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Kaplan Test Prep Opportunity

Posted by Tim on February 5, 2018 in Academics, Online Courses

Kaplan Test Prep is offering live online prep sessions for free, running now until April. Each session is different and offers lessons on a variety of topics, covering a variety of exams (DAT, PCAT, OAT, MCAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, etc.) Registering for sessions also enters students to win some cool prizes.


New Undergrad Course Winter 2017: MIC 412 Fundamentals of Immunology

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2016 in Academics, Online Courses, Winter Session

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Explore the intriguing defense system that protects humans by destroying deadly microbes while keeping the body’s healthy cells and tissues safe from harm. Learn the fundamentals and the language of the field in this interactive online course.

This is a 3 semester hour online course that will be limited in size and highly interactive. Testing will be available off-site by arrangement.

Immunology is a relatively new field in medicine and is an area of exciting new developments in treatment and prevention of disease. This includes cancer treatment, drug treatment and vaccines to combat infectious diseases, as well as the treatment of autoimmune diseases.

It will be very important to any undergraduate student interested in biology, biomedical research, or any of the healthcare professions to have a working knowledge of the fundamentals of immunology.



Winter Social Work Electives Open to Undergraduates

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2016 in Academics, General Education Requirements, Online Courses, Registration and Seminar Information, Research Information and Opportunities, Winter Session

Winter Social Work Electives Open to Undergraduates

We are offering a number of winter Social Work undergraduate electives. Register as normal, but if you have questions, please contact our Registrar, Kathy Dmochowski at or 716-645-1273.

***For questions about whether this course will count towards your university requirements, please speak to your advisor.***

SW 115 Mental Health in Popular Culture and Media

The purpose of this course is to critically examine how individuals with mental health disorders and their families are portrayed in, and often stigmatized by popular culture and diverse forms of media, including broadcast, various film genres, video games, print media, and social media. Students will also explore how media can be used to reduce the stigmatization and marginalization of people with mental health disorders.

Location: Online
Credit Hours: 2
Registration # 10279
Instructor: Rebecca Polmanteer

SW 120 Who Do You Think You Are?

Have you ever wondered why you think the way you do? Have you ever wondered why you immediately connect, or not, with certain people? Have you ever thought about how this will impact your future in regards to both your personal friendships and professional relationships? This class will assist you in beginning the journey of understanding how it is you came to be who you are and how you came to think the way you do by examining the impact that your family has had and continues to have on you.

Course Dates: Saturday 1/7/17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday 1/14 & 1/21/17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: 209 Norton Hall
Credit Hours: 2
Registration # 10188
Instructor: Glenn Frost

SW 401AON Your Brilliant Career: Using Social Media for Career Enhancement

Are you looking for a new tool to help you in your job search? Have you wondered how you may use social media to help you advance your career? This course will provide you with both knowledge and hands-on experience to build a strategic, professional presence via social media that will help you learn about new developments in your area of interest, establish your expertise and build your career.

Location: Online
Credit Hours: 1
Registration # 10281
Instructor: Dorlee Michaeli

SW 401BON Minecraft Play Therapy Intensive

Play therapy in the 21 century has gone both global and digital! Last year, the video game Minecraft had over 100 million registered users, of all ages, races, genders and socioeconomic status. Combining elements of sandbox games, MMOs and First-person shooters, this video game has won over gamers, educators and designers alike. And now social workers can harness the power of this game as a therapeutic tool. But did you know that Minecraft has a lot to teach us about how we pay attention to, get distracted from, and cope with things Embedded in the design and the lore of the game are nuggets of philosophy, neuroscience, and psychology. From work/life balance to physical and mental health to the meaning of life Minecraft has something to teach us. This session will investigate the nature of mind as illustrated by Minecraft, its different versions, and content. Drawing from CBT, DBT, psychodynamic theory and Theory of Mind, we’ll take a look at how this game creates a mediated environment for relationship, examples of affect regulation, and points the way toward deeper mindfulness and well-being.

Location: Online
Credit Hours: 1
Registration # 10282
Instructor: Michael Langlois





Globally Networked (Online) Course with Mexico! Fall 2016

Posted by Tim on August 3, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, New Programs, Online Courses


SW 995 Crossing Borders: Human Rights Issues from U.S. and Mexican Perspectives (3 credits) OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Are you interested in examining current human rights issues that are shared between the U.S and Mexico, our southern neighbor?  Are you seeking to better understand human rights and rights-based approaches to providing human services?  Do you enjoy interacting with students from other nations and cultures? This course offers these opportunities and more….

Undergraduate students can register for 3 elective credits.  They must complete a Petition for Course Credit Outside Your Primary Academic Career form which can be found here:


MFC 151 CPR Class for Undergraduates

Posted by Tim on January 27, 2016 in Academics, Community Announcements, New Programs, Online Courses, Workshops

Millard Fillmore College

MFC 151: CPR for Health Related Professions-1 credit course
3 different sections, 4 week hybrid course, Room 208 UB Gateway

Students are eligible to enroll in thi8s course prior to the start of each section.

