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Survey for Spring 2016 Graduating Undergraduates

Posted by Tim on May 31, 2016 in Networking

Please tell us a little about your experiences at UB and your next career objectives

Beginning June 1st, 2016 – click on this link: and complete our First Destination Survey. It takes about 10-15 minutes to complete.

Your responses help us better understand and promote outcomes related to our recent graduates. This has become increasingly vital information to constituencies from across the University. From recruiting prospective undergraduate students and parents, to promoting our graduate programs, to reporting for accountability and rankings, knowing where our students are going and what they are doing after graduation is essential to meeting UB’s strategic goals.

Thank you!


Hispanic Women’s League Scholarship Opportunity

Posted by Tim on May 31, 2016 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

The annual HWL Scholarship application is now available online at  I have also attached it for your convenience.  We will announce the winners September of 2016, and the award will be presented at our Annual Award Dinner in October 2016.

Please forward this to any of your colleagues or students that may be interested.

“The mission of the Hispanic Women’s League is to improve the quality of life, assist in the personal and professional development, and advocate for the concerns of the Hispanic woman.  The primary commitment of the Hispanic Women’s League is to provide scholarships to women of Hispanic descent for the attainment of higher education. In addition, the League performs and participates in numerous community services, fundraising  efforts, and makes contributions specifically geared to address the unique concerns of the Hispanic woman and the Latino community. ”

We are a not-for-profit organization that is comprised of volunteer members.

Thank you,

Noemi Pizarro

Co-Chair Scholarship Committee

Hispanic Women’s League


Student Assistant Position in the School of Social Work

Posted by Tim on May 31, 2016 in Networking, Student Assistant, Student Job Opportunities


The School of Social Work is seeking a student assistant to work in our Main Office.  Duties include assisting visitors, answering phones, data entry, photocopying, scanning, filing, and others tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Undergraduate or Graduate student who is able to work 20 hours a week, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30am – 5:00pm. Experience using Microsoft Office Suite applications, be detail oriented, have excellent communication skills and be able to work with little supervision.

This is an hourly 12 month position and the pay rate is $10.00 per hour.  Preferred start date is ASAP.

Please send an electronic version of your resume and cover letter by June 30th, 2016.  Be sure to include a summary of your availability for the summer and fall semesters to:


Darleen Ford

School of Social Work


Research Opportunity in the Behavioral Medicine Lab

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

We are looking for 3 undergraduate students to assist on the two studies described below. If you are interested in applying, please send your application (resume and answers to the questionnaire below) and which study or studies you are interested in to

We are looking for highly motivated students who are organized and detail oriented, independent, strong GPA, good communication skills, ability to interact with pediatric office staff and the ability to solve problems independently.

Multisite Family Weight loss:

We have a multi-site clinical family-based treatment (FBT) of obesity study that are looking for students.  This project will compare FBT within a primary care setting against usual care for obesity in children.  Students will gain experience with starting up a large multi-site study, assist in the development of training and treatment materials, help with recruitment of subjects and test website applications for all phase of the study in the environments of the Behavioral Medicine Lab and local Pediatric Practices.

Online food choices:

A new project that examines how adults make decisions between food and non-food alternative activities is looking for 1 student. This project will involve online administered surveys and will allow students to gain experience coding data, analysis and online recruitment efforts, in addition to learning how to set up an online survey. This project is ideal for students who are interested in the research process and are motivated to apply to grad school.

Please fill out the Following information:

Full Name:

Name you would like to be called:


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 this semester? If possible, please list your class schedule.
  8. If you have any previous experience with infants or children, please describe here.

LAI 301: Composing in the Human Sciences Fall 2016

Posted by Tim on May 17, 2016 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

3 sections:

Tues-Thurs @ 11 AM

Tues-Thurs @ 2PM

Online Communication Literacy II

CL2 is designed to engage in exploring various composition processes, genres, and modalities that underlie skilled communication practices and consider larger issues of what it means to be communicatively literate in the digital, global world. We will explore a number of ways in which humans communicate in career and workplace literacies. Serves students who are studying and preparing for careers in the Human Sciences and Applied Human Sciences which may include those in academic and professional training in social work, psychology, education, media, law, industry, commerce, computing, management, health services, sociology, anthropology, and teaching. The human sciences emphasize the effects of disciplinary self-conceptions on what counts as knowledge and evidence in inquiries into human beings and how they function together in social groups.

For more information, please contact Suzanne Miller at

Meets the undergraduate requirement for a Communication Literacy II course


New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan Internship Opportunity

Posted by Tim on May 12, 2016 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

The Office of Assemblyman Sean Ryan is looking for interns for the summer of 2016. 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 – bring your ideas! 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 research, 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


ECMC Summer Internship Program for City of Buffalo Residents-Deadline to apply is May 13, 2016

Posted by Tim on May 10, 2016 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking

ECMC has partnered with the City of Buffalo to offer a very limited number of summer internships for city of Buffalo residents ages 18-21.

