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Spring 2022 Faculty Fellows Office Hours

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2022 in Honors Program Announcements, Networking

Looking to connect with one of our faculty fellows? Here is their office hour schedule for the spring. Office hours will be held in the faculty fellows lounge next to the Don Schack Student Lounge in the Honors College Suite.


Tuesday February 8th  NOON – 1:30pm  Centrie & Lemke

Tuesday February 8th  2 – 3:30pm           Lavin, Chilbert, Zhou

Friday     February 11th 2 – 3:30pm          Ochs-Balcom, Paul, Grossman


Tuesday, March 1st    NOON – 1:30pm    Centrie, Lemke

Tuesday, March 1st    2 -3:30pm               Lavin, Chilbert, Zhou

Friday,     March 4th  2 -3:30pm                 Ochs-Balcom, Paul, Grossman


Tuesday, April 5th    NOON – 1:30pm    Centrie, Lemke

Tuesday, April 5th    2 -3:30pm               Lavin, Chilbert, Zhou

Friday,     April 8th     2 -3:30pm                 Ochs-Balcom, Paul, Grossman


Tuesday, May 3rd    NOON – 1:30pm    Centrie, Lemke

Tuesday, May 3rd    2 -3:30pm               Lavin, Chilbert, Zhou

Friday,     May 6th     2 -3:30pm                 Ochs-Balcom, Paul, Grossman


NTR 440 Integrative Therapies and Complementary Nutrition Open to all majors

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2022 in Academics

NTR 440:  Integrative Therapies and Complementary Nutrition

3 credit

Spring 2021

T/R 1100-1220-In person, DFN 206

Eligibility: Undergraduate Students

Pre-requisites: NTR 108

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use is substantial among U.S. adults with estimates ranging from 29 to 68 percent. The most recent nationally representative estimate of CAM use in the past 12 months (including prayer) was 62.1 percent. Prayer for health reasons, herbals, and deep breathing exercises are the most common CAMs used by the general population. This course will introduce and demonstrate alternative and integrative health practices such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedics, homeopathy, naturopathy, herbal medicine, dietary supplements and more, and how these practices can integrate with western cultural practices. Federal regulations, cultural beliefs, evidence-based research, perceived benefits and risks will be explored.​

This course is may be used to satisfy the elective requirements for ES majors, Nutrition minors and Nutrition BS majors. 


Tutoring and Academic Support Services Spring Workshops

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2022 in Networking, Tutoring, Workshops

Get off to a Good Start

Wednesday, February 9th 12-4pm

Stop by the TASS center any time, enjoy a cup of hot tea, and take a 20-question learning style inventory to find out how you learn best. In addition, check out what TASS has to offer for the spring semester.

UB Money Wise: Health Promotion

Wednesday, February 9th 4pm

ZOOM Password: UBMoney

Learn how to plan financially, search up scholarships and fellowships and other financial opportunities.

Internship Search: Career Design Center

Wednesday, February 23rd 4pm


Learn the tools and skills to locate internships that are tailored to your preference.

Get a Boost

Thursday, March 10th 3-5pm

Stop by the TASS center to meet with an academic coach to get a midterm boost to develop more successful study habits and skills. Coaches will focus on your individual needs to help you reach your goals. No appointment needed.

Get to Know the Undergraduate Student Association:

Wednesday March 16th 4pm


Learn about how SA is run, what it means to be involved, and how you can get involved in the countless associations on campus.

Get Motivated and De-stress

Wednesday, April 6th 3-5pm

Stop by the TASS center 126 Capen to de-stress and get motivated to help you finish the semester out strong.

Self-Care & Stress-Relief: Health Promotion

Wednesday April 20th 4pm


Learn some tips about how to take care of yourself and reduce stress as well as help others manage their stress.

Get Ready for Finals

Friday, May 6th 12-5pm

Stop by the TASS center and pick up a motivational quote and the Five-Day Study Plan to help you to do well on your finals.


Minor in American Sign Language

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2022 in Academics, New Programs

A minor in American Sign Language (ASL) is a very useful complement to majors at the University at
Buffalo such as Communication, Health and Human Services, Law, Nursing, Occupational
Science/Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, Speech and
Hearing Science, and Theatre. The ASL minor allows you to develop your language proficiency and
knowledge of ASL culture, while also concentrating on other fields of study. For more information,
please go to or
email Andrew Byrne, Director of the ASL Program at

Frequently Asked Questions
• By taking ASL 101 and 102, you can fulfill the Language and Culture track for the Global Pathways
component of the UB Curriculum.
• ASL 101 and 102 are usually offered during summer sessions.
• You can take ASL 211 any time during the minor period.
• The ASL minor does not lead to certification to be an ASL-English interpreter. However, the ASL
program helps prepare you for the admission of an ASL-English interpreting program in the U.S.
• A grade of 72% (C) or better is required in all ASL courses taken toward the minor.
• Placement assessment is available – start at the ASL language class that is right for you!


