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UB Theatre and Dance Audition Notice Spring 2023 Productions Open to ALL UB Students

Posted by Tim on October 31, 2022 in Community Announcements

UB Theatre & Dance

Auditions Spring 2023

We would like to 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).

Auditions are for the productions of


directed by Jon Elston, Black Box Theatre, Opens March 9

Cinderella – Broadway Version

directed by James Beaudry, Drama Theatre, Opens April 27

Initial auditions:

Monday December 5 @ 6 in the Rehearsal Workshop

Tuesday December 6 @ 6 in the Rehearsal Workshop


Eurydice will be Wednesday December 7 @ 6 in Rehearsal Workshop

Cinderella will be Thursday December 8 @ 6 in the Rehearsal Workshop.


– A one – two minute dramatic monologue

– 16 bar cut of actor’s choosing from a musical written before 1965, please bring clearly marked hard copy in a binder/manila folder for the pianist.

Remember to bring a photo (headshot preferred, but not necessary) and resume (also OK to fill in forms at the audition if you do not have a resume).

To secure a spot you need to sign an auditions reservation sheet for an appointment.  This sign-up sheet will be hung on our production boards in the hallway of the basement of the Center for the Arts – just down the hall from room B52. The Signup sheet will be posted Nov 28 by noon.

R+H’s Cinderella is written to be cast with a range of gender and ethnic diversity. If any performer is interested in a role that is outside of their voice part, they will have an opportunity to explore that in the callback.

Any questions – ask Mike Formato


UB Arts Collaboratory Invites Applications Spring 2023 Working Artists Course Opportunity

Posted by Tim on October 31, 2022 in Academics, Community Announcements

The UB Arts Collaboratory invites applications from students from all disciplines to be part of a new interdisciplinary experiential class in the Spring semester 2023. We are delighted to announce the Working Artists Lab course: “The Folger Shakespeare Institute Comes to Buffalo! Shakespeare and Buffalo: Questions of Race, Class, and Culture” offered by the UB Arts Collaboratory and the Department of Theatre and Dance.
We’d like to extend an invitation for students to join this class and collaborate across disciplines with UB faculty and librarians, students, and community partners including Buffalo’s leading theatre companies, as well as distinguished scholars and professional artists. Interested students are encouraged to complete and submit the attached Spring 2023 Working Artists Lab student application as soon as possible.  Seats are limited.
Class will meet on Fridays 2:00 – 4:20pm at the Center for the Arts. Registration is for 3 credit for the undergraduate course or 1-3 credit for the graduate course. No pre-requisites.  Upon acceptance, students will be asked to provide their student number so they can be force- registered into the class. For more see attached call for student applications.
This Working Artists Lab course presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students from all disciplines to witness, research, create, and participate in the production process of live art, centering on Shakespeare and the city of Buffalo and the questions of race, class, and culture. The class will host visiting artists, scholars, performers, directors, arts managers, theatre companies, archivists, librarians, and educators, affording a wide array of partnerships with our students, leading to the production of artistic and scholarly collaborations. Our course aims to foster a company of artists and scholars with a shared purpose to work and learn together. Come join us!
Thank you for your support of the UB Arts Collaboratory and looking forward to engaging collaborations!
With kind regards,
Maria S. Horne, Associate Professor 

Fall 2022 Director of UB Arts Collaboratory Programming 

Founding Director of the International Artistic & Cultural Exchange Program (IACE)

Director of International Programs in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom

Department of Theatre and Dance 

University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Pronouns: she/her


Get Seeded! Do you need funding to get an idea off the ground? Apply by November 4

Posted by Tim on October 31, 2022 in Competitions, Event, Workshops

Get seeded for an idea! Pitch live, where the audience decides who gets funded. Sponsored by Blackstone LaunchPad

Deadline to apply is November 4, 2022

Live pitch event is November 8, 2022 from 7-8:00pm in 330 Student Union

Prizes: 1st place $500, 2nd place $250


El Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

Posted by Tim on October 28, 2022 in Event

The Professional Staff Senate (PSS) Inclusion and Diversity Committee invite you to join us on November 2, 2022 as we celebrate El Dia De Los Muertos along with The Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York. There will be food, music, an El Dia De Los Muertos Presentation along with many other fun filled activities. The items collected during our Diaper and Baby Needs drive will be presented to the Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York for distribution in the community at this event. 

Date: November 2, 2022
Time: 4pm-7pm
Location: Intercultural Diversity Center, Student Union 240

*If you haven’t donated to our Diaper and Baby Needs drive you still can! You can either drop off your donation at one of our sites or you can bring your donation to the celebration.

REGISTRATION: Please email


Career Fair hosted by the Engineering Honor Society

Posted by Tim on October 28, 2022 in Career Oportunities, Job Opportunity, Networking

The Engineering Honor Society is hosting an in-person Career Fair in the Flag room (SU 215) on November 2nd from 1-3pm

All Engineering and Computer Science Disciplines Welcome!

Talk with recruiters interested in hiring students for internships and full-time employment after graduation!

Employers Include:

  • JMA Wireless
  • Moog Inc.
  • Teknic, Inc.
  • M&T Tech
  • Wendel Companies
  • Tapecon
  • Linde Engineering Americas
  • Foundry
  • Calspan
  • GlobalFoundries
  • SoPark Corporation
  • VOCAL Technologies Ltd
  • Odoo Inc
  • National Fuel


Spring 2023 Undergraduate School of Social Work Courses

Posted by Tim on October 28, 2022 in Academics, General Education Requirements, Online Courses

Community Organizing and Development Minor & Electives available to ALL MAJORS

For questions about whether these courses will count toward your university requirements, please speak to your academic advisor.

SW130LEC Black Lives Matter: Building Racial Justice and Solidarity
T/R 3:00-4:20PM | Seated
Instructor: C. Brockington
This foundational course examines historic and contemporary anti-Black racism and white supremacy in the United States. Students will analyze policies and strategies to identify, challenge, and transform the values, structures, and behaviors that perpetuate systemic racism, white supremacy and anti-blackness. Students will also engage in self-reflection, develop self-awareness, and participate in critical analysis of systems of privilege and oppression, as well develop personal strategies for becoming antiracist and facilitating change in communities and society. *Course with a racial justice focus.*

SW140LEC Power to the People: Intro to Organizing & Advocacy Strategies 
T/R 10:00-11:20AM | Hybrid
Instructor: L. Merriman
This course focuses on the nuts and bolts of organizing and the strategies that inform advocacy with an emphasis on the roles social capital has on networking effectively across groups and systems. Because the skills and tasks of organizing and advocacy are predominately to catalyze and agitate for change, students will examine relevant policies and learn how to identify and map the distribution of power they promote particularly as they influence access to service and support in neighborhoods and communities.

SW150LEC Social Media in Social Change
T/R 6:00-7:20PM | Remote
Instructor: M. Schwartz
This course will familiarize students with social media and social networking as they influence community change. Specifically, students will be introduced to the fundamental terms and concepts of social media and networking, including various interfaces, tools, and platforms that may be leveraged to promote community change and development. Students will also explore existing scholarship and best practices, as well as issues of social justice, trauma and adversity, social disadvantage, and human rights as they apply to the democratization of technology.

SW230LEC Theories & Policies of Community Organizing
M/W 10:00-11:20AM | Seated
Instructor: L. Lewis
This course will build upon the Introduction to Community Organizing and Development course to provide students with an understanding of the ways in which the history of community organizing and development informs community theory and policy across urban and rural settings. With an emphasis on group development theory, students will be introduced to the major theories and policies that impact neighborhood/community capacity, including theories of poverty and development, inequality, human rights, urban and rural community development, neighborhood organizing, restorative practice, social movements, community transformation, social capital. A particular focus is the intersection of these theories and policies within this framework that can create social capital, and foster entrepreneurship, social innovation, and cross-sector collaboration.

