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Monday
06/11/18

Summer Scholars at Chautauqua Deadline to apply is June 20th

Posted by Tim 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

Tuesday
05/15/18

2018 Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia at UB November 3

Posted by Tim on May 15, 2018 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking

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, activist and 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.

Monday
04/16/18

Honors College Social Media/Marketing Internship 2018-2019

Posted by Tim on April 16, 2018 in Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking

Honors College Social Media/Marketing Internship Opportunity

The Honors College seeks an intern for the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semester to work on social media outreach and marketing efforts.  The internship will earn 2 to 3 credits of HON 496 each semester which will count towards Honors experience credit.  The schedule is flexible, but the intern will be expected to work 6-10 hours per week (depending on the desired credit).

Learning Opportunities:

  • Learn how the Honors College utilizes the following social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snap Chat.
  • Participate in the planning and preparation for special events: Open House, Discovery Day, Life Raft Debate, Colloquium Kick-off, Honors International Cafe, Graduation and other campus or Honors events as your class schedule permits. This may include creation of marketing/promotional materials, website updates, photography, and more.
  • Creating and Editing Videos.
  • Knowledge of Helpful Smartphone Apps and Shortcuts.
  • Editing and revising documents/marketing brochures for prospective students.
  • Running queries, creating documents and presentations utilizing Microsoft Office tools.
  • Researching Buffalo events to include in Buffalo Bits in the Honors Highlights email.

The intern will provide a presentation to the Honors College staff on Honors College social media and marketing outreach results from the year.

To apply, please email a copy of your resume and a brief statement about why you are interested in the internship to Tim Matthews: trm7@buffalo.eduThe deadline to apply is Thursday, May 3, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.

 If selected for an interview, those will take place between May 7, 2018 and May 11, 2018.

 

Monday
04/16/18

Celebrate Female Founders with a Screening of “She Started It” April 19 CFA

Posted by Tim on April 16, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Join us to celebrate Female Founders in Western New York with the screening of She Started IT, a documentary that highlights the struggles and triumphs of female founders in the Tech Industry. Blackstone LaunchPad at the University at Buffalo is hosting this program in collaboration with UB’s College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in the Center for the Arts.

The program will begin with a panel discussion where panelists will share their story and offer insight into the entrepreneurship experience. We hope to inspire and empower our students to pursue an entrepreneurial path to impact their communities. The panel will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Atrium. The discussion will be followed by a networking reception for our students, Alumni, and business leaders in the WNY community. Film screening will begin at  6:00 p.m. with Director Nora Poggi and Executive Producer of the film, Jana Shea, UB Alumnae ’77.

  • Panel discussion with Female Founders: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Networking Event: 5:00 – 5:45 PM (Catered by Falletta’s)
  • Screening & Talk-back: 6:00 – 7:30 PM

A favor of a response is requested:  https://tinyurl.com/SheStartedIT18

Monday
04/16/18

Cognitive Seminar Talks: An Empirical and Computational Account of Multimodal Semantic Integration April 26 in 108 Capen

Posted by Tim on April 16, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

April 26th, Thursday, 1-2, Capen 108

An empirical and computational account of multimodal semantic integration

Greg Smith, Dept. of Psychology

Monday
04/16/18

Cognitive Seminar Talks: Dyslexia on a Continuum-A complex network approach April 19 in 108 Capen

Posted by Tim on April 16, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

April 19th, Thursday, 1-2, Capen 108

Dyslexia on a continuum: A complex network approach

Erica Edwards, Dept. of Psychology

Thursday
04/12/18

InFocus: Cannabis Friday, April 20th

Posted by Tim on April 12, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

You are invited to InFocus, a monthly conversation on today’s hot topics.  This month’s topic will be about Cannabis (“Marijuana”), a topic that has filled headlines in the U.S. and abroad in recent years regarding the substance’s many uses and effects. Most recently, Canada and various U.S. states have been debating cannabis and its use within society. A brief lesson of facts regarding cannabis will be presented, followed by an open discussion regarding the legalization of cannabis, health benefits and risks, and effects on the community or individuals. Your questions and input will greatly contribute to this discussion.

Dr. R. Lorraine Collins, Associate Dean for Research, Department of Community Health and Health Behavior, School of Public Health and Health Professions, UB, will moderate the discussion.

Date:  Friday, April 20
Time:  12:00-1:00
Place:  Capen Hall 107, North Campus

Sponsored by Campus Life, the University Honors College and International Student & Scholar Services

Thursday
04/12/18

UBReUSE Looking for Student Volunteers

Posted by Tim on April 12, 2018 in Networking, Stress Relief, Student Clubs, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

UBreUSE is going on its third year of operation at UB this year, and we need help from motivated underclassmen. As a leader in sustainability on campus I was hoping you would be able to connect me with some people that you have identified as young leaders. A little bit about UBreUSE to share with your students:

UBreUSE is University at Buffalo’s official zero waste initiative move out program started by a handful of UB’s Education and Leadership Fellows for Sustainability (including baby freshman me!) back in Spring 2016. Since then we have diverted over 12,000 lbs of waste from the landfill, and earned over $3,000 from sales.

The Problem: During move out of people throw away items that aren’t garbage (Clothing, kitchen ware, rugs, shower caddies, even mini fridges and TVs, etc) because they don’t need them anymore or can not take everything home with them. These items are completely fixable or usable, yet they are going directly to landfill.

Our Solution: We believed that we could do something about this needless waste, and decided to organize a way to collect all of the unwanted goods and find people whodid want them.

Turns out, the people who want this exact stuff are UB underclassmen moving into the same dorms in the fall! SO what we do is this:

1.) Collection during move out week

2.) Storage in Trailers on campus, refurbish and clean items over the summer

3.) SALE of all items during move in week (late August/early September)

What we need:

This program is an entity of UB Sustainability and we are supported by Pro Staff, but it is completely student driven. UBreUSE needs hard working and dedicated students to make it work. Active volunteers who can not only help out during event weeks, but can represent UBreUSE year round and be a part of the team. We work hard and have lots of fun year round. In addition to needing team members, we are also looking for students who show initiative to promote to team leaders to carry out the program in the future.

To learn more or to help, please contact….

Kayleigh Hamernik

UBreUSE Project Manager

University at Buffalo Honors College ’19

Environmental Studies B.S.

khamerni@buffalo.edu

Tuesday
04/03/18

STEM Diversity Conference Saturday, April 7

Posted by Tim on April 3, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Scientista, along with SHPE, oSTEM, SWE and WiSE, is organizing a STEM Diversity Conference this weekend. We’ll have an academic and an industry panel to talk about diversity in STEM as well as their career choices, advice they wish they had in college, and how they became successful. More information on panelists are in the poster. 

 

Date: Saturday, April 7

Time: 11 AM – 1 PM Academic Panel 

 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Industry Panel

Location: Davis Hall

RSVP at: http://bit.ly/2GYJkE2

Monday
04/02/18

April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events Throughout April at UB

Posted by Tim on April 2, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief, Workshops

Every April UB recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month as a time to raise public awareness about sexual violence, to educate and inspire our community to prevent it, and provide support for members of our community who have experienced it.
Sexual Violence is a major public health, human rights, and social justice issue. We need everyone’s help to end it. Thank you for getting involved and supporting our efforts toward a safer campus and a brighter future.
Learn more at http://www.buffalo.edu/svp. Keep in touch #UBSAAM.

Schedule of Events
April 3rd Film Screening of Miss Representation. 4pm @ 210 Student Union. Join the Student Survivor Advocacy Alliance and the UB Men’s Group for our screening of Miss Representation followed by a discussion on the film. Register for this workshop on UBLinked.
April 13th Alliance Coffee Night. 5pm @ 114 Student Union. Join the Student Survivor Advocacy Alliance for our monthly social with a focus on involvement and self-care.
April 10th What Would You Do? Bystander Intervention Training. 2pm @ 228 Student Union. ‘What are you doing for others?’-MLK Jr. This workshop is focused on empowering each of us to be involved in preventing violence. Together we will be identifying problem behaviors, deciding when and how to intervene, and working through scenarios to practice getting involved in a safe environment. Register for this workshop on UBLinked.
April 10th Film Screening: The Mask You Live In. 4pm @ 210 Student Union. Screening and discussion of the documentary film surrounding men, masculinity and how society shapes our views of both. Register for this workshop on UBLinked.
April 12th How to Help A Sexual Assault Survivor. 2pm @ 210 Student Union. Learn how to respond if someone you know experiences a rape or sexual assault. Participants will learn how to help others recover from rape and sexual assault, tap into local resources, and get involved in prevention efforts at UB. Register for this workshop on UBLinked. *Trigger warning: not recommended for individuals with personal experiences of sexual violence*
April 12th SPEAK OUT! Poetry Performance and Discussion. 6pm @ Harriman Hall. Local poets will be performing pieces focused on survivor empowerment, gender roles, domestic violence prevention and sexual assault awareness. Register for this workshop on UBLinked. *Trigger warning: not recommended for individuals with personal experiences of sexual violence*
April 14th Rock-A-Mile in Their Shoes Benefit Show. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm @ Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St Buffalo, NY 14203. Ages 18+. $10cover. This is a benefit show to raise money and awareness for the Crisis Services Advocate Program, which provides free and confidential response and support for survivors of sexual and domestic violence-24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Advocate Program is committed to empowering survivors of sexual and domestic violence and strives to reduce the impact of violence and build a safer community. All of the monies raised at the show will be given as a one-time donation to the Advocate Program which is Erie County’s designated Rape Crisis Center.