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Monday
12/11/17

Fulbright Application Development Workshops for Juniors February 8, February 22, March 8 and March 29

Posted by Tim on December 11, 2017 in Academics, Competitions, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Workshops

Fulbright Application Development Workshops for Juniors

Would you like to spend a year after graduation researching, teaching or earning a master’s degree abroad?  The Fulbright provides funded opportunities for undergraduates to travel for a year after they graduate. There are more than 150 countries to choose from.*

Fulbright applications are due almost a full year before your dates of travel. In order to travel the year after you graduate, you’ll have to submit your application in September of your senior year so now’s the time to start thinking about your application!

To help you prepare a competitive application UB will be hosting a series of Fulbright workshops this spring.  You will learn more about Fulbright, how to select the country to which you’ll apply and how to propose the required cross-cultural engagement project.  These sessions will be hosted by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships and UB’s Fulbright Program Advisor, Dr. Colleen Culleton.

Sessions will be held on Thursdays: February 8, February 22, March 8 and March 29.  The sessions will be offered from either 9:00am-10:00am or 3:00pm-4:00pm on each of these days.  Students are required to commit to all 4 sessions which includes beginning preparation of the personal statement and project proposal.

To be considered for this program, students must complete a brief online application by 5pm EST on Monday, January 29: https://universityatbuffalo-wgtck.formstack.com/forms/fulbright_development_program_for_juniors.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at fellowships@buffalo.edu.

* To qualify for Fulbright U.S. student programs, applicants must be U.S. citizens and have a bachelor’s degree by the time their Fulbright year starts.

Tuesday
11/21/17

WNY Prosperity Fellowship Information Sessions…Open to All Undergraduate Majors

Posted by Tim on November 21, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Workshops

Information Sessions: 2018-19 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

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018 continuing UG/GRAD students & April 1, 208 for all new GRAD applicants.

 All students will be awarded a paid summer internship; scholarship support will be awarded during the academic year will vary in size and may be up to $25,000 based on a student’s unmet financial need.  This fellowship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the Western New York region. Open to all undergraduate majors and select graduate programs including students in the School of Management, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and School of Architecture and Planning.

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 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the advised deadline.
  • open to US Citizens or students holding permanent residency. Not intended for international students

For full details, visit the fellowship website at: http://www.buffalo.edu/content/www/entrepreneurship/programs/wny-prosperity.html

Candidates are encouraged to attend Fellowship Application Information sessions
(all held in 220 Student Union):

  • Wednesday, November 29………………………….5PM
  • Friday, December 1…………………………………….1PM
  • Monday, December 4………………………………..12PM
  • Tuesday, December 5………………………………….4PM
  • Monday, February 5……………………………………4PM
  • Wednesday, February 7……………………………..11AM
  • Tuesday, February 13…………………………………..5PM
  • Thursday, February 15………………………………….1PM
Tuesday
11/07/17

Innovation Sprint with Univera Healthcare-Hack-A-Thon/Case Competition December 1 and December 2

Posted by Tim on November 7, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Innovation Sprint with Univera Healthcare – Hack-A-Thon/ Case Competition | Dec. 1st& 2nd

Think like an innovator! Get a taste of what it’s like to pitch ideas and develop strategic and technological innovations within the context of a large healthcare organization.

Join us for the Univera Helathcare Innovation Sprint as we work to solve a challenge the company faces. Univera Healthcare team members have identified the issue—now it will be your job to help come up with solutions. The Health Plan has struggled with collection and submission of provider information updates. And as a result, data integrity has suffered. The goal is to create a solution that offers members accurate and relevant provider information.

Think of an Innovation Sprint like a Hack-A-Thon or Case Competition, where you’ll work to develop and design a solution to the problem over the course of 24-hours.  No worries, no need for a sleeping bag or a pillow, just plan to stay-late and return early!

Why participate? Make connections, grow your network, and make an impression.

Join us to win $ gift cards:

  • 1st – $1,000 for the Team
  • 2nd – $750 for the Team
  • 3rd – $500 for the Team

Bring yourself, we’ll take care of the food and swag for a memorable event! Register to participate:  http://tinyurl.com/Univera-IS

Program sponsored in partnership with Blackstone LaunchPad at UB and Univera Health.

Monday
10/30/17

Gender Institute Undergraduate Scholarship Deadline November 6

Posted by Tim on October 30, 2017 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Call for Applications UB Gender Institute’s Undergraduate Scholarship
The Gender Institute, in coordination with the Experiential Learning Network, invites UB undergraduate students who are interested in conducting research related to women and gender to apply for merit scholarships. Research can be broadly defined to include a senior thesis project, fieldwork, or an independent project. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are welcome to apply.

Deadline: Monday, November 6, 2017 (by midnight).
Applications must include:
1. Application Form http://bit.ly/ApplCoverSheet
2. Statement of academic interests, accomplishments, and career goals (no more than
500 words)
3. Description of the specific research project for which you are seeking support (500 words)
4. Complete transcripts from all colleges attended (unofficial transcripts accepted)
5. Writing sample (5 pages, double-spaced);
6. Resume or c.v.
7. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a faculty member.
Applications should be sent to the Scholarship Review Committee at:
ub-irewg@buffalo.edu.
Please use the subject line: “Scholarship Application.”

