University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
08/22/17

New Fall Course…SOC 370: Engaging Sociology Amid Alternative Facts

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2017 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

SOC 370: Engaging Sociology Amid Alternative Facts
MoWeFr 3:00PM – 3:50PM
Capen 108
Sociology is often thought of as the study of painfully obvious, yet sociologists argue that the discipline is tasked with making the familiar strange and, often, challenging common sense. The overarching goal of this course is to examine this disjuncture—that between the insights arising from the sociological imagination and public understandings of common sense or, more recently, “alternative facts.” To do so, students will survey recent, high-profile sociology books spanning the disciplinary landscape (e.g. education, gender, immigration, race, family, and more). Students will reflect upon, evaluate, and debate the sociological arguments put forth in these books and develop a podcast as a means of engaging sociology beyond the classroom. No sociology background is necessary, as the course is designed for those interested in learning more about (and sharing) the relevance of sociology to some of the biggest cultural and political debates today. The course is open to all students.

Open to all students!

Tuesday
08/22/17

Research Opportunity for a UB Infant Study in Dr. Kai Ling Kong’s Lab

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2017 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

UB Infant Study

Our series of studies is the first to examine motivation for food and non-food alternatives in an infant population. Our newest longitudinal study includes music as a food alternative, based on our recently published pilot study (Reducing relative food reinforcement in infants by an enriched music experience). We are currently recruiting outstanding student researchers to help us recruit participants, learn and implement study protocols, enter/manage data, and assist with data collection (study session). Preference is given to students who can commit 2 semesters and/or summer semesters. You must be available on Thursday evenings 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm and/or Friday mornings 9:30-11:30 am. 

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Psychology, Child Development
Student Skill-Set Needed: Experience with infants and children, organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, independent worker, serious applicants from any discipline are welcome.

For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Katherine Gerard
Title: Researcher
Department: Medicine And Biomedical Sciences
Office: Farber Hall G56
Phone: 829-2261
Email: ksgerard@buffalo.edu ​

Tuesday
08/22/17

Community Health and Health Behaviors Research Opportunity

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2017 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

Dr. Lucia Leone in the Department of Community Health and Health Behaviors in the School of Public Health is seeking students to work as research assistants in the Fall 2017 semester with interest in community-based interventions that focus on increasing access to healthy food. Research assistants will assist with participant recruitment, data collection and management, basic data analysis.  Other tasks (e.g., literature reviews) and projects may become available over the course of the semester. Preferred Qualifications:  Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, strong GPA, good communication skills, ability to interact with diverse populations, and the ability to solve problems independently.

To apply: please send your resume and cover letter to leahverm@buffalo.edu. We are hoping to quickly fill our positions and will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

Monday
08/21/17

Pharmacy Tech Job Opening at Tops Markets

Posted by Tim on August 21, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Student Job Opportunities

Tops Markets LLC is hiring! We currently have 3 Pharmacy Technician positions open. One is located in South Buffalo, one in Amherst (right across from UB south campus), and another in Cheektowaga. Technician positions with Tops typically offer flexible hours during the semester and transition into Pharmacy Intern positions upon completion of your P1 year in the pharmacy program and successful acquisition of an intern license. Tops offers competitive pay with no prior experience required, this is a great opportunity to obtain pharmacy knowledge and experience prior to entering pharmacy school! If you’re interested in a position with Tops Pharmacy please feel free to contact me at mrlijews@buffalo.edu or our Regional Pharmacy Manager Matthew Hamed at MHamed@topsmarkets.com.

Matthew R. Lijewski, B.S., A.S.

Student Pharmacist, Class of 2018

UB School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Monday
08/21/17

Health Sciences Charter School Volunteer Opportunity

Posted by Tim on August 21, 2017 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Health Sciences Charter School is seeking UB students as classroom assistants in their Living Environment (Regents Biology) classes and labs.  Volunteer assistants will be expected to assist the classroom teacher 1-2 days per week, for at least one class period per day.  Classes periods are 45 minutes.  This is a great opportunity to connect with younger students interested in science and health careers and is a great activity to put on a resume.  Health Sciences Charter School is located at 1140 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, 14209.  It is 2 blocks from the Utica Station on the NFTA Metro Rail Line, or a short walk from the number 8 bus, along Main Street.  Please contact Sandra Small at 888-4851 or sksmall@buffalo.edu, if you are interested.

Monday
08/21/17

10 New Fully Funded PhD Studentships for Study in UK and Australia

Posted by Tim on August 21, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships, Graduate School Programs, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

10 new generous, fully funded PhD Studentships for study in the UK and Australia

The University of Exeter and the University of Queensland are proud to announce 10 new generous, fully funded PhD studentships that will allow successful students to graduate with a joint PhD from the two institutions.

The University of Exeter and the University of Queensland are seeking exceptional students to join a world-leading, cross-continental research team tackling major challenges facing the world’s population in global sustainability and wellbeing as part of the recently launched QUEX Institute. The joint PhD programme provides a fantastic opportunity for the most talented doctoral students to work closely with world class research groups and benefit from the combined expertise and facilities offered at the two institutions. This prestigious programme provides full tuition fees, stipend, travel funds and Research Training Support Grants to the successful applicants.

The 10 studentships are available for the best applicants, 5 offered by the University of Exeter and 5 by the University of Queensland. This select group will have the chance to study in the UK and Australia, and will graduate with a double degree from the University of Exeter and the University of Queensland.

Successful applicants will have a strong academic background and track record to undertake research projects based in one of the three themes of:  Physical Activity and Nutrition; Healthy Ageing; and Environmental Sustainability. 

Closing date 11 September 2017, with interviews in w/c 25 September 2017.  Start date in January 2018.

For further details please visit www.exeter.ac.uk/quex/phds or contact the International Team on T: +44 (0) 1392 724119

Tuesday
08/15/17

Pro-Dalit NGO’s Research Opportunity with Dr. Welch

Posted by Tim on August 15, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

This research involves non-government organizations focused on Dalits (formerly called ‘Untouchables’) in India. Numerous international NGOs, such as Amnesty International, the Dalit Support Program of the World Council of Churches, Human Rights Watch or the International Dalit Solidarity Network have analyzed obstacles to Dalits’ economic, political and social advancement. Their efforts have been complemented by domestic NGOs active inside India, such as the PUCL (People’s Union for Civil Liberties), the Dalit Foundation or the Hope Foundation. The United Nations is also involved, via its Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and other entities.

The successful candidate for this research position will work closely with the supervisor, seeing him on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, and carry out the following research tasks:

  • Identify significant Indian NGOs focused on Dalit issues
  • Summarize their major objectives
  • Discover and summarize their specific contributions to the economic, political and social advancement of Dalits

The results of this research will be incorporated into a professional journal article and subsequent book chapter. High-quality contributions by the recipient of this grant will be credited with co-authorship.

If interested, please email Tim Matthews with your resume and a brief statement of why you are interested in this opportunity at: trm7@buffalo.edu

Thursday
08/10/17

ELI Chat Room Partners Needed

Posted by Tim on August 10, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Tutoring

Each fall and spring semester, the English Language Institute (ELI) admits approximately 90 students from a variety of countries who attend its Intensive English Program (IEP). The University at Buffalo also enrolls almost 5,000 international students each year, many of whom are registered for English as a Second Language (ESL) credit courses.

By becoming a Chat Room partner, you will be able to help our international students not only with their conversational English skills but also with their cultural, academic and personal adjustment to UB.

The Chat Room will “open” for the fall semester on September 11 and “close” on November 17 (10 weeks). Each Chat session is for 50 minutes and could start at 2:30, 3, 3:30 or 4 p.m. As a Chat Room partner, you will be required to complete three (3) chat sessions per week for a total of 30 sessions by November 17.

In addition to completing the 30 chat sessions, you will also be required to:

  • Attend an orientation session. The dates and times of the orientation session options (which will take place during the first week of classes) will be announced at a later date.
  • Submit weekly writing assignments on UBLearns. Details will be discussed at the orientation session.

Your participation in the Chat Room program, will give you the opportunity to learn about other cultures and people as well as your own and yourself. Being a Chat Room partner will also provide you with the beginning of a true global experience here at UB. Many long-lasting friendships have developed from chat sessions and students often say that their Chat Room experience has been a highlight of their UB studies.

This is a 2-credit course, and is graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Registration is by permission of the instructor.  Registration for ESL 320 Conversation Seminar will be completed after attending one of the orientation meetings.  You can also volunteer as a Chat Room partner.  This means you will not earn credit, need to complete 30 sessions or submit the weekly UBLearns writing assignments.

If you wish to participate, complete the attached form and return it in person to Kathy Curtis, English Language Institute, 323 Baldy Hall as well as to arrange for an interview.

The Chat Room is not online! It is a face to face conversation program matching one native English speaking student with two non-native English speaking students.  The Chat Room is open to all UB international undergraduate and graduate students.   http://buffalo.edu/eli .

If Interested, please complete the attached registration form.ESL 320 Seminar

 

 

Thursday
08/10/17

Research Opportunity on the “Dalits” with Claude Welch

Posted by Tim on August 10, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

This research opportunity requires good academic judgment regarding the importance of published articles and their significance for on-going research on Indian politics.

About 1/6th of India’s population are Dalits. [They were formerly known as Untouchables.] An immense amount has been written about them, including a great deal of polemical literature. With the help of previous CURCA-sponsored students, relevant articles from the respected Economic and Political Weekly have been identified and summaries prepared for most. The recipient of the CURCA award will be expected to read the as-yet unread and unsummarized articles, and prepare summaries of their contents. Detailed guidelines will be provided, including examples from the previous grant winner. High-quality contributions by the recipient of this grant will be credited with co-authorship.

Honors experience credit is available in the form of independent study or research.

Please email Tim Matthews with a copy of your resume and a brief statement on why you are interested in this opportunity to: trm7@buffalo.edu

Monday
08/07/17

Morgan Stanley Internal Audit Summer Analyst Program 2018-On Campus Event September 7 and 8

Posted by Tim on August 7, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Event, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

Join Us: Morgan Stanley Internal Audit

Morgan Stanley believes capital has the power to create positive change in the world. The biggest and most impactful changes come from people like you. If you come to Morgan Stanley, what will you create

We invite current Juniors to join us and meet members of Morgan Stanley’s team to learn about the 2018 Internal Audit Summer Analyst Program. You will have the opportunity to learn about the Internal Audit business at Morgan Stanley and network with University at Buffalo alumni, former Summer Analysts, and current employees.

Please note that you are able to attend or both of our Internal Audit events!

Internal Audit 101

Date Thursday, September 7th

Time 5:00pm-6:30pm

Location Norton 112

To register, Click Here

Speed Networking

Date Friday, September 8th

Time 12:00pm-1:30pm

Location Alfiero 205

To register, Click Here