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Updated May 21, 2015

Register for golf tournament

Published May 21, 2015

Registration is now open through June 1 for the first UBThisSummer Golf Open, a four-person scramble-format tournament for UB employees to take place Aug. 10 at Glen Oak Golf Course, 711 Smith Road, East Amherst .

The $75 entry fee includes a round of golf, cart, buffet dinner and tips. The tournament is open to golfers of all skill levels — from novice to expert. Download the registration form.

UB golfers also may want to join the UB Tuesday Night Golf League at Glen Oak. Those interested can contact Brian Foti at

Tiffin Room open for lunch

Published May 21, 2015

There’s no need to go off campus this summer for a nice, sit-down lunch. The Tiffin Room is open, serving from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

Located on the second floor of the Student Union, the Tiffin Room accepts Faculty/Staff FlexiBull Bucks, a prepaid debit account linked to employees’ UB Cards.

Customers who pay for their meals with FlexiBull Bucks receive a discount equal to the sales tax. 

Cash and credit cards also are accepted.

Equity, diversity at UB topic of discussion

Published May 14, 2015

A facilitated discussion on “Valuing Equity, Diversity and Differences at UB” will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. May 19 in 100 Allen Hall, South Campus.

Hosted by Teresa Miller, vice provost for equity and inclusion, the event is sponsored by the Minority Faculty and Staff Association.

A complimentary lunch will be served.

Those attending are asked to register in advance.

Batter up!

Published May 7, 2015

Join members of the UB community for an afternoon of baseball at Coca-Cola Field.

UB Day at the Bisons, sponsored by the UB Alumni Association and the College of Arts and Sciences, will take place May 31 at the downtown ballpark as the Buffalo Bisons take on the Rochester Red Wings. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.

Registration includes tickets to the game, exclusive seating in the Bully Hill Party Deck, a two-hour food buffet and three-hour open bar, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Guests are welcome. Victor E. Bull will make a special appearance.

Registration is $30 for ages 21 and over, $20 for ages 13-20, $15 for ages 4-12 and free for kids 3 and under. Deadline is May 15.

Use flex account to pay for summer camp

Published May 1, 2015

The Dependent Care Advantage Account, a New York State Flex Spending Account that allows workers to set aside up to $5,000 in pre-tax salary for eligible child care, elder care or disabled dependent care expenses that are necessary for the employee and his or her spouse to work, also is available to help employees pay for summer day camp expenses for children under the age of 13.

Employees who currently are not enrolled in a DCAAcount may do so mid-year for these summer camp expenses by claiming a change in status.

For more information, view the summer camp Q&A.

Bike to work on May 15

Published April 30, 2015

National Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 15, and UB Parking and Transportation Services is inviting members of the UB community to take part in the event.

Those who bike to work that day can refresh at “energizer stations” from 7:30-10 a.m. at Founders Plaza on the North Campus and the Main Circle on the South Campus. Free refreshments, including fruit, granola bars and juice, will be available. Participants are asked to register in advance. Registrants are eligible for raffle prizes.

In-service training offered

Published April 23, 2015

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the UB Violence Prevention Team is holding in-service training designed to raise awareness about sexual violence, educate members of the UB community on how to prevent it and provide support for those who have experienced it.

The training, a screening of the film “Flirting with Danger” followed by a panel discussion, will take place from noon to 2 p.m. April 30 in 210 Student Union, North Campus.

The event is free of charge, but space is limited. To register, contact Anna Sotelo-Peryea at

In “Flirting with Danger,” social and developmental psychologist and author Lynn Phillips explores the line between consent and coercion, and the ways girls and women navigate their heterosexual relationships and hookups.

Featuring dramatizations of interviews that Phillips conducted with hundreds of young women, the film examines how the wider culture’s frequently contradictory messages about pleasure, danger, agency and victimization enter into women's most intimate relationships with men.

The post-film discussion will be facilitated by Ellen Volpe, assistant professor in the School of Nursing, whose areas of expertise include dating violence, relationship power and adolescent risk behaviors, among others.

Passport Day on South Campus

Published April 16, 2015

UB faculty, staff and students on the South Campus who need to obtain or renew a passport for travel this summer may do so on April 22 at Passport Day on the South Campus.

Services will be available from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. on the first floor of the Health Sciences Library.

Call 645-2204 for more information or to make an appointment. Information about passport applications, fees, processing and photos is available online.

Passport services also are available most weekdays at the Charles B. Sears Law Library in the UB Law School in O’Brian Hall, North Campus. Visit the website for hours and information.


Bring kids to work on April 27

Published April 16, 2015

Bring kids to work on April 27

UB will mark “Bring your Kids to Work Day” on April 27 with a day of special activities on the North Campus.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. with breakfast and a keynote address on children and online security by Catherine J. Ullman, information security analyst in UB’s Information Security Office. Other activities include an introduction to UB’s Gifted Math Program, art demonstrations, tours of Alumni Arena and UB Stadium, and an ecology tour.

Most activities are appropriate for children ages 10-15.

A detailed schedule is available on the Bring Your Kids to Work website.

Employees may purchase a commemorative UB Card for their child for use during Bring Your Kids to Work Day. The card, available at the UB Card Office for $2 beginning April 20, is preloaded with $5 toward food and beverage at any Campus Dining and Shops location. The card is valid only on April 27. CDS will be offering a “kid-friendly” menu for children under 12 visiting UB that day.

To register for Bring Your Kids to Work Day, visit the Wellness and Work/Life Balance website.

Bulls barbecue

Published April 9, 2015

Interested in meeting UB’s new head football coach?

Lance Leipold and members of the UB football team are inviting UB fans to join them for a barbecue dinner on April 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the Ed Wright Practice Gym in Alumni Arena.

Tickets for the Bulls BBQ Bash are $15 per person or $120 for a table of 6.

The cost includes a dinner from Berrafato’s Catering.

To reserve a spot, call the UB Ticket Office at 1-877-UB-THERE before April 14.

Leipold was announced as UB’s 25th head football coach in late 2014. He came to Buffalo from Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he led his team to six Division III national championships over eight seasons, with an overall record of 109 wins and just six losses.