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Monday
04/13/20

Stay Connected, Stay Engaged Virtual Engagement Starts HERE!

Posted by Tim on April 13, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Student experience

Student Engagement is working hard to develop ways to stay connected with the campus community and students. Below you will find ways to engage from the comfort of your home

Upcoming Virtual Events!  

Click on the Links below to find out more!  

Telling Your UB Success Story 

Virtual Volunteering 

Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking

Leadership and the Magic of Human Connection 

Check out more events HERE!

Get a Jump on your Day!

Do you miss burning off some steam at the gym? Check out these virtual classes to help get you moving for 30 minutes a day! 

Core Power Yoga

SELF Ready, Set, HITT at Home 

YMCA 360: Your Virtual YMCA

The Bar Method

Check out more classes HERE!

Do you love New York state as much as us? 

Check out this link for virtual tours, online events, and livecams to stay engaged!  New York State’s Best Online Events, Virtual Tours, and Livecams

Virtual Trips! 

Take a trip around the world from the comfort of your own home!

Yellowstone National Park 

Hidden Worlds of National Parks 

Pompei

Access Mars

Museums and More!   

Check out these cool links! 

 National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea 

Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands 

The National Museum of Anthropology – Mexico City 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Visit the Student Engagement Events page on UBLinked to learn about all the events Student Engagement has planned for you this semester!

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

South Asia Summer Language Institute – Summer 2020

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2020 in Academics, Scholarship Opportunities, Student experience, Summer Courses

South Asia Summer Language Institute

  1. SASLI Application is open until April 1, 2020. As a reminder, we will be offering Nepali and Punjabi as new additions for the Summer 2020, in addition to Bengali, Dari, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Pashto, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Tibetan, and Urdu. To apply, click here.  
  2. SASLI Distance Learning Applications are now open until April 1, 2020! Want to study at SASLI, but find it difficult to spend 8 weeks away from your current obligations? Distance learning is the perfect opportunity to still partake in SASLI, without having to relocate to Madison. More information about the requirements and link to the application can be found here.
  3. SASLI Half/Full Fee Remission Application is now open until April 1, 2020! SASLI is excited to announce that our scholarship, which covers between 50 to 100% of the SASLI tuition is now accepting applications. Get in your application now to be considered for such an incredible opportunity. Application guidelines can be found here.
  4. WISLI Tuition Scholarship is now accepting applications until April 1, 2020! This scholarship provides coverage of tuition and segregated fees for language study in the summer 2020. Application requirements can be found here.
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.

Wednesday
02/12/20

DBM looking for student research assistants

Posted by Tim on February 12, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Student experience

The PLAN project is looking for 1-2 students to work with children and families as part of a multi-site family-based treatment for childhood obesity for the Spring/Summer 2020 semesters. Specifically, students assist with: collecting outcome data for primary and secondary measures, consenting study participants, administering surveys and questionnaires, preparing study materials, and brainstorming in weekly meetings. *Given the need to travel to various sites, students with access to cars would be preferred.* 

The Exercise and Events study is looking for 2-3 highly motivated undergraduates to work as research assistants Spring/Summer 2020 semesters. Students will be helping with a time-sensitive pilot project looking at how different types of cues administered in a real-world setting influences physical activity. Students will have the opportunity to help with preparation for the study, including creation of study materials, data entry and data collection. Students with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply: Organized and detail oriented, ability to interact with a team and with members of the public, good time management skills.

UB ACES (Activity and Children’s Environment Study) is a project that looks at risk and protective factors for weight gain in 6 – 9-year-old children. Students working on this project would help with data entry, file organization and child care for participants’ younger siblings. UB ACES looking for students who have availability from 2 – 8pm, 2 evenings per week, Monday – Thursday.

For more information about our lab please visit our website: http://buffalobehavioralmedicine.org/

To apply: please send your resume and your responses to the questions below to dbmstudentapply@gmail.com. We are hoping to quickly fill our positions and will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

Please fill out the following information:
Full Name:
Name you would like to be called:
Email:
Phone Number:
Overall GPA:
Major GPA:

  1. What year are you in school?
  2. Do you have any prior research experience? If so, with whom?
  3. What do you want to do when you graduate?
  4. How do you feel this research experience will benefit you?
  5. How would you describe your communication skills?
  6. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  7. What is your availability for the Spring 2020 semester?
  8. Are you interested in continuing to work in the Summer 2020 semester? What is
    your availability for this summer? (please list all commitments)
  9. If you have any previous experience with biometric measurements, please describe here:

Wednesday
02/12/20

Black History Month Events- UB Intercultural and Diversity Center

Posted by Tim on February 12, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Student experience, Study Abroad

OWN IT

Join the Intercultural and Diversity Center celebrating the beauty of being black. We will be taking Polaroid pictures to celebrate. Come show support!

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 – 12:30 p.m. 

SU Lobby

CATCH THAT FLIGHT

Join us for an information session for students who want to study abroad, featuring actual accounts of those who have studied abroad!

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 – 5:30-7:00 p.m.  

SU 240

Save the Date!

Saturday, April 4th

Save the date for a summit dedicated to educating, inspiring, and empowering students of color and allies. Learn about navigating predominantly white spaces, self care, and creating connections.

Wednesday
02/05/20

Phi Alpha Delta – 2020

Posted by Tim on February 5, 2020 in Event, Information Session, Networking, Stress Relief, Student experience

Are you interested in a career based in legal studies, politics, justice, criminology, or another field of law? UB’s chapter of the international pre-law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta can provide insight, guidance and networking into these examples and more! 

Phi Alpha Delta is a coed professional fraternity open to any major! We offer connection into law related fields along with countless professional workshops such as how to build a resume, proficiency in public speaking, etc., guest speakers ranging from law professors to local judges, upwards of $2,500 LSAT prep and study materials, and more! Altogether, it is a rare opportunity to connect with likeminded, ambitious students interested in expanding their professional skills and assets. 

If you are interested in joining or would like to receive more information, they are hosting a law student panel with free pizza TONIGHT (February 5) at 8pm in NSC201, anyone welcome! A flyer is also attached including their social media information and other events this week!

Friday
11/22/19

Prestigious Summer Fellowship at George Washington’s Mount Vernon – Class of 2022

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Networking, Student experience, Summer Courses, Workshops

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program is a highly selective summer institute for rising college juniors, offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of America’s first president outside our nation’s capital. May 23 – July 4, 2020

Fully Funded Summer Leadership Program

Students spend six weeks living and learning at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Transportation, meals and a $3,000 stipend are provided

A Summer Like No Other

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program combines lessons from George Washington’s life, student leadership development, and a capstone project to promote civic engagement.

Experience Washington, DC

Students meet with successful professionals and participate in unique experiences in our nation’s capital.

This opportunity is exclusively for current college sophomores who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM


Applications Due January 31, 2020

Friday
11/22/19

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes – Freshmen and Sophomores with 3.7+ GPA

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Scholarship Opportunities, Student experience, Study Abroad, Summer Courses, Summer Research

If you are a freshman or sophomore and are interested in possibly winning a grant to study abroad in the UK this summer, read on!

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three or four week programs for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university.

There are four summer institutes this year: 

  1. Glasgow (Technology, Innovation and Creativity)
  2. Bristol (exploring the intersection of arts, activism and social justice) 
  3. Belfast (understanding Ireland from a Northern Irish perspective)
  4. Aberystwyth (contemporary issues in Identity and Nationhood, through the lens of Wales)

The Institute costs covered by the Fulbright Commission and its partner institutions include:

·         Return US-UK airfare

·         Tuition and fees at the host institution

·         Accommodation

·         In some cases, a small daily allowance for meals

To be eligible, students must*:

·         Be a US citizen and possess a US passport

·         Have had little or no study/travel outside of the US or North America

·         Have a minimum GPA of 3.7

·         Be at least 18 years old by the start of the program

·         Be able to participate in the program in its entirety

·         Have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the Institute finishes

The deadline is February 11th, so this is something you’re interested in, you’ll want to start working on now. If you are interested in applying, drop me an email. 

See fuller descriptions of the programs here: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/going-to-the-uk/uk-summer-institutes