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UB EOC Attain Lab Microsoft Imagine Academy Summer 2016

Posted by Tim on April 18, 2016 in Event, New Programs, Workshops

What Time Is It? Time to get Skilled!

Get Certified!

  • Free Training
  • Free e-Textbooks
  • Free Testing
  • 3 weeks of Free facilitated training each month

Summer 2016 Training in Word (2013), Excel (2013) and PowerPoint (2013)

Pre-registration is required:

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Buffalo, NY  14203


Rite Aid in Williamsville Seeks Pharmacy Technician

Posted by Tim on April 18, 2016 in Career Opportunities, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

The Rite Aid pharmacy in Williamsville is looking to hire a new pharmacy technician.  The Rite Aid is on the corner of Sheridan and Evans in Williamsville and the store is looking to hire someone now, or starting in the fall semester (either is okay). The pay is $9.25 an hour and they’re looking for 10-15 hours in the summer and up to 25 hours in the fall.  There’s some on the job training (which results in a $1 raise!) and it’s a great opportunity for anyone interested in pharmacy specifically or the medical field as a whole.

If anyone has questions about the job, they can either go to the store on 480 Evans Rd or call the pharmacy at (716) 632-1940. Kim is the pharmacy manager and she’s incredibly nice and would be happy to answer any questions! Applications can be picked up at the pharmacy or completed online.


The Simon Wiesenthal Center Local Government Advocacy Training Program Deadline May 1

Posted by Tim on April 18, 2016 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

The Simon Wiesenthal Center Local Government Advocacy Training Internship Program


The current generation of local and federal Jewish communal leadership cut its teeth in politics largely through the successes of the Soviet and Syrian Jewry movements of the 1980s. Those efforts provided both a distinctive training ground for effective communal leadership and a source of inspiration for continued activism through the 1990s and 2000s. However, for a variety of reasons – societal, economic, and political – this next generation of Jewish political youth lacks operational sophistication when it comes to its political undertakings. In the vacuum of such a structure, the Simon Wiesenthal Center is proud to introduce the inaugural year of its Government Advocacy Training Internship Program.

Beginning in the summer of 2016, the Simon Wiesenthal Center will implement the first of its kind, local government advocacy internship program. This program would place stipended interns in State and Municipal legislative and executive offices, as well as include regular leadership training sessions headlined by a combination of top lobbyists, issue based advocates, and Jewish communal leaders. Interns will work under the guidance of mentors who are successful in shaping front line policy decisions.

In years past, internship programs targeting students from the Jewish community have almost exclusively focused on placement in Washington D.C. Capitol Hill Offices, and concentrated efforts on teaching participants Israel-focused advocacy. While such efforts are obviously laudable and absolutely necessary, a critical gap exists in local level governance and politics for Jewish youth. Not only do many federal and international representatives begin their careers in government at local levels, making it wise to invest in fostering grassroots connections to the communities they may one day represent, but more importantly: the development of policy, legislation and advocacy that combats antisemitism, fights bigotry and stereotyping and ensures proper legal and de-facto treatment of the Jewish community predominately occurs on the state and local levels. The Jewish Community needs to prepare its future advocates for these specific challenges.

Program Outline:

The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s government advocacy internship program will span a period of eight weeks over each summer, and require participants to participate for a minimum of six weeks. The program will include a mandatory orientation at the Center with the Eastern Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, along with bi-weekly advocacy training workshop dinner sessions, to be scheduled during the span of the internships.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center will arrange internship office placements with local legislators and provide first-come, first-serve options to participants to choose their office of service where available.

Mentorship assignments will be handled similarly to internship placements on a first-come first-serve basis. Mentors will be expected to conduct an introductory meeting with their assigned mentee, weekly check-in calls and an exit meeting at the conclusion of the program.

Program participants will be provided a lump sum $1,500 stipend at the successful completion of program minimum requirements.

Long Term Programmatic Objectives:

In year one, the program will be exclusively limited to fifty (50) participants (with a minimum of 25 needed to launch) for placement in State and municipal legislative and government agency offices. If planned success is realized and administratively feasible, the program could grow in future years to a likely ceiling of 100 participants in  both New York and New Jersey  and/or surrounding states with necessary service populations (likely having a more modest individual participant threshold).

An internship program awards cocktail dinner would be arranged for the winter of each year. The awards dinner would include recognizing three (3) to five (5) interns whose work most exemplified SWC-NY objectives during their tenure in the program, and upon recommendations from the offices in which they served.

