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Tuesday
11/08/22

UB Blackstone LaunchPad Aging Innovation Challenge Apply by November 9, 2022

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2022 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

The time to create tomorrow’s solution is now! We’re seeking innovators to develop prototypes that will assist aging New Yorkers and their caregivers in completing activities of daily living (ADLs). ADLs include taking a bath or shower, getting dressed, using the bathroom, getting up from a chair, walking across a room or eating a meal. 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 maintaining a full-time job. 1st Place – $1,500 | 2nd Place – $1,000 | 3rd Place – $500 AUDIENCE CHOICE – $250 (Invite your family and friends to come vote for you!) Application Deadline: November 9th
APPLY
Tuesday
11/08/22

UB Study Abroad Global Gallery: Photo Contest & Exhibition November 17

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2022 in Competitions, Event

Global Gallery: Photo Contest & Exhibition

In recognition of the 2022 International Education Week (IEW), our Global Gallery: Photo Contest & Exhibition will be held on Thursday, November 17 from 12PM – 2PM in the 2nd Floor, Student Union (Flag Room) to showcase the meaningful study abroad experiences of University at Buffalo students. UB Study Abroad Programs has asked recent study abroad participants to submit photos and testimonials illustrating their study abroad experiences. We welcome the UB community at large to stop by to see photographs taken all over the world by our students. There will be a presentation to announce the winners and refreshments will be provided. We will also post these incredible student photos to our Facebook page. We hope you will come to see our world through our students’ global lens and vote for your favorite photo for the People’s Choice Award!

The U.S. Passport office will also be present for questions anyone may have about obtaining a U.S. passport and/or travel outside of the U.S. as a U.S. citizen.

Please join us for this celebration of International Education Week and UB study abroad alumni!

Friday
11/04/22

Is your idea worth $1,200? Compete in UB’s Bulls Launch, 90-second elevator Pitch November 17

Posted by Tim on November 4, 2022 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

Is your idea worth $1,200? Compete in UB’s Bulls Launch, 90-sec. elevator pitch

Thursday, November 17th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in Student Union Lobby

Sign up TODAY here: https://bit.ly/BullsLaunch22

You have 90-seconds to convince the judges and the audience why your business venture is worth money. Can you do it, while walking out of a faux elevator?

Bulls Launch Pitch Competition is your chance to prove it.  

LaunchPad is hosting UB’s annual Bulls Launch Competition, where you have an opportunity to present your idea in 90-seconds to a live audience and a panel of judges in the hopes of winning $1,200. Open to all majors. An experience for both undergraduate and graduate students, business background not required.

Two categories: General and Technology with prizes in each:

  • 1st place – $1,200 | 2nd place – $700 | 3rd place – $400 | Audience Choice – $200
  • Proud to be First – $1,000 prize for the best pitch presented by a First-generation student

Sign up TODAY here: https://bit.ly/BullsLaunch22

Deadline to apply, November 14th at 11:59 PM EST

Monday
10/31/22

Get Seeded! Do you need funding to get an idea off the ground? Apply by November 4

Posted by Tim on October 31, 2022 in Competitions, Event, Workshops

Get seeded for an idea! Pitch live, where the audience decides who gets funded. Sponsored by Blackstone LaunchPad

Deadline to apply is November 4, 2022 https://www.cognitoforms.com/BlackstoneLaunchPadAtUB/fall2022getseeded?inf_contact_key=66b5ba4356fe0db841de1be882234319680f8914173f9191b1c0223e68310bb1

Live pitch event is November 8, 2022 from 7-8:00pm in 330 Student Union

Prizes: 1st place $500, 2nd place $250

Monday
10/17/22

Apply or the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence Deadline November 10

Posted by Tim on October 17, 2022 in Competitions

The SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence acknowledges students for outstanding achievements that have demonstrated the integration of SUNY excellence within many aspects of their lives such as academics, leadership, campus involvement, community service, or the arts. It is the highest honor bestowed upon a student by the University.

The General Award recognizes students who have demonstrated the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, campus involvement, community service and/or creative and performing arts. The Special Award recognizes students who have demonstrated accomplishments in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion; military; overcoming the odds.

Click here to apply!
Self-nomination form is due by November 10, 2022.

Applicants must:

  • Have a GPA of 3.5 or above

Have graduated or plan to graduate between June 2022 and May 2023 (for the 2022 application)

Monday
10/17/22

Infectious (Mis)Information Innovation Sprint October 21

Posted by Tim on October 17, 2022 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking

Kick-Off Event Friday, October 21, 2022
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Biomedical Education Building, room 125 (south campus)

Final Competition will be November 4, 2022 at 2:00pm in the same location

The OGHI/Blackstone Innovation sprint is designed to promote interdisciplinary teamwork. All full-time UB students, from freshman to advanced graduate students, are eligible to participate in the competition. Students may form their own teams or ask to be assigned to a team; OGHI/Blackstone staff may assign additional students to established teams to support the interdisciplinary goals of the competition.

Register Here
Monday
10/10/22

Blackstone LaunchPad Ideas Competition Open to all students! (Apply by October 20)

Posted by Tim on October 10, 2022 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Workshops

Do you have an idea worth $11,000? Let’s here it.

Enter your idea and compete nationally for the best business idea. The winners of UB’s Ideas Competition will take home $1,000. Furthermore, four finalists from each campus will move forward to the Blackstone LaunchPad Network Round competing for $10,000 in additional prize money to further develop their idea.

Participants can submit an idea in any of the four categories below:

  • Social & Climate Impact
  • Health & Life Science
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • General

The four finalists from each category will move forward to the Blackstone LaunchPad Network Round and compete for $10,000 in additional prize money to further develop their idea.

Have questions about the application or not sure how to submit? Struggling to put your idea into words? We’re happy to help! Stop by our office in 220 Student Union to chat.

Apply

Deadline to apply is October 20, 2022

Monday
10/10/22

SUNY Chancellor Award for Student Excellence Deadline November 10

Posted by Tim on October 10, 2022 in Community Announcements, Competitions

The SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence acknowledges students for outstanding achievements that have demonstrated the integration of SUNY excellence within many aspects of their lives such as academics, leadership, campus involvement, community service, or the arts. It is the highest honor bestowed upon a student by the University.

The General Award recognizes students who have demonstrated the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, campus involvement, community service and/or creative and performing arts. The Special Award recognizes students who have demonstrated accomplishments in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion; military; overcoming the odds.

Click here to apply!
Self-nomination form is due by November 10, 2022.

Applicants must:

  • Have a GPA of 3.5 or above

Have graduated or plan to graduate between June 2022 and May 2023 (for the 2022 application)

This award requires university nomination and cannot be applied to directly. Students must apply through the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships.

Friday
10/07/22

Apply for UB’s Ideas Competition for a chance to win up to $11,000!

Posted by Tim on October 7, 2022 in Competitions

Do you have an idea worth $1,000? Let’s hear it! Submit your idea, no business plan or pitch needed! It’s as simple as that. 

Open to all undergraduate and graduate students from all academic programs. The four winners of UB’s Ideas Competition will each take home $1,000. 

Seeking ideas in any of the four categories below:

  • Social & Climate Impact
  • Health & Life Science
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • General

Apply, by October 20th at https://bit.ly/UB-Ideas

The four finalists from each category will move forward to the Blackstone LaunchPad Network Round and compete for $10,000 in additional prize money to further develop their idea.

Bonus: By submitting your idea, you will be entered into a raffle for a pair of Apple AirPods Max Wireless Over-Ear Headphones, a Nintendo Switch, and $100 of Campus Cash!

Have questions about the application or not sure how to submit? Struggling to put your idea into words? We’re happy to help! Stop by our office in 220 Student Union to chat.

Thursday
08/18/22

Calling all Musicians! Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Music Audition Information

Posted by Tim on August 18, 2022 in Academics, Competitions, Event

Call all Musicians interested in taking lessons or starting a degree program in Music.

Auditions take place Thursday, September 1, 2022 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Pizza will be provided!

For more information and to register online, please visit: https://arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/music/auditions.html

For further information, please contact Nicole Rosen 716-645-2757