University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
10/21/19

UB Safe Zone Training October 21

Posted by Tim on October 21, 2019 in Community Announcements, Networking, Workshops

UB Intercultural Diversity Center Sponsored Safe Zone Training
Monday, October 21, 2019
10 a.m. to 12 noon
240 Student Union

Learn about gender and sexual equality issues, become a better ally, help raise awareness!

Monday
10/21/19

HomeSpace Drive! October 27 – November 17

Posted by Tim on October 21, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering

Help Phi Sigma Rho support HomeSpace! HomeSpace provides housing and job training to single mothers between the ages of 14 and 21, so that they can raise their children in a supportive environment.

Donation bins will be provided in the Don Schack Lounge from October 27 – November 17, 2019!

Wishlist Items:

  1. Hygiene Products (shampoo/conditioner/ bath and body lotion/ soap/ tampons/ pads etc.)
  2. Cleaning Supplies for girls to keep their apartments clean
  3. Diapers and Wipes (any and all sizes)
  4. Gently used or new dish sets/silverware
  5. Small appliances: DVD players, boom box, toasters, blenders etc.
  6. New Sheet sets, bedding, pillows
  7. Newborn welcome home baskets for mother and baby
  8. Gift Cards to grocery stores or Wal-Mart

Friday
10/18/19

UB’s Aging Innovation Challenge: November 1, 2019

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2019 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

Do you want to make a real difference in the world? If so, consider participating in our Aging Innovation Challenge, taking place on November 1, 2019 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm in 210 Student Union.

At the Aging Innovation Challenge, you and other students and faculty from all different disciplines will team up to develop a prototype to assist aging New Yorkers. Your innovation could make the difference to someone fighting to maintain independence in their home or to a stressed caregiver providing daily assistance to a loved one while holding down a full-time job. Participants do not need any prior skills or experience—you will be able to use your unique background to contribute to your team’s idea for the chance to win $ prizes.


Register to participate: https://tinyurl.com/UBAgingInnovation19

Monday
10/07/19

Oak Ridge Institute for Higher Education (ORISE) Autonomous Driving: Education in Communication Competition…cash prizes!

Posted by Tim on October 7, 2019 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) invites undergraduate students to participate in the “Autonomous Driving: Education in Communication” competition.

For the opportunity to earn a $5,000, $3,000, or $1,000 scholarship, undergraduates are asked to develop a chart or infographic to communicate the levels of autonomous driving and sensor packages required to the public.

For more information on this competition, please visit the ORISE website at https://orise.orau.gov/stem/internships-fellowships-research-opportunities/scholarships.html.

The competition deadline is Friday, December 6, 2019.

Tuesday
10/01/19

2019 Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia November 2

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

2019 Rustgi Conference On South Asia

Exploring Culture, Climate, and Connections
November 2nd, 8:30AM – 6PM

Capen 107, University at Buffalo, North Campus

Free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Register at:  bit.ly/2019rustgi

Join fellow scholars and distinguished faculty from around the world for the 2nd annual Rustgi Conference on South Asia.  Featuring keynote speaker Suraj Yengde, renowned scholar and activist from Harvard University.

This conference is made possible by a generous gift from Anil and Vinod Rustgi and their family, the University at Buffalo Asian Studies Program, Department of English, Department of History, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Linguistics, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, and Community for Global Health Equity. 

Program

Opening Remarks

8.30A

Panel 1: Migration and Climate Change

8.45-10.00A

Chair: Dr. Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen (University at Buffalo)

  • Mahwesh Buland (KIIT University), “Analyzing the Possible Impact of Climate Change Based Migration in South Asia and the Role of International Organisations.”
  • Phariha Rahman (Binghamton University), “The Effects of Climate Change on Bangladesh.”
  • Anuush Vejalla (Cornell University), “The Effects of Migration and Earthquake on Indigenous-Dalit Interactions within the Hill Region of Nepal.”

Coffee Break

10.00-10.15A

Panel 2: Conservation and Sustainability

10.15-11.55A

Chair: Dr. Samina Raja (University at Buffalo)

  • Aditi Natarajan (Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts), “Exploring the ‘Gemeinschaft’: An Ethnographic Study on the Role of Community in Conservation in Uttarakhand.”
  • Francine Barchett (Cornell University), “Waste and Women: A Gendered Study on Solid Waste Management in Telangana, India.”
  • Jon Bessette (University at Buffalo), “Water Quality Pilot Study for Traditional Water Structure Revitalization in the Deccan Plateau of India.”
  • Shermeen Imam (University of Virginia), “The Integration of Both Class and Workshop Based Approaches to Development and Empowerment Creates Longer, More Sustainable Development Towards Equity.”

Lunch

11.55-1.00P

Panel 3: Systematic Discrimination

 1.00-2.40P

Chair: Dr. Shaanta Murshid (University at Buffalo)

  • Oishika Neogi (Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts), “Global to Grassroots Transformations:  The effect of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) on Muslim Women in Bangladesh and India.”
  • Jordan Pilant (Yale University), “Sex Work in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan: De Jure and De Facto.”
  • Rachel Alexander (University of Virginia), “Mental Healthcare Delivery in Bangladesh: A System Which Forgets its Women.”
  • Sarah Ahmad (Northwestern University), “Libraries, Partition, and the “Ahmadi Issue”: the intellectual development of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.”

Coffee Break

2.40-2.55P

Panel 4: Colonialism and Identity

2.55-4.10P

Chair: Dr. Peter Samuels (SUNY Geneseo)

  • Peter Diamond (Brandeis University), “Queer Citizenship, Caste, and the Literary Public Sphere in Contemporary India.”
  • Araxie Mehrotra (Ithaca College), “Love, Life, Marriage, Troubles, Alone: The Struggle for Indian Identity in Guyana.”
  • Rory Green (Newcastle University), “The Colonial Ghost Haunting Myanmar: The Rohingya Crisis in Historical Context.”

Keynote

4.10P

Suraj Yengde, “Global Impacts on Caste and Racism”

Tuesday
10/01/19

Lessons in Drag with LaWhore Vagistan UB CFA Atrium October 9

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Dr. Vagistan, your favorite South Asian drag auntie, brings
the nightclub to the classroom (and vice versa) to explain
how critical social theory matters in queer nightlife. Part
lecture, part lipsync, part audience participation, the show
demonstrates how much drag teaches us, even requires us,
to be in relation with the rest of the world. LaWhore is the
alter ego of Kareem Khubchandani, Assistant Professor at
Tufts University.

Performance
UB Center for the Arts Atrium Wednesday, October
9, 2019 7:30 p.m. FREE EVENT!
Support
UB Humanities Institute Performance Research
Workshop

Friday
09/20/19

Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment with Author Erin Hatton September 24

Posted by Tim on September 20, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Come hear from Dr. Erin Hatton, Profess of Sociology and Honors Faculty Fellow as she discusses her forthcoming book: Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)

What is a Worker? Labor, power and coercion among prisoners, college athletes, welfare recipients and graduate students.

Wednesday
09/11/19

Experience UB Fair: Campus, Community, and Beyond – September 17

Posted by Tim on September 11, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Student Clubs, Student experience

Experience UB Fair: Campus, Community, and Beyond is an opportunity for students to get information about all the different ways to get involved while at UB. There will be opportunities to learn about campus events and programs, outreach to the Buffalo community, undergraduate research opportunities, and so much more. 

The Experience UB Fair will take place on Tuesday, September 17 in the Academic Spine from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Monday
09/09/19

Tough Topic of the week: Corporations and the Environment September 12

Posted by Tim on September 9, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Come join UB’s Intercultural Diversity Center for an Interactive Discussion

Thursday, September 12, 2019
1:00-2:00 p.m.
240 Student Union

This week’s topic: Corporations and the Environment
71% of carbon pollution comes from 100 corporations, but what does that mean? What is the consumer responsibility in helping sustain the planet? Should governments take action, and how?

Monday
09/09/19

First To a Degree: Talking About College September 11

Posted by Tim on September 9, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief, Workshops

Join the Intercultural Diversity Center for a discussion on tips to help facilitate discussions with friends, family and y our support system about the experience you will have at UB.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
5:00 p.m.
240 Student Union
Refreshments will be provided