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Monday
11/14/16

Blackstone Launchpad Workshops November 10-18, 2016

Posted by Tim on November 14, 2016 in Academics, Competitions, Event, Workshops

Set your ideas in motion with Blackstone LaunchPad at UB

Think like an Innovator and Entrepreneur, join us for our upcoming workshops +

Find us on Facebook for workshop details: https://www.facebook.com/LaunchPadUB

Workshop Offerings:  November 10 – November 18, 2016

 

LaunchPad Workshop | Pitch Your Idea

Date: Thursday, November 10

Time: 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Location: Blackstone LaunchPad (220 Student Union)

RSVP: Not required, https://www.facebook.com/LaunchPadUB

 

LaunchPad Workshop | Protecting What’s Yours:  Corporate and Organizational Issues

Date: Thursday, November 10

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Location: Blackstone LaunchPad (220 Student Union)

RSVP: Not required, https://www.facebook.com/LaunchPadUB

 

Female Founder Friday with Christian Johnson, Founder of Driver Watchdog

Date: Friday, November 11

Time: 3-4 PM

Location: Blackstone LaunchPad (220 Student Union)

RSVP: Not required, https://www.facebook.com/LaunchPadUB

About: Listen to a successful female entrepreneur share her story and share tips for success.  Join us for Female Founder Friday with Christian Johnson, Founder & President of Watchdog.  Driver Watchdog is a real-time vehicle monitoring and safety device which allows you to track and view live video of your vehicle from any mobile device or PC.

 

Global Entrepreneurship Week: 3MT Pitch – How to Pitch Panel Presentation

Date: Monday, November 14

Time: 4:00-6:00 PM

Location: 330 Student Union

RSVP: http://bit.ly/3MTUB

Attend this panel presentation to learn how to convey your thesis or dissertation research to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes. Founded by the University of Queensland.

 

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Innovate n’ Caffeinate on Speedy Wheels with WNY Entrepreneurs

Date: Wednesday, November 16

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Location: Innovation Center: d!g at 640 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14203

RSVP by email: mgt-cel@buffalo.edu

 

Global Entrepreneurship Week: LaunchPad Workshop | Revenue Models

Date: Thursday, November 17

Time: 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Location: Blackstone LaunchPad (220 Student Union)

RSVP: Not required, https://www.facebook.com/LaunchPadUB

 

Global Entrepreneurship Week: LaunchPad Workshop | Crowdfunding a Startup

Date: Thursday, November 17

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Location: Blackstone LaunchPad (220 Student Union)

RSVP: Not required, https://www.facebook.com/LaunchPadUB

Join us for an informational session on the benefits of crowdfunding your startup. Oscar Pedroso, founder of Thimble, raised over $250,000 and will share his experience, tips and be available for Q&A.

 

Sell Me This Finals – Pitching a Secret Product

Date: Friday, November 18

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Location: Blackstone LaunchPad (220 Student Union)

RSVP: Not required, https://www.facebook.com/LaunchPadUB

Watch as 6 finalists from the September and October sessions compete for the Sell Me This championship title! The winning pitch wins a $50 prize.

 

 

Friday
11/11/16

Study Abroad Photo Contest and Exhibition November 17

Posted by Tim on November 11, 2016 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Study Abroad

PHOTO CONTEST & EXHIBITION

You are invited to attend the 14th annual UB Study Abroad Photo Contest & Exhibition.  UB Study Abroad will have study abroad participants submit photos illustrating their study abroad experience and we strongly encourage you to come to the Student Union Flag Room to see the photographs taken all over the world by UB study abroad participants.  There will be a presentation of the winners at 1pm and refreshments will be provided.  Please attend this International Education Week event and vote for your favorite photo for the People’s Choice Award.  We look forward to seeing you there.
Thursday, November 17th from 11:00am-2:00pm in the Student Union Lobby

Tuesday
11/08/16

Boren Scholarships: How, When and Where to Apply November 18

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2016 in Academics, Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Boren Scholarships: How, When & Where to Apply

Sponsored by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships and UB Boren Scholars

Friday, November 18th

3:30pm to 4:30pm

107 Capen Hall

Sponsored by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, and UB Boren Scholars

Tuesday
11/08/16

2017-2018 Global Health Corps Fellowship Applications are Open!

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2016 in Academics, Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Great ideas don’t change the world — great people do. Global Health Corps (GHC) is building the next generation of global health leaders through a one-year paid fellowship program. We are looking for 156 talented young leaders from every sector for our 2017-2018 class of fellows – applications are open through January 18, 2017.

GHC fellows fill critical systems gaps at high-impact NGOs and government agencies in Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Malawi and the US, working on issues ranging from malaria to nutrition, family planning to HIV/AIDS. Read more about our emerging leaders’ experiences and thoughts on leadership, social justice, and health equity.

If you want to shape the future of global health and you meet the requirements below, we invite you to start your application today! This year’s fellowship positions will be posted on December 7, 2016. Our diverse community of nearly 750 changemakers is committed to social justice and united by the belief that health is a human right. From where we’re sitting, the future looks very, very bright.

Wednesday
11/02/16

GSEA Competition November 17

Posted by Tim on November 2, 2016 in Academics, Competitions

The Entrepreneur Organizion’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for student entrepreneurs who actively run a business. EO GSEA nominees compete in qualifying competitions for the chance to advance to the Global Finals, held in April 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany. With more than 1,700 competitors from more than 50 countries, EO GSEA is an exclusive opportunity for student entrepreneurs to make connections, find resources, and grow their businesses!

