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Fall 2022 Buffalo Film Seminars

Posted by Tim on July 1, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event

Dates are for the Tuesday 7PM Zoom discussions. Weekly announcements, with the week’s Goldenrod Handout and url for the Tuesday Zoom will go out to the list three days earlier—late Saturday afternoon. 

All films are available for rental on Amazon Prime (with membership) except The Wind Rises (it is available for streaming on Prime, but for purchase only, $12). Most are also available for rental on other streaming services (Apple, Hulu, etc.) as well. You can check that at Some are available free or for rental on YouTube; often (not always) the free versions on YouTube are far lower resolution than the rental versions. Several of the films will also be available free to UB email account holders through the UB Library’s Kanopy and Swank portals; that list will go out later this summer.

Great Directors/Buffalo Film Seminars Fall 2022 

Aug 30  William Wellman, Wings 1927

Sept 6  Jean Renoir Rules of the Game 1939

Sept 13  Michael Curtiz Casablanca 1942

Sept 20  Nicholas Ray, In a Lonely Place 1950

Sept 27  Luis Buñuel Viridiana 1961

Oct 4  Orson Welles Chimes at Midnight 1966

Oct 11  Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein 1974 

Oct 18  Arthur Penn Night Moves 1975

Oct 25  Sydney Pollack Tootsie 1982

Nov 1  Akira Kurosawa Ran 1985

Nov 8  Martin Scorsese Goodfellas 1990 

Nov 15  Hiayo Miyazaki The Wind Rises 2013

Nov 22  Ava Duvernay Selma 2014

Nov 29  Pedro Almodóvar Parallel Mothers 2021

Dec 6  Ang Lee Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 


Cannabis Industry Design Challenge July 11-July 28

Posted by Tim on June 22, 2022 in Competitions, Event, Networking

Innovate in the Cannabis industry with UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad

July 11th through July 28th, a virtual experience

Apply to participate by July 6th at:

The Cannabis Industry Design Challenge is a virtual 3-week action-learning challenge designed to inspire innovation, exploration, and entrepreneurship in the emerging cannabis industry. Learn how you can be a part of this growing industry.

Our design challenge is an opportunity to learn about the many tracks, legislations, and research during our TED talk style discussions and presentations from industry experts and professionals.

  • History of Cannabis in NYS & Legalization
  • Business Plans and Operating in the Industry
  • Clinical Research & Development
  • Ancillary Support Services
  • Dispensary POS Systems
  • Medical Industry
  • Growing & Sustainability
  • Consumer Products/Technology
  • Advocacy and Lobbying

Teams will work with mentors and coaches on creating a final presentation of your product or innovation to win up to $3,000 in prizes. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students from all academic programs.

Hosted in collaboration with the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences, UB Libraries, UB Career Design Center, School of Public Health and Health Professions, CanaBuff, and Sativa Remedy.

Note use of marijuana remains illegal on UB Campuses. Refer to the following link for further information


UB Blackstone LaunchPad Launch Summer Accelerator (Virtual) June 10-July 29

Posted by Tim on May 31, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Use your summer with a purpose – participate in UB’s Launch Summer Accelerator

8-week program that complements any summer job or internship: June 10th through July 29th 

Looking to turn your idea or passion into a business? Curious about entrepreneurship and want to join with other students interested in creating their very own venture? Already have a startup or product but are trying to achieve that next step?

UB Blackstone LaunchPad is hosting a Summer Accelerator Program where you can spend eight weeks ideating, creating and competing for up to $5,000 in prizes! 

This virtual experience will connect you to LaunchPad national resources, mentorship, industry leaders, workshops and more! Founders will also have access to networking sessions and weekly discussions.

Meet once weekly for 8-weeks from June 10th through July 29th, Fridays from 1-3:00 pm ET over Zoom. A great compliment to any summer job or internship.

Apply to participate and develop your entrepreneurial skills, as well as mindset:


The Buffalo Chips 27th Annual “Spring Fling” A Cappella Concert May 6

Posted by Tim on April 21, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

The Buffalo Chips 27th Annual “Spring Fling” A Cappella Concert Friday, May 6th, 2022

The Buffalo Chips, UB’s lower voices a cappella group, is putting on their 27th Annual “Spring Fling” on Friday, May 6th at 7:30 PM at Slee Hall. Doors open at 7 PM. The show will also feature a guest performance from SUNY Geneseo’s “Exit 8”! Student tickets are $6 for individuals and $5 per student in groups of 5+ if you purchase them by Wednesday 6/4 at 11:59 PM. Email or talk to your local Buffalo Chip to do so. Otherwise, tickets are $12 at the door. We can’t wait to see you there!


Deadline Extended: Health Futures Challenge pitch competition April 27th

Posted by Tim on April 21, 2022 in Academics, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

Are you ready to innovate in the Health industry?

Deadline extended: April 27th at midnight:

The 2022 Health Futures Challenge is a pitch competition where students, local business professionals and UB staff form teams and pitch ideas to improve both the local and global health economy. This challenge is an opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds to come together in order to help solve issues within the vast and complicated field of healthcare. Aspiring applicants will select one of the four following categories to compete in: healthcare industry, clinical trials, healthy hospitals, and public data collection. If any of these categories sound interesting to you, give the 2022 Health Futures Challenge a shot!

All teams must submit an executive summary and a two-minute video pitch describing their idea by April 27th at midnight. The best teams will go on to the final pitch competition, where they will have a chance to win up to $3,000! That live pitch competition will be held on April 29th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at CBLS (701 Ellicott St). The application, along with more details about the competition and the four competition categories, may be found here


Meet the Author of a New Book about Niagara Falls’ Love Canal Catastrophe April 20

Posted by Tim on April 19, 2022 in Event, Workshops

The Honors College is excited to host author Keith O’Brien for a small group discussion about his new book, Paradise Falls: The True Story of an Environmental Catastrophe.

“The staggering story of an unlikely band of mothers in the 1970s who discovered Hooker Chemical’s deadly secret of Love Canal—exposing one of America’s most devastating toxic waste disasters and sparking the modern environmental movement as we know it today.”

KEITH O’BRIEN has written for The New York Times, Politico, and The Boston Globe. A longtime contributor to National Public Radio, he has appeared on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and This American Life, among other programs. See a short trailer for the book here.

The first fifteen people who RSVP for the event will receive a free copy of the book. 

  • April 20th
  • 1:00-2:00
  • Capen 107

RSVP here


Department of Indigenous Studies Open House April 28

Posted by Tim on April 19, 2022 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, New Programs

Thursday, April 28
5:30pm to 7:00pm
508 Clemens Hall
Check out the IDS Office and student center

Explore Fall 2022 Courses

Meet IDS Professors

Enjoy food and drinks!

Learn about the new IDS Minor

Questions, want to learn more: or 716-645-7923


Women’s Athletic Revolt: Title IX at 50 April 14 in 107 Capen

Posted by Tim on April 8, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Join Dr. Susan Cahn on Thursday, April 14 at 4:00pm in 107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room) for a discussion on Title IX’s 50th anniversary and a celebration of Susan Cahn’s retirement!

Susan Cahn is a Professor Emerita of History, and Global Gender and Sexuality Studies, at the University at Buffalo.
Her research and teaching focus on the history of women, girls, and LGBTQ people in the U.S. She also studies the history of sport, adolescence, and psychiatry. Dr. Cahn is the author of Coming on Strong: Gender and Sexuality in Women’s Sport, 2nd ed. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015).

Sponsored by the UB Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies, Inclusive Excellence and the Department of History.

For more information, please contact Gwynn Thomas:


Graduate School Funding Workshop April 26 in 107 Capen

Posted by Tim on April 8, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Honors Program Announcements, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

How to fund graduate school workshop Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 1:00pm in the Colloquium Room (107 Capen Hall)

Thinking about graduate school, but don’t know how you’re going to pay for it? Now is the time to start figuring it out. Come hear Elizabeth A. Colucci, Assistant Dean for Graduate Professional Development, discuss funding opportunities. April 26 @ 1:00 in Capen 107 Register here:


Chill Out Event

Posted by Tim on April 7, 2022 in Event, Stress Relief

Near the end of the semester, Counseling Services, Health Services, Health Promotion, Student Engagement and the undergraduate Student Association are co-sponsoring the Chill Out event to help students find healthier ways to relax and take care of themselves during finals.
The event includes dog therapy, stress relief tips, financial wellness resources, self-care activities, crafts, free giveaways, and more.

You can enter for a chance to win raffle prizes of electric Shiatsu Neck/Back Massager, $25 Campus Cash and more!

For more information, view HERE
Student Union Lobby
Date and Time: 
Tues.., Apr. 26 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.