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Friday
11/15/19

International Education Week (IEW) at UB: Nov. 18-22, 2019

Posted by Tim on November 15, 2019 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief, Student Clubs, Student experience, Volunteering, Workshops

It’s International Education Week! Check out the events happening all week long!

Highlighted Events:

Friday
11/15/19

Hillel of Buffalo – Miami Alternative Winter Break

Posted by Tim on November 15, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Student experience, Volunteering, Winter Session

WHEN: January 19-26, 2020

WHERE WILL BE STAYING: Air BnB in Wynwood, FL

POSSIBLE SERVICE SITES: Chapman Partnership for the Homeless,
Oleta River State Park, Lotus House, Kosher Food Bank

COST: $375 (Includes flights, lodging, ground transportation,and most meals)

POSSIBLE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, Beach Jewish Yoga, Shabbat with Miami Hillel, Tour of Little Havana

POSSIBLE EXPLORATIONS: Nights out in Wynwood, Lincoln Road, and Brickell City Centre

If any undergraduate student is interested, email Alexa Zappia directly at alexa@hillelofbuffalo.org

Monday
11/11/19

ELN’s Sophomore Living Learning Community – Application Open for 2020-2021

Posted by Tim on November 11, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Information Session, Student Housing

The Experiential Learning Network’s Sophomore Living Learning Community invites current freshman to take part in a year-long, project-based learning experience with the Buffalo community during the 2020-2021 academic year. First-year students who are interested in living in Greiner Hall and making a positive community impact through this collaborative skill-building experience can attend an information session on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. in Greiner 134 or visit the website and apply.

Connect

  • Collaborate on team projects with tangible impacts.
  • Live with other engaged students who are eager to make a difference.
  • Build strong connections with faculty members and community leaders.

Challenge

  • Design and implement a team project under the guidance of a mentor.
  • Receive funding support for your project implementation.
  • Participate in a 1-credit course during the fall semester and a 1-credit course in the spring.

Enjoy

  • Experience UB’s premier housing Greiner Hall.
  • Attend early move in and community-building orientation.
  • Receive access to special trips and events.

The application deadline to join the 2020-2021 ELN Sophomore LLC is Friday, February 14, 2020.

Friday
11/08/19

UB Tree Mapping with Drone-based Remote Sensing Images

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

This project, OPEN TO ALL MAJORS, aims to map the trees on UB’s
campus with the latest remote sensing technologies, such as drones
and aerial photography. Tree locations, species, and health condition
will be mapped with the images acquired from the aforementioned
platforms. Field survey will be carried out to validate the derived tree
inventory information.

Why participate?

  • Gain Honors Experience credit
  • Perform research with a UB Professor
  • Help to advance the beauty and sustainability of our campus

The project will start on January 1, 2020, ending date is TBD. If
you are interested, you may contact Professor Le Wang, from
the Department of Geography, via email (LEWANG@buffalo.edu)
or phone (716-645-0474).

Friday
11/08/19

University of Tennessee Summer Undergraduate Research Education Experiences in the Environmental Health Sciences

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

The University of Tennessee Summer Undergraduate Research Education Experiences in the Environmental Health Sciences provides students an opportunity to explore their interests in the environmental health-related aspects of biology, microbiology, and the biomedical sciences through hands-on summer research opportunities. Students will uniquely experience the breadth and depth of research that occurs at a major research institution. 

Program Description
The University of Tennessee’s Center for Environmental Biotechnology, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, and Office of Undergraduate Research have partnered to provide a ten-week summer research education experience program designed to immerse and challenge undergraduate students in the science, technology, engineering, mathematical, and medical science (STEMM) disciplines. Students will be placed into faculty mentor labs for rigorous hands-on independent research with complementary training in experimental design, ethics, statistical analysis, laboratory management, entrepreneurship, and science communication.

Program Highlights
• 10-week research experience in the lab of a University of Tennessee faculty member
• Weekly seminar series on current research topics
• Special seminars on applying to and surviving in graduate school
• Professional development in science communication
• Social trips and other fun activities

Summer 2020 Program Details
• Dates: May 26th to August 1st, 2020
• Stipend: $3,700 plus housing and travel to and from Knoxville, Tennessee
• Additional information and an online application are available at: http://ugradresearchexp.utk.edu/

Program Eligibility
Undergraduate students majoring in biology, microbiology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, or other biotechnology-related areas, other physical sciences, science education, or public policy who have a strong desire to complete a Ph.D. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in accredited colleges or universities.

Program Contact
Dr. Steven Ripp The University of Tennessee
676 Dabney Hall Knoxville, TN 37996 E-mail: UT.NIH.UndergraduateResearch@utk.edu Phone: 865-974-9605
Funding for this program is provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Application deadline: March 10th, 2020

Friday
11/08/19

Future Public Health Leaders Program

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Student experience, Summer Research, Workshops

The University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (Michigan FPHLP) is a residential summer program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Through field placements, skill building workshops and mentorship, Michigan FPHLP provides students with opportunities for growth, learning and awareness in the field of public health. The ultimate goal of the program is to increase the diversity of the public health workforce and the people committed to reducing health disparities. 

Michigan FPHLP students will be housed on the University of Michigan’s campus for 10 weeks to dive deep into the field of public health. Students will participate in curriculum days at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and engage with public health professionals through their field placements. 

The 2020 FPHLP Application is now open until January 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EST. Visit our Application page to access the 2020 Application.

Wednesday
11/06/19

TODAY! Founder Story: Side Hustlers (Female Edition)

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2019 in Academic Presentations, Event, Student experience, Workshops

Want to start a side hustle and don’t know where to begin? Come and learn about what it is like to start and maintain a side hustle in college from students at UB.

Meet our panelists: Chelsea sells on Poshmark; Gianna is a graphic designer with Designs By Damico; Diana and Kaylah do hair and Danielle teaches chess!

November 6, 2019

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Student Union Room 210

Wednesday
11/06/19

UPC Food Pantry at University Presbyterian Church // Volunteering

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2019 in Community Announcements, Stress Relief, Volunteering

The UPC Food Pantry provides food items for students and residents of the community who are in need. We’ve stocked our shelves with a variety of non-perishable food items and basic necessities. For more information call 836-7660 or stop by to visit us during our hours of service. Entrance is off the parking lot on Niagara Falls Blvd. We are handicapped accessible, on the metro and bus lines.

Hours of Service:

  • Tuesdays from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursdays from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Areas we serve by Zip Codes:

  • 14214
  • 14261
  • 14260
  • 14216
  • 14221
  • 14226

To register as an on-going client, please bring the following:

  1. Recent proof of residency (utility bill, phone bill, rent receipt).
  2. Proof of income for ALL family members.
  3. Social security number for ALL family members.
  4. Birth certificates for ALL minor children.

For College/University Students, please bring:

  • Proof of residency (zip code is disregarded).
  • Current valid student ID.

The UPC Food Pantry is an agency of The Food Bank of Western
New York and proudly supported by UB Campus Dining & Shops
and Off-Campus Student Services.

Interested in being a VOLUNTEER?

When would I work?
One afternoon a month (or as many as you wish) on a Tuesday or Thursday from 11:30am to 4:00pm

What would I do?
You would work with 3 or 4 other volunteers.
You might guide a client through our “store’
to help them choose their groceries.
You might greet and “check in” our clients.
You might help to stock shelves.
If you and a friend would like to work together, we can schedule that for you.
You will feel good about the time you spend with us!

3330 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14214 • 716-836-7660

Wednesday
11/06/19

Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program | Open to all fields of study

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2019 in Fellowships

Seeking students with an entrepreneurial drive who want to make a difference in Western New York

The WNY Prosperity Fellowship program supports and develops the talents of promising students to reach their maximum potential as entrepreneurial, community-minded leaders in the WNY region. WNY Prosperity Fellows are affiliated with like-minded individuals who show promise as future leaders in their industry and community. Fellows are awarded a paid summer internship; scholarship support awarded during the academic year up to $25,000 based on a student’s unmet financial need, and an enrichment fund of $1,000. This fellowship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the WNY region.

The Fellowship is open to all fields of study at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Fellowship eligibility:  

  • Current sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply; 
  • Should have minimum 3.0 cumulative UG GPA / 3.5 cumulative GRAD GPA;
  • Have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy through job creation;
  • Complete the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the advised deadline. Please note that you may file a FAFSA using estimated income information and update your FAFSA once you complete your current tax return.  
  • Submit application through the UB Scholarship Portal: buffalo.academicworks.com

For full details, visit the fellowship website at:  http://www.buffalo.edu/entrepreneurship.html | Application Deadline: February 15, 2020

Candidates are encouraged to attend Fellowship information sessions:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 4:00 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
  • Friday, Nov. 22 at 3:00 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
Wednesday
11/06/19

Willie R Evans Legacy Scholarship

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2019 in Scholarship Opportunities

The Willie R Evans Legacy Scholarship was established in 2010 by the UB Alumni Association in honor of Willie R. Evans, EDM ’60. In order to qualify for this award, the applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student with a parent, grandparent, or guardian who graduated from UB. 

Preference is given to students with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. FAFSA is recommended since financial need may be considered. Finalists may be interviewed. 

Supplemental Questions:

  • Applicants must include activities they are involved in outside of their academic studies and their level of involvement in each.
  • Also applicants are asked to submit a narrative explaining what a UB legacy means to them. 

Application deadline: 11/15/2019

By following this link you will be able to see ALL the scholarships available through the UB scholarship portal including the UBAA awards.