University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Thursday
01/18/18

Inclusive Launch Foundry 8 Week Start-up Training and Internship Program Application Deadline is January 22

Posted by Tim on January 18, 2018 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Event, Internships, Workshops

Inclusive Launch Foundry, Co-founded by Blackstone LaunchPad and Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships is an accelerated 8 week start-up training and internship program. The objective is to provide a framework for which students from diverse backgrounds can apply their new found knowledge to develop a scalable business.

Students who complete the Spring Inclusive Launch Foundry Program will be placed in a paid-internship experience during the Fall 2018 semester with a WNY startup company that aligns with their interests and goals.

Please note* You do NOT need to have a startup to apply!

Key Dates
Application deadline: 01/31/18
Program begins: 02/06/18
Classes: Every other Tuesday from 6-8PM
Program ends: 05/03/18

Have questions? Email mcerokwu@buffalo.edu | Maureen Erokwu

To apply, please click HERE

Thursday
01/18/18

Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars (MICHHERS) Summer Program for Undergrad and MA Students Deadline February 9

Posted by Tim on January 18, 2018 in Academics, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

I wanted to pass along a summer program announcement for your undergraduate or MA students from diverse cultural, economic, geographic, and ethnic backgrounds who are interested in pursuing graduate study in the humanities. They can apply to the Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars (MICHHERS) summer program at the University of Michigan. The program pays all expenses and is intended to bring talented undergraduate or MA students in several humanities fields to Ann Arbor for a two-week summer workshop June 11–23, 2018. The program prepares students to apply to PhD programs and will inform them about the opportunities and resources available for students at the university. Participants will meet with our faculty and PhD students about research in their chosen department (options are: Asian Languages and Cultures, Classical Studies, English, History; Linguistics, Romance Languages and Literatures, Sociology [qualitative], and Women’s Studies [any humanities field]). Fellows will have the opportunity to work on their own research paper or to develop a research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Application deadline: February 9, 2018. More details @ the application site: http://www.rackham.umich.edu/michhers

Wednesday
01/10/18

School Leadership Program Info Session January 27

Posted by Tim on January 10, 2018 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Graduate School Programs

School Leadership Program Info Session

Saturday, January 27, 2018

10:00-11:00 a.m.

479 Baldy Hall – UB North Campus

The University at Buffalo’s Leadership Initiative for Tomorrow’s Schools (LIFTS) program prepares students to become educational leaders at the building and district levels.  This 36-credit hour CAEP accredited program fulfills NYSED academic requirements for the following certificates:

School Building Leader (SBL)

School District Leader (SDL)

School District Business Leader (SDBL)

At this info session you will meet with program faculty, graduates and an admissions representative to discuss the LIFTS program, career opportunities and application requirements.

You can learn more about the LIFTS program by visiting: http://gse.buffalo.edu/programs/edadmin/lifts

Pre-registration is suggested. Please contact Baylee Richards at bayleeri@buffalo.edu to pre-register or if you have any questions regarding the admission process.

If you have already registered, thank you for your RSVP! We will be in touch the week of January 22 with additional details regarding our session.

The session will be begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. Parking is free and open on weekends.

Wednesday
01/10/18

Invitation to Attend 2018 Global Engagement Summit on February 23

Posted by Tim on January 10, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking

Invitation for Students To Attend the 2018 Global Engagement Summit on February 23

The Global Engagement Summit convenes more than 1,000 American college students and UNA-USA leaders for a day of dynamic and informative discussions on the most pressing issues facing the UN. Held at UN Headquarters in New York City, event participants dive deep into the mission and work of the UN, empowering them to be better advocates in the halls of Congress and in their communities across the United States.

Past speakers have included the UN Secretary-General, the President of the General Assembly, the U.S. Youth Observer to the UN, and top corporate leaders. This year’s keynote speaker will be Jeffrey Sachs, American economist and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. See the full agenda for the Summit and register here before tickets sell-out.

To inquire about financial assistance, please contact Anna Mahalak, Youth Engagement Manager, at amahalak@unausa.org. Scholarships are available for undergraduate students who attend college in VT, WV, DE, IN, ID, or GA.

Monday
11/27/17

Honors Alumni Coffee Chat with Dr. Robert Daly, Professor of English December 6

Posted by Tim on November 27, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Workshops

Please join the Honors College for an Honors Alumni Coffee Chat featuring Dr. Robert Daly, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, English

Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Don Schack Student Lounge, 106 Capen Hall

RSVP to honors@buffalo.edu by Thursday, November 30, 2017.

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
11/06/17

UB Graduate Programs Information Sessions November 10, 17 and 28

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

As a leader in graduate and professional education, the University at Buffalo is a destination for scholars, researchers, leaders, thinkers and lifelong learners who come here to do work that makes a difference.

We invite you to attend a UB Graduate Information Session to learn why UB is the right place to take the next step in your education. This is your chance to discover opportunities within our graduate and professional schools, learn more about the application and admissions processes, and gain insight on how to prepare for graduate study.

