Blackstone LaunchPad Student Grand Opening

Posted March 31, 2016 in General

Blackstone LaunchPad Student Grand Opening

Blackstone LaunchPad is a resource for all students – regardless of major, experience or degree program. It is a tool whereby it can help turn your research and ideas into a business

Blackstone LaunchPad Student Grand Opening, Thurs., 3/31 from 11am-2pm in 220 Student Union, UB North Campus
· Meet mentors from different industries and students from other fields
· View upcoming programming for April, including events like “Shark Tank Tuesday” and “How to Start a Startup”
· Record your one-minute pitch for the Campus Challenge: identify a campus problem and feasible solution for a chance to win $3,000! Registration and competition information available here.

Blackstone LaunchPad at the University at Buffalo is a campus-based entrepreneurship program designed to support and mentor students, staff and alumni – regardless of major, experience or degree program.

Blackstone Launchpad Office is located in 220 Student Union on UB’s North Campus.

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Have Questions About Your Academic Plan?

Posted February 12, 2016 in Did You Know?, General

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If you have questions about your academic plan, contact your Advising Office.

You can find your assigned Advising Office location and phone number on your HUB Student Center.

You will want to schedule an appointment in March to discuss Summer and Fall course plans.

You can find your Undergraduate Advising Office on your HUB Student Center. You can also find refer to the Undergraduate Advising Directory


Get Accepted: Preparing Competitive Applications to Graduate Programs in the Arts & Sciences!

Posted October 23, 2015 in Academic & Other Workshops, General, Have You Heard from Your Peers, Uncategorized

Are you thinking about UB graduate school? It’s never too early to plan your next step! Join the UB College of Arts and Sciences for a panel discussion with faculty who make UB graduate admissions decisions and current graduate students who have successfully navigated the admissions process. During this session, current students will share their insight on why they chose to attend graduate school and why UB was the right fit for them. Faculty will provide insight on the graduate school research, application, and selection process.

This session is open to any student, but may be best suited for those who are at least sophomores in the arts, sciences, humanities or social science majors.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Room 145 Student Union

RSVP to attend today!


Attend the 360 Degree View of UB Graduate School Event – October 27th @ 3:30 PM!

Posted October 21, 2015 in Exploring Majors & Careers, General

Are you thinking about continuing on to Graduate School? On Tuesday, October 27th from 3:30 – 5:30 PM in the Student Union Room 330, come listen to representatives from Arts and Sciences, Education, Law, Management, and Public Health and ask questions about graduate degree options at UB.

Discussion topics include funding, career outcomes, what makes a competitive applicant, and unique graduate options here at UB. Take advantage of this opportunity to connect with these experts and learn how to make yourself a competitive applicant to graduate school!

For questions about the 360 Degree View of UB Graduate School event, contact Wayne Porterfield of UB’s Career Services office.


Attend the COSD Full Access Student Summit!

Posted January 27, 2015 in General, Students with Disabilities

Have you ever wished you could sit down with an employer before applying for a job and just let them know your story? Do you feel like you cannot get past the online job application? If so, consider attending the Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) FULL ACCESS Student Summit on April 10-11, 2015 in Atlanta, GA!

The COSD FULL ACCESS Student Summit brings 60 select college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates with disabilities to meet with representatives from 11 top U.S. companies to discuss career employment for individuals with disabilities. The event is open to all college students (and recent graduates with disabilities) at the sophomore level and above, from any college or university and is at no charge to student attendees.

The application deadline is March 18, 2015.

The COSD FULL ACCESS Student Summit brings together 60 select college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates with disabilities to meet with representatives from 11 top U.S. companies to discuss career employment for individuals with disabilities.

This year in Atlanta, there will be representatives from:
*Delta Airlines
*Ernst & Young (EY)
*General Electric (GE)
*Northrop Grumman
*Texas Instruments

The COSD FULL ACCESS Student Summit is not a job fair, but an opportunity to discuss with employers what they are seeking from potential candidates and how you can best prepare for the application. These employers are committed to hiring individuals with disabilities, and can act as an excellent network for your career search endeavors. While this is not a job fair, past attendees of the Summit have secured internships and full-time employment with companies represented at the Summit!

Transportation to the Summit is the financial responsibility of the attendee, but COSD pays for food and lodging. Make an investment in yourself and in your future! Students who have attended past summits commented that the COSD FULL ACCESS Student Summit opened their eyes to the many employers who are seeking to hire individuals with disabilities, and they left feeling more confident about their career search than ever before.

For more information and to apply visit COSD.


Spanish, Italian and French Proficiency Exams!

Posted January 7, 2015 in General, Important Dates

UB’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is offering proficiency exams in Spanish, Italian and French this spring semester. These exams are NOT placement exams. They are intended for students who recently completed 3 or more years of high school Spanish, Italian or French or for heritage speakers. They test a student’s elementary and intermediate level proficiency. If students pass the Spanish, Italian or French exam, they are exempt from UB’s Foreign Language General Education Requirement.

First year students are encouraged to take this exam now while their high school knowledge is still fresh in their memories, as the probability of passing the test 2-3 years down the road is significantly reduced.

Proficiency Exam Test Dates:
*Monday, February 9, 2015 – 3:50–5:30 PM, Room 248 Cooke Hall OR
*Tuesday, February 24, 2015 – 3:50–5:30 PM, Room 248 Cooke Hall

For more information on these tests and to register contact Romance Languages and Literatures.


