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Cuban and Latin America Health Initiative

The Cuban and Latin American Health Initiative is an extension of the Faith and Community Wellness Initiative. It is based on the premise that housing and delivery of health services in underdeveloped neighborhoods in the United States and those in the … Continue reading Cuban and Latin America Health Initiative

Project Leader: Henry L. Taylor, Professor and Director, Center for Urban Studies
Units involved: School of Architecture and Planning
Depts involved: Urban and Regional Planning

King Urban Life Center Neighborhood Planning Project

The Center for Urban Studies is working in partnership with the King Urban Life Center (KULC) and the surrounding neighborhood to create a neighborhood plan to regenerate its “shattered urban design” and bolster the housing market for both the homeowne … Continue reading King Urban Life Center Neighborhood Planning Project

Project Leader: Henry L. Taylor, Professor and Director, Center for Urban Studies
Units involved: Office of Research Advancement and Strategic Initiatives; School of Architecture and Planning
Depts involved: Strategic Initiatives; Urban and Regional Planning

East Side History Project

The East Side History Project (ESHP) is currently supported through a SUNY Networks of Excellence grant received by the Center for Urban Studies in June 2015. The center is collaborating with SUNY Buffalo State’s Archives, the Buffalo and Erie County P … Continue reading East Side History Project

Project Leader: Henry L. Taylor, Professor and Director, Center for Urban Studies
Units involved: School of Architecture and Planning
Depts involved: Urban and Regional Planning

Faith and Community Wellness Initiative

The Center for Urban Studies and the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior have partnered with the Greater Buffalo United Ministries (GRUM) and the Greater Buffalo United Affordable Healthcare Network (GBUAHN) to test the effectiveness of … Continue reading Faith and Community Wellness Initiative

Project Leader: Henry L. Taylor, Professor and Director, Center for Urban Studies
Units involved: School of Architecture and Planning; School of Public Health and Health Professions
Depts involved: Community Health and Health Behavior; Urban and Regional Planning

Academic Summer Camp on Neighborhood Development

The Academic Summer Camp on Neighborhood Development is designed to improve the skills of middle school students in reading, writing, research and computer use. By working on a neighborhood development project on the East Side, the students also develo … Continue reading Academic Summer Camp on Neighborhood Development

Project Leader: Henry L. Taylor, Professor and Director, Center for Urban Studies
Units involved: Government and Community Relations; Graduate School of Education; School of Architecture and Planning
Depts involved: Community Relations; Office of University Preparatory Programs; Urban and Regional Planning

Community as Classroom

The Community as Classroom (CAC) is a project-based program at PS 37 Marva J. Daniel Futures Preparatory School (Futures Academy) in the Fruit Belt neighborhood of Buffalo that involves the children in solving real-world problems that are related to ne … Continue reading Community as Classroom

Project Leader: Henry L. Taylor, Professor and Director, Center for Urban Studies
Units involved: Graduate School of Education; School of Architecture and Planning; School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; School of Social Work
Depts involved: Urban and Regional Planning

Core Program

This peer-based, mentor-driven program will empower entrepreneurs to overcome business challenges, create new opportunities and develop meaningful connections within the business community. Meeting once a week during the 10-month program, Core particip … Continue reading Core Program

Project Leader: Erin McGee, Assistant Director
Units involved: School of Management
Depts involved: Mgt Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Neglia Ballet Artists, Resident Designer

I am a Resident Designer for Neglia Ballet Artists; specifically, I design the lighting for all of their mainstage season performances. This includes at least two performances per year at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, one of which is with the Buffalo … Continue reading Neglia Ballet Artists, Resident Designer

Project Leader: Dyan Burlingame, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Design & Technology
Units involved: College of Arts and Sciences
Depts involved: Center for the Arts; Theatre and Dance

Interior Bus Design

This project organized and developed a comprehensive evidence base on boarding and disembarking public transit vehicles, completed research to address key policy and design issues, and identified new research needs. The IDeA Center, as part of the Reha … Continue reading Interior Bus Design

Project Leader: Ed Steinfeld, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Professor in Department of Architecture and Director, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA)
Units involved: School of Architecture and Planning; School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; School of Public Health and Health Professions
Depts involved: Architecture; Industrial and Systems Engineering; Rehabilitation Science

LIFEhouse™

In an effort to attract awareness to this housing crisis and increase the supply of inclusive housing, the LIFEhouse™, a universally designed concept home, was built in Newport Cove on northern Illinois’ famed Chain O’ Lakes. This project is a collabor … Continue reading LIFEhouse™

Project Leader: Beth Tauke, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Associate Professor in Department of Architecture and Project Director, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA)
Units involved: School of Architecture and Planning
Depts involved: Architecture

Research to Inform the Development and Delivery of Continuing Professional Development in Universal Design that is Suitable for RIAI Accreditation and Promotion

As part of this study, investigators at the School of Architecture at University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, and the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center), University at Buffalo, are conducting research to investigate t … Continue reading Research to Inform the Development and Delivery of Continuing Professional Development in Universal Design that is Suitable for RIAI Accreditation and Promotion

Project Leader: Megan Basnak, Architectural Research Associate, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA)
Units involved: School of Architecture and Planning
Depts involved: Architecture

Explore & More Children’s Museum

IDeA Center staff are currently serving as universal design consultants to the design of Explore & More’s new site at Canalside. IDeA Center staff serve in the following roles: provide universal design education to museum staff and the design team; … Continue reading Explore & More Children’s Museum

Project Leader: Megan Basnak, Architectural Research Associate, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA)
Units involved: School of Architecture and Planning
Depts involved: Architecture

Visitability

Visitability is an approach to design that integrates basic accessibility features into newly built homes, including a stepless entrance, wider doorways and at least a half bathroom on the main floor. Visitability also promotes affordable, sustainable … Continue reading Visitability

Project Leader: Jordana Maisel, Senior Research Support Specialist and Director of Research Activities, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA)
Units involved: School of Architecture and Planning
Depts involved: Architecture

Greiner Hall

The purpose of the study was to determine if Universal Design Standards (UD Standards) improve usability, convenience and safety for all people (including people with disabilities) who use residential life facilities and buildings in general. This proj … Continue reading Greiner Hall

Project Leader: Jonathan White, Architectural Research and Design Associate, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA); Sue Weidemann, Visiting Professor
Units involved: Associate Vice President for Campus Life; School of Architecture and Planning
Depts involved: Architecture; Campus Living

The Wounded Warrior Home Project

The Wounded Warrior Home Project at Fort Belvoir is the result of efforts by the U.S. Army and Clark Realty Capital to drastically improve the quality of life for wounded warriors returning to active duty. A diverse team of stakeholders, including the … Continue reading The Wounded Warrior Home Project

Project Leader: Danise Levine, Senior Research Support Specialist and Assistant Director, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA)
Units involved: School of Architecture and Planning
Depts involved: Architecture

Multisensory Touch Model

The IDeA Center partnered with Touch Graphics Inc. to develop a series of Multisensory Interactive Models (MIM). These models provide an immersive wayfinding experience, offering a combination of audio, visual and tactile output to sighted, low vision … Continue reading Multisensory Touch Model

Project Leader: Heamchand Subryan, Design Research Associate, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA)
Units involved: School of Architecture and Planning
Depts involved: Architecture

Home Modifications

The IDeA Center provides design and consulting services for families and individuals, social service agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Over 800 projects have been completed, including workplace modifications, home modifications, home designs, reno … Continue reading Home Modifications

Project Leader: Danise Levine, Senior Research Support Specialist and Assistant Director, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA)
Units involved: School of Architecture and Planning
Depts involved: Architecture

Evaluation of Complete Streets Implementation

This project is a feasibility study designed to assess the viability of several measurement tools that are potentially applicable to quantitative evaluation of Complete Streets programs. The tools touch upon several areas of impact, including safety, e … Continue reading Evaluation of Complete Streets Implementation

Project Leader: Jordana Maisel, Senior Research Support Specialist and Director of Research Activities, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA)
Units involved: School of Architecture and Planning; School of Public Health and Health Professions
Depts involved: Architecture; Rehabilitation Science

Age Friendly Erie County

Age Friendly Erie County is a collaborative initiative of local organizations in Western New York committed to creating a vibrant, inclusive community for residents to grow up and grow old. The initiative is facilitated by the Erie County Department of … Continue reading Age Friendly Erie County

Project Leader: Brittany Perez, Research Associate, Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA)
Units involved: School of Architecture and Planning
Depts involved: Architecture

Review of American Cancer Society’s Epidemiology Program

Review of the epidemiology program of the American Cancer Society (ACS) — review of overall research goals and also the work of individuals doing research for the national ACS. Worked with Susan Gapstur at the Atlanta ACS.

Project Leader: Jo Freudenheim, UB Distinguished Professor & Interim Chair
Units involved: School of Public Health and Health Professions
Depts involved: Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Liberty Partnerships Program: Growth Mindset and Student Success Skills Interventions

Students at Waterfront Elementary School, Futures Academy, East High School, and Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts are served by the Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) for the purposes of dropout prevention. Staff have engaged at-risk stud … Continue reading Liberty Partnerships Program: Growth Mindset and Student Success Skills Interventions

Project Leader: Ramone Alexander, Director and Principal Investigator
Units involved: Government and Community Relations; Graduate School of Education; Office of Academic Affairs; School of Architecture and Planning; School of Social Work; University Life and Services
Depts involved: Counseling School and Educational Psychology; Educational Leadership and Policy; Enrollment Management; Honors College; Office of University Preparatory Programs; Student Health and Wellness; Undergraduate Education; Urban and Regional Planning

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, STEM Advisory Committee (Board Service)

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, a private Catholic high school for young women, wanted to begin a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program. The school was awarded funds through Education Collaborative of Western New York (fo … Continue reading Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, STEM Advisory Committee (Board Service)

Project Leader: Teresa Miklitsch, Senior Academic Advisor, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Jennifer Hess, Associate Dean for Admissions, Enrollment Planning & Advising, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Units involved: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Depts involved:

Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention

The Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention provides resources for parents, educators, students and researchers through presentations in the school and community, its annual conference and colloquium series, and resources on the website.

