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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, or our Community Organizer Katie Little at


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:


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 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:


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 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.



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.

Student Assistant Opportunity in the UB Office of Shared Governance

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

Paid Student Assistant Opportunity with Office of Shared Governance
Office of Shared Governance – Faculty Senate and Professional Staff Senate

Student Assistant Job Description

The Office of Shared Governance houses the Faculty Senate and Professional Staff Senate at UB, and assists all constituencies (such as faculty, administration, staff, students, and governing board members) involved in carrying out the institutional mission and goals by participating in the governance function in a manner appropriate to UB. Shared Governance is the foundation of higher education in the United States. Collaboration between faculty, staff, students, administration and governing boards is essential in carrying out the vision of shared governance.

The student assistant (SA) is in a very visible position and will work under the Staff Assistant to enhance the efforts and goals of the office. This position will assist with and attend all senate meetings and related events when possible. The SA will co-manage all social media related to these meetings and events. The SA will also be assigned general office support duties.


Meeting Assistance

  • Must be available Mondays at 3:30 – 4:30pm for Staff Meetings.
  • Must be available on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (September through May, not during class recesses) from 2:30pm – 5:00pm (later if needed, typically not exceeding 5:30pm) to attend Faculty Senate Executive Committee Meetings on the North Campus, at the Center for Tomorrow.
  • Must be available every 1st, 2nd, and 4th Wednesday (September through May, not during class recesses) from 2:30pm – 5:00pm (later if needed, typically not exceeding 5:30pm) to attend Faculty Senate Executive Committee Meetings on the North Campus, in Capen Hall.
  • Must be available on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month (September through May, not during class recesses) from 2:00pm – 5:00pm (later if needed, typically not exceeding 5:30pm) to attend Professional Staff Meetings on the North Campus.
  • Will train on how to prepare coffee, set up catering order, set up name tags and sign-in materials for senators, and assist with any requests, as needed.

Social Media Support

  • Contribute and co-manage content for social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Present to Executive Committees on how social media is being used by the senates.

Qualifications/ Skills

  • Ability to handle all responsibilities in a confidential manner, is a requirement
  • Ability to attend all/most meetings during semesters
  • Mature, hardworking, capable of accomplishing multiple tasks concurrently
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and time management skills
  • Works well both independently, and under close instruction of office staff and senate chairs
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Passion for shared governance – pre-law, policy, political science
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite – especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Must be able to tweet and post to Facebook

Educational value

  • Networking opportunities across the university in highly visible position
  • Establish a knowledge of shared governance, policy at UB
  • Enhance knowledge of meeting attendance and procedure
  • Meets regularly with Senate Chairs to provide mentoring, career direction and development, and feedback.


Paid, for a maximum of 16 hours per week during the academic year. Additional hours available during the summer, and class recesses. Must be able to commit to full academic year (September – May, not including class recesses).

Start date is negotiable. No later than one week prior to the start of Fall 2017 classes.

Contact Information
Lindsay Allen, Staff Assistant
543 Capen Hall, University at Buffalo, North Campus



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: Interested candidates should send a resume directly to Dr. Anne Izydorczak at:

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


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


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:

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, using “Student research assistant application” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at We will review applications this summer with interviews planned for August 2017.


Community Engagement Event: Exploring All Sides Discussing Current Issues April 5

Posted by Tim on April 4, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

The Rotaract Club of University at Buffalo is hosting a community engagement event titled: Exploring All Sides. This event will engage the student body in several current issues in local and national spheres. Local community leaders will speak on topics including immigration and refugee rights and cultural and religious differences in our community. A panel discussion will encourage participants to share their differing opinions to find common ground and mutual respect.

Food and drinks will be served to participants.

Event:      Exploring All Sides: A Community Engagement Event

Date:       Wednesday April 5th, 2017

Time:       5 P.M. – 8 P.M.

Location:  Davis Hall Atrium and Room 101

RSVP:        Exploring All Sides


Standing Together: Coming Out for Racial Justice Saturday, April 1 in 240 SU

Posted by Tim on March 13, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Standing Together: Coming Out for Racial Justice
Building a shared language of racial justice and the LGBTQ community

Saturday, April 1, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
240 Student Union
*Food will be provided*

Register on the IDC’s UBLinked Page

Sponsored by the UB Intercultural and Diversity Center