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Biomedical Research: Parkinsonism Spring 2016

Posted by Tim on December 22, 2015 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

Biomedical Research – Parkinsonism

We are looking two recruit two undergraduate students. Our research focuses on the validation of an animal model for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy; the most common atypical form of Parkinsonism. The research conducted in our laboratory ranges from the molecular to the whole animal.  The particular duties assigned to the student will be determined by the experiments which are currently in progress and are likely to include animal husbandry, behavioral testing and histological analysis.  In addition to hands on research, we are looking for a student who would be willing to update Wikipedia pages that pertain to our research interests and eventually create webpages. The students are encouraged to take on more responsibility as they become proficient with laboratory skills.  Our end goal is to have the student conduct small research projects.

Qualifications: curious, self-driven, independent worker

Contact: Stewart Clark, PhD

Asst Professor
617 BRB
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
University at Buffalo, SUNY
Buffalo, NY 14214


Cornell University Summer 2016 REU

Posted by Tim on December 22, 2015 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

12 June – 12 August 2016

Program Description

CU LSAMP-REU is a paid summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate participants the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest through weekly luncheons.
Undergraduate students interested in gaining a deeper understanding in an engineering-related field have the opportunity to conduct and present research over a ten-week duration under the auspices of a Cornell Engineering faculty research mentor.

Through this one-on-one partnership, participants will gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. CU LSAMP-REU was developed to aid in the retention of traditionally underrepresented minority groups in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

CU LSAMP-REU Offers:   

  • A research stipend of $4,000
  • A round-trip travel stipend up to $300 for students living outside of Ithaca, NY
  • A double room in a residential hall
  • A campus bus pass or a campus parking pass
  • Access to state-of-the-art laboratories, libraries, computer/study lounges, etc.

Application Deadline is February 15, 2016

Apply Now!


APY 494: Ethics and Human Rights in Anthropology Spring 2016

Posted by Tim on December 11, 2015 in Academics, General Education Requirements

APY 494: Ethics and Human Rights in Anthropology
Reg: 24493
Tuesdays 7:00—9:40pm
Instructor: Dr. Ezra Zubrow

This class will enable a student to identify and comprehend traditional and current issues in Ethics and Human Rights through the very broad lens of Anthropology.  It will define the main areas of ethical and human rights discourse. Finally, it will develop skills of critical ethical analysis of contemporary moral problems. This class will be a combination of specific real cases including human subject issues, various spy cases, human rights cases and medical experimentation cases to name a few, as well as general theories.

The aim is to prepare students through critical analysis to become responsible thinking agents, competent and humane professionals, and informed and engaged citizens. To achieve this, the course provides students with the conceptual tools to make autonomous, informed, comprehensive and coherent judgments about personal, professional, and public ethical and human rights issues.

The instructor is a previous member and previous chair of the American Anthropological Association Ethics Committee. He recently (2015) was part of a delegation to the United Nations 8th State Parties Convention on the Treaty on Human Rights and Disability.


Spring Internship Opportunity with NYS Assemblyman Sean Ryan

Posted by Tim on December 11, 2015 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

The Office of Assemblyman Sean Ryan is looking for interns for the 2016 spring semester. Students with an interest in urban planning, environmental conservation, communication, or government should apply. Hours are flexible and the projects are varied. Possible project topics include Outer Harbor development, water quality in local watersheds, green technology, 21st century city planning, general media relations, and transportation. Topics for research may be tailored to the interests of the individual. The ideal candidate will have a background in the environmental sciences, communication, engineering, architecture, urban planning, or political science. More than one intern position is available. Some portion of the internship will include community outreach and constituent services; good communication skills are a must. This is an unpaid position but college credit can be accommodated. Please send resumes for consideration to


2016 Career Conversations in Rochester, Buffalo and New York City

Posted by Tim on December 11, 2015 in Career Opportunities, Event, Internships, Networking, Workshops

Register today for the 2016 Career Conversations events!

Career Conversations is a student-alumni career networking night that is designed to link you with experienced UB alumni who are interested in launching their careers, finding internships, or connecting with a mentor in the Buffalo, Rochester and metro New York areas.

