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Tuesday
07/25/17

Volunteers Needed for Tonawanda Coke Soil Sampling Study

Posted by Tim on July 25, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

In federal court, the Tonawanda Coke Corporation was convicted of breaking serious environmental laws, including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Clean Air Act (CAA). As a part of the sentencing, Tonawanda Coke was ordered to fund community environmental health studies, including the soil study, which is a collaboration between the University at Buffalo Chemistry Department, Citizen Science Community Resources, and the Fredonia State College Chemistry Department. This comprehensive soil study tests for a wide range of chemical contaminants in an area which includes Eastern Grand Island, Town and City of Tonawanda, Black Rock/Riverside, and North Buffalo.

Citizen Science Community Resources is currently searching for dependable volunteers to help with our full-scale soil sampling, planned for the month of August. In particular, residents of this area and people interested in environmental issues are encouraged to get involved. If you would like to get involved, please indicate your availability for one of the required Volunteer Training Sessions and your availability for Soil Study Volunteering. If you have any questions, please contact me at mfalcone@buffalo.edu, or our Community Organizer Katie Little at katie@csresources.org.

Monday
07/24/17

Explore Buffalo Seeks Fall Interns

Posted by Tim on July 24, 2017 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking

Explore Buffalo, Western New York’s premier guided tour organization, is seeking interns for the fall of 2017. Fall internships will begin in early September and conclude in early December depending on college schedule. Explore Buffalo is a nonprofit organization that offers walking, bike, bus, and kayak tours of Buffalo and the surrounding areas. Explore Buffalo’s tours are led by volunteer docents, whom the staff and interns support by coordinating and promoting the tours. This internship opportunity is a great match for college students studying architecture, history, Art History, marketing, English, communications, education, and other fields.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://explorebuffalo.org/internship-program/

Monday
07/17/17

Legal Professions Internship Fall 2017

Posted by Tim on July 17, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking

UB’s Millard Fillmore College will be holding an information session for UB students who are interested in learning about new internship opportunities in legal professions.

This internship is developed in response to many student inquiries and has become a very popular addition to the UB Millard Fillmore College Paralegal Studies Program. All students are invited and encouraged to attend.

Millard Fillmore College is offering a 3-credit course in Fall 2017 that features unpaid legal studies internship experience for undergraduate students.

The legal studies internship was created and will be supervised by Olga Posse, J.D., MFC adjunct faculty. This experiential learning course will require 5 hours per week at the internship site plus online coursework.  Professor Posse secured commitments to internships through the Buffalo City Court, the Attorney General’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, the Federal Public Defender’s Office, Erie County Family Court and two private law firms.

This internship experience could prove to be very valuable to students with an interest in entering the legal profession. Any UB student seeking to gain legal knowledge and experience would find this internship to be a valuable addition to their UB degree.

Prof. Posse will hold information sessions for interested students

July 19 & 20 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.   209 OBrien Hall
July 21 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 209 OBrien Hall
July 22 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 209 OBrien Hall
July 23 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 209 Obrien Hall
  • Any student who is interested in an internship MUST attend one of these meetings.
  • Bring a copy of your resume and unofficial transcript.
  • Prof. Posse will review the applicants and select the most qualified because of the limited number of internships available.
  • Interested students should RSVP to oaposse@aol.com to let her know they are planning to attend either of the above-mentioned dates.
  • Prof. Posse will also respond to any questions concerning students may have concerning the course and internship opportunities.

There are only 60 Legal Professions Internships available for Fall 2017 and selection is competitive.  If you have any questions about the class, you should contact Prof. Posse at 716-829-2904 or email: oaposse@aol.com

Tuesday
07/11/17

Division of Behavioral Medicine UB ACES (Activity in Children and Environment Study) Seeks Research Assistants

Posted by Tim on July 11, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

The UB ACES (Activity in Children and Environment Study) in the Division of Behavioral Medicine is looking for 2-3 highly motived undergraduate research assistants for Summer 2017.

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.

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.

To apply: please send your resume and answers to the questions below to dbmstudentapply@gmail.com with the subject line; alternatives grant. We are hoping to quickly fill our positions and will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

Name: 

E-mail:

Phone number:

Overall GPA:

Major GPA:

  1. What year are you in school?
  2. Have you have any prior research experience?   If so, with whom?
  3. What do you want to do when you graduate?
  4. How do you feel this research experience will benefit you?
  5. How would you describe your communication skills?
  6. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  7. What is your availability for summer 2017? Please list a schedule if possible, in addition to your availability in May.
Tuesday
07/11/17

Winter Study Abroad Opportunity to Jamaica for Health-Related Fields

Posted by Tim on July 11, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad, Winter Session

Behavior Driven Disease: A Global Epidemic Study Abroad: Mona, Jamaica (near Kingston)

Term Year                                            Dates

Winter Session 2018               Begin: 1/4/2018     End: 1/20/2018

Program Description

This experiential learning program will enable students in health related fields to compare obesity prevalence (and accompanying behavior-driven disease) between a culture they would typically not know (Jamaica) and our culture in the United States. Students will spend 3 days in Buffalo reviewing and discussing basic concepts and theories. The group will then travel to The University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica and spend 13 days traveling to different sites around the island, observing and interacting with the population.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

The course is an intensive 3-credit elective that will allow student participants to explore how lifestyle choices related to food intake and physical activity levels are linked to obesity from 2 perspectives – the United States and Jamaica.  The U.S. has one of the highest obesity rates in the world – approximately 37% of the adult population is obese. Jamaica’s rate is about half that, standing at 20%.

The primary objective is to have the students identify and describe factors that contribute to the lower prevalence in Jamaica. To satisfy this objective, students will attend classroom sessions before departure to learn how the divergence of cultural and biologic evolution has created an environment of abundance and comfort, leading to widespread overconsumption of food and physical inactivity. In Jamaica, participants will interact with faculty and students in health-related disciplines at UWI, will explore markets and farms in the area to determine the availability and cost of fresh food, and will visit various restaurants and other food outlets to assess nutritional value of prepared food. Through observation, immersion, and survey, students will explore daily physical activity patterns among individuals in different settings – city, village/town, and rural – to make comparisons and analyze results. Students will also engage and interact with obesity practitioners and patients during visits to community health centers and clinics.

A secondary objective is to have students use information they gather to explore mechanisms through which physical inactivity and poor nutrition are linked to high risk for contracting heart disease and diabetes and how adopting an active lifestyle and better eating habits can reduce risk, increase quality of life and delay the onset of debilitating illness later in life.

ACCOMMODATION

For most of the program, students will stay in dormitories at the University of the West Indies. While in Port Maria, the group will stay in a hostel arranged by the program.

ESTIMATED COST

Estimated cost for this program is in the range $3800 – $4100. Includes tuition (3 credits), air fare, accommodation in Jamaica, meals and transportation to and from the Kingston airport and to different sites around the island. Any personal expenses (souvenirs etc) need to be added to the final cost.

TO REVIEW THE SYLLABUS

Contact the Faculty Program Advisor:

Dr. Harold Burton hburton@buffalo.edu

Tuesday
07/11/17

Gifted Math Program at UB Seeks Student Assistants

Posted by Tim on July 11, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Student Assistant, Student Job Opportunities

The Gifted Math Program is looking to fill a few positions at the Gifted Math Program next year.   They will be hiring 2 students as tutors, who would work on Fridays from 4 to 6.

They also need a grader/assistant for 5th year students who meet on Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. for two semesters. They take MTH 141 followed by MTH 142. It is possible that we would need a second grader for another level.

The Gifted Math Program works with 7th through 12th graders who come to UB to take math classes. More information about the program can be found here: http://giftedmath.buffalo.edu/. Interested candidates should send a resume directly to Dr. Anne Izydorczak at: gmpmath@buffalo.edu.

Anne Izydorczak, Ph.D.a
Administrator
Gifted Math Program
University at Buffalo
436 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY  14260-1000
Phone: (716) 645-4467
Fax:  (716) 645-6841

Monday
06/19/17

Summer Internship Programs in Washington, D.C.

Posted by Tim on June 19, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Event, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, New Programs

Technology and Societal Change: What Leaders of Tomorrow Need to Know Today
Heinz College of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University – Washington DC
July 21 – 23, 2017

Global Leaders Forum: World Affairs and the Changing Landscape
Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service – Washington DC
Georgetown University, McCourt School of Public Policy – Washington DC
August 4 – 6, 2017

PPIA 15th Annual PPIA Graduate School and Career Fair

Held in the nation’s capital, the PPIA Public Service EXPO serves as a creative commons for prospective applicants to public policy and international affairs schools, for individuals seeking public service careers and internships, and for strengthening a community of high-impact individuals.

DATE: Friday, July 14, 2017
TIME: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WHERE: Marvin Center, The George Washington University
COST: Free to attend!
Public Service Expo Attendee Registration – Now Open

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.