How to Schedule an Appointment with your Academic Advisor

Posted October 7, 2014 in 101Essentials, General, New Students

If you do not know how to get in touch with your academic advisor, use the Undergraduate Advising Directory to find contact information (phone number and address) for your advising office.

You should show up to your advisor meeting at least five minutes prior to your appointment.

If you are going to be late, call your advising office. In most cases you will have to reschedule your appointment.

If you show up late for an appointment, you may also have to reschedule.


Universal Yoga is Starting – All Students Are Welcome!

Posted October 1, 2014 in General, Students with Disabilities

Fall 2014 Universal Design Yoga Classes
Tuesdays, October 7 — November 11, 2014
4:30 pm — 6 pm
Greiner Hall: B-Wing Classrooms

Universal Design Yoga is for ALL Students, including:
*International Students
*Veterans and military students
*Students with Disabilities
*Students who are Feeling Stressed-out

All levels of yoga experience are welcome but experience is not required. All props and assistance provided. Please wear clothes that you are able to move in.

Why Attend?
*Increase relaxation
*Decrease stress
*Improve sleep
*Increase focus and attention
*It’s Fun!

Student Comments:
“This was my first ever yoga class and I absolutely loved it!”
”The class was very relaxing, not difficult and the teachers were great.”
“Extremely positive experience.”

Contact Susan Mann Dolce of UB’s Accessibility Resources (AR) or call AR at 716.645.2608.


Interested in Studying Abroad?

Posted September 15, 2014 in Academic & Other Workshops, General

Take advantage of the following important study abroad opportunities below, sponsored by UB’s Study Abroad Office!

Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at UB, Debra Street, will discuss the details and goals of her semester long faculty-led program for Spring 2015 in London, England. To learn more about this particular program, visit the online program brochure and attend her information session to learn more!
Thursday, September 18: 5:00-6:00pm, 214 Norton

When will UB Abroad? Learn how you can earn UB credit studying overseas! Attend the Study Abroad Fair to: Learn about 60+ UB programs, Meet with UB faculty to learn about their unique faculty-led programs, Talk with study abroad alumni to learn about their experiences abroad, Browse 600+ SUNY programs from SUNY campus representatives, Gather information on financial aid and available scholarships, and Find the program that is right for you!
Wednesday, September 24th: 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Capen Lobby

This workshop will introduce students to scholarships for study abroad. We will cover those scholarships offered through the Office of International Education, various academic departments at UB, as well as national scholarships such as the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program and the Boren Scholarship Program.
Thursday, September 25th 4pm-5pm, Capen 107

Come to one of these sessions and learn more about the first steps of making study abroad a reality. The group advising sessions will cover the preliminary tasks of studying abroad, such as: researching study abroad options, identifying the program that is right for you, preparing a study abroad application, working with academic and financial aid advisors, and obtaining scholarship information.
Wednesday, September 17: 3:00-4:00pm, Academies 17 Norton
Thursday, September 25: 3:00-4:00pm, Clemens 123
Wednesday, October 1: 3:00-4:00pm, Academies 17 Norton
Thursday, October 9: 3:00-4:00pm, Park 152

Come to a session and learn more about the first steps of making study abroad a reality. UB students who have studied abroad will share their experiences and help you learn more about the available programs in these regions of the world. The location-based info session will also cover some preliminary tasks of studying abroad, such as navigating the study abroad website and researching study abroad options.
Thursday, September 18: 11:00-11:50am, Talbert 112 (Europe)
Tuesday, September 23: 4:00-4:50pm, Talbert 112 (UK & Australia)
Thursday, October 2: 11:00-11:50am, Talbert 112 (Asia)
Tuesday, October 7: 11:00-11:50am, Talbert 112 (Europe)

This workshop will introduce students to fellowships and scholarships for study abroad as an undergraduate and for graduate level work. Register for this workshop through Life & Learning Workshops. This workshop will cover fellowships and scholarships only open to U.S. citizens. This particular workshop is not intended for international students.
Wednesday, November 12: 3:00-4:00 pm, 107 Capen
Presented by: Elizabeth Colucci, Fellowships & Scholarships, with the Office of Study Abroad and the UB Fulbright Program.
For more information please contact or call 716-645-6134.

The University at Buffalo Study Abroad Programs office is pleased to announce that it will be holding its 12th annual Study Abroad Photo Contest & Exhibition on Thursday, November 13, 2014. UB returning study abroad participants have been invited to submit photos taken in a variety of locations and situations all around the world to be judged and displayed in our World View: UB Study Abroad Photo Contest & Exhibition on the University’s North Campus Student Union Social Hall (Flag Room, 2nd Floor) from 11am-3pm. This event has become increasingly popular each year and offers the perfect opportunity to showcase the artwork and experiences of our study abroad alumni.
Thursday, November 13th: 11:00am – 2:00pm, Student Union Social Hall (2nd Floor)


Are You a Student with a Disability Seeking Employment?

Posted September 2, 2014 in General, Students with Disabilities

Are you a full-time sophomore, junior or senior student with a disability? Are you looking for a paid internship or full-time employment through the federal government? If so, you are encouraged to register for the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)!

Here’s what to do!
1. Candidates must register and complete the application on the WRP database through the Student Self Registration page at Student registration opened in late August. Please complete this registration as soon as possible since candidate registrations must be approved by the campus coordinator before candidates can complete their applications.
2. Meet with Kristin Harte from UB’s Accessibility Resources office about the process and get approved!
3. Fill out the application.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Harte at or call 716-645-5589. Please also see the attached flyer for more details!