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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!


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.


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:


Chris Peterson Commitment to Service Award for Graduating Seniors Deadline April 3

Posted by Tim on February 6, 2017 in Competitions, Honors College Scholarships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Chris Peterson Award

Honors graduating seniors are invited to submit an application for the Christopher Peterson Commitment to Service award, which is bestowed annually upon a graduating Honors Scholar who, by devoting their time, talents, and expertise to serving the public good, has made significant, demonstrable, and direct contributions to the community.  Christopher Peterson was a junior civil engineering major in the Honors College who tragically lost his life in a car accident in 2013.  Through his enthusiastic participation in Greiner SIH and his many other volunteer endeavors Chris embodied the Honors College spirit of service.  The intent of this award is to recognize a student who exemplifies a similar commitment to community service.  The awardee will receive a $750 award as well as $250 donated to the community organization of their choice.

Criteria for Eligibility

We seek graduating Honors Scholars who:

  • Are in good academic standing with the University Honors College graduation requirements.
  • Have impacted society in one or more positive ways that fostered change for the public good.
  • Stood out amongst their peers as individuals whose service has made a profound impact in the community.
  • Are available to attend the Honors commencement ceremony on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Application Process

Any graduating Honors Scholar may apply for the Christopher Peterson Commitment to Service Award.  Students who wish to apply must complete an application packet which includes the following:

(1) Application

(2) Resume (Must include all of your service experiences)

(3) Service Reflection Essay

(4) Name of Community Organization for Donation purposes

(5) Optional Supplemental materials (e.g., Recommendation letter)

Application Deadline

Application packets may be submitted to the University Honors College Office in 106 Capen Hall or electronically to by no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 3, 2017. If you have any questions contact Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah at We look forward to receiving your applications.


UB Stress Relief Programs: Spring 2017

Posted by Tim on February 6, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Workshops

Intro to Meditation

Fridays, 3-3:30pm, 114 SU

Dates:  2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/31, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5 (exceptions 3/24, 4/7)

The benefits of practicing meditation can include reduced stress, improved sleep, and a more focused mind.  Do you want to learn how to meditate?  Or would you like assistance with your current meditation practice?  This session teaches breath awareness and the fundamental concepts of meditation.  All experience levels are welcome.  This session is offered weekly and is followed by our weekly Meditation Group at the same location.

Weekly Meditation Group

Fridays, 3:30-4:30pm, 114 SU

Dates:  2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/31, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5 (exceptions 3/24, 4/7)

Attending a meditation group can reinforce your desire to practice meditation daily and help you to expand your skills.   It also can connect you with other students who are interested in mindfulness practices.  This group has extended meditation practice time and exposes students to different types of meditation/mindfulness practices each week.  All experience levels are welcome.  This group is offered weekly and follows our weekly “Intro to Meditation” session.  Drop-in when you can.

UB Wellness Education Services

Yoga for Student Living
Mondays & Thursdays
2/13 – 5/11 (no class on 3/20, 3/23)
5:15 – 6:30 PM
Richmond Hall Bldg 5, Room 271
North Campus
Gentle Hatha Yoga & Relaxation
2/15 – 5/10 (no class on 3/22)
5:00 – 6:15 PM
Goodyear Hall, 10th Floor
South Campus
Universal Design Yoga
3/14 – 4/25 (no class on 3/21)
4:30 – 6:00 PM
Greiner Hall B Classrooms
North Campus
*All experience levels welcome. No experience necessary.



6th Annual Life Raft Debate February 15

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief, Workshops

Please join us for the 6th annual Life Raft Debate Wednesday, February 15th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in 107 Capen Hall!  Imagine that the world is under nuclear attack and a small group (you the audience) has survived and is preparing to set sail to rebuild society. Individuals are selected from all walks of life but the vessel can only accommodate one more. Six academics will defend their discipline and try to secure that place on the vessel:

Dr. Walter Hakala                  Assistant Professor, South Asian Languages and Literature, English

Dr. William Kinney                Professor, Physics

Dr. Lance Rintamaki              Associate Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Communication

Dr. Satpal Singh                     Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Dr. Gwynn Thomas                Assistant Professor, Global Gender Studies

Dr. Patrick McDevitt             Associate Professor, History, in the role of Devil’s Advocate.



Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo Scholarship Opportunity

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2017 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Apply to be considered for up to $6,000 for college!

