University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Wednesday
08/30/17

UB Study Abroad Fair Wednesday, September 13

Posted by Tim on August 30, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Networking, Study Abroad

UB Study Abroad Fair
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Student Union Lobby

When will #UBabroad?

 

Monday
08/28/17

Join Team HoNerds for the 27th Linda Yalem Safety Run September 24!

Posted by Tim on August 28, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief

The 27th annual Linda Yalem Safety Run 5K is scheduled for Sunday, September 24 at 9:30am. The Honors College is once again organizing a team of students, faculty and staff.

You must first register for the race itself by visiting: http://lindayalemrun.buffalo.edu/aboutus.php

Then contact Tim Matthews trm7@buffalo.edu or sign up in the Honors College, 106 Capen Hall with your shirt size to participate with the Honors College team. First time runners will receive a special “HONerds” t-shirt to wear during the race.  Deadline to sign-up to get an Honors t-shirt is Tuesday, September 6th.

Monday
08/28/17

Fall 2017 Proficiency Exams in French, Italian and Spanish

Posted by Tim on August 28, 2017 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

Fall 2017 French, Italian and Spanish Proficiency Exams*
Wednesday, Oct 11
3:15-5:00 PM
Clemens 218
For all information on the tests and to Register:
http://rll.buffalo.edu/undergraduate/introductory-language-programs-100-levelcourses/
proficiency-examinations/

*This is NOT a placement exam. The exam is intended for students who recently completed 3 or more years of high school French, Italian or Spanish. It tests elementary and intermediate level proficiency for those students who entered UB prior to Fall 2016 and must satisfy the FL Gen Ed for graduation.

 

Thursday
08/24/17

Open Seats in ENG 270: Asian American Literature Fall 2017

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2017 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

ENG 270 Asian American Literature, T Th 3:30-4:50, Reg.# 24270

This course introduces students to major literary texts in Asian American literature. Beginning with an examination of how the term “Asian American” was coined in the 1960s, we will survey literary texts that portray Asian identities and experiences in the United States in the twentieth century. The primary goal of the course is to understand how American writers gave expression to the predicaments and psychology of Asian American lives. To this effect, we will review major historical events in relation to the literary texts. Historical events such as Asian exclusion, Japanese American Incarceration, the Korean War and the Vietnam War precipitated Asian migration to the United States and influenced the racial formation and social perception of Asians. We will examine how Asian American writers use literary forms to respond to and reflect on these events. Writers we will read include Carlos Bulosan, John Okada, Maxine Hong Kingston, Julie Otsuka, Chang-rae Lee, Karen Tei Yamashita and Viet Thanh Nguyen.

Thursday
08/24/17

Winter Study Abroad Opportunity to Jamaica

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad, Winter Session

Study Abroad in Jamaica? Absolutely!

When: Winter Session January 4-January 20, 2018

What: Behavior Driven Disease-A Global Epidemic (3 credits)

Who: Undergraduate students Interested in a career in healthcare

How: Experiential Learning Immersion

Contact Dr. Burton in the School of Public Health and Health Professions for more information: hburton@buffalo.edu

Thursday
08/24/17

MFC 151 CPR Course for Health Related Professionals

Posted by Tim on August 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: (September 2017) or (October 2017) or (November 2017)

All students are eligible to enroll in this course prior to the start each section.

 

Hands-on skills will be taught 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 Instructors

Students who complete all course requirements will receive the following AHA

(2) National Certifications:

Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers – Heartsaver First Aid  

All participants will be charged a SUNY approved lab fee of $26.00.

