University Honors College - The Honorable mention

MA/MSc in International and World History

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2016 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, New Programs, Scholarship Opportunities, Study Abroad

Columbia University and the London School of Economics

The world is more interconnected than ever. Join leading historians to study how we arrived here. An innovative curriculum includes a two-year sequence of reading and research seminars, interdisciplinary electives, and intensive foreign language training. The program provides the students with new frameworks and tools to understand the transnational forces that have shaped our world: migration, trade, war, technology, epidemic disease, and environmental change.  At the heart of the program is the two-year dissertation, an original scholarly work based on empirical research and analysis.

Students spend the first year in New York and the second year in London and receive Master’s degrees from both institutions. Immersed in the vibrant intellectual communities of two of the world’s greatest cities, graduates are prepared for careers in government, journalism, think tanks, NGOs, and academia.

The program offers summer research fellowships and financial aid opportunities.

Early application deadline is January 15, 2017.  Final application deadline is March 15, 2017.

To learn more, please visit

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Warm Up To Winter-UB Winter Session Information September 30

Posted by Tim on September 6, 2016 in Academics, Event, New Programs, Winter Session

2017 Winter Session is Coming!

Take a course online or on-campus. Classes begin January 4, 2017.  Registration opens October 1, 2016 at

The first event is Warm Up To Winter! and will take place Friday, September 30th in the Student Union from 11:00am – 3:00pm.  Students will receive winter session information while they enjoy a warm cup of chili and strike a pose at our photo booth.


CPM 292: Work and Employment Fall 2016

Posted by Tim on August 5, 2016 in Academics, New Programs

Course description:

Assists students in developing and implementing job-hunting strategies. Emphasizes resume writing, interviewing, researching employment opportunities in various industries and finding the right job in today’s competitive market. Supplements classroom lectures with guest speakers.
  25224   CPM 292SEM   Work/employment   KEL   SEM   T    5:00 PM – 7:40 PM   Capen 109   North Campus    Lanier, K E   Open
  25225   CPM 292SEM   Work/employment   MPG   SEM   M    5:00 PM – 7:40 PM   Clemen 219   North Campus    Gendrue, M P   Open




Globally Networked (Online) Course with Mexico! Fall 2016

Posted by Tim on August 3, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, New Programs, Online Courses


SW 995 Crossing Borders: Human Rights Issues from U.S. and Mexican Perspectives (3 credits) OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Are you interested in examining current human rights issues that are shared between the U.S and Mexico, our southern neighbor?  Are you seeking to better understand human rights and rights-based approaches to providing human services?  Do you enjoy interacting with students from other nations and cultures? This course offers these opportunities and more….

Undergraduate students can register for 3 elective credits.  They must complete a Petition for Course Credit Outside Your Primary Academic Career form which can be found here:


Future Alumni Network Leadership Core Opportunity

Posted by Tim on July 26, 2016 in Community Announcements, Networking, New Programs, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The Future Alumni Network (FAN) is an organization of current UB students who would like to be connected to UB’s Alumni Association and our global network.  Joing the FAN is simple, all you have to do is sign up on our FAN Facebook page, on our website:, or attend an Alumni Association event to be automatically registered.

The FAN Leadership Core is comprised of UB’s most active and engaged students who show an interest in fostering connections between current students and alumni. This leadership core actively represents and promotes the ongoing mission of UB”s Future Alumni Network program through volunteerism, recruitment and advocacy.  The FAN Leadership core will receive exclusive invitations to alumni events and workshops free of charge, they may assist in the J. Scott Fleming Scholarship student panel, they will receive honors cords upon graduation, and they have the opportunity to be invited to the elite Young Alumni Leadership council upon graduation.

If interested in joining the FAN Leadership Core, please send a letter of intent to the FAN Leadership Coordinator and Graduate Assistant, Silvana D’Ettorre at by Wednesday, August 31, 2016.  All questions, concerns and inquiries are also welcome to this email address.


Turning Passion Into Action: Conference for Aspiring Public Service Leaders October 27-30

Posted by Tim on July 26, 2016 in Academics, Event, Networking, New Programs, Workshops


A Conference for Aspiring Public Service Leaders

Thursday, October 27 – Sunday, October 30
Binghamton, New York

Do you want to be a change maker? Did you know there is a degree for that?

Apply to attend a free student conference to learn more and meet other changemakers:

  • Speed network with individuals who are working to create positive change
  • Meet innovative thinkers in public policy, philanthropy, international NGOs and more
  • Participate in social and cultural activities
  • Make new friends from colleges and universities across the Northeast

Who can apply?

You can…if you are a motivated student in NY, CT, NJ or PA, who has completed at least one year of college by fall 2016. We are looking for unique perspectives. It does not matter what your major is – or if you have chosen one yet!

Why you?

