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Alternative Break Opportunities to Toronto, Washington, D.C., Buffalo and Philadelphia

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2023 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

  • Winter Break – Healthcare Reform, Toronto, Canada (January 15 – 22, 2024)
    • Canada and the United States have taken distinct paths in healthcare reform. Canada has embraced a publicly funded, single-payer system, while the US employs a mixed system with a blend of private and public elements. Join this team to learn about healthcare systems in the US and Canada and volunteer with various non-profit organizations that provide support and resources to reduce health inequity in Canada.
  • Spring Break – Civic Engagement, Washington, D.C. (March 17- 23, 2024)
    • On this alternative break trip, students will explore how they can be and what it means to be more civically engaged. Participants will learn about critical challenges facing our nation, interact with community leaders, and perform short-term projects with community agencies that work to enact positive social change. Join this team to develop the skills and connections necessary to become lifelong active citizens.
  • Spring Break – LGBTQIA+ Rights, Buffalo, NY (March 18 – 22, 2024) *Free*
    • The LGBTQIA+ rights movement in the USA has encountered numerous challenges in its quest for fundamental human rights. Transgender and non-binary individuals, especially those from marginalized communities, still experience higher levels of violence and bias. During this trip, participants will gain insight into the inequalities faced by LGBTQIA+ community members, and explore how legal changes, extensive education, cultural transformation, and advocacy, contribute to a global environment where every individual is treated equitably.
  • Spring Break – Criminal Justice Reform, Philadelphia, PA (March 17- 23, 2024)
    • The United States has the highest prison and jail population and the highest incarceration rate in the world. Participants on this trip will learn about the U.S. criminal justice system and areas in need of reform within the system. Team members will volunteer with and learn from community organizations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and learn about disability rights, voting rights, and reentry, as well as racial, gender, and socio-economic disparities within the justice system. 

We would love to have this shared with any students that you feel might be interested in attending this immersive experience. We are currently accepting applications and student can apply on UBLinked here:


UNICEF Unite Club Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month September 27

Posted by Tim on September 25, 2023 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking


4th Annual MDA Tailgate Fundraiser October 26th before the Bills game!

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2023 in Community Announcements, Event

The Muscular Dystrophy Association – Buffalo Bills fundraiser is back for its fourth year! This year, due to the Bills’ success, it’s going to be a bit different, however, the mission remains the same! Instead of a percentage of ticket sales, we will be asking for contributions, whatever you can, to our cause and to join our tailgate for the Thursday night game on October 26th against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers!

This fundraiser is in honor of Nathan Apotosky, a Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy champion and passionate Bills fan who passed away before ever being able to attend a regular season Bills game due to his limited mobility. He was a guest speaker at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for over 10 years, educating hundreds of now-physicians about his disease and his interactions with healthcare as a whole. For the past couple of years, we’ve tailgated and raised money in his honor. This fundraiser is organized entirely by current JSMBS students! The aforementioned tailgate is a great place for pre-medical students to interact with current students and learn more about their experience! Please consider donating to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Western New York using the attached link.


UB is Recognizing your Achievements with Merit Pages!  

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2023 in Academics, Community Announcements

You’ll receive an email welcoming you to Merit Pages later this month. Merit creates personalized news announcements for your UB achievements and sends you an email with a direct link to your story – which you can forward to friends and family and share on social media. It also creates a private profile that you can use to showcase your unique UB experience.  


Your stories will be shared with your hometown media, high schools and state representatives. UB uses your preferred/chosen name on record for Merit. However, you will be able to log into Merit and change your name. If you would like to update your UB chosen name, please update your personal information now.  


If you do not want your achievements shared via Merit, you may opt out at any time once you receive the welcome email. Please note that you will not receive the welcome email and subsequent Merit stories if you have a FERPA block that prohibits the release of directory-level information. Learn more about FERPA.  

Learn more about Merit  


Fall 2023 Career Design Center Events and Workshops

Posted by Tim on September 11, 2023 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Event, Internships, Networking, Workshops

Pop-ups Keep an eye out ? for the blue and white tricycle around campus.
? Guess Who? Pop-up | September 25, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Founders Plaza

? Tic Tac Talk Pop-Up | September 26, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Student Union – Lobby

? Interview Roulette Pop-up | October 2, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Student Union – Lobby

Career Building Skillshops – Start building top skills that employers want in today’s job market. Here are some of our most popular skillshops.


TASS Fall 2023 Workshops/Events

Posted by Tim on September 11, 2023 in Community Announcements, Event, Tutoring, Workshops


Honors College Fall Film Series

Posted by Tim on September 5, 2023 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences

This fall join HC faculty screening classic movies in 107 Capen on select Sunday nights at 7:30.

The first film is this Sunday evening, hosted by Dr. Donald McGuire from the Classics Department.

Snacks will be provided.

9/10Gladiator (2000)Donald McGuire, Classics
9/24Booksmart (2019)Ashley Barr, Sociology
10/22Motorcycle Diaries (2004)Craig Centrie, Africana & American Studies
11/12Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)Laura Lewis, Social Work
12/3Romeo + Juliet (1996)Paola Ugolini, Romance Languages and Literatures and Gender Studies

UNICEF Unite’s 1st General Body Meeting September 6th

Posted by Tim on September 5, 2023 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking


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!