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Monday
03/01/21

Tutoring and Academic Support Services Presents “Surviving STEM Classes” March 4

Posted by Tim on March 1, 2021 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Tutoring, Workshops

“Surviving STEM Classes”

Thursday, March 4  6:00pm  

Zoom: https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/93257027109?pwd=aENYK0tSdDJTZS93L3FtSWF3UTBoZz09

Description:  Get tips and helpful hints on how to learn and improve in your STEM classes.

Presented by TASS Lead Tutors- Shreya and Thomas

Monday
02/22/21

2021 Summer and Fall Virtual Study Abroad Opportunities

Posted by Tim on February 22, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

UB Study Abroad Programs is offering the following virtual international learning programs during the Summer & Fall 2021 terms:

**The Korea University (KU) International Summer Campus (ISC) Course Catalogue can be viewed here. Additionally, existing KU-UB course articulations can be viewed here. Please note that this list is continually growing. If a student would like additional courses reviewed for UB equivalents and/or Global Pathway requirement(s), please contact our office for further assistance.

Additional virtual SUNY programs can be found on our Virtual Study Abroad Program webpage. We will continue to update this webpage as more remote opportunities become available through UB & SUNY.

Interested students are encouraged to contact our office by email (studyabroad@buffalo.edu) or during our Virtual Office Hours via Zoom M – F, 8:30AM – 4:30PM with any questions they may have regarding these programs!

Monday
02/22/21

UB Asian Studies Study Abroad Award/Rustgi South Asian Language Award (deadline March 29, 2021)

Posted by Tim on February 22, 2021 in Academics, Scholarship Opportunities, Study Abroad

The Rustgi South Asian Language Award

Current UB undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for funding to attend intensive summer language programs such as those offered by

·       The American Institute of Indian Studies

·       University of Wisconsin South Asia Summer Language Institute

·       University of Washington Summer Nepali Language Course

·       University of Texas at Austin Summer Language Courses in Malayalam, Telugu, or Kannada

Applications for funding will be evaluated by UB Asian Studies Program faculty and staff. The Rustgi South Asian Language Award provides partial tuition subventions. Additional funds for living expenses incurred during the summer program may also be available. It is anticipated that the average award will be approximately $1,000 per student.

Eligibility:

  • Full-time enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Buffalo in good academic standing at the time of application.
  • At the time of application for this award, applicants must demonstrate that they have already applied to a summer language program. 
  • Awards are contingent upon the applicant’s acceptance into an appropriate South Asian summer language program

Criteria for Selection:

  • Awards will be based on academic merit and seriousness of purpose
  • The applicant agrees to be an ambassador for Asian Studies at UB by sending occasional posts and photos of their experiences for use on the Asian Studies Program’s social media and website. The applicant must also be willing to talk with other students about their experience upon returning to UB.
  • The applicant’s prior South Asian coursework or plans to enroll in additional South Asia-related courses at UB.
  • Preference shall be given to students seeking to learn “critical need” languages (Bangla, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu).
  • Preference shall be given to students who can demonstrate that they have also applied for the Critical Language ScholarshipBoren Awards, and/or  Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships.

Required Application Materials:

Applicants should send the following components in a single PDF file:

1)    Completed language program application form
2)    one-page (less than 500-word) statement of purpose describing your academic reasons for selecting a particular program, detailing how the study abroad program will fit into your overall academic program and goals, and how the program benefits you
3)    Transcripts: Applicants should scan their undergraduate and graduate transcripts (from U.S. or Canadian universities only) and include them in the single pdf file.
4)    Confirmation (email or scanned document) from AIIS, SAFLI, etc. indicating receipt of complete summer language program application.
5)    A simple budget indicating anticipated expenses and other sources of funding to which the applicant has applied.
6)    Recommended: documentation confirming submission of completed applications for the Critical Language Scholarship and/or Boren Scholarship
7)    Applicants should also submit one (1) letter of recommendation emailed as an attachment directly from their professor or instructor. Instructors may also mail their recommendations in a sealed envelope signed by the instructor to Asian Studies Program, 412 Clemens Hall, Buffalo NY 14260.

*Application deadline is March 29, 2021

Please contact the Asian Studies Program at Asian-Studies@buffalo.edu if you have any questions.

