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Upcoming Inclusive Excellence Events

Powerful Women in Sports: Achieving Success in a Male-Dominated Industry

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 1, 12:00pm-1:00pm (register here

Intended Audience: Open Event 

In celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, join us for a Sports Law Round Table featuring:

  • Cheryl Meyers Buth, Esq., Agent for National Basketball Association players
  • Caren  M. Cook, Esq. ’90, Deputy General Counsel for Legal and Business Affairs, Atlanta Hawks
  • Lisa M. Friel, Esq., Senior Vice President for Investigations, National Football League
  • Jennifer Bullano Ridgley, Vice President of Communications, Pittsburgh Penguins, Named in Sports Business Journal's “2021 Class of Game Changers: Women in Sports Business” 
  • Tara VanDerveer, Longtime coach of the Stanford University women's basketball team

Click here to register.

Sponsored by the UB Center for the Advancement of Sport, Buffalo Sports and Entertainment Law Society, UB’s Office of Inclusive Excellence, UB Gender Institute, UB Law Alumni Association.

50 Years of Indigenous Studies at UB Speaker Series with Guest Speaker Oren Lyons

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 16, 4:10-5:40pm (Online) 

Intended Audience: UB Faculty, Staff, and Students  

Dr. Oren Lyons is a Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan and a member of the Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. He is also a founding member of the Native American Studies program at the University at Buffalo. Join us for this special event, with introductory remarks by UB President Satish K. Tripathi, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Native American Studies at UB, as Dr. Lyons shares his work in building this monumental program, as well as the various local, national, and international projects he was a part of during this time. Click here to register. 

Sponsored by the Department of Indigenous Studies and the Office of Inclusive Excellence

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

Date & Time: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 12:00-1:00pm (Online)

Intended Audience: Open Event

Cathy Park Hong, an award-winning poet and essayist, presents her book, Minor Feelings, a searching work that ruthlessly reckons with the American racial consciousness. To regsiter or learn more, click here

Presented by the Office of Inclusive Excellence in collaboration with the Gender Institute.

Recently Recorded Inclusive Excellence Events

Diversifying UB's Faculty: A Workshop Series with Dr. Anne Etgen

These workshops were led by Dr. Anne Etgen, Professor Emerita in the Department of Neuroscience at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and nationally recognized expert in recruiting and retaining diverse faculty. We encourage this resource for all Department Chairs and faculty who plan to serve on search committees. Below are descriptions of the three workshops. Click here to view them on UB Edge.

Sponsored by the Office of Inclusive Excellence

University Events

Black Women Lead: Ericka Huggins, Black Radical Educational Leadership & The Black Panther Party's Oakland Community School

Date & Time: Thursday, January 27, 4:00pm-5:45pm (register here

Intended Audience: Open Event 

Learn about the radical Black educational leadership and the transformative education for Black youth within the renowned Black Panther Party's Oakland Community School (OCS) from Ericka Huggins, director of OCS from 1973-1981, and Angela LeBlanc-Ernest, director of the OCS Documentary project. Hosted by ELP Professor Gwen Baxley and moderated by ELP Student Tanika Shedrick. Click here to register.

Sponsored by the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy and the Willower Fund

Rainbow Hour

Date & Time: Select Thursdays, January - June, 5:00pm-5:50pm (see dates below)

Intended Audience: Open Event 

Rainbow Hour is a monthly virtual meeting which aims to bring together LGBTQ+ individuals from the UB community to meet and interact through conversation and games. Click here for more information and details on how to join the meetings. 

Meetings will take place on the following Thursdays. 

