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UB Pre-Meds without Borders Brings you World Health Club Fair May 1 in the SU Lobby

Posted by Tim on April 30, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

World Health Club Fair event on May 1 at 11AM-2PM in the SU Lobby.

This fair will bring awareness to a disease(s) that affects different regions of world. Participants will be handing out flyers or can make a poster of the disease and how it is affecting people for the event. You can pick any disease or condition that you are passionate about. SA Clubs participating can also receive 1 SA participation credit if two club members are present.

If you are interested, please sign up use this link:



Division of Behavioral Medicine Student Research Assistant

Posted by Tim on April 30, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The Division of Behavioral Medicine in looking for 1-2 highly motivated undergraduates to work as research assistants in the Summer of 2018.

The MINDD Study is  looking for students to help with laboratory and clinical experiments. The project focuses on engaging in behavioral aspects of impulsive decision making in adults with prediabetes. Additionally, the project includes biometric measures such blood pressure readings, blood glucose, HbA1c, cholesterol and lipid profile testing.

For more information about our lab please visit our website:

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications: Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, independent, strong GPA, good communications skills, ability to interact with participants and solve problems independently. Students will be asked to do a variety of tasks including prepping materials, recruiting adults for studies, entering data (excel), and working with participants to collect data. We are also looking for students with day time availability and possibly evenings, and are able to commit 10 hours a week.

To apply: please send your resume and the answers to the questions below to  We are hoping to quickly fill our position and will interview students on first come, first served basis.

Please fill out the Following information:

Full Name:

Name you would like to be called:


Phone Number:

Overall GPA:

Major GPA:

  1. What year are you in school?
  2. Do you have any prior research experience? If so, with whom?
  3. What do you want to do when you graduate?
  4. How do you feel this research experience will benefit you?
  5. How would you describe your communication skills?
  6. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  7. What is your availability for the Summer 2018 semester?
  8. If you have any previous experience with biometric measurements, please describe here.

SUNY ACT for Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship Opportunity Deadline June 8

Posted by Tim on April 24, 2018 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

Each year the University at Buffalo is invited to nominate one student for the SUNY ACT for Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship awarded by the Association of Council Members and College Trustees Scholarship. This award recognizes students for excellence in their academic performance and extraordinary commitment to their campus and/or community.

The scholarship amount is $1,000 with an additional $250 given in the student’s name to the charity of his/her choice.

Criteria for students applying to become UB’s nominee:

  • GPA of 3.6 or higher
  • Undergraduate status (including graduating seniors)
  • Must have helped to identify a need on the campus or in the community, and worked to provide a service or solution to address that need.

Applications to become UB’s ACT nominee are due by 5:00pm EST on Friday, June 8:

Please contact The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at if you have any questions.


Summer Internship Opportunity with Explore Buffalo Deadline to apply is May 28

Posted by Tim on April 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

Explore Buffalo is looking for enthusiastic college interns for the summer 2018 Internship Program! Internships will begin by June and conclude in late August depending on college schedule.

Explore Buffalo is a nonprofit organization that offers walking, bike, bus, boat and kayak tours of Buffalo and the surrounding areas. Explore Buffalo’s tours are led by volunteer docents, whom the staff and interns support by coordinating and promoting the tours.

This internship program is a great match for college students studying architecture, history, Art History, marketing,  English, communications, education, and other fields.

Intern projects and responsibilities will be divided between office work and field work.


  • Compiling and analyzing tour reports, including demographic and marketing data
  • Tracking and recording marketing outreach in print and online sources
  • Possible research projects
  • Other related duties to assist the Explore Buffalo staff


  • Chaperoning tours and assisting with signing in tour guests
    • Taking photos of tours for sharing on social media


  • Current college student (must be 18 years of age or older)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Attention to detail


  • Minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Flexible scheduling; usually one office day and one field day per week
  • Must be available on weekends
  • Must have reliable transportation

For more information and to apply, please visit:


Recruiting Orientation Volunteers for Fall 2018 International Student Orientation

Posted by Tim on April 23, 2018 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Do you like making an impact? Do you find it rewarding to help out?  Do you like being part of a team?  If you said yes, then ISSS is looking for you.  

