University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Wednesday
12/19/18

UB Office of Inclusive Excellence and UB Libraries Present: Revolution-Civil Rights at UB 1960-1975 February 5

Posted by Tim on December 19, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking

The Office of Inclusive Excellence and the University Libraries Present

REVOLUTION: Civil Rights at UB 1960-1975

Please join us as we celebrate a new University Libraries exhibition highlighting notable civil rights leaders who visited the University at Buffalo from 1960-1975.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Oscar A. Silverman Library, Third Floor, Capen hall
Remarks at 4:30 p.m.
Light refreshments

Wednesday
12/19/18

UB Relay for Life is April 12, 2019

Posted by Tim on December 19, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Relay for Life is the largest on campus fundraising event that raises money for the American Cancer Society throughout the year.

We’re reaching out to you to ask if you’d join us at this year’s Relay for Life which is April 12, 2019 at 6 PM on UB’s North Campus. The theme for this year’s relay is superhero, where we’re IncrediBULL and fighting cancer like superheros. We’d love it for your club to join Relay for Life and raise money throughout the year for this great cause. I’ve attached the link for registering a team below and after registering your team, your club members can register under your team name. If you have any questions or comments, you can reach out to me (contact information below) or to our club email ubrelayforlife@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you at Relay for Life this year where we’ll all be fighting cancer!

www.relayforlife.org/UBNY

 

Wednesday
12/19/18

Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space: Global Competition January 28 in the UB CFA

Posted by Tim on December 19, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Workshops

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance has been invited to create an exhibit for the internationally renowned Prague Quadrennial (PQ) of Performance Design and Space, and you are invited to view this tremendously creative display on Monday, January 28, 2019 while the exhibit is here in Buffalo. Following the world premiere of the display in Buffalo, the exhibit will be presented in Louisville, Kentucky in March 2019 and will finally travel to Prague, Czech Republic in June 2019 for the Prague Quadrennial.

January 28, 2019
UB Center for the Arts
6 – 8 p.m.

6 – 7 p.m. | Reception with beverage service and light hors d’oeuvres
6:30 p.m. | Remarks from Robin Schulze, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Jonathan Shimon, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance; Dyan Burlingame, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance; and students from the Department of Theatre and Dance
7 – 8 p.m. | Self-directed view of exhibit

Join fellow UB alumni and friends with the Western New York theatre and arts community as we gather at UB Center for the Arts to hear first-hand from the students who contributed to this project. Sponsored by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), students are working to build two exhibits designed from a professional design team and an emerging design team. You will have the first look at what is considered the most outstanding contributions from US stage designers working from grassroots theatres to the Broadway stage. Following a complimentary reception with cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres in the Black Box from 6-7 p.m., the exhibit will be on display in the Drama Theatre from 7-8 p.m.

For more information, visit: http://www.pq.cz/what-is-pq/

Register online: https://www.ub-connect.com/s/1703/alumni/index.aspx?sid=1703&gid=2&pgid=2453&content_id=2350&authkey=DHf6DHOx5KF8IEeaFxln3pQ1vgTYcwENvEqCnRWHJjcD9DGFZWLUsA%3d%3d

Friday
11/30/18

MuGSA Graduate Symposium March 29th and March 30th

Posted by Tim on November 30, 2018 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

The Music Graduate Student Association in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University at Buffalo is pleased to announce the 2019 Graduate Student Conference, which will take place on Friday & Saturday March 29-30, 2019. Events will include paper sessions, concerts, & a keynote address.
Our call for papers extends to all graduate students in the fields of musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, and composition, but also includes students from other disciplines who wish to submit a proposal for a paper that relates in some way to music.

Senior undergraduates are also welcome to submit with the guidance of a faculty member. Interdisciplinary papers are especially encouraged with subjects including, but are not limited to, intersections of music with philosophy, film & media studies, popular culture, psychology/cognition, & gender studies.
Paper presentations should be no longer than twenty minutes in length, to be followed by ten minutes for questions. The deadline for proposals is Friday, January 4th, 2019. All applicants will be notified of their status by Monday, January 14th, 2019.
Abstract Submission Guidelines:
– Send abstracts to Jesse Kiser (he/him), at jessekis@buffalo.edu, with “Buffalo 2019
Graduate Conference” as the subject.
– Abstracts should not exceed 300 words.
– Please attach your abstract in the form of a Microsoft Word document or PDF.
– Name the file with the following format: LASTNAME_UB2019.
– Include your name, e-mail address, & academic affiliation (degree program &
institution) in the body of the e-mail.
– Do not put your name or affiliation in the document.
– List any audio-visual requirements or other special needs in your e-mail.
– Only one submission per applicant.
For additional information or queries please e-mail Jesse Kiser (jessekis@buffalo.edu).
We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Friday
11/30/18

Want to Ace your Exams? Exam Prep Workshops on December 5th and 7th

Posted by Tim on November 30, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Workshops

Two identical workshops will be offered on study skills and exam taking skills just in time for final exams.  The sessions will take place on December 5 at 6pm in Bonner 414 and on December 7 at 4pm in Davis 101.  Students will learn how to retain more information and how to prepare themselves so that they can do their best on finals.  It’s all free and no pre-registration is required.  All the students have to do is arrive on time and listen.  I started using these tips in my last two years of undergrad school and never went below a 3.0 again.

Friday
11/30/18

Interview with Dr. Irfan Khan, MD turned Entrepreneur December 5th

Posted by Tim on November 30, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars will host Dr. Irfan Khan, MD turned entrepreneur for a How I Built Thisan authentic and raw interview of an entrepreneur by a student entrepreneur on Wed., December 5th at 6:30 p.m. in 210 student Union, UB’s North Campus.

Irfan Khan is an MD turned entrepreneur – and he’s innovating in the healthcare industry. In 2015, he founded the startup company Circuit Clinical, which is working to transform the efficiency and experience of clinical trials. Now, patients can learn about clinical research opportunities from physicians they trust and pharmaceutical companies can be more confident that they have the right candidates. Circuit Clinical acts as an Integrated Research Organization and has the advantage of both physician and participant engagement, a network of more than 1 million patients and technology products to enhance the entire experience.

Monday
10/29/18

UB Aging Information Sprint Friday, November 2 1-6 p.m. in the Student Union

Posted by Tim on October 29, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Innovation Sprint: Aging Innovation Challenge
Friday, November 2, 2018
1-6 p.m.
210 Student Union

Seeking Innovators do develop prototypes to assist older New Yorkers

Join the Innovation Spring as an IDEA Champion or contribute your talent to a team as sa FREE Agent.

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/UBAginglnnovation18

The time to create tomorrow’s solutions is now!

Students and faculty from all disciplines welcome. Winning teams will compete in finals for $5,000 in prizes.  Bring yourself-we’ll take care of the food and swag!

Sponsored by the UB Center for Successful Aging and Blackstone LaunchPad

Monday
10/22/18

SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) April 26 and April 27

Posted by Tim on October 22, 2018 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

SUNY UNDERGRADUATE
RESEARCH CONFERENCE
APRIL 26-27, 2019

The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) is a multidisciplinary spring semester event hosted each year by different SUNY institutions. It brings together undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations—oral, performance, artistic displays, and posters presentations—in ALL academic disciplines. Farmingdale State College (SURC East), SUNY Adirondack with SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury (SURC Central), and Niagara County Community College (SURC West) will co-host SUNY SURC this coming April. By bringing together students and faculty from across the state, SURC helps realize the synergistic power of the SUNY system.

For more information, please visit: suny.edu/surc or email surc@suny.edu

And don’t forget, funding is available to offset the cost of your trip via the Honors College Academic Enrichment Fund: https://honors.buffalo.edu/funding/supplemental.php

Monday
10/15/18

UB’s #SpiritDay at Sip and Chat Wednesday, October 17

Posted by Tim on October 15, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed, Workshops

Join us at this week’s Sip and Chat for coffee, baked goods and the opportunity to learn more about UB’s #SPIRITDAY public art project hosted by the Office of Inclusive Excellence. The non-partisan public art project is based on the For Freedoms nationwide project and provides UB students with the opportunity to make their own yard sign to stand with LGBTQ+ youth against bullying. During Sip and Chat on Wednesday, October 17th from 11:30am-12:30pm, Honors Scholars can create their yard sign which will be included in a public art installation the next day outside of the Student Union.

 

 

More Ways to Get Involved:

 

Through a partnership with the Office of Inclusive Excellence, the Intercultural and Diversity Center, The LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association, and LGBTQ student organizations, the University has commissioned artist, queer activist, and UB alumni Dana Tyrrell to install the public art project.  The project is through For Freedoms, an artist-run platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States.

> Learn more about For Freedoms

In 2010 the first Spirt Day was recognized.  Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pledging to “go purple” on Spirit Day is a way for everyone — forward-thinking companies, global leaders, respected celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends — to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ youth and to take part in the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world.

> Learn more about Spirit Day

On October 18 from 10am-3pm in the Student Union Lobby, students, faculty and staff will see the lawn sign installation and get to make a sign if they haven’t already.  At 12pm pizza will be served and brief remarks will be shared by the artist and members of the UB community.

Spirit Day will also be recognized at UB on October 20 at the UB Volleyball vs. Central Michigan match in Alumni Arena at 6pm.  The first 225 guests will get a free purple #SPIRITDAY t-shirt!

Hope to see you there!

Friday
10/12/18

UB’s #SpiritDay Public Art Project October 18 FREE Pizza at Noon!

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Join UB’s #SPIRITDAY public art project hosted by the Office of Inclusive Excellence on October 18, 2018 between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Student Union Lobby and make your own yard sign to stand with LGBTQ+ youth against bullying that will be displayed on the lawn outside of the Student Union. Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pizza lunch served at noon!