University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
05/16/22

Obama Voyager Scholarship Deadline to apply is June 14

Posted by Tim on May 16, 2022 in Academics, Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities

Are you passionate about public service? Did you just complete sophomore year? Then you need to check out this award!

Michelle and Barack Obama partnered with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky to create The Voyager Scholarship. This award is for students who intend careers in public service—government, non-profit, community organizing, social work, entrepreneurship, the arts and more.
Winners receive: Up to $50,000 ($25,000 per year for their final two years) in financial aid. A $10,000 summer stipend and free Airbnb housing to go on a summer work-travel between junior and senior year. A 10-year travel stipend. Airbnb will give students $2,000 in travel credits every year for 10 years, totaling $20,000. Invitation to annual fall summit. Access to a network of like-minded leaders and public servants. 
Apply next month!
Application due: June 14, 2022
Find more information and apply on The Voyager Scholarship website.
Applicants must: Be enrolled full-time for their junior year of study during Fall 2022. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Have a demonstrated commitment to public service. Plan to pursue a career in public service upon graduation. A U.S. citizen or permanent resident or a DACA recipient. 
Want feedback on your application?
Make an appointment with H Fogarty
Office of Fellowships and Scholarships advisor
Please contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at fellowships@buffalo.edu if you have any questions.
Tuesday
05/10/22

ELP 200: Foundations of Eduation Policy and Leadership for Social Justice Fall 2022

Posted by Tim on May 10, 2022 in Academics

Are you interested in educational equity, economic justice, and global human rights? Do you want to learn key policy and leadership skills to help make a difference in communities, schools, and multiple levels of governance? Do you maybe want to earn a UB minor in this content? If so, then ELP 200 is for you. This course introduces undergraduate students to what leading critical politics and policy scholars have to say about K-12 educational equity concerns, policies, and leadership practice. Students also will explore how their identity and views of leadership matter to developing policy and building inclusive social environments – in this case, school environments. Course material largely pulls from the discipline of education, but the course also introduces students to engaging in interdisciplinary scholarship. Course activities and assignments provide students with opportunities to develop critical sense-making about policy and leadership in a way that empowers them to become advocates on global, national, and local issues.

Undergraduate Course for Fall 2022
ELP 200: Foundations of Education Policy and Leadership for Social Justice
Registration: 23734 / 3 credit hours
Catalog:https://catalog.buffalo.edu/academicprograms/ed_equity_requirements.html

Tuesday, 12:45-3:25 pm Baldy 474 Hybrid/Synchronous
For more information please contact: Melinda Lemke, PhD, Honors College, malemke@buffalo.edu

Tuesday
05/10/22

CDA 101 Introduction to Computers and Information Systems Added to Summer 2022

Posted by Tim on May 10, 2022 in Academics

If there are any undergraduate students who need a general elective over the summer, CDA 101LEC Introduction to Computers and Information Systems has been added to the summer schedule under 6 week session 1.  This class is 100% online, asynchronous format.

Registration is open but if students need any assistance, they can contact cdsedept@buffalo.edu<mailto:cdsedept@buffalo.edu>.

Monday
05/02/22

UB Arts Collaboratory Invites students to apply for new interdisciplinary experiential class-Fall 2022

Posted by Tim on May 2, 2022 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Workshops

UB Arts Collaboratory invites all students to apply for a
Fall 2022 new interdisciplinary experiential class
400 level, 3 credits, no pre-reqs. for undergraduates
500 level for graduate students
Working Artists Lab with Dara Friedman
Fridays 2:30-4:50pm, and select Saturdays during September and October 3 credits. No prerequisites.
Directed by Prof. Maria S. Horne and Arts Collaboratory Director Bronwyn Keenan, this course presents students with the opportunity to witness and participate in the production process of live art and to collaborate across disciplines with international guest artists, UB faculty, students and community partners. Our Fall ‘22 UB Arts Collaboratory Working Artists Lab will host international guest artist Dara Friedman, in residency, as Dara leads us through the creation process of a labyrinth, River Hill, at Silo City under the care and guidance of ecologist Josh Smith. Additionally, the Lab has invited professional artists and researchers from multiple disciplines to join us in this inspiring project. To quote Robin Wall Kimmerer, “Perhaps that is what we need. Artists as foresters…poets as ecologists.”
Specifically, this course aims to bring together a “company” of students. Company here is understood as a group of students who come together, united with a shared purpose to work, learn, provide friendship and enjoyment in sight of fulfilling a shared purpose. The shared purpose of this course is to deepen our understanding and commitment to conflict resolution. We will be using the below noted modalities to collectively learn how to navigate blockages, perceived or otherwise, in order to heal and gain wisdom in our relationships: personal, interpersonal, and with the world at large. At the same time, the course itself is an artwork, a Gesamtkustwerk, created from our collective parts.
TH 411 Theatre Workshop/ TH 513 Special Topics*
Rolling admissions with early decision for applications received by May 1.
To apply, fill out the application form included below. Seats are limited.
Application will remain open until all seats are filled.
Collaborate on the creative process and construction of a labyrinth, River Hill, at Silo City

  • There is the possibility of scholarships for graduate students.
    (Please make a note if you would like to be considered for such a scholarship.)
    Course Descirption
    For more information about the Arts Collaboratory’s Working Artists Labs, please visit: buffalo.edu/arts-collaboratory/working-artists-labs
    The focus and second classroom of this course will be centered around the creation of a labyrinth, River Hill, at Silo City under the care and guidance of ecologist Josh Smith. The hill will become a highly attractive, hardy and fine smelling pollinator garden transforming the current brownfield at Silo City and consisting of a 1,450 ft long path mowed through introduced yarrow. The intention of River Hill is to be an active monument used for positive transformation and growth. The design of this labyrinth is a confluence of the striking meander of the Buffalo River, Silo City’s location, and ancient, sacred Ariadne style labyrinth design. As a filmmaker Dara understands the physical movement through the labyrinth as a movie of sorts with the potential for an emotional development or shift. The saying goes, “It’s a movie. Make it move.”
    What the labyrinth does as a walking meditation is physically pivot the body to see the world (inner and outer) from opposite perspectives. This winding and unwinding physically changes the walker’s point of view along the path. While designing and building the labyrinth we will also be learning conflict resolution through the physical practice of Aikido led by artist Spencer Sweeney. Aikido uses spiraling movements to shift the direction a challenger’s, or our own nose is facing. This spiraling circular motion is called aiki and is born from a commitment to peaceful resolution when antagonized by refusing to play a zero-sum game of winners and losers. We will work on creating a muscle memory of the spiraling and pivoting motion with the understanding that a change of perspective can happen in the blink of an eye.
    Additional modalities addressed in the class will be Game Theory, Breathwork, Contact Improvisation, Land Art, Chladni patterns to chart physical vibration, Filmmaking and screenings, and the concept of Reciprocal Giving, among others. Texts covered in the class will be Mystic Spiral: Journey of the Soul by Jill Purce; Giving in to Get Your Way by Terry Dobson; Molecules of Emotion by Candace Pert, and Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer among others.

About the UB Arts Collaboratory Working Artists Lab
The UB Arts Collaboratory Working Artists Labs are designed to allow Buffalo artists, UB students, faculty, and visiting artists to develop new work and collaborate across disciplines. Leading figures in the arts are invited by the Arts Collaboratory to engage with the UB and Buffalo arts communities, and over the course of a semester, UB students learn what it’s like to be out in the world as a working artist. Previous Labs have been led by Grandmaster Flash (Fall 2021), Cecily Brown (Spring 2021), Michael Mwenso (Fall 2020), and Alan Zweibel (Spring 2020). To realize many of these Labs, the Arts Collaboratory forged an essential partnership with Maria S. Horne, Director of the IACE Program and associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance.
About Dara Friedman
Dara Friedman is a German born artist and filmmaker working in Miami. She uses everyday sights and sounds as the raw material for film and video artworks that reverberate with emotional energy. With a background in structural film and dance, Friedman’s cinema calls for a radical reduction of the medium to its most essential material properties. In place of linear storylines, her films typically portray straightforward actions and situations that unfold according to predetermined rules and guidelines. Yet for all of Friedman’s strenuous logic and discipline, her approach remains unabashedly sensual and emotive. Bearing rich imagery and a strong emphasis on bodily experience, her films generate moments of high-pitched, cathartic intensity as well as serene, even euphoric interludes.
Dara Friedman, River Hill labyrinth plan, Silo City, Buffalo

Working Artists Lab with
Dara Friedman
We invite you to complete the Working Artists Lab with Dara Friedman student application for Fall 2022. Please address ALL the questions within each section. If you would like more information about the Lab, please contact Bronwyn Keenan, Director for the Arts Collaboratory, by email at artscollaboratory@buffalo.edu.
PLEASE SEND COMPLETED APPLICATION TO: artscollaboratory@buffalo.edu
Name:
UB Email Address:
Phone Number:
Instagram Handle:
Academic Department:
Major/Minor:
Academic Level and Anticipated Graduation Date:
Personal Statement:
Please write a brief statement indicating why you are interested in participating.
*Graduate students ONLY: if you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please address it here.

Thursday
04/28/22

SLI Approved Geology course GLY 137 The Dinosaurs

Posted by Tim on April 28, 2022 in Academics, Career Oportunities

This new course explores dinosaurs as a biological group: their origin, anatomy, life habits, evolution, and extinction. Evaluates revolutionary new ideas on their physiology, behavior, and significance in the history of life. Uses dinosaurs to exemplify important evolutionary phenomena, how scientists gather new knowledge, and how that knowledge is filtered to the public via academic and popular culture routes.

