University Honors College - The Honorable mention

Community Organizing and Development Minor Courses Open to All Majors

Posted by Tim on February 28, 2022 in Academics, Community Announcements

For questions about whether these courses will count toward your university requirements, please speak to your academic advisor.

SW130LEC Dismantling Anti-Blackness: On Becoming Antiracist

T/R 2:00-3:20 PM        SEATED           Instructor J. Diebold

This foundational course examines historic and contemporary anti-Black racism and white supremacy in the United States. Students will analyze policies and strategies to identify, challenge, and transform the values, structures, and behaviors that perpetuate systemic racism, white supremacy, and anti-blackness. Students will also engage in self-reflection, develop self-awareness, and participate in critical analysis of systems of privilege and oppression, as well as develop personal strategies for becoming antiracist and facilitating change in communities and society.

SW150LEC Social Media in Social Change

T/R 6:00-7:20 PM        SEATED           Instructor M. Schwartz

This course will familiarize students with social media and social networking as they influence community change. Specifically, students will be introduced to the fundamental terms and concepts of social media and networking, including various interfaces, tools, and platforms that may be leveraged to promote community change and development. Students will also explore existing scholarship and best practices, as well as issues of social justice, trauma and adversity, social disadvantage, and human rights as they apply to the democratization of technology.

SW220LEC Intro to Community Organizing and Development

T/R 10:00-11:20 AM       HYBRID                      Instructor M. Lewis                      

This course provides a general introduction to the history, organizations, strategies, and practice issues related to community organizing and development. Specifically, this course examines different types of community organizing and development approaches including, but not limited to workforce development, neighborhood revitalization, and arts and culture. Current trends and strategies for organizing residents and collaborating with community-based organizations on development initiatives are explored. This course also introduces empowerment, strengths-based, human rights, and trauma-informed perspectives as frameworks for developing, exploring, and analyzing community organizing and development efforts in urban and rural settings.

SW225LEC Perspectives on Child Maltreatment and Advocacy

M/W 9:10-10:30 AM     SEATED           Instructor P. Logan-Greene

This course provides the foundational knowledge to understand and recognize child maltreatment in diverse settings. The course covers the historical and comparative perspectives, including a trauma-informed and human rights perspective, on child maltreatment, with an emphasis on improving outcomes for children and families. This course is designed for, but not limited to, students who are interested in public health, social work, human services, nursing and other health professions, sociology, psychology, law, and education.

SW245LEC Global Child Advocacy Issues

T/R 11:00 AM-12:20 PM                       SEATED           Instructor S. Richards-Desai

This course is designed to increase student understanding of the adverse experiences of children growing up in various countries. The purpose of this course is to expose students to considerations of socioeconomics, health, culture, religion, and politics and how these affect the welfare and well-being of children across the world. This course examines advocacy efforts using a trauma-informed, human rights framework.

SW380LEC Mediating Conflict through Negotiation

T/R 6:00-7:20 PM        REMOTE          Instructor K. Heim

This course is designed to provide students with practical and theoretical knowledge and skills for addressing and resolving conflict through the use of mediation and negotiation strategies and tactics. Students will explore the ways in which power operates in a variety of approaches, theories, and perspectives, including conflict theories and styles, strategies for empowering relevant parties in managing conflict through negotiation, and techniques and frameworks for third party intervention.


Cardiac Medical Device Career Information Session

Posted by Tim on February 24, 2022 in Academics, Career Oportunities, Event


Register for SUNY’s NRSA Proposal Development Webinar

Posted by Tim on February 24, 2022 in Academics, Career Oportunities

The next NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) deadline is April 8, 2022. Receiving this nationally prominent award to support biomedical research is an excellent addition to your resume, regardless of what direction your career takes you.
To assist you, SUNY has created a NRSA award slide deck and training video developed and presented by Dr. Miguel Garcia-Diaz, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Director of the Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Graduate Program at Stony Brook University.  
Please register to watch the training video as a group or to participate in live Q&A webinar session on March 8, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. You can watch the training video at any time and join us for the Q&A portion around 3:10 pm.  This is an opportunity to ask questions, receive guidance on the application components and discuss any previous reviews you have received.

Most students apply for this award between the end of their third year and the beginning of their fourth year of training. Please talk with your advisor if you are considering applying for this award. Note that if you win one of these prestigious awards, you may be eligible for the SUNY GREAT award, an additional $5K in flexible research funds.
If you are not ready to apply in April, there are two additional NSRA application deadlines on August 8 and December 8. The video and slides will be available throughout the year, and we will schedule Q&A webinars for subsequent application cycles. Please note that the video and related materials may be useful if you apply for other awards or grants.
Support for this initiative comes from SUNY’s University Faculty Senate Graduate and Research Committee. Special thanks to Miguel Garcia-Diaz; Susan Brennan, SUNY’s Innovation in Graduate Education Research Fellow; SUNY’s Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development; and the Research Foundation for SUNY.
Please email with any questions. 

First-Generation Peer Mentor Position Description

Posted by Tim on February 24, 2022 in Academics, Career Oportunities

A peer mentor is an experienced and well-trained first-generation UB student who helps new to
UB-first-generation students navigate the transition to UB or their chosen program. Peer mentors serve as role models who demonstrate the value of fostering interconnected relationships and support their mentees towards increased engagement and participation in the university community. While establishing reciprocal and dynamic relationships with their mentees, peer mentors exemplify academic integrity, responsible decision making, and a vested interest in UB and student success. Mentors will serve as a buddy, a coach, and advocate for their mentee(s). Mentors will begin working with their student(s) over the summer during the remote Summer Bridge component of the program and throughout the entire 2022-2023 academic year.
Peer Mentor Primary Responsibilities
• Participate in required mentor training sessions (approx. 2 hours in person or via zoom, 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 before the start of the Summer Bridge Class, the start of classes, and throughout 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
• Willingness to learn and utilize Navigate reporting systems
• Estimated time commitment of the program:
o Approximately (2) hours in mentor training (times TBD)
o Additional online training modules will be required as ongoing training
o Approximately (4) hours a week working with mentee(s), which
includes related activities–workshops, Navigate Reporting,
Administrative Check-ins, and required survey/assessments at the end
of the semester
• Summer Bridge Commitment: The program starts over the summer where
we offer a REMOTE 5-week long course in ULC-148 (Precalc Intermediate
Algebra & Trigonometry) or SOC-204 (Social Justice) for participating students
 Mentors may need to commit to being in an assigned class time
with their students and meet with their mentee’s (1-2) times a
week throughout the 5-week course
 Check-in with program administrators once a week to give
updates on students
 Document student engagements in Navigate system Peer Mentor Required Qualifications
• Enrolled in Spring 2022 and will have sophomore, junior, or senior status in Fall 2023
• Must have at least a 2.75 overall GPA and be in good standing at the university
• Be in good 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!
• Have the opportunity to obtain the Experiential Learning Network (ELN)
Community Engagement Digital Badge
• Have the opportunity to become a CRLA certified Peer Mentor
• ($500) stipend to be paid for the Summer Bridge and ($750) stipend(s) for both Fall and Spring semesters. * You may be paid in campus cash if you hold other campus jobs and/or have work-study*
Peer Mentor Expectations:
• Committed to being a mentor for the ENTIRE 2022-2023 academic year, also including a 5-week period in Summer 2022
• Proactively engage with students throughout the entire academic year and meet with
them individually (In-person/Online) at least (4) times per semester
• Thoroughly document all your engagements in the Navigate system Weekly
• Be responsive to program administrators when contacted
• Check-in with program administrators on a monthly basis
• Attend and Participate in First-Generation Events
How to apply?
Please submit your completed application with the documents below to or through our website by March 25, 2022
 Letter of interest
 Resume
 Contact information for 2 professional references
Reach out to Tyler Richards ( or if you have
any questions.



Posted by Tim on February 24, 2022 in Career Oportunities


Established in 1903, the SGAA is the 115-year-old Professional Trade Association for Architectural Stained and Decorative Art Glass Studios and Artists. Featuring the Stained Glass Quarterly, an award-winning magazine documenting the history of architectural glass and providing a voice to the stained glass industry since 1906. The purpose of the SGAA is “Innovating and Preserving the Profession” through awareness and education programs for both its members and the clients they serve. Its role with the Fine Arts Field is to serve as an advocate and ambassador for Architectural Glass Art Studios and Artists.


The Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA) is seeking an emerging professional to work with us as our Communications Manager. This addition to our current team would be responsible for increasing the awareness of the SGAA through developing and executing effective communication and media relations programs.

Will mainly assist the Executive Director to develop, implement, and maintain a member communications plan and be responsible for the SGAA’s ongoing digital footprint, including social media, website content, and overall online presence. Will also assist with administration and marketing of the Stained Glass Quarterly.

We are looking for someone who considers themselves a Master Googler, has a love for old buildings and the architectural art found within them, and who is excited about helping us find creative new ways to share the work that we are doing here both with our members as well as will the passionate public.

This is an on-site, starting at 32/week position, starting at $18-$20/hour, commensurate with experience. We hope to grow this into a full-time, salaried position by the end of 2022. We are an actively growing National Trade Association and Foundation eager to continue our success and help our employees grow with the organization.


  • A self-described Master Googler
  • Appreciation of old buildings and architectural art.
  • Excellent written communication skills; self-motivated and organized.
  • Knowledge of social media marketing.
  • Desktop publishing and Adobe Creative Suite a plus.


Clean out your closets and cupboards for UB Rotaract!

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2022 in Community Announcements

All proceeds collected by the UB Rotaract Chapter will help fund our support to the WNY community. The UB Rotaract aims to link young adults to established professionals and resources within University at Buffalo and the greater Buffalo region to pursue socially responsible projects at local and global levels.

A collection box will be setup in the Don Schack Student Lounge through Thursday, March 31st.

We Are Collecting


men’s, women’s and children’s clothes, coats, shoes, scarves, handbags, wallets, fashion accessories, ties, belts, backpacks, etc.

Household Textiles

bedding, comforters, blankets, sheets, towels, linen, tablecloths, curtains, pillows, etc.

Small Household Goods

kitchen items (such as pots/pans, dishes, silverware, glasses, serving pieces and hand-held appliances), home decorative items, knick-knacks, toys, games, and small electronics Please use bags for clothes and textiles and tightly packed boxes for small household goods.
All items must be clean and in sellable condition.


Online Career Information Session with PrepMD about Careers in Cardiac Care February 28th

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2022 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

The Honors College invites you to a special online information session with PrepMD to learn about Cardiac Careers. 

This session will take place on Zoom on Monday, February 28, 2022 at 4:00pm.  RSVP to Tim Matthews at for zoom information by Thursday, February 24th.


Apply to be a Diversity Advocate for 2022-2023

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2022 in Community Announcements, Networking

Apply to join the 2022-2023 Diversity Advocate team! Diversity Advocates have the opportunity to interact with diverse student communities through outreach, workshops, programs, and general office hours. Diversity Advocates are peer educators in the Intercultural and Diversity Center and will have responsibilities from August 2022 through May 2023.  
Compensation:  $13.20 per hour, up to 10 hours a week  Staff shirt, jacket, nametag, and shared office space  Minimum Qualifications:  Maintain a semester GPA of 2.5 or higher  In good academic and disciplinary standing (upon hiring and maintained while in the position)  Able to attend and participate fully for all of summer and winter trainings  Demonstrate commitment to cultural programming   We are accepting applications until March 4, 2022, at 11:55 p.m. 
 Apply by completing our application
Learn more at an information session (not required): 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 | 3:00 –4:00 pm (SU 240)  
Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 4:00 –5:00 pm (Online-  
Monday, February 28, 2022 | 5:00 -6:00 pm (SU 240)  
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 | 12:00 –1:00 pm (SU 240) 
Have questions? Need help? Contact

Office of Academic Integrity Seeks Student Integrity Ambassadors

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2022 in Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The Office of Academic Integrity is accepting applications for Student Integrity Ambassadors! This volunteer ambassador program is perfect for students who want to:

  • Demonstrate a clear commitment to ethics
  • Practice skills in leadership, communication, programming, and more!
  • Find a welcoming community at UB
  • Promote a positive university culture through peer-to-peer interaction

The ambassadorship is a 5-hour/week volunteer opportunity from Fall 2022 – Spring 2023. Applications can be found at and close March 31st.

  • – – – –

The Office of Academic Integrity is hosting the first annual Academic Integrity Awards reception this coming May and is seeking nominations in the categories of:

  • student
  • faculty/staff
  • department/program
  • While all members of the UB community are expected to uphold academic integrity standards, these awards are for those who go above and beyond in their commitment to this value. Often described as “doing the right thing, even when no one is watching,” we encourage advisors to nominate students or colleagues who fit that description. Find out more about the easy nomination process here:

Henry A. Panasci Technology Entrepreneurship Competition-Win $52,000! Deadline to apply is March 4

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2022 in Competitions, Event

Henry A. Panasci Technology Entrepreneurship Competition – win +50,000

UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad encourages undergraduate and graduate students of all studies to participate in this year’s Panasci Technology Entrepreneurship Competition! The winners will receive $52,000 in seed money and in-kind services towards their business venture! Ideas in the life sciences, technology or engineering industries are encouraged, but not limited. Pitch your product, service, or scalable social innovation!  

Teams will pitch their innovative ideas to judges in multiple rounds throughout the competition. The Panasci competition will provide coaching and mentoring to participants to prepare them for their pitches!

Deadline is March 4th, for more info and to apply visit: 

Schedule a Venture Coaching Appointment: