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Monday
08/07/17

New Course TH 424 Special Topics: UBTalks: Public Speaking and Professional Presentation

Posted by Tim on August 7, 2017 in Academics, General Education Requirements

TH 424 Special Topics: UBTalks: Public Speaking and Professional Presentation

Open to all university students

Fridays 2-4:40

Reg #: 24785

3 credits

This course teaches the skills of public speaking through the art of theatre and performance. The goal of the course is to provide tools and training to help students develop their professional presence for live audiences and digital media, including public research presentations, conference presentations, and for screens big and small. Students will work both on forma and delivery of content, including your 30 second elevator pitch, viral videos, blog posts, and more. No prior performance experience required.

For registration or course questions, please email kamallin@buffalo.edu

Friday
08/04/17

Division of Behavioral Medicine Seeks Research Assistants for Fall 2017

Posted by Tim on August 4, 2017 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

The Division of Behavioral Medicine is looking for 4-5 highly motivated undergraduates to work as research assistants in the Fall 2017 semester.

We have several exciting projects that are looking for students to help with laboratory experiments and clinical field studies. Projects include examining how cognitive biases influence energy intake, working with children to examine choices between food and fun activities, and working with overweight and obese families in a clinical weight-control program.

For more information about our lab please visit our website: http://buffalobehavioralmedicine.org/

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. Students will be asked to do a variety of tasks including prepping materials, recruiting adults and families for studies, entering data (excel) and there is a possibility of working with families to collect data.

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

Please fill out the Following information:

Full Name:

Name you would like to be called:

Email:

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 Fall 2017 semester? If possible, please list your class schedule.
  8. If you have any previous experience with infants or children, please describe here.
Wednesday
08/02/17

Internship Opportunity with NYS Assemblyman Sean Ryan’s Office

Posted by Tim on August 2, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking

The Office of Assemblyman Sean Ryan is looking for staff interns for the fall 2017 semester. Students with an interest in community engagement, urban planning, environmental conservation, communication, or government should apply. Hours are flexible and the projects are varied.

General project topics may include Outer Harbor development, water quality in local watersheds, green technology, 21st-century city planning, and transportation. Applicants should come with an idea of the general topic s/he may want to explore further as it relates to the 149th Assembly District.

In addition, we are looking for students studying or who have experience with creating video content for use in various media channels. Students should have access to video recording and editing equipment, and be able to film and edit video materials.

Some portion of the internship will include issued-based community outreach, administrative work, and constituent services; good communication skills are a must. The ideal candidate will have an academic background in environmental sciences, communication, engineering, architecture, urban planning, or political science. Candidates will be expected to work with staff and constituents to provide support services and information to the public.

More than one intern position is available. This is an unpaid position; college credit can be accommodated. Please send resumes for consideration torebecca@seanryanassembly.com

Wednesday
07/26/17

Social Work Undergraduate Level Electives Fall 2017

Posted by Tim on July 26, 2017 in Academics

The School of Social Work is offering several fall Social Work undergraduate-level electives, open to all majors and non-degree students. Register as normal, but if you have questions about the course please email them at swinfo@buffalo.edu.

***For questions about whether this course will count towards your university requirements, please speak to your advisor.***

SW 101 The Social Context and Human Biology (online)
Registration #12206 or #12221
Dates: August 28 – December 8, 2017
Instructor: Elaine Hammond
Online Format: Blackboard CMS, Video Lectures, Online Quizzes, Mid-term and Final Paper

Watch a video of the course overview by instructor Elaine Hammond.

 

Course Description:

This undergraduate course will provide a foundational understanding of human biology with emphasis on the biological bases of behaviors and issues of concern to social workers. This course is designed to meet the human biology prerequisites for Masters in Social Work students, and will cover the basics of human biology including anatomical systems and structures, development from conception through aging and death, genetics, evolution, and biological and environmental interactions. The focus of the course is not only on biology but also on the critical analysis of the interplay between human biology and social issues. Discussions will cover the biological bases of phenomena including but not limited to addictions, mental illness, sexuality, and aggression. Emphasis throughout the course also will be placed on biological processes related to trauma and stress.

 

SW 401A Special Topics, Community Leadership

Registration #23710

Dates: August 28 – December 8, 2017

Location: 351 Millard Fillmore Academic Complex, North Campus

 

Course Description:

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.

 

SW 401B Social Media and Social Change
Registration #23711

Dates: August 28 – December 8, 2017

Location: 248 Cooke Hall, North Campus

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Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with social media and social networking as they influence community change. Specifically, students will be introduced to the fundamental terms and concepts of social media and networking, including various interfaces, tools, and platforms that may be leveraged to promote community change and development. Students will also explore existing scholarship and best practices, as well as issues of social justice, trauma and adversity, social disadvantage, and human rights as they apply to the democratization of technology. Students will examine the challenges, opportunities, and future applications of social media and networking related to community change.

 

SW 401C Crossing Borders: Human Rights Issues from U.S. and Mexican Perspectives (online)
Registration #24250

Dates: August 28 – December 8, 2017

Instructor: Filomena Critelli

 

Course Description:

This interdisciplinary course examines human rights in the U.S and Mexico, focusing on issues that cut across our nations and cultures including but not limited to the rights of children; gender; the rights of persons with disabilities; as well as labor and economic justice and migration and immigrant rights. Case law, case studies and international human rights conventions will be analyzed through the lens of law and social work. The course includes several globally networked sessions where law and social work students and faculty from Buffalo and Mexico meet in real time for exchanges and joint learning opportunities.

Wednesday
07/26/17

MUS 266 Arts One, Exploring Buffalo’s Art Scene Fall 2017

Posted by Tim on July 26, 2017 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

Do you love to experience art or wish you had a greater appreciation for it?    Are you looking for a class which fulfills the old “arts requirement” or is in the new “Milestones in Western Culture and Arts” pathway?  Consider registering for Arts One (MUS 266LEC) this fall and experience Buffalo’s art scene in a hands-on, interactive way!

This class will meet once each week to attend and discuss events such as concerts, gallery shows, installations, poetry readings, theatrical performances, and architectural tours in and around Buffalo.   Before and/ or after each event, there will be opportunities to reflect, address large-scale topics relevant to the creation and reception of art, and to interact with and learn from artists first-hand.

To take this class, all you need is an open mind and willingness to participate.   Registration is now open MUS 266 Arts One #24672.

It will be engaging to those experienced and unexperienced in art alike!

Contact Jessie Downs at jldowns2@buffalo.edu for more information.

Tuesday
07/25/17

Volunteers Needed for Tonawanda Coke Soil Sampling Study

Posted by Tim on July 25, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

In federal court, the Tonawanda Coke Corporation was convicted of breaking serious environmental laws, including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Clean Air Act (CAA). As a part of the sentencing, Tonawanda Coke was ordered to fund community environmental health studies, including the soil study, which is a collaboration between the University at Buffalo Chemistry Department, Citizen Science Community Resources, and the Fredonia State College Chemistry Department. This comprehensive soil study tests for a wide range of chemical contaminants in an area which includes Eastern Grand Island, Town and City of Tonawanda, Black Rock/Riverside, and North Buffalo.

Citizen Science Community Resources is currently searching for dependable volunteers to help with our full-scale soil sampling, planned for the month of August. In particular, residents of this area and people interested in environmental issues are encouraged to get involved. If you would like to get involved, please indicate your availability for one of the required Volunteer Training Sessions and your availability for Soil Study Volunteering. If you have any questions, please contact me at mfalcone@buffalo.edu, or our Community Organizer Katie Little at katie@csresources.org.

Tuesday
07/25/17

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program Deadline September 21, 2017

Posted by Tim on July 25, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships, Graduate School Programs, Scholarship Opportunities

 

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2018 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program at www.rangelprogram.org!

The Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2018 Fellowship.

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a U.S. Department of State program, administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Candidates must be graduating seniors or college graduates with strong academic records and a desire to promote positive change in the world. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women and those with financial need.  Applicants with any undergraduate major are welcome to apply. Selected fellows will receive support for graduate school and will enter into exciting and rewarding careers representing the United States overseas.

Program Benefits

·         An orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at Howard University in Washington, D.C. in late spring 2018

·         Two summer internships, one on Capitol Hill in summer 2018 and one overseas at a U.S. embassy in summer 2019.

·         Up to $37,500 annually toward tuition, fees and living expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as Business Administration, Economics, Public Policy, and International Relations at a U.S.-based institution.

·         Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship.

·         Employment in the State Department Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and meet Foreign Service entry requirements, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy, with each Rangel Fellow committing to a minimum of five years of service.

Eligibility requirements

·         U.S. citizenship

·         Seeking admission to graduate school in fall 2018 for a two-year program in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service at a U.S.-based institution

·         Cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application

About the U.S. Foreign Service

Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State are responsible for formulating, implementing and supporting U.S. foreign policy. Their work includes analyzing political and economic events around the world; negotiating with foreign governments; assisting U.S. citizens abroad; educating foreign audiences about American culture and values; and managing an embassy’s operations. They are engaged in foreign policy issues such as conflict resolution, human rights, environmental and health issues, nuclear nonproliferation, and educational exchange. A Foreign Service career is much more than just a job; it is a uniquely demanding and rewarding way of life. Foreign Service Officers work in Washington and in more than 250 diplomatic posts worldwide. As representatives of the United States, Foreign Service Officers have a direct impact on people’s lives, witness history in the making, and help create and implement U.S. policy.

Deadline to apply is September 21, 2017.  www.rangelprogram.org, rangelprogram@howard.edu, 202-806-4367 or 877-633-0002

Monday
07/24/17

UB Pride and Service Day Volunteer Opportunity Opening Weekend August 26

Posted by Tim on July 24, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

UB is organizing a UB Pride & Service morning on Saturday, August 26th from 9:00am-1:30pm as part of Opening Weekend. There are some wonderful service sites lined up for student volunteers around Buffalo. Transportation and a lunch are included, and lunch will be available following the service from 12:30-1:30pm.

For more information, please contact the Honors College at: honors@buffalo.edu.

To sign up, please visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSclxDdtAcnDsGQiXUaufnc3XzA9HeOsi2HB7OESUMCryPze1w/viewform.

Monday
07/24/17

Explore Buffalo Seeks Fall Interns

Posted by Tim on July 24, 2017 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking

Explore Buffalo, Western New York’s premier guided tour organization, is seeking interns for the fall of 2017. Fall internships will begin in early September and conclude in early December depending on college schedule. Explore Buffalo is a nonprofit organization that offers walking, bike, bus, 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 opportunity is a great match for college students studying architecture, history, Art History, marketing, English, communications, education, and other fields.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://explorebuffalo.org/internship-program/

Monday
07/24/17

AHI 203 Intro: Latin American Art Fall 2017

Posted by Tim on July 24, 2017 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

AHI203 Intro: Latin American Art

Class # 24759

MWF12:00 – 12:50

No prior knowledge of Art History required

While exploring the key themes in Latin American art in this introductory course, we will focus on the intersection of aesthetics, politics, and history. We will look at art spanning from the pre-Colombian era and Mesoamerica, through colonialism and subsequent struggles for independence, art during dictatorships, and end with globalization and contemporary art in Latin American countries. We will have the opportunity to look at critical and aesthetic theories from this region and investigate, with a critical eye, who has written the histories of the region and how they have been constructed. The issues and influence of colonialism, imperialism, capitalism, globalization, race, class, and gender will be at the forefront of our investigations. No previous knowledge of the region or of art history and theory is necessary.