How many students have looked at a pile of recyclables and thought of the many different outfits they could make with those bags, papers, and bottles? On Wednesday, Feb.
This past Friday, the Institute for Lasers, Photonics, and Biophotonics (ILPB) at the University at Buffalo signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Universities Commission (NUC) of Abuja, Nigeria.
Society and mass media seem to associate teenagers and drama more often than not; just think of movies like Mean Girls, books such as The Clique, or television shows like "Gossip Girl." Although each of these examples tells fictional stories, similar situations do exist.
Volunteerism, service and community engagement may not be words typically associated with a college student's idea of a "spring break." However, for those looking for an out-of-the-ordinary experience, the Center for Student Leadership & Community Engagement (CSLCE) is giving students the chance to make a difference this spring break. According to Tim Leonard, a graduate assistant for community involvement, the CSLCE is offering interested students the opportunity to volunteer locally in the Buffalo area or in post-Katrina New Orleans. For those interested in staying in Buffalo, "Alternative Spring Break: Give Where You Live" allows 20 students the chance to explore the Western New York area while serving the local community. "We think it's a unique opportunity for students to get to know the town that they live in," Leonard said.
Fraternities Zeta Beta Tau and Alpha Epsilon Pi are hosting UB Hoops for Hearts, a fundraiser for the humanitarian organization Save a Child's Heart (SACH). The event will consist of a three-on-three basketball tournament, held on Feb.
Although the name Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf may not automatically ring a bell, there is no doubt you'll remember the Park51 project, more commonly known as the Cordoba House or the "Ground Zero Mosque" controversy.
The Student Association Entertainment department has started to accept submissions for its inaugural SA Film Festival, to be held in the Student Union Theater on March 25. "We wanted to have an opportunity for UB undergrads to show us? their hard work.
Most students come to college thinking that the parties will be like the ones they see in the movies. College parties are not all fun and games, though. About 25 percent of college students deal with significant academic consequences related to their drinking, according to the Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education.
There are no horror movies about it and Stephen King doesn't write books about it, but for some, public speaking is a less enticing choice than death. Making speeches is likely one of the last things college students want to do, but Jude Butch, the leadership program coordinator for the Center for Student Leadership and Community Engagement (CSLCE), believes it is an art that can be mastered. Speakers often overestimate the extent to which things can go wrong during a presentation.