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Native American Heritage Month!

Posted by Tim on November 3, 2022 in Community Announcements, Student experience, Uncategorized

November is Native American Heritage Month!  In recognition of the incredibly rich cultures, traditions and contributions of Native people, the Intercultural Diversity Center is leading UB’s on-campus celebration throughout the month of November. 

Tomorrow, Thursday November 3rd, IDC will be hosting Sand Paint N’ Create at 3pm in 240 Student Union.  Sand painting as an art form is a painting that is created by using finely crushed materials that are typically applied to plywood, in our case, it would be colorful sand to canvases, to depict a scene.  They are very intentional from the colors to the symbols that are used.  Take time to relax with us, and partake in the appreciation of this practice as we learn about the ethnic groups that use it and its religious and artistic uses.

You can view all the events, as well as a special Spotify playlist of Native American music, at this link:


Blackstone LaunchPad Presents: Founder Stories Founder and CEO, CRMantra & Co-Founder and CEO, MedViation November 1, 2022

Posted by Tim on October 24, 2022 in Uncategorized

UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad presents Founder Stories with Amit Garg, ISE Alumnus and Founder and CEO, CRMantra & Co-Founder and CEO, MedViation

Tuesday, November 1st, 7-8 pm in 330 Student Union, UB North Campus

Be inspired by a raw and authentic interview of an entrepreneur by a University at Buffalo student entrepreneur.

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to speak with Amit Garg, UB Industrial and Systems Engineering alumnus on Tuesday, November 1st. Amit is Founder and CEO, CRMantra & Co-Founder and CEO, MedViation. Amit is an entrepreneur with a focus on starting technology-based companies. His passion for customer success has allowed successful digital transformations for many ventures who specialize in Communications, Media, and Technology industries.

Come join us to learn how Amit made his vision become a successful reality and how he continues to help guide entrepreneurs towards digital transformations. Be inspired and expand your network.

Networking reception to follow with refreshments featuring local food entrepreneurs. Plus, every student that attends will be entered to win a JBL Speaker.


COVID and Flu Vaccine Clinics on Campus

Posted by Tim on September 27, 2022 in Uncategorized

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, in conjunction with UB Health Services, are offering the latest bivalent COVID Booster and flu vaccines. Each clinic is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.and no appointment is necessary. Bring your UB ID and insurance card. The vaccine is free with insurance or $35 without an insurance card. 

· Tuesdays: UB Student Union | North Campus | Rooms 145B and 145E

· Wednesdays: UB Harriman Hall | South Campus | Room 105

· Thursdays: Jacobs School of Medicine | Downtown Campus | Room 2211A


Take a tour of the GRoW Clean Energy Center!

Posted by Tim on September 20, 2022 in Event, Student experience, Uncategorized

Take a tour of the GRoW Clean Energy Center, and learn the story and stats behind the award-winning, energy-positive building designed and built by UB students!

Come visit the center Vice President Kamala Harris spoke so highly of! After visiting GRoW on 9/14 she said how “the work that is being done here is very exciting and really a model for our country. When we chose to invest in the natural talent and invest in our future through young leaders, what we will be able to accomplish in terms of getting in front of the challenges we need to face, but also leading as a nation.”

Tours will be led by Martha Bohm, Assoc Prof in the Department of Architecture Honors College Fellow, and faculty lead on the GRoW Home project. They will begin at their assigned time at the GRoW home directly across the Center for Tomorrow (walkable from Capen Hall, near the Maple Road entrance to campus)

This event will be held SATURDAY, Oct 8th at 1:30pm or 2:30pm

Link to register for the 1:30pm tour:

Link to register for the 2:30pm tour:

*Students who RSVP for this event will be sent the location details the evening prior to their tour *


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


Open Seats in SW 130- Dismantling Anti-Blackness: On Becoming Antiracist

Posted by Tim on August 15, 2022 in Uncategorized

SW 130 is titled Dismantling Anti-Blackness: On Becoming Antiracist.  This course examines historic and contemporary anti-Black racism and white supremacy in the U.S.  Students will develop personal strategies for becoming antiracist and facilitating change in communities and society.

Fall 2022
Tuesdays/Thursdays 2-3:20pm
Elective and open to all majors!


Statement to the Honors College Community

Posted by Tim on May 16, 2022 in Uncategorized

Dear Honors Scholars, 

The Honors College is both saddened and outraged by the mass shooting at the Tops Market on Saturday. While an attack on any in our community is an attack on us all, we recognize that the specific targeting of the Black community makes this event particularly traumatic for our students and neighbors of color. 

