SDG 4: Quality Education
Promoting inclusive, quality education.
Education and vocational training are critical in accessing good paying jobs that lift individuals out of poverty, and life-long learning helps to create productive members of our global community. Providing entryway to opportunities of quality education is a concrete way to produce sustainably-literate, well rounded people.
Take a Deep Dive on SDG 4
Check out the resources collected below that lifts up the importance of quality education from faculty, staff and guest lectures here at UB.
COVID-19’s Effect on Higher Education | University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced U.S. higher education to reinvent itself on the fly. This panel discussion considers how higher education has responded to the crisis, and how the pandemic may change higher education in both the short- and long-term. (4/21/20)
The Future of Teacher & School Leader Education
Arthur Levine, PhD President, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, spoke at the Graduate School of Education's Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series. (3/28/16)
Denice Adkins presents “School Libraries Supporting Mental Health in Rural Communities: Strengths, Opportunities and Barriers”
Countering Structures of Racial and Social Injustice: Community Partnerships in Research & Practice
UB Community for Global Health Equity (9/11/20)
Race and Privilege on Campus
White students and students of color often report such radically different experiences on college campuses that it is difficult to believe that they are attending the same campus. It is almost as if individual campuses essentially function as two campuses – one for white students and the other for students of color. Race and privilege, two uncomfortable topics for many, are often at center of the bifurcated perceptions. (UB 10/24/16)
Quality Education in the News
Institutions committed to helping women succeed in STEM careers can now utilize a new training program designed to equip women graduate students with the tools to navigate gender-based career bias and discrimination.
One current student and two UB alumni and have won Fulbright awards, the prestigious national competition for grants to study, research and teach abroad in 2021-22.
In another instance of your mother being right, the presenter of this year’s Richard V. Lee, MD, Lectureship in Global Health showed how the weather — specifically absolute humidity — can affect our health.
Clean energy is critical to solving our climate crisis. But we need to consider the full environmental and human health impacts of solar energy generation across its entire lifecycle, including mining, manufacturing, use, decommissioning and recycling. This requires us to identify critical stages in the production process, and how choices in materials and chemicals at different stages of production influence each other.
Back from a weeklong service learning trip to Louisiana, three UB undergraduates took time to reflect on their experiences on the Gulf Coast.
The genesis of the course stemmed from a talk Seneca gave on American Indian and Alaska Native health disparities in September 2020 as part of the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior’s Brown Bag Lectures series.
The College of Arts and Sciences has received a $175,000 planning grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support development of a Haudenosaunee Archive and Resource Collection, bringing a long-imagined project a step closer to reality.
“How can we save the climate?” “What about ending fossil fuels?” “But what about lowering emissions?” “How does that affect biodiversity?” These are dire questions the world is facing, but you’d be surprised by who is asking them and feeling the urgency to act.
As a UB PhD candidate in public health, Schomburg fellow Schuyler Lawson knew all too well how the lack of representation in schools often puts students of color and other underrepresented groups at a disadvantage.
On a hot July afternoon, with silver clouds hanging in the sky and mud underfoot, a group of high school science teachers perched at the edge of Bizer Creek on the UB North Campus. Check out the new education program with the EarthEd Initiative.
Scott and Coleen Stevens both graduated from UB in 1979, Scott in civil engineering and Coleen in physical therapy. They moved to New Orleans where Scott worked on a component of the space shuttle launch system and Coleen started her career in physical therapy. They married and decided the weather in New Orleans was not for them, so they moved back to the Albany, N.Y., area where they’d grown up. A few years later, Scott started a company that makes concrete-reinforcing steel and related materials.
School of Architecture & Planning
- END 305: Environmental Education & Urbanism
- END 308: Health & Urban Environments
- URP 512: Research Methods in Planning
College of Arts & Sciences
- AAS 312: Gender Issues Cont Africa
- AAS 333: Race, Ethnicity & Education
- AAS 355: Race, Class, Society
- APY 501: Teaching & Research Resource
- AS 323: Gender in South Literature
- COM 202: Intercultural Communication
- COM 380: Health Communication
- CPM 205: Social Justice
- ECO 411 / 511 / 739: Health Economics
- ECO 412: Environmental Economics
- ECO 440 / 540: Economics of Education
- ECO 516 / 725: Economic Development
- ECO 535: International Economics
- ENG 263: Environmentalist Writings
- ENG 276: Literature & Law
- ENG 285: Writing in Health Sciences
- ENG 387: Women Writers
- SOC 301: Sociology of Education
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
- CE 212: Foundations of Chemical Engineering
- CIE 341: Environmental Engineering Sci
- CIE 415: Prof Practice Issues
- CIE 416: Civil Capstone
- CIE 445: Groundwater Engineering
- CIE 447: Sustainability
Graduate School of Education
- CEP 400: Educational Psychology
- CEP 412: Diversity & Human Relations
- CEP 500: Fundamentals of Education Res
- CEP 501: Psych Foundations of Education
- CEP 506: Intro to Educ Tech
- CEP 509: Ed & Psych Measurement
- CEP 521: Mental Health Counseling
- CEP 548: Coaching for Wellness
- CEP 551: School Wide Prac Diverse Learners
- CEP 560: Psych Learning & Instruction
- CEP 566: Wellness & Engagement
- ELP 200: Educ Pol & Leadership for Social Justice
- ELP 201: Education and Social Policy in Action
- ELP 405: Sociology of Education
- ELP 501: Higher Education in US
- ELP 513: Cultural Diversity in Higher Ed
- ELP 543: Economics in Education
- ELP 575: Education & Globalization
- ELP 582: Multicultural Ed: Theory & Practice
- ELP 589: Education & Socialization
- ELP 604: Law & Public Education
- LAI 350: Introduction to Education
- LAI 416: Early Childhood Theory & Practice
- LAI 474: Teaching Exceptional Learner
- LAI 520: Intro to Social Education
- LAI 525: Science, Tech, & Human Values
- LAI 533: Science Instruction Topic
- LAI 535: Environmental Education
School of Public Health
- CHB 501: Study of Health Behavior
- CHB 502: Health Behavior Change
- EEH 500: Intro to Epidem
- EEH 501: Principes of Epidemiology
- EEH 510: Prin Measurement Public Health
- EEH 521: Global Health
- EEH 530: Intro to Health Care Org
- EEH 536: Health Policy in the US
- EEH 573: Epi of Infectious Disease
- ES 210: Behavior Driven Disease
- ES 428: Health Promotion Prevention & Wellness