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Fulbright Scholars Panel

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2021 in Event, Fellowships, Information Session, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities

Friday, March 19, 3-4 p.m. (via Zoom)

Have you ever considered teaching, researching or earning a graduate degree abroad? The Fulbright Program offers opportunities in more than 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students.

Join us for a Fulbright panel discussion to hear personal stories from two of UB’s previous Fulbright recipients: Ashley Cercone (research grant to Turkey) and Paige Melin (English teaching assistant in Senegal). You will hear more about the possibilities of Fulbright and what it takes to be a Fulbright Scholar.

Registration is required. Confirmation will include Zoom details. For more information about this event contact Visit the Fulbright Program website to learn about their programs.


Getting Involved Using UB Technology Workshop

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2021 in Information Session, Networking, Student Clubs, Student experience, Student Job Opportunities, Workshops

Learn about the many ways you can get involved within Student Engagement from leadership certificates, to fraternity & sorority life, the marching band, community & civic engagement, and more!

*This workshop will give you credit towards completing your UB SELECT certificates. 

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2021 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference

Posted by Tim on February 18, 2021 in Event, Information Session, Networking, Registration and Seminar Information

SUNY Old Westbury is the host institution for the 2021 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference, which will be held virtually on Friday April 16, 2021.

Abstracts and Registration Now Open.  

Important Deadlines:

Abstracts Due: March 12, 2021

Registration Due: April 9, 2021

Keynote Speaker:  Robert Muscil Ph.D., M.P.H.

Robert K. Musil, PhD, MPH is the President and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, the legacy organization envisioned by Rachel Carson and founded in 1965 by her closest friends and colleagues. 

Dr. Musil was named President and CEO in February 2014 and is only the third head of this historic environmental group.

For more SURC resources, including abstract submission, registration, etc., please visit as up-to-date information will be posted there.

The SURC 2020 Organizing Committee

–          Cristina Notaro, SUNY Old Westbury

–          Michaela Rehm, SUNY Center for Professional Development

–          Phillip Ortiz, SUNY System Administration


Recognizing Your Leadership Journey

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2021 in Information Session, Workshops

February 24, 2021 – 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Join Student Engagement for this virtual workshop that will have students reflect on their leadership journey, because leadership looks different for everyone! Through various activities and facilitated discussion and reflection students will be able to map out their leadership journey and leadership style!

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SOUL Time Management Workshop

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2021 in Information Session, Workshops

February 23, 2021 – 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
 Join Student Engagement  to learn the difference between time management and priority management in this 45-minute virtual workshop. 
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Careers in University Administration-Student Affairs Mentoring Programs

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2021 in Career Opportunities, Information Session, Job Opportunity, Networking, Workshops

February 16, 2021 – 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Interested in pursuing a career in College or University Activities and Administration? Join this virtual workshop to learn more about our mentoring program that will connect you with UB professional staff, and help you prepare for an exciting campus career!

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LEAD UB Workshop: How to Create Conference Proposals and Presentations

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2021 in Event, Information Session, Workshops

February 15, 2021 – 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Interested in submitting a conference proposal but never know where to start? Join Student Engagement for a workshop focused on creating conference proposals and presentations! Learn how to submit a conference proposal for the upcoming LEAD UB conference which focuses on topics related to leadership, service, advocacy and professional development.

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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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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

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 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. 


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.


Using this link (, 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: 

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: 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.)


(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!


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