Beyond the Classroom

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UB Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy
Established in 1978, the Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy serves as a focal point for interdisciplinary research and teaching at the School of Law and the University at Buffalo as a whole.

UB Center for Excellence in Writing
The Center for Excellence in Writing supports UB students, faculty and staff through peer consulting services, workshops, presentations, and hosting special programs.

UB Gender Institute
A university-wide research center founded in 1997, the Gender Institute promotes research and teaching related to women, gender and sexuality. The Gender Institute offers grants and awards to faculty and students to support scholarship on women and on the intricate connections between gender and other social forces, such as sexuality, race, class, health, age, religion and place. They convene interdisciplinary networks and organize lectures, workshops, conferences, film screenings, art exhibitions and community events.

UB Graduate Student Association
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is the representative body for graduate students at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Its two key purposes can be divided into representation and services. Its funds are derived from the Mandatory Student Fee ($85 on your bill) and are used to pay GSA staff and fund numerous programs and services offered to GSA members.

UB GSA Editing Workshop 
These services are offered to graduate students who are preparing term papers, theses, dissertations, articles for publication and other writing projects.

UB Humanities Institute 
Since its founding in 2005, the University at Buffalo’s Humanities Institute (HI) has quickly established itself as one of the most important entities supporting the humanities in Western New York. Scholarship in the humanities helps us to question, comprehend and transform an increasingly complex world. The most intractable human problems cannot be solved from within a single discipline, but must be approached from a variety of perspectives. HI provides a forum for conversations among humanists of all disciplines.

UB Haudenosaunee/Native American Studies Research Workshop Comprised of Indigenous and non-Indigenous allied faculty and graduate student scholars from across disciplines at UB, The Haudenosaunee/Native American Studies Research Workshop provides a forum for discussion of recent academic work in the ever-emerging interdisciplinary field of Indigenous studies. The primary rationale for this research workshop’s Haudenosaunee-specific focus corresponds with maintaining respectful recognition of the University at Buffalo’s location within the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee people.

UB Center for Disability Studies 
The Center for Disability Studies adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the study of disability as a social justice concern, focusing on disability as a category of analysis and a lived embodiment and emphasizing the diverse experiences of disabled people in various times and locations.

UB Immigrant and Refugee Research Institute (IRRI) 
The vision of IRRI is to create and share practical knowledge on immigrants and refugees and to improve their lives in the region, in the nation and in the world, with a particular focus on refugee issues in collaboration with Western New York newcomer communities. Based on human rights perspectives, the members of the IRRI utilize research as a tool to sustain the dignity of every immigrant and refugee.

UB International Student Services

UB Student Life

Library Video Recording Studios and Equipment Loan
A wide variety of media and technology equipment is available for loan to current UB students, faculty and staff. Moreover, you can use Video Recording Studios in Silverman Library to create video presentations, interviews or short class projects in a fast and easy way.

Other UB-Affiliated Research Centers

National Organizations