 

Thursday
08/24/17

Student Wellness Team Suicide Prevention Week Events September 10-16

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief

Student Wellness Team

Suicide Prevention Week 

September 10-16, 2017

 

Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention

Saturday Sept. 9 / 10:30am (registration begins at 8:30am)

Delaware Park (near Buffalo Zoo)

Join the UB Walkin’ Team, create your own team,

or make a donation at www.afsp.org/buffalo

 

FREE EVENT

Wellness Activity Day

Tuesday Sept. 12 / 11am–2pm / Student Union Lobby

Mindful Self-Care Art Activity, Yoga, Nutrition Demonstration,

Mental Health Awareness Resources, Games and Prizes

 

FREE EVENT
Suicide Prevention Week Active Minds Speaker:  Pablo Campos

Wednesday Sept. 13 / 7:00 pm /Doors open at 6:30 pm/Student Union Theater

Pablo Campos:  “Flying Under the Radar”

 

In his program, Pablo shares his story surrounding his own mental health concerns, polysubstance abuse and suicide attempt.  He also discusses the challenges he endured surrounding the norms of Guatemalan and U.S. cultures and assimilation.  Pablo discusses how stigma and a lack of education made seeking help more difficult, but by finally finding a strong network of professionals and loved ones, he was able to grow from being his own worst enemy to a powerful participant in his recovery.  He shares his story to encourage others to seek help, build peer support and to create a healthier sense of community.

 

FREE TRAINING
QPR:  Question, Persuade, Refer

Suicide Prevention Training

Friday Sept. 15/ 10am–12pm / Student Union 210

This training assists participants in learning to recognize the warning signs

of suicide and ways to effectively help someone in need.

Register online at www.buffalo.edu/studentlife/counseling (Register for QPR workshop –individual)

 

For more information contact Carissa Uschold at cuschold@buffalo.edu

Or visit:  www.buffalo.edu/studentlife/counseling

Thursday
08/24/17

UB Dental Open House September 9, 2017

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

On behalf of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, I’d like to invite you to attend our Fall 2017 Open House on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 11:00am – 3:00pm. This event is sponsored by the Buffalo Chapter of the American Student Dental Association [ASDA].

During the day, prospective students will have the chance to meet with faculty, admissions officers, and current dental students. Additionally, they’ll receive a tour of the dental school and learn more about joining ASDA. Lunch is included and students will be provided a parting gift.

Students can learn more & register online by visiting: https://www.asdabuffalo.com/committees/pre-dental/open-house/

Sincerely,

Dr. David Brown

Director of Admissions

Tuesday
08/22/17

New Fall Course…SOC 370: Engaging Sociology Amid Alternative Facts

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2017 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

SOC 370: Engaging Sociology Amid Alternative Facts
MoWeFr 3:00PM – 3:50PM
Capen 108
Sociology is often thought of as the study of painfully obvious, yet sociologists argue that the discipline is tasked with making the familiar strange and, often, challenging common sense. The overarching goal of this course is to examine this disjuncture—that between the insights arising from the sociological imagination and public understandings of common sense or, more recently, “alternative facts.” To do so, students will survey recent, high-profile sociology books spanning the disciplinary landscape (e.g. education, gender, immigration, race, family, and more). Students will reflect upon, evaluate, and debate the sociological arguments put forth in these books and develop a podcast as a means of engaging sociology beyond the classroom. No sociology background is necessary, as the course is designed for those interested in learning more about (and sharing) the relevance of sociology to some of the biggest cultural and political debates today. The course is open to all students.

Open to all students!

Tuesday
08/22/17

Research Opportunity for a UB Infant Study in Dr. Kai Ling Kong’s Lab

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2017 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

UB Infant Study

Our series of studies is the first to examine motivation for food and non-food alternatives in an infant population. Our newest longitudinal study includes music as a food alternative, based on our recently published pilot study (Reducing relative food reinforcement in infants by an enriched music experience). We are currently recruiting outstanding student researchers to help us recruit participants, learn and implement study protocols, enter/manage data, and assist with data collection (study session). Preference is given to students who can commit 2 semesters and/or summer semesters. You must be available on Thursday evenings 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm and/or Friday mornings 9:30-11:30 am. 

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Psychology, Child Development
Student Skill-Set Needed: Experience with infants and children, organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, independent worker, serious applicants from any discipline are welcome.

For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Katherine Gerard
Title: Researcher
Department: Medicine And Biomedical Sciences
Office: Farber Hall G56
Phone: 829-2261
Email: ksgerard@buffalo.edu ​