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Upcoming Inclusive Excellence Events

No current Inclusive Excellence events at this time, but please check back soon and scroll below for upcoming Univeristy events! 

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

I am Fortifying Everyone That is Black

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 29th at 1pm-2:30pm (240 Student Union)

Intended Audience: Open Event 

Underneath our Black excellence lies unspoken pain, anguish, and sorrow. I am Fortifying Everyone That is Black is an affinity group designated for those who identify as Black to come together, unpack, let go, process, relieve, explore, lean on your community, connect -- about the challenges of being Black in this era. Whether you are African American, Afro-Caribbean, African, from the African Diaspora, or an ally this space is designated for you to explore the plights experienced as a collective community. To add to your calendar click here

Sponsored by the UB Counseling Services

The Launch of Project Calamus: New Website and Ujima Company Performance of Walt Whitman's Poetry

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 29th at 7:30pm (Burchfield Penney Art Center)

Intended Audience: Open Event

We are excited to announce the launch of Project Calamus. Calamus is a sequence of 45 poems about camaraderie, friendship, and love among men by Walt Whitman. Written in the late 1850s, Calamus is a daring masterpiece posing questions about love and democracy that remain highly relevant today. The Calamus Project is a new collaboration aiming to bring the poems to a wider audience through films, events, and programs. The Calamus Project website has just gone live. It includes films of each poem, performed by Ujima Company at Silo City, as well as other resources such as commentaries, alternate versions, and a bibliography. 

During this event, Ujima Company actors will perform 23 of the Calamus poems live onstage at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. The program will include a discussion with the actors, as well as brief remarks by Burchfield Scholar Nancy Weekly and Partnership for the Public senior policy fellow Sam Magavern.

For more information please visit the UB Gender Institute

Sponsored by the UB Gender Institute

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