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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.

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
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

Tuesday
10/06/20

New Honors College Virtual Speaker Series: Honest Conversations Oct. 9, 15 and 29

Posted by Tim on October 6, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Academics and Advice: Friday, October 9th, 3-4pm. Virtual. Honors College Faculty Fellows Craig Centre: Transnational Studies, Maya Chilbert: Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Matthew Paul: Psychology, and Lindsay Brandon Hunter: Theatre and Dance will be on hand to share their stories, offer advice, and answer questions.

For more information on the Honors College Faculty Fellows:

Race and Racism: Thursday, October 15th, 4-4:50pm. Virtual. Dr. Henry Louis Taylor, Director of the Center for Urban Studies and Professor of Urban and Regional Planning will lead a discussion about race and racism in our country, our communities, and on campus.

For more information on Dr. Taylor’s work on race and racism:

Health and Healthcare: Thursday, October 29th, 4-4:50pm. Virtual. Dr. Daphne Bascom, Vice President, Population Health at Saint Luke’s Health System, UB Honors College Alumna, and Marshall Scholar Recipient, invites students to join her for a conversation about public health and her work as a leader in the field.

For more information on Dr. Bascom’s work in public health:

Sunday
10/04/20

Virtual Homecoming and Family Weekend – October 9-11!

Posted by Tim on October 4, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event

Stay tuned for a special Virtual Family Weekend newsletter with a complete list of events! For more information, click HERE.

Friday
10/02/20

International Virtual Symposium Thursday Oct. 15 9am-2:30pm

Posted by Tim on October 2, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking

In the past year, we have witnessed popular uprisings that have led to changes in governments in Algeria, Sudan, and Puerto Rico. At the same time, the United States used various methods to encourage or force regime change in Iran, Syria and Venezuela. Internal popular uprisings are often undertaken on pretexts of defending or extending human rights, but they can sometimes result in abuses of human rights. And calls for regime change in the name of “democracy” and “human rights” are often used to justify imperial intervention resulting in additional domestic repression.

Register for online conference by emailing: dussourd@buffalo.edu

Schedule of Events

9:00 am Welcome Remarks

9:15-11:00 Collective Action and Human Rights on Three continents

11:00-12:30 Lunch Break

12:30-2:30 Political Change and Human Rights in Sudan

2:30 Closing Comments