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Tuesday
10/04/22

The Folger Shakespeare Institute Comes to Buffalo! Working Artists Lab Spring 2023

Posted by Tim on October 4, 2022 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Workshops

The UB Arts Collaboratory
invites applications from students from all disciplines
to be part of a new interdisciplinary experiential class
in the Spring semester 2023

“The Folger Shakespeare Institute Comes to Buffalo!
Shakespeare and Buffalo: Questions of Race, Class, and Culture”
Fridays 2:00-4:20pm
at the UB Center for the Arts
Earn 3 credits. TH480 and TH513. No prerequisites.
Collaborate across disciplines with UB faculty, students and community partners! Get
involved with Buffalo’s leading theatre companies as a collaborator! Participate in the
creation, research, and production processes of live art leading to the upcoming national
event in Buffalo: The Folger Institute Weekend Workshop!
We invite you to complete the Spring 2023 Working Artists Lab student application to be
part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience while earning academic credit.
Course Description
This once-in-a-lifetime course presents a unique opportunity for students from all
disciplines to witness, research, create, and participate in the production process of live art,
centering on Shakespeare and the city of Buffalo and the questions of race, class, and culture.
The class will host visiting artists, scholars, performers, directors, arts managers, theatre
companies, archivists, librarians, and educators, affording a wide array of partnerships with
our students, leading to the production of artistic and scholarly collaborations. Our course
aims to foster a company of artists and scholars with a shared purpose to work and learn
together. Come join us!

The story of “Shakespeare” in America is more than a history of books and performances. It is also a
study of politics and society—of race, class, gender, and their intersections, of “culture” in the fullest
sense of the word—all of which is deeply inflected by the real and imagined past of particular places
The class will examine the Shakespearean textual, performance, and physical scene in Buffalo from
the late 1800s to the present day and will investigate questions of race, class and culture in
Shakespeare texts in performance. Planned field work includes sessions with distinguished
members of Buffalo’s professional theatres, exploration of the archives and collections, as well as
field trips to explore artistic and historic sites in the city of Buffalo.
The work in our class will lay the foundation for our Working Arts Lab student’s special participation
in the Folger Institute Workshop on “Gilding the Guilt: The Gilded Age, Craft Production, and the
Construction of Cultural Capital” on April 27-30 here in Buffalo. This is a rare and by-invitation
opportunity is available only to those in this class!

About the Folger Shakespeare Institute and the Folger Weekend
Workshop
The Folger Shakespeare Library, based on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, is the world’s largest
Shakespeare collection, the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world. The Folger
Institute is a dedicated center for collections-focused research and advanced study in the humanities
at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Through its multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural programs and
research fellowships, the Institute establishes scholarly communities, fresh research approaches, and
new teaching agendas for early modern fields. The Folger Weekend Workshop in Buffalo, “Gilding
the Guilt: The Gilded Age, Craft Production, and the Construction of Cultural Capital” will feature
distinguished scholars and artists addressing Shakespeare in relation to African-American culture,
frontiers / la frontera, and Indigenous reception and adaptation, including the archive, and
illuminating the conversations from page to stage. You can access a video describing the Folger
Weekend Workshop in detail here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcior3gmdGc. The
University at Buffalo has been a member of the Folger Institute Consortium since 1992.
About the UB Arts Collaboratory and Working Artists Lab – CAS
The UB Arts Collaboratory, an initiative of the College of Arts and Sciences, brings UB and Buffalobased
artists together to spark innovation and share their work with the world. The Working Artists
Lab (WAL), led by Professor Maria S. Horne, creates a space for UB students to learn and experience
what it’s like to be out in the world as a working artist-scholar, over the course of a semester and
while earning academic credit. This course integrates academics with real-life experience,
emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration and multi-modal learning, and preparing the young
scholar-artist to enter the profession. The lab brings together UB students, faculty, and visiting artists
to develop new projects and collaborate across disciplines while engaging with the artists and
community where we live and learn. WAL hosts renowned scholars and artists, as well as luminaries
from the Buffalo community and the University at Buffalo.