Monday
10/23/17

Social FUSE Discussion and Challenge November 2, 2017

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Are you interested in making a difference in the world? Do you want to learn ways to take action and get involved? Would you like to network and share your own story about social entrepreneurship with likeminded individuals? Join us for a social innovation panel discussion to hear stories from innovators whose work in Western New York illustrates how giving voice and empowering communities can lead to community-based, sustainable solutions.

Join us Thursday, November 2, 2017 in the 2nd Floor Atrium of Davis Hall at 1:30 p.m.!

For more information and to RSVP, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-empowering-community-solutions-a-panel-discussion-on-social-innovation-tickets-38852077610?inf_contact_key=95a9b8ec8c0e4f0eac0e8cc54153dec0f119a561c1cb2d5973942f5ce177092a

For more information, stop by the Blackstone LaunchPad in 220 Student Union Or call: 716-645-8111

Wednesday
10/18/17

Minority Faculty and Staff Association Student Scholarship Opportunities Deadline is February 9, 2018

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2017 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

The Minority Faculty & Staff Association awards two undergraduate student scholarships at the annual commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Academic Achievement Award fund was established to provide an award to a sophomore or junior who meets high academic standards. The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship was established to honor a Junior or Senior who demonstrates high academic standards and leadership ability, and who exemplifies a personal character that advances the spirit and philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The awards are supported by donations given largely, but not exclusively, by minority faculty and staff at UB.

To learn more and apply, please visit: http://www.buffalo.edu/mfsa/section-22.html

Monday
10/16/17

Gender Institute Call for Undergraduate Scholarship Applications Deadline November 6

Posted by Tim on October 16, 2017 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Call for Applications UB Gender Institute’s Undergraduate Scholarship

The Gender Institute, in coordination with the Experiential Learning Network, invites UB undergraduate students who are interested in conducting research related to women and gender to apply for merit scholarships. Research can be broadly defined to include a senior thesis project, fieldwork, or an independent project. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are welcome to apply.

Deadline: Monday, November 6, 2017 (by midnight).

Applications must include:
1. Application Form http://bit.ly/ApplCoverSheet
2. Statement of academic interests, accomplishments, and career goals (no more than
500 words)
3. Description of the specific research project for which you are seeking support (500 words)
4. Complete transcripts from all colleges attended (unofficial transcripts accepted)
5. Writing sample (5 pages, double-spaced);
6. Resume or c.v.
7. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a faculty member.
Applications should be sent to the Scholarship Review Committee at:
ub-irewg@buffalo.edu.
Please use the subject line: “Scholarship Application.”

Monday
10/09/17

Compete for Cash Prizes at Blackstone LaunchPad Statdash Innovation Sprint! October 13

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Innovation Spring with Statdash

Think like an Innovator!

Get a taste of what it’s like to pitch marketing ideas and innovate in a startup.

Friday, October 13, 2017
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
145 Student Union

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2VTWJMO

FREE T-shirts, Pizza and Prizes! Questions? Stop by their office in 220 Student Union or call 716-645-8111

Tuesday
09/12/17

UB’s Entrepreneurs Festival September 14

Posted by Tim on September 12, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Check out UB’s Entrepreneurs Festival | Thurs., September 14th, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Student Union (North Campus)

Join us to celebrate innovation and creativity at UB’s inaugural Entrepreneurs Festival presented by Blackstone LaunchPad at UB on Thursday, September 14, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Student Union. The event will occur throughout the Student Union celebrating our student, faculty & staff, alumni, and local entrepreneurs.

Check out the Festival, where the WNY startup community will come together to connect, collaborate, and celebrate entrepreneurs across the University. Grow your startup knowledge and make lasting connections. Featuring Pete Cimino, co-founder, Lloyd Taco Factory for How I Built This, a raw and authentic interview of an entrepreneur by a UB student entrepreneur. Pitch Wars will highlight student entrepreneurs pitching their ideas to win one of two spots to TechStars in NYC to represent UB at the Blackstone LaunchPad sponsored event.

For more details, please visit: https://calendar.buffalo.edu/event/entrepreneurs-festival

Monday
08/28/17

Join Team HoNerds for the 27th Linda Yalem Safety Run September 24!

Posted by Tim on August 28, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief

The 27th annual Linda Yalem Safety Run 5K is scheduled for Sunday, September 24 at 9:30am. The Honors College is once again organizing a team of students, faculty and staff.

You must first register for the race itself by visiting: http://lindayalemrun.buffalo.edu/aboutus.php

Then contact Tim Matthews trm7@buffalo.edu or sign up in the Honors College, 106 Capen Hall with your shirt size to participate with the Honors College team. First time runners will receive a special “HONerds” t-shirt to wear during the race.  Deadline to sign-up to get an Honors t-shirt is Tuesday, September 6th.