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PSY 485 Neuroengineering Fall 2022 Open Seats

Posted by Tim on June 27, 2022 in Academics

Building Better Brains
Course Description:
Smart phones have become an essential element of most people’s lives making it possible to
keep up with what’s happening locally and globally, as well as to avoid keeping up with
what’s happening locally or globally through endless entertainment options. Right now, using
your smart phone requires your brain to interact with a computer through your fingers. What
would happen, however, if your brain could interact directly with your phone and other
computers without any outward evidence that you are doing anything? What if brains could
be modified in such a way that phones could generate images directly within your awareness
without the need for any external physical screen? Technologies are edging closer and closer
to these seemingly fanciful possibilities. Neuroengineering research focuses on understanding
how technology can be merged with biology to repair, maintain, and enhance people’s
mental and physical capacities. This course will explore the latest advances in
neurotechnologies and the various ways in which such technologies can be used to
fundamentally change the ways that brains work.

TIME/DAYS: 3:30-­4:50pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Eduardo Mercado

Dr. Eduardo Mercado III is a Professor of Psychology and Fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies at Stanford. He has academic training in computer science, electrical engineering, the philosophy of science, experimental psychology, behavioral ecology, and neuroscience, and is
a certified dolphin trainer. He currently directs the Center for Cognitive Science at the University at Buffalo, as well as the Neural and Cognitive Plasticity laboratory and the Dog Cognition laboratory.


Cannabis Industry Design Challenge July 11-July 28

Posted by Tim on June 22, 2022 in Competitions, Event, Networking

Innovate in the Cannabis industry with UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad

July 11th through July 28th, a virtual experience

Apply to participate by July 6th at:

The Cannabis Industry Design Challenge is a virtual 3-week action-learning challenge designed to inspire innovation, exploration, and entrepreneurship in the emerging cannabis industry. Learn how you can be a part of this growing industry.

Our design challenge is an opportunity to learn about the many tracks, legislations, and research during our TED talk style discussions and presentations from industry experts and professionals.

  • History of Cannabis in NYS & Legalization
  • Business Plans and Operating in the Industry
  • Clinical Research & Development
  • Ancillary Support Services
  • Dispensary POS Systems
  • Medical Industry
  • Growing & Sustainability
  • Consumer Products/Technology
  • Advocacy and Lobbying

Teams will work with mentors and coaches on creating a final presentation of your product or innovation to win up to $3,000 in prizes. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students from all academic programs.

Hosted in collaboration with the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences, UB Libraries, UB Career Design Center, School of Public Health and Health Professions, CanaBuff, and Sativa Remedy.

Note use of marijuana remains illegal on UB Campuses. Refer to the following link for further information


Apply to be a PAID Tutor for the Fall Semester Deadline July 1

Posted by Tim on June 21, 2022 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Student Job Opportunities, Tutoring

The Honors College and EOP are excited to be collaborating in a new program this fall in which Capen 106 will be set aside as a study hall with paid tutors every Monday and Thursday from 2:00-6:00. 

If you are interested in working as a tutor / monitor, please apply here:

Please  indicate that you are interested in the EOP/HC collaboration. 

The deadline for the applications is July 1st. We plan to hold interviews the week of July 11th.

In particular, we are looking for tutors who have earned an A- or better in one of the classes listed below. 

 Monday Thursday
2:00-3:30PSY101 ECO181
3:30-4:30ULC148 & MTH141 NTR108
4:30-6:00STA119, PSY207 Science Hour: BIO200& CHE101
   PGY 300 & PAS 113 (Anatomy)

If you have questions, please contact:

Betsy Rodriguez

Director of the Educational Opportunity Program

University at Buffalo

211 Norton Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260



New Indigenous Studies Minor and Fall 2022 Courses

Posted by Tim on June 17, 2022 in Academics, New Programs

The Department of Indigenous Studies will offer an undergraduate minor, effective in Fall 2022. The minor provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Indigenous Studies. Our approach to learning centers Indigenous experiences in regional, national and international contexts through exposure to course work on Indigenous knowledge systems, land-based learning, history, politics, languages, gender, media representation, Indigenous- settler relations, literature and art.

The IDS minor will require a total of at least 18 credits and 3 tracks will be offered:

  • General Indigenous Studies Track
  • Haudenosaunee Language Track
  • Land-Based Learning Track

The Department of Indigenous Studies will administer the program.  I will be providing academic advising to minor students. Please email me for more information: Amanda Casali

Additionally, IDS has release a complete list of our Fall 2022 courses (IDS, TUS, MOH), attached is a pdf flyer to share with students.

  • IDS 100 – Indigenous Learning Community (1cr.) – This is a learning community  geared towards incoming Indigenous and IDS Minor students to find community of a large campus, check in weekly, and navigate their college experience, using cultural responsive and traditional Indigenous teachings methods to promote student success.
  • IDS 101 – Intro to Indigenous Studies (3 cr.)
  • IDS 103 – Intro to Haudenosaunee Language and Culture (3 cr.)
  • IDS 104 – Intro to Land-Based Learning (3 cr.)
  • IDS 204 – Indigenous Enviromental Justice (3 cr.)
  • IDS 231 – Survey of Indigenous History (3 cr.)
  • IDS 310 – Special Topics – Afro-Indigeneity, Anti-Blackness, & Decolonization (3 cr.)
  • MOH 101 – Intro to Mohawk Language (4 cr.)
  • TUS 101 – Intro to Tuscarora Language (4 cr.)

Fellowships and Scholarships 101 Summer Workshops

Posted by Tim on June 8, 2022 in Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Do you want to find more opportunities for fellowships and scholarships? Join us for one of our virtual workshops in summer 2022!
Fellowships and Scholarships 101 Workshops

Pick a date: July 11 | August 1 | September 5
Mark your calendar: Workshops start at 3 p.m. and last for about 30 minutes.
Register here to get the Zoom link to attend.
If you cannot attend one of our live workshops, check out our Fellowships and Scholarships 101 series on our YouTube channel

McCall MacBain Leadership based Scholarships

Posted by Tim on June 8, 2022 in Academics, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities

McCall MacBain Scholarships
Interested in mentorship, leadership skills development, and full funding to start a graduate degree at McGill University?
The McCall MacBain Scholarships are Canada’s first comprehensive, leadership-based scholarships for master’s and professional studies at McGill University. This scholarship program brings together exceptional students who strive to engage in positive change by taking on meaningful leadership roles.

In this first year of global admissions, up to 10 full scholarships and 20 finalist awards of $20,000 will be granted to international candidates, including Americans and other non-Canadian applicants.
The scholarship covers: Tuition and fees for one of 150+ eligible programs at McGill University in Montréal, Canada Living stipend of $2,000 CAD per month during academic terms Mentorship, advisors, and coaching An intensive leadership development program
Apply now for September 2023 admission!
Application due: September 21, 2022
Find more information and apply on the McCall MacBain Scholarship website.
This award requires university nomination. Students must work
with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships to apply.
Applicants must: Have a bachelor’s degree in a subject closely related to the one selected for graduate work before the beginning of the selected graduate program. Have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0, or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.2 out of 4.0 in the last two years of full-time studies. Be able to demonstrate English language proficiency. Apply to at least one graduate program at McGill. Demonstrate exceptional character, community engagement, leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, and academic strength and intellectual curiosity.
Want feedback on your application?
Make an appointment with H Fogarty
Office of Fellowships and Scholarships advisor

Fall 2022 Undergraduate Community and Development Minor and Electives Open to all Majors

Posted by Tim on June 3, 2022 in Academics

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.