November 20, 2018

DEI Resources for the Week of Nov. 26, 2018

Association of the Bar of the City of New York (NYC BAR)
LSAT/Law School Prep Conference - Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 - 10:00AM - 6:00PM

NYC Bar is located at 42 West 44th Street, New York, New York 10036 -  212.382.6600

For more information and to register, please visit:

From the NYC Bar website: 

Description - This annual comprehensive one-day conference for college students and recent graduates provides information on everything from the LSAT through the first year of law school. The program includes LSAT prep classes by leading providers, as well as panels with admissions representatives and law students from regional law schools. The conference culminates with a Networking and Admissions Fair. All participants will receive materials on admissions and financial aid, and will be entered into a raffle for free prep courses.

Sessions throughout the day include:

  • LSAT Prep Classes
  • Financing Law School
  • How to Select and Apply to the Right Law School
  • What to Expect and How to Succeed During Your 1L Experience
  • Networking and Admissions Fair

Law Schools representing at the Networking and Admissions Fair include:

  • Baylor Law
  • Boston College Law School
  • Boston University School of Law
  • California Western School of Law
  • Elisabeth Haub School of Law
  • Florida Coastal School Law School
  • Florida International University College of Law
  • Fordham Law School
  • Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • New York University School of Law
  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • Seton Hall Law School
  • Southern University Law Center
  • Southwestern Law School
  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • The George Washington University Law School
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • The University of Michigan Law School
  • Tulane University Law School
  • UC Hastings College of the Law
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • Washburn University School of Law

More law schools to be announced.

Sponsored by the Office for Diversity & Inclusion and the Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Committee of the New York City Bar, 42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036.

Westchester County Human Rights Commission celebrates Human Rights Day with a keynote lecture and panel discussion entitled "Freedom of Speech – The Double Edged Sword", on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 @ 9:00AM at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University (Pace Law School), Tudor Room, 78 North Broadway, White Plains New York

The Westchester County Human Rights Commission will celebrate Human Rights Day with a keynote and panel discussion entitled "Freedom of Speech – The Double Edged Sword", on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Pace Law School, Tudor Room, 78 North Broadway, White Plains NY. Registration for this free event will begin at 8:30 am. The program will begin at 9:00 am.

For more information, please view the PDF on the Westchester County website.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer will bring welcoming remarks.  Westchester County Attorney John Nonna, Esq. will introduce the Keynote speaker Kristin Clarke, Esq. President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

A panel discussion moderated by Randolph M. McLaughlin, Esq., Professor of Law, Elizabeth Haub School of Law Pace University will follow the keynote address. Panelists include Kristen Clarke, Esq., President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Debra S. Cohen, Esq., Professor of Law, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Bennett L. Gershman, Esq. Professor of Law, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, Melanie Robbins, Director of Community Engagement of the Anti-Defamation League, New York and Shannon Wong, Executive Director, Lower Hudson Valley Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union. Please RSVP by December 1, 2018 at HRC-Inquiries@westchestergov.com or 995-7710.

Jerrice Duckette Epps, Esq
Acting Executive Director
Westchester County Human Rights Commission

Westchester County Human Rights Commission celebrates Human Rights Day with a keynote and panel discussion entitled “Freedom of Speech – The Double Edged Sword”, on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Pace Law School, Tudor Room, 78 North Broadway, White Plains NY.

University of Buffalo, The State University of New York invites undergraduate students to submit applications to participate in The CLIMB UP (Undergraduate Program) for Summer Research at the University at Buffalo for Summer 2019.  Application Deadline: February 1, 2019

What is CLIMB UP?
The CLIMB (Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences) Program at UB has created CLIMB UP for Summer Research, an outstanding summer research experience for undergraduate students to excel in biomedical, STEM, and health science research and explore career opportunities. Now entering its 11th summer, the overall goal is to introduce you to research opportunities, facilitate understanding of recent advances in the STEM disciplines, and mentor you towards graduate and professional careers. As a CLIMB UP Fellow, you will be guided through novel and exciting research projects and mentored by faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows through the summer and beyond. You will spend 10 weeks in the laboratory of your research mentor, whom you will be paired with based on your interests. We will train you in various areas necessary to safely and efficiently perform your research and related activities.


What Areas of Research Does CLIMB UP Offer?
The CLIMB UP for Summer Research offers many diverse research opportunities in the STEM disciplines. Faculty are associated with a wide range of UB programs, encompassing virtually every aspect of scientific research.
Based on your interests and career goals, you can apply to work with mentors who fall under 3 categories:

  • ASPET-SURF mentors do research in the Departments of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Sciences. If you're interested in those fields, this is a great place to learn more. 
  • CLIMB PRO mentors are located in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Most are MDs working in clinical settings. If you're pre-med, or looking towards a career in medicine and/or research, we recommend you check out CLIMB PRO! 
  • iSEED mentors work in a wide variety of scientific disciplines at 7 different UB schools, including Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Dental Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Public Health and Health Professions, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and College of Arts and Sciences. If you're interested in any of those fields, we highly recommend checking out iSEED. 
  • NEW! CLIMB UBIDS mentors do research in the Department of Biomedical Informatics on topics including biomedical informatics, data science, related disciplines. If you're interested in these fields, we highly recommend you check out our new CLIMB UBIDS.  

Undecided!?! No problem! On your application, please let us know which mentors and/or areas of science are most interesting to you, and upon acceptance, we will work with you to select the best mentor for you.

What’s on the Agenda? May 28-August 3, 2019
As a CLIMB UP Fellow, you will:

  • Complete individualized lab rotations
  • Learn and apply laboratory skills (1-week course)
  • Gain exposure to a wide variety of STEM disciplines
  • Discover graduate and professional school possibilities at UB
  • Present your research in a formal symposium setting
  • Enjoy all that Summer in Western New York offers
  • Build lasting relationships with mentors and fellow students

Who Is Eligible for CLIMB UP?
CLIMB UP trains highly qualified undergraduate students interested in scientific research. Students receive a living stipend through SURF, CLIMB PRO, or iSEED (and other sources if available), and housing is provided for students who live outside of Western New York. Students enrolled in the program are entering their sophomore, junior, or senior years in undergraduate programs in colleges and universities nationwide. We are often asked if students can be recent college graduates- and the answer is yes, but you should not be already enrolled in an advanced degree program. Students must be US citizens or permanent residents to be eligible for funding.

How Do I Apply?
Submit no later than February 1, 2019:


ONLINE APPLICATION FORM can be found on the Universty at Buffalo site.

Application includes:
a)    Personal statement describing interest in research and career goals
b)    Your most recent CV or resume  
c)    A copy of your latest academic transcript (unofficial is perfectly acceptable)
d)    Two (2) letters of recommendation from people who know you well (professor, advisor, supervisor, etc) can be uploaded through the application or through the CLIMB UP website. We strongly recommend that at least one of your letters be from someone who can comment specifically about your research experience. Please name the file this way: StudentLastName_CLIMBUPRec (ie, Wilson_CLIMBUPRec)

If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact CLIMB UP. 


Best wishes,
Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD
Director of the The CLIMB Program

Joanna Barthelemy, PhD
CLIMB Program Coordinator    

Anyango Kamina, PhD
iSEED Scientific Workforce Specialist

Christopher Root
iSEED Coordinator

University of Buffalo, The State University of New York 
CLIMB UP (Undergraduate Program) for Summer Research 
May 28 - August 3, 2019
Application Deadline: February 1, 2019
UB - University of Buffalo, The State University of New York