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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
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: 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
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.
Academic Level: Fr So Ju Se Grad
Anticipated Graduation Date:
Personal Statement (brief statement indicating why you are interested in participating)


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:


LinkedIn Optimization for Entrepreneurs and Innovators October 5, October 12 and November 2

Posted by Tim on September 30, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

LinkedIn Optimization for Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Wednesdays, October 5th, 12th, and November 2nd from 2-3:00 pm ET, Zoom (attend 1 or all sessions)

Register to participate:

Be part of this three-part virtual series Wednesdays at 2pm where Terry will explore how you might:

  • Set up your LinkedIn profile for success, communicating why your audience would want to work with you and your company;
  • Consistently create content that engages your audience and encourages meaningful interactions;
  • Initiate and advance authentic one-on-one conversations with members of your target audience;
  • Generate leads, speaking engagements and partnerships by building your authority on the platform; and
  • Use LinkedIn as an ongoing networking and personal branding opportunity, while also measuring the impact.

Exploring the “Hidden Curriculum” of Applying to Graduate School-Graduate School of Education: Events September 26, 27, 29, 30 and October 3

Posted by Tim on September 26, 2022 in Academics, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

As we begin a new academic year at the University at Buffalo, we are excited to connect with and learn more about the future class of Graduate School of Education studentsincluding students like you! 

Join us for one (or many) of our virtual events from September 26 to October 3 to learn more about all aspects of Graduate School you might not already know. Applying to graduate school can be daunting, so we are hosting a week on how to navigate the admissions process and life as a graduate student. Use the button below to register for one, or all of our events. 

Hidden Curriculum: Grad School 101
Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. ET
This webinar will provide you with a detailed look at the process of searching for,  applying to, and enrolling in the graduate program that is right for you

Hidden Curriculum: Helpful Tips for Letters of Recommendation
Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. ET
We’ll go behind the scenes and discuss the process of choosing the best references for you to write letters of recommendation.

Hidden Curriculum: Resume Writing for Grad School
Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. ET

This webinar will provide you with a detailed look at the process of writing a professional resume. 

Hidden Curriculum: Writing your Statement of Interest
Video recording with Live Q&A on Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. ET

View our video recording on the tips and strategies for writing your personal statement or statement of interest. Join our live Q&A session to ask any questions that were not addressed in the video.

Hidden Curriculum: Funding For Grad School
Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. ET
You are invited to join us for an Admission and Financial Aid Webinar at UB’s Graduate School of Education where we discuss ways to finance your graduate education.


UB Counseling Groups Fall 2022

Posted by Tim on September 26, 2022 in Community Announcements, Stress Relief, Workshops

In order to participate in a group, students must complete a Needs Assessment with a UBCS counselor.
Contact Counseling Services for more information.
Identity-Based Groups Black  Support Group LGBTQ+ Support Group International Student Support Group Graduate/Non-traditional Student Support Group  Skill-Based Groups
Coping Skills
Flourish Group
*Emotional Wellness
*Getting Unstuck: Tools for Academic Success 
* 5-week group, offered twice during the semester***
Understanding Self and Others Groups
Connections Perfectly Imperfect: Art Journaling GroupCoping and Connecting (Drop-in Group)
Mindfulness-Based Groups
Mindful Self-Compassion iRest
*Yoga to Manage Moods
* 5-week group, offered twice during the semester***

Identity-Based Groups

Black Student Support Group

  • Wednesdays 2:30-4:00 pm – In-Person (Richmond, North Campus)

The Black Student Support group is a space dedicated entirely to the experience of being Black. We invite members of the African diaspora to come together to create community and dialogue around what it means for you to be Black. In this group we will discuss various topics including culture, racial/ethnic identity, colorism, intersectionality, family, the diversity

LGBTQ+ Support Group

  • Wednesdays  3:00-4:30 pm – Online

The LGBTQ+ Support Group is a safe space for students of all LGBTQ+ identities to build a sense of community. The group serves as a place to discuss and explore topics related to these identities, which may include coming out / not coming out, relationships with family and friends, dating and intimate relationships, transitioning, and other life experiences related to being an LGBTQ+ person. Topics may also include non-identity related life stressors that students want to discuss.

International Student Support Group

  • Mondays 3:00-4:30 pm – Online
    This group provides a safe, supportive, and comfortable place for international students to discuss adjustment stressors and cross-cultural experiences in the U.S. The group also creates a safe and confidential environment for group members to share information and support each other.

Graduate and Non-Traditional Student Support Group

  • Tuesdays 2:30-4:00 pm – In-Person (Richmond, North Campus)

This group is designed to allow graduate and non-traditional students to explore the unique challenges they face in a safe and supportive environment. It can help students explore their identity, find new ways of relating to others, recognize how stressors impact them, and share personal experiences. The group can assist students in finding alternative ways of looking at life’s challenges to enable the development of healthier coping strategies.

Understanding Self and Others Groups


  • Thursdays 1:00-2:30 pm –  Online

This group provides a warm and supportive environment where members can experiment constructively in a confidential environment with new ways of relating to others, share personal experiences, express fears and concerns, and get support and feedback. People participate in this group for a number of reasons including having difficulties in relationships, finding their relationships are not satisfying, being curious about how others perceive them, and seeking support when experimenting with new relational behaviors.

Perfectly Imperfect: Art Journaling Group *** 5-week group, offered twice during the semester***

  • Tuesdays 2:00-3:30 pm – In-Person (Michael, South Campus)

Do you feel like what you accomplish is never quite good enough? Do you worry about making mistakes or failing at something? Perfectly Imperfect offers a reflective and playful time for self-connection and uses expressive art activities to learn ways to let go of perfectionism, develop self-compassion, and embrace who you are. Art journaling relies on the use of art supplies and creative techniques without the necessary pressure of a perfect result. The group offers an alternative means of self-expression and connecting with others.  No previous experience with art in needed and all supplies will be provided.

Coping and Connecting____***Drop-in Group***

  • Thursdays 3:00-4:30 pm – Online

This is an open group for students to increase understanding of their current experiences and to find ways to cope and connect with others. Attention will be given to our unique individual experiences and to the contexts in which we experience them, in order to increase the capacity to respond more compassionately to ourselves and to one another.

Skill-Based Groups

Coping Skills

  • Tuesdays 3:00-4:30 pm – Online

This structured group will teach skills to live in the present, deal with stress, manage difficult emotions, and handle interpersonal conflict in effective ways.

Flourish Group

  • Wednesdays 2:00-3:30 pm – Online

A structured group for women who want to explore their relationship with body image, food, and emotions. This group is for individuals who are in various stages of preoccupation with food and body image concerns. Skills will be taught to live more intentionally and mindfully in the present, deal with stress, manage difficult emotions, and handle interpersonal conflict. Participants will also learn to connect with and live in their bodies more effectively.

Emotional Wellness            *** 5-week group, offered twice during the semester***

  • Wednesdays 2:00-3:30 pm–  Online

This structured group will provide students with education and coping strategies to help with stress, anxiety, and mood management.  Some of the topics covered may include self-care, relaxation and effective stress management, coping with anxiety in healthy ways, and increasing positive emotions.

Getting Unstuck: Tools for Academic Success    *** 5-week group, offered twice during the semester***

  • Thursdays 12:00-1:30 pm – Online

Are you feeling stuck in your studying – finding yourself easily distracted or procrastinating? This group teaches psychological tools to help students better manage the thoughts and feelings that can negatively impact academic functioning, and helps students to act more in line with their academic goals.  

Mindfulness-Based Groups

Mindful Self-Compassion

  • Wednesdays 12:30-2:00 pm – Online

Self-compassion involves being warm and understanding toward ourselves when we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate. Self-compassion is the opposite of ignoring our pain or punishing ourselves with self-judgment. Research suggest that the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion can help people regulate emotions, engage in healthy self-care, and respond to adversity in resilient ways. This group will help students learn the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion in order to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, and life challenges in healthy and balanced ways.

iRest Meditation

  • Thursdays 3:00-4:30 pm – Online

iRest meditation recognizes that we interpret our human experiences through our constantly changing thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations. This yoga-based meditation practice incorporates psychology and neuroscience in training group members to welcome, connect with and engage these changing (and sometimes strong) states, while in a relaxed state. Members will learn to focus and release attention in a way that cultivates concentration, letting go when feeling stuck and tapping into wholeness of Being; which is always present, despite the ups and downs of life. This can lead to a stronger sense of feeling secure and safe with ourselves, while also feeling more connected to ourselves and others.  No previous meditation experience needed.