Project Leader: Amanda Nickerson, Professor
Units involved: Graduate School of Education
Depts involved: Counseling School and Educational Psychology

BAND Against Bullying

The Annual BAND Against Bullying Program is a performing arts competition where students from area high schools combine multiple forms of art to create the most dynamic illustration of dignity awareness to prevent bullying. Each final act performs at t … Continue reading BAND Against Bullying

Project Leader: Amanda Nickerson, Professor
Units involved: Associate Vice President for Campus Life; College of Arts and Sciences; Graduate School of Education; University Life and Services
Depts involved: Center for the Arts; Counseling School and Educational Psychology; Office of Special Events; Student Affairs

Understanding and Addressing Homelessness among Emerging Adults in Erie County through Community-Based Research

I am partnering with the Homeless Alliance of Western New York (HAWNY) to conduct qualitative research on the causes and consequences of homelessness among emerging adults (ages 18-24) in Erie County. We are exploring the living conditions of homeless … Continue reading Understanding and Addressing Homelessness among Emerging Adults in Erie County through Community-Based Research

Project Leader: Elizabeth Bowen, Assistant Professor
Units involved: Law School; Office of Research Advancement and Strategic Initiatives; School of Social Work
Depts involved: Law School; Social Work; Strategic Initiatives

Campaign4Life: Increasing organ donation in New York through challenge campaigns

Promote organ donation statewide through campaigns.

Project Leader: Thomas Feeley, Professor and Chair
Units involved: College of Arts and Sciences
Depts involved: Communication

Catholic Health System, Board of Directors

I have served on the Board of Directors for Catholic Health System since 2013.

Project Leader: Marsha Lewis, Dean and Professor
Units involved: School of Nursing
Depts involved: Nursing Dean's Office

Community Engagement Research Project

Partnered with the Southern Poverty Law Center in my research titled “Working But Not Employed,” which examines workers who are not protected by labor and employment laws, such as incarcerated and workfare workers.

Project Leader: Erin Hatton, Associate Professor
Units involved: College of Arts and Sciences; Faculty Affairs; Office of Research Advancement and Strategic Initiatives; Office of the Vice President for Research; Research and Economic Development
Depts involved: Humanities Institute; Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender; Office of Research Advancement and Strategic Initiatives; Office of the Vice President for Research; Research and Economic Development; Sociology; Strategic Initiatives

Riverrun Foundation Research and Teaching Fellowship Presentations

Riverrun Foundation funds four very modest fellowships for English department graduate students each year (three for travel to research collections and one for the best syllabus for a literature course — enabling the student to teach a 200-level litera … Continue reading Riverrun Foundation Research and Teaching Fellowship Presentations

Project Leader: Cristanne Miller, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Edward H. Butler Professor of English, Interim Chair; Ruth Mack, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Units involved: College of Arts and Sciences
Depts involved: English

Say Yes to Education Buffalo, Postsecondary Pathways Taskforce (Board Service)

I currently serve as co-chair of the Say Yes to Education Buffalo Postsecondary Pathways Taskforce. In that capacity, I convene a group of education leaders from both K-12 and higher education to examine the barriers facing students as they transition … Continue reading Say Yes to Education Buffalo, Postsecondary Pathways Taskforce (Board Service)

Project Leader: Nathan Daun-Barnett, Associate Professor
Units involved: Graduate School of Education; Office of Academic Affairs
Depts involved: Educational Leadership and Policy; Office of University Preparatory Programs; Undergraduate Education

GEAR UP Buffalo

In the spring of 2015, researchers from the Graduate School of Education partnered with Say Yes to Education Buffalo and Buffalo Public Schools to apply for a Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant to serve 15 … Continue reading GEAR UP Buffalo

Project Leader: Nathan Daun-Barnett, Associate Professor
Units involved: Graduate School of Education
Depts involved: Counseling School and Educational Psychology; Educational Leadership and Policy; Learning and Instruction

College Success Centers

In 2012, we launched the college success center at PS 200 Bennett High School to assist counselors as they worked with high school students on the college choice process. The center was designed to achieve three goals: (1) free counselors from the admi … Continue reading College Success Centers

Project Leader: Nathan Daun-Barnett, Associate Professor
Units involved: Associate Vice President for Campus Life; Graduate School of Education; Office of Academic Affairs; University Life and Services
Depts involved: Educational Leadership and Policy; Enrollment Management; Student Life

FAFSA Completion Project

With this project we partner with Say Yes to Education Buffalo, Buffalo Public Schools and the public charter schools to provide Free Application for Federal Student Aid completion support in 21 high schools across the city of Buffalo. More than 50 int … Continue reading FAFSA Completion Project

Project Leader: Nathan Daun-Barnett, Associate Professor
Units involved: Associate Vice President for Campus Life; Graduate School of Education; Office of Academic Affairs; Office of Research Advancement and Strategic Initiatives; University Life and Services
Depts involved: Educational Leadership and Policy; Strategic Initiatives; Student Life; Undergraduate Education

Buffalo Humanities Festival

The Buffalo Humanities Festival is an annual fall celebration of ideas put on for the broad public of our city. UB’s Humanities Institute is the lead institution on this collaboration with SUNY Buffalo State, SUNY Fredonia, Niagara University, Canisius … Continue reading Buffalo Humanities Festival

Project Leader: Elizabeth Otto, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Humanities Institute Executive Director; Erik Seeman, Professor of History
Units involved: College of Arts and Sciences; Faculty Affairs; Office of the Vice President for Research
Depts involved: Art; History; Humanities Institute; Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender; Office of the Vice President for Research; Transnational Studies

Safe Sleep for Newborns

Safe Sleep for Newborns is an evidence-based teaching program developed for families giving birth at Sisters of Charity Hospital. This initiative has multiple activities: (1) development of an evidence-based teaching program which is role modeled for p … Continue reading Safe Sleep for Newborns

Project Leader: Deborah A. Raines, Associate Professor of Nursing, University at Buffalo; Theresa Povinelli, Donna Manquen and Ashley Wagner, Mother-Baby Nurses, Sisters of Charity Hospital
Units involved: School of Nursing
Depts involved: Nursing Faculty

Carousell Malaysia Entry Strategy

As part of UB’s Singapore BS in Business Administration program at Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd (SIM), students in two sections of MGO 403, Fundamentals of Strategic Management, are working with one of the three founders of Carousell. A st … Continue reading Carousell Malaysia Entry Strategy

Project Leader: Paul McAfee, Instructor in Business
Units involved: School of Management
Depts involved: Mgt Externally Funded Degree Programs

Secondary school commencement speeches

Was the guest of honor (i.e., the speaker) at Speech Day (i.e., commencement) of two secondary schools in Hong Kong, Ying Wa Girls’ School and Diocesan Girls’ School, both in 2015.

Project Leader: Deborah D.L. Chung, Professor
Units involved: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Depts involved: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Neonatal Consequences of Pregnancy Events: What Every Nursery Nurse Needs to Know

“Neonatal Consequences of Pregnancy Events: What Every Nursery Nurse Needs to Know” is a series being written for a column on newborn care in Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing. Each article will be co-authored by a School of Nursing stu … Continue reading Neonatal Consequences of Pregnancy Events: What Every Nursery Nurse Needs to Know

Project Leader: Deborah A. Raines, Associate Professor of Nursing, University at Buffalo; Diane Ceravolo, Director of Professional Nursing Practice, Sisters of Charity Hospital
Units involved: School of Nursing
Depts involved: Nursing Faculty

The Jewels in Our Genes study

We conducted a mixed-methods, multisite, community-based participatory research study to optimize recruitment of families for a genetic study. To develop a community-based partnership, we collaborated with the National Witness Project to recruit Africa … Continue reading The Jewels in Our Genes study

Project Leader: Heather Ochs-Balcom, Assistant Professor
Units involved: School of Public Health and Health Professions
Depts involved: Epidemiology and Environmental Health

SUNY Buffalo Veterans’ Legal Clinic

We supervise student attorneys who represent local veterans facing legal challenges, such as eviction, foreclosure or bankruptcy.

Project Leader: Patrick J. Long, Lecturer in Law, and Legal Analysis, Writing and Research Program Coordinator
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

Professional Staff Senate Clothing Drive

The Professional Staff Senate (PSS) Clothing Drive has occurred annually since 2011, alternating between winter and summer to allow for a variety of clothing donations to occur. This project has been spearheaded by the Professional Staff Senate with th … Continue reading Professional Staff Senate Clothing Drive

Project Leader: Ann Marie Landel, Customer Support Analyst, Network and Classroom Services, and Past Chair of Professional Staff Senate; Domenic Licata, Instructional Support Technician, Center for the Arts, and 2015-2017 Chair of Professional Staff Senate
Units involved: Government and Community Relations; Resource Planning; University Governance; University Libraries
Depts involved: Community Relations; Professional Staff Senate; Resource Planning; University Libraries

Bridging Communities through Dance

Bridging Communities through Dance is an arts-in-education initiative that links the University at Buffalo’s dance program with Western New York schools that may be under-served in the area of arts education. Made possible through a gift from First Nia … Continue reading Bridging Communities through Dance

Project Leader: Jeanne Fornarola, Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Dance
Units involved: College of Arts and Sciences
Depts involved: Theatre and Dance

Interprofessional Collaboration Award

Interprofessional Collaboration Award (IPC) is a school-based model that utilizes collaboration among teachers, administrators, counselors and/or other school professionals to improve student outcomes. Examples of student outcomes that may have improve … Continue reading Interprofessional Collaboration Award

Project Leader: Thomas Ramming, Clinical Associate Professor
Units involved: Graduate School of Education
Depts involved: Educational Leadership and Policy; Learning and Instruction

Partners in education outreach with Erie Community College

Worked with Erie Community College (ECC) to align the college’s architecture technology program with UB’s undergraduate architecture program. Received a “Partners in Education Award” on May 1, 2015, at ECC’s North Campus. Advised ECC administration and … Continue reading Partners in education outreach with Erie Community College

Project Leader: R.J. Multari, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urban Planning
Units involved: School of Architecture and Planning
Depts involved: Architecture

Buffalo Urban Development Corporation, Board of Directors

I have been a member of the Board of Directors for the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC) for over 10 years, during which time I have also served on the Audit and Finance Committee of BUDC. BUDC has completed Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park, d … Continue reading Buffalo Urban Development Corporation, Board of Directors