Hands on skills willb e taught in room 208 UB Gateway within the downtown Buffalo/Niagara Medical Campus.  Course will be primarily conducted online and the hands-on skills portion will be conducted with an AHA instructor.  Students who complete all course requirements will receive the following AHA National certifications:

Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers
Heartsaver First Aid
Preventing Disease Transmission

All participants are required to pay an online certification fee of $30.00.



MGG 495: Business Ethics Online Winter 2016 (Open Enrollment Course)

Posted by Tim on October 6, 2015 in Academics, Honors Experiences, New Programs, Online Courses

Winter Session 2016

Special Topics MGG 495 W1G Course # 10282 – Business Ethics – on-line course OPEN ENROLLMENT course!

Course Objective:

This seminar is intended to engage the students in developing a better understanding of the complex nature of economic-competitive markets.  In particular, we analyze the process by which individual ethical norms and strongly held moral beliefs guide the conduct of economically driven business organizations and reflect in their conduct as custodians of their owners, i.e., shareholders, other stakeholders and society-at-large.

Capitalism and competitive markets are considered as the most efficient system of simultaneously maximizing private wealth and public good.  The entire edifice, however, is based on the premise of truly competitive markets.  Unfortunately, in the real world, truly competitive markets do not exist, and most business activity takes place under conditions of imperfect competition, which creates negative second-order consequences and undermines the system’s claims of creating private profits while maximizing public good.

Imperfect markets have been made to work efficiently while protecting public good through a system of public intervention, i.e., laws and regulations, and voluntary self-restraint by business organizations in responding to societal expectations.  An added element to improve the acceptability of the imperfectly functioning markets is to be found in ethical values and beliefs, which guide individuals in their business decisions and respond to cultural norms and social expectations.

Some of the issues examined in this context include:  How do corporate culture and reward system influence the nature of ethical concerns in corporate actions?  How and why should companies voluntarily respond to societal pressures to protect individuals and groups who are adversely impacted by corporate actions, but are otherwise not protected by law or regulations?  What are some of the emerging trends in corporate social responsibility, corporate governance and social accountability, shareholder activism, and the rising influence of civil society organizations? How are these trends likely to change the core concepts of business operations, i.e., economic efficiency and profitability, and as they relate to various stakeholder groups and society-at-large.

This course is taught by Professor Tim Nguyen in the School of Management.


Millard Fillmore College Athletic Coaching Program Courses for Fall 2015

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2015 in Academics, New Programs, Online Courses

Interested in Athletic Coaching?  Check out the program requirements through UB’s Millard Fillmore College:  Then check out the courses offered this fall below.

New York State Education Department Coaching Certification Required Courses – 14 Credits Total

MFC 209 – NYSED First Aid & CPR for Sport Coaches and Lifeguards – Online course – 3 Credits

MFC 222 – Health Sciences Applied to Coaching – Classroom – 3 Credits

MFC 230 – Theory and Techniques of Coaching – Classroom – 3 Credits

MFC 299 – Principles, Philosophy and Organization of Athletics in Education – Classroom – 3 credits

***MFC 361- Leadership, Teaching, Student Management for Coaches – Hybrid Format – 1 Credit

***MFC 350 – Capstone: Coaching Seasonal Plan Development – Hybrid Format – 1 Credit

*** A& B Session classes will be offered = 7 Weeks in Duration

Newly Developed Millard Fillmore College Coaching Specialization Courses – Core and Elective Courses

2 core classes are required and 1 classes from the General Sports and Coaching Tracks are required – 12 Credits

**MFC 321 – Athletic Performance and Conditioning for Sport Coaches – Core – Hybrid – 3 Credits

MFC 333 – Technology for Sport Coaches – Core – Online – 3 Credits

**MFC 357 – History of Women in Sport – Classroom – Elective in General Sport Track – 3 Credits

MFC 363 – Sports Nutrition for Coaches – Classroom – Elective in General Sport Track – 3 Credits

**MFC 360– Coaching and Sport Law in Education – Online – Elective in Coaching Track – 3 Credits

**MFC 392 – Sport Psychology for Coaches – Classroom – Elective in Coaching Track – 3 Credits

**New Coaching Classes developed to meeting the Coaching Curriculum Knowledge/ Skill Requirement


Online Writing Course Summer 2014

Posted by Tim on May 16, 2014 in Academics, General Education Requirements, Online Courses, Summer Courses

Noise, Everyday Sounds, and Experimental Music. Genres of Music (MUS114). Online. Registration no. 12150. May 27-July 3.

-Develop writing skills

-Improve reading and critical thinking skills

-Learn to talk about music

Course Description:

In this course, you will learn to talk about music, starting from basics. No prior musical experience is required. The course will focus on music that uses new sounds and new ways of putting sounds together, specifically music that engages with everyday, non-musical sounds. The musicians we will study are interested in these sounds as a way to re-build music from scratch, and their music provides opportunities to learn about the fundamentals of music. The course will focus on works by John Cage, David Dunn, Helmut Lachenmann, and Max Neuhaus, among others.

Some examples of music we will study:

John Cage, Third Construction for four percussionists

John Cage, Water Walk for one performer

Helmut Lachenmann, Kontrakadenz for large orchestra