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Summer Internship Opportunity with Explore Buffalo Deadline to apply is May 28

Posted by Tim on April 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

Explore Buffalo is looking for enthusiastic college interns for the summer 2018 Internship Program! Internships will begin by June and conclude in late August depending on college schedule.

Explore Buffalo is a nonprofit organization that offers walking, bike, bus, boat and kayak tours of Buffalo and the surrounding areas. Explore Buffalo’s tours are led by volunteer docents, whom the staff and interns support by coordinating and promoting the tours.

This internship program is a great match for college students studying architecture, history, Art History, marketing,  English, communications, education, and other fields.

Intern projects and responsibilities will be divided between office work and field work.


  • Compiling and analyzing tour reports, including demographic and marketing data
  • Tracking and recording marketing outreach in print and online sources
  • Possible research projects
  • Other related duties to assist the Explore Buffalo staff


  • Chaperoning tours and assisting with signing in tour guests
    • Taking photos of tours for sharing on social media


  • Current college student (must be 18 years of age or older)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Attention to detail


  • Minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Flexible scheduling; usually one office day and one field day per week
  • Must be available on weekends
  • Must have reliable transportation

For more information and to apply, please visit:


Funding for Graduate Study in the UK

Posted by Tim on February 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

If you’ve imagined going overseas for graduate study, the United Kingdom is a brilliant destination. Join us at our next information session and learn how to take the next step in your education (while also taking time for tea).

  • Learn about opportunities for study in the British Isles.
  • Hear from experienced UB alumni and faculty speakers.
  • Gain valuable perspective on graduate study abroad.

Thursday, March 29
5 p.m.
107 Capen, Inside the Honors College.

Learn more at


The 44th Season of Zodiaque Dance Company

Posted by Tim on September 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

The Department of Theatre & Dance is proud to present the 44th season of the Zodiaque Dance Company.

Countdown to Celebration 45 “1, 2, 3, 4”

Fall Program

Choreographers: AGA Collaborative, Melanie Aceto, Richard Ashworth, Bryn Cohn, Gaitrie Devi, John Lehrer, Joyce Miller Lichtenberger, Kerr Ring

Founding Director: Linda Swiniuch

Lighting by: Emily Williams

October 18-21, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
October 22, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

University at Buffalo
North Campus
Center for the Arts
Drama Theatre


$20.00 General Public
$10.00 Student Admission

Center for the Arts Box Office (Tues-Fri, 12-6 p.m.) — also open 90 minutes prior to performances.

Information: (716) 645-2787
Charge: 1-888-223-6000
Groups: (716) 645-0611


*On School Time Performances – call 645-6771 for more information.


APY 338/538: Field Research Archeology

Posted by Tim on April 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

Summer Session I: May 30-July 7, 2017

Monday – Friday, 9:00am -4:00pm

Registration #12195

Credit: 6.0 Hours



College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Panel

Posted by Tim on April 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

Please find attached a flyer for a unique event aimed at students who may not yet have considered a CAS major as the best path to achieving their academic and career goals (i.e. students thinking about a “major” transition or likely to be required to make a “major” transition).


Ø  This event is being organized collaboratively by Career Services and the College of Arts & Sciences as the CAS Dean’s Office has recently begun to take a more active role in retention and redirection of students including those not yet in the College. It also supports the objectives of Student Success & Retention, specifically the “Major Transitions” initiative.


Ø  Several alumni from various CAS majors who are now working in a wide array of industries will be on hand to participate in Q&A with students and Ed Brodka from Career Services will moderate the panel discussion.


Ø  Please post this flyer and share this event information with student who you feel could benefit from attending.


Legal Professions Internship

Posted by Tim on April 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

UB’s Millard Fillmore College will be holding an information session for UB students who are interested in learning about new internship opportunities in legal professions.


This internship is developed in response to many student inquiries and has become a very popular addition to the UB Millard Fillmore College Paralegal Studies Program. All students are invited and encouraged to attend.


Millard Fillmore College is offering a 3-credit course in Summer and Fall 2017 that features unpaid legal studies internship experience for undergraduate students.


The legal studies internship was created and will be supervised by Olga Posse, J.D., MFC adjunct faculty. This experiential learning course will require 5 hours per week at the internship site plus online coursework.  Professor Posse secured commitments to internships through the Buffalo City Court, the Attorney General’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, the Federal Public Defender’s Office, Erie County Family Court and two private law firms.


This internship experience could prove to be very valuable to students with an interest in entering the legal profession. Any UB student seeking to gain legal knowledge and experience would find this internship to be a valuable addition to their UB degree.


Prof. Posse will hold information sessions for interested students

  April 12 & 14 12 – 1 p.m.    212 O’Brian Hall 
  April 15 & 16 2 – 3 p.m.   212 O’Brian Hall
  April 18 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.   212 O’Brian Hall
  April 22 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.     5   O’Brian Hall (Basement)
  • Any student who is interested in an internship MUST attend one of these meetings.
  • Bring a copy of your resume and unofficial transcript.
  • Prof. Posse will review the applicants and select the most qualified because of the limited number of internships available.
  • Interested students should RSVP to to let her know they are planning to attend either of the above-mentioned dates.
  • Prof. Posse will also respond to any questions concerning students may have concerning the course and internship opportunities.

There are only 60 Legal Professions Internships available for Summer and Fall 2017 and selection is competitive.  If you have any questions about the class, you should contact Prof. Posse at 716-829-2904 or email:




CSE 115/116 UTAs Needed for Fall 2017

Posted by Tim on April 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

We are now accepting applications to fill one or more anticipated positions as paid Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTAs) to support CSE115 and CSE116 starting in Fall 2017.    Students interested in applying must minimally meet the following qualifications: 

* must be an undergraduate student at UB (with preference given to CSE undergraduate students) * must be in good academic standing at the University and within department  * must have taken CSE 115 – 116 at UB * must be enrolled as a student at UB for at least the entire 2017 – 2018 academic year

UTA responsiblilites include (but are not limited to):

* teaching recitations  * holding office hours  * running review sessions  * invigilating exams  * attending weekly staff meetings

The application process consists of several stages:

Stage 1: Applicants are asked to create an application packet (see below) and submit to Drs. Alphonce <>, Hartloff <>, and Hertz<>, via e-mail no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, April 21.  The subject line of the e-mail MUST be “CSE 115/116 UTA Application”. Stage 2: Applicants meet with each of Drs. Alphonce, Hartloff and Hertz for brief one-on-one in-person interviews Stage 3: Applicants deemed suitable after the one-on-one in-person interview MAY be called back for a short teaching presentation in the Baldy 21 lab. Stage 4: Job offers will be extended some time after all teaching presentations have been completed.

The application packet must include:

  1. a) your resume, as a PDF document,  b) a short essay (as a PDF document, no more than 250 words, or one page double spaced) to explain your interest in becoming a UTA, AND c) current HUB advising report, as a PDF document.

You will also need to schedule a time for a one-on-one interview time with each of the three hiring faculty members.  Use your full name and UB e-mail address to sign up for a time.

Schedule a time with Dr. Alphonce (Davis 343) here:

Schedule a time with Dr. Hartloff (Davis 344) here:

Schedule a time with Dr. Hertz (Davis 338L) here:

It is your responsibility to show up for your interview time, and to make sure that you schedule your interviews at times when you are available to meet.  Interview slots may not be available in the polls until Wednesday, April 19.   The UTA position is a paid hourly position; UTAs also earn 1 credit of CSE495 Supervised Teaching credit per semester.    If you have any questions or need any additional information, please e-mail Dr. Alphonce <> with the subject line “CSE UTA Information”.    PLEASE NOTE: All positions are subject to the availability of funding.


Girl Effect Collection Drive

Posted by Tim on April 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

Girl Effect is looking for donations including:


  • toothpaste
  • hand soap
  • body wash
  • comb and brush
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • feminine products
  • men’s and women’s deodorant
  • razors
  • shaving cream
  • First Aid Kit

Please put donations in the collection bin in the Honors College by April 21st!


Buffalo March for Science

Posted by Tim on April 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

The Buffalo March for Science will be starting at 1 pm on Sunday, April 22, 2017 at Soldier’s Circle and will then proceed down Lincoln Parkway to a rally and science festival in Delaware Park. More info is on our website at and our Facebook page at


RENEW Distinguished Lecture Series

Posted by Tim on April 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

RENEW Distinguished Lecture Series in Energy, Environment & Water Sustainability

Title of Lecture: The Madhouse Effect: Climate Change Denial in the Age of Trump

When: 8:30am—11:30am, April 28th, 2017

(presentation followed by a discussion)

Where: Davis 101, North Campus, University at Buffalo

Featuring: Prof. Michael Mann


Biosketch: Dr. Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI). He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC).

Dr. Mann received his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Applied Math from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. degree in Physics from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Geology & Geophysics from Yale University. His research involves the use of theoretical models and observational data to better understand Earth’s climate system.

Dr. Mann was a Lead Author on the Observed Climate Variability and Change chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Scientific Assessment Report in 2001 and was organizing committee chair for the National Academy of Sciences Frontiers of Science in 2003. He has received a number of honors and awards including NOAA’s outstanding publication award in 2002 and selection by Scientific American as one of the fifty leading visionaries in science and technology in 2002. He contributed, with other IPCC authors, to the award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He was awarded the Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union in 2012 and was awarded the National Conservation Achievement Award for science by the National Wildlife Federation in 2013. He made Bloomberg News’ list of fifty most influential people in 2013. In 2014, he was named Highly Cited Researcher by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) and received the Friend of the Planet Award from the National Center for Science Education.

He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is also a co-founder of the award-winning science website

Dr. Mann is author of more than 200 peer-reviewed and edited publications, and has published three books including Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines, and most recently, The Madhouse Effect with Washington Post editorial cartoonist Tom Toles.

Abstract: I offer a somewhat lighthearted take on a very serious issue—the threat of human-caused climate change and what to do about it, based on my collaboration with Washington Post editorial cartoonist and UB Alum Tom Toles. We target the ongoing campaign to deny that threat through satire and where appropriate, ridicule, built around Tom Toles’ famously insightful, edgy, and provocative climate-themed cartoons in the Washington Post. Using Tom’s cartoons (existing ones and some new ones exclusive to the book) as a template, we review the scientific evidence of climate change, the reasons we should care, and the often absurd efforts by special interests and partisan political figures to confuse the public, attack the science and scientists, and deny that a problem even exists. Despite the monumental nature of the challenge this poses to human civilization, we find a way to end on an upbeat and cautiously optimistic note.

To register for this free event, click here.

About the RENEW Distinguished Lectures: The RENEW Distinguished Lecture Series seeks to promote dialogue and interaction with UB’s faculty & staff, students and the local community with renowned leaders in science, technology and policy in academia, industry and government.

About UB RENEW Institute: RENEW promotes interdisciplinary research activities to position UB as a global leader in select areas of energy, environment and water ( Through collaborative education and research, more than 100 faculty members from seven schools are focusing on the following areas: Next-Generation Materials for Energy, Environment & Water; Sustainable Urban Environments; Freshwater Coastal Ecosystems, Stormwater and Blue Economy; Environmental Exposures, Genomes and Health; and Climate Change & Socio-Economic Impacts.