University Honors College - The Honorable mention
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

ErieHack-Innovation Challenge to Solve Lake Erie’s Most Significant Problems, a competition

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

ErieHack

First held two years ago, Erie Hack is returning for spring 2019. Erie Hack is an innovation challenge that accelerates technology solutions to Lake Erie’s most significant problems. Student teams can compete for more than $100,000 in prizes at the final as well as a smaller pool here at during the UB selection process.

Working from challenge statements derived from ideation sessions with NASA representatives and regional stakeholders, teams are charged with creating innovative digital tools, hardware innovations and solutions that build “the Blue Economy,” the emergent economic sector dedicated to the sustainable stewardship of bodies of freshwater around the globe.

The local part of the competition kicks off Feb. 19 with an information session from 4-5pm, a team building day on March 8th from 3-5pm, and a hacking day on March 9th from 9-3pm all held in room 210 Student Union. UB will host the Buffalo quarterfinals April 19, with the winners advancing to the June 6 semifinals in Detroit. The finals will be held in conjunction with an Innovation Summit in Cleveland June 20.

Students with any questions should reach out to Derek Nichols, Sustainability Engagement Coordinator, at djn2@buffalo.edu.

Monday
02/04/19

Transforming Our Tomorrow: A New Clean Energy Vision-Present your clean energy ideas and you could win prizes

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

Transforming our Tomorrow: A New Clean Energy Vision

UB Sustainability is searching for students from across New York State to present their revolutionary clean energy ideas. Students that have completed a project or program, or have an idea for a new policy, invention or business can apply. First place will receive $3000, second place $2000, third place will receive $1000 and all students that are selected to participate in the final will receive a professionally edited video of their presentation. 

Participants will have five minutes to showcase their work either in teams or individually in front of a panel of judges on UB’s campus in April. Each presentation will be scored by a panel of judges on from the following rubric:

  • Creativity
  • Presentation
  • Research

A one to two minute video application is due on  February 8th (the video does not need to be a polished production).  Please share this information with students that may be working on a school project in the renewable field or just have a passion for clean energy and might be interested in applying.

Monday
02/04/19

The 2019 World’s Challenge Challenge Prizes of $2,000, $1,000 and $500!

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

Blackstone LaunchPad, International Education, and UB Sustainability are partnering up to host the 2019 World’s Challenge Challenge. This competition calls on students to address a key challenge that the world faces. In teams of three, students from diverse backgrounds will choose one idea and relate it to one (or more) of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the global community. It is an engaging opportunity for students to gain real-world experience through social innovation and entrepreneurship. Teams will compete locally here at UB in April, and the winning team goes on to contend against students from all around the world in London, Ontario in June.

Each team will have 5 to 7 minutes to talk about the World’s Challenge you wish to address, using a slide deck for visual support. Your presentation should reflect the concepts and principles being discussed through visuals and a limited amount of text. Video and other multimedia files and links are allowed, within the given time allotted.

  Prizes:

  • First Place $2,000
  • Second Place $1,000
  • Third Place $500
  • Plus a chance to compete at the finals for an additional $30,000 Canadian.

Once you have your team and idea, you will need to submit a video that is no longer than two minutes (you can book the Video Recording Rooms in the Silverman Library through the online reservation system if needed: https://booking.lib.buffalo.edu).  Video submissions must be sent by 2/8 (see website and flyer for more details).

Monday
02/04/19

2019 Life Raft Debate February 12

Posted by Tim on February 4, 2019 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief, Workshops

NEXT WEEK! 8th Annual Life Raft Debate (Tuesday, 2/12 at 6pm in 107 Capen)

When disaster threatens all of humanity, only one professor will make the cut to join the survivors. Join your peers in deciding the fate of faculty and academic disciplines in the 8th annual Life Raft Debate!

Dr. Michelle Benson                  Associate Professor, Political Science

Dr. Sharonah Fredrick              Clinical Assistant Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures

Dr. Joe Gardella                         SUNY Distinguished Professor, Chemistry

Dr. Jessica Kruger                       Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Health and Health Behavior

Dr. Henry Taylor                          Professor, Center for Urban Studies

Dr. Nikolaus Wasmoen            Visiting Assistant Professor, English

Fresh off her win last year, Dr. Wendy Quinton (Clinical Associate Professor, Psychology) will return in the role of Devil’s Advocate.

The debate will kick off at 6pm in 107 Capen on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 and will be followed by light refreshments and snacks in the Don Schack Student Lounge.

Wednesday
12/19/18

Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space: Global Competition January 28 in the UB CFA

Posted by Tim on December 19, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Workshops

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance has been invited to create an exhibit for the internationally renowned Prague Quadrennial (PQ) of Performance Design and Space, and you are invited to view this tremendously creative display on Monday, January 28, 2019 while the exhibit is here in Buffalo. Following the world premiere of the display in Buffalo, the exhibit will be presented in Louisville, Kentucky in March 2019 and will finally travel to Prague, Czech Republic in June 2019 for the Prague Quadrennial.

January 28, 2019
UB Center for the Arts
6 – 8 p.m.

6 – 7 p.m. | Reception with beverage service and light hors d’oeuvres
6:30 p.m. | Remarks from Robin Schulze, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Jonathan Shimon, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance; Dyan Burlingame, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance; and students from the Department of Theatre and Dance
7 – 8 p.m. | Self-directed view of exhibit

Join fellow UB alumni and friends with the Western New York theatre and arts community as we gather at UB Center for the Arts to hear first-hand from the students who contributed to this project. Sponsored by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), students are working to build two exhibits designed from a professional design team and an emerging design team. You will have the first look at what is considered the most outstanding contributions from US stage designers working from grassroots theatres to the Broadway stage. Following a complimentary reception with cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres in the Black Box from 6-7 p.m., the exhibit will be on display in the Drama Theatre from 7-8 p.m.

For more information, visit: http://www.pq.cz/what-is-pq/

Register online: https://www.ub-connect.com/s/1703/alumni/index.aspx?sid=1703&gid=2&pgid=2453&content_id=2350&authkey=DHf6DHOx5KF8IEeaFxln3pQ1vgTYcwENvEqCnRWHJjcD9DGFZWLUsA%3d%3d

Friday
12/14/18

Call for Nominations: President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring

Posted by Tim on December 14, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions

Call for Nominations: The President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring (the Meyerson Award)

The dean of undergraduate education invites nominations for the 2019-20 Meyerson Award. Award winners will have exhibited the truly outstanding and sustained guidance and support needed to help undergraduate students develop the skills necessary for research, creativity, critical thinking and innovation.

The Meyerson nomination process has been updated this year to make the process consistent with that of other university mentoring awards. Additionally, only tenure track faculty are eligible for consideration.

Attached please find the nomination guidelines. Nominations are due on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 and should be submitted electronically at https://universityatbuffalo-wgtck.formstack.com/forms/meyerson.Meyerson 2019-20 Memo and Guidelines

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Stewart, assistant director in the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, at fellowships@buffalo.edu.

 

Tuesday
11/06/18

Accepting Applications for the Western NY Prosperity Fellowship Program-Open to All Undergrad Majors!

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2018 in Academics, Competitions, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Internships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Workshops

Accepting applications for the Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program | Open to all UG majors and select GRAD programs: 

Seeking students with an entrepreneurial drive who want to make a difference in Western New York

A leadership development program that provides selected Fellows professional development opportunities, as well as resources and access to WNY business leaders. WNY Prosperity Fellows are awarded a paid summer internship; scholarship support awarded during the academic year up to $25,000 based on a student’s unmet financial need, and an enrichment fund of $1,000. This fellowship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the WNY region. Open to all undergraduate majors and select graduate programs including students in the School of Management, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, School of Architecture and Planning, and School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Fellowship eligibility:  

  • current sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply;
  • should have minimum 3.0 cumulative UG GPA / 3.5 cumulative GRAD GPA;
  • have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy through job creation;
  • complete the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the advised deadline. Please note that you may file a FAFSA using estimated income information and update your FAFSA once you complete your current tax return.

For full details, visit the fellowship website at:  http://www.buffalo.edu/entrepreneurship.html | Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

Candidates are encouraged to attend Fellowship information sessions:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 12:30 p.m., 131 Cary Hall, South Campus
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
  • Monday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
  • Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
  • Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
  • Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus