University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
08/27/18

Get Real: Real-World Professional Secrets UB Honors Lecture Series

Posted by Tim on August 27, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Workshops

Get Real: Real-World Professional Secrets UB Honors Lecture Series
Do you ever wonder what it really takes to be successful in life? Ever wanted someone to “Get Real” and tell you the secret? Join us for a unique speaker series where professionals with a diversity of experiences from across campus and beyond share their stories of success and offer helpful advice that can help you prepare for your future.

All Held in the Colloquium Room (107 Capen Hall)

Thursday, September 13, 2018
3:00-3:50 p.m.
Not All Those Who Wander are Lost
Dr. Charles F. Zukoski, UB Provost

Thursday, October 4, 2018
3:00-3:50 p.m.
Throwing Shade: Surviving and Thriving in Academia
Dr. Raechele Pope, GSE Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy

Thursday, October 18, 2018
3:00-3:50 p.m.
From Penniless Refugee to Distinguished UB Philosophy Professor
Dr. Jorge Gracia, Distinguished Professor, Capen Chair in Philosophy and Comparative Literature

Thursday, November 8, 2018
3:00-3:50 p.m.
Just Say Yes
Dr. Liesl Folks, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Monday
08/27/18

Honors International Cafe Is Back! Join us on September 27, October 24, November 13 and December 4

Posted by Tim on August 27, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Stress Relief

Honors College International Cafe
Don Schack Student Lounge
12 noon to 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Enjoy snacks, music, dancing, culture and open mic. This year we will be “traveling” to Japan, Ghana, Tibet and Spain.

Friday
08/24/18

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Opportunities Fair September 13

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2018 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Opportunities Fair
Thursday, September 13, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Student Union Lobby

Check out the many undergraduate research opportunities!

Enjoy refreshments!

Create YOUR pathway to academic and professional success!

  • Find various opportunities (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)
  • Credit & non-credit options
  • Get information on financial support
  • Learn how research can lead to scholarships & fellowships
  • Learn about future laboratory tours, meetings & workshops

     

Tuesday
08/21/18

Native American Welcome to UB Friday, August 31

Posted by Tim on August 21, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

Native American Welcome to UB
Friday, August 31, 2018
12 noon outside the Student Union

A celebration of the strong connections, history and contributions of Indigenous people at UB

Native American food, music and “Smudging” activity led by UB Alum Pete Hill (Cayuga, Heron Clan) of Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties (NACS)

Please RSVP by emailing vpix@buffalo.edu or signing up at the event.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Tuesday
08/21/18

Theta Tau: Co-Ed Engineering Fraternity Seeks New Members

Posted by Tim on August 21, 2018 in Community Announcements, Networking, Stress Relief, Student Clubs

Theta Tau: Co-Ed Engineering Fraternity | Learn more about us!

Dates: First week of classes

Times: various

Locations: various

Description:

Would you like to make friends with other motivated students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences? Would you like to grow professionally? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then consider learning more about Theta Tau.

Theta Tau is a coeducational, professional engineering fraternity at UB. We emphasize:

Professionalism

  • We offer personal assistance with resumes, cover letters, and job interviews
  • We tour various companies throughout New York State (past tours include Lockheed Martin, Southco Manufacturing, engineering divisions of Roswell Park Cancer Institute). Many members have secured internships and full-time jobs because of these tours.
  • We have a vast alumni network with jobs at companies such as Google, Lockheed Martin, and General Dynamics (just to name a few). Great for networking!

Leadership

  • Spruce up your resume by assisting with our construction projects, helping out with community service, planning fraternity events, or tutoring other students
  • Reach your full potential by honing skills in time management, public speaking, and interviewing

Construction

  • We participate in Engineering Week every February (Battle Bot competition)
  • Rube Goldberg machine competition
  • Gain woodshop experience
  • We own a 3D printer for personal use!

Community

  • Membership open to engineering/computer science undergrad students
  • Fun events every semester (formal dances, hiking outdoors, ice skating, Bills games, UB games, escape rooms, etc.)
  • Intramural sports (volleyball, basketball, dodgeball, etc.)
  • Lounge in Furnas Hall — great central location on campus to study or relax

Rush begins the first week of the fall semester (August 27th). A full list of events will be emailed during the first week of the school year

If any of this sounds good to you, fill out our interest form! We’d love to get to know you better: https://goo.gl/forms/je2LoyIgrcaBH5Lr2

For questions, please contact our rush chair: Celina Liang (celinali@buffalo.edu) or Sean Loftus (seanloft@buffalo.edu).

Follow us on Instagram! www.instagram.com/thetatauub

Sincerely,

David Wilday, Regent (dawilday@buffalo.edu)

Michelle Ford, Vice Regent (maford@buffalo.edu)

Celina Liang, Co-Rush Chair (celinali@buffalo.edu)

Sean Loftus, Co-Rush Chair (seanloft@buffalo.edu)

Friday
08/17/18

LAI 410 Literacy, Access and Equity: Embracing Diversity to Enrich Our Community Open Seats Fall 2018

Posted by Tim on August 17, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Tutoring, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

This new literacy and culture mentorship course was featured in UB Now and WBFO radio! This experimental learning course provides UB students with an opportunity to engage with school aged children in grades

K-8.

This hands-on mentorship course is designed to have UB students participate in supporting basic reading and writing skills within the learning domains of multilingual newcomer students in the Buffalo Public School District. The practicum experience is built in one-on-one or small group intervention sessions.

The course is designed to meet intermittingly on-campus and off-site in an elementary Buffalo public school on a weekly basis.

Earn course credit while embracing an on-site mentorship in reading, writing, and speaking with multicultural and multilingual students!

Why Take this Course?

UB students will find this mentorship practicum course to be a very rewarding experience.

“I love working with them,” says Amanda Lomber in UB Now, a UB student in the culture and literacy course, who explained that she wanted something in her UB coursework that went beyond the routine university classroom setting.

Who Can Take this Course?

This course is most appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines.

Course Reg. # 24642

Semester: Fall, 2018

Days and Times

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-10:50 AM

Location: Park 152Course Delivery

  • On and off campus

This course meets on-campus and off- campus at Buffalo Elementary School of Technology.

Instructor

Christiana Kfouri

 

Contact Information
Office:

LAI Department

Baldy Hall
North Campus

Email: ckclack@buffalo.edu

Friday
08/17/18

Funding Your PhD: Fellowships for Graduate Study September 19 and October 23

Posted by Tim on August 17, 2018 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Are you seeking funding for your graduate education? This session will provide tools and guidance to help you identify fellowships and scholarships to support your PhD, as well as research and dissertation funding. Open to all students.
SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON:
• Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m.

All sessions will take place in 107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)

Friday
08/17/18

Funding Global Opportunities: Study, Teach or Research Abroad September 12 and October 2

Posted by Tim on August 17, 2018 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

About 80 percent of employers actively seek students who have studied abroad. Learn about possibilities for funding international travel as an undergraduate or graduate student. Fellowships and scholarships covered in these workshops are only open to U.S.citizens. Not intended for international students.
SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON:
• Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m.

All sessions will take place in 107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)

Friday
08/17/18

Breaking the Code: Finding Research and Funding for STEM Students September 6, 26 and October 16

Posted by Tim on August 17, 2018 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Breaking the Code: Finding Research and Funding for STEM Students For students in STEM, participating in research can lead to funding. Learn about conducting research on and off campus as well as prestigious opportunities such as the Goldwater Scholarship and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Fellowships and scholarships covered in these workshops are only open to U.S. citizens. Not intended for international students.
SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON:
• Thursday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m.
• Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m.

All sessions held in 107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)

Friday
08/17/18

Funding your Future: Fellowships and Scholarships 101 September, 5, 18 and October 11

Posted by Tim on August 17, 2018 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Who wins prestigious awards? Typically, it is someone who is passionate about his or her “thing.” This session will provide tools and guidance to help you capitalize on your strengths and find your niche in order to compete for funding for undergraduate or graduate study. Fellowships and scholarships covered in these workshops are only open to U.S. citizens. Not intended for international students.
SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON:
• Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 3 p.m.
• Thursday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m.

All sessions held in 107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)