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Fall 2018 Buffalo Film Series with Dr. Bruce Jackson and Dr. Diane Christian

Posted by on July 31, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief, Workshops

Buffalo Film Seminars 37 Fall 2018

Dipson Amherst Theater, Tuesdays @ 7:00 p.m.

Conversations about great films with Bruce Jackson & Diane Christian

Aug 28 King Vidor, The Big Parade, 1925

(Accompanied on electronic piano by Philip Carli)

Sept 4 Howard Hawks and Robert Rossen, Scarface1932

Sept 11 Dorothy Arzner, Christopher Strong, 1933

Sept 18 Otto Preminger, Laura, 1944

Sept 25 Giuseppe De Santis, Bitter Rice, 1949

Oct 2 Akira Kurosawa, Rashomon, 1950

Oct 9 Pier Paolo Pasolini,

The Gospel According to St. Matthew, 1964

Oct 16 Robert Bresson, Mouchette, 1967

Oct 23 Mike Hodges, Get Carter, 1971

Oct 30 David Lynch, The Elephant Man, 1980

Nov 6 Krzysztof Kieslowski, Three Colors: Blue, 1993

Nov 13 Alan Mak and Wai-Keung Lau,

Infernal Affairs, 2002

Nov 20 Martin Scorsese, The Departed, 2006

Nov 27 Tom McCarthy, Spotlight, 2015

Dec 4 John Huston, The Man Who Would be King, 1975

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The Buffalo Film Seminars are presented by the University at Buffalo The Buffalo News and by the Dipson Amherst Theatre 3500 Main Street, Buffalo, N.Y.


UB Book Club Looking for New Members

Posted by on July 31, 2018 in Community Announcements, Networking, Stress Relief, Student Clubs

Two Honors Scholars are looking to start a UB Book Club. This book club will meet once a month to discuss one previously-decided-on novel. Anyone who enjoys pleasure reading can sign up here (

Have questions? You can reach out to Anna Dresnack at:


Summer Fulbright Application Development Workshops for Rising Seniors and Graduate Students July 31 and August 2

Posted by on July 26, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Graduate School Programs, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Summer Research

Fulbright Application Development Workshops for Rising Seniors & Graduate Students

Would you like to spend a year researching, teaching English, or earning a master’s degree abroad?  The Fulbright provides funded opportunities to do so and there are more than 150 countries from which to choose.* UB’s upcoming campus application deadline is Monday, August 27.

It’s not too late to apply! Join us for summer workshops where you will learn more about the Fulbright, country selection, affiliates and how to develop a strong proposal. These sessions will be hosted by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships and UB’s Fulbright Program Advisor, Dr. Pat McDevitt.

Sessions will be held from 9am-10:30am on Tuesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 2. You will have an individual meeting to discuss your application on Wednesday, August 1. Our goal is to have you begin your application during this workshop series.

If you would like to attend please RSVP by 5pm EST on Monday, July 30:

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at

* To qualify for Fulbright U.S. student programs, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen and hold a bachelor’s degree by the time the Fulbright starts. An applicant holding a doctoral degree at the time of application is ineligible.


SUNY ACT for Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship Opportunity Deadline June 8

Posted by on April 24, 2018 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Each year the University at Buffalo is invited to nominate one student for the SUNY ACT for Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship awarded by the Association of Council Members and College Trustees Scholarship. This award recognizes students for excellence in their academic performance and extraordinary commitment to their campus and/or community.

The scholarship amount is $1,000 with an additional $250 given in the student’s name to the charity of his/her choice.

Criteria for students applying to become UB’s nominee:

  • GPA of 3.6 or higher
  • Undergraduate status (including graduating seniors)
  • Must have helped to identify a need on the campus or in the community, and worked to provide a service or solution to address that need.

Applications to become UB’s ACT nominee are due by 5:00pm EST on Friday, June 8:

Please contact The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at if you have any questions.


UB LGBT/Queer Prom April 28 ALL are welcome!

