Thursday, November 4, 2010
Situated between the university and the larger Buffalo community, the UB Anderson Gallery has become a cultural crossroads and an important part of the Western New York arts scene. Located in University Heights, it plays a vital role in the community by offering innovative educational programs and working collaboratively with other local institutions to highlight collections and present scholarly exhibitions focused primarily on the post-war period.
Future plans for the gallery include the creation of a prints and drawing study room and the development of the Martha Jackson Research and Archive Center.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
The clinic, which will run from 9:30am until 2:00pm is free and open to boys and girls, ranging from grades 3-8, who are residents of South Campus Neighborhoods. Each child will receive a complementary t-shirt and lunch.
Directing the clinic will be head men’s basketball coach Reggie Witherspoon; head women’s coach Linda Hill-MacDonald, who will talk to participants about the value of an education; and assistant men’s basketball coach Jim Kwitchoff.
Participants will receive instruction in six basketball skills, including shooting, ball handling, passing, defense, footwork, and rebounding. The kids will also have the opportunity to ask questions of UB coaches and student-athletes. The children will also have the unique opportunity to travel to North Campus and tour Alumni Arena, player locker rooms and weight rooms.
Due to the high level of interest for this event, participants are encouraged to pre-register by completing a pre-registration and consent form found at the following locations: Gloria J. Parks, Ed Saunders, Highgate Heights, Westminster, Phoenix computer lab, Ken-Bailey housing and St. Joes. Parents will have the opportunity to register on-site on the day of the event is there is availability. The form must be completed and received by the Office of Community Relations in 1010 Allen Hall or by fax 829-3912 to ensure placement. The first one hundred and twenty (120) completed forms received will be chosen to participate.Don’t miss the opportunity to share in this positive and fun-filled event.
Complete and return your form today!
Photos by Nancy J. Parisi
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Buffalo Rising Story: Canisius Supports its own... and UB's own.
It's funny how things turn out sometimes. In a world where it is increasingly the right thing to do by supporting homegrown projects and businesses, University at Buffalo dropped the ball when it dropped Buffalo CarShare (BCS). It was a crushing blow to the company, not because CarShare was dependent on UB, but because it would have been such a natural relationship and source of growth. After all, CarShare was incubated at the university. Instead of tucking its tail between its legs, CarShare went out in search for partners that would understand the importance of 'buying into local". It didn't take long to earn the trust of Canisius College, which has agreed to bring CarShare onboard as its car sharing business of choice.
To think that another local higher education institution would bring a University at Buffalo castoff under its wing is... well, it's really something. Canisius could have taken UB's lead and gone with a national. Instead, it decided to go with a homegrown business, run by a young team made up of mostly UB alumns. Interestingly, Todd Salansky, board member of both CarShare and Buffalo First was one of the first to share the good news and was, "Extremely happy that my alma mater has chosen to support Buffalo CarShare for their car sharing needs. BCS provides students access to a car to shop and explore what our area has to offer. In addition to their first car on campus, they also have access to 10 other vehicles across the city. I think this is a great win for Buffalo!"
Canisius has already expressed an interest in a second car as demand increases, which both parties assume will happen after school starts.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
This year's series was moved to later in the summer to allow more community members, students and staff to attend, he adds.
The Sept. 1 program will open with N'Dias, a West African-inspired local dance and drumming group, followed by One World Tribe, an Afro-beat, funk, reggae, Latin and world beat orchestra whose show will feature musicians, dancers and extras.
Monday, July 19, 2010
The UB Millard Fillmore College will hold a workshop, "Career Opportunities in the Life Sciences," from 6-8 p.m. on July 20, Aug. 24 and Sept. 21 in 147 Diefendorf Hall on the UB South Campus.The free workshop is open to anyone interested in learning more about job opportunities in the life sciences.
The Buffalo Niagara region is home to more than 150 life sciences companies, including pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, biotechnical companies, and biomedical service and software companies.
