Need to Know

Updated December 13, 2018

The Health Insurance Option Transfer Period for state employees, during which workers can change their health insurance carrier, voluntarily cancel coverage, change from family to individual coverage or enroll in the opt-out program, if eligible, runs through Jan. 18.
The Professional Staff Senate’s Inclusion & Diversity Committee will hold its annual End-of-the-Semester Potluck Extravaganza from noon to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 18 in 210 Student Union, North Campus.
J. Brice Bible, vice president and chief information officer, has joined nearly 400 senior higher education IT leaders from across the U.S. in pledging to promote diversity, equity and inclusion, both locally and across higher education.
Three finalists in the search for a new chief of police have been identified and they will be visiting UB next week to meet with university and community stakeholders.
The Department of Theatre and Dance will present the Emerging Choreographers Showcase 2018 Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 in the Katharine Cornell Theatre in the Ellicott Complex, North Campus.
The UB football team is leaving tomorrow for Detroit for its first appearance in a MAC Championship game in a decade, and members of the UB community can turn out for a “Walk to Victory” to send the team off in style.
Jeffrey Spies, co-leader of SHARE and co-founder of the Center for Open Science, will speak on the critical role libraries play in supporting open academic research at a talk on Nov. 30 sponsored by the UB Libraries.
Bulls fans who don’t make the trek to Detroit for the MAC Championship game can watch their team take on Northern Illinois on Friday at a number of watch parties.
For the past five years, UB and local partners have convened clinicians, resettlement representatives, community health workers, researchers, students, municipal leaders and refugees from Western New York for an annual refugee health summit.
#GivingTuesday, the biggest giving day of the year, is Nov. 27, and UB employees are urged to turn in their Campaign for the Community pledges on this global day of giving.