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All events will be remote/virtual due to COVID-19 precautions

Inclusive Excellence Events

What is Inclusive Pedagogy?

Date & Time: Thursday, October 29, 11:30am-1:00pm (click here to register)

Intended Audience: UB Faculty and Instructors

Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, inclusive pedagogy consists of a variety of approaches depending on the course content and the students in the class. To help guide instructors seeking to make their pedagogy more inclusive, panelists from various disciplines at UB will discuss the philosophy that guides their approach to inclusive teaching and course design.

Presented by the Office of Inclusive Excellence 

Additional University Events

Unplug the Power of Bias

Date & Time: Tuesday October 27, 10:00am-12:00pm (Online) 

Intended Audience: UB Faculty and Staff

In this workshop you will learn what bias is, recognize where it comes from and gain insight on how to recognize the impact of bias on yourself and others. This workshop will help prepare you to push bias attitudes aside on a personal level and improve your capacity for engaging in and promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. To register or find out more, about their upcoming programs, visit the HR Workshops and Programs Website.

Sponsored by Human Resources 

UB to the White House: Virtual talk by Rody Damis, JD/MBA ’13

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 27, 7:00pm (via Zoom) 

Intended Audience: UB Faculty, Staff, Students, and Alumni, and General Public   

Join students and faculty as Rody Damis, JD/MBA '13, senior legislative analyst, Executive Office of the President of the United States, shares how he reached his dream career working in the White House, and how the School of Management helped prepare him for his role.

To register for this virtual event, please click this link

Sponsored by The UB School of Management's Office of Diversity and Inclusion 

Environmental Data Justice: Developing Civically Valid Air Monitoring Methods with Oil and Gas Fenceline Communities

Date & Time: Thursday October 29, 3:00-4:30pm (Online) 

Intended Audience: UB Faculty, Staff, and Students 

This is the story of how a group of residents, community organizers, and Lourdes Vera learned to monitor the air for hazardous chemicals at homes neighboring oil and gas facilities in Karnes County, TX. Residents reported a number of problems: including dead livestock, rotten egg smells, nosebleeds, and respiratory health problems, eventually suspecting that industry-produced compounds, namely hydrogen sulfide and volatile organic compounds, have likely contributed to these health impacts. Moreover, these problems had gone unheard by regulators and state agencies. Described in this talk is the collective process of developing the data used to capture what it is like to be exposed to these pollutants. This framing is called “environmental data justice (EDJ)” as it recognizes the embodiment and materiality of environmental data while considering its role in perpetuating and/or challenging the matrix of domination- interlocking forms of oppression like racism, heteropatriarchy, and colonialism- that are perpetuated by conventional scientific practices.

To register for this virtual event, please click the following link. Zoom meeting information will be sent to the email address you provide: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddyuaGcX8-WMYp9GlBkGXqeAmBo6O0HSjR3H7BIJmtGDUaDw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

Sponsored by The Humanities Institute Science Studies Workshop

Recognizing the Impact: Supporting Communities of Color during times of Crisis

Date & Time: Thursday November 5, 4:00-5:00pm, and Friday December 11, 12:00-1:00pm

Intended Audience: UB Faculty, Staff and Students

This workshop focuses on exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on marginalized communities. This program will take an intersectional approach to identifying the various ways that these communities are uniquely affected by national crises. Additionally, facilitators will offer strategies for self/community care aimed at improving and maintaining mental wellness. Join online at: https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/96288822521?pwd=QllFSjYzc3dXS3FBNkZYL294TXF2UT09

Sponsored by Counseling Services

The ADA at 30: Compliance to Inclusion in the Time of COVID-19

At this virtual conference, featuring disability rights advocate​, Judy Heumann, will feature a series of presentations and panels discussing topics and practices to help member institutions recruit and retain applicants with disabilities.  To register, and for more information, visit their eventbrite page (register as a HERC member since UB is an instiutional member).

Sponsored by the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)

Ongoing Events

Intercultural and Diversity Center Events

The Intercultural and Diversity Center (IDC) is committed to supporting all students on campus. By focusing on personal identity, advocacy and other critical issues that are facing society today, the IDC helps students broaden their perspectives and gain a deeper understanding of our ever-changing world. To find out more about their upcoming events, visit the IDC UBLinked page.

Sponsored by the Intercultural and Diversity Center

Students of Color Support Group

Date & Time: Tuesdays 2:30-4:00pm (Online)

Intended Audience: UB Students

This semi-structured support group is committed to providing an affirming space for Students of Color to reflect on their experiences at a Predominately White Institution. In this group we recognize the unique challenges of Students of Color and aim to foster a community for students to give voice to their experiences, gain support, and develop healthy coping strategies. Topics explored in this group include but are not limited to: navigating microaggressions, feelings of isolation, imposter syndrome, family/social relationships, and maintaining healthy self-care in the current socio-political climate. Please contact UB Counseling Services at 716-645-2720 and ask to speak to a counselor about joining the group.

Sponsored by UB Counseling Services

LGBTQ Support Group

Date & Time: Thursdays 3:00-4:30pm (Online)

Intended Audience: UB Students

This is a group for students who are questioning or exploring their gender identity and/or their sexual identity. It is also for students who identify as gender variant, transgender, lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or queer. The goal of the group is to provide a safe, supportive and confidential forum to talk about multiple identities, coming out, relationships with family and friends, dating, academics, transitioning, homophobia, transphobia, the “isms”, and other issues of interest to members. Please contact UB Counseling Services at 716-645-2720 and ask to speak to a counselor about joining the group.

Sponsored by UB Counseling Services

International Student Support Group

Date & Time: Wednesdays 3:00-4:30pm (Online)

Intended Audience: UB Students

This group will provide a safe, supportive, and comfortable place for international students to discuss adjustment stressors and cross-cultural experiences in the U.S. The group will also provide a safe and confidential environment for group members to share information and support each other. Please contact UB Counseling Services at 716-645-2720 and ask to speak to a counselor about joining the group.

Sponsored by UB Counseling Services

Unlearning Racism Group

Date & Time: Mondays 2:30-4:00pm (Online)

Intended Audience: UB Students

This group provides a supportive environment in which people who hold white privilege can explore and question their roles in the perpetuation of racism. Among other things, group members examine various aspects of white privilege and gain understanding about how they can become allies to People of Color. Please contact UB Counseling Services at 716-645-2720 and ask to speak to a counselor about joining the group.

Sponsored by UB Counseling Services

New Parenting Support Group

Date & Time: 12:00-1:00pm on the third Tuesday of each month, starting September 15

Intended Audience: UB Employees

In this group parents will meet and discuss issues related to parenting during these difficult times. Members will exchange ideas and coping strategies, success stories and insights, encouraging words and practical advice. Support groups work because people have the opportunity to spend time with others who understand them, as they are experiencing similar situations.  If interested, or for more information, contact Neil McGillicuddy at 716-645-4458 or nm23@buffalo.edu.

Sponsored by Employee Assistance (EAP)

Documenting the UB Community Experience during COVID-19 Pandemic

Date & Time: Submit anytime

Intended Audience: UB Students, Faculty and Staff

The University Archives is launching a project to encourage students, faculty and staff to document their personal experiences during the COVID-19 outbreak and contribute them to the University Archives. Students have been impacted by great change to their learning environments, living situations, employment, and social connections. Faculty have adapted the ways in which they deliver course materials and interact with students. Staff have adjusted to changes in their work environments, both at home and on campus, all while coping with momentous change in daily routines, family life, and personal health and safety. By collecting and preserving these perspectives the University Archives supports the research mission of the university, allowing future students, researchers, and scholars to study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, an undoubtedly transformative event in the history of student life and the academic experience at UB. Visit University Archives webpage for more information.

Sponsored by University Libraries