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UB Linguistics Department Internships (LIN 496) Open to ALL Undergraduates

Posted by Tim on October 29, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships, Teaching Opportunities

UB Linguistics Department internship (LIN 496) 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 Spring 2019 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, guidance counselors, and social workers.  (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 (Fall 2018 office hours: Monday 1:30-2:30 p.m. 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.)


UB Aging Information Sprint Friday, November 2 1-6 p.m. in the Student Union

Posted by Tim on October 29, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Innovation Sprint: Aging Innovation Challenge
Friday, November 2, 2018
1-6 p.m.
210 Student Union

Seeking Innovators do develop prototypes to assist older New Yorkers

Join the Innovation Spring as an IDEA Champion or contribute your talent to a team as sa FREE Agent.

Register at:

The time to create tomorrow’s solutions is now!

Students and faculty from all disciplines welcome. Winning teams will compete in finals for $5,000 in prizes.  Bring yourself-we’ll take care of the food and swag!

Sponsored by the UB Center for Successful Aging and Blackstone LaunchPad


“Immigrants, Refugees, and Populists”: RLL Zengierski Family Lecture 2018

Posted by Tim on October 29, 2018 in Community Announcements

This year’s Zengierski, “Immigrants, Refugees, and Populists,” was organized in the hopes of engaging students and the communities of WNY on the current political crises being generated around immigrants and refugees in both the Americas and in Europe.

Sebastiaan Faber from Oberlin College will kick off the day with a talk on “Immigration and Populism in Spain.” We have also invited independent film-makers Lourdes Lee Vasquez and Bryan Vasquez to screen their documentary, “The Immigration Paradox.” For this film they interviewed people with a variety of viewpoints on border-crossing along the US-Mexico border, and follow up with a wealth of factual information. Prior to the screening they will lead a workshop for students on “Constructive Communication and Strategic Organizing.” The film screening will be immediately followed with a community roundtable discussion featuring our guests plus Nicole Hallett (UB Law) and Meghan Maloney de Zaldivar (New York Immigration Coalition). All free and open to the public.


SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) April 26 and April 27

Posted by Tim on October 22, 2018 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

APRIL 26-27, 2019

The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) is a multidisciplinary spring semester event hosted each year by different SUNY institutions. It brings together undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations—oral, performance, artistic displays, and posters presentations—in ALL academic disciplines. Farmingdale State College (SURC East), SUNY Adirondack with SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury (SURC Central), and Niagara County Community College (SURC West) will co-host SUNY SURC this coming April. By bringing together students and faculty from across the state, SURC helps realize the synergistic power of the SUNY system.

For more information, please visit: or email

And don’t forget, funding is available to offset the cost of your trip via the Honors College Academic Enrichment Fund:


UB Teacher Residency Program

Posted by Tim on October 22, 2018 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

Are you interested in positively impacting underserved communities in the City of Buffalo?  Have you considered a career in education? The UB Teacher Residency Program’s Urban Teaching cohort is launching in the summer of 2019 and we are seeking applicants who are interested in working toward equity in the educational experiences afforded to historically marginalized students in the City of Buffalo.

UB Teacher Residency Program Features:

  • Earn initial teacher certification in Early Childhood, Childhood, English for Speakers of Other Languages, or Adolescence Education in one year.
  • Receive an $18,000 stipend for living expenses and become eligible for scholarship support in exchange for a 3 year commitment to Buffalo Public Schools.
  • Co-teach alongside a mentor teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools for one school year.
  • Engage in rigorous and relevant coursework that is integrated with classroom practice.
  • Collaborate and build a community with a small cohort of residents, mentor teachers and university faculty who are committed to improving educational experiences in historically underserved communities.

*Previous education coursework is not required. To be eligible, you will need an undergraduate background in your intended content area.

The priority deadline to apply is November 1st. The application requires two short essays, transcripts, and two references.  (Applications received after November 1st will be reviewed on a rolling basis, contingent upon district needs and funding.)  More information about the program is available at our website

Click here for FAQs.

Click here to Apply!


UB’s #SpiritDay at Sip and Chat Wednesday, October 17

Posted by Tim on October 15, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed, Workshops

Join us at this week’s Sip and Chat for coffee, baked goods and the opportunity to learn more about UB’s #SPIRITDAY public art project hosted by the Office of Inclusive Excellence. The non-partisan public art project is based on the For Freedoms nationwide project and provides UB students with the opportunity to make their own yard sign to stand with LGBTQ+ youth against bullying. During Sip and Chat on Wednesday, October 17th from 11:30am-12:30pm, Honors Scholars can create their yard sign which will be included in a public art installation the next day outside of the Student Union.



More Ways to Get Involved:


Through a partnership with the Office of Inclusive Excellence, the Intercultural and Diversity Center, The LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association, and LGBTQ student organizations, the University has commissioned artist, queer activist, and UB alumni Dana Tyrrell to install the public art project.  The project is through For Freedoms, an artist-run platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States.

> Learn more about For Freedoms

In 2010 the first Spirt Day was recognized.  Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pledging to “go purple” on Spirit Day is a way for everyone — forward-thinking companies, global leaders, respected celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends — to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ youth and to take part in the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world.

> Learn more about Spirit Day

On October 18 from 10am-3pm in the Student Union Lobby, students, faculty and staff will see the lawn sign installation and get to make a sign if they haven’t already.  At 12pm pizza will be served and brief remarks will be shared by the artist and members of the UB community.

Spirit Day will also be recognized at UB on October 20 at the UB Volleyball vs. Central Michigan match in Alumni Arena at 6pm.  The first 225 guests will get a free purple #SPIRITDAY t-shirt!

Hope to see you there!


UB’s #SpiritDay Public Art Project October 18 FREE Pizza at Noon!

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Join UB’s #SPIRITDAY public art project hosted by the Office of Inclusive Excellence on October 18, 2018 between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Student Union Lobby and make your own yard sign to stand with LGBTQ+ youth against bullying that will be displayed on the lawn outside of the Student Union. Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pizza lunch served at noon!


Marshall University Biomed Virtual Grad Fair

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2018 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Workshops

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Biomedical Graduate Program will have a chatroom at the upcoming BIOMED Virtual Grad School Fair. This is a great chance for you and your best students to receive information on our Biomedical Research and Clinical and Translational Science programs.

Log on to the Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair on October 17 from 10:00 am—4:00 pm. <span “>Register here<span “>:<span “> <span “><span “>. It is free for students

Learn about:

Biomedical Research, PhD

Clinical and Translational Science, MS

Biomedical Research, MS (thesis)

Biomedical Research, MS, with an emphasis in Medical Sciences (non-thesis)

MD/PhD Combined Program

Please forward this information to anyone who may be interested!

For questions, please contact: or


We (Let Them LOL) Water Gala Fundraiser Call for Volunteers

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

We (Let Them LOL) has their biggest fundraising event of the year – the Water Gala – coming up next Saturday, October 20th and we still need volunteers!

The basic info is: Saturday October 20th at Buffalo Riverworks starting at 3pm and going until 10 or 11pm. We will sign any and all service requirement papers. There will be an informational meeting Thursday the 18th at 7pm at our volunteer center (5205 Harris Hill Road, Willamsville), the meeting isn’t mandatory but we really encourage people to come and it will count towards service hours too!

For more information, contact Hannah Griffith at if interested ASAP!


InFocus: MidTerms Friday, October 19

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Join us for the next InFocus on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 12 noon in 107 Capen Hall (Colloquium room).  The topic will be Midterms-What’s at Stake in November?

Moderator: Dr. Jacob Neiheisel, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science


Sponsored by UB Student Life, UB Honors College and UB International Student Services