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Updated August 27, 2015

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.

Tripathi responds to Executive Order prohibiting travel to Indiana

Published April 3, 2015

President Satish K. Tripathi has released the following statement regarding Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive order banning state-funded or state-sponsored travel to the state of Indiana:

"On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order #144 prohibiting state-funded or state-sponsored travel to the state of Indiana. The ban, which is effective immediately and will remain in effect until it is lifted by the Governor’s office, has been issued in response to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act on the grounds that this legislation creates the potential for sanctioned discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals.

"The University at Buffalo is committed to fostering an academic community characterized by the respectful, fair, and equitable treatment of all its members, and strongly shares the Governor’s conviction that 'the exercise of religious freedom should not be a justification for discrimination based upon sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, or other protected classes.'

"Therefore, in accordance with Executive Order #144, and in solidarity with its stated intent to “promote fairness, protect the welfare of the citizens of the state of New York, and combat discrimination,” unless specifically exempted by Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order #144University at Buffalo employees and students are prohibited from conducting state-funded or state-sponsored travel to the state of Indiana while this ban remains in effect. This UB travel ban is also in compliance with Chancellor Zimpher’s statement issued earlier today requiring all SUNY campuses to adhere to Executive Order #144.

"Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter, and please share this announcement with faculty, staff, and students in your respective areas as appropriate."

Tripathi to address voting faculty

Published April 2, 2015

President Satish K. Tripathi will deliver his annual address to the voting faculty at 3 p.m. April 7 in the Center for Tomorrow, North Campus.

After his talk, Tripathi will answer questions from those in attendance.

All members of the UB faculty are invited to attend.

Volunteer for UB Community Day

Published March 26, 2015

UB faculty and staff are invited to take part in UB Community Day, a day of service taking place April 11 in the University Heights neighborhood adjacent to the South Campus.

The event, organized by the UB Office of Community Relations, will begin at 9 a.m. with registration and a light breakfast and conclude around 1:30 p.m. with lunch. Its goal is to build bonds between UB faculty, staff and students and the broader University Heights community.

Families are welcome — children should be over 16 and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Volunteers will work on such projects as painting, preparing community gardens and neighborhood flower beds, removing graffiti and general cleanup tasks.

UB volunteers are eligible to win free prizes at the closing lunch, including a Playstation 4, a Samsung Galaxy tablet, Beats by Dre headphones, a 32” LED TV, UB prize packs and more.

Those interested in volunteering can register online or contact Matt Kopalek at