BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo is offering a
wide variety of courses and educational programs this summer for
students of all ages.
The university’s annual “UBThisSummer” program
of credit-bearing courses, non-credit workshops, lectures and youth
camps will give students a chance to earn credits toward their
degrees while providing others with the opportunity to learn new
skills and knowledge to enrich their lives.
For information on the full schedule of courses, lectures,
workshops and camps – including fees, times, instructors,
subject matter and registration information – go to www.ubthissummer.buffalo.edu.
The hundreds of credit-bearing courses offered will give UB
students and visiting students an opportunity to work toward their
degree, catching up on requirements or getting ahead of schedule.
These six-week, credit-bearing sessions run throughout the summer
and are open to the general public, as well as incoming freshmen
and high school students who want to pursue advanced college
Online courses, internships and summer study abroad
opportunities also are available.
“Credit-bearing courses will be of particular interest to
students enrolled in UB’s ‘Finish in Four’
program, designed to help students complete their degrees quickly
and efficiently,” says A. Scott Weber, UB senior vice provost
for academic affairs.
“But summer isn’t just for our current students.
Through UBThisSummer, we offer a wide variety of ways for all
members of the community to pursue intellectual discovery,”
Weber says. “There are many opportunities for you and your
family members to learn something new, follow your curiosity or
make progress toward your academic goals.”
Informal learning opportunities feature workshops with UB
faculty in which participants can pursue hands-on experience and
discussion on a variety of topics. The wide range of workshops for
adults, teens and children include sessions on advanced statistics
for research professionals, intensive dance instruction,
archaeology for teachers, field ecology for children, leadership
communication for high school students, sexual communication and
health for young adults, and information on the latest research on
how parents can talk to their children about sexual health.
In addition, UB’s full slate of sports camps returns this
year to give student athletes the opportunity to improve their
performance, meet new friends and take advantage of the
university’s first-class athletic facilities. The full
schedule of UB’s athletic camps can be found at www.buffalobulls.com/camps.
The UBThisSummer lecture series will focus on the environment
this year. UB faculty will share the latest research and thinking
on topics ranging from global warming to the viability of the Great
Lakes to how new nanomaterials may benefit solar energy production.
The full slate of lectures:
- June 5: “Clean Air: How It Benefits the Young &
Old,” Alan Lockwood, emeritus professor of neurology
- June 12: “Extreme Events of the Environment: The
Challenges of Understanding & Responding to Climate Change,
Melting Glaciers, Sea Level Rise & Hurricanes,”
Christian Renschler, associate professor of geography, and Jason
Briner, associate professor of geography
- June 19: “After the Flood: The Political Environment
of Latin American Culture,” Justin Read, associate
professor of romance languages and literatures
- June 26: “How Climate Change Impacts Planning and
Policymaking in WNY,” Himanshu Grover, assistant
professor of urban and regional planning
- July 10: “Sustaining UB: Creating Resiliency in the
Face of Global Challenges,” Ryan McPherson, UB chief
- July 17: “An Environmental Disaster & Its
Consequences: Oxygenation of the Planet & Iron
Metabolism,” Daniel Kosman, SUNY Distinguished Professor
- July 24: “The Great Lakes Futures Project: Toward a
Sustainable Future for the Great Lakes,” Joseph Atkinson,
director, Great Lakes Program, and professor, civil, structural and
environmental engineering, and Kathryn Friedman, research associate
professor of law and policy, UB Regional Institute
- July 31: “Nanomaterials for Solar Energy
Conversion,” David Watson, associate professor of
- Aug. 7: “Computing, Data and Volcanoes: Using
Simulations and Data to Manage Risk,” Abani Patra,
professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering
More information on all programs can be found at www.ubthissummer.buffalo.edu.