University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
03/27/20

Chicago Summer Fellowship Application Now Open

Posted by Tim on March 27, 2020 in Academics, Fellowships, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

Hello,

We hope you all are doing well and staying healthy! 

We are currently recruiting college undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates for our 2020 Chicago Summer Fellowship Cohort. In order to help build another fantastic cohort for this summer, I would greatly appreciate it if you would forward this information on to anyone in your professional and personal networks who may be interested in applying. The general Fellowship description can be found here, and anyone can find more information on our website here: http://newsector.org/summer/.
Students can submit their applications online here: https://www.tfaforms.com/345303

As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Sincerely, Janelle Romero
Program Director
New Sector Alliance, Inc.
(773)615-4767
jromero@newsector.org
Tuesday
02/25/20

South Asia Summer Language Institute – Summer 2020

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2020 in Academics, Scholarship Opportunities, Student experience, Summer Courses

South Asia Summer Language Institute

  1. SASLI Application is open until April 1, 2020. As a reminder, we will be offering Nepali and Punjabi as new additions for the Summer 2020, in addition to Bengali, Dari, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Pashto, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Tibetan, and Urdu. To apply, click here.  
  2. SASLI Distance Learning Applications are now open until April 1, 2020! Want to study at SASLI, but find it difficult to spend 8 weeks away from your current obligations? Distance learning is the perfect opportunity to still partake in SASLI, without having to relocate to Madison. More information about the requirements and link to the application can be found here.
  3. SASLI Half/Full Fee Remission Application is now open until April 1, 2020! SASLI is excited to announce that our scholarship, which covers between 50 to 100% of the SASLI tuition is now accepting applications. Get in your application now to be considered for such an incredible opportunity. Application guidelines can be found here.
  4. WISLI Tuition Scholarship is now accepting applications until April 1, 2020! This scholarship provides coverage of tuition and segregated fees for language study in the summer 2020. Application requirements can be found here.
Friday
02/21/20

PHD Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania, October 8-10, 2020 (Deadline to apply: April 1, 2020

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2020 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Networking, Workshops

The Penn Honors Diversity (PHD) Symposium will be held from October 8-10, 2020 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. The Symposium aims to particularly attract underrepresented students, especially sophomores and juniors, at colleges and universities in the Mid-Atlantic states who are interested in learning more about graduate school. Students will have the opportunity to (a) network with faculty and current graduate students, (b) learn about cutting-edge research and PhD training opportunities at Penn, (c) present their work to faculty and students in a poster session, and (d) attend workshops and seminars about the admissions process, funding opportunities, life as a graduate student, etc.

Students coming from the Mid-Atlantic States who are accepted to attend will have travel, lodging and meals covered.  The deadline to apply for the PHD Symposium is April 1, 2020. Students can learn more and apply now at https://home.www.upenn.edu/pages/penn-honors-diversity.  

Friday
02/14/20

Spring 2020 Management Major Information Sessions

Posted by Tim on February 14, 2020 in Academics, Event, Information Session

If you have strong quantitative abilities and an eye for the
business world, a major in Accounting or Business
Administration could be for you! Attend one of our spring
information sessions for additional information both majors
as well as the business administration concentrations, and
how to apply to change your major.

Session Dates:

Wednesday, February 19 at 11 a.m. – Noon
• Thursday, February 20 at 1:30 – 2:30 p.m
.
** This session will include information about the
BS Information Technology and Management Major
• Thursday, March 19 at 11 a.m. – Noon
• Monday, March 23 at 11 a.m. – Noon
** This session will include information about the
BS Information Technology and Management Major
Thursday, March 26 at 2 – 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, April 7 at 10 – 11 a.m.

