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Communities: Trust,” Sept. 22–24!">Attend this year’s Buffalo Humanities Festival, “Communities: Trust,” Sept. 22–24!

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2023 in Buffalo Bits, Event, Student experience

The Buffalo Humanities Festival is back in full force, from Friday, Sept. 22nd through Sunday the 24th. Founded in 2014, the BHF is Buffalo’s festival of ideas, a chance to come together to think, learn, and discuss! This year’s theme for the festival is “Communities: Trust.”

Honors College students may particularly want to attend Professor Camilo Trumper’s conversation with Professor Roy Bakos, “Breaking Bread: Bridging Divides with Culture, Conversation, and Comfort Food,” Professor Rinaldo Walcott’s talk on “Black Studies, the University, and the Future of Democratic Life,” or a panel on “Communities of Care: Environments and Incarceration” including UB PhD Jesse Miller, who now directs the Bard Prison Initiative. 

This year the festival will be offering free shuttles from the CFA to all events for those who register at (where you can also find more information about the full 3 day program).

The detailed schedule can be found via this link, but highlights include:

  • Friday evening (9/22, 6pm) – FREE: Central Public Library, FREE parking with early registration

Artist Candy Chang will talk about the power of art to create restorative change in communities. Described by The Atlantic as “one of the most creative community projects ever,” several of her “Before I Die…” interactive community boards will be installed at locations throughout Buffalo this week, including the entryway of the CFA. More about her project:

  • Saturday (9/23, 11am-5pm) – FREE/Donations encouraged: the Festival Proper at Buffalo State’s Rockwell Hall (1300 Elmwood). A full day of presentations and panels from local faculty, artists, and community activists, exploring topics on comfort food, indigenous languages, ecological loneliness, Black Studies in the university, human-animal bonds, prisons, policing, and renewable energy while keeping an eye on local landscapes from Love Canal to the waterfront. There will also be live music, short films, food trucks, and art activities!
  • Sunday (9/24, 2pm), D’Youville Kavinoky Theatre. A special Buffalo Humanities Festival matinee performance of “What the Constitution Means to Me” starring UB colleague Lindsay Brandon Hunter with post-performance conversation featuring Brian E. Herrera (Princeton) and Ariel Nereson (UB Theatre & Dance)! Tickets (discounted to $25) for sale directly from the theatre. Register for the free shuttle from CFA to Kavinoky Theater. 

If you have any questions, refer to the Buffalo Humanities website here.


Honors College Photo Library

Posted by Tim on April 3, 2023 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Buffalo Bits, Career Oportunities, Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Fellowships, Graduate Assistant, Graduate School Programs, Honors College Scholarships, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Honors Seminars, Honors Student Council, Information Session, Job Opportunity, Networking, New Programs, Paid Student Experience, Podcast, Registration and Seminar Information, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Student Assistant, Student Clubs, Student experience, Student Housing, Student Job Opportunities, Study Abroad, Summer Courses, Summer Research, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring, Uncategorized, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed, Winter Session, Work Study Opportunity, Workshops

Do you want to be more involved with the Honors College? Do you want to be featured on the Honors College Instagram? Upload photos to our NEW Honors College Photo Library! We want to see all the amazing things our Honors Scholars are up to!

Click the link to upload your photos and be featured on our social media platforms:


Buffalo Startup Week 2022

Posted by Tim on November 10, 2022 in Buffalo Bits, Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Event, Networking

November 14-18, 2022
Seneca One

Buffalo Startup Week is a thought-provoking slate of programming powered by Bootsector to celebrate the diverse array of entrepreneurship flourishing in WNY. The week provides a wide range of experiences to educate, inspire, and connect Buffalo’s community of dreamers, doers, and makers with the community at large.

For one week, Buffalo businesses, entrepreneurs, and community members gather together in-person to learn, share, and celebrate WNY’s thriving innovation economy!

Get your free ticket at


Javier Ávila One-Man Show

Posted by Tim on October 7, 2022 in Buffalo Bits, Event

Prof. Javier Ávila will be visiting UB for a presentation on Tuesday, October 11, at 6 pm in the Center for the Arts screening room. This activity is part of our celebration of the commemorative month of Latinx Heritage. His presentation will provide a perspective of American Latinos, their struggles with misconceptions on their identity and place in the world, reflecting on the value of diversity – all in a blend of comedy and poetry.

To register, visit

There will also be a student-only session in the Student Union (room 330) at 3pm (no registration required).


Plant Trees with The Tool Library November 13

Posted by Tim on November 1, 2021 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Plant Trees. Build Community.

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is Saturday, November 13th! ? Calling all ents, loraxes, and lovers of trees – We’ve got 100 trees to plant and we need your help!

Join your friends, family & neighbors as we plant in Dewey Park in Buffalo’s Masten District on Saturday, November 13th starting at 9AM. 

Tools, training & light refreshments will be provided. Wear boots and your finest tree planting attire! 

WHAT: Dewey Park Tree Planting
WHEN: Saturday, November 13th at 9am
WHERE: Dewey Park – 494 Kensington Avenue (street parking is available although we highly recommend carpooling!)
WHY: Trees have innumerable benefits, including improved air quality, water conservation, energy savings, reduced stress and improved mental health just to name a few 



UB Trippin’ to the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA

Posted by Tim on March 6, 2021 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Networking, Stress Relief

March 27 – 1 – 5 p.m.This UB Trippin’ event, sponsored by the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, takes students to the Fashion Outlets in Niagara Falls, New York for a day full of shopping and friendship. 

Students will be required to adhere to the UB COVID-19 guidelines and wear a mask and socially distance as required by the university. Check in will begin in the Student Union lobby at 11:30 a.m. Stampedes will depart from the Student Union at 12:00 p.m. and students can return to the buses to depart for campus between 4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. in order to return to the Student Union by 5:00 p.m.

Register on UBLinked

Volunteer for the University Heights Tool Library “Mulchmania” August 29

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2020 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

You would be working under direction, alone or in a “family” pod. The safety protocols are attached.  Bring your own masks, garden gloves if you have them, and bottled water (but there will be no bathrooms en route); we supply the tools and all other necessary materials.

Register for the event at which will also ensure that you get updates and more detailed instructions.

The Tool Library has been safely opened for limited service since May 1st. It has always organized spring, summer, and fall Service Days in the University District, powered by neighborhood and student volunteers. I’m a Tool Library Board member, and will be co-captaining this particular event with fellow Board member, Marty Seeger (the muscle!).

We could use about 20-25 additional volunteers for the morning, and I thought it might be good, dirty, fun for you and/or some people of your acquaintance. (Feel free to forward this post.)


Job Opportunity – Primary Hall Preparatory Charter School

Posted by Tim on May 4, 2020 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Job Opportunity, Volunteering

This message is on behalf of Arielle Peterson, Executive Director of Primary Hall Preparatory Charter School, a K-5 school for the East Side of Buffalo. They are working diligently to bring a quality school option to the community and operate with the belief that developing and retaining excellent teachers is critical to the work.

They are looking for driven, passionate individuals who are ready to stand in front of students each day and teach for lifelong impact.

If you know of anyone who fits this bill please send their information to You can also submit candidates using the following link. Open positions can be found To hear a message from the ED please use this link. If you would like to contribute in other ways please reach out to Director of Operations, Ariel Flaggs, all are welcome! 


Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day: Life Below Water Volunteer Opportunity

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2020 in Buffalo Bits, Event, Sustainability, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

UB Sustainability and the UB Great Lakes Program is assembling a working group of students to help create a game that explains water pollution and the WNY Watershed to local school students. It is based off of a curriculum developed in Cleveland and adapted for Erie PA. This informal working group of students would help us by:

1.  Drafting 40 facts that pertain to Buffalo’s watershed (based on the past 50 years)

2.  Launching and leading the game at UB’s STEP program with 12-20 middle school students on April 3rd from 4-5pm on South Campus

Your time commitment would be about 5 hours of work. The facts for the board game can be created through a shared document online, and then we’d just need volunteers to administer the game in April.
We are planning on launching a kickoff meeting next Wednesday, February 26th from 11-12pm in 101 Statler to explain the scope of the project. We can create a web meeting as well for people that cannot attend in person.
If you’re interested in volunteering, please RSVP here.


University District Spring 2020 Service Calendar

Posted by Tim on February 14, 2020 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Volunteering

Click here to sign up!