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Volunteers Needed to Help with Tag Week Events

Posted by Tim on January 29, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help with the following three tasks:

Monday, February 26, “tagging” signs on north campus at 8am

Tuesday, February 27, stations between 10am-2pm

Thursday, March 1, stations between 10am-2pm

Students should email Allison Suflita in the Honors College at and include their first and last names, email address, availability on Tuesday/Thursday and preference for North or South Campus, and tee shirt size (S,M,L,XL,XXL,XXXL).

More information on TAG Week can be found here:


Jerusalem InFocus Friday, February 16 at 12 noon in 107 Capen

Posted by Tim on January 29, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Join us for the first InFocus of the spring semester as we discuss Capital controversy: Should embassies be located in Jerusalem?

Friday, February 16, 2018 at 12 noon in the Colloquium Room (107 Capen Hall)


MFC 151 Undergraduate CPR Course for Credit

Posted by Tim on January 25, 2018 in Academics, Community Announcements

MFC 151 — CPR for Health Related Professions— 1 credit course

3 different sections – 4 week hybrid course – Room 208 UB Gateway

Course dates are: (February 2018) or (March 2018) or (April 2018)

All students are eligible to enroll in this course prior to the start each section.

Hands-on skills will be taught in room 208 UB Gateway within the downtown

Buffalo / Niagara Medical Campus

Course will be primarily conducted online and the hands-on skills portion will be conducted

with an AHA Instructors

Students who complete all course requirements will receive the following AHA

(2) National Certifications:

Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers – Heartsaver First Aid

 All students / participants will be charged a SUNY approved lab fee of $26.00.

Space is limited, enroll now!


Become a Champion for Change Program with One Region Forward

Posted by Tim on January 25, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Are you resolved to make a difference in 2018? Apply today to become a Champion for Change with One Region Forward!

Through a series of six workshops, homework, and teamwork over three months, Champions for Change learn how to turn ideas into action with practical tools, knowledge, and leadership skills.

Based on a match of talents and passions, Champions and University at Buffalo students will be placed in action planning teams. Champions also receive technical support through faculty mentors in collaboration with UB’s School of Architecture and Planning, Blackstone LaunchPad’s social entrepreneurship program, It Takes A Village Action Organization, and Groundwork Buffalo. Projects that align with Groundwork Buffo’s mission to regenerate vacant lots may be eligible for support beyond May 2018 (see attached flyer).

To apply, first download and review the Champions for Change Overview & Application Guide, and then apply online.  For more information about the program, check out .

Applications are due by January 26, 2018. Early applications will be given special consideration.

Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Walsh (, or


UB Department of Theatre and Dance’s Student Directed Series Presents: The Laramie Project this February

Posted by Tim on January 25, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

UBs Department of Theatre and Dance’s Student-Directed Series is presenting The Laramie Project this February.

The Laramie Project (2000) is a play by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project about the reaction to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY.  Since its debut, The Laramie Project has been performed in hundreds of high schools, colleges, and professional and community playhouses, often used as a tool to teach about prejudice and intolerance.  In 2002 the Emmy-nominated The Laramie Project film was commissioned by HBO.

Performances will be at 7:30pm on February 2nd and 3rd and at 2:00pm and 6:00pm on February 4th.  Tickets can be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior.  Learn more about the UB Department of Theatre and Dance and their current season online.


Apply to the Panasci Technology Entrepreneurship Competition for your Chance to Win $25,000!

Posted by Tim on January 25, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

Apply to the Panasci Technology Entrepreneurship Competition for Your Chance to Win $25,000!

Do you have the next great idea?

Whether it’s an app, website or software that makes life a little easier-
A medical device or technology that could save lives-
Or a sustainable, scalable social innovation for the good of the community…

We want you to pitch it!

Get to the good part. What will I win? Applicants will compete for one of two prizes:

First Place$52,000 total value:
$25,000 seed funding plus in-kind services (accounting, legal, office space,
business development and human resource services) valued at more than $27,000

Second Place – $10,000 seed funding

How do I apply?
1. Fill out our online application by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, February 4, 2018
2. Sign up for a confidential venture coaching appointment through the Blackstone LaunchPad to help perfect your pitch!

The competition is open to teams led by undergrads, grads, PhDs or post-docs from any department at UB. Additional team members need not be UB affiliated. No prototype required to apply. Find the full competition schedule and rules here. Email Alex at with any questions.


Summer Language Scholarships at Indiana University

Posted by Tim on January 24, 2018 in Academics, Competitions, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Courses

Title VIII Fellowships (Domestic)

Title VIII fellowships fund graduate students, area studies specialists and others with a Bachelor’s degree for study of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Estonian, Georgian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian (at the 3rd year or higher), and Ukrainian in the Summer Language Workshop.

Title VIII Fellowships (Portable)

Title VIII Portable fellowships fund graduate students, area studies specialists and others with a Bachelor’s degree for study abroad of Azerbaijani, BCS, Czech, Estonian, Georgian, Hungarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Tajik, Tatar, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uyghur, and Uzbek at levels higher than those offered in the Summer Language Workshop’s 2018 domestic program.

