University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
12/20/19

Deadline Near for Several Undergraduate Fellowships, Grants and Research Opportunities

Posted by Tim on December 20, 2019 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Summer Research

DOE Scholars Program, Dept of Energy; app deadline Jan 3, 2020

History of Diversity in the Physical Sciences Intern, American Institute of Physics (for physics undergraduates), app deadline Jan 15, 2020

REU in Increasing Statistical Preparation in Research Education for Underrepresented Undergraduates, Spelman College; app deadline Jan 15, 2020

Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; app deadline Jan 15, 2020

REU, Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington; app deadline Jan 15, 2020

Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium, Johns Hopkins University, Apr 3-4, 2020; abstract deadline Jan 24, 2020


REU in Evolutionary Science, University of Iowa; app deadline Feb 1, 2020

REU, SETI Institute (for students interested in astronomy, astrobiology, or planetary science); app deadline Feb 1, 2020

REU in Raptor Research, Boise State University; app deadline Feb 3, 2020

Summer Student Fellowships, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (for rising fourth-year students interested in ocean sciences, oceanographic engineering, mathematics, or marine policy); app deadline Feb 5, 2020

Analytic Studies Internships, Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute (for students in art history, anthropology, archaeology, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, ecology, earth sciences, chemical and materials science engineering, museum studies, or paleontology); app dline Feb 10, 2020

History and Heritage Internship, Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life; app dline Feb 10, 2020

REU in Materials Research Science and Engineering, Northwestern University; app deadline Feb 14, 2020

Seventh Annual Environmental Science and Design Symposium, Kent State University; app deadline Feb 15, 2020

Travel grant to attend 2020 International Conference on Arabidopsis Research in Seattle (for underrepresented students in plant sciences); app deadline Feb 29, 2020

Friday
12/20/19

First Generation Peer Mentors Needed

Posted by Tim on December 20, 2019 in Community Announcements, Networking, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

A peer mentor is an experienced first-gen upper-class student at UB who will mentor a small group (up to 10) new to UB first-gen freshmen. Mentors are committed to supporting the holistic development of our first-gen students and preparing them to make a successful transition to college. Mentors will contribute to the success of their mentees by building community and as sense of belonging. Mentors will also challenge the student to think more critically and have an increased level of self- awareness and reflection. Mentors will serve as a buddy, a coach, an advocate and a role model for their mentee.

Peer Mentor Primary Responsibilities

  • Participate in required mentor training sessions (approx. 2 hours in person, there may be more training opportunities online; times TBD)
  • Attend fall “Welcome (Back) Bulls  Social” in September to welcome all incoming first generation students
  • Reach out to your assigned mentees at the start of classes and each month; be available to your mentee via text, email, phone, or in person
  • Attend First Gen Connect monthly events with your mentee(s)
  • Participate in mentor workshops offered on a variety of leadership, wellness, and personal/professional development topics
  • Estimated time commitment of the program:
    • approximately 2 hours in mentor training (times TBD)
    • Additional online training modules will be required as ongoing training
    • approximately 4 hours a week working with mentee(s), which includes related activities–workshops, mentor journal, required survey/assessments)

Peer Mentor Required Qualifications

  • Enrolled in Spring 2020 and will have sophomore, junior, or senior status in Fall 2020
  • Must be in good academic, financial, and disciplinary standing
  • First-generation college student (neither parent received a four-year degree in the United States)
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Genuine desire to help their first-generation peers succeed
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude
  • Willing to learn and share information about the University at Buffalo community, student life and campus resources
  • First gen students at UB come from across the globe and represent a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, linguistic, socio-economic, geographical, and political perspectives–prospective mentors should embrace and celebrate this diversity
  • Interest in developing leadership and mentoring experience

Benefits for Peer Mentors

  • Workshops and training on a wide variety of UB resources that support student success–including career, professional, wellness, and leadership topics
  • Enhance your skills in coaching and guiding others
  • Opportunities to connect with a wide network of faculty and staff dedicated to the success of our first gen Bulls community
  • Stay up to date on new events and resources on campus
  • Make a difference and positively impact a first-year student’s UB experience!
  • $ 13 an hour

How to apply?

Please submit to Vivian Jimenez @ vjimenez@buffalo.edu by February 3, 2020

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Contact information for 2 professional references
Monday
12/02/19

Summer Study Abroad to Costa Rica Focusing on Health Promotion

Posted by Tim on December 2, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

This course will begin by comparing the United States and Costa Rica health care system. Costa Rica, a middle-income Latin American country, rivals those of the U.S. in many health indicators while spending much less. The Costa Rican system focuses on health promotion and primary care to improve the health of vulnerable and needy population groups resulting in improved health for all. During this experience, students will explore various public health topics, including the difference in lifestyle in multiple areas around the country, health disparities between different ethnic groups, and how environmental health impacts human health. Various public health topics such as child health, substance use, mental health, and diet and lifestyle will be explored during different experiences and in-country lectures. 

For more information please contact: Jessica S. Kruger, Ph.D., CHES at jskruger@buffalo.edu

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Community Health and Health Behavior

School of Public Health and Health Professions

Monday
12/02/19

Legal for Startups: Business Formation – December 5, 2019

Posted by Tim on December 2, 2019 in Event, Workshops

When should I form my legal business entity?

What type of entity should it be: DBA, LLC, S-Corp?

Do my team members and I need a partnership agreement?

If you’ve asked yourself any of these questions, this workshop is for you. Get the information you need to move forward and learn about resources provided by UB’s Entrepreneurship Law Clinic.

December 5, 2019

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

210 Student Union

Monday
12/02/19

One Semester Down – December 5, 2019

Posted by Tim on December 2, 2019 in Event, Stress Relief

Come share your truths, your struggles, and your celebration from your journey as a first-generation student with the community. Take your space at the mic, write down or speak your story, share and ask for advice, sing, dance, or even recite poetry. Express yourself and own your journey.

There will also be a ‘Stress-Less’ table to prepare for finals!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

7 PM – 9 PM

Student Union 240

Monday
12/02/19

Tough Topics: Are Your Holidays Pagan? – December 5, 2019

Posted by Tim on December 2, 2019 in Event

An Easter Bunny? Flying Reindeer? A Yule Tree? Where do such traditions come from in Christian mythology? How have Christian colonizers co-opted Pagan tradition for their own celebrations and what motives did they serve? Who or what is a Pagan, and what is the Neo-Paganism movement?

December 5, 2019

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Student Union 240

Monday
12/02/19

Native American Culture & Land – December 4, 2019

Posted by Tim on December 2, 2019 in Academic Presentations, Event

Learn about local Native American nation and the state of Native American land in America!

December 4, 2019

12 PM – 3 PM 

Student Union Lobby

Monday
12/02/19

LGBTQ+ JAM WEEK

Posted by Tim on December 2, 2019 in Event, Stress Relief

When: December 02 – December 06, 2019

Where: Student Union 240

Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

LGBTQ+ Movie Night In

When: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Where: Student Union 240

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm