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Tuesday
01/24/17

MFC 151: CPR Course for Credit Spring 2017

Posted by Tim on January 24, 2017 in Academics

MFC 151 — CPR for Health Related Professions— 1 credit course
3 different sections – 4 week hybrid course – Room 208 UB Gateway
Course dates are: (2/4/17 – 2/25/17) or (3/4/17 – 4/1/17) or (4/8/17 – 4/29/17)
All students are eligible to enroll in this course prior to the start each section.
Hands-on skills will be taught a in room 208 UB Gateway within the downtown Buffalo / Niagara Medical Campus
Course will be primarily conducted online and the hands-on skills portion will be conducted with an AHA Instructor
Students who complete all course requirements will receive the following AHA National Certifications:
Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers – Heartsaver First Aid – Preventing Disease Transmission
All participants will be charged a SUNY approved lab fee of $26.00.

Thursday
01/19/17

Teach for America: Next Application Deadline January 27

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Student Job Opportunities, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 27thth

Start your application: www.teachforamerica.org/apply

See the Impact you can have as a Teacher:

·         An overview of our organization (2min video)

·         Our mission in a nutshell (2min video)

The Basics and Benefits of Teach For America:

·         All academic majors and backgrounds accepted

·         Select your regional placement (not random assignment) from our 53 communities

·         Teach any grade level (preK-12) and subject including ELL and SpEd

·         Salary ranging from $24,000-$55,000 a year with health insurance and retirement benefits

·         Americorps Education Award of $11,550 and loan deferment/forbearance

·         Option to earn your certification and/or Masters in Education/teaching

·         Graduate school and employer partnerships for alum to continue their leadership and impact

·         DACA recipients are eligible to apply.

Education needs the most driven, passionate leaders your generation has to offer. Whatever you care most about—immigration, LGBTQ rights, health care—consider the limits imposed by a system that gives only certain kids the skills needed to be successful.

NEXT Application Deadline for the 2017 corps (Seniors) and the 2018 corps (for 2018 graduates): Friday, January 27, 2017.

For additional information, explore our www.teachforamerica.org as well as our youtube channel: www.youtube.com/teachforamerica or contact Chrystal Gaither (chrystal.gaither@teachforamerica.org)

Thursday
01/19/17

Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program Deadline February 5

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities

ANNOUNCING:  Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program | Open to all UG majors and select GRAD programs: 

  • Seeking students with an entrepreneurial drive who want to make a difference in Western New York
  • Application Deadline: February 5, 2017 (All UG and select graduate programs) | April 1, 2017 (Only 1st year incoming MBA/MBA dual degree students)

All students will be awarded a paid summer internship; scholarship support will be awarded during the academic year will vary in size and may be up to $25,000 based on a student’s unmet financial need.  This fellowship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the Western New York region. Open to all undergraduate majors and select graduate programs including students in the School of Management, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and School of Architecture and Planning.

Fellowship eligibility:  

  • current sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply;
  • should have minimum 3.0 cumulative UG GPA / 3.5 cumulative GRAD GPA;
  • have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy through job creation;
  • complete the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the advised deadline. Please note that you may file a FAFSA using estimated income information and update your FAFSA once you complete your current tax return.

For full details, visit the fellowship website at:  http://www.academies.buffalo.edu/wnyprosperity/apply.php

WNY Prosperity Fellowship, YouTube Videohttps://youtu.be/lrdv6TBZVJk

Thursday
01/19/17

PUB 210 Undergraduate Global Health Course Spring 2017

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Academics

For the past 10 years Dr. Ram has led this class at the graduate level and this is the first time it is being adapted and made available for undergrads. Do note, the course description says there is a pre-requisite but Dr. Ram is waiving that for students who are interested in the course. I’ve included the description below and a link here for your convenience: http://undergrad-catalog.buffalo.edu/courses/index.php?abbr=PUB&num=210.

PUB 210 Global Public Health

PUB 210 will provide upper division undergraduate students with a meaningful appreciation of the challenges in achieving the human right to health in low- and middle-income countries worldwide. Students will understand the leading causes of illness, death, and disability and approaches to prevention and control of those conditions in resource-constrained settings. Students will also understand the complex interrelationships between social, environmental, and political factors that affect health and well-being in low- and middle-income countries. Further, students will learn how to critically evaluate solutions to improve global health. Professor: PK Ram

Thursday
01/19/17

3rd Annual Genome Day Volunteers Needed

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The third annual “Genome Day” will be held on March 9, 2017!  I am currently recruiting UB students, faculty and staff interested in volunteering for this event.

Logistical Details for volunteers:

  • 400 8th grade students from Buffalo Public Schools visit UB’s Center of Excellence and Roswell Park to learn about DNA, genetics, careers, and extract their own DNA from cheek cells.
  • Volunteers lead groups of 10 students and a chaperone through the DNA extraction and conversation
  • Thursday, March 9, 2017 – “Genome Day”
    • Volunteer time commitment is 8:45am – 1pm, and involves the following:
      • Setting up work stations before students arrive
      • Walk students to the work stations from the Auditorium
      • Leading students through extracting DNA from their own cheek cells
      • Discussing genetics, DNA sequencing, working in science, careers, etc with the students to inspire them and break stereotypes they might have about what it means to be a scientist.  This is all covered in the training.
    • New volunteers, or those seeking a refresher must attend a one hour training session at the Center of Excellence (701 Ellicott Street, Buffalo NY)
      • Option 1 – Tuesday, February 21 at 3pm
      • Option 2 – Wednesday, February 22, 9am
      • Option 3 – Wednesday, March 1, 3pm
      • If these options do not work for you, but you are still interested in volunteering, contact me and we will work something out!
    • Breakfast (and coffee!) and a pizza lunch will be available for volunteers.

Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions!

Please respond by Wednesday, January 11th, if you are interested in volunteering!  Spread the word to anyone else that you think may be interested!

Thank you,
Sandra

sksmall@BUFFALO.EDU

Sandra Small, Ph.D.

Science Education Manager

Genome, Environment and Microbiome Community of Excellence

Thursday
01/19/17

Videographer Paid Student Assistant Opportunity with Donor and Alumni Relations

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Student Assistant, Student Job Opportunities

Office of Donor and Alumni Communications
Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement

Student Assistant Job Description

The Office of Communications in the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement develops strategies and tactics aimed at engaging alumni and encouraging donors and prospective donors to financially support the university’s fundraising goals. Staff members work with colleagues in the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, the Office of University Communications and school-based communications officers to develop audience-specific messages that speak to the importance of private philanthropy at UB.

The student assistant (SA) will work collaboratively with the director of digital communications to enhance the online communication efforts and goals of our office. This position will help to increase engagement among alumni and increase awareness of the importance of private philanthropy among our student, donor and alumni populations through the integration of video in all digital outreach initiatives.

Responsibilities

Social media support

  • Strategize, write and coordinate video content for social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn
  • Maintain reporting and tracking statistics for posts on social media
  • Conduct research on emerging social media video technology and new methods of engagement
  • Identify trends and opportunities on various student and young alumni social channels

Video recording

  • Videotape and interview UB students, faculty and staff for short videos to use on social media, in emails and on websites
  • Record video at various UB events
  • Capture b-roll video around all three University at Buffalo campuses
  • Produce high quality videos including scripted and non-scripted productions for use in division communication initiatives

Qualifications/ Skills

  • Graduate or Undergraduate student in good academic standing
  • Capable of accomplishing multiple tasks concurrently
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, writing and time management skills
  • Ability to take initiative with projects
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Passion for higher education and philanthropy
  • Familiarity with Adobe Premiere and Photoshop

Educational value

  • Networking opportunities across the university
  • Establish a knowledge of alumni communications, fundraising in higher education and social media
  • Enhance written and oral communication and marketing skills
  • Deepen video production portfolio

Stipend

$10-$12 per hour for a maximum of 20 hours per week during the academic year. Additional hours available during the summer. A two-year commitment is preferable, but negotiable.

Start date January 23, 2017.

Contact Information
Joseph DiDomizio
Director of Digital Communications
255 Harriman Hall
University at Buffalo, South Campus

Thursday
01/19/17

Spring 2017 Art Courses for Non-Majors

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

ART 223LAB Figure Drawing 1

Art   TR 9:00-11:30  CFA 208 Joan Linder  3 credit hours  Beginner class

Uncover the transient and internal in a series of sessions that refines memory, facilitates speed, hones powers of perception and expression, all inspired by nothing less than the eternal nude. Gesture, spirit, memory, motion, essence, speed, measure, pace, balance, focus, weight, gravity, rhythm are all filters through which we examine and express human form. Technical experimentation is essential. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

ART 231LAB Painting Non Major 1

Art  MW 3:15-4:45  CFA 203 Pam Glick 3 credit hours  Beginner class

There is a fee associated with this class. For students not singularly committed to becoming artists. We learn a basic approach to oil painting and experience a variety of visual points of view.

AHI 347LEC African American Art

Art History   MW 2:00-3:20  CFA 146  Ted Triandos  3 credit hours  No AHI experience necessary

Investigates the different forms of African American visual artistic traditions in relation to their historical origins and sociocultural context from the early days of slavery to the present time. Starts with an overview of African art, the experiences of the middle passage, and slavery in relation to African American traditions in the decorative arts, including pottery, architecture, ironwork, quilt-making, and basketry. This is followed by a fine-art survey starting with the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, continuing through early twentieth-century Harlem Renaissance up to the present. Also explores certain issues related to African American arts and creativity, such as improvisation, Black aesthetic, Pan Africanism, and gender. Slides, films, and videos are used extensively to illustrate topics discussed in class.

AHI 364LEC American Realisms

Art History  T 6:00-8:40  CFA 118  Matthew Ballou 3 credit hours  No AHI experience necessary

Begins with an introduction to European realism and a discussion of its adaptation to an American context during the final quarter of the nineteenth century. The course then denaturalizes Realism’s ties with objectivity, explaining the movement as one in a series of subjective strategies for ordering one’s relation to the world. Focusing then on several discrete artistic movements, the course considers the changing cultural functions of “the real”, ranging from the early nineteenth through the late twentieth centuries. Movements to be addressed include romanticism, sentimentality, naturalism, impressionism, urban realism, regionalism, abstract expressionism, neo-realism, and photorealism.

AHI 395LEC Contemporary Art

Art History   MW 11:00-12:20  NSC 216  Jasmina Tumbas  3 credit hours (Pathway courseNo AHI experience necessary

Art of contemporary life; art criticism; art and politics; art in the media; pop and minimal art; conceptual art, earthworks, realism, feminist art, and performance. Requires attendance at events and exhibitions at local galleries.

AHI 404 Modern Arab and Islamic Art

Art History  W 4:00-6:40  Barren Golonu 3 credit hours  No AHI experience necessary

Investigates the different forms of Modern Arab and Islamic art.

Thursday
01/19/17

Kaplan Part-Time Teaching Jobs for UB Honors Scholars

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Student Job Opportunities, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

Kaplan: Part-Time Teachers Wanted

Kaplan Test Prep is seeking part-time teachers to prepare students for admission exams. If you scored well on your admission test and would like to help others do the same, apply today! Our teachers come from diverse backgrounds but share a common goal in their commitment to helping students achieve higher test scores.

Kaplan is a great place to work if you’re seeking teaching experience or if you want a challenging and fulfilling part-time job. Teachers receive paid training and ongoing support to build their teaching, presenting, and mentoring skills.  Our instructors start at $21/hr.

We currently have the following positions available:

Part-Time MCAT, DAT, GMAT, LSAT, GRE, and SAT Instructors (12-20 hrs/wk)

Our minimum score requirements are as follows:

MCAT: 90th percentile composite score–a 513 or above on the new MCAT

DAT: 90th percentile scores for Academic Average and PAT

GMAT: 90th percentile composite score–700 or above

LSAT:  90th percentile composite score–164 or above

GRE: 90th percentile scores on Math and Verbal Sections

SAT: 90th percentile scores on each section of the SAT

-Classes are held in our centers as well as throughout the community.

-No teaching experience is necessary (although it is preferred). We will train you to be a great instructor. Prep and training are paid.
-All classes are held in the evenings and/or weekends

If you would like to apply, please e-mail your resume, cover letter, and score report to jamie.douglas@kaplan.com

Thursday
01/19/17

Solar Ambassador Program Fellowship Opportunity Deadline February 17

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships, Honors Experiences

The Solar Ambassador Program is a year long fellowship for undergraduates offered by RE-volv, a clean energy nonprofit organization. We just opened up the application process for next year and you can access the application here.

Here is a short description of the program:

“RE-volv’s Solar Ambassador Program is a unique opportunity for college students to develop key project management, outreach and communications skills while tangibly taking action on climate change through solar energy. Student teams will receive in depth training in solar energy policy, financing, crowdfunding and community organizing while working in their community to deploy a solar energy project for a local nonprofit. Applications can be found at re-volv.org/apply-solar-ambassador/. Applications close on February 17th . If you have any questions, please contact Ben Perlman at ben@re-volv.org.

Thursday
01/19/17

Pre-Health Committee Spring 2017 Information Sessions

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Networking, Workshops

Prehealth Committee Information Sessions – spring 2017

Several information sessions have been scheduled to inform you about the full Committee process and answer your questions.  We strongly encouraged you to attend so that you may sign the “Prehealth Committee Intent Form” so we know to expect your application  in the upcoming cycle.  The Prehealth Committee Student Meetings are designed to provide you with all you need to know for applying for a Prehealth Committee Letter and detail how the process will work.

The online application deadline is **March 15, 2017**, so be sure to attend a session!

Thursday, February 9            4:00pm-5:00pm          210 Student Union

Tuesday, February 14            3:30pm-4:30pm          210 Student Union

Wednesday, February 15      4:00pm-5:30pm          210 Student Union

Wednesday, February 22      4:00pm-5:00pm          210 Student Union

Monday, February 27            2:00pm-3:00pm          210 Student Union

Tuesday, March 7                  3:00pm-4:00pm          210 Student Union

REMINDER: PREHEALTH COMMITTEE PROCESS – SPRING 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              THE COMMITTEE APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN 

The ONLINE application is available to you until MARCH 15.

Please remember to go to http://prehealth.buffalo.edu/prehealth-committee/  for full Committee details. This announcement is for students applying to the professional health schools of medicine (MD and DO), dental medicine, podiatry, optometry, and chiropractic for fall 2018 intended admission.   Many times, because of application deadlines, our applicants to optometry, podiatry and chiropractic schools are able to use our fall (September 1) Committee cycle if they wish.

***Please note that applicants to US MD and DDS schools are NO LONGER able to use our annual fall cycle with a deadline of September 1.***                                                                                                                                                                  

If you have any questions or concerns about this Committee policy, please set an appointment with a prehealth advisor *well before* the spring deadline MARCH 15, 2017. 

A brief PowerPoint and detailed instruction guide have been added to the prehealth website to assist you.

Please go to http://prehealth.buffalo.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/138/2016/02/PH-Committee-Quick-Guide.pdf  and http://prehealth.buffalo.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/138/2016/01/PH-Instruction-Manual.pdf

Once you submit your application, you will be unable to make any changes to it.

TO START:

1)            Please go to https://prv-web.eng.buffalo.edu/applications/prehealthcommittee/request_access.php

2)            You will be directed to provide an email address (preferably UB) and hit SUBMIT.

3)  You will then receive an email that provides you with the URL of the application. You will see in the email that your username to log-in will be the email address you provided.  Your password will be temporarily assigned to you.                                                                                       You can then click on the URL to log in to the application.

4) At the log-in screen, you will be asked to change your password.  PASSWORDS WILL BE CASE SENSITIVE.

5) These instructions are also be available on the website at http://prehealth.buffalo.edu/prehealth-committee/application/

CHECKING LETTERS OF REFERENCE

Once you initiate your application, please go to the section titled “References.”  If you type in the names of your prospective letter writers, we will place a “Y” for YES next to each when the letter of recommendation is received by our office.

This way, you can easily track the receipt of your letters through your application.

 You want to assure that you have at least **4 letters** submitted to our office by APRIL 15, 2017.

PAYMENT DATES

Information will be forthcoming about the specific dates in the spring of 2017 when you can come to 109 Norton Hall to complete some additional, important paperwork for the Committee as well as pay the Committee fee.