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UUP 2021 Scholarship Opportunity Deadline March 1

Posted by Tim on November 9, 2020 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities

ALBANY – SUNY students are invited to apply for annual scholarships of $3,000 offered by United University Professions, the union representing academic and professional faculty of the State University of New York.

The application deadline for the UUP College Scholarship Fund scholarships is March 1, 2021. Applications are on UUP’s website, at

“Through UUP’s Scholarship Fund, our union provides support to our students who are working toward their degrees,” said UUP President Fred Kowal. “The students we honor have excelled academically and have made significant contributions to their communities.”

The Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to a maximum of four SUNY undergraduates who excel academically and are dedicated to the goals and ideals of the labor movement. Applicants must be full-time students enrolled at SUNY state-operated schools and have a minimum grade point average of 3.75.

Full-time graduate and professional SUNY students can apply for UUP’s William Scheuerman Post Baccalaureate Scholarship. The scholarship is named in honor of former UUP President William Scheuerman.

To apply, students must have at least nine credits and hold a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.95. Law and health science students must complete at least one full semester prior to applying for the scholarship. Applicants must show dedication to the labor movement’s goals and ideals.

Applicants for both scholarships must demonstrate personal and academic achievement and display a strong record of community service. UUP awards the scholarships to students on a one-time basis, but there is no limit on the number of times a student may apply.

The scholarships are funded by contributions from UUP members and their families.

UUP has awarded more than 100 scholarships since the union’s scholarship program began in 1988. Three of the undergraduate scholarships are given in honor of former UUP members and their families who generously supported the Scholarship Fund. Those members are the late Eugene Link of SUNY Plattsburgh; the late Robert Carter of SUNY Oswego and his wife, Katherine; and the late Gertrude Butera of SUNY Alfred.

For more information, contact UUP’s Administrative Office at (800) 342-4206.

UUP represents 42,000 academic and professional faculty and retirees, with members at 29 New York state-operated campuses, including SUNY’s public teaching hospitals and health sciences centers in Brooklyn, Buffalo, Long Island and Syracuse. It is an affiliate of NYSUT, the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.


Managing Race, COVID, and Election-Related Stress

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2020 in Uncategorized

On Thursday November 19th from 1pm-2pm, MFSA will hold a Managing RACE, COVID and ELECTION related Stress Workshop.

Dr. Amani Johnson, Psychologist from the Counseling Center will lead an open discussion where participants can share their feelings regarding race relations, COVID, and the election.  Dr. Johnson will also provide tips for managing stress.

We look forward to students joining us and sharing in the discussion. All are welcome to attend. Membership in MFSA is NOT required.

Register at the link below by the 18th of November.


UB School of Social Work Offering Racial Justice Themed Courses Spring 2021

Posted by Tim on November 3, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements

The University at Buffalo School of Social Work’s curriculum offers a wide variety of courses with different themes. In light of the current social climate in support of Black Lives Matter and other social justice movements, we wish to highlight courses that have a significant racial equity/justice focus in the course description. These courses help students improve understanding of structural racism, anti-racist practice strategies and diversity.  In Spring 2021, the courses that emphasize racial equity/justice include both undergraduate and graduate options. Undergraduate options: SW140: Power to the People: Intro to Organizing & Advocacy Strategies SW150: Social Media in Social Change SW230: Theories & Policies of Community Organizing SW245: Global Child Advocacy Issues SW401: Black Masculinities Graduate options: Electives: SW554: Motivational Interviewing SW556: Forensic Social Work SW559: Trauma Theory and Treatment SW587: Addiction and the Family SW589: Working with Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse SW591: Spirituality in Social Work SW597: Play Therapy SW598: Behavior Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence SW599: Public School Social Work SW708: Responding to Disasters with Social Work Interventions SW710: Loss and Grief across the Life Discourse SW714: International Social Work SW720: Introduction to Issues in Veteran and Military Family Care SW722: Restorative Justice Certificate Training (2 credits) SW973: Social Work in Medical Settings (1 credit) SW990: Black Masculinities 

UB Graduate School Week Nov. 16-20

Posted by Tim on November 2, 2020 in Uncategorized

The University at Buffalo will be hosting a virtual Graduate
School week. Join us to learn more about graduate and
professional opportunities offered at UB and gain insight on
how to prepare for graduate study.
For more information about the week or to register now,
visit our website.



Tutoring Opportunity for Buffalo Public Schools

Posted by Tim on November 1, 2020 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Job Opportunity, Networking, New Programs, Tutoring, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

We are beginning a tutoring program with high school students from Buffalo Public Schools, and as such, we are seeking undergraduate-level tutors, particularly those in math and science. 

Tutoring will be held Monday-Thursday between 2-5 p.m. We are asking that those who are interested commit to at least two afternoons per week.

Ideally, we are looking for tutors who could qualify for a Work Study program; that would allow them to be paid for their time. Otherwise, the tutors would need to work on a volunteer basis.

You can apply on Handshake and can certainly reach out to me directly with any questions. 

Thank you for your consideration and help with this matter!