University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
11/26/19

The Impossible Project Presented by the first year Presidential Scholars December 6

Posted by Tim on November 26, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Workshops

The Impossible Project: Discrimination
Friday, December 6, 2019
5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Center for the Arts
Catering by Dapper Goose

Thirty two scholars, seven peer mentors, six faculty advisors, five film students and one impossible project.

Impossible Project: Discrimination, a daring pedagogical experiment developed in the Honors College where first year students are tasked with solving a world problem.

In Collaboration with UB’s Arts Collaboratory, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, University Honors College and Office of Inclusive Excellence.

Tuesday
11/26/19

END 488: Making a Campus Forest open to Junior and Senior Undergraduates Spring 2020

Posted by Tim on November 26, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Workshops

Project description

The UB North Campus consists of a massive platform-megastructure surrounded by turf-grass, parking lots, and roads. Could UB do better? The UB Faculty Senate and Professional Staff Senate have established committees to find ways of improving our campus environment.

The committee’s objective this year is afforestation: the establishment of vital forest ecosystems on the campus. We are searching for:

·        precedents

·        investigating practical feasibility

·        considering alternative forestry plans

·        educating the UB community about our effort with articles or artworks

·        seeking funding by which UB can start

·        examining alternatives to surface parking

·        researching other related options

Would you like to join us? Junior and senior undergrads (END 488) and grad students (END 588/URP 588) are eligible with permission of the instructor – https://forms.gle/fSpB5g8hrnPtYpHbA.

END 488/END 588/URP 588 – MAKING A CAMPUS FOREST is a three-credit seminar/practicum, with heavy emphasis on individual or group work.  During some weeks, students will hear from specialist guests, undertake individual research or creative projects, and present results to each other and to members of the Faculty Senate and Professional Staff committees. (This year we will not actually be planting trees, sorry.) Some weeks we will not meet in class but rather have one-on-one of small-group meetings on your projects.  Students may be required to upload their projects onto their UB ePortfolio and to strive to earn digital badges where possible.

Project outcome

Through ongoing consultation with the instructor, you will prepare an intellectual product in service of campus afforestation planning. Generally, you will be expected to submit successive versions of your product, leading to ever higher quality. The product may be:

·        research paper on methods of forest restoration

·        an essay on forest literature and symbolism

·        a study of other college campus policies

·        a review of charitable foundations that support forestry

·        a study of SUNY-wide policies

·        a series of articles meant for newspaper or online publication

·        outcomes in the form of performance or public speaking

·        landscape-related art or  architecture relying heavily on living vegetation

·        curation of an exhibit 

If your proposed project is very much outside the instructor’s area of knowledge, he may accept it upon on the condition that you and he can identify and involve an additional mentor.

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment Spring 2020
Start time Spring (with start of classes in Spring 2020)
Level of collaboration Individual projects and/or group projects of 2-3 students
Benefits Academic credit 
Who is eligible Juniors and Seniors
Support Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.

Core partners

·        Faculty Senate Committee on Campus Environment 

·        Professional Staff Senate Sustainability Committee

Project mentor Ernest Sternberg Professor and Associate Dean School of Architecture and Planning 126 Hayes Hall Phone: (716) 829-3671 Email: ezs@buffalo.edu https://forms.gle/fSpB5g8hrnPtYpHbA   Project administrator R.J. Multari Assistant Dean and Adjunct Assistant Professor School of Architecture and Planning 126 Hayes Hall Phone: (716) 829-3671 Email: ap-undergrad@buffalo.edu https://forms.gle/fSpB5g8hrnPtYpHbA    

 Preparation

To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience. These badges will:

1.      Guide you in setting your goals and intentions as well as gaining additional context,

2.      Enhance your collaboration with your mentor/partner,

3.      Support your reflection and help you integrate your learning with your academic and professional goals.

All students who wish to participate in a project on the Project Portal must first complete the Project Preparation Digital Badge. First, contact the project mentor to discuss availability – https://forms.gle/fSpB5g8hrnPtYpHbA  – and after you’ve received approval, you can start the Project Preparation Digital Badge.


Tuesday
11/26/19

Jamaica Field Service Project Abroad Now Accepting Applications

Posted by Tim on November 26, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

We are accepting applications for the 2020 course offerings of the Jamaica Field Service Project Abroad. This service learning program for university students is accredited by the State University of New York, and is open to qualifying students. 

As a participating university, I would appreciate it if you would share the details of the upcoming 2020 course offerings with your students and  colleagues. These 10 day service learning trips to Jamaica take place during college breaks, and are scheduled as follows:
   
  May 28 to June 7
    June 11 to 21

During our 2020 course offerings, we will again be volunteering in the local primary schools of Jamaica by bringing school supplies and tutoring in a number of areas – including literacy, art, science, math, music, physical education, and health. Students in the course prepare for their work with a combination of web-based materials, as well as supervised on-site instruction in Jamaica. 

