University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Thursday
08/24/17

UB Dental Open House September 9, 2017

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

On behalf of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, I’d like to invite you to attend our Fall 2017 Open House on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 11:00am – 3:00pm. This event is sponsored by the Buffalo Chapter of the American Student Dental Association [ASDA].

During the day, prospective students will have the chance to meet with faculty, admissions officers, and current dental students. Additionally, they’ll receive a tour of the dental school and learn more about joining ASDA. Lunch is included and students will be provided a parting gift.

Students can learn more & register online by visiting: https://www.asdabuffalo.com/committees/pre-dental/open-house/

Sincerely,

Dr. David Brown

Director of Admissions

Tuesday
08/22/17

Research Opportunity for a UB Infant Study in Dr. Kai Ling Kong’s Lab

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2017 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

UB Infant Study

Our series of studies is the first to examine motivation for food and non-food alternatives in an infant population. Our newest longitudinal study includes music as a food alternative, based on our recently published pilot study (Reducing relative food reinforcement in infants by an enriched music experience). We are currently recruiting outstanding student researchers to help us recruit participants, learn and implement study protocols, enter/manage data, and assist with data collection (study session). Preference is given to students who can commit 2 semesters and/or summer semesters. You must be available on Thursday evenings 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm and/or Friday mornings 9:30-11:30 am. 

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Psychology, Child Development
Student Skill-Set Needed: Experience with infants and children, organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, independent worker, serious applicants from any discipline are welcome.

For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Katherine Gerard
Title: Researcher
Department: Medicine And Biomedical Sciences
Office: Farber Hall G56
Phone: 829-2261
Email: ksgerard@buffalo.edu ​

Tuesday
08/22/17

Community Health and Health Behaviors Research Opportunity

Posted by Tim on August 22, 2017 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

Dr. Lucia Leone in the Department of Community Health and Health Behaviors in the School of Public Health is seeking students to work as research assistants in the Fall 2017 semester with interest in community-based interventions that focus on increasing access to healthy food. Research assistants will assist with participant recruitment, data collection and management, basic data analysis.  Other tasks (e.g., literature reviews) and projects may become available over the course of the semester. 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.

To apply: please send your resume and cover letter to leahverm@buffalo.edu. We are hoping to quickly fill our positions and will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

Monday
08/21/17

Health Sciences Charter School Volunteer Opportunity

Posted by Tim on August 21, 2017 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Health Sciences Charter School is seeking UB students as classroom assistants in their Living Environment (Regents Biology) classes and labs.  Volunteer assistants will be expected to assist the classroom teacher 1-2 days per week, for at least one class period per day.  Classes periods are 45 minutes.  This is a great opportunity to connect with younger students interested in science and health careers and is a great activity to put on a resume.  Health Sciences Charter School is located at 1140 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, 14209.  It is 2 blocks from the Utica Station on the NFTA Metro Rail Line, or a short walk from the number 8 bus, along Main Street.  Please contact Sandra Small at 888-4851 or sksmall@buffalo.edu, if you are interested.

Tuesday
08/15/17

Pro-Dalit NGO’s Research Opportunity with Dr. Welch

Posted by Tim on August 15, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

This research involves non-government organizations focused on Dalits (formerly called ‘Untouchables’) in India. Numerous international NGOs, such as Amnesty International, the Dalit Support Program of the World Council of Churches, Human Rights Watch or the International Dalit Solidarity Network have analyzed obstacles to Dalits’ economic, political and social advancement. Their efforts have been complemented by domestic NGOs active inside India, such as the PUCL (People’s Union for Civil Liberties), the Dalit Foundation or the Hope Foundation. The United Nations is also involved, via its Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and other entities.

The successful candidate for this research position will work closely with the supervisor, seeing him on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, and carry out the following research tasks:

  • Identify significant Indian NGOs focused on Dalit issues
  • Summarize their major objectives
  • Discover and summarize their specific contributions to the economic, political and social advancement of Dalits

The results of this research will be incorporated into a professional journal article and subsequent book chapter. High-quality contributions by the recipient of this grant will be credited with co-authorship.

If interested, please email Tim Matthews with your resume and a brief statement of why you are interested in this opportunity at: trm7@buffalo.edu

Thursday
08/10/17

ELI Chat Room Partners Needed

Posted by Tim on August 10, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Tutoring

Each fall and spring semester, the English Language Institute (ELI) admits approximately 90 students from a variety of countries who attend its Intensive English Program (IEP). The University at Buffalo also enrolls almost 5,000 international students each year, many of whom are registered for English as a Second Language (ESL) credit courses.

By becoming a Chat Room partner, you will be able to help our international students not only with their conversational English skills but also with their cultural, academic and personal adjustment to UB.

The Chat Room will “open” for the fall semester on September 11 and “close” on November 17 (10 weeks). Each Chat session is for 50 minutes and could start at 2:30, 3, 3:30 or 4 p.m. As a Chat Room partner, you will be required to complete three (3) chat sessions per week for a total of 30 sessions by November 17.

In addition to completing the 30 chat sessions, you will also be required to:

  • Attend an orientation session. The dates and times of the orientation session options (which will take place during the first week of classes) will be announced at a later date.
  • Submit weekly writing assignments on UBLearns. Details will be discussed at the orientation session.

Your participation in the Chat Room program, will give you the opportunity to learn about other cultures and people as well as your own and yourself. Being a Chat Room partner will also provide you with the beginning of a true global experience here at UB. Many long-lasting friendships have developed from chat sessions and students often say that their Chat Room experience has been a highlight of their UB studies.

This is a 2-credit course, and is graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Registration is by permission of the instructor.  Registration for ESL 320 Conversation Seminar will be completed after attending one of the orientation meetings.  You can also volunteer as a Chat Room partner.  This means you will not earn credit, need to complete 30 sessions or submit the weekly UBLearns writing assignments.

If you wish to participate, complete the attached form and return it in person to Kathy Curtis, English Language Institute, 323 Baldy Hall as well as to arrange for an interview.

The Chat Room is not online! It is a face to face conversation program matching one native English speaking student with two non-native English speaking students.  The Chat Room is open to all UB international undergraduate and graduate students.   http://buffalo.edu/eli .

If Interested, please complete the attached registration form.ESL 320 Seminar

 

 

Thursday
08/10/17

Research Opportunity on the “Dalits” with Claude Welch

Posted by Tim on August 10, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

This research opportunity requires good academic judgment regarding the importance of published articles and their significance for on-going research on Indian politics.

About 1/6th of India’s population are Dalits. [They were formerly known as Untouchables.] An immense amount has been written about them, including a great deal of polemical literature. With the help of previous CURCA-sponsored students, relevant articles from the respected Economic and Political Weekly have been identified and summaries prepared for most. The recipient of the CURCA award will be expected to read the as-yet unread and unsummarized articles, and prepare summaries of their contents. Detailed guidelines will be provided, including examples from the previous grant winner. High-quality contributions by the recipient of this grant will be credited with co-authorship.

Honors experience credit is available in the form of independent study or research.

Please email Tim Matthews with a copy of your resume and a brief statement on why you are interested in this opportunity to: trm7@buffalo.edu

Monday
08/07/17

Morgan Stanley Internal Audit Summer Analyst Program 2018-On Campus Event September 7 and 8

Posted by Tim on August 7, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Event, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

Join Us: Morgan Stanley Internal Audit

Morgan Stanley believes capital has the power to create positive change in the world. The biggest and most impactful changes come from people like you. If you come to Morgan Stanley, what will you create

We invite current Juniors to join us and meet members of Morgan Stanley’s team to learn about the 2018 Internal Audit Summer Analyst Program. You will have the opportunity to learn about the Internal Audit business at Morgan Stanley and network with University at Buffalo alumni, former Summer Analysts, and current employees.

Please note that you are able to attend or both of our Internal Audit events!

Internal Audit 101

Date Thursday, September 7th

Time 5:00pm-6:30pm

Location Norton 112

To register, Click Here

Speed Networking

Date Friday, September 8th

Time 12:00pm-1:30pm

Location Alfiero 205

To register, Click Here

Friday
08/04/17

Division of Behavioral Medicine Seeks Research Assistants for Fall 2017

Posted by Tim on August 4, 2017 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

The Division of Behavioral Medicine is looking for 4-5 highly motivated undergraduates to work as research assistants in the Fall 2017 semester.

We have several exciting projects that are looking for students to help with laboratory experiments and clinical field studies. Projects include examining how cognitive biases influence energy intake, working with children to examine choices between food and fun activities, and working with overweight and obese families in a clinical weight-control program.

For more information about our lab please visit our website: http://buffalobehavioralmedicine.org/

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. Students will be asked to do a variety of tasks including prepping materials, recruiting adults and families for studies, entering data (excel) and there is a possibility of working with families to collect data.

To apply: please send your resume and answers to the questions below to dbmstudentapply@gmail.com. We are hoping to quickly fill our positions and will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

Please fill out the Following information:

Full Name:

Name you would like to be called:

Email:

Phone Number:

Overall GPA:

Major GPA:

  1. What year are you in school?
  2. Do 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 the Fall 2017 semester? If possible, please list your class schedule.
  8. If you have any previous experience with infants or children, please describe here.
Wednesday
08/02/17

Internship Opportunity with NYS Assemblyman Sean Ryan’s Office

Posted by Tim on August 2, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking

The Office of Assemblyman Sean Ryan is looking for staff interns for the fall 2017 semester. Students with an interest in community engagement, urban planning, environmental conservation, communication, or government should apply. Hours are flexible and the projects are varied.

General project topics may include Outer Harbor development, water quality in local watersheds, green technology, 21st-century city planning, and transportation. Applicants should come with an idea of the general topic s/he may want to explore further as it relates to the 149th Assembly District.

In addition, we are looking for students studying or who have experience with creating video content for use in various media channels. Students should have access to video recording and editing equipment, and be able to film and edit video materials.

Some portion of the internship will include issued-based community outreach, administrative work, and constituent services; good communication skills are a must. The ideal candidate will have an academic background in environmental sciences, communication, engineering, architecture, urban planning, or political science. Candidates will be expected to work with staff and constituents to provide support services and information to the public.

More than one intern position is available. This is an unpaid position; college credit can be accommodated. Please send resumes for consideration torebecca@seanryanassembly.com