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Personal Finance Class MGF 100 Fall 2023

Posted by Tim on July 31, 2023 in Academics

If you have students looking for a great elective for the fall semester, have them consider MGF 100.

Class meets Thursdays at 6:30 pm in Capen

3 units

Description:  Gain knowledge in personal finance that many adults wished they had learned before entering the real world. This course is designed to provide students practical advice on how to manage your personal finances at all stages of life, from teenager to mid-career adult. Students will gain new financial skills or strengthen existing skills necessary to make practical and sound financial planning decisions. Controlling your finances is a critical function that will allow you to have clarity, avoid anxiety and seek financial freedom. This is done by setting goals, both financial & non-financial. In the course students will learn to create and maintain a personal budget and understand the importance of saving and investing, as well as the basic concepts, terms and responsibilities involved in using credit and credit cards. Students will also learn other financial planning topics such as banking, taxes, health insurance, marriage, end of life planning and much more!


Call for Honors Kickoff Volunteers on Thursday, August 24…early-move in opportunity if living on campus!

Posted by Tim on July 31, 2023 in Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

We are reaching out to recruit volunteers to assist with welcoming the incoming class of 2027 at Fall Kickoff on Thursday, August 24th!

Responsibilities for the day include:

  • Participation in a virtual training in August (to be scheduled the week of August 14th)
  • Arriving at Slee Hall at 10:15 AM the day of Fall Kickoff to help with check-in and to be available until the day concludes around 3:30 PM
  • Leading, alongside another volunteer, a group of new students from session to session
  • Facilitate a session with your group, doing icebreakers and other activities for students to get to know each other.

Volunteers will receive:

  • Lunch for the day
  • The opportunity to move in early in order to be on campus and assist with the day.

If you are interested, please complete the following form by Friday, August 4th.

If you have any questions, please contact Neil Savoy at


Explore Buffalo Fall 2023 Internship Opportunity

Posted by Tim on July 20, 2023 in Honors Experiences, Internships

Explore Buffalo is a nonprofit organization that offers walking, bike, bus, and boat tours of Buffalo and the surrounding areas. Explore Buffalo’s tours are led by volunteer docents, whom the staff and interns support by coordinating and promoting the tours.

Explore Buffalo is looking for an enthusiastic college intern for the Fall 2023 semester! This internship is a great match for students pursuing degrees in history, architecture, marketing, English, communications, Art History, education, and other fields.

We see students gain valuable skills in administrative coordination, project planning and project management, social media marketing, and interpersonal communication. Interns interact with every level of our organization, including staff, volunteers, board members, and community partners.

Intern projects and responsibilities are typically divided between office work and field work; some tasks can be done remotely. Intern projects for the Fall 2023 semester may include:

  • Supporting the fall tour season, which includes more than 100 tours per month
  • Supporting preparations and planning for Doors Open Buffalo in September 2023
  • Assisting with tours, including taking photos of tours for social media
  • Producing social media content
  • Research projects, including analyzing tour data
  • Other related duties to assist the Explore Buffalo staff


  • Current college student (must be 18 years of age or older)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Attention to detail


  • 10-12 hours per week, with flexible scheduling
  • Must have reliable transportation

Fall 2023 Internship:

  • September 11 – December 8 (approximate)
  • Application Deadline: August 25, 2023
  • Potential interns will be asked to come to Explore Buffalo’s office for an interview after submitting their application.

To Apply: Please send an email with a few sentences on why you’d like to be an intern with Explore Buffalo, with your resume attached, to Brad Hahn, Executive Director, at


Invitation to join the UB Spark Program for Freshmen and Sophomores Deadline August 28

Posted by Tim on July 19, 2023 in Academics, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Discover Your Spark
We would like to invite you to apply for the Spark Program, offered by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships. This nine-week program will help you to foster your spark of potential and engage with a number of topics, including: Learning about UB resources and opportunities. Becoming involved in on-campus research projects and off-campus service projects. Identifying your strengths and how to use them in academic and professional settings. Developing application writing materials. Networking with your peers, faculty and staff. Most of all, you will learn how to apply for competitive fellowships and scholarships, and more about the resources available at UB that will help you do it!
Program Dates:

Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:20 p.m.
September 7 – November 2, 2023
In person | UB North Campus

Deadline to apply: August 28, 2023

Learn more and apply to the Spark Program!

Program Eligibility

This program is open to freshmen and sophomores. Please note that the majority of fellowships and scholarships highlighted in this program do not cover the expenses of medical school, dental school, or pharmacy, and are available only to U.S. citizens. Medical, dental, or pharmacy students and international students are encouraged to explore the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships website for more opportunities.

The deadline to apply for the Spark Program is August 28, 2023.

Fall 2023 Courses in the School of Social Work for Undergraduates

Posted by Tim on July 17, 2023 in Academics

SW 130 Black Lives Matter: Building Racial Justice and Solidarity

T/R 2:00-3:20PM | Seated

This 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. Students will also engage in self-reflection and will develop personal strategies for becoming antiracist and facilitating change in communities and society. 

New course!!!! Explore the field of social work….

SW 250 How Do We Help People: An Introduction to Social Work

M/W 11:00-12:20PM | Seated

This course introduces the social work profession and generalist social work practice. Students will be introduced to the core values of social work and be exposed to issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA), oppression, and social justice. The course will familiarize students with the various roles, functions, and tasks that social workers perform in a variety of settings and acquaint them with the primary skills and practices of social work with individuals, groups, and communities.


Research Opportunity in the UB Child Health and Behavior Lab Fall 2023

Posted by Tim on July 17, 2023 in Academics, 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 in Fall 2023 and Spring 2024. 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. We also anticipate many of our new research assistants contributing to coding of nutritional data for an ongoing study aiming to make healthy grocery shopping easier for families. Some nutrition experience (ex. coursework) is a plus for these positions, but is not required. 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. For students who spend multiple semesters on the team, independent research projects, conference presentations, and/or thesis projects may be possible.

You don’t need to have prior research experience or be an upperclassman to apply! Interested students can apply by submitting an application and a resume to, using “HABLAB student research assistant application 2023-2024” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at We are currently filling positions for Fall on a rolling basis, so if you are interested in Fall, please apply ASAP. Thanks!