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Founder Stories: A raw and authentic interview of an entrepreneur by a University at Buffalo student entrepreneur

Posted by Tim on September 6, 2022 in Event, Uncategorized

Sara Hegedus from Date’d Nutrition will share her story of how she founded an organically crafted and ethically sourced, raw, dairy-free, and gluten-free bars and cinnamon rolls – they’re bestselling products.—dated-nutrition


Sign up for ELN Project Workshops August 31, September 1, September 7 and September 8

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences

Project Workshops help you explore potential projects, find mentors, and assess your current skills and areas for growth!

In just one 1-hour session you will be on your way to starting a mentored project and earning an ELN Digital Badge. Virtual and in-person sessions are available.

ELN Project Workshops are being held on:

  • Wednesday, August 31 at 1 p.m. (In-person in 128 Capen)
  • Thursday, September 1 at 10 a.m. (Remote via Zoom)
  • Wednesday, September 7 at 11:30 a.m. (Remote via Zoom)

Thursday, September 8 at 3 p.m. (In-person in 128 Capen)

Sign Up for a Project Workshop

Learn more about ELN digital badges

Completed Projects Gallery


Innovate and Caffeinate Network Opportunity August 28, 2022

Posted by Tim on August 18, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking

UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad presents: Innovate and Caffeinate
Sunday, August 28, 2022
3:00pm to 5:00pm
220 Student Union (Blackstone Office)

Looking to network with innovators and entrepreneurs? Get caffeinated while you meet creators in a space that nurtures connections, exchanging of ideas, and builds community.


UB Blackstone Launchpad Presents Campus Fest August 27, 2022 at 5:00pm

Posted by Tim on August 18, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking

Campus Fest (8/27):

Come check out our table during Campus Fest and grab some lemonade on us from What’s Pop-In! Feel free to talk to us and learn more about the exciting events, programs, and opportunities we have for the UB community to partake in this school year.

When: Saturday, August 27 2022 at 5-8 PM

Where: Funas Lot, UB North Campus


Calling all Musicians! Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Music Audition Information

Posted by Tim on August 18, 2022 in Academics, Competitions, Event

Call all Musicians interested in taking lessons or starting a degree program in Music.

Auditions take place Thursday, September 1, 2022 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Pizza will be provided!

For more information and to register online, please visit:

For further information, please contact Nicole Rosen 716-645-2757


The Tool Library Garden Party and Fundraiser August 13, 2022

Posted by Tim on August 4, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event

A Garden Party & Fundraiser You Won’t Want To Miss!

Be sure to purchase your Gather, Garden + Grow tickets by Monday, August 8th!

Gather with your favorite neighborhood Tooligans for a garden party hosted at Buffalo’s smallest (and newest!) urban flower farm built from the ground up with Tool Library tools.

Funds raised from Gather, Garden + Grow are critical to sustaining The Tool Library’s volunteer-powered operations. Whether it’s providing the tools for your next DIY project, offering up free fixes at a Dare to Repair Cafe, or improving our community through dozens of hands-on service days, we’re committed to building a better world through the power of sharing – but we need YOUR help and support!

Saturday, August 13th
Where: The Plot Flower Farm – 3233 Main Street, Buffalo, NY (Click on the image to download a parking map)

  • Family-Friendly
  • Award-Winning Caribbean Food from Caribbean Experience
  • Fresh Cut Flower Raffles
  • Garden Tours
  • Lawn Games
  • New Tooligan Merch Drop
  • & Much More!

$20 per adult, children 12 and under free!

To purchase tickets….


Graduate Education at North Carolina State University Campus Visit November 20-22, 2022

Posted by Tim on July 13, 2022 in Academics, Event, Graduate School Programs

I am pleased to announce that The Graduate School at North Carolina State University will host its Fall Campus Visit Program from November 20-22, 2022

Prospective students will visit their graduate programs of interest and learn more about the graduate educational environment at NC State. Travel expenses are covered for all participants. 

The agenda from the previous visit program, the application and additional information are available by clicking HERE. The deadline to submit an application is October 4, 2022.  


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: