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Call for Nominations: Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring

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[The following announcement comes from the Office of the Dean, Undergraduate Education.]

The President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring was established through a generous gift by the late UB President Emeritus Martin Meyerson and his wife, Margy Ellen, to recognize exceptional teaching and mentoring at UB. Faculty members who exemplify these qualities are foundational to the University at Buffalo and its academic mission. They provide the guidance and support needed to help undergraduate students develop the skills necessary for not only research and creativity but also for critical thinking and innovation. This award sets the bar for faculty excellence in helping our undergraduates reach their full potential as young scholars, and launching their future careers. In addition to their involvement with students, mentors are leaders within their own departments, extending beyond professional duties to engage other faculty and students in meaningful collaboration and initiatives. A common theme among successful faculty mentors is that their mentoring experiences are as impactful to them as they are for their students.

Faculty may be nominated for the award by students, faculty colleagues and/or university administrators. Individuals selected for the award will be recognized during UB’s annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence, which will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015.

The process and portal for nominations may be found at

Nominations will be accepted through December 15, 2014.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Colucci, Coordinator of Nationally Competitive Fellowships & Scholarships at 716-645-6134 or via email at


Undecided Making Informed Decisions

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[The following blog post was written by Kristin E. Cangialosi, a graduate student in the Department of Library & Information Studies.]

You got accepted into UB and started college in the last couple of months, or maybe even last year.  You’re taking the required general education courses but still cannot decide what you want to do after graduation.  Or maybe you came to UB with a declared major, but after taking some classes are starting to realize that it’s not the right fit for you.

UB Career Services is dedicated to providing students with the information to help make these major decisions easier.  For each major offered at the university, UB Career Services has created a guide that explains what you can do professionally with that degree when you graduate.  For even more guidance, you can enroll in the three-credit, semester-long, seminar course UBE 202: Career Planning to conduct a deeper exploration of your options.

To help get you thinking about career possibilities, you can use the Career Planning Guide to find resources within the UB Libraries’ collections.  Here are just a few of the titles available to get you started with your independent research.

Top 10 Things Every Student Should Know About the UB Libraries

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As you begin to settle in for the new semester, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share information about resources and services available to you as a UB student. Here is our top ten list of “must knows” about the UB Libraries:



Each major has a librarian who can help you with your information needs: Subject Librarians


You can get instant answers from REAL people by using our 24/7 chat


The Libraries have an online guide and videos designed to help you understand basic research skills


There are many different study spaces in the UB Libraries, both group and silent – find out which ones are best for you


You can use your print quota from your laptop: Printing from your computer


The Silverman Library in Capen Hall is open 24/7 during Fall and Spring semesters.


You can have journal articles and book chapters delivered electronically, and library books made available for pick-up at the UB library of your choice using Delivery+


Undergraduate students are required to complete the Library Skills Workbook during their first year at UB


The UB Libraries are the go-to places to find sources for your research paper or project:


New to UB? You may also want to check out the Resources at University at Buffalo video to learn about even more amazing services and resources available to you around campus!