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Reverie Innovation Scholarship Program Deadline November 15

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2016 in Academics, Scholarship Opportunities

The Reverie Innovation Scholarship Program is available for the current undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled in an engineering, science, or design program at an accredited college or university in the U.S.

As a part of Reverie Company commitment to developing talent, it is proud to support future generations of cutting-edge creators, engineers, and designers with the Reverie Innovation Scholarship. Current undergraduate and graduate students, enrolled in a science, engineering and design program, are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The scholarship helps the students to become agents of development in their own countries and the rest of the world. Winner and two runners-up will get award amount of $2000 and $1000 respectively.

Reverie was founded in 2003 and it is one of the industry’s leading manufacturers of adjustable foundations and mattresses that provide customized sleep comfort.


  • Applicants must be a current undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in an engineering, science, or design program at an accredited college or university in the U.S.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application

How to Apply:

  • To apply for the Reverie Innovation Scholarship, complete the on-line application form through the given link:
  • Write essay in 1,000 words or fewer, answer one and only one of the following questions:
  1. Design and technology work more closely together than ever before. In what ways do you think art and technology complement each other in the creative process, and in what ways do they differ or create conflict
  2. Explore the relationship between design and the natural environment. How do designers draw from nature to create beautiful and functional art in living spaces?
  3. Choose the invention that you think has had the most positive impact on our world and explain why you chose that invention and why it was so essential
  4. Choose one quotation from an artist, engineer, inventor or entrepreneur that defines who you are and explain why that quotation describes you

Financial Aid and Award Money:

Awards are as follows:

  • One grand prize scholarship of $2,000
  • Two runner-up scholarships of $1,000a

Application Deadline:

Application deadline is November 15, 2016. Winners will be notified by December 15, 2016.

Link for More Information:


Winter Social Work Electives Open to Undergraduates

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2016 in Academics, General Education Requirements, Online Courses, Registration and Seminar Information, Research Information and Opportunities, Winter Session

Winter Social Work Electives Open to Undergraduates

We are offering a number of winter Social Work undergraduate electives. Register as normal, but if you have questions, please contact our Registrar, Kathy Dmochowski at or 716-645-1273.

***For questions about whether this course will count towards your university requirements, please speak to your advisor.***

SW 115 Mental Health in Popular Culture and Media

The purpose of this course is to critically examine how individuals with mental health disorders and their families are portrayed in, and often stigmatized by popular culture and diverse forms of media, including broadcast, various film genres, video games, print media, and social media. Students will also explore how media can be used to reduce the stigmatization and marginalization of people with mental health disorders.

Location: Online
Credit Hours: 2
Registration # 10279
Instructor: Rebecca Polmanteer

SW 120 Who Do You Think You Are?

Have you ever wondered why you think the way you do? Have you ever wondered why you immediately connect, or not, with certain people? Have you ever thought about how this will impact your future in regards to both your personal friendships and professional relationships? This class will assist you in beginning the journey of understanding how it is you came to be who you are and how you came to think the way you do by examining the impact that your family has had and continues to have on you.

Course Dates: Saturday 1/7/17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday 1/14 & 1/21/17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: 209 Norton Hall
Credit Hours: 2
Registration # 10188
Instructor: Glenn Frost

SW 401AON Your Brilliant Career: Using Social Media for Career Enhancement

Are you looking for a new tool to help you in your job search? Have you wondered how you may use social media to help you advance your career? This course will provide you with both knowledge and hands-on experience to build a strategic, professional presence via social media that will help you learn about new developments in your area of interest, establish your expertise and build your career.

Location: Online
Credit Hours: 1
Registration # 10281
Instructor: Dorlee Michaeli

SW 401BON Minecraft Play Therapy Intensive

Play therapy in the 21 century has gone both global and digital! Last year, the video game Minecraft had over 100 million registered users, of all ages, races, genders and socioeconomic status. Combining elements of sandbox games, MMOs and First-person shooters, this video game has won over gamers, educators and designers alike. And now social workers can harness the power of this game as a therapeutic tool. But did you know that Minecraft has a lot to teach us about how we pay attention to, get distracted from, and cope with things Embedded in the design and the lore of the game are nuggets of philosophy, neuroscience, and psychology. From work/life balance to physical and mental health to the meaning of life Minecraft has something to teach us. This session will investigate the nature of mind as illustrated by Minecraft, its different versions, and content. Drawing from CBT, DBT, psychodynamic theory and Theory of Mind, we’ll take a look at how this game creates a mediated environment for relationship, examples of affect regulation, and points the way toward deeper mindfulness and well-being.

Location: Online
Credit Hours: 1
Registration # 10282
Instructor: Michael Langlois





UB SNAK Study in the Nutrition and Health Research Lab Looking for Research Assistants

Posted by Tim on October 19, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

The UB SNAK study is looking for 1-2 committed Research Assistants for the Nutrition and Health Research Laboratory (Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, School of Public Health and Health Professions.) Our laboratory studies eating behavior in adults and adolescents.

We are beginning a longitudinal research project looking at the factors related to teen eating behavior and body composition (SNAK: The Study of Nutrition and Activity in Kids.)  Duties will include data entry and management, food preparation, scheduling and recruitment
and working in a team of undergraduate interns and graduate research assistants.  With experience, you may be trained to run laboratory studies of adolescents and families.

