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Upcoming Inclusive Excellence Events

Our events have concluded for the Spring 2022 semester. Please check back soon for updates.

Recently Recorded Inclusive Excellence Events

Diversifying UB's Faculty: A Workshop Series with Dr. Anne Etgen

These workshops were led by Dr. Anne Etgen, Professor Emerita in the Department of Neuroscience at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and nationally recognized expert in recruiting and retaining diverse faculty. We encourage this resource for all Department Chairs and faculty who plan to serve on search committees. Below are descriptions of the three workshops. Click here to view them on UB Edge.

Sponsored by the Office of Inclusive Excellence

University Events

The Mass Shooting at Tops: A Community Conversation

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 5:00pm (Online) 

Intended Audience: UB Students, Faculty, and Staff 

Words are wholly inadequate every time an incident of racial violence occurs. This time the violence struck our community on May 14 when there was a mass shooting at Tops Market in Buffalo. In the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing trauma, it is normal to experience a range of feelings and emotions, such as shock, fear, sadness, anger, helplessness or guilt. As a mental health service, UB Counselig Services is committed to affirming and providing care for all of our students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by trauma. In response to the mass shooting at the Tops grocery store, we will be hosting a virtual drop-in community conversation that will focus on recognizing and coping with racialized trauma. This gathering will be facilitated by Carissa Uschold-Klepfer and Andrea Obah and it will provide an opportunity for the UB community to share how they have been emotionally and psychologically impacted, ways to identify peaceful action, inclusivity, coping and support will be discussed. Click here to join the conversation or visit the UB Events Calendar for more information. 

Sponsored by UB Counseling Services 

ALANA Celebration of Achievement

Date & Time: Thursday, May 19, 2022, 2:00pm-4:00pm (In-person)

Location: Center for the Arts, North Campus 

Intended Audience: Open Event

The ALANA Celebration of Achievement has historically honored graduating ALANA (African, Latino/a, Asian and Native American) students. This pre-commencement ceremony, conceived to honor the achievements of graduating UB ALANA students, is open to all graduating students. For more information and to RSVP, Click Here.

Presented by the Intercultural & Diversity Center (IDC) and Cora P. Maloney Center

Build Positive Relationships and Create an Inclusive and Respectful Workplace

Date & Time: Thursday, May 24, 2022, 10:00am-12:00pm (Online)

Intended Audience: Open Event

Learn to create an inclusive and respectful workplace by utilizing strategies to build positive relationships and foster a collaborative work environment. In this workshop, strategies are reviewed to help you effectively manage differences and reduce negativity and the impact both can have on you and your colleagues. You will learn how you can build positive relationships and assist in creating an environment that allows for the exchange of differing ideas where parties feel equally heard, respected and unafraid to voice dissenting opinions. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Presented by the Organizational Development and Effectiveness (ODE)

Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month Events

Date & Time: April/May 2022 (see dates below)

Intended Audience: Open Event

Normally held in May, AAPI Heritage Month will be celebrated at UB in April and early May.  May was specifically chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.  The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.

oin the Intercultural and Diversity Center to celebrate Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Heritage Month to recognize the contributions and influence of AAPI Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

Click here for more information and details on how to participate in the following events: 

  • April 5 - Tough Topics: The Legacy of Asian Oppression  
  • April 19 - Dialogue of the South Asian Diaspora  
  • April 22- ALANA Movie Night: Parasite  
  • April 26 - 'Being AAPI in College' Group Discussion  
  • April 27 - AAPI Queer Icons Display 
  • April 27- AAPI Karaoke Night 
  • May 1 - Celebration of Asian Cultures through Crafts & Food
  • May 10 -  Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Dessert Hour 

Presented by the Intercultural and Diversity Center.

Ongoing Events

Rainbow Hour

Date & Time: Select Thursdays, January - June, 5:00pm-5:50pm (see dates below)

Intended Audience: Open Event 

Rainbow Hour is a monthly virtual meeting which aims to bring together LGBTQ+ individuals from the UB community to meet and interact through conversation and games. Click here for more information and details on how to join the meetings. 

Meetings will take place on the following Thursdays. 

  • January 27
  • February 24
  • March 31
  • April 28
  • May 26
  • June 30

Sponsored by: Counseling Services

International Tea Time

Date & Time: Biweekly on Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm (online)

Intended Audience: UB Students 

International Tea Time is a free bi-weekly meeting which brings together U.S. and international students for conversation, friendship, and fun. Students play games, talk, and enjoy getting to know each other. Click here for the Zoom information and to see the full schedule.

Sponsored by Counseling Services  

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

Building Blocks of Equity Seminar Series

How do academics – at all stages of their careers – form effective partnerships? How can students and early career faculty engage in research in Global South communities? How can students contribute to building equity? Teams of mentors and mentees will reflect on these questions alongside their community partners. Through presentations and discussions, we will evaluate current research and teaching practices about co-produced knowledge, and identify best practices for educating and engaging students in co-produced scholarship and action. To find out more about this series and to register, click here

Sponsored by Global Health Equity 

UB Counseling Groups - Spring 2022

Date & Time: Each group meets weekly (online). For detailed schedule, view Spring 2022 schedule here.

Intended Audience: UB Students 

Explore personal issues, share common concerns and try out new ways of interacting with others. UB Counseling Groups offered in Spring 2022 include identity-based support groups (students of color, LGBTQIA+, transcend (gender related), international students, and graduate and nontraditional student group), skill-based groups (coping skills, body image/eating concerns, emotional wellness, academic success), understanding self and others (connections, grief support), and mindfulness-based groups (mindful self-compassion, yoga to manage moods). In order to participate in a group, students must complete a Needs Assessment with a UBCS counselor. Contact Counseling Services for more information.

Sponsored by Counseling Services  

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