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From My Kitchen to Your Table

Posted by Tim on November 30, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Uncategorized

From My Kitchen to Your Table is a cookbook project created by Alex Otero and Mara Huber as a way to support Blue Table while creating a resource for students who want to cook homemade meals in college. A group of UB students and staff are designing and assembling a cookbook and need your help to fill it with recipes that are meaningful to you and your family! We want to use recipes from all parts of the UB community in order to represent what “comfort food” means to different people. As a member of the UB community, we would love to include one of your recipes! Please submit your favorite recipe(s) and a related story or memory and share this opportunity with other UB students, faculty and staff.


FinTech Design Challenge: January 10th through 14th, a virtual program:

Posted by Tim on November 30, 2021 in Career Opportunities, Information Session

Don’t miss this opportunity to make the winter break rewarding and collaborative.

We challenge YOU to Reimagine Student Debt & Lending. Introducing this year’s virtual week-long FinTech Design Challenge co-sponsored by M&T Bank and UB’s Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships powered by the Innovation Hub.

This challenge will inspire students to produce innovative, entrepreneurial solutions while gaining experience and knowledge in FinTech from industry experts and faculty – while gaining skills in both design and technical communications, as you expand your network with industry leaders.

Up to $3000 in prizes for the winning teams. Plus, bonus — the 1st place team will earn a paid-internship experience at M&T Bank during the summer ’22 where your teams’ idea will be incubated.

**All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate. No business or banking experience necessary**

FinTech Design Challenge dates: January 10th through 14th, 2022

Learn more and apply here:


Honors Fusion 360 Workship December 2 at 6:00pm

Posted by Tim on November 29, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops


Thursday December 2nd 6 – 7:30 pm


Honors lounge


You will get a hands-on opportunity to learn Autodesk Fusion 360, a professional computer software engineers use for Computer Aided Design (CAD) from two Autodesk employees.


CAD is a great resume booster. It is used in many higher level engineering classes, summer internships, and later in your career. The earlier you get a handle on the fundamentals of CAD, the easier the rest of your engineering career will be. You can use it to 3D print whatever you want in the Bonner 3D printing lab. (oh and there is free food)


Students should follow the following instructions to create and Autodesk EDU account and download Fusion 360 PRIOR to the workshop:

They should then bring their laptops with Fusion 360 to the honors lounge on 12/2 so they can work hands-on to create their own 3D part with us.


Audition for a Part in UB Plays and Musical For Any Major

Posted by Tim on November 24, 2021 in Academics, Community Announcements

The Department of Theatre and Dance would like invite all UB students* to audition for a role in our upcoming spring season. 

*Auditions and casting are open to any UB student carrying at least 3 credit hours. The Department of Theatre and Dance requires that students be in good academic standing to be considered for all production activities. “Good standing” includes, but is not limited to, an overall GPA of 2.0 (and a departmental GPA of 2.5 when applicable).

In order to be considered, all students must audition. 

Please find the below and attached information regarding auditions for the productions of:

Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare Shakespeare’s comedy about love, loss, grief, and being a stranger in a strange place gets re-mixed with popular music from the seventies, eighties, and nineties in a nostalgic, semi-farcical, joyful romp. UB’s production will explore the joy of being together in theatrical spaces, the comfort that a good comedy can bring, and the necessity for human connection in the wake of isolation. Twelfth Night will be directed by Dr. Danielle Rosvally who brings her background as a Shakespearean actor, scholar, dramaturge, and fight director to the project.

12th Night: Opens April 21st in the Black Box Theatre

Violet, a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori and libretto by Brian Crawley Based on the short story “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts, Violet is the story of a young woman who was accidentally injured by an axe blade when she was a child, leaving her with a visible scar and a profound sense of disfigurement and separateness because of it. She travels in a bus across the Deep South in 1964 towards a miracle – the healing touch of a TV evangelist who will make her beautiful. Her journey is shaped by the people she meets, particularly by two soldiers that change the course of her life. Violet is ultimately able to repair those scars that lie beneath her skin to find love and beauty in herself.

Violet: Opens May 5th in the Drama Theatre

How: Sign-up for an initial audition appointment on a sign-up sheet located on production boards opposite the lounge in the Center for the Arts (lower level).

The sign-up sheet will be posted during the day on Monday, Nov 29.

Auditions will be held in room B83, in the basement/lower-level of the Center for the Arts:

Monday, Dec 6th       initial auditions  beginning @ 6:30 pm      Rehearsal Workshop (B83 CFA)

Tuesday, Dec 7th      initial auditions   beginning @ 6:00 pm      Rehearsal Workshop (B83 CFA)

Violet callback will be Wednesday, Dec 8 at 6:00 pm (Rehearsal Workshop)

12th Night callback will be Thursday, Dec 9 at 6:00 pm (Rehearsal Workshop)

What: Those auditioning will need:

  • A two-minute classical monologue (for 12th Night)
  • There are some singing roles* for 12th Night – if you wish to be considered for singing role, prepare a 16-bar cut of a pop song from the 1970s, 80s, or 90s.
  • Songs are required for the Violet audition. The song should reflect the style of Violet’s music: American Roots, bluegrass, Memphis blues. BFA Music Theatre students are asked to sing a 32-bar cut (approximately 1 minute of music). All other auditions are asked to sing a 16-bar cut (30-40 seconds of music).
  • Those interested in the musical must provide their own printed music.
  • *If you are auditioning for both Violet and 12th Night, you may prepare two monologues plus a song in the style of Violet
  • If you wish to be considered for a singing role in 12th Night, the song selection for Violet will suffice. 
  • A headshot and performance resume is required for BFA students. All students are encouraged to bring these materials if available.
  • Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

Theatre and Dance productions are classes.

12th Night – TH 342: Theatre Studio II – 3 credit hours

Violet –  MTR 405: GEMMS Musical Theatre Company – 3 credit hours

Any questions? Contact Mike Formato, Production Manager,

To learn more about Theatre and Dance, please visit us online at:

Or email


University Communications: Paid Writing Position for Students Spring 2022

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2021 in Student Job Opportunities

If you or your colleagues know of any students who might benefit from this opportunity, I would be grateful if you could share this opportunity. ​

These are paid positions of 12-20 hours per week, at $13.20 per hour, and they are open to undergraduate and graduate students. Students may also be able to receive internship credit, depending on departmental/program internship requirements. The positions will be open until filled. Review of applications will begin Nov. 29, 2021.

We have an online ad here, with details at the bottom on how to apply, as well as contact info in case students have questions:

We are asking applicants to use the Bullseye/Handshake application system to submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample (such as a published news article, academic essay or other sample demonstrating writing skills). 

Our student assistants work with us to write features, news releases and other articles about research, community partnerships and other work carried out by university professors, staff and students. It’s a great opportunity to be creative, tell great stories and gain professional experience in communications. Writing assignments will be similar to those in UBNow and News Center

Here are just a few of the stories that students have written in our office this semester:


Jacobs School of Medicine Buffalo Bills Ticket Fundraiser

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event

I wanted to reach out to you regarding a fundraiser created by students at the Jacobs School of Medicine. They’ve collaborated with the Buffalo Bills to sell discounted tickets to Bills games where a portion of that ticket cost goes to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Western New York. This is all in an effort to honor a former guest speaker at the Jacobs School of Medicine who passed away in early 2019 due to his Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy. Below is a copy of the promotion!

The Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser through the Buffalo Bills is back! If you’re considering going to the Panthers, Falcons, or Jets game this season, please use the link below: Use code “21MuscDysAssoc” to help raise money for children with various muscular dystrophies in Western New York! $5 of each discounted ticket will go towards our total gift to the MDA. In 2019, we raised over $2,600 in those $5 increments and we hope to exceed that goal, so please share this with whoever you can!

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STEM Funding and Research Opportunities

Posted by Tim on November 19, 2021 in Academics, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities

Undergraduate Students
Paid Summer Research Programs — deadlines are fast approaching! has a searchable database of 600+ summer research programs in all STEM disciplines. These are all FULLY FUNDED opportunities including programs sponsored by NSF, NASA, NIH, etc. We also have a selection of resources to help you strengthen your applications:

If you are considering graduate school, search FULLY FUNDED graduate programs in a variety of disciplines, and view resources on applying:

If you need help finding a program that’s a good fit, please feel free to email me at for assistance. You can also follow us on Facebook for program deadlines and updates.

Graduate Students

Search paid summer research programs for graduate students, travel grants, and fellowships – many deadlines fast approaching!

Search our postdoc positions and view tips on applying for postdoc positions, here:


Polar Plunge: Team UB

Posted by Tim on November 18, 2021 in Volunteers Needed

This year sparks the 15th Annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics in Buffalo!! Help us raise $250,000 for our LOCAL Special Olympics Athletes. Make Buffalo the LARGEST Polar Plunge in New York State!

Event registration will take place on Sat., Dec. 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the polar plunge begins at 2:00 p.m.

Transportation will NOT be provided for this event. Sign up for Team UB HERE!

If you’re interested in volunteering at the event, sign up HERE

Location: Woodlawn Beach State Park  3580 Lake Shore Road, Buffalo, NY 14219

Date and Time:
Sat., Dec. 4 at 2:00 p.m


Relaxation Stations

Posted by Tim on November 18, 2021 in Stress Relief

Join Student Engagement, Health Promotion and the Intercultural and Diversity Center for a FREE event to relax and de-stress before finals!

There will be massage chairs, an oxygen bar, painting, DIY stress balls, music, and more! 

Location: 145 Rooms, Student UnionDate and Time:
Fri, Dec. 3 from 5 – 8 p.m.

Here to Career Student and Supervisor Employee of the Month

Posted by Tim on November 18, 2021 in Competitions

Do you know a student employee that deserves special recognition? Nominate a friend, co-worker, or yourself for the Here to Career Student Employee of the Month Award.

To nominate someone:

*RSVP to this event on UB Linked, answer the questions and click submit

Winners will be notified at the end of each month and announced at the beginning of the next month.
Location: Join Event OnlineDate and Time: 
Mon., Nov. 29 at 11:30 p.m.