Workshops, Trips, & Events

Workshops for Students

Workshops for Students

Download complete Fall 2014 schedule

Workshops for International Employees

Download complete Fall 2014 schedule

  • September 19, 2014

    "Chocolat" (1988, U.S.)

    A young French woman returns to West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in Northern French Cameroon, where her father was a colonial administrator. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy Protee, who was a man of great nobility, and of the intricate nature of relationships between French expatriates and native Africans. Shaun Irlam, Department of Comparative Literature, will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the screening.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=7C3825F6-18F4-11E4-8146-F298ACF0A734

  • September 22, 2014

    Appointing International Students: Immigration Documents, I-9 Requirements, Etc.

    Do you need to interpret immigration documents (passports, visas, I-20's, I-94's, DS-2019's) for your job? Do you need to determine if an international student is eligible to work at UB? Do you need to sign off on new student employees' I-9 forms? This workshop is specifically designed for staff members who must interpret immigration documents in order to process appointments and fulfill their job responsibilities.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=3ECC8A56-385A-11E4-B4DA-911DEE0AE6A5

  • September 25, 2014

    How to Communicate More Effectively at UB

    Have you ever had an interaction with a UB employee that did not go as you expected? Were you ever in a situation where you could not communicate your needs effectively in a UB office? Come learn language and culture tips for successful communication in University offices.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=5A8B948E-1975-11E4-A98C-F29868E7A734

  • October 1, 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=1A31ABF2-3933-11E4-8099-F74C48826FDE

  • October 3, 2014

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

    Are you embarking on your job search? Come hear UB 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=726C0E8A-1975-11E4-A247-F2986B79A734

  • October 10, 2014

    Cultural Tips for the University Environment

    Explore your cultural assumptions, engage in problem-solving scenarios and gain cultural insights to help you better understand your classmates, professors and UB staff members.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=044DF20E-1977-11E4-AE27-F298974DA734

  • October 10, 2014

    “Wadjda” (2012, Germany)

    A young Saudi girl enters her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the money she needs to buy a green bicycle that has captured her interest. Her efforts at memorizing the verses impress her teacher, but when she wins the competition and announces her intention to buy the bicycle, her teachers have another idea what to do with the money. Jeannette Ludwig, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the screening.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=82E7B61E-18F4-11E4-A27B-F298ADFBA734

  • October 11, 2014

    AAA Driver Improvement Course

    AAA's six-hour defensive driving course will enable you to receive a 10% discount on your car insurance, reduce the number of points on your driving record (if you have any violations), refresh your driving skills and learn techniques for collision prevention. Advance Registration is required. Contact International Student and Scholar Services at 645-2258 for registration instructions.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=0D283F24-1977-11E4-A79F-F2989816A734

  • October 29, 2014

    Winter Driving

    Do you know how to drive safely on snow and ice? Come learn safety tips for driving in the winter.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=2F60185A-1977-11E4-80C1-F2989BEAA734

  • 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

    “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 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 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

  • December 4, 2014

    Beyond the Basics: Meeting International Students’ Needs

    How can UB staff better respond to international students' needs? This workshop involves discussion of critical incidents in order to understand better some strategies used by UB international students and the reasons why they employ such strategies. Gain additional insights into the causes of miscommunication and misunderstanding. Learn strategies for successful communication and cultural understanding.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=86B42B1A-385C-11E4-A718-911DD43CE6A5

  • December 5, 2014

    “Walkabout" (1971, Australia)

    A young sister and brother are abandoned in the harsh Australian outback and must learn to cope in the natural world, without their usual comforts. Along the way, they meet a young aborigine on his "walkabout", a rite of passage in which adolescent boys are initiated into manhood by journeying into the wilderness alone. Jeannette Ludwig, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the screening.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=90493166-18F4-11E4-A66E-F298B06EA734

Workshops for UB Departments

Download complete Fall 2014 schedule

  • September 19, 2014

    "Chocolat" (1988, U.S.)

    A young French woman returns to West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in Northern French Cameroon, where her father was a colonial administrator. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy Protee, who was a man of great nobility, and of the intricate nature of relationships between French expatriates and native Africans. Shaun Irlam, Department of Comparative Literature, will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the screening.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=7C3825F6-18F4-11E4-8146-F298ACF0A734

  • September 22, 2014

    Appointing International Students: Immigration Documents, I-9 Requirements, Etc.

    Do you need to interpret immigration documents (passports, visas, I-20's, I-94's, DS-2019's) for your job? Do you need to determine if an international student is eligible to work at UB? Do you need to sign off on new student employees' I-9 forms? This workshop is specifically designed for staff members who must interpret immigration documents in order to process appointments and fulfill their job responsibilities.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=3ECC8A56-385A-11E4-B4DA-911DEE0AE6A5

  • October 1, 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=1A31ABF2-3933-11E4-8099-F74C48826FDE

  • October 10, 2014

    “Wadjda” (2012, Germany)

    A young Saudi girl enters her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the money she needs to buy a green bicycle that has captured her interest. Her efforts at memorizing the verses impress her teacher, but when she wins the competition and announces her intention to buy the bicycle, her teachers have another idea what to do with the money. Jeannette Ludwig, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the screening.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=82E7B61E-18F4-11E4-A27B-F298ADFBA734

  • October 11, 2014

    AAA Driver Improvement Course

    AAA's six-hour defensive driving course will enable you to receive a 10% discount on your car insurance, reduce the number of points on your driving record (if you have any violations), refresh your driving skills and learn techniques for collision prevention. Advance Registration is required. Contact International Student and Scholar Services at 645-2258 for registration instructions.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=0D283F24-1977-11E4-A79F-F2989816A734

  • October 29, 2014

    Winter Driving

    Do you know how to drive safely on snow and ice? Come learn safety tips for driving in the winter.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=2F60185A-1977-11E4-80C1-F2989BEAA734

  • 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

    “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 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

  • December 4, 2014

    Beyond the Basics: Meeting International Students’ Needs

    How can UB staff better respond to international students' needs? This workshop involves discussion of critical incidents in order to understand better some strategies used by UB international students and the reasons why they employ such strategies. Gain additional insights into the causes of miscommunication and misunderstanding. Learn strategies for successful communication and cultural understanding.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=86B42B1A-385C-11E4-A718-911DD43CE6A5

  • December 5, 2014

    “Walkabout" (1971, Australia)

    A young sister and brother are abandoned in the harsh Australian outback and must learn to cope in the natural world, without their usual comforts. Along the way, they meet a young aborigine on his "walkabout", a rite of passage in which adolescent boys are initiated into manhood by journeying into the wilderness alone. Jeannette Ludwig, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the screening.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=90493166-18F4-11E4-A66E-F298B06EA734