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Comedy Night With Myq Kaplan!

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2021 in Event, Student experience

Comedy Night With Myq Kaplan! 

May 1 – 7 – 8 p.m.Take a break from studying and join Student Engagement for a night of laughter with a virtual performance from comedian Myq Kaplan! Connect virtually and get a one-of-a-kind personalized comedy show featuring standup comedy jokes, quarantine tips, life advice, philosophy, solidarity, and more! 
Register on UBLinked! 

Trick Out Your Tassel!

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2021 in Event, Student experience

Trick Out Your Tassel! 

April 27 and May 5 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.Calling all 2021 graduates! Join Student and Alumni Engagement and come to Trick Out Your Tassel! Join in-person on Tuesday, April 27 in room 228 – SU and Wednesday, May 5 – room 222 -SU between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and come decorate your graduation cap! Students will have access to different materials to use to decorate a 10×10 piece of cardstock that represents their graduation cap!
Participating virtually? No problem! 

All graduating students are welcome to participate by submitting an image of your decorated cap to this form between Monday, April 26, and Monday, May 10 to be entered into the Trick Out Your Tassel Contest! 1st place and 2nd place in all categories will receive a UB Alumni Prize Pack and all submissions will be considered for “Best in Show” for a chance to win a UB diploma frame valued at $200. Contest Categories include Most Creative, Most Inspiring, Best Display of UB Spirit, and Most Humorous.

Grappling with Grief, Injustice, and Race-Based Violence

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2021 in Event, Stress Relief

The Intercultural and Diversity Center Presents Community Conversations:
Grappling with Grief, Injustice, and Race-Based Violence 

Please join us as we engage in meaningful dialogue to address the current national climate in light of the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, for the murder of George Floyd. 

These conversations will not be limited to the trial verdict. We hope to provide the environment for important dialogue and support for those who seek it. 
Student Union 240
Online: Join online at

  Dates and Times: 
April 23 – 3 -4 p.m.          May 5 – 2 – 3 p.m.
April 28 – 2 – 3 p.m.         May 7 – 3 – 4 p.m.
April 30 – 3 – 4 p.m. 

Now Accepting Applications for ORNL Summer Research Institutes!

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2021 in Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

I am pleased to announce that Oak Ridge National Laboratory has two new lab-wide virtual internship programs beginning this summer, the Virtual Undergraduate Research Summer Institute (URSI) and the Virtual Graduate Research Summer Institute (GRSI). 

Located in East Tennessee, ORNL is the US Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory and boasts state-of-the-art capabilities across a wide range of scientific and engineering disciplines.

More details on the lab’s research areas and the program application links are in the attached flyer (also pasted below). Applications close on April 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST.




Upcoming Research Talk

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2021 in Event, Networking, Workshops

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
  Upcoming Research Talk
Friday, April 30! Hello all!

We hope you are doing well as we near the end of a pretty hectic semester. Please consider taking a break from your studies next Friday, April 30th, to attend an interesting and important research talk by Schomburg Fellow Amanda Waggoner.   

Research Talk Details Friday, April 30 at 3:00 p.m.
“Race and Place in Washington, D.C.”

Abstract: This research talk will discuss the effects of gentrification and media on Black communities in Washington, D.C. This research analyzes Black media representation by comparing two Washington, D.C.-based newspapers: The Washington Post and The Prince of Popville. By searching for trends about the frequency and types of Black topics discussed in both newspapers, I argue that based on where Black people live in accordance to the media coverage they encompass, can show the effects of gentrification and Black displacement in D.C.

   Presenter: Amanda Waggoner

Amanda is currently a PhD student in the Department of Geography. She received her B.A. in geography and music and M.S. in geospatial analysis from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. She studies racial disparities in urban environments, specifically, how place affects racial inequalities. 

She is also interested in ethnomusicology and how music affects the culture of people and vice-versa. She uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to map out her research.

    Are You Interested in Presenting a Research Talk?

We would like to invite other fellows to present their research to the larger Schomburg/Presidential/GOP community in the format of a virtual research talk. Fellows will be able to present their research in a public format to a wide community of individuals outside of their discipline, which allows for the exchange of knowledge among the group and create potential scholarly collaborations. 

If you would like to share your research with the fellowship community, please let us know of your interest by filling out this Formstack. We are now scheduling talks throughout the spring semester. Day of the week and time of day are flexible based on the presenter’s preferences.
 24 Capen Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Earn Experience Credit for being a Peer Writing Consultant

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2021 in Honors Experiences, Student experience

Are you a strong, confident writer in your major?  Do you enjoy helping and mentoring fellow students?  If so, I invite you to take HMN 380:  Writing Center Theory and Practice in the Fall of 2021.  In addition to strengthening writing and teaching skills, this course is the pre-requisite for applying to work in the Center for Excellence in Writing as a peer writing consultant. This small, experiential seminar is fun, engaging and interactive.  We need writing consultants across different disciplines and we value diversity.  Email with any questions. 

