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SUNY NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Proposal Webinar

Posted by Tim on July 30, 2021 in Event, Fellowships, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Dear Students,
Are you applying for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in this year’s competition? This will be a particularly good year to apply, as NSF has announced plans to increase the number of GRFP awards!  
Sponsored by SUNY’s Office of Research and Economic Development and hosted by Professor Susan Brennan of Stony Brook University, SUNY Research Fellow for Innovation in Graduate Education (and former Program Director of NSF GRFP), this webinar series is designed to prepare rising junior and senior undergraduates as well as first-and second-year graduate students in STEM fields to apply to NSF’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).
Except for Webinar #1, which was conducted earlier this year, each webinar will begin with a presentation (recorded over Zoom in summer of 2020), followed by live Q&A and discussion.  

Don’t worry if you cannot make the scheduled time for a particular webinar; you can view the pre-recorded presentation (about 1.5 hour) at any time and then join the scheduled webinar later, for live Q&A, or come to the scheduled office hours with your questions, strategic issues, or statement drafts.

Below are the links and passwords to access the webinar recordings and to register.  Please email with any questions.
WEBINAR #1 (For undergraduates only)
Are You Ready For Graduate School? Finding Fellowship Funding 

This recorded webinar was conducted live on April 28, 2021. Are you curious about or excited by the prospect of a career in research? Are you thinking about a career in a leadership role that involves science, technology, engineering, or mathematics? Are you wondering about the best time to apply to graduate school, and how to get someone else to pay for it? This webinar may help you decide. 

Webinar #1 recording
Applying to NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Monday, August 2 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
This webinar will include all the basics about GRFP, such as the benefits, eligibility, parts of the application, the review process, and basic tips and strategies. Please bring your questions! 

Webinar #2 recording (Password: Research2020)


Webinar #3
Winning Strategies for GRFP (and How to Get Started)
Wednesday, August 4 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This webinar will include discussion of NSF’s review criteria (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), how to maximize the impact of your planned research, and other winning strategies. Bring your questions and draft statements for comments! 

Webinar #3 recording (Password: Research2020)


Webinar #4
Write! (As if Your Career Depends on it)
Thursday, August 5 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 

This webinar will cover how to write about your research in an interesting and lively way, tailored to your audience (recommended for all fellowship and grant writers). Bring your questions and draft statements for comments! 

Webinar #4 Recording (Password: Research2020)



Fall 2021 Buffalo Film Seminars/Great Directors Schedule

Posted by Tim on July 26, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

Fall 2021 Buffalo Film Seminars/Great Directors schedule

These are the dates for the Tuesday @ 7:00PM Zoom discussions for the fall series. We will post the Goldenrod handouts the Saturdays before each Tuesday discussion. Those notices will include links to our Vimeo introductions and the Tuesday Zoom discussions.

All the films are available on Criterion and/or Amazon Prime (indicated by P and C after the title). Some of the Amazon Prime films are free with membership; some require a small additional fee.

Seven of the films (the listings in bold) are available free to anyone with a UB email address via the UB Library’s Kanopy or Swank portals. To access them, go to, enter Kanopy or Swank, then enter the title of the film you want to watch. They are all available now.

Amazon and Prime both permit one-month trial memberships. Individuals with UB email accounts can Watch the films on September 7, 14, and 21 on Criterion; the films on November 9, 16, 23, and 30 on Prime; and the rest through the UB Library.

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August 31 William Pabst PANDORA’s BOX  (1929) C (Kanopy)

September 7 Jean Renoir THE GRAND ILLUSION  (1937) P C

September 14 Carol Reed ODD MAN OUT  (1947) P C

September 21 Kon Kichikawa THE BURMESE HARP (1956) C

September 28 Satiyajit Ray THE MUSIC ROOM (1958) C (Kanopy)

October 5 Andrei Tarkovsky ANDREY RUBLYOV (1966) C (Kanopy)

October 12 Stanley Kubrick BARRY LYNDON (1975) P (Swank)

October 19 Roman Polanski CHINATOWN (1974) P C (Swank)

October 26 Roland Joffé THE MISSION (1986) P (Swank)

November 2 Mike Nichols CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR  (2007) P (Swank)

November 9 Ashgar Farhadi A SEPARATION (2011)  P

November 16 Hsiao-Hsien Hou THE ASSASSIN  2015)  P

November 23 Cholé Zhan NOMADLAND  (2020) P

November 30 Rob Reiner THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) P


UB Athletics is Hiring Tutors for Fall 2021

Posted by Tim on July 21, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Student Job Opportunities, Tutoring

UB Athletics is Looking for graduate and Undergraduate students able to tutor student athletes in various subjects.

Pay is dependent on level of study with a maximum of 29 hours per week (national Students/International 20 hours per week).  For the Fall 2021 semester tutoring will occur in person and virtually. 

  Requirements of tutors include:   GPA of 3.o

                         Minimally an A– in the class or classes you wish to tutor.

Interested individuals can send an email titled “interest in Athletics tutoring” to Christina Fanara (Tutor Coordinator) at  Please include a list of subjects that you are able to tutor along with an unofficial transcript for review.


Tutors Wanted for the UB Tutoring and Academic Support Services Center

Posted by Tim on July 19, 2021 in Community Announcements, Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities, Tutoring

Tutors Wanted:
Tutoring & Academic Support Services (TASS) is looking for highly motivated students who are willing to help others. If you have good communication skills and enjoy sharing your knowledge please apply to be a tutor.
• Tutors must be currently enrolled at UB as an undergraduate or graduate student and in good academic standing with at least one semester completed.
• Need to be available at least 6 hours per week but could work up to 15 hours per week depending on demand.
• Must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
• Need to have an A- or above or in the course that they wish to tutor in.
All students interested in becoming a tutor or academic coach can apply directly through our website at:
Any questions email


Apply NOW Introduction to Diversity in Doctoral Education and Scholarship @Kellogg/Booth Deadline August 23, 2021

Posted by Tim on July 19, 2021 in Academics, Networking, Workshops

Introduction to Diversity in Doctoral Education and Scholarship (IDDEAS)

Greetings from Kellogg! 

We would like to share with you a special opportunity for students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in research and a career in academia.   

IDDEAS is a two-day program for undergraduate students held on October 21-22, 2021 that is co-hosted by the PhD Programs at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. 

IDDEAS seeks to attract a diverse group of promising undergraduate students and introduce them to research at the doctoral level. Participants will: Learn about research within a business school. Receive advice and insights about the PhD application process. Meet and interact with PhD students and faculty. Discuss careers in research and teaching. Ideal candidates for IDDEAS Scholars are current undergraduate students with strong quantitative skills and academic records. Applications from women and under-represented populations are encouraged. Candidates must complete an application to help us learn about you and your interest in research.  
Please contact us with any questions you may have.


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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshop Series July 26, 27, 28 and 29

Posted by Tim on July 6, 2021 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshop Series This four-part workshop series is designed for first-year PhD students and rising seniors in STEM to learn about criteria for the NSF GRFP, what the review panels are looking for and how to write a strong research proposal.
Dates: July 26, 27, 28 and 29
Time: 9-10:30 a.m.
Register for the NSF GRFP Workshop Series

Fulbright Application Development Workshops July 19, 20 and 21

Posted by Tim on July 6, 2021 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Fulbright Application Development Workshops  This three-part workshop for rising seniors and graduate students provides information about the Fulbright student grant, including country selection, affiliates and how to develop a strong proposal. 
Dates: July 19, 20 and 21
Time: 9-10 a.m. Register for the Fulbright Application Development Workshops