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Catalyst for Change Scholarship

Posted by Tim on March 13, 2017 in Scholarship Opportunities

Do you know of a college student who has demonstrated a positive change for women and girls? If so, please encourage her to apply for the Catalyst for Change scholarship. The Buffalo AAUW Branch awards three scholarships of $3,000.00 each to an undergraduate, a graduate and a non-traditional student.

The application deadline is March 31st. For additional information and application, please visit The AAUW Branch web site:



Women in STEM Summit

Posted by Tim on March 13, 2017 in Event

Save the date!

The University at Buffalo Women in STEM Cooperative is excited to host the
third annual Women in STEM Summit
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Student Union | UB’s North Campus

Our program features a keynote address presented by JJ DiGeronimo, President of Tech Savvy Women, followed by informative panel discussions with local thought leaders representing various STEM disciplines.

Plan to join us for a day of unforgettable inspiration, invaluable career development and unbeatable networking. Don’t miss this opportunity to inspire, grow and connect with us!

Contact us at

We’re finalizing program details now!
Visit our website for more information and program details.


A Celebration of the 15th Anniversary of UB’s Membership in the Folger Institute

Posted by Tim on March 13, 2017 in Event

“As from a voyage, rich with merchandise”

Returns from the Folger:
A Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of
UB’s Membership in the Folger Institute

Thursday, April 20
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
420 Capen Hall | UB North Campus

Featuring some of UB’s most distinguished graduates and faculty members in early modern and Shakespearean studies.

Keynoted by Dympna Callaghan
William Safire Professor of Modern Letters, Syracuse University, and recent past President of the Shakespeare Association of America
“Shakespeare’s Freedom of Speech: The Politics of Blank Verse.”

In conjunction with an exhibit on
Early Modern Studies at UB
mounted by the University Libraries

This free event is open to the public, lunch will be provided.

Be sure to register to reserve your place.

Learn more about the event. Sponsored by the Humanities Institute

The Folger Institute is a center for research in early modern humanities at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. Through its cross-disciplinary conversations, the Institute gathers scholarly communities to stimulate fresh research in the Library collections and establish new teaching agendas for early modern fields.


FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship

Posted by Tim on March 13, 2017 in Fellowships

The FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship is a two-year program for recent college graduates designed to train future leaders in the education and youth development field and to strengthen high-quality youth-serving organizations.

Unique Opportunity to Provide both Direct Service to Children/Youth and Work on Special Projects:

The FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship program is a two-year Fellowship program for recent college graduates

designed to train future leaders in the education and youth development field and to strengthen high-quality youth-serving

organizations. The Fellows will work within established youth development and educational organizations providing both direct

service to youth as well as initiating new projects, research, or programs that may involve public policy, organizational

replication or sustainability efforts, or other new initiatives to strengthen the host organization. At the same time, it is the

Foundation’s hope that the Fellows receive experiences, training, and mentorship that launch them on successful careers as

leaders in the youth development and educational field.

Characteristics of the Ideal FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellow:

While each Fellowship position has been tailored to meet the specific needs of each host organization, we believe the ideal

candidates for all positions will be:

• Future leaders in the education and youth development field

• Dynamic, driven, recent college graduates looking for a challenging, multi-faceted position at a leading non-profit

organization in Boston, New York City or Philadelphia

• Able to contribute to and benefit from ongoing training and leadership development opportunities facilitated by the

Fellowship program

• Interested in simultaneously balancing “on the ground” direct service work with “behind the scenes” capacity-building

projects, both of which will have a profound impact on the host organization’s work

Training and Informal Mentorship Provided by FAO Schwarz Family Foundation:

The FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows will benefit from having a mentor from the Foundation and from participating in

two training and reflection retreats a year. These training opportunities, which consist of four-day fall and spring sessions, will

be a signature effort of the Fellowship and will be designed to ensure that FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows across

several leading organizations can share their experiences and expertise and benefit from discussions with leading youth

development professionals and experts in organizational development, policy, and education. The training sessions will rotate

among the three cities in which the FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows work: Boston, New York City and Philadelphia.

Cohort of Nine FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows in Boston, NYC and Philadelphia:

Five 2017-2019 FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows will be hired to join the four 2016-2018 Fellows to form a nine-person

FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows cohort, who will participate in formal training retreats and informal communications

throughout the year.

The 2017-2019 host organizations will be announced on February 15, 2017 on the Fellowship website

Salary, Start Date, and How to Apply:

FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows receive a salary consisting of $29,000 salary for the first year, $30,000 salary for the

second year, and $1,000 bonus at the end of the Fellowship plus value of health-care benefits (around $11,000). Interested

graduating college seniors or college graduates who have been out of college for one year should email a resume and cover

note to the host organization(s). Candidates may apply directly to more than one host organization. While each host

organization may have a different target start date, all FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows are expected to begin their

service on or before September 5, 2017.

Overview of FAO Schwarz Family Foundation:

The FAO Schwarz Family Foundation is a modest-sized foundation established by descendants of the FAO Schwarz toy

store’s founders and former owners.

For more information visit:


Call for Papers…Mythologies in the Modern World for 3rd Annual Undergrad English Conference Submission deadline is March 28th

Posted by Tim on March 8, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Attention Undergraduates,

The UB Undergraduate English Club is hosting the Third Annual Undergraduate English  Conference and is now seeking undergraduate submissions for presentation. The theme for the conference is “Mythologies and the Modern World”; we are specifically looking for papers that examine how mythology has shaped the past, how it continues to evolve and shape the present, and how mythologies may be constructed in the future.

We are seeking a broader interpretation of the idea of mythology, including the variety of ancient stories from Gilgamesh to the Brothers Grimm, to reinterpretations of Shakespeare and modern Hollywood, to the modern world of filmmaking and New Media.

The conference will be held on Friday, April 21 from 12pm to 9pm in Capen 320. Dinner will be served, as well as light refreshments throughout the day. The conference will conclude with a screening of “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”, an adventure film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen loosely based around Homer’s Odyssey.

For all those interested, a 250-300 word abstract will be due by midnight on Tuesday, March 28th. All abstracts should be emailed as a .doc or .docx file to


School of Management Minor Information Sessions March 28, 29 and 30

Posted by Tim on March 8, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Workshops

The School of Management is holding small group information/application sessions for students who are interested in learning more about our Minor Program.  Dates are listed below.  Please share this with any interested students!

Tuesday, Mar. 28  ·   1:00—2:00 pm

Wednesday, Mar. 29 ·    11:00 – noon

Thursday, Mar. 30   ·    4:00 – 5:00 pm

All sessions will be held in Alfiero 205

Additional information about the Management Minor can be found at



RENEW Distinguished Lecture Series Presents MIT Professor Yet-Mint Chiang on the Future of Energy Storage March 16

Posted by Tim on March 8, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

RENEW Distinguished Lecture Series Presents

Prof. Yet-Ming Chiang

Lecture Title:

The Future of Energy Storage
Thursday, March 16, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in 101 Davis Hall

It is increasingly evident that efficient, low-cost energy storage is critically needed to enable the continued deployment of renewable energy. The cost of renewable electricity generation is now competitive, or nearly so, with fossil fuel generation. However, the intermittency of renewable power limits its widespread use as a reliable, dispatchable power source. In the near term, lithium-ion batteries will be the mostly widely deployed technology for both transportation and stationary storage. Along with the development of higher performance/lower cost cathodes, anodes, electrolytes or other cell components, efficient cell designs and low cost/highly scalable manufacturing techniques are needed. This talk wil discuss a “clean sheet” redesign of the lithium-ion design and manufacturing paradigm, based on a new semi-solid electrode form that enables manufacturing of high performance Li-ion cells using a radically simpler and lower-cost method than is practiced today.

Looking forward to a world with high renewables penetration, highly scalable storage of still lower cost will be needed. Today, pumped hydroelectric storage (PHS) and underground compressed air energy storage (CAES) have the lowest cost of storage (~100 US$/kWh installed cost), but each faces geographical and environmental constraints that limit further deployment in the U.S., even while new PHS installations are developed elsewhere in the world. Electrochemical storage that is cost-competitive with PHS and underground CAES has not heretofore been available. Towards this goal, sulfur is an attractive reactant due to its exceptionally low cost, high natural abundance, and high specific and volumetric capacity owing to its two-electron reaction. In fact, measure as cost-per-capacity (e.g., US$/Ah), sulfur has the lowest cost of known electrode-active compounds except for water and air. Recent work on an ambient-temperature aqueous flow battery that has the potential to provide large-scale electrochemical storage at the price of PHS and CAES will be discussed.

This work was supported as part of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, an Energy Innovation Hub funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences.

Register for FREE here:


Cambridge Undergraduate Scholars Program Deadline to apply is March 31

Posted by Tim on March 8, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

A prestigious summer research opportunity at the University of Cambridge!

An opportunity to work with world-renowned scientists at the University of Cambridge, UK for an intensive 10-week summer experience in their laboratories.
In addition, students take part in exciting experiential learning opportunities including facilitated visits to iconic academic and cultural institutions, and participation in presentations and events. Both the faculty mentors at Cambridge and the selected UB students are involved in finalizing laboratory assignments for each individual student.

 An unprecedented opportunity to engage with faculty at one of the world’s topmost institutions
 Deep research experience in cutting edge fields
 Exposure to and networking with Nobel Laureates and other world-renowned scholars
 Pathways to graduate studies at Cambridge, Oxford and other prominent institutions
 Participation in an institutional initiative with exciting growth potential
 A competitive edge for national and international scholarships and fellowships
 The program will run from June 11 to August 19, 2017.

To find research opportunities, go to:
Contact the Study Abroad Office and Dr. Satpal Singh (School of Medicine) at
Applications DUE on March 31!

Honors Scholars will received $2,000 towards program costs….see Dr. Karyn St. George ( for funding details.


Celebration of Academic Excellence

Posted by Tim on March 7, 2017 in Academics

Attention Undergraduates: The 2017 Celebration of Student Academic Excellence on April 20th is approaching! The deadline to submit you application/proposal is Friday March 17th! Visit for more information!


Community Day

Posted by Tim on March 7, 2017 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

I wanted to contact you about our office’s upcoming Community Day on Saturday April 8th. As you may know this is a wonderful opportunity for students to volunteer and participate in community projects. However, more specifically, this year we would also like to put together a group of 3-4 exceptional students who would be able to help our staff directly that day at Allen Hall as we coordinate the registration and shuttling of students off to their projects.

This would not be a huge time commitment for any interested student. It would only involve helping us on the event day from around 8:30am – 1:00pm, and we may also schedule some sort of short pre-event day briefing as well to orient our administrative volunteers and VISTA cohort (who will be helping out as site captains).

Breakfast will be provided and also lunch for anyone participating in Community Day, and any volunteering students will also be eligible for the prizes that we will be raffling off.

To sign up contact Daniel Kelly at