Students may arrange for three academic credits or observation or practicum hours for this supervised field experience course in Jamaica. You can find additional program info, including photos and testimonials from past participants at the program website – www.jafsp.org. Any student who is interested in attending or would like further information may email the Jamaica Field Service Project at willse@potsdam.edu.

The program is assisted in Jamaica by the Rotary Club and Peace Corp members of Jamaica. Many students are successful in seeking financial assistance for this experience either through their local Rotary Clubs, or directly from their university’s study abroad or financial aid offices, for this 10 day study abroad course in Jamaica. 

I look forward to offering this opportunity to your students. If you or your students have any questions about the upcoming 2020 course offerings, feel free to contact me.

Sincerely, 

Eric Wills

Executive Director 
Jamaica Field Service Project
State University of New York at Potsdam 
US 518.288.8652
JA  876.357.4350
willse@potsdam.edu
wills@jafsp.org
http://www.jafsp.org

Friday
11/22/19

HABLAB Research Studies during Spring, Summer, and/or Fall 2020

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) at the University of Buffalo is looking for undergraduate students to assist with research studies during Spring, Summer, and/or Fall 2020. These research experiences would be under the leadership of Dr. Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, who conducts laboratory- and community-based studies in the area of children’s eating behavior and obesity prevention. More information about Dr. Anzman-Frasca’s work is available here: https://medicine.buffalo.edu/faculty/profile.html?ubit=safrasca, and more information about HABLAB is available at http://ubhablab.weebly.com.

Responsibilities of student research assistants include: assisting with materials preparation, entering data, and helping staff in the implementation of the study design. It is anticipated that students will have the opportunity to work directly with study participants, including parents and children, in laboratory and/or community studies. All incoming research assistants must be able to commit to at least 135 hours of research over the semester (equates to about 10 hours per week), with preference given to students who can commit to at least two semesters. Students may be asked to commit to evenings or weekends to work with participants. For students who spend multiple semesters on the team, independent research projects, conference presentations, and/or thesis projects are possible.

Interested students can apply by submitting an application and a resume to ubhablab@gmail.com, using “Student research assistant application 2020” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at http://ubhablab.weebly.com/students. We are currently filling positions for Spring and Summer on a rolling basis.

Friday
11/22/19

Prestigious Summer Fellowship at George Washington’s Mount Vernon – Class of 2022

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Networking, Student experience, Summer Courses, Workshops

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program is a highly selective summer institute for rising college juniors, offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of America’s first president outside our nation’s capital. May 23 – July 4, 2020

Fully Funded Summer Leadership Program

Students spend six weeks living and learning at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Transportation, meals and a $3,000 stipend are provided

A Summer Like No Other

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program combines lessons from George Washington’s life, student leadership development, and a capstone project to promote civic engagement.

Experience Washington, DC

Students meet with successful professionals and participate in unique experiences in our nation’s capital.

This opportunity is exclusively for current college sophomores who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM


Applications Due January 31, 2020

Friday
11/22/19

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes – Freshmen and Sophomores with 3.7+ GPA

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Scholarship Opportunities, Student experience, Study Abroad, Summer Courses, Summer Research

If you are a freshman or sophomore and are interested in possibly winning a grant to study abroad in the UK this summer, read on!

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three or four week programs for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university.

There are four summer institutes this year: 

  1. Glasgow (Technology, Innovation and Creativity)
  2. Bristol (exploring the intersection of arts, activism and social justice) 
  3. Belfast (understanding Ireland from a Northern Irish perspective)
  4. Aberystwyth (contemporary issues in Identity and Nationhood, through the lens of Wales)

The Institute costs covered by the Fulbright Commission and its partner institutions include:

·         Return US-UK airfare

·         Tuition and fees at the host institution

·         Accommodation

·         In some cases, a small daily allowance for meals

To be eligible, students must*:

·         Be a US citizen and possess a US passport

·         Have had little or no study/travel outside of the US or North America

·         Have a minimum GPA of 3.7

·         Be at least 18 years old by the start of the program

·         Be able to participate in the program in its entirety

·         Have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the Institute finishes

The deadline is February 11th, so this is something you’re interested in, you’ll want to start working on now. If you are interested in applying, drop me an email. 

See fuller descriptions of the programs here: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/going-to-the-uk/uk-summer-institutes

Friday
11/22/19

The Division of Behavioral Medicine – Winter 2019/Spring 2020

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Student experience, Winter Session

The Division of Behavioral Medicine is looking for 6-8 highly motivated undergraduates to work as research assistants in the Winter 2019 and/or Spring 2020 semesters.

Imagine to Remember Medication Adherence Study: Students will be helping on a study examining a medication adherence intervention for adults with prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Students will help run participant visits to the lab, assist with data collection, create study materials, and assist with recruitment. We are looking for students with afternoon/evening availability, as well as availability on Tuesday mornings.

MINDD (Multisite Intervention and Delay discounting) Clinical Project: Students will be helping on a study examining a weight-loss intervention for individuals with prediabetes. Students will help run participant visits to the lab (which occur once or twice a week), where they take vitals and direct participants to the right locations throughout their visits – they may also be involved in setting up demonstrations happening during lab visits. Outside of patient visits, students will collect patient data and summarize it for use by a case manager. They will also help setting up for lab visits, creating materials for patients to use, and will help with recruitment. MINDD is looking for students who have afternoon/evening availability (2 – 8pm).

UB ACES (Activity and Children’s Environment Study) is a project that looks at risk and protective factors for weight gain in 6 – 9-year-old children. Students working on this project would help with data entry, file organization and child care for participants’ younger siblings. UB ACES looking for students who have availability from 2 – 8pm, 2 evenings per week, Monday – Thursday.

***There are also opportunities to work on independent projects for all the large studies listed above. Interested students should indicate that in their application. ***

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For more information about our lab please visit our website: http://buffalobehavioralmedicine.org/

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications:  Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, independent, strong GPA, good communication skills, ability to interact with families and the ability to solve problems independently. Students will be asked to do a variety of tasks including prepping materials, recruiting adults and families for studies, entering data (excel) and there is a possibility of working with families to collect data.

To apply: please send your resume and the attached questionnaire to dbmstudentapply@gmail.com. Please make sure that Winter 2019 or Spring 2020 or Winter/Spring is in the subject line of the email. We are hoping to quickly fill our positions and will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

Friday
11/22/19

CSEP Counseling Minor New Classes Spring 2020

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Academics, Registration and Seminar Information

New Course Offerings in the Undergraduate Minor in Counseling. The
Counseling Minor is appropriate for undergraduate students who may be interested in careers in professional psychology (counseling psychology, clinical psychology, or school psychology), counseling (school counseling, rehabilitation counseling, mental health counseling), or related fields such as social work or nursing.
For more information on the Counseling Minor please visit:
gse.buffalo.edu/programs/cminor

This Spring, we are offering several new courses designed to provide a more in depth view into several counseling and psychology fields.

New courses:
CEP 411: Current Issues in School Counseling (Parisi) registration number is 24252
CEP 411: Current Issues in Counseling Psychology (Mack) registration number is 24253
CEP 411: Current Issues in Mental Health Counseling (Guyker) registration number is
22325
CEP 411: Introduction to Mindfulness (Guyker) registrar number is 23537
CEP 440: Introduction to School Psychology (Tulledge) registration number is 22602
In addition, several other courses are also available:
CEP 400: Introduction to Educational Psychology registration number is 24251
CEP 404: Introduction to Rehabilitation and Substance Abuse registration number is
17395
CEP 453: Introduction to Rehabilitation Counseling registration number is 19321

Wednesday
11/20/19

LGBTQ+ Student Focus Group – November 21 & December 5

Posted by Tim on November 20, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Student experience

The LGBTQ+ Support Services Committee will be holding a focus group to hear from students about the current state of campus support services and what ideas they would like to see moving forward.

The focus groups will be held on:

Thursday, November 21, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Student Union – Room 250

Thursday, December 5, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Capen Hall – Jeanette Martin Room 567

Monday
11/18/19

Borrow, Build & Brunch – December 7, 2019

Posted by Tim on November 18, 2019 in Buffalo Bits, Event

Pull up a seat for year two of Borrow, Build & Brunch, the Tool Library’s annual fundraiser. The event will feature food, fun, member appreciation awards, a basket raffle, a report on what we accomplished together in 2019, and more.

Join us as we celebrate 2019 and share our plans for 2020 and beyond!

  • Family-Friendly
  • Brunch Favorites
  • Basket Raffles
  • Give-Aways
  • & Much More!

About the Tool Library:

Run by an all-volunteer staff, the Tool Library is a nonprofit organization based in Buffalo’s University Heights neighborhood. We maintain an inventory of thousands of tools, ranging from power drills to pressure washers, that our members can borrow for a small annual fee. We have also organized and engaged thousands of volunteers in educational workshops and service events that leverage our tools, such as tree plantings, neighborhood beautification and clean-ups, public art projects, and “repair cafes” where people bring in broken items to be fixed.

Saturday , December 7, 2019

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM