University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
05/09/17

Research Opportunity in Child Health and Behavior Lab

Posted by Tim on May 9, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

The Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) at the University of Buffalo is looking for undergraduate students to assist with research studies during the Fall 2017 semester. These research experiences would be under the leadership of Dr. Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, who conducts laboratory- and community-based studies in the area of children’s eating behavior and obesity prevention. More information about Dr. Anzman-Frasca’s work is available here: https://medicine.buffalo.edu/faculty/profile.html?ubit=safrasca

Responsibilities of student research assistants will include: assisting with material preparation, entering data, screening potential participants for inclusion in studies, and helping staff in the implementation of the study design. It is anticipated that students will have the opportunity to work directly with participants, including parents and young children, in laboratory studies. Students may be asked to commit to evenings or weekends to work with participants; however, we are also looking for students who are available during mornings/afternoons. All incoming research assistants must be able to commit to at least 10 hours of research per week for at least two semesters.

Interested students can apply by submitting an application and a resume to ubhablab@gmail.com, using “Student research assistant application” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at http://ubhablab.weebly.com/students. We will review applications this summer with interviews planned for August 2017.

Tuesday
04/25/17

2017-2018 Honors College Social Media/Marketing Internship Opportunity

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Internships

The Honors College seeks an intern for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semester to work on social media outreach and marketing efforts.  The internship will earn 2 to 3 credits of HON 496 each semester which will count towards Honors experience credit.  The schedule is flexible, but the intern will be expected to work 6-10 hours per week (depending on the desired credit).

Learning Opportunities:

  • Learn how the Honors College utilizes the following social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snap Chat.
  • Participate in the planning and preparation for special events: Open House, Discovery Day, Life Raft Debate, Colloquium Kick-off, Elevenses, Graduation and other campus or Honors events as your class schedule permits. This may include creation of marketing/promotional materials, website updates, photography, and more.
  • Creating and Editing Videos.
  • Knowledge of Helpful Smartphone Apps and Shortcuts.
  • Editing and revising documents/marketing brochures for prospective students.
  • Running queries, creating documents and presentations utilizing Microsoft Office tools.
  • Researching Buffalo events to include in Buffalo Bits in the Honors Highlights email.

The intern will provide a presentation to the Honors College staff on Honors College social media and marketing outreach results from the semester.

To apply, please email a copy of your resume and a brief statement about why you are interested in the internship to Tim Matthews: trm7@buffalo.eduThe deadline to apply is Thursday, May 4, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

If selected for an interview, those will take place between May 8, 2017 and May 12, 2017.

Wednesday
03/08/17

Cambridge Undergraduate Scholars Program Deadline to apply is March 31

Posted by Tim on March 8, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

A prestigious summer research opportunity at the University of Cambridge!

An opportunity to work with world-renowned scientists at the University of Cambridge, UK for an intensive 10-week summer experience in their laboratories.
In addition, students take part in exciting experiential learning opportunities including facilitated visits to iconic academic and cultural institutions, and participation in presentations and events. Both the faculty mentors at Cambridge and the selected UB students are involved in finalizing laboratory assignments for each individual student.

Benefits
 An unprecedented opportunity to engage with faculty at one of the world’s topmost institutions
 Deep research experience in cutting edge fields
 Exposure to and networking with Nobel Laureates and other world-renowned scholars
 Pathways to graduate studies at Cambridge, Oxford and other prominent institutions
 Participation in an institutional initiative with exciting growth potential
 A competitive edge for national and international scholarships and fellowships
 The program will run from June 11 to August 19, 2017.

To find research opportunities, go to:
www.cam.ac.uk/research
Contact the Study Abroad Office and Dr. Satpal Singh (School of Medicine) at singhs@buffalo.edu
Applications DUE on March 31!

Honors Scholars will received $2,000 towards program costs….see Dr. Karyn St. George (kcs9@buffalo.edu) for funding details.

Wednesday
02/22/17

Internship Opportunity with Erie County Legislator Patrick B. Burke’s Office

Posted by Tim on February 22, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking

Apply to be an intern in Erie County Legislature Patrick B. Burke’s Office

Do you have a passion for social and economic justice? Do you have a passion for the environment? Are you interested in gaining hands on experience working in local government?
If so then apply to become an intern in Erie County Legislator Patrick B. Burke’s Office.

Since taking office in 2013, Legislator Burke has carried on the grassroots nature of his campaign, fighting tirelessly for the people of Erie County. He has put forth numerous proposals protecting fresh water sources from harmful contaminants, ensuring the safety of children playing contact sports, and working with community groups to revitalize neighborhoods and parks in the Seneca Cazenovia area. Legislator Burke received national media attention for his bill banning microbeads in Erie County as well as his PENCE Bill- outlawing the practice of gay conversion therapy.

Interns can specialize in one of three areas: constituent services, community outreach, or policy research. To apply please send a cover letter and resume to laura.mannara@erie.gov.  

Monday
02/06/17

International Study Scholarship Deadline April 3 for Summer or Fall Funding

Posted by Tim on February 6, 2017 in Competitions, Honors Experiences, Scholarship Opportunities, Study Abroad

International Study Scholarship

Are you interested in studying abroad but need funding? Download your application today on the Honors College website and submit your application materials by April 3, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. to 106 Capen Hall.

