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Girl Effect Collection Drive

Posted by Tim on April 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

Girl Effect is looking for donations including:


  • toothpaste
  • hand soap
  • body wash
  • comb and brush
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • feminine products
  • men’s and women’s deodorant
  • razors
  • shaving cream
  • First Aid Kit

Please put donations in the collection bin in the Honors College by April 21st!


An International Symposium

Posted by Tim on April 10, 2017 in Academic Presentations

April 27th, 2017 from 9am- 4pm in 107 Capen Hall


Kyungpook National University’s Global Summer School Program

Posted by Tim on April 10, 2017 in Summer Courses

Summer School(English)

The KNU 3-week Global Summer School brings together students and academics from all over the world for a unique intercultural learning experience and special taste of Korean culture. All courses are taught in English, and you will take courses with Korean students as well as other participants from all over the world.


  • The schedule is subject to change.
  • All classes are scheduled in the morning, and all cultural activities are scheduled in the afternoon.

Courses for 2017 KNU Global Summer School

Course Title Credits Time Lecturer Home University
Expressing Modes of Contemporary Art & their Appreciation 3 M-Th, 9-12 FRANCOISE DOCQUIERT Paris 1 pantheon Sorbonne
Understanding of Popular Musics 3 M-Th, 9-12 Anthony Olson Northwest Missouri State University
Artificial Intelligence 3 M-Th, 9-12 Bettina Harriehausen-Muehlbauer Univ. of Applied Science, Darmstadt, Germany
Operating Systems 3 M-Th, 9-12 Peter Peer University of Ljubljana
Electromagnetics Fields1 3 M-Th, 9-12 Mahesh Abegaonkar Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Wireless Network 3 M-Th, 9-12 Paul Doyle Dublin Institute of Technology
Automatic Control 3 M-Th, 9-12 Andrea Bareggi ESME Sudria
Signal and Systems 3 M-Th, 9-12 Wlodzimierz Kasprzak Warsaw University of Technology
Organizational Behavior 3 M-Th, 9-12 Anna Kuzminska University of Warsaw
Business Communication and Writing Skills 3 M-Th, 9-12 Beata Dąbrowska-Janů SGH Warsaw School of Economics
Global Business 3 M-Th, 9-12 Dr. Roland Schmuck University of Pecs
Global Economy 3 M-Th, 9-12 EWA DZIWOK University of Economics in Katowice, Poland
Modern Korean Society 3 M-Th, 9-12 Vincenza D’Urso Ca’ Foscari
Global Communication : Survival Polish and Introduction to Polish Culture 3 M-Th, 9-12 Justyna Zych University of Warsaw
Korean Language 1 3 M-Th, 9-12 Youngmi Kim Kyungpook National Univeristy


All participants will be assigned a double-occupancy room in the KNU on-campus dormitories (2 students per room). Rooms are furnished with beds, mattresses, cabinets, desks, chairs, and bookshelves. Breakfast is provided at the dormitory cafeteria.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition USD300 Waived for students from partner universities
Registration Fee USD50 Non-refundable
Housing Fee USD350 Including breakfast
Cultural Activities Fee USD700

KNU Buddies

Your personal guide to KNU and Korean culture: your buddy will contact you via e-mail prior to your departure for Korea.

Important Dates

Application Deadline May 1, 2017
Letter of Acceptance &Invoice posted May 20, 2017
Payment of Tuition & Fees June 10, 2017
Dormitory Check-in June 25, 2017
Transcript posted to home university End of August

How to Apply

  • 1)KNU partner universities (International Offices) are asked to nominate their students via e-mail to by April 25, 2017.
  • 2)All applicants are required to complete an on-line application at the KNU web site (click here) by May 1, 2017.
  • KNU will issue a Letter of Acceptance and Invoice, which will be e-mailed to each applicant.

Refund Policy

Cancellation before June 10, 2017 100% Refund *
Cancellation before June 17, 2017 50% Refund *
Cancellation after June 18, 2017 No Refund

* Registration fee is non-refundable.

Contact Information

KNU Office of International Affairs Tel: +82-53-950-2415 / Fax: +82-53-950-2419 E-mail: Web Site:


Teach for America FINAL Early Application Deadline

Posted by Tim on April 10, 2017 in Teaching Opportunities

FINAL Early Application Deadline for the 2018 corps (for Fall 2017 graduates + Spring 2018 graduates): Friday, April 21, 2017!


By joining Teach For America, you’ll be part of a network of leaders whose ambition and passion match your own. Start your senior year with a job offer in hand, connect with a vast network of social impact leaders, and access leadership development and paid opportunities available exclusively for early decision applicants.

Why apply early? Hear from others who applied in their junior year and learn about perks exclusive to early decision applicants.

It’s not too early to get started. Apply to the corps today.

Start your application:

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.


FINAL Early Application Deadline for the 2018 corps (for Fall 2017 graduates + Spring 2018 graduates): Friday, April 21, 2017!

For additional information, explore our as well as our youtube channel: or contact Chrystal Gaither (



Exercise Science Information Session

Posted by Tim on April 6, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics

This is a great time to learn more about the major, understand pre-requisites, and find out what types of careers are available for Exercise Science graduates.

The session will be held on:

Tuesday, April 11th from 2-3 PM in 109 Capen Hall

Please email Michelle Incorvia with any questions regarding the session.



From Burma to Buffalo

Posted by Tim on April 6, 2017 in Academic Presentations

The following event is free and open to all, including the public. Feel free to share.

Buffalo News reporter Jerry Zremski and photographer Derek Gee will discuss their experiences reporting on the lives of refugees from Burma during “From Burma to Buffalo,” a presentation sponsored by the School of Social Work’s Immigrant and Refugee Research Institute.

Zremski and Gee, who spent 20 months reporting the series of stories detailing the arrival of more than 8,000 Burmese refugees in Buffalo, also will discuss how the Trump administration’s stance on immigration and refugees will affect refugees in the resettlement program.

Their talk will take place from 3:30-5:30 p.m. April 12 in 403 Hayes Hall, South Campus. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Those wishing to attend should RSVP. For further information contact Isok Kim, assistant professor in the School of Social Work.


Community Engagement Event: Exploring All Sides Discussing Current Issues April 5

Posted by Tim on April 4, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

The Rotaract Club of University at Buffalo is hosting a community engagement event titled: Exploring All Sides. This event will engage the student body in several current issues in local and national spheres. Local community leaders will speak on topics including immigration and refugee rights and cultural and religious differences in our community. A panel discussion will encourage participants to share their differing opinions to find common ground and mutual respect.

Food and drinks will be served to participants.

Event:      Exploring All Sides: A Community Engagement Event

Date:       Wednesday April 5th, 2017

Time:       5 P.M. – 8 P.M.

Location:  Davis Hall Atrium and Room 101

RSVP:        Exploring All Sides


Freshman/Sophomore Job Opportunity

Posted by Tim on April 4, 2017 in Student Job Opportunities

Two Day Job Opportunity for Students–Earn $160

May 25 & 26, 2017 (2016-2017 University/College Freshman and Sophomores only).

Ask your friends, who attend other colleges and Universities and fit the criteria, to join you!

You must have a Social Security Number to participate!

Be part of our “student audience” sessions at our workshop which trains college science faculty from around the country to teach using case studies.

During these sessions, workshop faculty will teach a case study. Your job is to participate in the case study, along with the other students, and then critique the faculty’s teaching methods and the case study. We are looking for energetic and conscientious students to earn $160 for working two days.

WHEN: Thursday, May 25th and Friday, May 26th, 2017

8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. each day (with a lunch break on your own)


WHAT: Your duties will be to observe and participate in class sessions where college faculty will teach a science topic using a case study–a real or fictional story that illustrates the topic. Students should come prepared to engage in the case study activities and to provide written and verbal feedback after each session on the case material and on the teaching methods of individual teachers. There won’t be a test on the material, but you will be expected to participate and to offer your opinion concerning the classroom activities.

WHO: Freshmen and sophomores only (for the school year 2016-2017) who are currently enrolled in a University or College. Ask your friends, who attend other colleges and Universities and fit the criteria, to join you!

You must have a Social Security Number to participate.

HOW MUCH: You will earn $160 for both days (minus taxes for some international students and students who currently work for UB).

You will be required to sign in each day, at each session. Failure to do so will result in you not getting paid.

WHERE: Clemens 120, UB North Campus. We will email you with instructions on where to report for the first day of work. Your start time will be 8:30 a.m. Your work day will end by around 4:45 p.m. You will be allowed a lunch break from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. each day. You may bring a bag lunch or buy your lunch on campus. It is important that you report back on time after your lunch break.

REMEMBER: When you sign up, you are making a commitment to us to work BOTH days. We will be counting on you!

Please print this page out for future reference. Send to your friends!


Send to your friends!


Engineering Alumni Panel

Posted by Tim on April 4, 2017 in Academic Presentations


The Honors College is excited to bring three engineering alumni back to campus to speak with you about their educational and professional

experiences. Network and learn what possibilities await you before and after graduation.


Autumn Houseknecht—Advisory Software Engineer  at IBM

Mike Dray—Business Development Manager at Praxair

Nick Gill—Design Engineer at Cobham


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12 at 5:30pm

107 Capen


RSVP Today!


Orientation Volunteers for International Student Orientation

Posted by Tim on April 4, 2017 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Do you like making an impact? Do you find it rewarding to help out?  Do you like being part of a team?  If you said yes, then ISSS is looking for you. 

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is now recruiting students to serve as Orientation Volunteers (OVs) for our Fall 2017 International Student Orientation. While working with ISSS staff and fellow students is a lot of fun, our dedicated volunteers are crucial to the success of our week-long orientation. OVs are expected to be engaging, enthusiastic, committed, and respectful. Throughout the week, OV tasks vary from handling important documents and distributing materials to directing student traffic and fielding general questions about UB.

If you are interested in being an Orientation and are available (August 18-26), please complete the application at the following link: (even if you served as an International Student Orientation Volunteer in the past).

If you know any other students (international or domestic students of any citizenship, academic level, major, etc.) who might be interested in serving as an OV, please encourage them to complete the application in the link above. Group interviews for new OVs will be conducted in April.

Please note: Orientation Volunteers MUST be available from Friday, August 18 to Saturday, August 26. Additionally, Orientation Volunteers MUST be currently enrolled UB students.