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is now recruiting students to serve as Orientation Volunteers (OVs) for our Fall 2018 International Student Orientation. While working with ISSS staff and fellow students is a lot of fun, our dedicated volunteers are crucial to the success of our week-long orientation. OVs are expected to be engaging, enthusiastic, committed, and respectful. Throughout the week, OV will gain great leadership experience while also performing tasks that vary from handling important documents and distributing materials to directing student traffic and fielding general questions about UB.

If you are interested in being an Orientation and are available (August 17-25), please complete the application at the following link: (even if you served as an International Student Orientation Volunteer in the past).

If you know any other students (international or domestic students of any citizenship, academic level, major, etc.) who might be interested in serving as an OV, please encourage them to complete the application in the link above. Group interviews for new OVs will be conducted in April/early May.

Please note: Orientation Volunteers MUST be available from Friday, August 17 to Saturday, August 25. Additionally, Orientation Volunteers MUST be currently enrolled UB students.



Posted by Tim on April 23, 2018 in Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The American Lung Association is having a LUNG FORCE Walk on June 7th at the Buffalo Harbor State Park.  I was wondering if any of your honors members would be interested in volunteering at our LUNG FORCE Walk.  Volunteers will be needed from 4pm-7:30pm.  Volunteers will be helping with registration, t-shirts, water stops, and signage.  If your members need volunteer hours, we would be happy to sign off on the 3.5 hours the volunteers work.  If interested, please email


Earth Week Events

Posted by Tim on April 23, 2018 in Event

Earth Day is officially April 22, but UB has been celebrating all month!

If you haven’t had an opportunity to participate in any activities yet there are still some wonderful opportunities:

Monday, April 23rd:

SLICE Awards and Transforming our Tomorrow

4:30-6pm Baird Recital Hall

This year, our SLICE (Sustainability Leadership, Innovation and Collaborative Engagement) awards will be held prior to the Transforming our Tomorrow, a New Clean Energy Vision student competition. Come out and support your fellow faculty, staff and student leaders.

Wednesday, April 25th:

Solar Celebration

11-2pm | Student Union Lobby

Students in sustainability have planned a celebration dedicated to all things clean energy. There will be food, activities and vendors from organizations that are involved with clean energy.

Thursday, April 26th:

Electronics and Clothing Recycling Event
Sponsored by the PSS Sustainable Living Committee

7:30am- 3pm | Center for Tomorrow Parking Lot

It’s time to collect unwanted items and recycle them!

Please check out the full list of events on the website here.


Honors College Social Media/Marketing Internship 2018-2019

Posted by Tim on April 16, 2018 in Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking

Honors College Social Media/Marketing Internship Opportunity

The Honors College seeks an intern for the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semester to work on social media outreach and marketing efforts.  The internship will earn 2 to 3 credits of HON 496 each semester which will count towards Honors experience credit.  The schedule is flexible, but the 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.
  • Researching Buffalo events to include in Buffalo Bits in the Honors Highlights email.

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

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 Thursday, May 3, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.

 If selected for an interview, those will take place between May 7, 2018 and May 11, 2018.



Celebrate Female Founders with a Screening of “She Started It” April 19 CFA

Posted by Tim on April 16, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Join us to celebrate Female Founders in Western New York with the screening of She Started IT, a documentary that highlights the struggles and triumphs of female founders in the Tech Industry. Blackstone LaunchPad at the University at Buffalo is hosting this program in collaboration with UB’s College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in the Center for the Arts.

The program will begin with a panel discussion where panelists will share their story and offer insight into the entrepreneurship experience. We hope to inspire and empower our students to pursue an entrepreneurial path to impact their communities. The panel will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Atrium. The discussion will be followed by a networking reception for our students, Alumni, and business leaders in the WNY community. Film screening will begin at  6:00 p.m. with Director Nora Poggi and Executive Producer of the film, Jana Shea, UB Alumnae ’77.

  • Panel discussion with Female Founders: 4:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Networking Event: 5:00 – 5:45 PM (Catered by Falletta’s)
  • Screening & Talk-back: 6:00 – 7:30 PM

A favor of a response is requested:


Cognitive Seminar Talks: An Empirical and Computational Account of Multimodal Semantic Integration April 26 in 108 Capen

Posted by Tim on April 16, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

April 26th, Thursday, 1-2, Capen 108

An empirical and computational account of multimodal semantic integration

Greg Smith, Dept. of Psychology