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Election 2016 InFocus: Sex, Lies, Emails, and the Race for the White House

Posted by Tim on October 31, 2016 in Academic Presentations, Event

You’re invited to InFocus, a monthly conversation on today’s hot topics. This month’s conversation will focus on the upcoming Presidential election, exploring the candidates, their followers, and the current state of American democracy. How have issues such as gender, class, honesty, and nationalism factored into the campaign? How will the winner mend societal divisions and advance campaign promises? And how will the loser respond? Dr. Jacob Neiheisel, Assistant Professor of American Politics, returns to InFocus as moderator. All are welcome to this open conversation sponsored byStudent Life, the Honors College and International Student & Scholar Services. Friday, November 4 in 107 Capen Hall, 12:00-1:00pm


Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

Posted by Tim on October 31, 2016 in Academics, Summer Courses, Summer Research

Experience cutting edge research in a Biomedical Science Lab!

June 5- August 11, 2017

Opportunity includes stipend and free housing.


Dr. Michael Cosgrove PhD, Director

College of Graduate Studies

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, New York


Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2017

Apply online:


Harvard Kennedy School of Government Public Policy Leadership Conference

Posted by Tim on October 27, 2016 in Academics, Event, Networking, Workshops

Greetings from Harvard Kennedy School. I am pleased to announce that the 17th annual Harvard Kennedy School Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC) will take place Thursday, February 9 – Sunday, February 12, 2017. The conference aims to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate programs in public policy and international affairs by informing students about opportunities for graduate study and careers in both domestic and international public policy.  Please note only first and second year undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients are eligible to apply.  (Students must also have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and, must demonstrate a commitment to public service.)

I am writing to solicit your assistance in publicizing this great opportunity. Click here to view the PPLC flyer. Please distribute it to your networks and students whom you believe would benefit from the conference.

PPLC will take place on the HKS campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. All conference expenses are covered by HKS. The conference serves as a pipeline for first- and second-year undergraduate students from historically underrepresented and underserved communities. The PPLC is designed to embolden students to pursue professional degrees to prepare themselves to become future leaders in public policy.The intensive three days of workshops, panels, and lectures is designed to provide an understanding of, and access to, a career in public service.

While on campus, participants will learn about:

  • Careers in public service
  • Domestic and international policy issues
  • Fellowship programs
  • Resume building and networking
  • Summer Public Policy and International Affairs Institutes
  • Graduate schools that offer programs in public policy
  • Student life

Click here to read interviews from previous PPLC participants.

The online application is available here. The deadline to apply is November 9, 2016.

Thank you for your time and consideration.  I look forward to your assistance in publicizing this tremendous opportunity.


Fulbright: Where Will you Go? Information Session November 3

Posted by Tim on October 26, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event, Graduate School Programs, Study Abroad

Fulbright: Where Will You Go?

Thursday, November 3, 2016
3:00 p.m.
107 Capen Hall

Fulbright U.S. Student Programs provide an opportunity for U.S. citizens to teach English or conduct research abroad.  You can apply for a Fulbright grant to travel after you complete a bachelor’s degree or during a graduate program.

Hear from members of the UB community who are or have been Fulbright recipients.  They will tell you about their experiences and the long-term impact that Fulbright has had for them!


Graduate School of Education Open House November 3

Posted by Tim on October 26, 2016 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking

Are you interested in becoming a Teacher, Librarian, Counselor or Administrator?

Do you want to work in the fields of Education or Information?

Meet with faculty, students and alumni at the Graduate School of Education Open House!

Thursday, November 3, Student Union Lobby, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Learn about other careers our graduates pursue like:

  • Student Affairs Administration
  • Psychologists
  • Mental health Counseling
  • Policy Analysts
  • System Administrators
  • Web Designers

Register online at:

Questions? 716-645-2110


Department of Homeland Security 2017 STEM Summer Internship

Posted by Tim on October 26, 2016 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking

Now accepting applications for U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2017 HS-STEM Summer Internships

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas.

Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

10-week research experiences are offered at:  Coast Guard Research and Development Center ● Customs and Borders Protection ● Engineer Research and Development Center ● Federal Emergency Management Agency ● Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Health Service Corps ●  National Security Technologies ● National Urban Security Technology Laboratory ● Naval Research Laboratory ● Office for Interoperabilty and Compatibility ● Transportation Security Laboratory ● DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Idaho, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

Application deadline: December 7, 2016, 11:59PM EST

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at

Program Information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at


For questions please email us at


Service Opportunity: Bulb Planting October 30

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event, Uncategorized, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

University Blooms: Help us plant over 1,000 tulips and daffodil bulbs across University on Sunday, October 30th.

Meet at 10AM at the Tool Library for planting on the west side of Main Street.

Meet at 1PM at the Varsity Theatre for planting on the east side of Main Street.



New Undergrad Course Winter 2017: MIC 412 Fundamentals of Immunology

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2016 in Academics, Online Courses, Winter Session

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Explore the intriguing defense system that protects humans by destroying deadly microbes while keeping the body’s healthy cells and tissues safe from harm. Learn the fundamentals and the language of the field in this interactive online course.

This is a 3 semester hour online course that will be limited in size and highly interactive. Testing will be available off-site by arrangement.

Immunology is a relatively new field in medicine and is an area of exciting new developments in treatment and prevention of disease. This includes cancer treatment, drug treatment and vaccines to combat infectious diseases, as well as the treatment of autoimmune diseases.

It will be very important to any undergraduate student interested in biology, biomedical research, or any of the healthcare professions to have a working knowledge of the fundamentals of immunology.



MA/MSc in International and World History

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2016 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, New Programs, Scholarship Opportunities, Study Abroad

Columbia University and the London School of Economics

The world is more interconnected than ever. Join leading historians to study how we arrived here. An innovative curriculum includes a two-year sequence of reading and research seminars, interdisciplinary electives, and intensive foreign language training. The program provides the students with new frameworks and tools to understand the transnational forces that have shaped our world: migration, trade, war, technology, epidemic disease, and environmental change.  At the heart of the program is the two-year dissertation, an original scholarly work based on empirical research and analysis.

Students spend the first year in New York and the second year in London and receive Master’s degrees from both institutions. Immersed in the vibrant intellectual communities of two of the world’s greatest cities, graduates are prepared for careers in government, journalism, think tanks, NGOs, and academia.

The program offers summer research fellowships and financial aid opportunities.

Early application deadline is January 15, 2017.  Final application deadline is March 15, 2017.

To learn more, please visit

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Looking for sustainability internships and networking?

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2016 in Career Opportunities, Internships, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

If you are a student or emerging professional interested in the field of sustainability check out the sustainability internship board.

This is a great resource for undergraduate and graduate students looking to find temporary work and gain experience in this new field.