University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Wednesday
07/21/21

UB Athletics is Hiring Tutors for Fall 2021

Posted by Tim on July 21, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Student Job Opportunities, Tutoring

UB Athletics is Looking for graduate and Undergraduate students able to tutor student athletes in various subjects.

Pay is dependent on level of study with a maximum of 29 hours per week (national Students/International 20 hours per week).  For the Fall 2021 semester tutoring will occur in person and virtually. 

  Requirements of tutors include:   GPA of 3.o

                         Minimally an A– in the class or classes you wish to tutor.

Interested individuals can send an email titled “interest in Athletics tutoring” to Christina Fanara (Tutor Coordinator) at cmwaring@buffalo.edu.  Please include a list of subjects that you are able to tutor along with an unofficial transcript for review.

Monday
07/19/21

Tutors Wanted for the UB Tutoring and Academic Support Services Center

Posted by Tim on July 19, 2021 in Community Announcements, Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities, Tutoring

Tutors Wanted:
Tutoring & Academic Support Services (TASS) is looking for highly motivated students who are willing to help others. If you have good communication skills and enjoy sharing your knowledge please apply to be a tutor.
Requirements:
• Tutors must be currently enrolled at UB as an undergraduate or graduate student and in good academic standing with at least one semester completed.
• Need to be available at least 6 hours per week but could work up to 15 hours per week depending on demand.
• Must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
• Need to have an A- or above or in the course that they wish to tutor in.
All students interested in becoming a tutor or academic coach can apply directly through our website at: https://www.buffalo.edu/studentsuccess/tutoring/apply.html
Any questions email asktutoring@buffalo.edu.

Tuesday
07/06/21

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshop Series July 26, 27, 28 and 29

Posted by Tim on July 6, 2021 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshop Series This four-part workshop series is designed for first-year PhD students and rising seniors in STEM to learn about criteria for the NSF GRFP, what the review panels are looking for and how to write a strong research proposal.
Dates: July 26, 27, 28 and 29
Time: 9-10:30 a.m.
Register for the NSF GRFP Workshop Series
Tuesday
07/06/21

Fulbright Application Development Workshops July 19, 20 and 21

Posted by Tim on July 6, 2021 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Fulbright Application Development Workshops  This three-part workshop for rising seniors and graduate students provides information about the Fulbright student grant, including country selection, affiliates and how to develop a strong proposal. 
Dates: July 19, 20 and 21
Time: 9-10 a.m. Register for the Fulbright Application Development Workshops
Monday
06/21/21

GoBike Seeks a Project Manager and a Community Engagement Manager

Posted by Tim on June 21, 2021 in Community Announcements, Job Opportunity

GoBike has the following job openings….

One for a project manager to support GObike’s GO Buffalo Niagara Transportation Management Association (TMA) Initiative:

And a second for a community engagement coordinator to support our advocacy initiatives:

Monday
06/21/21

Rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors…Become and Honors College Peer Mentor!

Posted by Tim on June 21, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Program Announcements, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

We hope you are enjoying the summer!

If you are interested in serving as a Peer Mentor in the Honors Connections Program during the 2021-2022 academic year, please fill out our onlineapplication by Friday, June 25th.

The Honors College Peer Mentor Program is designed to help first-year Honors students adjust to life at UB and to the Honors College experience. Our intent is that through this program, our incoming students feel welcome at UB and excited to be a part of the Honors College family.

As an Honors Connections Program Mentor, you will be asked to communicate with your assigned first-year student(s) within two weeks of receiving their contact information, which will be around mid-July. In addition, you will be expected to:

  • Meet with your mentee(s) during the first two weeks of classes via zoom or in-person
  • Encourage participation in Honors College and campus-wide activities
  • Help answer general questions or concerns your mentee(s) may have

In general, we hope that each mentor will help make the transition to college a little easier for our new Honors College scholars.

If selected, Honors Peer Mentors will be required to submit a mini-profile of themselves to be shared with their peer mentee, including a photo.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email honors@buffalo.edu and we will reply as soon as we are able.

Thursday
06/10/21

Fellowships and Scholarships 101 Summer 2021 Workshops

Posted by Tim on June 10, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Fellowships and Scholarships 101 Summer 2021 Workshops
Weekly Sessions

Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
  Join the UB Office of Fellowships and Scholarships for a 30-minute introductory workshop covering how to search for awards, apply for major external fellowships, find funding for graduate school, and become a more competitive applicant. 

All workshops will take place via Zoom. Once you RSVP for Fellowships and Scholarships 101 using the form below, you will receive an email with the Zoom meeting information.
  Note: The last day of summer workshops will be Wednesday, August 25. If you cannot attend the sessions, check out our Fellowships and Scholarships 101 series on our YouTube channel and make an appointment with an advisor online to address any unanswered questions or concerns.
RSVP for Fellowships and Scholarships 101
Tuesday
06/08/21

The Tool Library Needs Volunteers!

Posted by Tim on June 8, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

LIke us on Facebook LIke us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Twitter Add us on Instagram Add us on Instagram   S.O.S. SEND HELP!   The Tool Library is 100% volunteer-powered and we need your help to continue to deliver the tool borrowing service you’ve come to know and love     Many of our members don’t know that The Tool Library is completely volunteer-run. Our Tooligans make us who we are.

Not only have they helped us stay open during a pandemic, but helped the organization thrive as we meet the need in our community. While membership has skyrocketed by over 40% this past year to nearly 900 members, our volunteer base has struggled to keep up with demand.

Rest assured that while our board is hard at work on longer term solutions, like bringing on paid staff, we are in desperate need of volunteers to help keep our doors open, tools running, and provide the service y’all know and love.

If you’re kind, creative, a problem solver, passionate about tools, sharing, and building a better world, you might just be a tool librarian in the making! 

Want to learn more about what a day in the life of a Tool Library volunteer is like? Check out the full job description on our website.

Join us and become a volunteer by clicking the link below.       SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER
Monday
05/24/21

Summer Student Opportunity: 10 in 10 Design Challenge

Posted by Tim on May 24, 2021 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Networking

The University at Buffalo is taking bold steps to enact climate action across our university and region.  Our award winning and nationally recognized Climate Action Plan sets for an innovative framework to advance this work and at its heart it calls on students to play an active role in helping us develop solutions.  In a few short weeks teams of students will be working to build innovative solutions within UB’s 10-in-10 framework and then pitch those ideas in mid-June. During this sprint, they will meet virtually daily from Monday through Friday at 4-5 pm ET where they will hear from experts on numerous topics.

I have attached promotional materials for digital signage and social media. Please let me know if you have any questions. More information on the challenge can be found here: 10 in 10 Design Challenge.

Deadline for students to is May 31st. This opportunity is sponsored by the Making it Happen Committee of UB’s Climate Action Plan, and hosted by Blackstone LaunchPad and UB Sustainability. There are prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at the end of the program.

Content to share with your students included below – copy & paste, forward:

Engage in UB’s 10 in 10 Climate Action Design Challenge: June 1st – 18th

https://www.buffalo.edu/climate-action/10-solutions/solution-10/10in10Design.html

The University at Buffalo is taking bold steps to enact climate action across our university and region. Our award winning and nationally recognized Climate Action Plan sets for an innovative framework to advance this work and at its heart it calls on students to play an active role in helping us develop solutions. 

In this 3-week program, students will work to build innovative solutions within UB’s 10-in-10 framework to advance an idea through learning sessions, workshops, coaching and a pitch presentation to compete for prizes. A virtual high-impact experience that will meet daily from Monday through Friday at 4-5 pm ET.

The 10 in 10 Climate Action Design Challenge features:

  • Speakers to help provide information about climate action and context to the challenge
  • Mentors to help students develop their pitch deck and ideas
  • Networking with industry experts
  • Presentations in which students pitch to groups for prize money

Additional information and application | Deadline to apply, May 31st 

https://www.buffalo.edu/climate-action/10-solutions/solution-10/10in10Design.html

Tuesday
05/11/21

Blackstone LaunchPad Presents Launch Summer Accelerator June 3-July 30

Posted by Tim on May 11, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Launch Summer Accelerator: June 3rd through July 30th, a virtual experience:

Looking to turn your idea or passion into a business? Curious about entrepreneurship and want to join with other students interested in creating their very own venture? Already have a startup or product but are trying to achieve that next step?

UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad is hosting its second Summer Accelerator Program where you can spend nine weeks ideating, creating and competing for up to $10,000 in prizes!

This virtual experience will connect you to LaunchPad national resources, mentorship, industry leaders, workshops and more! Founders will also have access to networking sessions and weekly discussions.

Apply by Monday May 31st for the chance network, collaborate with others students and use your summer with purpose.

This is a virtual program and all undergraduate, graduate students, and recent alumni are invited to apply as either a formed venture or as a free-agent, where they can work with a team.

Program Name: Launch Summer Accelerator Program

Program Dates: June 3rd – July 30th, 2021

Application Deadline: Monday, May 31st, 2021

Application Link: https://bit.ly/UBBSLPSummer21