University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
11/09/20

GloBull Gallery Photo Exhibition Voting Now Open

Posted by Tim on November 9, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions

GloBULL Gallery: Photo Exhibition

Voting Period: TODAY – Friday, 11/20 at 8AM EST via Google Form

Facebook Photo Gallery

You are invited to view our annual GloBULL Gallery: Photo Exhibition via UB Study Abroad Programs’ Facebook page, clicking on the Facebook Photo Gallery or the image above! UB students who studied abroad (outside the US) have submitted photos and testimonials to share their meaningful study abroad experiences with you.

Virtual attendees (students, faculty, staff, campus partners, etc.) of the GloBULL Gallery: Photo Exhibition will be able to vote for their favorite photo via the Google Form linked above. Voting will be open throughout IEW—TODAY through Friday, 11/20 at 8AM EST. Prizes will be awarded to the People’s Choice winners! We hope you will view our virtual gallery to see our world through our students’ global lens.

Monday
11/09/20

CfP: Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia, University at Buffalo, February 26-27, 2021

Posted by Tim on November 9, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

2021 Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia

Isolation and its Discontents
February 26th and 27th, 2021
University at Buffalo, SUNY


We present the third annual Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia by reflecting upon the rich history of South Asia and its connection to present-day conditions. We invite papers on the theme of “Isolation,” where isolation may be interpreted broadly, whether in its social, political, or environmental sense. To a lot of us today, isolation on a global scale would seem like a novel phenomenon. But both in its metaphorical and literal manifestations, isolation has throughout history been a marker of something tempestuous and has provoked resistance. The conference will feature a keynote lecture from Aniruddha Dutta, Associate Professor in the departments of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies and Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Iowa.

Undergraduate participants from all disciplines, working on any topic relating to the region, are welcome to submit proposals. Possible topics of discussion include:

  • Socio-political forms of isolation, including separation and seclusion
  • Physical isolation
  • Surveillance
  • Efforts to isolate certain “master categories” (caste, race, gender, nationality) out of the messy reality of humanity
  • Myths of environmental isolation
  • Atavistic claims, be they nationalist, religious, linguistic, or otherwise
  • Isolation and diaspora

While this list of suggestions is by no means exhaustive, we encourage papers that address less commonly researched sociopolitical issues, communities, or theories. We hope to organize panels around presentations addressing similar issues that draw from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including the social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, management, humanities, fine arts, and others. 

Please click http://bit.ly/rustgisubmissions2021 to submit proposals.

Format
The conference will be held online on Friday, February 26th, and Saturday, February 27th, 2021. Students presenters should plan for 15-minute presentations. Each panel will include 30 minutes for discussion.

Deadline
Proposals, including 250-word abstracts and the contact information of a faculty supervisor, must be submitted via the online submissions portal (http://bit.ly/rustgisubmissions2021) by January 1st, 2021.

When submitting abstracts, applicants must affirm that they will be enrolled as undergraduate students at the time of the conference. Those in graduate programs or not currently enrolled in an undergraduate program will not be permitted to present. The organizers reserve the right to confirm student status with their advisor and home institution.

Inquiries
Please contact rustgiconference@buffalo.edu for more information about the conference. 

To view past conference programs, please visit http://bit.ly/rustgi2018 or http://bit.ly/rustgiprogram2019


The third annual Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia is made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Vinod Rustgi and his family.

Tuesday
11/03/20

UB School of Social Work Offering Racial Justice Themed Courses Spring 2021

Posted by Tim on November 3, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements

The University at Buffalo School of Social Work’s curriculum offers a wide variety of courses with different themes. In light of the current social climate in support of Black Lives Matter and other social justice movements, we wish to highlight courses that have a significant racial equity/justice focus in the course description. These courses help students improve understanding of structural racism, anti-racist practice strategies and diversity.  In Spring 2021, the courses that emphasize racial equity/justice include both undergraduate and graduate options. Undergraduate options: SW140: Power to the People: Intro to Organizing & Advocacy Strategies SW150: Social Media in Social Change SW230: Theories & Policies of Community Organizing SW245: Global Child Advocacy Issues SW401: Black Masculinities Graduate options: Electives: SW554: Motivational Interviewing SW556: Forensic Social Work SW559: Trauma Theory and Treatment SW587: Addiction and the Family SW589: Working with Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse SW591: Spirituality in Social Work SW597: Play Therapy SW598: Behavior Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence SW599: Public School Social Work SW708: Responding to Disasters with Social Work Interventions SW710: Loss and Grief across the Life Discourse SW714: International Social Work SW720: Introduction to Issues in Veteran and Military Family Care SW722: Restorative Justice Certificate Training (2 credits) SW973: Social Work in Medical Settings (1 credit) SW990: Black Masculinities 
Monday
10/26/20

Domestic Violence Month Event: Being NoBull October 28

Posted by Tim on October 26, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Wednesday, 10/28:Being NOBULL. 3-4:30p.m. Live your values! This workshop focuses on aligning your values with your actions to become an empowered, effective bystander. This workshop reviews the steps of bystander intervention and help participants identify their bystander style and explores how we can intervene in situations we have or may face. Together we will be identifying problem behaviors, deciding when and how to intervene, and working through scenarios to practice getting involved in a safe environment. Register on UBLinked at:https://buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6210743.
Monday
10/26/20

Domestic Violence Month Event: Human Trafficking Happens Here October 27

Posted by Tim on October 26, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Human Trafficking Happens Here. Tuesday, October 27, 2-4p.m. Join experts Emma Buckthal (Erie County Volunteer Lawyers Project), Ahlea Howard (International Institute of Buffalo), Judge Martoche (Human Trafficking Intervention Hub Court), Theresa Nietzel (Erie County Sheriff’s Office), and Alicia Tabliago (Human Trafficking Intervention Hub Court) in discussing the reality of human trafficking in WNY, increased risk factors caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, red flags to watch for with our students and community, and how to access help. Participants will receive access to resources on UB Box. Sponsored by UB’s Violence Prevention Team. Register in advance for this meeting: https://buffalo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsfumoqzoqHtJq20STducaaf-FNw-vqOX5.

Monday
10/26/20

UB School of Management Diverse Leaders Virtual Happy Hour October 29

Posted by Tim on October 26, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

The University at Buffalo School of Management would like to welcome you to our upcoming event dedicated to diverse business leaders. At the UB School of Management, we seek to build strong, diverse and inclusive cohorts in all our programs across a wide spectrum of diversity including ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender orientation. Our Diverse Leaders event is designed for prospective applicants to our MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA, and Master of Science programs. This year we look forward to connecting with prospective candidates through an entirely virtual experience. During this intimate online experience, you’ll have the opportunity to: Learn about the UB MBA and MS programs, student experience, and resources to support diverse students Gain valuable information on how to position yourself as a leading candidate for admission Network with current students, faculty, staff, and alumni
Thursday, October 29
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
via. Zoom
RSVP for the Diverse Leaders Event
Monday
10/19/20

Student Organizations Understanding Leadership (SOUL) Certificate Program

Posted by Tim on October 19, 2020 in Community Announcements, New Programs, Workshops

This image features Victor E. Bull sitting and reading with a student on a ledge. Victor flips a page of the book and then gives a thumbs up to the camera while the student smiles in Victor's direction. The SOUL Program-
This new certificate program, Student Organizations Understanding Leadership (SOUL), aims to help you gain and improve upon the skills necessary for career readiness. This certificate encapsulates the definition and proposed career readiness competencies of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
Career Readiness and NACE:
NACE defines career readiness as the attainment and demonstration of certain skills and competencies that prepare college students for a smooth transition into the workplace. These eight competency areas are: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving Oral/Written Communication Teamwork/Collaboration Digital Technology Leadership Professionalism/Work Ethic Career Management Global/Intercultural Fluency For the full breakdown of NACE’s career readiness competencies, visit this website.
Thursday
10/15/20

Halloween Craft Contest

Posted by Tim on October 15, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Student experience

We will be holding a Halloween Craft Contest on October 28th at 7pm. Carve or paint your best pumpkin design or even create a spooky little craft before then for a chance to win a prize. You can only win the prize if you are registered for Relay so make sure you do that first! 

Thursday
10/15/20

UB Relay For Life

Posted by Tim on October 15, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event

Register for Relay For Life for ONLY $5!!! 

Meeting Recording: 

https://ub.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=53d37dec-8c41-4bad-b393-ac52018a6b8a

Presentation: 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1IxdpTPk4ve72tfH3HJvrzcEOzXA3D5rVCzntHmoOEaQ/edit?usp=sharing

Thursday
10/15/20

Drive to Make Strides – American Cancer Society

Posted by Tim on October 15, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event