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Summer Programs for Adults

UB offers academic and recreational programs for adults as well as children and teens. These programs are open to the community.


Sociology Summer Research Institute
May 24-June 2, 2017

The UB Summer Research Institute trains researchers in a collegial, intellectually engaging, and multidisciplinary atmosphere. Workshop participants learn easy-to-understand practical information about statistics and methods and develop skills and knowledge to confidently analyze their own data. Our courses are appropriate for a range of researchers—graduate students from all disciplines, private and public sector researchers and policymakers, college and university faculty—anyone with research experience/training who is looking to gain new skills or brush up on the latest analytic techniques. For more information, email

  • Module 1: Statistics Crash Course, May 22-23
  • Module 2: Qualitative Data Analysis, May 24-25
  • Module 3: Survey Designs and Sampling, May 25-26
  • Module 4: Using Census Data and Tools, May 30-31
  • Module 5: Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling, June 1-2
June in Buffalo

June in Buffalo
June 5-11, 2017

Presented by the Department of Music and The Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music, June in Buffalo, a festival and conference dedicated to composers will take place June 5-11, 2017 at the University at Buffalo. June in Buffalo offers an intensive schedule of seminars, lectures, workshops, professional presentations, participant forums and open rehearsals as well as afternoon and evening concerts open to the general public and critics. Each of the invited composers will have one of his/her pieces performed during the festival. Evening performances feature faculty composers, resident ensembles and soloists renowned internationally as interpreters of contemporary music. For more information, visit the Center for 21st Century Music website.


Summer Strings Institute
June 24-29, 2017

Intermediate and advanced strings students from middle school level to young professionals will work intensively to improve their skills in solo, chamber music and orchestral playing. The workshop will include hourly lessons, chamber music coaching, master classes, contemporary music workshop, string orchestra rehearsals, faculty recital, student recitals and a string orchestra concert. For more information, please contact


LehrerDance Summer Intensive
Aug. 14-19, 2017

Intermediate/advanced level professional and pre-professional dancers age 18 or older have an exciting opportunity to study with artistic director Jon Lehrer and LehrerDance company members. This program is an intensive six-day residency in LehrerDance technique, style and repertory. Workshop classes include: LehrerDance technique, style and repertoire; specialty classes; health and wellness workshop; in-studio performance by LehrerDance; Q & A with Jon Lehrer and company; and showcase/reception. Register online.


Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Training
Aug. 21-25, 2017

This workshop will provide basic training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and is designed for mental health providers new to the PCIT model. The training model used is in accordance with the guidelines put forth by PCIT International. Participants will attend two face-to-face trainings conducted by a regional PCIT trainer (Sarah Taber-Thomas, PhD). The first is a 5-day workshop, which is followed by a 2-day workshop approximately 3 to 4 months later. Training will include didactics, modeling, role-play and in-vivo skills practice. In addition, providers will participate in two monthly consultation calls with Dr. Taber-Thomas for 12 months. As part of the training, providers will also receive all necessary treatment materials (e.g., PCIT protocol, coding manual). Finally, during the consultation year all providers will be required to submit recorded session videos for review and will receive written or verbal feedback from Dr. Taber-Thomas regarding treatment fidelity and competence. For more information contact the Department of Psychology.