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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:


International Service Opportunity: Become a Dance Diplomat!

Posted by Tim on February 26, 2018 in Volunteering

Become a Dance Diplomat!

Join an international dance exchange.

Travel, teach, and dance in Panama or Brazil this summer!

Teach dance at youth foundations, take class from local professionals in many styles, and discover history and culture through movement.

July 15-22, 2018

August 8-17, 2018

For more information:


Funding for Graduate Study in the UK

Posted by Tim on February 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

If you’ve imagined going overseas for graduate study, the United Kingdom is a brilliant destination. Join us at our next information session and learn how to take the next step in your education (while also taking time for tea).

  • Learn about opportunities for study in the British Isles.
  • Hear from experienced UB alumni and faculty speakers.
  • Gain valuable perspective on graduate study abroad.

Thursday, March 29
5 p.m.
107 Capen, Inside the Honors College.

Learn more 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


Summer Class Opening ANA 407 Gross Anatomy

Posted by Tim on February 26, 2018 in Academics, Summer Courses

Interested in Taking a Summer Anatomy Dissection Course?

The department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is currently accepting undergraduate students to enroll in their Gross Human Anatomy course with cadaver dissection during the summer from May 21st – July 13th. The course is 6 credits hours and does have an additional fee associated with it. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to participate in hands-on full body dissection and to hear clinically based lectures.

If interested, please contact Kelli at to make sure students have the necessary prerequisites and for any additional questions. It is suggested that students have some level of anatomy and physiology completed before you take the course, however they will make exceptions based on what a student has taken. Once it is determined that prerequisites have been met, the department will enroll you in the class.


Latest Challenges from MindSumo

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions

Please review the latest challenges from MindSumo. As you know, MindSumo partners with employers to create projects that you can complete to get work experience, win prizes, and be hired for jobs and internships. Questions can be directed to

United Spirits – Digital Purchase Journey

P&G CEO Challenge – still got a few days to go!

Hyatt – Creative idea for a high-end hotel company

Delta Faucet – Greener Packaging

Direct Links:


FREE Math Tutoring…MTH 121, 122, 131, 141, 142, ULC 147 and 148

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2018 in Academics, Community Announcements, Stress Relief, Tutoring


We Tutor: MATH 121, 122, 131, 141, 142

ULC147 AND 148

Students who have visited say:

Great tutoring!

Amazing as always!  Very helpful and patient. 

I strongly recommend. Awesome

Great help, explained everything very well, left room with confidence!

 We are OPEN 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday thru Thursday – stop by!

We help with quiz/test, homework questions.



UB Organic and Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Lab Group Seeks Student Research Assistants

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

The UB Organic and Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Lab group is looking for a motivated researcher to join our team!

This is a paid opportunity.

Our ideal candidate is a rising sophomore, junior, or senior who can work at least 5 hours per week this semester, and can work 20 to 40 hours per week for at least 8 weeks during summer 2018.

Required skills: The research employs chemical techniques, so the ideal candidate for this position will have mastered chemistry courses, be able to work safely in a chemistry lab, and has steady hands able to work with small samples. The candidate will also need strong organizational and communication skills, and be detail-oriented. An interest in chemistry research, in addition to climate, environmental, and/or geology research is preferred.

If you are interested, please send the following to Allison,, by March 4:

  • Major, class year, GPA
  • CV, including any prior lab experience
  • Paragraph about why you’re interested in working in the lab and what you hope to get out of the experience

English Department Undergraduate Conference

Posted by Tim on February 19, 2018 in Academics

The UB Undergraduate English Club is hosting the Fourth Annual Undergraduate English Conference and is now seeking undergraduate submissions for presentation. The theme for the conference is “Technologies of the Self: Future Shock.” We are particularly looking for papers that examine one or more of the following potential lines of inquiry:

● Constitution of a self in society
● Narrower sense of “technology” – digital &amp; Internet technology – and its role
in this constituting selfhood
● Objective truth – possible? impossible? – and its relationship to individual
truth/construction of narratives
● History as narrative construction, and what they leave behind
● Instability and precarity of selfhood – horror, the uncanny, …
● Identity politics and its deeper meaning

Presentations could draw on cultural theory, race theory, intersectionality,
psychoanalysis, theories of poetics and mythology, New Media, or recent works of
horror and dystopic literature.

The conference will be held on Friday, April 27 from 12pm to 9pm, Capen 310
inside the Silverman Library. Light refreshments will be served. The conference
will conclude with the screening of a film related to the conference theme, TBD.
Feel free to suggest titles along with your abstract submission. A 250-300 word
abstract will be due by midnight on Friday, March 9th. All abstracts should be
emailed as a .doc or .docx file to


Aging Innovation Challenge for NYS College and University Students $50,000 top prize!

Posted by Tim on February 19, 2018 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities

Do you know an undergraduate or graduate student at a New York State college or university? Do they enjoy a challenge? If so, New York State Department of Health has launched the Aging Innovation Challenge for NYS college and university students. Innovators have a chance at a $50,000 prize pool.

The Aging Innovation Challenge is seeking a breakthrough solution in independent living for older adults and their caregivers. Student innovators are invited to join the challenge and develop technological prototypes that assist New Yorkers to remain independent as they age. Prototypes must be designed to meet the needs of older adults with limitations in performing one or more activities of daily living, such as eating, bathing and dressing.

Please share this challenge with the students in your life. For more information, visit and search for the Aging Innovation Challenge or follow the link: