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Upstate Medical University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Deadline February 4th

Posted by Tim on December 28, 2018 in Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The State University of New York Upstate Medical University in collaboration with SUNY ESF is offering fellowships for its 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. The aim of the SURF program is to nurture undergraduate students into careers that combine biomedical research into their chosen profession, providing them an understanding of research across disciplines and fields. In an intensive ten-week summer program, undergraduates with appropriate faculty guidance will formulate their own proposal, carry out research under the supervision of one of our faculty, write a research paper and have the potential to see their work published. In the process, students will attend research seminars, present and participate in a student journal club, present their work, and participate in discussions on careers in research and how to apply to graduate, medical, nursing or other health professions schools. Students are given ample opportunities to interact directly with many of our faculty and students. This is a newly enlarged program that will offer students the opportunity to perform research from a wide variety of perspectives (basic science, medicine, nursing, environmental health, and physical therapy).

The program runs from Monday, June 3, 2019, through Friday, August 9, 2019.

Each fellow will be provided a $3,500 stipend for the period plus housing.

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Applicants to the program should be undergraduate students in good academic standing, who will be between their junior and senior years during the summer of 2019. Applicants must have a strong interest in pursuing post undergraduate studies in fields offered at SUNY Upstate or SUNY ESF.

The main criteria for the selection of fellows will be personal scholarship, academic excellence, and the match of applicant interests with those of participating Upstate and ESF faculty members. International students who currently have a J-1 or F-1 visa, and who are already attending school in the United States, are eligible to apply.

Depending on a student’s research interests they are paired with faculty in one of the 5 colleges (Graduate Studies, Nursing, Medicine, Health Professions or SUNY ESF) to learn more about those professions and to perform cutting-edge research. All students will interact throughout the 10 weeks allowing them to see research from many different facets by participating in inter-professional education events.

Students should be specifically interested in pursuing a PhD, MS, MD, MD/PhD, DNP, DPT, MPH, or PA. In addition, students from SUNY institutions or underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Apply online here:


Crash Lab Projects with Dr. Javid Bayandor

Posted by Tim on December 20, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The following Crash Lab projects seek undergraduate student researchers from the Honors College.

Feel free to contact Professor Bayandor directly with questions:


UB Office of Inclusive Excellence and UB Libraries Present: Revolution-Civil Rights at UB 1960-1975 February 5

Posted by Tim on December 19, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking

The Office of Inclusive Excellence and the University Libraries Present

REVOLUTION: Civil Rights at UB 1960-1975

Please join us as we celebrate a new University Libraries exhibition highlighting notable civil rights leaders who visited the University at Buffalo from 1960-1975.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Oscar A. Silverman Library, Third Floor, Capen hall
Remarks at 4:30 p.m.
Light refreshments


UB Relay for Life is April 12, 2019

Posted by Tim on December 19, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Relay for Life is the largest on campus fundraising event that raises money for the American Cancer Society throughout the year.

We’re reaching out to you to ask if you’d join us at this year’s Relay for Life which is April 12, 2019 at 6 PM on UB’s North Campus. The theme for this year’s relay is superhero, where we’re IncrediBULL and fighting cancer like superheros. We’d love it for your club to join Relay for Life and raise money throughout the year for this great cause. I’ve attached the link for registering a team below and after registering your team, your club members can register under your team name. If you have any questions or comments, you can reach out to me (contact information below) or to our club email We look forward to seeing you at Relay for Life this year where we’ll all be fighting cancer!



Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space: Global Competition January 28 in the UB CFA

Posted by Tim on December 19, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Workshops

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance has been invited to create an exhibit for the internationally renowned Prague Quadrennial (PQ) of Performance Design and Space, and you are invited to view this tremendously creative display on Monday, January 28, 2019 while the exhibit is here in Buffalo. Following the world premiere of the display in Buffalo, the exhibit will be presented in Louisville, Kentucky in March 2019 and will finally travel to Prague, Czech Republic in June 2019 for the Prague Quadrennial.

January 28, 2019
UB Center for the Arts
6 – 8 p.m.

6 – 7 p.m. | Reception with beverage service and light hors d’oeuvres
6:30 p.m. | Remarks from Robin Schulze, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Jonathan Shimon, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance; Dyan Burlingame, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance; and students from the Department of Theatre and Dance
7 – 8 p.m. | Self-directed view of exhibit

Join fellow UB alumni and friends with the Western New York theatre and arts community as we gather at UB Center for the Arts to hear first-hand from the students who contributed to this project. Sponsored by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), students are working to build two exhibits designed from a professional design team and an emerging design team. You will have the first look at what is considered the most outstanding contributions from US stage designers working from grassroots theatres to the Broadway stage. Following a complimentary reception with cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres in the Black Box from 6-7 p.m., the exhibit will be on display in the Drama Theatre from 7-8 p.m.

For more information, visit:

Register online:


Behavioral Pharmacology Research Opportunity Spring 2019

Posted by Tim on December 14, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

Behavioral Pharmacology

South Campus lab is looking for an undergraduate researcher to help with a project that aims to elucidate the function of a novel neuropeptide system. Will consider students from any major as long as they have an interest and curiosity in the link between brain function and behavior.

Qualifications: punctual, conscience, team player, dedicated

Research Topic is an extension of:

Please contact: Stewart Clark,

Course credit is available and this will count for Honors experience credit.  Contact Jess DiPasquale if offered the position for the course credit:


Call for Nominations: President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring

Posted by Tim on December 14, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions

Call for Nominations: The President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring (the Meyerson Award)

The dean of undergraduate education invites nominations for the 2019-20 Meyerson Award. Award winners will have exhibited the truly outstanding and sustained guidance and support needed to help undergraduate students develop the skills necessary for research, creativity, critical thinking and innovation.

The Meyerson nomination process has been updated this year to make the process consistent with that of other university mentoring awards. Additionally, only tenure track faculty are eligible for consideration.

Attached please find the nomination guidelines. Nominations are due on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 and should be submitted electronically at 2019-20 Memo and Guidelines

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Stewart, assistant director in the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, at



UB Communications Seeks Student Assistants for the Spring PAID

Posted by Tim on December 14, 2018 in Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking, Student Assistant, Student Job Opportunities

I wanted to reach out to you because we are currently looking to hire several creative, innovative and detail-oriented students to help us tell the UB story on the institution’s primary social media accounts.

These paid positions are a wonderful opportunity for anyone who would like to challenge themselves to grow their creative, problem solving, storytelling, human behaviors or critical thinking skills – or for students who want to build skills in communications on social media.

Honors students really do well with us. Their humor and creativity make them outstanding candidates. And as you know, many of the honors students you have placed with us have gone on to do great things.

  • Our Video and Content students not only craft stories (including video content), but analyze performance.
  • Our Operations students collaborate to design and mature our information and measurement systems and information architecture in our best-of-class Social Media Management system (Sprinklr) uses it to analyze and report on UB’s impact in the social media landscape.

We prepare our students for careers in social media marketing and our past student assistants have gone on to have incredible experiences. In the last few years alone, our students have secured internships and jobs at global companies such as Hulu, Casper, The Smithsonian Institution and more.

The positions we are hiring for are as follows (see attached job descriptions for details):

  1. Social Media Content/Engagement Assistant
  2. Social Media Video Assistant
  3. [NEW] Social Media Operations Assistant


Please feel free to share with students or faculty members who would know of any stand-outs student to work with us as we continue to elevate our UB social media channel performance.

This paid position does not have a tuition waiver; however, it is a great learning position for experienced students with skills that they want to sharpen in this area.


Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program Deadline December 17th

Posted by Tim on December 11, 2018 in Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2019

**Application Deadline 12/17/18**

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides college students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (short for science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields; however, all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. The 10-week summer program may place students at one of several possible FE sites including:

  • Department of Energy Headquarters, Washington, D.C. and Germantown, MD
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown, WV; Albany, OR
  • Strategic Petroleum Reserve, New Orleans, LA; and other SPR sites in LA and TX
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
  • Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
  • Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, CA
  • Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM

Eligibility (at the time of application)

  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of application.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Be available to participate in the full 10-week program.
  • Be currently enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking student in a STEM program at an accredited college or university at the Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral level.
  • Must be at least a college sophomore at the time of application. Students pursuing an Associate’s degree are eligible to apply if transferring to pursue a Bachelor’s degree for Fall 2019.

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at


Program Information: Detailed information about the internship can be found at


For questions, please email us at


Columbia-LSE Dual MA/MSc in International and World History Applications Now Open

Posted by Tim on December 10, 2018 in Academics, Graduate School Programs

Fall 2019 Applications Now Open!
MA/MSc in International and World History at Columbia University and London School of Economics

An innovative curriculum includes a two-year sequence of reading and research seminars, interdisciplinary electives, and intensive foreign language training. Esteemed faculty provide our students with new frameworks and the tools to understand the transnational forces that have shaped our world. At the heart of the program is the two-year dissertation, an original scholarly work based on empirical research and analysis.

Students spend the first year at Columbia University in the City of New York and the second year at the London School of Economics, and receive degrees from both institutions. Immersed in the vibrant intellectual communities of two of the world’s great cities, graduates are prepared for careers in government, journalism, think tanks, NGOs, and academia.

The world is more interconnected than ever. Join leading historians to study how we arrived here. Prospective applicants are encouraged to read our section on eligibility for information on how to apply.