Workshops, Trips, & Events

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Events This Month

  • October 31, 2014

    H-1B Visas: An Information Session for Students

    Are you a student who would like to know about work options after OPT? Come learn what an H-1B visa is, who is eligible for it, what the steps are for obtaining an H-1 B visa and so on.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=3BAC09AC-1977-11E4-9489-F2989CE7A734

  • October 31, 2014

    Immigration: The Basics for Planning Your Future

    What options are available to allow you to live and work in the U.S. after graduation? How do you decide which option works best for you? Come learn about nonimmigrant and immigrant visa options, the requirements, the processes to obtain them, and who to call for information and assistance.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=A2205DFC-354A-11E4-BF80-F41626E25710

  • November 4, 2014

    Responding to the Needs of International Students: Tips for Staff Members

    How can UB staff better respond to international students' needs? This workshop presents strategies used by international students, explains the reasons why students employ various strategies, and suggests best practices for effective communication and understanding. Learn practical do's and don't's, and much more!

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=BB2696A8-3933-11E4-8AB7-F74C5F0E6FDE

  • November 7, 2014

    F-1 Employment Authorization: Curricular & Optional Practical Training

    Learn the differences between Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT), and how to apply for these F-1 employment authorization benefits. Discuss the 17-month STEM extension rule, travel restrictions and other concerns.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=4626FBBC-1977-11E4-91D2-F2989DFEA734

  • November 7, 2014

    “The Lives of Others" (2006, Germany)

    In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police is conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover. Emotionally drawn to the subjects of his surveillance, he becomes increasingly absorbed by their lives and his loyalties begin to shift. David Fertig, Department of Linguistics, will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the screening.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=89A8658E-18F4-11E4-924F-F298AF50A734

  • November 10, 2014

    Dance Performance: "Traditional Punjabi Folk Dance"

    UB Bhangra is a traditional folk dance team whose main focus is embedded in Bhangra. Bhangra comes from a variety of dances that originate in Punjab, which is a state in the northwest of India. Bhangra is known to be incredibly energetic, exciting and, most importantly, fun.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=C8781A7C-5998-11E4-A53C-A5B9EFC552F2

  • November 10, 2014

    How to Write Your Name in Cantonese

    Learn how to write your name in Chinese the traditional way using a brush and ink.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=B9C3FB90-5998-11E4-9BD5-A5B9EF2252F2

  • November 10, 2014

    Traditional Bengali Folk Dance with Western Infusion

    BSA will perform a dance that fuses the simple elements of traditional Bengali folk dance with modern dances from western culture. This performance is meant to express the duality of the students living in the U.S.--the potentially clashing aspects of their culture and the influence of their surroundings.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=5DA842B0-5981-11E4-8983-A5B9900552F2

  • November 10, 2014

    Dance Performance: “A Glimpse of the Indian Culture”

    UB Zeal is an Indian Fusion dance team which is part of UB's Indian Student Association. Our performance consists of classical dance with a mix of Indian Bollywood. We will be representing our culture through a mixture of the modern and traditional aspects of India.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=7832BF20-5981-11E4-962C-A5B990AF52F2

  • November 10, 2014

    AASU Vibe Dance Performance

    Urban and Hip-Hop dance play a large role in unifying the Asian American community. Many popular Asian American dancers have been highly responsible for empowering the youth to build their self-confidence and express themselves.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=9D7E04B0-5981-11E4-A977-A5B9931D52F2

  • November 10, 2014

    Dance Performance: “Tinikling”

    The Tinikling (Bamboo) dance is a commonly performed Filipino dance that imitates the quick and graceful movements of the tinikling bird as it dodges bamboo traps set by rice farmers.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=A709A142-5981-11E4-8599-A5B993E352F2CD4F2DF4-5981-11E4-AC06-A5B996B352F2

  • November 10, 2014

    Kendo Demonstration

    Kendo is the art of Japanese fencing. "Ken" or tsurugi is from the Japanese character meaning sword. The character for "Do" or michi includes the meaning way or path and translates as "The way of the sword". Learn about a path in life which is followed through the training of kendo.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=F83A2A46-5981-11E4-BCF2-A5B99A8452F2

  • November 10, 2014

    Argentine Tango Dance Performance

    Come enjoy a taste of a purely improvisational social dance that originated in Argentina and is conquering the world.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=3B42A976-5982-11E4-97DD-A5B99DFA52F2

  • November 10, 2014

    Dance Performance: “Alma Nanichi”

    The Latin American Student Association's (LASA) dance team is called Alma Nanichi. Alma Nanichi translated means "Soul from the Heart". LASA strives to share Latin culture through dance performances and workshops. They specialize in dances such as bachata, salsa, merengue and many more dances with roots in the Latin culture.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=1E49E776-5982-11E4-8A75-A5B99D5052F2

