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November Social Change Saturday

Posted by Tim on October 21, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Program Announcements, Volunteers Needed

Social Change Saturdays provides opportunities each semester for you to volunteer in Buffalo and Western New York at a variety of locations throughout the community.

You can volunteer for just one Social Change Saturday, or for as many as you want.

Location: Student Union LobbyDate and Time: 
Sat., Nov. 6 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

School of Management Graduate Programs Information Sessions November 2 (Zoom) November 4 in-person

Posted by Tim on October 21, 2021 in Academics, Community Announcements, Graduate School Programs, Workshops

If you’re considering grad school or beginning your journey to applying to programs and wonder if the UB School of Management is a good fit for you and your career goals, this is your opportunity to learn more.

Join us on Tuesday, November 2 at 12:00pm on zoom or Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 3:00pm in-person in 106D Capen Hall (Honors Meeting Room). Please RSVP to Tim Matthews at with the date you are interested in attending by Monday, November 1, 2021.

Aaron Shaw, Assistant Director of Recruitment, MBA and MS Programs, will walk you through the ins and outs of each program. He will provide an overview of the admissions criteria as well as advice and guidance on:

  • critical dates
  • application requirements and components
  • what the admissions committee is looking for

This virtual event begins with a presentation and ends with an extensive Q&A covering topics such as test scores, work history, and much more.


UB’s LaunchPad Presents: how to Start & Scale a Consulting Business Wednesdays through December 1

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

How to Start & Scale a Consulting Business

Facilitated by Terry Rice, UB Alumnus and Entrepreneur Magazine Business Development Expert-in-Residence

Virtual – Wednesdays, 3-4:30 p.m. EST starting October 27th through December 1st

Register to participate:

Starting your own consulting business can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be confusing. 

  • Clarity: We’ll nail down the services you offer, how much to charge, who you offer them to, and why you’re their obvious choice 
  • Process: Focus on doing what you love by implementing routines, apps and services to streamline your business process 
  • Branding & Marketing: You’ll learn how to position yourself, provide value to your audience and perform “passive prospecting” through in-person events & podcasts 
  • Pitching & Proposals: I’ll supply you with training and templates to make this part simple, pain-free and predictable 
  • Fulfillment: From onboarding to relationship management, I’ll teach you how to deliver on the promises you made to your client, and yourself. 

You’ll walk away with a brand and business that will provide you with the lifestyle, time and financial freedom that comes from designing your career on your own terms.


Pumpkin, Painting and Movie Night October 23

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

Join the Leadership House Event of plastic pumpkin painting, donut eating, and movie watching!

Apple cider, apple slices with caramel, and pumpkin spice donuts provided!
Location: The Cave in Lehman Hall Date and Time:  Sat., Oct. 23 from 1 – 3 p.m.

UB Kind Presents: The Hunger Banquet October 20

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Join this interactive activity in which participants will experience different levels of hunger and learn about the statistics regarding worldwide hunger. 

Participants will walk away having a greater understanding of food shortage issues and what they can do to help raise awareness of this global problem. 

Perks: There will be free food at this event!

RSVP HERE for this FREE event!

Student Union Room 210
Wednesday, October 20 5:30-6:30pm

Global Film Series: What Disney (and the Rest of Us) Can Learn from the Earliest Surviving Mulan Film October 21

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

October 21, 4PM   

Prof. Christopher Rea, University of British Columbia, Department of Asian Studies   

Lecture: “What Disney (and the Rest of Us) Can Learn from the Earliest Surviving Mulan Film”   

Film to preview: Hua Mu Lan (Mulan Joins the Army, 木蘭從軍, 1939), directed by Richard Poh (Bu Wancang) 

    Recommended film: Mulan (2020), directed by Niki Caro  

To register please contact the Confucius Institute 

About the speaker:  

Christopher Rea is Professor of Asian Studies and former Director of the Centre for Chinese Research at the University of British Columbia. His latest book, Chinese Film Classics, 1922-1949 (Columbia, 2021), discusses fourteen cinematic masterpieces.  In addition to the book, Rea created a series of online film resources, including and the YouTube channel Modern Chinese Cultural Studies, which features 25+ subtitled films and an online course on Chinese film history. His other books include the Levenson Prize-winning The Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China (California, 2015), The Book of Swindles: Selections from a Late Ming Collection (co-translated with Bruce Rusk; Columbia, 2017), and Where Research Begins (co-authored with Tom Mullaney; Chicago, 2022).   

