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UB’s Elevator PITCH Competition – 90 sec. to deliver the perfect elevator pitch and win prizes!

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UB’s Elevator PITCH Competition – 90 sec. to deliver the perfect elevator pitch and win prizes!

Ready, set, pitch! Contest gives UB student entrepreneurs 90 seconds to deliver the perfect elevator pitch and win prizes!

Deadline to register March 31st, register to participate online:  http://www.academies.buffalo.edu/forms/pitch.php

What’s your BIG idea? Join the Academies and PITCH your idea at the Second annual UB Elevator PITCH Competition!

Watch last year’s video to see what it’s all about…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoXjQam0-xY

Libraries-supported poetry awards (Applications due March 7)

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THE FRIENDS OF THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES UNDERGRADUATE POETRY PRIZE

Sponsored by the Poetry Collection of the University Libraries, Office of the Vice Provost of the UB Libraries, and the Friends of the University Libraries. For the best poem or group of poems submitted by a UB undergraduate student. The prize is $200.

Entries should consist of one or more word-processed, double-spaced poems, no more than five pages. The student’s name should not appear on the entries. The typescript with a cover sheet mentioning the name of the prize, the writer’s name, address, e-mail, and telephone number, should be sent to Linda Gould, 227 Capen Hall

THE ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS PRIZE

Administered by the Poetry Collection with support from the Office of the Vice Provost of the UB Libraries. For the best poem or group of poems submitted by a UB undergraduate or graduate student.  The prize is $200.

Entries should consist of one or more word-processed, double-spaced poems, no more than five pages. The student’s name should not appear on the entries. The typescript with a cover sheet mentioning the name of the prize, the writer’s name, graduate or undergraduate status, address, e-mail, and telephone number, should be sent to Linda Gould, 227 Capen Hall.

THE DAN LIBERTHSON POETRY PRIZE GRADUATE STUDENT PRIZE

Sponsored by the Poetry Collection of the University Libraries for The Academy of American Poets. For the best poem or group of poems submitted by a UB graduate student. The Prize is $100.

The typescript with a cover sheet mentioning the name of the prize, the writer’s name, address, e-mail, and telephone number, should be sent to Linda Gould, 227 Capen Hall.  

‘Blind Date with a Book’ event this Friday in Lockwood Library!

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The UB Literary Club and University Libraries are proud to present the Valentine’s Day event, “Blind Date with a Book.” Please join us in the foyer of Lockwood Memorial Library any time from 12:00-5:00 pm on Friday, February 14 to fall in love with literature!

How does the event work? Select a wrapped book from the blind date display, check it out, and take it home to unwrap and enjoy! (And if you don’t end up liking your date, just return it to any UB library location — no hurt feelings involved!)

Whether you’re single or taken, spend this Friday night reading what could be the book of your dreams!

The 2014 University Libraries Oscar Contest

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Image Source: ebbandflowphotography on flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0

Image Source: ebbandflowphotography on flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0

The 2014 Oscar Nominees list is out and the Academy Awards Ceremony is right around the corner! Come join us for the 2nd Annual University Libraries Oscar Contest.

Guess this year’s Oscar winners in our selected categories and you might have a chance to win a Canon PowerShot A1400 Camera!

Contest Instructions & Rules

  • Contest is open to UB Students only. You must also have a valid UBITName.
  • Enter your name and your UB e-mail address on the form below.
  • Pick your eight 2014 Oscar Winners.
  • Fill out our short questionnaire.
  • Participants predicting the highest number of categories correctly will be entered into the drawing for prizes.
  • All participants will receive a coupon code for a 10% discount to the UB Library Store.
  • Only one entry per student.
  • Entries will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014.
  • Winners will be contacted by their UB email address after the Oscar winners have been announced.

Prizes

  • Grand Prize winner will receive a Canon PowerShot A1400 and AMC Theatres Gift Card.
  • Second and Third place winners will each receive an AMC Theatres Gift Card.

To enter the contest, please visit: http://library.buffalo.edu/multimedia/students/oscar2014.php.