University Honors College - The Honorable mention
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.

Tuesday
11/07/17

Innovation Sprint with Univera Healthcare-Hack-A-Thon/Case Competition December 1 and December 2

Posted by Tim on November 7, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Innovation Sprint with Univera Healthcare – Hack-A-Thon/ Case Competition | Dec. 1st& 2nd

Think like an innovator! Get a taste of what it’s like to pitch ideas and develop strategic and technological innovations within the context of a large healthcare organization.

Join us for the Univera Helathcare Innovation Sprint as we work to solve a challenge the company faces. Univera Healthcare team members have identified the issue—now it will be your job to help come up with solutions. The Health Plan has struggled with collection and submission of provider information updates. And as a result, data integrity has suffered. The goal is to create a solution that offers members accurate and relevant provider information.

Think of an Innovation Sprint like a Hack-A-Thon or Case Competition, where you’ll work to develop and design a solution to the problem over the course of 24-hours.  No worries, no need for a sleeping bag or a pillow, just plan to stay-late and return early!

Why participate? Make connections, grow your network, and make an impression.

Join us to win $ gift cards:

  • 1st – $1,000 for the Team
  • 2nd – $750 for the Team
  • 3rd – $500 for the Team

Bring yourself, we’ll take care of the food and swag for a memorable event! Register to participate:  http://tinyurl.com/Univera-IS

Program sponsored in partnership with Blackstone LaunchPad at UB and Univera Health.

Monday
11/06/17

UB Graduate Programs Information Sessions November 10, 17 and 28

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

As a leader in graduate and professional education, the University at Buffalo is a destination for scholars, researchers, leaders, thinkers and lifelong learners who come here to do work that makes a difference.

We invite you to attend a UB Graduate Information Session to learn why UB is the right place to take the next step in your education. This is your chance to discover opportunities within our graduate and professional schools, learn more about the application and admissions processes, and gain insight on how to prepare for graduate study.

Register today for one of the following UB Graduate Information Sessions:

Friday, Nov. 10: 3-5 p.m., Student Union Lobby, North Campus

Friday, Nov. 17: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Harriman Hall, South Campus
Tuesday, Nov. 28: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Capen Lobby, North Campus

Why choose UB for Graduate Study?

  • Most students complete their degree in less time than the national average (2.5 years master’s; 6.5 years doctoral).
  • 30% of graduate and professional students hail from countries outside the U.S.
  • 89 countries are represented within the graduate student population.
  • 249,000+ UB alumni live across 50 states and 147 countries.

With more than 300 programs, renowned faculty, unmatched intellectual diversity and vast opportunities for interdisciplinary study, UB’s graduate programs offer more chances for professional advancement, personal growth and greater global impact.

You belong at a top institution. Make it the University at Buffalo. Register to attend a Graduate Information Session today!

Monday
11/06/17

MLK @ Buffalo 50 Years Later November 9

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Join us on November 9, 2017 in the Student Union Theater, 3:30-5pm, as UB commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final speech in Buffalo.  Dr. King appeared before a standing-room-only audience at Kleinhans Music Hall on November 9, 1967. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in 201 Student Union.

Guest Speakers:

Ruth Bryant, Attendee of the 1967 Speech by MLK, UB Alumna and long-serving UB Professional Staff Member
Devonya Havis, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Canisius College
Scott Hollander, Associate Directory, UB Libraries
George Nicholas, Senior Pastor, Lincoln United Methodist Church, Buffalo, NY
Leslie Velez, President, UB Undergraduate Student Association
Victoria Wolcott, Professor, UB Department of History

Hosted by:
Teresa Miller, Vice Provost, Inclusive Excellence
Austin Booth, Vice Provost, UB Libraries

Thursday
11/02/17

UB Women in STEM Presents: The Next 10 Years: Helping STEM Students Thrive Online Discussion

Posted by Tim on November 2, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

The UB Women in STEM Cooperative is proud to debut The Next 10 Years: Helping STEM Students Thrive series, a collaboration between Cornell University and the University at Buffalo featuring the perspectives of national thought leaders and institutional representatives about expanding the participation of women in undergraduate STEM education at different scales.

This interactive, online series features a different topic per month. Each session kicks off with an introduction by our distinguished thought leaders followed by institutional representatives from Cornell University and the University at Buffalo who will share insights from their campuses. Participants may join the conversation, ask questions, share experiences, build networks and learn more about:

  • Innovations that can expand female or underrepresented minority student participation and success in STEM undergraduate education.
  • Effective evidence-based STEM teaching practices commonly adopted at research universities.
  • Unique institutional and cultural challenges to achieving STEM diversity.
  • What difference at scale looks like.

Details

Time: All sessions are scheduled from 12 to 1:30 p.m. EST

Intended audience: Faculty and administrators.

Why attend: Discover inclusive STEM teaching practices and culturally-sensitive pedagogies that can easily be incorporated into your curriculum to improve underrepresented student learning.

Format: Online Video Conference (Internet access and a web browser are required. Video conference setup details will be provided upon registration.)

Cost: Free.

#STEMStudentsThrive

Learn more and register today here: http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/womeninstem/stem-online-series.html

Higher Education Trends

OCT. 11, 2017

Speakers:

·         Lynne A. Molter, ScD, Swarthmore College

·         Julia Thom Levy, PhD, Cornell University

·         Elisabeth Etopio, PhD, University at Buffalo

·         Richard Lamb, PhD, University at Buffalo

 

 

Learning Spaces

JAN. 10, 2018

Speakers:

·         Jeanne L. Narum, Learning Spaces Collaboratory

·         Rebecca Rotundo, MA, University at Buffalo

·         Lisa Stephens, PhD, Office of the SUNY Provost

Institutional Practices

NOV. 8 , 2017

Speakers:

·         Nancy Shapiro, PhD, University System of Maryland

·         Renetta Tull, PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

·         Letitia Thomas, PhD, University at Buffalo

 

Introductory Undergraduate Courses in STEM

FEB. 14, 2018

Speakers:

·         Jay Labov, PhD, National Research Council

·         Catherine Middlecamp, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

·         Liesl Folks, PhD, MBA, University at Buffalo

 

Series Wrap

MARCH 14, 2018

Speakers:

·         Patrice Prusko, PhD, Cornell University

·         Kathleen Murphy, EdM, MBA, University at Buffalo

More speakers to be confirmed.

Monday
10/23/17

DIFCON Fall 2017 Cultural Appropriation: Who Decides? October 24

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Difcon (Difficult Conversations) Fall 2017

Cultural Appropriation: Who Decides
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
210 Student Union

Panelists:
Allie Ambrosio, Student, Department of Health and Human Services
Paul Vanouse, Professor, Department of Art, Director of Coalesce Center for Biological Art
Reinhard Reizenstein, Associate Professor, Director of Sculpture Program, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Art
Terri Budek, Associate Director of the Intercultural Diversity Center, Campus Life

Moderated by Teresa Miller, Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence

Monday
10/23/17

Social FUSE Discussion and Challenge November 2, 2017

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Are you interested in making a difference in the world? Do you want to learn ways to take action and get involved? Would you like to network and share your own story about social entrepreneurship with likeminded individuals? Join us for a social innovation panel discussion to hear stories from innovators whose work in Western New York illustrates how giving voice and empowering communities can lead to community-based, sustainable solutions.

Join us Thursday, November 2, 2017 in the 2nd Floor Atrium of Davis Hall at 1:30 p.m.!

For more information and to RSVP, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-empowering-community-solutions-a-panel-discussion-on-social-innovation-tickets-38852077610?inf_contact_key=95a9b8ec8c0e4f0eac0e8cc54153dec0f119a561c1cb2d5973942f5ce177092a

For more information, stop by the Blackstone LaunchPad in 220 Student Union Or call: 716-645-8111

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
10/16/17

First DifCon (Difficult Conversation) featuring “Taking a Knee” and Other Issues of Speech and Expression in Sports October 18

Posted by Tim on October 16, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

“Taking a Knee” and Other Issues of Speech and Expression in Sports

 Join us for a Difficult Conversation regarding issues which are polarizing our nation. 

 We will provide a safe space for discussing issues such as:

 Kneeling for the National Anthem

Controversial Mascots

Culturally Derogatory Language

 Panelists:

  • Michael L. Schwartz – UB Law Student
  • Devon Patterson – Vice President, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
  • James Jarvis – Associate Counsel
  • Rhianna Rogers – Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies,

SUNY Empire State College

  • Donald Grinde – Director of Graduate Studies, Transnational Studies

 Moderated by:

            Nellie Drew – Adjunct Professor in Sports Law

            Kathy Twist – Senior Associate Athletic Director

 Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Thursday
10/12/17

STEM for Everyone! Student Proposals due: Oct 25

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2017 in Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking

Women in STEM Cooperative (UB WISC)

After the success from Spring 2017, the Women in STEM Cooperative (WISC) will be hosting another STEM for Everyone presentation lunch and learn on November 9 from 12-1pm.  They are currently recruiting students (undergraduate and graduate) to submit a program proposal to provide 5-minute presentations about STEM. Presentations are being sought about a STEM topic, or an existing research project, provided in language that is easily understandable by the general public. Presentations that address inclusivity of women and other underrepresented groups will be given priority during submission reviews. Creativity is encouraged!

This is a great opportunity for students to practice presentation skills, network with others from the UB community and regional corporate sponsors, and to begin to build their professional footprint.

Presentations will be held:
Date: Nov. 9, 2017
Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Location: 210 Student Union

Faculty and staff are encouraged to sponsor students from science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or related fields. Students are responsible to prepare and share a 5 minute presentation.

Submission Criteria:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students at the University at Buffalo.
  • Presentations should represent a STEM topic that would be of interest to a general audience.

Proposals should include:

  • Name of Presenter(s)
  • Contact Information
  • UB Department
  • Gender
  • Title of Presentation
  • Abstract (100 words or less)
  • Name of faculty sponsor (if applicable)

To submit, please visit: http://bit.ly/stem4all-fall2017

If you have any questions, please contact: ub-wisc@buffalo.edu

Deadline for Abstract Submission: Oct. 25, 2017

The proposal committee will respond to all submissions by: Oct. 30, 2017

Related resources about inclusivity and making STEM topics understandable. http://bit.ly/stem4allresources