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Updated January 22, 2015

PSS to host dessert social

Published July 18, 2014

Members of the UB professional staff are invited to share a dessert with colleagues and celebrate summer — and the approach of another academic year — at a dessert social to take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 5 in the Honors College, 107 Capen Hall, North Campus.

“Sweetly Celebrating Summer @ UB” is presented by the Professional Staff Senate’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Those attending are asked to bring their favorite dessert — all desserts are welcome, whether homemade, store-bought, chocolate, fruit, gluten-free, kosher, dairy-free, peanut-free or vegan.

Water and ice tea will be available and attendees also may bring their lunches.

Participants should RSVP by July 31 and indicate if they will bring a dessert to share. Desserts are optional, but all staff members are welcome to attend.


Mentors sought for international students

Published July 17, 2014

UB staff and domestic students are being recruited to serve as mentors for newly arrived international students during the fall 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, and 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 party will celebrate participants’ mentoring accomplishments.

The mentoring program is being sponsored by the offices of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and UB Counseling Services. Applications can be found on the ISSS website.

Questions about the program may be directed to Jessica Ereiz at 645-2258 or

Athletics offers football ticket discount

Published July 10, 2014

The Division of Athletics is offering UB faculty and staff the opportunity to buy single game tickets to Bulls’ home football games at a discount.

As part of the “Next Bull in Ticket Blitz” on July 14, tickets can be purchased for $10 each —$25 for the Baylor game on Sept. 12. Tickets can be purchased from noon to 6 p.m. at the Alumni Arena ticket office and online. Tickets will be sold at their regular prices of $18 —$50 for the Baylor game — beginning July 15.

Those who buy tickets on July 14 will receive an official 2014 schedule poster and will be entered to win a VIP UB football game day experience, which includes game day parking, two VIP passes to the Tailgate Concert, two sideline passes, two UB New Era caps and more.

The Bulls open the 2014 season at home against Duquesne on Aug. 30.

UB sponsoring school supply drive

Published July 3, 2014

UB employees are urged to donate school supplies for the sixth annual university-wide drive to benefit students at several Buffalo elementary schools.

Items may be dropped off through Aug. 29 at locations on the UB North, South and Downtown campuses:

North Campus:

  • Baird Hall: Music Library, 112 Baird.
  • Capen Hall: Office of the President, 501 Capen, and University Libraries, 433 Capen.
  • Center for the Arts: lobby.
  • Center for Tomorrow: lobby.
  • Crofts Hall, first-floor lobby.
  • Ellicott Complex: Office of Parking and Transportation Services, 106 Spaulding Quad.
  • HRD Building.
  • Jacobs Management Center.
  • Lockwood Library.
  • Norton Hall, Office of Student Support Services, 215 Norton.
  • Park Hall: College of Arts and Sciences’ Student Advisement and Services, 275 Park.
  • Student Union, Center for Student Leadership and Community Engagement, 235 Student Union.
  • Talbert Hall: admissions office, 220 Talbert.

South Campus:

  • Abbott Hall, Health Sciences Library.
  • Allen Hall, Office of Community Relations.
  • Diefendorf Hall, School of Architecture and Planning, 114 Diefendorf.
  • Farber Hall, Department of Biochemistry.
  • Kapoor Hall, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Michael Hall, clinic lobby.
  • Squire Hall, lobby.

Downtown Campus:

  • Downtown Gateway, 77 Goodell St., Suite 201, Office of Community Relations.
  • Educational Opportunity Center, 555 Ellicott St., second floor.
  • New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, 701 Ellicott St., first-floor lobby.

The drive is expected to surpass last year’s effort, which doubled in size from the previous year, says Linwood Roberts of the Office of Community Relations.

For more information about the drive, contact Community Relations at 829-3099.

Tai Chi classes offered

Published June 26, 2014

Space is still available in a Tai Chi class being offered on campus every Wednesday at 5:15 p.m., starting July 2.

Classes, which are being offered by Wellness and Work/Life Balance, will be held in the community center at South Lake Village on the North Campus.

Tai Chi is ancient Chinese exercise that develops coordination of mind and body. It is believed to boost the immune system, slow the aging process, lower blood pressure, and reduce anxiety and depression.

Adults at all levels of physical fitness can participate.

Faculty and staff interested in participating can register online.

BullsEye accessible to faculty and staff

Published June 19, 2014

BullsEye, Career Service’s password-protected, online, career office system, is available to faculty and staff who want to help students make informed decisions about major of study, job and internship opportunities, and employment and graduate school options.

BullsEye provides access to thousands of local, national and international employers and their job and internship postings. Students and alumni also can take advantage of the online mentor network, on-campus interviewing, tools to research employers and more.

Faculty and staff wishing to access BullsEye should visit Career Services’ faculty page. Directions for Faculty/Staff BullsEye Access can be found in the green box on the right side of the page.

Questions should be directed to Karen Nemeth at

PSS plans potluck picnic

Published June 12, 2014

The Professional Staff Senate’s fifth annual Potluck Picnic will take place from noon to 1 p.m. June 25 in the courtyard of the Student Union, North Campus.

Rain location is the Student Union Lobby.

Participants are asked to bring a dish to share; the PSS will provide hot dogs, hamburgers and veggie burgers.

Staff members should RSVP with the dish they’re bringing by June 20.

HUB outage planned for June 20-21

Published June 5, 2014

Some HUB services will be shut down from noon June 20 through noon June 21 for a system upgrade.

The outage will impact the HUB Faculty Center, HUB Student Center and HUB Administrative access. During this time, Epay, iTunes U, UBlearns course setup tool, course schedule and online applications for parking hangtags will be unavailable.

UBlearns will be available during the outage.

For more information, visit the HUB support site or email

UBCCC to hold 5k Walk

Published May 22, 2014

The UB Child Care Center (UBCCC) will hold its second annual Friends & Family 5k Fun Walk on May 31 to raise awareness and money for UBCCC, which provides care for the youngest members of the UB community.

Registration will open at 9:15 a.m. outside the North Campus child care center at 100 St. Rita’s Lane, between Alumni Arena and South Lake Village, with the walk beginning at 10 a.m. at the entrance to the Amherst Bike Path off St. Rita’s Lane. At the conclusion of the walk, a party will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Baird Point, behind the child care center, with a healthy lunch, music, games and entertainment for the whole family.

The cost is $20 for adults, $15 for college students, $10 for children 12 and under, $5 for children enrolled in UBCCC and $45 for a family of up to four members.

To register for the walk, visit the UBCCC website.

PSS to honor award winners

Published May 15, 2014

The Professional Staff Senate will hold its annual Awards Luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. June 5 in the Center for Tomorrow, North Campus.

Members of the professional staff who received SUNY Chancellor’s Awards will be recognized.

Tickets are $17. RSVP by May 29.