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Thursday
01/18/18

Inclusive Launch Foundry 8 Week Start-up Training and Internship Program Application Deadline is January 22

Posted by Tim on January 18, 2018 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Event, Internships, Workshops

Inclusive Launch Foundry, Co-founded by Blackstone LaunchPad and Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships is an accelerated 8 week start-up training and internship program. The objective is to provide a framework for which students from diverse backgrounds can apply their new found knowledge to develop a scalable business.

Students who complete the Spring Inclusive Launch Foundry Program will be placed in a paid-internship experience during the Fall 2018 semester with a WNY startup company that aligns with their interests and goals.

Please note* You do NOT need to have a startup to apply!

Key Dates
Application deadline: 01/31/18
Program begins: 02/06/18
Classes: Every other Tuesday from 6-8PM
Program ends: 05/03/18

Have questions? Email mcerokwu@buffalo.edu | Maureen Erokwu

To apply, please click HERE

Thursday
01/18/18

Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars (MICHHERS) Summer Program for Undergrad and MA Students Deadline February 9

Posted by Tim on January 18, 2018 in Academics, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

I wanted to pass along a summer program announcement for your undergraduate or MA students from diverse cultural, economic, geographic, and ethnic backgrounds who are interested in pursuing graduate study in the humanities. They can apply to the Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars (MICHHERS) summer program at the University of Michigan. The program pays all expenses and is intended to bring talented undergraduate or MA students in several humanities fields to Ann Arbor for a two-week summer workshop June 11–23, 2018. The program prepares students to apply to PhD programs and will inform them about the opportunities and resources available for students at the university. Participants will meet with our faculty and PhD students about research in their chosen department (options are: Asian Languages and Cultures, Classical Studies, English, History; Linguistics, Romance Languages and Literatures, Sociology [qualitative], and Women’s Studies [any humanities field]). Fellows will have the opportunity to work on their own research paper or to develop a research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Application deadline: February 9, 2018. More details @ the application site: http://www.rackham.umich.edu/michhers

Monday
12/11/17

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshops for Juniors

Posted by Tim on December 11, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships, Graduate School Programs, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshops for Juniors

Would you like to be fully funded for graduate school?  Many students think that they will be “fully funded” throughout their graduate programs but they really have a Teaching Assistantship (TA position) where they are paid to teach 20 hours a week.  A fellowship like the NSF GRFP is truly a fully funded award.

The NSF awards three-year scholarships for graduate study in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science.  This fellowship carries a stipend of $32,000 per year plus a cost of education allowance to cover tuition and fees for three years.  This is a significant graduate fellowship that affords students the freedom to focus on their research and lessen the time to degree completion.

To qualify, applicants must be US citizens, have US national status or be permanent residents, intend to pursue a research-based master’s or Ph.D. program in an NSF-supported field. Applications become available in August and the deadlines vary by discipline but are generally in late October and early November: www.nsfgrfp.org.

To help you prepare a competitive application UB will be hosting a series of NSF GRPF workshops this spring. You will learn more about how to apply for the NSF GRFP and other awards, what the review panels are looking for and how to write a strong research proposal.  These sessions will be hosted by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships along with a writing consultant from the Center for Excellence in Writing.

Sessions will be held on Thursdays: February 15, March 1, March 15 and March 29.  The sessions will be offered from either 9:00am-10:00am or 3:00pm-4:00pm on each of these days.  Students are required to commit to all 4 sessions which includes beginning preparation of the 3 page past research and personal statement and 2 page research proposal.

To be considered for this program, students must complete the online application by 5pm EST on Monday, January 29: https://universityatbuffalo-wgtck.formstack.com/forms/nsf_development_program.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at fellowships@buffalo.edu.

Monday
12/11/17

Fulbright Application Development Workshops for Juniors February 8, February 22, March 8 and March 29

Posted by Tim on December 11, 2017 in Academics, Competitions, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Workshops

Fulbright Application Development Workshops for Juniors

Would you like to spend a year after graduation researching, teaching or earning a master’s degree abroad?  The Fulbright provides funded opportunities for undergraduates to travel for a year after they graduate. There are more than 150 countries to choose from.*

Fulbright applications are due almost a full year before your dates of travel. In order to travel the year after you graduate, you’ll have to submit your application in September of your senior year so now’s the time to start thinking about your application!

To help you prepare a competitive application UB will be hosting a series of Fulbright workshops this spring.  You will learn more about Fulbright, how to select the country to which you’ll apply and how to propose the required cross-cultural engagement project.  These sessions will be hosted by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships and UB’s Fulbright Program Advisor, Dr. Colleen Culleton.

Sessions will be held on Thursdays: February 8, February 22, March 8 and March 29.  The sessions will be offered from either 9:00am-10:00am or 3:00pm-4:00pm on each of these days.  Students are required to commit to all 4 sessions which includes beginning preparation of the personal statement and project proposal.

To be considered for this program, students must complete a brief online application by 5pm EST on Monday, January 29: https://universityatbuffalo-wgtck.formstack.com/forms/fulbright_development_program_for_juniors.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at fellowships@buffalo.edu.

* To qualify for Fulbright U.S. student programs, applicants must be U.S. citizens and have a bachelor’s degree by the time their Fulbright year starts.

Monday
11/27/17

Honors Alumni Coffee Chat with Dr. Robert Daly, Professor of English December 6

Posted by Tim on November 27, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Workshops

Please join the Honors College for an Honors Alumni Coffee Chat featuring Dr. Robert Daly, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, English

Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Don Schack Student Lounge, 106 Capen Hall

RSVP to honors@buffalo.edu by Thursday, November 30, 2017.

Tuesday
11/21/17

Cell Stress and Biophysical Oncology Track of the Cancer Sciences PhD Program at Roswell Park Info Session November 29

Posted by Tim on November 21, 2017 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

On November 29th at 2PM in Capen Hall (Rm 107) Dr. Eugene Kandel will discuss the Cell Stress and Biophysical Oncology track of the Cancer Sciences PhD program at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He will discuss the program of study, the research areas and the achievements of current students and faculty. Students interested in biomedical research at RPCI are encouraged to attend.

The PhD program is currently accepting applications for the Fall of 2018.  More information could be found at https://www.roswellpark.org/education/phd-program/cell-stress-and-biophysical-oncology.

Tuesday
11/21/17

WNY Prosperity Fellowship Information Sessions…Open to All Undergraduate Majors

Posted by Tim on November 21, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Workshops

Information Sessions: 2018-19 Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program | Open to all UG majors and select GRAD programs 

Seeking students with an entrepreneurial drive who want to make a difference in Western New York

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018 continuing UG/GRAD students & April 1, 208 for all new GRAD applicants.

 All students will be awarded a paid summer internship; scholarship support will be awarded during the academic year will vary in size and may be up to $25,000 based on a student’s unmet financial need.  This fellowship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the Western New York region. Open to all undergraduate majors and select graduate programs including students in the School of Management, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and School of Architecture and Planning.

Fellowship eligibility:  

  • current sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply;
  • should have minimum 3.0 cumulative UG GPA / 3.5 cumulative GRAD GPA;
  • have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy through job creation;
  • complete the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the advised deadline.
  • open to US Citizens or students holding permanent residency. Not intended for international students

For full details, visit the fellowship website at: http://www.buffalo.edu/content/www/entrepreneurship/programs/wny-prosperity.html

Candidates are encouraged to attend Fellowship Application Information sessions
(all held in 220 Student Union):

  • Wednesday, November 29………………………….5PM
  • Friday, December 1…………………………………….1PM
  • Monday, December 4………………………………..12PM
  • Tuesday, December 5………………………………….4PM
  • Monday, February 5……………………………………4PM
  • Wednesday, February 7……………………………..11AM
  • Tuesday, February 13…………………………………..5PM
  • Thursday, February 15………………………………….1PM
Tuesday
11/07/17

Innovation Sprint with Univera Healthcare-Hack-A-Thon/Case Competition December 1 and December 2

Posted by Tim on November 7, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Innovation Sprint with Univera Healthcare – Hack-A-Thon/ Case Competition | Dec. 1st& 2nd

Think like an innovator! Get a taste of what it’s like to pitch ideas and develop strategic and technological innovations within the context of a large healthcare organization.

Join us for the Univera Helathcare Innovation Sprint as we work to solve a challenge the company faces. Univera Healthcare team members have identified the issue—now it will be your job to help come up with solutions. The Health Plan has struggled with collection and submission of provider information updates. And as a result, data integrity has suffered. The goal is to create a solution that offers members accurate and relevant provider information.

Think of an Innovation Sprint like a Hack-A-Thon or Case Competition, where you’ll work to develop and design a solution to the problem over the course of 24-hours.  No worries, no need for a sleeping bag or a pillow, just plan to stay-late and return early!

Why participate? Make connections, grow your network, and make an impression.

Join us to win $ gift cards:

  • 1st – $1,000 for the Team
  • 2nd – $750 for the Team
  • 3rd – $500 for the Team

Bring yourself, we’ll take care of the food and swag for a memorable event! Register to participate:  http://tinyurl.com/Univera-IS

Program sponsored in partnership with Blackstone LaunchPad at UB and Univera Health.

Monday
11/06/17

UB Graduate Programs Information Sessions November 10, 17 and 28

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

As a leader in graduate and professional education, the University at Buffalo is a destination for scholars, researchers, leaders, thinkers and lifelong learners who come here to do work that makes a difference.

We invite you to attend a UB Graduate Information Session to learn why UB is the right place to take the next step in your education. This is your chance to discover opportunities within our graduate and professional schools, learn more about the application and admissions processes, and gain insight on how to prepare for graduate study.

Register today for one of the following UB Graduate Information Sessions:

Friday, Nov. 10: 3-5 p.m., Student Union Lobby, North Campus

Friday, Nov. 17: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Harriman Hall, South Campus
Tuesday, Nov. 28: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Capen Lobby, North Campus

Why choose UB for Graduate Study?

  • Most students complete their degree in less time than the national average (2.5 years master’s; 6.5 years doctoral).
  • 30% of graduate and professional students hail from countries outside the U.S.
  • 89 countries are represented within the graduate student population.
  • 249,000+ UB alumni live across 50 states and 147 countries.

With more than 300 programs, renowned faculty, unmatched intellectual diversity and vast opportunities for interdisciplinary study, UB’s graduate programs offer more chances for professional advancement, personal growth and greater global impact.

You belong at a top institution. Make it the University at Buffalo. Register to attend a Graduate Information Session today!

Monday
11/06/17

MLK @ Buffalo 50 Years Later November 9

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Join us on November 9, 2017 in the Student Union Theater, 3:30-5pm, as UB commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final speech in Buffalo.  Dr. King appeared before a standing-room-only audience at Kleinhans Music Hall on November 9, 1967. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in 201 Student Union.

Guest Speakers:

Ruth Bryant, Attendee of the 1967 Speech by MLK, UB Alumna and long-serving UB Professional Staff Member
Devonya Havis, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Canisius College
Scott Hollander, Associate Directory, UB Libraries
George Nicholas, Senior Pastor, Lincoln United Methodist Church, Buffalo, NY
Leslie Velez, President, UB Undergraduate Student Association
Victoria Wolcott, Professor, UB Department of History

Hosted by:
Teresa Miller, Vice Provost, Inclusive Excellence
Austin Booth, Vice Provost, UB Libraries