University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
02/15/19

Summer Study Abroad in Salamanca Spain

Posted by Tim on February 15, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

Summer Study Abroad in Salamanca, Spain, with Dr. Sharonah Fredrick, from UB’s Romance Languages and Literatures (RLL) Department

Dr. Sharonah Fredrick, RLL’s Clinical Assistant Professor of Spanish & Portuguese Language and Latin American Culture, whom you all saw in the Life Raft Panel, will direct a UB summer study abroad program in Spain and offer a course on the multi-religious roots of Salamanca’s Spanish literature in the 15th-17th centuries. For more information, please see: http://arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/romance-languages-literatures/study-abroad/study-abroad-with-rll.html If you are interested in the possibility of some financial aid, please be in touch with Dr. Sharonah Fredrick directly: sharonah@buffalo.edu Or, call her (and please leave a message) at: 716-645-1735. This summer, RLL will run its internationally recognized, 6 credit Salamanca summer program with a combination of academic and recreational activities designed to enrich and interest the student of Spanish language/literature and the many facets of Hispanic culture. We will emphasize Salamanca’s multi-cultural and multi-religious roots of this historical city, including Roma (Gypsy), Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Portuguese intellectual contributions; and we will study the special role played by Salamanca’s intellectuals in defense of the rights of the indigenous peoples of Latin America and Africa, during the centuries of Conquest. The university offers an excellent array of tourist and sports-friendly activities as well as cultural excursions. Sharonah’s course is three credits and will count as an upper-division (300 or 400 level) language requirement; the other language study course, ranging from Beginner’s through Highly Advanced Spanish, counts as part of any UB language requirement. There are no problems transferring these credits because these are UB credits earned abroad, not credits from the University of Salamanca, although that is where the courses will be taught. Deadline for applications is March 25th.”

Friday
02/15/19

Opportunity to Present Research at the SUNY Wide Undergraduate Research Conference

Posted by Tim on February 15, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

Submission deadline for SUNY – SURC is linked to the bottom right icon found on the CURCA website

DEADLINE TO APPLY TO SUNY-SURC is FRIDAY, MARCH 8th, 2019

https://curca.buffalo.edu/     SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference

Funding is available from CURCA to pay the registration cost, and provide transportation for any UB undergrad accepted to present at this conference.

Friday
02/15/19

Present YOUR Research at 15th Annual UB Celebration of Student Academic Excellence April 25th!

Posted by Tim on February 15, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

The submission form is live for students to apply to present their research and creative works at the 15th Annual UB Celebration of Student Academic Excellence…The Celebration is Thursday April 25th, 2019 in the CFA .

Students must apply to present and await acceptance of their submission…DEADLINE TO APPLY IS FRIDAY  MARCH 15th, 2019

