University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
03/04/19

UB School of Medicine Mentoring Opportunity with Honors Alums

Posted by Tim on March 4, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

On March 27th at 6:00pm, there will be a medical student-run mentoring event for Honors College premedical students at the Downtown campus (Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences).

The event will be in 1225A. When you arrive at the medical campus, you will buzz in and sign in at the front desk since the entire campus is swipe access only.

This event will include a presentation from myself (Cullan) and other first-year medical students giving advice, resources, and generalized tips about the process of applying to medical school. The pre-health committee is a fantastic resource, however, our goal is to give more of an insider perspective with students who have recently gone through the process. The end will be an informal Q&A session, so be sure to bring some questions for us!

FREE PIZZA will be provided!

Click on the link below and enter your name into the google spreadsheet so we can get an accurate count of who is interested in coming. We hope to see you there!

Premed Mentoring Sign-Up

Monday
03/04/19

5th Annual Undergraduate English Conference “Revolt! A conference on/in Upheaval” Call for Submissions April 26th

Posted by Tim on March 4, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

We are pleased to announce the 5th annual undergraduate English conference, titled “Revolt! A Conference on/in Upheaval”. We are now accepting submissions for papers and presentations relating to political, social, and cultural upheaval from any discipline. Students are encouraged to present their unique perspective on what qualifies as upheaval, and how societies have dealt with sudden changes in the past. Examples of possible paper topics are included in the attached poster. 

The conference is scheduled for Friday, April 26th from 12pm to 6pm in Clemens 120. 

If you are interested, please send your 250-300 word abstract to UBenglishconf@gmail.com in the form of a doc. or docx. file. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 15th at midnight. If you have any questions about submissions, deadlines, or helping to organize the conference, please feel free to email us at UBenglishconf@gmail.com or at shaunnow@buffalo.edu.

Monday
03/04/19

Moral Machines: The Ethical Dilemmas of Self‐Driving Cars

Posted by Tim on March 4, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event

Azim Shariff, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

Canada 150 Research Chair of Moral Psychology

University of British Columbia

Friday, March 8, 2019

10:00 AM

108 O’Brian Hall, UB North Campus

Abstract: With the rapid approach of self-driving cars, we are poised to yield autonomy to millions of machines that will have the power over life and death. The road to this future has a bright promise, but as we are beginning to see, there are numerous psychological roadblocks. Many of these involve thorny ethical challenges that come when the moral decisions that are today made by individual drivers are turned over to preprogrammed algorithms. How should these cars be programmed to mete out risks to the various people on road? Who determines the ethics of these algorithms? I will discuss the recent work with my collaborators on the social psychology and legal implications of these moral machines.

Bio: Azim Shariff is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia where he holds the Canada 150 Research Chair of Moral Psychology. His research on morality, religion, and technology has appeared in top academic journals such as Science and Nature and received global media coverage. He has presented this work in The New York Times, Scientific American, and at the Aspen Ideas Festival. He teaches a free Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on The Science of Religion for the public through edX.

Monday
03/04/19

Marshall University Bio-med Virtual Grad Fair

Posted by Tim on March 4, 2019 in Academic Presentations, Career Opportunities, Event, Graduate School Programs

Connect with Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Graduate Biomedical Research Program offering:

The Marshall chat room will be open from 10am – 4:00pm EST on March 21.

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It is free for students to register here: https://www.careereco.com/events/biomed?ref=ceh.

For questions, please contact: carothers@marshall.edu

Monday
03/04/19

ROUND TABLE DINNER SERIES

Posted by Tim on March 4, 2019 in Event

Join us for a conversation on queer identities in academia over dinner with DR. ERIC PRITCHARD
THURSDAY, MARCH 07 | 5:30 PM
LOCATION WILL BE DISCLOSED AFTER REGISTERING

Monday
02/25/19

UB Relay For Life April 12, 2019

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2019 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Join us at UB’s Relay for Life

April 12, 2019
UB North Campus Student Union
Raise money now to help fight cancer!

Register TODAY at relayforlife.org/ubny

Questions? Contact ubrelayforlife@gmail.com

Monday
02/25/19

Replica Solitary Confinement Cell-Organized by Honors Faculty Fellow Erin Hatton

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2019 in Event

Monday
02/25/19

Asian Studies Spring Faculty Symposium

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2019 in Research Information and Opportunities

A free lunch is available to those who register online (http://bit.ly/waterasia2019). 

Monday
02/25/19

Honors College International Study Scholarship

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2019 in Honors College Scholarships, Scholarship Opportunities, Study Abroad

Monday
02/25/19

Honors College Research and Creativity Fund

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2019 in Research Information and Opportunities