IU Project GO (ROTC) Scholarships

IU Project GO Scholarships fully funds Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Option ROTC students for domestic study of ArabicChinesePersianRussian, and Turkish in the Summer Language Workshop. The deadline for application is February 20, 2018. Find out more and apply at the Project GO website.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

The Department of Education Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowshipsFLAS fellowships provide a $2,500 summer stipend plus tuition award (up to $5,000 FLAS tuition limit) for the cost of Summer Language Workshop courses.

  • African Studies Program
    Arabic (African-concentration)
  • Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
    Estonian, Hungarian, Mongolian, Persian and Turkish
  • Russian and East European Institute
    Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Estonian, Georgian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian, Ukrainian

AABS Scholarships for Baltic Languages

The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies provides scholarships of up to $2,500 for the study of Baltic languages in the IU Summer Language Workshop. All Workshop participants are eligible to apply. See the AABS Scholarship page for details.

Apply for AABS funding by February 2, 2018 for priority consideration.

Russian and East European Institute Summer Russian Scholarship

The Russian and East European Institute Summer Russian Scholarship funds first-generation undergraduate students for the study of Russian at the second year and above. The scholarship will provide at least $2500 to be used for tuition, fees, or living expenses. For eligibility requirements and to apply, visit the REEI website.

Deadline for applications: March 2018

Questions may be addressed to Mark Trotter, Assistant Director REEI (812-856-5247).

Russian Studies Workshop Summer Russian Study Fellowship

The Russian Studies Workshop at Indiana University Summer Russian Study Fellowshipprovides $6500 to cover tuition/mandatory fees (approximately $3000), and living costs to eligible students who enroll in a 6-credit graduate Russian course in the IU Summer Language Workshop during the Summer 2018 session. Funding for the RSW is provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and administered through the IU Russian and Eastern European Institute.

Friends of the Workshop Scholarship

Funded through generous donations of alumni and supporters of the Indiana University Summer Language Workshop, the “Friends” scholarship funds participants in any Workshop course. The scholarships are open to any participant who is not eligible for another Workshop scholarship or fellowship. Review eligibility requirements and apply via the online application.


Spring 2018 Proficiency Exams for French, Italian and Spanish February 15 Only!

Posted by Tim on January 24, 2018 in Academics, Community Announcements

Spring 2018 French, Italian and Spanish Proficiency Exams*
Thursday, February 15
3:15-5:00 PM
Clemens 218

For all information on the tests and to Register:

*This is NOT a placement exam. The exam is intended for students who recently completed 3 or more years of high school French, Italian or Spanish. It tests  elementary and intermediate level proficiency for those students who entered UB prior to Fall 2016 and must satisfy the FL Gen Ed for graduation.


Inclusive Launch Foundry 8 Week Start-up Training and Internship Program Application Deadline is January 22

Posted by Tim on January 18, 2018 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Event, Internships, Workshops

Inclusive Launch Foundry, Co-founded by Blackstone LaunchPad and Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships is an accelerated 8 week start-up training and internship program. The objective is to provide a framework for which students from diverse backgrounds can apply their new found knowledge to develop a scalable business.

Students who complete the Spring Inclusive Launch Foundry Program will be placed in a paid-internship experience during the Fall 2018 semester with a WNY startup company that aligns with their interests and goals.

Please note* You do NOT need to have a startup to apply!

Key Dates
Application deadline: 01/31/18
Program begins: 02/06/18
Classes: Every other Tuesday from 6-8PM
Program ends: 05/03/18

Have questions? Email | Maureen Erokwu

To apply, please click HERE


Blackstone LaunchPad Seeks Student Assistant for Spring 2018 Semester Deadline to apply is January 22

Posted by Tim on January 18, 2018 in Community Announcements, Student Assistant, Student Job Opportunities

The Blackstone LaunchPad at the University at Buffalo is seeking a student assistant to help with student entrepreneurship engagement across campus. Specifically, the student would assist with the LaunchPad’s efforts to engage and support students across campus and across disciplines. The person accepting this position should have exceptional communication and marketing skills which will be critical to the success of this position.

The major focus of this position is writing and editing copy for print and web materials. Work to be performed includes but is not limited to:

  • Create expert and strategic content for print publications, websites, events and social media channels.
  • Develop and maintain website editorial calendars; copy-edit and proofread old and new web content; ensure use of website content best practices.
  • Work within Blackstone LaunchPad’s editorial vetting system, ensuring created content is well-written, on-brand and edited/proofed to meet both AP and UB standards.
  • Develop press releases, media advisories and success stories to share with University and Western New York media outlets.
  • Demonstrate initiative and “can do” attitude with creating new initiatives and solving new challenges.

The position may also require other duties as assigned that are needed by the Center and/or tasks that utilize this person’s personal interests or talents.

This is a unique opportunity to be a part of the rapidly growing entrepreneurial ecosystem on campus. The position will require 10-15 hours work per week, some flexibility with scheduling, yet some hours will be dictated by specific activities that will require evening and weekend availability.  The candidate must be registered full-time. Hourly rate is $12.

Application Process:

Candidates must submit the following, in electronic form: a letter of application, resume, and writing sample directly to Hadar Borden, Program Director, 220 Student Union, by January 22, 2018. Candidates will be notified electronically whether they will be interviewed. Projected start date January 29, 2018 or ASAP.