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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


First DifCon (Difficult Conversation) featuring “Taking a Knee” and Other Issues of Speech and Expression in Sports October 18

Posted by Tim on October 16, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

“Taking a Knee” and Other Issues of Speech and Expression in Sports

 Join us for a Difficult Conversation regarding issues which are polarizing our nation. 

 We will provide a safe space for discussing issues such as:

 Kneeling for the National Anthem

Controversial Mascots

Culturally Derogatory Language


  • Michael L. Schwartz – UB Law Student
  • Devon Patterson – Vice President, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
  • James Jarvis – Associate Counsel
  • Rhianna Rogers – Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies,

SUNY Empire State College

  • Donald Grinde – Director of Graduate Studies, Transnational Studies

 Moderated by:

            Nellie Drew – Adjunct Professor in Sports Law

            Kathy Twist – Senior Associate Athletic Director

 Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Dr. Marc Lamont Hill – Coming to Buffalo on Thursday, October 26th at 6:00pm – FREE!

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2017 in Event

On Thursday, October 26th, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill will be speaking at 6:00pm at Bennett High School (2885 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14214).

Dr. Hill is a nationally renowned thought-leader, activist, and expert on combating systemic injustice and creating opportunities for challenged communities. He is also the author of the New York Times best-seller Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on The Vulnerable from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond. As the headline event for our second annual Open Buffalo Justice & Opportunity Series, we are bringing Dr. Hill to Buffalo for an inspirational and empowering community conversation!


As Chair of Open Buffalo’s Justice & Opportunity Coalition, I would be honored if you would consider joining us for this exciting event. 

This event is FREE, so we hope you join us!


STEM for Everyone! Student Proposals due: Oct 25

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2017 in Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking

Women in STEM Cooperative (UB WISC)

After the success from Spring 2017, the Women in STEM Cooperative (WISC) will be hosting another STEM for Everyone presentation lunch and learn on November 9 from 12-1pm.  They are currently recruiting students (undergraduate and graduate) to submit a program proposal to provide 5-minute presentations about STEM. Presentations are being sought about a STEM topic, or an existing research project, provided in language that is easily understandable by the general public. Presentations that address inclusivity of women and other underrepresented groups will be given priority during submission reviews. Creativity is encouraged!

This is a great opportunity for students to practice presentation skills, network with others from the UB community and regional corporate sponsors, and to begin to build their professional footprint.

Presentations will be held:
Date: Nov. 9, 2017
Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Location: 210 Student Union

Faculty and staff are encouraged to sponsor students from science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or related fields. Students are responsible to prepare and share a 5 minute presentation.

Submission Criteria:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students at the University at Buffalo.
  • Presentations should represent a STEM topic that would be of interest to a general audience.

Proposals should include:

  • Name of Presenter(s)
  • Contact Information
  • UB Department
  • Gender
  • Title of Presentation
  • Abstract (100 words or less)
  • Name of faculty sponsor (if applicable)

To submit, please visit:

If you have any questions, please contact:

Deadline for Abstract Submission: Oct. 25, 2017

The proposal committee will respond to all submissions by: Oct. 30, 2017

Related resources about inclusivity and making STEM topics understandable.


Compete for Cash Prizes at Blackstone LaunchPad Statdash Innovation Sprint! October 13

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Innovation Spring with Statdash

Think like an Innovator!

Get a taste of what it’s like to pitch marketing ideas and innovate in a startup.

Friday, October 13, 2017
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
145 Student Union


FREE T-shirts, Pizza and Prizes! Questions? Stop by their office in 220 Student Union or call 716-645-8111


Women in STEM Cooperative-STEM for Everyone: Stories from Students Deadline to Submit is October 25

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Women in STEM Cooperative presents-STEM for Everyone: Stories from Students

Want to gain experience talking about your research?

This is an opportunity to do so in 5 minutes and get feedback from faculty, staff and other students!

Deadline to Submit: October 25, 2017

Presentations: November 9, 2017 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. in 210 Student Union

Visit for more information



9th Annual Social Justice Festival at SUNY Buffalo State

Posted by Tim on September 21, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event

Sharing Stories/Connecting Communities

SUNY Buffalo State will be hosting its 9th Annual Social Justice Festival on October 3rd & 4th! It will feature performances, workshops, and speakers at the Campbell Student Union.

Admission into the festival is free, however, in order to attend you must sign up here to be guaranteed seating. Many sessions fill quickly so please sign up!

More information can be found here:

Questions? Call (716) 878-5559



UB’s Entrepreneurs Festival September 14

Posted by Tim on September 12, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Check out UB’s Entrepreneurs Festival | Thurs., September 14th, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Student Union (North Campus)

Join us to celebrate innovation and creativity at UB’s inaugural Entrepreneurs Festival presented by Blackstone LaunchPad at UB on Thursday, September 14, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Student Union. The event will occur throughout the Student Union celebrating our student, faculty & staff, alumni, and local entrepreneurs.

Check out the Festival, where the WNY startup community will come together to connect, collaborate, and celebrate entrepreneurs across the University. Grow your startup knowledge and make lasting connections. Featuring Pete Cimino, co-founder, Lloyd Taco Factory for How I Built This, a raw and authentic interview of an entrepreneur by a UB student entrepreneur. Pitch Wars will highlight student entrepreneurs pitching their ideas to win one of two spots to TechStars in NYC to represent UB at the Blackstone LaunchPad sponsored event.

For more details, please visit:


Order! Order in the Court Room! Greater WNY Law School Fair September 25

Posted by Tim on September 12, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Graduate School Programs, Workshops

Order! Order in the Court Room! ⚖
If you see law school in your future, then the Greater Western New York Law School Fair is for you.

Monday, September 25, 2017
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Buffalo Niagara Marriott
1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst, NY 14221

The Greater Western New York Law School Fair is the premier event to learn more about careers in Law and the Law School Admissions process. Register today to meet with over 70 Law Schools! This event is free and open to the general public.

You can check out all the Law Schools that will be in attendance when you register. So what are you waiting for?

Hope you see you there!
-Your Friends at UB Career Services


Blueprint for Success with Buihe Madu September 14

Posted by Tim on September 5, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Want to Learn the Blueprint to Success?

Buihe Madu from Baltimore, MD will be on campus on Thursday, September 14 from 5:00-7:00pm in the Woldman Theater (112 Norton) to present his Blueprint to Success.  This interactive and  lively session is open to all UB students.  We encourage you to get there early; the first 100 students will receive a free Blueprint for Success workbook.

The Blueprint to Success is designed to help you reduce your work and stress load and increase productivity and performance.  This is a great way to strategically manage your time early in the semester and make your calendar work for you by learning secrets to lifestyle design and time management. Students will leave the seminar empowered and motivated  with the tools and mindset to effectively manage their time and priorities! 

Refreshments will be served.  RSVP at  by Wednesday, September 13th.

Sponsored by the UB Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program.