University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
05/08/20

Finding a Job or Internship During Covid-19 UB Career Services Virtual Workshops

Posted by Tim on May 8, 2020 in Career Opportunities, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking, Workshops

If you’re struggling to maintain a sense of normalcy right now, we get it. We’re right here with you.   We’ll be the first to admit that it’s hard to predict the future, but we’ll be here to support you through the challenges ahead. So we’ve created a collection of new ways to talk about your concerns and plans for what’s next after COVID-19, featuring topics like:  How can I find an internship I’m interested in? Video interview hacks that work. How to make plans while managing uncertainty? Take the risk following my heart, or play it safe? How do I start a side-hustle?
 
Browse the Virtual Collection
Friday
05/08/20

Attention Buffalo Artists and Art Lovers…Submit your art to the Arts Collaboratory Live Your Art (at Home)

Posted by Tim on May 8, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

If you’ve been reading our newsletter, you know that the Arts Collaboratory has been offering cash micro-grants and honorariums to UB and Buffalo artists who contribute to our new Live Your Art (At Home) program.

This week, we’re asking you to spread the news! Encourage UB and Buffalo-based artists to SUBMIT their work at ubcfa.org/lya. Projects of any size are welcome, and collaboration is always encouraged. Then reach out to your fellow art lovers, and ask them to FOLLOW our Instagram @artscollaboratory. Every visit makes a difference!

Forward this newsletter, share our links, and help us keep Buffalo’s art community together in spirit.

Major support provided by M&T Bank.   Additional support provided by Savarino Companies.  

Wednesday
05/06/20

UB Master’s degree in Biomedical Informatics

Posted by Tim on May 6, 2020 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, New Programs

Introducing UB’s Master’s degree in Biomedical Informatics! The attached brochure provides an overview of the program and a description of each of the courses they offer.

Wednesday
05/06/20

Honors College Social Media/Marketing Internship Opportunity 2020-2021

Posted by Tim on May 6, 2020 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Internships

The Honors College seeks an intern for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semester to work on social media outreach and marketing efforts.  The internship will earn 2 to 3 credits each semester which will count towards Honors experience credit.  This can be earned either by completing an Honors petition or getting academic credit through your department.  The schedule is flexible, but our intern will be expected to work 6-10 hours per week (depending on the desired credit). 

Learning Opportunities:

  • Learn how the Honors College utilizes the following social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snap Chat.
  • Participate in the planning and preparation for special events: Open House, Discovery Day, Life Raft Debate, Colloquium Kick-off, Honors International Cafe, Graduation and other campus or Honors events as your class schedule permits.  This may include creation of marketing/promotional materials, website updates, photography, and more.
  • Creating and Editing Videos.
  • Knowledge of Helpful Smartphone Apps and Shortcuts.
  • Editing and revising documents/marketing brochures for prospective students.
  • Running queries, creating documents and presentations utilizing Microsoft Office tools.
  • Updating/maintaining the Honors Highlights email and Honorable mention blogs.

The intern will provide a presentation to the Honors College staff on Honors College social media and marketing outreach results from the semester.

To apply, please email a copy of your resume and a brief statement about why you are interested in the internship to Tim Matthews: trm7@buffalo.eduThe deadline to apply is Friday, May 15, 2020 by 4:30 p.m.

If selected for an interview, those will take place between May 18, 2020 and May 22, 2020.

Monday
05/04/20

Guest Lecturer: Shanna de la Torre “Dreams of the New in Post War France” May 6

Posted by Tim on May 4, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Desidero: For the love of the Thing

Shanna de la Torre

What is at stake in choosing to be on the side of the Thing, that bit of the real at work in the body, seeking expression? In this paper, Shanna de la Torre proceeds from the premise that femininity is a work, a work at, in the words of Willy Apollon, articulating the drive within us with aesthetics. With the intention of drawing out some of the links among unconscious desire and the work of the Thing both in the body and at the level of the social, she will consider a set of examples drawn from art, film, and clinical case studies. Arguing that these examples give aesthetic expression to distinct moments in the kinds of problems a feminine subject may encounter in engaging in the work of femininity, she points to ways in which these examples risk taking the side of the Thing—rather than the side of repression—in engaging with questions germane to any subject of the drive. She further argues that these examples—which are, themselves, aesthetic expressions offered to the public—make a creation for others out of those sites of impasse, thereby potentially mobilizing others’ desire. 

Dr. Shanna de la Torre is an alumna from the Cornell Romance Languages Studies PhD program and current practicing social worker in Minnesota. Her research explores the relationship between feminist, queer and psychoanalytic theories, and her writings have appeared in a variety of reputable journals such as differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies and The International Journal of Psychoanalysis. As part of this research she has published Sex for Structuralists: The Non-Oedipal Logics of Femininity and Psychosis.

