University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
08/17/18

The Goldwater Scholarship for Students Intending a PhD

Posted by Tim on August 17, 2018 in Academics, Fellowships, Graduate School Programs, Scholarship Opportunities

Are you a good candidate for the Goldwater Scholarship?  Have you been doing research and want to pursue a Ph.D.?

Anne Fortman travelled to Fermi National Accelerator to conduct research and CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research near Geneva, Switzerland, she is now at Harvard pursuing a Ph.D.  Walker Gosrich completed an REU at the Oregon State University and is headed to Penn for his Ph.D. Andrew Stewart did summer research at Mount Sinai Health Systems researching pharmacotherapeutic approaches to addiction.  He starts there this fall in a Ph.D.

Anne, Walker and Andrew all have a few things in common.  They find answering important questions through the use of research challenging and fascinating; they all are pursuing a Ph.D.; and they were all recently recognized by the Goldwater Foundation.  http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2017/04/031.html

Does this sound like you?  UB is seeking individuals (sophomores and juniors) with high GPA’s and research experience, who want to pursue a Ph.D. to apply for the 2019 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

If you are interested in applying, please contact me so that we can discuss the application and selection process.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth A. Colucci

Director

Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, University at Buffalo

402 Capen Hall | Buffalo, NY 14260-1608

P 716-645-9100 | buffalo.edu/fellowships

Schedule an appointment: calendly.com/colucci3

Thursday
08/16/18

Contribute to a Global Health Textbook Before it is Published Job Opportunity

Posted by Tim on August 16, 2018 in Community Announcements, Job Opportunity, Student Assistant, Student Job Opportunities

The Community for Global Health Equity is coordinating the development of a global health textbook written by UB faculty and their local, national, and international partners and published through Springer Publishing Company. The book is intended to highlight the multidisciplinary nature of global health work. Chapters include content focused on many different subject areas including but not limited to refugee health and wellbeing, the exposome, the global child, and antimicrobial resistance.

We need your help to ensure the content is appropriate for future classes of multi-disciplinary, undergraduate students. At the start of the fall semester, we will hire student assistants at a rate of $10.40 per hour to review chapters and provide anonymous feedback to faculty regarding content and writing style (we’ll supply you with a rubric to assist with this review). This is a unique opportunity to influence the quality of a university-level textbook before it hits the shelves. We will compile your feedback by the end of September – you would need to complete this work in one months’ time.

Once we have selected the final group of students, I will reach out to you to complete the necessary paperwork. If you are currently employed or will be employed at the University at Buffalo during the fall semester, please let me know. Student employees cannot work more than 20 hours per week.

Please let me know by Friday, August 17th if you are interested in this opportunity by sending me your name, expected graduation date, degree program, whether or not you have a fall 2018 appointment at UB, and a statement of interest (100 words) to:  jmscates@buffalo.edu. Please note that your interest does not equate with your selection. We have limited spots and would like to select students representing diverse disciplines and backgrounds.

Our group will convene the 2nd week of classes to begin this work. Many thanks for your prompt reply and interest.

Friday
08/10/18

Volunteers Needed for Opening Weekend Pride & Service Day August 25

Posted by Tim on August 10, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Welcome Weekend Pride & Service Day 2018
Saturday, August 25, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Join fellow UB students, faculty and staff for Opening Weekend Pride & Service Day!

Spend the day taking part in this annual tradition, volunteering in Buffalo and learning about your community. There are some wonderful service sites lined up for student volunteers around Buffalo.

To Sign-up, please visit: https://buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2033948

Wednesday
08/08/18

Research Assistant Opportunity in Dr. Lucia Leone’s Community Health and Health Behaviors Lab

Posted by Tim on August 8, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

Dr. Lucia Leone in the Department of Community Health and Health Behaviors is seeking research assistants for the Fall 2018 semester. Dr. Leone’s research involves designing, implementing and evaluating multi-level and community-based interventions to increase access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity among underserved populations. A wide variety of tasks will be available, based on qualifications. Opportunities include: database development and management (experience with REDCap a plus), quantitative and qualitative data analysis, literature reviews, administrative tasks, community outreach activities, website development, and publication for authorship.  Preferred Qualifications: Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, strong GPA, good communication skills, ability to interact with diverse populations, and the ability to solve problems independently. Hours are flexible but must be able to dedicate 10 hours per week over the semester. To apply: please send your resume and cover letter to leahverm@buffalo.edu. We will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

Wednesday
08/08/18

ELP 405: Sociology of Education Fall 2018

Posted by Tim on August 8, 2018 in Academics

ELP 405: Sociology of Education open seats fall 2018

Tuesday 1:00-3:40 p.m.
474 Baldy Hall
Registration #: 10662

This course will offer a sociological overview of American schools and schooling, and their connection to broader social structures, institutions, and practices. With a particular focus on social inequality in education, we will discuss central themes, issues, and controversies in American education, including the nature and purpose of schooling, multicultural education, social and cultural capital in education, school reform, tracking, immigrant education, and the ways in which class, race/ethnicity, gender, and sexuality intersect in students’ divergent learning experiences and outcomes. While we are all familiar with schools, it is hoped that this course will help students better understand the sociological forces behind the shaping of American educational system and the purposes, processes, consequences, and controversies of schooling that are often obscure in the day-to-day lives of students, teachers, administrators, parents, and the public.

