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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:

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


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

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: or email

And don’t forget, funding is available to offset the cost of your trip via the Honors College Academic Enrichment Fund:


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!


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


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  Additional resources are available at

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


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.

Enroll Now:

Print and share the #EmTechMOOC flyer!

Follow us on social media #EmTechMOOC:


UB SAMPLE Mentee Program for Students Interested in Working in a College Setting

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Workshops

Do you have a student interested in working professionally in a college setting? Do you know a student who wants to study student affairs? If so, please refer them to Student Engagement’s Student Affairs Mentorship Program and Leadership Experience (SAMPLE). All students, regardless of their current major, are welcome to apply for a one year mentorship experience to explore careers in student affairs.

As a SAMPLE Mentee, the students will…

  • ​​Develop a mentorship relationship with a full time professional staff member in student affairs at UB.
  • Network with students who are interested in working in Student Affairs.
  • Have the option to enroll in an “Introduction to Student Affairs” course in the Spring 2019 semester.
  • Attend workshops about graduate programs in student affairs/higher education, functional areas in student affairs, trends in the field, and more!​

If students are interested, the application for SAMPLE is on Student Engagement’s UBLinked Page. If you or a student have any questions, contact the SAMPLE Intern Anabelle McDonald at or Terri Budek at​

Link for More Information:


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:

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



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:


Feeling Stressed, Anxious or Depressed? The Psychological Services Center in Park Hall can Help

Posted by Tim on September 7, 2018 in Community Announcements, Networking, Stress Relief, Workshops


College students are often dealing with these issues and others. We offer treatments for:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Obsessive-compulsive thoughts/behaviors
  • Relationship problems
  • Coming out as LGBT
  • Communication or anger difficulties
  • … and more

We also offer a variety of assessments for ADHD, IQ, diagnoses, and personality.

We are here to help

Call 645-3697 or stop by 168 Park Hall for more info