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Wednesday
10/18/17

Minority Faculty and Staff Association Student Scholarship Opportunities Deadline is February 9, 2018

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2017 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

The Minority Faculty & Staff Association awards two undergraduate student scholarships at the annual commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Academic Achievement Award fund was established to provide an award to a sophomore or junior who meets high academic standards. The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship was established to honor a Junior or Senior who demonstrates high academic standards and leadership ability, and who exemplifies a personal character that advances the spirit and philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The awards are supported by donations given largely, but not exclusively, by minority faculty and staff at UB.

To learn more and apply, please visit: http://www.buffalo.edu/mfsa/section-22.html

Monday
10/16/17

Gender Institute Call for Undergraduate Scholarship Applications Deadline November 6

Posted by Tim on October 16, 2017 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Call for Applications UB Gender Institute’s Undergraduate Scholarship

The Gender Institute, in coordination with the Experiential Learning Network, invites UB undergraduate students who are interested in conducting research related to women and gender to apply for merit scholarships. Research can be broadly defined to include a senior thesis project, fieldwork, or an independent project. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are welcome to apply.

Deadline: Monday, November 6, 2017 (by midnight).

Applications must include:
1. Application Form http://bit.ly/ApplCoverSheet
2. Statement of academic interests, accomplishments, and career goals (no more than
500 words)
3. Description of the specific research project for which you are seeking support (500 words)
4. Complete transcripts from all colleges attended (unofficial transcripts accepted)
5. Writing sample (5 pages, double-spaced);
6. Resume or c.v.
7. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a faculty member.
Applications should be sent to the Scholarship Review Committee at:
ub-irewg@buffalo.edu.
Please use the subject line: “Scholarship Application.”

Monday
10/16/17

First DifCon (Difficult Conversation) featuring “Taking a Knee” and Other Issues of Speech and Expression in Sports October 18

Posted by Tim on October 16, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

“Taking a Knee” and Other Issues of Speech and Expression in Sports

 Join us for a Difficult Conversation regarding issues which are polarizing our nation. 

 We will provide a safe space for discussing issues such as:

 Kneeling for the National Anthem

Controversial Mascots

Culturally Derogatory Language

 Panelists:

  • Michael L. Schwartz – UB Law Student
  • Devon Patterson – Vice President, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
  • James Jarvis – Associate Counsel
  • Rhianna Rogers – Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies,

SUNY Empire State College

  • Donald Grinde – Director of Graduate Studies, Transnational Studies

 Moderated by:

            Nellie Drew – Adjunct Professor in Sports Law

            Kathy Twist – Senior Associate Athletic Director

 Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Friday
10/13/17

Graduate Programs in Public Health (MS, PhD, MPH)

Posted by Tim on October 13, 2017 in Graduate School Programs

  • Want to make a difference in the world by doing health related work?
  • Interested in a health career but the careers you know about aren’t
    exactly what you most want to do?
  • Interested in doing health related research but not sure how to get the
    training you would need?

If you said yes to any of the above questions, then you need information about:

Graduate and research programs and careers in these Public Health majors: Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Health Services Administration.

Meet with faculty and graduate students from the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, UB School of Public Health and Health Professions.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Farber 182, UB South Campus

Food will be served
Please RSVP to Karen DeGarmo (krklie@buffalo.edu)

For additional information: http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/epidemiology-and-environmental-health.html/

Friday
10/13/17

Gender Institute Undergraduate Scholarship

Posted by Tim on October 13, 2017 in Scholarship Opportunities

Call for Applications – UB Gender Institute’s Undergraduate Scholarship

The Gender Institute, in coordination with the Experiential Learning Network, invites UB undergraduate students who are interested in conducting research related to women and gender to apply for merit scholarships. Research can be broadly defined to include a senior thesis project, fieldwork, or an independent project. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are welcome to apply.

Deadline: Monday, November 6, 2017 (by midnight)

Application must include:

  1. Application Form http://bit.ly/ApplCoverSheet
  2. Statement of academic interests, accomplishments, and career goals (no more than 500 words)
  3. Description of the specific research project for which you are seeking support (500 words)
  4. Complete transcripts from all colleges attended (unofficial transcripts accepted)
  5. Writing sample (5 pages, double-spaced);
  6. Resume or c.v.
  7. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a faculty member.

