University Honors College - The Honorable mention
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
10/22/18

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

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

Monday
10/01/18

Career Conversations Buffalo with UB Alumni November 8 UB Center for the Arts

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2018 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Career Conversations Buffalo

Thursday, November 8

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

UB Center for the Arts

Buffalo Career Conversations is a great way to make professional friends with experienced UB alumni. This event is a career networking night that is designed to link you with experienced UB alumni to help launch your career in a fun casual way. You’ll get real-world advice from someone who understands what you’re going through and is ready to help you. This could lead you to opportunities that you never knew were out there.

UB students register by joining the Buffalo Career Conversations event in Bullseye powered by Handshake.

Here is the calendar link for UB alumni to volunteer:  https://calendar.buffalo.edu/event/buffalo-career-conversations-3/

Save the date:  Career Conversations NYC will be Wednesday, January 9.  Registration link to follow in the coming weeks.

Tuesday
09/25/18

UB RHA Presents Farmer’s Fall Fest October 3

Posted by Tim on September 25, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

Farmer’s Fall Fest
October 3, 2018
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Field between Greiner and the Bookstore

$5 vouchers to the first 100 people

Fall themed Photo Boooth, Pot and Pumpkin Painting, FREE Tote Bags while supplies last, Variet of Off-Campus Vendors and Fresh Produce ($5 vouchers to the first 100 people)!

Sponsors by UB RHA

Monday
09/24/18

ENTREPRENEURS FESTIVAL 2018

Posted by Tim on September 24, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking

Join us to celebrate innovation and creativity at UB’s second annual Entrepreneurs Festival hosted by Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars. The festival, a FREE 3-day event is designed to empower UB students, faculty, and staff to infuse economic development and innovation into the WNY region. Programs will be hosted across all three of UB’s campuses, and will feature speakers and venture demonstrations, as well as a Pitch Wars competition to conclude the festival. The Entrepreneurs Festival will begin on Thursday, September 20th, with events through Wednesday, September 26th. A full listing of events follows and listed in UB Now: http://www.buffalo.edu/ubnow/stories/2018/09/entrepreneurs-festival.html.