University Heights Community Laboratory

University Heights Community Laboratory A space offering affordable DIY workshops, event space and art gallery walls creating an environment for community development and engagement
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Located at 9 W. Northrup Place, the University Heights Community Laboratory, or CoLab, is a co-op educational space encouraging collaborative education, community engagement, and proper home maintenance. As a subsidiary organization of the University Heights Tool Library, we empower citizens and residents to become the positive change they want to see in their community. So attend a workshop, teach a workshop on any topic, or rent the Co-Lab for an event by becoming a member today! How To Join: You must be an active member of the University Heights Tool Library to be a member of the University Heights Co-Lab. The cost of membership is $10 and a valid drivers license is required upon signing up. Please stop in during the Tool Library's hours of operation, located on their page, to apply today. Co-Lab Students: Students are not required to be members of the University Heights Library but are required to show a valid ID before or on the day of a workshop. Topics and cost of each workshop are left up to the discretion of the teacher. However, a cheap and affordable price will be encouraged by setting a max class cost at $25. Students will be given a short survey to gain feedback on their Co-Lab experience following each workshop. Co-Lab Teachers: Co-Lab Teachers will be required to be active members of the University Heights Tool Library with no outstanding late fees to host a workshop. Workshop topic and price are left up to you and all we ask in return is a donation to the University Heights Collaborative at three times the admission cost to your workshop. How To Rent: In order to rent the Co-Lab for an event: - Must be an active member of the University Heights Tool Library with no outstanding late fees. - Call no later than two weeks in advance of your event to place a reservation. - Cost of renting is $10/hour, $30 for 4 hours, and $50 for a full-day. - If you need to cancel, please call no later than a week in advance of your event so we can hopefully find someone else to utilize the space Pop-Up Art Galleries: The Co-Lab is the perfect host for a pop-up art gallery. We allow students and freelance artists the chance to display their work for up to a weeks time at the cost of $10 and $50, respectively.

Mission: Promote DIY education, collaborative development, neighborhood engagement, and home maintenance by empowering citizens to become the positive change they want to see in their community.

We're excited to call these guys our neighbors and couldn't be more thankful for all the hard, community-driven work the...
03/21/2019
Support The Tool Library in #SpringItOnWNY!

We're excited to call these guys our neighbors and couldn't be more thankful for all the hard, community-driven work they do to provide communities the tools the need to improve the world around them. πŸ› πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸ‘©β€πŸ”§πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”§

Donate today to The Tool Library's #SpringItOn campaign to support their work to provide more tools to impact even more communities around the region to create the change they need.

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I’m ready to support The Tool Library on March 20, 2019 during Spring it On. Learn more about The Tool Library and all the other organizations participating in #SpringItOnWNY.

Guys, if you haven't explored the Open Data Portal released by the City of Buffalo you're missing out on truly one of, i...
03/22/2018
Open Data Buffalo | OpenData Buffalo

Guys, if you haven't explored the Open Data Portal released by the City of Buffalo you're missing out on truly one of, if not the best open data systems in the country which is only improving.

Check out the link below to view the data sets and visualizations!
https://data.buffalony.gov/

We're excited to announce that the space will once again transform to a theater for a rendition of the Crucible by Ship ...
01/17/2018
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We're excited to announce that the space will once again transform to a theater for a rendition of the Crucible by Ship in a Bottle Productions!

Join Ship In A Bottle Productions Saturday, February 3rd @ 8:00pm as they perform the Crucible, condensed for a modern audience. We're excited these talented individuals are able to share their trade and hope to see them graduate to a bigger space in the future! MARK YOUR CALENDARS! #becauseitsmyname

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Research for a public art policy lead us to this amazing website, www.streetiam.com, where you can see the current and u...
01/03/2018
Street I Am

Research for a public art policy lead us to this amazing website, www.streetiam.com, where you can see the current and upcoming public arts projects throughout the world.

We're one step closer to finalizing a public art policy for Buffalo, NY which would allow even more local artists to use the city their media. #publicartFTW

Street I Am - If it's on the street it's on Street I Am and the World Street Culture Map

Thinking of getting rid of a few of your favorite possessions this new year because they're broken? WELL, let's see if w...
12/27/2017
Dare to Repair Cafe

Thinking of getting rid of a few of your favorite possessions this new year because they're broken? WELL, let's see if we can't repair it!

Join the #DaretoRepair Crew on Saturday, January 27th from 10am to 2pm at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve. Bring your broken item to the event to have one of our expert repairers get to tinkering and hopefully fix your item! For more information check out the website here -->
http://reinsteinwoods.org/events/repair-cafe/

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Bring your broken items (lamps, vacuums, furniture, clothes etc.) to the repair cafe and have volunteer β€œfixers” try to repair the item for free. This event is designed to reduce waste going into landfills and build community! Additionally:

Live-in learning communities can be a positive force to rehab abandoned buildingings by connecting the community and uni...
12/19/2017
Co-living apartment designed as "social overlapping" experiment for students

Live-in learning communities can be a positive force to rehab abandoned buildingings by connecting the community and university students to use their collective knowledge to perform repairs, gain practical experience, and eventually live in the continue to grow with their fellow peers and neighbors.

"There's much more to the co-living concept than merely having some roommates: in expensive cities, co-living can be a relatively affordable, all-inclusive package with perks like housekeeping service; or it might be a hostel-like place where you co-work as well. Alternatively, a co-living situation might involve some co-travelling too, or it might even be part of a global co-living subscription service that allows one to work and travel to different co-living and co-working hubs around the world. But for now, only time will tell whether co-living will help solve the urban housing crisis."

This experimental co-living design scheme aims to foster communication, responsibility and human relationships.

07/31/2017

Are you a Buffalo University District resident or frequent visitor? The University District Community Development Association, Inc. needs your help in a Quality of Life Survey so they can better direct their services and future developments to meet the needs of the community.

Text SURVEY to 716.219.0418 to take part and answer few questions so they can continue to build a better University Heights with and for the community. #communitycollaboration

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There are still a few days left to vote on the  participatory projects for the Minnesota Rail Trail! From xeriscaped pla...
07/07/2017
University Heights Collaborative

There are still a few days left to vote on the participatory projects for the Minnesota Rail Trail! From xeriscaped planters to locally planted native species to public art adorning the abutments, if you're a resident of the district provide the University Heights Collaborative with your vote on these community created projects before next Tuesday, July 11th!

Are you a community-minded person and want to make your voice heard? Are you interested in making Linear Park a more hip and happening place? Do you just wanna spend some mooh-la?

Well, you've come to the right place! The UHC is hosting the first ever participatory budgeting process in the University District, and we want your input! Thanks to a $15,000 donation from Dash's Market and eight project proposals, we are ready to spend some money. All projects pertain to Linear Park/Rail Trail, and range from public art to upcycled benches to a Reddy Bikeshare Station, and much more.

For those who aren't familiar with the process, participatory budgeting is a democratic voting process in which community members decide how to spend a public budget. Together we have brainstormed ideas during our meetings, created committees who developed project proposals, and now are ready to vote on which projects to fund! Projects with the most votes will be funded and implemented in the community.

If you're a member of the UHC and want to get involved, the voting process is quick and easy. We are utilizing a ranked-choice voting process, where voting "1" on a project means it's your first priority for funding and voting "8" on a project means it is your last choice for funding. Follow the link to get started!

https://docs.google.com/a/buffalo.edu/forms/d/1FOaJwVBef4ipxlnk9O_5b2Qh2dRffDu8qFZm8xPZ3Qk/edit

"An urban tree canopy is not just the area that contains the tree but also includes the area that the tree overhangs to ...
06/30/2017
What are the merits of a tree canopy? - The Apopka Voice

"An urban tree canopy is not just the area that contains the tree but also includes the area that the tree overhangs to provide shade and protection. Trees provide many benefits to the community from environmental to economic to aesthetic. The benefits of trees can easily exceed the costs of planting and maintaining by reducing runoff, lowering temperatures, decreasing air pollution, cutting down on heating and cooling expenses, giving aesthetic benefits, reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide, improving learning and concentration, boosting health and well-being, raising property values, and providing habitats for wildlife to thrive."

Protect our cities, protect our trees!
http://theapopkavoice.com/merits-tree-canopy/

An urban tree canopy is not just the area that contains the tree but also includes the area that the tree overhangs to provide shade and protection.

Join the University Heights Tool Library, Susan Attridge of the City of Buffalo Recycles, Knowledge Fire "Your Fix-It Ne...
06/28/2017
University Heights Tool Library

Join the University Heights Tool Library, Susan Attridge of the City of Buffalo Recycles, Knowledge Fire "Your Fix-It Neighbor", and us today in the CoLab starting at 4pm for a planning meeting on developing the first repair cafe in Buffalo. Everyone and anyone is welcome so bring friends or your favorite handyman to provide your input!

Thanks to Buffalo Rising for the feature! We hope you can make it to this afternoon's Dare to Repair Cafe planning meeting at 4PM.

If you are interested but can't attending, shoot us an email at [email protected] and we'll add you to the mailing list for future meetings/announcements.

Dare to Repair 😎

https://www.buffalorising.com/2017/06/repair-cafe-initiative-launches-in-university-district/

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UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (UBSEAS) graduate students, prepared hands-on experiments and activities for St. Joseph University School's (SJUS) 6th grade science students. Steven Pilat, Outreach Coordinator for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Mechanical Engineer student- Jenna Le, Pre-Dental/Biology student -Nick Kagelmacher taught about the intricate science of fingerprinting. SJUS students learned that the pattern of dactylograms, known as fingerprints, remains the same for life and ridge patterns are have general characteristics that fall into three groups known as arches, loops and whorls. Students began their experimentation by putting their fingers in black dust and pressing them on a card. After identifying their ridge patterns they left fingerprints on a water glass. Fellow classmates dusted for prints and tried to figure out who left the prints. Not as easy as it sounds, but the students had fun learning from their University friends. University students do more than teach, they are role models for success in continuing education. They help open minds to career possibilities and the elementary students lookup to them. Making learning fun and interesting is just one of the goals of the collaboration St. Joseph University School is the first Catholic school to have an ongoing relationship with the UB School of Engineering and Applied Science and believes that greatness comes from developing the WHOLE child. To learn more about St. Joseph University School come to the Open House on March 18 at 6:30pm or call for a tour (716)835-7395
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