Project Leader: Woody Maggard, Associate Vice Provost, Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR)
Units involved: Office of the Vice President for Research; Research and Economic Development
Depts involved: Office of the Vice President for Research; Research and Economic Development; Science Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach

Support group for patients with vestibular disorders

I am part of a support group for patients with vestibular disorders in the Buffalo area. This support group is part of the Vestibular Disorder Association (VEDA) and is held once a month. I participate in discussions and present topics that are useful … Continue reading Support group for patients with vestibular disorders

Project Leader: Soroush Sadeghi Ghandehari, Assistant Professor
Units involved: College of Arts and Sciences
Depts involved: Communicative Disorders and Sciences

Magic of Music goes to Head Start

We brought the nationally recognized Magic of Music curriculum to 456 children, ages 1 to 5, who are enrolled in the Community Action Organization (CAO) Head Start program. Participants also included 50 classroom specialists. The goal of the project wa … Continue reading Magic of Music goes to Head Start

Project Leader: Maria Runfola, Associate Professor and Principal Investigator (PI)
Units involved: Graduate School of Education
Depts involved: Learning and Instruction

UB Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Health Service

In summer 2013, University at Buffalo signed an MOU with the Indian Health Service committing the university to the tasks of improving the health of the indigenous people of Western New York and making active efforts to improve access to UB for Native … Continue reading UB Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Health Service

Project Leader: James Jarvis, Clinical Professor
Units involved: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; School of Dental Medicine; School of Nursing; School of Public Health and Health Professions
Depts involved: Pediatrics

Museum of Neuroanatomy tours

Tours of the Brain Museum are given on the South Campus to adults and schools, both local and distant. Tours involve viewing brain specimens in our museum and educational discussion about brain function and brain disorders.

Project Leader: Christopher Cohan, Professor
Units involved: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Depts involved: Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

LGBT Domestic Violence Committee of Western New York, Member (Board Service)

Serve as a volunteer member of the LGBT Domestic Violence Committee of Western New York. Mission is to promote community awareness of domestic violence among sexual minorities, identify unique barriers to service access and educate local providers abou … Continue reading LGBT Domestic Violence Committee of Western New York, Member (Board Service)

Project Leader: Amy Hequembourg, Senior Research Scientist
Units involved: Office of the Vice President for Research; Research and Economic Development
Depts involved: Office of the Vice President for Research; Research Institute on Addictions; Research and Economic Development

Early Childhood Outcomes Population Health Observatory

Summary of grant: Collecting data to increase focus on measuring and improving the results being achieved through state early intervention programs, preschool special education and special education systems for children and youth with disabilities.

Project Leader: Jihnhee Yu, Associate Professor and Project Coordinator
Units involved: School of Public Health and Health Professions
Depts involved: Biostatistics

Exercise Science Internships

All undergraduate Exercise Science students complete a 480-hour internship during their final semester in the program. The students complete their internships at a variety of settings (hospitals, schools, nonprofit organizations, small businesses, corp … Continue reading Exercise Science Internships

Project Leader: Mary Dedrick, Clinical Instructor and Director of Clinical Education
Units involved: School of Public Health and Health Professions
Depts involved: Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Collaboration with WNY Independent Living Inc. (WNYIL)

The WNYIL Inc. Director, Mr. Douglas Usiak, is a Co-Investigator on a federal grant, who spends one day per week in our office. Mr. Usiak provides input to all projects and leads our consumer recruitment and focus group activities. As a person who is b … Continue reading Collaboration with WNY Independent Living Inc. (WNYIL)

Project Leader: Joseph P. Lane, Director, Center for Assistive Technology
Units involved: School of Public Health and Health Professions
Depts involved: Center for Assistive Technology

Crisis Services, Board of Directors

Serve as a member of the Crisis Services Foundation and Agency Board of Directors. Fund raising, property management, fund allocation, etc.

Project Leader: Sarah L. Augustynek, Compliance Officer
Units involved: School of Dental Medicine; University Life and Services
Depts involved: SDM Clinical Affairs; Sub-Board I Inc

Anchor Institution Convening

“Anchor institutions” are organizations with a stable commitment in the community; they have major investments where they are located and are not readily moved. Economic development that involves anchor institutions as foundational to its success is a … Continue reading Anchor Institution Convening

Project Leader: Mary Gresham, Vice Provost
Units involved: Educational Collaboration and Engagement; School of Architecture and Planning
Depts involved: Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus; Educational Collaboration and Engagement; The Regional Institute

UB Neighbor South Campus Edition (newsletter)

UB Neighbor South Campus Edition is a UB publication aimed at providing the most up-to-date news on UB development, projects and collaborations that affect our South Campus neighbors. Released several times each year, the UB Neighbor is available for p … Continue reading UB Neighbor South Campus Edition (newsletter)

Project Leader: Linwood Roberts, Director
Units involved: Government and Community Relations; University Communications
Depts involved: Community Relations; University Communications

UB on the Green

UB on the Green is a free, outdoor, family-friendly festival of music, dance and fun, celebrating summer in the South Campus neighborhood. Community residents bring their own lawn chairs, food and drinks to Hayes Hall Lawn, and enjoy great entertainmen … Continue reading UB on the Green

Project Leader: Linwood Roberts, Director of Community Relations
Units involved: Associate Vice President for Campus Life; College of Arts and Sciences; Division of Athletics; Government and Community Relations; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; School of Dental Medicine; School of Nursing; School of Public Health and Health Professions; School of Social Work; University Libraries
Depts involved: Anderson Gallery; Center for the Arts; Community Relations; Dermatology; Family Medicine; Medicine; Neurology; New York State University Police; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Pediatrics; Rehabilitation Science; UB MD; University Libraries - Health Sciences Library

Breast Health of Refugee Women

Act as medical consultant to project providing education and program evaluation to refugee women in Erie County.

Project Leader: Kim Griswold, MD, MPH, Associate Professor
Units involved: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Depts involved: Family Medicine

Medical Director, WNY Center for Survivors of Torture; mentor for medical student organization Physicians for Human Rights

Conduct forensic exams of asylum seekers and refugees for court testimony. Medical students act as scribes, schedule all exams and are involved in evaluation research.

Project Leader: Kim Griswold, MD, MPH, Associate Professor
Units involved: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Depts involved: Family Medicine

Erie County Health Mall First Care Dental Clinic

Delivery of oral health services to the underserved community in and around 1500 Broadway St., Buffalo, New York.

Project Leader: Stephen Abel, Associate Dean for Students, Community and Professional Initiatives
Units involved: School of Dental Medicine; School of Public Health and Health Professions
Depts involved: SDM External Relations

Dentistry Smiles on Veterans

In collaboration with the Eighth District Dental Society, the School of Dental Medicine participated in the first “Dentistry Smiles on Veterans” program. The kick-off event took place Saturday, April 18, 2015, in the UB Squire Hall Clinic, South Campus … Continue reading Dentistry Smiles on Veterans

Project Leader: Stephen Abel, Associate Dean for Students, Community and Professional Initiatives
Units involved: Office of Academic Affairs; School of Dental Medicine; University Life and Services
Depts involved: Enrollment Management; SDM External Relations

S-miles to Go Mobile Dental Program of Rural Western New York

The University at Buffalo’s School of Dental Medicine is expanding a mobile, school-based dental service program with the help of a state grant that will bring dental care to geographically isolated areas in New York State and also give dental students … Continue reading S-miles to Go Mobile Dental Program of Rural Western New York

Project Leader: Stephen Abel, Associate Dean for Students, Community and Professional Initiatives
Units involved: School of Dental Medicine
Depts involved: SDM External Relations; SDM Periodontics and Endodontics

Mastering Your Financial Reports

The Mastering Your Financial Reports Program was created to better equip business owners with knowledge needed to lead their businesses to financial success and long-term stability.

Project Leader: Jenilyn Kramer, Senior Program Coordinator
Units involved: School of Management
Depts involved: Mgt Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Key Persons Leadership Development

Every organization has expectations of its “key people.” Participants in this program are coached as individuals striving to reach enterprise goals while keeping their unique strengths, weaknesses, learning and communication styles.

Project Leader: Jenilyn Kramer, Senior Program Coordinator
Units involved: School of Management
Depts involved: Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus; Mgt Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

43 North Mentor Program

The 43 North Mentor Program was created to optimize business success and quality of life for the competition’s finalists and their companies.

Project Leader: Jenilyn Kramer, Senior Program Coordinator
Units involved: Office of the Vice President for Research; Research and Economic Development; School of Management; Science Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach; Vice President for Research Centers
Depts involved: Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus; Mgt Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership; Office of the Vice President for Research; Research and Economic Development; Science Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach; Vice President for Research Centers

Growing a Healthy Family Business

Growing a Healthy Family Business places its emphasis on empowering family members to come together, learn together and identify and apply solutions together. Leadership development, generational perspectives and succession planning are a specific focu … Continue reading Growing a Healthy Family Business

Project Leader: Jenilyn Kramer, Senior Program Coordinator
Units involved: School of Management
Depts involved: Mgt Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

High-Tech CEL

High-Tech CEL provides support and guidance to key team members of early-stage and established companies pursuing the high-tech and life sciences commercialization pathway through a combination of interactive educational sessions, mentoring and network … Continue reading High-Tech CEL

Project Leader: Jenilyn Kramer, Senior Program Coordinator
Units involved: College of Arts and Sciences; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences; School of Management
Depts involved: Chemistry; Mgt Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership; NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences; Neurosurgery; UB MD

Advanced Core Program

Designed for graduates of the CEL Core program, this professionally facilitated, mentor-based forum guides participants as they implement and execute the plans they developed in the Core program. Participants benefit from an intimate and challenging en … Continue reading Advanced Core Program

Project Leader: Thomas Ulbrich, Assistant Dean and Executive Director; Erin McGee, Assistant Director
Units involved: School of Management
Depts involved: Mgt Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Startup CEL

The Startup CEL program provides specialized support and guidance to companies pursuing a business opportunity with the goal of helping these companies build more effective teams and better navigate the complex pathway to commercializing their products … Continue reading Startup CEL

Project Leader: Jenilyn Kramer, Senior Program Coordinator
Units involved: NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences; School of Management
Depts involved: Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus; Mgt Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership; NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences

Allstate Entrepreneur Support Program

The Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs (MWEE) program creates opportunities for individuals leading minority-owned and women-owned enterprises into advanced stages of development. The program’s mission is to construct a pathway that ena … Continue reading Allstate Entrepreneur Support Program

Project Leader: Alex Cleary Pelc, Senior Program Coordinator
Units involved: Government and Community Relations; School of Management
Depts involved: Community Relations; Mgt Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs Program

The Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs program creates opportunities for individuals leading minority-owned and women-owned enterprises into advanced stages of development. The program’s mission is to construct a pathway that enables mi … Continue reading Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs Program

Project Leader: Alex Cleary Pelc, Senior Program Coordinator
Units involved: School of Architecture and Planning; School of Management
Depts involved: Mgt Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Nonprofit Service Learning Projects

Students in my MS Accounting MGA 617 Advanced Managerial Accounting Seminar course are engaged in a service learning project with an area nonprofit organization to complete an agency-requested project. We have worked with Goodwill Industries of WNY Inc … Continue reading Nonprofit Service Learning Projects

Project Leader: Kathleen Nesper, Clinical Assistant Professor
Units involved: Internal Audit; School of Management
Depts involved: Mgt Accounting and Law

Beta Alpha Psi VITA program

An IRS program that utilizes volunteers of Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting honor organization on campus for which I am faculty advisor, to help provide free tax preparation services to low-income taxpayers. These services are provided on behalf of the U … Continue reading Beta Alpha Psi VITA program

Project Leader: Kathleen Nesper, Clinical Assistant Professor
Units involved: School of Management
Depts involved: Mgt Accounting and Law

Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic

Students volunteer at a free clinic that provides physical exams to those in need.

Project Leader: Harry Metcalf, MD, Associate Clinical Professor
Units involved: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; School of Dental Medicine
Depts involved: Family Medicine

Vive La Casa Clinic

Students volunteer at a free medical clinic located in Vive La Casa, which is a shelter for undocumented refugees seeking asylum. Free primary care is offered to adults and children who are staying in the shelter.

Project Leader: Kirk Scirto, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor
Units involved: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Depts involved: Family Medicine

Cornerstone Manor Clinic

Students volunteer at a faith-based clinic located in Cornerstone Manor, a homeless shelter for women and children. Primary medical care is provided free of charge to the women and children staying in the shelter.

Project Leader: Phillip Wade, Staff Assistant, Campus Ministries and Area Director of Christian Medical & Dental Associations of WNY
Units involved: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; University Life and Services
Depts involved: Family Medicine; Office of Campus Ministries

Good Neighbors Health Care

Students volunteer to serve in various capacities at Good Neighbors Health Care. This is a faith-based free clinic in Buffalo’s lower east side. It provides free health care to those without health insurance. Specific services include primary care, den … Continue reading Good Neighbors Health Care

Project Leader: David Holmes, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Global Health Education
Units involved: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Depts involved: Family Medicine

Global Health Program

UB medical students participate in medical relief trips in various countries around the world, including Haiti, Peru, Panama, India and Congo.

Project Leader: David Holmes, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Global Health Education
Units involved: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Depts involved: Family Medicine

Post-Experience Discovery Seminar

Professor Gargano has taught a Discovery Seminar in the fall of 2012, fall of 2013, and fall of 2014 and will teach again in the fall of 2015. Her seminars explore the role of lawyers as agents of social change in the Civil Rights Movement through prim … Continue reading Post-Experience Discovery Seminar

Project Leader: Bernadette Gargano, Lecturer in Law, Legal Analysis, Writing and Research
Units involved: Law School; Office of Academic Affairs
Depts involved: Law School; Undergraduate Education

Social Justice Immersion

Social Justice Immersion project is part of the course requirements for a graduate course, Cultural Diversity in Higher Education, required for students enrolled in the master’s program in Higher Education Administration and Higher Education Student Af … Continue reading Social Justice Immersion

Project Leader: Raechele Pope, Associate Professor
Units involved: Division of Athletics; Graduate School of Education; Office of Academic Affairs; Student Affairs; University Life and Services
Depts involved: Educational Leadership and Policy; Student Health and Wellness; Student Life; Undergraduate Education

City Voices, City Visions Film Festival

City Voices, City Visions Film Festival in June 2012 was the 5th annual celebration of student digital video screenings and awards as the community engagement activity of City Voices, City Visions (CVCV) Digital Video (DV) Composing project. CVCV DV Co … Continue reading City Voices, City Visions Film Festival

Project Leader: Suzanne Miller, Professor and Department Chair, Learning and Instruction, and Director of City Voices, City Visions
Units involved: College of Arts and Sciences; Graduate School of Education
Depts involved: Educational Leadership and Policy; English

Action Speaks Radio Program, Board Member

Served on Scholars Board, assisting radio program Action Speaks with selecting topics for its show “Underappreciated 20th Century Dates that Changed America.”

Project Leader: Tara Melish, Associate Professor and Director, Buffalo Human Rights Center
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

American Society of International Law (Board Service)

Active member of American Society of International Law (ASIL), including through service on Program Committee for 2013 Annual Meeting, as ASIL Cables contributor, and as Advisory Board Member to the International Courts and Tribunals Interest Group. Br … Continue reading American Society of International Law (Board Service)

Project Leader: Tara Melish, Associate Professor and Director, Buffalo Human Rights Center
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

Strategic Litigation Working Group of the International Network on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net)

Provide strategic advice on global litigation initiatives to advance socio-economic rights and assist directly in said initiatives, through amicus curiae briefs, letter-writing, trainings or other support services.

Project Leader: Tara Melish, Associate Professor and Director, Buffalo Human Rights Center
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

European Horizon 2020 ValUEs Project

Invited member, Scientific Steering Committee of the European Horizon 2020 ValUEs Project — “EU as a Value-Based Global Actor: Bridging the Gap between Ethical Power and Market Power in Europe” (composed of leading experts in the subject areas most rel … Continue reading European Horizon 2020 ValUEs Project

Project Leader: Tara Melish, Associate Professor and Director, Buffalo Human Rights Center
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

Working Meeting before Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Represented clients in a working meeting before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, in Washington, regarding precautionary measures granted on behalf of 340 detainees in a dangerous and abusive psychiatric institution in Guatemala City, Guat … Continue reading Working Meeting before Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Project Leader: Tara Melish, Associate Professor and Director, Buffalo Human Rights Center
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

Great Decisions Discussion

Provided a community lecture on “Humanitarian Intervention” at Tapestry Charter High School, sponsored by the International Institute of Buffalo.

Project Leader: Tara Melish, Associate Professor and Director, Buffalo Human Rights Center
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

Conference, Implementing the UN's Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Participated in a three-day working conference entitled “Implementing the UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: A South-Initiated North-South Dialogue” at the Watson Institute, Brown University. The conference brought together leading a … Continue reading Conference, Implementing the UN's Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Project Leader: Tara Melish, Associate Professor and Director, Buffalo Human Rights Center
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

Panel discussion, U.S. Drone Policy in the Mid-East

Organized and moderated panel discussion “U.S. Drone Policy in the Mid-East: The Legal, Political and Moral Implications,” directed at the university community and wider Buffalo community. Jointly sponsored by the Buffalo Human Rights Center and the Fe … Continue reading Panel discussion, U.S. Drone Policy in the Mid-East

Project Leader: Tara Melish, Associate Professor and Director, Buffalo Human Rights Center
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

Guest, Action Speaks Radio Program

Invited guest on WGBH 89.7 Boston radio program “Action Speaks: Underappreciated 20th Century Dates that Changed America,” with host Marc Levitt. Taped before a live audience at the AS220 in Providence, R.I. The “underappreciated date” for discussion w … Continue reading Guest, Action Speaks Radio Program

Project Leader: Tara Melish, Associate Professor and Director, Buffalo Human Rights Center
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

Implementing CEDAW (the Women's Treaty) in Buffalo

Organized a city-wide event on “Bringing the Women’s Human Rights Treaty to Buffalo: Implementing CEDAW Locally,” designed to grow a local initiative to create a city-based monitoring and accountability system to implement CEDAW’s human rights commitme … Continue reading Implementing CEDAW (the Women's Treaty) in Buffalo

Project Leader: Tara Melish, Associate Professor and Director, Buffalo Human Rights Center
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

Participatory Budgeting in Buffalo

Engaged in advocacy, lobbying, letter-writing and provision of testimony before Buffalo Common Council to win a line-item in the city budget for participatory budgeting (PB). PB, adopted in thousands of cities around the world, is a democratic process … Continue reading Participatory Budgeting in Buffalo

Project Leader: Tara Melish, Associate Professor and Director, Buffalo Human Rights Center
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

New York Wage Board testimony

Provided testimony to the New York Wage Board, impaneled by Governor Andrew Cuomo, to recommend a new minimum wage for fast-food workers in New York, on why an increase to $15/hr, indexed to consumer price increases, is required under the legal “adequa … Continue reading New York Wage Board testimony

Project Leader: Tara Melish, Associate Professor and Director, Buffalo Human Rights Center
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

Advocacy for Creation of a City-Based Human Rights Commission for Buffalo

Provide testimony and background materials to the Legislative Committee of the Buffalo Common Council on the need for the creation of a new Office of Public Advocate and an independent Human Rights Commission for the City of Buffalo. Engage in advocacy … Continue reading Advocacy for Creation of a City-Based Human Rights Commission for Buffalo

Project Leader: Tara Melish, Associate Professor and Director, Buffalo Human Rights Center
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

Comparative Human Rights System Experts Workshop

Participated as an invited expert in a two-day experts’ workshop at the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts (ICourts) at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, on the three major regional human rights sys … Continue reading Comparative Human Rights System Experts Workshop

Project Leader: Tara Melish, Associate Professor and Director, Buffalo Human Rights Center
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

Human Rights Training in Nepal

Traveled to Nepal to provide trainings to Nepali judicial authorities and public health officials on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and comparative national experiences with implementing its provisions on non-discri … Continue reading Human Rights Training in Nepal

Project Leader: Tara Melish, Associate Professor and Director, Buffalo Human Rights Center
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

Bringing Human Rights Home Lawyers' Network Annual Trainings

Presented in annual meeting and continuing legal education (CLE)-credit event of the Bringing Human Rights Home (BHRH) Lawyers’ Network at Skadden Arps Law Firm in New York City, titled “Engaging with the Inter-American Human Rights System for U.S. Adv … Continue reading Bringing Human Rights Home Lawyers' Network Annual Trainings