Tuesday
01/31/17

Greiner Shared Interest Housing Information Session February 1 and 17

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2017 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Workshops

Greiner Shared Interest Housing Info. Session!

Are you a freshman Honors Scholar interested in civic engagement and in participating in a living/learning community of like-minded students? Consider Honors Greiner Hall Shared Interest Housing (SIH), which is an opportunity for first-year students to continue building a strong community into the sophomore year. Selected participants will live in Greiner Hall and be engaged in service for the full academic year (25 hours in the fall and 30 hours in the spring semester) with a community partner of their choosing. The Greiner SIH area will also keep Honors scholars connected to the college academically through a 1-credit fall course with guest speakers from the Buffalo community and a 1-credit spring course.

Interested students should attend our information session Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 2 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall or contact Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah at jabbaar@buffalo.edu for more information. Students must apply by Friday, February 17, 2017; applications are available on the Honors College website.

Monday
01/30/17

TA Colloquium Information Session

Posted by Tim on January 30, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements

Are you interested in being a TA for HON 102: Freshmen Honors Colloquium? The Honors College is now accepting teaching assistant applications for Colloquium. We are currently looking for dynamic students who have a passion for working with the community and facilitating class discussions for first-year students.

 

Honors Teaching Assistant Position Overview

Honors Teaching Assistants (TA) facilitate HON 102: Freshmen Honors Colloquium sections in the spring semester. HON 102: Freshmen Honors Colloquium is a required two-credit service learning course that provides first-year Honors students an opportunity to participate in civic engagement opportunities in the city of Buffalo.  In addition to leading course discussions, grading assignments, providing feedback and assistance to the course instructor, maintaining office hours, serving as a mentor to students, TA’s will act as a liaison between the students and community partners.

 

Students that have the following attributes are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Successful completion of HON 102: Freshmen Honors Colloquium with an A- or better.
  • Good standing in the Honors College.
  • Be able to attend training and orientation sessions in the fall and spring semester.
  • Have completed at least 60 credit hours by the end of the summer.
  • Be available to co-facilitate or facilitate one section of HON 102 in the spring semester.

 

Interested students should attend our information sessions on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. in 108 Capen Hall, or contact Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah at jabbaar@buffalo.edu Applications are due by Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. and can be downloaded on the  Honors College website.  

Monday
01/30/17

Greiner Shared Interest Housing Info Session

Posted by Tim on January 30, 2017 in Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements

Are you a freshman Honors Scholar interested in civic engagement and in participating in a living/learning community of like-minded students? Consider Honors Greiner Hall Shared Interest Housing (SIH), which is an opportunity for first-year students to continue building a strong community into the sophomore year. Selected participants will live in Greiner Hall and be engaged in service for the full academic year (25 hours in the fall and 30 hours in the spring semester) with a community partner of their choosing. The Greiner SIH area will also keep Honors scholars connected to the college academically through a 1-credit fall course with guest speakers from the Buffalo community and a 1-credit spring course.

 

Interested students should attend our information session Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 2 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall or contact Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah at jabbaar@buffalo.edu for more information. Students must apply by Friday, February 17, 2017; applications are available on the Honors College website.

Thursday
01/19/17

Teach for America: Next Application Deadline January 27

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Student Job Opportunities, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 27thth

Start your application: www.teachforamerica.org/apply

See the Impact you can have as a Teacher:

·         An overview of our organization (2min video)

·         Our mission in a nutshell (2min video)

The Basics and Benefits of Teach For America:

·         All academic majors and backgrounds accepted

·         Select your regional placement (not random assignment) from our 53 communities

·         Teach any grade level (preK-12) and subject including ELL and SpEd

·         Salary ranging from $24,000-$55,000 a year with health insurance and retirement benefits

·         Americorps Education Award of $11,550 and loan deferment/forbearance

·         Option to earn your certification and/or Masters in Education/teaching

·         Graduate school and employer partnerships for alum to continue their leadership and impact

·         DACA recipients are eligible to apply.

Education needs the most driven, passionate leaders your generation has to offer. Whatever you care most about—immigration, LGBTQ rights, health care—consider the limits imposed by a system that gives only certain kids the skills needed to be successful.

NEXT Application Deadline for the 2017 corps (Seniors) and the 2018 corps (for 2018 graduates): Friday, January 27, 2017.

For additional information, explore our www.teachforamerica.org as well as our youtube channel: www.youtube.com/teachforamerica or contact Chrystal Gaither (chrystal.gaither@teachforamerica.org)

Thursday
01/19/17

Solar Ambassador Program Fellowship Opportunity Deadline February 17

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships, Honors Experiences

The Solar Ambassador Program is a year long fellowship for undergraduates offered by RE-volv, a clean energy nonprofit organization. We just opened up the application process for next year and you can access the application here.

Here is a short description of the program:

“RE-volv’s Solar Ambassador Program is a unique opportunity for college students to develop key project management, outreach and communications skills while tangibly taking action on climate change through solar energy. Student teams will receive in depth training in solar energy policy, financing, crowdfunding and community organizing while working in their community to deploy a solar energy project for a local nonprofit. Applications can be found at re-volv.org/apply-solar-ambassador/. Applications close on February 17th . If you have any questions, please contact Ben Perlman at ben@re-volv.org.