  • November 10, 2014

    Dance Performance: “Debka”

    The meaning of "debka" in Arabic is "stomping of the feet". Stomping, as well as jumping and kicking, are moves that characterize the debka in a unique manner. The leader, called "raas" (meaning "head") or "lawwih" (meaning "waving person"), is allowed to improvise on the type of debka being danced. He or she also twirls a handkerchief or string of beads known as a "masbha" (similar to a rosary) while the rest of the dancers keep the rhythm.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=732EF100-5982-11E4-BAA4-A5B99F8B52F2

  • November 10, 2014

    Addressing Global Challenges through Student Research

    Join us for a fast-paced and insightful glimpse into student-driven research initiatives in the field of sustainability.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=F30A2624-5996-11E4-8E80-A5B9DB0F52F2

  • November 11, 2014

    Sustainability Tour of UB’s LEED Certified Gold Building – Greiner Hall

    Meet in the 1st Floor Lobby of Greiner Hall near the Information Video Screen. Please call 645-5604 by Friday, November 7 to sign up. The $57 million, 198,000-square-foot building blends residential, academic and recreational spaces in a "learning landscape." The building is the first in Western New York designed to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold standard. The building's many green features include: High-efficiency lighting and low-flow shower heads and faucets; a roof whose reflective, ultra-white coating helps keep the building cool; showers for staff and faculty who work in Greiner Hall and commute to UB by bicycle; a landscaping irrigation system that draws water from a lake on campus; walls made in part from Plyboo, a bamboo plywood material harvested from sustainable forests; counters and flooring made from post-consumer materials; and detention ponds, called "bioswales," that catch and maintain rainwater trickling from the roof and other hard surfaces, preventing the water from entering the sewer system.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=70E0068E-5985-11E4-BEE6-A5B9C30152F2

  • November 11, 2014

    Education Without Borders: “Colleges and Universities Worldwide: The Waves of Change”


    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=E120AFBA-5B16-11E4-9B48-AA07147CB78B

  • November 11, 2014

    MBA Cultural Forum: Nepal and Tibet

    MBA Cultural Forums are designed to expose participants to the cultures of different countries represented in the program. Student presenters engage participants in a dialogue about the traditions, economics and opportunities in their part of the world. This Forum will focus on Nepal and Tibet.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=2AAA3588-5997-11E4-A8B7-A5B9DE9D52F2

  • November 11, 2014

    No Impact Man

    Join us at the last film of the Fall 2014 Sustainability Film Series--"No Impact Man"! The film is free and open to the public. Snacks will be provided. About "No Impact Man": The film is a documentary based on the book by Colin Beavan. The story follows Colin Beavan and his family during their year-long experiment to have zero impact on the environment.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=7AEBC306-5986-11E4-9A2D-A5B9D31252F2

  • November 11, 2014

    Sustainability Tour of UB’s LEED Certified Gold Building

    Meet in the 1st Floor Lobby of Greiner Hall near the Information Video Screen. Please call to sign up for a tour at 645-5604 by Friday, November 7. The $57 million, 198,000-square-foot building blends residential, academic and recreational spaces in a "learning landscape." The building is the first in Western New York designed to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold standard. The building's many green features include: High-efficiency lighting and low-flow shower heads and faucets; a roof whose reflective, ultra-white coating helps keep the building cool; showers for staff and faculty who work in Greiner Hall and commute to UB by bicycle; a landscaping irrigation system that draws water from a lake on campus; walls made in part from Plyboo, a bamboo plywood material harvested from sustainable forests; counters and flooring made from post-consumer materials; and detention ponds, called "bioswales," that catch and maintain rainwater trickling from the roof and other hard surfaces, preventing the water from entering the sewer system.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=5230073A-5984-11E4-9F63-A5B9B7C252F2

  • November 12, 2014

    Public Health Without Borders “Vitamin B-12 Deficiency in Bhutanese Refugees”

    This talk will focus on Vitamin B-12 deficiencies found in the Bhutanese refugees who come to the United States. Vitamin B-12 is an important component of many processes in the human body and can have an impact on both physical and emotional health. Identification of Vitamin B-12 deficiency is complex and, therefore, a variety of medical tests are needed. Treatment should focus on prevention of conditions associated with deficiency as well as addressing existing medical issues such as depression and peripheral neuropathy. Vitamin B-12 assessment should be a part of a comprehensive approach to health care in Bhutanese refugees.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=D2DED146-5AFF-11E4-857D-AA07583AB78B

  • November 12, 2014

    Holidays Around the World : Iran

    Over 100 countries are represented at UB. Have you ever wondered about the cultural, historical, political and religious holidays celebrated in other countries? Come listen to Iranian students present the origin, significance and customs surrounding major holidays celebrated in Iran.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=4F05D9F6-1977-11E4-8BF7-F2989F29A734

  • November 12, 2014

    Healthy Mind for a Healthy Planet

    The stress of modern life often drives us to make unhealthy choices that not only hurt our bodies, but also the environment. Let's explore alternative, healthier options to manage our stress and achieve more sustainable happiness and a healthy environment. We will explore strategies such as mindfulness, meditation, yoga and aromatherapy that can help us sustain a healthy mind, body and planet.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=6664C76E-5997-11E4-853A-A5B9E01052F2

  • November 12, 2014

    Fellowships & Scholarships for Study Abroad

    This workshop will introduce study abroad scholarships and fellowships available to undergraduate and graduate students.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=89652826-5997-11E4-AA4B-A5B9E19D52F2

  • November 12, 2014

    Global Sustainability: Interconnectedness, Resilience and the Path Forward

    How can we build our resilience to natural and human-made shocks and stresses by investing in youth, women and communities? And how can integrating concepts like women's empowerment, reproductive health, community engagement and food security lead to better policy and actions that help us cope with adversity? Across the world, innovators are developing new ideas and models of social change that are being used by youth, women and local communities to address global and local sustainability. This discussion will share stories of some of these remarkable innovators who are crafting a sustainable path while on the front lines of environmental change, and discuss the surprising ways that the broader integration of sustainability and conservation practices and policies can open the door to resilience.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=EB62EF38-5986-11E4-B287-A5B9D84D52F2

  • November 13, 2014

    World Bazaar

    Bazaars are planned with the help and guidance of UB students and student organizations. These events celebrate the differences and commonalities of all people, cultures and abilities. While at the event, attendees will be exposed to a wide range of educational information and demonstrations, cuisine, performances and activities of various populations. These events aim to inform the University and surrounding community of the many ways we, as a people, are diverse and how that should be shared, celebrated and embraced.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=lac9-auto-july-29b-04

  • November 13, 2014

    The ABC's of Green Careers for All Majors

    Careers in sustainability, such as renewable energy, green building and recycling, continue to grow as an industry. No matter what your major is this workshop will help you Assess yourself to find out which Branch of sustainable careers is right for you. 80% of all jobs and internships come from networking. You will learn how to use tools like Linkedin to make Connections and network with professionals and UB alumni who work in sustainable careers.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=B3E8FBA4-5997-11E4-9060-A5B9E4EA52F2

  • November 13, 2014

    Social Work Without Borders: “Expanding Our Horizons: Responding to Foreign-born Students in Social Work”

    The fabric of American society is ever changing. As demographic trends shift, academic institutions are seeing increasing numbers of international and foreign-born students. This number rose to 800,000 in the 2012-2013 academic year. In recent years, the UB School of Social Work has taken specific and deliberate steps to insure the social wellbeing of international and foreign-born students, and to integrate global perspectives within the school. This presentation describes these initiatives and how the School strives to be responsive to societal changes.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=DC85740C-5997-11E4-9C39-A5B9E5D952F2

  • November 13, 2014

    International Coffeehouse

    Join us for a free night of entertainment, snacks, and coffee/tea. Students will show off their talents as poets, musicians, singers, dancers, etc. Everyone is welcome to watch and/or perform.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=84A644B2-5999-11E4-8D62-A5B9F87052F2

  • November 14, 2014

    Video: “Student Voices: Views about Sustainability”


    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=8E778EBA-5985-11E4-B1C9-A5B9C58852F2

  • November 14, 2014

    International Fashion Show

    Watch a variety of international student clubs model typical clothing and styles from their country/culture. This will be the 6th annual offering of this event.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=9CA49AE4-5982-11E4-96CB-A5B9A27052F2

  • November 14, 2014

    Asia after Graduation

    Interested in working for a company doing business in Asia or applying to an Asia-related graduate program? Ever consider teaching English in Asia? In this session, employers, young alumni and UB faculty will help you determine what skills, academic courses and extracurricular experiences can help you reach your goals.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=23FE90F2-5998-11E4-AA57-A5B9E82952F2

  • November 14, 2014

    Your Passport to Employment: Tips & Strategies from UB Management Alumni

    Are you embarking on your job search? Come hear UB Management alumni discuss their experiences searching for a suitable position and, after they were hired, adapting to the U.S. work place and their employer's work environment.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=5867B21C-1977-11E4-A4CA-F298A078A734

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