University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
02/24/20

The Black Student Union and IDC Present Open Mic Night February 27

Posted by Tim on February 24, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief

The Black Student Union and the IDC present

Open Mic Night

February 27th, 2020

7 p.m.-9 p.m.

SU Theater

For more details email us here.

Monday
02/24/20

Tough Topics: Police Brutality February 26

Posted by Tim on February 24, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Every Wednesday

February 26th, 2020 – 2:00-3:00 p.m.

To what extent should communities of color engage with the police?  Come discuss the history of racial discrimination in the police force. Eligible for SA Participation!

Monday
02/24/20

Black History Month Movie Night: “Harriet” February 24

Posted by Tim on February 24, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief

Movie Night!

Monday, February 24th

240 Student Union

6 p.m.-9 p.m.In honor of Black History Month, come join us to learn the untold story of a strong, courageous African-American woman who helped shape our country.

Friday
02/21/20

Fall 2020 Study Abroad Applications in the UK Are Open!

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad in the United Kingdom this Fall 2020 semester? Applications are open and have March 15 application deadlines!

Please review the Fact Sheets at the top of each program brochure to learn about eligibility requirements (3.0 GPA requirement). View the program brochures for important information about application deadlines, academic information and course offerings, estimated budgets/costs, housing options, and more! If you have a program or two in mind, please feel free to schedule an appointment by calling the Study Abroad office (716-645-3912) or stopping in during office hours (Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm) to discuss your questions (201 Talbert Hall).

These programs are all EXCHANGE – this means you will be charged your regular UB tuition and will not be charged additional tuition costs by the host university. Please see estimated budget sheets for more information surrounding costs associated with exchange programs.


Friday
02/21/20

PHD Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania, October 8-10, 2020 (Deadline to apply: April 1, 2020

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2020 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Networking, Workshops

The Penn Honors Diversity (PHD) Symposium will be held from October 8-10, 2020 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. The Symposium aims to particularly attract underrepresented students, especially sophomores and juniors, at colleges and universities in the Mid-Atlantic states who are interested in learning more about graduate school. Students will have the opportunity to (a) network with faculty and current graduate students, (b) learn about cutting-edge research and PhD training opportunities at Penn, (c) present their work to faculty and students in a poster session, and (d) attend workshops and seminars about the admissions process, funding opportunities, life as a graduate student, etc.

Students coming from the Mid-Atlantic States who are accepted to attend will have travel, lodging and meals covered.  The deadline to apply for the PHD Symposium is April 1, 2020. Students can learn more and apply now at https://home.www.upenn.edu/pages/penn-honors-diversity.  

Wednesday
02/19/20

Office of Academic Integrity Student Ambassadors (Paid!)

Posted by Tim on February 19, 2020 in Job Opportunity, Paid Student Experience



Position Overview:

Office of Academic Integrity Student Ambassadors (OAISAs) are undergraduate and graduate students who work with the Office of Academic Integrity and exemplify the values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage in the learning and research processes.
OAISAs play an integral role in promoting academic integrity on campus and professional integrity in the work field. The OAISA is a paid position. The Office will only consider completed applications. Completed applications have both a resume and a document with application question responses.
Deadline for applications is March 13, 2020 at 5 PM.

OAISAs are students who:


 Have UB Pride
 Understand the importance of having integrity, academically and professionally
 Want the opportunity to be involved on campus
 Display initiative
 Are professional and can provide mentorship to peer-students
 Can maintain strict confidentiality
 Can commit up to 5 hours/week to the position

Eligibility:


 Must be able to commit for a full academic year (Fall 2020 and Spring 2021)
 Must be available for an orientation during Spring 2020 semester and training the week before Fall 2020 semester begins (Dates: TBD)
 2.5 GPA minimum

Benefits:

As a result of being an OAI Student Ambassador, students will gain:
 Leadership experience
 Opportunities to practice and improve their critical thinking abilities
 Hands-on practical experience (communication, outreach, event planning, writing/citation)
 Insight into the application of academic policy in higher education

Student Ambassador Roles and Responsibilities:

 Participate in OAISA orientation and training
 Attend regularly-scheduled meetings
 Promote academic integrity at student move-in, welcome week, and exam time
 Develop and execute promotional campaigns to improve the awareness of academic and professional integrity on campus
 Engage with students through the OAI’s social media accounts
 Communicate to students about the value of integrity at UB and beyond (e.g., speak to classes, chalk the campus at exam time, coordinate study breaks with integrity messaging, etc.)
 Plan events around student needs related to academic integrity (e.g., time management workshops, stress reduction, limits of collaboration presentations, etc.)
 Provide 1-on-1 and group assistance to students on topics such as proper citation techniques (APA, MLA, Chicago), paraphrasing, referencing, and more
 Serve on adjudication committees to consider student appeals
 Present to groups and/or meet with students about the policy and corresponding processes
 Model integrity for peers both on and off campus

Application Requirements:

All applications will be submitted on UB Bullseye powered by Handshake.

Please include:
 An updated resume
 A Word document with answers to the following questions:

  1. Why do you want to become an OAI Student Ambassador?
  2. What experiences do you feel have prepared you to be an OAI Student Ambassador?
    In the response, please specify what roles and responsibilities most interest you and why.
  3. With an unlimited budget, briefly describe one program or idea to promote academic integrity on campus?



Monday
02/17/20

Tutoring Opportunity with Infiniva Tutoring

Posted by Tim on February 17, 2020 in Job Opportunity

Do you want to help local high schoolers in Buffalo get into the college of their dreams? Infiniva Tutoring can provide that opportunity, allowing you to work one-on-one with HS students on preparing for the SAT/ACT. For over a decade, Infiniva Tutoring has offered the most effective, private, one-on-one college test prep tutoring program to Western New York students. 

Qualified candidates should have at least a 1200 SAT / 30 ACT. Starting rates for tutor ranges from $24/hr to $31/hr upon finishing paid training. If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to infinivatutoring@gmail.com.

Monday
02/17/20

University at Buffalo Undergraduate Research Conference July 20-22 SAVE THE DATE

Posted by Tim on February 17, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

Make plans now to join us in beautiful downtown Buffalo for the 26th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference and University at Buffalo Graduate Information Program.

July 20-July 22, 2020

University at Buffalo, Downtown Campus
955 Main Street, Buffalo, New York, 14203
Registration will open in March and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is encouraged!

This conference is an excellent opportunity to:

Present faculty-supervised research. (Oral and poster formats.)

Participate in workshops and learn from your peers and mentors about how to find theperfect program for you.

Attend a University at Buffalo Graduate School Information Program, which includesmeeting with program faculty, staff and students based on your graduate field of interest.

Engage with inspirational speakers and panels.

Visit the Graduate School Opportunities Fair and network with representatives fromgraduate schools across the nation.

Explore Buffalo! Experience Buffalo’s vibrant culture with opportunities to visit Canalsideand other attractions in downtown Buffalo.
All undergraduate student researchers are welcome, including (but not limited to) those from McNair, SSS, LSAMP and CSTEP programs.Call for presenters and hotel information will be announced in March.

Friday
02/14/20

Hillel Summer Internship Program: Find Yourself in Buffalo

Posted by Tim on February 14, 2020 in Internships

Need a job this summer that will enhance your resume? The Hillel Summer Internship Program is an 8 week paid internship and cohort experience open to incoming Jewish sophomores, juniors and seniors who are either enrolled in a Buffalo area college or university or who are from Buffalo and attend school out of town. Students will be placed in internships across Buffalo that match their professional goals and that will provide them with relevant, hands-on experience and mentorship. On Fridays students will participate group processing and immersive learning experiences, such as a networking power lunch with local Jewish professionals, volunteering with refugees, and a tour of a start-up incubator in Buffalo.

Applications are due Friday, February 28th

Visit https://www.hillelofbuffalo.org/summer-internship-program for more info and to apply.

Friday
02/14/20

University District Spring 2020 Service Calendar

Posted by Tim on February 14, 2020 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Volunteering

Click here to sign up!