University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
11/14/17

New Graduate Course Open to Undergraduates w/Advanced Standing (Earn Honors Experience Credit!)

Posted by Tim on November 14, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences

Technical and professional writers work in a wide range of industries and fields—health and medicine, computers and engineering, finance, marketing and public relations, media and entertainment, government and nonprofits, and many others.
This course provides an introduction to the fields of professional, technical, and digital communication. Students will write in a variety of professional- technical genres.
• Current graduate students and qualified undergraduates are
eligible to enroll
• Get exposed to the practices and challenges of writing and
communicating across fields
• Understand concepts of visual communication and rhetoric
• Learn user experience design and multimodal composing

ENG 585: Introduction to Professional Writing and Digital Communication
Tuesdays 12:30-3:10 p.m.
Professor Alex Reid

Contact Alex Reid at: areid@buffalo.edu to learn more.

Monday
11/13/17

Division of Behavioral Medicine Seeks Winter and/or spring student researchers

Posted by Tim on November 13, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

The Division of Behavioral Medicine is looking for winter and/or spring semester students.

We have a variety of research projects both starting and on-going that will need student research assistants. We are looking for highly motivated students to help with: data collection, recruitment of children, families and adults, community outreach, and data entry

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications: Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, independent, strong GPA, good communication skills, ability to interact with families and the ability to solve problems independently.

Our current projects include:

InstaThought

The purpose of InstaThought Study is to integrate lab and field studies to refine family-based weight loss interventions that can be tested in a clinical trial.  Our aim is to help families improve health-related behaviors. We are preparing for our field study phase, in which we will work with parents and their 8-12 yo children to improve the implementation of healthy change through thought training.

UB ACES

This project involves examining children’s choices between food and fun activities. Research Assistants will be asked to work with study staff on data entry and recruitment. Qualified students will also be trained to collect data and work with families, both in laboratory and home visits.

Interviews will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.

To apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DBMstudentapps

Questions: dbmstudentapply@gmail.com.

Monday
11/06/17

UB Graduate Programs Information Sessions November 10, 17 and 28

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

As a leader in graduate and professional education, the University at Buffalo is a destination for scholars, researchers, leaders, thinkers and lifelong learners who come here to do work that makes a difference.

We invite you to attend a UB Graduate Information Session to learn why UB is the right place to take the next step in your education. This is your chance to discover opportunities within our graduate and professional schools, learn more about the application and admissions processes, and gain insight on how to prepare for graduate study.

Register today for one of the following UB Graduate Information Sessions:

Friday, Nov. 10: 3-5 p.m., Student Union Lobby, North Campus

Friday, Nov. 17: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Harriman Hall, South Campus
Tuesday, Nov. 28: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Capen Lobby, North Campus

Why choose UB for Graduate Study?

  • Most students complete their degree in less time than the national average (2.5 years master’s; 6.5 years doctoral).
  • 30% of graduate and professional students hail from countries outside the U.S.
  • 89 countries are represented within the graduate student population.
  • 249,000+ UB alumni live across 50 states and 147 countries.

With more than 300 programs, renowned faculty, unmatched intellectual diversity and vast opportunities for interdisciplinary study, UB’s graduate programs offer more chances for professional advancement, personal growth and greater global impact.

You belong at a top institution. Make it the University at Buffalo. Register to attend a Graduate Information Session today!

Monday
11/06/17

MLK @ Buffalo 50 Years Later November 9

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Join us on November 9, 2017 in the Student Union Theater, 3:30-5pm, as UB commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final speech in Buffalo.  Dr. King appeared before a standing-room-only audience at Kleinhans Music Hall on November 9, 1967. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in 201 Student Union.

Guest Speakers:

Ruth Bryant, Attendee of the 1967 Speech by MLK, UB Alumna and long-serving UB Professional Staff Member
Devonya Havis, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Canisius College
Scott Hollander, Associate Directory, UB Libraries
George Nicholas, Senior Pastor, Lincoln United Methodist Church, Buffalo, NY
Leslie Velez, President, UB Undergraduate Student Association
Victoria Wolcott, Professor, UB Department of History

Hosted by:
Teresa Miller, Vice Provost, Inclusive Excellence
Austin Booth, Vice Provost, UB Libraries

Wednesday
11/01/17

STEM for Everyone Event November 9 Lunch Provided

Posted by Tim on November 1, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Please consider joining the Women in STEM Collaborative on Thursday, Nov 9 from noon – 1 p.m. in the Student Union Landmark room (SU 210) for “STEM for Everyone: Stories from Students”.

UB Undergraduate and Graduate students will provide 5-minute presentations about STEM topics in language that is easily understandable by the general public.  Lunch will be provided.

For more information and to register to attend (not required, but preferred), please visit: www.eng.buffalo.edu/womeninstem

Looking forward to seeing you on November 9th!

Wednesday
11/01/17

UB Fulbright Scholars Panel Tuesday, November 14

Posted by Tim on November 1, 2017 in Academics, Event, Fellowships, Workshops

Meet UB’s Fulbright Scholars
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
3:30 p.m.
107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)

  • Learn about Fulbright Programs at UB
  • Hear personal stories about the impact of Fulbright
  • See what it takes to be UB’s next Fulbright scholar
  • For more information, contact fulbright@buffalo.edu

us.fulbright.org

buffalo.edu/fellowships

Monday
10/30/17

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship 2018 Applications Due November 2

Posted by Tim on October 30, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

NASA has announced the next call for applications for their Space Technology Research Fellowships. Sean Semper has provided me with your name to forward this information to students that may be interested in the grant.

