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UB Blackstone LaunchPad Hiring Student Assistants and Work Study Students

Posted by Tim on July 28, 2022 in Community Announcements, Job Opportunity, Student Assistant, Student Job Opportunities, Work Study Opportunity

Are you looking for work? OPPORTUNITY ALERT: We are currently hiring Student Assistants and Work Study Students. Both positions are seeking to fill for multiple positions.
Role Description: We are currently seeking undergraduate students to serve as our Blackstone LaunchPad Student Assistants for project-based student assistant. The major focus of this position is student outreach and recruitment. Work to be performed includes but is not limited to: Creating marketing materials as directed print, online, and social media platforms. Recruiting students to engage in programming by hosting Pop-up events & tabling. Develop and host LaunchPads events (i.e.: competitions, monthly-pitch competition, Open Coffee Club, and Innovation sprints). Assist with tracking of LaunchPad metrics and registration. Promoting a startup culture on campus and in the community. Candidates need to have strong oral and written communication skills to be successful in this position. The position may also require other duties as assigned that are needed by the Center and/or tasks that utilize this person’s personal interests or talents.

MGF 100 Introduction to Personal Finance Open to All Students Fall 2022

Posted by Tim on July 13, 2022 in Academics

MGF 100: Introduction to personal finance

Students will learn why it is essential to have a spending plan and why budgeting is important.  The course will guide students on concepts and tools on savings and investments (stocks and bonds), and how it fits into the budget; theory around managing risk relative to returns complemented by practice using financial tools/models; role of banks and financial institutions in risk management and as intermediaries; what is a credit score leading into consumer credit and the simple mathematics around calculating interest on student loans, credit card and personal loans; understanding your paycheck and how income tax impacts disposable income and investments decisions; discussions around taxes, society and the services it provides; increasing use of apps such as Venmo, PayPal and Apple Pay and discussions around these tools – are they safe?  

The course is designed to promote creativity, modeling, observing, developing and demonstrating tools critical in acquiring financial literacy skills.  It will be important to explore behavioral aspects of personal finance, focusing on areas such as the temptation in use of credit cards and how accumulation of debt could negatively affect the society in general and the broader economy.  The objective will then be to tie this into a personalized spending plan. Students will hear from other recently graduating student’s cognitive impact of past behaviors, and how that has influenced their decisions, now as working adults. 


Graduate Education at North Carolina State University Campus Visit November 20-22, 2022

Posted by Tim on July 13, 2022 in Academics, Event, Graduate School Programs

I am pleased to announce that The Graduate School at North Carolina State University will host its Fall Campus Visit Program from November 20-22, 2022

Prospective students will visit their graduate programs of interest and learn more about the graduate educational environment at NC State. Travel expenses are covered for all participants. 

The agenda from the previous visit program, the application and additional information are available by clicking HERE. The deadline to submit an application is October 4, 2022.  


Research and Project Workshops Fall 2022-In Person and Zoom Options

Posted by Tim on July 11, 2022 in Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

Research and Project Workshops
UB Honors Students engage in meaningful research and/or creative
endeavors that deepen their learning in many different academic
pursuits, all while counting as their necessary Honors Experience
Sign up for an informative session to learn more about planning your
research-based or creative endeavor!
Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, August 31st at 1 p.m. (128 Capen)
Thursday, September 1st at 10 a.m. (Via Zoom)
Wednesday, September 7th at 11:30 a.m. (Via Zoom)
Thursday, September 8th at 3 p.m. (128 Capen)

To sign up for one of the informative sessions!


Fall 2022 Buffalo Film Seminars

Posted by Tim on July 1, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event

Dates are for the Tuesday 7PM Zoom discussions. Weekly announcements, with the week’s Goldenrod Handout and url for the Tuesday Zoom will go out to the list three days earlier—late Saturday afternoon. 

All films are available for rental on Amazon Prime (with membership) except The Wind Rises (it is available for streaming on Prime, but for purchase only, $12). Most are also available for rental on other streaming services (Apple, Hulu, etc.) as well. You can check that at Some are available free or for rental on YouTube; often (not always) the free versions on YouTube are far lower resolution than the rental versions. Several of the films will also be available free to UB email account holders through the UB Library’s Kanopy and Swank portals; that list will go out later this summer.

Great Directors/Buffalo Film Seminars Fall 2022 

Aug 30  William Wellman, Wings 1927

Sept 6  Jean Renoir Rules of the Game 1939

Sept 13  Michael Curtiz Casablanca 1942

Sept 20  Nicholas Ray, In a Lonely Place 1950

Sept 27  Luis Buñuel Viridiana 1961

Oct 4  Orson Welles Chimes at Midnight 1966

Oct 11  Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein 1974 

Oct 18  Arthur Penn Night Moves 1975

Oct 25  Sydney Pollack Tootsie 1982

Nov 1  Akira Kurosawa Ran 1985

Nov 8  Martin Scorsese Goodfellas 1990 

Nov 15  Hiayo Miyazaki The Wind Rises 2013

Nov 22  Ava Duvernay Selma 2014

Nov 29  Pedro Almodóvar Parallel Mothers 2021

Dec 6  Ang Lee Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000