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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


Honors College Photo Library

Posted by Tim on April 3, 2023 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Buffalo Bits, Career Oportunities, Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Fellowships, Graduate Assistant, Graduate School Programs, Honors College Scholarships, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Honors Seminars, Honors Student Council, Information Session, Job Opportunity, Networking, New Programs, Paid Student Experience, Podcast, Registration and Seminar Information, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Student Assistant, Student Clubs, Student experience, Student Housing, Student Job Opportunities, Study Abroad, Summer Courses, Summer Research, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring, Uncategorized, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed, Winter Session, Work Study Opportunity, Workshops

Do you want to be more involved with the Honors College? Do you want to be featured on the Honors College Instagram? Upload photos to our NEW Honors College Photo Library! We want to see all the amazing things our Honors Scholars are up to!

Click the link to upload your photos and be featured on our social media platforms:


Art of Research Competition Event

Posted by Tim on March 31, 2023 in Academic Presentations, Event

Honors college students are invited to attend the first Art of Research competition held on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. at the Buffalo Museum of Science. This competition celebrates the extraordinary research of University at Buffalo graduate students and postdoctoral scholars through a showcase of original images highlighting the inherent beauty in research, scholarship and creative activity.

2022-23 Art of Research Competition

Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 6-8 p.m.

Buffalo Museum of Science

Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

RSVP to this form by April 18 to indicate if you plan to attend and need transportation.


Funding is Available for Student’s Mentored Projects or Conference Presentations!

Posted by Tim on February 6, 2023 in Academic Presentations, Financial Aid, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities

The Experiential Learning Network offers funding to support undergraduate students working on mentored projects or presenting at conferences. To apply, students should complete the application steps via our website by February 15, 2023.


Product Manager Information Session with Honors Faculty fellow Professor Debora Grossman November 29

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2022 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Workshops

When you get home after work/school today, you will be ready to unwind and relax. Will you sit down to a delicious Colgate meal? How about a bedtime snack of Lay’s WOW chips? When you are getting ready for bed, will you remove the Google glasses that you wore during the day? I am confident that your answers to these questions is no.
The products mentioned above failed in the marketplace. Why do some products fail, and others succeed? What does it take to create a successful product? As a former product manager for GE consumer electronic products, I have seen a lot of products come and go. I will walk through some famous (and not so famous) product failures, including one of mine.
Failed products are not a complete waste of time and money. They have valuable lessons that can teach us how to best avoid product failures in the future.

DATE: November 29, 2022 TIME: 9:30-10:50 a.m. LOCATION: Capen 108
This class session is open to ANY/ALL Honors College students. Please come join my class for this one off-session on Marketing & Brands


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

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!


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:

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 to informally RSVP.


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 to submit proposals.


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.  


Proposals, including 250-word abstracts and the contact information of a faculty supervisor, must be submitted via the online submissions portal ( 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. 


Please contact 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.


Upcoming Research Breakfast!

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


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