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Join UB Mortar Board!

Posted by Tim on November 14, 2013 in Networking, Stress Relief, Student Clubs, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed, Workshops

UB’s chapter is known as UB LAUNCH – Leaders As Undergraduates Noted for College Honors.  We were inducted as a chapter in 1992 and have done many different service programs since that time, but our main focus is literacy as our National Project is Reading is Leading.  The goal of reading is leading is simple, to get people back into books by advocating reading.  Currently Phil is helping establish a relationship with two local schools were the literacy rates are poor and we can help facilitate the teacher’s needs.  Other events we participate in include: Linda Yalem Run, Making Strides, Relay For Life, Dance Marathon, Dr. Seuss is Loose! (a celebration of Dr. Seuss where we dress in costume, etc. and read to children).  Another program is Cuddle Buddies where we make fleece blankets, wrap it around a book and a stuffed animal to give to local children whether it be Ronald McDonald House, Vive La Casa, Journey’s End or Stone Buddies.  It depends on the memberships votes.  We are also in the process of planning the Last Lecture Series, which is based off of Randy Pauch’s series done at Carnegie Mellon when he was fighting pancreatic cancer.  We ask a faculty member the question, if this was your last lecture to students, faculty and staff, what words of wisdom would you impart.

If interested in applying to participate, please contact Phil Tucciarone:


International Education Week 2013 Nov. 11-15

Posted by Tim on November 11, 2013 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief, Student Clubs, Workshops

A joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education, International Education Week will be celebrated worldwide on November 11-15, 2013.  In recognition of this special occasion, a series of events of both a celebratory and educational nature will take place at UB.

IEW events have been organized by UB offices, UB academic departments and UB student clubs.  The UB offices and departments include Campus Living, Career Resource Center, Honors College, Intercultural & Diversity Center, International Student & Scholar Services, School of Architecture & Planning, School of Dental Medicine, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, School of Management, School of Nursing, School of Public Health & Health Professions, School of Social Work, Study Abroad Programs, SUNY Buffalo Law School and Undergraduate Academies.

For more information, please see our IEW 2013 poster and IEW 2013 keynote events flyer. Information about past International Education Weeks can be found here.

IEW 2013 is sponsored by AT&T; Key Bank; M&T Bank; Grand Tours & Ridge Road Express; Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc.; UB Alumni Relations; UB Asian Studies Program; UB Undergraduate Academies; UB Office of International Education; and UB School of Public Health & Health Professions Office of Global Health Initiatives.

We are truly grateful to our presenters, our sponsors and everyone who has organized an event for International Education Week 2013.

We look forward to seeing you at International Education Week 2013!

Ellen Dussourd


UB Schmoozin’ with Professional Inter-Fraternal Council Student-Alumni Networking Event

Posted by Tim on November 11, 2013 in Event, Networking, Stress Relief, Student Clubs, Workshops

UB STUDENTS! Are you a major in any of the following areas?
…Environmental Sciences
…Management or Business
Then you should attend UB Schmoozin’ on Nov. 16 in the Union. It’s free, but pre-registration is required. Sign up Now!


Want to Practice Your French?? Join La table de conversation francaise!

Posted by Tim on September 16, 2013 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief, Student Clubs, Workshops

Want to practice your French? Join La table de conversation française!

The French Conversation Table is open to students of ALL LEVELS who would like to meet in an informal setting to practice their French. “La table” meets on Tuesdays from 3-4 PM in 904 Clemens Hall. Event sponsored by The French Connection. For more information or to be put on a mailing list for French-related events at UB please contact


Apply to Join the Advocacy Initiative

Posted by Tim on September 3, 2013 in Academics, Community Announcements, Networking, Student Clubs, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Are you interested in political advocacy and policymaking?  Apply to join the Advocacy Initiative

There are an abundance of exciting and fulfilling opportunities in political advocacy and policymaking activities at each level of government, and students from all academic backgrounds are invited to explore these topics further.  The Advocacy Initiative is a student cohort that will meet on a bi-weekly basis to talk about how students can access participation in the public sector, which can bolster academic experience and lead to interesting career opportunities.  The group will be guided by Katie Gorman, UB’s Director of Federal Government Relations (Class of 2006).

If you are interested please submit a current resume, as well as a brief statement that explains why you are interested to participate in the cohort, and what you hope to gain from the experience via email to Hadar Borden ( Deadline to apply is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2013.


Intelligent Men of Color Purposefully Accomplishing College Together (IMPACT)

Posted by Tim on August 23, 2013 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Networking, Student Clubs, Workshops

What is Impact?

Impact is a nationally recognized group of Men of Color.  This peer led initiative supports students by:

  • Empowring men of color with the skills and knowledge to facilitate academic success, and promote personal development
  • Providing access to mentors
  • Sharing resources on campus opportunities, organizations and services
  • Providing a forum for open dialogue, sharing of college epxeriences, socializing, and connecting with professionals.

What are the benefits of Joining IMPACT?

  • Receive academic and personal support from a mentor
  • Learn about academic, financial and career opportunities
  • Serve as a role model to other Men of Color and encourage peers to get the most out of their college experience
  • Make lasting friendships and build a network of educational and professional contacts

How do I apply?



UB Biomedical Engineering Society Recycling Drive

Posted by Tim on April 22, 2013 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Student Clubs

 Get Rid of Your Old Electronic Junk!

The UB Biomedical Engineering Society is working with Imagine It Recycling to recycle old electronic equipment at UB.  Any electronics we receive will be recycled and turned into money to support our club.  Please come help out the environment and our club by donating your old electronics on Friday April 26th from 11AM – 2PM in the STUDENT UNION LOBBY.  If you can’t make it but still want to help, or if you have something that’s too big to bring email us at: peterold@buffalo, or

What we take:

Ink/toner cartridges
Cell phones
Cords, adaptors, accessories
Any other small electronics



Honors Student Council New Officers and Upcoming Meeting

Posted by Tim on April 15, 2013 in Honors Program Announcements, Honors Student Council, Networking, Student Clubs

Congratulations to the new HSC Executive Board members: Phillip Tucciarone, Sarah Smith, Alexandra Van Hall, Melissa Kathan, Kamruddin (Sami) Kader, Allyn Pietruszewski, and John Spencer. Thank you to all of you who came out and voted!

Our last General Body Meeting will be Wednesday April 24th at 8:00 PM in the Colloquium Room. We will be finalizing our plans for the HSC study breaks and brainstorming ideas for the Fall semester. Hope to see you there!


Join Mortar Board UB Launch Chapter Information Session

Posted by Tim on February 19, 2013 in Career Opportunities, Event, Internships, Networking, Stress Relief, Student Clubs

Join Mortar Board UB LAUNCH Chapter for their information sessions on Tuesday, February 26 from 12-1 and Wednesday, February 27 from 1-2 in 235 SU. Our spring recruitment is ongoing and we are looking for juniors, and sophomores with junior standing, that would complement our organization in the 2013-2014 school year. Joining is a great opportunity to get involved here in the UB community!

The requirements to join are:
·      a minimum of a 3.0 overall GPA,
·      senior status in both fall 2013 AND spring 2014,
·      and prior leadership or service involvement on or off campus.

Memberships to Mortar Board include networking opportunities, service and leadership experiences, and the possibility of an instant pay grade increase for federal government jobs. It also includes discounts for insurance and Kaplan test preparation as well as the opportunity for additional scholarships for graduate studies in any field.
To apply for membership, contact our executive board at  If you would like further information on Mortar Board, please refer to the national website at

The application deadline is Friday, March 1st, NO EXCEPTIONS!  The application must be submitted online at


Shakespeare Reading Group with Professor Stott on Thursdays

Posted by Tim on January 29, 2013 in Networking, Stress Relief, Student Clubs, Workshops

Shakespeare Reading Group with Professor Stott

Come and join our Shakespeare reading group on Thursdays at 4pm in the Honors College meeting room. This is a totally informal, non-credit bearing, for fun opportunity to read Shakespeare aloud as and when you want to. Come every week, or just come once, it doesn’t matter. All are welcome.