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Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition April 10

Posted by Tim on March 23, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

The University at Buffalo School of Management’s

Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, The Blackstone LaunchPad at UB and

The UB Office of Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

Cordially invite you to the

Henry A. Panasci Jr.

Technology Entrepreneurship Competition

April 10, 2018

4-4:30 p.m. – Networking and Registration

4:30-6:30 p.m. – Team Presentations

6:30-8 p.m. – Cocktail Reception and Award Ceremony

Center for the Arts: Main Stage

University at Buffalo North Campus

Amherst, NY 14260

Please register by April 5

Business Attire

Register HERE


Peace Corps Information Session March 28

Posted by Tim on March 23, 2018 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed, Workshops

Peace Corps Information Session
March 28, 2018
12-1 p.m. in 108 Capen Hall, North Campus
2:30-3:30 p.m. 220 Hayes Hall, South Campus

The Peace Corps is a 2-year service opportunity for motivated change-makers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. Peace Corps volunteers fully integrate into host country communities, where they live and work on projects related to education, health, economic development, environment, agriculture and youth development.

Join us at this information session to learn about Volunteer experiences, ask questions about service and benefits, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.

For questions about this event, please contact Anne Tatarsky at or call 585-524-6857.

RSVP to attend HERE


Entrepreneurship in the Arts March 28 in 210 Student Union

Posted by Tim on March 23, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Entrepreneurship in the Arts | Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in 210 Student Union

Join us for an interactive panel discussion that will enable you to imagine, identify, and begin to build enterprises that will form and sustain the arts and culture worlds of the future. Entrepreneurship is critical for all creative and artistically-minded students to meet the critical need for imaginative and skillful direction in both the nonprofit and commercial arts sectors. To reshape the landscape of the arts, future innovators and arts entrepreneurs will need a strong foundation in management and leadership, with the ability to think and work as entrepreneurs.

Co-sponsored by Techne Institute, UB College of Arts and Sciences and Blackstone LaunchPad at UB.


Allison Des Forges International Symposium: China in Africa: Global Perspectives April 26

Posted by Tim on March 20, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

FREE Event!
Allison Des Forges International Symposium: Chin in Africa: Global Perspectives
April 26, 2018
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
120 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus

In recent years, China has been playing increasingly active roles in Africa. The Chinese claim that they are dedicated to the economic development and social welfare of the countries where they are working, but some critics assert that they are behaving very much in the manner of Europeans and Americans, who too often have exploited the human and material resources of Africa to their own benefit and with little positive impact on Africa. This symposium will examine the Chinese record in sub-Saharan Africa in comparison with those of European countries and the United States.


9:00 Registration and Welcome
9:30-12:00 African Perspectives Discussions
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-3:30 Chinese, European and American Perspectives
3:30-4:00 Wrap-up and General Discussion


Restorative Justice Day April 21 on South Campus

Posted by Tim on March 19, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Diefendorf Hall (South Campus)
8:30-5:00 p.m.

Restorative Justice Day is an event held annually to bring together students, faculty, staff, and community members to discuss restorative practices. Please join us as we learn what restorative practices are, how they’re being used in Buffalo, and how we can be ambassadors for these practices in our organizations.

Restorative Practices are defined as:

“…a growing social movement to institutionalize peaceful approaches to harm, problem-solving and violations of legal and human rights. These range from international peacemaking tribunals such as the South Africa Truth and Reconciliation Commission to innovations within the criminal and juvenile justice systems, schools, social services and communities. Rather than privileging the law, professionals and the state, restorative resolutions engage those who are harmed, wrongdoers and their affected communities in search of solutions that promote repair, reconciliation and the rebuilding of relationships. Restorative justice seeks to build partnerships to reestablish mutual responsibility for constructive responses to wrongdoing within our communities. Restorative approaches seek a balanced approach to the needs of the victim, wrongdoer and community through processes that preserve the safety and dignity of all.” – Dr. Carolyn Boyes-Watson

On RJ Day 2018, we will have nationally renowned restorative advocate Nancy Reistenberg give our keynote address, and we will host several workshops throughout the day on the themes of:

  • Youth (including LGBTQ and Black Lives Matter)
  • Community
  • Criminal Justice
  • Schools

The event is free to attend, and lunch will be provided.

For more information and to register:


Register Now for the 4th Annual Women in STEM Summit April 18

Posted by Tim on March 19, 2018 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

To coincide with Earth Day, this year’s Summit celebrates women’s contributions to advancing sustainability. Join us for an unforgettable keynote interview between SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson and Liesl Folks, Dean of UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Discover what’s current in sustainability, science and policy with local thought leaders who are building sustainable solutions and influencing sustainable change. Meet organizations that support diversity and sustainability initiatives at our Information Fair.

April 18, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 pm. in the Student Union

Keynote address begins at 9 a.m. in the Student Union Theater and features SUNY Chancellor, Kristina Johnson and the UB School of Engineering Dean, Liesl Folks!

For more information, visit:

Don’t miss this opportunity to be inspired, grow and connect with us!

Register now!


STEM For Everyone April 4

Posted by Tim on March 5, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

The Women in STEM Cooperative will once again host our STEM For Everyone program on April 4th from 12-1pm in 330 Student Union.  We are currently seeking students to submit their proposals for 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 begin to build their professional footprint. Selected students will be notified in late March and will have the opportunity to sign up for a personal coaching time prior to the presentation session.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated!  Please encourage your students to consider submitting a proposal, forward to your students and listserv, forward this to colleagues who work with students conducting STEM research, post the attached flyer AND mark your calendar to attend the event (lunch included) to support our students.

Proposal submission link:

Proposal submission deadline:  March 16

Presentations:  April 4


InFocus: Activism Friday, March 9 in 107 Capen Hall

Posted by Tim on March 5, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

InFocus: Activism

Student Voices on Gun Control
Moderator: Professor Amanda Nickerson, Graduate School of Education

Friday, March 9, 2018
12 noon
107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)



Transforming Our Tomorrow: A New Clean Energy Vision…Proposing Your Ideas Competition. 1st Place award of $3,000!

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Workshops

Transforming our Tomorrow: A New Clean Energy Vision<>

UB Sustainability is searching for individual students or student groups from across New York State to present their passion in creating a sustainable world through clean energy.  Students that have completed a project or program should apply to present their work in a five minute speech with minimal use of graphics.   Students that have an idea for a new policy, program, or invention can pitch it to the audience. Lastly, groups of students can present their work in a PechaKucha-style using images that automatically advance for a total of two minutes. For more information, please visit: or see the attached flyer.

The presentations will be scored by a panel of judges based on their creativity, delivery and research on their chosen idea. First place will receive $3,000, second place $1,500, and third place $750. One project will be awarded a bonus prize of $200 for its consideration on the social impacts of clean energy (this could mean their project’s implications for low-income communities, developing countries, gender equality, education, racial equity and more).

All students that participate will receive a professionally edited video of their presentation for their portfolio.

Deadline has been extended and you can contact Derek Nichols to apply at:


Discover Your Future Panel Discussion in Lehman Hall (Governors) February 26

Posted by Tim on February 26, 2018 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Discover Your Future

Monday, February 26
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion in the Lehman Classroom

Networking reception in the Leahman Cave

Come and learn what you can do with your UB degree as you listen to professionals speak about their opportunities in the worldfield.  Psychology, finance, geology, accounting, bilingual studies, engineering and more!

Seats are limited and first come, first served.

Sponsored by the Governors Hall Council and UB Career Services