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Part Time Research Associate Positions Available with UB Department of Emergency Medicine

Posted by Tim on July 29, 2016 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The Department of Emergency Medicine is looking for several Research Associates (RAs). Our RAs work in the emergency departments (EDs) of the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) and the Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC), and may assist with projects outside the emergency department. We are currently looking for RAs to work in the BGMC ED.

The Research Associates are responsible for identifying emergency department patients who meet inclusion criteria for ongoing clinical research and quality improvement projects.  The Research Associates are responsible for interacting with patients and emergency department staff to gather relevant study data.

This is a part-time position offering shifts in 4 or 8 hour blocks with flexibility in the total number of shifts worked per week.  A minimum commitment of 4 hours per week is required.  The Research Associates’ program provides coverage in the emergency departments Monday through Sunday, from 8 am through Midnight.  The pay is $9.00 per hour. Qualifications include current or past enrollment in a university level degree program related to healthcare, health sciences or pre-medical studies, ability to interact with the public in a professional and courteous manner, and completion of a human subjects and research ethics training course upon hire. Transportation to and from the worksite is required.

If you are interested in this position please forward a resume and cover letter to Dr. Christine Verni at  No phone calls please.


Future Alumni Network Leadership Core Opportunity

Posted by Tim on July 26, 2016 in Community Announcements, Networking, New Programs, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The Future Alumni Network (FAN) is an organization of current UB students who would like to be connected to UB’s Alumni Association and our global network.  Joing the FAN is simple, all you have to do is sign up on our FAN Facebook page, on our website:, or attend an Alumni Association event to be automatically registered.

The FAN Leadership Core is comprised of UB’s most active and engaged students who show an interest in fostering connections between current students and alumni. This leadership core actively represents and promotes the ongoing mission of UB”s Future Alumni Network program through volunteerism, recruitment and advocacy.  The FAN Leadership core will receive exclusive invitations to alumni events and workshops free of charge, they may assist in the J. Scott Fleming Scholarship student panel, they will receive honors cords upon graduation, and they have the opportunity to be invited to the elite Young Alumni Leadership council upon graduation.

If interested in joining the FAN Leadership Core, please send a letter of intent to the FAN Leadership Coordinator and Graduate Assistant, Silvana D’Ettorre at by Wednesday, August 31, 2016.  All questions, concerns and inquiries are also welcome to this email address.


Turning Passion Into Action: Conference for Aspiring Public Service Leaders October 27-30

Posted by Tim on July 26, 2016 in Academics, Event, Networking, New Programs, Workshops


A Conference for Aspiring Public Service Leaders

Thursday, October 27 – Sunday, October 30
Binghamton, New York

Do you want to be a change maker? Did you know there is a degree for that?

Apply to attend a free student conference to learn more and meet other changemakers:

  • Speed network with individuals who are working to create positive change
  • Meet innovative thinkers in public policy, philanthropy, international NGOs and more
  • Participate in social and cultural activities
  • Make new friends from colleges and universities across the Northeast

Who can apply?

You can…if you are a motivated student in NY, CT, NJ or PA, who has completed at least one year of college by fall 2016. We are looking for unique perspectives. It does not matter what your major is – or if you have chosen one yet!

Why you?

Building a better, more inclusive future starts with the next generation. You could be one of 25 future leaders from across New York State and our region selected to attend this all-expenses paid conference.

Isn’t public service just working for the government? Or elected office?

No! Changemakers come in many forms: social entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, international development professional and many other careers.

What can you expect?

There will be full days of talks, seminars and opportunities to meet other people who are making a difference through public service.

What else will there be to do?

There will be social and cultural activities included in the weekend. See a live band or play, chat with Binghamton University student leaders and more!

Is it really free?

Yes! Everything is included: hotel, food, cultural attractions, even bus travel to Binghamton, so that you can focus on learning and building a network with your fellow future leaders!

For more information:


Medical Assistant Job Opportunity

Posted by Tim on July 21, 2016 in Career Opportunities, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

Medical Assistant Job Posting

 Applicant Questionnaire

Lenahan Dermatology would like to extend the opportunity to students interested in the medical field to gain hands on experience on a clinical level by joining the practice as a medical assistant. The position offers relevant hands-on clinical experience for future endeavors into the medical field.  Participants would be assisting to healthcare providers in day to day activities including taking patient histories, transcribing patient notes,  surgeries and other in-office procedures.  Full time and part time positions available.  No experience necessary.  Please send resumes/CVs to and include the attached questionnaire. All correspondence should be made through this email.


