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.
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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)
SUNY Distinguished Professor Andrew Whittaker is part of a cohort led by TerraPraxis, a non-profit focused on action for climate and prosperity, that is developing a digital platform to repower coal plants using advanced nuclear energy.
Hundreds of unemployed, laid-off and underemployed workers in the region will be able to explore entrepreneurial paths and participate in a robust training initiative offered by UB’s Western New York Incubator Network (WIN) and the School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL).
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.
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.
A gym in Boston, Massachusetts, with an inventive vocational path that prepares students to work as personal trainers serves as a telling example for how community-based programs can develop anti-racism practices within organizations that contribute to the cultivation of racial unity, according to a paper published by a UB social work researcher.
In the years after UB faculty member Noemi Waight moved to Buffalo from Illinois, she got to know her new home by bicycling with community groups. The experience gave her the idea to take graduate pre-service students on cycling explorations to learn more about their community and the science resources that can make classroom lessons more engaging.
Last fall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that GenX chemicals were more toxic than the “forever chemicals” they were developed to replace. Now, a new UB-led study examines what happens when GenX — chemicals used in food packaging, nonstick coating and other products — interacts with water.
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.
The UB Teacher Residency Program has secured a whopping $3.5 million to expand itself to other areas among WNY. The U.S. Dept. of Energy's SEED Program awarded UB this funding based on the program's success in meeting its goals of diversifying school faculty while strengthening the infrastructure of the public school system.
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.
END 305: Environmental Education & Urbanism
END 308: Health & Urban Environments
URP 512: Research Methods in Planning
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
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
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
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
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