Wednesday, July 15, 2015

That Twitter thing: 
Mary F. Cavanagh is an Assistant Professor at University of Ottawa's School of Information Studies. Her areas of research interest include valuing the contemporary public library as institution, social media, practice-based approaches to information interactions and practices, and forms of organizing. Her current teaching interests are in areas of resource discovery, knowledge in organization, social media, and library marketing and advocacy. 
Meaning and method behind micro-blogging in public libraries 

Engagement and participation are key concepts framing a large part of the social media discourse across many research domains. As quasi-government agencies public libraries increasingly value Twitter as it provides a freely accessible, low-cost structure for improved engagement, relationship-building and communication with a wide spectrum of library followers. The project, initiated in 2012, contributes to this work from the perspective of the public library organization. Highlights of a first phase - a national survey of public libraries' Twitter practices - are introduced in conjunction with findings from several pilot projects that explored techniques for studying library micro-blogging. This work then establishes a provisional theoretical framework from which to consider preliminary results of the first of three in-depth @publiclibrary case studies. 


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series Kickoff: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - noon-1:00 pm 108 Capen Hall Honors College

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series
Kickoff: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Are you hungry for empowerment? UB Women in STEM is sponsoring a brown bag, noon time lecture series that explores gender differences in STEM careers. Our featured speakers will share their insights and challenge your assumptions. Bring your lunch and a friend!

Introduction: Karen King, PhD, Program Manager, Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Partnership, University at Buffalo
Presenter: Lora Park, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, University at Buffalo
Abstract: Women are underrepresented in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Dr. Lora Park will discuss social psychological research on the effects of romantic goal pursuit in shaping women's interest in these traditionally male-dominated fields, and discuss implications for women's motivation and performance in STEM.

This brown bag lunch lecture is hosted at UB’s Honors College, located in 108 Capen Hall, inside the Silverman Library. Admission is free and open to the public. Space is limited so advanced registration is requested. Future dates to be announced.

For more information contact Kathleen Murphy at

About us: UB Women in STEM is a grassroots coalition of allies from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Undergraduate Academies, UB STEM, Academic Affairs, Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership, Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender, Intercultural and Diversity Center, Office of Student Engagement, Computing and Information Technology, and the Professional Staff Senate dedicated to advancing women in STEM.

Check out the STEM event held earlier this year at

Thursday, July 9, 2015

IEEE TALE2015 International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering

Date and Venue

IEEE TALE2015 will be held 10-12 December 2015 at United International College, in Zhuhai, China.


IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE) is held each year in the Asia-Pacific region (IEEE Region 10). It is intended to complement existing conferences sponsored by the IEEE Education Society, most notably Frontiers in Education in North America (IEEE Regions 1–7) and EDUCON in Europe/Middle East/Africa (IEEE Region 8). The aim of TALE is to provide an excellent platform for both academicians and practitioners to share their experience and knowledge in engineering education at all levels. Both research and practice-oriented papers are welcome in order to emphasize the needs of interdisciplinary collaboration in engineering and education.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Don't miss out!

Google Camp for Administrators and Educators

Thursday, Aug. 6 | 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Center for the Arts
University at Buffalo North Campus
Amherst, N.Y.
Join fellow University at Buffalo alumni, members of the New York State Association for Computers and Technologies, members of the School Administrators Association of New York State and others from your community for Google Camp!

Google Camp is organized differently than most conferences. This “unconference” has no keynotes, and everything discussed at the event is determined by the attendees. You'll learn about different Google technologies and systems for your classroom, straight from the experts!

The UB Alumni Association is offering special conference pricing for the first 75 UB grads that register.

General Alumni Pricing: 
$89 | $115 (includes Google Chromecast)

Young Alumni Pricing (Grads from 2005-2015):
$79 | $105 (includes Google Chromecast)

General public: 
$99| $125 (includes Google Chromecast)

Space is limited, so sign up now!
To register, click here.
NYSCATE membership is required for registration.
FREE membership can be obtained by completing the online NYSCATE membership form.

Sponsored by:

University at Buffalo Office of Alumni Engagement
201 Harriman Hall •  Buffalo, NY 14214