2020 Business Day Sessions

A session at Business Day.

Virtual Presentations

A few of the presenters have agreed to conduct virtual sessions. There will be a session every Wednesday for the next several weeks. If you registered for Business Day, you should have received an email with links to the presentation. If you did not register for the event, we will post a recording of the presentations on our website after they occur. We hope you will join us!

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Not Your Gramma’s CAP: An Interactive Climate Action Plan for Spurring Change at UB

Date: 04/15/20

Time: 11am -12pm

Presenters: Ryan Mcpherson and Tonga Pham

Description: Shouldn’t a campus’s climate action plan lead to actual “actions” that can be easily understood by staff, students and faculty? One might say, of course! In reality, traditional climate actions plans become static reports that once done sit on a shelf—we know because we had one! This interactive forum will build off of last year’s successful Business Day session and provide colleagues with an update of how the university is moving forward with climate action strategies and actions at both the institutional and individual level.  It will also specifically focus on how we are working to make information both accessible and digestible to the campus community at large. The presenters will provide a sneak peak of the nearly complete plan and the challenges and success stories in creating it.

Presentation Coming Soon

Please check back soon for a video recording of this presentation. 

FastTrack Sponsored Research Proposals and Agreements

Date: 04/22/20

Time: 11am-12pm

Presenters: Martina Tsai, Ryan McAnany, Jennifer Mandina and Kurt Baumgaetner

Description: The session will provide you an overview and tips for streamlining the proposal and award process and contract negotiation for sponsored research while working with Sponsored Project Services (SPS) and Technology Transfer Office (TTO).

Handling Data Safely — Now With More Cats, Dogs, Sloths

Date: 04/29/20

Time: 10-11am

Presenter: Dr. Cathy Ullman

Description: Do you know how UB categorizes data?  What about the policies surrounding the use of personal devices with University data? Join Dr. Catherine J. Ullman of UB's Information Security Office for an updated discussion about how to avoid being a target of identity theft and staying safe online both at home and at work. In this presentation we will discuss how to handle data safely both personally and professionally at UB.

Living Your Best UB Life

Date: 05/06/20

Time: 11am-12pm

Presenters: Amy Myszka and Michele Poitras

Description: UB HR recognizes that it is difficult to achieve work/life balance. Understanding the benefits available to you as an employee can only assist you in all aspects of your life. The Benefits and Work-Life Balance department in Human Resources will present information about your leave benefits, using your accruals and other programs that may help you have a comfortable work-life balance such as mediation services, fitness and wellness classes, career coaching and lactation support.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions: Enrolling the Freshman Class

Date: 05/13/20

Time: 11am-12pm

Presenter: Danielle Ianni

Description: This session will focus on the inner workings of the Undergraduate Office of Admissions and the efforts behind enrolling the freshman class. 

An RF SUNY representative will be available to discuss the relationship between UB and RF SUNY, how Sponsored Projects and RF SUNY interact, and what services, and professional development they offer.