University Heights, Buffalo, NY

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

'UB Getting Dirty'

On April 10th, UB's Student Association will be coordinating the annual "UB Getting Dirty" cleanup campaign that recruits several hundred volunteers to perform service within the area around the South Campus.

Every year, the program partners homeowner volunteers with university volunteers in order to facilitate camaraderie and achieve the highest impact in the neighborhood. There are already a number of projects planned for this year's event, but there will most likely be accomodations made for a few more. If you have a project for which you are interested in seeking volunteers and if you will be able to work with the volunteers as well, please contact UB's Office of Off-Campus Student Services at 829-3541.

Projects with the largest number of homeowners volunteering with UB Getting Dirty volunteers will recieve the highest priority, as they will have the greatest affect on this day of service.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

UB’s School of Nursing Hosts Grand Opening of New Facilities on South Campus

The University at Buffalo recently relocated its School of Nursing to Wende Hall, one of South Campus’ original buildings built in 1885. UB invested $7.1 million to renovate the historic building into a model, energy efficient 21st century research building equipped with new classrooms, offices, and laboratories. These physical improvements accompany advancements in the school’s administrative and educational structure as well, in an effort to make itself one of the most competitive nursing programs in the United States.
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 Named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Pictured: UB students spending their spring break cleaning up the Heights neighborhood.

For the third consecutive year, the University at Buffalo has been nationally recognized for its community service in areas of volunteerism, service-learning, and civic engagement. The award is a collaborative recognition from the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Department of Education, HUD, Campus Compact and the American Council on Education. Recipients of the award are chosen based on a compilation of factors including the scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation, and the incentives provided by the school to participate in service-learning programs.
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.
Well done to all of those who contributed to this esteemed effort!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

VEDA Yoga Space

Veda yoga, yogi, health, awareness, buffalo, north buffalo, hertel ave, university of Buffalo, meditation, buffalo yoga, yoga classes, yoga space, yoga studio, buffalo, nyNew to University Heights:
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:

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 Moving Off-Campus Fair

On Thursday March 4th, UB’s Office of Off-Campus Student Services hosted its annual “Moving Off-Campus Fair”, which welcomes both on-and off-campus service providers to conduct demonstrations and provide information for UB students who are moving into off-campus neighborhoods. Organizations participating in this event included the City of Buffalo Housing Inspectors and Office of Citizen Services, UB’s offices of Environmental Health & Safety, University Police, the Student Wellness Team, and Legal Services. Students were enlightened on issues regarding tenants’ rights, selecting roommates and landlords, transportation, utilities, recycling and garbage pickup, preventing burglaries, and acting as responsible members of their community.
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.
For more information regarding UB’s Off-Campus Student Services or to be involved in next year’s Moving Off-Camus Fair, call 829-3541 or visit