University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
02/29/16

Chris Peterson Award for Graduating Honors Scholars Deadline April 1

Posted by Tim on February 29, 2016 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Honors Program Announcements, Scholarship Opportunities

Chris Peterson Award (New – I’m not sure Jessica used to send it so I am waiting for an okay from Karyn)

Honors graduating seniors are invited to submit an application for the Christopher Peterson Commitment to Service award, which is bestowed annually upon a graduating Honors Scholar who, by devoting their time, talents, and expertise to serving the public good, has made significant, demonstrable, and direct contributions to the community.  Christopher Peterson was a junior civil engineering major in the Honors College who tragically lost his life in a car accident in 2013.  Through his enthusiastic participation in Greiner SIH and his many other volunteer endeavors Chris embodied the Honors College spirit of service.  The intent of this award is to recognize a student who exemplifies a similar commitment to community service.  The awardee will receive a $750 award as well as $250 donated to the community organization of their choice.

Criteria for Eligibility

We seek graduating Honors Scholars who:

  • Are in good academic standing with the University Honors College graduation requirements.
  • Have impacted society in one or more positive ways that fostered change for the public good.
  • Stood out amongst their peers as individuals whose service has made a profound impact in the community.
  • Are available to attend the Honors commencement ceremony on Friday, May 13, 2016.

Application Process

Any graduating Honors Scholar may apply for the Christopher Peterson Commitment to Service Award.  Students who wish to apply must complete an application packet which includes the following:

(1) Application

(2) Resume (Must include all of your service experiences)

(3) Service Reflection Essay

(4) Name of Community Organization for Donation purposes

(5) Optional Supplemental materials (e.g., Recommendation letter)

Application Deadline

For an application or if you have any questions contact Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah at jabbaar@buffalo.edu Application packets may be submitted to the University Honors College Office in 106 Capen Hall or electronically to jabbaar@buffalo.edu by no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 1, 2016. We look forward to receiving your applications.

 

Tuesday
02/16/16

Research Poster Presentation Opportunities for Honors Scholars

Posted by Tim on February 16, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

This spring the Honors College has opportunities for students to present their research/creativity project poster at the following recruitment events:

CANCELLED Open House for Juniors:                       TBD in May 2016

Accepted Students Day:       Saturday, April 2nd (11:30am-1:30 pm in 106 Capen Hall)

We also strongly encourage you to participate in the university-wide Celebration of Excellence symposium on Thursday, April 7thth in the CFA atrium. More details can be found at http://curca.buffalo.edu/students/coae.php.  You MUST register for this event separately. You will present the same project/poster for this event and the Honors symposium.

Important Notes:

  • The Honors College will arrange for you to have your poster printed free of charge.
  • Paintings, video recordings, or live performances can be presented instead of a traditional poster.
  • For Advanced Honors Scholars, participation in a poster event will fulfill your thesis/project presentation requirement.

If interested, please contact Jessica Seabury at jseabury@buffalo.edu for a registration form which is due by Wednesday, February 24th. Students who also participate in the Celebration of Excellence will be given priority to participate in an Honors event.

Tuesday
02/02/16

Senior Dinner Invitation with Professor Stott

Posted by Tim on February 2, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Stress Relief

Senior dinners with Professor Stott

Professor Stott invites Honors College seniors to enjoy dinner and conversation at his home in the Elmwood Village. Six seats are available on each of the following dates:

‎Friday, April 1, 2016 @6pm

Sign up as a group, in pairs, or by yourself. All seniors are welcome and the food will be great.

Send your reservations to Lisa Collin (lisacoll@buffalo.edu) stating name(s), preferred ‎date, and any dietary restrictions.

For April 1, please rsvp by March 28.

Tuesday
01/26/16

Honors Colloquium TA Applications Available Now

Posted by Tim on January 26, 2016 in Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Teaching Opportunities

Honors Colloquium TA Applications Available NOW!
Are you interested in being a TA for the 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 facilitate one section of HON 102 in the spring semester.

Interested students may attend the information session on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. in 108 Capen Hall, or contact Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah at jabbaar@buffalo.edu Applications are due on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. and can be downloaded on the Honors College website.

Monday
01/25/16

2016 Life Raft Debate February 10

Posted by Tim on January 25, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Stress Relief, Workshops

Save the date for UB’s 5th Annual Life Raft Debate, hosted by University Honors College and The Academies.

Our voyage is set for Wednesday, February 10th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in 107 Capen Hall. Our panel of debaters is as follows:

Dr. Jason Briner                     Associate Professor, Geology

Dr. Alice Ceacareanu             Assistant Professor, Pharmacy

Dr. Patrick McDevitt             Associate Professor, History

Dr. Andrew Olewnik              SEAS Director of Experiential Learning Programs

Dr. Stephanie Rothenberg    Assistant Professor, Visual Studies

Dr. Howard Wolf                   Professor Emeritus, English

Dr. Charles Zukoski – Provost, Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering, in the role of Devil’s Advocate.

