University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
06/24/19

Internship Opportunity with Elmwood Village Association

Posted by Tim on June 24, 2019 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Internships, Student Job Opportunities

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Understand Elmwood Village Association internal operations, including event
planning, finance, human resources, marketing, daily operations, etc.
● Build a working knowledge of CRM systems, functionality, and use
● Complete assigned tasks weekly and report progress to executive director
● Contribute to Community Engagement Committee projects
PROJECTS & TASKS:
● Operations Support
○ Work directly with EVA board members, staff, and committee
members
○ Perform outreach tasks to new members and volunteers
○ Assist Community Engagement Manager with contact updates
○ Gain familiarity with Salesforce CRM system
● Communications Management
○ Manage EVA weekly e-newsletter in Constant Contact
○ Assist with content for EVA website and social media
○ Attend EVA events and meetings when schedule allows

Contact Ashley Smith, Executive Directory at: ashley@elmwoodvillage.org with questions.

Monday
06/24/19

2019 Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia November 2, 2019

Posted by Tim on June 24, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

2019 Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia

Exploring Culture, Climate, and Connections

November 2, 2019

University at Buffalo, SUNY

We present the second annual Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia by reflecting upon the rich history of South Asia, and its connection to present day conditions regarding culture and climate. We invite papers on the theme of “Exploring Culture, Climate, and Connections,” where climate may be interpreted broadly, whether in its social, political, or environmental sense. The conference will feature a keynote lecture from Suraj Yengde, award-winning scholar and activist from India.

Undergraduate participants from all disciplines, working on any topic relating to the region, are welcome to submit proposals. Possible topics of discussion include:

  • Social issues, human rights issues, LGBTQ issues, gender and caste concerns in present-day Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
  • Literary genres, artistic movements, new and old technologies, trends in South Asian cinema and pop culture.
  • Sustainability and environmental revitalization efforts.
  • Human migration, population shifts, and related environmental issues.
  • Modern social movements.
  • The ebb and flow of religious factions and fundamentalisms within Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism.   
  • Trends in domestic and international law, including NGO and INGO work.
  • The impact, or lack thereof, regarding education and the spread of accurate information.
  • Wars, genocides, ethnic or political violence, and refugee issues (in recent or long-standing conflicts).

While this list of suggestions is by no means exhaustive, we encourage papers that address less commonly researched sociopolitical issues, communities, or theories. We hope to organize panels with presenters addressing similar issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Please click http://bit.ly/2019rustgiconference to submit proposals. Accepted applicants who submit complete proposals by August 1, 2019 may be eligible for a travel subvention of up to $400, with several options for reimbursement of accommodations. Applicants should also seek funding from their home institutions. The conference organizers will assist participants in seeking affordable accommodations in Buffalo.

Format

The conference will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the University at Buffalo. Students participants should plan for 15-minute presentations. Each panel will include 30 minutes for discussion.

Deadline

Proposals, including 250-word abstracts and the contact information of a faculty supervisor, must be submitted via the online submissions portal (http://bit.ly/2019rustgiconference). Those seeking travel subventions must submit their complete application (including a brief justification of expenses and efforts to seek supplemental funding) no later than August 1, 2019. Submissions will be accepted after this date on a rolling basis, space permitting, until September 7, 2019. Applicants will be notified about the status of their submissions and the availability of travel subventions beginning in late August 2019.

When submitting abstracts, applicants must affirm that they will be enrolled as undergraduate students at the time of the conference. Those in graduate programs or not currently enrolled in an undergraduate program will not be permitted to present. The organizers reserve the right to confirm student status with their advisor and home institution. The organizers regret that they are unable to assist international applicants who require visas to enter the United States.

Inquiries

Please contact rustgiconference@buffalo.edu for more information about the conference.

The second annual Rustgi South Asian Undergraduate Research Conference is made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Vinod Rustgi and his family.

Monday
06/24/19

Job Opportunity for Graduating Seniors with Supportive Services Corporation

Posted by Tim on June 24, 2019 in Career Opportunities, Job Opportunity

Position: Weatherization Laborer
Job Information:
Minimum Education: High School Diploma
Experience Required: 2+ years, or willing to train
License Required: NYS Driver’s License
Training: will train
Salary: $28,808, full time, day shift, plus great benefit package
Job Description:
Removal of siding and drilling holes in exterior sheeting; blowing cellulose insulation in sidewall cavities and attics; air sealing attic and basement bypasses with caulk, foam, tin and cellulose board; installation of carbon monoxide detectors, smoke detectors and LED light bulbs.
Repair of drywall ceilings and walls.
Company Information:
Supportive Services Corporation
201 St. Mary’s Place, Lancaster, NY 14086
Non-profit organization operating free employment services to job seekers age 55+ residing in Erie County; also operates free weatherization services to income eligible home owners/renters residing in Erie County outside the City of Buffalo.
Application Information:
Instructions: Email or Fax Resume to Chris Wiktor
Email: cw@supportiveservices.org
by Fax: 716-685-2601

Position: Weatherization Crew Chief
Job Information:
Minimum Education: High School Diploma
Experience Required: 3+ years
License Required: NYS Driver’s License
Training: BPI Level 1 Building Analyst will be provided
Salary: $35,069, full time, day shift, plus great benefit package
Job Description:
Installing windows and/or doors; Removal of siding and drilling holes in exterior sheeting; blowing cellulose insulation in sidewall cavities and attics; air sealing attic and basement bypasses with caulk, foam, and cellulose board; installation of carbon monoxide detectors, smoke detectors and LED light bulbs; repair of drywall ceilings and walls. Responsible for completing paperwork related to work/inventory used; responsible for reporting any issues, incidents or accidents to the Production Manager and Construction Manager; responsible for overseeing and organizing all work completed by their crew.
Company Information:
Supportive Services Corporation
201 St. Mary’s Place, Lancaster, NY 14086
Non-profit organization operating free employment services to job seekers age 55+ residing in Erie County; also operates free weatherization services to income eligible home owners/renters residing in Erie County outside the City of Buffalo.
Application Information:
Instructions: Email or Fax Resume to Chris Wiktor
Email: cw@supportiveservices.org
by Fax: 716-685-2601

Position: Weatherization Auditor
Job Information:
Minimum Education: High School Diploma or equivalent education
Experience Required: 3 to 5 years’ experience working in the construction/weatherization; industry Certifications: BPI Building Analyst/BPI Building Envelope/Single Family; QCI/Multi Family QCI (employee must earn within 12 months of taking the position); knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.
Physical Requirements: May be required to lift and move up to 50 lbs.; be able to access all areas of the house that work is being done (attics, roofs, crawl spaces, and basements). Required to to use a ladder or climb multiple flights of stairs; be able to lift and move up to 50 lbs.
Salary: Wage Rate Range $17.50 to 20.00 (depending on experience) full time, day shift, plus great benefit package
Job Description: Responsible for the initial inspection/testing of every house SSC will be working on. The inspection will identify all areas of the house that need weatherization work, what work they will need to do, photographs of everything that needs to be done, and explaining to the homeowner what will be done. The employee must complete all TIPS and EmpCalc paperwork, according to the standards put forth by NYSHCR and NYSERDA for qualifying units. The employee is responsible for completing the final inspection/testing on the household. The final inspection confirms that all work has been completed correctly, confirms the savings measures for the state paperwork, photographs of everything that has been done, and retrieving a sign off from the homeowner on the completed work. Must be able to access all areas of the house which includes attics, roofs, crawl spaces, and basements. To access these areas the employee may be required to use a ladder or climb multiple flights of stairs.
Company Information:
Supportive Services Corporation
201 St. Mary’s Place, Lancaster, NY 14086
Non-profit organization operating free employment services to job seekers age 55+ residing in Erie County; also operates free weatherization services to income eligible home owners/renters residing in Erie County outside the City of Buffalo.
Application Information:
Instructions: Email or Fax Resume to Chris Wiktor
Email: cw@supportiveservices.org
Fax: 716-685-2601

Thursday
06/20/19

Tea and Talk with UB Marshall Scholar and Honors Alum Phillip Maffettone

Posted by Tim on June 20, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Networking, Workshops

Please join us as we hear from UB Marshall Scholar Phillip M. Maffettone.

Tea and Talk

With UB Marshall Scholar Phillip M. Maffettone

Tuesday, July 2

10 a.m.-noon                                     

Honors College Lounge

Capen Hall

Phillip M. Maffettone is a University at Buffalo alumni, currently working in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Liverpool. Under the guidance of what would soon become the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, Maffettone successfully applied for several awards including:

  1. ACT Scholarship (2013).
  2. Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships (2013).
  3. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2014).
  4. Marshall Scholarship (2014).

After receiving a Marshall Scholarship, Maffettone completed his DPhil in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Oxford (2018).