Wednesday, April 8 at 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
** This session will include information about the
BS Information Technology and Management Major
Thursday, April 9 at 2 – 3 p.m.
**This session will include speakers from the College of Arts and
Sciences to discuss majors that also lead to careers in business.
• Monday, April 13 at 11 a.m. – Noon
• Tuesday, April 14 at 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, April 15 at 11 a.m. – Noon
• Tuesday, April 21 at 11 a.m. – Noon
• Wednesday, April 22 at 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

**This session will include speakers from the College of Arts and
Sciences to discuss majors that also lead to careers in business.
Thursday, April 23 at 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

All sessions will be held in Alfiero 205.

Space is limited. To register, visit the Undergraduate Programs Office in 204 Alfiero or call 716-645-3206.

Monday
02/03/20

WNY Undergraduate Psychology Conference April 19

Posted by Tim on February 3, 2020 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Monday
01/27/20

Research Opportunity in Behavioral Pharmacology

Posted by Tim on January 27, 2020 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

Behavioral Pharmacology

South Campus lab is looking for an undergraduate researcher to help with a project that aims to elucidate the function of a novel neuropeptide system. Will consider students from any major as long as they have an interest and curiosity in the link between brain function and behavior. Course credit available.

Qualifications: punctual, conscience, team player, dedicated

Research Topic is an extension of: https://www-ncbi-nlm-nih-gov.gate.lib.buffalo.edu/pubmed/28267583

Please contact: Stewart Clark, stewartc@buffalo.edu

Wednesday
01/22/20

Marshall University Summer Internship

Posted by Tim on January 22, 2020 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (MU JCESOM) Graduate Program is offering the Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS) for its 12th year!

The SRIMS program includes nine weeks of graduate-level research in the field of biomedical sciences. Participants receive formal research training while expanding their learning experience through workshops, seminars on current topics, mentoring and professional networking.

Vision

The vision behind Marshall’s commitment to this program is twofold:

  1. To establish a pipeline of diverse, underrepresented students into health-related research.
  2. To enrich the current research through an added diversity of ideas, perspectives, and cultures

For more information and to apply, visit: https://jcesom.marshall.edu/research/srims

Tuesday
01/07/20

Vanderbilt University NSF REU in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

Posted by Tim on January 7, 2020 in Academics, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

Vanderbilt University  
NSF- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program 
in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

I am reaching out to inform you that we are now accepting applications for the summer 2020 NSF REU program in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at Vanderbilt University. The application deadline is February 15th.  The Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) focuses on interdisciplinary nanoscale research at the interface of chemistry, physics, biology and engineering. More than 40 faculty participants from the School of Engineering, College of Arts and Science, and the School of Medicine inspire students by creating an atmosphere of excitement and creativity. Each REU participant will work directly with VINSE faculty members and their research groups and be part of the larger VINSE community.

Please visit: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/vinse/reu for more information or to apply.

The VINSE REU has a record of success, 76% of former VINSE NSF REU students attend graduate school and have received several awards and honors including:

  • 17 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (another 7 received honorable mentions)
  • 6 Goldwater Fellowships
  • 3 SMART Fellowships
  • 1 Gates Cambridge Fellowship
  • 1 NASA Graduate Fellowship
  • 3 NIH Awards: 1 Graduate Fellowship, 1 Postbac ITRA, 1 Oxford-Cambridge Scholar
  • >40% of former REU students have (or are expected to) co-author a journal publication
  • More than half of our former REU students have given a presentation outside the REU program including 26 at National Conferences funded by the REU site

PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • Hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Seminars, workshops, and field trips
  • Group social activities and banquet
  • Optional outreach opportunities to high school students

ELIGIBILITY

  • Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply

AWARD

  • $5,000 stipend
  • $500 travel allowance
  • Room and board
Monday
12/02/19

Summer Study Abroad to Costa Rica Focusing on Health Promotion

Posted by Tim on December 2, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

This course will begin by comparing the United States and Costa Rica health care system. Costa Rica, a middle-income Latin American country, rivals those of the U.S. in many health indicators while spending much less. The Costa Rican system focuses on health promotion and primary care to improve the health of vulnerable and needy population groups resulting in improved health for all. During this experience, students will explore various public health topics, including the difference in lifestyle in multiple areas around the country, health disparities between different ethnic groups, and how environmental health impacts human health. Various public health topics such as child health, substance use, mental health, and diet and lifestyle will be explored during different experiences and in-country lectures. 

For more information please contact: Jessica S. Kruger, Ph.D., CHES at jskruger@buffalo.edu

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Community Health and Health Behavior

School of Public Health and Health Professions

Tuesday
11/26/19

END 488: Making a Campus Forest open to Junior and Senior Undergraduates Spring 2020

Posted by Tim on November 26, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Workshops

Project description

The UB North Campus consists of a massive platform-megastructure surrounded by turf-grass, parking lots, and roads. Could UB do better? The UB Faculty Senate and Professional Staff Senate have established committees to find ways of improving our campus environment.

The committee’s objective this year is afforestation: the establishment of vital forest ecosystems on the campus. We are searching for:

·        precedents

·        investigating practical feasibility

·        considering alternative forestry plans

·        educating the UB community about our effort with articles or artworks

·        seeking funding by which UB can start

·        examining alternatives to surface parking

·        researching other related options

Would you like to join us? Junior and senior undergrads (END 488) and grad students (END 588/URP 588) are eligible with permission of the instructor – https://forms.gle/fSpB5g8hrnPtYpHbA.

END 488/END 588/URP 588 – MAKING A CAMPUS FOREST is a three-credit seminar/practicum, with heavy emphasis on individual or group work.  During some weeks, students will hear from specialist guests, undertake individual research or creative projects, and present results to each other and to members of the Faculty Senate and Professional Staff committees. (This year we will not actually be planting trees, sorry.) Some weeks we will not meet in class but rather have one-on-one of small-group meetings on your projects.  Students may be required to upload their projects onto their UB ePortfolio and to strive to earn digital badges where possible.

Project outcome

Through ongoing consultation with the instructor, you will prepare an intellectual product in service of campus afforestation planning. Generally, you will be expected to submit successive versions of your product, leading to ever higher quality. The product may be:

·        research paper on methods of forest restoration

·        an essay on forest literature and symbolism

·        a study of other college campus policies

·        a review of charitable foundations that support forestry

·        a study of SUNY-wide policies

·        a series of articles meant for newspaper or online publication

·        outcomes in the form of performance or public speaking

·        landscape-related art or  architecture relying heavily on living vegetation

·        curation of an exhibit 

If your proposed project is very much outside the instructor’s area of knowledge, he may accept it upon on the condition that you and he can identify and involve an additional mentor.

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment Spring 2020
Start time Spring (with start of classes in Spring 2020)
Level of collaboration Individual projects and/or group projects of 2-3 students
Benefits Academic credit 
Who is eligible Juniors and Seniors
Support Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.

Core partners

·        Faculty Senate Committee on Campus Environment 

·        Professional Staff Senate Sustainability Committee

Project mentor Ernest Sternberg Professor and Associate Dean School of Architecture and Planning 126 Hayes Hall Phone: (716) 829-3671 Email: ezs@buffalo.edu https://forms.gle/fSpB5g8hrnPtYpHbA   Project administrator R.J. Multari Assistant Dean and Adjunct Assistant Professor School of Architecture and Planning 126 Hayes Hall Phone: (716) 829-3671 Email: ap-undergrad@buffalo.edu https://forms.gle/fSpB5g8hrnPtYpHbA    

 Preparation

To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience. These badges will:

1.      Guide you in setting your goals and intentions as well as gaining additional context,

2.      Enhance your collaboration with your mentor/partner,

3.      Support your reflection and help you integrate your learning with your academic and professional goals.

All students who wish to participate in a project on the Project Portal must first complete the Project Preparation Digital Badge. First, contact the project mentor to discuss availability – https://forms.gle/fSpB5g8hrnPtYpHbA  – and after you’ve received approval, you can start the Project Preparation Digital Badge.