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Open Mic: What Am I Doing in Your Classroom?

DC-AprilPlan to join us on Wednesday, April 1 for Open Mic: What Am I Doing in Your Classroom? Students Tell Their Tech Stories, a look at how students are integrating their smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices into their educational lives. This event is part of the Digital Challenges Series, sponsored by the UB Libraries and UB Information Technology, and co-sponsored by the Center for Educational Innovation and Student Life.

The program will take place in 145 Student Union from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1. UB associate professor Valerie Nesset will set the tone with a keynote address focusing on the ways in which students are adopting and adapting technology to address their learning and research needs.  During the open mic session, students will share their personal tech stories in brief, informal presentations that will focus on using mobile technologies to improve the classroom experience.

To learn more and view the full schedule, please visit http://digitalchallenges.buffalo.edu.

While not required, registration through the website is recommended.

Hope to see you there!

The Human Genome: UB Libraries Celebrate BPS Science Week 2015

STEMPhoto2Curious about DNA? Want to learn more about the human genome? Buffalo Public Schools Science Week 2015 celebrates the genome and the University at Buffalo Libraries and the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library have books for you!

Have a Nice DNA, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, The Borealis Genome and many more genome and science books for children, young adults and teachers are now available.

Librarians from the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library worked with experts from SUNY Buffalo State, UB, SUNY, the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Public Schools to select the books and ensure their availability. The UB Libraries are proud to partner with them in support of STEM literacy by making these books available in the UB Libraries for UB students, faculty and staff:

  •  Genome & Science Books for Children & Young Adults: BPS Science Week 2015 – Guide, Pinterest
  • Genome & Science Books for Teachers: BPS Science Week 2015 – Guide, Pinterest

The UB Libraries also support the Read Aloud initiative encouraging parents to spend 15 minutes each day reading to their children – use the books above to get started. The UB Libraries offer many more resources 24/7 for your reading and research needs – see our website or contact us to learn more. Learn more about the science of life today at your library!

EndNote Workshops

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endx7_logoNew to EndNote?  The Libraries are offering free workshops tailored for those who have never used EndNote before and would like an introduction to this powerful piece of computer software.

Learn how to download the EndNote software, organize your references, images and PDFs, and how to instantly move references from EndNote into your Microsoft Word documents in virtually any citation style.

Check out our complete list of workshop dates and times, and register for an EndNote workshop today!

2015 Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research ($500) – Entries Due March 6, 2015

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ResearchPrizeThe UB Libraries, in cooperation with the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, are pleased to sponsor and announce the 2015 Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research.
The Prize recognizes students who produce significant academic inquiry requiring use of information resources, the University at Buffalo Libraries and the collections. Undergraduate research conducted by individual students or by student teams is eligible.

Research in all disciplines is eligible for the Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research

  • Submissions must document use and application of library/information resources in any format (online, print, Web, media, etc.)
  • Research conducted in full or part during the period from January 2014 – February  2015 is eligible
  • Research projects can be presented in any format (print, web-based, media, database, art works, etc.)
  • Prize winning research will be featured on the UB Libraries and Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Web sites

One $500 prize will be awarded.

For more information and/or to apply, please visit: library.buffalo.edu/research-prize.

The application deadline is March 6, 2015.

Student Poetry Prizes – Entries Due March 6, 2015

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Power of WordsTHE 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, graduate or undergraduate status, address, e-mail, and telephone number, should be sent to: Linda Gould, 228 Lockwood Library.   Entry deadline: Friday, March 6, 2015.

 

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, 228 Lockwood Library. Entry deadline: Friday, March 6, 2015.

 

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, 228 Lockwood Library. Entry deadline: Friday, March 6, 2015.

 

**THE DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS IS FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015**