https://curca.buffalo.edu/students/coae.php

Friday
02/15/19

Spring 2019 Student Composition Prizes

Posted by Tim on February 15, 2019 in Academics, Competitions

STUDENT COMPOSITION PRIZES
Sponsored by the Academic and Professional Writing Program for the best work produced in ENG 101, 105, 201, and CL2
courses in Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Winter 2019.
The prize purse is $350, to be distributed at the judges’ discretion.
There are four categories:
(1) ENG 101, 105, or 201 expository essay or other genre (proposal, review, article, etc.)
(2) ENG 105 or 201 research paper
(3) ENG 101, 105, or 201 multimedia/digital composition (slidecast, video, infographic, etc.)
(4) ENG 202, 208, 209, 210, or 285 student work (of any sort)*
*ENG 207 student work can be submitted for creative writing prizes (see the full departmental and library prize descriptions)
For the first, second, and fourth categories, please submit a clean copy of the paper (no page minimum or maximum), with
appropriate documentation (MLA, APA, or other style) for any sources used. For the Multimedia/Digital Composition, the file can
be provided as the student chooses (email, DVD/CD, DropBox, YouTube, Google Drive, WeTransfer, etc.). The original piece
submitted for the class can be revised for this contest.
The submission should be accompanied by (1) a cover sheet indicating the student’s name, email address, phone, permanent
address, the course, the instructor, the semester, the title of the piece, and category entered; and (2) two cover letters, one written by
the student, and one written by the nominating instructor. The student’s letter should introduce readers to the essay, giving a
narrative of the composing process, the challenges faced and met, and so on.
The instructor’s cover letter should, at minimum, outline the assignment and aim to situate the essay within the scope of the
semester. Instructors are permitted to nominate at maximum two student compositions per course.
Please make sure that the author/student’s name does not appear anywhere except the cover sheet. This includes the
instructor’s cover letter! Instructors: please use gender neutral pronouns when referring to the student in your letter. All entries
should be submitted by email to Douglas Basford (dbasford@buffalo.edu).
THE FRIENDS OF THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES UNDERGRADUATE
POETRY PRIZE
Sponsored by the Oscar A. Silverman Undergraduate Library and the Friends of the University
Libraries. Open to all University undergraduates. The prize is $200.
Entries should consist of one or more word-processed, double-spaced poems, no more than five pages. The student’s name should
not appear on the entries. The typescript with a cover sheet mentioning the name of the prize, the writer’s name, address, e-mail,
and telephone number, should be delivered to 234 Lockwood Library circulation desk.
THE ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS PRIZE
Administered by the Oscar A. Silverman Undergraduate Library, the Poetry Collection, and the
Friends of the University Libraries. For the best poem or group of poems submitted by a UB
undergraduate or graduate student. The prize is $200.
Entries should consist of one or more poems, a maximum of five pages word-processed and double-spaced. The student’s name
should not appear on the entries. The typescript, with a cover sheet mentioning the name of the prize, the writer’s name, graduate
or undergraduate status, address, e-mail, and telephone number, should be delivered to 234 Lockwood Library circulation desk.
THE DAN LIBERTHSON POETRY PRIZE GRADUATE STUDENT PRIZE
Sponsored by the Poetry Collection of the University Libraries for The Academy of American Poets.
The Prize is $100
Entries should consist of one or more poems, a maximum of five pages word-processed and double-spaced. The student’s name
should not appear on the entries. The prize is for the best group of poem or group of poems submitted by a U.B. graduate student.
The typescript with a cover sheet mentioning the name of the prize, the writer’s name, address, e-mail, and telephone number,
should be delivered to 234 Lockwood Library circulation desk.
2019 JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY RESEARCH PROJECT
Sponsored by The University at Buffalo Libraries, in cooperation with the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative
Activities. The prize is $500.
The UB Libraries would like to know about your Journey of Discovery. In an essay (1000-1500 words) or video (15 minutes or less), tell us
how a library resource, service, space, or person(s) challenged you in a way that changed the course of your original research project.
Along with your essay or video, please include the research paper or project that resulted from this encounter.
The winning essay/video will be featured on the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities website and honored at the
Celebration of Student Academic Excellence on April 25, 2019. Undergraduate research conducted by individual students or by student
teams is eligible. Research must have been conducted between January 2018 and February 2019.
For more complete information, please visit:
https://library.buffalo.edu/journey-of-discovery/

Monday
02/04/19

Open House and Exhibit Opening on Domestic Violence “Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives” February 7

Posted by Tim on February 4, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Join us for an Open House and Exhibit Opening on the topic of Domestic Violence!

Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

The Health Sciences Library is pleased to host an Open House and the Opening of the exhibit, “Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives”, produced by the National Library of Medicine.  This six-banner traveling exhibition celebrates the pivotal role played by nurses, who mobilized the medical profession to tackle the problem of domestic violence.  The panels display images, manuscripts and records that tell the stories of the nurses who witnessed the effects of domestic violence and campaigned for change.   NLM also has an online version of the exhibit. 

In honor of highlighting this important issue, we have invited two speakers who are intimately involved with domestic violence.   Judith Olin, Director, Family Violence and Women’s Rights Clinic in UB’s School of Law, and Mary Murphy, Executive Director of The Family Justice Center of Erie County. 

Judith will speak on:  The Influence of Dr. Jacqueline Campbell, RN, PhD on the creation of the High Risk Team Model”.   Mary will talk about the Family Justice Center and her group of survivors (a few dozen incredible women) who weigh in day in and day out on how best to serve their clients, and their new ReachOut initiative involving a standalone website with videos on how to have the conversation with someone you suspect may be in an abusive relationship.

Staff will also be on hand to offer brief tours of the library and its magnificent and historic Reading Room, as well as our History of Medicine collection that includes Nursing books and artifacts. 

Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to pmrose@buffalo.edu or call 716-829-5722.    Close parking is available in the Diefendorf Lot on South Campus, without a permit. 

Look forward to seeing you at this event!