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The Asian Studies 2020-2021 Study Abroad Award

The 2020-2021 study abroad award supports study abroad for Fall 2021, AY 2021-2022, or Spring 2022. The deadline for applications is March 29, 2021.

The awards will range between $500 and $1000. All UB undergraduate students who are studying abroad in Asia are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to students majoring or minoring in the Asian Studies Program and/or minoring in Korean.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment as an undergraduate at the University of Buffalo in good academic standing at the time of your application
  • At the time of applying for this award, you must already have applied to a study abroad program in Asia through the UB Study Abroad office. Exceptions will be considered with prior approval from the Asian Studies Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Walter Hakala.

Criteria:

  • Foreign language study is a component of the program
  • Participation in an established, credit-bearing study abroad or exchange program
  • Preference shall be given to applicants who are studying abroad for the first time or in a country or region to which they have never before traveled
  • Awards are based on academic merit and seriousness of purpose
  • The applicant agrees to be an ambassador for Asian Studies at UB by sending occasional posts and photos of their experiences while in-country for use on the Asian Studies Program’s social media and website. The applicant must also be willing to talk with other students about their study abroad experience upon returning to UB.

Application Materials and Guidelines:

Please submit the following 4 items:

  1. The application form.
  2. A personal statement no longer than 3 pages double-spaced, 11 or 12 point font following the outline below:
    1. The Program. Describe the program: what is the length of the program, the course of intended study, and the language focus? You may include a program info sheet or brochure as supporting paperwork if one exists.
    1. The Language. What language training have you acquired prior to the study abroad program? What is your expected proficiency at the end of the study abroad program? What is your goal in learning this language?
    1. Academic Purpose. Describe your academic reasons for selecting a particular program and explain in detail how the study abroad program will fit into your overall academic program and goals.
    1. Development. Describe how the program benefits your personal, academic, and professional development.
    1. Candidacy. Why are you a particularly strong candidate for this award?
  3. One letter of recommendation from a professor who has taught you in an Asian Studies-related course. The letter of recommendation must be emailed as an attachment directly from the professor.
  4. A current copy of your unofficial transcript.

All application materials must be submitted no later than 4pm on Monday, March 29, 2021. 

Submission Guidelines: 

Email Asian-Studies@buffalo.edu with “Study Abroad Award Application: [your name]” in the subject line. Attach the completed application form, your personal statement, and your transcripts. Ask your professor to email their letter of recommendation as an attachment to Asian-Studies@buffalo.edu with “Study Abroad Recommendation: [your name]” in the subject line.

Please contact the Asian Studies Program at Asian-Studies@buffalo.edu if you have any questions.

Monday
02/22/21

10th Annual Honors College Life Raft Debate to be Held Virtually March 3rd

Posted by Tim on February 22, 2021 in Academics, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief

The 10th Annual Honors College “LIFE RAFT DEBATE” will be on Wednesday, March 3rd at 6:15 pm live on Zoom! Join us for this annual tradition as some of your favorite Professors comically debate for your vote to “rebuild” society!

What is a Life Raft Debate you ask? A fictitious nuclear event has occurred and we the audience are on a life raft preparing to float away to safety but we have room for one more person…an academic! Watch as faculty from multiple disciplines argue in intense and sometimes hilarious, fashion for your vote.

Be sure to RSVP to save your seat, as you then vote for who gets the final seat on the Life Raft.  RSVP here before Monday, March 1st to join us:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwECdGEEGUjl_C6kP-aO4oglJ6eNGJ32imhs2eBuhlo-XJBg/viewform

Monday
02/08/21

UB School of Law 2021 Discover Law Program Deadline to apply is March 30, 2021

Posted by Tim on February 8, 2021 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

A Bridge to Law School

How can we make the legal profession look more like America? That question has been a vexing one for all of us who care about equal justice under the law. One solution: Invite more talented people of color to consider legal education and a legal career – and support them to make that dream a reality.

At the University at Buffalo School of Law, Discover Law is doing just that. This award-winning intensive summer program, now in its eighth year, has given dozens of bright young scholars a taste of law school life and opened their imaginations to careers in the law. For these promising future lawyers, the experience is already paying off.

Learn more about the program HERE.

The Discover Law application is due March 30, 2021.

Through the generosity of campus and community partners, the Discover Law program is at no cost to participants. Preference is given to:
Academically promising underrepresented and first generation college students
Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and above
Favorable consideration will be given to students who can demonstrate a record of academic achievement in spite of economic challenges, social or cultural disadvantages, linguistic barriers, extraordinary family circumstances, or personal responsibilities.

Discover Law is intended for undergraduate students who have completed freshman, sophomore, or junior year, but who will not begin their senior year prior to the end of the program.

Program dates are May 30, 2021 – June 25, 2021.
Monday
02/01/21

Summer Undergrad Research and Rutgers U Flagship New Brunswick, NJ Campus

Posted by Tim on February 1, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

RUTGERS, The State University of New Jersey, invites talented undergraduates with a passion for research and interest in graduate study to apply for our nationally acclaimed RISE (Research Intensive Summer Experience) at Rutgers program. We particularly encourage applications from students from underrepresented, disadvantaged, and first-generation college backgrounds.

RISE at Rutgers has A LOT to offer:

  • CUTTING-EDGE INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH at a top 20 U.S. public university
  • PERSONALIZED MENTOR-MATCHING
  • EXCELLENT FUNDING: Stipend up to $6000 + housing + travel (for 10-week in-person program, if possible). Virtual or hybrid options may be necessary instead. Free optional GRE prep course (valued at $1300).
  • PARTNERSHIPS with REU programs in Cellular Bioengineering, Toxicology & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Green Energy Technology, Biomedicine/Proteomics, Physics & Astronomy, Advanced Materials, and Environmental Sciences. RISE applicants can opt to be considered by partner REUs. One Application – Multiple Opportunities!
  • OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: scientific & scholarly speaking and writing, GRE prep, grad school and career workshops, networking with industry & academic leaders…and more
  • ALUMNI SUCCESS: Awards at national meetings & placement at top graduate school
  • UNIVERSITY EXCELLENCE FELLOWSHIPS for top RISE alumni who return to Rutgers for graduate school.
  • DIVERSE COMMUNITY: Rutgers is one of the nation’s most diverse public research universities with DEI at the forefront of our new President’s vision.

APPLY NOW! Rolling admissions starts February 1, 2021.

Questions? rise@grad.rutgers.edu

Monday
01/25/21

SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) Virtual Event April 16, 2021

Posted by Tim on January 25, 2021 in Academics, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) 2021

A Virtual Conference Hosted by SUNY Old Westbury

16 April 2021 

The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) brings together undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for a full day of multidisciplinary activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations (oral, performance, artistic displays, and poster), luncheon with keynote speaker(s), a SUNY Transfer, Graduate School and Career Fair, and professional development workshops for students and for faculty.

Why SURC?

Original research and creative activity are widely recognized as high-impact educational experiences that positively affect undergraduate students’ completion rates, career prospects and readiness for graduate study. Most SUNY campuses encourage such research and creative activity throughout the curriculum, through independent study and capstone experiences and/or via internship placements, and invest in opportunities for students to present their work. This allows students to engage critical audiences in their learning processes and hone the professional communication skills necessary for higher-order scholarship and career success. Frequently those institutions do so by sending their students to professional conferences and events. While such participation allows students to develop further confidence and academic skills and to network beyond their campus by presenting their work to students and faculty who specialize in their research fields, this opportunity often comes at a steep cost of sending students to distant conferences.

SURC provides similar networking and academic enrichment opportunities for students throughout the SUNY system at lower costs and more convenient locales.  Due to COVID, this year’s SURC will be a ‘virtual’ conference.

By bringing together many hundreds of students and faculty from across the state to participate in the SURC, we will help realize the synergistic power of the SUNY system. Students will benefit from networking and academic enrichment opportunities and learn about transfer and graduate programs available across SUNY. Faculty will benefit from networking workshops on integrating student research into their pedagogy or building research and grant collaborations.

SURC is supported by the Offices of the Chancellor and Provost, and the Research Foundation, as well as SUNY student and faculty governance organizations and, of course, the local host site.

