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.
The Buffalo Humanities Festival is back in full force, from Friday, Sept. 22nd through Sunday the 24th. Founded in 2014, the BHF is Buffalo’s festival of ideas, a chance to come together to think, learn, and discuss! This year’s theme for the festival is “Communities: Trust.”
Honors College students may particularly want to attend Professor Camilo Trumper’s conversation with Professor Roy Bakos, “Breaking Bread: Bridging Divides with Culture, Conversation, and Comfort Food,” Professor Rinaldo Walcott’s talk on “Black Studies, the University, and the Future of Democratic Life,” or a panel on “Communities of Care: Environments and Incarceration” including UB PhD Jesse Miller, who now directs the Bard Prison Initiative.
This year the festival will be offering free shuttles from the CFA to all events for those who register at https://buffalohumanities.org/ (where you can also find more information about the full 3 day program).
The detailed schedule can be found via this link, but highlights include:
Artist Candy Chang will talk about the power of art to create restorative change in communities. Described by The Atlantic as “one of the most creative community projects ever,” several of her “Before I Die…” interactive community boards will be installed at locations throughout Buffalo this week, including the entryway of the CFA. More about her project: https://candychang.com/work/before-i-die-in-nola/
If you have any questions, refer to the Buffalo Humanities website here.
📍 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
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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.
|9/10||Gladiator (2000)||Donald McGuire, Classics|
|9/24||Booksmart (2019)||Ashley Barr, Sociology|
|10/22||Motorcycle Diaries (2004)||Craig Centrie, Africana & American Studies|
|11/12||Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)||Laura Lewis, Social Work|
|12/3||Romeo + Juliet (1996)||Paola Ugolini, Romance Languages and Literatures and Gender Studies|
Syllabus Reading Nights
Where: Blake Center (in Ellicott)
When: Tuesday, August 29 6:00pm to 8:00pm AND Wednesday, September 6 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Bring your syllabi and we will help you plan your semester.
FREEBIES: Planners while they last, pens, bookmarks, stickers, snacks
Sponsored by the Office of Academic Integrity
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
|Through a high-impact competition experience, student teams from the University at Buffalo will respond to an Environmental Sustainability design challenge. This design challenge will inspire student productivity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, while affording the opportunity for students to work in diverse, collaborative teams. Teams with tangible examples of their product or service will be given resources ($1000) to help advance to the final stage of the competition and compete for a grand prize of $3000 for the winning team. Further details are located on the sign-up page for the competition. Students wishing to register for this competition should complete the following link by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, September 12th|