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Geography Open House March 4

Posted by Tim on February 29, 2016 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Workshops










(Shuttle bus to Ellicott)


International trade • Development • Cities • GIS • International Health • Urban Change • Climate Change • Spatial Analysis • Disaster Management • Social Networks • Big Data • Sustainability

BA, BS, MA, MS and PhD programs in International Trade • Earth Systems Science • Environmental Modeling & Analysis • Geographic Information Science • Urban & Regional Analysis • Health Geography


GIS project manager • Conservation coordinator • Trade analyst • Software engineer • Urban planner • Cartographer • Geospatial analyst • Trade compliance specialist • Logistics planner • Community relations • Environmental consultant • Transportation analysis • and much, much more



New Era Cap • US Census Bureau • NYS Department of Transportation • US Department of Commerce • Town of Amherst • EU Chamber of Commerce in China • Moog • Praxair • Advancing Arts & Culture Buffalo Niagara • Ecology & Environment Inc. • ESRI • HSBC • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) • NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration


Trina Hamilton, Associate Professor

(716) 645-0482



UB Summer Abroad in Argentina “Social Change in Buenos Aires (June 13-July 16)

Posted by Tim on February 29, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

“Social Change in Buenos Aires” is a 6 credit-hour UB Study Abroad summer program in Argentina, June 13-July 16, 2016.  Rather than merely visiting the city, participants will gain detailed knowledge of Buenos Aires’ way of life, its food, art, dance, architecture. Participants will take two courses, both taught in English: The first on “Comparative Political Economics” will provide background on Argentinean government and business. The second on “Current Issues in Argentina” will focus on history and culture, and will require participants to conduct research throughout the city itself. All participants will be housed in well-appointed apartments (with kitchenette, security and gym) in Recoleta, one of the city’s most beautiful neighborhoods. Spanish is helpful (but not required) and Spanish majors/minors may opt for work in the language that will count to their program of study.

If you would like to know more about “Social Change in Buenos Aires,” there will be an informational session (with free pizza) on Tuesday March 1 at 1:00pm in 904 Clemens. Applications are due March 15.

Justin Read

Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
University at Buffalo (SUNY)
910 Clemens Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-4620


Summer Course: The Music of Jimi Hendrix Online

Posted by Tim on February 29, 2016 in Academics, Summer Courses

Course: The Music of Jimi Hendrix. Online.

May 31-July 8 (Summer Session I). Course # 12539.

Course Description: This course focuses on the music of electric guitarist/singer/composer/producer Jimi Hendrix. The course will survey Hendrix’s small but influential work from a variety of perspectives: cultural, historical, and analytical. In the course, we will situate Hendrix in relation to his predecessors and contemporaries. We will also explore some of the more distinctive aspects of his work, discussing Hendrix’s relationship to counter-cultural and protest movements of the 1960s and technological aspects of his innovations on the electric guitar and in the recording studio. Students will work on writing skills and acquire a basic vocabulary for talking about music. The course fulfills the Gen Ed arts requirementNo prior musical experience is required.


Women in STEM Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series: Are You Hungry for Empowerment March 9

Posted by Tim on February 29, 2016 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 11:45am to 1:00 pm Are you hungry for empowerment? The UB Women in STEM Cooperative is sponsoring a brown bag, noon time lecture series that explores gender differences in STEM careers. Our featured speakers will share their insights and challenge your assumptions. Bring your lunch and a friend! Students, Staff & Faculty are welcome to attend.

Introduction: Dr. Karen King is the Program Manager with the Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Partnership at the University at Buffalo.

Presenter: Dr. James Lemoine is an Assistant Professor with the School of Management at the University at Buffalo where he researches and teaches organizational behavior and leadership. He received his PhD from the Scheller College at Georgia Tech, where he began his specialization in leadership studies. He has authored one book, Business Defined, as well as articles in top management journals like Harvard Business Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Leadership Quarterly. Dr. Lemoine has won awards for his research and teaching, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, an international organization dedicated to fostering positive and effective organizational management.

Description: Is it easy or difficult to be a leader as a woman? What does it mean to lead like a woman? Is that even something you’d want to do? Should women lead like men, or should men lead like women? In this workshop we’ll use psychological research to dive deep into the thorny topics of gender and leadership to try to answer these questions. We’ll probably give up halfway through, but it’s highly likely that we can come up with some kind of answer by the end.

This brown bag lunch lecture is hosted at UB’s Honors College, located in 107 Capen Hall, inside the Silverman Library. Admission is free and open to the public. Space is limited so advanced registration is requested.

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For more information: Contact Kathleen Murphy at<> or visit us at

About us: The UB Women in STEM Cooperative is a grassroots coalition of allies from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Undergraduate Academies, UB STEM, Academic Affairs, Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership, Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender, Intercultural and Diversity Center, Office of Student Engagement, Honors College, Center for Educational Innovation, Computing and Information Technology, and the Professional Staff Senate dedicated to advancing women in STEM.


Women in STEM Summit Call for Posters and Volunteers Needed April 13

Posted by Tim on February 29, 2016 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

The Women in STEM Cooperative (WISC) invites undergraduate and graduate women students at the University at Buffalo to present posters at the 2016 Women in STEM Summit being held on April 13th at the University at Buffalo. We are seeking students who have been significantly involved in research either with their own research project or through meaningful involvement with an ongoing faculty project. The poster session will run concurrently with a reception where students will have the opportunity to network with Summit attendees, including corporate sponsors. For more information regarding the Summit, please visit:

Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate and sponsor students to share their university research in any of the science, technology, engineering, mathematics or related fields. Students are responsible for printing their posters and bringing them to the Summit on April 13th.

Submission Criteria:

  • Undergraduate or graduate women students in a STEM field at the University at Buffalo
  •  Research projects must represent a significant investment of time by the student outside of normal course requirements and class projects

Proposals should include:

  •  Name of Presenter(s)
  • Contact Information
  • UB Department
  • Name of Faculty Mentor
  • Title of Presentation
  • Abstract (100 words or less)

To submit, please visit:

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Campos at

Deadline for Abstract Submission: March 11th, 2016

The proposal committee will respond to all submissions by March 23rd.

Volunteers Needed for the Women in STEM Summit!!

Please consider volunteering your time on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 to assist with the 2nd Annual Women in STEM Summit in the Student Union on North Campus!  Volunteer shifts run throughout the day starting at 8am and ending at 2pm.  If you are available, please fill out this form ( ) and your volunteer spot will be confirmed by Monday, March 21, 2016. For more information about the event or the volunteer opportunities, please contact Terri Budek at


Chris Peterson Award for Graduating Honors Scholars Deadline April 1

Posted by Tim on February 29, 2016 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Honors Program Announcements, Scholarship Opportunities

Chris Peterson Award (New – I’m not sure Jessica used to send it so I am waiting for an okay from Karyn)

Honors graduating seniors are invited to submit an application for the Christopher Peterson Commitment to Service award, which is bestowed annually upon a graduating Honors Scholar who, by devoting their time, talents, and expertise to serving the public good, has made significant, demonstrable, and direct contributions to the community.  Christopher Peterson was a junior civil engineering major in the Honors College who tragically lost his life in a car accident in 2013.  Through his enthusiastic participation in Greiner SIH and his many other volunteer endeavors Chris embodied the Honors College spirit of service.  The intent of this award is to recognize a student who exemplifies a similar commitment to community service.  The awardee will receive a $750 award as well as $250 donated to the community organization of their choice.

Criteria for Eligibility

We seek graduating Honors Scholars who:

  • Are in good academic standing with the University Honors College graduation requirements.
  • Have impacted society in one or more positive ways that fostered change for the public good.
  • Stood out amongst their peers as individuals whose service has made a profound impact in the community.
  • Are available to attend the Honors commencement ceremony on Friday, May 13, 2016.

