University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
03/07/22

Pathways to Pharmacy Session March 9th

Posted by Tim on March 7, 2022 in Academic Presentations, Networking, Workshops

Pathways to Pharmacy session

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 @ 3:00 PM ET via Zoom | Register https://bit.ly/ubpharm-pathway

Are you interested in becoming a medication expert in the healthcare field? UB SPPS and CSTEP have collaborated to offer a PharmD student and alumni panel to learn more about our Doctor of Pharmacy PharmD program and career opportunities. We will discuss what pharmacists do and the admissions process. Our CSTEP PharmD student and alumni panelists will be there to answer any questions you might have about their experiences in the program and their pathways to pharmacy!

Monday
02/14/22

CSTEP & Summer Research Program Info Session for Honors Students February 17

Posted by Tim on February 14, 2022 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

CSTEP & Summer Research Program Info Session for Honors Students – Thursday February 17th at 5pm – Zoom

  • CSTEP was originally going to be part of the workshop with LSAMP and McNair but a scheduling conflict prevented that.  Therefore, they will be hosting a zoom info session at 5pm on that Thursday.  Come learn about the opportunities that CSTEP offers and how it can benefit you!  They are also accepting applicants for their paid summer program.  RSVP before Wednesday, February 16 at: https://www.tinyurl.com/CSTEPSession
Monday
02/07/22

UB Chemistry Club Hosts Research Expo February 10, 2022

Posted by Tim on February 7, 2022 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking

Calling all science-lovers:

    Are you curious about what goes on in a R1 research lab? Do you want hands-on experience in the laboratory? Are you searching for a mentor?

     Join the UBChemClub in hosting 12 of UB’s Department of Chemistry research faculty for an Undergraduate Research Expo on Feb. 10th at 6 PM in NSC 218. All majors are welcome to join us to hear about getting involved in undergraduate research, learn about projects available, and enjoy pizza and drinks. This is a wonderful opportunity to network within the Department of Chemistry and find out if undergraduate research is right for you. Respond at https://forms.gle/k62RVesnjQMFCw2g8 to informally RSVP.

Friday
01/21/22

2022 Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia Call for Proposals Deadline February 20

Posted by Tim on January 21, 2022 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

The University at Buffalo, SUNY, is proud to hold its fourth annual Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia. We invite papers on the theme of “(Mis)information,” which may be interpreted broadly in its social or political sense. The echoes of misinformation ring in all our ears today as we interact with information endlessly. Regardless of whether it is inadvertent or purposeful, the spread of misinformation has affected how we communicate and process “truths” in our world. The 2021 Rustgi conference will feature a keynote lecture from novelist, essayist, and journalist Dr. Michael Muhammad Knight, Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Central Florida. As a scholar, Knight has explored misinformation by contending with prominent descriptions of Islam in media, dissecting concepts of religious othering both within and outside of the Muslim community. His works include The Taqwacores, Why I Am a Five Percenter, and Magic in Islam.

We welcome undergraduate participants studying South Asia from all disciplines to submit proposals, preferably but not necessarily working on any topic relating to the theme. Possible topics of discussion include: 

  • Censorship (of journalism and activist voices)
  • Role of information in religious conflicts
  • Disinformation 
  • Digital literacy 
  • Institutions that diffuse information 
  • Determinants of beliefs arising from information 
  • Future of misinformation
  • Ethics of information dissemination

This list of suggestions is by no means exhaustive. We encourage papers that explore sociopolitical issues, communities, or theories stemming from under-represented perspectives. We shall organize panels around presentations addressing similar issues that draw from various disciplinary perspectives, including the social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, management, humanities, fine arts, and others. 

Please visit https://bit.ly/rustgisubmissions2022 to submit proposals.

Format

The conference will be held on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30, 2022. Student presenters should plan for 15-minute presentations. Each panel will include 30 minutes for discussion. Though the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may require the conference organizers to shift the conference online, we have every hope of holding the event in person.  

Deadline

Proposals, including 250-word abstracts and the contact information of a faculty supervisor, must be submitted via the online submissions portal (https://bit.ly/rustgisubmissions2022) by Sunday, February 20, 2022.

When submitting abstracts, applicants must affirm that they will be enrolled as undergraduate students at the time of the conference. Those in graduate programs or not currently enrolled in an undergraduate program will not be permitted to present. The organizers reserve the right to confirm student status with their advisor and home institution.

Funding and Accommodations

We are able to provide a limited number of presenters with a travel subvention of up to US$200. Accepted participants who attend in person will also be provided with shared hotel accommodations. The University at Buffalo cannot provide any additional assistance or guidance to international applicants seeking entry into the United States. 

Inquiries

Please contact rustgiconference@buffalo.edu for more information about the conference.

To view past conference programs, please visit 

The fourth annual Rustgi South Asian Undergraduate Research Conference is made possible by a generous gift from the families of Dr. Vinod Rustgi and Dr. Anil Rustgi as well as funding from the University at Buffalo Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, UB Community for Global Health Equity, UB Humanities Institute, and UB Office of International Education.

Thursday
10/21/21

Upcoming Research Breakfast!

Posted by Tim on October 21, 2021 in Academic Presentations, Career Opportunities, Honors Program Announcements, Research Information and Opportunities

Details

Presenter: Shu Wan, Presidential Fellow
Date: Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: 107 Capen Hall
Food: Coffee and light breakfast fare 
RSVP Here by Sunday, Oct. 24 to attend

Tuesday
07/06/21

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
Tuesday
07/06/21

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
Monday
03/15/21

DEADLINE EXTENDED to March 29: American Institute of Indian Studies Online Language Programs (tuition awards available)

Posted by Tim on March 15, 2021 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Scholarship Opportunities

AIIS will be offering its summer language program online for summer 2021 and is extending the deadline for applying for the program until April 30, 2021. AIIS will be offering an eight-week program (June 14 to August 6) in

  • Bangla
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Kangri
  • Kannada
  • Konkani
  • Malayalam
  • Manipuri
  • Marathi
  • Mughal Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Sanskrit
  • Sindhi
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Tibetan
  • Urdu

Students will have three options: a 140-hour program ($1,820), a 120-hour program ($1,560), and a 72-hour program ($936). Decisions about admissions will be made by May 10. To apply, students should go to www.indiastudies.org   

They should register on the portal but should ONLY upload one pdf containing two items: the two-page main application form and the one-page statement of purpose. They should NOT upload any other materials nor should they arrange for letters of recommendation. They would pay the $25 application fee through the Paypal link on the web site.

UB students are eligible for Rustgi South Asian Language Awards that cover part or all of the cost of tuition.

Visit https://arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/asian-studies/study-abroad/study-abroad-awards.html#rustgi for more information. The deadline for Rustgi Award applications is March 29, 2021.

Monday
03/08/21

Spring UB School of Management Graduate Programs Information Sessions for Honors Scholars March 30 and April 14

Posted by Tim on March 8, 2021 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Graduate School Programs, Workshops

If you’re considering grad school or beginning your journey to applying to programs and wonder if the UB School of Management is a good fit for you and your career goals, this is your opportunity to learn more.

Join us on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 3:30pm or Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 12:30pm on zoom. Please RSVP to Tim Matthews at trm7@buffalo.edu for zoom details by Monday, March 29 at 12 noon.

Aaron Shaw, Assistant Director of Recruitment, MBA and MS Programs, will walk you through the ins and outs of each program. He will provide an overview of the admissions criteria as well as advice and guidance on:

  • critical dates
  • application requirements and components
  • what the admissions committee is looking for

This virtual event begins with a presentation and ends with an extensive Q&A covering topics such as test scores, work history, and much more.

Monday
03/08/21

UB Engineering/MBA Combined Degree Information Sessions

Posted by Tim on March 8, 2021 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Graduate School Programs, Networking

You’re invited a UB BS Engineering/MBA combined degree information session! Explore how combining an MBA with an undergraduate engineering degree enhances your career.  

Join Aaron Shaw, Assistant Director of Recruitment, Briana Tom (BS CE/MBA ’17), Ed Halady (BS ME/MBA ’21), and Eric Hladik  (BS IE/MBA ’22) as they discuss the benefits of earning a dual degree, transitioning into a combination program, and positive career impacts. They’ll also be answering questions!

March 10 at 8:30 am: https://ubmgtconnect.buffalo.edu/register/03102021_oinfo_eng_mba

March 11 at 4:00 pm: https://ubmgtconnect.buffalo.edu/register/03112021_oinfo_eng_mba

March 22 at 5:30 pm: https://ubmgtconnect.buffalo.edu/register/03222021_oinfo_eng_mba

March 24 at 5:30 pm: https://ubmgtconnect.buffalo.edu/register/03242021_oinfo_eng_mba