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Friday
09/25/20

The Office of Student Engagement presents: Alternative Break Trips 20-21

Posted by Tim on September 25, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Information Session, Student experience, Volunteering

Give back to your local community over winter and spring break! Participants will complete in-person community service projects (while following health and safety guidelines), meet with local non-profit agencies and connect with likeminded peers!

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Tuesday
09/22/20

Opportunity for Engagement with UB Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholars

Posted by Tim on September 22, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Information Session, Networking

https://www.buffalo.edu/diversity-innovation/distinguished-visiting-scholars/cohort.html

Dear UB Students,

I hope that each of you are well and finding connection, support, and stimulation, in spite of the unprecedented circumstances affecting us all this fall. I have happy news to share.

The UB Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholars (DVS) faculty cohort has arrived in Buffalo for the 2020-21 academic year.  Each member of the cohort will engage with UB’s students, faculty and throughout the fall and spring semesters. Programs with the Scholars, which will be open to all members of our community, will include public talks, art exhibitions, book clubs and film viewings, class visits, workshops, opportunities to chat on ZOOM, and various celebrations throughout the year. (Please check out www.buffalo.edu/cdi for ongoing posting of events and use the “contact us” form to add yourself to the email list for notifications.)

The breadth of the Scholars’ work and interests—anti-racist pedagogy; artistic depictions of migration; writing as a means to promote social justice; the empirical examination of different forms of racial inequity such as in health outcomes, policing and incarceration; contemporary Kenyan political history; women’s roles in historic rebellions; race and representation in romanticism; the influence of Black girls and women in shaping educational outcomes; the mapping of Indigenous communities and study of settler-colonialism—creates points of intersection with students, faculty and staff across all departments and units and the hope that members of the entire UB community will participate in Scholar events. 

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT with THE SCHOLARS through MENTORING CIRCLES:

In addition to all of these larger, university-wide and departmental/program-level opportunities to meet the Scholars via class visits or other activities, a special component of this visiting scholar program is that each Scholar will lead two mentoring circles—one for 10 graduate and another for 10 undergraduate students. 

These circles will enable students to have meaningful, small group interaction with the Scholars (even if that interaction is via ZOOM in the near-term) and meet other students with whom friendships can be formed and academic, personal and professional support exchanged, and a sense of community developed.  Importantly, students in the circles will play a key role in welcoming the Distinguished Visiting Scholars to UB and Buffalo.

The group activities within the mentoring circles will vary—selected by Scholars in conjunction with students in the circles—but will enable you to meet with other students as well as the Scholars to have discussions about your experiences, interests, and goals. 

ALL UB undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate. Because the circles must be limited in size to permit these small group interactions, students must express interest through a brief survey and statement.

HOW TO EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST IN PARTICIPATING:

Using this link (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DVSMentoring), you will indicate which Scholar(s) you are interested in meeting with, some questions about your goals/interests, and also to share a short statement about yourself (that you can upload via the survey).  You learn about each of the Scholars here:  https://www.buffalo.edu/diversity-innovation/distinguished-visiting-scholars/cohort.html 

The process is not time-consuming and this not a graded assignment. J  The Scholars will be interested in learning about you in order to select students as part of their circles. And do remember that these circles will be only one of many means for you to “meet” and learn with the Scholars throughout the year. There will be many other opportunities.

I hope you will consider completing the survey and submitting a short statement indicating your interest. If you have questions, do not hesitate to consult a faculty member in your department/program (particularly the Director of Undergraduate or Graduate Studies) or others, as well as me: ub-cdi-scholars@buffalo.edu with your questions.  (NOTE: The survey has been tested and does meet accessibility standards, but please reach out to accessibility services or to the Center, if you need assistance.)

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR INTEREST IN PARTICIPATING:  Sunday, October 4th at 5 pm. 

(Notification of selection by:  October 11th.)

We all hope you will read about the Scholars on the Center website and consider being a part of this program which we think will greatly benefit you and be part of making each Scholar’s year at UB fun and memorable!

Friday
09/18/20

Alternative Break Information Session

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2020 in Event, Information Session, Student experience, Volunteering

Come learn about the four various Alternative Break programs that are being offered in January 2021 and Spring Break (March) 2021!

Alternative Break programs let you volunteer, perform community service and have unique learning opportunities during winter break or spring break. By spending time  immersed in the community, you’ll learn about your role as a global citizen, make new friends and connections, and discover how you can become an agent of change

Access more information and RSVP

Monday
08/31/20

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Virtual Job and Internship Fair October 5-9

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Information Session, Internships, Job Opportunity, Workshops

STEAM Job + Internship Fair is now a week-long virtual fair with the best jobs and internships in science, technology, engineering, arts and math fields with some of the best companies around.October 5-9, from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. each day.

Register for STEAM Week in Bullseye powered by Handshake
Monday
05/04/20

Study Abroad Information Session – Zoom

Posted by Tim on May 4, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Information Session, Study Abroad

Thinking about studying abroad? Don’t know where to start? Join one of our Study Abroad Information Sessions on Zoom to learn more. Our Graduate Assistants will present on 80+ UB programs, hundreds of SUNY programs, and information on financial aid and available scholarships! There will also be time for Q&A to answer any questions you may have.

  • Friday, May 15 from 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Join Zoom Meeting

https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/93816808528?pwd=UUlhMFBjaC83VzRrVkh6eG4wZUV2dz09

Meeting ID: 938 1680 8528

Password: 012427

Additionally, the Study Abroad Programs Team is working remotely during this global pandemic. Students may connect with us by phone (716) 645-3912 or email studyabroad@buffalo.edu on Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM! We are happy to schedule one-on-one advising appointments and answer any questions they may have.

Monday
04/13/20

Career Services Virtual Opportunities

Posted by Tim on April 13, 2020 in Information Session, Networking, Stress Relief, Workshops

Students’ lives and careers will have unexpected twists. Career Services is designing new ways for students to see possibilities and seek opportunities for life during COVID-19 after college. 

Monday
04/13/20

Counseling Center Resources for Virtual Support

Posted by Tim on April 13, 2020 in Community Announcements, Information Session, Stress Relief, Student experience, Workshops

TeleMental Health Providers

https://www.ihopenetwork.com
Virtual Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy billed through individual insurance provider

https://wellconnection.com/landing.htm
BCBS of Massachusetts teletherapy

https://www.squaremedicalgroup.org/
Mental Health & Addiction Treatment, Most services available via Phone/Video, All Insurance Accepted including MassHealth, Medicare, BCBS, Tufts, United, Aetna, Cigna and more

https://www.endeavors.org/programs/onlinetherapy/
Virtual therapy for Veterans in Texas

https://www.talkspace.com/
Teletherapy by subscription

https://www.virtualcounselor.com/copy-of-welcome
Telemental health for college students located in PA, HI, TX, FL, NJ, NY, CA We are adding additional states Reduced Rates Available

Recovery Support Online

https://www.weconnectrecovery.com/free-online-support-meetings
Free online recovery meetings

https://www.intherooms.com/home/
Free online recovery meetings

Virtual Self Care

https://www.traumasensitiveyoga.com/online-tctsy.html
Free online trauma sensitive yoga classes

https://www.headspace.com/covid-19
Free Headspace meditations

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVlLbxLe1Eo51f-BqC3u48AyikKun3mcT
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Crisis Survival Skills video playlist

https://www.sanvello.com/
Sanvello (formerly Pacifica) is offering FREE Premium access to on-demand help for stress, anxiety, and depression.

https://free.healthjourneys.com/
Free daily meditations for kids and adults.

https://www.taoconnect.org/english-exercises/
TAO Connect has made meditations free online.

https://hope4college.com/
The Hope Center advocates for students’ basic needs, and has resources for food-insecurity, housing, childcare, transportation, and mental health care.

Sunday
04/05/20

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

Posted by Tim on April 5, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Information Session, Student experience, Workshops

Every April UB recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) as a time to raise public awareness about sexual violence, to educate and inspire our community to prevent it, and provide support for members of our community who have experienced it.  This year we’re moving our efforts online so that we can still come together as a community, from a safe social distance. 

Additionally, I’d like to assure you that our sexual violence response services are still fully supported. Students, faculty, and staff can continue to confidentially connect with our UB-dedicated Advocate from Crisis Services by calling or texting 716-796-4399, or emailing campusadv1@crisisservices.org.  You can also click the following hyperlinks for more information on sexual violence preventionresponse, and policies.

April 7th

Training: NOBULL Beginnings (Bystander Intervention Basics)

Live streaming at 2 p.m. on facebook.com/UBMensGroup. Ever seen something you didn’t think was quite right, and wanted to step in but did not know what to do or where to begin? Join us for NOBULL Beginnings- Bystander Intervention Basics and build the skills to go from standing by to being a NOBULL Bystander. This program will explore the concept of bystander intervention, define the 5 steps of bystander intervention and will help participants discover their individual bystander intervention style.

April 8th

You+Me=?

Live streaming at 3 p.m. on facebook.com/UBMensGroup. What defines a “relationship”? Join us for an open discussion of how to navigate the different types of relationships we may find ourselves taking part in.

April 15th

Being NOBULL (Putting Bystander Intervention into Action)

Live Streaming from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on facebook.com/UBMensGroup. LIVE YOUR VALUES! Have you intervened in a situation to keep someone from being hurt or harmed? Why did you act instead of standing by? Chances are it is because it is in line with one of your personal values. Even though we all have a set of personal values, we do not always have the chance to our values. Have you ever wanted to intervene in a situation but you just stood by? What barriers we there that stopped you from helping? Let’s talk about ways to overcome those barriers or how to refine the skills you already have at Being NOBULL-Putting Bystander Intervention into Action. At the end of this program, participants will be able to: identify personal barriers to intervening, identify personal reasons for intervening, articulate their personal bystander intervention style and will begin developing plans for intervening if they see someone who needs help.

April 16th

National Film Screening: Nameless

11 a.m. (runtime 48m). Register at https://mcsr.org/saam-digital. Nameless is a documentary that addresses child sex trafficking in Washington, DC,
and at-large. Through interviews with experts, advocates, and activists, child sex trafficking is reframed as a form of sexual violence that is often made invisible. Child sex trafficking is explored as an issue with deep historical- cultural roots, tackles misperceptions about which populations are most vulnerable to being trafficked, and illuminates systemic gaps in the current treatment of trafficking victims. Nameless mobilizes viewers to recognize and combat child sex trafficking.

Twitter Town Hall

Following Nameless screening. Don’t forget to @MenCanStopRape and use the hashtags #SAAM and #NamelessFilm to contribute your comments and questions!

April 16th

You+Me=?

Live streaming at 2 p.m. on facebook.com/UBMensGroup. What defines a “relationship”? Join us for an open discussion of how to navigate the different types of relationships in which we may find ourselves taking part in.

April 16th

2020 Lecture Series on Violence & Gender: UB Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Updates

2 p.m. Registration details will be posted in an event on facebook.com/theUBAlliance. Join UB’s violence prevention coordinator, Anna Sotelo-Peryea, for updates on prevention and response efforts, including responses from the 2019 SUNY Sexual Violence Prevention Focused Climate Survey.

April 22nd

Training: How to Help A Sexual Assault Survivor

Live streaming at 3 p.m. on facebook.com/theUBAlliance. Learn how to respond if someone you know experiences a rape or sexual assault. Participants will learn how to help others recover from rape and sexual assault, tap into local resources, and get involved in prevention efforts at UB. Impact warning: This program details experiences of sexual violence. This can have an impact on program attendees. Consider your own experiences before and while attending this program.

All Month

#30DaysOfSAAM Instagram Challenge

Join advocates, survivors, and supporters as we take Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) online for the #30DaysofSAAM Instagram challenge. The 30DaysofSAAM is a great way to show up for survivors during SAAM in a time a social distancing.

Respond to the daily prompts below with a photo on your Instagram account. Submissions must tag @NSVRC and @UBMensGroup – additional instructions and info on national drawings are on the Facebook page.

Tuesday
02/25/20

UB Campus Garden

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2020 in Community Announcements, Information Session, Student experience, Sustainability, Volunteering, Workshops

The UB Campus Garden is a shared bed garden on UB’s North Campus where UB students, faculty, and staff can grow.

We aim to empower our community to grow food and take an active role in the food systems we are a part of. By learning skills to grow food from start to finish, we encourage more sustainable and mindful consumption practices. The campus garden is an inclusive and diverse space where gardeners of all experience and backgrounds are welcome!

Timeline:

Information session: Week of February 24th, 2020

Workshop: Week of March 9th, 2020

Participants are expected to maintain their plots throughout the entire spring and summer semesters. This involves starting seeds, transplanting, watering, weeding, and harvesting. Have no experience gardening? We will provide you with all the information and tools you need!

Interested in joining? Click here.

Friday
02/14/20

Spring 2020 Management Major Information Sessions

Posted by Tim on February 14, 2020 in Academics, Event, Information Session

If you have strong quantitative abilities and an eye for the
business world, a major in Accounting or Business
Administration could be for you! Attend one of our spring
information sessions for additional information both majors
as well as the business administration concentrations, and
how to apply to change your major.

Session Dates:

Wednesday, February 19 at 11 a.m. – Noon
• Thursday, February 20 at 1:30 – 2:30 p.m
.
** This session will include information about the
BS Information Technology and Management Major
• Thursday, March 19 at 11 a.m. – Noon
• Monday, March 23 at 11 a.m. – Noon
** This session will include information about the
BS Information Technology and Management Major
Thursday, March 26 at 2 – 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, April 7 at 10 – 11 a.m.

Wednesday, April 8 at 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
** This session will include information about the
BS Information Technology and Management Major
Thursday, April 9 at 2 – 3 p.m.
**This session will include speakers from the College of Arts and
Sciences to discuss majors that also lead to careers in business.
• Monday, April 13 at 11 a.m. – Noon
• Tuesday, April 14 at 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, April 15 at 11 a.m. – Noon
• Tuesday, April 21 at 11 a.m. – Noon
• Wednesday, April 22 at 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

**This session will include speakers from the College of Arts and
Sciences to discuss majors that also lead to careers in business.
Thursday, April 23 at 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

All sessions will be held in Alfiero 205.

Space is limited. To register, visit the Undergraduate Programs Office in 204 Alfiero or call 716-645-3206.