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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.

Monday
04/02/18

UB GEM Seeks Summer Outreach Students

Posted by Tim on April 2, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

UB GEM is once again seeking summer outreach students to work on our team (must be local in WNY). If you have any exceptional students who are interested in public health, community engagement, and/or science, please encourage them to apply!

facebook.com/UBGEMCOE

twitter.com/UBGEMCOE

Bridget Brace-MacDonald, EdM

Director of Outreach Activities

Genome, Environment and Microbiome 

Community of Excellence

University at Buffalo

 

Tuesday
03/27/18

Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) Fellow Application Deadline is April 30

Posted by Tim on March 27, 2018 in Academics, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities

Each year the University at Buffalo is invited to nominate one sophomore or junior to become a Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress (CSPC) Fellow. The Fellows are fully funded to participate in three-day leadership conferences in Washington, DC during the fall and spring semesters, in addition to completing a research paper that is eligible for publication and awards. All expenses are paid for by UB and an alumnus of UB.

Since 1970, CSPC Fellows have traveled to Washington, DC to learn about leadership and governance, to share their outstanding research, and to explore careers in public service. While attending the conferences, the Fellows participate in workshops where they present and receive constructive criticism on their research papers. The Fellows also have the opportunity to engage with policy experts, government officials, and leaders in the legislative process. In the past, Fellows have had the opportunity to meet with speakers such as Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke; Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta; Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher Lu; journalists James Kitfield, Ron Fournier, and Clive Crook; and defense experts Michele Flournoy, Frank Cilluffo and Capt. Eric Jones, USGC.

Criteria for students applying to become UB’s Fellow:

  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Demonstrated interest in the American government
  • Comfort speaking, presenting and writing about the American Presidency or Congress
  • All academic majors are eligible although typically Fellows are from political science, history, international studies, business, philosophy, economics, public health or journalism

Requirements:

  • Able to attend two conferences in Washington, DC – one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester
  • Undertake an original research project on a subject with direct relevance to the US Presidency and/or Congress. Write a 10-15 page paper based on this topic

Applications to become UB’s CSPC Fellow are due by 5:00pm EST on Monday, April 30: https://universityatbuffalo-wgtck.formstack.com/forms/center_for_the_study_of_the_presidency_and_congress.

You can find more information about the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress here: http://www.thepresidency.org/.

Please contact The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at fellowships@buffalo.edu if you have any questions.

Friday
03/23/18

UB Linguistics Teaching Internship LIN 496

Posted by Tim on March 23, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships, Teaching Opportunities

Would you like to earn UB credit, gain valuable teaching experience, and make a contribution to your community at the same time?  The Department of Linguistics at the University at Buffalo is offering a Teaching Internship for the Fall 2018 semester, which places UB undergraduate students in the Buffalo Public Schools as a teacher’s aide or tutor, to work with children on developing their language and literacy skills.  This internship is open to students from any major and grade level who are native or near-native speakers of English and have at least a 2.0 GPA.  For three credits, interns work 112 hours over the course of the semester (about 8-10 hours per week), in a classroom or tutoring room in one of the public schools.  Interns can be placed in an early childhood school, an elementary school, a middle school, or a high school; the children in the schools include Spanish-English bilinguals, inner-city children, and international students. There are also a very few slots for interns to work with school psychologists, counselors, special ed, etc.  (CDS majors interested in working with an SLP should contact their own department first to inquire about their internship program.) To find out more about the Linguistics Department internship, or to request an application, please stop by Dr. David Fertig’s office, 638 Baldy Hall (Spring 2018 office hours: Monday and Friday, 10:30–11:30 a.m.) or e-mail him at: fertig@buffalo.edu.  (Please include “LIN 496 Internship” in the subject line of your e-mail.)

 

Friday
03/23/18

Costa Rica and Nicaragua Fall 2018 Apply by April 1

Posted by Tim on March 23, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad, UB Curriculum

Costa Rica and Nicaragua Study Abroad Opportunity
Fall 2018

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership Costa Rica and Nicaragua study abroad program for undergraduates.

15 Credits: 6 Global Perspective (Thematic) credits, 6 Management Elective Credits and 3 credit practicum.

Apply by April 1st!

Send your resume, unofficial transcript and a paragraph of how this opportunity will further your academic and professional experience to sbosch@buffalo.edu.

 

Friday
03/23/18

Ghana Winter 2019

Posted by Tim on March 23, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad, UB Curriculum

Ghana Study Abroad Opportunity
Winter 2019

Non Medical Team: January 1-15, 2019

3-6 UB Credit Hours
Fall 2018 semester class: MGG 206/606
Time Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30-6:20 p.m.

Theme focus: HealthCare, Education and Economic Development

For more information, please email Professor Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah at: dasamoah@buffalo.edu

Wednesday
03/21/18

Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity for Master’s PhD and Postdoc Students

Posted by Tim on March 21, 2018 in Academics, Fellowships, Graduate School Programs

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Seattle
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2018-06-18 to 2018-08-10.

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html#apply?ref=waG9ub3JzQGJ1ZmZhbG8uZWR1

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.

Wednesday
03/21/18

SOC 434: Topics in Urban & Public Policy-Urban Schools and Communities Fall 2018

Posted by Tim on March 21, 2018 in Academics, General Education Requirements, Honors Experiences

SOC 434: Topics in Urban & Public Policy-Urban Schools and Communities Fall 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-10:50 a.m.
Capen 109

In the United States, a child’s home address is one of the major factors determining the quality of schooling that s/he will receive. WHY?

In this new course, students will examine the relationship between urban public schools in the U.S. and the neighborhoods and communities in which they are located. Topics include:
-Why are many schools so segregated on the basis of race and class? Why does
segregation matter?
-How does neighborhood violence influence children’s performance in school?
-How are residential segregation and school segregation related?
-What factors determine where families choose to live and where they choose to send
their children to school?
-How have government policies and practices concerning neighborhood and community
development affected schools over time?
-How have some cities tried to desegregate their schools? What has worked? What
hasn’t worked?
-What does it mean to say that a neighborhood is “gentrifying”? How does that affect
the neighborhood’s schools?
-What is the “school-to-prison pipeline”?
This course may be used to satisfy advanced course requirements in the following SSC concentrations:
-Urban & Public Policy
-Health & Human Services – Early Childhood
-Health & Human Services – Community Mental Health

Tuesday
03/20/18

Discover Law Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program Accepting Applications

Posted by Tim on March 20, 2018 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Networking

The Discover Law Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program is now accepting applications!

Discover Law provides 20 promising and diverse undergraduate students the opportunity to live on the University at Buffalo’s North Campus for an intensive four-week summer residency. Students take rigorous courses taught by law professors, attend field trips to see the law in action learn about the admissions process, and shadow a judge or attorney for a day. Throughout the four weeks, students build and refine skillsets such as:

  • Critical thinking, close reading and legal analysis
  • Enhanced writing and oral advocacy skills
  • Practical strategies for doing well on the LSAT
  • Successfully navigating the law school admissions process

In addition, students are given a broad vision of the value of a legal education, the importance of the legal profession and the breadth of career opportunities it offers, and the vital contributions they can make to society through the practice of law.

Discover Law is free of charge for accepted candidates. Preference will be given to students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 who will be entering their sophomore or junior year in Fall 2018. The application deadline is Monday, April 16th .

Go to: http://www.law.buffalo.edu/scholarsProgram.html for more information about Discover Law or click here to apply!

Monday
03/19/18

NEW Psychology Minor at UB

Posted by Tim on March 19, 2018 in Academics, New Programs

Completing the Psychology Minor Program

Academic Requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 in psychology courses is required for good standing in the minor and for graduation
  • Minors whose GPA in psychology courses falls below 2.0 during any semester are automatically placed on probation
  • Minors whose GPA remains below 2.0 in consecutive semesters are dismissed from the minor

 

Academic Advice

  • PSY 207 Psychological Statistics and PSY 250 (change pending in course number to PSY 350) Scientific Inquiry in Psychology are recommended for students contemplating advanced training in behavioral research, inside or outside psychology
  • 400-level courses are open only to psychology majors

 

Transfer Credit Policy

  • Transfer students who bring psychology coursework to UB must meet the same acceptance criteria as students who start at UB
  • Students may transfer coursework required for admission into the minor, as well as additional psychology coursework. However, courses taken in statistics and research methods, as well as upper-level psychology courses, must be evaluated and approved by the department.
  • Access previous articulated coursework from many schools at UB Taurus.
  • SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that students can take before transferring which will apply to the minor at UB and ensure timely graduation. Information about the Transfer Path for this minor can be found on the SUNY website.
  • Students should contact their academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting UB Curriculum, prerequisite, or minor requirements

Residency Requirement

A minimum of 3 upper-level (300-level) psychology courses must be taken at UB.

Prerequisite Course

PSY 101 Introductory Psychology

Required Courses

Five additional PSY courses distributed as follows:

  • Three 300-level courses from different substantive areas (i.e., one course must be completed in at least three of the following four substantive areas): • SUBSTANTIVE AREA 1: CLINICAL • PSY 321 Psychology of Personality
  • PSY 322 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 324 Clinical Psychology
  • PSY 325 Health Psychology
  • SUBSTANTIVE AREA 2: SOCIAL • PSY 331 Social Psychology
  • PSY 332 Social Conflict and Its Resolution
  • PSY 333 Psychology of Work in Organizations
  • PSY 336 Developmental Psychology
  • SUBSTANTIVE AREA 3: COGNITIVE • PSY 341 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 342 Introduction to Cognitive Science: Concepts of the Mind
  • PSY 343 Sensory Processes and Perception
  • SUBSTANTIVE AREA 4: BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE • PSY 351 Biopsychology
  • Two additional courses from the following list: • PSY 207 Psychological Statistics
  • Any other 300-level class

UB Seminar courses cannot count towards minor requirements.  Contact your advisor to learn more and apply.

Total Credit Hours Required Credits Required for Minor 18