  • January 27
  • February 24
  • March 31
  • April 28
  • May 26
  • June 30

Sponsored by: Counseling Services

Build Positive Relationships and Create an Inclusive and Respectful Workplace

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 2, 10:00am-12:00pm (Online) 

Intended Audience: UB Faculty, Staff, and Students  

Learn to create an inclusive and respectful workplace by utilizing strategies to build positive relationships and foster a collaborative work environment. In this workshop, strategies are reviewed to help you effectively manage differences and reduce negativity and the impact both can have on you and your colleagues. You will learn how you can build positive relationships and assist in creating an environment that allows for the exchange of differing ideas where parties feel equally heard, respected and unafraid to voice dissenting opinions. For more information and to register, click here

Sponsored by Human Resources

Building Blocks of Equity Seminar Series

How do academics – at all stages of their careers – form effective partnerships? How can students and early career faculty engage in research in Global South communities? How can students contribute to building equity? Teams of mentors and mentees will reflect on these questions alongside their community partners. Through presentations and discussions, we will evaluate current research and teaching practices about co-produced knowledge, and identify best practices for educating and engaging students in co-produced scholarship and action. To find out more about this series and to register, click here

Sponsored by Global Health Equity 

Upcoming 2021-22 CDI Distinguished Visiting Scholar Events

Date & Time: For a detailed schedule, visit the Center for Diversity Innovation upcoming events webpage. 

Intended Audience: Open Event   

The Center for Diversity Innovation offers special events aimed at increasing awareness and mobilizing members of our communities to act in ways that promote racial equity and all forms of social justice. Events featured are organized by the 2021-22 Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholars, academic departments/programs, staff and student organizations, and the Center director. Most events are free and open to all. See individual events for details, including two in collaboration with Campus Living on Monday, October 11 for Indigenous Peoples' Day and National Coming Out Day.

Sponsored by the Center for Diversity Innovation 

Ongoing Events

Accessibility Resources Zoom Faculty Fridays

Dates: Every Friday, 10:00-11:00am, September 3 - December 17, 2021
Intended Audience: UB Faculty & Instructors

This open zoom “Faculty Friday” drop in is designed to discuss any questions or concerns faculty might have regarding equitable access to learning and accommodations. This is intended as a quick solution focused interaction of about 5 minutes or so in an individual break out room in the open zoom (to comply with FERPA), or to schedule a one on one meeting. Click this zoom link to join a Friday session.

Sponsored by UB Accessibility Resources

Intercultural and Diversity Center Events

The Intercultural and Diversity Center (IDC) is committed to supporting all students on campus. By focusing on personal identity, advocacy and other critical issues that are facing society today, the IDC helps students broaden their perspectives and gain a deeper understanding of our ever-changing world. To find out more about their upcoming events, visit the IDC UBLinked page.

Sponsored by the Intercultural and Diversity Center

UB Counseling Groups - Fall 2021

Date & Time: Each group meets weekly (online). For detailed schedule, view Fall 2021 schedule here.

Intended Audience: UB Students 

Explore personal issues, share common concerns and try out new ways of interacting with others. UB Counseling Groups offered in fall 2021 include identity-based support groups (students of color, LGBTQIA+, transcend (gender related), international students, and graduate and nontraditional student group), skill-based groups (coping skills, body image/eating concerns, emotional wellness, academic success), understanding self and others (connections, grief support), and mindfulness-based groups (mindful self-compassion, yoga to manage moods). In order to participate in a group, students must complete a Needs Assessment with a UBCS counselor. Contact Counseling Services for more information.

Sponsored by Counseling Services  

International Tea Time

Date & Time: Biweekly on Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm (online)

Intended Audience: UB Students 

International Tea Time is a free bi-weekly meeting which brings together U.S. and international students for conversation, friendship, and fun. Students play games, talk, and enjoy getting to know each other. Click here for the Zoom information and to see the full schedule.

Sponsored by Counseling Services  

Documenting the UB Community Experience during COVID-19 Pandemic

Date & Time: Submit anytime

Intended Audience: UB Students, Faculty and Staff

The University Archives is launching a project to encourage students, faculty and staff to document their personal experiences during the COVID-19 outbreak and contribute them to the University Archives. Students have been impacted by great change to their learning environments, living situations, employment, and social connections. Faculty have adapted the ways in which they deliver course materials and interact with students. Staff have adjusted to changes in their work environments, both at home and on campus, all while coping with momentous change in daily routines, family life, and personal health and safety. By collecting and preserving these perspectives the University Archives supports the research mission of the university, allowing future students, researchers, and scholars to study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, an undoubtedly transformative event in the history of student life and the academic experience at UB. Visit University Archives webpage for more information.

Sponsored by University Libraries