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Interested in Activism/Community Organizing and Development? Social Work Offering Two Classes This Fall!

Posted by Tim on May 7, 2018 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

Interested in activism/community organizing and development? Be a part of the solution! Learn how to help residents build strong communities that are safe, secure, and just. The School of Social Work is offering two classes this fall (and more in the spring, to be announced) that are open to all undergraduate students and majors.

SW 220 Introduction to Community Organizing and Development
M/W, 10-11:20am, 112 Talbert Hall, North Campus
Registration #24465

This course provides a general introduction to the history, organizations, strategies, and practice issues related to community organizing and development. Specifically, this course examines different types of community organizing and development approaches including, but not limited to workforce development, neighborhood revitalization, and arts and culture. Current trends and strategies for organizing residents and collaborating with community-based organizations on development initiatives are explored. This course also introduces empowerment, strengths-based, human rights, and trauma-informed perspectives as frameworks for developing, exploring, and analyzing community organizing and development efforts in urban and rural settings.

SW 309 Developing Leadership in Communities

M/W, 6-7:25pm, 250 Park Hall, North Campus

Registration #23986

This course focuses on development of leadership skills and strategies that foster community engagement and strengthen the natural leadership of residents within communities. Students will examine theories of leadership and the ways in which they influence organizational structures that promote community well-being. Central to this course is the acquisition of strategies that can be used to enhance the development of skills as well as the exercise of leadership by community residents. Likewise, they will explore the mechanisms that support opportunities for collaboration across social, political, legal, and financial systems and the communication patterns that influence success.

For questions about whether these courses will count towards your university requirements, please speak to your advisor.


Open Dance Classes – Fall 2018

Posted by Tim on May 4, 2018 in New Programs


The following dance technique courses are open to all undergraduate students at UB.

Students who need assistance registering should email

DAC 116: Ballet Technique 1

MWF 9:00-9:50

Registration number: 22745

A studio course that introduces ballet technique.

DAC 118: Jazz Technique 1

T/TH 3:30-4:50

Registration number: 22747

A studio course that introduces jazz technique.

DAC 119 : World Dance Styles

T/TH 3:30-4:50

Registration number: 24263


DAC 126: Ballet Technique 2

M/W 12:00-1:20

Registration number: 24504

Beginner/Intermediate Level for students with some prior experience.

Students who have not taken DAC 116, but who have previous dance training experience may request instructor permission to enroll. Please contact the department for more information.


Graduate Assistant (GA) Position Opening

Posted by Tim on May 4, 2018 in Job Opportunity

Graduate Assistant (GA) Job Description

Job Type: Full Time
Hours/week: 20 (represents full-time for GA positions), specific hours to be arranged.
Term: Appointed on a semester-by-semester basis, successful applicants will receive consideration for Academic year and summer appointments. Applicants should be available during summer or other school breaks.
Department: University Honors College
Campus Location: University Honors College, 106 Capen Hall, North Campus
Biweekly Salary: $650 (Gross)

Application Instructions

Send a brief cover letter and resume via email to:
Karyn St. George
Administrative Director
University Honors College
106 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Fax: 716-645-3368

Submission Deadline

Applications must be received by 5pm on June 15, 2018


UB’s Summer Research Institute

Posted by Tim on May 4, 2018 in Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

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.

Summer 2018

Qualitative Data Analysis
May 21-23
This course introduces attendees to rigorous qualitative analytic approaches, including grounded theory and thematic analysis, and guides attendees in applying them to data. We will also cover techniques for writing and for presenting qualitative data and methods.

Spatial Analysis
May 21-23
This course introduces the utility of spatial data, and focuses on teaching attendees applied spatial analysis skills. Attendees will learn how to use mapping software, how to create maps for presentations, how to usefully transform mapping data, and will be introduced to spatial statistical tools.

Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling
May 29-31
This course introduces attendees to structural equation modeling (SEM) both with and without latent variables. Upon finishing the course attendees will be able to estimate models using available software (Mplus) to conduct research and interpret results.

Introduction and Application of Propensity Score Analyses
June 4-6
This course introduces attendees to propensity score analyses, a quantitative analytic technique geared toward addressing confounding bias. Attendees will be introduced to both propensity score weighting and matching techniques, as well as how to assess covariate balance. Upon completion, attendees will be able to apply propensity score analyses using both SAS and Stata.

For more information and registration:
Contact Us:


UB Pre-Meds without Borders Brings you World Health Club Fair May 1 in the SU Lobby

Posted by Tim on April 30, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

World Health Club Fair event on May 1 at 11AM-2PM in the SU Lobby.

This fair will bring awareness to a disease(s) that affects different regions of world. Participants will be handing out flyers or can make a poster of the disease and how it is affecting people for the event. You can pick any disease or condition that you are passionate about. SA Clubs participating can also receive 1 SA participation credit if two club members are present.

If you are interested, please sign up use this link:



Division of Behavioral Medicine Student Research Assistant

Posted by Tim on April 30, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The Division of Behavioral Medicine in looking for 1-2 highly motivated undergraduates to work as research assistants in the Summer of 2018.

