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Thursday
01/18/18

Inclusive Launch Foundry 8 Week Start-up Training and Internship Program Application Deadline is January 22

Posted by Tim on January 18, 2018 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Event, Internships, Workshops

Inclusive Launch Foundry, Co-founded by Blackstone LaunchPad and Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships is an accelerated 8 week start-up training and internship program. The objective is to provide a framework for which students from diverse backgrounds can apply their new found knowledge to develop a scalable business.

Students who complete the Spring Inclusive Launch Foundry Program will be placed in a paid-internship experience during the Fall 2018 semester with a WNY startup company that aligns with their interests and goals.

Please note* You do NOT need to have a startup to apply!

Key Dates
Application deadline: 01/31/18
Program begins: 02/06/18
Classes: Every other Tuesday from 6-8PM
Program ends: 05/03/18

Have questions? Email mcerokwu@buffalo.edu | Maureen Erokwu

To apply, please click HERE

Thursday
01/18/18

Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars (MICHHERS) Summer Program for Undergrad and MA Students Deadline February 9

Posted by Tim on January 18, 2018 in Academics, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

I wanted to pass along a summer program announcement for your undergraduate or MA students from diverse cultural, economic, geographic, and ethnic backgrounds who are interested in pursuing graduate study in the humanities. They can apply to the Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars (MICHHERS) summer program at the University of Michigan. The program pays all expenses and is intended to bring talented undergraduate or MA students in several humanities fields to Ann Arbor for a two-week summer workshop June 11–23, 2018. The program prepares students to apply to PhD programs and will inform them about the opportunities and resources available for students at the university. Participants will meet with our faculty and PhD students about research in their chosen department (options are: Asian Languages and Cultures, Classical Studies, English, History; Linguistics, Romance Languages and Literatures, Sociology [qualitative], and Women’s Studies [any humanities field]). Fellows will have the opportunity to work on their own research paper or to develop a research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Application deadline: February 9, 2018. More details @ the application site: http://www.rackham.umich.edu/michhers

Thursday
01/18/18

Thinking about Teach for America? What impact will you make? Next deadline is January 26

Posted by Tim on January 18, 2018 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Student Job Opportunities

Where will your career take you after graduation? By joining Teach For America, you will become part of a powerful network of more than 50,000 leaders changing the course of our nation. As a corps member, you’ll be challenged to think creatively and lead boldly. You’ll leverage your unique talents to dismantle inequities in the classroom and beyond. As an alum, you’ll join a diverse community working to expand opportunity from nearly ever career sector.

 

Want a glimpse inside a teacher’s life? Check out “The Real Life of Teachers” web series to see how corps members Jenn, David, and Pocco are building a better future for the next generation.

 

What impact will you make? Apply to the Teach For America corps today.

NEXT Application Deadline for the 2018 corps (for 2018 graduates) and the 2019 corps (for 2019 graduates): Friday, January 26, 2017

 

To learn more, visit www.teachforamerica.org.

 

All majors accepted. Full salary and benefits. 50,000+ alumni network.

Thursday
01/18/18

Rutgers Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Posted by Tim on January 18, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

RUTGERS, The State University of New Jersey, invites talented undergraduates to apply for our nationally acclaimed SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM, RISE (Research Intensive Summer Experience). Please forward to students who have strong credentials, passion for research, and interest in graduate study.

Why RISE at Rutgers?

** CUTTING-EDGE INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH at one of the nation’s top 25 public universities.

** PERSONALIZED MENTOR-MATCHING

** EXCELLENT FUNDING: Stipend up to $5000 + housing + travel

** PARTNERSHIPS with REU programs: Cellular Bioengineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Toxicology, Green Energy Technology, Physics & Astronomy, and Advanced Materials. RISE applicants can opt to be considered by partner REUs. One Application – Multiple Opportunities!

** DIVERSE COMMUNITY: Rutgers is one of the nation’s most diverse public research universities.

** OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: scientific speaking & writing, GRE prep, grad school and career workshops, field trips

** ALUMNI SUCCESS: Awards at national meetings & placement at top graduate schools.

** FELLOWSHIPS valued up to $100,000 for top RISE alumni who return to Rutgers for graduate school.

** GREAT LOCATION: Easy access to the powerhouse New York-Philadelphia-Washington DC corridor.

Apply now. Rolling admissions starts in January and is highly selective.

Questions? rise@grad.rutgers.edu or 848.932.6584.

Wednesday
01/10/18

Additional Art Classes with Open Seats Spring 2018

Posted by Tim on January 10, 2018 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

The Department of Art has added the classes below to the Spring 2018 schedule and are open for registration.  All of these classes are appropriate for non- art majors and are for beginners.

We would love to have students from all majors in these classes so please join us.

ART 111 Drawing Fundamentals

Tues/Thurs  7:00-9:30PM

This course investigates concepts and practices of drawing from observation, memory and imagination, while building individual skills and awareness of composition, expression and visual communication. Projects utilize a wide variety of media and demand intense observation, processes, research, creativity and critical thinking. There is a lab fee assigned to this course.

ART 231 Painting for Non-Majors

Mon/Weds 3:15-5:45PM

This course is for students who are not committed to becoming artists.  We learn a basic approach to oil painting and experience a variety of visual points of view.

There is a lab fee associated with this class.

ART 250 Digital Art

Mon/Weds 7:00-9:30PM

Surveys, in hands-on fashion, the rich and unique resources the computer offers the artisit/designer.  Includes computer basics, letter manipulation, drawing and painting metaphors, image processing, 3-D modeling, sound/image synthesis, interactive scripting and animation.  There is a lab fee associated with this course.

ART 259 Intro to Screen Print

Mon/Weds 3:15-5:45

In this printmaking process the artisit first applies a stenicl to mesh screren and uses a squeegee to push ink through the screen to the surface below.  Screen print is a relatively fast and non-toxic means for printing color images onto a wide range ot surfaces.  There is a lab fee associted with this course.

Wednesday
01/10/18

Online Graduate School Courses in the Graduate School of Education for Undergraduates

Posted by Tim on January 10, 2018 in Academics

I am reaching out this morning as I wanted to let you know of course offerings within the Graduate School of Education for undergraduate students. As we did last fall, we have been deploying an email campaign to targeted majors to let them know of our online UG offerings for this spring.

I wanted to pass this information along to you in case you were working with students looking for electives/additional courses. I also thought it may be a good idea for advisors to be aware of. Also, as an FYI GSE is also offering on-campus courses, but this campaign was focused solely on online.

The online courses for spring that still have seats available are the following:

Thank you,

 

Baylee A. Richards, EdM | Recruitment & Marketing Coordinator

Graduate School of Education-University at Buffalo | 366 Baldy Hall | Buffalo, NY 14260

P: 716-645-2110 | E: bayleeri@buffalo.edu

W: gse.buffalo.edu

Wednesday
01/10/18

School Leadership Program Info Session January 27

Posted by Tim on January 10, 2018 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Graduate School Programs

School Leadership Program Info Session

Saturday, January 27, 2018

10:00-11:00 a.m.

479 Baldy Hall – UB North Campus

The University at Buffalo’s Leadership Initiative for Tomorrow’s Schools (LIFTS) program prepares students to become educational leaders at the building and district levels.  This 36-credit hour CAEP accredited program fulfills NYSED academic requirements for the following certificates:

School Building Leader (SBL)

School District Leader (SDL)

School District Business Leader (SDBL)

At this info session you will meet with program faculty, graduates and an admissions representative to discuss the LIFTS program, career opportunities and application requirements.

You can learn more about the LIFTS program by visiting: http://gse.buffalo.edu/programs/edadmin/lifts

Pre-registration is suggested. Please contact Baylee Richards at bayleeri@buffalo.edu to pre-register or if you have any questions regarding the admission process.

If you have already registered, thank you for your RSVP! We will be in touch the week of January 22 with additional details regarding our session.

The session will be begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. Parking is free and open on weekends.

Wednesday
01/10/18

Online Art History Courses Spring 2018

Posted by Tim on January 10, 2018 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

Art History courses now ONLINE for the Spring 2018 semester.  No experience is necessary for either class and there are open seats for registration.

Give one of the classes a try, you might discover a new area of interest.

AHI 258  Impressionism and Post Impressionism

French art from 1860-1900; Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Seurat, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Cezanne; the aesthetic nature of their works and the connection to contemporary literary, political, philosophical, and scientific developments. Impact of impressionism and postimpressionism on the art of the twentieth century.

AHI 203 Latin American Ar

This introductory course will focus on the intersection of aesthetics, politics, and history, and explore key themes in the art of Latin America. We will look at art spanning from the Pre-Colombian era through colonialism, struggles for independence, art during dictatorships, and end with globalization and contemporary art in Latin America. We will have the opportunity to look at critical and aesthetic theories from this region and investigate, with a critical eye, who has written its histories and how they have been constructed. The issues and influence of colonialism, imperialism, capitalism, globalization, race, class, and gender will be at the forefront of our discussions. No previous knowledge of the region or of art history and theory is necessary.

Wednesday
01/10/18

LAW 683: Telling Stories with Dr. Schlegel Accepting Undergraduates

Posted by Tim on January 10, 2018 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Honors Experiences

Law 683, Telling Stories                                                                                                 Schlegel!

M/W 4:00                                                                                                                   Spring 2018

SYLLABUS

“The legendary Supreme Court litigator John W. Davis once remarked, “A case well stated is a case half won.”  By this, Davis meant that cases are more often won or lost on how well lawyers weave the facts into a compelling story than on how well they articulate the law.  Thus, former students who are, and faculty who were, trial lawyers regularly remind me about the crucial importance in any litigator of the ability to tell a story.

However, stories do not tell themselves, whether they are seen on the page or on the screen.  Stories are shaped by the author, and, in the case of movies, derivatively by the director.  What that shaping accomplishes is the subject of this course.  Thus, it is designed to improve your ability to tell a story by examining how master storytellers shape their stories.

During the semester we will read three great novels and a good play, chosen because there exist at least two contrasting movie versions of each.  The novels are Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Emma, all by Jane Austen.  The play, Sabrina Fair by Samuel A. Taylor formed the basis for two movies called Sabrina.  In order for you to have time to read the first novel we will begin the course with two films — Mostly Martha and No Reservations that share a text, though the text is unavailable to me and, in any case, is written in German.  In the third class we will discuss, and thus compare, how each director shapes the implicit story.  Thereafter, we will first discuss how the author shapes the story, and then, after seeing the two film versions, discuss how each director shapes/reshapes the pre-existing story.  Papers will be due throughout the semester.  Initially they will be short analyses of the films and text.  About the middle of the semester the papers will lengthen and shift to the job of shaping the kind of stories that lawyers tell

One more thing ought to be noted.  I am neither a film scholar nor a literary theorist.  Indeed, I do not enjoy reading either film scholarship or literary theory.  It is as a lawyer/law professor that I have gotten interested in the romantic comedy as an exemplar of the art of storytelling.  If you cannot abide the form, you best not take the course.

Note:  The duration of the movies is listed on the syllabus to provide you with advanced warning of the duration to the class that day.  It is not unusual for these times to turn out to be under estimated due to either my technological boobishness or DVD formatting or both.  Studey tardiness can add to the problem too. For the longer films I recommend that you bring sustenance and be prepared to clean up your mess.

 

Interested students should contact Tim Matthews for more information at: trm7@buffalo.edu

Wednesday
12/20/17

US-UK Fulbright Commission for the 2018 UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Undergraduates Now OPEN

Posted by Tim on December 20, 2017 in Academics, Competitions, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Scholarship Opportunities

The US-UK Fulbright Commission applications for the 2018 UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Undergraduates are open.   The Fulbright UK Summer Institute Programmes offer students a fantastic opportunity to be immersed in the study of British academics and culture. Students will take part in research, collaboration, presentation, and cultural events at an esteemed British university. They will enhance their leadership skills, develop knowledge and understanding of new subjects, and become ambassadors for the United Kingdom and the United States.

Eligible students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply.  For Summer 2018, there are nine Institutes with varied themes and subject areas.  Two new Institutes are on offer at Aberystwyth University in Wales and University of Birmingham as well as seven returning host universities with varying themes and subjects of study.
These  include:

To meet the minimum eligibility, applicants must:

  • be a US citizen and possess a US passport;
  • be at least 18 years old;
  • have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.7 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);
  • have at least two years of university study upon their return ( i.e. applicants should currently be a Freshman or Sophomore in college/university)
  • have little or no study/travel experience outside the US
  • be mature, responsible, independent, and open-minded

In partnership with UK universities, the Institute will cover costs, including return US/UK flights, university fees, and room and board at the host UK University.

Deadline for 2018 is:  7 February 2018 for ALL Institutes. Each Programme also vary between three and four weeks.  Please make sure to check the specific Institute page for more details.