Some areas of specific interest to Goddard:

  1. Next generation space-qualified sensors, both active and passive
  2. Advanced telescope systems and optics
  3. Higher-bandwidth communication technologies
  4. Laser technology
  5. Miniaturized instruments and components
  6. Modeling and simulation techniques

Note that the students are not limited to these areas of study and that other NASA Centers have focus areas of interest, as well.  If you have questions, please reach out to me.

Best regards,

Romae Young

301-575-6934

The details are below. Additional details are online

https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/strg/nstrf/solicitation2018

The NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate seeks to sponsor graduate student researchers pursuing or planning to pursue a master’s and doctoral degrees in relevant space technology disciplines who show significant potential to contribute to the strategic goals and missions of NASA in the area of space technology.

The fellowship, up to $75,000 per year, will coincide with the start of the fall 2018 term.  In addition to providing a $36,000 stipend, the fellowship provides support for tuition, health insurance, conference attendance, and the faculty advisor.  The fellowship also provides support for onsite tenure at NASA Centers across the country.

To date, NASA has awarded these prestigious fellowships to 423 students from 88 universities across 39 states and one U.S. territory.  Fellowship recipients will collaborate with leading experts in space technology to provide a more robust national capability for aerospace activities and contribute to the Nation’s innovation economy.

The solicitation opened on September 7, 2017

Student applications will be due by 6:00 p.m. ET on November 02, 2017

Applications will be accepted via NSPIRES

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__tinyurl.com_NSTRF2018&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=0cJTndR0qit8AZWaSBclbYmlCvpGfKpnG1U6lp0BPNw&s=hpF132zOMedm57gqspdSrYR57FvWAfaHbh2FcsF50eI&e=

Monday
10/23/17

School of Public Health and Health Professions Upcoming Information Sessions

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Workshops

Check out the Upcoming School of Public Health and Health Related Professions Major Exploration Workshops

Exercise Science
Monday, October 30, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in 103 Kimball Tower (South Campus)

Public Health
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in 103 Kimball Tower (South Campus)

Statistics
Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in 103 Kimball Tower (South Campus)

 

Monday
10/23/17

SALAM 2018 Study Abroad Summer Arabic Language and Media Program Deadline to apply is December 31

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

SALAM 2018: Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) Program

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is delighted to announce its 2018 Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) program, a fully-funded intensive Arabic language scholarship program.  SALAM 2018 will be held at the Sultan Qaboos College for Teaching Arabic Language to Non-native Speakers in Manah, Oman. This intensive Arabic language program will allow students to gain a deeper knowledge of Arabic, while becoming familiar with Omani history and culture.

Classes are held 8:00am to 1:30pm Sunday through Thursday (Friday and Saturday are the weekend in Oman). Students will study Modern Standard Arabic and media Arabic. In addition to classroom language instruction, students will have access to Omani peer language partners, organized weekend trips around Oman, extracurricular activities, and weekly lectures.

Students will be housed in shared student housing. The program also provides: three meals a day, transportation to and from student housing and the university, internet access, and onsite laundry and gym facilities.

Funding decisions will be made based on the strength of the application and its relevance to SQCC’s mission of fostering understanding between the U.S. and Oman.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.sqcc.org/Scholarships-0024-Fellowships/SALAM-Study-Abroad.aspx

Monday
10/23/17

Apply Now! CSTEP Community Health Educator (CHE) Service Learning Course

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Are you interested an impactful service learning or leadership experience?  Are (you or someone you know) pursuing one of the allied health professions (medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, OT/PT, psychology, social work, biological sciences etc.).  Applications for the  Spring  2018 Campus Health Educator (CHE) cohort are available! This is a unique opportunity for students majoring in the allied health and science fields to engage in service learning, and educate their peers on a critically important health issue (see attached and below for more information).

The mission of the CSTEP Community Health Educator (CHE) Program is to increase the number of individuals participating in the blood donation as well as the organ donor registry through engagement in service learning.  Our commitment is to enhance and save lives through organ, tissue, eye, and blood donation, while maintaining respect for those who give the gift of life.  Allied health and science majors are charged with creating awareness and educating campus peers and the Buffalo community regarding the importance of organ donation – via a service learning partnership with Upstate New York Transplant Services.

Past CHE Student Testimonials

  • Reflecting on this experience, the service learning project allowed me to build on my communication, team building, advocacy and organizational skills.
  • Starting from the first day of orientation, throughout the end of the project, CHE was very exciting and an eye opening experience.
  • The opportunity to become a campus health educator was one of my best experiences. I had the chance to meet many great people who are full of ambition.

Benefits:

  • Earn 3.0 credit hours (this is a service learning course)
  • Develop communication, public speaking and team building skills
  • Networking with Healthcare professionals
  • Positively impacting a critical health issue – with our community partner Unyts

The CHE application is in the CSTEP office 222 Norton. Take advantage of this impactful experience! Applications are due by Thursday, November 16, 2017.