Shaving Study 2

Announcing Shaving Study 2!

Are you a male over the age of 18 who shaves with a razor regularly? Then you may be eligible to participate in this product evaluation study!

We will provide you, with shave cream and razors for a period of 4 weeks! You get to shave at home and then come to the Communication Science Center once every 2 weeks for 30 minutes to give us feedback on the products (your responses will be recorded on video). If you complete the whole study you will receive $110 in Wegmans gift cards ($50 for each two-week period, +$10 for completing the whole study.

For more information and to see if you are eligible email Andreas at with subject line “Shaving Study 2”


Classics Graduate Student Symposium ~ Call for Papers

Classics CFP

Fellow Graduate Students,

The Classics Graduate Student Association is pleased to be hosting an Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium this upcoming spring, on March 1. Our title is Developing the Academic: Stages of Research. Attached is a call for papers with more details. We welcome submissions from various disciplines especially in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

We look forward to your submissions! If there are any questions please email


Anthropology’s Convergence Symposium ~ Call for Papers

Convergence CFP

The Anthropology Graduate Student Association (AGSA) will be hosting its fourth annual interdisciplinary graduate symposium at the University at Buffalo entitled The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.  This year we are expanding our conference to be conducted over the weekend of March 28th-30th.  The Convergence Symposium series is meant to be a showcase for cooperative, interdisciplinary research in the humanities, social sciences, and related fields that carries the spirit of the current academic climate of blurring academic boundaries.

Humanity has been concerned with Pestilence, War, Famine, and Death long before such crises were codified by the authors of Revelation.  Throughout human history, religion, mythologies, politics, cultural structures, and technological advances all have reference to, or deal directly with, the topics represented by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. While we have to be careful of prime mover arguments involving these topics and sociocultural change, we often see these topics discussed in relation with transitional and/or transformational periods in complex societies. Of course, societies have also found effective ways of dealing with these events which provide fairly long-term solutions to the divides these issues can create. Other related issues we see are major population events, settlement change, political instability and upheaval, and changes in ideology and cultural material which address the human needs and desires in periods with uncertain futures.

This year’s Convergence symposium is looking for papers from graduate students of all fields pertaining to any of the four topics represented by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.  Papers can range from one horseman to any combination thereof, and can be from any academic field, but should be written as social science papers to ensure cohesion in the proceedings. Abstracts should be no more than 200 words and are due January 15, 2014.  Presenters should prepare a talk of twenty minutes or less based on their papers and will have five additional minutes for Q&A. A projector will be available so presentations can be of either the PowerPoint variant or spoken presentation of a written paper. The compulsory conference proceedings, which will be published online through an electronic ISBN, will allot 20 pages per paper.  Further information regarding the location, and programming for the event is forthcoming.

All submissions or questions should be sent to the AGSA Secretary, Mike Surrett, at by January 15, 2014.

GSA Sponsored Toy Drive

The GSA is sponsoring a charity toy drive to benefit Child and Family Services this holiday season!

We would like to encourage all students to participate by bringing in new, unwrapped toys to the GSA office (310 Student Union) anytime between now and December 13th.  All of the toys will be given out to local children in need.

Thank you to all, your support is greatly appreciated!

Patent Law Workshop

Free workshop on Patent Law for students, engineers, and scientists.  The event will be held at:

104 O’Brian Hall
Wednesday 13th November 2013
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Patent Law Workshop

November Events

November Events

There’s a lot going on this month, including:

Clybourne Park ~ Road Less Traveled Productions, November 8
Inon Barnatan ~ Lippes Concert Hall Series, November 8
Malcolm Gladwell as a part of the UB Distinguished Speaker Series, November 13
War Horse at Shea’s, November 15

Free Coffee and Doughnuts:

Buffalo Film Seminar Series:

Sexual Health Research Study

Participate in a study about the sexual health of college students.

 Participation involves:

1.  a 10-minute online survey of your thoughts about sexual health topics

2.  coming to our lab for 30 minutes to complete an attention task and questionnaires

3.  receiving $10 as a thank you for taking part in the study

Sexually active students ages 18-25 eligible to participate.

For more information, please call 829-6803 or email

Sexual Health Research Study

Cafeteria Cash Study

Do you want a FREE Lunch or Dinner at UB? Participate in the “Cafeteria Cash Study” for WOMEN ages 18-60!

Participants receive a free lunch or dinner of their choice and will also be compensated ($$). The study takes place at UB and involves 2 appointments on consecutive days. Participants will complete questionnaires for about 1 hour at the first appointment, and receive a free lunch or dinner of their choice at the 2nd appointment.

Learn more and see if you’re eligible here:

or call 716-829-6819