Applications available at:


  • Must be a permanent resident of Western New York (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties)
  • Must have a minimum “C” or a 2.0 (on a 4.0 system) G.P.A. average or greater
  • Must be accepted to a nonprofit, United States Department of Education accredited school for full-time, undergraduate study
  • Preference is given to Pell eligible students attending school in Western New York

Graduate Students
A limited number of scholarships are available for graduate students in the fields of architecture, arts, engineering, medicine, nursing, piano, environment and wildlife.

Transferring Schools
Changing schools after the scholarship has been awarded cancels the scholarship.

Summer Terms
This scholarship will NOT cover Summer terms. The scholarship is awarded based on the following:

  • Fall and Spring full-time attendance for Semester schools.
  • Fall, Winter and Spring full-time attendance for Trimester schools.

SEAS Senior Research Scholarship

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2016 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

New SEAS Senior Research Scholarship

The SEAS Senior Scholar program is an opportunity for undergraduate students at the University at Buffalo to carry out research with a SEAS faculty member. This experience begins during the spring of a student’s senior year and can continue into their graduate program.

Scholarship Information:
•Master’s Degree applicants: If awarded, students who have applied to a master’s degree programwill receive a stipend of $500 in Spring 2017. Students will also be eligible to receive another $1,000 ifthey are accepted and choose to enroll at UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for graduatestudies in Fall 2017.
•PhD Degree applicants: If awarded, students who have applied to a PhD degree program will receivea stipend of $500 in Spring 2017. Students will also be eligible to receive another $1,500 if they areaccepted and choose to enroll at UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for graduate studiesin Fall 2017.
•Currently enrolled UB undergraduate student with Senior standing; expecting to graduate by June 2017 or September 2017. (All UB undergraduate majors are eligible)•Minimum overall GPA 3.0 is recommended; overall GPA of 3.3 is preferred.•Must submit and complete an online application to a graduate program in UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences by December 15th, 2016.
Application Process:
•Visit to apply.
•Applications must include your current resume, a personal statement (approx. 250 words) describingyour technical/research interests and potential plans for graduate study and the name of the facultymember you wish to pursue a research opportunity with.

Important Notes:
•This is an application process, the SEAS Office of Graduate Education will review applications andnotify awardees before the start of the spring 2017 semester.
•Student must provide proof of undergraduate research experience before the scholarship will bedispersed in the spring of their senior year.
•Students have the potential to obtain 3 academic credit hours for undergraduate research.
Questions about the Senior Scholarship program should be directed to Kellie McBride at


Boren Scholarships: How, When and Where to Apply November 18

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2016 in Academics, Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Boren Scholarships: How, When & Where to Apply

Sponsored by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships and UB Boren Scholars

Friday, November 18th

3:30pm to 4:30pm

107 Capen Hall

Sponsored by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, and UB Boren Scholars


2017-2018 Global Health Corps Fellowship Applications are Open!

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2016 in Academics, Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Great ideas don’t change the world — great people do. Global Health Corps (GHC) is building the next generation of global health leaders through a one-year paid fellowship program. We are looking for 156 talented young leaders from every sector for our 2017-2018 class of fellows – applications are open through January 18, 2017.

GHC fellows fill critical systems gaps at high-impact NGOs and government agencies in Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Malawi and the US, working on issues ranging from malaria to nutrition, family planning to HIV/AIDS. Read more about our emerging leaders’ experiences and thoughts on leadership, social justice, and health equity.

If you want to shape the future of global health and you meet the requirements below, we invite you to start your application today! This year’s fellowship positions will be posted on December 7, 2016. Our diverse community of nearly 750 changemakers is committed to social justice and united by the belief that health is a human right. From where we’re sitting, the future looks very, very bright.


Move Premiere! Cold Snow Losers: Open Mic at the Edge of America Produced by Dr. Stott October 21

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

Now Playing: Cold Snow Losers: Open Mic at the Edge of America
Produced and directed by Austin McLoughlin and UB’s Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, Dr. Andrew Stott

Friday, October 21, 2016
2:00 p.m.
17 Norton Hall

A glimpse into the lives of stand-up comics as they battle bleak winters, small audiences, and the pressure to succeed.



Volunteers Needed for the Student Life Haunted Union

Posted by Tim on October 18, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief

Late Night UB Presents the Haunted Union!
Love to scare?

Volunteers are needed Friday, October 28, Saturday, October 29 and Monday, October 31 from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. in 145 Student Union.

If interested, please email: