University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
05/09/17

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: https://medicine.buffalo.edu/faculty/profile.html?ubit=safrasca

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 ubhablab@gmail.com, using “Student research assistant application” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at http://ubhablab.weebly.com/students. We will review applications this summer with interviews planned for August 2017.

Tuesday
04/04/17

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

Monday
03/13/17

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

Wednesday
03/08/17

Call for Papers…Mythologies in the Modern World for 3rd Annual Undergrad English Conference Submission deadline is March 28th

Posted by Tim on March 8, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Attention Undergraduates,

The UB Undergraduate English Club is hosting the Third Annual Undergraduate English  Conference and is now seeking undergraduate submissions for presentation. The theme for the conference is “Mythologies and the Modern World”; we are specifically looking for papers that examine how mythology has shaped the past, how it continues to evolve and shape the present, and how mythologies may be constructed in the future.

We are seeking a broader interpretation of the idea of mythology, including the variety of ancient stories from Gilgamesh to the Brothers Grimm, to reinterpretations of Shakespeare and modern Hollywood, to the modern world of filmmaking and New Media.

The conference will be held on Friday, April 21 from 12pm to 9pm in Capen 320. Dinner will be served, as well as light refreshments throughout the day. The conference will conclude with a screening of “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”, an adventure film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen loosely based around Homer’s Odyssey.

For all those interested, a 250-300 word abstract will be due by midnight on Tuesday, March 28th. All abstracts should be emailed as a .doc or .docx file to UBenglishconf@gmail.com

Wednesday
03/08/17

RENEW Distinguished Lecture Series Presents MIT Professor Yet-Mint Chiang on the Future of Energy Storage March 16

Posted by Tim on March 8, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

RENEW Distinguished Lecture Series Presents

Prof. Yet-Ming Chiang

Lecture Title:

The Future of Energy Storage
Thursday, March 16, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in 101 Davis Hall

It is increasingly evident that efficient, low-cost energy storage is critically needed to enable the continued deployment of renewable energy. The cost of renewable electricity generation is now competitive, or nearly so, with fossil fuel generation. However, the intermittency of renewable power limits its widespread use as a reliable, dispatchable power source. In the near term, lithium-ion batteries will be the mostly widely deployed technology for both transportation and stationary storage. Along with the development of higher performance/lower cost cathodes, anodes, electrolytes or other cell components, efficient cell designs and low cost/highly scalable manufacturing techniques are needed. This talk wil discuss a “clean sheet” redesign of the lithium-ion design and manufacturing paradigm, based on a new semi-solid electrode form that enables manufacturing of high performance Li-ion cells using a radically simpler and lower-cost method than is practiced today.

Looking forward to a world with high renewables penetration, highly scalable storage of still lower cost will be needed. Today, pumped hydroelectric storage (PHS) and underground compressed air energy storage (CAES) have the lowest cost of storage (~100 US$/kWh installed cost), but each faces geographical and environmental constraints that limit further deployment in the U.S., even while new PHS installations are developed elsewhere in the world. Electrochemical storage that is cost-competitive with PHS and underground CAES has not heretofore been available. Towards this goal, sulfur is an attractive reactant due to its exceptionally low cost, high natural abundance, and high specific and volumetric capacity owing to its two-electron reaction. In fact, measure as cost-per-capacity (e.g., US$/Ah), sulfur has the lowest cost of known electrode-active compounds except for water and air. Recent work on an ambient-temperature aqueous flow battery that has the potential to provide large-scale electrochemical storage at the price of PHS and CAES will be discussed.

This work was supported as part of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, an Energy Innovation Hub funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences.

Register for FREE here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ub-renew-distinguished-lecture-series-tickets-32480076784

Wednesday
02/22/17

Internship Opportunity with Erie County Legislator Patrick B. Burke’s Office

Posted by Tim on February 22, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking

Apply to be an intern in Erie County Legislature Patrick B. Burke’s Office

Do you have a passion for social and economic justice? Do you have a passion for the environment? Are you interested in gaining hands on experience working in local government?
If so then apply to become an intern in Erie County Legislator Patrick B. Burke’s Office.

Since taking office in 2013, Legislator Burke has carried on the grassroots nature of his campaign, fighting tirelessly for the people of Erie County. He has put forth numerous proposals protecting fresh water sources from harmful contaminants, ensuring the safety of children playing contact sports, and working with community groups to revitalize neighborhoods and parks in the Seneca Cazenovia area. Legislator Burke received national media attention for his bill banning microbeads in Erie County as well as his PENCE Bill- outlawing the practice of gay conversion therapy.

Interns can specialize in one of three areas: constituent services, community outreach, or policy research. To apply please send a cover letter and resume to laura.mannara@erie.gov.  

Monday
02/13/17

Spring 2017 Honors College Workshop Series

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Stress Relief, Workshops

Prepare for life after graduation with the pros during the Honors College Spring Workshop Series!

February

Communicate #LikeABoss Friday, February 17 at 3:00 p.m.
Interviewing Skills Monday, February 20 at 4:00 p.m.
Personal Statements Friday, February 24 at 3:00 p.m.Applying to Graduate School Tuesday, February 28 at 3:00 p.m.

March

Managing Stress Tuesday, March 7 at 3:00 p.m.
Resume Writing Friday, March 10 at 2:00 p.m.
EAS Alumni Panel Wednesday, March 15 at 5:30 p.m.Healthcare Panel Wednesday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m.

All workshops will be held in 107 Capen Hall.

Sign up today at: http://bit.ly/HC_Spring17Workshops

Thursday
01/19/17

Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program Deadline February 5

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities

ANNOUNCING:  Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program | Open to all UG majors and select GRAD programs: 

  • Seeking students with an entrepreneurial drive who want to make a difference in Western New York
  • Application Deadline: February 5, 2017 (All UG and select graduate programs) | April 1, 2017 (Only 1st year incoming MBA/MBA dual degree students)

All students will be awarded a paid summer internship; scholarship support will be awarded during the academic year will vary in size and may be up to $25,000 based on a student’s unmet financial need.  This fellowship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the Western New York region. Open to all undergraduate majors and select graduate programs including students in the School of Management, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and School of Architecture and Planning.

Fellowship eligibility:  

  • current sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply;
  • should have minimum 3.0 cumulative UG GPA / 3.5 cumulative GRAD GPA;
  • have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy through job creation;
  • complete the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the advised deadline. Please note that you may file a FAFSA using estimated income information and update your FAFSA once you complete your current tax return.

For full details, visit the fellowship website at:  http://www.academies.buffalo.edu/wnyprosperity/apply.php

WNY Prosperity Fellowship, YouTube Videohttps://youtu.be/lrdv6TBZVJk

Thursday
01/19/17

Pre-Health Committee Spring 2017 Information Sessions

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Networking, Workshops

Prehealth Committee Information Sessions – spring 2017

Several information sessions have been scheduled to inform you about the full Committee process and answer your questions.  We strongly encouraged you to attend so that you may sign the “Prehealth Committee Intent Form” so we know to expect your application  in the upcoming cycle.  The Prehealth Committee Student Meetings are designed to provide you with all you need to know for applying for a Prehealth Committee Letter and detail how the process will work.

The online application deadline is **March 15, 2017**, so be sure to attend a session!

Thursday, February 9            4:00pm-5:00pm          210 Student Union

Tuesday, February 14            3:30pm-4:30pm          210 Student Union

Wednesday, February 15      4:00pm-5:30pm          210 Student Union

Wednesday, February 22      4:00pm-5:00pm          210 Student Union

Monday, February 27            2:00pm-3:00pm          210 Student Union

Tuesday, March 7                  3:00pm-4:00pm          210 Student Union

REMINDER: PREHEALTH COMMITTEE PROCESS – SPRING 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              THE COMMITTEE APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN 

The ONLINE application is available to you until MARCH 15.

Please remember to go to http://prehealth.buffalo.edu/prehealth-committee/  for full Committee details. This announcement is for students applying to the professional health schools of medicine (MD and DO), dental medicine, podiatry, optometry, and chiropractic for fall 2018 intended admission.   Many times, because of application deadlines, our applicants to optometry, podiatry and chiropractic schools are able to use our fall (September 1) Committee cycle if they wish.

***Please note that applicants to US MD and DDS schools are NO LONGER able to use our annual fall cycle with a deadline of September 1.***                                                                                                                                                                  

If you have any questions or concerns about this Committee policy, please set an appointment with a prehealth advisor *well before* the spring deadline MARCH 15, 2017. 

A brief PowerPoint and detailed instruction guide have been added to the prehealth website to assist you.

Please go to http://prehealth.buffalo.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/138/2016/02/PH-Committee-Quick-Guide.pdf  and http://prehealth.buffalo.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/138/2016/01/PH-Instruction-Manual.pdf

Once you submit your application, you will be unable to make any changes to it.

TO START:

1)            Please go to https://prv-web.eng.buffalo.edu/applications/prehealthcommittee/request_access.php

2)            You will be directed to provide an email address (preferably UB) and hit SUBMIT.

3)  You will then receive an email that provides you with the URL of the application. You will see in the email that your username to log-in will be the email address you provided.  Your password will be temporarily assigned to you.                                                                                       You can then click on the URL to log in to the application.

4) At the log-in screen, you will be asked to change your password.  PASSWORDS WILL BE CASE SENSITIVE.

5) These instructions are also be available on the website at http://prehealth.buffalo.edu/prehealth-committee/application/

CHECKING LETTERS OF REFERENCE

Once you initiate your application, please go to the section titled “References.”  If you type in the names of your prospective letter writers, we will place a “Y” for YES next to each when the letter of recommendation is received by our office.

This way, you can easily track the receipt of your letters through your application.

 You want to assure that you have at least **4 letters** submitted to our office by APRIL 15, 2017.

PAYMENT DATES

Information will be forthcoming about the specific dates in the spring of 2017 when you can come to 109 Norton Hall to complete some additional, important paperwork for the Committee as well as pay the Committee fee.

Thursday
01/19/17

Join the University of Toledo Land-Lake Ecology Team REU Opportunity Summer 2017

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The University of Toledo Lake Erie Center is looking for undergraduate applicants for our Summer 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates program. This is a 9 week (May 30-July 28) paid fellowship funded by the National Science Foundation. Participants will be housed in University of Toledo dormitories and will complete research projects on the UT main campus and/or at the Lake Erie Center. Participants receive a $5000 stipend, housing, and transportation while developing valuable research skills and connections. Juniors and Seniors are preferred, Sophomores will be considered. For more information or to apply, please see the attached flyer or visit: http://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/lec/REU/main.html.