University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
10/14/19

PAID Student Social Media Asst. Analyst for University Communications

Posted by Tim on October 14, 2019 in Job Opportunity

UB’s division of University Communications (UC) is responsible for university-wide communications and marketing — including branding, media relations, digital (web, social media), editorial/content, and creative design — for the University at Buffalo (UB). The division is highly visible, nationally recognized, and its award-winning communication products represent the public face of the university. As a member of UC’s Digital Communications & Strategy team, you will help us transform the way content is created, distributed and tracked on social media, the web, and other digital communication platforms. You will support the department’s efforts to monitor and shape perceptions, fulfill information needs and provide exceptional service to external and internal audiences of UB.

As our Social Media Analyst Assistant you will focus on strengthening UB’s footprint in the social media landscape by harnessing the automation, artificial intelligence, social listening and reporting
features available in our best-of-class Social Media Management system (Sprinklr). You will help us enhance and mature our workflows and governance within the tool to increase efficacy and adoption rate among users across the university.

Applications are due Nov. 7, 2019.

Click here for more information.

Friday
10/11/19

Placement in French, Italian and Spanish courses for Spring 2020

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2019 in Academics

General guidelines for placement in French, Italian and Spanish courses.

Any student in need of information on placement in a language course in French, Italian and Spanish should fill out the Placement Information Form.

Responses will be given to those placement requests within 24-48 working hours as long as students complete the form with as much detail as possible, not leaving out any information on their experience.  

Friday
10/11/19

Honors Film Series – October 16, 2019

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2019 in Event, Stress Relief

The first of the Honors Film Series, Latin American Cities and “Slums:” A Fall Semester Film Series, will take place on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

Machuca (dir. Andres Wood) will be screened in Capen 107 at 4:00 pm.

Friday
10/11/19

Therapy Dog Study Break – October 17, 2019

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2019 in Event, Honors Program Announcements, Honors Student Council, Stress Relief

Our Honors Student Council will be hosting a Therapy Dog Study Break in the Don Schack Lounge on Thursday, October 17th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

We hope to see you there!

Friday
10/11/19

Alternative Break 2020 – Application Deadline Extended!

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2019 in Student experience, Study Abroad, Volunteering, Winter Session

Alternative Break programs let you volunteer, perform community service and have unique learning opportunities during your fall break (Thanksgiving), winter break or spring break. By spending time immersed in a new community, you’ll learn about your role as a global citizen, make new friends and connections, and discover how you can become an agent of change.

Trip destinations and dates include the following:

  • New Orleans, LA – January 19-25
  • Dominican Republic – March 14-21
  • Washington. DC – March 15-21
  • Buffalo, NY – March 16-20

Applications are now due October 15, 2019.

Wednesday
10/09/19

Italy: UB Classics in the Mediterranean Winter 2020 Program

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2019 in Study Abroad, UB Curriculum, Winter Session

Check out the UB Classics in the Mediterranean Winter 2020 Program!

UB Classics in Italy is a winter session program that will take place around the spectacular and historic Italian cities of Naples and Rome. The program is designed to provide a vivid introduction to the art and archaeology of the ancient Greco-Roman world, while savoring the cultural attractions and achievements of all of the important eras of later Roman and Italian history, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance to the Fascist era to today.

It’s an incredible opportunity for students to travel to Rome and Naples, earn UB credits, and learn about Italy’s ancient history from an expert in the field! It is perfect for students who still need to fulfill an Arts or Humanities UB Area in their Global Pathway and/or could use CL 391: Art and Archaeology of Rome to fulfill a minor/major program requirement/elective.

The application deadline is October 15, 2019!

Monday
10/07/19

Spring 2020 Honors Seminar: Dreams of the New in Postwar France (Open to All Majors)

Posted by Tim on October 7, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Honors Seminars

FR 481: Dreams of the new in Postwar France
Wednesdays 4-6:40 p.m.
Room TBA…will be on north campus and likely in a seminar room
Professor Fernanda Negrete
Open to all majors….no prerequisites!
Registration #: 23546

A number of French writers, thinkers, and artists after World War II proposed radical notions of the new. They decided that the only way to revive language, space, and time, after these key elements of symbolic life had collapsed under the traumatic events of the Holocaust, was to begin creative work at “degree zero”: by starting without the guidelines and standards left behind by cultural traditions in a world that had fallen apart. In other words, these French authors, through experimental fiction, theory, cinema, and theater confront the destruction of the collective and of its very stage to ask what it means to think and write, to make an artwork, or to build and inhabit a city after it has been shattered by human acts of violence.

To think “the new” also entails asking what it means to remember, dream, and repeat. In colloquial speech we talk about “our dreams” as our great wishes and projects for the future. For its part, Freudian dream theory —where dreams refer to the productions we carry out in our sleep— claims that a dream is the fulfillment of a wish. But what happens when the future “our dreams” envision has been shattered? What kinds of wishes are left? And how do we understand nightmares here? Freud himself asked this question by thinking of (WWI) war veterans’ insistent nightmares, and discovered an important function of repetition in the unconscious, which is especially relevant when the work of remembering faces the obstacle of trauma. This unique sense of unconscious repetition was key for both psychoanalysis and the French authors who developed New Wave cinema, the New Novel, “writing degree zero,” as well as other new conceptions of community (Freud, Agamben, Nancy, Blanchot, Guattari, Oury and Guattari) and the subject of unconscious desire.

This seminar will involve discussions in different formats (roundtable, small groups) around texts, films, plays, viewings, invited lectures. Evaluation will be based on consistent attendance and participation supported by preparation, and on mid-term and final papers (5-6 pages for the midterm, 9-10 pages for the final).

Monday
10/07/19

Oak Ridge Institute for Higher Education (ORISE) Autonomous Driving: Education in Communication Competition…cash prizes!

Posted by Tim on October 7, 2019 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) invites undergraduate students to participate in the “Autonomous Driving: Education in Communication” competition.

For the opportunity to earn a $5,000, $3,000, or $1,000 scholarship, undergraduates are asked to develop a chart or infographic to communicate the levels of autonomous driving and sensor packages required to the public.

For more information on this competition, please visit the ORISE website at https://orise.orau.gov/stem/internships-fellowships-research-opportunities/scholarships.html.

The competition deadline is Friday, December 6, 2019.

Monday
10/07/19

Summer Internship to Peru for Outstanding Minority Undergrad and MA students

Posted by Tim on October 7, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Study Abroad

MHIRT Introduction

The San Diego State University Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training program (SDSU MHIRT) is a component of the national MHIRT program funded by the National Institutes of Health. We provide international training experiences to students from health disparity backgrounds with a goal of encouraging such students to pursue careers in biomedical, clinical, and behavioral health research. The ultimate mission of the MHIRT program is for MHIRT trainee alumni, through their careers as researchers and medical professionals, to work to reduce, and eventually eliminate, healthcare disparities in the United States.

The SDSU MHIRT Program is always interested in receiving applications from exceptional candidates. In addition to meeting the below criteria, we are looking for applicants with a high level of emotional maturity, professionalism, and dedication to improving the research and outcomes of populations affected by health disparities post matriculation. To be eligible for the MHIRT program you must, at minimum, meet the following criteria: You must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

  • You must come from an NIH specified minority group underrepresented in biomedical research. (Please visit our Program Overview page for more information).
  • You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Undergraduate applicants must have junior or senior class standing at your institution. Previous undergraduate research experience is highly recommended.
  • Master’s students must have previous research experience in the area of our MHIRT training programs.
  • You must show a commitment to pursuing a career in research, public health, or another field, focused on health disparities.
Monday
10/07/19

Spring 2020 Honors Seminar TH 425-Media and Performance Seminar (Open to ALL Majors)

Posted by Tim on October 7, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Honors Seminars

TH 425-Media and Performance Seminar
Professor Lindsay Hunter
Registration #: 301130
Mondays and Wednesdays 3-4:20 p.m.
188 Alumni Arena

Course description: This course will consider various forms of mediated and intermedial performance in order to examine the particular habits, possibilities and affinities of performance in mediatized contexts.  Possible areas of focus include television and televisual performance, intermedial theatre, and performance in video gaming and in online contexts. 

For Spring 2020, we will consider the ways representational media’s power to dissemble and intersects with the theatrical urge toward enacting the artificial to produce the phenomenon of hoaxing, in which a constructed falsehood masquerades as true and actual. Though the concerns of this course are perhaps best demonstrated by the contemporary phenomenon of “deepfakes”—that is, video doctored by artificial intelligence so that it appears to document happenings that never occurred—the use of representational media to present the fraudulent as real is hardly new. Victorian spirit photography, allegations of faked moon landings, and purposefully misleading journalism all point to the facility media possess, even in a pre-digital era, to enact misrepresentation on a large scale. The easy manipulability of digital media, however, certainly brings concerns about hoaxing, fraudulence, and representational dishonesty into new territory, requiring us to refine our critical perspectives: what separates the hoax from mere untruth or disingenuousness, or from the artifice and illusion of theatre?  In an effort to better parse the unique possibilities and affordances of the hoax, we will investigate its performative nature—that is, its manifesting in the world through enactment—as well as the ways deception and representation collude in the hoax’s constitutive acts.