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2023 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC)

Posted by Tim on October 6, 2022 in Research Information and Opportunities

SURC at Maritime College – April 14th, 2023

The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) brings together undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for a full day of multidisciplinary activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations (oral, performance, artistic displays, and poster), luncheon with keynote speaker(s), a SUNY Transfer, Graduate School and Career Fair, and professional development workshops for students and for faculty. 


Original research and creative activity are widely recognized as high-impact educational experiences that positively affect undergraduate students’ completion rates, career prospects and readiness for graduate study. Most SUNY campuses encourage such research and creative activity throughout the curriculum, through independent study and capstone experiences and/or via internship placements, and invest in opportunities for students to present their work. This allows students to engage critical audiences in their learning processes and hone the professional communication skills necessary for higher-order scholarship and career success. Frequently those institutions do so by sending their students to professional conferences and events. While such participation allows students to develop further confidence and academic skills and to network beyond their campus by presenting their work to students and faculty who specialize in their research fields, this opportunity often comes at a steep cost of sending students to distant conferences.

SURC provides similar networking and academic enrichment opportunities for students throughout the SUNY system at lower costs and more convenient locales.

By bringing together many hundreds of students and faculty from across the state to participate in SURC, we will help realize the synergistic power of the SUNY system. Students will benefit from networking and academic enrichment opportunities and learn about transfer and graduate programs available across SUNY. Faculty will benefit from networking workshops on integrating student research into their pedagogy or building research and grant collaborations.

SURC is supported by the Offices of the Chancellor and Provost, and the Research Foundation, as well as SUNY student and faculty governance organizations and, of course, the local host site.

All undergraduate students engaged in research/creative activity and their mentors across SUNY are invited to attend!


NCUR 2023 is Now Accepting Student and Faculty Submissions

Posted by Tim on October 5, 2022 in Research Information and Opportunities

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2023 will take place on April 13-15, 2023, at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Students across all academic disciplines are welcomed and encouraged to submit an abstract before November 30, 2022. 

What is new this year?

  1. Students can select their willingness to participate in an additional pre-event competition, WiSys Quick Pitch. This limited-availability event takes place on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 12, 2023, where students will present a 3-minute oral summary of their research project and explain why their research matters. In addition to receiving cash prizes, the winners will help open the keynote speakers on Friday, April 14. 
  2. The Mayo Clinic Health System and Medical College of Wisconsin SDoH Challenge will be hosted on the morning of April 12, 2023, for students to address social determinants of health in order to improve health and health outcomes within the Mayo Clinic. In addition to having access to Mayo Clinic mentors and training, participants will have the opportunity for networking and discussion at the end of the challenge luncheon, where the winning team will be announced and awarded. 
  3. FAN sessions are back! Faculty-Administrator Network (FAN) sessions are professional development presentations focused on models and strategies for establishing, enriching, and advancing high-quality undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry. 
  4. Futures Fair is face-to-face. In addition to hosting a Graduate and Professional Fair, we will also host a Two-Year Transfer Fair to help students discover their next steps. Before visiting the Futures Fair, students can stop by the Fair Prep Zone to spruce up their resume, get a professional headshot, and sign up for a LinkedIn account. 
  5. Check out Collaborative Opportunities in the Arts: Students can submit an abstract to participate in artistic activities taking place during NCUR including the NCUR Murals Project, a Jazz Improvisation Expo, performance of original music composition, and dramatic readings of original scripts 
  6. Fun entertainment opportunities include a bike tour around town, a morning Fun Run, Mayo Clinic Beyond the Red Line Excursion, Hmong Heritage Celebration, Kubb Demonstration, Library After Dark Party, and a Friday night music and culture fest in downtown Eau Claire. 

What are the upcoming deadlines I should note about abstract submissions?

  1. November 30, 2022: Student + FAN Abstract Submission Portal closes
  2. Week of January 5: Student + FAN Abstract acceptance notifications sent and registration opens
  3. January 31, 2023: NCUR Early Bird Registration Rate closes
  4. February 28, 2023: NCUR + WiSys Competition Registration closes
  5. March 13, 2023: All registration payments must be received
  6. March 15, 2023: Mayo Health Clinic SDoH Challenge acceptance letters sent 

How can I submit ?

We encourage you to read through all application requirements on our Abstract Submission Overview page before starting your application. Make sure to create an account to keep track of your submission status!


The Folger Shakespeare Institute Comes to Buffalo! Working Artists Lab Spring 2023

Posted by Tim on October 4, 2022 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Workshops

The UB Arts Collaboratory
invites applications from students from all disciplines
to be part of a new interdisciplinary experiential class
in the Spring semester 2023

“The Folger Shakespeare Institute Comes to Buffalo!
Shakespeare and Buffalo: Questions of Race, Class, and Culture”
Fridays 2:00-4:20pm
at the UB Center for the Arts
Earn 3 credits. TH480 and TH513. No prerequisites.
Collaborate across disciplines with UB faculty, students and community partners! Get
involved with Buffalo’s leading theatre companies as a collaborator! Participate in the
creation, research, and production processes of live art leading to the upcoming national
event in Buffalo: The Folger Institute Weekend Workshop!
We invite you to complete the Spring 2023 Working Artists Lab student application to be
part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience while earning academic credit.
Course Description
This once-in-a-lifetime course presents a unique opportunity for students from all
disciplines to witness, research, create, and participate in the production process of live art,
centering on Shakespeare and the city of Buffalo and the questions of race, class, and culture.
The class will host visiting artists, scholars, performers, directors, arts managers, theatre
companies, archivists, librarians, and educators, affording a wide array of partnerships with
our students, leading to the production of artistic and scholarly collaborations. Our course
aims to foster a company of artists and scholars with a shared purpose to work and learn
together. Come join us!

The story of “Shakespeare” in America is more than a history of books and performances. It is also a
study of politics and society—of race, class, gender, and their intersections, of “culture” in the fullest
sense of the word—all of which is deeply inflected by the real and imagined past of particular places
The class will examine the Shakespearean textual, performance, and physical scene in Buffalo from
the late 1800s to the present day and will investigate questions of race, class and culture in
Shakespeare texts in performance. Planned field work includes sessions with distinguished
members of Buffalo’s professional theatres, exploration of the archives and collections, as well as
field trips to explore artistic and historic sites in the city of Buffalo.
The work in our class will lay the foundation for our Working Arts Lab student’s special participation
in the Folger Institute Workshop on “Gilding the Guilt: The Gilded Age, Craft Production, and the
Construction of Cultural Capital” on April 27-30 here in Buffalo. This is a rare and by-invitation
opportunity is available only to those in this class!

About the Folger Shakespeare Institute and the Folger Weekend
The Folger Shakespeare Library, based on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, is the world’s largest
Shakespeare collection, the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world. The Folger
Institute is a dedicated center for collections-focused research and advanced study in the humanities
at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Through its multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural programs and
research fellowships, the Institute establishes scholarly communities, fresh research approaches, and
new teaching agendas for early modern fields. The Folger Weekend Workshop in Buffalo, “Gilding
the Guilt: The Gilded Age, Craft Production, and the Construction of Cultural Capital” will feature
distinguished scholars and artists addressing Shakespeare in relation to African-American culture,
frontiers / la frontera, and Indigenous reception and adaptation, including the archive, and
illuminating the conversations from page to stage. You can access a video describing the Folger
Weekend Workshop in detail here: The
University at Buffalo has been a member of the Folger Institute Consortium since 1992.
About the UB Arts Collaboratory and Working Artists Lab – CAS
The UB Arts Collaboratory, an initiative of the College of Arts and Sciences, brings UB and Buffalobased
artists together to spark innovation and share their work with the world. The Working Artists
Lab (WAL), led by Professor Maria S. Horne, creates a space for UB students to learn and experience
what it’s like to be out in the world as a working artist-scholar, over the course of a semester and
while earning academic credit. This course integrates academics with real-life experience,
emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration and multi-modal learning, and preparing the young
scholar-artist to enter the profession. The lab brings together UB students, faculty, and visiting artists
to develop new projects and collaborate across disciplines while engaging with the artists and
community where we live and learn. WAL hosts renowned scholars and artists, as well as luminaries
from the Buffalo community and the University at Buffalo.

Application Form
“The Folger Shakespeare Institute Comes to Buffalo!
Shakespeare and Buffalo: Questions of Race, Class, and Culture”
Instructions: Complete form and send it via email to
Upon acceptance, students will be asked to provide their student number so they can be forceregistered
into the class. To avoid disappointment, apply early. Seats are limited and we
implement rolling admissions. Application will remain open until seats are filled.
Academic Level: Fr So Ju Se Grad
Anticipated Graduation Date:
Personal Statement (brief statement indicating why you are interested in participating)


New First-Year Global Experience in Costa Rica or United Kingdom Deadline extended to October 7

Posted by Tim on October 4, 2022 in Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

First-Year Global Experience

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Description automatically generatedThis new initiative is open to UB first-year students who are interested in learning more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), developing their intercultural communication skills, and enhancing their ability to live and lead in a global society. This program combines an academic course with an embedded 10-day international study abroad experience in Winter 2023 with an opportunity to participate in a UB Global Summit event here on campus in Spring 2023. This is an interdisciplinary program that will offer 3-credit courses from a variety of academic disciplines. As part of our goal to increase study abroad opportunities for all students, special scholarships are available to help make this an affordable and accessible program for all UB first-year students. Jump start your UB Global Pathways progress while having an amazing and transformational global experience!

Eligibility: New UB First-Year Students from any academic discipline

When: January 2023

Where: Courses taught via Zoom with a 10-day embedded study abroad experience

               in either Costa Rica or the United Kingdom

Application Deadline: October 7, 2022


                 Office of Study Abroad Programs

                 201 Talbert Hall

                 Walk-in Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


L3Harris Communication Systems Information Session…Full-time Jobs and Internship Opportunities October 11

Posted by Tim on September 30, 2022 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Internships, Workshops

This event is for students to learn more about L3Harris Communications Systems located in
Rochester NY, along with full time and internship opportunities within Tactical Communications.
For Juniors and Seniors working towards a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer
Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Wireless Engineering, Information
Security, Mathematics, Digital Arts & Sciences, or related field

DATE: October 11th, 2022
TIME: 12 p.m.
LOCATION: 107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)

Please RSVP By October 9th here:


LinkedIn Optimization for Entrepreneurs and Innovators October 5, October 12 and November 2

Posted by Tim on September 30, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

LinkedIn Optimization for Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Wednesdays, October 5th, 12th, and November 2nd from 2-3:00 pm ET, Zoom (attend 1 or all sessions)

Register to participate:

Be part of this three-part virtual series Wednesdays at 2pm where Terry will explore how you might:

  • Set up your LinkedIn profile for success, communicating why your audience would want to work with you and your company;
  • Consistently create content that engages your audience and encourages meaningful interactions;
  • Initiate and advance authentic one-on-one conversations with members of your target audience;
  • Generate leads, speaking engagements and partnerships by building your authority on the platform; and
  • Use LinkedIn as an ongoing networking and personal branding opportunity, while also measuring the impact.

COVID and Flu Vaccine Clinics on Campus

Posted by Tim on September 27, 2022 in Uncategorized

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, in conjunction with UB Health Services, are offering the latest bivalent COVID Booster and flu vaccines. Each clinic is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.and no appointment is necessary. Bring your UB ID and insurance card. The vaccine is free with insurance or $35 without an insurance card. 

· Tuesdays: UB Student Union | North Campus | Rooms 145B and 145E

· Wednesdays: UB Harriman Hall | South Campus | Room 105

· Thursdays: Jacobs School of Medicine | Downtown Campus | Room 2211A


The Royal Pitches – Unplugged Concert

Posted by Tim on September 26, 2022 in Event

UB’s all-female a cappella group will be performing a concert completely mic-less! Join us for an evening of music and guest performances! Hear some of your fellow Honors College students on October 14th, 2022 at 7:30 P.M. in Norton 190. Tickets for UB students are only $5! You don’t wanna miss this!
For more information, follow @theroyalpitches on Instagram or visit our website,


Exploring the “Hidden Curriculum” of Applying to Graduate School-Graduate School of Education: Events September 26, 27, 29, 30 and October 3

Posted by Tim on September 26, 2022 in Academics, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

As we begin a new academic year at the University at Buffalo, we are excited to connect with and learn more about the future class of Graduate School of Education studentsincluding students like you! 

Join us for one (or many) of our virtual events from September 26 to October 3 to learn more about all aspects of Graduate School you might not already know. Applying to graduate school can be daunting, so we are hosting a week on how to navigate the admissions process and life as a graduate student. Use the button below to register for one, or all of our events. 

Hidden Curriculum: Grad School 101
Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. ET
This webinar will provide you with a detailed look at the process of searching for,  applying to, and enrolling in the graduate program that is right for you

Hidden Curriculum: Helpful Tips for Letters of Recommendation
Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. ET
We’ll go behind the scenes and discuss the process of choosing the best references for you to write letters of recommendation.

Hidden Curriculum: Resume Writing for Grad School
Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. ET

This webinar will provide you with a detailed look at the process of writing a professional resume. 

Hidden Curriculum: Writing your Statement of Interest
Video recording with Live Q&A on Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. ET

View our video recording on the tips and strategies for writing your personal statement or statement of interest. Join our live Q&A session to ask any questions that were not addressed in the video.

Hidden Curriculum: Funding For Grad School
Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. ET
You are invited to join us for an Admission and Financial Aid Webinar at UB’s Graduate School of Education where we discuss ways to finance your graduate education.


UB Counseling Groups Fall 2022

Posted by Tim on September 26, 2022 in Community Announcements, Stress Relief, Workshops

In order to participate in a group, students must complete a Needs Assessment with a UBCS counselor.
Contact Counseling Services for more information.
Identity-Based Groups Black  Support Group LGBTQ+ Support Group International Student Support Group Graduate/Non-traditional Student Support Group  Skill-Based Groups
Coping Skills
Flourish Group
*Emotional Wellness
*Getting Unstuck: Tools for Academic Success 
* 5-week group, offered twice during the semester***
Understanding Self and Others Groups
Connections Perfectly Imperfect: Art Journaling GroupCoping and Connecting (Drop-in Group)
Mindfulness-Based Groups
Mindful Self-Compassion iRest
*Yoga to Manage Moods
* 5-week group, offered twice during the semester***

Identity-Based Groups

Black Student Support Group

  • Wednesdays 2:30-4:00 pm – In-Person (Richmond, North Campus)

The Black Student Support group is a space dedicated entirely to the experience of being Black. We invite members of the African diaspora to come together to create community and dialogue around what it means for you to be Black. In this group we will discuss various topics including culture, racial/ethnic identity, colorism, intersectionality, family, the diversity

LGBTQ+ Support Group

  • Wednesdays  3:00-4:30 pm – Online

The LGBTQ+ Support Group is a safe space for students of all LGBTQ+ identities to build a sense of community. The group serves as a place to discuss and explore topics related to these identities, which may include coming out / not coming out, relationships with family and friends, dating and intimate relationships, transitioning, and other life experiences related to being an LGBTQ+ person. Topics may also include non-identity related life stressors that students want to discuss.

International Student Support Group

  • Mondays 3:00-4:30 pm – Online
    This group provides a safe, supportive, and comfortable place for international students to discuss adjustment stressors and cross-cultural experiences in the U.S. The group also creates a safe and confidential environment for group members to share information and support each other.

Graduate and Non-Traditional Student Support Group

  • Tuesdays 2:30-4:00 pm – In-Person (Richmond, North Campus)

This group is designed to allow graduate and non-traditional students to explore the unique challenges they face in a safe and supportive environment. It can help students explore their identity, find new ways of relating to others, recognize how stressors impact them, and share personal experiences. The group can assist students in finding alternative ways of looking at life’s challenges to enable the development of healthier coping strategies.

Understanding Self and Others Groups


  • Thursdays 1:00-2:30 pm –  Online

This group provides a warm and supportive environment where members can experiment constructively in a confidential environment with new ways of relating to others, share personal experiences, express fears and concerns, and get support and feedback. People participate in this group for a number of reasons including having difficulties in relationships, finding their relationships are not satisfying, being curious about how others perceive them, and seeking support when experimenting with new relational behaviors.

Perfectly Imperfect: Art Journaling Group *** 5-week group, offered twice during the semester***

  • Tuesdays 2:00-3:30 pm – In-Person (Michael, South Campus)

Do you feel like what you accomplish is never quite good enough? Do you worry about making mistakes or failing at something? Perfectly Imperfect offers a reflective and playful time for self-connection and uses expressive art activities to learn ways to let go of perfectionism, develop self-compassion, and embrace who you are. Art journaling relies on the use of art supplies and creative techniques without the necessary pressure of a perfect result. The group offers an alternative means of self-expression and connecting with others.  No previous experience with art in needed and all supplies will be provided.

Coping and Connecting____***Drop-in Group***

  • Thursdays 3:00-4:30 pm – Online

This is an open group for students to increase understanding of their current experiences and to find ways to cope and connect with others. Attention will be given to our unique individual experiences and to the contexts in which we experience them, in order to increase the capacity to respond more compassionately to ourselves and to one another.

Skill-Based Groups

Coping Skills

  • Tuesdays 3:00-4:30 pm – Online

This structured group will teach skills to live in the present, deal with stress, manage difficult emotions, and handle interpersonal conflict in effective ways.

Flourish Group

  • Wednesdays 2:00-3:30 pm – Online

A structured group for women who want to explore their relationship with body image, food, and emotions. This group is for individuals who are in various stages of preoccupation with food and body image concerns. Skills will be taught to live more intentionally and mindfully in the present, deal with stress, manage difficult emotions, and handle interpersonal conflict. Participants will also learn to connect with and live in their bodies more effectively.

Emotional Wellness            *** 5-week group, offered twice during the semester***

  • Wednesdays 2:00-3:30 pm–  Online

This structured group will provide students with education and coping strategies to help with stress, anxiety, and mood management.  Some of the topics covered may include self-care, relaxation and effective stress management, coping with anxiety in healthy ways, and increasing positive emotions.

Getting Unstuck: Tools for Academic Success    *** 5-week group, offered twice during the semester***

  • Thursdays 12:00-1:30 pm – Online

Are you feeling stuck in your studying – finding yourself easily distracted or procrastinating? This group teaches psychological tools to help students better manage the thoughts and feelings that can negatively impact academic functioning, and helps students to act more in line with their academic goals.  

Mindfulness-Based Groups

Mindful Self-Compassion

  • Wednesdays 12:30-2:00 pm – Online

Self-compassion involves being warm and understanding toward ourselves when we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate. Self-compassion is the opposite of ignoring our pain or punishing ourselves with self-judgment. Research suggest that the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion can help people regulate emotions, engage in healthy self-care, and respond to adversity in resilient ways. This group will help students learn the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion in order to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, and life challenges in healthy and balanced ways.

iRest Meditation

  • Thursdays 3:00-4:30 pm – Online

iRest meditation recognizes that we interpret our human experiences through our constantly changing thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations. This yoga-based meditation practice incorporates psychology and neuroscience in training group members to welcome, connect with and engage these changing (and sometimes strong) states, while in a relaxed state. Members will learn to focus and release attention in a way that cultivates concentration, letting go when feeling stuck and tapping into wholeness of Being; which is always present, despite the ups and downs of life. This can lead to a stronger sense of feeling secure and safe with ourselves, while also feeling more connected to ourselves and others.  No previous meditation experience needed.

Yoga to Manage Moods    *** 5-week group, offered twice during the semester***

  • Thursdays 12:00-1:00 pm – Online

A co-ed Hatha Yoga group that provides a holistic approach to mood and symptom management.  Using a combination of gentle physical poses, breathing and relaxation techniques, this group allows participants to feel more connected and balanced within the body and mind.  A trauma sensitive, person-centered approach will be utilized and no previous yoga experience is necessary.For more information, Contact Counseling Services