Program Financial Requirements:

The cost of successfully implementing this program as prescribed requires a $5,000 per student sponsorship. These funds would be attributed to a) participant stipends b) cost of bi-weekly dinner advocacy workshops c) coverage of necessary administrative and program staffing requirements.

To apply….. Internship Application


Undergraduate Legal Research Program Accepting Applications for Fall 2016

Posted by Tim on April 18, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking

Undergraduate Legal Research Program Fall 2016

The Undergraduate Legal Research Program seeks to provide competitively-selected undergraduates with an introduction to legal research, analysis, and writing. The class is organized as a quasi-independent study; the instructional sessions are designed to introduce the research tools and legal analysis skills necessary to choose a topic and produce a research paper and informational pamphlet for distribution at the SBI Legal Assistance Office. For their participation in the program, students earn three (3) elective credits through the UB Millard Fillmore College (MFC 499).

This program provides student researchers with:
-Instruction in case analysis and briefing;
-Instruction in legal writing strategies and styles;
-Instruction in legal research methods available to undergraduates;
-Doctrinal instruction from a law school professor and a legal research specialist;
-Provision of a law student mentor for research guidance and assistance;
-Structured and feedback-intensive development of a research topic and paper;
-Observation of a law school class; and,
-A presentation from a law school admissions officer to discuss the law school application process and requirements.
This program will develop the students’ skills in research and writing while allowing for close coordination with law students and legal professionals. Candidates for this program should have some experience with academic research, though no specific job history or academic major is required for consideration. All majors are welcomed, and can choose a topic pertinent to both the study of law and their academic major. A syllabus will be handed-out providing deadlines and rubric for all assignments after a final selection of all students has been made.

All applicants must be currently registered undergraduate students at UB in their sophomore, junior, or senior year.

Send the following in a single e-mail to with the Subject Line “Researcher Application”:
1.) Letter of Interest; 2.) Resume; 3.) Academic Writing Sample; and, 4.) Unofficial College Transcript.

All application materials must be received via e-mail to
by Monday 25th April 2016 at 5:00pm.

Michael Charles Cimasi, Esq.
Director, SBI Legal Assistance 315 Student Union SUNY at Buffalo – North Campus Buffalo, New York 14260 Phone: 716-645-3056 E-mail: Web:


Minecraft Build-a-thon at UB April 23

Posted by Tim on April 18, 2016 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Student Assistant

UB is hosting a Minecraft Build-a-thon for UB students and Buffalo Public School students.
It is on April 23, Sat, all day in the student union. Registration is free, all you need is a valid Minecraft license. See for registration.

You work in teams of 4, many have registered already. You DONT have to be an expert. Players at all levels are accepted. You register individually and we will place you in a team. Space limited to first 100 people.

36/100 participants get at least a $25 gift certificate as prize: best teams get awarded. Free T-shirts. Free food and drinks throughout the day.

If you need more information please send mail to UB-GAMES-LIST@LISTSERV.BUFFALO.EDU.


Support Fellow Honors Scholars Performing in “Into the Woods”!

Posted by Tim on April 12, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Workshops

The Theatre and Dance Department at UB presents “Into the Woods” featuring members of the University at Buffalo Honors College!


April 20th-May 1st

April 20th, 21st, 23rd, 28th, 29th – 7:30pm

April 24th, 30th, May 1st – 2:00pm

Center For The Arts Drama Theatre, North Campus

$10 for students and seniors, $20 for adults

For more information, please visit:


ScribeAmerica Hiring for a Medical Scribe Position at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital

Posted by Tim on April 12, 2016 in Career Opportunities, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

ScribeAmerica hires and trains anyone interested in a career in medicine. We provide paid classroom and clinical training in the emergency department to prepare applicants to be Emergency Department Scribes.

The role of an ER Scribe offers exciting first-hand experience in the emergency department and full one-on-one shifts working with board certified emergency physicians. The job is second-to-none for exposure to emergency medicine, disease processes, medical decisionmaking and procedures performed in the emergency department.

We are looking for motivated, loyal applicants who have a passion for learning about the medical field to join our team. If you are looking to be a part of a professional medical scribe team please apply directly at today!

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital current has an opening!


UB Alumni Association Scholarship Opportunities-Deadline to Apply is June 30

Posted by Tim on April 12, 2016 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Three UB Future Alumni Scholarship Oppurtunities OPen to All Students!

The application deadline is June 30, 2016

Apply at:

Scholarships available are…

  1. J. Scott Fleming Merit Award-Recognizes active student leaders and volunteers
  2. Alumnae Scholarship-Recognizes exceptional female students
  3. Willie R. Evans Legacy Scholarship-Recognizes students whose parents or grandparents also attended UB.

SolarCity Seeks Director of Manufacturing Engineering

Posted by Tim on April 11, 2016 in Career Opportunities

SolarCity Profile
Founded in 2006, SolarCity has assembled one of the most experienced clean energy project design and installation teams in the world. The SolarCity serves customers in 19 states, plus Washington D.C., with over 75 operations centers. SolarCity is America’s largest solar power provider. We make clean energy available to homeowners, businesses, schools, non-profits and government organizations at a lower cost than they pay for energy generated by burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas. Our approach is to install systems to the highest engineering standards while making the switch simple for our customers. We’ve revolutionized the way energy is delivered by giving customers a cleaner, more affordable alternative to their monthly utility bill. We call this Better Energy.™

Position Scope

SolarCity is currently seeking a Director of Manufacturing Engineering to lead a team of process, equipment, and manufacturing engineers in the ramp of our new Riverbend Wafer Fab in Buffalo, NY. This position reports to the factory General Manager. This fab will produce PV cells and assemble into panels. Initial training and orientation for the first several months of employment will take place at SolarCity’s pilot PV facility in Fremont California (also known as Fab 2). This period could be 2-4 months depending on the candidates start date and Buffalo factory schedule. After training and orientation, candidate will relocate to Buffalo, NY to our 1GW facility to ready plans for equipment move in, installation, qualification and ramp. SolarCity employees are driven by our mission to provide clean energy to families across the U.S. and inspired to truly save the planet – one home or business at a time. Beyond a welcoming atmosphere, SolarCity employees also work together to create an extremely positive and inspiring culture that brings in top talent, keeps drive and motivation high, and makes everyone excited to come to work each day.

§ Build a world class engineering team
§ Team with Facilities Engineering to install and qualify equipment necessary to ramp the
Riverbend facility to production targets.
§ Match process and product performance targets of SolarCity’s pilot fab in Fremont, CA using a
copy exact philosophy on equipment and recipes.
§ Guide and mentor the process engineers to fine-tune/optimize existing process associated with
POR cell process.
§ Ensure all equipment related to cell process and module assembly is effectively transferred
using CTC fab fingerprints.
§ Lead analysis of yield and performance issues. Maintain and update FMEA provided by CTC with
lessons learned.
§ Establish disciplined SPC methodology and for inline/offline monitoring of cell process specs
and equipment specs.
§ Establish a Process Change and Control Board to ensure strict standards for cell process, fab
equipment, operation process and yield control.
§ Ramp the fab to 1GW full capacity at world class panel performance, cost per watt and quality
§ Feed learning back to Fremont for continuous improvement and incorporation into next
generation products.

• M.S. or PhD in a related technical field (Electrical Engineering, Material science, Physics,
Chemistry, etc.)
• 8+ years of solar or semiconductor including integration, process, equipment, yield and
operations and 5+ years of project and cross functional management experience in high volume
• Experience in 2 or more of the following process modules; wet, CVD, PVD, Pattern, ECP.
• Experience in running a fab is a plus.
• Understand cost of ownership for various semiconductor processes and proven record of
effective cost reduction.
• Experience in technology transfer methodology and procedures. Be able to manage matching
of equipment configuration and settings, process details, and metrology matching. Able to
interpret results to drive physical and electrical matching.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to present effectively to executive
management and employees on department roadmaps, objectives, and progress updates.
• Customer service mindset

For more information….

Andy Matthy, Sr. Search Consultant
Direct: 610.348.5838

Justin Hauser, Vice President
Direct: 484.831.9173
Mobile: 610.202.1488


Online Summer Course Open to Undergrads: SW 101-Social Context & Human Biology

Posted by Tim on April 11, 2016 in Academics, Summer Courses

Course Description: Reg No. #10334, 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.

Course Dates: This online course will be offered from May 31 – August 5, 2016, utilizing Blackboard CMS, video lectures, online quizzes, mid-term and final paper.

Instructor: Elaine Hammond (see video introduction)