Yoga to Manage Moods    *** 5-week group, offered twice during the semester***

  • Thursdays 12:00-1:00 pm – Online

A co-ed Hatha Yoga group that provides a holistic approach to mood and symptom management.  Using a combination of gentle physical poses, breathing and relaxation techniques, this group allows participants to feel more connected and balanced within the body and mind.  A trauma sensitive, person-centered approach will be utilized and no previous yoga experience is necessary.For more information, Contact Counseling Services  


New Student Program Opportunity: TechBuffalo’s Future Innovators & Tech Trailblazers program

Posted by Tim on September 23, 2022 in Community Announcements, Networking, New Programs, Workshops



TASS Fall 2022 Success Workshops

Posted by Tim on September 19, 2022 in Tutoring, Workshops

Connecting with Professors
Presented by: Dr. DeMarree, Psychology & Dr. Burke, School of Engineering
Thursday, September 15th 5pm
Stop by the TASS center to learn how to effectively communicate with your instructors. They will also discuss the benefits of office hours and more!!
Midterm Madness
Thursday, October 13rd 12-4pm
Stop by the TASS center to pick up your inspirational quote, a highlighter to help you get through your finals. We will also have some study tips available.
Giving your Education a Financial Workout
Presented by: TBA
Thursday, October 20th 5pm
Learn about other opportunities at UB (loans, fellowships, scholarships, grants, and more!!)
Mental Health and Self Care
Presented by: UB Health Promotions
Thursday, November 17th 5pm
Take some time to step back and mentally reset before finals. Learn successful strategies for self-care!
Finals Stretch
Wednesday December 7th 12-4pm
Stop by the TASS center to pick up some post-it notes and your five-day study plan. We will also have some tips to help you to finish off the semester strong.
TASS Fall 2022 Workshops/Event

Location: 130 Capen Hall, North Campus
Phone: 716-645-6693
TASS Email:
First Generation Email:


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 turn your work into HONORS EXPERIENCE CREDITS
-Honors College Research and Creativity fund application overview and
-ELN Research work and conference funding application overview and
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


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!


What’s Trending This Fall in the Career Design Center…Resume support, Internship Fairs and More!

Posted by Tim on September 12, 2022 in Career Oportunities, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking, Workshops

What’s Trending this FALL

Start marking your calendars. Here’s your fall lineup of all our upcoming events from the Career Design Center.

Pop-ups – Keep an eye out 👀 for the blue and white tricycle around campus.

👉 Resumade Pop-up | September 13 | Student Union Lobby
👉 Live + Work, Buffalo | September 22 | Student Union Lobby⁠
👉 Live + Work, California | November 1 | Student Union Lobby⁠

Career Building Skillshops – Start building top skills that employers want in today’s job market. Here are some of our most popular skillshops.

>>See all upcoming skillshops

+PLUS: STEAM Job + Internship Fair | October 4 – 5, 11am – 3 p.m.

GloBULL Navigation – Introducing a weekly session that helps international students navigate every step in the American job or internship search.

Here are our top picks to help you throughout the semester.

  • Career Communities. We know figuring out what you want to do with your life can be overwhelming. So we’ve created a less stressful way to design what’s next for you. Check out Career Communities.
  • In Career Design Studio, you’ll find inspiration, resources and tools all together to help you design your life after college. It doesn’t matter where you are in the design process, there’s likely a collection that’s right for you.
  • See Who’s Hiring. Use the filters in Bullseye powered by Handshake to search for internships, on-campus, part-time and full-time jobs. 80% of students who complete their profiles get messaged by employers that want to hire them.
  • Virtual Vic.Vic is your virtual assistant who can guide and answer your questions 24/7 about designing your career and life.
  • 24/7 instant resume + LinkedIn profile review.With VMock, get personalized feedback on your resume and LinkedIn profile using algorithms to help maximize your resume and profile in 15-seconds or less.
  • Talk to a Career Expert. Start where you are. Searching for your major, a job/internship, skills to build or trying to imagine your life after college? You Talk. We Listen. Book Online.