EO WNY Will hold our own GSEA Competition on November 17th. For more information: http://www.eo-wny.com/events-1/2016/11/17/eo-wny-global-student-entrepreneur-awards-gsea

 

Wednesday
10/19/16

UB/International Competition $22,000 Prize!

Posted by Tim on October 19, 2016 in Community Announcements, Competitions

In partnership with Western University (London, Ontario), UB invites students to compete in the inaugural UB World’s Challenge Challenge. In teams of three, students are asked to identify an issue facing the world today (food security, inequality, energy consumption, etc.) and propose a solution to that specific problem. Once selected, teams will have four weeks to develop their concept and present their solution in 5-7 minutes to a panel of UB faculty and administrators. After two rounds of campus presentations in December and February, the winning team will represent UB at an international competition at Western University and compete for a first place prize of $22,000 USD. Teams must act quickly, though. Submissions are due via UBLinked by November 4 and the first round of presentations is scheduled for December 2. For more details and an application, please visit Transcending Borders UB at UBLinked. Sponsored by Blackstone LaunchPad and the Office of International Education.

Thursday
10/13/16

Parkside Neighborhood Logo Competition

Posted by Tim on October 13, 2016 in Community Announcements, Competitions

What does the Parkside Neighborhood Mean to YOU?

We invite you, our parkside neighbors, to submit original artwork and concepts to the Parkside neighborhood logo contest.  The logo should evoke ideas about the neighborhood’s identity and characteristics.  The logo designs will be judged by the Parkside Community Association board members.  The logo will be judged on creativity, the values it incorporates, and the versatility to be used at multiple scales and formats.

A good logo should:

  • Include the word ‘PARKSIDE’ in full
  • Evoke ideas about the Parkside Neighborhood values and character
  • Be legible in both color and black and white
  • Be usable at multiple scales and formats

Please email high resolution submissions in jpg, png, ai, pdf, indd, or tiff to pcadirector@gmail.com by end of day on 11.01.2016.  Be sure to include your name and contact information in the email.  Files should not exceed 5 MB.  We look forward to your submissions!

The chosen logo will become part of the creative commons and will be accessible to use and share by all.  The original format of the chosen logo will be shared on the Parkside Community Association website.  Although the logo contest is sponsored by the Parkside Community Association, the logo is not meant to be used as the association’s logo.  Rather, it is meant to create an identity for the neighborhood and the community.

**The chosen winner will receive a ‘Parkside’ themed gift pack and a free one year PCA membership.

Monday
08/29/16

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program & Donald M. Payne International Development Scholarship Information Session

Posted by Tim on August 29, 2016 in Competitions, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

You are invited to attend an Information Session

For the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Programs

and Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship

With Patricia Scroggs, Director of the Rangel Int’l Affairs Program

Friday, September 9, 2016, 2:00 -3:00 PM

567 Capen Hall – The Jeannette Martin Room

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program:

  • Up to $95,000 over two years to cover master’s degree and internships
  • Internships on Capitol Hill and overseas at a U.S. Embassies or Consulates
  • Employment with State Department Foreign Service upon completion of graduate studies

Eligibility:

  • US citizenship; senior or recent graduate applying for graduate school; cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher

Rangel Undergraduate Int’l Affairs Summer Enrichment Program:

  • 6-week program at Howard University to prepare for career in international affairs
  • 2 for-credit courses, plus visits/meetings with professionals to explore int’l careers
  • Program covers room, board, tuition, transportation and provides $3,200 stipend

Eligibility:

  • US citizenship, full-time undergraduate student, with at least sophomore standing, cumulative 3.2 GPA

USAID Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program:

  • Up to $93,000 over two years to cover two-year master’s degree and internships
  • Internships on Capitol Hill and overseas at a USAID Mission
  • Employment with the USAID Foreign Service upon completion of graduate studies

Eligibility:

  • US citizenship; senior or recent graduate applying for graduate school; cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher

ALL MAJORS WELCOME!!!!

Monday
07/18/16

Hispanic Women’s League Scholarship Opportunity Deadline to apply is September 10, 2016

Posted by Tim on July 18, 2016 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

The annual HWL Scholarship application is now available online at www.hispanicwomensleague.org.  I have also attached it for your convenience.  We will announce the winners September of 2016, and the award will be presented at our Annual Award Dinner in October 2016.

“The mission of the Hispanic Women’s League is to improve the quality of life, assist in the personal and professional development, and advocate for the concerns of the Hispanic woman.  The primary commitment of the Hispanic Women’s League is to provide scholarships to women of Hispanic descent for the attainment of higher education. In addition, the League performs and participates in numerous community services, fundraising  efforts, and makes contributions specifically geared to address the unique concerns of the Hispanic woman and the Latino community. ”

We are a not-for-profit organization that is comprised of volunteer members.

For more information and to apply: http://www.hispanicwomensleague.org/scholarship-application.html

Thursday
07/14/16

BurnoutItaly.com Entrepreneur Scholarship Deadline to apply is August 1

Posted by Tim on July 14, 2016 in Academics, Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

If you are currently enrolled in a college or university program, and have aspirations to go into business for yourself, please write a one page essay that best expresses what you want to do with your life, and why. Include your current major in college. Also feel free to include a piece of media (photo, video) that speaks to what you aspire to do. We will publish the winning media so please understand that by submitting, you give us the right to publish your photo or video submission alongside your name.There is no right answer: one could be interested in becoming a professional photographer, a professional wrestler, or a web developer. The only prerequisite is that you are passionate about your goals. Also explain how the award would help support your education.

We will choose the scholarship recipient based on need, ingenuity, and sincerity.

There is no fee to apply.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.burnoutitaly.com/scholarships