Interested college students will need to complete the attached application and send to the City as directed.  They must also submit pages 3-4 directly to Kelly Showard, Director of Community Relations for ECMC at

Applications must be submitted to the City by May 18th and is only for this location.

Application pages 3 & 4 must be submitted to ECMC by Friday, May 13th no exceptions

For an application, please contact Tim Matthews in the Honors College at


Australian Government’s Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships-Deadline to apply is June 30

Posted by Tim on May 10, 2016 in Academics, Competitions, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Study Abroad, Summer Research

ORAU has partnered with the Australian Government to seek U.S. and Canadian applicants for Australia’s Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships, an internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program that provides up to $272,500 Australian dollars (~$204,000 USD or ~$260,000 CAD) for study, research or professional development opportunities between Australia and the world.

Applicants may apply through 11:59 p.m. (Australian Eastern Standard Time) June 30, 2016, for the following opportunities:
• Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship provides up to AU$272,500 for eligible non-Australians including Americans and Canadians to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters or Ph.D. level either by coursework or research in any field in Australia for up to two years (Masters) or four years (Ph.D.).
• Endeavour Research Fellowships provide up to AU$24,500 for American and Canadian postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers to undertake 4-6 months of research in Australia.
• Endeavour Vocational Education and Training Scholarship provides up to AU$131,000 for Americans and Canadians to pursue an Australian diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree over the course of 1-2.5 years.
• Endeavour Executive Fellowship provides up to AU$18,500 for professional development opportunities (1-4 months) for high achievers in business, industry, education or government from eligible participating countries.
Program benefits include travel and establishment allowances that can be used towards expenses such as rental bonds, text books, study materials, or computer/software expenses. A monthly stipend is also provided to cover living expenses while residing in the host country. To be eligible, applicants must be 18 years of age and have completed at minimum a bachelor’s degree. For more information on eligibility requirements or to apply, visit the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships website.
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Student Assistant Summer (And Beyond) Intern Opportunity in the UB Office of Economic Development

Posted by Tim on May 9, 2016 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

Office of Economic Development Intern Opportunity
Summer 2016 (and beyond)

The University at Buffalo Office of Economic Development (OED) uses innovation and research to grow businesses and help transform the economies of Buffalo Niagara and New York State. UB OED leverages University faculty expertise, unique equipment and facilities and students to help business start-ups and existing businesses grow.  The Office also manages several NYS economic development programs including STARTUP NY, two Centers of Excellence, a network of incubators and a Center for Advanced Technology, all providing resources to support industry growth and engagement with UB.

UB OED is looking for a student intern/assistant to assist staff members in the development and implementation of client vetting and selection, client relationship management as well as data collection/entry/ analysis and programming.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare primary and secondary research related to prospects, technology, best practices and other topics; present results of research to interested parties
  • Participate in client meetings; help organize/coordinate follow up with clients, linking them to relevant UB offices for engagement
  • Interact with UB offices associated with economic development
  • Prepare dynamic PowerPoint slide decks for assigned projects
  • Help organize meetings and events
  • Perform as lead on projects as assigned, may include client metric collection and analysis
  • Utilize Salesforce to record data
  • Other activities as identified related to economic development


Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication, organizational and analytical skills, demonstrated initiative and knowledge of MS Office applications. Knowledge or experience with Salesforce or other CRM is helpful.

Student will report directly to Associate Vice President for Economic Development, and may interact with other economic development team members.

Position will be considered full-time during summer 2016, up to 36 hours/ week. Start and end dates will be mutually agreed to at time of offer; with a possibility of extension throughout the academic year pending performance.  Position is eligible for credit, and may carry an hourly wage commensurate with the selected candidate’s qualifications.


Position will be based at the UB Downtown Campus. Student is responsible for transportation; UB shuttle may be available to transport from North or South campuses. Some travel between the campuses may be required.

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to the following address or email. Applications will be reviewed as they come in and the position will be filled as soon as possible, but no later than May 27, 2016.

Kimberly Kohl, Business Manager

Office of Economic Development

UB Technology Incubator, Suite 110 Baird Research Park

1576 Sweet Home Road, Amherst NY 14222 E-mail:


Vegetable Plant Sale May 6

Posted by Tim on May 5, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event

Vegetable Plant Sale

Friday, May 6, 2016

10am – 2pm

Capen Lobby

Organic Plants available: Sweet and Spicy Peppers ($3), Cucumbers ($2), Tomatoes ($2), and Squash ($3)

For more infomration, email: