University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
04/04/17

Engineering Alumni Panel

Posted by Tim on April 4, 2017 in Academic Presentations

ATTENTION ENGINEERING STUDENTS!

The Honors College is excited to bring three engineering alumni back to campus to speak with you about their educational and professional

experiences. Network and learn what possibilities await you before and after graduation.

WELCOME BACK…

Autumn Houseknecht—Advisory Software Engineer  at IBM

Mike Dray—Business Development Manager at Praxair

Nick Gill—Design Engineer at Cobham

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12 at 5:30pm

107 Capen

 

RSVP Today!

http://bit.ly/HC_Spring17Workshops

Wednesday
03/22/17

23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference and 13th Annual Graduate School Info Program July 27-29

Posted by Tim on March 22, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Event, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference & 13th Annual Graduate School Information Program
July 2
7-29, 2017
To be held in beautiful Niagara Falls, New York!

Two of our confirmed keynote speakers include:

David Stovall, PhD

Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

Scholar of Educational Policy Studies and African-American Studies

Gloria Ladson-Billings, PhD

Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Scholar of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Critical Race Theory, and Hip Hop Pedagogy

Our conference will again be offering: inspiring speakers; workshops; oral and poster presentations; a Graduate School Opportunities Fair; a University at Buffalo Graduate School Information Program; the popular Maid of the Mist Boat Tour; and much more!  Prizes, for students, are awarded throughout the Conference!!

This year, we will be offering an optional Pre-Conference Event on Thursday morning (July 27, 2017) at the University at Buffalo.

 The two options will include either:

 A  Guided Walking Tour of our North Campus or

 A School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) tour for those interested in our Engineering Graduate School Programs

 This event will include transportation from and back to the Conference Center in Niagara Falls.

 Please note that our Preliminary Conference Agenda can be located on the Conference Website!

 

Registration (same rate as last year) is now open for this 3-day event and the early bird registration fee of $350 applies to paid registrations received by June 24, 2017.

A general registration fee of $375 applies to paid registrations received on or after June 25, 2017.

This year’s Conference continues to promise you and your students a wonderful opportunity to:

Share/Present faculty-supervised research (Oral and Poster formats)

 Participate in workshops

 Attend a University at Buffalo Graduate School Information Program that includes meetings with Program Faculty/Staff/Students based on your graduate field of interest

 Enjoy and Interact with inspirational speakers and panels

 Survey a large number of graduate schools, from across the nation, at our Graduate School Opportunities Fair, and

 Experience the culture and beauty of the Niagara Falls area including opportunities to visit area attractions

 As always, it is our intent that your students will leave motivated and invigorated by a rich conference atmosphere. 

 Student presenters and non-presenters are welcome to attend this conference for inspiration, education, networking, and cultural enrichment! 

 All undergraduate researchers are welcome including, but not limited to, those from McNair; SSS; LSAMP; and CSTEP Programs

Everyone interested in attending the Conference should visit our website at http://cpmc.buffalo.edu/mcnair/conference/index.php

While there, please complete and submit your online registration form before June 25, 2017

The summer is a very popular time for tourism in this area, so we encourage you to register for the Conference soon and “lock in” your hotel accommodations for single or double rooms ($152.00/night) while our block of rooms are still being held at the Sheraton At The Falls. Reservations can be made by calling 1-716-285-3361 or 1-866-961-3780 (please tell them that you are a part of the McNair Conference as we are receiving a dramatic discount) or for even faster service, simply click on the following link: Sheraton At The Falls

***Please be advised that the hotel has established a new policy requiring anyone using a purchase order to send them in 2 weeks in advance so that their Accounting Department has time to approve them***.

Wednesday
03/15/17

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture

Posted by Tim on March 15, 2017 in Academic Presentations

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 12:00 p.m.to 1:00 p.m.

Are you hungry for empowerment? The UB Women in STEM Cooperative is sponsoring a brown bag, noon time lecture series that explores gender differences in STEM careers. Our featured speakers will share their insights and challenge your assumptions. Bring your lunch and a friend!

Presenter: Dr. Laura Amo, Visiting Assistant Professor, Management Science and Systems, School of Management

Abstract: Opportunities in Cybersecurity, Discussing Gender Differences

Cybersecurity engagement and awareness applies to everyone, but opportunities to study and train in cybersecurity areas are limited within our educational system. In turn, there is a lack of cyber talent in the USA, and there is low representation of women in cyber fields. Please join Dr. Amo as she discusses her research in cybersecurity, the scale she developed to measure cybersecurity engagement and self-efficacy, and findings with regard to closing the gender gap through opportunities to engage in cyber activities.

This brown bag lunch lecture is hosted by the Office of Student Life and is located in 240 Student Union. Admission is free and open to the public but seating is limited. Lunch is not included.

To register: http://bit.ly/2mO70Eb

Wednesday
03/08/17

Call for Papers…Mythologies in the Modern World for 3rd Annual Undergrad English Conference Submission deadline is March 28th

Posted by Tim on March 8, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Attention Undergraduates,

The UB Undergraduate English Club is hosting the Third Annual Undergraduate English  Conference and is now seeking undergraduate submissions for presentation. The theme for the conference is “Mythologies and the Modern World”; we are specifically looking for papers that examine how mythology has shaped the past, how it continues to evolve and shape the present, and how mythologies may be constructed in the future.

We are seeking a broader interpretation of the idea of mythology, including the variety of ancient stories from Gilgamesh to the Brothers Grimm, to reinterpretations of Shakespeare and modern Hollywood, to the modern world of filmmaking and New Media.

The conference will be held on Friday, April 21 from 12pm to 9pm in Capen 320. Dinner will be served, as well as light refreshments throughout the day. The conference will conclude with a screening of “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”, an adventure film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen loosely based around Homer’s Odyssey.

For all those interested, a 250-300 word abstract will be due by midnight on Tuesday, March 28th. All abstracts should be emailed as a .doc or .docx file to UBenglishconf@gmail.com

Wednesday
03/08/17

School of Management Minor Information Sessions March 28, 29 and 30

Posted by Tim on March 8, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Workshops

The School of Management is holding small group information/application sessions for students who are interested in learning more about our Minor Program.  Dates are listed below.  Please share this with any interested students!

Tuesday, Mar. 28  ·   1:00—2:00 pm

Wednesday, Mar. 29 ·    11:00 – noon

Thursday, Mar. 30   ·    4:00 – 5:00 pm

All sessions will be held in Alfiero 205

Additional information about the Management Minor can be found at http://mgt.buffalo.edu/programs/undergrad/Minor.

 

Wednesday
03/08/17

RENEW Distinguished Lecture Series Presents MIT Professor Yet-Mint Chiang on the Future of Energy Storage March 16

Posted by Tim on March 8, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

RENEW Distinguished Lecture Series Presents

Prof. Yet-Ming Chiang

Lecture Title:

The Future of Energy Storage
Thursday, March 16, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in 101 Davis Hall

It is increasingly evident that efficient, low-cost energy storage is critically needed to enable the continued deployment of renewable energy. The cost of renewable electricity generation is now competitive, or nearly so, with fossil fuel generation. However, the intermittency of renewable power limits its widespread use as a reliable, dispatchable power source. In the near term, lithium-ion batteries will be the mostly widely deployed technology for both transportation and stationary storage. Along with the development of higher performance/lower cost cathodes, anodes, electrolytes or other cell components, efficient cell designs and low cost/highly scalable manufacturing techniques are needed. This talk wil discuss a “clean sheet” redesign of the lithium-ion design and manufacturing paradigm, based on a new semi-solid electrode form that enables manufacturing of high performance Li-ion cells using a radically simpler and lower-cost method than is practiced today.

Looking forward to a world with high renewables penetration, highly scalable storage of still lower cost will be needed. Today, pumped hydroelectric storage (PHS) and underground compressed air energy storage (CAES) have the lowest cost of storage (~100 US$/kWh installed cost), but each faces geographical and environmental constraints that limit further deployment in the U.S., even while new PHS installations are developed elsewhere in the world. Electrochemical storage that is cost-competitive with PHS and underground CAES has not heretofore been available. Towards this goal, sulfur is an attractive reactant due to its exceptionally low cost, high natural abundance, and high specific and volumetric capacity owing to its two-electron reaction. In fact, measure as cost-per-capacity (e.g., US$/Ah), sulfur has the lowest cost of known electrode-active compounds except for water and air. Recent work on an ambient-temperature aqueous flow battery that has the potential to provide large-scale electrochemical storage at the price of PHS and CAES will be discussed.

This work was supported as part of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, an Energy Innovation Hub funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences.

Register for FREE here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ub-renew-distinguished-lecture-series-tickets-32480076784

Monday
02/13/17

Spring 2017 Honors College Workshop Series

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Stress Relief, Workshops

Prepare for life after graduation with the pros during the Honors College Spring Workshop Series!

February

Communicate #LikeABoss Friday, February 17 at 3:00 p.m.
Interviewing Skills Monday, February 20 at 4:00 p.m.
Personal Statements Friday, February 24 at 3:00 p.m.Applying to Graduate School Tuesday, February 28 at 3:00 p.m.

March

Managing Stress Tuesday, March 7 at 3:00 p.m.
Resume Writing Friday, March 10 at 2:00 p.m.
EAS Alumni Panel Wednesday, March 15 at 5:30 p.m.Healthcare Panel Wednesday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m.

All workshops will be held in 107 Capen Hall.

Sign up today at: http://bit.ly/HC_Spring17Workshops

Monday
02/06/17

The Case of the Vanishing Maharaja: Urdu Travel Literature and Princely Politics in South Asia March 10

Posted by Tim on February 6, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

The Case of the Vanishing Maharaja: Urdu Travel Literature and Princely Politics in South Asia
Friday, March 10, 2017
12 noon to 1 p.m.
280 Park Hall

In 1851, the young Tukoji Holkar, Maharaja of Indore, went missing under suspicious circumstances. Some said his regent wanted him out of the picture. Others speculated that he’d been kidnapped and taken to Calcutta by nefarious colonial agents. In truth, he’d  skipped town to make a clandestine tour of of North India. After his return, Holkar did something that was doubly unprecedented for a Persian-speaking court of his time: he wrote a travelogue, and he wrote it in Urdu. Following his lead, other princes across the region began to write their own, increasingly elaborate travel accounts. By the end of the 19th century, writing about travel have become a well established expression of princely praxis. Focusing on two narratives in Urdu from 1851, this talk will argue that the decision to write a travel account – and to do so in Urdu – reflected Holkar’s, and the princely states’, desire to use travel literature to stabilize their legitimacy at a time when colonial predations had rendered it increasingly precarious.

Bio: Daniel Majchrowicz is an Assistant Professor of South Asian Literature and Culture at Northwestern University. He received his PhD from Harvard University in 2015. He is currently working on two manuscripts. The first is a study of Urdu travel writing from 1830-1950, tentatively titled “Travel and the Means to Victory: Travel and Travel Writing in Modern South Asia.” The second is a collaborative project aimed at producing a scholarly anthology of Muslim women’s travel writing from across the world, entitled “Veiled Voyagers.”

 

Supported by the UB Honors College and Asian Studies Program.

Tuesday
01/31/17

Want to Earn a 4.0 This Semester? Guaranteed 4.0 Learning System with Dr. Donna Johnson February 8

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Workshops

Want to earn a 4.0 this semester?

Dr. Donna O. Johnson from Dallas, TX will be on campus on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 4:00pm in the Student Union Theatre to present her “Guaranteed 4.0 Seminar”.  This interactive and session is open to all UB students. We encourage you to get there early; the first 100 students will receive a free 4.0 workbook.

The Guaranteed 4.0 Learning System is an innovative approach  to increase effectiveness and mastering any class! This dynamic framework of learning employs the latest research in cognitive science and ensures academic excellence. With over 24 years of experience and over 1,000 presentations, they empower students with tools that allow them to overcome obstacles.

Results are Guaranteed!

“Guaranteed 4.0” does just what the title implies. This seminar details a unique learning method that is guaranteed to deliver a 4.0 GPA. The focus of this seminar is not “how to study”. Rather, we want students to achieve a mindset of academic excellence and success. Students learn simple techniques for long-term information retention, as well as advanced strategies of critical thinking and metacognition. Students will leave the seminar empowered and motivated to achieve their 4.0! 

Thursday
01/19/17

Pre-Health Committee Spring 2017 Information Sessions

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Networking, Workshops

Prehealth Committee Information Sessions – spring 2017

Several information sessions have been scheduled to inform you about the full Committee process and answer your questions.  We strongly encouraged you to attend so that you may sign the “Prehealth Committee Intent Form” so we know to expect your application  in the upcoming cycle.  The Prehealth Committee Student Meetings are designed to provide you with all you need to know for applying for a Prehealth Committee Letter and detail how the process will work.

The online application deadline is **March 15, 2017**, so be sure to attend a session!

Thursday, February 9            4:00pm-5:00pm          210 Student Union

Tuesday, February 14            3:30pm-4:30pm          210 Student Union

Wednesday, February 15      4:00pm-5:30pm          210 Student Union

Wednesday, February 22      4:00pm-5:00pm          210 Student Union

Monday, February 27            2:00pm-3:00pm          210 Student Union

Tuesday, March 7                  3:00pm-4:00pm          210 Student Union

REMINDER: PREHEALTH COMMITTEE PROCESS – SPRING 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              THE COMMITTEE APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN 

The ONLINE application is available to you until MARCH 15.

Please remember to go to http://prehealth.buffalo.edu/prehealth-committee/  for full Committee details. This announcement is for students applying to the professional health schools of medicine (MD and DO), dental medicine, podiatry, optometry, and chiropractic for fall 2018 intended admission.   Many times, because of application deadlines, our applicants to optometry, podiatry and chiropractic schools are able to use our fall (September 1) Committee cycle if they wish.

***Please note that applicants to US MD and DDS schools are NO LONGER able to use our annual fall cycle with a deadline of September 1.***                                                                                                                                                                  

If you have any questions or concerns about this Committee policy, please set an appointment with a prehealth advisor *well before* the spring deadline MARCH 15, 2017. 

A brief PowerPoint and detailed instruction guide have been added to the prehealth website to assist you.

Please go to http://prehealth.buffalo.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/138/2016/02/PH-Committee-Quick-Guide.pdf  and http://prehealth.buffalo.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/138/2016/01/PH-Instruction-Manual.pdf

Once you submit your application, you will be unable to make any changes to it.

TO START:

1)            Please go to https://prv-web.eng.buffalo.edu/applications/prehealthcommittee/request_access.php

2)            You will be directed to provide an email address (preferably UB) and hit SUBMIT.

3)  You will then receive an email that provides you with the URL of the application. You will see in the email that your username to log-in will be the email address you provided.  Your password will be temporarily assigned to you.                                                                                       You can then click on the URL to log in to the application.

4) At the log-in screen, you will be asked to change your password.  PASSWORDS WILL BE CASE SENSITIVE.

5) These instructions are also be available on the website at http://prehealth.buffalo.edu/prehealth-committee/application/

CHECKING LETTERS OF REFERENCE

Once you initiate your application, please go to the section titled “References.”  If you type in the names of your prospective letter writers, we will place a “Y” for YES next to each when the letter of recommendation is received by our office.

This way, you can easily track the receipt of your letters through your application.

 You want to assure that you have at least **4 letters** submitted to our office by APRIL 15, 2017.

PAYMENT DATES

Information will be forthcoming about the specific dates in the spring of 2017 when you can come to 109 Norton Hall to complete some additional, important paperwork for the Committee as well as pay the Committee fee.