Posted by on April 13, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Student Clubs

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 7 – 10:00pm
Location: 228 Student Union (the old card office)

All are welcome (allies too!) and all gender expressions are welcome.

The event is free for UB students and will have food & refreshments provided. In lieu of a ticket, we only ask that those who are interested in attending RSVP at this url:


UBReUSE Looking for Student Volunteers

Posted by on April 12, 2018 in Networking, Stress Relief, Student Clubs, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

UBreUSE is going on its third year of operation at UB this year, and we need help from motivated underclassmen. As a leader in sustainability on campus I was hoping you would be able to connect me with some people that you have identified as young leaders. A little bit about UBreUSE to share with your students:

UBreUSE is University at Buffalo’s official zero waste initiative move out program started by a handful of UB’s Education and Leadership Fellows for Sustainability (including baby freshman me!) back in Spring 2016. Since then we have diverted over 12,000 lbs of waste from the landfill, and earned over $3,000 from sales.

The Problem: During move out of people throw away items that aren’t garbage (Clothing, kitchen ware, rugs, shower caddies, even mini fridges and TVs, etc) because they don’t need them anymore or can not take everything home with them. These items are completely fixable or usable, yet they are going directly to landfill.

Our Solution: We believed that we could do something about this needless waste, and decided to organize a way to collect all of the unwanted goods and find people whodid want them.

Turns out, the people who want this exact stuff are UB underclassmen moving into the same dorms in the fall! SO what we do is this:

1.) Collection during move out week

2.) Storage in Trailers on campus, refurbish and clean items over the summer

3.) SALE of all items during move in week (late August/early September)

What we need:

This program is an entity of UB Sustainability and we are supported by Pro Staff, but it is completely student driven. UBreUSE needs hard working and dedicated students to make it work. Active volunteers who can not only help out during event weeks, but can represent UBreUSE year round and be a part of the team. We work hard and have lots of fun year round. In addition to needing team members, we are also looking for students who show initiative to promote to team leaders to carry out the program in the future.

To learn more or to help, please contact….

Kayleigh Hamernik

UBreUSE Project Manager

University at Buffalo Honors College ’19

Environmental Studies B.S.


Rotaract Club Open Mic Fundraiser for Tanzania Service Trip Friday, April 6

Posted by on April 3, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

The Rotaract Club of University at Buffalo will be hosting our Third Open Mic Fundraiser at 6PM-10PM this Friday, April 6 in Davis Hall Atrium on University at Buffalo North Campus. This fundraiser will support three recent graduates from University at Buffalo on an international service trip to Tanzania. On this trip, they will live with and learn from partners in the field to collaborate on developing service projects that will improve those partners’ capacities to generate change in the community.

This multidisciplinary team, consisting of Matthew Falcone (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Danielle Nerber (Anthropology), and Lyndsey Cifra (Biological Sciences) will address varied issues in water and sanitation, women and children’s health, and women’s economic empowerment. Upon return, they will present their experiences and potential projects to the Buffalo community for further engagement.

We will be accepting a suggested donation of $5 at the door, and refreshments will be served. If you you like to support these efforts but are unable to attend this event, please consider donating to the Tanzania Project Crowdfunding Page. RSVPs through the Facebook event are not required, but greatly appreciated. If you are a musician, poet, comedian, or artist interested in sharing your talents at the event, please message Matthew Falcone directly at

Event:      Open Mic Night Fundraiser: Stand with Standing Rock

Date:       Friday, April 6, 2018

Time:       6PM – 10PM

Location:  Davis Hall Atrium, University at Buffalo North Campus

RSVP:       Facebook-OpenMicFundraiser-TanzaniaServiceProjects


April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events Throughout April at UB

Posted by on April 2, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief, Workshops

Every April UB recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month as a time to raise public awareness about sexual violence, to educate and inspire our community to prevent it, and provide support for members of our community who have experienced it.
Sexual Violence is a major public health, human rights, and social justice issue. We need everyone’s help to end it. Thank you for getting involved and supporting our efforts toward a safer campus and a brighter future.
Learn more at Keep in touch #UBSAAM.

Schedule of Events
April 3rd Film Screening of Miss Representation. 4pm @ 210 Student Union. Join the Student Survivor Advocacy Alliance and the UB Men’s Group for our screening of Miss Representation followed by a discussion on the film. Register for this workshop on UBLinked.
April 13th Alliance Coffee Night. 5pm @ 114 Student Union. Join the Student Survivor Advocacy Alliance for our monthly social with a focus on involvement and self-care.
April 10th What Would You Do? Bystander Intervention Training. 2pm @ 228 Student Union. ‘What are you doing for others?’-MLK Jr. This workshop is focused on empowering each of us to be involved in preventing violence. Together we will be identifying problem behaviors, deciding when and how to intervene, and working through scenarios to practice getting involved in a safe environment. Register for this workshop on UBLinked.
April 10th Film Screening: The Mask You Live In. 4pm @ 210 Student Union. Screening and discussion of the documentary film surrounding men, masculinity and how society shapes our views of both. Register for this workshop on UBLinked.
April 12th How to Help A Sexual Assault Survivor. 2pm @ 210 Student Union. Learn how to respond if someone you know experiences a rape or sexual assault. Participants will learn how to help others recover from rape and sexual assault, tap into local resources, and get involved in prevention efforts at UB. Register for this workshop on UBLinked. *Trigger warning: not recommended for individuals with personal experiences of sexual violence*
April 12th SPEAK OUT! Poetry Performance and Discussion. 6pm @ Harriman Hall. Local poets will be performing pieces focused on survivor empowerment, gender roles, domestic violence prevention and sexual assault awareness. Register for this workshop on UBLinked. *Trigger warning: not recommended for individuals with personal experiences of sexual violence*
April 14th Rock-A-Mile in Their Shoes Benefit Show. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm @ Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St Buffalo, NY 14203. Ages 18+. $10cover. This is a benefit show to raise money and awareness for the Crisis Services Advocate Program, which provides free and confidential response and support for survivors of sexual and domestic violence-24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Advocate Program is committed to empowering survivors of sexual and domestic violence and strives to reduce the impact of violence and build a safer community. All of the monies raised at the show will be given as a one-time donation to the Advocate Program which is Erie County’s designated Rape Crisis Center.


Scholarships for Experiential Learning Opportunities

Posted by on April 2, 2018 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Apply for funding that will help you make the most of your education.

Experiential learning opportunities like research and study abroad can be truly life-changing, giving students insight into their passions, purpose and professional goals. These are the kinds of opportunities that can change career paths and inspire visions. To encourage you to seek out experiential learning opportunities, the College of Arts and Sciences offers several scholarships and funds that can help make these experiences a reality.

CAS Experiential Learning Fund

This funding is only available to College of Arts and Sciences undergraduates. Those who are pursuing experiential learning opportunities for the upcoming summer, such as internships, research, service-learning and domestic travel, may apply for this funding by April 1.

Rock Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship is open to College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate students. The two winners will receive $500 for one semester of full-time study abroad. Applications are due April 1.

Stevens Fund for International Experience

This funding is available to all undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Those who are planning on studying abroad or pursuing some other kind of international experiential learning opportunity may apply for this $500 scholarship by April 1.

SUNYWorks Internship Scholarship

This scholarship is for undergraduate students planning on pursuing an unpaid internship this summer. A limited number of $1,000 scholarships are available and preference will be given to students working in a non-profit setting, but all are encouraged to apply by May 4.


Stressbusters: FREE Backrubs and Stress Relief Techniques April 11 in the Don Schack Student Lounge

Posted by on March 29, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

Stress can have a major impact on your grades, your relationships and your life as a college student. In fact, many students say stress is the main obstacle to their academic success. If you’re feeling anxious or stressed out, come to our Stressbusters event on 4/11 in the Don Schack Student Lounge! Meet with the Stressbusters team to enjoy a free 5-minute back rub and learn other stress relief techniques!