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Open Mic: What Am I Doing in Your Classroom?

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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

While not required, registration through the website is recommended.

Hope to see you there!

Congratulations to all the 2015 Oscar Contest Winners

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The UB Libraries would like to thank all the participants in the 2015 Oscar Prediction Contest. After tallying up all the categories, we were surprised to find that no one predicted all eight correctly so no prizes were awarded. Just kidding! The 4 participants who got seven correct and the 2 participants (out of 18) who got six correct and won the drawing received the prizes ($25 AMC Theatres Gift Card).

The category that stumped people the most was the Best Animated Feature. Most people predicted How to Train Your Dragon 2 would be the winner instead of Big Hero 6 (the actual winner), both were great films and it probably could have gone either way.

The winners of the 2015 Oscar Prediction Contest:
Clarissa Toner – Pharmacy
John Morano – Communication
Grace Azzolino – Library Science
Connor Hannan – Psychology
Margaret Cerere – Communication

Once again, thank you to everyone who entered the contest and we hope to see you again next year!

The Human Genome: UB Libraries Celebrate BPS Science Week 2015

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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!

Faculty 45, March 15, 1970

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One of the most sought out facets of University history is campus unrest and the events of Spring 1970.  March 15 marks the 45th anniversary of the “Faculty 45″ incident.  On that day, 45 faculty members were arrested after holding a sit-in in Acting President Peter Regan’s office to protest presence of Buffalo police on campus.

Diefendorf Annex, September 1970

Diefendorf Annex, September 1970

University Archives has several items regarding the “Faculty 45″ and campus unrest including:

  • 45 rpm record of “Hayes Hall Blues.”  This song was written about the faculty 45 by Charlie Keil and Michael Frisch in order to raise legal defense funds.
  • Trial transcript and other legal documents.
  • Notes and clippings
  • Flyers
  • Tear gas canister, buttons, strike flags, and banners

Interested in more resources?

Campus Unrest collections in University Archives

Flashback: Campus Unrest at UB by the UB Reporter

Timeline of Campus Unrest at UB

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!

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