University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
07/02/18

Tutors Needed for the Science & Technology Enrichment Program

Posted by Tim on July 2, 2018 in Community Announcements, Tutoring, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Seeking college students who would like to tutor middle school and high school students in science and math.

University at Buffalo

Science & Technology Enrichment Program (STEP)

Pre-collegiate Preparatory Program serving students in grades 7-12

Call or stop in their office for more information.
South Campus-Diefendorf Annex room #4: 716-829-5676

Monday
06/11/18

Summer Scholars at Chautauqua Deadline to apply is June 20th

Posted by Tim on June 11, 2018 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking

Community Compact, Inc. is pleased to release information about its summerscholars@Chautauqua 2018 program.
The main goals of the program are as follows:
1. To provide exceptional college students (those with at least one year of college) who have had limited access to cultural and educational opportunities, with the chance to experience, at no cost, the rich cultural programs the Chautauqua Institute (chq.org) has to offer. Community Compact’s work is typically centered around underserved, rural, first generation students. We will be looking in particular for students with those demographic characteristics but will be give full consideration to all students who would not have the chance to attend Chautauqua otherwise and will benefit from the program.
2. To increase the advancement of diversity in the Chautauqua community.

Details of Program
We hope to have several students attend an all-expense-paid week at the Chautauqua Institute. Some of our expectations are:
1. The selected students will come to Chautauqua to participate in cultural and educational activities from which they will benefit and from which they will grow.
2. The selected students will interact with others in their cohort during parts of the week and, to a reasonable extent, interact with the residents and guests of Chautauqua.
3. The selected students will have free time for individual reflection and relaxation at Chautauqua.
4. The selected students will participate in a small “action” program to be completed following their experience in the program.

We also are hopeful that:
1. The selected students will become future Chautauqua visitors and encourage friends and family to attend the Institution.
2. The selected students will continue to stay in contact with each other.
3. The selected students will help make the program stronger through their recommendations and participation in the program.

Dates of program:
Tentatively, the session is planned for the fifth week of the Chautauqua season which runs from July 21-July 28. If funds are available and we cannot accommodate all selected students for this week, we will consider offering more weeks.
If you have an interest in attending this program, please contact info@communitycompact.org and an application will be sent to you.

For application materials and more information, please contact Tim Matthews in the Honors College: trm7@buffalo.edu

Tuesday
05/15/18

2018 Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia at UB November 3

Posted by Tim on May 15, 2018 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking

2018 Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia
Origins of the Contemporary

​November 3, 2018 ​University at Buffalo, SUNY​

We inaugurate the first annual Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia by reflecting upon the great body of historical work done in this field and bringing historical analysis and context to the study of contemporary issues. We invite papers on the theme of “Origins of the Contemporary.” We may think of these origins as fixed dates or as strands of ideas and events buried in the colonial and pre-colonial past. The conference will feature a keynote lecture by Sujatha Gidla, activist and acclaimed author of Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017).

By opening up the conference to both historical and contemporary analyses, we invite ​undergraduate ​participants from all disciplines, working on any topic. These topics include but are in no way limited to:

  • Modern political movements including Hindutva and New Right in India, ethnic and caste-based parties, leftist and Maoist movements.
  • Independence movements and postcolonial trends in present-day Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
  • New religious movements as well as reform movements and fundamentalisms within Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism.
  • Trends in domestic and international law, including NGO and INGO work.
  • Social issues, human rights issues, LGBTQ issues, gender and caste concerns.
  • Wars, genocides, ethnic or political violence, and refugee issues (in recent or long-standing conflicts).
  • Human migration, population shifts, and environmental issues.
  • Literary genres, artistic movements, new and old technologies, trends in South Asian cinema and pop culture.

While this list of suggestions is by no means exhaustive, we encourage papers that address less commonly researched sociopolitical issues, communities, or theories. We hope to organize panels with presenters addressing similar issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Please visit http://bit.ly/rustgiconferencesubmissions to submit proposals.

​ ​Accepted applicants who submit complete proposals by August 1, 2018 may be eligible for a travel subvention of up to $200. Applicants should also seek funding from their home institutions. The conference organizers will assist participants in seeking affordable accommodations in Buffalo.

Format
The conference will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the University at Buffalo​, SUNY​. Students presenters should plan for 15-minute presentations. Each panel will include 30 minutes for discussion.

Deadline
Proposals, including 250-word abstracts and the contact information of a faculty supervisor, must be submitted via the online submissions portal (http://bit.ly/rustgiconferencesubmissions). Those seeking travel subventions must submit their complete application (including a brief justification of expenses and efforts to seek supplemental funding) no later than August 1, 2018. Submissions will be accepted after this date on a rolling basis, space permitting, until September 7, 2018. Applicants will be notified about the status of their submissions and the availability of travel subventions beginning in late August 2018.

​Inquiries

Please contact rustgiconference@gmail.com ​with questions or ​for more information about the conference.

The first annual Rustgi South Asian Undergraduate Research Conference is made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Vinod Rustgi and his family.

Monday
05/14/18

Salvation Army Seeks Volunteers

Posted by Tim on May 14, 2018 in Community Announcements, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers for two days:

1) National Donut Day – Friday, June 1 from 7-9am

2) 13th annual Red Kettle Open golf tournament from 10:30am-5:00pm. Volunteers can work in shifts.

Any chance you could share this information with people and let me know if anyone is available. Thanks!

Demi Walsh
Red Kettle/Volunteer Coordinator
The Salvation Army Buffalo Area Services
960 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
work: (716) 888-6220
cell: (716) 563-5670
www.buffalosalvationarmy.org

Monday
04/30/18

UB Pre-Meds without Borders Brings you World Health Club Fair May 1 in the SU Lobby

Posted by Tim on April 30, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

World Health Club Fair event on May 1 at 11AM-2PM in the SU Lobby.

This fair will bring awareness to a disease(s) that affects different regions of world. Participants will be handing out flyers or can make a poster of the disease and how it is affecting people for the event. You can pick any disease or condition that you are passionate about. SA Clubs participating can also receive 1 SA participation credit if two club members are present.

If you are interested, please sign up use this link: https://goo.gl/forms/wha08wPWsWjOS7qh1

 

Monday
04/16/18

Celebrate Female Founders with a Screening of “She Started It” April 19 CFA

Posted by Tim on April 16, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Join us to celebrate Female Founders in Western New York with the screening of She Started IT, a documentary that highlights the struggles and triumphs of female founders in the Tech Industry. Blackstone LaunchPad at the University at Buffalo is hosting this program in collaboration with UB’s College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in the Center for the Arts.

The program will begin with a panel discussion where panelists will share their story and offer insight into the entrepreneurship experience. We hope to inspire and empower our students to pursue an entrepreneurial path to impact their communities. The panel will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Atrium. The discussion will be followed by a networking reception for our students, Alumni, and business leaders in the WNY community. Film screening will begin at  6:00 p.m. with Director Nora Poggi and Executive Producer of the film, Jana Shea, UB Alumnae ’77.

  • Panel discussion with Female Founders: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Networking Event: 5:00 – 5:45 PM (Catered by Falletta’s)
  • Screening & Talk-back: 6:00 – 7:30 PM

A favor of a response is requested:  https://tinyurl.com/SheStartedIT18

Monday
04/16/18

Cognitive Seminar Talks: An Empirical and Computational Account of Multimodal Semantic Integration April 26 in 108 Capen

Posted by Tim on April 16, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

April 26th, Thursday, 1-2, Capen 108

An empirical and computational account of multimodal semantic integration

Greg Smith, Dept. of Psychology

Monday
04/16/18

Cognitive Seminar Talks: Dyslexia on a Continuum-A complex network approach April 19 in 108 Capen

Posted by Tim on April 16, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

April 19th, Thursday, 1-2, Capen 108

Dyslexia on a continuum: A complex network approach

Erica Edwards, Dept. of Psychology

Friday
04/13/18

UB LGBT/Queer Prom April 28 ALL are welcome!

Posted by Tim on April 13, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Student Clubs

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 7 – 10:00pm
Location: 228 Student Union (the old card office)

All are welcome (allies too!) and all gender expressions are welcome.

The event is free for UB students and will have food & refreshments provided. In lieu of a ticket, we only ask that those who are interested in attending RSVP at this url: https://tinyurl.com/ubprom

Thursday
04/12/18

InFocus: Cannabis Friday, April 20th

Posted by Tim on April 12, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

You are invited to InFocus, a monthly conversation on today’s hot topics.  This month’s topic will be about Cannabis (“Marijuana”), a topic that has filled headlines in the U.S. and abroad in recent years regarding the substance’s many uses and effects. Most recently, Canada and various U.S. states have been debating cannabis and its use within society. A brief lesson of facts regarding cannabis will be presented, followed by an open discussion regarding the legalization of cannabis, health benefits and risks, and effects on the community or individuals. Your questions and input will greatly contribute to this discussion.

Dr. R. Lorraine Collins, Associate Dean for Research, Department of Community Health and Health Behavior, School of Public Health and Health Professions, UB, will moderate the discussion.

Date:  Friday, April 20
Time:  12:00-1:00
Place:  Capen Hall 107, North Campus

Sponsored by Campus Life, the University Honors College and International Student & Scholar Services