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Monday
10/18/21

November Project Workshops from the Experiential Learning Network

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2021 in Event, Honors Experiences, Workshops

If you’re interested in mentored research or community projects, but don’t know where to start, attend a 1-hour Project Workshop hosted by the Experiential Learning Network. The workshop is designed to help you assess your current skills and areas for growth, explore potential projects and start one that aligns with your goals. At the end, you will be on your way to beginning a mentored project and earning a digital badge to display new skills and accomplishments on your resume or portfolio. Learn more or sign up to attend a workshop in early November!

Monday
10/18/21

UB’s LaunchPad Presents: how to Start & Scale a Consulting Business Wednesdays through December 1

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

How to Start & Scale a Consulting Business

Facilitated by Terry Rice, UB Alumnus and Entrepreneur Magazine Business Development Expert-in-Residence

Virtual – Wednesdays, 3-4:30 p.m. EST starting October 27th through December 1st

Register to participate: https://bit.ly/StartScaleFall21

Starting your own consulting business can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be confusing. 

  • Clarity: We’ll nail down the services you offer, how much to charge, who you offer them to, and why you’re their obvious choice 
  • Process: Focus on doing what you love by implementing routines, apps and services to streamline your business process 
  • Branding & Marketing: You’ll learn how to position yourself, provide value to your audience and perform “passive prospecting” through in-person events & podcasts 
  • Pitching & Proposals: I’ll supply you with training and templates to make this part simple, pain-free and predictable 
  • Fulfillment: From onboarding to relationship management, I’ll teach you how to deliver on the promises you made to your client, and yourself. 

You’ll walk away with a brand and business that will provide you with the lifestyle, time and financial freedom that comes from designing your career on your own terms.

Monday
10/18/21

Pumpkin, Painting and Movie Night October 23

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

Join the Leadership House Event of plastic pumpkin painting, donut eating, and movie watching!


Apple cider, apple slices with caramel, and pumpkin spice donuts provided!
Location: The Cave in Lehman Hall Date and Time:  Sat., Oct. 23 from 1 – 3 p.m.
 
Monday
10/18/21

Blackstone LaunchPad IDEAS Competition: $1,000 for your IDEAS Apply by October 21

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2021 in Competitions, Event

Do you have an idea for a business hidden somewhere in your notes app? Have you and a friend plotted out the next big startup but find yourself stuck on what to do next?

Start here to turn that idea into a reality.
 
The LaunchPad Ideas Competition could give you the funding and support you need to see if you really might be onto something.
The competition is completely virtual, hosted now through October 21st, where you apply to compete in one of 4 tracks: Social and Climate Impact: sustainability, education, human rights, poverty alleviation, racial and social justice, etc. Health & Life Sciences: biotech, health & medical science, healthcare Consumer Products & Services General
Apply by October 21 HERE  #BXLaunchPad
Monday
10/18/21

UB Kind Presents: The Hunger Banquet October 20

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Join this interactive activity in which participants will experience different levels of hunger and learn about the statistics regarding worldwide hunger. 

Participants will walk away having a greater understanding of food shortage issues and what they can do to help raise awareness of this global problem. 

Perks: There will be free food at this event!

RSVP HERE for this FREE event!

Student Union Room 210
Wednesday, October 20 5:30-6:30pm
Monday
10/18/21

Global Film Series: What Disney (and the Rest of Us) Can Learn from the Earliest Surviving Mulan Film October 21

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

October 21, 4PM   

Prof. Christopher Rea, University of British Columbia, Department of Asian Studies   

Lecture: “What Disney (and the Rest of Us) Can Learn from the Earliest Surviving Mulan Film”   

Film to preview: Hua Mu Lan (Mulan Joins the Army, 木蘭從軍, 1939), directed by Richard Poh (Bu Wancang) 

    Recommended film: Mulan (2020), directed by Niki Caro  

To register please contact the Confucius Institute 

ubci@buffalo.edu 

About the speaker:  

Christopher Rea is Professor of Asian Studies and former Director of the Centre for Chinese Research at the University of British Columbia. His latest book, Chinese Film Classics, 1922-1949 (Columbia, 2021), discusses fourteen cinematic masterpieces.  In addition to the book, Rea created a series of online film resources, including chinesefilmclassics.org and the YouTube channel Modern Chinese Cultural Studies, which features 25+ subtitled films and an online course on Chinese film history. His other books include the Levenson Prize-winning The Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China (California, 2015), The Book of Swindles: Selections from a Late Ming Collection (co-translated with Bruce Rusk; Columbia, 2017), and Where Research Begins (co-authored with Tom Mullaney; Chicago, 2022).   

Abstract:  Critics gave Disney’s Mulan (2020) mixed reviews, but they didn’t burn it in the streets. That was the fate of not one, but two prints of the live-action Hua Mu Lan (1939) in wartime Chungking. Released during war against Japan, the film’s resistance allegory failed to mollify viewers who considered the filmmakers to be collaborationist traitors. Yet despite the controversy, the Mandarin-language film became a box-office hit across war-torn Asia, and was soon competing in theaters against a Cantonese remake.   

This talk discusses the history, aesthetics, and politics of Hua Mu Lan, the earliest-known surviving Mulan film. Christopher Rea argues that the film’s charismatic star and its mix of genre elements, such as comedy, singing, and romance, won over audiences and censors alike. Hua Mu Lan’s reception is a story of artistic talent, political savvy, and producer resourcefulness re-packaging a legend to suit desperate times. Rea will further explore how heritage figures like Mulan are repurposed to suit present commercial and societal/ideological needs, from recent Disney iterations back a century to the 1920s, when the woman warrior was played by both China’s most famous female impersonator (a man playing a woman playing a man), and its first licensed aviatrix. 

http://www.buffalo.edu/ubnow/stories/2021/10/global-film-series.html

Global film series to focus on Chinese-language cinema – UB Now: News and views for UB faculty and staff – University at Buffalo Chinese-language cinema will be the focus of an upcoming series of virtual lectures and films co-sponsored by the Center for Global Film in the Department of English and the Confucius Institute. The series will kick off at 4 p.m. Oct. 21 with a Zoom lecture by Christopher Rea, professor of modern … www.buffalo.edu
Monday
10/11/21

Blackstone Launchpad IDEAS Competition-Deadline to apply is October 1st

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2021 in Academics, Competitions, Event

UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad has been granted $4,000 to award to students as part of the LaunchPad Ideas Competition.

The competition is completely virtual, hosted now through October 21st, where students apply to compete in one of 4 tracks:

  • Social and Climate Impact: sustainability, education, human rights, poverty alleviation, racial and social justice, etc.
  • Health & Life Sciences: biotech, health & medical science, healthcare
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • General

The winners from each of the 4 tracks will received $1,000 and invitation to represent UB in the network round where they have an opportunity to compete for $10,000 in the various tracks.

I’m reaching out to invite your team to support this initiative by:

  • Leveraging your listserves, newsletters, and social media to amplify this opportunity for students; and
  • Make available any opportunities to engage with students through pop-up events, tabling, and/or passive digital/static signage.

This is a great opportunity to provide our students an avenue to impact change. Bonus – if UB recruits the greatest number of ideas submitted, we’ll win $10,000 for our campus and most importantly bragging rights.

We’re competing with schools in the following bracket:

  • University of Central Florida
  • Texas A&M University
  • New York University UT Austin
  • USC UCLA
  • College of Southern Nevada
  • UT Arlington
  • UC Berkeley
  • Temple University
  • UC Davis
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Irvine
  • University at Buffalo
  • UT San Antonio
  • UT Dallas

Thanks much for your consideration and I welcome your ideas to partner with UB’s LaunchPad in hosting this program. Please contact me to coordinate efforts.

Graphic assets and sample marketing messages available in this UB Box: https://buffalo.box.com/s/16s3fthytzx06g0956dk0ijjm8uffr5w

Monday
10/11/21

LGBTQ FSA Brown Bag Conversation with Black Love Resists in the Rust and Buffalo’s Chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice October 20

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 1:00-2:30pm | Register on Zoom

Gather with members of the LGBTQ FSA on Zoom for a panel conversation with guests from two local organizations about accountability partnership towards abolition and the movement for multiracial justice.

  • Josie Diebold MSW ’18, PhD Candidate, School of Social Work
  • Erin Heaney, National Director, Showing Up for Racial Justice
  • Natalia Marte JD ’20, Advisory Board Chair, Black Love Resists in the Rust
  • Athena Matua, Professor, School of Law

About BLRR and SURJ:

Black Love Resists in the Rust (BLRR) is a member-led, abolitionist organization of Black folks and POC that believes – through leadership development, a shared politic, and community organizing – we will build safe and flourishing communities that resist the ills of white supremacist, cis-heteropatriarchal, capitalism; including policing.

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a national network organizing white people against white supremacy. At SURJ, we’re working towards a world where every community has what they need to not just survive, but to thrive. We believe we get there by working together and following the leadership of communities that directly experience racism and economic injustices. And we believe white people have an important role to play. The local SURJ chapter is SURJ Buffalo.

The Brown Bag Conversation series are casual opportunities to learn and engage, open to members of the UB community. This specific event is also open to the public and is in collaboration with the Professional Staff Senate Inclusion and Diversity Committee, Office of Inclusive Excellence, and Minority Faculty and Staff Association.

Thursday
09/30/21

UB Trippin’ – Smith’s Orchard Cider Mill!

Posted by Tim on September 30, 2021 in Event, Honors Program Announcements

Join us for this UB Trippin’ event where you can go apple picking and explore the Smith’s Orchard! Students will be provided a bag to pick apples, as well as an admission ticket to grab some free and delicious hot apple cider, donuts and cider slushies, courtesy of Smith’s Orchard!  

Check-in will begin in the Student Union lobby at 11:30 a.m. Buses will depart from the Student Union at 12:00 p.m. and students can return to the buses to depart for campus between 4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. in order to return to the Student Union by 5:00 p.m.
Registration is FREE but you must RSVP to attend! 
Location: Student Union Lobby
Date and Time: Sun., Oct. 10 from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday
09/16/21

UB Kind: Jarring Honey with UB Bees

Posted by Tim on September 16, 2021 in Alumni, Event, Honors Program Announcements

Join Student Engagement for an on-campus service activity to jar UB Bees honey to be donated and distributed through Blue Table.

UB Bees is an on-campus organization working to educate the UB and WNY communities about the benefits of having bees in our ecosystems. Find out more information about how to get involved from this website.

Blue Table is an on-campus food pantry open to any individual with a UB ID. The pantry is located on the second floor of the student union. Find out more information about how to get involved here

Dates and Times: 
Wed., Sept. 29 from 3 – 5 p.m.
Location: 
145 A Student Union