Application Form
“The Folger Shakespeare Institute Comes to Buffalo!
Shakespeare and Buffalo: Questions of Race, Class, and Culture”
Instructions: Complete form and send it via email to artscollaboratory@buffalo.edu
Upon acceptance, students will be asked to provide their student number so they can be forceregistered
into the class. To avoid disappointment, apply early. Seats are limited and we
implement rolling admissions. Application will remain open until seats are filled.
Name:
Email:
Phone:
Department:
Major/Minor:
Academic Level: Fr So Ju Se Grad
Anticipated Graduation Date:
Pronouns:
Personal Statement (brief statement indicating why you are interested in participating)

Tuesday
10/04/22

New First-Year Global Experience in Costa Rica or United Kingdom Deadline extended to October 7

Posted by Tim on October 4, 2022 in Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

First-Year Global Experience

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Description automatically generatedThis new initiative is open to UB first-year students who are interested in learning more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), developing their intercultural communication skills, and enhancing their ability to live and lead in a global society. This program combines an academic course with an embedded 10-day international study abroad experience in Winter 2023 with an opportunity to participate in a UB Global Summit event here on campus in Spring 2023. This is an interdisciplinary program that will offer 3-credit courses from a variety of academic disciplines. As part of our goal to increase study abroad opportunities for all students, special scholarships are available to help make this an affordable and accessible program for all UB first-year students. Jump start your UB Global Pathways progress while having an amazing and transformational global experience!

Eligibility: New UB First-Year Students from any academic discipline

When: January 2023

Where: Courses taught via Zoom with a 10-day embedded study abroad experience

               in either Costa Rica or the United Kingdom

Application Deadline: October 7, 2022

Contact: studyabroad@buffalo.edu

                 Office of Study Abroad Programs

                 201 Talbert Hall

                 Walk-in Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday
09/30/22

L3Harris Communication Systems Information Session…Full-time Jobs and Internship Opportunities October 11

Posted by Tim on September 30, 2022 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Internships, Workshops

This event is for students to learn more about L3Harris Communications Systems located in
Rochester NY, along with full time and internship opportunities within Tactical Communications.
For Juniors and Seniors working towards a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer
Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Wireless Engineering, Information
Security, Mathematics, Digital Arts & Sciences, or related field

DATE: October 11th, 2022
TIME: 12 p.m.
LOCATION: 107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)

Please RSVP By October 9th here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScCZ_7doh3uz_HrRiUaCnst9T9BFFiR_aonAXpraFXryF3BqA/viewform

Friday
09/23/22

The Tool Library Fall Service Days 2022

Posted by Tim on September 23, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Throw on that flannel, tie up those boots (w/ the fur), and join us this fall to improve the places we love. We believe that a strong community is a civically engaged community. We put our tools to work on large-scale community projects such as neighborhood clean-ups, tree-plantings, community gardens, and public art installations.

We’re excited to announce our Fall 2022 line-up of events! Most events take place on Saturday mornings and last no longer than three hours. All necessary tools, equipment and gear will be provided by The Tool Library. We do recommend you wear comfortable shoes and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty 🙂

Please bring your cellphone as volunteers will need to sign a digital waiver before each event.

Please join us at one of our upcoming service events:

  • Saturday, October 1st @ 10AM – Perkins Park Cleanup
  • Saturday, October 8th @ 10AM – Tyler Street Gardens Work Day
  • Saturday, October 15th @ 10AM – William Gaiter Parkway Planting
  • Saturday, October 22nd @ 10AM – Bailey-Dartmouth Garden Work Day
  • Saturday, October 29th @ 10AM – Dewey Park Tree Care & Cleanup

Saturday, November 5th @ 9AM – ReTree Fall Planting

REGISTER TO ATTEND

Friday
09/23/22

APPLY TODAY: Winter & Spring 2023 Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs Spots still available!

Posted by Tim on September 23, 2022 in Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

Study Abroad this winter or spring on one of the following faculty-led programs that still have spots available!

ITALY: UB Classics in the Mediterranean Travel to Rome and Naples this January and earn 3 credits (CL 391: Art & Archaeology of Rome) for a UB Global Pathway (Arts/Humanities/Civilization and History Area) course and/or apply it to a relevant major or minor. The application deadline is Sunday, October 2, so apply today!

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UNITED KINGDOM: Culture and Performance Appreciation in London Travel to London this January and earn 3 credits (TH 325 Performance & the Critic) for a UB Global Pathway UB Arts Area course and/or apply it to a relevant major or minor. The application deadline is Sunday, October 2, so apply today!

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UNITED KINGDOM: UB Semester in London Live, study and work in Londonthis Spring 2023 semester and earn 12-15 credits that can satisfy UB Global Pathway courses and/or apply it to a relevant major or minor. The application deadline is Sunday, October 9, so apply today!

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Wednesday
09/21/22

Volunteer Opportunity with City Swim Project…ELA and Math Tutors Needed

Posted by Tim on September 21, 2022 in Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The City Swim Project of Buffalo, NY is in need of tutors to assist students in reading and math. They have purchased the IXL assessment software and tablets for students and tutors to use.  IXL assesses student needs in ELA and math and generates lessons for a tutor to review with students.  If you are looking for a service learning experience or volunteer hours, etc. please consider this opportunity.

They’d like to start the program next week, September 20th and 22nd and continue through the semester into December on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  There will be three 45 minute sessions each day for different age groups: 5-5:45, 6-6:45 and 7-7:45. The tutoring will take place at the William-Emsley Family YMCA located at 585 William St, Buffalo, NY 14206.  Once a student completes their tutoring session they are eligible to participate in a free learn to swim class right after the tutoring session each day.

If you interested, (even if you can’t start next week), please  contact Dr. Sue Baldwin at 716-523-9669 or via email at drbaldwin@cityswimproject.org

Friday
09/16/22

Honors College Undergraduate Research Workshop September 21st and September 22nd

Posted by Tim on September 16, 2022 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

Interested in working on a research or creative project? Come learn about
undergraduate level research and creative opportunities at UB.
Mentored research or creative projects WILL EARN you Honors Experience
Credits and add to your resume and knowledge base no matter your major or
academic program. Research is for all majors.
Workshop will cover:
-HOW TO FIND A PROJECT or OPPORTUNITY
-How to turn your work into HONORS EXPERIENCE CREDITS
-DISCUSS FUNDING $$
-Honors College Research and Creativity fund application overview and
deadlines
-ELN Research work and conference funding application overview and
deadlines
Join UB Honors and UB’s Experiential Learning Network (ELN)
on either Wednesday September 21st, 1-2pm in 128 Capen Hall or
Thursday September 22nd, 2-3pm in128 Capen Hall

Monday
09/12/22

UB Alternative Spring Break Opportunities Information Session Monday, September 19

Posted by Tim on September 12, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Workshops

Interested in social justice? Leadership development? Immersive experiences? Earning Honors Experience credits?

Come meet Rachel DiDomizio, and Honors alumna and currently Assistant Director of Community & Civic Engagement at UB. Rachel will be giving a presentation to the Honors College about Alternative Break Programs, including:

·         Poverty Alleviation – Toronto, Canada

  • Refugee Resettlement – Buffalo, NY
  • Civic Engagement – Buffalo, NY
  • Criminal Justice Reform – Philadelphia, PA

When: Monday September 19, 2022 @ 1:00 PM

Where: Capen 107

Bring your friends!

Wednesday
09/07/22

Alternative Spring Break

Posted by Tim on September 7, 2022 in Honors Experiences

Interested in social justice? Leadership development? Immersive experiences? Earning Honors Experience credits? 

Come meet Rachel DiDomizio, and Honors alumna and currently Assistant Director of Community & Civic Engagement at UB. Rachel will be giving a presentation to the Honors College about Alternative Break Programs, including: 

  • Poverty Alleviation – Toronto, Canada
  • Refugee Resettlement – Buffalo, NY
  • Civic Engagement – Buffalo, NY
  • Criminal Justice Reform – Philadelphia, PA

When: Monday September 19, 2022 @ 1:00 PM

Where: Capen 107 

Bring your friends!

Friday
09/02/22

Paid Research Positions for Mechatronics in Smart Manufacturing and IoT Projects

Posted by Tim on September 2, 2022 in Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

Job Description
We are seeking undergraduate researchers to work on projects that (1) hook up and manage the sensors
(IR, thermocouple, vibration, current) to 3D printers and its pre- and post-processing machines through
Raspberry Pi/ESP32/Arduino, (2) work with the software team to show the real-time machine conditions
and product quality on the web-portal.
We are looking for students who are:
Enthusiastic on the research topic and are responsive
Familiar with mechatronics (hardware, Raspberry Pi/ESP32/Arduino and IoT sensor setup)
Eligibility:
GPA > 3.3
US Citizen or Permanent Resident
Project Outcome
The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your
collaboration (e.g., demos and publications)
Please fill out the application form (first come first serve, deadline: 09/09/22)
https://forms.gle/DT1FL18FTztXKCbXA
If you have any other questions, please email: Dr. Chi Zhou (ISE) chizhou@buffalo.edu, Dr. Hongyue
Sun (ISE) hongyues@buffalo.edu or Dr. Wenyao Xu (CSE) wenyaoxu@buffalo.edu.