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Stressbusters: FREE Backrubs and Stress Relief Techniques April 11 in the Don Schack Student Lounge

Posted by Tim on March 29, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

Stress can have a major impact on your grades, your relationships and your life as a college student. In fact, many students say stress is the main obstacle to their academic success. If you’re feeling anxious or stressed out, come to our Stressbusters event on 4/11 in the Don Schack Student Lounge! Meet with the Stressbusters team to enjoy a free 5-minute back rub and learn other stress relief techniques!


Global Health Week Movie Event “Bending the Arc” April 6

Posted by Tim on March 28, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief

Film Screening

“Bending the Arc”
April 6, 3:00-5:30pm
Screening Room, Center for the Arts, North Campus

Film starts at 3pm. Discussion and refreshments to follow. Free and open to all.
Join conversation with experts in public health
Learn about programs in public health and global health

“Bending the Arc” (2017) is an acclaimed documentary on the global health movement. This extraordinary film follows the doctors and activists that founded Partners in Health in their fight for universal health equity and the right to health for all.

RSV Event co-sponsored by the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health and the Office of Global Health Initiative

Please Register


Welcome Weekend Leaders (WWLs) Applications Now Available

Posted by Tim on March 28, 2018 in Job Opportunity, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

Welcome Weekend Leader applications are available.

Welcome Weekend Leaders (WLs) are emerging student leaders who will welcome and assist thousands of new students their first weekend at UB. WWLs help new students acclimate to UB through assisting with large-scale events, providing accurate direction and instruction, and facilitating small group activities. This short-term, paid leadership position is a great way to kick-start the fall semester at UB.

You will find detailed information about the paid position on UBLinked including, the job description, required dates of the experience, overview of the application process, and the application under “forms” (you must be logged in to access “forms”). We’ll be accepting applications through Wednesday, April 4 at 11:59 p.m. We welcome all undergraduate students, from any major to apply.

For questions, please contact me or our graduate intern, Liz Herrmann at


2018 Lydia Maria Child Social Justice Awards Call for Nominations

Posted by Tim on March 28, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Networking

2018 Lydia Maria Child Social Justice Awards

Call for Nominations

In keeping with our society’s goal of honoring and continuing Lydia Maria Child’s vision of and work toward social justice, the Lydia Maria Child Society is pleased to offer three awards recognizing scholarship, pedagogy, creative work, and/or activism that furthers social change: one for faculty, independent scholars, and other professionals; one for scholars/artists/activists at the graduate level; and one for high school and undergraduate students.  Child routinely wrote on behalf of the marginalized, emerging as a passionate advocate for slaves, Native Americans, prisoners, prostitutes, and even animals, among a host of others.  Our society aims to recognize academic writing, pedagogical endeavors, creative projects, and social outreach that, like Child’s work, speaks to pressing social causes and/or foregrounds the voices of (oftentimes neglected) authors who have worked to produce socially conscious writing.  Winners will receive a monetary award of $100 and may be featured in our society’s newsletter or other programming.

To apply for any of the three awards or to nominate a colleague or student, please send to by April 15 a letter detailing the ways in which your own or your nominee’s work engages with current social justice concerns, with “Social justice award” as the subject line of your email.  You are also welcome, though not required, to include a writing sample that demonstrates this engagement.  These samples may take the form of essays (or essay excerpts), course syllabi, or descriptions of projects that explore the intersections between American literature/history and social justice outside the academic classroom.  Applications should be sent as Word documents and should not exceed 15 pages.  While we will be happy to receive submissions that consider Child directly, Child need not be included in order for projects to be eligible; we welcome projects on a variety of authors, genres, periods, and/or concerns.

Winners will be recognized at the upcoming American Literature Association conference in San Francisco (May 2018), though they need not be present at the conference in order to be eligible for the award.  To read about past winners, visit  We look forward to reading your submissions.


STEM for Everyone: Stories From Students April 4 Lunch Provided

Posted by Tim on March 28, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Please  join the Women in STEM Cooperative on Wednesday, April 4 from noon – 1 p.m. in 330 Student Union  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.  This program is intended to give students practical experience perfecting their presentations skills in front of a friendly audience while they begin building their professional footprint. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, please visit:

Looking forward to seeing you on April 4th!


Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) Fellow Application Deadline is April 30

Posted by Tim on March 27, 2018 in Academics, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities

Each year the University at Buffalo is invited to nominate one sophomore or junior to become a Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress (CSPC) Fellow. The Fellows are fully funded to participate in three-day leadership conferences in Washington, DC during the fall and spring semesters, in addition to completing a research paper that is eligible for publication and awards. All expenses are paid for by UB and an alumnus of UB.

Since 1970, CSPC Fellows have traveled to Washington, DC to learn about leadership and governance, to share their outstanding research, and to explore careers in public service. While attending the conferences, the Fellows participate in workshops where they present and receive constructive criticism on their research papers. The Fellows also have the opportunity to engage with policy experts, government officials, and leaders in the legislative process. In the past, Fellows have had the opportunity to meet with speakers such as Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke; Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta; Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher Lu; journalists James Kitfield, Ron Fournier, and Clive Crook; and defense experts Michele Flournoy, Frank Cilluffo and Capt. Eric Jones, USGC.

Criteria for students applying to become UB’s Fellow:

  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Demonstrated interest in the American government
  • Comfort speaking, presenting and writing about the American Presidency or Congress
  • All academic majors are eligible although typically Fellows are from political science, history, international studies, business, philosophy, economics, public health or journalism


  • Able to attend two conferences in Washington, DC – one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester
  • Undertake an original research project on a subject with direct relevance to the US Presidency and/or Congress. Write a 10-15 page paper based on this topic

Applications to become UB’s CSPC Fellow are due by 5:00pm EST on Monday, April 30:

You can find more information about the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress here:

Please contact The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at if you have any questions.


Celebrate Women Founders with a Screening of “She Started It” and talk-back with the Director and Producer April 19

Posted by Tim on March 27, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

April 19, 2018
CFA Screening Room & Atrium 
Center for the Arts | North Campus 

Join us to celebrate female founders! Blackstone LaunchPad is partnering with the College of Arts and Sciences, The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Women in Science and Engineering to host a screening of She Started IT, a film devoted to encourage, inspire, and empower female entrepreneurship in IT and STEM fields. The event will celebrate female founders at UB and in the WNY community.

4 – 5 p.m. | Panel Discussion with Alumni & Female Founders
5 – 6 p.m. | Networking event with UB students and alumni, WNY Female
Founders and community leaders
6 – 7:30 p.m. | Film Screening & Talk Back with Executive Producer, Jana Shea & Director, Nora Poggi

This program is free and open to all UB students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members.

This is a free event, registration is required.


Women’s Education School Supply Drive for Uganda

Posted by Tim on March 26, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The UB Women’s Education club is running a supply drive for an orphanage in Uganda. The orphanage is called Home of Joy, and it is located in Masindi, Uganda. The drive will be starting next week and we will be collecting gently used school supplies: books, pens, pencils, handheld sharpeners, folders, notebooks, paper, ect. The students there are mostly survivors of the conflict in the South Sudan, a conflict which claimed their parents.

Donations can be dropped off in the Honors College suite.  A bin will be placed in the lounge for your donations.


DifCon: Difficult Conversations About Urgent Issues-Wakanda Forever: Can Art Save Us? March 27

Posted by Tim on March 26, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

DifCon: Difficult Conversations About Urgent Issues-Wakanda Forever: Can Art Save Us?
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.
The Landmark Room-210 Student Union

FREE Pizza Lunch!

Considering the phenomenal success of Black Panther, and the hope and inspiration it has fostered among many people, we ask: Is art on the side of the oppressed, as South African Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer claimed? Or is it on the side of the oppressor, as Hollywood’s 1915 The Birth of a Nation suggests?
Please join us for pizza and conversation about artistic innovation, empowerment, and democracy.

Malik Sajad, Graphic Novelist (Munnu: A Boy from Kashmir), Guru Foundation-UB Humanities Institute Fellow
Claire Schneider, Founder, CS1 Curatorial Projects, Buffalo
James Ponzo, PhD Candidate in American Studies, UB
Moderator: Kari Winter, Executive Director (interim), UB Humanities Institute; Professor, American Studies

Sponsored by the UB Office of Inclusive Excellence and the Humanities Institute


UB Linguistics Teaching Internship LIN 496

Posted by Tim on March 23, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships, Teaching Opportunities

Would you like to earn UB credit, gain valuable teaching experience, and make a contribution to your community at the same time?  The Department of Linguistics at the University at Buffalo is offering a Teaching Internship for the Fall 2018 semester, which places UB undergraduate students in the Buffalo Public Schools as a teacher’s aide or tutor, to work with children on developing their language and literacy skills.  This internship is open to students from any major and grade level who are native or near-native speakers of English and have at least a 2.0 GPA.  For three credits, interns work 112 hours over the course of the semester (about 8-10 hours per week), in a classroom or tutoring room in one of the public schools.  Interns can be placed in an early childhood school, an elementary school, a middle school, or a high school; the children in the schools include Spanish-English bilinguals, inner-city children, and international students. There are also a very few slots for interns to work with school psychologists, counselors, special ed, etc.  (CDS majors interested in working with an SLP should contact their own department first to inquire about their internship program.) To find out more about the Linguistics Department internship, or to request an application, please stop by Dr. David Fertig’s office, 638 Baldy Hall (Spring 2018 office hours: Monday and Friday, 10:30–11:30 a.m.) or e-mail him at:  (Please include “LIN 496 Internship” in the subject line of your e-mail.)