  • Thursday, January 7, 2016 Rochester, NY (Bus provided from North Campus on a first come, first serve basis)
  • Wednesday, January 13, 2016 New York City, NY
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Buffalo, NY (resume reviews available before this event!)

Registration is required and is available on BullsEye under ‘career fairs and events’.  (Please find NYC Career Conversations under NYC Road Trip 2016).  There is a $5.00 fee required ($10.00 for NYC), which is a small price to pay for the opportunity to build your alumni network, explore different career paths and have your professional photo taken at the LinkedIn photo booth!  Don’t miss this!


Please contact Carrie Johnson in Career Services at


Internship Opportunity at Amherst Laser & Wellness Center

Posted by Tim on December 7, 2015 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

Wellness Center looking for an reliable motivated individual who would like to be involved in helping us as we grow and evolve to our next phases as we launch a new service to this area.

We’re searching for individuals within the following backgrounds:
-Computer Science
-Graphic Art
-Social Media

10hrs/wk Flexible schedule. Start

Amherst Laser Wellness Center

100 College Parkway Suite 145

Williamsville, NY 14221


Send resume attention Theresa to: or call 716-866-7500 to set up interview with Theresa


Taking Climate Action: The Future of WNY at the Buffalo Museum of Science December 8

Posted by Tim on December 7, 2015 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

The WNY Environmental Alliance’s annual Environmental Congress is a future-oriented forum, exploring innovative solutions for a cleaner and sustainable WNY. We’re bringing together a panel of climate action leaders for a proactive and critical discussion of solutions being offered, their impacts on the WNY community and implications for climate justice. The panel represents a range of perspectives, including environment, science, social justice, local government, faith, labor and business.

Join us on December 8th, at 5:30 for networking, refreshments and an exhibition of local projects demonstrating climate innovation. Also come to see the fantastic Museum of Science second floor exhibits that will be open to our guests.

The panel discussion will begin at 6:30.

Business  – Joseph Mendelson, Director, Policy & Electricity Markets and Regulatory Counsel, Solar City
Environment – Adrienne Bermingham, Roots & Shoots Program Coordinator, The Jane Goodall Institute
Social Justice – Anne Petermann, Executive Director, Global Justice Ecology Project
Public Sector – Brendan Mehaffy, Executive Director,Buffalo Office of Strategic Planning
Science – Jason Briner, Associate Prof. of Geology, University at Buffalo
Labor and Economic Justice – Franchelle C. Hart, Executive Director, Open Buffalo

Moderated By:

Robert Shibley, Dean of the UB School of Architecture and Planning & One Region Forward
Please RSVP for this event at:


Creating the NFL Schedule with NFL Sr. Director of Scheduling Michael North December 11

Posted by Tim on December 4, 2015 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Creating the NFL Schedule
Friday, December 11, 2015
12:00 p.m.
101 Davis Hall
Featuring NFL Senior Director, Broadcast Planning and Scheduling Michael North

Abstract: Creating the 256-game NFL playing schedule each year is a complex mathematical exercise whereby the League schedule makers search through millions of combinations and permutations in search of the mythical “optimal” schedule for that season. Taking into account factors such as television ratings, team competitive issues, and stadium availability, the process begins the day after the Super Bowl each February and lasts until mid-April when a suitable schedule is found and released to the teams, the network television partners, and the fans. Utilizing mixed integer programming and combinatorial optimization algorithms, the search is spread across hundreds of physical and virtual computers in an effort to converge on the one schedule that satisfies as many of the constraints – and breaks as few of the rules – as possible. While no schedule is perfect, the League’s ability to find suitable solutions to a problem whose complexity is always increasing has enabled the NFL to increase television viewership and revenues to unprecedented heights and to position itself to accommodate future scheduling constraints such as increased international travel, new distribution platforms, and expanded season possibilities.

Bio: Michael North graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1992 with a degree in computer science and immediately began searching for a career having nothing at all to do with computers and technology. After brief forays into creating recreational beach volleyball leagues in Chicago and working in publishing and advertising in New York, North joined the National Football League in 1995 to help create and launch the NFL’s first web site – known then as because a Chicago podiatrist had registered to market his “No Foot Loss” treatment. When the League began to transition away from creating the playing schedule manually in 1998, North joined the Broadcasting department as the “computer guy” and has been working on the scheduling software ever since.