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Friday
09/07/18

Feeling Stressed, Anxious or Depressed? The Psychological Services Center in Park Hall can Help

Posted by trm7 on September 7, 2018 in Community Announcements, Networking, Stress Relief, Workshops

Are you feeling STRESSED, ANXIOUS, or DEPRESSED?

College students are often dealing with these issues and others. We offer treatments for:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Obsessive-compulsive thoughts/behaviors
  • Relationship problems
  • Coming out as LGBT
  • Communication or anger difficulties
  • … and more

We also offer a variety of assessments for ADHD, IQ, diagnoses, and personality.

We are here to help

Call 645-3697 or stop by 168 Park Hall for more info

http://arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/psychology/about/psychological-services.html

Monday
08/27/18

Get Real: Real-World Professional Secrets UB Honors Lecture Series

Posted by trm7 on August 27, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Workshops

Get Real: Real-World Professional Secrets UB Honors Lecture Series
Do you ever wonder what it really takes to be successful in life? Ever wanted someone to “Get Real” and tell you the secret? Join us for a unique speaker series where professionals with a diversity of experiences from across campus and beyond share their stories of success and offer helpful advice that can help you prepare for your future.

All Held in the Colloquium Room (107 Capen Hall)

Thursday, September 13, 2018
3:00-3:50 p.m.
Not All Those Who Wander are Lost
Dr. Charles F. Zukoski, UB Provost

Thursday, October 4, 2018
3:00-3:50 p.m.
Throwing Shade: Surviving and Thriving in Academia
Dr. Raechele Pope, GSE Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy

Thursday, October 18, 2018
3:00-3:50 p.m.
From Penniless Refugee to Distinguished UB Philosophy Professor
Dr. Jorge Gracia, Distinguished Professor, Capen Chair in Philosophy and Comparative Literature

Thursday, November 8, 2018
3:00-3:50 p.m.
Just Say Yes
Dr. Liesl Folks, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Tuesday
08/21/18

Theta Tau: Co-Ed Engineering Fraternity Seeks New Members

Posted by trm7 on August 21, 2018 in Community Announcements, Networking, Stress Relief, Student Clubs

Theta Tau: Co-Ed Engineering Fraternity | Learn more about us!

Dates: First week of classes

Times: various

Locations: various

Description:

Would you like to make friends with other motivated students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences? Would you like to grow professionally? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then consider learning more about Theta Tau.

Theta Tau is a coeducational, professional engineering fraternity at UB. We emphasize:

Professionalism

  • We offer personal assistance with resumes, cover letters, and job interviews
  • We tour various companies throughout New York State (past tours include Lockheed Martin, Southco Manufacturing, engineering divisions of Roswell Park Cancer Institute). Many members have secured internships and full-time jobs because of these tours.
  • We have a vast alumni network with jobs at companies such as Google, Lockheed Martin, and General Dynamics (just to name a few). Great for networking!

Leadership

  • Spruce up your resume by assisting with our construction projects, helping out with community service, planning fraternity events, or tutoring other students
  • Reach your full potential by honing skills in time management, public speaking, and interviewing

Construction

  • We participate in Engineering Week every February (Battle Bot competition)
  • Rube Goldberg machine competition
  • Gain woodshop experience
  • We own a 3D printer for personal use!

Community

  • Membership open to engineering/computer science undergrad students
  • Fun events every semester (formal dances, hiking outdoors, ice skating, Bills games, UB games, escape rooms, etc.)
  • Intramural sports (volleyball, basketball, dodgeball, etc.)
  • Lounge in Furnas Hall — great central location on campus to study or relax

Rush begins the first week of the fall semester (August 27th). A full list of events will be emailed during the first week of the school year

If any of this sounds good to you, fill out our interest form! We’d love to get to know you better: https://goo.gl/forms/je2LoyIgrcaBH5Lr2

For questions, please contact our rush chair: Celina Liang (celinali@buffalo.edu) or Sean Loftus (seanloft@buffalo.edu).

Follow us on Instagram! www.instagram.com/thetatauub

Sincerely,

David Wilday, Regent (dawilday@buffalo.edu)

Michelle Ford, Vice Regent (maford@buffalo.edu)

Celina Liang, Co-Rush Chair (celinali@buffalo.edu)

Sean Loftus, Co-Rush Chair (seanloft@buffalo.edu)

Wednesday
08/08/18

Research Assistant Opportunity in Dr. Lucia Leone’s Community Health and Health Behaviors Lab

Posted by trm7 on August 8, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

Dr. Lucia Leone in the Department of Community Health and Health Behaviors is seeking research assistants for the Fall 2018 semester. Dr. Leone’s research involves designing, implementing and evaluating multi-level and community-based interventions to increase access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity among underserved populations. A wide variety of tasks will be available, based on qualifications. Opportunities include: database development and management (experience with REDCap a plus), quantitative and qualitative data analysis, literature reviews, administrative tasks, community outreach activities, website development, and publication for authorship.  Preferred Qualifications: Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, strong GPA, good communication skills, ability to interact with diverse populations, and the ability to solve problems independently. Hours are flexible but must be able to dedicate 10 hours per week over the semester. To apply: please send your resume and cover letter to leahverm@buffalo.edu. We will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

Tuesday
08/07/18

Student Video Production Assistant Opportunity Paid Position

Posted by trm7 on August 7, 2018 in Job Opportunity, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

Office of Donor and Alumni Communications
Division of University Advancement

Student Video Production Assistant Job Description

The Office of Donor and Alumni Communications in the Division of University Advancement develops strategies and tactics aimed at engaging alumni and encouraging donors and prospective donors to financially support the university’s fundraising goals. Staff members work with colleagues in the division, the Office of University Communications and school-based communications officers to develop audience-specific messages that speak to the importance of private philanthropy at UB.

The Student Video Production Assistant will work collaboratively with the Director of Digital Communications and the Social Media Marketing Assistant to enhance the online communication efforts and goals of the office. This position will help to increase engagement among alumni and increase awareness of the importance of private philanthropy among our student, donor and alumni populations through the integration of video in all digital outreach initiatives.

Responsibilities

Social media support

  • Strategize, write and coordinate video content for programming on alumni Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn channels
  • Coordinate and share resources with student staff in University Communications
  • Conduct research on emerging social media video technology and new methods of engagement
  • Identify trends and opportunities on various student and young alumni social channels

Video recording

  • Videotape and interview UB students, faculty and staff for short videos to use on social media, in emails and on websites
  • Support event coverage and video capturing needs (may require some evening work and modest travel within Western New York)
  • Capture b-roll video around all three University at Buffalo campuses
  • Edit and produce high quality micro-content pieces as necessary from larger videos and media pieces
  • Ensure all materials adhere to accessibility standards including development of transcriptions and closed captions

Qualifications/ Skills

  • Graduate or Undergraduate student in good academic standing
  • Capable of accomplishing multiple tasks concurrently
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, writing and time management skills
  • Ability to take initiative with projects
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Passion for higher education and philanthropy
  • Proficient with Adobe Premiere and Photoshop
  • Basic knowledge of Facebook advertising a plus
  • Awareness of YouTube programming a bonus

Additional Details

  • Scheduled hours for the position (excepting event coverage) must fall between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.
  • A portfolio is required with resume, with a minimum of 3 samples of your best work on social media and video. Please include links to the project and a short description including the what, who, where, when, and why you created it. Must include at least one video that you edited, directed, or shot.

Educational value

  • Networking opportunities across the university
  • Establish a knowledge of alumni communications, fundraising in higher education and social media
  • Hands-on content marketing and communications experience
  • Enhance written and oral communication and marketing skills
  • Professionalize social media and content production skills
  • Add to video production portfolio

Stipend

$10-$12 per hour for a maximum of 20 hours per week during the academic year. Additional hours available during the summer. A two-year commitment is preferable, but negotiable.

Start date August 27, 2018.

Contact Information
Joseph DiDomizio
Director of Digital Communications
255 Harriman Hall
University at Buffalo, South Campus
jdd4@buffalo.edu
716-881-8207

Tuesday
07/31/18

Fall 2018 Buffalo Film Series with Dr. Bruce Jackson and Dr. Diane Christian

Posted by trm7 on July 31, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief, Workshops

Buffalo Film Seminars 37 Fall 2018

Dipson Amherst Theater, Tuesdays @ 7:00 p.m.

Conversations about great films with Bruce Jackson & Diane Christian

Aug 28 King Vidor, The Big Parade, 1925

(Accompanied on electronic piano by Philip Carli)

Sept 4 Howard Hawks and Robert Rossen, Scarface1932

Sept 11 Dorothy Arzner, Christopher Strong, 1933

Sept 18 Otto Preminger, Laura, 1944

Sept 25 Giuseppe De Santis, Bitter Rice, 1949

Oct 2 Akira Kurosawa, Rashomon, 1950

Oct 9 Pier Paolo Pasolini,

The Gospel According to St. Matthew, 1964

Oct 16 Robert Bresson, Mouchette, 1967

Oct 23 Mike Hodges, Get Carter, 1971

Oct 30 David Lynch, The Elephant Man, 1980

Nov 6 Krzysztof Kieslowski, Three Colors: Blue, 1993

Nov 13 Alan Mak and Wai-Keung Lau,

Infernal Affairs, 2002

Nov 20 Martin Scorsese, The Departed, 2006

Nov 27 Tom McCarthy, Spotlight, 2015

Dec 4 John Huston, The Man Who Would be King, 1975

Further information at http//buffalofilmseminars.com
To be added to the weekly Buffalo Film Seminars informational email list send a blank email to addtolist@buffalofilmseminars.com

The Buffalo Film Seminars are presented by the University at Buffalo The Buffalo News and by the Dipson Amherst Theatre 3500 Main Street, Buffalo, N.Y.

Tuesday
07/31/18

UB Book Club Looking for New Members

Posted by trm7 on July 31, 2018 in Community Announcements, Networking, Stress Relief, Student Clubs

Two Honors Scholars are looking to start a UB Book Club. This book club will meet once a month to discuss one previously-decided-on novel. Anyone who enjoys pleasure reading can sign up here (https://goo.gl/forms/ScAWlCt8LHa2GEji2).

Have questions? You can reach out to Anna Dresnack at: annadres@buffalo.edu

Thursday
07/26/18

2018 Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia at UB November 3

Posted by trm7 on July 26, 2018 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

2018 Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia

Origins of the Contemporary

​November 3, 2018

​University at Buffalo, SUNY​



We inaugurate the first annual Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia by reflecting upon the great body of historical work done in this field and bringing historical analysis and context to the study of contemporary issues. We invite papers on the theme of “Origins of the Contemporary.” We may think of these origins as fixed dates or as strands of ideas and events buried in the colonial and pre-colonial past. The conference will feature a keynote lecture by Sujatha Gidla, acclaimed author of Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017).

By opening up the conference to both historical and contemporary analyses, we invite

undergraduate ​

participants from all disciplines, working on any topic. These topics include but are in no way limited to:

  • Modern political movements including Hindutva and New Right in India, ethnic and caste-based parties, leftist and Maoist movements.
  • Independence movements and postcolonial trends in present-day Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
  • New religious movements as well as reform movements and fundamentalisms within Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism.
  • Trends in domestic and international law, including NGO and INGO work.
  • Social issues, human rights issues, LGBTQ issues, gender and caste concerns.
  • Wars, genocides, ethnic or political violence, and refugee issues (in recent or long-standing conflicts).
  • Human migration, population shifts, and environmental issues.
  • Literary genres, artistic movements, new and old technologies, trends in South Asian cinema and pop culture.

While this list of suggestions is by no means exhaustive, we encourage papers that address less commonly researched sociopolitical issues, communities, or theories. We hope to organize panels with presenters addressing similar issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Please visit http://bit.ly/rustgiconferencesubmissions to submit proposals. Accepted applicants who submit complete proposals by August 1, 2018 may be eligible for a travel subvention of up to $200. Applicants should also seek funding from their home institutions. The conference organizers will assist participants in seeking affordable accommodations in Buffalo.

Format
The conference will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the University at Buffalo

​, SUNY​

. Students presenters should plan for 15-minute presentations. Each panel will include 30 minutes for discussion.

Deadline
Proposals, including 250-word abstracts and the contact information of a faculty supervisor, must be submitted via the online submissions portal (http://bit.ly/rustgiconferencesubmissions). Those seeking travel subventions must submit their complete application (including a brief justification of expenses and efforts to seek supplemental funding) no later than August 1, 2018. Submissions will be accepted after this date on a rolling basis, space permitting, until September 7, 2018. Applicants will be notified about the status of their submissions and the availability of travel subventions beginning in late August 2018.

​Inquiries

Please contact rustgiconference@gmail.com

with questions or

for more information about the conference.

The first annual Rustgi South Asian Undergraduate Research Conference is made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Vinod Rustgi and his family.

Wednesday
07/25/18

2018 Internship Opportunity with Explore Buffalo

Posted by trm7 on July 25, 2018 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking

Explore Buffalo is looking for enthusiastic college interns for the fall semester and for a year-long 2018-19 internship program! All internships will begin by September with the fall internship concluding in mid-December and the year-length internship finishing in mid-May 2019.

Explore Buffalo is a nonprofit organization that offers walking, bike, bus, boat 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 program is a great match for college students studying architecture, history, Art History, marketing, English, communications, education, and other fields.

Intern projects and responsibilities will be divided between office work and field work.

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

Deadline to apply is August 29th.

Monday
06/11/18

Summer Scholars at Chautauqua Deadline to apply is June 20th

Posted by trm7 on June 11, 2018 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking

Community Compact, Inc. is pleased to release information about its summerscholars@Chautauqua 2018 program.
The main goals of the program are as follows:
1. To provide exceptional college students (those with at least one year of college) who have had limited access to cultural and educational opportunities, with the chance to experience, at no cost, the rich cultural programs the Chautauqua Institute (chq.org) has to offer. Community Compact’s work is typically centered around underserved, rural, first generation students. We will be looking in particular for students with those demographic characteristics but will be give full consideration to all students who would not have the chance to attend Chautauqua otherwise and will benefit from the program.
2. To increase the advancement of diversity in the Chautauqua community.

Details of Program
We hope to have several students attend an all-expense-paid week at the Chautauqua Institute. Some of our expectations are:
1. The selected students will come to Chautauqua to participate in cultural and educational activities from which they will benefit and from which they will grow.
2. The selected students will interact with others in their cohort during parts of the week and, to a reasonable extent, interact with the residents and guests of Chautauqua.
3. The selected students will have free time for individual reflection and relaxation at Chautauqua.
4. The selected students will participate in a small “action” program to be completed following their experience in the program.

We also are hopeful that:
1. The selected students will become future Chautauqua visitors and encourage friends and family to attend the Institution.
2. The selected students will continue to stay in contact with each other.
3. The selected students will help make the program stronger through their recommendations and participation in the program.

Dates of program:
Tentatively, the session is planned for the fifth week of the Chautauqua season which runs from July 21-July 28. If funds are available and we cannot accommodate all selected students for this week, we will consider offering more weeks.
If you have an interest in attending this program, please contact info@communitycompact.org and an application will be sent to you.

For application materials and more information, please contact Tim Matthews in the Honors College: trm7@buffalo.edu