If you wish to join us, please email me by Wednesday at 2 PM at fnegrete@buffalo.edu.

Monday
05/04/20

Study Abroad Information Session – Zoom

Posted by Tim on May 4, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Information Session, Study Abroad

Thinking about studying abroad? Don’t know where to start? Join one of our Study Abroad Information Sessions on Zoom to learn more. Our Graduate Assistants will present on 80+ UB programs, hundreds of SUNY programs, and information on financial aid and available scholarships! There will also be time for Q&A to answer any questions you may have.

  • Friday, May 15 from 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Join Zoom Meeting

https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/93816808528?pwd=UUlhMFBjaC83VzRrVkh6eG4wZUV2dz09

Meeting ID: 938 1680 8528

Password: 012427

Additionally, the Study Abroad Programs Team is working remotely during this global pandemic. Students may connect with us by phone (716) 645-3912 or email studyabroad@buffalo.edu on Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM! We are happy to schedule one-on-one advising appointments and answer any questions they may have.

Monday
05/04/20

Anthropology Summer 2020 Course Offerings

Posted by Tim on May 4, 2020 in Academics, Online Courses, Summer Courses, UB Curriculum

Please see the Summer 2020 online course offerings from the Department of Anthropology and the pathways lists they appear on.

APY 106: 

Diversity Requirement 

Thematic Pathways:

  • ​​Economy, Business and Society 
  • Cultures, Art and Imagination
  • Communities, Populations and Spaces/Human Nature

Global Pathways: 

  • ​Global Politics and Power
  • Global Economies and Organizations
  • Global Cultures and Expression

APY 107

Thematic Pathways: 

  • Environments, Technologies and Policy
  • Human Nature
  • Health, Sexuality and Society

APY 108

Thematic Pathways:  

  • Environments, Technologies and Policy
  • Cultures, Art and Imagination
  • Communities, Populations and Spaces

Global Pathways:  

  • Global Politics and Power
  • Global Economies and Organizations
  • Global Cultures and Expression
Monday
05/04/20

Job Opportunity – Primary Hall Preparatory Charter School

Posted by Tim on May 4, 2020 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Job Opportunity, Volunteering

This message is on behalf of Arielle Peterson, Executive Director of Primary Hall Preparatory Charter School, a K-5 school for the East Side of Buffalo. They are working diligently to bring a quality school option to the community and operate with the belief that developing and retaining excellent teachers is critical to the work.

They are looking for driven, passionate individuals who are ready to stand in front of students each day and teach for lifelong impact.

If you know of anyone who fits this bill please send their information to apeterson@primaryhall.org. You can also submit candidates using the following link. Open positions can be found primaryhall.org/careers. To hear a message from the ED please use this link. If you would like to contribute in other ways please reach out to Director of Operations, Ariel Flaggs, aflaggs@primaryhall.org all are welcome! 

Monday
05/04/20

DEADLINE EXTENDED: applications for AIIS summer 2020 online language programs

Posted by Tim on May 4, 2020 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Online Courses, Summer Courses

AIIS will be offering its summer language program online for summer 2020 and is extending the deadline for applying for the program until May 10, 2020. We will be offering an eight week program (June 17 to August 13) in Bangla, Gujarati Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Mughal Persian, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu. Students will have three options: a 140-hour program ($1,820), a 120-hour program ($1,560), and a 72-hour program ($936). AIIS will not be able to provide financial aid to students who apply during this extra extended application period, so those who apply during this time (now through May 10) will need to procure  their own funding.* Decisions about admissions will be made by May 22.

To apply, students should go to www.indiastudies.org   They should register on the portal but should ONLY upload one pdf containing two items: the two-page main application form and the one-page statement of purpose, They should NOT upload any other materials nor should they arrange for letters of recommendation. They would add the $25 application fee to the program fee they would pay.

Interested students may also join the South Asia Language WhatsApp group for guidance as they prepare their applications: https://chat.whatsapp.com/C162C4fmwsp8NKijLbJit9

 *UB Asian Studies Study Abroad and Rustgi funding may be available to cover some or all of the cost of attendance. Please direct interested students to complete this form to apply for funding: https://forms.gle/84GrJVHyZe2DCzys9 

Monday
04/27/20

Archives recording student memories of COVID-19 for future scholars

Posted by Tim on April 27, 2020 in Community Announcements, Student experience

The University Archives is again working to record history, now of the COVID-19 pandemic, a devastating period in history that will be remembered for years to come.

UB students are asked to donate materials that document their personal experiences during the COVID-19 outbreak to the University Archives.

Students may electronically submit COVID-19-related text documents, video and audio files, and photographs using an online form. Materials may also be shared from social media, blogs and video channels, and personal journals. Make sure to identify yourself as an Honors student if you submit a story. Physical items are welcome but will not be collected until after the conclusion of the pandemic.

Click here for the full article.