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Monday
11/09/20

Funding Now Available For Projects and Conferences through the Experiential Learning Network

Posted by Tim on November 9, 2020 in Academics, Scholarship Opportunities

Funding Now Available for Mentored Projects and Virtual Conferences
The Experiential Learning Network offers funding for undergraduate student projects and virtual conference presentations. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until February 17, 2021, but act fast to be sure your application is considered before funds are fully awarded.  Project Funding: Take your innovative projects to the next level with funding to support your work related to projects listed on the Project Portal. Conference Funding: Share the exciting results and impacts of recent or current projects at an upcoming virtual conference presentation. For more details, including funding limits and eligibility requirements, review ELN’s funding website. 
 
Learn More about Funding
Monday
11/09/20

CfP: Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia, University at Buffalo, February 26-27, 2021

Posted by Tim on November 9, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

2021 Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia

Isolation and its Discontents
February 26th and 27th, 2021
University at Buffalo, SUNY


We present the third annual Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia by reflecting upon the rich history of South Asia and its connection to present-day conditions. We invite papers on the theme of “Isolation,” where isolation may be interpreted broadly, whether in its social, political, or environmental sense. To a lot of us today, isolation on a global scale would seem like a novel phenomenon. But both in its metaphorical and literal manifestations, isolation has throughout history been a marker of something tempestuous and has provoked resistance. The conference will feature a keynote lecture from Aniruddha Dutta, Associate Professor in the departments of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies and Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Iowa.

Undergraduate participants from all disciplines, working on any topic relating to the region, are welcome to submit proposals. Possible topics of discussion include:

  • Socio-political forms of isolation, including separation and seclusion
  • Physical isolation
  • Surveillance
  • Efforts to isolate certain “master categories” (caste, race, gender, nationality) out of the messy reality of humanity
  • Myths of environmental isolation
  • Atavistic claims, be they nationalist, religious, linguistic, or otherwise
  • Isolation and diaspora

While this list of suggestions is by no means exhaustive, we encourage papers that address less commonly researched sociopolitical issues, communities, or theories. We hope to organize panels around presentations addressing similar issues that draw from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including the social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, management, humanities, fine arts, and others. 

Please click http://bit.ly/rustgisubmissions2021 to submit proposals.

Format
The conference will be held online on Friday, February 26th, and Saturday, February 27th, 2021. Students presenters should plan for 15-minute presentations. Each panel will include 30 minutes for discussion.

Deadline
Proposals, including 250-word abstracts and the contact information of a faculty supervisor, must be submitted via the online submissions portal (http://bit.ly/rustgisubmissions2021) by January 1st, 2021.

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.

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

To view past conference programs, please visit http://bit.ly/rustgi2018 or http://bit.ly/rustgiprogram2019


The third annual Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia is made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Vinod Rustgi and his family.

Tuesday
11/03/20

UB School of Social Work Offering Racial Justice Themed Courses Spring 2021

Posted by Tim on November 3, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements

The University at Buffalo School of Social Work’s curriculum offers a wide variety of courses with different themes. In light of the current social climate in support of Black Lives Matter and other social justice movements, we wish to highlight courses that have a significant racial equity/justice focus in the course description. These courses help students improve understanding of structural racism, anti-racist practice strategies and diversity.  In Spring 2021, the courses that emphasize racial equity/justice include both undergraduate and graduate options. Undergraduate options: SW140: Power to the People: Intro to Organizing & Advocacy Strategies SW150: Social Media in Social Change SW230: Theories & Policies of Community Organizing SW245: Global Child Advocacy Issues SW401: Black Masculinities Graduate options: Electives: SW554: Motivational Interviewing SW556: Forensic Social Work SW559: Trauma Theory and Treatment SW587: Addiction and the Family SW589: Working with Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse SW591: Spirituality in Social Work SW597: Play Therapy SW598: Behavior Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence SW599: Public School Social Work SW708: Responding to Disasters with Social Work Interventions SW710: Loss and Grief across the Life Discourse SW714: International Social Work SW720: Introduction to Issues in Veteran and Military Family Care SW722: Restorative Justice Certificate Training (2 credits) SW973: Social Work in Medical Settings (1 credit) SW990: Black Masculinities 
Monday
10/26/20

UB School of Management Diverse Leaders Virtual Happy Hour October 29

Posted by Tim on October 26, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

The University at Buffalo School of Management would like to welcome you to our upcoming event dedicated to diverse business leaders. At the UB School of Management, we seek to build strong, diverse and inclusive cohorts in all our programs across a wide spectrum of diversity including ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender orientation. Our Diverse Leaders event is designed for prospective applicants to our MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA, and Master of Science programs. This year we look forward to connecting with prospective candidates through an entirely virtual experience. During this intimate online experience, you’ll have the opportunity to: Learn about the UB MBA and MS programs, student experience, and resources to support diverse students Gain valuable information on how to position yourself as a leading candidate for admission Network with current students, faculty, staff, and alumni
Thursday, October 29
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
via. Zoom
RSVP for the Diverse Leaders Event
Friday
10/16/20

Spring 2021 Open Course AMS 325: Afro Caribbean Religions with Honors Faculty Fellow Craig Centrie

Posted by Tim on October 16, 2020 in Academics, General Education Requirements

Contemporary Afro Caribbean Religions. AMS 325

Registration no. 24335

Time: 2:20 to 3:40

Course Description:  Contemporary Afro-Caribbean Religions is a multi-disciplinary course drawing on the paradigms of social sciences and humanities to explore the function of religion in society.  The course familiarizes students with the syncretic religions of the Caribbean and Latin America, the role they play in society, and how religion provides a world-view and understanding of the universe.  We will explore how historical experiences form complex belief systems to help participants live and understand their daily lives.  We further examine why traditions continue to play an important role in people’s cultural lives even when the original historical conditions for their creation no longer exist. Finally, this course also examines traditional societies versus contemporary modern and technologically advanced societies, their philosophical and social underpinnings, and the extent to which social values contribute to a culture, functioning for or against its members. 

Friday
10/16/20

Georgia Tech Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program Info Session November 12

Posted by Tim on October 16, 2020 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Graduate School Programs, Workshops

Interested in learning more about the Georgia Tech Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program? Check out the information session on November 12 at 5:00pm virtually here:

https://umn.zoom.us/s/96020771904

Monday
10/12/20

New Honors Petition Process and Digital Badge Opportunity

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2020 in Academics, Honors Experiences

We are excited to inform you about the Honors College collaboration with the Experiential Learning Network (ELN) to create a new Honors Petition process! 

Now, each new petition experience can be completed directly through ELN.  This new petition process will allow you to earn 1 additional honors credit by completing an ELN digital badge, which will be in addition to the credits earned from your experience.  Furthermore, petitions completed through ELN will create a more valuable and celebrated experience for you!

You can find out more by visiting the honors petition page and reviewing the attached flyer, which includes FAQs. 

If you have more questions, please reach out to Darius at dariusme@buffalo.edu

Tuesday
10/06/20

New Honors College Virtual Speaker Series: Honest Conversations Oct. 9, 15 and 29

Posted by Tim on October 6, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Academics and Advice: Friday, October 9th, 3-4pm. Virtual. Honors College Faculty Fellows Craig Centre: Transnational Studies, Maya Chilbert: Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Matthew Paul: Psychology, and Lindsay Brandon Hunter: Theatre and Dance will be on hand to share their stories, offer advice, and answer questions.

For more information on the Honors College Faculty Fellows:

Race and Racism: Thursday, October 15th, 4-4:50pm. Virtual. Dr. Henry Louis Taylor, Director of the Center for Urban Studies and Professor of Urban and Regional Planning will lead a discussion about race and racism in our country, our communities, and on campus.

For more information on Dr. Taylor’s work on race and racism:

Health and Healthcare: Thursday, October 29th, 4-4:50pm. Virtual. Dr. Daphne Bascom, Vice President, Population Health at Saint Luke’s Health System, UB Honors College Alumna, and Marshall Scholar Recipient, invites students to join her for a conversation about public health and her work as a leader in the field.

For more information on Dr. Bascom’s work in public health:

Tuesday
09/29/20

Honors Faculty Fellows Introductory Zoom Panel Friday, October 9

Posted by Tim on September 29, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

The Honors College Faculty Fellows will have their Introductory panel zoom meeting on Friday October 9th  3-4pm

-meet the Honors Faculty Fellows for the 2020-2021 school year

-hear their stories of how they themselves went from 18 year old college students to becoming UB faculty and researchers in their academic fields.

-see yourself in their stories and learn the paths they took to their current positions.

-Moderated panel discussion on 10/9 with time for Q & A from you the honors student audience.

-ZOOM coordinates are below

-should probably list the discipline of each fellow in the advertising as well

-meet YOUR Faculty Fellows, learn of their specialties and interests and utilize them throughout the year as you craft your own academic and perhaps research path

Time: Oct 9, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/99041994785?pwd=WWlEK3BuMmQ4bWhXK3BtT3JmaGdjZz09

Friday
09/25/20

The Office of Student Engagement presents: Alternative Break Trips 20-21

Posted by Tim on September 25, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Information Session, Student experience, Volunteering

Give back to your local community over winter and spring break! Participants will complete in-person community service projects (while following health and safety guidelines), meet with local non-profit agencies and connect with likeminded peers!

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