We encourage all students who have been affected to utilize the many resources UB offers, including UB’s Counseling Services. Please reach out to us if you would like guidance on these resources. 

The Honors College is an intellectual community dedicated to producing engaged leaders who will make the world a better place. The hateful and racist ideology embraced by the shooter is antithetical to all that we stand for and believe in. As President Tripathi stated, it is our obligation to combat hate. So, as we begin to heal, let us also reflect on how we can contribute to making this a more just world, where we all can pursue our lives in safety and free from fear. 

Statements of principles are only a first step. We believe that we have an important role to play in the work that needs to be done as we strive toward a more equitable and anti-racist society. 

On behalf of the Honors College staff,

Patrick F. McDevitt


What Makes Neuropeptide Social? Honors Faculty Fellow Presentation with Professor Matthew Paul April 8

Posted by Tim on April 4, 2022 in Uncategorized

Join us for a special faculty fellow presentation with Professor Matthew Paul Friday, April 8, 2022 at 2:00pm in the Don Schack Student Lounge!

What makes a neuropeptide social? Investigating how the Brain Regulates Social Development.

All are welcome!


Undergraduate Spring 2022 Social Work Courses Open Seats

Posted by Tim on January 18, 2022 in Uncategorized

SW130LEC Dismantling Anti-Blackness: On Becoming Antiracist

T/R 2:00-3:20 PM           Instructor J. Diebold

This foundational course examines historic and contemporary anti-Black racism and white supremacy in the United States. Students will analyze policies and strategies to identify, challenge, and transform the values, structures, and behaviors that perpetuate systemic racism, white supremacy, and anti-blackness. Students will also engage in self-reflection, develop self-awareness, and participate in critical analysis of systems of privilege and oppression, as well as develop personal strategies for becoming antiracist and facilitating change in communities and society.

SW140LEC Power to the People: Intro to Organizing & Advocacy Strategies  

T/R 11:00 AM – 12:20PM              Instructor L. Merriman

This course focuses on the nuts and bolts of organizing and the strategies that inform advocacy with an emphasis on the roles social capital has on networking effectively across groups and systems. Because the skills and tasks of organizing and advocacy are predominately to catalyze and agitate for change, students will examine relevant policies and learn how to identify and map the distribution of power they promote particularly as they influence access to service and support in neighborhoods and communities.

SW150LEC Social Media in Social Change

T/R 6:00-7:20 PM           Instructor M. Schwartz

This course will familiarize students with social media and social networking as they influence community change. Specifically, students will be introduced to the fundamental terms and concepts of social media and networking, including various interfaces, tools, and platforms that may be leveraged to promote community change and development. Students will also explore existing scholarship and best practices, as well as issues of social justice, trauma and adversity, social disadvantage, and human rights as they apply to the democratization of technology.

SW230LEC Theories & Policies of Community Organizing

M/W 10:00-11:20 AM       Instructor L. Lewis                        

This course will provide students with an understanding of the ways in which the history of community organizing and development informs community theory and policy across urban and rural settings. With an emphasis on group development theory, students will be introduced to the major theories and policies that impact neighborhood/community capacity. 

SW309LEC Developing Leadership in Communities

M/W 6:00-7:20 PM          Instructor J. Bieron

This course focuses on development of leadership skills and strategies that foster community engagement and strengthen the natural leadership of residents within communities. Students will examine theories of leadership and the ways in which they influence organizational structures that promote community well-being. This course will explore the mechanisms that support opportunities for collaboration across social, political, legal, and financial systems and the communication patterns that influence success.

SW380LEC Mediating Conflict through Negotiation

T/R 5:30-6:30 PM           Instructor K. Heim

This course is designed to provide students with practical and theoretical knowledge and skills for addressing and resolving conflict through the use of mediation and negotiation strategies and tactics. Students will explore the ways in which power operates in a variety of approaches, theories, and perspectives, including conflict theories and styles, strategies for empowering relevant parties in managing conflict through negotiation, and techniques and frameworks for third party intervention.


ES 122 Body Weight Based Exercise Techniques Open Seats Spring 2022

Posted by Tim on January 18, 2022 in Uncategorized

ES 122 is a hands-on course that will teach proper techniques for performing, programming and coaching bodyweight exercises.  Seats are currently available in this 1 credit course. ES 122 is open to all students.

ES 122 Bodyweight Based Exercise Techniques

1 credit

Tuesdays 10-10:50am in Kimball 125

Class #: 23462