Abstract:  Critics gave Disney’s Mulan (2020) mixed reviews, but they didn’t burn it in the streets. That was the fate of not one, but two prints of the live-action Hua Mu Lan (1939) in wartime Chungking. Released during war against Japan, the film’s resistance allegory failed to mollify viewers who considered the filmmakers to be collaborationist traitors. Yet despite the controversy, the Mandarin-language film became a box-office hit across war-torn Asia, and was soon competing in theaters against a Cantonese remake.   

This talk discusses the history, aesthetics, and politics of Hua Mu Lan, the earliest-known surviving Mulan film. Christopher Rea argues that the film’s charismatic star and its mix of genre elements, such as comedy, singing, and romance, won over audiences and censors alike. Hua Mu Lan’s reception is a story of artistic talent, political savvy, and producer resourcefulness re-packaging a legend to suit desperate times. Rea will further explore how heritage figures like Mulan are repurposed to suit present commercial and societal/ideological needs, from recent Disney iterations back a century to the 1920s, when the woman warrior was played by both China’s most famous female impersonator (a man playing a woman playing a man), and its first licensed aviatrix.

Global film series to focus on Chinese-language cinema – UB Now: News and views for UB faculty and staff – University at Buffalo Chinese-language cinema will be the focus of an upcoming series of virtual lectures and films co-sponsored by the Center for Global Film in the Department of English and the Confucius Institute. The series will kick off at 4 p.m. Oct. 21 with a Zoom lecture by Christopher Rea, professor of modern …

Chinese, Spanish, French and Italian Proficiency Exam Information

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2021 in Academics, Community Announcements

We would appreciate it if you can remind students that those interested in studying Chinese, French, Italian and/or Spanish at UB for the first time must take the Avant PLACE exam before they can register in the courses.   

For more information and for registration, please visit: 


French, Italian, Spanish:

Brief overview:

The exam is intended for students who:

·         studied Chinese, French, Italian or Spanish in a classroom, or other formal setting,

·         used Chinese, French, Italian, Kreyol, or Spanish at home

·         lived in a place where Chinese, French, Italian, Kreyol, or Spanish was widely spoken

           have transferred courses that were articulated as NOC or 999

The exam is not intended for students who:

·         have never studied the language they plan to take at UB ( these students will start with 101),

·         have transferred college coursework or alternative exam credit that has been articulated to a UB course/s (see TAURUS for articulations, these students will           continue with the next level up in proficiency),

·         are repeating a course to improve their grade

          have already completed language courses at UB 

When to take the test?   Before the student’s registration window for the semester in which they plan to take the course.  Students should register and take the test soon thereafter in one seating.   

When will the students know their placement? The test takes 3-7 busines days to be corrected.  Once we receive the results, we upload them into HUB and the students will receive an email with their results to their UB email account (not on weekends).  

Results may be delayed in posting if students do not follow the instructions, in particular,  they must only use their correct UB Person Number as log on and UB Email for communicating results.

Where can students and/or advisors see the results?  The results can be seen in HUB (Admissions Tab together with all other test results) and in Navigate once the results are uploaded into HUB.

Can they repeat the test?  No

Please note:  1) the test is for active UB students only, 2) the test is not a proficiency test, 3) the test does not grant any college level credits.


LGBTQ FSA Brown Bag Conversation with Black Love Resists in the Rust and Buffalo’s Chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice October 20

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 1:00-2:30pm | Register on Zoom

Gather with members of the LGBTQ FSA on Zoom for a panel conversation with guests from two local organizations about accountability partnership towards abolition and the movement for multiracial justice.

