pub?_flowExecutionKey=_c4542F7F7-079E-451C-478A-832259651932_k7FC8D562-6F31-9F46-154E-C8C76FA892E5

 

  • Protect our waterways
  • Poison prevention for kids
  • Misuse by teens/adults
  • Accidents by elderly

 

Can’t make it? There is a drug disposal box at Bissell Hall on North Campus.

Tuesday
04/04/17

Community Engagement Event: Exploring All Sides Discussing Current Issues April 5

Posted by Tim on April 4, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

The Rotaract Club of University at Buffalo is hosting a community engagement event titled: Exploring All Sides. This event will engage the student body in several current issues in local and national spheres. Local community leaders will speak on topics including immigration and refugee rights and cultural and religious differences in our community. A panel discussion will encourage participants to share their differing opinions to find common ground and mutual respect.

Food and drinks will be served to participants.

Event:      Exploring All Sides: A Community Engagement Event

Date:       Wednesday April 5th, 2017

Time:       5 P.M. – 8 P.M.

Location:  Davis Hall Atrium and Room 101

RSVP:        Exploring All Sides

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
03/22/17

23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference and 13th Annual Graduate School Info Program July 27-29

Posted by Tim on March 22, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Event, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference & 13th Annual Graduate School Information Program
July 2
7-29, 2017
To be held in beautiful Niagara Falls, New York!

Two of our confirmed keynote speakers include:

David Stovall, PhD

Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

Scholar of Educational Policy Studies and African-American Studies

Gloria Ladson-Billings, PhD

Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Scholar of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Critical Race Theory, and Hip Hop Pedagogy

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!!

This year, we will be offering an optional Pre-Conference Event on Thursday morning (July 27, 2017) at the University at Buffalo.

 The two options will include either:

 A  Guided Walking Tour of our North Campus or

 A School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) tour for those interested in our Engineering Graduate School Programs

 This event will include transportation from 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 24, 2017.

A general registration fee of $375 applies to paid registrations received on or after June 25, 2017.

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 students 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 http://cpmc.buffalo.edu/mcnair/conference/index.php

While there, please complete and submit your online registration form before June 25, 2017

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 ($152.00/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***.

Monday
03/13/17

Standing Together: Coming Out for Racial Justice Saturday, April 1 in 240 SU

Posted by Tim on March 13, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Standing Together: Coming Out for Racial Justice
Building a shared language of racial justice and the LGBTQ community

Saturday, April 1, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
240 Student Union
*Food will be provided*

Register on the IDC’s UBLinked Page

Sponsored by the UB Intercultural and Diversity Center

Monday
03/13/17

Women in STEM Summit

Posted by Tim on March 13, 2017 in Event

Save the date!

The University at Buffalo Women in STEM Cooperative is excited to host the
third annual Women in STEM Summit
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Student Union | UB’s North Campus

Our program features a keynote address presented by JJ DiGeronimo, President of Tech Savvy Women, followed by informative panel discussions with local thought leaders representing various STEM disciplines.

Plan to join us for a day of unforgettable inspiration, invaluable career development and unbeatable networking. Don’t miss this opportunity to inspire, grow and connect with us!

Contact us at ub-wisc@buffalo.edu.

We’re finalizing program details now!
Visit our website for more information and program details.

Monday
03/13/17

A Celebration of the 15th Anniversary of UB’s Membership in the Folger Institute

Posted by Tim on March 13, 2017 in Event

“As from a voyage, rich with merchandise”

Returns from the Folger:
A Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of
UB’s Membership in the Folger Institute


Thursday, April 20
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
420 Capen Hall | UB North Campus

Featuring some of UB’s most distinguished graduates and faculty members in early modern and Shakespearean studies.


Keynoted by Dympna Callaghan
William Safire Professor of Modern Letters, Syracuse University, and recent past President of the Shakespeare Association of America
“Shakespeare’s Freedom of Speech: The Politics of Blank Verse.”

In conjunction with an exhibit on
Early Modern Studies at UB
mounted by the University Libraries

This free event is open to the public, lunch will be provided.

Be sure to register to reserve your place.

Learn more about the event. Sponsored by the Humanities Institute

The Folger Institute is a center for research in early modern humanities at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. Through its cross-disciplinary conversations, the Institute gathers scholarly communities to stimulate fresh research in the Library collections and establish new teaching agendas for early modern fields.

Wednesday
03/08/17

Call for Papers…Mythologies in the Modern World for 3rd Annual Undergrad English Conference Submission deadline is March 28th

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

Attention Undergraduates,

The UB Undergraduate English Club is hosting the Third Annual Undergraduate English  Conference and is now seeking undergraduate submissions for presentation. The theme for the conference is “Mythologies and the Modern World”; we are specifically looking for papers that examine how mythology has shaped the past, how it continues to evolve and shape the present, and how mythologies may be constructed in the future.

We are seeking a broader interpretation of the idea of mythology, including the variety of ancient stories from Gilgamesh to the Brothers Grimm, to reinterpretations of Shakespeare and modern Hollywood, to the modern world of filmmaking and New Media.

The conference will be held on Friday, April 21 from 12pm to 9pm in Capen 320. Dinner will be served, as well as light refreshments throughout the day. The conference will conclude with a screening of “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”, an adventure film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen loosely based around Homer’s Odyssey.

For all those interested, a 250-300 word abstract will be due by midnight on Tuesday, March 28th. All abstracts should be emailed as a .doc or .docx file to UBenglishconf@gmail.com

Wednesday
03/08/17

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 http://mgt.buffalo.edu/programs/undergrad/Minor.

 

Wednesday
03/08/17

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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ub-renew-distinguished-lecture-series-tickets-32480076784