All undergraduate students engaged in research/creative activity and their mentors across SUNY are invited to attend

For more information, visit https://sunycpd.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/surc21/info

Monday
01/25/21

Tutoring and Academic Support Services Online Workshops

Posted by Tim on January 25, 2021 in Academics, Tutoring, Workshops

Success workshops are for all undergraduate students needing an academic boost, extra study tips and help staying motivated.
“I Can’t Learn Online!”
Wednesday, Feb. 17 6:00pm
Zoom: https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/96463092383?pwd=bXBEZVRVOEk5dWYvK3drZzJLaXRXZz09
Description: How to learn online, get motivated and stay motivated.
Presented by TASS Lead Tutor- Alivia
“Surviving STEM Classes”
Thursday, March 4 6:00pm
Zoom: https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/93257027109?pwd=aENYK0tSdDJTZS93L3FtSWF3UTBoZz09
Description: Get tips and helpful hints on how to learn and improve in your STEM classes.
Presented by TASS Lead Tutors- Shreya and Thomas
“Midterm Lifesaver”
Thursday, March 18 4-6pm
Zoom: https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/94272737826?pwd=dW9PQ21NQmpkVVZjVjdhcmtZaUY0UT09
Description: Getting crazy, feeling overwhelmed, having a hard time juggling. Visit with a TASS coach and get some strategies on how to keep your head above water.
“It’s the Final Count Down”
Date: Friday, April 2 4:00pm
Zoom: https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/97129500743?pwd=dVlOMU1PNFNDUFA3WUZsOFpEV1psZz09
Description: Tips and strategies on how to finish the semester strong.
Presented by TASS Lead Tutor and Staff

Monday
01/11/21

Tutoring and Academic Support Services Seeks Tutors for spring 2021

Posted by Tim on January 11, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Job Opportunity, Student Housing, Student Job Opportunities, Tutoring

At this time TASS is looking for tutors for the spring semester, specifically in engineering, computer science, chemistry and math but not limited to.  We are starting the reviewing process so if you have any students interested they can go directly to our website below, which gives you some information about TASS and the application. 

https://www.buffalo.edu/studentsuccess/tutoring/apply.html

Monday
01/11/21

Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology Spring 2021 Open courses

Posted by Tim on January 11, 2021 in Academics

The Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology has many available seats in undergraduate courses still available for spring 2021!  These courses are all being offered online this semester and all but one course (CEP 401) sections are being offered asynchronously, allowing students to fit in their schedules at any time.

Attached are course descriptions to help students decide better what courses would interest them the most.  Any questions regarding the courses or instructors are welcome to be sent to Jennifer Rosseland-Bates, Assistant to the Chair at jmr1@buffalo.edu

Courses still available are:

CEP 200 LEC: Intro to Counseling Profession

                All sections are asynchronous (registrations available: 18186; 18187; 18188; 22601; 24633)

CEP 202 LEC: Career Development

                All sections are asynchronous (registrations available: 20112; 24634)

CEP 400 LEC: Educational Psychology

                Asynchronous sections (registrations available: 18189; 18190; 22602; 22603; 24638)

                Remote Tuesday and Thursday 9:35am-10:50am (registration: 15051)

                Remote Tuesday and Thursday 3:55pm-5:10pm (registration: 22602)

CEP 401 LEC: Introduction to Counseling

                All sections are asynchronous (registrations available: 17596; 16535; 16536; 20113)

CEP 404 LEC: Current Issues in Substance Abuse and Addictions

                All sections are asynchronous (registrations available: 16973; 16974; 24640)

CEP 410 LEC: Introduction to Grief and Loss

                All sections are asynchronous (registrations available: 17600; 18191; 16941; 24641)

CEP 411 LEC CP: Current Issues in Counseling Psychology

                All sections are asynchronous (registrations available: 22604)

CEP 412 LEC: Diversity and Human Relations

                All sections are asynchronous (registrations available: 18192; 18734; 18735; 21478; 24643)

CEP 440 LEC: Current Issues in School Psychology

                All sections are asynchronous (registrations available: 21258)

CEP 441 LEC: Current Issues in Mental Health Counseling

                All sections are asynchronous (registrations available: 24704)

CEP 442 LEC: Current Issues in School Counseling

                All sections are asynchronous (registrations available: 24703)

CEP 453 LEC: Current Issues in Rehabilitation Counseling

                All sections are asynchronous (registrations available: 18736; 24645)