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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


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



UB Biological Sciences Graduate Open House October 21

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2017 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

Open House – October 21

The Biological Sciences Department at the University at Buffalo offers three distinct graduate programs for students; an MS and PhD that are research and lab-focused, along with an MA program that has a proven track record for preparing students for entry into professional schools.

The MS/PhD programs in Biological Sciences provide students with the hands-on training, laboratory skills, and interdisciplinary training needed to be successful in industry and academia.  Our graduate student to faculty ratio is 3:1, and our students routinely work side-by-side with their advisors in the laboratory.

The MA Program in Biological Sciences has a proven track record of preparing students for entry into professional schools. After completing the MA degree in two to three semesters, more than 70% of alumni are accepted into professional schools in their chosen field, including medical & dental schools.

Want to learn more? Come to our Graduate Open House on October 21. We’d love for you to meet our students, show you our lab space, and welcome you to our community!

Can’t attend? We can talk over the phone or email.

Dr. Laura Rusche, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. David Hoekstra, Clinical Assistant Professor, MA Coordinator

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend:


Student Assistant Opportunity with Office of Shared Governance

Posted by Tim on September 19, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Networking, Student Assistant

Office of Shared Governance – Faculty Senate and Professional Staff Senate

The Office of Shared Governance houses the Faculty Senate and Professional Staff Senate at UB, and assists all
constituencies (such as faculty, administration, staff, students, and governing board members) involved in carrying out
the institutional mission and goals by participating in the governance function in a manner appropriate to UB. Shared
Governance is the foundation of higher education in the United States. Collaboration between faculty, staff, students,
administration and governing boards is essential in carrying out the vision of shared governance.

The Student Assistant (SA) is in a very visible position and will work under the Staff Assistant to enhance the
efforts and goals of the office. This position will assist with and attend senate meetings and related events when
possible. The SA will co-manage social media related to these meetings and events. The SA will also be assigned general
office support duties. Maximum of 16 hours per week during the academic year, paid. Additional work hours are
available during the summer and class recesses. Start date is negotiable, October preferred.


Meeting Attendance
Must be available to attend some senate meetings, assist Staff Assistant, senators and officers, when possible.

Faculty Senate – Center For Tomorrow – Tuesdays, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

  • October 17
  • November 14
  • December 12
  • February 20
  • March 13
  • April 17
  • May 15

Faculty Senate Executive Committee – 567 Capen Hall – Wednesdays, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

  • October 4, 11, 25
  • November 1, 8, 29
  • December 6, 13
  • February 7, 14, 28
  • March 7, 14, 28
  • April 4, 11, 25
  • May 2, 9, 23

Professional Staff Senate Joint Senate – Center For Tomorrow – Thursdays, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

  • October 26
  • November 16
  • December 14
  • February 15
  • March 15
  • April 26

Professional Staff Senate Executive Committee – Thursdays, 2:30pm – 4:30pm

  • October 5
  • November 2
  • December 7
  • February 1
  • March 1
  • April 5
  • May 3
  • June 7

Social Media Support

  • Contribute and co-manage content for social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Present once yearly to Executive Committees on how social media is being used by the senates.


  • Required to handle all responsibilities in a confidential manner
  • Mature, hardworking, capable of accomplishing multiple tasks concurrently
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and time management skills
  • Works well both independently, and under close instruction of office staff and senate chairs
  • Strong attention to detail

Educational Value

  • Networking opportunities across the university in highly visible position.
  • Establish a knowledge of shared governance, policy at UB.
  • Enhance knowledge of meeting attendance and procedure.
  • Meets regularly with Senate Chairs to provide mentoring, career direction and development, and feedback.

Contact Information
Lindsay Allen, Staff Assistant
543 Capen Hall, University at Buffalo, North Campus, 716-645- 2003


National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Job Opportunity Deadline October 1st

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Networking

If you are a US-citizen students that would be interested in working at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency next summer, please visit:

Due to a very long security clearance process, the deadline is October 1, 2017. The application is somewhat long, so you should start the application ASAP if interested.


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:


Teach For America

Posted by Tim on September 11, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Networking, Teaching Opportunities

Change Starts with You

Join the network of leaders changing the course of our nation. By joining Teach For America, you will become part of a powerful group of changemakers working to expand opportunity for all students. As a corps member, you’ll be challenged to think creatively and lead boldly. You’ll leverage your unique talents to dismantle inequities from the classroom and beyond.

Curious about how you could make an immediate and lasting impact in the lives of others? Watch how corps members Brooke and Shahann are building a better future for the next generation.

Change starts with you. Apply to the 2018 Teach For America corps today.

NEXT Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

To learn more, visit

All majors accepted. Full salary and benefits. 50,000+ alumni network.


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.