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Success in Online Learning Webinar from UB Libraries April 2

Posted by Tim on March 27, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Thursday, April 2, 2020

12:00pm – 1:00pm

This event is scheduled as an online webinar in ZOOM.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • How online learning is different than traditional courses
  • Library services that are available to remote learners
  • Tips for being successful

The session is sponsored by the University at Buffalo Libraries with presenters Erin Rowley, Head, Science & Engineering Library Services, Engineering Librarian and Robin Sullivan, Teaching and Learning Strategist, Education Services of the.


You are encouraged to test your system ahead of time:

Additional ZOOM support info is available:

Register on the UB Libraries website:

Diversity Zone Training Opportunities in the Intercultural Diversity Center

Posted by Tim on March 9, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Appreciating Cultural Diversity 

March 9th, 2020 – 1:00-2:00 p.m.

LGBTQ+ Safe Zone 

March 10th, 2020 – 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Diversity Zone 

March 11th, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

These trainings are a fantastic opportunity to explore the

dynamics of prejudice and privilege and build our skills as

allies and leaders. We hope to see you there! You can find

more info on our UBLinked under All Events. 


Tough Topics: Puppy Mills March 11

Posted by Tim on March 9, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Wednesday, March 11th

2:00-3:00 p.m.

240 Student Union

How can we look for new pets ethically? 

 Come discuss what puppy mills are and the ethnicality of 

animal adoption and purchasing practices. Eligible for SA Participation


Women’s History Month Dessert Hour March 9

Posted by Tim on March 9, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief

Women’s History Month 

Dessert  Hour

Monday, March 9th

2:00-3:00 p.m.

240 Student Union

Join us to learn about the history of women,

 play bingo, and enjoy free desserts!


First Annual Student of Color Conference at UB – April 4, 2020

Posted by Tim on March 4, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

The Intercultural and Diversity Center presents the First Annual Student of Color (SOC) Conference! 

The SOC Conference will take place on Saturday, April 4th, 2020 from 8:30 am to 4:30pm in the Student Union.

This is a one day conference for all colleges in the greater Buffalo area. Students of color will come together to be educated, empowered and inspired. Our main goal is to equip students with a skillset that will help them navigate diverse institutions and moreover the world around them but tailor it to a persons of color perspective. Our secondary goal is to create a space for these students to foster relationships, both personal and professional, that can assist in their future endeavors be them collegiate, professional or otherwise

We have professional staff members from UB and surrounding universities like Buffalo State and Erie Community College presenting! Also, our Keynote speaker is Tamara Mcmillian!


Seeking Volunteers for UB 360 Spring Events

Posted by Tim on February 28, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering

Volunteers are needed for both the April 5th and April 18th UB 360 Spring events to help welcome and guide our guests across campus.

If you are interested, you can register at the following link:


March 3rd Sip & Chat – Research Opportunity!

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2020 in Event, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Research Information and Opportunities

Join us for a special Sip & Chat where we will hear from multi-disciplinary faculty on their unique project, with Computing for Social Good (C4SG @ UB), that WILL HAVE OPENINGS for Honors students to become involved and contribute. This is a great opportunity to earn Honors Experience credit!

Meet the staff:

  • Melanie Sage is interested in the use of technology in social work education and practice, the intersections of technology and child welfare, family engagement in child welfare and child welfare practice with indigenous families.
  • Kenneth Joseph is interested in the use of machine learning for social good from an applied perspective, and the ways in which people express themselves and opinions of others on social media.
  • Atri Rudra is  interested in the use of machine learning for social good from a theoretical perspective (including identifying the pitfalls of its use).
  • Huei-Yen (Winnie) Chen is interested in human-machine interactions and how best to support operator performance in dynamic, complex systems, such as transportation and healthcare.
  • Varun Chandola is interested in the use of machine learning for social good from a data mining perspective, and who studies scalable anomaly detection and data mining for big graphs, temporal, and spatial data.

What this particular project is about:

  • There are more than 400,000 youth in foster care in the US, and each year more than 20,000 age out of foster care without reunifying with their families. The outcomes for these youth are poor. Fortunately, youth in foster care are potentially eligible to receive services, such as vocational training, that may improve their chances at positive life outcomes. However, caseworkers are typically only able to identify youth for these services after the youth experiences a relevant need or crisis. To address this problem, our final goal will be to provide a system that assists caseworks to identify youth in need of services before a crisis occurs. Developing this system includes surveying case workers in the field to identify their needs and then using this information use data visualization (and machine learning) tools to help them make better decisions.

Event Details:

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Don Schack Lounge

Please fill out the survey at this link to give us an idea of your interests and we will get back to you!

Please email Kenny Joseph ( and/or Atri Rudra ( if you have more questions (but please do fill in the Google form above!)


Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day: Life Below Water Volunteer Opportunity

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2020 in Buffalo Bits, Event, Sustainability, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

UB Sustainability and the UB Great Lakes Program is assembling a working group of students to help create a game that explains water pollution and the WNY Watershed to local school students. It is based off of a curriculum developed in Cleveland and adapted for Erie PA. This informal working group of students would help us by:

1.  Drafting 40 facts that pertain to Buffalo’s watershed (based on the past 50 years)

2.  Launching and leading the game at UB’s STEP program with 12-20 middle school students on April 3rd from 4-5pm on South Campus

Your time commitment would be about 5 hours of work. The facts for the board game can be created through a shared document online, and then we’d just need volunteers to administer the game in April.
We are planning on launching a kickoff meeting next Wednesday, February 26th from 11-12pm in 101 Statler to explain the scope of the project. We can create a web meeting as well for people that cannot attend in person.
If you’re interested in volunteering, please RSVP here.


LGBTQ+Dinner Crew March 2

Posted by Tim on February 24, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief

LGBTQ+ and Religion

Monday, March 2nd

6p.m.-8 p.m.

240 Student Union

Discussion will be on the intersection of religion and the  LGBTQ+ community.


Goal Getters Workshop March 2

Posted by Tim on February 24, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Monday, March 2nd

5 p.m.-6 p.m.

240 Student Union Come spark your inner #Girlboss and start off Women’s History Month on the most positive note with our DIY vision board event