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Spring 2019 Tutoring Schedule

Posted by Tim on February 4, 2019 in Academics, Stress Relief, Tutoring, Uncategorized

Spring 2019 Tutoring schedule for the Academic Study Spaces in the residence halls is now available.  In addition to these drop-in tutoring options, they also offer tutoring by appointment ( or online with the STAR-NY from 7pm-12am Sun-Thurs.

All tutoring options and subjects offered for free by Campus Living can be found at:


Scharps Legal Essay Competition Deadline February 1

Posted by Tim on January 3, 2019 in Uncategorized

I am pleased to announce the 2019 Scharps Legal Essay Competition. The competition is open to juniors and seniors at state-operated campuses who are interested in legal issues, or are interested in pursuing a career in the legal field. The topic of this year’s essay competition is “Concealed Carry on Campus.”

The Scharps Award is offered in accordance with a gift accepted by the State University of New York Board of Trustees under the will of Hannah S. Hirschhorn to establish the Benjamin and David Scharps Memorial Fund.

One award of $1,500 will be presented to the student who has written the best 2,000 word essay describing the role and relevance of law in dealing with a current legal issue. A second award of $1,000 will be presented to the runner-up.

A copy of the program announcement, along with instructions, application cover sheet and essay topic is attached. The internal UB deadline is February 1, 2019 at 5:00pm EST. Entries will be reviewed by a UB selection committee. Up to 3 nominations can be submitted to the SUNY competition.

To be considered, submit the essay and application electronically to Megan Stewart, Fellowships & Scholarships Advisor,


Finding Research On and Off Campus Workshop

Posted by Tim on December 3, 2018 in Uncategorized

Are you interested in doing research on campus?  What about finding a funded summer research experience or REU?  The time to look at, and apply for, summer REU’s is over the winter break.  Join us on Tuesday, December 4th at 3:00 pm in 107 Capen Hall for a presentation on how to successfully apply for and engage in research.


Speakers will include Dr. John Atkinson from the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering.  He hosts UB’s Environmental Engineering Solutions for Pollution Prevention (EESPP) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU).  Ian DesJardin, an Aerospace Engineering Major and Hannah Seppala, a Physics major who is doing physics and psychology research will also talk about their research on and off campus.

Brought to you in part by the Office of Fellowships & Scholarships and the Honors College.

If you have any questions, please contact Allison Suflita at


GloBULL Gallery: Photo Exhibition

Posted by Tim on November 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

You are invited to attend our annual GloBULL Gallery Photo Exhibition. This event is held during International Education Week to showcase the meaningful study abroad experiences of University at Buffalo students. UB students who studied abroad (outside the US) as well as international students who study at UB have submitted photos and testimonials and many will be there in person to share their extraordinary experiences with you! We hope you will come to see our world through our students’ global lens! The full IEW schedule can be viewed at

Tuesday, November 13th from 11:00am-2:00pm in the Student Union Lobby



InFocus: Migrant Caravan Friday, November 16

Posted by Tim on November 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

Join us for the next InFocus on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 12 noon in 107 Capen Hall (Colloquium room). The topic will be Migrant Caravan-: Repelling “invasion” or denying refuge?

Moderator: Rick Su, Professor, University at Buffalo School of Law



UB SLIDE 2019: London & Paris

Posted by Tim on November 5, 2018 in Uncategorized


The UB Student Leadership International Dialogue and Exchange (SLIDE) Program is an abbreviated international learning experience specifically designed for UB student leaders, giving them an opportunity to learn about leadership and culture from a global perspective and interact firsthand with other student leaders from around the world.

UB SLIDE 2019 will take place from May 21 – June 1, 2019, and will be traveling to London, England and Paris, France!

The UB SLIDE program is designed to expose University at Buffalo student leaders to leadership and culture abroad in a number of facets. Students will:

  • Analyze historical and cultural types of leadership
  • Experience cultures that are different from their own
  • Reflect on their experiences from a holistic worldview perspective
  • Examine the reciprocal nature of leadership and culture

Applications accepted on a rolling basis until 11:59 PM on Sunday, December 2, 2018.

For details and to apply, click here



UB’s Fulbright Scholars Panel & Reception

Posted by Tim on November 5, 2018 in Uncategorized


Join us for lunch 11/13 with an MAE/ASE Honors Alum!

Posted by Tim on November 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

Are you interested in flight dynamics or the commercial space industry? How about entrepreneurship or graduate school? Thinking of applying for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship or a National Science Foundation Fellowship?

Come have lunch on November 13 with Bradley Cheetham, MAE and ASE and Honors grad (’09) to talk about all these topics and more!


Undergraduate Internship/Independent Study Position

Posted by Tim on November 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

Site: University at Buffalo, Office of Success and Retention (SSR)
Time frame: Spring 2019

Start date: a few days before the start of UB classes. Time off during semester breaks and in
between semesters will be permitted.
Supervisor: Vivian Jimenez, Assistant Director (SSR)
Lia Hallett, Assistant Director (SSR)
Darren Portis, Senior Academic Advisor (CAS)

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  1. Assist students with strengthening, developing and practicing the skills and strategies needed to
    succeed in college (academically and holistically)
  2. Coaches will be present in the regular weekly meetings of the course (see sections on p.2)
    a. Monitor students during class; participate in and elicit class discussion; and also assist the
    instructor and course assistant with class preparation/presentation when needed.
  3. Coaches will be assigned to a “caseload” of 5-8 students from the class:
    1. Coaches will meet with students (one-on-one and/or virtually via UBLearns) on a weekly basis (outside of formal class meeting time, as the 3 rd hour of class)
      1. At these meetings they will check assignments, discuss any issues, make appropriate referrals to any additional resources and assist students in becoming more familiar with UB.
    2. Coaches will check in with Course Assistant (Graduate Intern/Co-Instructor) on a regular basis and as necessary should any issues arise.

Time Commitment:

  • As per the requirements of the credit bearing course associated with this Internship/Independent
    Study, the student will complete ON AVERAGE, 10 hours per week over a 15 week periods during
    the spring 2019 semester (January 2019-May 2019). (Felixibilty is permitted within reason).


  •  3 Credits as per a CPM (or other approved) 495/499 internship or independent study course.

NOTE: After the 2nd week the M,W,F sections DO NOT meeting formally on Friday and the T,R section
will end at 10:20 am; this is to allow time for students to meet with the Peer coaches either during tat
time or at another mutually convenient time.

CPM203 Coach application (2)


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: