University Honors College - The Honorable mention

2017-2018 Honors College Social Media/Marketing Internship Opportunity

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Internships

The Honors College seeks an intern for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semester to work on social media outreach and marketing efforts.  The internship will earn 2 to 3 credits of HON 496 each semester which will count towards Honors experience credit.  The schedule is flexible, but the intern will be expected to work 6-10 hours per week (depending on the desired credit).

Learning Opportunities:

  • Learn how the Honors College utilizes the following social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snap Chat.
  • Participate in the planning and preparation for special events: Open House, Discovery Day, Life Raft Debate, Colloquium Kick-off, Elevenses, Graduation and other campus or Honors events as your class schedule permits. This may include creation of marketing/promotional materials, website updates, photography, and more.
  • Creating and Editing Videos.
  • Knowledge of Helpful Smartphone Apps and Shortcuts.
  • Editing and revising documents/marketing brochures for prospective students.
  • Running queries, creating documents and presentations utilizing Microsoft Office tools.
  • Researching Buffalo events to include in Buffalo Bits in the Honors Highlights email.

The intern will provide a presentation to the Honors College staff on Honors College social media and marketing outreach results from the semester.

To apply, please email a copy of your resume and a brief statement about why you are interested in the internship to Tim Matthews: trm7@buffalo.eduThe deadline to apply is Thursday, May 4, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

If selected for an interview, those will take place between May 8, 2017 and May 12, 2017.


New Minor – Education Leadership and Policy for Equity

Posted by Tim on April 24, 2017 in Academics

We are incredibly excited to share with you information about our new minor, Education Leadership and Policy for Equity.  Here is a direct link to detailed information in the undergraduate course catalog –  Please also find an attached announcement containing information about the minor to share directly with undergraduate students registering for fall courses.  Encourage students interested in this minor to register for ELP 200: Foundations of Education Policy and Leadership for Social Justice (Registration: 24107).  It is a required minor course that is being offered this fall.


APY 338/538: Field Research Archeology

Posted by Tim on April 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

Summer Session I: May 30-July 7, 2017

Monday – Friday, 9:00am -4:00pm

Registration #12195

Credit: 6.0 Hours



ACT for Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship- Call for Applications

Posted by Tim on April 19, 2017 in Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities

Each year the University at Buffalo is invited to nominate one student for the SUNY ACT for Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship awarded by the Association of Council Members and College Trustees Scholarship. This award recognizes students for excellence in their academic performance and extraordinary commitment to their campus and/or community.

The scholarship amount is $1,000 with an additional $250 given in the student’s name to the charity of his/her choice.

Criteria for students applying to become UB’s nominee:

  • GPA of 3.6 or higher
  • Undergraduate status (including graduating seniors)
  • Must have helped to identify a need on the campus or in the community, and worked to provide a service or solution to address that need.

Applications to become UB’s ACT nominee are due by 5:00pm EST on Monday, May 22:

Please contact The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at if you have any questions.



College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Panel

Posted by Tim on April 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

Please find attached a flyer for a unique event aimed at students who may not yet have considered a CAS major as the best path to achieving their academic and career goals (i.e. students thinking about a “major” transition or likely to be required to make a “major” transition).


Ø  This event is being organized collaboratively by Career Services and the College of Arts & Sciences as the CAS Dean’s Office has recently begun to take a more active role in retention and redirection of students including those not yet in the College. It also supports the objectives of Student Success & Retention, specifically the “Major Transitions” initiative.


Ø  Several alumni from various CAS majors who are now working in a wide array of industries will be on hand to participate in Q&A with students and Ed Brodka from Career Services will moderate the panel discussion.


Ø  Please post this flyer and share this event information with student who you feel could benefit from attending.


Summer Language Workshop

Posted by Tim on April 17, 2017 in Summer Courses

Kurdish (Sorani) – 1st and 2nd year – will be taught at Indiana University, Bloomington, Summer Language Workshop (SWSEEL 2017). Please announce this to your students and colleagues who might be interested.


Undergraduate Research in the UB Stable Isotope and Biogeochemistry Lab

Posted by Tim on April 17, 2017 in Summer Research

Are you looking to get research experience in a lab?

Are you interested in chemistry and the environment?

Are you looking for work in Buffalo this summer?


If you said “YES!” to the above questions, then check out this research opportunity:


Undergraduate Research in the UB Stable Isotope and Biogeochemistry Lab

This is a paid opportunity to conduct research related to Arctic climate change using cutting-edge biogeochemical tools.


The student researcher will work as part of the UB Biogeochemistry team to select, prepare, and analyze samples, and will have opportunities to analyze results.


Required skills: The research employs chemical techniques, so the ideal candidate for this position will have mastered chemistry courses, be able to work safely in a chemistry lab, and has steady hands able to work with small samples. The candidate will also need strong organizational and communication skills, and be detail-oriented. An interest in chemistry research, in addition to climate, environmental, and/or geology research is preferred.