Project Leader: Tara Melish, Associate Professor and Director, Buffalo Human Rights Center
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

Judicial Exchange and Study Academy of Latin America

The Judicial Exchange and Study Academy — Academia de Intercambio y Estudios Judiciales (AIEJ) — develops judicial training programs in many areas, including the values of judicial independence and work efficiency for judges, prosecutors, advocates and … Continue reading Judicial Exchange and Study Academy of Latin America

Project Leader: Tara Melish, Associate Professor and Director, Buffalo Human Rights Center
Units involved: College of Arts and Sciences; Law School
Depts involved: Law School; Political Science

De-institutionalization Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities in Mexico

Engage in strategic advocacy with Disability Rights International to promote the de-institutionalization and full community integration of persons with intellectual and psycho-social disabilities in Mexico. Visit/monitor institutions in Mexico City; wo … Continue reading De-institutionalization Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities in Mexico

Project Leader: Tara Melish, Associate Professor and Director, Buffalo Human Rights Center
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

De-Institutionalization for Persons with Disabilities Litigation/Advocacy in Guatemala

Engage in strategic litigation initiatives before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to support the de-institutionalization of persons with intellectual and psycho-social disabilities in Guatemala and their full integration into the communit … Continue reading De-Institutionalization for Persons with Disabilities Litigation/Advocacy in Guatemala

Project Leader: Tara Melish, Associate Professor and Director, Buffalo Human Rights Center
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

Human Rights Lawyering: Advocacy, Impact and Influence in Washington, DC (Bridge Course)

In recent years, more SUNY Buffalo Law School graduates have sought employment in the field of human rights law and increasingly located to Washington, a market that presents unique opportunities and challenges for new attorneys. Through the lens of in … Continue reading Human Rights Lawyering: Advocacy, Impact and Influence in Washington, DC (Bridge Course)

Project Leader: Tara Melish, Associate Professor and Director, Buffalo Human Rights Center
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

Global School on Socio-Economic Rights

The Global School on Socio-Economic Rights seeks to train a new generation of advocates across the globe in the skills necessary to advance the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights for all people. Each year I join human rights experts from … Continue reading Global School on Socio-Economic Rights

Project Leader: Tara Melish, Associate Professor and Director, Buffalo Human Rights Center
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

Student Volunteers, Elderwood Assisted Living at West Seneca

Students share their time with elderly residents at Elderwood Assisted Living at West Seneca. Student volunteers assist with residents’ activities, such as bingo.

Project Leader: Jennifer Morrison, Director, Student Support Services
Units involved: Office of Academic Affairs; Office of the Provost
Depts involved: Undergraduate Education

Consulting Practices (experiential learning course)

Consulting is a common activity in organizational life. Projects that involve consulting processes and skills can range from major re-structuring of multi-national corporations that take many months to achieve, to the provision of help on a one-to-one … Continue reading Consulting Practices (experiential learning course)

Project Leader: Nick Everest, Adjunct Assistant Professor and LeaderCORE™ Faculty Director
Units involved: School of Management
Depts involved: Mgt Organization and Human Resources

Pro bono management consulting for local organizations

Five projects: 1. Creating marketing tools to reach potential corporate sponsors and the general population (Journey’s End). 2. Creating an economic impact model to support funding requests and plan future projects (Albright Know Art Gallery). 3. Condu … Continue reading Pro bono management consulting for local organizations

Project Leader: Nick Everest, Adjunct Assistant Professor and LeaderCORE™ Faculty Director; Buffalo Management Consulting (MBA Consulting Group)
Units involved: School of Management
Depts involved: Mgt Organization and Human Resources

Management Volunteer Program

The purpose of the Management Volunteer Program (MVP) is to prepare University at Buffalo School of Management students for their professional endeavors by connecting classroom learning to real-world experiences. Through a holistic approach, this progr … Continue reading Management Volunteer Program

Project Leader: Caitlin Rush, Undergraduate Program Manager, Career Resource Center
Units involved: School of Management; University Life and Services
Depts involved: Mgt Career Resource Center; Student Health and Wellness

Research on foster care funding

Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) study of impact of source and type of funding on outcomes for kids in foster care in Ohio.

Project Leader: Susan Vivian Mangold, Professor and Co-Director of the Program for Excellence in Family Law
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, Advisory Board Member

Attend regular meetings and webinars to comment on and assist work of Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, NYS Department of Health.

Project Leader: Susan Vivian Mangold, Professor and Co-Director of the Program for Excellence in Family Law
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

Attorneys for Children Program, NYS Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial District, Advisory Committee Member (Board Service)

Serve as member of Advisory Committee for Attorneys for Children Program in this part of NYS. Student research from Attorneys for Children externships is also made available through the Attorneys for Children Program.

Project Leader: Susan Vivian Mangold, Professor and Co-Director of the Program for Excellence in Family Law
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

LSAC Discoverlaw.org Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars Program (Summer Scholars)

Four-week program to encourage students from under-represented populations to apply to and attend law school. This program consists of substantive courses, legal skills courses, LSAT preparation, a writing course and an ethnography course. Students als … Continue reading LSAC Discoverlaw.org Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars Program (Summer Scholars)

Project Leader: Bernadette Gargano, Lecturer in Law, Legal Analysis, Writing and Research
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction (CLaRI), Fall/Spring One-to-One Tutoring

One-to-one tutoring with sliding fee scale or free tuition for families in need with children who have reading/writing difficulties. Supervised clinical experience in the Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction (CLaRI); assessment, planning, and im … Continue reading Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction (CLaRI), Fall/Spring One-to-One Tutoring

Project Leader: Mary McVee, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction; Ashlee Campbell, Clinical Assistant Professor, Literacy Education
Units involved: Graduate School of Education
Depts involved: Learning and Instruction

Disciplinary Literacy and Engineering

After-school club for eight weeks with 3rd-grade students at Heritage Heights Elementary School (Sweet Home Central School District).

Project Leader: Mary McVee, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction; Lynn Shanahan, Associate Professor, Literacy Education
Units involved: Graduate School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Depts involved: Learning and Instruction

Summer One-to-One Tutoring

Providing one-to-one tutoring on-site on UB North Campus in the Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction (CLaRI).

Project Leader: Mary McVee, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction; Ashlee Campbell, Clinical Assistant Professor, Literacy Education
Units involved: Graduate School of Education
Depts involved: Learning and Instruction

Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction (CLaRI), Amherst Central School District Summer Tutoring

Providing summer tutoring for children at Amherst Central Schools who are reading below grade level, particularly for families in need of assistance. Supervised off-campus classroom-based experience teaching children with reading/writing difficulties; … Continue reading Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction (CLaRI), Amherst Central School District Summer Tutoring

Project Leader: Mary McVee, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction; Liz Tynan, Clinical Assistant Professor, Literacy Education
Units involved: Graduate School of Education
Depts involved: Learning and Instruction

Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction (CLaRI), Maryvale School District Summer Tutoring

Providing summer tutoring for children at Maryvale Central Schools who are reading below grade level, particularly for families in need of assistance. Supervised off-campus classroom-based experience teaching children with reading/writing difficulties; … Continue reading Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction (CLaRI), Maryvale School District Summer Tutoring

Project Leader: Mary McVee, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction; Liz Tynan, Clinical Assistant Professor, Literacy Education
Units involved: Graduate School of Education
Depts involved: Learning and Instruction

Extension Learning Experience at the Chautauqua Institution

Students spend seven days at the Chautauqua Institution (Chautauqua, N.Y.) with off-campus experiential learning trips to the Robert H. Jackson Center (Jamestown, N.Y.) and the New York State Supreme Court, Chautauqua County (Mayville, N.Y.). We explor … Continue reading Extension Learning Experience at the Chautauqua Institution

Project Leader: Bernadette Gargano, Lecturer in Law, Legal Analysis, Writing and Research
Units involved: Law School; Office of Academic Affairs
Depts involved: Law School; Undergraduate Education

Erie County Family Court Help Desk

Advise indigent, unrepresented litigants on family law matters at a Help Desk at the Erie County Family Court in Buffalo, N.Y. Also prepare community educational materials and legal research and writing projects for nonprofit community partners.

Project Leader: Bernadette Gargano, Lecturer in Law, Legal Analysis, Writing and Research
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

Pro Se Assistance Program

In collaboration with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York (Buffalo Office) and Erie County Bar Association (ECBA) Volunteer Lawyers Project, I run a program at the courthouse to advise indigent, unrepresented litigants on legal … Continue reading Pro Se Assistance Program

Project Leader: Bernadette Gargano, Lecturer in Law, Legal Analysis, Writing and Research
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

UB Net Defense Class and Competition

UB Net Defense is an independent study for students who want to learn about cyber security in an applied, hands-on fashion. This class is led by a team of UB faculty, staff and volunteer industry experts, who share their expertise with the students thr … Continue reading UB Net Defense Class and Competition

Project Leader: David Murray, Clinical Associate Professor
Units involved: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; School of Management
Depts involved: Computer Science and Engineering; Mgt Management Science and Systems

Cyber Security Outreach Workshops

Each outreach workshop is conducted during a class period at a local school where students learn about a variety of cyber security topics and careers. Topics covered include password security, basic cryptography, steganography and digital forensics. Mi … Continue reading Cyber Security Outreach Workshops

Project Leader: David Murray, Clinical Associate Professor
Units involved: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; School of Management
Depts involved: Computer Science and Engineering; Mgt Management Science and Systems

2015 UB GenCyber Camp

Thirty-six local students (ages 13-17) attended the week-long UB GenCyber Camp where they participated in many hands-on computer activities to learn about different cyber security topics and also hear from industry experts. All of these activities prep … Continue reading 2015 UB GenCyber Camp

Project Leader: David Murray, Clinical Associate Professor
Units involved: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; School of Management
Depts involved: Computer Science and Engineering; Mgt Management Science and Systems

Alternative Spring Break

In spring 2015 the University at Buffalo Honors College participated in an Alternative Spring Break trip to the Dominican Republic. Students worked with a nonprofit organization called Outreach360, whose vision is to “transform the world so that every … Continue reading Alternative Spring Break

Project Leader: Megan Bragdon, Program Coordinator, Honors College
Units involved: Office of Academic Affairs; Office of the Provost
Depts involved: Honors College; Undergraduate Education

Honors College Sophomore Civic Engagement Practicum II

This one-credit graded course is intended for Honors College sophomores participating in the Greiner Hall Special Interest Housing (SIH) and will be applied towards their honors experiences. Through team building exercises, guest speakers, reflective r … Continue reading Honors College Sophomore Civic Engagement Practicum II

Project Leader: Jessica Seabury, Senior Assistant Director, Honors College
Units involved: Graduate School of Education; Office of Academic Affairs; Office of the Provost; School of Dental Medicine
Depts involved: Honors College; Office of University Preparatory Programs; Undergraduate Education

Honors College Sophomore Civic Engagement Practicum I

This one-credit pass/fail course is intended for Honors College sophomores participating in the Greiner Hall Special Interest Housing (SIH). Over the course of the semester, our goal is to deepen students’ thoughtful appreciation of community service a … Continue reading Honors College Sophomore Civic Engagement Practicum I

Project Leader: Jessica Seabury, Senior Assistant Director, Honors College
Units involved: Graduate School of Education; Office of Academic Affairs; Office of the Provost; School of Dental Medicine
Depts involved: Honors College; Office of University Preparatory Programs; Undergraduate Education

Freshman Honors Colloquium

HON 102 is a two-credit service-learning course required by all freshmen honors scholars in their first semester. All students in the course perform 25 hours of service during the fall semester.

