University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Wednesday
08/14/19

New Minor in Nonprofit Leadership

Posted by Tim on August 14, 2019 in Academics, New Programs

The Social Sciences Interdisciplinary program (IDP) is pleased to offer a new Minor in Nonprofit Leadership, open to all UB undergraduates!

The Minor in Nonprofit Leadership provides students with an understanding of how nonprofit organizations differ from corporations and government entities in their structure and function, as well as exposure to practical skills (e.g., development, grantwriting, program evaluation) and topics related to working in nonprofit organizations. The minor is ideal for students who are interested in social or public service, who care about advancing a cause, or who want to have a social or civic impact on their communities. Students may use a limited number of approved courses from multiple UB departments to fulfill the minor, making it an excellent complement to a wide range of undergraduate majors.

The minor consists of 18 credit hours, including two required courses (SSC 103 and SSC 235) and a variety of elective options. Interested students are encouraged to review the program requirements. Questions may be directed to the IDP office in 203 Clemens or at 716-645-2245 x0.

Thursday
08/08/19

Startup Boot Camp Presented by UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad

Posted by Tim on August 8, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Startup Boot Camp presented by UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars

Wednesday, August 21 and Thursday, August 22 in 216 Natural Science Complex, UB North Campus

It’s Free, Apply today: tinyurl.com/BXLPStartupBootcamp2019

Do you identify problems that need to be solved on a daily basis? Are you looking for a side hustle? If you answered yes, Startup Boot Camp is for you!

Learn how to take any idea from concept to creation in two days.

Thursday
08/08/19

New Fall CL2 Course: ENG 204 Writing About the Environment

Posted by Tim on August 8, 2019 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

ENG 204 Writing about the Environment

Prof. Elizabeth Mazzolini

TR 8-9:20am

This course will explore kinds of writing related to environmentalist expression and action, both activist and professional. Students will develop a rhetorical understanding of what makes various forms of communication effective, to be able to produce their own environmentalist communication and respond to that of others. We will consider film representations of responses to climate change, and analyze visual culture’s capacity to induce social change. Finally, students will produce a paper in a genre and on a topic of their own choosing. Engaging and effective writing is possible for anyone willing and able to devote work and attention to it; good writing about the environment is the result of curiosity, research, passion, and logical, critical thinking based on trustworthy evidence and expertise. These are the principles on which the class is based.

Thursday
08/08/19

Marketing and Public Relations Internship with Hillel of Buffalo

Posted by Tim on August 8, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking

Marketing and Public Relations Internship

Organization Name ___Hillel of Buffalo_____________________________________________

Overview of Organization

Hillel is a hub for Jewish college students at UB and in the greater Buffalo area.  The organization aims to connect Jewish students to one another and to provide opportunities for celebration, learning, travel, leadership development, and community service. Hillel strives to be a safe and inclusive community that welcomes new ideas and constructive discourse.

To achieve these goals, Hillel offers a variety of programs, including social events, weekly Shabbat services and dinners, Israel education, volunteer opportunities, and holiday celebrations. We also offer a winter Birthright trip and student leadership and mentorship opportunities.

Hillel of Buffalo is growing, and is looking to include new student voices. Interning with Hillel provides an opportunity to work with a supportive professional staff, grow as a student and as a professional, give back to the community, and leave your mark on an up-and-coming organization.

Additional benefits include fun Hillel swag, flexible work hours, and work that can be completed from home.

Hillel of Buffalo is located in the University at Buffalo Commons Suite 101B, across from Starbucks and next to the UB Greek Store.

Intern’s Supervisor (Name, Title, email):   _Sara Rich, Executive Director of the Hillel of Buffalo

_rabbisara@hillelofbuffalo.org_____________________________________________________

Address __520 Lee Entrance, UB Commons Suite 101B, Amherst, NY 14228 __________________________________________________________________

Telephone 716-616-0083___ Fax _______________ Website http://www.hillelofbuffalo.org

Intended Semester of Internship (fall, spring, summer) ___Spring_______________

Internship Details

Intern’s Title _Marketing and Public Relations Intern

Main Project Responsibilities (50% of Internship)

Describe the main project in which the student intern will be involved e.g.

The internship is an opportunity to bring your excellent written and verbal communication skills to an organization that is working on getting its name out on campus and in the community.

Marketing responsibilities include:

  • Working with Hillel staff to develop social media strategy
  • Updating social media sites with new information
  • Compiling and sending weekly student e-blast
  • Creating brochures, flyers for events, promo items and more

Public relations responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to quarterly alumni and community newsletter
  • Pitching articles for the local Jewish newspaper and for University publications
  • Interviewing alumni, students, etc. for Hillel publications

Interaction/ Exposure to Leadership Team and Board of Directors (25% of Internship)

The Marketing and Public Relations Intern will work closely with the Hillel of Buffalo professional staff team, and will collaborate with the Student Board to market upcoming programs and opportunities. The intern will also build relationships in the local Jewish community and serve as a voice for this growing organization.

