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Summer Programs

The College of Arts and Sciences offers youth camps and non-credit bearing workshops for a variety of age groups during the summer.  If you have questions about any of these opportunities, please contact

For information regarding credit bearing courses and other university-wide offerings please visit


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.  To register please visit

      • 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


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, August 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. To register click here.


Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Training, August 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, Ph.D.). 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.