Tutor Needed

Posted by Tim on July 21, 2016 in Student Job Opportunities, Tutoring

Tutor wanted for a Buffalo State rising sophomore.   The position is for about 6 hours/week, roughly 2 hours, and three days per week.  The student is bright, but needs help staying focused and organized. But he needs someone to help him figure out what home work he needs to do, what studying he should do, etc.  For more information and to apply contact the student’s mother Sesha, at 716-688-7366.


Undergraduate Legal Research Program Application deadline August 19

Posted by Tim on July 21, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

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 potential 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;
-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 Friday 19th August 2016 at 5:00pm.

Michael Charles Cimasi, Esq.
Attorney and Counselor at Law SUNY at Buffalo – North Campus Buffalo, New York 14260 Phone: 716-560-1171 E-mail:


Hispanic Women’s League Scholarship Opportunity Deadline to apply is September 10, 2016

Posted by Tim on July 18, 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.

“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.

For more information and to apply:


Erie County Commission on the Status of Women (ECCSW) Internship Opportunity

Posted by Tim on July 18, 2016 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking

Apply by sending a cover letter and resume to the Executive Director via email.


The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women (ECCSW) works to provide appropriate and meaningful information to women and girls throughout Erie County thereby helping them reach their full potential.

Contact Information:

Karen King    Phone: (716) 858-8307                      Email:

Program Location: 95 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202


Hours of Operation:  9 am-4 pm-Monday- Friday, some weekends and evenings

Attire: Business casual attire

Internship Opportunities:

Students will be working with the Executive Director and the ECCSW Advisory Board members on various projects including coordination of the annual domestic violence awareness event in September, Women’s History Month in March, Pay Equity Awareness events in April as well as research-based work, such as surveys and data collection, grant research, and marketing and social media.


Kansas State University Community-Engaged Leadership Certificate Via Distance Learning

Posted by Tim on July 18, 2016 in Academics, New Programs

The Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University, in partnership with Points of Light and AT&T are pleased to announce the launch of a new undergraduate certificate program, offered via distance education. The Certificate in Community-Engaged Leadership program will launch in January 2017. Thanks to the generous support of the AT&T Foundation, partial and full scholarships are now available.

General Program Information

Kansas State University, in partnership with Points of Light, has developed a certificate program in Community-Engaged Leadership. This program is first of its kind, offering a network of resources, consisting of academic expertise from a top land-grant university, Points of Light’s national network, and local support through community advisors. The certificate program is designed to develop community-engaged leaders, who will work to mobilize community members and local organizations, within their own communities, to make progress on complex challenges. This program was designed intentionally to keep you in the community you care about so as a student you can work to mobilize community members around environmental, social, political, and economic issues in your neighborhood.


The work of the 2017 inaugural cohort will be themed around education’s role in strengthening democracy and developing engaged citizens. Although each participant will bring diverse interests and experiences, the theme will provide an opportunity for participants to evaluate, strategize, and make progress within the context of education. By working within this common theme, participants will contribute to the collective learning of the group while pursuing solutions to their unique challenges and focusing on their personal leadership development. For instance, while one participant in the certificate program could be engaged in environmental issues and another in food justice, both will explore and implement innovative ideas within broader theme of education.


  • One year, 12 credit-hour program (January 9-December 6, 2017)
  • Courses meet synchronously through a virtual platform on Wednesdays from 12:00-1:20 CST (weekly for 12 weeks, bi-weekly for 12 weeks, and every 3 weeks for 24 weeks)
  • First two courses provide foundational knowledge of developing community partnerships and community-engaged leadership
  • Final course connects academic knowledge to an applied, community-engaged project
  • Project design is determined by the student and community partner, addressing an identified need
  • Participants will work with a Community Coach to connect academic learning with practice to build partnerships within the community

Read full course descriptions here.


Applications are due September 15, 2016. The application includes admission to Kansas State University as a non-degree seeking student and a supplemental application to the Staley School of Leadership Studies. Here are more application instructions.

If you have any additional questions, please contact us for more information. I am available to visit more via phone, video conference, or email. I look forward to learning more about your interest in community-engaged leadership.

For more information, please contact Marcia Hornung at 785.532.0869 or


Research Opportunity with Dr. Claude Welch on the Dalits “Untouchables”

Posted by Tim on July 14, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

Professor Claude Welch is looking for a Research Assistant to search and review current/recent press reports on the Dalits “Untouchables”.

All majors are encouraged to apply, especially if you have an interest in Art History.  Understanding or fluency is the Indian language is a plus but not required.

If interested, please email Tim Matthews directly with a copy of your resume/cv and a brief statement as to why you are interested in this opportunity at: