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WNY BloodCare Innovation Sprint September 8-October 6

Posted by Tim on August 26, 2022 in Community Announcements, Networking, Workshops

WNY BloodCare Innovation Sprint, September 8th through October 6th, a virtual experience

In a 4-week, virtual Innovation Sprint sponsored by Blackstone LaunchPad at the University at Buffalo in partnership with WNY BloodCare and UB’s Office of Interproffesional Education, students will develop innovative solutions to a WNY BloodCare challenge: 

Collaborating in teams, students in a 3-5 member group will develop a proposal to address:

How might WNY BloodCare create a robust “transition to independence” management plan for high school students (Grades 9 – 12) to facilitate these patients’ transition to independent living at college? How might WNY BloodCare assess the effectiveness the transition process?

Students will be asked to specifically consider:

  • Preparing patients and parents for the transition to independent disease management;
  • Introducing patients to working with their healthcare team as an independent adult;
  • Ensuring patients have robust self-management skills;
  • Transition plan must be a short, efficient tool that can be used to prompt discussion with the patient at annual clinic visits;
  • Preparing students for college readiness; and
  • Reporting mechanism for development and implementation of the transition plan.

A virtual Innovation Sprint:

  • Week 1: Thursday, September 8th from 6 – 8:00 p.m. ET – Kick-off
  • Week 2: Thursday, September 15th from 6-7:00 pm ET – Meet with venture coaches & resources.
  • Week 3: Thursday, September 22nd – Teams submit/upload recorded pitch idea.
  • Week 4: Thursday, October 6 – Final Pitch Presentation session from 6-8:00 pm ET.

What is an Innovation Sprint?

You will work collaboratively on a team to solve a challenge statement presented by WNY BloodCare.

Innovation Sprints welcome idea creators and builders! By participating in this Innovation Sprint, you will:

  • Use creative problem solving techniques to help WNY BloodCare find real-world solutions to their challenges;
  • Work collaboratively with other students of all disciplines and pitch your solutions for prizes;
  • Develop skills such as teamwork, problem-solving and presentation skills; and
  • Plus… Innovation Sprints look great on LinkedIn and resumes! 

Apply to participate by September 7th at:


Sign up for ELN Project Workshops August 31, September 1, September 7 and September 8

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences

Project Workshops help you explore potential projects, find mentors, and assess your current skills and areas for growth!

In just one 1-hour session you will be on your way to starting a mentored project and earning an ELN Digital Badge. Virtual and in-person sessions are available.

ELN Project Workshops are being held on:

  • Wednesday, August 31 at 1 p.m. (In-person in 128 Capen)
  • Thursday, September 1 at 10 a.m. (Remote via Zoom)
  • Wednesday, September 7 at 11:30 a.m. (Remote via Zoom)

Thursday, September 8 at 3 p.m. (In-person in 128 Capen)

Sign Up for a Project Workshop

Learn more about ELN digital badges

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Internship Opportunity with UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad

Posted by Tim on August 23, 2022 in Honors Experiences, Internships

UB’s Blackstone LaunchPadis a campus-based entrepreneurship network designed to support and mentor students and alumni. We seek undergraduate students to serve as our Blackstone LaunchPad Ambassadors for Student Engagement and Recruitment (BLASER) in order to increase awareness for the opportunities that LaunchPad provides. An opportunity for UB students to gain skills and build their network through an on-campus internship experience.

LaunchPad offers two different types of BLASER internship opportunities; Project Based BLASER or Marketing Agency BLASER

Project Based BLASER:

Are you passionate about innovation and problem solving? Can you strike up a conversation with the wall? Do you want to learn more about leading people and running student events? Are you ready to lead a meaningful movement on campus? Are you ready to work alongside the Buffalo professional community? Are you an everyday hustler? Are you pretty organized? Are you interested in polishing your marketing and advertising skills? If you answered yes to these questions, this student internship could be for you. Earn 3-cr. in-person internship on-campus. 

Marketing Agency BLASER:

We’re seeking student interns to join the LaunchPad Marketing Agency — 3-cr. in-person internship on-campus. 

  • Create video content;
  • Graphic design;
  • Develop social media content; or
  • Write stories.

Internship requirements

  • Attend all weekly meetings
  • Attend at least 3 Blackstone events/workshops during the semester
  • 10-12 hours per week dedicated to working on your own project (see below) and tabling
  • Commit to planning 1 Blackstone event on your own. 
  • Complete weekly journal, prepare and present a 10 minute final presentation about your experience.
  • In total, interns must complete a minimum of 150 hours over the course of the semester, in order to receive 3 credit hours
  • Please note, all Fall 2022 BLASER requirements for internship will be completed in-person. 

Applications are due September 1st at 11:59 pm ET. Please note that interviews will be conducted as applications are received. Apply at:


Coaching Minor offered by the department of Exercise Science and Nutrition

Posted by Tim on August 23, 2022 in Academics

The department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences offers a Coaching minor. The Coaching minor is appropriate for undergraduate students who may be interested in careers related to coaching in summer youth sports programs, community sports programs, school athletics, or intercollegiate athletics. It is open to students of all majors. Note that this minor does not lead to New York State coaching credentials.

Admissions to the minor requires students to complete at least one semester at UB and have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0. Students who meet this criteria may apply to the Coaching minor by filling out the application form available here.  

The Coaching minor requires eight courses (20-22 credits). Please refer to the attached document and the undergraduate catalog for details regarding the requirements to complete the minor.  Please note, ES 220 Movement Analysis is not currently being offered.  ES 254 CPR and First Aid is also not currently being offered but may be satisfied by another approved CPR/First Aid course.  Please email Heather Bieber at for approval.

Please contact the School of Public Health & Health Professions Office for Academic and Student Affairs at if you have questions regarding the minor.


School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) Hiring Tour Guides

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2022 in Community Announcements, Student Job Opportunities

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) is looking to hire two student tour guides for the Fall 2022 semester to lead our prospective student visits. Interested students should be comfortable leading tours, speaking with larger groups of people and talking about your experience in engineering.


Undergraduate SEAS student with Sophomore standing within an approved major

Available on Mondays from 9:30am-11:30am.

Please email Noelle Matthews Sr. Academic advisor- if interested.


Innovate and Caffeinate Network Opportunity August 28, 2022

Posted by Tim on August 18, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking

UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad presents: Innovate and Caffeinate
Sunday, August 28, 2022
3:00pm to 5:00pm
220 Student Union (Blackstone Office)

Looking to network with innovators and entrepreneurs? Get caffeinated while you meet creators in a space that nurtures connections, exchanging of ideas, and builds community.


UB Blackstone Launchpad Presents Campus Fest August 27, 2022 at 5:00pm

Posted by Tim on August 18, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking

Campus Fest (8/27):

Come check out our table during Campus Fest and grab some lemonade on us from What’s Pop-In! Feel free to talk to us and learn more about the exciting events, programs, and opportunities we have for the UB community to partake in this school year.

When: Saturday, August 27 2022 at 5-8 PM

Where: Funas Lot, UB North Campus


Internship Opportunity: Undergraduate Neighborhood Planning Program

Posted by Tim on August 18, 2022 in Honors Experiences, Internships

Undergraduate Neighborhood Planning Program Center for Urban Studies

The UB Center for Urban Studies is now accepting applications for participation in our Community-As-Classroom (CAC) Program for class credit. The CAC program is yearlong and open to undergraduate students from all UB departments. Once accepted into the program, students will be required to enroll for two semesters: Fall 2022 as an Internship and Spring 2023 as an Independent Study. A total of 6 credit hours will be earned.

Students from the following departments are encouraged to apply: African-American Studies; American Studies; Counseling, School and Educational Psychology; Community Health and Health Behavior; Educational Leadership and Policy; Environmental Design; Global Gender Studies; Learning and Instruction; Social Sciences Interdisciplinary; Social Work; and Undergraduate Education.

The CAC program allows for the opportunity to learn and develop unique community engagement and classroom instruction skills. Training and supervision are key elements of this program.

Community-As-Classroom Program

The UB Center for Urban Studies has operated the Community-As-Classroom (CAC) Program at the Buffalo Public School #37, Futures Academy, since 2001. Futures Academy is located in the Fruit Belt neighborhood, a low-income community that is at risk of losing its cultural identity due to expansion of the downtown medical corridor. Most of the students at Futures live in underdeveloped and low-income neighborhoods. A primary goal of the CAC program is for the Futures’ students to become critically engaged participants in their immediate environments. The CAC programs helps them to see the connection between formal classroom education and one’s ability to create change in their communities.

The CAC program is currently run during regular school hours. The exact days and times of the program are yet to be determined. The CAC is run as a class where students are taught to address community and social problems from an economic, political, and physical environment perspective. The CAC curriculum is all project-based and three-dimensional learning. The students are taught to critically examine their own neighborhoods, act to change any undesirable conditions in which they live, and become leaders in their classrooms, schools, and communities.

UB students will participate in a series of program orientation workshops that will provide the theoretical and pedagogical framework for the CAC program. These will be held at the UB South Campus. Once on site at Futures, the students will assist the lead teacher with program instruction. Topic areas include urban planning, community gardening, and public art. In the Fall, the CAC program focuses on the Future City Competition. A local and national competition where 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future that showcase their solution to a citywide sustainability issue. The CAC program also works with the Academy students in Futures Garden, a community garden which sits across from the school, and includes a formal flower garden and vegetable garden.

If you are interested in working in the CAC program, please contact A.S.M. Bari, Program Director, at


Calling all Musicians! Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Music Audition Information

Posted by Tim on August 18, 2022 in Academics, Competitions, Event

Call all Musicians interested in taking lessons or starting a degree program in Music.

Auditions take place Thursday, September 1, 2022 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Pizza will be provided!

For more information and to register online, please visit:

For further information, please contact Nicole Rosen 716-645-2757


Open Seats in SW 130- Dismantling Anti-Blackness: On Becoming Antiracist

Posted by Tim on August 15, 2022 in Uncategorized

SW 130 is titled Dismantling Anti-Blackness: On Becoming Antiracist.  This course examines historic and contemporary anti-Black racism and white supremacy in the U.S.  Students will develop personal strategies for becoming antiracist and facilitating change in communities and society.

Fall 2022
Tuesdays/Thursdays 2-3:20pm
Elective and open to all majors!