University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
02/05/18

3 Minute Thesis Live Finals Competition March 2

Posted by Tim on February 5, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Workshops

3 Minute Thesis Live Finals competition on Friday, March 2.  Hear current PhD students explain their research in non-technical terms, at this fun and engaging event.

To introduce your students to 3MT, may I suggest a few resources:

  • encourage students to watch our brief 3MT promotional video.  This 2-minute video provides a great overview of what the event is all about.
  • 2017 3MT videos are available online in our 3MT Finalist Gallery; just click on a person’s photograph to get to their 3MT video.
  • 2018 3MT Flyer is attached, which can be used as a “save the date” prompt

Friday, March 2, 2018
3-5 p.m.
Center for the Arts Screening Room

Monday
01/29/18

Volunteers Needed to Help with Tag Week Events

Posted by Tim on January 29, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help with the following three tasks:

Monday, February 26, “tagging” signs on north campus at 8am

Tuesday, February 27, stations between 10am-2pm

Thursday, March 1, stations between 10am-2pm

Students should email Allison Suflita in the Honors College at asuflita@buffalo.edu and include their first and last names, email address, availability on Tuesday/Thursday and preference for North or South Campus, and tee shirt size (S,M,L,XL,XXL,XXXL).

More information on TAG Week can be found here: https://www.buffalo.edu/alumni/tagweek.html

Monday
01/29/18

Jerusalem InFocus Friday, February 16 at 12 noon in 107 Capen

Posted by Tim on January 29, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Join us for the first InFocus of the spring semester as we discuss Capital controversy: Should embassies be located in Jerusalem?

Friday, February 16, 2018 at 12 noon in the Colloquium Room (107 Capen Hall)

Thursday
01/25/18

Become a Champion for Change Program with One Region Forward

Posted by Tim on January 25, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Are you resolved to make a difference in 2018? Apply today to become a Champion for Change with One Region Forward!

Through a series of six workshops, homework, and teamwork over three months, Champions for Change learn how to turn ideas into action with practical tools, knowledge, and leadership skills.

Based on a match of talents and passions, Champions and University at Buffalo students will be placed in action planning teams. Champions also receive technical support through faculty mentors in collaboration with UB’s School of Architecture and Planning, Blackstone LaunchPad’s social entrepreneurship program, It Takes A Village Action Organization, and Groundwork Buffalo. Projects that align with Groundwork Buffo’s mission to regenerate vacant lots may be eligible for support beyond May 2018 (see attached flyer).

To apply, first download and review the Champions for Change Overview & Application Guide, and then apply online.  For more information about the program, check out http://www.oneregionforward.org/citizen-planning-school/2018-champions-for-change/ .

Applications are due by January 26, 2018. Early applications will be given special consideration.

Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Walsh (eawalsh@buffalo.edu, or elizabeth.walsh@gmail.com)

Thursday
01/25/18

UB Department of Theatre and Dance’s Student Directed Series Presents: The Laramie Project this February

Posted by Tim on January 25, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

UBs Department of Theatre and Dance’s Student-Directed Series is presenting The Laramie Project this February.

The Laramie Project (2000) is a play by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project about the reaction to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY.  Since its debut, The Laramie Project has been performed in hundreds of high schools, colleges, and professional and community playhouses, often used as a tool to teach about prejudice and intolerance.  In 2002 the Emmy-nominated The Laramie Project film was commissioned by HBO.

Performances will be at 7:30pm on February 2nd and 3rd and at 2:00pm and 6:00pm on February 4th.  Tickets can be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior.  Learn more about the UB Department of Theatre and Dance and their current season online.

Thursday
01/25/18

Apply to the Panasci Technology Entrepreneurship Competition for your Chance to Win $25,000!

Posted by Tim on January 25, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

Apply to the Panasci Technology Entrepreneurship Competition for Your Chance to Win $25,000!

Do you have the next great idea?

Whether it’s an app, website or software that makes life a little easier-
A medical device or technology that could save lives-
Or a sustainable, scalable social innovation for the good of the community…

We want you to pitch it!

Get to the good part. What will I win? Applicants will compete for one of two prizes:

First Place$52,000 total value:
$25,000 seed funding plus in-kind services (accounting, legal, office space,
business development and human resource services) valued at more than $27,000

Second Place – $10,000 seed funding

How do I apply?
1. Fill out our online application by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, February 4, 2018
2. Sign up for a confidential venture coaching appointment through the Blackstone LaunchPad to help perfect your pitch!

The competition is open to teams led by undergrads, grads, PhDs or post-docs from any department at UB. Additional team members need not be UB affiliated. No prototype required to apply. Find the full competition schedule and rules here. Email Alex at eacleary@buffalo.edu with any questions.

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.