Tuesday
08/07/18

Student Video Production Assistant Opportunity Paid Position

Posted by Tim on August 7, 2018 in Job Opportunity, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

Office of Donor and Alumni Communications
Division of University Advancement

Student Video Production Assistant Job Description

The Office of Donor and Alumni Communications in the Division of University Advancement develops strategies and tactics aimed at engaging alumni and encouraging donors and prospective donors to financially support the university’s fundraising goals. Staff members work with colleagues in the division, the Office of University Communications and school-based communications officers to develop audience-specific messages that speak to the importance of private philanthropy at UB.

The Student Video Production Assistant will work collaboratively with the Director of Digital Communications and the Social Media Marketing Assistant to enhance the online communication efforts and goals of the office. This position will help to increase engagement among alumni and increase awareness of the importance of private philanthropy among our student, donor and alumni populations through the integration of video in all digital outreach initiatives.

Responsibilities

Social media support

  • Strategize, write and coordinate video content for programming on alumni Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn channels
  • Coordinate and share resources with student staff in University Communications
  • Conduct research on emerging social media video technology and new methods of engagement
  • Identify trends and opportunities on various student and young alumni social channels

Video recording

  • Videotape and interview UB students, faculty and staff for short videos to use on social media, in emails and on websites
  • Support event coverage and video capturing needs (may require some evening work and modest travel within Western New York)
  • Capture b-roll video around all three University at Buffalo campuses
  • Edit and produce high quality micro-content pieces as necessary from larger videos and media pieces
  • Ensure all materials adhere to accessibility standards including development of transcriptions and closed captions

Qualifications/ Skills

  • Graduate or Undergraduate student in good academic standing
  • Capable of accomplishing multiple tasks concurrently
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, writing and time management skills
  • Ability to take initiative with projects
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Passion for higher education and philanthropy
  • Proficient with Adobe Premiere and Photoshop
  • Basic knowledge of Facebook advertising a plus
  • Awareness of YouTube programming a bonus

Additional Details

  • Scheduled hours for the position (excepting event coverage) must fall between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.
  • A portfolio is required with resume, with a minimum of 3 samples of your best work on social media and video. Please include links to the project and a short description including the what, who, where, when, and why you created it. Must include at least one video that you edited, directed, or shot.

Educational value

  • Networking opportunities across the university
  • Establish a knowledge of alumni communications, fundraising in higher education and social media
  • Hands-on content marketing and communications experience
  • Enhance written and oral communication and marketing skills
  • Professionalize social media and content production skills
  • Add to video production portfolio

Stipend

$10-$12 per hour for a maximum of 20 hours per week during the academic year. Additional hours available during the summer. A two-year commitment is preferable, but negotiable.

Start date August 27, 2018.

Contact Information
Joseph DiDomizio
Director of Digital Communications
255 Harriman Hall
University at Buffalo, South Campus
jdd4@buffalo.edu
716-881-8207

Thursday
08/02/18

Open Seats in ENG 323: Sex and Gender with Dr. Hubbard Fall 2018

Posted by Tim on August 2, 2018 in Academics, General Education Requirements

ENG 323: SEX AND GENDER IN 19th CENTURY AMERICA                Fall, 2018

Professor Stacy Hubbard                                                                    M-W-F 1:00-1:50

This course examines cultural and literary aspects of sex and gender in nineteenth century America and will engage students interested in history, politics, gender, psychology and literature. Through fiction, poetry, essays, autobiographies and speeches, we will explore what it meant to be a man or a woman, “masculine” or “feminine,” and how these categories shaped the culture at large as well as individual lives. We will explore how sex and gender categories are created and regulated through laws, religious prescriptions, customs, medical practices and representations and how particular groups or individuals confirmed, challenged or altered these categories throughout the nineteenth century. Among topics we’ll explore are courtship and marriage, adultery, homosexuality, “fallenness,” sex and slavery, “Boston marriages,” Fourierism, Woman Rights, black manhood, “miscegenation,” separate spheres ideology, hysteria and neurasthenia, and masculinity and war. Along with primary works, we’ll read short selections from theoretical and historical materials by Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, Carol Smith-Rosenberg, and others.

Primary readings: Catherine Maria Sedgwick, A New-England Tale; Margaret Fuller, Woman in the Nineteenth Century (selections); Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Self-Reliance”; Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life (selections); Walt Whitman, poems; Emily Dickinson, poems & letters; Henry James, The Bostonians; Louisa May Alcott, Behind a Mask;  Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper”; Elizabeth Cady Stanton, speeches; Ida B. Wells, speeches; Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage; Charles Chesnutt, selected stories; Kate Chopin, The Awakening.

Requirements include diligent attendance and informed participation; reading quizzes; several short exercises in independent research; two 1800-2100 word essays; and a final comprehensive essay exam.