University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Thursday
11/02/17

UB Women in STEM Presents: The Next 10 Years: Helping STEM Students Thrive Online Discussion

Posted by Tim on November 2, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

The UB Women in STEM Cooperative is proud to debut The Next 10 Years: Helping STEM Students Thrive series, a collaboration between Cornell University and the University at Buffalo featuring the perspectives of national thought leaders and institutional representatives about expanding the participation of women in undergraduate STEM education at different scales.

This interactive, online series features a different topic per month. Each session kicks off with an introduction by our distinguished thought leaders followed by institutional representatives from Cornell University and the University at Buffalo who will share insights from their campuses. Participants may join the conversation, ask questions, share experiences, build networks and learn more about:

  • Innovations that can expand female or underrepresented minority student participation and success in STEM undergraduate education.
  • Effective evidence-based STEM teaching practices commonly adopted at research universities.
  • Unique institutional and cultural challenges to achieving STEM diversity.
  • What difference at scale looks like.

Details

Time: All sessions are scheduled from 12 to 1:30 p.m. EST

Intended audience: Faculty and administrators.

Why attend: Discover inclusive STEM teaching practices and culturally-sensitive pedagogies that can easily be incorporated into your curriculum to improve underrepresented student learning.

Format: Online Video Conference (Internet access and a web browser are required. Video conference setup details will be provided upon registration.)

Cost: Free.

#STEMStudentsThrive

Learn more and register today here: http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/womeninstem/stem-online-series.html

Higher Education Trends

OCT. 11, 2017

Speakers:

·         Lynne A. Molter, ScD, Swarthmore College

·         Julia Thom Levy, PhD, Cornell University

·         Elisabeth Etopio, PhD, University at Buffalo

·         Richard Lamb, PhD, University at Buffalo

 

 

Learning Spaces

JAN. 10, 2018

Speakers:

·         Jeanne L. Narum, Learning Spaces Collaboratory

·         Rebecca Rotundo, MA, University at Buffalo

·         Lisa Stephens, PhD, Office of the SUNY Provost

Institutional Practices

NOV. 8 , 2017

Speakers:

·         Nancy Shapiro, PhD, University System of Maryland

·         Renetta Tull, PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

·         Letitia Thomas, PhD, University at Buffalo

 

Introductory Undergraduate Courses in STEM

FEB. 14, 2018

Speakers:

·         Jay Labov, PhD, National Research Council

·         Catherine Middlecamp, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

·         Liesl Folks, PhD, MBA, University at Buffalo

 

Series Wrap

MARCH 14, 2018

Speakers:

·         Patrice Prusko, PhD, Cornell University

·         Kathleen Murphy, EdM, MBA, University at Buffalo

More speakers to be confirmed.

Wednesday
11/01/17

STEM for Everyone Event November 9 Lunch Provided

Posted by Tim on November 1, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Please consider joining the Women in STEM Collaborative on Thursday, Nov 9 from noon – 1 p.m. in the Student Union Landmark room (SU 210) for “STEM for Everyone: Stories from Students”.

UB Undergraduate and Graduate students will provide 5-minute presentations about STEM topics in language that is easily understandable by the general public.  Lunch will be provided.

For more information and to register to attend (not required, but preferred), please visit: www.eng.buffalo.edu/womeninstem

Looking forward to seeing you on November 9th!

Wednesday
11/01/17

UB Fulbright Scholars Panel Tuesday, November 14

Posted by Tim on November 1, 2017 in Academics, Event, Fellowships, Workshops

Meet UB’s Fulbright Scholars
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
3:30 p.m.
107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)

  • Learn about Fulbright Programs at UB
  • Hear personal stories about the impact of Fulbright
  • See what it takes to be UB’s next Fulbright scholar
  • For more information, contact fulbright@buffalo.edu

us.fulbright.org

buffalo.edu/fellowships

Monday
10/23/17

DIFCON Fall 2017 Cultural Appropriation: Who Decides? October 24

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Difcon (Difficult Conversations) Fall 2017

Cultural Appropriation: Who Decides
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
210 Student Union

Panelists:
Allie Ambrosio, Student, Department of Health and Human Services
Paul Vanouse, Professor, Department of Art, Director of Coalesce Center for Biological Art
Reinhard Reizenstein, Associate Professor, Director of Sculpture Program, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Art
Terri Budek, Associate Director of the Intercultural Diversity Center, Campus Life

Moderated by Teresa Miller, Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence

Monday
10/23/17

School of Public Health and Health Professions Upcoming Information Sessions

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Workshops

Check out the Upcoming School of Public Health and Health Related Professions Major Exploration Workshops

Exercise Science
Monday, October 30, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in 103 Kimball Tower (South Campus)

Public Health
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in 103 Kimball Tower (South Campus)

Statistics
Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in 103 Kimball Tower (South Campus)

 

Monday
10/23/17

Social FUSE Discussion and Challenge November 2, 2017

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Are you interested in making a difference in the world? Do you want to learn ways to take action and get involved? Would you like to network and share your own story about social entrepreneurship with likeminded individuals? Join us for a social innovation panel discussion to hear stories from innovators whose work in Western New York illustrates how giving voice and empowering communities can lead to community-based, sustainable solutions.

Join us Thursday, November 2, 2017 in the 2nd Floor Atrium of Davis Hall at 1:30 p.m.!

For more information and to RSVP, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-empowering-community-solutions-a-panel-discussion-on-social-innovation-tickets-38852077610?inf_contact_key=95a9b8ec8c0e4f0eac0e8cc54153dec0f119a561c1cb2d5973942f5ce177092a

For more information, stop by the Blackstone LaunchPad in 220 Student Union Or call: 716-645-8111

Monday
10/16/17

First DifCon (Difficult Conversation) featuring “Taking a Knee” and Other Issues of Speech and Expression in Sports October 18

Posted by Tim on October 16, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

“Taking a Knee” and Other Issues of Speech and Expression in Sports

 Join us for a Difficult Conversation regarding issues which are polarizing our nation. 

 We will provide a safe space for discussing issues such as:

 Kneeling for the National Anthem

Controversial Mascots

Culturally Derogatory Language

 Panelists:

  • Michael L. Schwartz – UB Law Student
  • Devon Patterson – Vice President, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
  • James Jarvis – Associate Counsel
  • Rhianna Rogers – Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies,

SUNY Empire State College

  • Donald Grinde – Director of Graduate Studies, Transnational Studies

 Moderated by:

            Nellie Drew – Adjunct Professor in Sports Law

            Kathy Twist – Senior Associate Athletic Director

 Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Monday
10/09/17

Compete for Cash Prizes at Blackstone LaunchPad Statdash Innovation Sprint! October 13

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2017 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Innovation Spring with Statdash

Think like an Innovator!

Get a taste of what it’s like to pitch marketing ideas and innovate in a startup.

Friday, October 13, 2017
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
145 Student Union

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2VTWJMO

FREE T-shirts, Pizza and Prizes! Questions? Stop by their office in 220 Student Union or call 716-645-8111

Monday
10/09/17

Women in STEM Cooperative-STEM for Everyone: Stories from Students Deadline to Submit is October 25

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Women in STEM Cooperative presents-STEM for Everyone: Stories from Students

Want to gain experience talking about your research?

This is an opportunity to do so in 5 minutes and get feedback from faculty, staff and other students!

Deadline to Submit: October 25, 2017

Presentations: November 9, 2017 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. in 210 Student Union

Visit http://bit.ly/stem4all-fall2017 for more information

 

Monday
10/09/17

UB Biological Sciences Graduate Open House October 21

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2017 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

Open House – October 21

The Biological Sciences Department at the University at Buffalo offers three distinct graduate programs for students; an MS and PhD that are research and lab-focused, along with an MA program that has a proven track record for preparing students for entry into professional schools.

The MS/PhD programs in Biological Sciences provide students with the hands-on training, laboratory skills, and interdisciplinary training needed to be successful in industry and academia.  Our graduate student to faculty ratio is 3:1, and our students routinely work side-by-side with their advisors in the laboratory.

The MA Program in Biological Sciences has a proven track record of preparing students for entry into professional schools. After completing the MA degree in two to three semesters, more than 70% of alumni are accepted into professional schools in their chosen field, including medical & dental schools.

Want to learn more? Come to our Graduate Open House on October 21. We’d love for you to meet our students, show you our lab space, and welcome you to our community!

Can’t attend? We can talk over the phone or email.

Dr. Laura Rusche, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. David Hoekstra, Clinical Assistant Professor, MA Coordinator

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend: http://biology.buffalo.edu/graduate/programs/open-house/