Sabres Tickets Still Available!

There are still tickets available for the Monday, October 28th Sabres Hockey Game vs. Dallas Stars.  Tickets are on sale at the SBI Ticket Offices (221 Student Union and 350 Harriman Hall) for $20 each.  2 per UB ID.

ABD Journal ~ Call for Papers DEADLINE EXTENDED!

DEADLINE EXTENDED!!! – Now —> NOV 11th!!



Anthropology: Bachelors to Doctorates

(Not just for Anthropologists! Read Below!)


 October 14, 2013

 Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the start of our second year as the journal, Anthropology: Bachelors to Doctorates (ABD). Founded in the Anthropology Department of the State University of New York at Buffalo, ABD provides an arena for dialogue across the subfields through its holistic emphasis on all areas of current anthropological research. Our objective is to showcase rising talent as well as emerging fields of study through ABD’s focus on original research by exceptional graduate and undergraduate students. Further, our peer review process introduces student authors to the steps involved in publication while providing feedback from professionals familiar with their fields of study.

We at ADB are delighted to invite you to submit a paper for consideration in our Spring edition, Volume 2, Issue 2. Abstracts should be 200 words while research articles should be 2500 – 8000 words, including all figures and tables. Interested parties should email for full submission guidelines. The submission deadline is November 11, 2013.

ABD welcomes a broad range of research interests in social sciences, including but not limited to:

 AAmerican Studies Applied Anthropology Archaeology

          Classics      Education Policies Forensic and Physical Anthropology

       Human Geography Linguistics Medical Anthropology

     Primatology Sociocultural Anthropology Urban Planning

We look forward to your submissions! Also, look for Volume 2, Issue 1 of ABD this Fall, in both hard copy and electronic format.


Dominique Bertrand, Physical Anthropology -Editor               Erica Dunayer, EEB- Assistant Editor

Jacob Brady, Archaeology -Editor                                            Matthew Dysart, Archaeology- Assistant Editor

Joe Kessler, Linguistics -Editor                                                Katharina Pabst, Linguistics -Assistant Editor

Laura LeVon, Cultural Anthropology – Editor                         Kvitka Peczonczyk, Cultural Anthropology -Assistant Editor



Are you and organ donor? If you would like to become one NOW is the time. The New York Alliance for Donation is sponsoring a month long campaign to boost the number of registered donors in New York state. For one month, teams will compete to register donors around the state. UB’s team is called “Transplant Warriors.” All you need to do is go to to register, make sure to select the “Transplant Warriors” team name to help us win the competition. You can also like us on FB “UB Transplant Warriors.”

Help to save lives, become an organ donor today!!


GSEU sponsored Collection for Domestic Violence Victims

October is being observed as a domestic violence awareness month so we are
collecting toiletries for the women’s shelter. We will put some boxes around
campus to collect the items starting Monday (7th October, 2013). Please

Donation Collection Centers
200-A-Commons (Thursdays, 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm)
732-Clemens Hall
310-Student Union (GSA office)

SBI Housing Seminar

SBI Legal is hosting a Housing Workshop with a focus on students who may be entering the fray as first time renters (or landlords), and wanted to advise graduate students of the upcoming event.  We hope to provide some useful information to prevent some of the negative leasing experiences that have taken hold of students over the past few years (as observed by our attorneys and office staff).  There will be open Q&A throughout the event.

This event will be held:
Wednesday 23rd October 2013
3:00pm – 5:00pm
107 O’Brian Hall
Presentations will be made by:
Francis Amendola, Esq. – SBI Legal Assistance Attorney
Daniel Ryan, Ph.D. – Director of UB Off-Campus Student Services
Lorenzo Guzman, M.S.—Director of SBI Off-Campus Housing

Check out what the Writing Center has to offer

Meeting the needs of Graduate Student Writers, the Center for Excellence in Writing offers:

  • Help with dissertations and theses
  • One on one consultation with graduate students
  • Discipline specific writing groups

Coming Soon:

