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Gender Institute Undergraduate Scholarship Deadline November 6

Posted by Tim on October 30, 2017 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Call for Applications UB Gender Institute’s Undergraduate Scholarship
The Gender Institute, in coordination with the Experiential Learning Network, invites UB undergraduate students who are interested in conducting research related to women and gender to apply for merit scholarships. Research can be broadly defined to include a senior thesis project, fieldwork, or an independent project. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are welcome to apply.

Deadline: Monday, November 6, 2017 (by midnight).
Applications must include:
1. Application Form
2. Statement of academic interests, accomplishments, and career goals (no more than
500 words)
3. Description of the specific research project for which you are seeking support (500 words)
4. Complete transcripts from all colleges attended (unofficial transcripts accepted)
5. Writing sample (5 pages, double-spaced);
6. Resume or c.v.
7. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a faculty member.
Applications should be sent to the Scholarship Review Committee at:
Please use the subject line: “Scholarship Application.”


Paint the Bull November 6!

Posted by Tim on October 30, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event

Paint the Bull!

AA Megan and Madeleine are going to take a group of YOU to paint the bull in front of the Student Union!

Spray paint will be provided but you are needed for the design. There will be a signup for you to fill out outside of Megan and Madeleine’s doors.

Painting will take place November 6.  Meet on the first floor of Roosevelt at 9:30 p.m.  There will be chips and juice boxes to take for the walk.

See Megan or Madeleine if you have questions.


NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship 2018 Applications Due November 2

Posted by Tim on October 30, 2017 in Academics, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

NASA has announced the next call for applications for their Space Technology Research Fellowships. Sean Semper has provided me with your name to forward this information to students that may be interested in the grant.

Some areas of specific interest to Goddard:

  1. Next generation space-qualified sensors, both active and passive
  2. Advanced telescope systems and optics
  3. Higher-bandwidth communication technologies
  4. Laser technology
  5. Miniaturized instruments and components
  6. Modeling and simulation techniques

Note that the students are not limited to these areas of study and that other NASA Centers have focus areas of interest, as well.  If you have questions, please reach out to me.

Best regards,

Romae Young


The details are below. Additional details are online

The NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate seeks to sponsor graduate student researchers pursuing or planning to pursue a master’s and doctoral degrees in relevant space technology disciplines who show significant potential to contribute to the strategic goals and missions of NASA in the area of space technology.

The fellowship, up to $75,000 per year, will coincide with the start of the fall 2018 term.  In addition to providing a $36,000 stipend, the fellowship provides support for tuition, health insurance, conference attendance, and the faculty advisor.  The fellowship also provides support for onsite tenure at NASA Centers across the country.

To date, NASA has awarded these prestigious fellowships to 423 students from 88 universities across 39 states and one U.S. territory.  Fellowship recipients will collaborate with leading experts in space technology to provide a more robust national capability for aerospace activities and contribute to the Nation’s innovation economy.

The solicitation opened on September 7, 2017

Student applications will be due by 6:00 p.m. ET on November 02, 2017

Applications will be accepted via NSPIRES


Techne Event: Open Call for Readers for event, Finnegans Waves

Posted by Tim on October 26, 2017 in Volunteering

A Reading Machine

Finnegans Waves is an artistic and social experiment in reading James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake out loud. This event will feature two spaces, where the audience can choose to be a reader, a listener or both.

Finnegans Waves will be read in twelve uninterrupted hours, each person reading in fifteen minute segments.

The Techne Institute is continuing to search for volunteers of all backgrounds and ages to be a part of the major event, Finnegans Waves: A Reading Machine, on November 1, 2017 at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center. They are looking for volunteer readers. Readers are asked to register and participate in 15 minutes slots, during which they will read a passage from Finnegans Wake, out loud, in one of many offered languages.  The reading space is private, and can only be accessed by registered readers.  The public programming space, our Recirculation Café, is open to the public for the duration of the program and features workshops, concerts, and a closed circuit feed of the reader space at the 9th Ward at Babeville. You may register as a reader at our eventbrite here. Please note, you do not have to bring your ticket, this is so you can reserve whichever 15 minute time slot if best for you. All readers will receive a free limited edition t-shirt, and the ability to say they were an active participant in this unique, performative event!

Attached is the event poster, which includes all details on the event, including the programming details for the Recirculation Café. This event is currently featured on the SUNY Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences website and in an interview with UBNow. The video teaser can be found on the website.


Graduate School of Education

Posted by Tim on October 26, 2017 in Graduate School Programs

The Graduate School of Education will be hosting its annual Open House on Thursday, November 9 from 4:30-6:30pm in the Student Union. GSE Open House is an opportunity for students interested in the Graduate School of Education to gain knowledge of their area of interest, speak with faculty, meet current students, engage with alumni, and connect with the GSE community.

At this event, students will also be able to interact with administrators, view current student research, and receive information on everything they need to apply to the Graduate School of Education and get welcomed to the community.

Panel sessions and presentations will be available on various topics and will begin at 5 p.m. We suggest you plan to be available for 1–2 hours as this will allow you time to participate in multiple sessions that interest you.

New this year, from 4:30-5:00 p.m. we will be hosting an informal networking session in the Student Union lobby. During this session, students can get to know current students, alumni, and faculty in the GSE. We will also have tables that we will on programs, Financial Aid, and our department Graduate Student Associations (GSAs).


Service Opportunity: Inner-City School Tutoring

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2017 in Volunteering

The B.E.S.T. Tutoring Program is an initiative designed to assist at-risk and refugee students at Buffalo Public School #6 (Buffalo Elementary School of Technology). This semester, students will work with English as a New Language (ENL) students from 3rd, 4th, 7th, and 8th grade. Tutoring sessions will be held from 3:15-5:15PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Once you sign up, you will be contacted about orientation. We are also looking for student volunteers who can commit at least 10 tutoring sessions (20 hours) this semester, although it is not required to volunteer. 

As a city, Buffalo has the privilege of accepting and nurturing refugees from all over the world and provide for them the opportunity of a better future. This program provides us as citizens of Buffalo to participate in this wonderful tradition by helping to build and strengthen the academic foundations of these vibrant young students. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the sign-up sheet using the link:

Feel free to contact the BEST Tutoring Advisory Committee with any questions at


UB Department of Theatre and Dance Presents “Men on Boats” October 25-October 29

Posted by Tim on October 23, 2017 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

The UB Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of Men on Boats opens this Wednesday 10/25 and runs until Sunday 10/29! Shows are at 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday, with a Sunday matinee at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for students and can be purchased in the Box Office of the CFA.

For more information and tickets:


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

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


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)

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



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:

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