University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
02/13/17

Marshall University– Biomedical PhD Program

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2017 in Academics, Graduate School Programs

Q1: Is Marshall still accepting applications for its Biomedical Sciences (BMS) PhD program for this coming year?

A1: Yes! Though the priority application deadline was in November, Marshall continues accepting applications until the class is full.

Q2: How do I know if the class is full?

A2: Just ask (right now we are still accepting applications!). J maue1@marshall.edu or mubiomed@marshall.edu

Q3: When do classes begin?

A3: Classes begin on August 21, but PhD students actually apply for the summer term and begin on July 10. This allows students to get a head start on their research rotations, learn more about research opportunities, get to know their cohort and current students, acclimate to a new environment, and to prepare for the quickly approaching challenging graduate academic courses! The first week is Preparation for Graduate Academics (PGA) Boot Camp, and the last week before classes is when all research students, faculty, and other research personnel come together for the Annual Biomedical Sciences Research Retreat!

Q4: What is the focus of Marshall’s research?

A4: Marshall’s biomedical research takes an interdisciplinary approach and focuses on health concerns of clinical significance on a global scale, with particular attention given to the Appalachian region. Our primary goal through biomedical sciences is to use a translational research approach to help reduce the numerous health disparities of the Appalachian patient population and to improve health outcomes for our region. Some examples include: · Obesity-related disorders · Intestinal inflammation · Epithelial transport · Renal disease · Toxicology · Breast cancer · Pulmonary disease · Addiction-associated diseases · Diabetes · Hypertension · Bone growth abnormalities · Lipid homeostasis

Q5: How can I pay for my education?

A5: Accepted Biomedical Sciences PhD students for summer 2017 receive a $25,000 annual stipend, health insurance, and a tuition waiver.

Q6: Who cares?

A6: We do! You will find that the research facilities are outstanding, but so is Marshall’s research faculty!

Q7: How do I apply?

A7: Click here! Contact Diana with questions, to learn more, and/or to arrange a visit! maue1@marshall.edu or 304-696-3365 | https://jcesom.marshall.edu/research/phd

 

Be Competitive. Choose Marshall.

Tuesday
01/31/17

Want to become a certified teacher?

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2017 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Graduate School Programs

Picking your graduate school and program is a big decision. We know you have questions. Let us answer your questions one-on-one. Join us for an informal chat where you can ask us anything. Get to know us and let us help you figure out if UB GSE is right for you.

Our next info session is Tursday, February 2 at 12:00pm and Wednesday, February 8 and 3:00pm in 555 Baldy Hall.

Email bayleeri@buffalo.edu if you have any questions.

Wednesday
12/21/16

Spring 2017 Law Course with Open Seats for Honors Scholars

Posted by Tim on December 21, 2016 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Honors Experiences

Interested in taking a Law School course?  Check out Telling Stories with Dr. Schlegel!  This has been taught previously as an undergraduate Honors seminar.  Professor Schlegel would like to offer some seats in his graduate Law course to Honors scholars.  The course description is below.  Students interested in enrolling should contact Tim Matthews for the appropriate paperwork at: trm7@buffalo.edu.  Since it is a graduate level course, you can receive Honors experience credit.

Law 683, Telling Stories                                                                                               Schlegel!

M/W 5:30                                                                                                                   Spring 2017

“The legendary Supreme Court litigator John W. Davis once remarked, “A case well stated is a case half won.”  By this, Davis meant that cases are more often won or lost on how well lawyers weave the facts into a compelling story than on how well they articulate the law.  Thus, former students who are, and faculty who were, trial lawyers regularly remind me about the crucial importance in any litigator of the ability to tell a story.

However, stories do not tell themselves, whether they are seen on the page or on the screen.  Stories are shaped by the author, and derivatively by the director.  What that shaping accomplishes is the subject of this course.  Thus, it is designed to improve your ability to tell a story by examining how master storytellers shape their stories.

During the semester we will read three great novels and a good play, chosen because there exist at least two contrasting movie versions of each.  The novels are Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Emma, all by Jane Austen.  The play, Sabrina Fair by Samuel A. Taylor formed the basis for two movies called Sabrina.  In order for you to have time to read the first novel we will begin the course with two films — Mostly Martha and No Reservations that share a text, though the text is unavailable to me and, in any case, is written in German.  In the third class we will discuss, and thus compare, how each director shapes the implicit story.  Thereafter, we will first discuss how the author shapes the story, and then, after seeing the two film versions, discuss how each director shapes/reshapes the pre-existing story.  Papers will be due throughout the semester.  Initially they will be short analyses of the films and text.  About the middle of the semester the papers will lengthen and shift to the job of shaping the kind of stories that lawyers tell.

One more thing ought to be noted.  I am neither a film scholar nor a literary theorist.  Indeed, I do not enjoy reading either film scholarship or literary theory.  It is as a lawyer/law professor that I have gotten interested in the romantic comedy as an exemplar of the art of storytelling.  If you cannot abide the form, you best not take the course.

Monday
12/12/16

Graduate Programs in Public Health (MS, PhD, MPH)

Posted by Tim on December 12, 2016 in Academics, Graduate School Programs

WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS?
Graduate Programs in Public Health
(MS, PhD, MPH)

  • Want to make a difference in the world by doing health related work?
  • Interested in a health career but the careers you know about aren’t exactly what you most want to do?
  • Interested in doing health related research but not sure how to get the training you would need?

IF YOU SAID YES TO ANY OF THE ABOVE QUESTIONS,

then you need information about:

Graduate and research programs and careers in these Public Health majors:

Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Health Services Administration

Financial Assistance is Available for Qualified Applicants

CONTACT US:

The Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health,

UB School of Public Health and Health Professions

 

Karen DeGarmo, Graduate Program Coordinator (krklie@buffalo.edu), 716-829-5364

Lina Mu, MD, PhD, Graduate Director for MPH Programs (linamu@buffalo.edu)

Amy Millen, PhD, Graduate Director for MS/PhD Programs (aemillen@buffalo.edu)

Pavani Ram, MD, Director of Global Health Programs (pkram@buffalo.edu)

Katia Noyes, PhD, MPH, Director of Health Services Admin. Program (enoyes@buffalo.edu)

Xuefeng Ren, MD, PhD, Director of Environmental Health Program (xuefengr@buffalo.edu)

Lina Mu, MD, PhD, Director of Epidemiology Program (linamu@buffalo.edu)

 For additional information, visit our department web page:

 http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/epidemiology-and-environmental-health.html/

Monday
12/05/16

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Workshops for Juniors

Posted by Tim on December 5, 2016 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Scholarship Opportunities

Would you like to be fully funded for graduate school?  Many students think that they will be “fully funded” throughout their graduate programs but they really have a Teaching Assistantship (TA position) where they are paid to teach 20 hours a week.  A fellowship like the NSF GRFP is truly a fully funded award.

The NSF awards three-year scholarships for graduate study in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science.  This fellowship carries a stipend of $32,000 per year plus a cost of education allowance to cover tuition and fees for three years.  This is a significant graduate fellowship that affords students the freedom to focus on their research and lessen the time to degree completion.

To qualify, applicants must be US citizens, have US national status or be permanent residents, intend to pursue a research-based Master’s or Ph.D. program in an NSF-supported field. Applications become available in August and the deadlines vary by discipline but are generally due in late October and early November: www.nsfgrfp.org.

To help you prepare a competitive application UB will be hosting a series of NSF GRPF workshops this spring.  Students will learn more about how to apply for the NSF GRFP and other awards, what the review panels are looking for and how to write a strong research proposal.  These sessions will be hosted by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships along with writing consultant Dr. Jennifer Morrison, who has her PhD in writing and rhetoric.

Sessions will be held on Wednesdays: February 15th, March 1st, March 15th and March 29th.  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 3 page past research and personal statement and 2 page research proposal.

To be considered for this program, students must complete the online application by 5pm EST on Monday, January 30th: https://universityatbuffalo-wgtck.formstack.com/forms/nsf_development_program.

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

Monday
12/05/16

Fulbright Application Development Workshops for Juniors

Posted by Tim on December 5, 2016 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Honors College Scholarships, Scholarship Opportunities

Would you like to spend a year after graduation working and teaching abroad?  The Fulbright provides funded opportunities for undergraduates to travel for a year after they graduate.  Students apply for a Fulbright grant to teach English or conduct research abroad.  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.  Students will learn more about Fulbright, how to select the country to which they’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 Wednesdays: February 8th, February 22nd, March 8th and March 29th.  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 the online application by 5pm EST on Monday, January 30th: 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.

Wednesday
11/30/16

Questions about applying to Graduate School? We’ve got answers.

Posted by Tim on November 30, 2016 in Academics, Graduate School Programs

Stop by 732 Clemens Hall on December 7th between 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. to learn about the diverse graduate programs across the College of Arts and Sciences and the admissions process. The Graduate Recruitment Officer will be on hand to answer any questions you have about programs in the College, application questions, or anything else you may want to know about Graduate School. This is an informal opportunity to get your questions answered!

Tuesday
11/22/16

SEAS Senior Research Scholarship

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2016 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

New SEAS Senior Research Scholarship

The SEAS Senior Scholar program is an opportunity for undergraduate students at the University at Buffalo to carry out research with a SEAS faculty member. This experience begins during the spring of a student’s senior year and can continue into their graduate program.

Scholarship Information:
•Master’s Degree applicants: If awarded, students who have applied to a master’s degree programwill receive a stipend of $500 in Spring 2017. Students will also be eligible to receive another $1,000 ifthey are accepted and choose to enroll at UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for graduatestudies in Fall 2017.
•PhD Degree applicants: If awarded, students who have applied to a PhD degree program will receivea stipend of $500 in Spring 2017. Students will also be eligible to receive another $1,500 if they areaccepted and choose to enroll at UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for graduate studiesin Fall 2017.
Eligibility:
•Currently enrolled UB undergraduate student with Senior standing; expecting to graduate by June 2017 or September 2017. (All UB undergraduate majors are eligible)•Minimum overall GPA 3.0 is recommended; overall GPA of 3.3 is preferred.•Must submit and complete an online application to a graduate program in UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences by December 15th, 2016.
Application Process:
•Visit https://ub-gradeng.formstack.com/forms/senior_scholars to apply.
•Applications must include your current resume, a personal statement (approx. 250 words) describingyour technical/research interests and potential plans for graduate study and the name of the facultymember you wish to pursue a research opportunity with.

Important Notes:
•This is an application process, the SEAS Office of Graduate Education will review applications andnotify awardees before the start of the spring 2017 semester.
•Student must provide proof of undergraduate research experience before the scholarship will bedispersed in the spring of their senior year.
•Students have the potential to obtain 3 academic credit hours for undergraduate research.
Questions about the Senior Scholarship program should be directed to Kellie McBride at kelliest@buffalo.edu

Monday
11/07/16

Accepting Applications for WNY Prosperity Fellowship Program for 2017-2018

Posted by Tim on November 7, 2016 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Internships, Scholarship Opportunities

NNOUNCING:  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: February 5, 2017 (All UG and select graduate programs) | April 1, 2017 (Only 1st year incoming MBA/MBA dual degree students)

 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 2017-2018 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.academies.buffalo.edu/wnyprosperity/apply.php

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

  • November 10, 2016 at 1:00 pm
  • November 11, 2016 at 1:00 pm
  • November 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm
  • November 16, 2016 at 3:00 pm
  • November 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm
  • December 1, 2016 at 12:30 pm
  • December 6, 2016 at 3:30 pm
  • December 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm

WNY Prosperity Fellowship, YouTube Videohttps://youtu.be/lrdv6TBZVJk

Wednesday
10/26/16

Fulbright: Where Will you Go? Information Session November 3

Posted by Tim on October 26, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event, Graduate School Programs, Study Abroad

Fulbright: Where Will You Go?

Thursday, November 3, 2016
3:00 p.m.
107 Capen Hall

Fulbright U.S. Student Programs provide an opportunity for U.S. citizens to teach English or conduct research abroad.  You can apply for a Fulbright grant to travel after you complete a bachelor’s degree or during a graduate program.

Hear from members of the UB community who are or have been Fulbright recipients.  They will tell you about their experiences and the long-term impact that Fulbright has had for them!