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Thursday
09/22/16

Interested in Anthropology? Meet and Greet October 14

Posted by Tim on September 22, 2016 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking

Interested in Anthropology?

Please join us for a “Meet and Greet” with anthropology faculty on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Totem Pole Room, located in Fillmore at the Ellicott Complex!

Coffee and cookies will be provided!

Directions to the Totem Pole Room: Take the blue shuttle to Ellicott Complex. Enter at the food court, turn left, proceed to follow signs past “Starbucks Cafe” to the elevator that reads “Fillmore 350 – 380” Take the elevator to the third floor and follow signs to the Totem Pole Room.

Wednesday
09/21/16

Princeton in Latin America Fellowship Opportunity Deadline to apply is November 7

Posted by Tim on September 21, 2016 in Academics, Scholarship Opportunities

Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) is accepting online applications for the 2017-2018 fellowship year until November 7, 2016

PiLA matches highly qualified recent graduates with partner nonprofits and NGOs throughout Latin America and the Caribbean for a year of full-time service. Fellowship positions and organizational missions are highly varied, and thus applications from all academic disciplines are welcome.  In 2016-2017, 42 PiLA fellows are serving with 24 organizations in 13 countries around the region.

Important qualifications include academic excellence and polished English-writing skills; demonstrated commitment to community service at home, abroad or both; foreign-language fluency (Spanish, Portuguese and/or French); knowledge of or experience in the region, or both; leadership skills; interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity; the flexibility to live at a subsistence level and adapt successfully to shifting circumstances during the fellowship; and a commitment to PiLA’s mission that extends beyond the year of service.

Fellows receive a monthly stipend to cover subsistence costs, according to local standards.

A few examples of our fellowship opportunities:

  • Teaching sustainability or technology at a middle school in Uruguay
  • Monitoring and Evaluation for nonprofits in the DR and Guatemala
  • Grant writing work in Guatemala
  • External Relations Coordinator at a college in Bolivia
  • Finance team member for an impact investment organization in Nicaragua
  • Writing business plans for entrepreneurs in Chile, Argentina, and Mexico

And many more. For more information, take a look at our website and other media:

Web site: http://www.pila-princeton.org/

Application instructions: http://pila-princeton.org/how-apply

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/princetoninlatinamerica/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/princetoninlatinamerica/

Wednesday
09/21/16

Buffalo/Niagara REALM (Real Experience and Leadership Mentoring) Program

Posted by Tim on September 21, 2016 in Academics, Community Announcements, Networking, Workshops

The Real Experience and Leadership Mentoring (REALM) Program:

Buffalo/Niagara REALM Program – Thursday, November 3, 2016 (deadline to apply is October 3rd)

Student Engagement and Career Services are currently in the process of recruiting and selecting students to participate in the Buffalo/Niagara Region REALM (Real Experience and Leadership Mentoring) Program. REALM is a full-day career shadowing experience for UB students who are interested in learning about leadership in the context of a professional setting.

Successful applicants will be paired with a professional in the Buffalo/Niagara region and will shadow that professional for the day and will observe what leadership qualities and skills have made that person successful.

This is an opportunity for students to network and develop a mentoring relationship with a professional in their desired field or area of interest and to learn more about the day-to-day operations of a particular industry.

Students who are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity must apply via UBLinked by clicking here (https://buffalo.collegiatelink.net/form/start/110295) and also complete a brief 20 minute interview as part of the selection process.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but are due by Monday, October 3rd.

If you have any questions, please contact Jude Butch, Assistant Director in Student Engagement at jcbutch@buffalo.edu.

Wednesday
09/21/16

Dig up the Dead with ReTree the District September 24 and October 1

Posted by Tim on September 21, 2016 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Dig up the dead!
Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
Meet at the University Heights Tool Library
5 West Northrup Place, Buffalo, NY  14214

Help ReTree the District remove dead tress across the University District in preparation for replacement on the upcoming November 5th planting day.

Gloves and tools will be provided.  Please meet at the Tool library at 9:00 a.m.  Refreshments will be provided.

Ceremonial bonfire to be scheduled at a later date.

ReTree the District is a collaborative project of community partners in Buffalo’s University District working to plant 1,000 trees across the community.  The project is reinvesting in our urban tree canopy, strengthening ties among neighbors, and encouraging volunteerism.  To sign up, learn more, or donate, visit: ourheights.org/retree

Wednesday
09/21/16

ReTree the District November 5

Posted by Tim on September 21, 2016 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

ReTree the District!
Saturday, November 5, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Meet at Diefendorf Hall on UB South Campus

Join your friends, neighbors, teachers and classmates for ReTree the District’s last planting day! Help us plant another 215 trees across Buffalo’s University District.  Trees will be planted to the east and west of Main Street.

ReTree the District is a collaborative project of community partners in Buffalo’s University District working to plant 1,000 trees across the community.  The project is reinvesting in our urban tree canopy, strengthening ties among neighbors, and encouraging volunteerism.  To sign up, learn more, or donate, visit: ourheights.org/retree

Wednesday
09/21/16

UB Mini Med School October 4 and October 25

Posted by Tim on September 21, 2016 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

UB Mini Med School
Sponsored in part by UBMD

Understanding Minimally Invasive Surgery: Bariatric, Gastrointestinal and Other Procedures

Tuesday, Oct. 4 • 6-8 p.m.
150 Farber Hall (Butler Auditorium)
South Campus
Speakers will be Thomas Mahl, MD ’84, UBMD Medicine, and Jeffrey Brewer, MD, and Alan Posner, MD, of UBMD Surgery.

Tuesday, Oct. 25 • 6-8 p.m.
150 Farber Hall (Butler Auditorium)
South Campus
Speakers will be Steven Schwaitzberg, MD, and Gregory  Cherr, MD, of UBMD Surgery.

UB’s Mini Medical School series is a public service offered to those ages 16 and older. Anyone interested in learning about the latest advancements in medicine and healthcare is encouraged to attend.

Cost is $5 per session or free for students with a valid ID. Parking is available in the Sherman Road lot, directly off Bailey Avenue next to Farber Hall.

To register, click HERE

Tuesday
09/20/16

Dream, Girl Screening at UB September 27

Posted by Tim on September 20, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Dream, Girl Screening @UB

Dream, Girl Film is the documentary film showcasing the stories of inspiring and ambitious female entrepreneurs. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6:30 PM in 201 Student Union

http://bit.ly/2cZsLwH

 

What is it that’s stopping you from living out your dreams? Sometimes it’s the fear of failure and other times it may be the sheer lack of representation that makes a dream feel unattainable. DREAM, GIRL is the inspiring documentary that tells the stories of ambitious female entrepreneurs who are changing the narrative for the next generation of young leaders.

 

In 2014, Buffalo native Erin Bagwell decided she wasn’t going to continue with the day job she hated as an interactive designer in Brooklyn, NY. She launched a Kickstarter that went on to raise over $100,000 within 30 days to follow her dream of creating a feature length film.

         

Bagwell and co-producer, Komal Minhas have since led an all-female production crew, screened the film at the White House, and were named on Oprah’s inaugural “SuperSoul 100” list of trailblazers this summer. They’ve been screening all over the country since the world premiere in New York City in June 2016 and now they’re coming to Buffalo!

         

Join us for the first Buffalo, NY screening of DREAM, GIRL, followed by a Q&A with director Erin Bagwell on Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30 PM in the Student Union Theater at UB North Campus.

RSVP at http://bit.ly/2cZsLwH

Monday
09/19/16

Graduate Student Assistant Position in College of Arts and Sciences

Posted by Tim on September 19, 2016 in Career Opportunities, Graduate Assistant, Student Job Opportunities

Graduate Student Assistant Position, Experiential Learning

Fall 2016-Spring 2017

The Experiential Learning Center in the College of Arts and Sciences is looking for a graduate student assistant to promote student involvement in internships, study abroad, research, and service-learning.  The student would assist with efforts to engage students, faculty, and staff in the College and connect with central campus resources.

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • Full-time Master’s or PhD student with relevant student programming experience
  • Strong communication and customer service skills
  • Applicant has participated in experiential learning (research, internships, study abroad, or service-learning)

Responsibilities:

  • Collect and promote College and campus-wide events and information related to experiential learning
  • Greet visitors to the Center and direct them to appropriate information
  • Provide information to students about campus resources
  • Post updates about events and opportunities on social media
  • Collect and organize scholarship applications
  • Assist with website development and maintenance
  • Create flyers and marketing materials for experiential learning events and opportunities
  • Support presentations to various student groups
  • Collect and organize student stories/testimonials
  • Other duties as assigned

Application Process:  Students must submit a cover letter and resume to Caitlin Hoekstra, Assistant Director of Experiential Learning, cebarone@buffalo.edu, by Monday, September 26.  The position is approximately 20 hours per week at an hourly rate of $12.

Monday
09/19/16

Enterprise Application Services (UBIT) Seeks Undergraduate Student Assistant

Posted by Tim on September 19, 2016 in Career Opportunities, Student Job Opportunities

Enterprise Application Services (UBIT) is seeking an undergraduate student to assist with web application development.

Requirements:

  • Currently registered undergraduate at UB, preferably in a computer related field
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language.  Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript a plus.
  • Works well independently, and in a team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Available to work 10-20 hours per week during semester and 10-29 hours per week during summers
  • All work to be performed on-site (Ellicott Complex)
  • $10/hour

Please submit resume to thompso@buffalo.edu by Oct 1.  Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Friday
09/16/16

Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Opportunities Fair September 22

Posted by Tim on September 16, 2016 in Academics, Event, Honors College Scholarships, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Opportunities Fair
Thursday, September 22, 2016
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Student Union Lobby

Check out the many Undergraduate Research Opportunities:

Play UB Trivia Games and Win Prizes!
Enjoy Refreshments!

Create your own pathway to academic and professional success!

  • Find various opportunities (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)
  • Credit and non-credit options
  • Get information on financial support
  • Learn how research can lead to scholarships and fellowships
  • Learn about future laboratory tours, meetings and workshops

Sponsored by CSTEP, CURCA, LSAMP, McNair Scholars, UB Academies, UB Libraries, UB Scholarships and Fellowships, UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University Honors College, Undergraduate Student Association and Women in Science & Engineering.