  • Dissertation Bootcamps to help you complete your dissertation (December 9-13, January 21-23, and March, May TBA)
  • Workshops on topics such as editing, proposal writing, and personal statements
  • Daily conversational brown bag lunches
  • Support for TA’s teaching writing

Center for Excellence in Writing

Baldy 209

Hours: MTW 9am-6pm, Th 9am-8pm, F 10am-2pm

Contact: 645-5139,


Call for Volunteers: South Campus Neighborhoods

Community-student partnerships and engagement have been on the rise recently in our South Campus Neighborhoods.  As you are fast becoming some of the finest future-leaders-to-be, I’m reaching out to ask you for your hand in volunteering this Saturday, October 5th.

Students (and community partners) will be meeting up at 11:00am the end of Tyler Street (Tyler and Angle Street) at Linear Park for cleaning up this park!

Water and refreshments, gloves, and tools will all be supplied – the only thing needed is more hands to help clean up!

If you feel up to it, you can simply arrive on site, this Saturday at 11am! (Cleanup expected to last a few hours, but even an hour of your time is greatly appreciated!)

If you have any questions, concerns, or simply want to let us know – feel free to reach out directly to Matt Kopalek of the Office of Community Relations at 829-6147.


Student Wellness Team Available Programming

Student Wellness Team Available Programming:

Open QPR – Suicide Prevention Training:

 Question, Persuade, Refer – Suicide Prevention Training

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. The good news is that most suicides can be prevented if concerned others learn to recognize the risk factors, gain confidence in asking about suicidal thoughts, and know where to send someone for help. Participants in this presentation will leave with practical knowledge for helping others who might be at risk for suicide.

Called away on business? Attending a conference? Family obligations?

Don’t Cancel that Class!

There’s no need to cancel your class. The Student Wellness Team (Counseling Services, Wellness Education Services, and Health Services) can cover your class by presenting on a number of topics that are relevant to college students.  Even if you don’t need to cancel a class, you are always welcome to request any of these presentations for your classes throughout the year.

Presentations are typically 50-90 minutes in length, depending on the presentation and your class’s schedule.

It is not a requirement for you to cancel your class in order to have the Student Wellness Team come and present. We would be happy to come speak to your classes even if you are there! Also, please keep in mind that it takes time and energy to plan these presentations. If you request one of our programs please share with students that class participation is required!

Information About Our Programs

The Student Wellness Team offers presentations on a wide range of interesting topics. Below we have highlighted a few of our most requested programs; however, you can find a complete list of programs with descriptions on or website!

Sample Program Offerings:

Question, Persuade, Refer – Suicide Prevention Training

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. The good news is that most suicides can be prevented if concerned others learn to recognize the risk factors, gain confidence in asking about suicidal thoughts, and know where to send someone for help. Participants in this presentation will leave with practical knowledge for helping others who might be at risk for suicide.

Are you stressed out?

The American College Health Association cites stress as the number-one impediment to academic performance in its national college health assessment.  In this presentation students will learn techniques to identify stressors and take control of stress in their lives.

The ABC’s of Getting Your Zzzz’s

College students are some of the most sleep-deprived people in the U.S.! Sleep deprivation can lead to decreased performance and alertness, difficulty concentrating, memory problems, and emotional distress. In this workshop students will learn about the importance of sleep, the effects of sleep deprivation, and strategies for getting better sleep.

Interested in Requesting A Program?

Visit our website above to complete an online workshop request form.  Two-week advance notice is required. We would appreciate it if you could disseminate this information to other members of your department. We are sending this information prior to the start of the semester so that you can include the presentation on your syllabus if you would like.

For additional information contact Colleen Holcomb at


Get $30 Bills Tickets and Donate to the Family Justice Center

Are you a Bills Fan and a supporter of the Family Justice Center? If so, the Buffalo Bills and the United Way have made it possible to go to the 11/3 Bills game against the Chiefs for only $30 and also donate to the Family Justice Center at the same time. Just click the following link to purchase your tickets and donate! Use the special offer code GPUW.