University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
02/16/18

FREE Tax Prep Services from IRS Certified UB School of Management Students

Posted by Tim on February 16, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event

On behalf of the School of Management, I am pleased to announce that our IRS-certified accounting students will again offer free tax preparation services to individuals and families with an annual income below $54,000.

The service will be offered at the North and South campuses. Dates, times, locations, maps and other important details can be found at the link below:

http://mgt.buffalo.edu/freetaxprep

Friday
02/16/18

How to Start your Non-Profit Startup February 20th

Posted by Tim on February 16, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

How to Start your Non-profit Startup | Tues., February 20th at 5:30 p.m. in 201 Student Union

UB Calendar entry: https://calendar.buffalo.edu/event/non-profit-panel-discussion

The Blackstone LaunchPad at UB in collaboration with the School of Management and the School of Social Work will host a panel discussion for students about starting a non-profit organization on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in 201 Student Union. The panel will be facilitated in an interactive question and answer format with participation from the audience. Topics will include: locating data on community needs/market research, lessons learned from the perspective of a non-profit founder, board development, building awareness/marketing, leveraging funding/fundraising, legal issues, and networking resources. Panelists will include:

  • Andrew Marietta, Vice President, Regional Development, of the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc., a statewide organization focused on building organizational capacity, informing philanthropic giving, and conducting research to support non-profits. Andrew facilitates Capacity Building Grant Programs and provides support and administration for the Statewide Nonprofit Executive Directors Network. His expertise is in the museum sector with a focus on marketing and fund development. He is also a licensed insurance broker, with Council Services Plus, with extensive knowledge in the areas of general liability and employee benefits.
  • A representative of the Young Non-profit Professionals Network of Greater Buffalo will share information about local professional development and networking opportunities.
  • Brian Conley, GIS-Research Analyst and member of the University at Buffalo Regional Institute Team will offer information about locating data on community needs and existing resources.
  • Joe Roccisano, Director of Community Impact of United Way of Buffalo and Erie County will share information about ways the organization works to connect people to strengthen the community, improve health and human services, and decrease operating costs for area nonprofits.
Friday
02/16/18

Clinton Foundation 11th Annual CGI U Meeting October 19-21

Posted by Tim on February 16, 2018 in Academics, Event, Networking, Workshops

The 11th annual CGI U meeting will be at the University of Chicago Oct. 19-21!

We are excited to announce that the CGI University 2018 meeting will take place at the University of Chicago from October 19-21!

Hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, the 11th annual CGI U meeting will gather more than 1,000 innovative student leaders who have made Commitments to Action that address some of the world’s most pressing challenges in education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health.

The CGI U 2018 meeting will provide opportunities for student commitment-makers to network with one another, attend skill sessions and office hours with leading social innovators, and connect with alumni mentors. The application is now open.

Apply now!
Thursday
02/15/18

2018 Sustainability Movie Series

Posted by Tim on February 15, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Join us for the premiere of the University Libraries sustainability themed movie series Monday, February 19 at 6pm in 305 Capen (inside Silverman Library). Gambling on Extinction (2015, 52 min, documentary), directed by Jakob Kneser, depicts illegal wildlife trade in Africa and Asia. This is a free event open to everyone.

A war against science and nature is being waged. Populations of elephants, rhinos and other animals are declining at rates that will wipe them out very soon. Humans who value ivory and horns are driving this cruel extinction. This movie is for all but the totally heartless.

A brief introduction precedes the movie and a discussion after the movie will be led by Jim Gordon, chair of UB’s Professional Staff Alternative Transportation Subcomittee. This movie is presented by University Libraries with co-sponsorship from UB’s Professional Staff Sustainable Living Committee, UB’s Sustainability office, and University Libraries Professional Executive Committee.

Coming soon

Mon Feb 26 – Tierra De Pagagones – Jim Gordon

Thur Mar 29 – Koyaanisqatsi – Fred Stoss

Thur Apr 5 – Chasing Ice – Fred Stoss

Thur April 19 – The Secret of Photo 51 – Fred Stoss

Mon Apr 30 – Taken for a Ride – Jim Gordon

 

Parking is free in UB Student, Faculty, and Staff parking lots after 3:00pm

NFTA ride sharing routes #35 and #44 use Flint Circle stop

Wednesday
02/14/18

Invitation to Join BRIDGES

Posted by Tim on February 14, 2018 in Community Announcements, Networking, Workshops

INVITATION TO JOIN BRIDGES

BRIDGES (Building Relationships Involving Diverse Groups of Engaged Students) is currently accepting applications from undergraduates who are interested in exploring issues of global diversity and community engagement, and challenging social barriers.  The students will make new connections with fellow American and international students by participating in a series of activities during the Spring 2018 semester, including a high ropes course, community service, team building and cross-cultural activities, and a film screening and discussion. Students will receive a certificate of completion.

For more information, log into UBLinked and search for “Transcending Borders UB”.  The BRIDGES 2018 application can be found under the FORMS tab or here.

Contact Caitlin Rioux at 645-2258 or cmrioux@buffalo.edu  with questions.  Applications are due on Sunday, February 18.  Space is limited so sign up early!

Wednesday
02/14/18

2018-2019 National Military Intelligence Foundation (NMIF) Scholarship Deadline to apply is April 30

Posted by Tim on February 14, 2018 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

The National Military Intelligence Foundation (NMIF) is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 competition for scholarships to support students pursuing courses of study and formal degrees in intelligence studies and related disciplines.

This year NMIF will  award at least eight scholarships for full time undergraduate or graduate study.  A scholarship valued at $6,000 will be presented in honor of LTG James A. Williams, USA (Ret), former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, a Fellow of the Foundation, and a NMIF Lifetime Achievement Awardee.  Additionally, we will award one scholarship $5,000; two scholarships each valued at $3,500; two each valued at $2,500 and as well as two honorable mentions  valued at $1,000 each.  The funds will be provided to the academic institutions to be applied to the winning applicants’ tuition, each award will be accompanied by an invitation to attend the NMIF/NMIA Awards Banquet to be held on June 3d, 2018.

Attached is the announcement and an application form (in both PDF and Word) for this years competition.  Please note that the deadline for applications by e-mail to the address below is April 30, 2018.  Questions are welcome via e-mail to the same address.  2018_19 NMIF Scholarship Application_

Wednesday
02/14/18

UB Career Services “Skillshops” Spring 2018

Posted by Tim on February 14, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking, New Programs, Stress Relief, Student Job Opportunities, Workshops

“Skillshops”, also known as workshops, here is where you’ll learn the top skills needed for today’s job market.

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Wednesday 2/14/2018

4:00pm  145 A Student Union

 

Creating a Great LinkedIn Profile

Monday 2/19/2018

4:00pm  330 Student Union

 

STEM Majors: Jobs and Internships

Tuesday 2/20/2018

3:30pm  Student Union Theater

 

Health and Laboratory Science Majors: Jobs and Internships

Wednesday 2/21/2018

4:00pm  111 Kimball Tower

 

Art, Media Studies, Music and Theater Majors: Jobs and Internships

Thursday 2/22/2018

3:30pm  330 Student Union

 

History, English, and Foreign Language Majors: Jobs and Internships

Monday 2/26/2018

4:00pm  330 Student Union

 

Psychology and Social Science Majors: Jobs and Internships

Tuesday 2/27/2018

3:30pm  330 Student Union

 

Job and Internship Search Strategies

Wednesday 2/28/2018

4:00pm  330 Student Union

 

Making the Most of the Job and Internship Fair

Monday 3/5/2018

4:00pm  330 Student Union

 

Interviewing Hacks That Work

Tuesday 3/6/2018

3:30pm  330 Student Union

 

Salary Negotiation Tips

Wednesday 3/14/2018

4:00pm  330 Student Union

 

Networking for Introverts

Tuesday 3/27/2018

3:30pm  330 Student Union

 

What can I do with a major in…?

Thursday 3/29/2018

3:30pm  330 Student Union

 

 

See all UB Career Services events at:  http://www.buffalo.edu/career/events.html

Wednesday
02/14/18

How will you advocate for Equity? Final Teach for America Application Deadline for 2018 Corps is March 2

Posted by Tim on February 14, 2018 in Career Opportunities, Student Job Opportunities

Educational equity is the issue that will most shape the course of our nation, and it requires the most driven, passionate leaders your generation has to offer. Making sure all children have an excellent education will determine whether we thrive as a nation. Opportunity begins with education.

 

By joining Teach For America, you will be part of a powerful network of over 50,000 leaders working to expand opportunity across career fields. As an alum, you will lead alongside and together with colleagues who are shaping the political, economic, and social future of our country. Check out some of the inspiring ways TFA alumni are leading across education, policy, business, medicine, law, and other sectors.

 

How will you advocate for equity? Apply to the corps today.

 

FINAL Application Deadline for the 2018 corps (for 2018 graduates) and the 2019 corps (for 2019 graduates): Friday, March 2, 2018

 

To learn more, visit www.teachforamerica.org.  

 

All majors accepted. Full salary and benefits. 50,000+ alumni network.

Monday
02/12/18

AAUW Tech Savvy Program Volunteers Needed March 17

Posted by Tim on February 12, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Call for Volunteers – AAUW Tech Savvy Program –Saturday, March 17

Register to volunteer by Feb 24.

AAUW, the American Association of University Women, is a national organization advocating for equity and education for women and girls.  Locally, the Buffalo branch – sixth oldest branch in the country—provides scholarship and interest-free loans for women and men.

The branch will host its thirteenth anniversary Tech Savvy conference on Saturday, March 17, at the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) campus.  Tech Savvy inspires middle school girls to pursue careers in STEM (science, engineering, technology, and math) areas through fun workshops.  The on a roll program provides follow-through sessions for high school girls.  And, adult sessions feature topics for parents, teachers, and other adults.   This year’s theme : I am a Tech Savvy Girl: Ingenious, Innovative, Insightful!

Tech Savvy Buffalo is the flagship program for the national Tech Savvy program, with new sites nationwide since 2014.

Along with support from AAUW, the conference is made possible due to support from Praxair, Baxter, and UB’s School of Engineering & Applied Sciences.

The program is run by approximately 100+ volunteers.   Volunteers are needed to help with set up, registration, room monitoring, ushering, and snack services.  Volunteers are needed for the full conference (7AM – 5pm)  or for morning (7 AM – 1pm) or afternoon (noon – 5pm) shifts.

Volunteers will receive continental breakfast, lunch, and t-shirt.  Volunteers are also invited to the pre-Tech Savvy reception on Friday, March 16.

Recent college graduates (within last two years) who volunteer can receive a complimentary first year national AAUW membership.

Volunteers are asked to sign up and provide the information below at https://goo.gl/forms/1zDtn9vOTSowh4IP2

 

Information Requested from all  Volunteers

Name

School

Grade Level & Major

Phone Number

Email address

Mailing Address

T shirt size (generic adult sizes)

Any preference for type of assignment – or any restrictions

Preference for shift (morning, afternoon, or all day)

Please also let us know how you heard about this conference / volunteering.

If you will graduate within the next year or graduated in the last two years, are you interested in AAUW national membership? (yes/no)

If yes, please indicate Degree & Graduation Date

 

Additional Questions? Email us at aauwtswny@cs.com              

Thank you!!!

Monday
02/12/18

Honors College TA Information Session February 23

Posted by Tim on February 12, 2018 in Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Teaching Opportunities

Honors Teaching Assistants (TA) facilitate HON 102: Freshmen Honors Colloquium sections in the spring semester. Freshmen Honors Colloquium is a required two-credit service learning course that provides first-year Honors students an opportunity to participate in civic engagement opportunities in the city of Buffalo.  In addition to leading course discussions, grading assignments, providing feedback and assistance to the course instructor, maintaining office hours, serving as a mentor to students, TA’s will act as a liaison between the students and community partners.

Join us for an information session on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 3 p.m. in 108 Capen Hall to learn more!