Initiatives

Language Revitalization

During the Spring 2019 semester, UB offered two Haudenosaunee language courses in the American Studies Department (AMS):

  • AMS 197 Introduction to Seneca Language
  • AMS 276 Introduction to Mohawk

Special thanks to the Indigenous Women’s Institute (IWI), The Seed Institute, the Peace Education Fund for the Mohawk Language Student Scholarship, and to the broader Haudenosaunee language communities for their support.

Pathway Programs

Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership (ISEP)

Through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the focus of the ISEP is the critical middle school experiences of students in science and engineering, as they transition to high school.  This is accomplished through courses and interdisciplinary research experience, development of science and technology classroom materials aligned with state science learning standards, and inquiry-based curricula.  The participating Buffalo Public Schools includes Native American Magnet (NAMS) #19. ISEP Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) cultivate mentoring relationships involving middle and high school teachers and students, UB and Buffalo State College science/engineering/technology faculty, education faculty, undergraduate students and graduate students, volunteer professionals and parents.

 

Public Health

Indian Health Service Partnership

In partnership with The Indian Health Service (IHS), the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine offers scholarship recipients and health profession students the opportunity to participate in a summer externship program to gain hands-on instructive experience with Native communities.