  • Josie Diebold MSW ’18, PhD Candidate, School of Social Work
  • Erin Heaney, National Director, Showing Up for Racial Justice
  • Natalia Marte JD ’20, Advisory Board Chair, Black Love Resists in the Rust
  • Athena Matua, Professor, School of Law

About BLRR and SURJ:

Black Love Resists in the Rust (BLRR) is a member-led, abolitionist organization of Black folks and POC that believes – through leadership development, a shared politic, and community organizing – we will build safe and flourishing communities that resist the ills of white supremacist, cis-heteropatriarchal, capitalism; including policing.

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a national network organizing white people against white supremacy. At SURJ, we’re working towards a world where every community has what they need to not just survive, but to thrive. We believe we get there by working together and following the leadership of communities that directly experience racism and economic injustices. And we believe white people have an important role to play. The local SURJ chapter is SURJ Buffalo.

The Brown Bag Conversation series are casual opportunities to learn and engage, open to members of the UB community. This specific event is also open to the public and is in collaboration with the Professional Staff Senate Inclusion and Diversity Committee, Office of Inclusive Excellence, and Minority Faculty and Staff Association.


Community Day 2021

Posted by Tim on September 30, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Program Announcements, Volunteering

Join Student Engagement, Community Relations and the entire campus community for this longstanding service tradition! 


We will be partnering with organizations all over Buffalo to volunteer on various projects that will better our shared community.

Registration closes October 11, 2021


Upcoming Events: Week 5 at UB!

Posted by Tim on September 23, 2021 in Alumni, Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Honors Program Announcements, Information Session, Workshops

Family Weekend 2021

Learn more about this year’s Homecoming & Family Weekend events! Invite your families to participate and join us the weekend of October 1 for events such as Family Night Trivia, Family Weekend Social and more!

Registration in advance is required for each event. Find event information and registration details here.

Alternative Break Info Session

Learn more about Alternative Break trips and travel locations through our final online information session! We are excited to offer trips focusing on social justice issues during the 2021-22 academic calendar, including: Civic Engagement Environmental Justice Poverty Alleviation Refugee Resettlement Alternative Break programs let you volunteer, perform community service and have unique learning opportunities during your winter or spring break. You’ll learn about your role as a global citizen, make new friends and connections, and discover how you can become an agent of change.
 Join Event Online via Zoom
Date and Time: 
Wed., Sept. 29 from 1 – 2 p.m.

Workshop: Public Speaking

This workshop will give you the tools you need to overcome your fears of presenting in front of large groups. Some of the topics we will discuss include non-verbal communication, confidence, presentation styles, and even what to do when you are stumped. Be afraid of the spot light no longer.

Register in advance for this meeting here

Online Location: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
210 Student Union
Date and Time: 
Thurs., Sept. 23 from 12 – 1 p.m

UB Kind: Jarring Honey with UB Bees

Join Student Engagement for an on-campus service activity to jar UB Bees honey to be donated and distributed through Blue Table.UB Bees is an on-campus organization working to educate the UB and WNY communities about the benefits of having bees in our ecosystems. Find out more information about how to get involved from this website.Blue Table is an on-campus food pantry open to any individual with a UB ID. The pantry is located on the second floor of the student union. Find out more information about how to get involved here
145 A Student Union
Date and Time: 
Wed., Sept. 29 from 3 – 5 p.m.

Here to Career Student Employee of the Month Nominations

Do you know a student employee that deserves special recognition? Nominate a friend, co-worker, or yourself for the Here to Career Student Employee of the Month Award. To nominate someone:*RSVP to this event on UB Linked*Answer the questions*Click Submit
Date and Time:
Thurs., Sept. 30 – by 11:30 p.m

Winners will be notified at the end of each month and announced at the beginning of the next month.

Community Day 2021

Join Student Engagement, Community Relations and the entire campus community for this longstanding service tradition! 

 We will be partnering with organizations all over Buffalo to volunteer on various projects that will better our shared community.

Registration closes October 11, 2021