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Updated February 8, 2016

The Professional Staff Senate’s Inclusion & Diversity Committee will hold its annual End-of-the-Semester Potluck from noon to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in 210 Student Union, North Campus.
With winter not far off, here are some tips from Parking and Transportation Services to help your travel to and around campus.
Morton R. Lane Federal Credit Union has opened an office in the UB Commons to better serve its members on the North Campus.
UB departments interested in helping families in need this upcoming holiday season can take part in the Adopt a Family program sponsored by the Office of Community Relations.
Eligible UB employees can now enroll in the Productivity Enhancement Program (PEP) for 2016, which allows employees to exchange previously accrued vacation and/or personal leave for a credit to be applied toward the employee share of their New York State Health Insurance Program premiums on a biweekly basis.
Members of United University Professions who have accrued more than the maximum-allowed 40 vacation days may donate them to a UUP colleague who is seriously ill or injured and has run out of sick-leave accruals.
International students make up a significant percentage of the UB student population. While this offers opportunities for an enriched campus environment, enhanced cultural understanding and increased global awareness for U.S. students, it also presents special challenges. International students bring to UB expectations of academic culture that often are not compatible with U.S. academic culture.
UB staff members can join their colleagues for some light fall refreshment and fellowship this week at two events sponsored by the Professional Staff Senate’s Social Committee.
“Workplace bullying: What You Can Do” is the topic of a free workshop on Oct. 28 being presented by UB’s Employee Assistance Program.
UB faculty, staff and students on the South Campus who need to obtain or renew a passport may do so on Oct. 20 at Passport Day being held at the Health Sciences Library on the South Campus.