University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
04/16/18

Honors College Social Media/Marketing Internship 2018-2019

Posted by Tim on April 16, 2018 in Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking

Honors College Social Media/Marketing Internship Opportunity

The Honors College seeks an intern for the fall 2018 and spring 2019 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, Honors International Cafe, 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 year.

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 3, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.

 If selected for an interview, those will take place between May 7, 2018 and May 11, 2018.

 

Monday
04/16/18

Celebrate Female Founders with a Screening of “She Started It” April 19 CFA

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

Join us to celebrate Female Founders in Western New York with the screening of She Started IT, a documentary that highlights the struggles and triumphs of female founders in the Tech Industry. Blackstone LaunchPad at the University at Buffalo is hosting this program in collaboration with UB’s College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in the Center for the Arts.

The program will begin with a panel discussion where panelists will share their story and offer insight into the entrepreneurship experience. We hope to inspire and empower our students to pursue an entrepreneurial path to impact their communities. The panel will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Atrium. The discussion will be followed by a networking reception for our students, Alumni, and business leaders in the WNY community. Film screening will begin at  6:00 p.m. with Director Nora Poggi and Executive Producer of the film, Jana Shea, UB Alumnae ’77.

  • Panel discussion with Female Founders: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Networking Event: 5:00 – 5:45 PM (Catered by Falletta’s)
  • Screening & Talk-back: 6:00 – 7:30 PM

A favor of a response is requested:  https://tinyurl.com/SheStartedIT18

Monday
04/16/18

Cognitive Seminar Talks: An Empirical and Computational Account of Multimodal Semantic Integration April 26 in 108 Capen

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

April 26th, Thursday, 1-2, Capen 108

An empirical and computational account of multimodal semantic integration

Greg Smith, Dept. of Psychology

Monday
04/16/18

Cognitive Seminar Talks: Dyslexia on a Continuum-A complex network approach April 19 in 108 Capen

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

April 19th, Thursday, 1-2, Capen 108

Dyslexia on a continuum: A complex network approach

Erica Edwards, Dept. of Psychology

Friday
04/13/18

UB LGBT/Queer Prom April 28 ALL are welcome!

Posted by Tim on April 13, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Student Clubs

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 7 – 10:00pm
Location: 228 Student Union (the old card office)

All are welcome (allies too!) and all gender expressions are welcome.

The event is free for UB students and will have food & refreshments provided. In lieu of a ticket, we only ask that those who are interested in attending RSVP at this url: https://tinyurl.com/ubprom

Thursday
04/12/18

InFocus: Cannabis Friday, April 20th

Posted by Tim on April 12, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

You are invited to InFocus, a monthly conversation on today’s hot topics.  This month’s topic will be about Cannabis (“Marijuana”), a topic that has filled headlines in the U.S. and abroad in recent years regarding the substance’s many uses and effects. Most recently, Canada and various U.S. states have been debating cannabis and its use within society. A brief lesson of facts regarding cannabis will be presented, followed by an open discussion regarding the legalization of cannabis, health benefits and risks, and effects on the community or individuals. Your questions and input will greatly contribute to this discussion.

Dr. R. Lorraine Collins, Associate Dean for Research, Department of Community Health and Health Behavior, School of Public Health and Health Professions, UB, will moderate the discussion.

Date:  Friday, April 20
Time:  12:00-1:00
Place:  Capen Hall 107, North Campus

Sponsored by Campus Life, the University Honors College and International Student & Scholar Services

Thursday
04/12/18

UBReUSE Looking for Student Volunteers

Posted by Tim on April 12, 2018 in Networking, Stress Relief, Student Clubs, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

UBreUSE is going on its third year of operation at UB this year, and we need help from motivated underclassmen. As a leader in sustainability on campus I was hoping you would be able to connect me with some people that you have identified as young leaders. A little bit about UBreUSE to share with your students:

UBreUSE is University at Buffalo’s official zero waste initiative move out program started by a handful of UB’s Education and Leadership Fellows for Sustainability (including baby freshman me!) back in Spring 2016. Since then we have diverted over 12,000 lbs of waste from the landfill, and earned over $3,000 from sales.

The Problem: During move out of people throw away items that aren’t garbage (Clothing, kitchen ware, rugs, shower caddies, even mini fridges and TVs, etc) because they don’t need them anymore or can not take everything home with them. These items are completely fixable or usable, yet they are going directly to landfill.

Our Solution: We believed that we could do something about this needless waste, and decided to organize a way to collect all of the unwanted goods and find people whodid want them.

Turns out, the people who want this exact stuff are UB underclassmen moving into the same dorms in the fall! SO what we do is this:

1.) Collection during move out week

2.) Storage in Trailers on campus, refurbish and clean items over the summer

3.) SALE of all items during move in week (late August/early September)

What we need:

This program is an entity of UB Sustainability and we are supported by Pro Staff, but it is completely student driven. UBreUSE needs hard working and dedicated students to make it work. Active volunteers who can not only help out during event weeks, but can represent UBreUSE year round and be a part of the team. We work hard and have lots of fun year round. In addition to needing team members, we are also looking for students who show initiative to promote to team leaders to carry out the program in the future.

To learn more or to help, please contact….

Kayleigh Hamernik

UBreUSE Project Manager

University at Buffalo Honors College ’19

Environmental Studies B.S.

khamerni@buffalo.edu

Wednesday
04/11/18

Study Healthcare in Jamaica Information Session

Posted by Tim on April 11, 2018 in Study Abroad

Behavior-Driven Disease: A Global Epidemic

Winter Session, 2019

All undergraduate students majoring in a health profession should explore this exciting opportunity to study abroad and gain hands-on learning experience in their field while being immersed in Jamaican culture.

Topics of this winter session class will include: link between sedentary/poor diet, obesity and chronic disease; healthcare disparities in a developing country; comparison of medical models in the United States and Jamaica.

Information Session:
Wednesday, April 25th
5:00 p.m. 107 Capen Hall

Tuesday
04/10/18

UB Two Day Job Opportunity for students-Earn $160

Posted by Tim on April 10, 2018 in Career Opportunities, Student Assistant, Student Job Opportunities, Workshops

Kipp Herreid, Professor of Biological Sciences and Co-Director or the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCSTS) is hoping you might be able to help us out by sending the message below to your undergraduate listservs. We are in the process of trying to recruit freshmen and sophomores to work for us at our annual Case Studies in Science Summer Workshop May 24 & 25, 2018. Our summer workshop trains college science faculty from around the country to teach using case studies. Students are hired to be part of the “student audience” for our practice teaching sessions. During these sessions, workshop faculty will teach a case study. Students will participate in the case study along with the other students and then critique the faculty’s teaching methods and the case study. Students will be paid for their work. We would appreciate your help in sending the message below to your student listserv at your earliest convenience.

Please let us know if you will be able to help. I would be greatly appreciated. Please give me a call if you have any questions.

Carolyn Wright

Project Administrator

National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science University at Buffalo Biological Sciences

109 Cooke Hall

Buffalo, NY 14260

716-645-4900

fax 716-645-2975

cwright2@buffalo.edu

Wednesday
04/04/18

UB Drone Research Study

Posted by Tim on April 4, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

UB Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and the Communicative Disorders & Sciences departments are currently looking for volunteers to participate in a collaborative study.

We are looking for participants who are:

  • 18-35 years old
  • Native English speakers
  • Not pregnant
  • Have normal hearing sensitivity

This research is being conducted to examine what levels of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or “drone”) noise are preferable and safe for human-UAV interactions. With these levels established and used as a reference, our team of engineers will design equipment for UAVs that will appropriately dampen the noise that they emit.

The research will consist of two steps and one optional third step. The first step is a hearing screening and the second is the research study. The optional step is an extension of the research study. We expect that the hearing screening and signing of the consent form will take approximately one hour. The research study portion is expected to take approximately two hours for a full experiment.  A small group of participants will be given the option to volunteer for a second experiment which will also take approximately two hours. The second experiment will take place during the summer.

 

Eligible participants (those who pass the hearing screening) who complete step two of the research will be paid $40.00 for their participation.  The small group of participants who are available to volunteer for a second experiment (step 3) will be paid an additional $40.00 for completion of participation in step 3.

 

Your participation in this research study is voluntary. You may choose not to enroll in this study.  If you are a student, there are no academic rewards for participating and no penalties for not participating.

 

More information regarding your participation in this study is available in the consent form document attached in this email.

 

If interested, please send an email to:

 

*****          DroneForBuffalo@gmail.com            *****

 

Please be sure to state your name and general availability for the hearing screening.