University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
02/13/17

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2017 in Academics, Scholarship Opportunities

I would like to share with you information about a scholarship to Stanford University, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program.  This scholarship is new and will be admitting its first class of scholars for Fall 2018.  This scholarship program will be open to individuals from around the world and will fund all graduate programs, including JD, MA, MBA, MD, MS and Ph.D.

This scholarship is extremely prestigious and will be very competitive.  I encourage you to learn more about this opportunity.  https://knight-hennessy.stanford.edu/

If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, the Office of Fellowships can be of assistance to you.  To discuss your eligibility and the scholarship in more detail, please make an appointment to see me once you have thoroughly reviewed the program information.

Schedule an appointment with me at https://calendly.com/colucci3

Monday
02/13/17

Marshall University– Biomedical PhD Program

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2017 in Academics, Graduate School Programs

Q1: Is Marshall still accepting applications for its Biomedical Sciences (BMS) PhD program for this coming year?

A1: Yes! Though the priority application deadline was in November, Marshall continues accepting applications until the class is full.

Q2: How do I know if the class is full?

A2: Just ask (right now we are still accepting applications!). J maue1@marshall.edu or mubiomed@marshall.edu

Q3: When do classes begin?

A3: Classes begin on August 21, but PhD students actually apply for the summer term and begin on July 10. This allows students to get a head start on their research rotations, learn more about research opportunities, get to know their cohort and current students, acclimate to a new environment, and to prepare for the quickly approaching challenging graduate academic courses! The first week is Preparation for Graduate Academics (PGA) Boot Camp, and the last week before classes is when all research students, faculty, and other research personnel come together for the Annual Biomedical Sciences Research Retreat!

Q4: What is the focus of Marshall’s research?

A4: Marshall’s biomedical research takes an interdisciplinary approach and focuses on health concerns of clinical significance on a global scale, with particular attention given to the Appalachian region. Our primary goal through biomedical sciences is to use a translational research approach to help reduce the numerous health disparities of the Appalachian patient population and to improve health outcomes for our region. Some examples include: · Obesity-related disorders · Intestinal inflammation · Epithelial transport · Renal disease · Toxicology · Breast cancer · Pulmonary disease · Addiction-associated diseases · Diabetes · Hypertension · Bone growth abnormalities · Lipid homeostasis

Q5: How can I pay for my education?

A5: Accepted Biomedical Sciences PhD students for summer 2017 receive a $25,000 annual stipend, health insurance, and a tuition waiver.

Q6: Who cares?

A6: We do! You will find that the research facilities are outstanding, but so is Marshall’s research faculty!

Q7: How do I apply?

A7: Click here! Contact Diana with questions, to learn more, and/or to arrange a visit! maue1@marshall.edu or 304-696-3365 | https://jcesom.marshall.edu/research/phd

 

Be Competitive. Choose Marshall.

Monday
02/13/17

What can you do with an English Major?– Eric Cortellessa

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2017 in Academics

What Can You Do with an English Major?

“A Front

Row Seat

to History”

Eric Cortellessa

BA English and Philosophy (2013); Staff Writer and Editorial Editor, The Spectrum, UB

MS Journalism (2015) Northwestern University

Washington Correspondent, The Times of Israel

 

A conversation about history, politics, culture and careers

Friday, February 24th, noon-1:30 pm

Clemens 306 (Light lunch will be served)

After assembling an extensive portfolio and obtaining his degrees, Eric Cortellessa interned in Jerusalem with The Times of Israel, where he reported on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, built a network, and honed his interviewing skills. Since returning to the states, he’s been employed full-time as their Washington Correspondent, coordinating the publication’s coverage of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East as part of the White House press corps. He led the paper’s reporting on the 2016 presidential election, covering both the Republican and Democratic conventions this past summer. His pieces have also appeared in Newsweek, The Huffington Post, and The Buffalo News.

He received his master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where his thesis project—a documentary on criminal records as a barrier to employment—was nominated for a College Emmy Award.

Intensely interested in politics, history, literature and the performing arts, Eric is also an adjunct English professor, teaching prose writing at Montgomery College. He still loves the University and the academy, and contemplates returning to school for the Ph.D.

Monday
02/13/17

Trans @ UB

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2017 in Event

Trans @ UB

Join us to learn more about current services, available support, and policies designed to facilitate a welcoming climate and seamless inclusion of transgender students into the university community. Discussion topics will include: use of preferred/chosen names, access to restrooms, changing rooms, housing and other facilities; and training and education for the UB community. Presented by: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Wellness Education Services

Location: 210 Student Union

Date / Time:  February 15, 2017 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Monday
02/13/17

South Africa & Rwanda Summer 2017 Program

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2017 in Study Abroad

We have an info session for our South Africa & Rwanda Summer 2017 Program on Wednesday, February 15 in 115 Talbert Hall from 4pm-5pm.

 

Monday
02/13/17

InFocus: The Trump Effect

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2017 in Academics, Event

You’re invited to InFocus, a monthly roundtable discussion about today’s hot topics. This month, we will explore our quickly changing political and social landscape and discuss such issues as inclusion vs. exclusion, rights vs. privilege, and American democracy. Teri Miller, Vice Provost for Equity & Inclusion and Professor of Law, will moderate the discussion. All are welcome on Friday, February 17 from 12-1pm in 108 Capen Hall.

Monday
02/13/17

Meet Eric Holder

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2017 in Academics, Event

Opportunity to meet Eric Holder, 82nd Attorney General of the United States!

There are a limited number of spots available THIS THURSDAY February 16th for an informal session with Eric Holder from 4:30-5:30 pm in 106 O’Brien Hall. To register for the informal session (seats are filling quickly)  go to https://www.ubevents.org/event/holdersaThe informal session is in advance of the Distinguished Speaker Series Program featuring Mr. Holder at 8 pm (tickets free to students in the Undergraduate Student Association Office in 350 Student Union.

Monday
02/13/17

Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2017 in Academics, Research Information and Opportunities

On behalf of the University at Buffalo Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program and Undergraduate Research Team, it is with great pleasure and anticipation that I send out this Save-the-Date Card (attached) for our upcoming Conference to be held, this summer, in beautiful Niagara Falls, New York.

All undergraduate researchers (regardless of their program affiliation) are invited and encouraged to attend this wonderful event to be held from July 27-29, 2017.

More information is forthcoming at our website: www.cpmc.buffalo.edu/mcnair.

We sincerely hope that your summer plans and program’s financial resources allow for your attendance!

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at 716-645-5479 or by email at: sjott@buffalo.edu.

Monday
02/13/17

The Office of Assemblyman Sean Ryan is looking for interns

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2017 in Academics

The Office of Assemblyman Sean Ryan is looking for interns for the spring and summer of 2017. Students with an interest in urban planning, environmental conservation, communication, or government should apply. Hours are flexible and the projects are varied. Some portion of the internship will include community outreach and constituent services; good communication skills are a must.

Possible project topics include Outer Harbor/downtown development, water quality in local watersheds, green technology, 21st century city planning, general media relations, and transportation. Topics for research may be tailored to the interests of the individual – bring your ideas!

More than one intern position is available. This is an unpaid position; college credit can be accommodated. Please send resumes and cover letters for consideration to rebecca@seanryanassembly.com.

Monday
02/13/17

Honors Research Award

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2017 in Academics, Research Information and Opportunities

The deadline to submit an Honors Research Award form is quickly approaching.

Visit http://honors.buffalo.edu/funding/research.php to submit your application by March 1st, 2017.