HMN 380:  Writing Center Theory and Practice

Section #21138

T/Th 2:20 – 3:35​


April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month at UB (SAAM) Workshops and Events

Posted by Tim on April 19, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

As you may know, every April UB recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) as a time to raise public awareness about sexual violence, to educate and inspire our community to prevent it, and provide support for members of our community who have experienced it.  We are continuing last year’s online efforts so that we can continue to come together as a community, from a safe social distance. 

Please visit our Sexual Violence Prevention and Response page to view upcoming workshops, programs and events, and share it with your students. We would like to highlight our upcoming event The Men’s Story Project (MSP). The MSP takes place 4:00-6:00 PM on Thursday 4/15/21. In the MSP, men, boys, and folks who identify in any way with masculinity publicly share personal stories that help transform social ideas about masculinity – so as to support health and equality for all people. This event will be held via Zoom and is free for everyone, though registration is required. We also wanted to let our community know we continue to fulfill program requests on healthy relationships and violence prevention for classes and groups in our campus community. 

Additionally, I’d like to assure you that our sexual violence response services are still fully supported. Students, faculty, and staff can continue to confidentially connect with our UB-dedicated Advocate from Crisis Services by calling or texting 716-796-4399, or emailing  You can also click the following hyperlinks for more information on sexual violence prevention, response, and policies.

Follow our Facebook pages @theUBAlliance and @UBMensGroup for additional watch parties, chats, coloring pages, and more that will be posted throughout the month!


Welcome Weekend Leaders Needed!

Posted by Tim on April 12, 2021 in Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities

2021 Welcome Weekend Leader Applications are now OPEN!

Want to spend the week before classes giving back to your university, supporting a new incoming class of UB Bulls, and developing your leadership skills – all while getting paid? Apply to become a 2021 Welcome Weekend Leader (WWL)!

WWLs are undergraduate students who work for Orientation, Transition and Parent Programs (OTPP), and play an integral role in assisting new students during their initial fall semester experiences. The group of 80-90 WWLs will guide over 4,000 new students, facilitate small group conversations, and assist with key programs during the days following new student move in and through the first week of the semester. Through this experience, you will grow your leadership skills, build connections and community, and make unforgettable memories!

Important dates to consider while applying:

  • Welcome Weekend Leader Move- in: August 18
  • Welcome Weekend Leader Training Start Date: Aug 19
  • New Student Move In: August 24 – 25
  • Welcome Weekend: August 26 – 29
  • First Week of Classes: August 30 – September 3

Compensation: WWLs will receive financial compensation up to $435. Pay rate: $15.00 for up to 29 hours (note: this is a pre-tax amount. Taxes will be taken out of this total). Money will be disbursed in paycheck(s) during the first half of the fall semester, pending submitted time sheet.

Time commitment: WWLs will move in on August 18 to begin training on August 19. You should expect to spend 20-29 hours working key Welcome Weekend events between August 19 – September 29, with an opportunity to pick up more hours the first week of class (August 30 – September 5).

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on May 7. Please note: students who will be paraprofessionals (RA, AA, CA) for the 2021-2022 academic year are not eligible to apply.

You can review a full position description on our UBLinked page. You can apply by completing this application on UB Linked, which includes a Big Interview activity so don’t wait until last minute to apply because you will need to record part of your application!

Have you been an OL or WWL before? You can apply by completing this returner application on UBLinked.  

Have questions? Need help? You can contact Val Luutran ( or Sophia Wilson (


Plant Relocation Work Day Volunteers Needed for April 16

Posted by Tim on April 12, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

There is a major construction project happening this summer/fall on South.  Many of the established plants outside of Foster, facing Harriman Quad, will be disturbed as a result.  The project’s landscape architect has suggested that it is possible to save many of these plants, if we transplant them now—while they are still dormant. 

15-20 volunteers are needed April 16, 2021 at 11:00 am. Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty or wet. There will be pizza for all volunteers!

This would be a rain or shine event, and it’s a great way to ensure that these beautiful plants do not sustain damage during a future construction project! 

For more information or to sign up, please contact Erin Moscati at:


Honors College Presents: How to get involved in scientific research as an undergrad April 29

Posted by Tim on April 12, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

Faculty Fellows week continues the last week of April with another Honors Faculty Fellows presentation !!!

How to get involved in scientific research as an undergrad

Via ZOOM – Thursday, April 29th

5:00 -6:30pm

Registration information coming soon!

– reservations close on 4/28 (6pm) and we will then email all registrants the zoom coordinates for the 4/29 event.

Looking to get involved in REAL RESEARCH while an undergraduate? Not sure how to start looking for a project or what it is like to work on a faculty member’s research project. Come join Professor Matthew Paul, Psychology, as he discusses research opportunities at UB.  See what he has to say on his own research on social behavior in animals and how undergrads play a vital role in his research program.