In addition to the workshop, Millard Fillmore College is designing a life sciences curriculum that will offer a certificate program for professionals, adult students and transitioning workers looking for employment in the life sciences field. The certificate program will offer courses and on-site workshops on regulatory issues, quality management, Lean manufacturing and leadership in the medical device and biotechnology industries.
For more information, or to register for the upcoming life sciences workshops, go to http://www.millardfillmorecollege.com/ or call 716-829-3131.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
“We are excited about expanding our summer programs in the South Campus neighborhood. The addition of this new movie series demonstrates the University’s continued commitment to providing family-friendly programming for the neighborhood,” said Vincent D. Clark, Director, UB Community Relations. “Our community programming is an opportunity for the University and community to come together to build upon our efforts to strengthen our surrounding neighborhoods.”
Movies will also be shown on the North Campus on Tuesdays July 6 through August 17 and Fridays July 9 through August 20. Community members provided input on which movies they would like to see. See the full schedule below. More information on the movie series and movies can be found on here.
July 7 Toy Story
July 14 Alice in Wonderland
July 21 How to Train Your Dragon
July 28 Invictus
August 4 Remember the Titans
August 11 Date Night
August 18 Ironman 2
North Campus Special Event field across from the Student Union
Tuesday July 6 and Friday July 9 Toy Story 2
Tuesday July 13 and Friday July 16 Alice in Wonderland
Tuesday July 20 and Friday July 23 Shutter Island
Tuesday July 27 and Friday July 30 Hot Tub Time Machine
Tuesday August 3 and Friday August 6 Youth in Revolt
Tuesday August 10 and Friday August 13 Date Night
Tuesday August 17 and Friday August 20 Ironman 2
Thursday, July 1, 2010
This year UB on the Green will be on Wednesdays August 25, September 1 and 8 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in front of Hayes Hall on the South Campus.
Both local and international groups have graced the stage at UB on the Green. Garth Fagan Dance, The Budos Band, Dance Brazil, Outer Circle Orchestra, Illstyle & Peace Productions, Taylor Made Jazz and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra are just some of the acts that have performed.
Neville Francis & The Riddim Posse 2009
Now is your chance to let us know who you'd like to see at UB on the Green 2010. We're interested in hearing about vibrant bands and performers the audience will love.
Leave a comment with some information on a band or dance group and we'll be sure to check them out.
For more information visit UB on the Green online or contact UB Community Relations at 829-6145.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
The market will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 16 on the Main Street sidewalk at Kenmore Avenue. Attendees can park for free in the Allen, Main and Bailey parking lots on the South Campus, directly behind the market across from the University Plaza.
The market is coordinated by a planning committee and a new market manager this year.
"The University Community Farmer's Market improves the quality of life in our neighborhood by providing an opportunity to buy healthy fresh produce from local farmers, to support local artisans, and to meet our neighbors in a relaxed outdoor environment," said Gail Willsky, market manager and associate professor of biochemistry in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
This year's vendors will be selling fresh fruits and vegetables as well as artisan products. New this year, the market planning committee is inviting individuals to help coordinate the market. Vendor applications are also available.
For more information, contact the UB Office of Community Relations at 829-6145 or visit the Farmers market online here.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
The Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk began in 2001 with 24 gardens to showcase the neighborhoods surrounding the University at Buffalo South Campus, including University Heights, Buffalo, Eggertsville and Amherst. Samuel P. Capen was the first full-time, salaried Chancellor of the University of Buffalo.
Now in its 9th year, the Garden Walk is a free self-guided tour of more than 60 private gardens and carefully nurtured public spaces. The Capen Garden Walk is designed to encourage neighborhood beautification and to build community among neighbors.
This year, the Samuel P. Capen Garden walk will be a participant in the National Buffalo Garden Festival, a five-week long garden celebration from June 18 – July 25 with tours, workshops, special events, concerts and plant shows all around Western New York. Find out more about this exciting garden festival.
To enter your garden visit Garden Walk web page for an entry form. All entries are requested by June 30th.
The Garden Walk will be held from 11:00am – 4:00pm. Maps are available at University Community Farmers Market on the UB South Campus on Main St at Kenmore Ave from 8:00am – 1:00pm; and 22 Larchmont Rd; 135 Capen Blvd; 17 Maynard Dr; 38 Brinton St; 201 Minnesota Ave and 178 Minnesota Ave from 11:00am – 4:00pm
More information about the garden walk can be found here.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
If you are a gardener or are looking for some new plants and seeds for your outdoor space, come to the neighborhood Plant and Seed Exchange this Saturday May 8th at 11:00am.
The event will take place at the home of Anne Tarantino at 38 Brinton St in Buffalo.
For more information, contact Anne at 838-1793.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
This year's event is in partnership with Habitat for Humanity and Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo, so we'll be doing some minor home repair work and gardening in various areas of the University District.
The event is from 9:00am-3:00pm, with volunteers asked to arrive at 8:30am on the South Campus. After the volunteering is done, come to the after event celebration for refreshments and a chance to win an ipod shuffle.
Anyone is welcome to volunteer, for more information and to sign up contact UB Community Relations at 716-829-3099.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Now that the weather is getting warmer, you know what that means! Time for the planning of the neighborhood summer programs.
Now is your chance to get involved in the planning and coordination of the University Community Farmers Market and the Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk, two of our favorite events. Please see below if you are interested in volunteering on the planning committees for either event, or both.
Our neighborhood farmers market began in 2007 and was held on Saturdays on the UB South Campus. The first planning meeting of the year will be this Wednesday April 21st at 6:00pm in 109 Allen Hall on the South Campus. If you are interested in having a hands-on role with the market, are interested in supporting local business and healthy living through fresh food sales, or have ideas on the market, please come to the meeting this Wednesday.
The planning for the 2010 Garden Walk is underway. The Walk will be held on Saturday July 17th. Be a part of the planning committee, which meets on Thursday April 29th at 6:00pm in Allen Hall on the South Campus.
For more information on the planning meetings for these groups, please contact Jessica in UB Community Relations at 829-6145.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Now is your chance to help with the planning of the walk and get involved in the neighborhood. Tonight at 6:00pm, members of the Garden Walk planning committee will meet in Allen Hall on the South Campus.
Planning committee members work on coordinating the event including securing gardens, and getting residents and businesses involved in the 1-day Garden Walk. The idea of the Walk is for neighbors to meet each other and to showcase the beautiful neighborhood surrounding the South Campus.
If you are interested in getting involved with the neighborhood, please come to the meeting tonight at 6:00pm in Allen Hall. If you are not able to attend, leave a comment and we'll be in touch about future meetings.
See past photos of the Garden Walk here.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wende Hall’s restoration is a part of an overarching goal attributed to UB2020’s plan to update facilities to the highest standard as well as to locate all five of the university’s health sciences schools on the South Campus.
Friday, March 19, 2010
UB qualified for the honor roll due to their free tax preparation service that returned almost $640,000 in tax refunds to low-income families, the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement’s “Saturday of Service” program that paired students with Habitat for Humanity twice a month, UB’s free medical clinic on the city’s East Side that provided health care to over 1,500 Buffalonians, and the Community as a Classroom program that taught inner-city students how to use their educations to positively impact their neighborhoods. Overall, approximately 4,700 UB students along with hundreds more faculty and staff provided the Western New York community with an estimated 323,000 service hours.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
VEDA Yoga Space
1862 hertel Avenue
VEDA is a primarily hatha yoga studio offering a variety of classes to suit all bodies and levels.
Stop in and say hello or get information and sign up online at: http://www.vedayogaspace.com
Yoga: A school of Indian philosophy accepted as a science and practical method of self-discovery.
Benefits of yoga practice (among many others!):
• Stress relief
• Postural improvements
• Reduction in muscle tension
• Improved muscle strength and tone
• Increased joint flexibility
• Increased range of motion
• Improved physical balance and coordination
• Replenished endurance/ energy
• Cleansing and nourishing of tissues through increased respiration and circulation
• Nervous system regulation/ restoration of emotional balance
• Relaxation and rejuvenation
• Improved self-awareness/sensitivity
• Improved concentration/ mental clarity
• Promotion of restful sleep
• You will learn to love and understand your own body, listening to what it needs. You will discover your strengths and accept your areas of resistance without fear or avoidance. With heightened sensitivity and awareness, you will progressively grow and gain confidence in all areas of life.
Friday, March 5, 2010
UB’s office of Environmental Health & Safety also provided fire extinguisher training and simulated a bedroom burn outside of the Student Union to portray the quickness in which a room can be engulfed in flames.
Friday, February 26, 2010
On Monday Governor David Paterson signed "Amanda's Law" into New York State law, making it mandatory for all homes to be equipped with a carbon monoxide detector. The law is named after Amanda Hansen, the 16-year-old West Seneca girl who lost her life to a carbon monoxide leak while at a sleepover party. The bill that became Amanda's Law was drafted by South Buffalo Assemblymember Mark Schroeder at the behest of the Hansen family.
Carbon monoxide leaks are particularly prevalent in multi-unit homes, such as those throughout the University Heights, where shared utilities often cause mechanical problems. Carbon monoxide is known as the 'silent killer' because it is undetectable without a CO detector and can kill within minutes.
As of right now, there is no funding to distribute carbon monoxide detectors on a large scale. However, everyone should take it as a personal responsibility to provide their homes with these life saving devices and ensure those in your home will be protected.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors can be bought at hardware stores, such as ABC Rental on Bailey Avenue for $26.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Local sponsors of the program are the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, UB’s Office of Community Relations, the City of Buffalo, Nichols School (where the visitors will stay) and the Erie County Department of Health.
Photo by Enid Bloch
Friday, February 12, 2010
Area residents and students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity, which will be held on UB's North and South campuses. The IRS estimates that using such free services can save taxpayers between $100 and $300 in preparation fees.
This service can be especially valuable to low-income tax filers by helping them apply for earned income-tax credits that can provide a needed boost in annual income. The tax credits, which can reduce or completely eliminate income taxes by refunding taxes already withheld from wages, can mean as much as $5,028 for a family with two children.
Earned income-tax credits also can be collected from back tax filings. The service will prepare tax filings for the two previous years, as well as 2009.
Free tax preparation will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis in 109 Allen Hall, South Campus, on Feb. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28, and in 106 Jacobs Management Center, North Campus, on March 27, 28 and April 3, 4, 10 and 11.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I am very tired….. very tired of your negative blogging. Many of us in the University District are working hard to improve the living conditions in the area we have all chosen to call home. Your type of anonymous and generally venomous commentary does absolutely nothing to help those of us that are trying to generate positive change. I for one, not that you probably care, am retired and have chosen to give back to the community in many different and satisfying ways and I know that we have a long slog ahead of us. There is an old saying that should become the motto of all of us that have chosen to give their time to the enrichment of our community. “If you are not part of the solution you are probably part of the problem”.
I am available, at your convenience, to discuss your comments…. But I would be very surprised if that occurred.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Moderator: Erin Moscati, UB Green Environmental Educator
Andrew Goldstein: Community Recycling Expert
Susan Attridge: Area Manager, Abitibi Bowater Recycling Division
Ted Osborne: Buffalo Recycling Enterprises
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The Winter/Spring lineup includes:
January 30th- Shaun of the Dead
February 6th- Couples Retreat and Crazy Heart
February 13th- Twilight New Moon
February 20th-Hot Fuzz
February 27th- Star Trek (2009)
March 20th- Transformers
March 27th- The Hangover
April 10th- I Love You Man
April 17th- The Blindside
April 24th- Pirate Radio