In the Life Raft Debate, we imagine that there has been a disaster threatening all of humanity. The survivors (the audience) are setting sail to rebuild society from the ground up. There is a group of faculty vying to get on the raft, and only one seat is left. Each professor has to argue that his or her discipline is the one indispensable area of study that the new civilization will need to flourish. At the end of the debating, the audience votes and the lucky winner climbs aboard. 

 Each professor gets to give an introductory account of his or her discipline, then give a brief rebuttal to the others, and, finally, the audience votes all but one panelist off.

Friday
01/15/16

Honors College Greiner Shared Interest Housing (SIH) Information Session January 27

Posted by Tim on January 15, 2016 in Event, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Workshops

Information Session: Greiner Shared Interest Housing (SIH) 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
3:00 p.m.
108 Capen Hall

Greiner Shared Interest Housing Application due by Friday, February 5, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in the Honors College  (106 Capen Hall)

http://honors.buffalo.edu/funding/intl.php

Monday
11/30/15

InFocus: Islam in France December 3

Posted by Tim on November 30, 2015 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Workshops

Islam In France InFocus: Discussing Assumptions and Realities and Why It Matters to You

You are invited to InFocus, a monthly conversation on today’s hot topics. With the recent attacks in Paris, renewed public attention is being paid to the complexities of religion, extremist ideologies, and geopolitics. Dr. Jeannette Ludwig, Associate Professor from the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, will moderate this open conversation for all community members.

Date:  Thursday, December 3
Time:  12:00-1:00
Place:  Capen Hall 107, North Campus

Sponsored by Student Life, the Honors College and Transcending Borders UB/ International Student & Scholar Services

Monday
11/23/15

2016-2017 Greiner Hall Special Interest Housing Information Session December 4

Posted by Tim on November 23, 2015 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring, Workshops

Information Session: Greiner Hall Shared Interest Housing (SIH)

Join the Honors College at our Information Session for the Greiner Hall Shared Interest Housing. This is a great opportunity, if you are interested in participating in civic engagement during your sophomore year.  Consider applying for Honors Greiner Hall Shared Interest Housing (SIH), which is an opportunity for first-year students to continue building a strong connection to community in their sophomore year.

First preference will be given to those applicants who chose to also live in Greiner. However, students who would like to engage in a year-long service opportunity and take HON 201-202 (one credit each) sequence may also apply. Selected participants will be engaged in service for the full academic year which include 30 hours in the fall and 25 hours in the spring semester with a community partner of their choice.

Students interested in the living/learning portion will also live together in Greiner Hall. The Greiner SIH area will also keep Honors scholars connected to the college academically through a 1-credit fall course and a 1-credit spring course with guest speakers from the Buffalo community.

Interested students may attend an information session on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 2 pm in 108 Capen Hall, or contact Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah at jabbaar@buffalo.edu Please note that students must submit their application materials by February 5, 2016 at 3 pm. Download your application today on the Honors College website!

Tuesday
11/10/15

The Next President InFocus: Bush? Clinton? Trump? Sanders? Who will be Next in the White House and Why? November 13

Posted by Tim on November 10, 2015 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Stress Relief, Workshops

THE NEXT PRESIDENT InFocus : Bush? Clinton? Sanders? Trump? Who Will Be Next In The White House and Why?

You are invited to InFocus, a monthly conversation on today’s hot topics. Our last meeting of the fall term will focus on the 2016 Presidential campaign and the men and women vying for the White House. Out of the large pool of candidates, who has a realistic chance of winning the U.S. presidency and who doesn’t? And perhaps more importantly, why? Is our democratic model of electing a President the most effective and fair method to utilize? Are “the people” best represented in this way? Dr. Jacob Neiheisel, Assistant Professor of Political Science, will moderate this open conversation for all community members.

Date:  Friday, November 13
Time:  12:00-1:00
Place:  Capen Hall 107, North Campus

Sponsored by Student Life, the Honors College and Transcending Borders UB/ International Student & Scholar Services

Monday
10/05/15

Honors College Book Discussion with UB Reads Author Liz Murray October 14

Posted by Tim on October 5, 2015 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Workshops

We are pleased to announce that the Honors College will be hosting a book discussion with Liz Murray, author of Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard, which is this year’s UB Reads selection.  This discussion will take place on Wednesday, October 14th from 4:30-5:30 pm in 250 Baird Hall. Ms. Murray will also speak later that evening at 8 pm in Alumni Arena as part of UB’s Distinguished Speaker Series.
Spaces for the book discussion are limited to the first 100 Honors Scholars to sign up here:

https://www.ubevents.org/event/honors Please use the Group Code “honors”

Free copies of Breaking Night are available in the Honors College in 106 Capen or in the Orientation, Transition and Parent Programs in 112 Student Union.