Building a better, more inclusive future starts with the next generation. You could be one of 25 future leaders from across New York State and our region selected to attend this all-expenses paid conference.

Isn’t public service just working for the government? Or elected office?

No! Changemakers come in many forms: social entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, international development professional and many other careers.

What can you expect?

There will be full days of talks, seminars and opportunities to meet other people who are making a difference through public service.

What else will there be to do?

There will be social and cultural activities included in the weekend. See a live band or play, chat with Binghamton University student leaders and more!

Is it really free?

Yes! Everything is included: hotel, food, cultural attractions, even bus travel to Binghamton, so that you can focus on learning and building a network with your fellow future leaders!

For more information:


Kansas State University Community-Engaged Leadership Certificate Via Distance Learning

Posted by Tim on July 18, 2016 in Academics, New Programs

The Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University, in partnership with Points of Light and AT&T are pleased to announce the launch of a new undergraduate certificate program, offered via distance education. The Certificate in Community-Engaged Leadership program will launch in January 2017. Thanks to the generous support of the AT&T Foundation, partial and full scholarships are now available.

General Program Information

Kansas State University, in partnership with Points of Light, has developed a certificate program in Community-Engaged Leadership. This program is first of its kind, offering a network of resources, consisting of academic expertise from a top land-grant university, Points of Light’s national network, and local support through community advisors. The certificate program is designed to develop community-engaged leaders, who will work to mobilize community members and local organizations, within their own communities, to make progress on complex challenges. This program was designed intentionally to keep you in the community you care about so as a student you can work to mobilize community members around environmental, social, political, and economic issues in your neighborhood.


The work of the 2017 inaugural cohort will be themed around education’s role in strengthening democracy and developing engaged citizens. Although each participant will bring diverse interests and experiences, the theme will provide an opportunity for participants to evaluate, strategize, and make progress within the context of education. By working within this common theme, participants will contribute to the collective learning of the group while pursuing solutions to their unique challenges and focusing on their personal leadership development. For instance, while one participant in the certificate program could be engaged in environmental issues and another in food justice, both will explore and implement innovative ideas within broader theme of education.


  • One year, 12 credit-hour program (January 9-December 6, 2017)
  • Courses meet synchronously through a virtual platform on Wednesdays from 12:00-1:20 CST (weekly for 12 weeks, bi-weekly for 12 weeks, and every 3 weeks for 24 weeks)
  • First two courses provide foundational knowledge of developing community partnerships and community-engaged leadership
  • Final course connects academic knowledge to an applied, community-engaged project
  • Project design is determined by the student and community partner, addressing an identified need
  • Participants will work with a Community Coach to connect academic learning with practice to build partnerships within the community

Read full course descriptions here.


Applications are due September 15, 2016. The application includes admission to Kansas State University as a non-degree seeking student and a supplemental application to the Staley School of Leadership Studies. Here are more application instructions.

If you have any additional questions, please contact us for more information. I am available to visit more via phone, video conference, or email. I look forward to learning more about your interest in community-engaged leadership.

For more information, please contact Marcia Hornung at 785.532.0869 or


EMERGE Student Run Stem Publication Looking for Writers, Artists, Photogs, Consultants and more

Posted by Tim on April 19, 2016 in Community Announcements, Networking, New Programs, Student Clubs

Emerge: Student-Run Stem Publication of the University at Buffalo

Looking for: Writers, artists, photojournalists, consultants, copy editors, developers, and designers

Leadership Positions Available!

Copy Manager, Publicity Coordinator, Club Administrator

Next meeting: May 4, 2016
6:30 p.m.
208 Davis Hall (firefly Conference room)


UB EOC Attain Lab Microsoft Imagine Academy Summer 2016

Posted by Tim on April 18, 2016 in Event, New Programs, Workshops

What Time Is It? Time to get Skilled!

Get Certified!

  • Free Training
  • Free e-Textbooks
  • Free Testing
  • 3 weeks of Free facilitated training each month

Summer 2016 Training in Word (2013), Excel (2013) and PowerPoint (2013)

Pre-registration is required:

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555 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY  14203


MFC 151 CPR Class for Undergraduates

Posted by Tim on January 27, 2016 in Academics, Community Announcements, New Programs, Online Courses, Workshops

Millard Fillmore College

MFC 151: CPR for Health Related Professions-1 credit course
3 different sections, 4 week hybrid course, Room 208 UB Gateway

Students are eligible to enroll in thi8s course prior to the start of each section.

Hands on skills willb e taught in room 208 UB Gateway within the downtown Buffalo/Niagara Medical Campus.  Course will be primarily conducted online and the hands-on skills portion will be conducted with an AHA instructor.  Students who complete all course requirements will receive the following AHA National certifications:

Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers
Heartsaver First Aid
Preventing Disease Transmission

All participants are required to pay an online certification fee of $30.00.