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UNICEF Unite Club Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month September 27

Posted by Tim on September 25, 2023 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking


Looking for Athletes to participate in a Research Study

Posted by Tim on September 25, 2023 in Uncategorized

We are looking to recruit varsity college athletes (18 years and older) to participate in a voluntary and confidential research study investigating the relationship between the male and female athlete triad and anxiety. We would like to invite your athletes to participate in the study. 

This study takes 15-20 min to complete and asks the questions regarding their demographics, health behaviors such as eating habits and exercise, anxiety symptoms, and questions related to their reproductive health. There are no anticipated risks beyond what could occur in daily life, and participants will not directly benefit from being in the study.

If you think your athletes would be interested in participating, we invite you to forward the email below.

If you would like to know more about the study please feel free to contact:

Dustin Kowalik –


Amanda Lenau –


Jennifer Scheid – (faculty mentor)


Marketing Assistant for the Prudential Insurance Company of America

Posted by Tim on September 25, 2023 in Career Oportunities, Job Opportunity

The Prudential Insurance Company of America are currently seeking a part-time (approx.. 10-15 hrs /wk initially) Marketing Assistant for their Financial Advisor practices. They are flexible on the number of hours each week and the schedule upon which those hours are worked within reason. Some of the main job tasks will include record keeping, maintaining and organizing of paper and virtual client files, completing and tracking client service related requests. They are not looking to fill this as a temporary position and are looking for someone with long-term interest. If interested please provide a resume and a brief statement of interest to the emails listed below. bryan.weinstein@prudential and


Fellowships and Scholarships Roundup: STEM Edition

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2023 in Academics, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities

Fellowships and Scholarships Roundup: STEM Edition
Undergraduate Opportunities
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship What: This scholarship is for students who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue advanced degrees in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.
Who: Sophomores and juniors planning to pursue a PhD in STEM, have research experience, and a 3.0 or higher GPA. Students must be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident. 
Deadline: November Learn more about the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship What: This scholarship is for students who intend to become leaders in environment-related fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice and economics. The foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaskan Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government and public policy affecting Native American communities.
Who: Full-time sophomore or junior with at least a 3.0 GPA and is involved in an area of study related to the Udall Scholarship. Deadline: December
Learn more about the Udall Undergraduate Scholarship.
Open to Undergraduates and Graduates
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) What: Three-year fellowships for graduate study in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science.
Who: Graduating seniors or students in their first or second year of graduate school. Applicants must also have a high GPA and past research experience. 
Deadline: October Learn more about NSF GRFP.
Graduate Opportunities
National Institutes of Health (NIH) F31—Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellowships What: Provides predoctoral individuals with supervised research training in specified health and health-related areas, with the intent of leading to a research doctoral degree (PhD). This award is also intended to promote diversity in the health-related research workforce.
Who: Students must be enrolled in a research doctoral degree program and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Deadline: Various Learn more about the National Institutes of Health (NIH) F31—Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellowships.
Other STEM Funding Opportunities
Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow

Hertz Fellowship

NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships

Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

The Quad Fellowship

SUNY Washington Internship Information Session September 21

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2023 in Honors Experiences, Information Session, Internships


4th Annual MDA Tailgate Fundraiser October 26th before the Bills game!

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2023 in Community Announcements, Event

The Muscular Dystrophy Association – Buffalo Bills fundraiser is back for its fourth year! This year, due to the Bills’ success, it’s going to be a bit different, however, the mission remains the same! Instead of a percentage of ticket sales, we will be asking for contributions, whatever you can, to our cause and to join our tailgate for the Thursday night game on October 26th against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers!

This fundraiser is in honor of Nathan Apotosky, a Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy champion and passionate Bills fan who passed away before ever being able to attend a regular season Bills game due to his limited mobility. He was a guest speaker at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for over 10 years, educating hundreds of now-physicians about his disease and his interactions with healthcare as a whole. For the past couple of years, we’ve tailgated and raised money in his honor. This fundraiser is organized entirely by current JSMBS students! The aforementioned tailgate is a great place for pre-medical students to interact with current students and learn more about their experience! Please consider donating to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Western New York using the attached link.


