University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Wednesday
06/17/20

Inclusive Autonomous Vehicle Design Challenge: July 13-August 7

Posted by Tim on June 17, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

Inclusive Autonomous Vehicle Design Challenge: July 13- August 7 

Looking for an opportunity to use your summer in an exciting, fun and meaningful way while also competing for $3,250 in prizes? If you answered yes, this opportunity is for you. 

Apply now to the Inclusive Autonomous Vehicle Design Challenge and spend four weeks ideating, creating and competing! 

Accepted students will join an interdisciplinary team and work on the following challenge: develop an innovative design concept to ensure that the next generation of fully autonomous vehicles addresses the needs of everyone, especially who are unable to drive independently. 

Apply by Sunday, June 28 at 11:59 p.m. for the chance to collaborate with other UB students and faculty and create a novel solution to the challenge statement.  

This is a virtual program and all UB students are invited to apply at Bit.ly/StudentSummerAcademyApp

Website: http://engineering.buffalo.edu/home/news/events/summer-innovation-academy.html  

This program is hosted in partnership by: Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars, UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, UB Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships, UB’s Innovation Hub and UB IDeA Center.  

Friday
06/12/20

Virtual Public Service Weekend Applications Now open! July 17-19, 2020

Posted by Tim on June 12, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Public Service Weekend 2020 – July 17 – 19, 2020

Public Interest Technology and The Promise For Greater Equity: A Virtual Conference For Future Public Interest Leaders

WHAT IS PUBLIC INTEREST TECHNOLOGY?
Public Interest Technology (PIT) is a rapidly growing and essentially important field where technology and public policy overlap. Carnegie Mellon University has been a leader in this space for over 50 years, promoting the use of technology to advance the public interest.

Our 2020 Public Service Weekend virtual conference will highlight the rising prominence of PIT and bring together a diverse group of practitioners from across the field—including policymakers, technologists, designers, and leaders—to develop innovative solutions to pressing issues in public policy and equity. This interactive weekend will introduce undergraduate students from a variety of backgrounds to careers and opportunities for graduate-level education in PIT.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

  • Rising college juniors and seniors interested in public policy, public interest technology, policy analytics, and related fields, who are strongly considering graduate education and/or careers in these fields.
  • Students can apply from ANY undergraduate major, including political science, government, the liberal arts, fine arts, and STEM fields. Successful applicants will share a passion for solving complex problems and working together with others from a diversity of fields, backgrounds, and perspectives.
  • Preference will be given to students representing underserved communities from across the United States and/or working towards equity issues.

The conference will be 100% online and will include a diverse mix of activities – both synchronous and asynchronous — designed to teach students about Public Interest Technology and give them a taste of what graduate public policy school is like.

Application Link
Deadline: June 26, 2020

Tuesday
06/09/20

Study Abroad Virtual Sessions in June, July and August

Posted by Tim on June 9, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad, Uncategorized, Workshops

Study Abroad Information Sessions
2021 Programs and Beyond!

Join us on Zoom:
Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Friday, August 14, 2020, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Study Abroad Programs Team is working remotely during this global pandemic. Connect with us during our Virtual Office Hours via Zoom, by phone (716) 645-3912, or email studyabroad@buffalo.edu on Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM! To participate in the information sessions noted above, please email us for the link. 

Thursday
05/28/20

UB Launch Summer Accelerator

Posted by Tim on May 28, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Networking, Workshops

UB’s Launch Summer Accelerator: June 15th – August 7th

Looking for an opportunity to use your summer with purpose while also competing for $10,000 in prizes? We’ve got you covered. Apply to the Launch Summer Accelerator and spend eight weeks ideating, creating and competing!

Accepted students and teams will spend 8 weeks accelerating their venture through weekly programming, workshops, mentorship and more. Apply by Sunday, June 7th for the chance network, collaborate with others students and use your summer with purpose. This is a virtual program and all undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply as either a formed venture or as a free-agent, where they can work with a team. Application link & information: Bit.ly/LaunchSummer2020

Monday
05/11/20

“A Dreamer’s Journey” A Senior Honors Cabaret by Honors Scholar Kelsey Marlowe Jessup

Posted by Tim on May 11, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event

A Dreamer’s Journey” A Senior Honors Cabaret by Kelsey Marlowe Jessup

Friday, May 15th @ 6pm via Facebook LIVE!

~ Hello Friends, Family, Mentors, and Loved Ones! You are cordially invited to watch my Senior Honors Cabaret called “A Dreamer’s Journey” which I’ll be streaming through Facebook Live on Friday, May 15th at 6pm EDT! This project is one I’ve been creating over the course of my senior year as a collective celebration of my work as a student of the University at Buffalo Honors College and Department of Theatre and Dance. I like to call this piece a “cabaret play” as it is a script that I wrote entirely in poetic verse that ties together renowned music theatre songs that I’m currently adding to my repertoire. The work tells the story of a young girl named Marlowe who goes on a quest to find the key to life. Now, I’m sure you’re all wondering: What other characters will she meet on her journey? What familiar music theatre songs will pave her path? WILL SHE FIND THE KEY?! Tune in to find out!