Project Leader: Jessica Seabury, Senior Assistant Director, Honors College
Units involved: Graduate School of Education; Office of Academic Affairs; Office of the Provost
Depts involved: Honors College; Office of University Preparatory Programs; Undergraduate Education

Community Development in Context: Mara Region, Tanzania

Through this winter session study abroad course, students travel to the Mara Region of Tanzania to explore community development through a number of interconnected lenses including education, health, economics and infrastructure. By visiting community … Continue reading Community Development in Context: Mara Region, Tanzania

Project Leader: Mara Huber, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning
Units involved: International Education; Office of Academic Affairs; Office of the Provost
Depts involved: Honors College; International Education; Undergraduate Education

Joining Forces-UB

Responding to the White House’s 2010 Joining Forces initiative to enhance the health care of veterans and military families, the Schools of Nursing and Social Work received a 3E Grant to advance the knowledge, skills and abilities of University at Buff … Continue reading Joining Forces-UB

Project Leader: Susan A. Bruce, Clinical Associate Professor, School of Nursing; Lisa Butler, Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Units involved: Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement; School of Nursing; School of Social Work; University Life and Services
Depts involved: Center for Nursing Research; Nursing Faculty; Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement; Social Work

inSocialWork® Podcast Series

inSocialWork® is the podcast series of the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. The purpose of this series is to engage practitioners and researchers in lifelong learning and to promote research to practice and practice to research. inSocialWor … Continue reading inSocialWork® Podcast Series

Project Leader: Tony Guzman, Director of Online Programs
Units involved: School of Social Work
Depts involved: Social Work

Research for Erie County Department of Social Services

Research on best practices and program outcomes. We are entering an agreement to develop research to guide Erie County Department of Social Services evaluation of program outcomes and to test evidence-based interventions.

Project Leader: Barbara Rittner, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Advancement
Units involved: School of Social Work
Depts involved: Social Work

Experiential Learning: Undergraduate Nursing Clinicals in Spring Semesters

The students have “clinicals,” or clinical experiences, in hospitals, home care agencies and other health care related sites in the Buffalo area, where they apply classroom and lab learning to the clinical patients we encounter in various settings. The … Continue reading Experiential Learning: Undergraduate Nursing Clinicals in Spring Semesters

Project Leader: Mildred Haskins, Clinical Instructor; Joann Sands, Clinical Instructor
Units involved: School of Nursing
Depts involved: Nursing Undergraduate Programs

Institute for Community Health Promotion (ICHP) – Disrupted Adoptions

Multistage project examining factors associated with children in subsidized adoptions who return to foster care. Stage 1 was looking at factors associated with adaptation to foster care. State 2 is obtaining statewide data on sustained and disrupted ad … Continue reading Institute for Community Health Promotion (ICHP) – Disrupted Adoptions

Project Leader: Barbara Rittner, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Advancement
Units involved: School of Social Work
Depts involved: Social Work

Interacting Compassionately with the LGBT Community

This was an hour-long presentation to the Catholic Health System (CHS) staff, nursing and others, about how to encounter and engage the LGBT patients who present to the CHS facilities, and how to make those encounters with care and compassion. I addres … Continue reading Interacting Compassionately with the LGBT Community

Project Leader: Penelope W. McDonald, Clinical Assistant Professor
Units involved: School of Nursing
Depts involved: Nursing Faculty

General Chair for the ASME International Design Engineering and Technical Conferences (1500+ international attendees)

I was the General Conference Chair of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC2014), August 17-20, 2014, and Inaugural Advanced Design and Manufacturing Impact Forum (ADMIF). The International Design Engineering Technical … Continue reading General Chair for the ASME International Design Engineering and Technical Conferences (1500+ international attendees)

Project Leader: Venkat Krovi, Professor
Units involved: Office of the Provost; School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Depts involved: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Setting up the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Robotics and Automation Society Student Chapter within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Founding Chapter Advisor (helped set it up and raise $2,500 for its activities). The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Student Chapter for University at Buffalo (RAS@UB) has officially been approved and is open to all undergraduates and graduates of … Continue reading Setting up the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Robotics and Automation Society Student Chapter within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Project Leader: Venkat Krovi, Professor
Units involved: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Depts involved: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

MBA Advantage

Semester lead-off program for MBAs to deliver non-classroom content such as team and problem skills, as well as career preparation skills and activities.

Project Leader: Jaimie Falzarano, Assistant Director of Graduate Programs
Units involved: School of Management
Depts involved: Mgt Graduate Programs Office

Corporate Champions

Corporate Champions is a coursework-integrated, corporate partner supported, applied learning experience for first year MBAs. Student teams are mentored by a corporate partner through an applied organizational behavior (OB) project which contains compo … Continue reading Corporate Champions

Project Leader: Jaimie Falzarano, Assistant Director of Graduate Programs
Units involved: School of Management
Depts involved: Mgt Alumni Engagement and External Relations; Mgt Graduate Programs Office; Mgt Organization and Human Resources

Buffalo Public Schools, Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities

Over the past eight months the Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (CLOE) has been working with Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) to assist with implementation of a health and wellness mandated policy that involves creating health and wel … Continue reading Buffalo Public Schools, Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities

Project Leader: Paul Tesluk, Academic Director, Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness
Units involved: School of Management
Depts involved: Mgt Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness

Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession Program (COAP)

One-week enrichment program for minority high school juniors with sessions allowing them to interact with accounting professionals and field visits to business organizations, along with professional development sessions on business communication and in … Continue reading Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession Program (COAP)

Project Leader: Ann Burstein Cohen, Clinical Associate Professor; Lorrie Metzger, Clinical Assistant Professor
Units involved: School of Management
Depts involved: Mgt Accounting and Law; Mgt Alumni Engagement and External Relations

MoneySKILL® High School Financial Literacy

MoneySKILL® is a free, interactive, online personal finance curriculum designed to provide high school students with fundamental money management skills. It was developed by former School of Management professor, Dr. Lewis Mandell, in collaboration wit … Continue reading MoneySKILL® High School Financial Literacy

Project Leader: Cynthia Shore, Senior Assistant Dean, Alumni and External Relations; Caitlin McNulty, Assistant Director, External Relations
Units involved: School of Management
Depts involved: Mgt Alumni Engagement and External Relations

School of Nursing Clinical Practicum

The School of Nursing (SON) works collaboratively with health systems in Western New York to provide clinical practicum experiences for nursing students. The practicum provides hands-on experience in caring for patients across the life span and across … Continue reading School of Nursing Clinical Practicum

Project Leader: Susan Grinslade, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Units involved: School of Nursing
Depts involved: Nursing Undergraduate Programs

Tech Savvy 8, 2013 AAUW/SEAS Outreach Workshop for High School Girls, What are Robotics and Mechatronics?

Tech Savvy is an annual workshop for middle school and high school girls that takes place at the University at Buffalo. The Automation, Robotics, & Mechatronics Laboratory hosted the Robotics Workshop and Outreach Program for the third consecutive … Continue reading Tech Savvy 8, 2013 AAUW/SEAS Outreach Workshop for High School Girls, What are Robotics and Mechatronics?

Project Leader: Venkat Krovi, Professor
Units involved: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Depts involved: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Tech Savvy 7, 2012 AAUW/SEAS Outreach Workshop for High School Girls, Haptics: Come Explore the Touchy-Feely Side of Robotics

Tech Savvy is an annual workshop for middle school and high school girls that takes place at the University at Buffalo. In 2012, during Tech Savvy 7, “Tech Savvy Girls… Doing Well by Doing Good!”, there were over 500 girls from many different local h … Continue reading Tech Savvy 7, 2012 AAUW/SEAS Outreach Workshop for High School Girls, Haptics: Come Explore the Touchy-Feely Side of Robotics

Project Leader: Venkat Krovi, Professor
Units involved: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Depts involved: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Service-Learning in the Buffalo Public Schools

Students from the Academies support the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership (ISEP) and National Science Foundation (NSF) grant-funded initiative.

Project Leader: Hadar Borden, Administrative Director, Undergraduate Academies
Units involved: College of Arts and Sciences; Office of Academic Affairs; Office of the Provost
Depts involved: Honors College; Undergraduate Education

Community Gardens

Undergraduate Academies students, faculty and staff work in collaboration with Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo to support Community Gardens on an annual basis for the Academies-sponsored early move-in experience.

Project Leader: Hadar Borden, Administrative Director, Undergraduate Academies
Units involved: Office of Academic Affairs; Office of the Provost
Depts involved: Undergraduate Education

ReTree the District

Experiential learning experience for students in the Undergraduate Academies in support of the University Heights Tool Library and University Heights Collaborative initiative to improve the neighborhood through the reinvestment in the urban tree canopy … Continue reading ReTree the District

Project Leader: Hadar Borden, Administrative Director, Undergraduate Academies
Units involved: Office of Academic Affairs; Office of the Provost; University Life and Services
Depts involved: Honors College; UB Sustainability; Undergraduate Education

McNair Scholars Program

Participants engage in research opportunities and scholarly activities throughout the academic year and summer. Research internships are designed to provide a high-quality, hands-on research experience; increase awareness of ethical considerations in r … Continue reading McNair Scholars Program

Project Leader: Susan J. Ott, Director, McNair Scholars Program
Units involved: Graduate School of Education; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Office of Academic Affairs; Office of the Provost
Depts involved: Office of University Preparatory Programs; Undergraduate Education

Counsel for Amici Curiae Immigration and Constitutional Criminal Law Professors

I prepared and filed an amici curiae on behalf of individuals challenging the constitutionality of an Arizona law that categorically denied bail to noncitizens.

Project Leader: Anthony O'Rourke, Associate Professor
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

Workshop: Engineering for Ecosystem Restoration

Series of professional development workshops offered during the summer. The workshops have been offered for about 10 years, including summer 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Each individual workshop is 1-4 days in duration, with the complete program lasting … Continue reading Workshop: Engineering for Ecosystem Restoration

Project Leader: Alan Rabideau, Professor
Units involved: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Depts involved: Civil Structural and Environmental Engineering

Social Work Practicum

Students complete 900 hours of field work as part of the MSW degree requirement. Students complete placements in Erie Niagara region as well as Rochester area, Southern tier, other U.S. states and internationally.

Project Leader: Laura Lewis, Director of Field Education
Units involved: School of Social Work
Depts involved: Social Work

Kindergarten Readiness Camp

Children entering kindergarten attended a one-week program to help them get ready for a structured classroom setting in August 2014.

Project Leader: Greg Fabiano, Associate Professor
Units involved: Graduate School of Education
Depts involved: Counseling School and Educational Psychology

Father Involvement in Preschools

In this activity, we developed after-school soccer programs to engage parents in a school-based activity to strengthen parenting, school engagement and attachment.

Project Leader: Greg Fabiano, Associate Professor
Units involved: Graduate School of Education
Depts involved: Counseling School and Educational Psychology

VIABLE-II Project: Assessment of Social Behaviors in Schools

This project partnered with school districts to develop a behavioral screening approach to help identify students who would benefit from positive behavioral supports and interventions.

Project Leader: Greg Fabiano, Associate Professor
Units involved: Graduate School of Education
Depts involved: Counseling School and Educational Psychology

Community Health Fair Tuscarora Indian Nation

Provide support and education for blood pressure and blood pressure screening/education, in addition to immunization support for a vulnerable population of Native Americans in the Tuscarora Indian Nation.

Project Leader: Tammy Austin-Ketch, Assistant Dean MS/DNP Programs
Units involved: School of Nursing
Depts involved: Nursing Graduate Programs

Improvement of Operating Room (OR) Processes

Streamlining the operations of surgical center at Sisters of Charity Hospital to reduce waiting time and improve efficiency.

Project Leader: Li Lin, Professor
Units involved: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Depts involved: Industrial and Systems Engineering

Catholic Health System, Board of Directors

I served on the board for Catholic Health System Buffalo for about 10 years, from 2006 to May 2015, all volunteer service.

Project Leader: Li Lin, Professor
Units involved: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Depts involved: Industrial and Systems Engineering

Manufacturing shop layout design

For Taylor Devices in North Tonawanda, N.Y. – I led a project team (working with TCIE) in developing new factory building design and layout design for the manufacturing company. Graduate students worked on the project.

Project Leader: Li Lin, Professor
Units involved: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Depts involved: Industrial and Systems Engineering

Economic analysis of factory relocation and layout design

For Trek Inc. in Lockport, N.Y. – I led a project team, working with The Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE), in developing new factory relocation and layout design for the manufacturing company. Three graduate students worked on the project.

Project Leader: Li Lin, Professor
Units involved: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Depts involved: Industrial and Systems Engineering

Layout design

For Armstrong Pumps Inc. in North Tonawanda, N.Y. – I led a project team, working with The Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE), in developing new factory building design and layout design for the manufacturing company. There were two phases of t … Continue reading Layout design

Project Leader: Li Lin, Professor
Units involved: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Depts involved: Industrial and Systems Engineering

Buffalo Broadcasters Association, Board Member

This board serves to recognize outstanding broadcasters and to preserve the history of broadcasting in Western New York. It’s a 501(c)(3) founded in 1996. Ongoing goals: to collect and preserve artifacts and the history of broadcasting in Western New Y … Continue reading Buffalo Broadcasters Association, Board Member

Project Leader: Suzanne Chamberlain, Senior Director, Office of Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Units involved: Research and Economic Development
Depts involved: Research and Economic Development

Buffalo Public Schools STEM Experience

Buffalo Public Schools STEM Experience is an expansion on BPS STEM Week which occurred in April 2014. SUNY Trustee Eunice Lewin initiated the idea in order to improve the STEM education pipeline between the WNY region’s SUNY schools and Buffalo Public … Continue reading Buffalo Public Schools STEM Experience

Project Leader: Suzanne Chamberlain, Senior Director, Office of Vice President for Research and Economic Development, and Coordinator of Buffalo Public Schools STEM Experience
Units involved: Research and Economic Development; Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Depts involved: NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences; Research and Economic Development; Roswell Park Cancer Institute; University Communications

Creative Problem Solving Institute

The Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI) is an international conference that celebrated its 60th birthday in 2014. It is sponsored by the Creative Education Foundation (CEF), a nonprofit member organization dedicated to teaching others the creativ … Continue reading Creative Problem Solving Institute

Project Leader: Suzanne Chamberlain, Senior Director, Office of Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Units involved: Research and Economic Development
Depts involved: Research and Economic Development

NIOSH/NORA Special Emphasis Review Panel (Board Service)

This panel reviews external research proposals submitted to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Center for Disease Control and Prevention. I serve as an ad-hoc reviewer of the special emphasis committee.

Project Leader: Victor Paquet, Associate Professor
Units involved: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Depts involved: Industrial and Systems Engineering

Literacy New York (LNY), Board of Directors

Vice President of the Board of Directors of Literacy New York (LNY)

Project Leader: Arlene Kaukus, Director of Career Services
Units involved: University Life and Services
Depts involved: Career Services

Say Yes Buffalo, Legal Task Force

The Law School is one of the partners on the Legal Task Force for Say Yes Buffalo, along with the Buffalo City School District, law firms, legal services and pro bono organizations, the judiciary and bar associations. The Task Force has worked on the d … Continue reading Say Yes Buffalo, Legal Task Force

Project Leader: James Newton, Vice Dean For Administration; Melinda Saran, Vice Dean for Student Services
Units involved: Law School
Depts involved: Law School

Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop

The Buffalo Poverty Research Workshops offer everyone concerned with Buffalo’s poverty the chance to hear about new and ongoing research, promising strategies and opportunities for collaboration. The workshop is designed for local scholars, social serv … Continue reading Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop

Project Leader: Laura Mangan, Coordinator, Civic Engagement and Public Policy Strategic Research Initiative (CEPP); Sam Magavern, Adjunct Instructor, Law School, and Co-Director, Partnership for the Public Good; Dale Zuchlewski, Executive Director, Homeless Alliance of WNY
Units involved: Office of Research Advancement and Strategic Initiatives; Office of the Vice President for Research; Research and Economic Development
Depts involved: Office of Research Advancement and Strategic Initiatives; Office of the Vice President for Research; Research and Economic Development; Strategic Initiatives

Guest speaker each fall at SUNY Buffalo State for master’s students in exceptional education class

Speak each fall at SUNY Buffalo State’s Exceptional Educational class for master’s students. I provide my view on the parent piece of having a child with autism. I comment on the educational experience, autism associated issues, and services and suppor … Continue reading Guest speaker each fall at SUNY Buffalo State for master’s students in exceptional education class

Project Leader: Noreen McGuire, Graduate Program Coordinator
Units involved: School of Public Health and Health Professions
Depts involved: Biostatistics

Screening for Sleep Disorders

Carla Jungquist, ANP, PhD, is collaborating with the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention in developing questions that can be used for surveillance of potential sleep disorders in the community nationwide. Additional location: South Campus

Project Leader: Carla Jungquist, Assistant Professor
Units involved: School of Nursing
Depts involved: Nursing Faculty

Photographer at 2014 National Grid Leadership Camp

Kenneth Smith took photos of the participants (high school sophomores and juniors) in the National Grid Leadership Camp while they were engaged in the camp activites. The photos were provided online mainly for the parents to see as well as for news (e. … Continue reading Photographer at 2014 National Grid Leadership Camp

Project Leader: Kenneth Smith, Manager of Computer Operations
Units involved: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Depts involved: Computer Science and Engineering

Photographer at 2014 Special Olympics USA Games

I volunteered as a photographer at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, which was a national-level competition event.

Project Leader: Kenneth Smith, Manager of Computer Operations
Units involved: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Depts involved: Computer Science and Engineering

Photographer at Erie County SPCA

I volunteer as a photographer for the Erie County SPCA. Once a week I go to the SPCA shelter on Ensminger Road to take photos of animals that have recently arrived at the shelter. The photos are then placed on the SPCA’s website that lists animals curr … Continue reading Photographer at Erie County SPCA

Project Leader: Kenneth Smith, Manager of Computer Operations
Units involved: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Depts involved: Computer Science and Engineering

Home Safety Self Assessment Tool (HSSAT), Step Up to Stop Falls

Development of Home Safety Self Assessment Tool (HSSAT) to prevent falls in older adults and testing of the use of HSSAT on reducing home hazards for falls and the number of falls. Current version is 4. Two research studies on the effectiveness of the … Continue reading Home Safety Self Assessment Tool (HSSAT), Step Up to Stop Falls

Project Leader: Machiko Tomita, Clinical Professor
Units involved: School of Public Health and Health Professions
Depts involved: Rehabilitation Science

Interpretation and translation services

Provide interpretation and translation for Japanese to English. Additional locations: Buffalo, N.Y.; Buffalo City Court; Cheektowaga, N.Y.; Grand Island, N.Y.; Jamestown, N.Y.; Lewiston, N.Y.; Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Tonawanda, N.Y.

