University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
03/13/17

Standing Together: Coming Out for Racial Justice Saturday, April 1 in 240 SU

Posted by Tim on March 13, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Standing Together: Coming Out for Racial Justice
Building a shared language of racial justice and the LGBTQ community

Saturday, April 1, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
240 Student Union
*Food will be provided*

Register on the IDC’s UBLinked Page

Sponsored by the UB Intercultural and Diversity Center

Wednesday
03/08/17

Call for Papers…Mythologies in the Modern World for 3rd Annual Undergrad English Conference Submission deadline is March 28th

Posted by Tim on March 8, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Attention Undergraduates,

The UB Undergraduate English Club is hosting the Third Annual Undergraduate English  Conference and is now seeking undergraduate submissions for presentation. The theme for the conference is “Mythologies and the Modern World”; we are specifically looking for papers that examine how mythology has shaped the past, how it continues to evolve and shape the present, and how mythologies may be constructed in the future.

We are seeking a broader interpretation of the idea of mythology, including the variety of ancient stories from Gilgamesh to the Brothers Grimm, to reinterpretations of Shakespeare and modern Hollywood, to the modern world of filmmaking and New Media.

The conference will be held on Friday, April 21 from 12pm to 9pm in Capen 320. Dinner will be served, as well as light refreshments throughout the day. The conference will conclude with a screening of “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”, an adventure film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen loosely based around Homer’s Odyssey.

For all those interested, a 250-300 word abstract will be due by midnight on Tuesday, March 28th. All abstracts should be emailed as a .doc or .docx file to UBenglishconf@gmail.com

Wednesday
03/08/17

School of Management Minor Information Sessions March 28, 29 and 30

Posted by Tim on March 8, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Workshops

The School of Management is holding small group information/application sessions for students who are interested in learning more about our Minor Program.  Dates are listed below.  Please share this with any interested students!

Tuesday, Mar. 28  ·   1:00—2:00 pm

Wednesday, Mar. 29 ·    11:00 – noon

Thursday, Mar. 30   ·    4:00 – 5:00 pm

All sessions will be held in Alfiero 205

Additional information about the Management Minor can be found at http://mgt.buffalo.edu/programs/undergrad/Minor.

 

Wednesday
03/08/17

RENEW Distinguished Lecture Series Presents MIT Professor Yet-Mint Chiang on the Future of Energy Storage March 16

Posted by Tim on March 8, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

RENEW Distinguished Lecture Series Presents

Prof. Yet-Ming Chiang

Lecture Title:

The Future of Energy Storage
Thursday, March 16, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in 101 Davis Hall

It is increasingly evident that efficient, low-cost energy storage is critically needed to enable the continued deployment of renewable energy. The cost of renewable electricity generation is now competitive, or nearly so, with fossil fuel generation. However, the intermittency of renewable power limits its widespread use as a reliable, dispatchable power source. In the near term, lithium-ion batteries will be the mostly widely deployed technology for both transportation and stationary storage. Along with the development of higher performance/lower cost cathodes, anodes, electrolytes or other cell components, efficient cell designs and low cost/highly scalable manufacturing techniques are needed. This talk wil discuss a “clean sheet” redesign of the lithium-ion design and manufacturing paradigm, based on a new semi-solid electrode form that enables manufacturing of high performance Li-ion cells using a radically simpler and lower-cost method than is practiced today.

Looking forward to a world with high renewables penetration, highly scalable storage of still lower cost will be needed. Today, pumped hydroelectric storage (PHS) and underground compressed air energy storage (CAES) have the lowest cost of storage (~100 US$/kWh installed cost), but each faces geographical and environmental constraints that limit further deployment in the U.S., even while new PHS installations are developed elsewhere in the world. Electrochemical storage that is cost-competitive with PHS and underground CAES has not heretofore been available. Towards this goal, sulfur is an attractive reactant due to its exceptionally low cost, high natural abundance, and high specific and volumetric capacity owing to its two-electron reaction. In fact, measure as cost-per-capacity (e.g., US$/Ah), sulfur has the lowest cost of known electrode-active compounds except for water and air. Recent work on an ambient-temperature aqueous flow battery that has the potential to provide large-scale electrochemical storage at the price of PHS and CAES will be discussed.

This work was supported as part of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, an Energy Innovation Hub funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences.

Register for FREE here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ub-renew-distinguished-lecture-series-tickets-32480076784

Thursday
02/16/17

Digital Anthology of Modern English Drama Workshop

Posted by Tim on February 16, 2017 in Academics, Workshops

Opening the Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama: Skills, Tools, and Texts

Undergraduate workshop, June 26 – 30, 2017

We invite applications from rising juniors and seniors for an undergraduate workshop hosted by the Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama. Students will have the chance to acquire digital humanities experience, research perspectives, and editorial skills while engaging with the drama of Shakespeare’s contemporaries. Participants will craft their own projects in small teams under the guidance and mentorship of visiting faculty. They will explore early modern play texts from a variety of angles, which may include, but are not limited to:

Performance: Staging early modern drama

Book history: Playing companies, playwrights, and publishers

Corpus analysis: Genres, topics, and computational approaches

Linguistics: stylometrics and word histories

Editing early modern plays: preparing a scholarly edition

Experience with digital humanities tools and techniques is not required, and all majors are encouraged to apply. This workshop is open to American undergraduates, preferably rising juniors and seniors. A stipend and housing is provided.

Application deadline: 1 March 2017

Further information here: http://folgerpedia.folger.edu/Opening_the_Digital_Anthology

Monday
02/13/17

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!

February

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.

March

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: http://bit.ly/HC_Spring17Workshops

Monday
02/06/17

The Case of the Vanishing Maharaja: Urdu Travel Literature and Princely Politics in South Asia March 10

Posted by Tim on February 6, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

The Case of the Vanishing Maharaja: Urdu Travel Literature and Princely Politics in South Asia
Friday, March 10, 2017
12 noon to 1 p.m.
280 Park Hall

In 1851, the young Tukoji Holkar, Maharaja of Indore, went missing under suspicious circumstances. Some said his regent wanted him out of the picture. Others speculated that he’d been kidnapped and taken to Calcutta by nefarious colonial agents. In truth, he’d  skipped town to make a clandestine tour of of North India. After his return, Holkar did something that was doubly unprecedented for a Persian-speaking court of his time: he wrote a travelogue, and he wrote it in Urdu. Following his lead, other princes across the region began to write their own, increasingly elaborate travel accounts. By the end of the 19th century, writing about travel have become a well established expression of princely praxis. Focusing on two narratives in Urdu from 1851, this talk will argue that the decision to write a travel account – and to do so in Urdu – reflected Holkar’s, and the princely states’, desire to use travel literature to stabilize their legitimacy at a time when colonial predations had rendered it increasingly precarious.

Bio: Daniel Majchrowicz is an Assistant Professor of South Asian Literature and Culture at Northwestern University. He received his PhD from Harvard University in 2015. He is currently working on two manuscripts. The first is a study of Urdu travel writing from 1830-1950, tentatively titled “Travel and the Means to Victory: Travel and Travel Writing in Modern South Asia.” The second is a collaborative project aimed at producing a scholarly anthology of Muslim women’s travel writing from across the world, entitled “Veiled Voyagers.”

 

Supported by the UB Honors College and Asian Studies Program.

Monday
02/06/17

Honors College Research/Creativity Project Posters at Open House April 8 and 23

Posted by Tim on February 6, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed, Workshops

This spring the Honors College has opportunities for students to present their research/creativity project poster at the following recruitment events:

UB 360° Accepted Students Day:     Saturday, April 8th (10:30am-2:30 pm in 106 Capen Hall)

OR

UB 360° Accepted Students Day:     Sunday, April 23rd (10:30am-2:30 pm in 106 Capen Hall)

We also strongly encourage you to participate in the university-wide Celebration of Excellence symposium on Thursday, April 20th in the CFA atrium. More details can be found at http://curca.buffalo.edu/students/coae.php.  You will present the same project/poster for this event and the Honors symposium.

Important Notes:

•The Honors College will arrange for you to have your poster printed free of charge.

•Paintings, video recordings, or live performances can be presented instead of a traditional poster. 

•For Advanced Honors Scholars, participation in a poster event will fulfill your thesis/project presentation requirement.

If interested, please complete the attached submission form and email it to Jessica Seabury at jseabury@buffalo.edu by Wednesday, March 1st. Students who also participate in the Celebration of Excellence will be given priority to participate in an Honors event.

VERY IMPORTANT****Please indicate the following when you e-mail the submission form****:

1.         If you are interested in the Honors College April 8 or April 23 event (or both)

2.         If you are also interested in participating in the Celebration of Excellence on April 20th in addition to an Honors College event.

Please contact Jessica Seabury at jseabury@buffalo.edu or at 716-645-3020 with any questions.

Monday
02/06/17

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
#YogaForAll

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
Wednesdays
2/15 – 5/10 (no class on 3/22)
5:00 – 6:15 PM
Goodyear Hall, 10th Floor
South Campus
Universal Design Yoga
Tuesdays
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.

 

Tuesday
01/31/17

Greiner Shared Interest Housing Information Session February 1 and 17

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2017 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Workshops

Greiner Shared Interest Housing Info. Session!

Are you a freshman Honors Scholar interested in civic engagement and in participating in a living/learning community of like-minded students? Consider Honors Greiner Hall Shared Interest Housing (SIH), which is an opportunity for first-year students to continue building a strong community into the sophomore year. Selected participants will live in Greiner Hall and be engaged in service for the full academic year (25 hours in the fall and 30 hours in the spring semester) with a community partner of their choosing. The Greiner SIH area will also keep Honors scholars connected to the college academically through a 1-credit fall course with guest speakers from the Buffalo community and a 1-credit spring course.

Interested students should attend our information session Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 2 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall or contact Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah at jabbaar@buffalo.edu for more information. Students must apply by Friday, February 17, 2017; applications are available on the Honors College website.