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Tuesday
07/31/18

Fall 2018 Buffalo Film Series with Dr. Bruce Jackson and Dr. Diane Christian

Posted by on July 31, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief, Workshops

Buffalo Film Seminars 37 Fall 2018

Dipson Amherst Theater, Tuesdays @ 7:00 p.m.

Conversations about great films with Bruce Jackson & Diane Christian

Aug 28 King Vidor, The Big Parade, 1925

(Accompanied on electronic piano by Philip Carli)

Sept 4 Howard Hawks and Robert Rossen, Scarface1932

Sept 11 Dorothy Arzner, Christopher Strong, 1933

Sept 18 Otto Preminger, Laura, 1944

Sept 25 Giuseppe De Santis, Bitter Rice, 1949

Oct 2 Akira Kurosawa, Rashomon, 1950

Oct 9 Pier Paolo Pasolini,

The Gospel According to St. Matthew, 1964

Oct 16 Robert Bresson, Mouchette, 1967

Oct 23 Mike Hodges, Get Carter, 1971

Oct 30 David Lynch, The Elephant Man, 1980

Nov 6 Krzysztof Kieslowski, Three Colors: Blue, 1993

Nov 13 Alan Mak and Wai-Keung Lau,

Infernal Affairs, 2002

Nov 20 Martin Scorsese, The Departed, 2006

Nov 27 Tom McCarthy, Spotlight, 2015

Dec 4 John Huston, The Man Who Would be King, 1975

Further information at http//buffalofilmseminars.com
To be added to the weekly Buffalo Film Seminars informational email list send a blank email to addtolist@buffalofilmseminars.com

The Buffalo Film Seminars are presented by the University at Buffalo The Buffalo News and by the Dipson Amherst Theatre 3500 Main Street, Buffalo, N.Y.

Thursday
07/26/18

2018 Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia at UB November 3

Posted by on July 26, 2018 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

2018 Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia

Origins of the Contemporary

​November 3, 2018

​University at Buffalo, SUNY​



We inaugurate the first annual Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia by reflecting upon the great body of historical work done in this field and bringing historical analysis and context to the study of contemporary issues. We invite papers on the theme of “Origins of the Contemporary.” We may think of these origins as fixed dates or as strands of ideas and events buried in the colonial and pre-colonial past. The conference will feature a keynote lecture by Sujatha Gidla, acclaimed author of Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017).

By opening up the conference to both historical and contemporary analyses, we invite

undergraduate ​

participants from all disciplines, working on any topic. These topics include but are in no way limited to:

  • Modern political movements including Hindutva and New Right in India, ethnic and caste-based parties, leftist and Maoist movements.
  • Independence movements and postcolonial trends in present-day Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
  • New religious movements as well as reform movements and fundamentalisms within Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism.
  • Trends in domestic and international law, including NGO and INGO work.
  • Social issues, human rights issues, LGBTQ issues, gender and caste concerns.
  • Wars, genocides, ethnic or political violence, and refugee issues (in recent or long-standing conflicts).
  • Human migration, population shifts, and environmental issues.
  • Literary genres, artistic movements, new and old technologies, trends in South Asian cinema and pop culture.

While this list of suggestions is by no means exhaustive, we encourage papers that address less commonly researched sociopolitical issues, communities, or theories. We hope to organize panels with presenters addressing similar issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Please visit http://bit.ly/rustgiconferencesubmissions to submit proposals. Accepted applicants who submit complete proposals by August 1, 2018 may be eligible for a travel subvention of up to $200. Applicants should also seek funding from their home institutions. The conference organizers will assist participants in seeking affordable accommodations in Buffalo.

Format
The conference will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the University at Buffalo

​, SUNY​

. Students presenters should plan for 15-minute presentations. Each panel will include 30 minutes for discussion.

Deadline
Proposals, including 250-word abstracts and the contact information of a faculty supervisor, must be submitted via the online submissions portal (http://bit.ly/rustgiconferencesubmissions). Those seeking travel subventions must submit their complete application (including a brief justification of expenses and efforts to seek supplemental funding) no later than August 1, 2018. Submissions will be accepted after this date on a rolling basis, space permitting, until September 7, 2018. Applicants will be notified about the status of their submissions and the availability of travel subventions beginning in late August 2018.

​Inquiries

Please contact rustgiconference@gmail.com

with questions or

for more information about the conference.

The first annual Rustgi South Asian Undergraduate Research Conference is made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Vinod Rustgi and his family.

Monday
07/02/18

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshops August 15-17

Posted by on July 2, 2018 in Academics, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshops for First Year Ph.D. students and rising Seniors

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.

You will learn about review criteria for the NSF GRFP and other awards, what the review panels are looking for and how to write a strong research proposal

DATES:           August 15, 16 and 17, 2018

TIME:              9:00-11:00 am

PLACE:           108 Capen Hall

APPLY:           APPLY

Monday
07/02/18

Fellowships and Scholarships Bot Camp for PhD Students and rising Seniors August 13, 14 and 17

Posted by on July 2, 2018 in Academics, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Fellowships and Scholarships Boot Camp for PhD Students and rising Seniors – General Overview of finding and applying for externally funded awards.

Do you have an interest in learning more about funding opportunities for graduate-level work, research or dissertation funding? Will you be in Buffalo in August?

In this program you will learn more about how to find and apply for funding as well as what review panels are looking for. Additionally, you will learn how to write a compelling personal statement and/or research proposal. Students are required to commit to all three sessions.

DATES:           August 13, 14 and 17, 2018

TIME:              9:00-11:00 am

PLACE:           NSC 215

APPLY:           APPLY

Monday
04/16/18

Celebrate Female Founders with a Screening of “She Started It” April 19 CFA

Posted by on April 16, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Join us to celebrate Female Founders in Western New York with the screening of She Started IT, a documentary that highlights the struggles and triumphs of female founders in the Tech Industry. Blackstone LaunchPad at the University at Buffalo is hosting this program in collaboration with UB’s College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in the Center for the Arts.

The program will begin with a panel discussion where panelists will share their story and offer insight into the entrepreneurship experience. We hope to inspire and empower our students to pursue an entrepreneurial path to impact their communities. The panel will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Atrium. The discussion will be followed by a networking reception for our students, Alumni, and business leaders in the WNY community. Film screening will begin at  6:00 p.m. with Director Nora Poggi and Executive Producer of the film, Jana Shea, UB Alumnae ’77.

  • Panel discussion with Female Founders: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Networking Event: 5:00 – 5:45 PM (Catered by Falletta’s)
  • Screening & Talk-back: 6:00 – 7:30 PM

A favor of a response is requested:  https://tinyurl.com/SheStartedIT18

Monday
04/16/18

Cognitive Seminar Talks: An Empirical and Computational Account of Multimodal Semantic Integration April 26 in 108 Capen

Posted by on April 16, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

April 26th, Thursday, 1-2, Capen 108

An empirical and computational account of multimodal semantic integration

Greg Smith, Dept. of Psychology

Monday
04/16/18

Cognitive Seminar Talks: Dyslexia on a Continuum-A complex network approach April 19 in 108 Capen

Posted by on April 16, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

April 19th, Thursday, 1-2, Capen 108

Dyslexia on a continuum: A complex network approach

Erica Edwards, Dept. of Psychology

Thursday
04/12/18

InFocus: Cannabis Friday, April 20th

Posted by on April 12, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

You are invited to InFocus, a monthly conversation on today’s hot topics.  This month’s topic will be about Cannabis (“Marijuana”), a topic that has filled headlines in the U.S. and abroad in recent years regarding the substance’s many uses and effects. Most recently, Canada and various U.S. states have been debating cannabis and its use within society. A brief lesson of facts regarding cannabis will be presented, followed by an open discussion regarding the legalization of cannabis, health benefits and risks, and effects on the community or individuals. Your questions and input will greatly contribute to this discussion.

Dr. R. Lorraine Collins, Associate Dean for Research, Department of Community Health and Health Behavior, School of Public Health and Health Professions, UB, will moderate the discussion.

Date:  Friday, April 20
Time:  12:00-1:00
Place:  Capen Hall 107, North Campus

Sponsored by Campus Life, the University Honors College and International Student & Scholar Services

Tuesday
04/10/18

UB Two Day Job Opportunity for students-Earn $160

Posted by on April 10, 2018 in Career Opportunities, Student Assistant, Student Job Opportunities, Workshops

Kipp Herreid, Professor of Biological Sciences and Co-Director or the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCSTS) is hoping you might be able to help us out by sending the message below to your undergraduate listservs. We are in the process of trying to recruit freshmen and sophomores to work for us at our annual Case Studies in Science Summer Workshop May 24 & 25, 2018. Our summer workshop trains college science faculty from around the country to teach using case studies. Students are hired to be part of the “student audience” for our practice teaching sessions. During these sessions, workshop faculty will teach a case study. Students will participate in the case study along with the other students and then critique the faculty’s teaching methods and the case study. Students will be paid for their work. We would appreciate your help in sending the message below to your student listserv at your earliest convenience.

Please let us know if you will be able to help. I would be greatly appreciated. Please give me a call if you have any questions.

Carolyn Wright

Project Administrator

National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science University at Buffalo Biological Sciences

109 Cooke Hall

Buffalo, NY 14260

716-645-4900

fax 716-645-2975

cwright2@buffalo.edu

Tuesday
04/03/18

STEM Diversity Conference Saturday, April 7

Posted by on April 3, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Scientista, along with SHPE, oSTEM, SWE and WiSE, is organizing a STEM Diversity Conference this weekend. We’ll have an academic and an industry panel to talk about diversity in STEM as well as their career choices, advice they wish they had in college, and how they became successful. More information on panelists are in the poster. 

 

Date: Saturday, April 7

Time: 11 AM – 1 PM Academic Panel 

 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Industry Panel

Location: Davis Hall

RSVP at: http://bit.ly/2GYJkE2