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Summer Student Opportunity: 10 in 10 Design Challenge

Posted by Tim on May 24, 2021 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Networking

The University at Buffalo is taking bold steps to enact climate action across our university and region.  Our award winning and nationally recognized Climate Action Plan sets for an innovative framework to advance this work and at its heart it calls on students to play an active role in helping us develop solutions.  In a few short weeks teams of students will be working to build innovative solutions within UB’s 10-in-10 framework and then pitch those ideas in mid-June. During this sprint, they will meet virtually daily from Monday through Friday at 4-5 pm ET where they will hear from experts on numerous topics.

I have attached promotional materials for digital signage and social media. Please let me know if you have any questions. More information on the challenge can be found here: 10 in 10 Design Challenge.

Deadline for students to is May 31st. This opportunity is sponsored by the Making it Happen Committee of UB’s Climate Action Plan, and hosted by Blackstone LaunchPad and UB Sustainability. There are prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at the end of the program.

Content to share with your students included below – copy & paste, forward:

Engage in UB’s 10 in 10 Climate Action Design Challenge: June 1st – 18th

The University at Buffalo is taking bold steps to enact climate action across our university and region. Our award winning and nationally recognized Climate Action Plan sets for an innovative framework to advance this work and at its heart it calls on students to play an active role in helping us develop solutions. 

In this 3-week program, students will work to build innovative solutions within UB’s 10-in-10 framework to advance an idea through learning sessions, workshops, coaching and a pitch presentation to compete for prizes. A virtual high-impact experience that will meet daily from Monday through Friday at 4-5 pm ET.

The 10 in 10 Climate Action Design Challenge features:

  • Speakers to help provide information about climate action and context to the challenge
  • Mentors to help students develop their pitch deck and ideas
  • Networking with industry experts
  • Presentations in which students pitch to groups for prize money

Additional information and application | Deadline to apply, May 31st


UB’s Clinical Nutrition MS w/ Dietetic Internship will be launching our new two-year future education model dietitian program – accepting students for Fall 2022 entry

Posted by Tim on May 24, 2021 in Academics, New Programs

Under the future education model, our program can now admit students with a bachelor’s degree in any major as long as they meet admissions requirements and have taken certain pre-requisite coursework. Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a four-year college or university or its international equivalent with a 3.0 GPA or better. Students who have not completed all pre-requisite courses prior to submitting their application will still be considered for the program as long as no more than 2 pre-requisite courses are outstanding prior to the application deadline. Pre-requisites may be completed at most any regionally accredited 2- or 4-year institution. Basic science prerequisites must be taken within the past 10 years and nutrition courses must be taken within the past five years. The program no longer requires GRE scores.


Chemistry 1 & 2 with labs (CHE 101/113, 102/114)

Organic Chemistry* (CHE 201)

Biochemistry* (BIO 305)

Human Anatomy and Physiology* (ES 207)

Microbiology (MIC 301)

Statistics (STA 119)

Human Nutrition (NTR 401)

Lifecycle Nutrition (NTR 402)

Food Science (NTR 202 – Fall ’21)

Food Management (NTR 310 -Sp ’22)

Community Nutrition (PUB 440 with approval) ServeSafe Certified (various in person and online)

*For these courses, a lab is recommended but not required for admission

The priority application deadline for Fall semester admission is the preceding December 1. Applicants must submit a resume, statement of Intent, 3 letters of recommendation, to the graduate school application portal by the deadline to be considered for admission to the program.

Nicole Klem MS RDN CCMS (she/her)

Program Director

Clinical Nutrition Dietetic Internship

Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences School of Public Health and Health Professions University at Buffalo

716-829-5653 &

MS/DI on the Web || Instagram || Facebook UB Culinary Medicine Instagram


Honors Differential Equations to be offered Fall 2021

Posted by Tim on May 24, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences

I want to bring your attention to the following new course offered by the math department which REPLACES MTH 306 (Intro to Differential Equations).

***NEW COURSE:  MTH 326 – Honors Differential Equations***

Instructor: Barbara Prinari

Lecture: TR 9:35AM – 10:50AM in person

This course covers the same content as MTH 306 – Differential Equations, but in a smaller course setting (max 45 students) and with more of an emphasis on concepts and underlying theory.  Class notes will be available ahead of time on UBLearns, and additional problem sessions will be offered weekly (time to be determined, remote in real-time with recordings posted).

Please feel free to reach out to Barbara Prinari – – if you have any question about the course.

I hope to see you in Fall!


Fully Funded Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress Fellows Program – Application Now Open

Posted by Tim on May 24, 2021 in Academics, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, UB nominates one sophomore or junior to become a Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) Fellow. These fellows are fully funded to participate in three-day leadership conferences in Washington, D.C. during the fall and spring semesters, in addition to completing a research paper that is eligible for publication and awards.

Since 1970, CSPC fellows have traveled to Washington, D.C. to learn about leadership and governance, to share their outstanding research, and to explore careers in public service. While attending the conferences, the fellows participate in workshops where they present and receive constructive criticism on their research papers. The fellows also have the opportunity to engage with policy experts, government officials and leaders in the legislative process. In the past, fellows have had the opportunity to meet with speakers such as Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke; Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta; Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher Lu; journalists James Kitfield, Ron Fournier, and Clive Crook; and defense experts Michele Flournoy, Frank Cilluffo and Capt. Eric Jones.

Criteria for students applying to become UB’s CSPC fellow:

  • GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Demonstrated interest in the American government.
  • Comfort with speaking, presenting and writing about the American presidency or Congress.

All academic majors are eligible although typically fellows are from political science, history, international studies, business, philosophy, economics, public health or journalism.


  • Attend two conferences in Washington, D.C. (one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester).
  • Undertake an original research project on a subject with direct relevance to the U.S. presidency and/or Congress. Write a 10-15 page paper based on this topic

Applications to become UB’s CSPC fellow are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 21.

Please contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at if you have any questions.


Blackstone LaunchPad Presents Launch Summer Accelerator June 3-July 30

Posted by Tim on May 11, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Launch Summer Accelerator: June 3rd through July 30th, a virtual experience:

Looking to turn your idea or passion into a business? Curious about entrepreneurship and want to join with other students interested in creating their very own venture? Already have a startup or product but are trying to achieve that next step?

UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad is hosting its second Summer Accelerator Program where you can spend nine weeks ideating, creating and competing for up to $10,000 in prizes!

This virtual experience will connect you to LaunchPad national resources, mentorship, industry leaders, workshops and more! Founders will also have access to networking sessions and weekly discussions.

Apply by Monday May 31st for the chance network, collaborate with others students and use your summer with purpose.

This is a virtual program and all undergraduate, graduate students, and recent alumni are invited to apply as either a formed venture or as a free-agent, where they can work with a team.

Program Name: Launch Summer Accelerator Program

Program Dates: June 3rd – July 30th, 2021

Application Deadline: Monday, May 31st, 2021

Application Link:


Links to Research Talks from the Fellowships and Scholarships Office

Posted by Tim on May 10, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Missed out on a live research talk this semester? Good news….they were recorded and can be viewed below.

Amanda Waggoner: “Race and Place in Washington, D.C.”

Nathaniel Lambert: “How Far Ahead Do Nations Plan?”


Research Opportunity in the Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

Posted by Tim on May 10, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

The Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) at the University of Buffalo is looking for undergraduate students to assist with research studies during Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. 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:, and more information about HABLAB is available at You can also find HABLAB on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) @ubhablab.

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, using “HABLAB student research assistant application 2021” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at We are currently filling positions for the coming academic year on a rolling basis.


MGF 100: Introduction to Personal Finance Open to any student fall 2021

Posted by Tim on May 10, 2021 in Academics, Community Announcements

The School of Management is offering MGF 100 as an open enrollment class available to all students this fall 2021 semester.  Please encourage your students to enroll if they have room for electives.  It is an extremely valuable class for students who may be financially distressed perhaps due to COVID-19 or simply new to navigating finances on their own.  The course is offered Thursday evenings to accommodate student schedules and it is scheduled to be in person at this point.

MGF 100: Introduction to personal finance

Students will learn why it is essential to have a spending plan and why budgeting is important.  The course will guide students on concepts and tools on savings and investments (stocks and bonds), and how it fits into the budget; theory around managing risk relative to returns complemented by practice using financial tools/models; role of banks and financial institutions in risk management and as intermediaries; what is a credit score leading into consumer credit and the simple mathematics around calculating interest on student loans, credit card and personal loans; understanding your paycheck and how income tax impacts disposable income and investments decisions; discussions around taxes, society and the services it provides; increasing use of apps such as Venmo, PayPal and Apple Pay and discussions around these tools – are they safe?  

The course is designed to promote creativity, modeling, observing, developing and demonstrating tools critical in acquiring financial literacy skills.  It will be important to explore behavioral aspects of personal finance, focusing on areas such as the temptation in use of credit cards and how accumulation of debt could negatively affect the society in general and the broader economy.  The objective will then be to tie this into a personalized spending plan. Students will hear from other recently graduating student’s cognitive impact of past behaviors, and how that has influenced their decisions, now as working adults. 


UB Study Abroad May 2021 Alumni Spotlight

Posted by Tim on May 4, 2021 in Community Announcements, Study Abroad

We are happy to share the May 2021 edition of our UB Study Abroad Alumni Spotlight series which highlights the impact that studying abroad has had on the careers and lives of UB Alumni! Please feel free to share this with anyone you think might be interested and let us know if you have any students you’d like us to highlight in the future.

Meet Lukas Dickash, UB Study Abroad Alumnus, and hear him speak about how participating in UB’s International Christian University (ICU) Summer Program has allowed him to pursue a career in Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher. Lukas earned a B.A. in Linguistics with a concentration in Language, Society and Communication, and a minor in Japanese Studies, which helped him satisfy his degree requirements for his minor over the summer instead of needing to complete a full year at UB to do the same. He looks back on how his study abroad experience helped him achieve his dream of living and working in Japan!