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Harvard Multidisciplinary International Research Training Program (MIRT) Deadline to apply is January 5

Posted by Tim on November 21, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

The Harvard Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT) Program is a national program designed to encourage underrepresented students from colleges and universities across the US to pursue careers in biomedical and behavioral research. The program provides short term global research training opportunities in public health for qualified undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, or graduate students. Trainees get knowledge of scientific literature associated with projects, biomedical researchethics, and cultural aspects with a focus on how these aspects affect public health issues as well as scientific and medical issues. The Harvard MIRT Program is funded by The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) of the National Institutes of Health as part of the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Program. The Harvard MIRT/MHIRT Program has established linkages and training sites with academic institutions globally, including in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Republic of Georgia, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador,
Chile, Australia, and New Zealand. Research opportunities are designed collaboratively with faculty in these institutions to address health and health disparities pertinent to their countries.

 Applicants must be US citizens or permanent
residents of the US
 Applicants must be in at least their junior year at
the start of the fellowship & enrolled in a fulltime
degree program
 Research & travel experience is not required,
only a strong desire to participate in international
health research work
 Round-trip airfare to foreign institution
 Monthly stipend
 Foreign living expenses
 Travel health insurance

For more information and to apply:

Deadline to apply is January 5, 2018.


UB Linguistics Department Teaching Internship Opportunity

Posted by Tim on November 21, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships

UB Linguistics Department internship (LIN 496) Would you like to earn UB credit, gain valuable teaching experience, and make a contribution to your community at the same time?  The Department of Linguistics at the University at Buffalo is offering a Teaching Internship for the Spring 2018 semester, which places UB undergraduate students in the Buffalo Public Schools as a teacher’s aide or tutor, to work with children on developing their language and literacy skills.  This internship is open to students from any major and grade level, who are native or near-native speakers of English, and have at least a 2.0 GPA.  For three credits, interns work 112 hours over the course of the semester (about 8-10 hours per week), in a classroom or tutoring room in one of the public schools.  Interns can be placed in an early childhood school, an elementary school, a middle school, or a high school; the children in the schools include Spanish-English bilinguals, inner-city children, and international students.  There are also a very few slots for interns to work with school psychologists, counselors, special ed, etc.  (CDS majors interested in working with an SLP should contact their own department first as we expect that those internships will now be handled through CDS.) To find out more about the Linguistics Department internship, or to request an application, please stop by Dr. David Fertig’s office, 638 Baldy Hall (Fall 2017 office hours: Monday and Friday, 1:30–2:30 p.m.) or e-mail him at:


Spring Semester Courses: Think Global, Learn Local

Posted by Tim on November 21, 2017 in Academics

END 457/557Creative Problem Solving for Global Challenges

M/W 5-6:20p | 101 Baldy | Dr. Korydon Smith

END 457 is part of the UB Global Conflicts Pathway and fulfills the SUNY General Education Requirements for “Arts” and “Other World Civilizations”; no prior knowledge of the content is needed and the course is open to students from all levels and majors, including interested graduate students.

The grand challenges of the world today, such as the global refugee crisis, are highly complex. Cultural, economic, political, environmental, and technological issues are intertwined, and these grand global challenges demand creative problem solving. This course, therefore, introduces and leverages multiple creative problem solving and design thinking strategies to prepare you for engaging some of the greatest challenges of human history.

PUB 210 – Global Public Health

T/Th 11a-12:20p | 114 Hochstetter | Dr. Pavani Ram

PUB 210 is part of the UB Health, Medicine, and Society Pathway and fulfills the SUNY General Education Requirement for “Social Sciences.”

How can we achieve the human right to health in low- and middle-income countries worldwide? In this class, you learn about the complex interrelationships between social, environmental, and political factors that affect health and well-being in resource-constrained settings. You learn about the leading causes of illness, death, and disability worldwide, as well as methods of prevention and intervention.

See Our Other Spring Courses


Cell Stress and Biophysical Oncology Track of the Cancer Sciences PhD Program at Roswell Park Info Session November 29

Posted by Tim on November 21, 2017 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

On November 29th at 2PM in Capen Hall (Rm 107) Dr. Eugene Kandel will discuss the Cell Stress and Biophysical Oncology track of the Cancer Sciences PhD program at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He will discuss the program of study, the research areas and the achievements of current students and faculty. Students interested in biomedical research at RPCI are encouraged to attend.

The PhD program is currently accepting applications for the Fall of 2018.  More information could be found at


Electric Boat Summer Internship Opportunity Deadline to apply is January 5

Posted by Tim on November 21, 2017 in Honors Experiences, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking


The 2018 Summer Internships have been posted to the GDEB website. Candidates can apply online at from Wednesday, November 1, 2017 until Friday, January 5, 2018. Applications submitted after January 5, 2018 will not be considered.

2018 Summer Internship Offerings:

  •     Engineering
    ·         Program Representatives

2018 Summer Internship Requirements:

  •     18+ years of age
    ·         US citizen
    ·         At a minimum, completed freshman year prior to the start of the internship
    ·         Currently pursuing a degree and going into sophomore, junior or senior year of college as of May 2018
    ·         Available to work 40 hours per week for a minimum eight (8) consecutive weeks between May 2018 to September 2018

Please note for confidentially reasons Human Resources will only discuss internship application status with the candidate. Information cannot be shared with family members.


Medical Office Job Opportunity

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

Medical Office Job Opportunity

Immediate opening for student to assist with light work in medical office in Amherst.  Gain experience and insight into private practice in office of a surgical subspecialist.  Expect about 10-20 hours/week.  Ideal for someone in a gap year, but all welcome to apply.  Require somebody who is in Buffalo all year long.  Must have reliable transportation. Please send cover letter to the email address provided to tell us about you.  Regretfully, no phone calls can be accepted.

Please email


WNY Prosperity Fellowship Information Sessions…Open to All Undergraduate Majors

Posted by Tim on November 21, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Workshops

Information Sessions: 2018-19 Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program | Open to all UG majors and select GRAD programs 

Seeking students with an entrepreneurial drive who want to make a difference in Western New York

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018 continuing UG/GRAD students & April 1, 208 for all new GRAD applicants.

 All students will be awarded a paid summer internship; scholarship support will be awarded during the academic year will vary in size and may be up to $25,000 based on a student’s unmet financial need.  This fellowship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the Western New York region. Open to all undergraduate majors and select graduate programs including students in the School of Management, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and School of Architecture and Planning.

Fellowship eligibility:  

  • current sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply;
  • should have minimum 3.0 cumulative UG GPA / 3.5 cumulative GRAD GPA;
  • have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy through job creation;
  • complete the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the advised deadline.
  • open to US Citizens or students holding permanent residency. Not intended for international students

For full details, visit the fellowship website at:

Candidates are encouraged to attend Fellowship Application Information sessions
(all held in 220 Student Union):

  • Wednesday, November 29………………………….5PM
  • Friday, December 1…………………………………….1PM
  • Monday, December 4………………………………..12PM
  • Tuesday, December 5………………………………….4PM
  • Monday, February 5……………………………………4PM
  • Wednesday, February 7……………………………..11AM
  • Tuesday, February 13…………………………………..5PM
  • Thursday, February 15………………………………….1PM

Where Will You Lead?

Posted by Tim on November 16, 2017 in Career Opportunities

Be among the most diverse, remarkable leaders of your generation. By joining Teach For America, you will become part of a powerful network of changemakers shaping the political, economic, and social future of our country. As a corps member, you’ll leverage your unique talents to grow your impact while living your most deeply held values.

This year, nearly 7,000 corps members teach in 53 regions across the country, while more than 50,000 TFA alumni lead across sectors in pursuit of expanded opportunity for all students.

Where will you lead? Apply to the 2018 corps today.

NEXT Application Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017


To learn more, visit  



New Graduate Course Open to Undergraduates w/Advanced Standing (Earn Honors Experience Credit!)

Posted by Tim on November 14, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences

Technical and professional writers work in a wide range of industries and fields—health and medicine, computers and engineering, finance, marketing and public relations, media and entertainment, government and nonprofits, and many others.
This course provides an introduction to the fields of professional, technical, and digital communication. Students will write in a variety of professional- technical genres.
• Current graduate students and qualified undergraduates are
eligible to enroll
• Get exposed to the practices and challenges of writing and
communicating across fields
• Understand concepts of visual communication and rhetoric
• Learn user experience design and multimodal composing

ENG 585: Introduction to Professional Writing and Digital Communication
Tuesdays 12:30-3:10 p.m.
Professor Alex Reid

Contact Alex Reid at: to learn more.


Division of Behavioral Medicine Seeks Winter and/or spring student researchers

Posted by Tim on November 13, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

The Division of Behavioral Medicine is looking for winter and/or spring semester students.

We have a variety of research projects both starting and on-going that will need student research assistants. We are looking for highly motivated students to help with: data collection, recruitment of children, families and adults, community outreach, and data entry

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications: Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, independent, strong GPA, good communication skills, ability to interact with families and the ability to solve problems independently.

Our current projects include:


The purpose of InstaThought Study is to integrate lab and field studies to refine family-based weight loss interventions that can be tested in a clinical trial.  Our aim is to help families improve health-related behaviors. We are preparing for our field study phase, in which we will work with parents and their 8-12 yo children to improve the implementation of healthy change through thought training.


This project involves examining children’s choices between food and fun activities. Research Assistants will be asked to work with study staff on data entry and recruitment. Qualified students will also be trained to collect data and work with families, both in laboratory and home visits.

Interviews will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.

To apply: