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UB Biological Sciences Graduate Open House October 21

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2017 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

Open House – October 21

The Biological Sciences Department at the University at Buffalo offers three distinct graduate programs for students; an MS and PhD that are research and lab-focused, along with an MA program that has a proven track record for preparing students for entry into professional schools.

The MS/PhD programs in Biological Sciences provide students with the hands-on training, laboratory skills, and interdisciplinary training needed to be successful in industry and academia.  Our graduate student to faculty ratio is 3:1, and our students routinely work side-by-side with their advisors in the laboratory.

The MA Program in Biological Sciences has a proven track record of preparing students for entry into professional schools. After completing the MA degree in two to three semesters, more than 70% of alumni are accepted into professional schools in their chosen field, including medical & dental schools.

Want to learn more? Come to our Graduate Open House on October 21. We’d love for you to meet our students, show you our lab space, and welcome you to our community!

Can’t attend? We can talk over the phone or email.

Dr. Laura Rusche, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. David Hoekstra, Clinical Assistant Professor, MA Coordinator

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend:


Order! Order in the Court Room! Greater WNY Law School Fair September 25

Posted by Tim on September 12, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Graduate School Programs, Workshops

Order! Order in the Court Room! ⚖
If you see law school in your future, then the Greater Western New York Law School Fair is for you.

Monday, September 25, 2017
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Buffalo Niagara Marriott
1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst, NY 14221

The Greater Western New York Law School Fair is the premier event to learn more about careers in Law and the Law School Admissions process. Register today to meet with over 70 Law Schools! This event is free and open to the general public.

You can check out all the Law Schools that will be in attendance when you register. So what are you waiting for?

Hope you see you there!
-Your Friends at UB Career Services


Yale School of Management MBA Silver Scholars Program

Posted by Tim on September 1, 2017 in Academics, Graduate School Programs

The Silver Scholars program is an opportunity for ambitious college seniors to pursue a Yale MBA degree immediately after graduation and begin an accelerated career path in any industry.

Program Structure
First Year Yale SOM Integrated Core Curriculum
Second Year Extended Internship
Third Year Yale Elective Courses

Past Silver Scholars have launched startup ventures and found extended internships and full-time positions at top firms including:

Aga Khan Foundation
Boston Consulting Group
Credit Suisse
Goldman Sachs

For more information, go to:


UB Dental Open House September 9, 2017

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

On behalf of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, I’d like to invite you to attend our Fall 2017 Open House on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 11:00am – 3:00pm. This event is sponsored by the Buffalo Chapter of the American Student Dental Association [ASDA].

During the day, prospective students will have the chance to meet with faculty, admissions officers, and current dental students. Additionally, they’ll receive a tour of the dental school and learn more about joining ASDA. Lunch is included and students will be provided a parting gift.

Students can learn more & register online by visiting:


Dr. David Brown

Director of Admissions


10 New Fully Funded PhD Studentships for Study in UK and Australia

Posted by Tim on August 21, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships, Graduate School Programs, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

10 new generous, fully funded PhD Studentships for study in the UK and Australia

The University of Exeter and the University of Queensland are proud to announce 10 new generous, fully funded PhD studentships that will allow successful students to graduate with a joint PhD from the two institutions.

The University of Exeter and the University of Queensland are seeking exceptional students to join a world-leading, cross-continental research team tackling major challenges facing the world’s population in global sustainability and wellbeing as part of the recently launched QUEX Institute. The joint PhD programme provides a fantastic opportunity for the most talented doctoral students to work closely with world class research groups and benefit from the combined expertise and facilities offered at the two institutions. This prestigious programme provides full tuition fees, stipend, travel funds and Research Training Support Grants to the successful applicants.

The 10 studentships are available for the best applicants, 5 offered by the University of Exeter and 5 by the University of Queensland. This select group will have the chance to study in the UK and Australia, and will graduate with a double degree from the University of Exeter and the University of Queensland.

Successful applicants will have a strong academic background and track record to undertake research projects based in one of the three themes of:  Physical Activity and Nutrition; Healthy Ageing; and Environmental Sustainability. 

Closing date 11 September 2017, with interviews in w/c 25 September 2017.  Start date in January 2018.

For further details please visit or contact the International Team on T: +44 (0) 1392 724119


Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program Deadline September 21, 2017

Posted by Tim on July 25, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships, Graduate School Programs, Scholarship Opportunities


The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2018 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program at!

The Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2018 Fellowship.

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a U.S. Department of State program, administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Candidates must be graduating seniors or college graduates with strong academic records and a desire to promote positive change in the world. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women and those with financial need.  Applicants with any undergraduate major are welcome to apply. Selected fellows will receive support for graduate school and will enter into exciting and rewarding careers representing the United States overseas.

Program Benefits

·         An orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at Howard University in Washington, D.C. in late spring 2018

·         Two summer internships, one on Capitol Hill in summer 2018 and one overseas at a U.S. embassy in summer 2019.

·         Up to $37,500 annually toward tuition, fees and living expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as Business Administration, Economics, Public Policy, and International Relations at a U.S.-based institution.

·         Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship.

·         Employment in the State Department Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and meet Foreign Service entry requirements, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy, with each Rangel Fellow committing to a minimum of five years of service.

Eligibility requirements

·         U.S. citizenship

·         Seeking admission to graduate school in fall 2018 for a two-year program in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service at a U.S.-based institution

·         Cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application

About the U.S. Foreign Service

Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State are responsible for formulating, implementing and supporting U.S. foreign policy. Their work includes analyzing political and economic events around the world; negotiating with foreign governments; assisting U.S. citizens abroad; educating foreign audiences about American culture and values; and managing an embassy’s operations. They are engaged in foreign policy issues such as conflict resolution, human rights, environmental and health issues, nuclear nonproliferation, and educational exchange. A Foreign Service career is much more than just a job; it is a uniquely demanding and rewarding way of life. Foreign Service Officers work in Washington and in more than 250 diplomatic posts worldwide. As representatives of the United States, Foreign Service Officers have a direct impact on people’s lives, witness history in the making, and help create and implement U.S. policy.

Deadline to apply is September 21, 2017.,, 202-806-4367 or 877-633-0002


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 or

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! or 304-696-3365 |


Be Competitive. Choose Marshall.


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 if you have any questions.


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:  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.


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

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

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?


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


The Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health,

UB School of Public Health and Health Professions


Karen DeGarmo, Graduate Program Coordinator (, 716-829-5364

Lina Mu, MD, PhD, Graduate Director for MPH Programs (

Amy Millen, PhD, Graduate Director for MS/PhD Programs (

Pavani Ram, MD, Director of Global Health Programs (

Katia Noyes, PhD, MPH, Director of Health Services Admin. Program (

Xuefeng Ren, MD, PhD, Director of Environmental Health Program (

Lina Mu, MD, PhD, Director of Epidemiology Program (

 For additional information, visit our department web page: