University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
01/28/19

UB Now Offers Seneca and Mohawk Language Courses

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

We have officially received the green light to move forward with offering TWO Haudenosaunee Language courses at UB in the Spring 2019 semester! Please make note of the following preliminary information:

AMS 197: Introduction to Seneca Language
111 Talbert Hall, North Campus
Wednesday evenings 6pm-8:40pm

AMS 276: Languages and Cultures of Native North America – Introduction to Mohawk Language

108 Baldy, North Campus

Thursday evenings 6pm-8:40pm

Please note: You do NOT need any prior knowledge of Seneca or Mohawk language to take either of these courses. Beginners are welcome!!!

Spring Semester 2019 runs from Jan 28 – May 10.

If you are a UB student who is interested in enrolling in these courses, please do so ASAP. We need to build enrolment as quickly as possible.

These courses are also open to non-matriculating students. Non-degree seeking students (which includes High school students and community members) who want to enroll in one of these courses should follow the process set out here: https://registrar.buffalo.edu/nondegree/index.php

That includes filling in this form: http://www.gradmit.buffalo.edu/etw/ets/et.asp?nxappid=GRA&nxmid=GetApplication&appprog=3ST0MCTF8

Please email me at tm59@buffalo.edu if you have any questions. I will be sure to pass on any necessary updates.

Monday
01/28/19

Great Decisions at the International Institute

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

As a UB Honors College alumnus, I wanted to share an event series that the International Institute of Buffalo is hosting that I think Honors College Students might be interested in. We are hosting Great Decisions, a nine-week community discussion series held in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Association (FPA).

The International Institute recruits local experts from universities and organizations to speak about critical foreign policy topics and to facilitate discussion among program participants. It’s an event that encourages community members to think like foreign policy makers on a broad range of topics.

All participants have the opportunity to complete national opinion ballots for each session, which the FPA puts in a report to the White House, the Departments of State and Defense, members of Congress, the media, policy researchers and concerned citizens. We encourage participants to discuss how national policies are impacting the local Buffalo community. The fee is $7 for walk-ins and $5 for educators & students. 

I’ve attached the GD schedule with the list of topics and speakers.  The Facebook events can be found here.

If you could pass this along to interested students, we would appreciate it!

Best,

Madison McEwen

International Exchanges & Education Coordinator

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

International Institute of Buffalo

864 Delaware Avenue | Buffalo, NY 14209

(716) 883-1900 x332 | www.iibuffalo.org

Monday
01/28/19

Summer 2019 Positions for Mathematics Grad Students

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Career Opportunities, Student Job Opportunities, Teaching Opportunities

Canada/USA Mathcamp is looking for graduate students as leaders for its summer 2019 session.

  • When: June 19 to August 1, 2019
  • Where: Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
  • Compensation: $4,000 stipend plus room and board for six weeks, and travel expenses
  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
  • Details and online application: http://www.mathcamp.org/mentor/

This summer, we invite you to:

Be a leader in a vibrant community of talented and enthusiastic high-school students and energetic faculty. 

Teach and learn what most interests you, in an atmosphere of freedom and excitement. 

Be a friend and mentor to 120 marvelous kids. 

Be an architect of an experience that those 120 kids will cherish for years.

Canada/USA Mathcamp (www.mathcamp.org) is a summer program for talented high school students from all over the United States, Canada, and the rest of the world. At Mathcamp, students interact with world-class mathematicians, explore advanced topics in mathematics, and find a true intellectual peer group.

The mentor job is a hybrid between a teaching position and a camp counselor role. Your primary responsibility is to teach great classes, and you’ll be doing this in the context of a residential summer program: you live, eat, and play with the campers. It’s a lot of work and a lot of fun.

As a mentor at Mathcamp, you get an amazing teaching experience: there is no set curriculum, so you create your own classes and teach the math you’re interested in. From group theory to projective geometry, from complex analysis to cryptography, from fractals to voting theory – there is an abundance of mathematics that can be taught (with a little imagination) at camp level. You’ll have support (in both curriculum design and pedagogy) from master teachers, and you’ll work with students who are exceptionally smart and engaged.

Mentors are also the camp’s primary leaders and organizers, and cultivate the rich life of the camp by planning activities, setting camp policy, and serving as residential counselors—essentially, running the camp, and bringing it to life with creative ideas, inside and outside the classroom. Initiative, flexibility, and tolerance for a certain degree of chaos are a must—that is part of what makes Mathcamp an exciting place to work!

Since women and minority students often face a shortage of role models in mathematics, we are especially eager to recruit mentors from these groups.

For more information on the position and how to apply, visit http://www.mathcamp.org/mentor/.

Monday
01/28/19

Master of Public Health Programs Information Session February 12

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

Master of Public Health Programs Information Session

Tuesday, February 12, 201
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
210 Student Union

Get to know us! 100% job placement rate fro 2016 and 2017 MPH graduates!

Grab some food and spend a minute chatting with UB SPHHP Faculty and Students about our MPH Programs

sphhp.buffalo.edu/mph

Monday
01/28/19

NSF REU at Case Western Summer 2019

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Details: https://engineering.case.edu/emac/research/NSF_research_experience_for_undergraduates

Brief Overview of The Program

The ten-week REU in Polymers will be held May 29th – August 2nd, 2019.  Approximately 12 research opportunities will be available for the Summer of 2018.  In addition to cutting-edge research, REU participants will participate in weekly sessions emphasizing the fundamentals of polymer science and engineering, ethics, communication skills, and graduate school preparation.  Local industry tours and social activities are also planned. REU students are required to present a poster and submit a final report at the end of the summer. Each REU participant will receive a $4500 stipend payable in two installments. Housing, meal allowance, and travel costs are also provided.

Students (non-CWRU) majoring in polymer science and engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science and engineering or a related field are encouraged to apply.  Women, underrepresented minorities, and students from primarily undergraduate institutions are especially encouraged to apply. Participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.

Monday
01/28/19

Loyal Blue Day February 19 Volunteers Needed

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Loyal Blue Day is a celebration of UB alumni and friends that make gifts to support students. The goal is to thank donors and teach students about the ways philanthropy enriches their education through scholarships, experiential learning, technology, facility upgrades, etc. Student volunteers are needed for the Loyal Blue Day stations at the Student Union on North Campus and Harriman Hall on South Campus from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt for their 2-hour shift. Volunteers will simply be asked to recruit students to the Loyal Blue Day table to write thank you notes to donors. It’s very simple, and it will be a fun atmosphere with games, prizes and food.

Sign up to volunteer for Loyal Blue Day

Monday
01/28/19

FR 481 Global Literary Experiments in the Other Arts: A Photrographic Approach Spring 2019 Open Seats

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in General Education Requirements, Honors Experiences, Registration and Seminar Information

The photographic image has undoubtedly been a decisive artifact in the construction of modern life. Today, we take more pictures and see the results faster than ever, given the technology that most people with a cellphone have access to. But why do we love taking pictures? Why is the “selfie” so ubiquitous? What are we after? Has that changed since photography’s beginning, not so long ago, in the mid-19th century?

The word “photography” was invented by resorting to Greek, linking light, “photos,” and writing, “graphein,” suggesting that this practice of recording images on a surface is a way of writing with light. This form of writing has developed a productive dialogue with literature, as a longstanding creative practice of writing that draws on reality and language… and their uncanny underside. Feeding on literature’s special potential to express unacknowledged dreams, psychoanalysis has provided a vocabulary to consider that enigmatic underside, where words and images exceed conscious will and established discourses. This course considers the relations photography maintains with perception, signification, time, history, pleasure, desire, sexuality, and political agency, among other factors. Such an investigation will take us forward: to interrogate the sense and effects of current and future photographic practices, from everyday Instagram smartphone shots to photojournalism, to photography in contemporary art galleries. And it also takes us back: to 19th-century Paris as a starting point, where photography finds important roots with inventors Daguerre and Niépce, and where a certain medical practice that involved photography, namely, Dr. Charcot’s experiments and theories of hysteria, led to the invention of psychoanalysis, a field that gave rise to the concept of the unconscious in ways highly relevant, in turn, to experimental photography and literature. And further back… to fairy tales Charles Perrault introduced to the literary cannon at the end of the 17th century, which still intrigue us today (Blanche Neige/Snow White, for instance). The trajectories of photography, psychoanalysis, and literature are therefore intertwined in rich ways that we explore in this course. How, for instance, does photography transform literary works? And what do literature and psychoanalysis reveal to users of photographic images about themselves, or about the bodies and world they see through photography? Can photographs make visible what remains unacknowledged, unthought, yet shaping our reality? These are questions that certain photographers and writers actively explored, drawing on plastic experiments, psychoanalytic theory, and on the unique knowledge that literary works can give access to. The discussion remains open for you (and your camera) to join. *French majors and minors (or readers of French) are strongly encouraged to read in French whenever possible.

Monday
01/28/19

Apply for SPARK Spring 2019

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Application Open for Spring 2019   Apply Here

The program meets over the course of eight weeks for lunch or dinner; it introduces students to opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Throughout the program, participants meet students who have previously applied for and won prestigious awards. It is designed to give students the opportunity to assess their strengths, envision their futures and create plans to become competitive for major fellowships and scholarships. Students will complete Clifton StrengthsFinder and begin to write a personal statement.

Freshman and sophomores are eligible to apply.

Course Times: Tuesdays (5-6:30pm), Thursdays (12-1:30pm)
Application Deadline: Monday, February 4


Monday
01/28/19

Indiana University PreHealth REU Summer 2019 Call for Applications

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Call for Applications

We invite undergraduates to apply to the Proactive Health Informatics Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site for Summer 2019 (application: http://bit.ly/ProHealthREU2019​).

What is the Proactive Health Informatics REU Site?

The Proactive Health Informatics REU aims to build usable and intelligent pervasive systems that empower people to manage their health and see how their everyday decisions impact their progress to achieve future health goals. Our REU site will provide students with a unique opportunity to learn techniques in the areas of human computer interaction, pervasive computing (mobile or wearable), environmental sensing (ambient and on-body), machine learning (vision recognition and signal processing), and the implications of technologies on society. Students will learn appropriate methods, software tools, and analysis techniques related to their project, thus experience in these areas is not necessarily required. In addition, all students will learn scholarly professional development skills, such as synthesizing related work, identifying research aims, designing ethical studies, collecting data, analyzing results, and presenting results in papers and presentations.

More Information: http://prohealth.soic.indiana.edu/reu/

Updates: https://www.facebook.com/iuprohealthreu

What will students do?

REU Participants will:

  • be trained to become the next generation of
  •  scholars to conduct cross-cutting computing research;
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  • prepare for graduate education and research
  •  career opportunities through preparatory workshops and one-on-one mentoring;
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  • engage in an interactive mentoring relationship
  •  with a faculty member and graduate student;
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  • work with mentors to disseminate research;
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  • inspire lifelong learners to consider computing
  •  through interactive experiences.
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Logistics

Our 2019 REU dates are Sunday, May 19 through Friday, July 12, 2019.

For the 8-weeks of participation, each student will receive travel to and from Bloomington, a $4000 stipend, free room and board, and GRE preparation (if wanted).

How to Apply?

We encourage undergraduate students interested in computing/informatics oriented areas – independent of experience or years in their respective programs – to apply to our REU program.

One of the goals of the REU program is to broaden participation of students from traditionally underrepresented groups in computing and/or who do not have access to research facilities at their home institution. We strongly invite applications from women, students of color, first-generation college students, gender and sexual minorities, veterans, and students with disabilities. Previous research experience is not a requirement.

Please complete an application as soon as possible (we will review, interview, and select participants on a rolling basis starting immediately). We typically have our REUs selected by early March, so the sooner one applies, the better their changes of consideration.

  • Fill out the application form directly online
  • http://bit.ly/ProHealthREU2019
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  • In preparation for applying to the ProHealth
  • REU Site, please make sure you have:
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  • Name and contact information of 2 people willing
  • to write a letter of recommendation for you
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  • Your unofficial transcript (please put your
  • unofficial transcript in a web repository, such as Google Drive or Dropbox (Dropbox Directions: https://www.dropbox.com/help/167)), and share it only with a person who has a link
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  • A personal statement that discusses your research
  • interests and motivation for being part of ProHealth’s inclusive, collaborative research experience
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  • (Optional) A link to your to a website that
  • shows examples of your project work
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  • In addition to the requirements above, the
  • application will collect:
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  • demographic information,
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  • Interests,
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  • information about prior experiences.
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This program is funded in part by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Stipends from NSF funds are restricted to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. International applicants with a stipend through their home institution are welcome to apply. If international applications are selected, we will provide research housing. Other NSF-supported REU programs may be found at the NSF https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.jsp?unitid=5049.

ProHealth reserves the right to review, interview, and select participants on a rolling basis, thus people who apply sooner have a better opportunity for a position within the ProHealth Research community.

Indiana University values diversity and invites applicants from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching, and service missions of the university. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and we encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

If you have any question, please contact Professor Katie Siek at ksiek@indiana.edu.

Contact Information

Indiana University

Informatics – ProHealth Informatics REU Program

919 E. 10th Street

Bloomington, IN 47408 USA

Website: http://prohealth.soic.indiana.edu/reu/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iuprohealthreu

Application: http://bit.ly/ProHealthREU2019

Primary Contact: Professor Katie Siek, ksiek@indiana.edu

Wednesday
01/23/19

Experiential Learning Network Studio Series

Posted by Tim on January 23, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

UB Experiential Learning Network Studio Series: Stretching the boundaries of high-impact experiential learning

Explore critical issues and innovative models for leveraging high-impact experiential learning. Sessions include panels, facilitated exercises and strategic development. Teams and individuals welcome. Sessions are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast is included!

Dates are February 14: Deepening Engagement with Global Partners
March 14: Marking High-Impact Experiential Learning Accessible to All Students
March 28: Assessing High-Impact Experiential Learning-Dashboards, story-telling and connected narratives

To learn more and register, visit: buffalo.edu/elnstudioseries