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Innovation Sprint with Univera Healthcare-Hack-A-Thon/Case Competition December 1 and December 2

Posted by Tim on November 7, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Innovation Sprint with Univera Healthcare – Hack-A-Thon/ Case Competition | Dec. 1st& 2nd

Think like an innovator! Get a taste of what it’s like to pitch ideas and develop strategic and technological innovations within the context of a large healthcare organization.

Join us for the Univera Helathcare Innovation Sprint as we work to solve a challenge the company faces. Univera Healthcare team members have identified the issue—now it will be your job to help come up with solutions. The Health Plan has struggled with collection and submission of provider information updates. And as a result, data integrity has suffered. The goal is to create a solution that offers members accurate and relevant provider information.

Think of an Innovation Sprint like a Hack-A-Thon or Case Competition, where you’ll work to develop and design a solution to the problem over the course of 24-hours.  No worries, no need for a sleeping bag or a pillow, just plan to stay-late and return early!

Why participate? Make connections, grow your network, and make an impression.

Join us to win $ gift cards:

  • 1st – $1,000 for the Team
  • 2nd – $750 for the Team
  • 3rd – $500 for the Team

Bring yourself, we’ll take care of the food and swag for a memorable event! Register to participate:

Program sponsored in partnership with Blackstone LaunchPad at UB and Univera Health.


UB Graduate Programs Information Sessions November 10, 17 and 28

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

As a leader in graduate and professional education, the University at Buffalo is a destination for scholars, researchers, leaders, thinkers and lifelong learners who come here to do work that makes a difference.

We invite you to attend a UB Graduate Information Session to learn why UB is the right place to take the next step in your education. This is your chance to discover opportunities within our graduate and professional schools, learn more about the application and admissions processes, and gain insight on how to prepare for graduate study.

Register today for one of the following UB Graduate Information Sessions:

Friday, Nov. 10: 3-5 p.m., Student Union Lobby, North Campus

Friday, Nov. 17: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Harriman Hall, South Campus
Tuesday, Nov. 28: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Capen Lobby, North Campus

Why choose UB for Graduate Study?

  • Most students complete their degree in less time than the national average (2.5 years master’s; 6.5 years doctoral).
  • 30% of graduate and professional students hail from countries outside the U.S.
  • 89 countries are represented within the graduate student population.
  • 249,000+ UB alumni live across 50 states and 147 countries.

With more than 300 programs, renowned faculty, unmatched intellectual diversity and vast opportunities for interdisciplinary study, UB’s graduate programs offer more chances for professional advancement, personal growth and greater global impact.

You belong at a top institution. Make it the University at Buffalo. Register to attend a Graduate Information Session today!


MLK @ Buffalo 50 Years Later November 9

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Join us on November 9, 2017 in the Student Union Theater, 3:30-5pm, as UB commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final speech in Buffalo.  Dr. King appeared before a standing-room-only audience at Kleinhans Music Hall on November 9, 1967. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in 201 Student Union.

Guest Speakers:

Ruth Bryant, Attendee of the 1967 Speech by MLK, UB Alumna and long-serving UB Professional Staff Member
Devonya Havis, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Canisius College
Scott Hollander, Associate Directory, UB Libraries
George Nicholas, Senior Pastor, Lincoln United Methodist Church, Buffalo, NY
Leslie Velez, President, UB Undergraduate Student Association
Victoria Wolcott, Professor, UB Department of History

Hosted by:
Teresa Miller, Vice Provost, Inclusive Excellence
Austin Booth, Vice Provost, UB Libraries


UB Women in STEM Presents: The Next 10 Years: Helping STEM Students Thrive Online Discussion

Posted by Tim on November 2, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

The UB Women in STEM Cooperative is proud to debut The Next 10 Years: Helping STEM Students Thrive series, a collaboration between Cornell University and the University at Buffalo featuring the perspectives of national thought leaders and institutional representatives about expanding the participation of women in undergraduate STEM education at different scales.

This interactive, online series features a different topic per month. Each session kicks off with an introduction by our distinguished thought leaders followed by institutional representatives from Cornell University and the University at Buffalo who will share insights from their campuses. Participants may join the conversation, ask questions, share experiences, build networks and learn more about:

  • Innovations that can expand female or underrepresented minority student participation and success in STEM undergraduate education.
  • Effective evidence-based STEM teaching practices commonly adopted at research universities.
  • Unique institutional and cultural challenges to achieving STEM diversity.
  • What difference at scale looks like.


Time: All sessions are scheduled from 12 to 1:30 p.m. EST

Intended audience: Faculty and administrators.

Why attend: Discover inclusive STEM teaching practices and culturally-sensitive pedagogies that can easily be incorporated into your curriculum to improve underrepresented student learning.

Format: Online Video Conference (Internet access and a web browser are required. Video conference setup details will be provided upon registration.)

Cost: Free.


Learn more and register today here:

Higher Education Trends

OCT. 11, 2017


·         Lynne A. Molter, ScD, Swarthmore College

·         Julia Thom Levy, PhD, Cornell University

·         Elisabeth Etopio, PhD, University at Buffalo

·         Richard Lamb, PhD, University at Buffalo



Learning Spaces

JAN. 10, 2018


·         Jeanne L. Narum, Learning Spaces Collaboratory

·         Rebecca Rotundo, MA, University at Buffalo

·         Lisa Stephens, PhD, Office of the SUNY Provost

Institutional Practices

NOV. 8 , 2017


·         Nancy Shapiro, PhD, University System of Maryland

·         Renetta Tull, PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

·         Letitia Thomas, PhD, University at Buffalo


Introductory Undergraduate Courses in STEM

FEB. 14, 2018


·         Jay Labov, PhD, National Research Council

·         Catherine Middlecamp, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

·         Liesl Folks, PhD, MBA, University at Buffalo


Series Wrap

MARCH 14, 2018


·         Patrice Prusko, PhD, Cornell University

·         Kathleen Murphy, EdM, MBA, University at Buffalo

More speakers to be confirmed.


STEM for Everyone Event November 9 Lunch Provided

Posted by Tim on November 1, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Please consider joining the Women in STEM Collaborative on Thursday, Nov 9 from noon – 1 p.m. in the Student Union Landmark room (SU 210) for “STEM for Everyone: Stories from Students”.

UB Undergraduate and Graduate students will provide 5-minute presentations about STEM topics in language that is easily understandable by the general public.  Lunch will be provided.

For more information and to register to attend (not required, but preferred), please visit:

Looking forward to seeing you on November 9th!


UB Fulbright Scholars Panel Tuesday, November 14

Posted by Tim on November 1, 2017 in Academics, Event, Fellowships, Workshops

Meet UB’s Fulbright Scholars
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
3:30 p.m.
107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)

  • Learn about Fulbright Programs at UB
  • Hear personal stories about the impact of Fulbright
  • See what it takes to be UB’s next Fulbright scholar
  • For more information, contact


DIFCON Fall 2017 Cultural Appropriation: Who Decides? October 24

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Difcon (Difficult Conversations) Fall 2017

Cultural Appropriation: Who Decides
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
210 Student Union

Allie Ambrosio, Student, Department of Health and Human Services
Paul Vanouse, Professor, Department of Art, Director of Coalesce Center for Biological Art
Reinhard Reizenstein, Associate Professor, Director of Sculpture Program, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Art
Terri Budek, Associate Director of the Intercultural Diversity Center, Campus Life

Moderated by Teresa Miller, Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence


School of Public Health and Health Professions Upcoming Information Sessions

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Workshops

Check out the Upcoming School of Public Health and Health Related Professions Major Exploration Workshops

Exercise Science
Monday, October 30, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in 103 Kimball Tower (South Campus)

Public Health
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in 103 Kimball Tower (South Campus)

Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in 103 Kimball Tower (South Campus)



Social FUSE Discussion and Challenge November 2, 2017

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Are you interested in making a difference in the world? Do you want to learn ways to take action and get involved? Would you like to network and share your own story about social entrepreneurship with likeminded individuals? Join us for a social innovation panel discussion to hear stories from innovators whose work in Western New York illustrates how giving voice and empowering communities can lead to community-based, sustainable solutions.

Join us Thursday, November 2, 2017 in the 2nd Floor Atrium of Davis Hall at 1:30 p.m.!

For more information and to RSVP, please visit:

For more information, stop by the Blackstone LaunchPad in 220 Student Union Or call: 716-645-8111


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