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NYS ACE Women’s Network Climbing the Leadership Ladder in Higher Ed Panel April 17

Posted by Tim on March 20, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

NYS ACE Women’s Network Presents: Climbing the Leadership Ladder in Higher Education

Panelists: Amy DeKay, VP for Student Development, Medaille College, Jacqui Hollins, Associate Vice Provost and Director of Academic Success Initiatives, University at Buffalo, Fatima Rodriguez-Johnson, Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, Canisius College

Grupp Fireside Lounge at Canisius College

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

8:30 a.m. Check-in and Breakfast

9:30-10:30 Panel Discussion Q&A

10:30-11:00 Networking

$25 per person, register by April 10 at


UB School of Medicine Mentoring Opportunity with Honors Alums

Posted by Tim on March 4, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

On March 27th at 6:00pm, there will be a medical student-run mentoring event for Honors College premedical students at the Downtown campus (Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences).

The event will be in 1225A. When you arrive at the medical campus, you will buzz in and sign in at the front desk since the entire campus is swipe access only.

This event will include a presentation from myself (Cullan) and other first-year medical students giving advice, resources, and generalized tips about the process of applying to medical school. The pre-health committee is a fantastic resource, however, our goal is to give more of an insider perspective with students who have recently gone through the process. The end will be an informal Q&A session, so be sure to bring some questions for us!

FREE PIZZA will be provided!

Click on the link below and enter your name into the google spreadsheet so we can get an accurate count of who is interested in coming. We hope to see you there!

Premed Mentoring Sign-Up


5th Annual Undergraduate English Conference “Revolt! A conference on/in Upheaval” Call for Submissions April 26th

Posted by Tim on March 4, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

We are pleased to announce the 5th annual undergraduate English conference, titled “Revolt! A Conference on/in Upheaval”. We are now accepting submissions for papers and presentations relating to political, social, and cultural upheaval from any discipline. Students are encouraged to present their unique perspective on what qualifies as upheaval, and how societies have dealt with sudden changes in the past. Examples of possible paper topics are included in the attached poster. 

The conference is scheduled for Friday, April 26th from 12pm to 6pm in Clemens 120. 

If you are interested, please send your 250-300 word abstract to in the form of a doc. or docx. file. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 15th at midnight. If you have any questions about submissions, deadlines, or helping to organize the conference, please feel free to email us at or at


Prison Nation: Mass Incarceration in the United States March 13

Posted by Tim on February 18, 2019 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

A discussion of the human and financial costs associated with the U.S.’s reliance on mass incarceration

Featuring Distinguished Speaker David Fathi, Director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Prison Project

March 13, 2019
509 O’Brian Hall
4:30 p.m. FREE and open to all. Reception to follow.

The American Civil Liberties Union’s National Prison Project brings challenges to conditions of confinement in prisons, jails and other detention facilities. The Prison Project also works to end the policies that have given the U.S. the highest incarceration rate in the world. Fathi has a special expertise in challenging “supermax” prisons, where prisoners are held for months or years at a time in conditions of near-total isolation. Fathi also represented the ACLU during negotiations in the U.N., which lead to the adoption of the Nelson Mandela Rules.

Sponsored by the UB Inclusive Excellence and the UB School of Law


5th Annual LEADUB Conference February 24 (FREE)

Posted by Tim on February 18, 2019 in Event, Honors Experiences, Networking, Workshops

The 5th Annual LEADUB Conference will take place this Sunday, February 24 2019, from 9:30AM-3:30PM. It is a free conference experience for undergraduate and graduate students at UB who are interested in learning and engaging in topics related to leadership, service and diversity. If you are looking to complete a requirement of Torch Leadership Certificate, or if you are interested in gaining conference experience and refining your leadership skills, please register for this conference experience below.

The conference is free and open to all UB students. Breakfast and lunch will be provided!

To register for the LEAD UB Conference, please follow this link — > Registration will close on Friday, February 22 or until capacity is reached. Click here to read The Spectrum article about the inaugural LEAD UB Conference:


‘Make the Struggle Everyday’: A Retrospective on 50 Years of Student Protests at Predominantly White Institutions March 8

Posted by Tim on February 18, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Friday, March 8, 2019
2:30-4 p.m.
106 O’Brian Hall

Speaker Lori Patton Davis, PhD: Professor of Urban Education at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Co-Sponsored by the Office of the Vice-Provost for Inclusive Excellence and the Graduate School of Education


Opportunity to Present Research at the SUNY Wide Undergraduate Research Conference

Posted by Tim on February 15, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

Submission deadline for SUNY – SURC is linked to the bottom right icon found on the CURCA website

DEADLINE TO APPLY TO SUNY-SURC is FRIDAY, MARCH 8th, 2019     SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference

Funding is available from CURCA to pay the registration cost, and provide transportation for any UB undergrad accepted to present at this conference.