Project Leader: Machiko Tomita, Clinical Professor
Units involved: Roswell Park Cancer Institute; School of Public Health and Health Professions
Depts involved: Rehabilitation Science; Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Photographer at Special Olympics New York

I volunteer as a photographer for various Special Olympics New York events, both competition and fundraising, at the local level up through the state-wide level. The photos I take are provided to Special Olympics New York and placed in online galleries … Continue reading Photographer at Special Olympics New York

Project Leader: Kenneth Smith, Manager of Computer Operations
Units involved: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Depts involved: Computer Science and Engineering

NSF I/UCRC project with Moog on the Increased use of Simulators for Teen Driving Safety

Drivers aged 16-24 represent 12% of the total driving population, yet account for 20% of all road vehicle accidents. Teen driver/passenger deaths account for 25% of total teen deaths from any cause–more than cancer, homicide and suicide. It is clear t … Continue reading NSF I/UCRC project with Moog on the Increased use of Simulators for Teen Driving Safety

Project Leader: Kemper Lewis, Professor and Chair; Kevin Hulme, Research Assistant Professor, Center for Engineering Design and Applied Simulation
Units involved: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Depts involved: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Summit Educational Resources, Board of Directors

Served as a member of the Board of Directors for Summit Educational Resources, a local private nonprofit organization that provides educational and therapeutic services to children and young adults with developmental disabilities, including autism. Ser … Continue reading Summit Educational Resources, Board of Directors

Project Leader: Constance Holoman, Deputy to the President
Units involved: President
Depts involved: President; Summit Educational Resources

2014-2015 Campaign for the Community

This project is an annual universitywide initiative among the employees of UB to raise charitable contributions for United Way of Buffalo and Erie County and New York State Employees Federated Appeal (NYSEFA). Additional locations: Downtown Campus; Nor … Continue reading 2014-2015 Campaign for the Community

Project Leader: Sean Sullivan, Vice Provost for Academic Planning, Budget and Evaluation, 2014 Campaign for the Community Chair
Units involved: Academic Planning; Office of the Provost; President; U.B. Foundation; University Communications
Depts involved: Office of Academic Planning; President; Provost; U.B. Foundation; University Communications

Universtywide School Supply Drive

The School Supply Drive is a two-month universitywide charitable drive for school supplies to benefit pre-K through eighth grade students at schools situated around our three campuses: Futures Academy, Bilingual Center, Martin Luther King Multicultural … Continue reading Universtywide School Supply Drive

Project Leader: Linwood Roberts, Director
Units involved: Division of Athletics; Educational Collaboration and Engagement; Faculty Affairs; Government and Community Relations; Graduate School of Education; Human Resources; International Education; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Law School; Office of Economic Development; Office of the Provost; Office of the Vice President for Research; President; School of Dental Medicine; School of Management; School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; School of Public Health and Health Professions; School of Social Work; Student Affairs; U.B. Foundation; University Communications; University Life and Services
Depts involved: Biochemistry; Campus Dining and Shops; Career Services; Community Relations; Educational Collaboration and Engagement; Educational Opportunity Center; Faculty Affairs; Financial Services; Graduate School of Education; International Education; Law School; Mgt Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership; NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences; Network and Classroom Services; New York State University Police; Office of Economic Development; Organizational Development and Training; President; Professional Staff Senate; Rehabilitation Science; Science Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach; Social Work; U.B. Foundation; Undergraduate Education; University Communications; Wellness and Work Life Balance

Erie 1 BOCES Connections Debate

Health Sciences Library faculty and staff assist students in the Erie 1 BOCES Connections Program located at the VA Hospital and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. The libraries staff help local high school students research a controversial topic in t … Continue reading Erie 1 BOCES Connections Debate

Project Leader: Elizabeth Stellrecht, Clinical Librarian and Liaison to School of Dental Medicine; Linda Lohr, Manager, History of Medicine Collection
Units involved: University Libraries
Depts involved: University Libraries - Health Sciences Library

Western New York Library Resources Council, Board of Trustees

I served on the Board of Trustees of the Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC). I served as president in 2012. Additional locations: North Campus; WNYLRC Offices

Project Leader: Dean Hendrix, Assistant Director
Units involved: Graduate School of Education; University Libraries
Depts involved: Library and Information Studies; University Libraries - Vice Provost for University Libraries

Operation Doorhanger

Preparing educated citizens, strengthening democratic values and civic responsibility by distributing safety information throughout the University Heights area and encouraging responsible behavior.

Project Leader: Daniel Ryan, Director, Off Campus Student Services, Director, Veteran Services
Units involved: Government and Community Relations; Student Affairs; University Life and Services
Depts involved: Community Relations; Off Campus Services and Relations

UB a Good Neighbor

UB a Good Neighbor involves UB students from various clubs, fraternities and as individuals, in the effort to help beautify the neighborhood adjacent to the South Campus.

Project Leader: Daniel Ryan, Director, Off Campus Student Services, Director, Veteran Services
Units involved: Government and Community Relations; Student Affairs; University Life and Services
Depts involved: Community Relations; Off Campus Services and Relations; Student Affairs; Student Life

UB Neighbors Day Block Party and Safety Fair

This event is designed to build community between the year-round residents of the neighborhood around the South Campus and the students who reside there. The event begins with a parade through the neighborhood featuring UB student athletes and the Thun … Continue reading UB Neighbors Day Block Party and Safety Fair

Project Leader: Daniel Ryan, Director, Off Campus Student Services, Director, Veteran Services
Units involved: Division of Athletics; Facilities - General University; Government and Community Relations; Student Affairs; University Life and Services
Depts involved: Community Relations; Environment Health and Safety; Off Campus Services and Relations

Economic Opportunity Panel (EOP) report

The first recommendation in the report, “Opening Economic Opportunity Around UB’s Growing Downtown Presence: Report of the University at Buffalo and St. John Baptist Church Economic Opportunity Panel,” (EOP report), requested that pathways to economic … Continue reading Economic Opportunity Panel (EOP) report

Project Leader: Mary Gresham, Vice Provost
Units involved: Associate Vice President for Campus Life; Educational Collaboration and Engagement; Government and Community Relations; Human Resources; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences; Office of Economic Development; School of Architecture and Planning; School of Management; School of Social Work
Depts involved: Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus; Career Services; Community Relations; Educational Collaboration and Engagement; Educational Opportunity Center; Family Medicine; Human Resources; Jacobs Neurological Institute; Mgt Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership; Millard Fillmore College; NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences; Office of Economic Development; The Regional Institute; UB MD

Ac2T Leadership Empowerment Program

UB Government and Community Relations offered a free leadership program that provided certified leadership training, mentorship and a $7,500 grant toward a community project to address a Fruit Belt concern about unification in the neighborhood. The pro … Continue reading Ac2T Leadership Empowerment Program

Project Leader: Linwood Roberts, Director
Units involved: Government and Community Relations; Office of the Vice President for Research
Depts involved: Community Relations; Office of the Vice President for Research

Fruit Belt Clean-a-thon

Since 2008, the Fruit Belt Clean-a-thon serves to bring students, teachers, residents and community partners together to work together cleaning vacant lots and planting community gardens, all with the goal of making the Fruit Belt neighborhood and City … Continue reading Fruit Belt Clean-a-thon

Project Leader: Linwood Roberts, Director
Units involved: Government and Community Relations; School of Architecture and Planning
Depts involved: Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus; Community Relations; Urban and Regional Planning

MoneySKILL® Workshop

UB presented the MoneySKILL® workshop to train Fruit Belt leaders as certified MoneySKILL® Program Leaders, with the goal of furthering financial education capacity in the neighborhood. MoneySKILL® aims to not only give high school and college graduate … Continue reading MoneySKILL® Workshop

Project Leader: Linwood Roberts, Director
Units involved: Government and Community Relations
Depts involved: Community Relations

UB Neighbor Downtown Edition (newsletter)

UB Neighbor Downtown Edition is a UB publication aimed at providing the most up-to-date news on UB development, projects and collaborations that affect our downtown neighbors. Released several times each year, the UB Neighbor is available for pickup at … Continue reading UB Neighbor Downtown Edition (newsletter)

Project Leader: Linwood Roberts, Director
Units involved: Government and Community Relations; University Communications
Depts involved: Community Relations; University Communications

UB Gettin' Dirty

UB Student Association in coordination with UB Community Relations deploys hundreds of UB students as volunteers in various locations throughout Western New York, working hand-in-hand with community residents on projects to improve the overall appearan … Continue reading UB Gettin' Dirty

Project Leader: Linwood Roberts, Director
Units involved: Government and Community Relations
Depts involved: Community Relations

Universitywide Adopt-a-Family

Coordinated by the Office of Community Relations, UB’s Universitywide Adopt-a-Family helps make the holidays a little warmer and brighter for a number of local families in need. The Office of Community Relations collaborates with local nonprofits to id … Continue reading Universitywide Adopt-a-Family

Project Leader: Linwood Roberts, Director
Units involved: Division of Athletics; Educational Collaboration and Engagement; Faculty Affairs; Government and Community Relations; Graduate School of Education; Human Resources; International Education; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Law School; Office of Economic Development; Office of the Provost; Office of the Vice President for Research; President; School of Dental Medicine; School of Management; School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; School of Public Health and Health Professions; School of Social Work; Student Affairs; U.B. Foundation; University Communications; University Life and Services
Depts involved: Biochemistry; Campus Dining and Shops; Career Services; Community Relations; Educational Collaboration and Engagement; Educational Opportunity Center; Faculty Affairs; Financial Services; Government and Community Relations; Graduate School of Education; International Education; Law School; Mgt Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership; NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences; Network and Classroom Services; New York State University Police; Office of Economic Development; Organizational Development and Training; President; Professional Staff Senate; Provost; Rehabilitation Science; Science Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach; Student Affairs; U.B. Foundation; Undergraduate Education; University Communications; Wellness and Work Life Balance

UB Community Day

On UB Community Day hundreds of UB students volunteer in various locations throughout Western New York, working on projects with community residents to improve the overall appearance of neighborhoods. In the spring, students have gardened, cleaned up l … Continue reading UB Community Day

Project Leader: Linwood Roberts, Director
Units involved: Government and Community Relations
Depts involved: Community Relations