Thursday
04/28/22

Fall 2022 IDS Classes

Posted by Tim on April 28, 2022 in Academics, Career Oportunities

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Tuesday
04/26/22

Thematic Pathway approved!

Posted by Tim on April 26, 2022 in Academics, Career Oportunities

EVS 321 The Environmental Impact of War
Remote –  live
Instructor: DM Sanchez Weide
Course Description
This course focuses on the physical, chemical and biological effects war has on the environment. This includes preparation for war including the Cold War. Topics will include ancient, historical and contemporary case studies and will span the globe. Examples include the American conflict in Vietnam, munitions pollution, and Hannibal’s crossing of the Alps.
Prerequisites: None
Lecture topics will include:Ancient GreeksThe CrusadesAncient Viet NamWhalingConquistadores in the Spanish BorderlandsSouth Pacific Islands
Thematic Pathways Communities, Populations and Spaces (List 3, Civilization and History)Environments, Technologies and Policy (List 3, Civilization and History)

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

― Albert Einstein

Tuesday
04/26/22

Interested in the Great Lakes? Learn about the lakes and ecosystems you live next to!

Posted by Tim on April 26, 2022 in Academics, Career Oportunities

EVS 326 Great Lakes Ecology
Remote –  live
Instructor: DM Sanchez Weide
Course Description
This Great Lakes Ecology class will focus on all five of the Laurentian Great Lakes and their drainage basins. Students will learn how they interact as one system, as well as the uniqueness of each lake as separate ecosystems. Effects of eutrophication, pollution, and invasive species will be discussed. Common lake processes, including lake turnover, ice-off, and primary production will be explained.
Prerequisites: None
Lecture topics will include:HistoryGeologyEutrophicationBiogeochemical cycling
Curious about the course?
Ever wonder……How climate change is affecting the Great Lakes?
…How the Great Lakes were formed?
…Why there are marine fossils found around the Great Lakes?
…If Lake Erie really caught on fire?
No Visible Life. Some river! Chocolate-brown, oily, bubbling with subsurface gases, it oozes rather than flows. “Anyone who falls into the Cuyahoga does not drown,” Cleveland’s citizens joke grimly. “He decays.” The Federal Water Pollution Control Administration dryly notes: “The lower Cuyahoga has no visible life, not even low forms such as leeches and sludge worms that usually thrive on wastes.” ― TIME magazine, Aug 1, 1969
Monday
04/25/22

Apply for the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) Deadline June 15

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2022 in Academics, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Internships

Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC)
Each year, UB nominates one student to become a Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) Fellow. These fellows are fully funded to participate in the program throughout the 2022-2023 school year, during which they attend a four-day leadership conference in Washington, D.C., participate in monthly webinars and develop a research paper eligible for publication and awards.

Since 1970, CSPC fellows have traveled to Washington, D.C. to learn about leadership and governance, to share their outstanding research and to explore careers in public service. While attending the conference, the fellows participate in workshops where they present and receive peer feedback on their research projects. The fellows also have the opportunity to engage with policy experts, government officials and leaders in the legislative process.
Apply this summer!
Application due: June 15, 2022
Apply here to become UB’s CSPC Fellow



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Applicants must be:
Interested in the American government.
Comfortable with speaking, presenting and writing about the American presidency or Congress.
Available to attend all portions of the program.
An undergraduate student from any field of study.
A domestic or international student.
CSPC aims to include students from a diverse set of academic backgrounds: students from all majors are eligible and encouraged to apply.
 
Requirements:
Attend monthly webinars throughout the 2022-2023 school year.
Attend a four-day conference in Washington, D.C. during the Spring 2023 semester. 
Undertake an original research project, including a 10-15 page paper, on a subject with direct relevance to the U.S. presidency and/or Congress.
 
Please contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at fellowships@buffalo.edu if you have any questions.
Thursday
04/21/22

Deadline Extended: Health Futures Challenge pitch competition April 27th

Posted by Tim on April 21, 2022 in Academics, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

Are you ready to innovate in the Health industry?

Deadline extended: April 27th at midnight:  https://bit.ly/HealthFutures22

The 2022 Health Futures Challenge is a pitch competition where students, local business professionals and UB staff form teams and pitch ideas to improve both the local and global health economy. This challenge is an opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds to come together in order to help solve issues within the vast and complicated field of healthcare. Aspiring applicants will select one of the four following categories to compete in: healthcare industry, clinical trials, healthy hospitals, and public data collection. If any of these categories sound interesting to you, give the 2022 Health Futures Challenge a shot!

All teams must submit an executive summary and a two-minute video pitch describing their idea by April 27th at midnight. The best teams will go on to the final pitch competition, where they will have a chance to win up to $3,000! That live pitch competition will be held on April 29th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at CBLS (701 Ellicott St). The application, along with more details about the competition and the four competition categories, may be found here https://bit.ly/HealthFutures22.