University Honors College - The Honorable mention

Questions about applying to Graduate School? We’ve got answers.

Posted by Tim on November 30, 2016 in Academics, Graduate School Programs

Stop by 732 Clemens Hall on December 7th between 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. to learn about the diverse graduate programs across the College of Arts and Sciences and the admissions process. The Graduate Recruitment Officer will be on hand to answer any questions you have about programs in the College, application questions, or anything else you may want to know about Graduate School. This is an informal opportunity to get your questions answered!


Scharps Legal Essay Competition

Posted by Tim on November 30, 2016 in Academics, Competitions

he Scharps Legal Essay Competition (please see attached) is open to juniors and seniors (or underclassmen who have that status based on credit hours) at state-operated campuses who are interested in legal issues, or are interested in pursuing a career in the legal field. The topic of this year’s essay competition is Student Rights in College Athletics.

The Scharps Award is offered in accordance with a gift accepted by the State University of New York Board of Trustees under the will of Hannah S. Hirschhorn to establish the Benjamin and David Scharps Memorial Fund.

One award of $1,500 will be presented to the student who has written the best 2,000 word essay describing the role and relevance of law in dealing with a current legal issue. A second award of $1,000 will be presented to the runner-up.

Students must submit their essays and application cover sheets to the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships by 5:00pm on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.



CURCA: Neuroscience of Macronutrient Preference and Food Choice

Posted by Tim on November 29, 2016 in Academics, Research Information and Opportunities

Obesity is a highly prevalent disease for which we have few effective, non-invasive treatment options. One possible strategy to induce lasting weight loss is to combine pharmacotherapy with a behavioral intervention, for instance by coupling an anti-obesity drug with particular dietary recommendations. However, our understanding of the neural mechanisms driving food choice is limited. This project will use a rodent model to evaluate differences in the preference for palatable macronutrients (fat and carbohydrate) and to test how the activity of specific reward-related nuclei in the brain alters food choice.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Nutrition, Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology
Student Skill-Set Needed: Reliable, detail-oriented, able to work independently. Position requires hands-on work with rats. Student should have at least 6 hours/week available to work in the lab. Previous laboratory experience is preferred but not required.
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Elizabeth Mietlicki-Baase
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Exercise And Nutrition Sciences
Office: G10G Farber Hall
Phone: 716-645-9156


Fundraiser to support Standing Rock Tribe

Posted by Tim on November 28, 2016 in Academics, Event

Our club is hosting an open mic night fundraiser to support the Standing Rock Tribe and her allies in their peaceful protest of the construction of the North Dakota Access Pipeline under the Missouri River. Among other reasons, we decided to host this event for the following reasons:

Respect and solidarity for the land rights of indigenous peoples

Support of the United Nations’ stance of water as an inalienable right

Pressure to switch to more sustainable sources of energy

Defend the voice of the People over corporate greed

We will be accepting a suggested donation of $5 at the door, and light refreshments will be served. All proceeds will directly benefit the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Dakota Access Pipeline Donation Fund ( If you are a musician, poet, or artist interested in sharing your talents, please sign up on the link below.


Event:      Open Mic Night Fundraiser: Stand with Standing Rock

Date:       December 1, 2016

Time:       6PM – 9PM

Location:  Davis Hall Atrium





Greiner Shared Interest Housing Information Session

Posted by Tim on November 28, 2016 in Academics, Honors Seminars

Are you a freshman Honors Scholar interested in civic engagement and in participating in a living/learning community of like-minded students? Consider Honors Greiner Hall Shared Interest Housing (SIH), which is an opportunity for first-year students to continue building a strong community into the sophomore year. Selected participants will live in Greiner Hall and be engaged in service for the full academic year (25 hours in the fall and 30 hours in the spring semester) with a community partner of their choosing. The Greiner SIH area will also keep Honors scholars connected to the college academically through a 1-credit fall course with guest speakers from the Buffalo community and a 1-credit spring course.

Interested students should attend our information session Friday, December 2, 2016 at 2 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall or contact Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah at for more information. Students must apply by Friday, February 17, 2017; applications are available on the Honors College website.


Neuroscience Research Opportunity

Posted by Tim on November 28, 2016 in Academics, Research Information and Opportunities

Junior Faculty looking for undergraduates in the neuroscience research lab at the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute.

Hunter James Kelly Research Institute

NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences 

701 Ellicott St  Buffalo NY 14203 Tel: 716-888-4882

Fax: 716-849-6651




Our interests are centered around the cellular and molecular mechanisms of axon degeneration, which renders neurons and their networks dysfunctional in many disease contexts. Axons are the longest projection of neurons. They are essential to connect neuronal regulatory centers to their distant peripheral targets. They extend for over a meter in many vertebrates, and their peculiar cytoarchitecture with their length exceeding over 10,000 times the dimension of the cell body makes them particularly vulnerable to damage. In humans, axon degeneration occurs in numerous pathological conditions, ranging from neurodegeneration, inflammation and aging to metabolic diseases. Importantly, once axons are lost they can be replaced by new axons through the process of axon regeneration, although this effect is typically limited.


Axon loss contributes to several overt symptoms in these conditions and it often occurs early in the disease, clearly preceding cell body death. This degenerative process is regulated by specific molecules, but its network of signaling remains largely unknown. We study which proteins and posttranslational modifications control these signaling cascades. With a better understanding we hope to modulate the rate of axon degeneration, to either decrease the loss of neuronal connectivity and function, or to enhance regeneration. We have recently identified the murine E3 ubiquitin ligase, Phr1, as a modulator of both axon degeneration (Babetto et al., 2013 Cell Reports) and regeneration (unpublished) and will investigate its cellular and molecular mechanism of action. Currently, a prospective student can contribute to test the role of Phr1 in chronic conditions of axon injury, to evaluate its effectiveness in several mouse models of disease (i.e. Charcot-Marie-Tooth, stroke, taxol neuropathy etc). The student will gain hands-on-experience with mouse colony maintenance, learn to perform motor and sensory tests, administration of drugs, and apply biochemical and histological techniques.



NROTC Scholarship Program

Posted by Tim on November 28, 2016 in Academics, Scholarship Opportunities

NROTC Scholarship Program is available for the U.S. Citizens who are enrolled in graduate or high school program and are some related to navy or military education program.


The Scholarship Deadline is December 31, 2016.

NROTC Scholarship Program



UB ACES (Activity in Children and Environment Study) in UB Behavioral Medicine Seeks Research Assistants

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

The UB ACES (Activity in Children and Environment Study) in the Division of Behavioral Medicine is looking for 3 – 5 highly motived undergraduate research assistants for the Spring 2017 Semester.

This project involves examining children’s choices between food and fun activities. Research Assistants will be asked to work with study staff on data entry and recruitment. Qualified students will also be trained to collect data and work with families, both in laboratory and home visits.

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications: Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, independent, strong GPA, good communication skills, ability to interact with families and the ability to solve problems independently.

To apply: please send your resume and the answers to the questions below to with the subject line; alternatives grant. We are hoping to quickly fill our positions and will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

Please fill out the Following information:

Full Name:

Name you would like to be called:


Phone Number:

Overall GPA:

Major GPA:

  1. What year are you in school?
  2. Do you have any prior research experience? If so, with whom?
  3. What do you want to do when you graduate?
  4. How do you feel this research experience will benefit you?
  5. How would you describe your communication skills?
  6. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  7. What is your availability for the Fall 2016 semester? If possible, please list your class schedule.
  8. If you have any previous experience with infants or children, please describe here.

Paid Student Assistant Opportunity with University Communications

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2016 in Career Opportunities, Student Job Opportunities

Title:  Social Media Content/Engagement Assistant

UB Department:              University Communications


Supervisor:                      Erin Goetz
Social Media Specialist

Position Duration:          Full academic year including Summer

Application Due Date:    December 2, 2016

Application Deadline:     Applications accepted immediately, until position is filled

Position Start  Date:         December 2016

Paid Position?                 Yes ($10/hr)

  1. Position Details

Department Profile

UB’s division of University Communications (UC) is responsible for university-wide communications and marketing — including branding, media relations, digital (web, social media), editorial/content, and creative design — for the University at Buffalo (UB). The division is highly visible and its communication products represent the public face of the university. As a member of UC’s Digital Communications & Strategy team, you will help tell our story on social media, the web, and other digital communication platforms, inspiring engagement and pride from our UB Family and the world.

As our Social Media Content/Engagement Assistant you will focus on promoting UB through social media and continually engaging with our online audiences. Tasks will include researching, curating, and producing content for social media, and monitoring and engaging with online audiences.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will:

  • Be highly motivated, professional, creative and excited to learn
  • Be comfortable working in a high-productivity team environment
  • Demonstrate strong social media, visual and editorial skills
  • Be a current SUNY student (mandatory)


  • This PAID student position requires a year-round weekly commitment of 15-20 hours.
  • All work (unless otherwise agreed) is to be conducted in UC offices in Crofts Hall on UB’s North Campus or out on assignment.

SEAS Senior Research Scholarship

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2016 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

New SEAS Senior Research Scholarship

The SEAS Senior Scholar program is an opportunity for undergraduate students at the University at Buffalo to carry out research with a SEAS faculty member. This experience begins during the spring of a student’s senior year and can continue into their graduate program.

Scholarship Information:
•Master’s Degree applicants: If awarded, students who have applied to a master’s degree programwill receive a stipend of $500 in Spring 2017. Students will also be eligible to receive another $1,000 ifthey are accepted and choose to enroll at UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for graduatestudies in Fall 2017.
•PhD Degree applicants: If awarded, students who have applied to a PhD degree program will receivea stipend of $500 in Spring 2017. Students will also be eligible to receive another $1,500 if they areaccepted and choose to enroll at UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for graduate studiesin Fall 2017.
•Currently enrolled UB undergraduate student with Senior standing; expecting to graduate by June 2017 or September 2017. (All UB undergraduate majors are eligible)•Minimum overall GPA 3.0 is recommended; overall GPA of 3.3 is preferred.•Must submit and complete an online application to a graduate program in UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences by December 15th, 2016.
Application Process:
•Visit to apply.
•Applications must include your current resume, a personal statement (approx. 250 words) describingyour technical/research interests and potential plans for graduate study and the name of the facultymember you wish to pursue a research opportunity with.

Important Notes:
•This is an application process, the SEAS Office of Graduate Education will review applications andnotify awardees before the start of the spring 2017 semester.
•Student must provide proof of undergraduate research experience before the scholarship will bedispersed in the spring of their senior year.
•Students have the potential to obtain 3 academic credit hours for undergraduate research.
Questions about the Senior Scholarship program should be directed to Kellie McBride at