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Tuesday
07/31/18

Fall 2018 Buffalo Film Series with Dr. Bruce Jackson and Dr. Diane Christian

Posted by Tim on July 31, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief, Workshops

Buffalo Film Seminars 37 Fall 2018

Dipson Amherst Theater, Tuesdays @ 7:00 p.m.

Conversations about great films with Bruce Jackson & Diane Christian

Aug 28 King Vidor, The Big Parade, 1925

(Accompanied on electronic piano by Philip Carli)

Sept 4 Howard Hawks and Robert Rossen, Scarface1932

Sept 11 Dorothy Arzner, Christopher Strong, 1933

Sept 18 Otto Preminger, Laura, 1944

Sept 25 Giuseppe De Santis, Bitter Rice, 1949

Oct 2 Akira Kurosawa, Rashomon, 1950

Oct 9 Pier Paolo Pasolini,

The Gospel According to St. Matthew, 1964

Oct 16 Robert Bresson, Mouchette, 1967

Oct 23 Mike Hodges, Get Carter, 1971

Oct 30 David Lynch, The Elephant Man, 1980

Nov 6 Krzysztof Kieslowski, Three Colors: Blue, 1993

Nov 13 Alan Mak and Wai-Keung Lau,

Infernal Affairs, 2002

Nov 20 Martin Scorsese, The Departed, 2006

Nov 27 Tom McCarthy, Spotlight, 2015

Dec 4 John Huston, The Man Who Would be King, 1975

Further information at http//buffalofilmseminars.com
To be added to the weekly Buffalo Film Seminars informational email list send a blank email to addtolist@buffalofilmseminars.com

The Buffalo Film Seminars are presented by the University at Buffalo The Buffalo News and by the Dipson Amherst Theatre 3500 Main Street, Buffalo, N.Y.

Tuesday
07/31/18

UB Book Club Looking for New Members

Posted by Tim on July 31, 2018 in Community Announcements, Networking, Stress Relief, Student Clubs

Two Honors Scholars are looking to start a UB Book Club. This book club will meet once a month to discuss one previously-decided-on novel. Anyone who enjoys pleasure reading can sign up here (https://goo.gl/forms/ScAWlCt8LHa2GEji2).

Have questions? You can reach out to Anna Dresnack at: annadres@buffalo.edu

Thursday
07/26/18

Summer Fulbright Application Development Workshops for Rising Seniors and Graduate Students July 31 and August 2

Posted by Tim on July 26, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Graduate School Programs, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Summer Research

Fulbright Application Development Workshops for Rising Seniors & Graduate Students

Would you like to spend a year researching, teaching English, or earning a master’s degree abroad?  The Fulbright provides funded opportunities to do so and there are more than 150 countries from which to choose.* UB’s upcoming campus application deadline is Monday, August 27.

It’s not too late to apply! Join us for summer workshops where you will learn more about the Fulbright, country selection, affiliates and how to develop a strong proposal. These sessions will be hosted by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships and UB’s Fulbright Program Advisor, Dr. Pat McDevitt.

Sessions will be held from 9am-10:30am on Tuesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 2. You will have an individual meeting to discuss your application on Wednesday, August 1. Our goal is to have you begin your application during this workshop series.

If you would like to attend please RSVP by 5pm EST on Monday, July 30: https://universityatbuffalo-wgtck.formstack.com/forms/fulbrightworkshop

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at fellowships@buffalo.edu.

* To qualify for Fulbright U.S. student programs, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen and hold a bachelor’s degree by the time the Fulbright starts. An applicant holding a doctoral degree at the time of application is ineligible.

Thursday
07/26/18

2018 Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia at UB November 3

Posted by Tim on July 26, 2018 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

2018 Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia

Origins of the Contemporary

​November 3, 2018

​University at Buffalo, SUNY​



We inaugurate the first annual Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia by reflecting upon the great body of historical work done in this field and bringing historical analysis and context to the study of contemporary issues. We invite papers on the theme of “Origins of the Contemporary.” We may think of these origins as fixed dates or as strands of ideas and events buried in the colonial and pre-colonial past. The conference will feature a keynote lecture by Sujatha Gidla, acclaimed author of Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017).

By opening up the conference to both historical and contemporary analyses, we invite

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participants from all disciplines, working on any topic. These topics include but are in no way limited to:

  • Modern political movements including Hindutva and New Right in India, ethnic and caste-based parties, leftist and Maoist movements.
  • Independence movements and postcolonial trends in present-day Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
  • New religious movements as well as reform movements and fundamentalisms within Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism.
  • Trends in domestic and international law, including NGO and INGO work.
  • Social issues, human rights issues, LGBTQ issues, gender and caste concerns.
  • Wars, genocides, ethnic or political violence, and refugee issues (in recent or long-standing conflicts).
  • Human migration, population shifts, and environmental issues.
  • Literary genres, artistic movements, new and old technologies, trends in South Asian cinema and pop culture.

While this list of suggestions is by no means exhaustive, we encourage papers that address less commonly researched sociopolitical issues, communities, or theories. We hope to organize panels with presenters addressing similar issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Please visit http://bit.ly/rustgiconferencesubmissions to submit proposals. Accepted applicants who submit complete proposals by August 1, 2018 may be eligible for a travel subvention of up to $200. Applicants should also seek funding from their home institutions. The conference organizers will assist participants in seeking affordable accommodations in Buffalo.

Format
The conference will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the University at Buffalo

​, SUNY​

. Students presenters should plan for 15-minute presentations. Each panel will include 30 minutes for discussion.

Deadline
Proposals, including 250-word abstracts and the contact information of a faculty supervisor, must be submitted via the online submissions portal (http://bit.ly/rustgiconferencesubmissions). Those seeking travel subventions must submit their complete application (including a brief justification of expenses and efforts to seek supplemental funding) no later than August 1, 2018. Submissions will be accepted after this date on a rolling basis, space permitting, until September 7, 2018. Applicants will be notified about the status of their submissions and the availability of travel subventions beginning in late August 2018.

​Inquiries

Please contact rustgiconference@gmail.com

with questions or

for more information about the conference.

The first annual Rustgi South Asian Undergraduate Research Conference is made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Vinod Rustgi and his family.

Wednesday
07/25/18

2018 Internship Opportunity with Explore Buffalo

Posted by Tim on July 25, 2018 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking

Explore Buffalo is looking for enthusiastic college interns for the fall semester and for a year-long 2018-19 internship program! All internships will begin by September with the fall internship concluding in mid-December and the year-length internship finishing in mid-May 2019.

Explore Buffalo is a nonprofit organization that offers walking, bike, bus, boat and kayak tours of Buffalo and the surrounding areas. Explore Buffalo’s tours are led by volunteer docents, whom the staff and interns support by coordinating and promoting the tours.

This internship program is a great match for college students studying architecture, history, Art History, marketing, English, communications, education, and other fields.

Intern projects and responsibilities will be divided between office work and field work.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://explorebuffalo.org/internship-program/.

Deadline to apply is August 29th.

Friday
07/20/18

Fall 2018 Research Assistant Opportunity in the UB Behavioral Medicine Research Lab

Posted by Tim on July 20, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

The Division of Behavioral Medicine is looking for 6-8 highly motivated undergraduates to work as research assistants in the Fall 2018 semester.

We have several exciting projects that are looking for students to help with laboratory experiments. Projects include:

UB ACES is a project that looks at risk and protective factors for weight gain in 6 – 9 year old children. Students working on this project would help with data collection for parents and would have the opportunity to attend home visits for the kids and recruitment events.

The Morning Munch Study – this study is looking at whether there is a difference in how hard people work for food dependent on their income and whether this changes throughout the month.

The Supermarket Selections Studies – Intervention studies that aim to improve grocery shopping behavior.

For more information about our lab please visit our website: http://buffalobehavioralmedicine.org/

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications:  Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, independent, strong GPA, good communication skills, ability to interact with families and the ability to solve problems independently. Students will be asked to do a variety of tasks including prepping materials, recruiting adults and families for studies, entering data (excel) and there is a possibility of working with families to collect data.

To apply: please send your resume and the answers to the questions below to dbmstudentapply@gmail.com. We are hoping to quickly fill our positions and will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

Full Name:

Name you would like to be called:

Email:

Phone Number:

Overall GPA:

Major GPA:

  1. What year are you in school?
  2. Do you have any prior research experience? If so, with whom?
  3. What do you want to do when you graduate?
  4. How do you feel this research experience will benefit you?
  5. How would you describe your communication skills?
  6. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  7. What is your availability for the Fall 2018 semester? If possible, please list your class schedule.
  8. If you have any previous experience with infants or children, please describe here.
Monday
07/02/18

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshops August 15-17

Posted by Tim on July 2, 2018 in Academics, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshops for First Year Ph.D. students and rising Seniors

The NSF awards three-year scholarships for graduate study in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science.  This fellowship carries a stipend of $32,000 per year plus a cost of education allowance to cover tuition and fees for three years.  This is a significant graduate fellowship that affords students the freedom to focus on their research and lessen the time to degree completion.

To qualify, applicants must be US citizens, have US national status or be permanent residents, intend to pursue a research-based master’s or Ph.D. program in an NSF-supported field. Applications become available in August and the deadlines vary by discipline but are generally in late October and early November: www.nsfgrfp.org.

You will learn about review criteria for the NSF GRFP and other awards, what the review panels are looking for and how to write a strong research proposal

DATES:           August 15, 16 and 17, 2018

TIME:              9:00-11:00 am

PLACE:           108 Capen Hall

APPLY:           APPLY

Monday
07/02/18

Fellowships and Scholarships Bot Camp for PhD Students and rising Seniors August 13, 14 and 17

Posted by Tim on July 2, 2018 in Academics, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Fellowships and Scholarships Boot Camp for PhD Students and rising Seniors – General Overview of finding and applying for externally funded awards.

Do you have an interest in learning more about funding opportunities for graduate-level work, research or dissertation funding? Will you be in Buffalo in August?

In this program you will learn more about how to find and apply for funding as well as what review panels are looking for. Additionally, you will learn how to write a compelling personal statement and/or research proposal. Students are required to commit to all three sessions.

DATES:           August 13, 14 and 17, 2018

TIME:              9:00-11:00 am

PLACE:           NSC 215

APPLY:           APPLY

Monday
07/02/18

Tutors Needed for the Science & Technology Enrichment Program

Posted by Tim on July 2, 2018 in Community Announcements, Tutoring, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Seeking college students who would like to tutor middle school and high school students in science and math.

University at Buffalo

Science & Technology Enrichment Program (STEP)

Pre-collegiate Preparatory Program serving students in grades 7-12

Call or stop in their office for more information.
South Campus-Diefendorf Annex room #4: 716-829-5676