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Updated August 22, 2016

UB faculty and staff may be eligible to take part in NYS-Ride, a program that allows state employees to pay for certain work-related transportation expenses — including mass transit — on a pre-tax basis.
The deadline has been extended to Aug. 8 for faculty and staff who want to enter Blackstone LaunchPad’s contest for improving life at UB.
Members of the UB community who travel to the North Campus via Sweet Home Road may want to allow for extra time for the trip — or take an alternate route — due to an upcoming construction project on the road near the North Campus.
UB staff and domestic students are being recruited to serve as cultural partners for newly arrived international students during the fall 2016 semester as part of the International Student Mentoring Program.
UB faculty and staff are invited to join thousands of other volunteers from Western New York taking part in the 24th annual United Way Day of Caring on Aug. 17.
Members of the UB community are invited to donate school supplies to benefit students in pre-kindergarten through grade 8 in the Buffalo Niagara region.
The Erie County Water Authority has lifted the boil water advisory in effect for parts of Erie County, including UB’s North Campus. Individuals no longer need to boil their tap water and may begin to use water normally again.
Bring your bicycle to work on July 27 and join your UB colleagues for a casual ride at the end of the workday at the second UB Bull Ride.
On July 20, the Erie County Water Authority reported a water main break affecting a widespread area in northern Erie County, including the UB North Campus. Service has been restored; however, the Erie County Department of Health says that when a water main loses pressure, it increases the chance that untreated water and harmful microbes can enter into the water system.
Feel as though summer is vanishing before your eyes? Step away from your desk on Aug. 12 and join your colleagues at the third annual Professional Staff Senate summer dessert social.