We are looking for individuals who are eager to learn, with great interpersonal and organizational skills. Applicants should be those that are engaged, who learn quickly, and are able to work independently. Previous research experience is not required, but is a plus.

We have two types of positions:
1.) Laboratory Assistant- Behind the scenes work- including data management, food preparation, and participant recruitment.

2.) Research Assistant- autonomously runs participant visits 1-2 evenings per week or on the weekend.
Each position requires a commitment of at least 2 semesters. The Laboratory Assistant position is flexible requiring 3-10 hours per week.  The Research Assistant position requires
10-15 hours per week during the school year, during the hours of 1pm-8pm, Monday-Saturday. You must be able to work at least one week night from 1pm-8pm. Compensation is academic credit or on a volunteer basis.

Interested individuals should send a COVER LETTER, RESUME, and SCHEDULE of availability to Amanda Ziegler (


Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP)

Posted by Tim on October 19, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP), for undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors, is a mentored, summer research program, designed to enrich the pipeline of college students’ understanding of and interest in pursuing clinical and/or translational research, as well as to increase underrepresented minority and disadvantaged college student exposure to clinical/translational research. This ten-week program runs from June 5 – August 11, 2017.

In addition to mentored clinical/translational research experience, SCTRP students participate in weekly seminars with Harvard faculty and graduate students focusing on topics such as research methodology, health disparities, ethics, career paths, and the graduate school and medical school application process. Participants also have the opportunity to participate in offerings of other Harvard Medical School programs such as career development seminars and networking dinners. SCTRP students are expected to complete an abstract, paper and oral presentation of their summer research project.

For more information on VRIP, please visit the website:

For more information on SCTRP, please visit the website:

Please note that both programs have an invitation-based application. In order for students to receive an application, they must email in order to request one.


UB/International Competition $22,000 Prize!

Posted by Tim on October 19, 2016 in Community Announcements, Competitions

In partnership with Western University (London, Ontario), UB invites students to compete in the inaugural UB World’s Challenge Challenge. In teams of three, students are asked to identify an issue facing the world today (food security, inequality, energy consumption, etc.) and propose a solution to that specific problem. Once selected, teams will have four weeks to develop their concept and present their solution in 5-7 minutes to a panel of UB faculty and administrators. After two rounds of campus presentations in December and February, the winning team will represent UB at an international competition at Western University and compete for a first place prize of $22,000 USD. Teams must act quickly, though. Submissions are due via UBLinked by November 4 and the first round of presentations is scheduled for December 2. For more details and an application, please visit Transcending Borders UB at UBLinked. Sponsored by Blackstone LaunchPad and the Office of International Education.


Move Premiere! Cold Snow Losers: Open Mic at the Edge of America Produced by Dr. Stott October 21

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

Now Playing: Cold Snow Losers: Open Mic at the Edge of America
Produced and directed by Austin McLoughlin and UB’s Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, Dr. Andrew Stott

Friday, October 21, 2016
2:00 p.m.
17 Norton Hall

A glimpse into the lives of stand-up comics as they battle bleak winters, small audiences, and the pressure to succeed.



Volunteers Needed for the Student Life Haunted Union

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief

Late Night UB Presents the Haunted Union!
Love to scare?

Volunteers are needed Friday, October 28, Saturday, October 29 and Monday, October 31 from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. in 145 Student Union.

If interested, please email:


Apply Now for the UB Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary!

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2016 in Community Announcements, Networking

Join the top 1% of leaders on campus.

Make a difference with service that impacts the Buffalo community.

Recognize others and be recognized for your efforts.

~ Lead ~ Serve ~ Recognize ~ 

National Residence Hall Honorary

Apply now at


Join us for DifCon: Our Cities. Our Issues…Let’s Have a Conversation that Matters October 24-28

Posted by Tim on October 17, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief, Workshops

Let’s have a Conversation that Matters

The issues we will discuss pertain to recent events that have sparked civil unrest and protest across the nation.  At UB we will have the opportunity to come together to have a constructive conversation about provocative issues that affect us as a community.

Staff, Faculty and Students


Light refreshments will be served.

JOIN US for DIFCON: Our Cities. Our Issues.


12:00 – 1:30 pm

240 Student Union


Shootings in Minneapolis, Baton Rouge & Dallas


Police Violence and Violence against Police


12:00 – 1:30 pm

240 Student Union


Tragedy in Orlando



Violence against LGBTQ Community, Latino Community and/or America?


12:00 – 1:30 pm

330 Student Union


New Haven &

Hyde Park Protests


Academic Freedom, Free Expression and Inclusion



12:00 – 1:30 pm

240 Student Union


Cleveland & Philadelphia



Republican and Democratic National Conventions

and Debates


12:00 – 1:30 pm

240 Student Union


Lead Threat in Flint–and Buffalo?



Lead Discovered in Public Water Supply Prompted Calls for Accountability and Reform in Flint


Mural Project in the University Heights Help Needed

Posted by Tim on October 17, 2016 in Community Announcements, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Mural Project in University Heights

The University Heights Collaborative is seeking interested students to create an outdoor mural at Linear Park in the University Heights neighborhood. Students are invited to submit designs to the UHC, and will be able to paint the mural with assistance, volunteers and funding from the UHC in the spring. This is a great opportunity to contribute to the growing public art scene in Buffalo and make a positive impact on the University Heights neighborhood. For more information please contact Tess Morrissey, UB Director of Community Relations, at or 716 645 4096.