Application Process

Any graduating Honors Scholar may apply for the Christopher Peterson Commitment to Service Award.  Students who wish to apply must complete an application packet which includes the following:

(1) Application

(2) Resume (Must include all of your service experiences)

(3) Service Reflection Essay

(4) Name of Community Organization for Donation purposes

(5) Optional Supplemental materials (e.g., Recommendation letter)

Application Deadline

For an application or if you have any questions contact Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah at Application packets may be submitted to the University Honors College Office in 106 Capen Hall or electronically to by no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 1, 2016. We look forward to receiving your applications.



Thinking About Majoring in Communication? Info Session March 2

Posted by Tim on February 24, 2016 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Networking, Workshops

Thinking About Majoring in Communication

Come learn about the Communication BA requirements, internship opportunities and job prospects. Presented by: College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement and Services

Location : 275 Park Hall

Date / Time : Mar 2, 2016 3:00 pm – 3:50 pm



Water Crisis InFocus: What Causes Contamination of Our Water Supply and How Does it Affect You February 26

Posted by Tim on February 22, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Water Crisis InFocus: What Causes Contamination of Our Water Supply and How Does It Affect You?

You are invited to InFocus, a monthly conversation on today’s hot topics.  This month’s conversation will explore the extensive lead contamination of Flint, Michigan’s public water supply. What human failures caused this crisis, why was it not addressed sooner, and how vulnerable is our drinking water to contamination? Dr. James Jensen, Professor, Dept. of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering will moderate the discussion. Open to the entire UB community, InFocus encourages free and thoughtful conversation on topics of regional, national, and international significance.

Date:  Friday, February 26
Time:  12:00-1:00
Place:  Capen Hall 107, North Campus

Sponsored by Student Life, the Honors College and International Student & Scholar Services


Bvffalo Bard 2016: 400 Years Since Shakespeare Presents-Shakespeare in Love March 7

Posted by Tim on February 18, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Workshops

Bvffalo Bard 2016: 400 Years Since Shakespeare presents-Shakespeare in Love (1998)

7 March 2016 @ 7pm
North Park Theatre, 1428 Hertel Ave,
Introduced by Barbara Bono

Young Will Shakespeare is the up and coming playwright of the time, but has been disastrously struck by the bane of the writer’s life – writer’s block. His comedy “Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter” isn’t going anywhere and the playhouse is under threat of closure. What Will needs is a muse, and she appears in the form of the beautiful and bethrothed Lady Viola. The path of true love does not run smooth for Will, but the joys and tragedy of his own life find their way onto the page in a moving, witty and spellbinding tale. (

2 hr. 17 mins. Rated R.


National Science Foundation REU Summer Research Internships-Social Psychophysiology of Compassion

Posted by Tim on February 17, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

We are very pleased to announce our National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Research Internships into the Social Psychophysiology of Compassion!  We are now in the process of letting students know about this wonderful summer research opportunity.  Not only will students spend 8 weeks from June 4 – August 1, 2016 in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona actually doing compassion research with our doctoral faculty, but also each intern will be paid a stipend of $4000, will be provided with room and board in an NAU dormitory, will receive a $550 laboratory allowance, will receive 6 credit hours of PSY 485 Undergraduate Research from NAU, and much more. We are particularly interested in undergraduate students who have not had research opportunities and/or who are under-represented minorities in the social and behavioral sciences.  We have a newly re-designed website at which describes the program in considerable detail and which contains application information and the online application form.  I am also attaching a flyer for public posting.

We have set an application deadline of March 15, 2016.  Do please distribute the flyers far and wide and let interested students know ASAP so they can apply right away.  I would also be eager to answer any questions about the program, so anyone may call my office at (928) 523-6530 or email me at

Larry Charles Stevens, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychological Sciences
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program Coordinator
and Principal Investigator

Department of Psychological Sciences
NAU Box 15106
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona  86011
(928) 523-6530 (Office)
(928) 523-6777 (Fax)