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Spaces are Available in Select Honors Seminars for the Spring

Posted by Tim on January 9, 2012 in Academics, Honors Seminars, Registration and Seminar Information

Spaces are available in the following Spring Honors Seminars and are open to all Honors Scholars.  Please Contact Tim Matthews at: if you are interested in enrolling in one of the classes below:



New Honors Seminar for Fall – Open to current Honors College Students

Posted by on August 3, 2011 in Honors Experiences, Honors Seminars

Honors seminar opportunity available to you for Fall 2011; Prof. Gardella’s Community Linked Interdisciplinary Research course—UE 252

To enroll email Hadar Borden at with your person number. Questions?  Contact Elizabeth in Honors at

Course Information:

  • UE 252 Community Linked Interdisciplinary Research
  • 3 credit-graded seminar, once a week w/an additional 3 hours available for in classroom work
  • Mondays 3:00-5:50 PM, class will meet in Greiner Hall
  • Satisfies Social & Behavioral Science General Education Requirement
  • 3 credits toward the 16 Honors Experience credits required for Honors

This seminar will focus on developing public service-learning outreach projects in collaboration with the Buffalo Public Schools (BPS), through the UB/BPS Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership. Projects involving aspects of community based science education will be explored and team based projects will be developed by student teams with the teachers, students and other UB faculty. The project areas that will be explored in this course will involve science education partnerships with the Native American Magnet School (School 19)


Wintersession course in Italy

Posted by on May 3, 2011 in Honors Seminars, Study Abroad

Honors students should begin planning now for a planned study abroad program to be offered in Italy during the 2011-2012 winter break.  Professors Donald McGuire and Martha Malamud of our Classics Department will lead students through Rome and the Naples area, exploring the archaeology and literary history of the ancient Roman world. 

The program is projected to run from December 26, 2011 to January 15, 2012, with a week’s stay in the Naples area (Pompeii, Herculaneum, Cumae, Baia, the Naples Archaeological Museum, etc) and 10 nights in Rome (Colosseum, Pantheon, Vatican, Ostia, archaeological and art museums galore, etc). In addition, there will be time for a weekend trip to Florence or Venice. 

The courses offered will satisfy components in the UB General Education program, and can count toward the Honors experiences either as an additional Honors seminar or study abroad credits; they will also provide 3 or 4 credits toward graduation. Cost for the program is not yet set and details will be forthcoming. Tuition for the program credits will be included in the regular semester tuition for Spring 2012. Please get in touch with Don McGuire at


The Honors Seminars for Spring 2011 are now available.

Posted by on October 1, 2010 in Honors Program Announcements, Honors Seminars

This round is only for people who “owe” us a seminar, such as first year students.  The opportunity to sign up for a third seminar will be available around October 11th, 2010.

Please go to to see the listing and read the descriptions.  (You may need to “refresh” to see the new choices for Spring 2011).

Then go to to submit your four choices.

Your placement into a seminar is NOT predicated on a first come, first serve basis but instead we try to give as many people as possible their highest request possible.

If you decide to change your Honors Seminar request just resubmit them.  We will use your most recent submission.

All of your choices must be different!

At least one of your requests must be a non-UGC 111, 112 or 211 course. You cannot request the same Honors Seminar four times.  Failure to comply with these rules will result in your request being returned to you.

You must submit your choices by 9 a.m. on October 6th.

Advanced Honors students are not required to take Honors seminars.


Spring 2011 Honors Registration Window and Honors Seminars

Posted by on September 23, 2010 in Honors Program Announcements, Honors Seminars

The Honors registration window for Spring 2011 is Monday, October 18th through Wednesday, October 20th, 2010.

**When you check your registration window on MyUB or on BIRD it will not give you the Honors window, it will only give you your regular window (based on the number of credit hours you have earned). This is normal. Just go ahead and register during the Honors window.**

If you miss the window or decide to change any courses after the Honors registration, please try to do the following: (1) Attempt to change your schedule yourself just in case your registration window remained open or became open as a result of your credit hour standing, (2) If that doesn’t work email your Honors Advisor and ask them to make the requested changes to your schedule.  REMEMBER to include your Person Number, email address and the necessary Registration numbers.

Also, we hope to have the Spring 2011 Honors Seminars posted by October 1st, first year students will need to submit their choices by October 5th (upper divisions students-please do not submit your choices at this time.)  We are hoping to let the first year students know what class they are in no later than October 7th.  Starting on October 11th, upper division students wishing to pick up a third Honors Seminar can do so by going into the office and requesting to be put into a Seminar in person.  This system should allow everyone lots of time to build a schedule around their Honors Seminar before the October 18th registration date.


Study Abroad in Turkey During Winter Break

Posted by on September 16, 2010 in Honors Seminars, Study Abroad

From Prof. Don McGuire:

I’m planning a Spring 2011 Honors Seminar which will take place primarily in Turkey this December/January,  and I’d love to have you join me.  The course will not only satisfy your Arts GenEd requirement OR your Humanities GenEd requirement, it will also provide 3 credits of Study Abroad credit and 1 or 2 Honors Seminar credits which could be applied to your Honors Experience (2 Experiences if following the “old” system)! And, in addition, it will be an unforgettable three week trip around Turkey with some great travel companions.

The trip is not inexpensive, but the financing is as attractive as we can make it, and our travel arrangements are superb.  You will be billed for the Program Fee and tuition as part of your Spring 2011 bill, and, in addition, there might be modest Honors study abroad grant money available.

Please get in touch with me if you’re interested, and talk it over with your parents and with interested friends.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Additional important details can be found here: Study Abroad in Turkey with Prof. McGuire


Upper-division Honors seminar Available for Fall 2010

Posted by on March 23, 2010 in Honors Seminars

The Honors College is pleased to offer the following upper-division Honors seminar for Fall 2010.

The seminar, “Writing with a Purpose: Applying for Fellowships, Scholarships, and to Graduate School” would be very beneficial if  you are:

*Considering or in the process of applying for Nationally Competitive Fellowships and Scholarships

*Applying to graduate or professional programs that will require a personal statement and/or writing sample

*Students planning to apply for the Research and Creative Activities fund or other grant opportunities

*Looking to write a thesis or other major publication and could benefit from the peer review process

It will be taught by Janet Morrison on MW from 9 to 10:20 on North Campus.  It is a 3 credit hour course that would meet your Humanities Gen Ed.

Seats for this seminar are available immediately!  First year students will not be placed into this seminar so it is open right now!

Of course, you would be able to count it as a third Honors Seminar towards your Honors Experiences.

If you are interested please email me at include your name and person number.

More information on the course is as follows: UE 252 Writing with a Purpose Description


New Honors Seminar – UE 252 “Community Linked Interdisciplinary Research”

Posted by on November 30, 2009 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Honors Seminars

This seminar will focus on developing public service outreach projects in collaboration with the Buffalo Public Schools. The main project will be team based and focused on developing mentoring for middle school students and support for middle school science classes.

The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 6:20 pm.

More information can be found here: UE 252 Gardella

If you are interested in taking this course please email Nigel at


New Honors Seminar – TH 314/ 499

Posted by on July 17, 2009 in Honors Experiences, Honors Seminars

Dr. Bay-Cheng will be offering TH 314 “Introduction to Dramatury” as an Honors Seminar this Fall. 

The main course will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 2:20 pm in Alumni 284.  The Honors Seminar attached to the class will meet just before the class on Wednesdays from 12 to 1 pm in Alumni 284.

The course description is as follows:

What is Dramaturgy? Unlike other kinds of textual study that focus primarily on the words themselves, Dramaturgy is always focused on the text as it connects and combines words, sounds, movement, and bodies into an experience. Dramaturgy is fundamentally about understanding the networks and relationships that different plays suggest and subsequently realize in performance. For this reason, dramaturges have worked in all kinds of performance contexts, including dance companies, new media artists, visual artists, as well as with theatre companies all over the world.

In this course we will begin with the fundamental principles of dramaturgy including dramatic literature analysis and its application to all aspects of theatre and performance production. From this foundation, we then consider the ways in which new forms of dramaturgy affect new forms of production, including not only theatre, but also dance and multiple forms of performance art (with a particular emphasis on body art). Because of the emphasis on the networking aspects of dramaturgy, much of the course will use social media tools to communicate and collaborate, although familiarity with these is not a pre-requisite for the course. We will also make use of unqiue video resources, not available elsewhere in the US.

Please email Nigel at if you are interested in adding this course to your Fall 2009 schedule.

Remember that you can take up to 3 Honors Seminars to count towards your Honors Experiences.


New Fall 2009 Honors Seminar

Posted by on July 13, 2009 in Honors Experiences, Honors Seminars

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Diane Christian will be offering her ENG 438 “Film Directors” course  as an Honors Seminar this Fall.  The main course will meet on Tuesdays from 7 to 9;40 p.m. at the Market Arcade Film Center, which is downtown on Main Street just across from the Shea’s MetroRail stop.  The one-credit Honors Seminar portion will meet in Clemens on Wednesdays from either 2 to 3 or 4 to 5 (depending on student schedules).  The course description is as follows: “Analysis of aspects of feature filmmaking based on study and discussion of classic films by great directors.”  For more information, including the Fall 2009 schedule, please go to

Please email Nigel at if you are interested in adding this course to your Fall 2009 schedule.

Remember that you can take up to 3 Honors Seminars to count towards your Honors Experiences.