University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
11/14/17

New Graduate Course Open to Undergraduates w/Advanced Standing (Earn Honors Experience Credit!)

Posted by Tim on November 14, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences

Technical and professional writers work in a wide range of industries and fields—health and medicine, computers and engineering, finance, marketing and public relations, media and entertainment, government and nonprofits, and many others.
This course provides an introduction to the fields of professional, technical, and digital communication. Students will write in a variety of professional- technical genres.
• Current graduate students and qualified undergraduates are
eligible to enroll
• Get exposed to the practices and challenges of writing and
communicating across fields
• Understand concepts of visual communication and rhetoric
• Learn user experience design and multimodal composing

ENG 585: Introduction to Professional Writing and Digital Communication
Tuesdays 12:30-3:10 p.m.
Professor Alex Reid

Contact Alex Reid at: areid@buffalo.edu to learn more.

Monday
11/13/17

Division of Behavioral Medicine Seeks Winter and/or spring student researchers

Posted by Tim on November 13, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

The Division of Behavioral Medicine is looking for winter and/or spring semester students.

We have a variety of research projects both starting and on-going that will need student research assistants. We are looking for highly motivated students to help with: data collection, recruitment of children, families and adults, community outreach, and data entry

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications: Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, independent, strong GPA, good communication skills, ability to interact with families and the ability to solve problems independently.

Our current projects include:

InstaThought

The purpose of InstaThought Study is to integrate lab and field studies to refine family-based weight loss interventions that can be tested in a clinical trial.  Our aim is to help families improve health-related behaviors. We are preparing for our field study phase, in which we will work with parents and their 8-12 yo children to improve the implementation of healthy change through thought training.

UB ACES

This project involves examining children’s choices between food and fun activities. Research Assistants will be asked to work with study staff on data entry and recruitment. Qualified students will also be trained to collect data and work with families, both in laboratory and home visits.

Interviews will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.

To apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DBMstudentapps

Questions: dbmstudentapply@gmail.com.

Monday
10/23/17

SALAM 2018 Study Abroad Summer Arabic Language and Media Program Deadline to apply is December 31

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

SALAM 2018: Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) Program

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is delighted to announce its 2018 Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) program, a fully-funded intensive Arabic language scholarship program.  SALAM 2018 will be held at the Sultan Qaboos College for Teaching Arabic Language to Non-native Speakers in Manah, Oman. This intensive Arabic language program will allow students to gain a deeper knowledge of Arabic, while becoming familiar with Omani history and culture.

Classes are held 8:00am to 1:30pm Sunday through Thursday (Friday and Saturday are the weekend in Oman). Students will study Modern Standard Arabic and media Arabic. In addition to classroom language instruction, students will have access to Omani peer language partners, organized weekend trips around Oman, extracurricular activities, and weekly lectures.

Students will be housed in shared student housing. The program also provides: three meals a day, transportation to and from student housing and the university, internet access, and onsite laundry and gym facilities.

Funding decisions will be made based on the strength of the application and its relevance to SQCC’s mission of fostering understanding between the U.S. and Oman.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.sqcc.org/Scholarships-0024-Fellowships/SALAM-Study-Abroad.aspx

Monday
10/23/17

Apply Now! CSTEP Community Health Educator (CHE) Service Learning Course

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Are you interested an impactful service learning or leadership experience?  Are (you or someone you know) pursuing one of the allied health professions (medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, OT/PT, psychology, social work, biological sciences etc.).  Applications for the  Spring  2018 Campus Health Educator (CHE) cohort are available! This is a unique opportunity for students majoring in the allied health and science fields to engage in service learning, and educate their peers on a critically important health issue (see attached and below for more information).

The mission of the CSTEP Community Health Educator (CHE) Program is to increase the number of individuals participating in the blood donation as well as the organ donor registry through engagement in service learning.  Our commitment is to enhance and save lives through organ, tissue, eye, and blood donation, while maintaining respect for those who give the gift of life.  Allied health and science majors are charged with creating awareness and educating campus peers and the Buffalo community regarding the importance of organ donation – via a service learning partnership with Upstate New York Transplant Services.

Past CHE Student Testimonials

  • Reflecting on this experience, the service learning project allowed me to build on my communication, team building, advocacy and organizational skills.
  • Starting from the first day of orientation, throughout the end of the project, CHE was very exciting and an eye opening experience.
  • The opportunity to become a campus health educator was one of my best experiences. I had the chance to meet many great people who are full of ambition.

Benefits:

  • Earn 3.0 credit hours (this is a service learning course)
  • Develop communication, public speaking and team building skills
  • Networking with Healthcare professionals
  • Positively impacting a critical health issue – with our community partner Unyts

The CHE application is in the CSTEP office 222 Norton. Take advantage of this impactful experience! Applications are due by Thursday, November 16, 2017. 

Monday
10/09/17

iSEED Research Opportunities

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

What is the iSEED?
A university-wide institute, the iSEED promotes building a culturally and intellectually diverse and academically inclusive community of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff.

The iSEED is focused on excellence in education, engagement in research, mentoring and enhancement of professional development central to the UB mission.

iSEED Summer Research Experience
The iSEED Summer Research Experience is an excellent opportunity for undergraduates to gain research and lab experience. Students are matched with a participating faculty member whose interests are complementary to their own. Students work on a research project and gain hands-on experience during the 10-week program.

Summer stipends, housing and travel awards are available for talented undergraduate students with the opportunity to participate in research activities at UB. Students will be exposed to graduate and professional school opportunities offered at UB. iSEED summer scholars interested in undergraduate research experiences are welcome to apply online at www.buffalo.edu/iseed.

Monday
10/09/17

Consider the CLIMB UP Summer Research Program for Undergraduates!

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Created by Dr. Margarita L. Dubocovich at Northwestern University in 2007, The CLIMB ProgramTM at UB was instituted in 2009. This professional development program gives students at all levels the opportunity to not only learn, but apply, the essential skills of a professional scientist. Your training will help you to choose the best research opportunities, write outstanding fellowships and grants, craft publications, confidently present your work, and, ultimately, find the best jobs.

CLIMB UP for Summer Research for Undergraduates Gives students opportunities to conduct research in the biomedical and health sciences and explore
career opportunities. At the end of the program, students will present posters and oral presentations in a professional symposium.

Undergraduate Students interested in participating in the CLIMB UP for Summer Research should fill out an application available at the CLIMB UP website. Applications are accepted through February 1 every year.

For more information and to apply: www.buffalo.edu/climb

Monday
09/11/17

BEAM Opportunity

Posted by Tim on September 11, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Teaching Opportunities

BEAM is a nonprofit organization committed to building diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields by encouraging, supporting, and preparing underrepresented students in the Buffalo area to pursue a career in a STEM or technical related field. Founded in 1982, BEAM provides hands-on math, science, engineering, and technical experiences through Saturday Academies, BEAM Clubs, Summer Programs, and other related activities.

This fall, they are looking for Honors Scholars to work with BEAM students during Saturday Academies and to assist the office team with a variety of projects. If you are eligible for work-study, please write to Dr. Paul Spitale, at beamprogram@gmail.com by Friday, September 15th. Depending on your role and experience, this may be eligible for Honors Experience credit.

Tuesday
09/05/17

Volunteer Opportunity with Liberty Partnerships Program

Posted by Tim on September 5, 2017 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Volunteer Opportunity with Liberty Partnerships Program working with 5th-12th grade students for the duration of the academic year. Students can contact Lisa Kulka at lkulka@buffalo.edu for more information. Students should petition for this experience to count for Honors Credit.

Wednesday
08/30/17

UB Study Abroad Fair Wednesday, September 13

Posted by Tim on August 30, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Networking, Study Abroad

UB Study Abroad Fair
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Student Union Lobby

When will #UBabroad?

 

Thursday
08/24/17

Winter Study Abroad Opportunity to Jamaica

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad, Winter Session

Study Abroad in Jamaica? Absolutely!

When: Winter Session January 4-January 20, 2018

What: Behavior Driven Disease-A Global Epidemic (3 credits)

Who: Undergraduate students Interested in a career in healthcare

How: Experiential Learning Immersion

Contact Dr. Burton in the School of Public Health and Health Professions for more information: hburton@buffalo.edu