Support / Administrative Responsibilities (25% Maximum of Internship)

n/a

Compensation

This is an unpaid, academic credit only internship.

Thursday
08/08/19

Development Internship Opportunity with Hillel of Buffalo

Posted by Tim on August 8, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking

Development Intern

Organization Name ___Hillel of Buffalo_____________________________________________

Overview of Organization

Hillel is a cultural and religious hub for Jewish college students at UB and in the greater Buffalo area.  The organization aims to connect Jewish students to one another and to provide opportunities for celebration, learning, travel, leadership development, and community service. Hillel strives to be a safe and inclusive community that welcomes new ideas and constructive discourse.

To achieve these goals, Hillel offers a variety of programs, including social events, weekly Shabbat services and dinners, Israel education, volunteer opportunities, and holiday celebrations. We also offer a winter Birthright trip and student leadership and mentorship opportunities.

Hillel of Buffalo is growing, and is looking to include new student voices. Interning with Hillel provides an opportunity to work with a supportive professional staff, grow as a student and as a professional, give back to the community, and leave your mark on an up-and-coming organization.

Additional benefits include fun Hillel swag, flexible work hours, and work that can be completed from home.

Hillel of Buffalo is located in the UB Commons Suite 101B, across from Starbucks and between SEFCU and the Greek Store.

Intern’s Supervisor (Name, Title, email):   _Sara Rich, Executive Director of the Hillel of Buffalo

_rabbisara@hillelofbuffalo.org_____________________________________________________

Address __520 Lee Entrance, UB Commons Suite 101B, Amherst, NY 14228 __________________________________________________________________

Telephone 716-616-0083___ Fax _______________ Website http://www.hillelofbuffalo.org

Intended Semester of Internship (fall, spring, summer) ___Spring_______________

Internship Details

Intern’s Title _Development Intern

Main Project Responsibilities (75% of Internship)

Describe the main project in which the student intern will be involved e.g.

This internship is an opportunity to learn the inner workings of a non-profit organization and to gain experience working with data to advance the organization. Qualified applicants do not need to have past experience with organizational development, but must be strong writers and have excellent communication skills.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Updating the Donor database and running reports
  • Assisting with an online crowdfunding campaign
  • Organizing a student phone-a-thon, senior gift, or other student-initiated projects
  • Sending thank you emails and gifts to donors
  • Preparing materials for meetings of the Board of Directors
  • Prospect Research
  • Media monitoring to find enriching content to be shared with stakeholders

Interaction/ Exposure to Leadership Team and Board of Directors (25% of Internship)

The Development Intern will work closely with the Hillel of Buffalo professional staff team. S/he will receive weekly mentorship and will be invited to attend strategy sessions and meetings with members of the Board of Directors. The intern will also build relationships with supporters of Hillel who are leaders in the local community.

Compensation

This is an unpaid, academic credit only internship.

Monday
08/05/19

New Minor in Addiction Studies

Posted by Tim on August 5, 2019 in Academics, New Programs

The Minor in Addiction Studies is unique in drawing from experts from many different disciplines—medical, humanities, legal, social sciences, and more—to provide multi-perspective training in addiction and related issues. The program is designed for students whose interests and career goals involve addiction at any level.

https://arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/psychology/undergraduate/minor-addiction-studies.html

Monday
08/05/19

UB School Supply Drive Donations Needed!

Posted by Tim on August 5, 2019 in Community Announcements

This year the Honors College is participating in the UB School Supply Drive and we encourage your participation! We will have a box placed in our office. Feel free to fill it with donations of new school and office supplies any time before the drive concludes on Monday September 9th. Suggested donations include: notebooks, pens and pencils, markers, crayons, glue, tissues and other common classroom supplies. Your donations will be distributed to Buffalo Public Schools and UB’s own Economic Opportunity Center for K-8 students. Please email communityrelations@buffalo.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Thursday
08/01/19

Honors College Seeks Ambassadors for 2019-2020!

Posted by Tim on August 1, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Program Announcements, Job Opportunity, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

I wanted to let you know about an exciting opportunity in the Honors College – to become an Honors Student Ambassador.  Honors Student Ambassadors are comprised of a group of Honors students who will help recruit prospective students to UB and Honors.  As an Honors Student Ambassador, you will play an important role in providing a current student perspective to high school students who are considering the University and Honors. 

As an Honors Student Ambassador, you will conduct campus tours, assist with events such as UB 360 and Discovery Days, and may even have the opportunity to help with our social media.  In return, you will get to be part of a dynamic group of students, gain leadership and communication skills, receive a $100 stipend as well as UB Honors apparel.

If you are interested, please consider applying using the attached application.  The application is due to Honors (106 Capen Hall) by 4:30pm on Wednesday, August 28thPlease don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

I hope you will consider applying and look forward to seeing you soon!

-Tim Matthews: trm7@buffalo.edu

Apply Here: https://blogs.honors.buffalo.edu/honorablemention/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/08/Honors-Student-Ambassador-Application-2019-2020.docx

Thursday
08/01/19

Research Associate Position at ECMC and Buffalo General

Posted by Tim on August 1, 2019 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Research Information and Opportunities

Part Time Research Associate Positions Available with the

UB Department of Emergency Medicine

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

The Department of Emergency Medicine is looking for several part-time Research Associates (RAs). Our RAs work in the emergency departments (EDs) of the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) and the Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC), and may assist with projects outside the emergency department. We are currently looking for RAs to work in the ECMC ED and the BGMC ED.

Research Associates directly approach emergency department patients and family members treated in the emergency department.  RA’s must be able to work in a clinical environment that is unpredictable and fast paced. RA’s will see patients in many clinical scenarios, some of which may be disturbing to some individuals. Prospective RA’s should consider whether the emergency department is a setting in which they feel comfortable working.

Research Associates’ daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Identification of patients who meet ongoing study/quality improvement project inclusion and exclusion criteria
  • Obtaining informed consent from patients and/or family members for participation in research when required
  • Collection of relevant study data through patient interviews, medical record review, telephone follow-up calls to patients, and other methods
  • Assisting emergency department staff with general duties including:
    • Distributing blankets, pillows, and other comfort items to patients
    • Transporting specimens (including blood) to the laboratory
    • Other activities as the need arises

Work Schedule: The Research Associates’ program provides coverage in the emergency departments Monday through Sunday, from 8 am to Midnight.

  • Shifts are scheduled in 4- or 8-hour blocks
  • The total number of shifts worked per week is flexible, but a minimum commitment of 12 hours availability per week is required.
  • RA’s are assigned a permanent schedule each semester (e.g. an RA will work Tuesdays, 8 am-4 pm every week during the Fall semester)
  • Once a schedule has been agreed to by the RA and the Research Coordinator, the RA is expected to work all scheduled shifts or find coverage
  • RA’s are expected to periodically cover shifts of other RA’s who request off.  This ensures that all RA’s can have flexibility when needed.
  • RA’s are invited back to the program and schedules are changed each semester depending upon the RA’s performance and availability (e.g. Fall, Winter Break, Spring, Summer)
  • Prospective RA’s should be available to work for a minimum of 2 semesters

Compensation: The pay is $12.00 per hour.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Graduation from a 4 year university
  • Past or current field of study related to healthcare, health sciences, pre-
  • Ability to interact with the public in a professional and courteous manner
  • Completion of a human subjects and research ethics training course upon hire
  • Transportation to and from the worksite is required.
  • Ability to arrive at scheduled shift on time and stay until the end of scheduled shift consistently

Applicants should be willing to start in the fall AND continue into the winter break and spring semester with the understanding that a minimum commitment of 12 hours is needed for the spring Semester as well.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience interviewing study participants in a clinical environment
  • Experience interacting with patients
  • Experience using electronic medical records
  • Familiarity with conducting chart reviews for research studies
  • Students taking a “gap year” are strongly encouraged to apply

How to Apply: email the following application materials to Ms. Cheryl Sanchez, Research Coordinator, Department of Emergency Medicine (cc73@buffalo.edu)

  • Cover Letter describing your interest in the position and relevant qualifications and experience
  • Current resume—please attach a copy
  • Shifts Available—please include which of the currently open shifts you are available to work

Please note—Applicants who fail to submit both a cover letter and current resume will not be considered.

Tuesday
07/23/19

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Webinar

Posted by Tim on July 23, 2019 in Fellowships, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

We hope you are enjoying the heart of your summer break.  The UB Honors College was recently made aware of a webinar series available to rising college seniors that will get you up to speed on the application requirements for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.  Please see the attached document for details.  If you participate in the webinar and find your interest in the Fellowship spiked, please discuss the opportunity further with your Honors College advisor and UB’s Office of Fellowships & Scholarships once back on campus for the Fall semester.

https://blogs.honors.buffalo.edu/honorablemention/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/07/SUNYs-NSF-GRFP-Webinar-Training-Information.pdf