Time commitment: Funding available for full- or part-time work during summer 2017. Expected work schedule involves at least half-day blocks of time, and must be between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm.


To apply for the position: Send the following to Dr. Elizabeth Thomas,, by April 21:

  • 1-paragraph statement of research interest,
  • a list of chemistry, geology, and other environmental-related courses,
  • GPA

Drug Take Back Day

Posted by Tim on April 17, 2017 in Event

Drop off your unwanted medications at Drug Take Back Day, held on Saturday April 29, 2017.  There will be a pharmacist and UB students at every site helping collect expired or unwanted medications for disposal.


Find a location near you:


  • Protect our waterways
  • Poison prevention for kids
  • Misuse by teens/adults
  • Accidents by elderly


Can’t make it? There is a drug disposal box at Bissell Hall on North Campus.


Legal Professions Internship

Posted by Tim on April 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

UB’s Millard Fillmore College will be holding an information session for UB students who are interested in learning about new internship opportunities in legal professions.


This internship is developed in response to many student inquiries and has become a very popular addition to the UB Millard Fillmore College Paralegal Studies Program. All students are invited and encouraged to attend.


Millard Fillmore College is offering a 3-credit course in Summer and Fall 2017 that features unpaid legal studies internship experience for undergraduate students.


The legal studies internship was created and will be supervised by Olga Posse, J.D., MFC adjunct faculty. This experiential learning course will require 5 hours per week at the internship site plus online coursework.  Professor Posse secured commitments to internships through the Buffalo City Court, the Attorney General’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, the Federal Public Defender’s Office, Erie County Family Court and two private law firms.


This internship experience could prove to be very valuable to students with an interest in entering the legal profession. Any UB student seeking to gain legal knowledge and experience would find this internship to be a valuable addition to their UB degree.


Prof. Posse will hold information sessions for interested students

  April 12 & 14 12 – 1 p.m.    212 O’Brian Hall 
  April 15 & 16 2 – 3 p.m.   212 O’Brian Hall
  April 18 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.   212 O’Brian Hall
  April 22 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.     5   O’Brian Hall (Basement)
  • Any student who is interested in an internship MUST attend one of these meetings.
  • Bring a copy of your resume and unofficial transcript.
  • Prof. Posse will review the applicants and select the most qualified because of the limited number of internships available.
  • Interested students should RSVP to to let her know they are planning to attend either of the above-mentioned dates.
  • Prof. Posse will also respond to any questions concerning students may have concerning the course and internship opportunities.

There are only 60 Legal Professions Internships available for Summer and Fall 2017 and selection is competitive.  If you have any questions about the class, you should contact Prof. Posse at 716-829-2904 or email:




CSE 115/116 UTAs Needed for Fall 2017

Posted by Tim on April 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

We are now accepting applications to fill one or more anticipated positions as paid Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTAs) to support CSE115 and CSE116 starting in Fall 2017.    Students interested in applying must minimally meet the following qualifications: 

* must be an undergraduate student at UB (with preference given to CSE undergraduate students) * must be in good academic standing at the University and within department  * must have taken CSE 115 – 116 at UB * must be enrolled as a student at UB for at least the entire 2017 – 2018 academic year

UTA responsiblilites include (but are not limited to):

* teaching recitations  * holding office hours  * running review sessions  * invigilating exams  * attending weekly staff meetings

The application process consists of several stages:

Stage 1: Applicants are asked to create an application packet (see below) and submit to Drs. Alphonce <>, Hartloff <>, and Hertz<>, via e-mail no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, April 21.  The subject line of the e-mail MUST be “CSE 115/116 UTA Application”. Stage 2: Applicants meet with each of Drs. Alphonce, Hartloff and Hertz for brief one-on-one in-person interviews Stage 3: Applicants deemed suitable after the one-on-one in-person interview MAY be called back for a short teaching presentation in the Baldy 21 lab. Stage 4: Job offers will be extended some time after all teaching presentations have been completed.

The application packet must include:

  1. a) your resume, as a PDF document,  b) a short essay (as a PDF document, no more than 250 words, or one page double spaced) to explain your interest in becoming a UTA, AND c) current HUB advising report, as a PDF document.

You will also need to schedule a time for a one-on-one interview time with each of the three hiring faculty members.  Use your full name and UB e-mail address to sign up for a time.

Schedule a time with Dr. Alphonce (Davis 343) here:

Schedule a time with Dr. Hartloff (Davis 344) here:

Schedule a time with Dr. Hertz (Davis 338L) here:

It is your responsibility to show up for your interview time, and to make sure that you schedule your interviews at times when you are available to meet.  Interview slots may not be available in the polls until Wednesday, April 19.   The UTA position is a paid hourly position; UTAs also earn 1 credit of CSE495 Supervised Teaching credit per semester.    If you have any questions or need any additional information, please e-mail Dr. Alphonce <> with the subject line “CSE UTA Information”.    PLEASE NOTE: All positions are subject to the availability of funding.