Friday
05/08/20

Attention Buffalo Artists and Art Lovers…Submit your art to the Arts Collaboratory Live Your Art (at Home)

Posted by Tim on May 8, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

If you’ve been reading our newsletter, you know that the Arts Collaboratory has been offering cash micro-grants and honorariums to UB and Buffalo artists who contribute to our new Live Your Art (At Home) program.

This week, we’re asking you to spread the news! Encourage UB and Buffalo-based artists to SUBMIT their work at ubcfa.org/lya. Projects of any size are welcome, and collaboration is always encouraged. Then reach out to your fellow art lovers, and ask them to FOLLOW our Instagram @artscollaboratory. Every visit makes a difference!

Forward this newsletter, share our links, and help us keep Buffalo’s art community together in spirit.

Major support provided by M&T Bank.   Additional support provided by Savarino Companies.  

Wednesday
05/06/20

Honors College Social Media/Marketing Internship Opportunity 2020-2021

Posted by Tim on May 6, 2020 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Internships

The Honors College seeks an intern for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semester to work on social media outreach and marketing efforts.  The internship will earn 2 to 3 credits each semester which will count towards Honors experience credit.  This can be earned either by completing an Honors petition or getting academic credit through your department.  The schedule is flexible, but our intern will be expected to work 6-10 hours per week (depending on the desired credit). 

Learning Opportunities:

  • Learn how the Honors College utilizes the following social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snap Chat.
  • Participate in the planning and preparation for special events: Open House, Discovery Day, Life Raft Debate, Colloquium Kick-off, Honors International Cafe, Graduation and other campus or Honors events as your class schedule permits.  This may include creation of marketing/promotional materials, website updates, photography, and more.
  • Creating and Editing Videos.
  • Knowledge of Helpful Smartphone Apps and Shortcuts.
  • Editing and revising documents/marketing brochures for prospective students.
  • Running queries, creating documents and presentations utilizing Microsoft Office tools.
  • Updating/maintaining the Honors Highlights email and Honorable mention blogs.

The intern will provide a presentation to the Honors College staff on Honors College social media and marketing outreach results from the semester.

To apply, please email a copy of your resume and a brief statement about why you are interested in the internship to Tim Matthews: trm7@buffalo.eduThe deadline to apply is Friday, May 15, 2020 by 4:30 p.m.

If selected for an interview, those will take place between May 18, 2020 and May 22, 2020.

Monday
05/04/20

Guest Lecturer: Shanna de la Torre “Dreams of the New in Post War France” May 6

Posted by Tim on May 4, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Desidero: For the love of the Thing

Shanna de la Torre

What is at stake in choosing to be on the side of the Thing, that bit of the real at work in the body, seeking expression? In this paper, Shanna de la Torre proceeds from the premise that femininity is a work, a work at, in the words of Willy Apollon, articulating the drive within us with aesthetics. With the intention of drawing out some of the links among unconscious desire and the work of the Thing both in the body and at the level of the social, she will consider a set of examples drawn from art, film, and clinical case studies. Arguing that these examples give aesthetic expression to distinct moments in the kinds of problems a feminine subject may encounter in engaging in the work of femininity, she points to ways in which these examples risk taking the side of the Thing—rather than the side of repression—in engaging with questions germane to any subject of the drive. She further argues that these examples—which are, themselves, aesthetic expressions offered to the public—make a creation for others out of those sites of impasse, thereby potentially mobilizing others’ desire. 

Dr. Shanna de la Torre is an alumna from the Cornell Romance Languages Studies PhD program and current practicing social worker in Minnesota. Her research explores the relationship between feminist, queer and psychoanalytic theories, and her writings have appeared in a variety of reputable journals such as differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies and The International Journal of Psychoanalysis. As part of this research she has published Sex for Structuralists: The Non-Oedipal Logics of Femininity and Psychosis.

If you wish to join us, please email me by Wednesday at 2 PM at fnegrete@buffalo.edu.

Monday
05/04/20

Job Opportunity – Primary Hall Preparatory Charter School

Posted by Tim on May 4, 2020 in Buffalo Bits, Community Announcements, Job Opportunity, Volunteering

This message is on behalf of Arielle Peterson, Executive Director of Primary Hall Preparatory Charter School, a K-5 school for the East Side of Buffalo. They are working diligently to bring a quality school option to the community and operate with the belief that developing and retaining excellent teachers is critical to the work.

They are looking for driven, passionate individuals who are ready to stand in front of students each day and teach for lifelong impact.

If you know of anyone who fits this bill please send their information to apeterson@primaryhall.org. You can also submit candidates using the following link. Open positions can be found primaryhall.org/careers. To hear a message from the ED please use this link. If you would like to contribute in other ways please reach out to Director of Operations, Ariel Flaggs, aflaggs@primaryhall.org all are welcome! 

Monday
04/27/20

Archives recording student memories of COVID-19 for future scholars

Posted by Tim on April 27, 2020 in Community Announcements, Student experience

The University Archives is again working to record history, now of the COVID-19 pandemic, a devastating period in history that will be remembered for years to come.

UB students are asked to donate materials that document their personal experiences during the COVID-19 outbreak to the University Archives.

Students may electronically submit COVID-19-related text documents, video and audio files, and photographs using an online form. Materials may also be shared from social media, blogs and video channels, and personal journals. Make sure to identify yourself as an Honors student if you submit a story. Physical items are welcome but will not be collected until after the conclusion of the pandemic.

Click here for the full article.