SPEAKERS

Judith Olin joined the faculty in 2016 to direct the Family Violence and Women’s Rights Law Clinic in UB’s School of Law.  Her legal career is dedicated to advocacy on behalf of victims of family violence. In her years as a legal services attorney, she focused on the representation of victims of domestic violence in divorce and child custody cases and initiated impact litigation leading to reform in the Buffalo Police Department’s policies in domestic violence cases.   Olin went on to become an Erie County prosecutor specializing in domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault cases. As Director of the Lee Gross Anthone Child Advocacy Center, Olin led a multidisciplinary team that coordinated child abuse investigations for Erie County.  Olin chairs the Domestic Violence Committee of the Women’s Bar Association of Western New York and serves on The Erie County Coalition Against Family Violence and the local Rape Crisis Advisory Board.  Olin received her B.A. from New York University, and her juris doctor from The University at Buffalo School of Law. Her academic experience includes teaching in the University of Michigan’s Child Advocacy Law Clinic and teaching child abuse Law as an adjunct instructor at the University at Buffalo law School.  

Mary Murphy is the Executive Director of The Family Justice Center of Erie County.  

Monday
02/04/19

Spring 2019 Tutoring Schedule

Posted by Tim on February 4, 2019 in Academics, Stress Relief, Tutoring, Uncategorized

Spring 2019 Tutoring schedule for the Academic Study Spaces in the residence halls is now available.  In addition to these drop-in tutoring options, they also offer tutoring by appointment (http://www.bit.ly/UBtutoring) or online with the STAR-NY from 7pm-12am Sun-Thurs.

All tutoring options and subjects offered for free by Campus Living can be found at: https://www.buffalo.edu/campusliving/get-help/how-to/develop-and-improve-yourself/free-tutoring.html

Monday
01/28/19

UB Now Offers Seneca and Mohawk Language Courses

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

We have officially received the green light to move forward with offering TWO Haudenosaunee Language courses at UB in the Spring 2019 semester! Please make note of the following preliminary information:

AMS 197: Introduction to Seneca Language
111 Talbert Hall, North Campus
Wednesday evenings 6pm-8:40pm

AMS 276: Languages and Cultures of Native North America – Introduction to Mohawk Language

108 Baldy, North Campus

Thursday evenings 6pm-8:40pm

Please note: You do NOT need any prior knowledge of Seneca or Mohawk language to take either of these courses. Beginners are welcome!!!

Spring Semester 2019 runs from Jan 28 – May 10.

If you are a UB student who is interested in enrolling in these courses, please do so ASAP. We need to build enrolment as quickly as possible.

These courses are also open to non-matriculating students. Non-degree seeking students (which includes High school students and community members) who want to enroll in one of these courses should follow the process set out here: https://registrar.buffalo.edu/nondegree/index.php

That includes filling in this form: http://www.gradmit.buffalo.edu/etw/ets/et.asp?nxappid=GRA&nxmid=GetApplication&appprog=3ST0MCTF8

Please email me at tm59@buffalo.edu if you have any questions. I will be sure to pass on any necessary updates.

Monday
01/28/19

Master of Public Health Programs Information Session February 12

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

Master of Public Health Programs Information Session

Tuesday, February 12, 201
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
210 Student Union

Get to know us! 100% job placement rate fro 2016 and 2017 MPH graduates!

Grab some food and spend a minute chatting with UB SPHHP Faculty and Students about our MPH Programs

sphhp.buffalo.edu/mph

Monday
01/28/19

NSF REU at Case Western Summer 2019

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Details: https://engineering.case.edu/emac/research/NSF_research_experience_for_undergraduates

Brief Overview of The Program

The ten-week REU in Polymers will be held May 29th – August 2nd, 2019.  Approximately 12 research opportunities will be available for the Summer of 2018.  In addition to cutting-edge research, REU participants will participate in weekly sessions emphasizing the fundamentals of polymer science and engineering, ethics, communication skills, and graduate school preparation.  Local industry tours and social activities are also planned. REU students are required to present a poster and submit a final report at the end of the summer. Each REU participant will receive a $4500 stipend payable in two installments. Housing, meal allowance, and travel costs are also provided.

Students (non-CWRU) majoring in polymer science and engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science and engineering or a related field are encouraged to apply.  Women, underrepresented minorities, and students from primarily undergraduate institutions are especially encouraged to apply. Participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.

Monday
01/28/19

Apply for SPARK Spring 2019

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Application Open for Spring 2019   Apply Here

The program meets over the course of eight weeks for lunch or dinner; it introduces students to opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Throughout the program, participants meet students who have previously applied for and won prestigious awards. It is designed to give students the opportunity to assess their strengths, envision their futures and create plans to become competitive for major fellowships and scholarships. Students will complete Clifton StrengthsFinder and begin to write a personal statement.

Freshman and sophomores are eligible to apply.

Course Times: Tuesdays (5-6:30pm), Thursdays (12-1:30pm)
Application Deadline: Monday, February 4