Updated May 16, 2013
Published April 4, 2013
Members of the UB community who are caring for an aging loved one can find answers to questions on such topics as the aging process, mental and physical health, and in-home and elder facility care at an “Ask the Geriatrician” session presented by the Employee Assistance Program.
Geriatrician Robert Stall will lead the free, informal event from 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 18 in 107 Capen Hall, North Campus.
Light refreshments will be served.
For more information or to register, visit the Work/Life Balance website.
Published March 28, 2013
The offices of Career Services and Financial Aid are looking for UB student employees who have done an outstanding job assisting unit operations for nomination as Student Employee of the Year.
To be eligible for the honor, students must have worked a minimum of three months during the 2012-13 academic year. Nominators should evaluate students based on reliability, quality of work, initiative, disposition and contribution.
Nominations are due by 5 p.m. April 5. Supervisors should visit the Career Services website to nominate a student employee
Career Services also will recognize a UB student who is interning on campus and making an exceptional contribution to his or her office as UB Campus Intern of the Year.
To be eligible for the honor, students must currently be interning in a UB office or department, or have completed an on-campus internship during the 2012 fall or summer semester. Students may be participating in a credit-bearing or noncredit-bearing internship.
Graduate/teaching/research assistants are not eligible to be nominated.
The selection committee will evaluate each student on the following criteria: active learning, reliability, quality of work, initiative and overall contribution to the internship site.
To nominate a student intern, visit the Career Services website. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. April 5.
The Student Employee and Campus Intern of the Year will be recognized at an awards reception at 3 p.m. April 19 in the Honors College Colloquium Room, Capen Library, North Campus.
Published April 23, 2013
Faculty and staff members interesting in learning how to develop a service-learning course are invited to participate in the free WNY Service Learning Coalition (WNYSLC) Service-Learning Faculty Fellowship Program.
Service-Learning Faculty Fellows acquire an in-depth understanding of service-learning pedagogy through an intensive three-day training program facilitated by nationally recognized experts. They also receive assistance in converting an existing course into a service-learning course or creating a new course that incorporates service learning.
Fellowships are open to all faculty and staff from any department. Applications may be submitted by individual faculty, by teams of faculty, or by departments interested in team-teaching or interdisciplinary collaborations. The proposed course must be taught in the 2013-14 academic year.
The training course will be held May 22-24 at Daemen College. Fellows must attend all three days of training, as well as one Faculty Fellows Group Reflection meeting, in either the fall 2013 or the spring 2014 semester.
The deadline for applications is April 5. Applications should be sent to Stephanie Malinenko, executive director, WNYSLC, at email@example.com. For more information, contact Jessica Wangelin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published March 21, 2013
UB faculty and staff members are asked to encourage undergraduate students in their classes and those working in their offices to complete a brief survey on UB’s General Education curriculum that recently was distributed to students via email.
The survey asks for students’ opinions on the curriculum and how well it prepares them for future success, according to Andrew Stott, dean for undergraduate education. Results will be helpful as UB reviews aspects of its undergraduate curriculum, Stott adds.
Students who complete the survey by April 19 will be entered in a random drawing to win $1,600 worth of prizes, including $500 in JetBlue air fare, UB swag bags, passes to Regal Cinemas, Campus Cash gift cards and two tickets to the Distinguished Speakers Series talk by comedian Steve Martin on April 27, including admittance to a reception with Martin.
For more information, contact Stott at email@example.com.
Published March 21, 2013
Thomas B. Burrows, executive director of the Center for the Arts, will speak at the next general membership meeting of the Professional Staff Senate at 3 p.m. March 28 in the Center for Tomorrow, North Campus.
Also speaking will be Yasmine El-Gohary, co-chair for UB’s Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, being held on April 12.
All members of the UB professional staff are encouraged to attend.
For more information, call the PSS office at 645-2003.
Published April 23, 2013
UB employees can get half-price tickets to the final weekend of the Buffalo Home and Garden Show in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.
Visit the home show's website,
enter promo code UOFB and save $5 on the $10 cost of adult
Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 15 and March 16, and 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. March 17.
Published March 7, 2013
Bob Dylan will kick off his Never Ending Tour 2013 with a April 5 concert in Alumni Arena and UB faculty and staff have first crack at purchasing tickets.
Faculty and staff may purchase tickets through March 11 at the
Alumni Arena box office at a cost of $49.50 with their UB ID. After
March 11, general admission tickets will be available at the arena
box office, at all Ticketmaster outlets or through Ticketmaster.com.
The concert, presented by the undergraduate Student Association, will begin at 7:30 p.m.; gates open at 6:30 p.m. Opening for Dylan will be Dawes, an American rock band originally from Los Angeles.
The first 4,500 undergraduates will get into the concert free with their UB ID.
For updates on the concert check SA's Facebook page.
Published February 28, 2013
A workshop designed to help managers and supervisors learn how to engage employees and develop strategies for a better workplace will be held from 9-11 a.m. March 13 in 120 Clemens Hall, North Campus.
The workshop, which will be led by Michael Stroh, president of Stroh & Associates LLC, is part of the Supervisors’ Learning Forum sponsored by Organizational Development & Training, part of University Work Life Services. The forum offers supervisors a unique opportunity to meet with peers and colleagues, listen to a presentation on a relevant topic and engage in an open question-and-answer session.
To register, visit the forum’s website.
Published February 28, 2013
Members of the UB community can dispose of their old computers and other electronics at a free computer and electronics recycling event April 16 and 17 on the North Campus.
Material will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 16 and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 17 in the Center for Tomorrow parking lot.
Accepted materials include computer devices, monitors, televisions, networking devices, printers, audio/video equipment, communication devices, lab/test and measurement devices, power supplies, microwaves, wire/cabling, computer hardware, computer batteries and telecommunication devices.
Materials that will not be accepted for recycling include home appliances, light bulbs and lamps, gas-powered and lawn equipment, household hazardous waste, liquids and batteries.
For more information, contact the Office of Sustainability at 829-3535.
Published February 21, 2013
To ensure that UB faculty and staff are fully aware of the university’s Workplace Violence Prevention Policy (175 KB) and its Domestic Violence and the Workplace Policy, (195 KB) all employees are being required to complete an online training session by May 1.
The training will provide employees with the knowledge and tools needed to recognize workplace violence and its associated behaviors, and to prevent and/or report incidents of workplace violence.
Supervisors should allow their employees time during their work day to complete the training session, which should take 20-30 minutes.
Anyone with questions about the Workplace Violence Prevention Policy, the Domestic Violence and the Workplace Policy, or the associated online training should contact the Office of Employee Relations at 645-7777.