Upcoming Graduate School of Education Virtual Events

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2023 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Graduate School Programs, Workshops

Explore the Hidden Curriculum of Applying to Grad School at UB GSE

Are you interested in furthering your education but not quite sure where to start? Join us for one (or many) of our virtual events this month to learn more about all aspects of Graduate School you might not already know. Applying to graduate school can be daunting, so we are hosting several virtual events on how to navigate the admissions process and life as a graduate student. Whether you are interested in applying for the fall term or in the future, these events are great resources to learn more about graduate school and the admissions process. 

Our “Hidden Curriculum of Applying to Graduate School” series of events will help you be as prepared as possible for applying to a GSE program. These events aim to provide important context to not just choosing the right program, but what faculty have communicated are important in your application submission documents as well. All sessions are recorded and sent to those who RSVP.

Use the button below to register for one, or all of our events. 

Hidden Curriculum: Grad School 101 Webinar
Sep. 25 at 6 p.m. ET
This webinar will provide you with a detailed look at the process of searching for, applying to, and enrolling in the graduate program that is right for you, so you can understand the basics and build your best application.

Hidden Curriculum: Helpful Tips for Letters of Recommendation Webinar
Sep. 26 at 6 p.m. ET
This webinar will go behind the scenes and discuss the process of choosing the best references for you to write letters of recommendation so you can prepare the strongest application possible.

Hidden Curriculum: Resume Writing for Grad School Webinar
Sep. 27 at 6 p.m. ET

This webinar will help you write a resume that best highlights your educational and working experience so you can prepare the strongest application possible.

Hidden Curriculum: Strategies for Writing Your Statement of Interest Webinar
Sep. 28 at 6 p.m. ET
Learn more about the tips and strategies for writing your personal statement or statement of interest essay. 

Applying to Graduate School Workshop
Sep. 30 at 11 a.m. ET
Join us for a live webinar to go over the steps of completing your UB Graduate School of Education application. We will guide you through the application process including writing personal statements, uploading application materials, and choosing references to write letters of recommendation.

Hidden Curriculum: Funding for Graduate School Webinar
Sep. 30 at 12 p.m. ET
Join us for an upcoming Admission and Financial Aid Webinar at UB’s Graduate School of Education. This webinar will provide you with a detailed look at the process of searching for, applying to, and enrolling in the graduate program that is right for you and finding funding opportunities.

Navigating Graduate School of Education: A Compass for Programs
Oct. 5 at 6:00 p.m. ET

This webinar will allow you to explore your academic program options as you find out more about our four departments and range of master’s, advanced certificate and doctoral programs. REGISTER NOW Are you unable to attend these or want to learn more about the UB Graduate School of Education? Be on the lookout for an invitation to attend our Open House on Thursday, November 9th, and check our Events page for our constantly updated schedule of program-specific information sessions that we offer throughout the fall. 

As you continue planning for the future, please feel free to contact GSE’s Graduate Admission Office if you have any questions. You can reach our admissions team at 716-645-2110 or


Communities: Trust,” Sept. 22–24!">Attend this year’s Buffalo Humanities Festival, “Communities: Trust,” Sept. 22–24!

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2023 in Buffalo Bits, Event, Student experience

The Buffalo Humanities Festival is back in full force, from Friday, Sept. 22nd through Sunday the 24th. Founded in 2014, the BHF is Buffalo’s festival of ideas, a chance to come together to think, learn, and discuss! This year’s theme for the festival is “Communities: Trust.”

Honors College students may particularly want to attend Professor Camilo Trumper’s conversation with Professor Roy Bakos, “Breaking Bread: Bridging Divides with Culture, Conversation, and Comfort Food,” Professor Rinaldo Walcott’s talk on “Black Studies, the University, and the Future of Democratic Life,” or a panel on “Communities of Care: Environments and Incarceration” including UB PhD Jesse Miller, who now directs the Bard Prison Initiative. 

This year the festival will be offering free shuttles from the CFA to all events for those who register at (where you can also find more information about the full 3 day program).

The detailed schedule can be found via this link, but highlights include:

  • Friday evening (9/22, 6pm) – FREE: Central Public Library, FREE parking with early registration

Artist Candy Chang will talk about the power of art to create restorative change in communities. Described by The Atlantic as “one of the most creative community projects ever,” several of her “Before I Die…” interactive community boards will be installed at locations throughout Buffalo this week, including the entryway of the CFA. More about her project:

  • Saturday (9/23, 11am-5pm) – FREE/Donations encouraged: the Festival Proper at Buffalo State’s Rockwell Hall (1300 Elmwood). A full day of presentations and panels from local faculty, artists, and community activists, exploring topics on comfort food, indigenous languages, ecological loneliness, Black Studies in the university, human-animal bonds, prisons, policing, and renewable energy while keeping an eye on local landscapes from Love Canal to the waterfront. There will also be live music, short films, food trucks, and art activities!
  • Sunday (9/24, 2pm), D’Youville Kavinoky Theatre. A special Buffalo Humanities Festival matinee performance of “What the Constitution Means to Me” starring UB colleague Lindsay Brandon Hunter with post-performance conversation featuring Brian E. Herrera (Princeton) and Ariel Nereson (UB Theatre & Dance)! Tickets (discounted to $25) for sale directly from the theatre. Register for the free shuttle from CFA to Kavinoky Theater. 

If you have any questions, refer to the Buffalo Humanities website here.


Princeton in Asia’s 2024-2025 Fellowship Application is Now Open!

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2023 in Academics, Fellowships

Dr. Molly Giblin, a graduate of both the History Department and the Honors College, is currently the Director of Programs for Princeton in Asia, an institution that “fosters mutual appreciation and cross-cultural understanding between the United States and Asia through immersive work fellowships in host organizations and communities.” The Princeton in Asia’s Fellowship Program’s application for 2024-2025 is now open until the deadline of November 1, 2023. The program anticipates offering 60 fellowships overall in a total of 13 different countries. If you are a rising seniors or a recent graduate from any university, you are eligible to apply until November 1, 2023 for this amazing opportunity. Throughout this year, UB alum Fiona Pratt-MacDonald has been a stellar Fellow for Dr. Molly Giblin, and she is hoping we continue to send more of UB’s Honor’s College students in the future!

If you would like to hear more about this opportunity, advisors and faculty can attend webinars to find out more about this year’s fellowship offerings, application, and selection process. Recordings will be available to all registered participants. Please register in advance of each webinar using the links below:

You can also find resources for advisors and potential PiA applicants, including an advisor fact sheet, application guide, blank application, fellowship descriptions, and printable flyer, in this folder: PiA 2024-25 Fellowship Application Resources

If any further questions need to be answered, faculty and advisors can write to Dr. Giblin at and applicants can contact through, or sign up for an applicant-centered webinar via our website. 

Dr. Giblin looks forward to (hopefully) seeing some great applications from UB students and others our your network!


UB is Recognizing your Achievements with Merit Pages!  

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2023 in Academics, Community Announcements

You’ll receive an email welcoming you to Merit Pages later this month. Merit creates personalized news announcements for your UB achievements and sends you an email with a direct link to your story – which you can forward to friends and family and share on social media. It also creates a private profile that you can use to showcase your unique UB experience.  


Your stories will be shared with your hometown media, high schools and state representatives. UB uses your preferred/chosen name on record for Merit. However, you will be able to log into Merit and change your name. If you would like to update your UB chosen name, please update your personal information now.  


If you do not want your achievements shared via Merit, you may opt out at any time once you receive the welcome email. Please note that you will not receive the welcome email and subsequent Merit stories if you have a FERPA block that prohibits the release of directory-level information. Learn more about FERPA.  

Learn more about Merit