University Honors College - The Honorable mention
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
Monday
03/19/18

Register Now for the 4th Annual Women in STEM Summit April 18

Posted by Tim on March 19, 2018 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

To coincide with Earth Day, this year’s Summit celebrates women’s contributions to advancing sustainability. Join us for an unforgettable keynote interview between SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson and Liesl Folks, Dean of UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Discover what’s current in sustainability, science and policy with local thought leaders who are building sustainable solutions and influencing sustainable change. Meet organizations that support diversity and sustainability initiatives at our Information Fair.

April 18, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 pm. in the Student Union

Keynote address begins at 9 a.m. in the Student Union Theater and features SUNY Chancellor, Kristina Johnson and the UB School of Engineering Dean, Liesl Folks!

For more information, visit: http://womeninstem.buffalo.edu/events/summit/

Don’t miss this opportunity to be inspired, grow and connect with us!

Register now! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScCHAxYKq3GpjA6e0eUfEDJkWSVSrPJ4MGaYri9e0kdvDFR7g/viewform

Wednesday
03/14/18

Psychology Minor Approved – Effective Fall 2018

Posted by Tim on March 14, 2018 in Academics

We are excited to announce a new minor in Psychology is now available . Full details on the program will be available in the new 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog.

The curriculum is as follows:

 

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 207Psychological 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 atUB Taurus.
  • SUNY Seamless Transferis 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 322Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 324Clinical Psychology
  • PSY 325Health Psychology

 

  • SUBSTANTIVE AREA 2: SOCIAL• PSY 331 Social Psychology
  • PSY 332Social Conflict and Its Resolution
  • PSY 333Psychology of Work in Organizations
  • PSY 336Developmental Psychology

 

  • SUBSTANTIVE AREA 3: COGNITIVE• PSY 341 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 342Introduction to Cognitive Science: Concepts of the Mind
  • PSY 343Sensory 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.

Total Credit Hours Required for Major: 18

Wednesday
03/14/18

Minor in Neuroscience Now Available

Posted by Tim on March 14, 2018 in Academics

We are excited to announce a new minor in Neuroscience is now available through collaboration between  the College of Arts and Sciences and the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

This new minor is available to all interested students and will provide a comprehensive background of modern medical neuroscience. Full details on the program will be available in the new 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog.

The minor will consist of the following:

Prerequisite Courses- Prerequisites must be completed with a combined prerequisite GPA of 2.5 or better

  • BIO 201 Cell Biology
  • PSY 101 Introductory Psychology

Required Courses

  • NRS 301 The Brain
  • NRS 401 Principles of Biomedical Neuroscience
  • NRS 416 Molecular Neuropsychopharmacology

Elective Credits (9)- At least 3 credits of electives must come from Biological Sciences and 3 credits from Psychology.

Elective List:

  • ANA 113 Human Anatomy
  • BCH 310 Biomedical Genetics or BIO 319 Genetics
  • BCH 408 Gene Expression
  • BIO 303 Physiology or PGY 300 Human Physiology
  • BIO 302 Introduction to Molecular Biology
  • BIO 332 Molecular Biology Lab
  • BIO344 Neuroethology
  • BIO 400 Bioinformatics
  • BIO 417 Neurobiology
  • BIO 418 Integrative Neuroscience
  • PGY 412 Applied Physiology
  • PGY 451 Human Physiology I
  • PGY 452 Human Physiology II
  • PHY 101 College Physics I
  • PHY 107 General Physics I
  • PHY 102 College Physics II
  • PHY 108 General Physics II
  • PSY 351 Biopsychology
  • PSY 434 Animal Behavior
  • PSY 436 Neuropsychology
  • PSY 440 Hormones & Behavior
  • PSY 442- Biopsychology of Ingestive Behavior

Interested students should contact Biomedical Undergraduate Education (Kelli Hickey, khickey@buffalo.edu or Shannon Brown smbrown3@buffalo.edu)