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Monday
10/09/17

iSEED Research Opportunities

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

What is the iSEED?
A university-wide institute, the iSEED promotes building a culturally and intellectually diverse and academically inclusive community of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff.

The iSEED is focused on excellence in education, engagement in research, mentoring and enhancement of professional development central to the UB mission.

iSEED Summer Research Experience
The iSEED Summer Research Experience is an excellent opportunity for undergraduates to gain research and lab experience. Students are matched with a participating faculty member whose interests are complementary to their own. Students work on a research project and gain hands-on experience during the 10-week program.

Summer stipends, housing and travel awards are available for talented undergraduate students with the opportunity to participate in research activities at UB. Students will be exposed to graduate and professional school opportunities offered at UB. iSEED summer scholars interested in undergraduate research experiences are welcome to apply online at www.buffalo.edu/iseed.

Monday
10/09/17

Consider the CLIMB UP Summer Research Program for Undergraduates!

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Created by Dr. Margarita L. Dubocovich at Northwestern University in 2007, The CLIMB ProgramTM at UB was instituted in 2009. This professional development program gives students at all levels the opportunity to not only learn, but apply, the essential skills of a professional scientist. Your training will help you to choose the best research opportunities, write outstanding fellowships and grants, craft publications, confidently present your work, and, ultimately, find the best jobs.

CLIMB UP for Summer Research for Undergraduates Gives students opportunities to conduct research in the biomedical and health sciences and explore
career opportunities. At the end of the program, students will present posters and oral presentations in a professional symposium.

Undergraduate Students interested in participating in the CLIMB UP for Summer Research should fill out an application available at the CLIMB UP website. Applications are accepted through February 1 every year.

For more information and to apply: www.buffalo.edu/climb

Monday
10/09/17

Compete for Cash Prizes at Blackstone LaunchPad Statdash Innovation Sprint! October 13

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Innovation Spring with Statdash

Think like an Innovator!

Get a taste of what it’s like to pitch marketing ideas and innovate in a startup.

Friday, October 13, 2017
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
145 Student Union

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2VTWJMO

FREE T-shirts, Pizza and Prizes! Questions? Stop by their office in 220 Student Union or call 716-645-8111

Monday
10/09/17

Women in STEM Cooperative-STEM for Everyone: Stories from Students Deadline to Submit is October 25

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Women in STEM Cooperative presents-STEM for Everyone: Stories from Students

Want to gain experience talking about your research?

This is an opportunity to do so in 5 minutes and get feedback from faculty, staff and other students!

Deadline to Submit: October 25, 2017

Presentations: November 9, 2017 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. in 210 Student Union

Visit http://bit.ly/stem4all-fall2017 for more information

 

Monday
10/09/17

UB Biological Sciences Graduate Open House October 21

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2017 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

Open House – October 21

The Biological Sciences Department at the University at Buffalo offers three distinct graduate programs for students; an MS and PhD that are research and lab-focused, along with an MA program that has a proven track record for preparing students for entry into professional schools.

The MS/PhD programs in Biological Sciences provide students with the hands-on training, laboratory skills, and interdisciplinary training needed to be successful in industry and academia.  Our graduate student to faculty ratio is 3:1, and our students routinely work side-by-side with their advisors in the laboratory.

The MA Program in Biological Sciences has a proven track record of preparing students for entry into professional schools. After completing the MA degree in two to three semesters, more than 70% of alumni are accepted into professional schools in their chosen field, including medical & dental schools.

Want to learn more? Come to our Graduate Open House on October 21. We’d love for you to meet our students, show you our lab space, and welcome you to our community!

Can’t attend? We can talk over the phone or email.

Dr. Laura Rusche, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. David Hoekstra, Clinical Assistant Professor, MA Coordinator

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend: http://biology.buffalo.edu/graduate/programs/open-house/

Friday
09/29/17

Community Engagement Fair

Posted by Tim on September 29, 2017 in Community Announcements, Volunteering

When: October 10th from 11am-1pm

Where: Student Union Lobby

Head to the Student Union for the annual Community Engagement fair, where you can meet with local community organizations and learn how to get more involved on campus and in Buffalo. Agency representatives are excited to talk to you about their volunteer opportunities and help you find one that is just right for you!

Email Rachel DiDomizio, Community Engagement Coordinator, at racheld@buffalo.edu with any questions.

Friday
09/29/17

Saturday of Service with the American Red Cross

Posted by Tim on September 29, 2017 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

When: October 14th (Times TBD)

Where: Meet up in the SU Lobby (Transportation is provided)

Help the American Red Cross with their Fire Safety Campaign to save lives here in Western New York! RSVP on UBLinked here: https://buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/event/1314590 

Friday
09/29/17

Alternate Spring Break Opportunities

Posted by Tim on September 29, 2017 in Honors Program Announcements, Research Information and Opportunities, Study Abroad, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Alternative Break Program: The Alternative Break program lets you volunteer, perform community service and have unique learning opportunities during your fall break (Thanksgiving), winter break or spring break. By spending time immersed in a new community, you’ll learn about your role as a global citizen, make new friends and connections, and discover how you can become an agent of change.

2017-18 Trip Descriptions:

Alternative Fall Break – Working with the Cleveland Leadership Center in Cleveland, OH (Nov 24-26)

The Cleveland Leadership Center is the premier center in the Cleveland community for building and engaging civic leadership capital.  They offer a variety of civic leadership programs and engagement opportunities designed to foster civic responsibility; create a culture of leadership that is inclusive, collaborative, and progressive; and make a dynamic impact on the community. Participants on this trip will be working with a variety of community organizations. (Estimated Trip Cost for Students – $250)

 

Alternative Winter Break – Environmental Sustainability in the Louisiana Wetlands (Jan 21-27)

Participants of this trip will travel to the Louisiana wetlands to discover the beauty of the bayou and the rich and vibrant culture of those that call it home. The group will learn about the cultural and ecological history of southern Louisiana and complete community service projects that will increase the long-term sustainability of this important region. (Estimated Trip Cost for Students – $825)

 

Alternative Spring Break – Women’s Rights History in Seneca Falls (March 17-19)

On this exciting alternative break trip, students will explore the rich history of the women’s rights movement. Participants will travel to Seneca Falls, NY and visit several of the sites that are integral to this movement. They will also perform dynamic service, making an impact within the visited communities. (Estimated Trip Cost For Students – TBD)

 

Alternative Spring Break – Give Where You Live in Buffalo, NY (March 19-23)

While staying in Buffalo, students participating in this trip will explore a variety of social issues affecting the Buffalo area. Students will volunteer with various community organizations and get a broader sense of the city. It is our hope that students will be left with an appreciation of our city and a passion to continue to volunteer and make change in our own backyard. (Estimated Trip Cost for Students – $155)

 

Alternative Spring Break – Educational Programs in the Dominican Republic (March 17-24)

Working with Outreach360, students will help teach English to the kids in Santiago, DR. Students will live out Outreach 360’s vision (to transform the world in which every child is able to pursue a college degree or to be gainfully employed upon reaching adulthood, enabling them to live a life of choice) while learning about the history of the Dominican Republic, exploring the culture and discuss what it really means to “make change” happen in a community. (Estimated Trip Cost for Students- $1600)

Application Link for Students: https://buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/137435 

Application Link for Staff Advisers: https://buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/140878  

Thursday
09/28/17

The 44th Season of Zodiaque Dance Company

Posted by Tim on September 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

The Department of Theatre & Dance is proud to present the 44th season of the Zodiaque Dance Company.

Countdown to Celebration 45 “1, 2, 3, 4”

Fall Program

Choreographers: AGA Collaborative, Melanie Aceto, Richard Ashworth, Bryn Cohn, Gaitrie Devi, John Lehrer, Joyce Miller Lichtenberger, Kerr Ring

Founding Director: Linda Swiniuch

Lighting by: Emily Williams

October 18-21, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
October 22, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

University at Buffalo
North Campus
Center for the Arts
Drama Theatre

Tickets:

$20.00 General Public
$10.00 Student Admission

Center for the Arts Box Office (Tues-Fri, 12-6 p.m.) — also open 90 minutes prior to performances.

tickets.com

Information: (716) 645-2787
Charge: 1-888-223-6000
Groups: (716) 645-0611

Website: ubcfa.org

*On School Time Performances – call 645-6771 for more information.

theatredance.buffalo.edu

Thursday
09/28/17

Applications Now Open for Humanity in Action Fellowships in Europe and the US!

Posted by Tim on September 28, 2017 in Fellowships

We are pleased to announce that applications for the 2018 Humanity in Action Fellowship programs are now open! 

Humanity in Action Fellowship in Europe
Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and Warsaw
June 8 – July 8, 2018

Humanity in Action Fellowship in the
United States
Atlanta and Detroit
July 10 – August 5, 2018

We invite applications from students and recent graduates of U.S. colleges and universities who are passionate about active citizenship, diversity and human rights. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2016 and 2017 are eligible to apply. Applications for students and recent graduates from European universities will open in late fall.

The Humanity in Action Fellowship programs are fully-funded, with the exception of a small number of meals and the cost of airfare – which Fellows are responsible for financing. However, Humanity in Action provides full and partial stipends for all of those with documented need.

The deadline to apply to these programs is January 8, 2018 at 11:59pm PST!

Learn More

Apply

FAQ

The European Programs

The European Humanity in Action Fellowship programs take place in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and Warsaw. Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of injustice and resistance — including the foundations of racial hierarchies, Antisemitism, Islamophobia and colonial domination — as they affect liberal democracy and pluralism today.

To learn more about the European programs, click here. To view last year’s fellowship agendas, click here. Questions? Visit our FAQ or contact us.

 

The American Program

John Lewis Fellowship

The John Lewis Fellowship takes place in Atlanta, Georgia. Named in honor of U.S. Representative John Lewis – an icon of the Civil Rights Movement – the program explores the history of the Civil Rights Movement, diversity and minority rights, with a particular emphasis on restorative justice in Atlanta. This four-week inquiry and resulting blueprint for restorative justice involves a multidisciplinary approach. Fellows explore keys issues and subjects including education, health, the law, urban planning, policing, local and state government, and the arts.

To learn more about the American programs, click here. To view last year’s fellowship agenda, click here. Questions? Visit our FAQ or contact us.

The Detroit Fellowship

The Detroit Fellowship explores the biography of Detroit — a city deeply emblematic of the tensions of massive economic and cultural change in 20th and 21st century America. The program places Detroit’s history and contemporary issues within the larger national context of the transformation of urban and regional economies at a time of profound inequality in the United States. The Detroit Fellowship places special emphasis on equitable development, social entrepreneurship, public health and education.

To learn more about the Detroit programs, click here. To view last year’s fellowship agendas, click here. Questions? Visit our FAQ or contact us.

Humanity in Action’s Mission and Network

Humanity in Action Fellowship programs seek to educate, connect and inspire future leaders to be responsible citizens in the broadest range of fields – government and diplomacy, journalism, entrepreneurship and business, grassroots activism, science, academia and culture and the arts.

Upon successful completion of these programs, Fellows will join the global network of over 1,700 Humanity in Action Senior Fellows. As Senior Fellows, they are eligible for advanced professional and educational opportunities, including fellowships in the U.S. Congress, the European Parliament and organizations like the ACLU and the NAACP.

The Humanity in Action Fellowship programs provide opportunities for collaborative learning and problem solving. These programs are designed for those who seek to enrich and broaden their knowledge and skills with various and often conflicting perspectives. As such, the programs are testing grounds for thinking anew with others about complex issues of diversity and democracy in historical and contemporary terms. The programs focus, through educational seminars and site visits, on vulnerable populations and the unfulfilled goals of just democratic societies. The programs do not engage in on-the-ground training for political activism, although some programs emphasize campaigns to fight prejudice through social media and other means.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email the admissions team.