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Athletics is looking to hire tutors

Posted by Tim on August 28, 2023 in Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities, Tutoring

Athletics Tutor
Athlete Academic Affairs in the Division of Athletics at UB is looking for tutor candidates who are completing an
undergraduate, master’s degree or pursuing a doctorate degree to assist in academic achievement, skill enrichment,
and learning strategies with student-athletes. The desired candidate will work with student-athletes, who might be
first-year students (freshmen/transfer), are struggling learners, have a diagnosed disability, are International, or are
high performing students that are looking for extra support in a class.
● This position will assist student athletes with a specific class that they may be struggling with, confused
on subject matter or need extra assistance to obtain a higher grade.
● Tutoring student-athletes by:
o Implementing college-level academic skills and learning strategies.
o Implementing personal learning skills to re-teach or review classwork and class materials.
o Exam/quiz preparation and review.
o Promoting and facilitating academic and personal growth to help students become independent
● Documenting on-going student performance and meeting summaries with up-to-date record keeping
through Navigate (UB’s student success portal).
● Building and maintaining thoughtful and professional communication with the Athlete Academic Affairs
● Ability to work in a diverse and welcoming environment.
● All meetings must take place at the Athlete Academic Affairs Learning Center during business hours
(M-Th 8:30am-8pm, F 8am-4pm, and Sundays 12-6pm).
● The nature of this position is very flexible for both you and your student caseload, however, meeting
days and times should remain consistent throughout the semester.
● Given that you will be meeting with student-athletes anywhere from 1-3 times each week (based on
predetermined need), the meetings should be spread out throughout the week to ensure academic task
completion. For example, meeting with a student 1 hour each day on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
throughout the semester.
**Ideally looking for candidates that can work 7-15 hours/week across multiple days.
If interested, please email resume and courses you feel confident tutoring to:
Amari Williams (he/him/his)
Tutor Coordinator
University at Buffalo


Syllabus reading Nights August 29 and September 6

Posted by Tim on August 28, 2023 in Academics, Event, Workshops

Syllabus Reading Nights

Where: Blake Center (in Ellicott)
When: Tuesday, August 29 6:00pm to 8:00pm AND Wednesday, September 6 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Bring your syllabi and we will help you plan your semester.

FREEBIES: Planners while they last, pens, bookmarks, stickers, snacks

Sponsored by the Office of Academic Integrity


Intercultural Diversity Center Welcome Back BBQ August 27, 2023

Posted by Tim on August 21, 2023 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

Welcome Back BBQ  

Date: 08/27/2023 | Time: 4:00-8:00 pm| Location: Student Union Courtyard 

Description: We’re having a cookout! This is a great opportunity to meet other BIPOC Bulls, connect with faculty and staff, and discover cultural clubs on campus. Join us as we kick off the fall semester with lots of food, music, and fun!Co-sponsored by: Office of Inclusive Excellence 


Get Seeded! Applications now open!

Posted by Tim on August 21, 2023 in Community Announcements, Scholarship Opportunities

Get Seeded
Applications are open!
Ready to turn your passion for sustainability into action? Join the “Pitch for a Purpose”
environmental sustainability design challenge and be a part of shaping a greener future.  Whether
you’re a seasoned innovator or new to the game, this is your opportunity to drive positive change
through creative solutions. 
Sign up here!

Pitch for a Purpose Design Challenge Deadline September 12

Posted by Tim on August 21, 2023 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

Through a high-impact competition experience, student teams from the University at Buffalo will respond to an Environmental Sustainability design challenge. This design challenge will inspire student productivity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, while affording the opportunity for students to work in diverse, collaborative teams. Teams with tangible examples of their product or service will be given resources ($1000) to help advance to the final stage of the competition and compete for a grand prize of $3000 for the winning team.   Further details are located on the sign-up page for the competition. Students wishing to register for this competition should complete the following link by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, September 12th
Sign up TODAY!

Intercultural Diversity Center Welcome Back BBQ Sunday, August 27, 2023

Posted by Tim on August 17, 2023 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief


2023-2024 Honors College Ambassador Application NOW OPEN Deadline to apply is August 30th

Posted by Tim on August 15, 2023 in Honors Program Announcements

Thank you for your interest in the Honors Student Ambassador Program!  Please be sure to look over all the information carefully.

Who We Are

The Honors Student Ambassadors is comprised of a dynamic group of undergraduates who will help recruit prospective students to UB and the Honors College.  The Ambassadors will promote the following goal: To provide every prospective Honors student with an opportunity to connect with a current Honors student and learn about the Honors College experience.

What That Means

As an Honors Student Ambassador, you will assist UB and Honors in a very important way.  Ambassadors are students, and as such will have a different perspective than that of a staff member.  You can provide families with an important perspective on what life is like here at UB and in Honors.  As an Ambassador, you will participate in the following activities:

  • Conduct campus tours with prospective students and their families (minimum of 4 during the 2023-2024 academic year– you might be asked to do a tour for the Office of Admissions if needed)
  • Assist with events such as UB 360 Open House, Accepted Student Days and Presidential Scholarship Interviews.
  • Be willing to help with other opportunities that might arise – speaking on a panel of current students, meeting with school counselors, emailing prospective students.

Why Become an Honors Student Ambassador?

  • Become part of a cohesive group of students who are united by the fact that they are representing UB and Honors. 
  • Build your resume – being an Honors Student Ambassador will help you demonstrate that you have excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team setting.  You will also be able to show employers or graduate schools that you were a student leader on campus.  You will gain experience with public speaking and strengthen your ability to think quickly, and confidently.  The qualities you nurture as an Honors Student Ambassador will help you excel in school and make you a competitive force in whatever career you choose to pursue after your time at UB.
  • You will be able to give back to UB and Honors and help prospective students with an important decision of college choice.  You will have fun, develop connections, meet great people and help others just by being yourself, and loving UB and Honors.
  • Receive a $100 stipend
  • Receive awesome UB/Honors apparel that you will wear when conducting tours and representing UB

Okay, sounds good to me!  What do I do now?

Membership in the Honors Student Ambassador Program is competitive.  We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated students who love UB and Honors, and want to share that excitement with prospective students.  Involvement in other activities is not as important as showing us that your personality will make a lasting, positive impression on students and parents who are considering making a big choice – the choice to join our UB community for one of the most important academic and personal experiences of their lives.  To be eligible you must:

  • Fill out the attached application and email it to Tim Matthews by Wednesday, August 30th at 4:30pm 
  • Be in good standing with the Honors College
  • An Honors Scholar who has completed at least one full semester at UB
  • Be available to conduct at least two campus tours each semester, help us during UB Open Houses, Accepted Student Days, assist with the Honors College Presidential Scholarship interviews, virtual events and other recruitment opportunities.  The time commitment is small during the course of the academic year but very important – we need responsible students we can depend on!
  • Have a sincere desire to represent and promote UB in an enthusiastic manner, and have a strong sense of pride in the University
  • Have the ability to work well with others, adapt to sometimes difficult situations and possess effective communication skills

After review of applications, you may be contacted for an in-person interview.  If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me at  We look forward to reviewing your application!


Fall 2023 Buffalo Film Seminars/Great Directors Schedule

Posted by Tim on August 3, 2023 in Community Announcements, Workshops

Fall 2023 (Series 48) Buffalo Film Seminars/Great Directors (ENG381-JAX) Schedule

Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian

—Zoom link for the Tuesday 7:00PM discussions:

—Vimeo intros to the films (sent to the mailing list and posted online Saturday before discussion dates), and all other Vimeo intros and Zoom discussions since March 2020 (the newest postings at the top, oldest at the bottom): 


All films listed here, except Nostalghia are currently available on Amazon Prime, a few free with membership, the others for an additional $2-$5  (Nostalghia is available on YouTube and Apple TV for $3.99 rental.)  Many are available on other streaming services—Criterion, Google Play, Max, Apple TV, Max, etc.. You can check that at  All films in the Fall 2023 series, except Vampyr, are available free to anyone with a UB email account through UB Libraries’ film portals (the urls are listed below). Many public and university libraries provide their card-holders free streaming access to films in the Swank and Kanopy catalogs.

Films and Zoom Discussion Dates: 

Aug 29    1925 Charlie Chaplin The Gold Rush

Sep 5      1931 Carl Theodor Dreyer Vampyr

Sept 12   1933 Mervyn LeRoy Golddiggers of 1933

Sept 19   1939 Ernst Lubitsch Ninotchka

Sep 26    1948 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger The Red Shoes

Oct 3      1954  Akia Kurosawa Seven Samurai

Oct 17    1959 Billy Wilder Some Like it Hot

Oct 24    1964 Stanley Kubrick Dr. Strangelove

Oct 31    1975 John Huston The Man Who Would be King

Nov 7     1983 Andrei Tarkovsky Nostalghia

Nov 14   2000 Wong Kar Wei In the Mood for Love

Nov 21   2002 Pedro Almodóvar Talk to Her

Nov 28   2002 Spike Lee The 25th Hour

Dec 5     2013 Baz Luhrman The Great Gatsby


Experiential Learning Network Student Project Opportunities

Posted by Tim on August 2, 2023 in Honors Experiences, Networking, New Programs, Workshops

 Applications Now Open!
All SUNY Students Welcome
Are you ready to make a world of difference this fall?
The UB Experiential Learning Network is seeking SUNY students to participate in virtual project challenges addressing sustainability and development around the world.
Browse Project Challenges and Partners

Express Your Interest

**This opportunity is supported through a recent IITG Grant that invites SUNY students and faculty to engage in SDG Project Challenges. Students may connect projects with their own programs and departments or work independently with support of identified mentors and ELN staff. We are also seeking interested faculty to serve as mentors, recommend partners, and/or integrate projects into courses or programs of study. Contact to discuss your interest or questions.

Intercultural Diversity Center Welcome Weekend and Fall Events

Posted by Tim on August 2, 2023 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief, Workshops

Welcome Weekend 

Welcome Back BBQ  

Date: 08/27/2023 | Time: 4:00-8:00 pm| Location: SU Courtyard 

Description: We’re having a cookout! This is a great opportunity to meet other BIPOC Bulls, connect with faculty and staff, and discover cultural clubs on campus. Join us as we kick off the fall semester with lots of food, music, and fun!Co-sponsored by: Office of Inclusive Excellence 

Interested in tabling at this event? Use this link to sign up.  

LGBTQ+ Ice-cream Social  

Date: 08/28/2023| Time: 1:00-3:00 pm | Location: SU 235 + 240 

Description: Did someone say ice-cream! Join us in the IDC for a chance to connect with students, staff, and faculty who are committed to providing an inclusive and safe space for students on campus. 

If you’re interested in volunteering for either the Welcome Back BBQ or LGBTQ+ Ice Cream Social please reach out to IDC Assistant Director for Programming, Taje Jenkins-Jones. We will share additional info leading to each event.  

IDC Fall Offerings 

Hispanic Heritage Month 

Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15th through October 15th by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx communities whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, as well as Central and South America.  

The IDC is inviting clubs, organizations, and departments to post events and activities on our centralized HHM calendar and webpage. To submit an event for HHM at UB, you may use the following event form. Also, feel free to tell us about events that you are aware of taking place in the community. 

Additional IDC Offerings 

  • Tough Topics (a weekly forum to discuss difficult and controversial issues) – Tuesdays, 3:00pm to 3:30pm, Student Union 240
  • BIPOC Graduate Student Happy Hour – 9/15/23, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Student Union 240 
  •  #UBFirstGen Celebration – 11/08/23, 11:00am – 2:00pm, Student Union Lobby 

For additional information regarding IDC program offerings, please visit our UBlinked page

If you have any questions, please reach out to the IDC at