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Research Opportunity in Child Health and Behavior Lab

Posted by Tim on May 9, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

The Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) at the University of Buffalo is looking for undergraduate students to assist with research studies during the Fall 2017 semester. These research experiences would be under the leadership of Dr. Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, who conducts laboratory- and community-based studies in the area of children’s eating behavior and obesity prevention. More information about Dr. Anzman-Frasca’s work is available here:

Responsibilities of student research assistants will include: assisting with material preparation, entering data, screening potential participants for inclusion in studies, and helping staff in the implementation of the study design. It is anticipated that students will have the opportunity to work directly with participants, including parents and young children, in laboratory studies. Students may be asked to commit to evenings or weekends to work with participants; however, we are also looking for students who are available during mornings/afternoons. All incoming research assistants must be able to commit to at least 10 hours of research per week for at least two semesters.

Interested students can apply by submitting an application and a resume to, using “Student research assistant application” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at We will review applications this summer with interviews planned for August 2017.


UBAA Scholarship applications are being accepted now!

Posted by Tim on May 1, 2017 in Academics, Scholarship Opportunities

The UBAA scholarship applications are being accepted!

The J. Scott Fleming Merit Award – This award recognizes student leaders who are involved on campus and promote student involvement of any kind whether it is through volunteering, being a part of a club or promoting your units functions.

The UBAA Alumnae Scholarship – This scholarship is for female students who demonstrate engagement and leadership at UB.

The Willie R. Evans Legacy Scholarship – This scholarship is for students whose parents or grandparents are graduates of UB.

Students can apply for one or all of them at  The deadline for applications is June 30th.


SW 401C Crossing Borders: Human Rights Issues from U.S. and Mexican Perspectives (online)

Posted by Tim on May 1, 2017 in Academics

SW 401C Crossing Borders: Human Rights Issues from U.S. and Mexican Perspectives (online) Registration #24250

Dates: August 28 – December 8, 2017

Instructor: Filomena Critelli


Course Description:

This interdisciplinary course examines human rights in the U.S and Mexico, focusing on issues that cut across our nations and cultures including but not limited to the rights of children; gender; the rights of persons with disabilities; as well as labor and economic justice and migration and immigrant rights. Case law, case studies and international human rights conventions will be analyzed through the lens of law and social work. The course includes several globally networked sessions where law and social work students and faculty from Buffalo and Mexico meet in real time for exchanges and joint learning opportunities.


SW 401B Social Media and Social Change

Posted by Tim on May 1, 2017 in Academics

SW 401B Social Media and Social Change Registration #23711

Dates: August 28 – December 8, 2017

Location: 248 Cooke Hall, North Campus


Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with social media and social networking as they influence community change. Specifically, students will be introduced to the fundamental terms and concepts of social media and networking, including various interfaces, tools, and platforms that may be leveraged to promote community change and development. Students will also explore existing scholarship and best practices, as well as issues of social justice, trauma and adversity, social disadvantage, and human rights as they apply to the democratization of technology. Students will examine the challenges, opportunities, and future applications of social media and networking related to community change.



SW 401A Special Topics, Community Leadership

Posted by Tim on May 1, 2017 in Academics


SW 401A Special Topics, Community Leadership

Registration #23710

Dates: August 28 – December 8, 2017

Location: 351 Millard Fillmore Academic Complex, North Campus


Course Description:

This course focuses on development of leadership skills and strategies that foster community engagement and strengthen the natural leadership of residents within communities. Students will examine theories of leadership and the ways in which they influence organizational structures that promote community well-being. Central to this course is the acquisition of strategies that can be used to enhance the development of skills as well as the exercise of leadership by community residents. Likewise, they will explore the mechanisms that support opportunities for collaboration across social, political, legal, and financial systems and the communication patterns that influence success.


SW 101 The Social Context and Human Biology (online)

Posted by Tim on May 1, 2017 in Academics

SW 101 The Social Context and Human Biology (online) Registration #12206 or #12221 Dates: August 28 – December 8, 2017 Instructor: Elaine Hammond Online Format: Blackboard CMS, Video Lectures, Online Quizzes, Mid-term and Final Paper

Watch a video of the course overview by instructor Elaine Hammond.


Course Description:

This undergraduate course will provide a foundational understanding of human biology with emphasis on the biological bases of behaviors and issues of concern to social workers. This course is designed to meet the human biology prerequisites for Masters in Social Work students, and will cover the basics of human biology including anatomical systems and structures, development from conception through aging and death, genetics, evolution, and biological and environmental interactions. The focus of the course is not only on biology but also on the critical analysis of the interplay between human biology and social issues. Discussions will cover the biological bases of phenomena including but not limited to addictions, mental illness, sexuality, and aggression. Emphasis throughout the course also will be placed on biological processes related to trauma and stress.



2017-2018 Honors College Social Media/Marketing Internship Opportunity

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Internships

The Honors College seeks an intern for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 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, Elevenses, 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 semester.

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 4, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

If selected for an interview, those will take place between May 8, 2017 and May 12, 2017.


New Minor – Education Leadership and Policy for Equity

Posted by Tim on April 24, 2017 in Academics

We are incredibly excited to share with you information about our new minor, Education Leadership and Policy for Equity.  Here is a direct link to detailed information in the undergraduate course catalog –  Please also find an attached announcement containing information about the minor to share directly with undergraduate students registering for fall courses.  Encourage students interested in this minor to register for ELP 200: Foundations of Education Policy and Leadership for Social Justice (Registration: 24107).  It is a required minor course that is being offered this fall.


Exercise Science Information Session

Posted by Tim on April 6, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics

This is a great time to learn more about the major, understand pre-requisites, and find out what types of careers are available for Exercise Science graduates.

The session will be held on:

Tuesday, April 11th from 2-3 PM in 109 Capen Hall

Please email Michelle Incorvia with any questions regarding the session.



Strategies for Finding and Winning National Fellowships and Scholarships

Posted by Tim on April 3, 2017 in Academics

This workshop will introduce prestigious national and international scholarships and fellowships that award

Undergraduate and graduate funding to outstanding students. The session will provide information and strategies to

maximize your success in pursuing these opportunities.


  • Thursday, April. 6, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall


The session scheduled for Tuesday, April 4th has been cancelled.