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Buffalo Women in STEM Dare to Be Different: From a PhD to Biochem to Forensic Scientist Workshop September 8

Posted by Tim on August 30, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Buffalo Women in STEM
Dare to Be Different: From a PhD to Biochem to Forensic Scientist
Kori Gawrys, Ph.D.
Thursday, September 8, 20166:30-9:00 p.m.
LEARN at The Innovation Center

Dr. Kori Gawrys is a Quality Assurance Coordinator and DNA Analyst at the Erie County Central Police Forensic Laboratory

Event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Contact us!, Facebook: Buffalo Women in STEM, Twitter @BfloWomenInStem, Instagram @Buffalowomeninstem


Internship Opportunity with NYS Assemblyman Sean Ryan

Posted by Tim on August 30, 2016 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking

The Office of Assemblyman Sean Ryan is looking for interns for the 2016 fall 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.

In addition, we are looking for students studying or who have experience with creating video content for use in various media channels. Students should have access to video recording and editing equipment, and be able to film and edit video materials.

Some portion of the internship will include constituent services, administrative tasks, and issue-based community outreach; good communication skills are a must. 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. This is an unpaid position but college credit can be accommodated. Please send resumes for consideration to


Thinking in a Time of Terror Featuring Professor Marc Crépon from the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris September 7

Posted by Tim on August 30, 2016 in Event, Networking, Workshops

Thinking in a Time of Terror
Marc Crépon from the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, France
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
1:30 p.m.
107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room) Light refreshments will be served.

The repetition of attacks in Paris, Nice, Brussels and pretty much everywhere in the world attests to a compulsive excess of such incidents. We will start with this repetition to propose a philosophical analysis, investigating some of the questions that have caused, in the last months, a controversy, in particular the following ones: “Is explaining the same as justifying?,” but also “Do these attacks have a theological and political dimension?”; “Is this a new war of religions or of cultures?” We will start, however, with the analyses proposed by Jürgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida after the 9/11 attacks.

Marc Crépon is Professor of Philosophy at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, France. He is also Director of Research at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique. He lectures all over the world, most recently in Chile, Germany, and the United States (at Harvard, Washington University in St. Louis, at the WWI Memorial and Museum in Kansas City, MO, and in Houston, TX, among other places). He has been Visiting Professor in Comparative Literature and German at Northwestern University. Beginning in the spring 2016, he will be Visiting Professor of the Humanities at the University of California—Irvine where he will teach for approximately 8-10 weeks annually. Since 1996 Professor Crépon has published fifteen books: Les Géographies de l’esprit (Payot 1996), Le Malin genie des langues (Vrin 2000), Les Promesses du langage : Benjamin, Rosenzweig, Heidegger (Vrin 2001), L’Imposture du choc des civilisations (Pleins Feux 2002), Nietzsche : L’art de la politique de l’avenir (PUF 2003), Terreur et poésie (Galilée 2004), Langues sans demeure (Galilée 2005), Altérités de l’Europe (Galilée 2006), De la démocratie participative : Fondements et limites (with Bernard Steigler) (Mille et Une Nuits 2007), La Culture de la peur : Démocratie, identité, sécurité (Galilée 2008), Vivre avec, la pensée de la mort et la mémoire des guerres (Hermann 2008), La Guerre des civilisations (Galilée 2010), Le Consentement meurtrier (Le Cerf 2012), Élections : De la démophobie (Hermann 2012), and La vocation de l’écriture : La littérature et la philosophie à l’épreuve de la violence (Odile Jacob 2014). In addition, with Frédéric Worms, he co-edited Derrida, La tradition de la philosophie (Galilée 2008). His research concerns the relation between language, culture, and violence. He has written on education, democracy, state security, the “thought of death” and the memory of war, on the idea of Europe and its constitutive relation to alterity. His disciplinary interests extend from philosophy (German and French of the 19th and 20th centuries) and literature (French, German, and Russian, 19th-20th centuries) to history, politics, and sociology. Vivre avec, which has recently appeared in an English translation as The Thought of Death and the Memory of War (Minnesota 2013), concerns the aftermath of WWI and its inheritance in 20th-century European philosophy from Freud and Heidegger, to Sartre, Levinas, Merleau-Ponty, Potocka, and Derrida. In his “forward” to the English translation, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Eugenio Donato Professor of Comparative Literature Rodolphe Gasché calls the book a “profound meditation on what constitutes evil and a rigorous and illuminating reflection on death, community, and world.” In the broadest sense, Crépon’s work frets the violence of language and the ways in which both literature and philosophy struggle—against a homogenizing language—to inscribe in the world the singularity of the idiom. Both Le Consentement Meurtrier and La Vocation de l’écriture are being translated into English. Crépon is currently at work on the problem of hatred and the possibility of a politics (in figures such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandela) that refuses it. CR: The New Centennial Review plans a special issue devoted to Crépon’s work to be published in 2018. Simply put, Marc Crépon is one of the leading, younger (he was born in 1962) philosophers working in France. Crépon’s concerns—how cultures relate to one another, the violence of language, the impossibility of not sanctioning murder—are compelling and urgent.


Fall Proficiency Exams in Spanish, French and Italian

Posted by Tim on August 29, 2016 in Academics

Fall 2016
French, Italian and Spanish Proficiency Exams*

Monday, Sept 26
3:05-4:50 p.m.
440 Park Hall

Wednesday, Oct 5
3:05-4:50 PM
Talbert 103

For all information on the tests and to Register:
*This is NOT a placement exam. The exam is intended for students who recently completed 3 or more years of high school French, Italian or Spanish. It tests elementary and intermediate level proficiency for those students who entered UB prior to Fall 2016 and must satisfy the FL Gen Ed for graduation.


Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program & Donald M. Payne International Development Scholarship Information Session

Posted by Tim on August 29, 2016 in Competitions, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

You are invited to attend an Information Session

For the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Programs

and Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship

With Patricia Scroggs, Director of the Rangel Int’l Affairs Program

Friday, September 9, 2016, 2:00 -3:00 PM

567 Capen Hall – The Jeannette Martin Room

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program:

  • Up to $95,000 over two years to cover master’s degree and internships
  • Internships on Capitol Hill and overseas at a U.S. Embassies or Consulates
  • Employment with State Department Foreign Service upon completion of graduate studies


  • US citizenship; senior or recent graduate applying for graduate school; cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher

Rangel Undergraduate Int’l Affairs Summer Enrichment Program:

  • 6-week program at Howard University to prepare for career in international affairs
  • 2 for-credit courses, plus visits/meetings with professionals to explore int’l careers
  • Program covers room, board, tuition, transportation and provides $3,200 stipend


  • US citizenship, full-time undergraduate student, with at least sophomore standing, cumulative 3.2 GPA

USAID Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program:

  • Up to $93,000 over two years to cover two-year master’s degree and internships
  • Internships on Capitol Hill and overseas at a USAID Mission
  • Employment with the USAID Foreign Service upon completion of graduate studies


  • US citizenship; senior or recent graduate applying for graduate school; cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher



Research Assistant Needed to help organize a digital collection with Professor Claude Welch

Posted by Tim on August 26, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

The student should go through the collection [] image by image. He/she will find that practically all have titles. However, many lack specific data, i.e. date, country, description, and civilization. For examples of descriptions, see the captions on the photos, displayed in 109 Capen or 17 Norton. The RA should set up a spreadsheet showing them specifically. This is a finite task, which can be accomplished anywhere and anytime the student has access to the web.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Tim Matthews at: with your resume/cv and a statement explaining why you are interested in this opportunity.

This experience will earn you Honors experience credit either via internship or research credits.


Community for Global Health Equity Annual Meeting September 12

Posted by Tim on August 26, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

The Community for Global Health Equity will have our Annual Meeting on September 12th from 4-6 in 403 Hayes Hall.  We will discuss what has been accomplished this past year and discuss opportunities for students.

All are invited to learn more about these great opportunities!


Global Health Dialogues Every Thursday at 4 p.m.

Posted by Tim on August 26, 2016 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Global Health Dialogues

Join us for every Thursday at 4 PM in 220 Hayes Hall throughout the semester for diverse and open discussions on issues of global health equity. Our stimulating line-up of speakers and your unique disciplinary perspectives will contribute to novel approaches to promoting equity in health and well-being for people around the world.

The first Dialogue of the semester will feature Dr. Stephen Luby on September 8th.  Dr. Luby is a Professor of Medicine and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute and the Freeman Spogli Institute and Director of Research at the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health Stanford School of Medicine.

The School of Public Health and Health Professions will be hosting Dr. Luby on September 9th for the first Richard V. Lee Lectureship in Global Health. More information on Dr. Luby’s talk “Can Public Health Efforts Avert Imminent Human Extinction?” can be found here.


View our latest Global Health Dialogues
All past dialogues can be viewed on the CGHE youtube channel.

Community for Global Health Equity Informational Meetings

Posted by Tim on August 26, 2016 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking

Interested in global health?

Come to an informal informational meeting where you can meet other like-minded undergrad and graduate students, introduce yourself and your interest in global health, and hear about fieldwork, experiential learning, clinical rotations, volunteer, and study abroad opportunities.

Dr. Lisa Lenker of the Community for Global Health Equity will present opportunities for UB students in compelling global settings. Students from all disciplines are welcome: Art to Architecture; Chemistry to
Communications; Public Health to Philosophy.

This fall, global health student engagement meetings will be held the first Thursday of every month at 2 pm, at 220 Hayes Hall on South Campus.
Fall Meetings:
September 1st
October 6th
November 3rd
December 1st

Find out more about the Community for Global Health Equity



Journeys End Refugee Services Manager of Volunteers Internship Opportunity

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2016 in Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

Volunteer Services Intern

Job Description:

The Volunteer Services Intern will assist the JERS Manager of Volunteers with running the volunteer program day-to-day and sustaining quality volunteer engagement. The intern will work 10-15 hours per week under the supervision of the JERS Manager of Volunteers. Hours are available M-F from 9AM-4PM, adjustable according to school calendar and availability.

Duties include:

  • Assist with daily program needs; Help organize and run special volunteer events such as Meet the Director Nights, Mentor Mixers, social events, and general volunteer recognition
  • Creating a weekly newsletter of volunteer opportunities that will be sent to current volunteers
  • Planning for increased efficiency and sustainability of the program
  • Inputting new volunteer data into the database
  • Posting, recruiting, and interviewing interns for each JERS department for the following semester
  • Additional projects are available (e.g,. assisting in the ESL classroom, working with the JERS Women’s Group, etc.) according to the intern’s professional interests and experience — need not be related to Volunteer Management
  • Other assistance as needed

Minimum qualifications and expectations:

  • Current graduate or undergraduate student
  • Professionalism, dependability, honesty, and punctuality
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Adaptability to a rapidly changing environment

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A major in business, anthropology, or a related field
  • An interest in the daily functioning of non-profit organizations
  • An interest in Buffalo’s refugee population
  • Prior experience with Microsoft Office and Google applications

This is an unpaid internship. A portion of the intern’s time will be dedicated to their personal educational development including a thorough training in Journey’s End and its mission. Copy machine, wifi, and other tools are available. Free parking.

Interested candidates should send a résumé and cover letter to No phone calls please. We will ONLY contact you if w