Destination Dental School UB School of Dental Medicine Deadline to apply March 31

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2022 in Academics, Community Announcements, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

Apply to participate in Destination Dental School 2022, an intense gateway program organized by the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Dental Medicine (SDM). This pipeline program prepares students who have been historically underrepresented in the dental profession to apply and be accepted to dental school. 2022 Destination Dental School (DDS) Fellows will meet over eight weeks throughout June and July 2022 to learn about the dental profession and dental school application and financing strategies, study for the Dental Admissions Test (DAT), participate in hands-on activities, conduct research projects, and network with faculty mentors, dental students and community leaders. DDS Fellows will meet for seven virtual sessions on Saturdays in June and July, 2022, and a three-day, in-person, intensive training program at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine from July 25-27. DDS Fellows will receive a stipend to cover travel and lodging expenses, reimbursement for one DAT and a waived application fee to UB SDM.

Program Dates: Seven virtual Saturday sessions: Saturdays June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 9, 16, 23 from 10am-12pm (EST) In-person intensive training program: July 25-27, 2022 Eligibility: U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status. Canadian citizens may be considered. Enrolled undergraduate student or post-baccalaureate Minimum overall college GPA of 2.5 Meets eligibility requirements as an underrepresented minority or disadvantaged status (see full program description) Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted up to Thursday, March 31, 2022.        
Rounded Rectangle: Learn more and apply

Music and American Nightlife Open Seats Spring 2022

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2022 in Academics

Where does nightlife take place? Who patronizes and wrosk in these locations and what does this teach us about relationship of music, leaisure, labor and life in the American City? Students will discuss ethnographic studies of nightlife cultures of the past century and examine a variety of historical texts including commercial recordings, photo archives, oral histories and contemporary newspapers as they relate to studying nightclubs and performance.

Lecturer: Dr. Colter Harper
APY 321
Registration # 22051
Tues/Thurs 12:30-1:50pm 108 Capen Hall (right by the Honors suite)


Spring 2022 Open Electives in Social Sciences Interdiciplinary

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2022 in Academics, Community Announcements

For students who would like to learn what a nonprofit organization is, or who want to develop some practical skills valued by nonprofit employers:

  • SSC 235: Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations (also fulfills a Thematic Pathway requirement in Economy, Business and Society) – Meets on Tues/Thurs 12:30-1:50pm
  • SSC 414: Grantwriting for Nonprofits – Meets on Mon 3-5:40pm
  • SSC 451: Program Evaluation – Meets on Tues/Thurs 2-3:20pm

For students who are interested in exploring issues in health care or human services:

  • SSC 407: Healthcare and the Elderly – Meets on Mon 4:30-7:10pm
  • SSC 320: Issues in Developmental Disabilities – Meets on Tues 4:10-6:50 OR Mon 7-9:40pm

Any questions? Students may reach out to us at for more information.


UB Trippin’ to the Burchfield Penney Art Center February 19

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

Join Student Engagement for a FREE trip to the Burchfield Penney Art Center to visit a limited time exhibition called Social Justice Stitched Stories and to explore the rest of the art center.
Check-in will begin in the Student Union lobby at 11:30 a.m. Buses will depart from the Student Union at 12:00 p.m. and students can return to the buses to depart for campus between 3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in order to return to the Student Union by 4:00 p.m. Students will be required to adhere to current UB COVID-19 guidelines and wear a mask as required by the university. 

Register HERE to attend this FREE trip!
Location: SU Lobby Date and Time: 
Sat., Feb. 19 from 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Lunch and Learn – LEAD UB Presentation Tips & Tricks February 7, 2022

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Interested in submitting a conference proposal but never know where to start? Join Student Engagement for a workshop focused on creating conference proposals and presentations! Learn how to submit a conference proposal for the upcoming LEAD UB conference which focuses on topics related to leadership, service, advocacy and professional development.
LEAD UB is an annual conference developed by and for students and coordinated through Student Engagement. This year, the conference will be held March 28 – March 31, 2022 and will feature both virtual and hands-on learning experiences.  
To learn how to register, click HERE
Location: Online via Zoom Date and Time:
Mon., Feb. 7 from 4:00 – 4:30 PM

UUP Undergraduate Scholarship Applications Now Accepted

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2022 in Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

UUP scholarship applications now accepted Time is running out to apply for annual scholarships of $3,000 offered by UUP. March 1 is the deadline to apply for two scholarships, the UUP College Scholarship Fund Undergraduate Scholarship and the William Scheuerman Post-Baccalaureate Scholarship. Applications are on UUP’s website, at College 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. Applicants for the Scheuerman scholarship must have completed at least nine credits at any SUNY graduate or professional school with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.95. For more information, go HERE on the UUP website.