Updated April 10, 2014
Published February 13, 2014
“Funding Opportunities for Social and Behavioral Sciences at NIH” is the topic of a National Institutes of Health webinar to be held from 1-4 p.m. March 7 in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
Leading the presentation will be Patty Mabry, acting deputy director and a senior adviser in the Office of Behavioral and Science Research at NIH.
The webinar is free, but registration is required.
It is sponsored by UB’s National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, the Office of Research Advancement and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.
Published February 6, 2014
Faculty and staff who would like to march in the academic procession at UB’s 168th general commencement ceremony on May 18 must register with the Office of Special Events by Feb. 25.
Those who march in the ceremony for undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences will be seated in a special section at the front of Alumni Arena and their names will appear in the commencement program. After the ceremony, participants are invited to a special luncheon in the Edward L. Wright Practice Facility in the arena.
Special Events will place rental orders and pay the rental fee for academic apparel for those participating in general commencement. Faculty and staff who wish to march in divisional commencement ceremonies must make their own arrangements and pay the cost of renting academic apparel.
Those wishing to march in a divisional ceremony should contact
the coordinator of that ceremony. Information is available on the
to Commencement website.
UB will hold its annual cap and gown sale in early March for those interested in purchasing their own academic apparel. Details are forthcoming.
Published January 23, 2014
UB faculty and staff are invited to have lunch with members of the UB Bulls women’s basketball team on Feb. 6 as they take on Ohio University in a noon game.
For $8, participants will receive a game ticket and a lunch voucher. The lunch menu features a choice of a turkey sandwich, hot dog, soft pretzel or nachos and cheese. All lunches include a bag of chips and a 22-oz. fountain drink.
Tickets may be obtained at the Alumni Arena ticket office, by calling 828-4373 or online.
Published January 23, 2014
Wellness & Work/Life Balance is offering free yoga classes for faculty and staff members interested in increasing their flexibility while decreasing stress.
The classes will be held from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Jan. 28 and running through March 20, in the Fargo Lounge, Building 6, Ellicott Complex, North Campus.
Space is limited; register online.
For more information, call 645-5357.
Published January 16, 2014
UB faculty and staff who feel they need help keeping their New Year’s resolutions can attend a free, half-day program on Jan. 23 sponsored by Wellness and Work/Life Balance.
The workshop, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall, inside the Undergraduate Library, North Campus, covers such topics as health and fitness, sustainability, organization, financial guidance and community involvement.
Continental breakfast will be provided, beginning at 8 a.m.
For further information and to register, visit the Wellness and Work/Life Balance website.
Published January 16, 2014
The Eighth Annual Feminist Theory Workshop, co-sponsored by the UB Institute for Education and Research on Women and Gender — informally known as the Gender Institute — will be held March 21-22 at Duke University.
The Gender Institute will award travel grants of up to $750 per person to cover airfare and hotel costs to two UB faculty members and two UB graduate students who want to participate in the workshop. The free registration includes meals and admission to all workshop lectures and seminars.
Keynote speakers will be:
Kari Winter, director of the Gender Institute, says those interested in participating must submit a curriculum vita and a one-to-two-page letter of application that summarizes their interests in feminist theory and explains why attending Duke’s Feminist Theory Workshop would enhance their research and/or teaching. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong research agenda in, and teaching commitments to, the field of feminist theory.
For more information, visit the workshop's website.
Published January 10, 2014
UB staff and domestic students are being recruited to serve as mentors for newly arrived international students during the spring 2014 semester. Participants need not know about other cultures, speak other languages or have traveled overseas.
Each mentor will be paired with two newly arrived international students; the commitment is for one semester. Mentors must be available to meet with their mentees for one hour every two weeks. The activity can be as simple as having lunch together, going for coffee or taking a walk, or as elaborate as visiting a local tourist attraction, going to a sports event or having a family dinner in one’s home.
Separate half-day training sessions will take place for both mentors and mentees. Mentors will learn about the mentees’ culture or cultures, receive valuable information about campus resources available to mentees and learn tips on how to best interact with someone from another country. An end-of-semester dinner will be held to celebrate participants’ mentoring accomplishments.
The mentoring program is being sponsored by the offices of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). Applications can be found on the ISSS website.
Questions about the program may be directed to Jessica Ereiz at 645-2258 or email@example.com.
Published January 9, 2014
UB faculty, staff, students and members of the Alumni Association can dispose of their old computers and other electronics at a free computer and electronics recycling event Jan. 22 on the North Campus.
Material will be accepted from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 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.
The recycling services are being provided by Maven Technologies, the first certified electronics recycler in New York State.
For more information, contact the Office of Sustainability at 829-3535.
Published January 9, 2014
UB will join individuals and organizations across the country in observing the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 20 with a day of service.
The university is partnering with the Western New York Regional Volunteer Center to offer volunteer service projects in Western New York, including some in the University Heights neighborhood adjacent to the South Campus.
Other partners are the Service Collaborative of Western New York Inc. and the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.
UB faculty, staff and students will be working for a half-day, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Those interested in taking part in the half-day of service should register online. Participants will be contacted closer to the event date with details about their work assignments and parking.
UB is closed on Jan. 20 for the holiday.
For further information, contact Amy Myszka at 645-5357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published December 19, 2013
UB’s 2013 Employees Campaign for the Community has raised $738,093, or 87 percent of its goal of $850,000.
The amount raised as of Dec. 18 is based on the response of 45 percent of UB employees who have either made a gift or declined.
The campaign has featured a number of incentives to encourage employee to donate to the campaign. Only those individuals who have made a donation to the campaign were eligible to win. Prizes were awarded every Thursday and all employees who made a donation by midnight the previous night were eligible to win. Winners are posted on the campaign website under “news.”
The winners of the final drawing of the campaign on Dec. 12 are Christine Duggleby of the Department of Anthropology, who received a special parking pass for the spring 2014 semester; Stephen G. Comings of Enterprise Infastructure Services, Pamela L. Garvey of the Center for the Arts and James D. Houseknecht of Animal Facilities, all of whom received SaveAround coupon books offering discounts on food, recreation and entertainment in Western New York; and Pao Lo Liu of the Department of Electrical Engineering, who received a $50 Tim Hortons gift certificate.
To make a pledge online, visit the campaign website.
To view the scorecard that shows percent to goal for all units, visit the campaign website.