The MINDD Study is  looking for students to help with laboratory and clinical experiments. The project focuses on engaging in behavioral aspects of impulsive decision making in adults with prediabetes. Additionally, the project includes biometric measures such blood pressure readings, blood glucose, HbA1c, cholesterol and lipid profile testing.

For more information about our lab please visit our website:

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications: Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, independent, strong GPA, good communications skills, ability to interact with participants and solve problems independently. Students will be asked to do a variety of tasks including prepping materials, recruiting adults for studies, entering data (excel), and working with participants to collect data. We are also looking for students with day time availability and possibly evenings, and are able to commit 10 hours a week.

To apply: please send your resume and the answers to the questions below to  We are hoping to quickly fill our position and will interview students on first come, first served basis.

Please fill out the Following information:

Full Name:

Name you would like to be called:


Phone Number:

Overall GPA:

Major GPA:

  1. What year are you in school?
  2. Do you have any prior research experience? If so, with whom?
  3. What do you want to do when you graduate?
  4. How do you feel this research experience will benefit you?
  5. How would you describe your communication skills?
  6. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  7. What is your availability for the Summer 2018 semester?
  8. If you have any previous experience with biometric measurements, please describe here.

SUNY ACT for Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship Opportunity Deadline June 8

Posted by Tim on April 24, 2018 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Each year the University at Buffalo is invited to nominate one student for the SUNY ACT for Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship awarded by the Association of Council Members and College Trustees Scholarship. This award recognizes students for excellence in their academic performance and extraordinary commitment to their campus and/or community.

The scholarship amount is $1,000 with an additional $250 given in the student’s name to the charity of his/her choice.

Criteria for students applying to become UB’s nominee:

  • GPA of 3.6 or higher
  • Undergraduate status (including graduating seniors)
  • Must have helped to identify a need on the campus or in the community, and worked to provide a service or solution to address that need.

Applications to become UB’s ACT nominee are due by 5:00pm EST on Friday, June 8:

Please contact The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at if you have any questions.


Summer Internship Opportunity with Explore Buffalo Deadline to apply is May 28

Posted by Tim on April 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

Explore Buffalo is looking for enthusiastic college interns for the summer 2018 Internship Program! Internships will begin by June and conclude in late August depending on college schedule.

Explore Buffalo is a nonprofit organization that offers walking, bike, bus, boat and kayak tours of Buffalo and the surrounding areas. Explore Buffalo’s tours are led by volunteer docents, whom the staff and interns support by coordinating and promoting the tours.

This internship program is a great match for college students studying architecture, history, Art History, marketing,  English, communications, education, and other fields.

Intern projects and responsibilities will be divided between office work and field work.


  • Compiling and analyzing tour reports, including demographic and marketing data
  • Tracking and recording marketing outreach in print and online sources
  • Possible research projects
  • Other related duties to assist the Explore Buffalo staff


  • Chaperoning tours and assisting with signing in tour guests
    • Taking photos of tours for sharing on social media


  • Current college student (must be 18 years of age or older)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Attention to detail


  • Minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Flexible scheduling; usually one office day and one field day per week
  • Must be available on weekends
  • Must have reliable transportation

For more information and to apply, please visit:


Recruiting Orientation Volunteers for Fall 2018 International Student Orientation

Posted by Tim on April 23, 2018 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Do you like making an impact? Do you find it rewarding to help out?  Do you like being part of a team?  If you said yes, then ISSS is looking for you.  

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is now recruiting students to serve as Orientation Volunteers (OVs) for our Fall 2018 International Student Orientation. While working with ISSS staff and fellow students is a lot of fun, our dedicated volunteers are crucial to the success of our week-long orientation. OVs are expected to be engaging, enthusiastic, committed, and respectful. Throughout the week, OV will gain great leadership experience while also performing tasks that vary from handling important documents and distributing materials to directing student traffic and fielding general questions about UB.

If you are interested in being an Orientation and are available (August 17-25), please complete the application at the following link: (even if you served as an International Student Orientation Volunteer in the past).

If you know any other students (international or domestic students of any citizenship, academic level, major, etc.) who might be interested in serving as an OV, please encourage them to complete the application in the link above. Group interviews for new OVs will be conducted in April/early May.

Please note: Orientation Volunteers MUST be available from Friday, August 17 to Saturday, August 25. Additionally, Orientation Volunteers MUST be currently enrolled UB students.



Posted by Tim on April 23, 2018 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The American Lung Association is having a LUNG FORCE Walk on June 7th at the Buffalo Harbor State Park.  I was wondering if any of your honors members would be interested in volunteering at our LUNG FORCE Walk.  Volunteers will be needed from 4pm-7:30pm.  Volunteers will be helping with registration, t-shirts, water stops, and signage.  If your members need volunteer hours, we would be happy to sign off on the 3.5 hours the volunteers work.  If interested, please email