SW309LEC Developing Leadership in Communities
M/W 6:00-7:20PM | Hybrid
Instructor: J. Bieron
This course focuses on development of leadership skills and strategies that foster community engagement and strengthen the natural leadership of residents within communities. Students will examine theories of leadership and the ways in which they influence organizational structures that promote community well-being. This course will explore the mechanisms that support opportunities for collaboration across social, political, legal, and financial systems and the communication patterns that influence success.

SW401LEC Black Men: A Historical and Contemporary Discourse 1619-Present
W 9:00-11:50AM | Seated
Instructor: C. St. Vil


UB’s School of Public Health & Health Professions Presentation

Posted by Tim on October 28, 2022 in Event, Information Session

Join us to see where UB’s SPHHP can take YOU!

Monday, November 14th 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
106 Honors College



Posted by Tim on October 28, 2022 in Information Session, Workshops

What is SAMPLE?
Student Affairs Mentoring and Leadership Program Leadership Experience

SAMPLE is a program where students meet for 30-60 minutes once a month for sophomores and juniors (more frequently for seniors based on their need/desire to prepare for graduate school application deadlines of January 1, 2023).

SAMPLE students must apply on UBLinked:( and meet with Susan O’Rourke prior to starting SAMPLE but we have rolling admission into the program. SAMPLE is recommended for juniors to allow for ample time to explore the field of Higher Education Student Affairs and build out your resume in preparation for applying to graduate programs. But motivated seniors can take an accelerated approach to SAMPLE by working with their mentor and Susan O’Rourke during the fall semester.

SAMPLE Program Details:
– SAMPLE students will learn about the different functional areas of Student Affairs
– Discuss various graduate programs associated with Higher Education Student Affairs (HESA) and other career options like Social Work and School Counseling
– In SAMPLE we assist students in their graduate school exploration and application process
` – focus on funded HESA masters program and programs with graduate assistantships
– Connect students with mentors at UB in the field of Student Affairs
– SAMPLE students meet monthly with their mentor to discuss areas of interest in Student Affairs, preparing to apply for graduate school, writing your personal statements, asking for letters of reference, etc.
– SAMPLE students can participate in informational interviews with Student Affairs Professionals in their areas of interest

For more information visit: activities/search/sample.html


Jacobs School Research & Graduate Programs Open House

Posted by Tim on October 26, 2022 in Academics, Event

Thursday, November 3rd, 4-7PM

Join us for an exclusive event for undergraduates in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences who are interested in graduate school and learning more about research opportunities.

Are you interested in:

  • Graduate School?
  • Research Opportunities?
  • Biomedical Sciences Careers?

Why attend?

  • Learn more about research opportunities, career pathways in the biomedical sciences, and graduate school options. 
  • Tour our downtown building at 955 Main St and meet current graduate students.
  • Receive free snacks and a t-shirt for all attendees!

To register, visit

Getting here
UB Stampede shuttles will be provided from South Campus. Students will be picked up from Main Circle starting at 3 pm and returned to South Campus at the end of the event.


ELP 200: Foundations of Education Policy and Leadership for Social Justice

Posted by Tim on October 26, 2022 in Academics, UB Curriculum

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy

Registration number: 23868 (3 Credit Hours)

Are you interested in educational equity, economic justice, public health, and global human rights? Do you want to learn key policy and leadership skills to help make a difference in communities, schools, and multiple levels of governance? Do you want to earn a UB minor in this content? If so, then ELP 200 is for you. This course introduces undergraduate students to what leading critical politics and policy scholars have to say about K-12 educational equity concerns, policies, and leadership practice. Students also will explore how their identity and views of leadership matter to developing policy and building inclusive social environments – in this case, schools and local communities. Course material largely pulls from the discipline of education, but the course also introduces students to engaging in interdisciplinary scholarship from disciplines such as gender studies, law, public health, and social work. Coursework provides students with opportunities to develop critical sense-making about policy and leadership in a way that empowers them to become advocates on global, national, and local issues.

Time/Location: Remote, Remote
For more information about the course: schedule?switch=showclass&semester=spring&division=UGRD&dept=ELP&regnu m=23868
For more information about the ELPE minor:
Contact: Melinda Lemke, ELP Associate Professor; ELPE Minor Program Director; Honors College Fellow,