University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Thursday
10/22/20

Open Drop-In for Undergraduate Advisors regarding Social Work courses

Posted by Tim on October 22, 2020 in Uncategorized

Virtual open drop-in hour via Zoom to provide information regarding the School of Social Work’s Minor in Community Organizing and Development, Micro-credential in Child Advocacy Studies, and other courses that may be beneficial to students. Relevant for those students interested in social and racial justice and in developing practical skills for working within communities and organizations. Please feel free to join anytime during the hour to learn more about them and our offerings for Spring 2021!

DESCRIPTION: An open drop-in  informational session regarding the School of Social Work’s undergraduate programs

DATE: Wednesday October 28
TIME: 12 noon -1pm via Zoom
REGISTRATION: Not required

LOGIN: https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/99964743166?pwd=YWdkUGNwZmRhbDl0dmZLZW1vOXR0dz09

Meeting ID: 999 6474 3166

Passcode: 280042

Monday
10/19/20

School of Management Graduate Programs Information Sessions November 17 and 19

Posted by Tim on October 19, 2020 in Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

If you’re considering grad school or beginning your journey to applying to programs and wonder if the UB School of Management is a good fit for you and your career goals, this is your opportunity to learn more.

Join us on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 9:00am or Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 3:00pm on zoom. Please RSVP to Tim Matthews at trm7@buffalo.edu for zoom details by Monday, November 16, 2020 at 12 noon.

Aaron Shaw, Assistant Director of Recruitment, MBA and MS Programs, will walk you through the ins and outs of each program. He will provide an overview of the admissions criteria as well as advice and guidance on:

  • critical dates
  • application requirements and components
  • what the admissions committee is looking for

This virtual event begins with a presentation and ends with an extensive Q&A covering topics such as test scores, work history, and much more.

Monday
10/19/20

Department Of Energy Scholars Program Accepting Applications Deadline January 4

Posted by Tim on October 19, 2020 in Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities

The DOE Scholars Program introduces students and recent college graduates to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission and operations.

Why should I apply?

Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

  • Stipends starting at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 per week for graduate students and post graduates during the internship period
  • Limited travel reimbursement to/from assigned location
  • Direct exposure to and participation in projects and activities in DOE mission-relevant research areas
  • Identification of career goals and opportunities
  • Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts

Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related areas.
  • Must be pursuing a degree or have received a degree within 5 years of their starting date in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or have demonstrated interest or experience in a STEM field that supports the DOE mission. 

How to Apply

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-Scholars-2021

Deadline

January 4, 2021 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

For more information

Visit https://orise.orau.gov/doescholars

Download program flyer:  https://orise.orau.gov/doescholars/files/doe-scholars-flier.pdf

Questions?

doescholars@orise.orau.gov

Please share this information with friends and colleagues who might be interested in opportunities with DOE.

DOE has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage this program.

Monday
10/19/20

Student Organizations Understanding Leadership (SOUL) Certificate Program

Posted by Tim on October 19, 2020 in Community Announcements, New Programs, Workshops

This image features Victor E. Bull sitting and reading with a student on a ledge. Victor flips a page of the book and then gives a thumbs up to the camera while the student smiles in Victor's direction. The SOUL Program-
This new certificate program, Student Organizations Understanding Leadership (SOUL), aims to help you gain and improve upon the skills necessary for career readiness. This certificate encapsulates the definition and proposed career readiness competencies of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
Career Readiness and NACE:
NACE defines career readiness as the attainment and demonstration of certain skills and competencies that prepare college students for a smooth transition into the workplace. These eight competency areas are: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving Oral/Written Communication Teamwork/Collaboration Digital Technology Leadership Professionalism/Work Ethic Career Management Global/Intercultural Fluency For the full breakdown of NACE’s career readiness competencies, visit this website.
Friday
10/16/20

Spring 2021 Open Course AMS 325: Afro Caribbean Religions with Honors Faculty Fellow Craig Centrie

Posted by Tim on October 16, 2020 in Academics, General Education Requirements

Contemporary Afro Caribbean Religions. AMS 325

Registration no. 24335

Time: 2:20 to 3:40

Course Description:  Contemporary Afro-Caribbean Religions is a multi-disciplinary course drawing on the paradigms of social sciences and humanities to explore the function of religion in society.  The course familiarizes students with the syncretic religions of the Caribbean and Latin America, the role they play in society, and how religion provides a world-view and understanding of the universe.  We will explore how historical experiences form complex belief systems to help participants live and understand their daily lives.  We further examine why traditions continue to play an important role in people’s cultural lives even when the original historical conditions for their creation no longer exist. Finally, this course also examines traditional societies versus contemporary modern and technologically advanced societies, their philosophical and social underpinnings, and the extent to which social values contribute to a culture, functioning for or against its members. 

Friday
10/16/20

Georgia Tech Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program Info Session November 12

Posted by Tim on October 16, 2020 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Graduate School Programs, Workshops

Interested in learning more about the Georgia Tech Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program? Check out the information session on November 12 at 5:00pm virtually here:

https://umn.zoom.us/s/96020771904

Thursday
10/15/20

Halloween Craft Contest

Posted by Tim on October 15, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Student experience

We will be holding a Halloween Craft Contest on October 28th at 7pm. Carve or paint your best pumpkin design or even create a spooky little craft before then for a chance to win a prize. You can only win the prize if you are registered for Relay so make sure you do that first! 

Thursday
10/15/20

UB Relay For Life

Posted by Tim on October 15, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event

Register for Relay For Life for ONLY $5!!! 

Meeting Recording: 

https://ub.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=53d37dec-8c41-4bad-b393-ac52018a6b8a

Presentation: 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1IxdpTPk4ve72tfH3HJvrzcEOzXA3D5rVCzntHmoOEaQ/edit?usp=sharing

Thursday
10/15/20

Drive to Make Strides – American Cancer Society

Posted by Tim on October 15, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event

Monday
10/12/20

New Honors Petition Process and Digital Badge Opportunity

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2020 in Academics, Honors Experiences

We are excited to inform you about the Honors College collaboration with the Experiential Learning Network (ELN) to create a new Honors Petition process! 

Now, each new petition experience can be completed directly through ELN.  This new petition process will allow you to earn 1 additional honors credit by completing an ELN digital badge, which will be in addition to the credits earned from your experience.  Furthermore, petitions completed through ELN will create a more valuable and celebrated experience for you!

You can find out more by visiting the honors petition page and reviewing the attached flyer, which includes FAQs. 

If you have more questions, please reach out to Darius at dariusme@buffalo.edu