Register today for one of the following UB Graduate Information Sessions:

Friday, Nov. 10: 3-5 p.m., Student Union Lobby, North Campus

Friday, Nov. 17: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Harriman Hall, South Campus
Tuesday, Nov. 28: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Capen Lobby, North Campus

Why choose UB for Graduate Study?

  • Most students complete their degree in less time than the national average (2.5 years master’s; 6.5 years doctoral).
  • 30% of graduate and professional students hail from countries outside the U.S.
  • 89 countries are represented within the graduate student population.
  • 249,000+ UB alumni live across 50 states and 147 countries.

With more than 300 programs, renowned faculty, unmatched intellectual diversity and vast opportunities for interdisciplinary study, UB’s graduate programs offer more chances for professional advancement, personal growth and greater global impact.

You belong at a top institution. Make it the University at Buffalo. Register to attend a Graduate Information Session today!

Monday
11/06/17

MLK @ Buffalo 50 Years Later November 9

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Join us on November 9, 2017 in the Student Union Theater, 3:30-5pm, as UB commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final speech in Buffalo.  Dr. King appeared before a standing-room-only audience at Kleinhans Music Hall on November 9, 1967. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in 201 Student Union.

Guest Speakers:

Ruth Bryant, Attendee of the 1967 Speech by MLK, UB Alumna and long-serving UB Professional Staff Member
Devonya Havis, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Canisius College
Scott Hollander, Associate Directory, UB Libraries
George Nicholas, Senior Pastor, Lincoln United Methodist Church, Buffalo, NY
Leslie Velez, President, UB Undergraduate Student Association
Victoria Wolcott, Professor, UB Department of History

Hosted by:
Teresa Miller, Vice Provost, Inclusive Excellence
Austin Booth, Vice Provost, UB Libraries

Thursday
11/02/17

UB Women in STEM Presents: The Next 10 Years: Helping STEM Students Thrive Online Discussion

Posted by Tim on November 2, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

The UB Women in STEM Cooperative is proud to debut The Next 10 Years: Helping STEM Students Thrive series, a collaboration between Cornell University and the University at Buffalo featuring the perspectives of national thought leaders and institutional representatives about expanding the participation of women in undergraduate STEM education at different scales.

This interactive, online series features a different topic per month. Each session kicks off with an introduction by our distinguished thought leaders followed by institutional representatives from Cornell University and the University at Buffalo who will share insights from their campuses. Participants may join the conversation, ask questions, share experiences, build networks and learn more about:

  • Innovations that can expand female or underrepresented minority student participation and success in STEM undergraduate education.
  • Effective evidence-based STEM teaching practices commonly adopted at research universities.
  • Unique institutional and cultural challenges to achieving STEM diversity.
  • What difference at scale looks like.

Details

Time: All sessions are scheduled from 12 to 1:30 p.m. EST

Intended audience: Faculty and administrators.

Why attend: Discover inclusive STEM teaching practices and culturally-sensitive pedagogies that can easily be incorporated into your curriculum to improve underrepresented student learning.

Format: Online Video Conference (Internet access and a web browser are required. Video conference setup details will be provided upon registration.)

Cost: Free.

#STEMStudentsThrive

Learn more and register today here: http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/womeninstem/stem-online-series.html

Higher Education Trends

OCT. 11, 2017

Speakers:

·         Lynne A. Molter, ScD, Swarthmore College

·         Julia Thom Levy, PhD, Cornell University

·         Elisabeth Etopio, PhD, University at Buffalo

·         Richard Lamb, PhD, University at Buffalo

 

 

Learning Spaces

JAN. 10, 2018

Speakers:

·         Jeanne L. Narum, Learning Spaces Collaboratory

·         Rebecca Rotundo, MA, University at Buffalo

·         Lisa Stephens, PhD, Office of the SUNY Provost

Institutional Practices

NOV. 8 , 2017

Speakers:

·         Nancy Shapiro, PhD, University System of Maryland

·         Renetta Tull, PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

·         Letitia Thomas, PhD, University at Buffalo

 

Introductory Undergraduate Courses in STEM

FEB. 14, 2018

Speakers:

·         Jay Labov, PhD, National Research Council

·         Catherine Middlecamp, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

·         Liesl Folks, PhD, MBA, University at Buffalo

 

Series Wrap

MARCH 14, 2018

Speakers:

·         Patrice Prusko, PhD, Cornell University

·         Kathleen Murphy, EdM, MBA, University at Buffalo

More speakers to be confirmed.

Wednesday
11/01/17

STEM for Everyone Event November 9 Lunch Provided

Posted by Tim on November 1, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Please consider joining the Women in STEM Collaborative on Thursday, Nov 9 from noon – 1 p.m. in the Student Union Landmark room (SU 210) for “STEM for Everyone: Stories from Students”.

UB Undergraduate and Graduate students will provide 5-minute presentations about STEM topics in language that is easily understandable by the general public.  Lunch will be provided.

For more information and to register to attend (not required, but preferred), please visit: www.eng.buffalo.edu/womeninstem

Looking forward to seeing you on November 9th!