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Summer Camp Student STEM Instructors Needed-Paid Position

Posted by Tim on May 22, 2019 in Event, Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities

I’m reaching out to you to see if you might be able to help Gloria J. Parks Community Center recruit some STEM instructors for their Summer Camp, which runs July 8 to August 16.  They have a budget to support purchasing materials and equipment, and to hire 6 instructors for $18/hour for 10 hours per week, plus a week of preparation before the camp begins.

They acquired 4 sets of 12 Chromebook laptops this spring to help our youth program integrate more on-line curricula.  And we now have a Smart Board on a portable cart.  But we will purchase more equipment and supplies given the plans and needs of the new instructors.

I’m wondering if any of you know undergraduate and/or graduate students who might be interested.

I’ve attached a flyer that you could forward out to your groups’ social media and email lists.  We’d like to get resumes by June 3, and start interviews the following week so people can plan their summers, as well for us to meet and organize the supply and equipment orders once we have the team of 6 instructors.

This will be a great experience in translating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math concepts into hands-on activities with children ages 5 to 14 years old.  Even if you are never planning to teach for a living, this kind of experience may influence and inspire your work and volunteer life for many years to come.

Thanks so much for the help.

Michael A. Tritto Jr.

Associate Director of Operations and Human Services

University District Community Development Association, Inc.

Gloria Parks Community Center

3242 Main Street

Buffalo, New York 14214



Center for Cognitive Science Distinguished Speaker Talk

Posted by Tim on May 6, 2019 in Event

The Center for Cognitive Science and Department of Psychology Dr. Donahue Tremaine Memorial Lecture Fund presents

Robert Goldstone
Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University

“Patterns of imitation and innovation in collective behavior​”

Thursday, 9 May 2019, at the Student Union Theater (Student Union Theater; room 201), at 3:30-5:30.​


Global Innovations Challenge 2019

Posted by Tim on April 29, 2019 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

May 20-24, 2019

403 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus

Learn more and register here:

Have you heard about this year’s Global Innovation Challenge (GIC)? Your participation will add considerable value to the week’s activities. During the GIC students have an opportunity to learn about a grand global challenge, work in a team to develop a solution, and compete for funding to implement their ideas. It’s an opportunity to expand your thinking, have fun, and make a real world impact.

Your participation will include breakfast and lunch, team-building activities, interaction with global stakeholders, and the chance to win funding to develop your ideas!


Oral History Presentations on May 1

Posted by Tim on April 29, 2019 in Event

On Wednesday, May 1 at 4:00pm in 107 Capen Hall (in the Honors College), UB students will present on the oral history interviews they conducted as part of an Honors/History course tied to the “Revolution: Civil Rights at UB, 1960-1975” exhibition on display in Silverman Library. Interviews with UB alumni and community members explored their experiences at UB and in Buffalo during the civil rights era. The course was led by UB Professor and Senior Research Scholar Emeritus Michael Frisch. All are welcome to attend (no RSVP needed).


UB Pride & Service Day – Volunteers Needed! I

Posted by Tim on April 29, 2019 in Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The upcoming UB Pride & Service Day event is on May 11th and we are looking for student teams to come volunteer for the morning and show their UB Pride!  Event registration will begin at 8:30 am in the Student Union Lobby and the day will finish off around 1:30 PM with lunch back in the Student Union Lobby. UB volunteers will be given a t-shirt, water bottle and work gloves as well as breakfast, lunch and transportation to and from their work site!!

*If you’re interested in volunteering with us, please register here.


New York Stands with Puerto Rico Summer 2019 Opportunities

Posted by Tim on April 29, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event

SUNY is proud to partner with Governor Andrew Cuomo to offer students a unique and rewarding service learning opportunity to support his NY Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative. New York State is mobilizing students from SUNY and CUNY to work through non-profit organizations that are aiding in the reconstruction and revitalization efforts of communities across the island damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Students selected for this service learning program can expect:

  • Lodging, food, transportation and supervision in Puerto Rico at no cost (any cost for transportation & accommodation to/from NYC-area airport is not included)
  • Airfare to Puerto Rico at no cost 
  • Locations will be assigned upon acceptance to program to one of the following three locations:
    • Morovis/Orocovis
    • San Juan
    • Yabucoa 

Please review carefully the admissions criteria and information on other costs and apply here:

Not sure you want to do this?  Check out the experiences of students last summer.


Chinese Language Lunch

Posted by Tim on April 29, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event

DO YOU SPEAK CHINESE? Want to practice and meet up with other
learning and native speakers? Then come on down to Clemens 412 for
some FREE food and a great time!


Hillel of Buffalo invites students to AJC Global Forum Conference in Washington, D.C.

Posted by Tim on April 24, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Hillel of Buffalo is sending a delegation to the AJC Global Forum in Washington, DC June 2-June 4, 2019. Undergraduate students are invited to apply and if accepted, it is an all expenses paid trip.

Here’s some info about the AJC Global Forum:

The AJC Global Forum is a unique policy and advocacy conference. Each year more than 2,500 people from over 70 countries convene to discuss, debate, and advocate on vital issues affecting the future of world Jewry. This year’s Global Forum runs June 2-4, 2019. This year, student leaders will have the opportunity to network with one another and hundreds of leading campus activists from across the world while engaging in advocacy and leadership training geared toward students confronting the toughest challenges on campus. Participants will also fully participate in Global Forum’s sessions and advocacy opportunities.

Apply for the AJC Global Forum 2019 Campus leaders program, by clicking here.

The deadline to apply is April 30th. Please contact Logan Woodard, Hillel of Buffalo for more information:


UB Scientista Presents STEM DivCon 2019

Posted by Tim on April 24, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Panel of academic and industry professionals in STEM sectors, Networking and Lunch!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

104 Knox Hal

To register, visit:


Sustainability Month

Posted by Tim on April 22, 2019 in Event

Sustainability month is here! Find a complete listing of every event, from workshops and lectures to movie screenings and art shows, that pertain to sustainability. Each event is coded with appropriate Sustainable Development Goals so that you can find events that are of interest to you!

Get more information here