Present YOUR Research at 15th Annual UB Celebration of Student Academic Excellence April 25th!

Posted by Tim on February 15, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

The submission form is live for students to apply to present their research and creative works at the 15th Annual UB Celebration of Student Academic Excellence…The Celebration is Thursday April 25th, 2019 in the CFA .

Students must apply to present and await acceptance of their submission…DEADLINE TO APPLY IS FRIDAY  MARCH 15th, 2019


2019 Life Raft Debate February 12

Posted by Tim on February 4, 2019 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief, Workshops

NEXT WEEK! 8th Annual Life Raft Debate (Tuesday, 2/12 at 6pm in 107 Capen)

When disaster threatens all of humanity, only one professor will make the cut to join the survivors. Join your peers in deciding the fate of faculty and academic disciplines in the 8th annual Life Raft Debate!

Dr. Michelle Benson                  Associate Professor, Political Science

Dr. Sharonah Fredrick              Clinical Assistant Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures

Dr. Joe Gardella                         SUNY Distinguished Professor, Chemistry

Dr. Jessica Kruger                       Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Health and Health Behavior

Dr. Henry Taylor                          Professor, Center for Urban Studies

Dr. Nikolaus Wasmoen            Visiting Assistant Professor, English

Fresh off her win last year, Dr. Wendy Quinton (Clinical Associate Professor, Psychology) will return in the role of Devil’s Advocate.

The debate will kick off at 6pm in 107 Capen on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 and will be followed by light refreshments and snacks in the Don Schack Student Lounge.


Open House and Exhibit Opening on Domestic Violence “Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives” February 7

Posted by Tim on February 4, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Join us for an Open House and Exhibit Opening on the topic of Domestic Violence!

Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

The Health Sciences Library is pleased to host an Open House and the Opening of the exhibit, “Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives”, produced by the National Library of Medicine.  This six-banner traveling exhibition celebrates the pivotal role played by nurses, who mobilized the medical profession to tackle the problem of domestic violence.  The panels display images, manuscripts and records that tell the stories of the nurses who witnessed the effects of domestic violence and campaigned for change.   NLM also has an online version of the exhibit. 

In honor of highlighting this important issue, we have invited two speakers who are intimately involved with domestic violence.   Judith Olin, Director, Family Violence and Women’s Rights Clinic in UB’s School of Law, and Mary Murphy, Executive Director of The Family Justice Center of Erie County. 

Judith will speak on:  The Influence of Dr. Jacqueline Campbell, RN, PhD on the creation of the High Risk Team Model”.   Mary will talk about the Family Justice Center and her group of survivors (a few dozen incredible women) who weigh in day in and day out on how best to serve their clients, and their new ReachOut initiative involving a standalone website with videos on how to have the conversation with someone you suspect may be in an abusive relationship.

Staff will also be on hand to offer brief tours of the library and its magnificent and historic Reading Room, as well as our History of Medicine collection that includes Nursing books and artifacts. 

Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to or call 716-829-5722.    Close parking is available in the Diefendorf Lot on South Campus, without a permit. 

Look forward to seeing you at this event!


Judith Olin joined the faculty in 2016 to direct the Family Violence and Women’s Rights Law Clinic in UB’s School of Law.  Her legal career is dedicated to advocacy on behalf of victims of family violence. In her years as a legal services attorney, she focused on the representation of victims of domestic violence in divorce and child custody cases and initiated impact litigation leading to reform in the Buffalo Police Department’s policies in domestic violence cases.   Olin went on to become an Erie County prosecutor specializing in domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault cases. As Director of the Lee Gross Anthone Child Advocacy Center, Olin led a multidisciplinary team that coordinated child abuse investigations for Erie County.  Olin chairs the Domestic Violence Committee of the Women’s Bar Association of Western New York and serves on The Erie County Coalition Against Family Violence and the local Rape Crisis Advisory Board.  Olin received her B.A. from New York University, and her juris doctor from The University at Buffalo School of Law. Her academic experience includes teaching in the University of Michigan’s Child Advocacy Law Clinic and teaching child abuse Law as an adjunct instructor at the University at Buffalo law School.  

Mary Murphy is the Executive Director of The Family Justice Center of Erie County.