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The Folger Shakespeare Institute Comes to Buffalo! Working Artists Lab Spring 2023

Posted by Tim on October 4, 2022 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Workshops

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

“The Folger Shakespeare Institute Comes to Buffalo!
Shakespeare and Buffalo: Questions of Race, Class, and Culture”
Fridays 2:00-4:20pm
at the UB Center for the Arts
Earn 3 credits. TH480 and TH513. No prerequisites.
Collaborate across disciplines with UB faculty, students and community partners! Get
involved with Buffalo’s leading theatre companies as a collaborator! Participate in the
creation, research, and production processes of live art leading to the upcoming national
event in Buffalo: The Folger Institute Weekend Workshop!
We invite you to complete the Spring 2023 Working Artists Lab student application to be
part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience while earning academic credit.
Course Description
This once-in-a-lifetime course presents a unique 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!

The story of “Shakespeare” in America is more than a history of books and performances. It is also a
study of politics and society—of race, class, gender, and their intersections, of “culture” in the fullest
sense of the word—all of which is deeply inflected by the real and imagined past of particular places
The class will examine the Shakespearean textual, performance, and physical scene in Buffalo from
the late 1800s to the present day and will investigate questions of race, class and culture in
Shakespeare texts in performance. Planned field work includes sessions with distinguished
members of Buffalo’s professional theatres, exploration of the archives and collections, as well as
field trips to explore artistic and historic sites in the city of Buffalo.
The work in our class will lay the foundation for our Working Arts Lab student’s special participation
in the Folger Institute Workshop on “Gilding the Guilt: The Gilded Age, Craft Production, and the
Construction of Cultural Capital” on April 27-30 here in Buffalo. This is a rare and by-invitation
opportunity is available only to those in this class!

About the Folger Shakespeare Institute and the Folger Weekend
The Folger Shakespeare Library, based on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, is the world’s largest
Shakespeare collection, the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world. The Folger
Institute is a dedicated center for collections-focused research and advanced study in the humanities
at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Through its multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural programs and
research fellowships, the Institute establishes scholarly communities, fresh research approaches, and
new teaching agendas for early modern fields. The Folger Weekend Workshop in Buffalo, “Gilding
the Guilt: The Gilded Age, Craft Production, and the Construction of Cultural Capital” will feature
distinguished scholars and artists addressing Shakespeare in relation to African-American culture,
frontiers / la frontera, and Indigenous reception and adaptation, including the archive, and
illuminating the conversations from page to stage. You can access a video describing the Folger
Weekend Workshop in detail here: The
University at Buffalo has been a member of the Folger Institute Consortium since 1992.
About the UB Arts Collaboratory and Working Artists Lab – CAS
The UB Arts Collaboratory, an initiative of the College of Arts and Sciences, brings UB and Buffalobased
artists together to spark innovation and share their work with the world. The Working Artists
Lab (WAL), led by Professor Maria S. Horne, creates a space for UB students to learn and experience
what it’s like to be out in the world as a working artist-scholar, over the course of a semester and
while earning academic credit. This course integrates academics with real-life experience,
emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration and multi-modal learning, and preparing the young
scholar-artist to enter the profession. The lab brings together UB students, faculty, and visiting artists
to develop new projects and collaborate across disciplines while engaging with the artists and
community where we live and learn. WAL hosts renowned scholars and artists, as well as luminaries
from the Buffalo community and the University at Buffalo.

Application Form
“The Folger Shakespeare Institute Comes to Buffalo!
Shakespeare and Buffalo: Questions of Race, Class, and Culture”
Instructions: Complete form and send it via email to
Upon acceptance, students will be asked to provide their student number so they can be forceregistered
into the class. To avoid disappointment, apply early. Seats are limited and we
implement rolling admissions. Application will remain open until seats are filled.
Academic Level: Fr So Ju Se Grad
Anticipated Graduation Date:
Personal Statement (brief statement indicating why you are interested in participating)


Exploring the “Hidden Curriculum” of Applying to Graduate School-Graduate School of Education: Events September 26, 27, 29, 30 and October 3

Posted by Tim on September 26, 2022 in Academics, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

As we begin a new academic year at the University at Buffalo, we are excited to connect with and learn more about the future class of Graduate School of Education studentsincluding students like you! 

Join us for one (or many) of our virtual events from September 26 to October 3 to learn more about all aspects of Graduate School you might not already know. Applying to graduate school can be daunting, so we are hosting a week on how to navigate the admissions process and life as a graduate student. Use the button below to register for one, or all of our events. 

Hidden Curriculum: Grad School 101
Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. ET
This webinar will provide you with a detailed look at the process of searching for,  applying to, and enrolling in the graduate program that is right for you

Hidden Curriculum: Helpful Tips for Letters of Recommendation
Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. ET
We’ll go behind the scenes and discuss the process of choosing the best references for you to write letters of recommendation.

Hidden Curriculum: Resume Writing for Grad School
Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. ET

This webinar will provide you with a detailed look at the process of writing a professional resume. 

Hidden Curriculum: Writing your Statement of Interest
Video recording with Live Q&A on Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. ET

View our video recording on the tips and strategies for writing your personal statement or statement of interest. Join our live Q&A session to ask any questions that were not addressed in the video.

Hidden Curriculum: Funding For Grad School
Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. ET
You are invited to join us for an Admission and Financial Aid Webinar at UB’s Graduate School of Education where we discuss ways to finance your graduate education.


Honors College Undergraduate Research Workshop September 21st and September 22nd

Posted by Tim on September 16, 2022 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

Interested in working on a research or creative project? Come learn about
undergraduate level research and creative opportunities at UB.
Mentored research or creative projects WILL EARN you Honors Experience
Credits and add to your resume and knowledge base no matter your major or
academic program. Research is for all majors.
Workshop will cover:
-How to turn your work into HONORS EXPERIENCE CREDITS
-Honors College Research and Creativity fund application overview and
-ELN Research work and conference funding application overview and
Join UB Honors and UB’s Experiential Learning Network (ELN)
on either Wednesday September 21st, 1-2pm in 128 Capen Hall or
Thursday September 22nd, 2-3pm in128 Capen Hall


Honors College / EOP Manned Study Hall

Posted by Tim on September 7, 2022 in Academics, Tutoring

Beginning this fall, the Honors College will be teaming up with EOP to have a “manned study hall” in Capen 107 every Monday and Thursday from 2:00-6:00.

Student mentors/tutors with expertise in common first year classes will be there at set times for people who would like to talk through problems, work, assignments, etc. In addition to conferring with the tutors listed below, everyone is welcome to use the study hall space as they like to collaborate with classmates or do group work, etc. 

Tutor Schedule

Mondays 2:00 – 3:30 – PSY101

Mondays 3:30 – 4:30 – ULC148 & MTH141

Mondays 4:30 – 6:00 – STA119, PSY207

Thursdays 2:00 – 3:30 – ECO181

Thursdays 3:30 – 4:30 – NTR108

Thursdays 4:30 – 6:00 – BIO200, CHE101, PGY300, PAS113

If you’re interested in becoming a tutor in the future, please reach out to Betsy Rodriguez, LCSW, Director of the Educational Opportunity Program, email:


ES 352 Sport Nutrition for Coaches Online Asynchronous

Posted by Tim on September 6, 2022 in Academics

The best technical instruction, coaching methods and conditioning regimens are beneficial only if an athlete’s body is properly fueled and able to operate at peak efficiency. This course will provide scientific-based nutrition information and nutritional advice that coaches and athletes need in order to improve and maintain optimal performance. This course presents nutritional concepts tailored for application by advanced athletics in any sport.

Prerequisites: NTR 108 or NTR 109

Please note: The catalog currently shows NTR 108 and NTR 109 as prerequisites. This is being updated. Students will only need one of those courses to register. Please contact for force registration requests.


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.


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


UB Athletics is Hiring Tutors for fall 2022

Posted by Tim on August 2, 2022 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities

Athletics Tutor

Athlete Academic Affairs in the Division of Athletics at UB is looking for Athletics 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 for specific classes.  The desired candidate will work with academically at-risk 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 help 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.


  • Mentoring and monitoring and teaching a cohort of student-athletes by:
    • Implementing college-level academic skills and learning strategies.
    • Implementing personal learning skills to re-teach or review classwork and class materials.
    • Exam review, writing preparation, skill building, class review and work.
    • Promoting and facilitating academic and personal growth to help students become independent learners.
  • 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 Staff.
  • Working in a supportive and multi-disciplinary environment.


  • All meetings must take place at the Athlete Academic Affairs Learning Center during business hours (M-Th 8am-9pm, 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 pre-determined 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 cover letter to:

            Christina Fanara

Tutor Coordinator

University at Buffalo


MED 400: Exploring Medical Research Fall 2022

Posted by Tim on August 2, 2022 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

This course is designed to provide insight into the different types of research ongoing in the Department of Medicine, taking them through the steps of T0-T4. This class will also give the students the opportunity to gain experience in presenting the work done as manuscripts and will be initiated into the grant writing process. They will also get a bird¿s eye view of the different state of the art technology utilized by the Department of Medicine. On completion, the students will be able to make knowledgeable choices as to the type of research they would like to do and the field of research that attracts them.

**This course will earn you 3 Honors experiences credits under the research category.**

Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00am to 12:20pm
111 Wende Hall (South Campus)
Professor Jessy Alexander
Registration #: 20641

Summer Fulbright Workshops August 16-18, 2022

Posted by Tim on August 2, 2022 in Academics, Community Announcements, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Fulbright Application Development Workshops 
These workshops for rising seniors and graduate students provide information about the Fulbright student grant, including country selection, affiliates and how to develop a strong proposal. 

All workshops are virtual. If you are unable to attend you can still register and you will be given access to recordings.
Workshops: August 16–18, 2022 Tuesday, August 16 from 12-1 p.m. – Fulbright Basics Wednesday, August 17 from 12-1 p.m. – Preparing an Application for the Study/Research Grant Thursday, August 18 from 12-1 p.m. – Preparing an Application for the English Teaching Assistant Grant
Register for the Fulbright Application Development Workshops

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

What: Go abroad on a fully funded study/research project or English teaching assistant program.

Who: Graduating seniors, recent alumni, or graduate students. Only U.S. citizens are eligible.

Deadline: September.Learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program