Applications should be sent to the Scholarship Review Committee at: ub-irewg@buffalo.edu.

Please use the subject line: “Scholarship Application.”

Thursday
10/12/17

Economic​ ​Development​ ​Specialist​ ​Position​ ​Description

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2017 in Career Opportunities

Organization:​ ​Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc.
Position​ ​Title:​ Economic Development Specialist, Economic Development Corps (AmeriCorps)
Program​ ​Name:​ ​Economic Development
Supervisor:​ ​Economic Development Director (EDD)

Location:​ Office at 436 Grant Street, Buffalo, NY 14213 with neighborhood travel to local small
businesses.
Organization​ ​Mission:​ ​WEDI’s mission is to empower economically disadvantaged people in Buffalo,
New York, with a primary focus on the West Side community.
Organization​ ​Overview:​ Since 2007, WEDI has served the City of Buffalo by tutoring children, building
and rehabbing housing, and developing businesses through training, microlending, and a small business
incubation. We primarily work with refugees, immigrants, and low-income individuals with programs and
services tailored to these communities. We have over 350 people interested in small business services
with over 80 operating business startups and over 50 loans disbursed.
Websites:​ www.wedibuffalo.org / www.westsidebazaar.com
Phone​ ​Number:​ ​716-393-4088
Interested​ ​applicants:​ ​This position is through AmeriCorps​, to learn more about how to apply please
visit www.wedibuffalo.org/edc-americorps

Primary​ ​Purpose​ ​and​ ​Function
● Guide minimum of 100 small business owners and/or burgeoning entrepreneurs through the
process of starting or expanding a business through the Economic Development Program via
financial literacy, financing, business counseling, and technical assistance training.

Essential​ ​Functions​ ​and​ ​Responsibilities
● Recruit prospective and current business owners interested in accessing business training,
technical assistance, and business loans in the neighborhoods and communities of Buffalo, NY.
● Provide one-on-one technical assistance to clients in financial literacy, credit, and business
counseling, to establish financial stability and help them start or expand a business.
● Support clients in developing business plans, business financials (including interim), and financial
projections.
● Recruit volunteer business coaches, match the coaches with appropriate clients, and manage
these connections.
● Guide clients through the microloan application process adhering to SBA and CDFI standards.
● Assist in the underwriting of credit-building and business loans up to $20,000.
● Log, monitor, and report the information in Loan Management database system.

Possible​ ​Functions​ ​and​ ​Responsibilities
● Support EDD in program development, including statistical analysis, project management, and
other duties as assigned.
● Develop economic development programs to benefit clients and/or other West Side residents.
● Gather research to augment EDD’s current work.
Required​ ​Knowledge​ ​and​ ​Skills
● Strong knowledge of business plans, cash flow models, and other general business topics.
● Strong understanding of lending, including credit history and collateral.
● Strong customer service tendencies, especially in cross-cultural contexts.
● Ability to manage, organize, and update relevant data using both cloud-based and software
database applications, including loan management and outcome tracking systems.
● Ability to create statistical tools and reports using spreadsheets.
● Competent in MS Office products, Google products, email and internet applications.
● Fluency in English language, both oral and written.
● Demonstrated problem solving and people skills.
● High accuracy in work, attention to detail.
● Proven oral and written skills.

Preferred​ ​Knowledge​ ​and​ ​Skills
● Fluency in Spanish language, Asian/African languages, and/or Arabic.
● Knowledgeable or ability to learn the neighborhoods and communities of Buffalo, NY, and
immediate surrounding areas.
● Bachelors in Business, Economics, Finance, or a related field.

Physical​ ​Demands
● Sitting in meetings for long periods of time, up to 2 hours at a time.
● Visiting local businesses by car, walking, or public transportation.
● Frequent alpha/numeric keyboarding.
● Frequent oral communication in person and over the phone.
● Ability to view a computer monitor for long periods of time.

Organizational​ ​Policy/Procedure​ ​Compliance
● Follow all organizational policies and procedures and local, state, and federal laws.
● The organization does not tolerate sexually, violently, or other unlawfully discriminatory actions,
gestures, harassment, or statements. Any of these behaviors are subject to personnel action up
to and including immediate termination. Such actions must be reported to the supervisor
immediately.
● Maintain confidentiality of organizational records and information at all times.
● Maintain a professional but friendly image.

Interested? Visit: www.wedibuffalo.org/edc-americorps

Thursday
10/12/17

FREE MATH TUTORING – MATH 121, 122, 131, 141, 142, ULC147, 148

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2017 in Academics

Stop by for FREE math tutoring!

The Math Place – 211 Baldy Hall

We Tutor:

  • MTH 121 & 122
  • MTH 131
  • MTH 141 & 142
  • ULC 147 & 148

We are OPEN 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday. We help with test/quizzes, homework questions. Just stop in – no appointment required!

Thursday
10/12/17

Exercise & Nutrition Sciences Open House

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Graduate School Programs

Graduate Research Open House

Department of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences

Tuesday, October 24
6-8 p.m., 180 Farber Hall

Learn about the research opportunities in our graduate programs during lab tours and a Q&A with faculty and current students:

  • Exercise Science MS
  • Nutrition MS
  • Exercise and Nutrition Science MS

RSVP at: sphhp.buffalo.edu/open-house

Walk-ins are welcome. Questions? Contact:

Courtney Frisch cjfrisch@buffalo.edu
Doug McNabb mcnabbjr@buffalo.edu

Thursday
10/12/17

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill – Coming to Buffalo on Thursday, October 26th at 6:00pm – FREE!

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2017 in Event

On Thursday, October 26th, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill will be speaking at 6:00pm at Bennett High School (2885 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14214).

Dr. Hill is a nationally renowned thought-leader, activist, and expert on combating systemic injustice and creating opportunities for challenged communities. He is also the author of the New York Times best-seller Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on The Vulnerable from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond. As the headline event for our second annual Open Buffalo Justice & Opportunity Series, we are bringing Dr. Hill to Buffalo for an inspirational and empowering community conversation!

REGISTRATION FOR THE EVENT: https://openbuffalo.org/events/event:10-26-2017-6-00pm-dr-marc-lamont-hill-presented-by-open-buffalo/

As Chair of Open Buffalo’s Justice & Opportunity Coalition, I would be honored if you would consider joining us for this exciting event. 

This event is FREE, so we hope you join us!

Thursday
10/12/17

STEM for Everyone! Student Proposals due: Oct 25

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2017 in Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking

Women in STEM Cooperative (UB WISC)

After the success from Spring 2017, the Women in STEM Cooperative (WISC) will be hosting another STEM for Everyone presentation lunch and learn on November 9 from 12-1pm.  They are currently recruiting students (undergraduate and graduate) to submit a program proposal to provide 5-minute presentations about STEM. Presentations are being sought about a STEM topic, or an existing research project, provided in language that is easily understandable by the general public. Presentations that address inclusivity of women and other underrepresented groups will be given priority during submission reviews. Creativity is encouraged!

This is a great opportunity for students to practice presentation skills, network with others from the UB community and regional corporate sponsors, and to begin to build their professional footprint.

Presentations will be held:
Date: Nov. 9, 2017
Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Location: 210 Student Union

Faculty and staff are encouraged to sponsor students from science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or related fields. Students are responsible to prepare and share a 5 minute presentation.

Submission Criteria:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students at the University at Buffalo.
  • Presentations should represent a STEM topic that would be of interest to a general audience.

Proposals should include:

  • Name of Presenter(s)
  • Contact Information
  • UB Department
  • Gender
  • Title of Presentation
  • Abstract (100 words or less)
  • Name of faculty sponsor (if applicable)

To submit, please visit: http://bit.ly/stem4all-fall2017

If you have any questions, please contact: ub-wisc@buffalo.edu

Deadline for Abstract Submission: Oct. 25, 2017

The proposal committee will respond to all submissions by: Oct. 30, 2017

Related resources about inclusivity and making STEM topics understandable. http://bit.ly/stem4allresources