University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
01/12/10

Foreign Language Exams

Posted by Nigel on January 12, 2010 in Academics, Registration and Seminar Information

Please see the attached message regarding Spring Foreign Language Proficiency Exams

Spring 2010 Proficiency Exams

Thursday
09/24/09

Spring 2010 Registration Information

Posted by Nigel on September 24, 2009 in Registration and Seminar Information

The Honors registration window for Spring 2010 is Monday, October 19th through Wednesday, October 21st 2009.

**When you check your registration window on MyUB or on BIRD it will not give you the Honors window, it will only give you your regular window (based on the number of credit hours you have earned). This is normal. Just go ahead and register during the Honors window.**

If you miss the window or decide to change any courses after the Honors registration, please try to do the following: (1) Attempt to change your schedule yourself just in case your registration window remained open or became open as a result of your credit hour standing, (2) If that doesn’t work email your Honors Advisor and ask them to make the requested changes to your schedule. REMEMBER to include your Person Number, email address and the necessary Registration numbers.

The Spring 2010 class schedule should be available very soon on MyUB.

Monday
03/23/09

Resignation Deadline Friday, March 27, 2009

Posted by Nigel on March 23, 2009 in Academics, Registration and Seminar Information

This is a reminder that the last day to resign (an “R” grade will appear on your transcript) for the Spring 2009 semester is this Friday, March 27 (at 10:59 pm).  This applies for all students, not just first year students.

Tuesday
02/24/09

Fall 2009 Registration Information

Posted by Nigel on February 24, 2009 in Registration and Seminar Information

The Honors registration window for Fall 2009 is Monday, March 16th through Wednesday, March 18th 2009.

**When you check your registration window on MyUB or on BIRD it will not give you the Honors window, it will only give you your regular window (based on the number of credit hours you have earned). This is normal. Just go ahead and register during the Honors window.**

If you miss the window or decide to change any courses after the Honors registration, please try to do the following: (1) Attempt to change your schedule yourself just in case your registration window remained open or became open as a result of your credit hour standing, (2) If that doesn’t work email your Honors Advisor and ask them to make the requested changes to your schedule. REMEMBER to include your Person Number, email address and the necessary Registration numbers.

The Fall 2009 class schedule should be available very soon on MyUB.

The Summer 2009 registration window opens on March 18th. The class schedule for Summer 2009 is already available at http://src.buffalo.edu/schedule/index.shtml.

Monday
09/29/08

Registration Window

Posted by Nigel on September 29, 2008 in Registration and Seminar Information

The Registration window for students in the Honors College is October 20 to 22.

Friday
09/21/07

Disregard Registration Window on MyUB

Posted by Nigel on September 21, 2007 in Registration and Seminar Information

The registration period will begin soon and we wanted to make sure that you knew to disregard the message on MyUB pertaining to your Registration Window.

That message is generated based on the number of credit hours you have completed at UB.   However, as a result of being an Honors student, you have early registration privileges which supercedes the “regular” registration window.    When your “regular” registration window opens, you will be able to make any changes (add/ drops) to your schedule for yourself.  However, if you need to make any alterations in between your two registration windows please call or send an email with your name, person number and the registration numbers of the classes that are to be changed to your academic advisor and they will be able to make the change on your behalf.

Wednesday
02/21/07

Discovery Seminar Program

Posted by Nigel on February 21, 2007 in Academics, Registration and Seminar Information

UB’s Discovery Seminar Program offers a small class experience for first- and second-year students, providing them with the opportunity to engage with a distinguished faculty member around a thought-provoking and challenging topic. The goals of this course are to help students:

  • Explore a topic in depth in a comfortable, small group setting;
  • Get to know an outstanding faculty member who loves teaching undergraduates;
  • Try out an unfamiliar subject in an environment conducive to exploration and discovery;
  • Understand the academic challenges and rewards of attending a research university; and
  • Improve skills in critical thinking and in oral and written expression.

Each semester, different faculty members offer seminars on exciting, unique topics. See Seminar Offerings for details.

*** These seminars will not count as Honors Seminars and will not count toward your Honors Experiences.***

Tuesday
12/12/06

Advising for Sophomore Students

Posted by Nigel on December 12, 2006 in Registration and Seminar Information

We wanted to alert you that your mandatory advisement meeting is coming up early in the spring 2007 semester. If you are from the Western New York area and are able to come in during winter break, the Honors office will be open and we will be happy to meet with you thenFor students pursuing the following majors, you will need to meet with your departmental adviser or mentor and a meeting with your Honors advisor is not necessary: Engineering, Architecture, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions, Nursing, and Performing and Creative Arts.

If you are seeing an honors staff adviser, please schedule your appointment for between Jan. 4th and Feb. 2nd. If you are seeing an adviser in one of the above fields, you need to have completed your advisement appointment by March 3, 2007 as your fall registration window is March 5th, 6th, and 7th. We will be providing you with an adviser signature form that must be returned to the Honors office by March 3, 2007.

Wednesday
11/01/06

UGC Course Descriptions

Posted by Nigel on November 1, 2006 in Academics, Registration and Seminar Information

UGC Course Descriptions are available online at the web site: http://gened.buffalo.edu (http://gened.buffalo.edu/coursedescriptions.html)

Monday
10/23/06

Revenge: Topic of Available English Dept. Honors Course

Posted by Marketing & Communications on October 23, 2006 in Academics, Registration and Seminar Information

The English Department invites sophomores, juniors and senior Honors Scholars to enroll in the following English Honors seminar for the Spring 2007 semester. If you are following the new Honors Requirements it will count as a departmental honors course.

Honors: Revenge
Professor Daniel Hack
TTh 9:30 – 10:50
Registration through the Undergraduate Office, 303 Clemens

Revenge is one of the oldest topics in Western literature and remains to this day a ubiquitous element in popular culture. And no wonder: revenge serves as a ready-made source of narrative energy, suspense, and violence, while at the same time raising fundamental questions about justice, human nature, and agency. To study revenge, then, means to study much else besides, from questions of literary history and form to the relationships between desire and duty, emotion and reason, nature and culture, the primitive and the modern, past and present, parents and children, remembrance and forgiveness, and the individual and the state (among others!).
As we tackle these issues, we will be particularly alert to changes over time in the ways revenge has been represented. We will find that not only do attitudes toward revenge differ, but so too do the issues it is seen to engage with, as well as the sheer level of interest in the topic (despite its seeming ubiquity). To get at some of these diverse understandings and uses of revenge, we will consider a broad range of materials. We will begin by reading key texts from two bodies of work in which revenge plays a dominant role: ancient Greek tragedy and early modern English tragedy. We will then move on to (and spend the greatest amount of our time with) the Victorian novel, a genre in which the place of revenge is intriguingly uncertain. We will conclude with a look at some treatments of revenge in contemporary American film, personal narrative, and possibly fiction.

Tentative reading and viewing list:
Aeschylus, Oresteia
Euripides, Orestes
Thomas Kyd, The Spanish Tragedy
William Shakespeare, Hamlet
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
Wilkie Collins, Basil
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet
Laura Blumenfeld, Revenge: A Story of Hope
Clint Eastwood (dir.), Unforgiven
Steven Spielberg (dir.), Munich

Requirements: Class participation, short response papers, a 7-8 page essay, and a 12-15 page essay.