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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  


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

Presented by TASS Lead Tutors- Shreya and Thomas


UB Study Abroad Alumni Spotlight

Posted by Tim on March 1, 2021 in Community Announcements, Study Abroad

Our Alumni Spotlight highlights the impact that studying abroad has had on the careers and lives of UB Alumni!

Meet Dr. Dayle Hodge, UB Study Abroad Alumnus, and hear him speak about how participating in UB’s Global E3 study abroad program has helped shape his career as a Resident Anesthesiologist. Dr. Hodge received an M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a B.S. Degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering with a minor in French from UB. He spent his junior year in France and looks back on how impactful this experience was and the many opportunities it has afforded him since then.


Applications for spring 2022 Honors Colloquium Teaching Assistants are now open! Deadline Monday, March 15…Info Session February 25

Posted by Tim on February 22, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Teaching Opportunities, Workshops

Applications for spring 2022 Honors Colloquium Teaching Assistants are now open! Deadline Monday, March , 15, 2021 at 12 noon.

A virtual information session will be held on Thursday, February 25th from 3:00-3:45pm to answer your questions!

RSVP here: Zoom details for the information session will be sent the morning of Thursday February 25th.

What an exciting time to become an Honors Colloquium TA! Spring 2022 Honors Colloquium will again consist of approximately 15-17 sections (with roughly 24 students), each led by an upper-class Honors Colloquium Teaching Assistant.  The course will continue to provide an opportunity for students to delve into the city of Buffalo through research, community engagement, and small group projects. All students enrolled will also earn a Community Engagement digital badge for their work in the course. TAs will enroll in a one credit hour training course in the fall semester (first-time TAs will also complete a digital badge for an additional Honors experience credit), and earn three credits for teaching their section in the spring semester. This is an excellent opportunity to gain teaching and leadership skills while completing up to five Honors College experience credits!

Teaching Assistant Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of HON 102: Freshmen Honors Colloquium with an A- or better.
  • Good standing in the Honors College.
  • Be able to enroll in HON 495 in the fall (one credit – Pass/Fail) and spring (three credits – Pass/Fail).
  • Have completed at least 60 academic credit hours by the end of summer 2021 (this includes AP, IB, and transfer work).
  • Be available to facilitate one section of HON 102 in the spring 2022 semester.

For more information about becoming an Honors Colloquium Teaching Assistant, and to complete an application, please visit:


Honors Student Council to Host Game Night Thursday, February 25th

Posted by Tim on February 22, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements

Welcome back to another semester at UB! On Thursday, February 25th at 8:00pm EST, Honors Student Council will be hosting a Game Night over Zoom. We are super excited to hang out with all of you and we will have many games to choose from! Please make sure to sign up on the google sheet at this link: . 


Women’s Empowerment in Action & Undergraduate Scholarship Workshop February 12

Posted by Tim on February 8, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Scholarship Opportunities

Women’s Empowerment in Action & Undergraduate Scholarship

Feb. 12, 2021, 12-1 p.m.

Join the Gender Institute and the Experiential Learning Network for an interactive Zoom conversation about catalyzing women’s empowerment around the globe—and how students can get involved. The joint scholarship offered by the Gender Institute and ELN will also be discussed.


UB ELN Global Project Information Session February 17

Posted by Tim on February 8, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Workshops

Global Project Information Sessions

Feb. 17, 2021, 9-10 a.m. (Tanzania)

Connect virtually with ELN staff and global partners in South Africa, Tanzania and Nigeria to discuss the infinite possibilities for collaborative projects! We will discuss our partners’ work, their respective organizations and the ways students can get started with exciting projects that they help create! There are opportunities for students in any area of study to get involved!


UB Career Services Career Building Skillshops Spring 2021

Posted by Tim on February 8, 2021 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Career Building Skillshops – Start building top skills that employers want in today’s job market. Here are some of our most popular skillshops. Resume Writing for Jobs + Internships – February 16 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Creating a Great LinkedIn Profile – February 22 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Job & Internship Search Strategies – March 2 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. PhD Career Search – March 8 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Networking: An Intercultural Perspective – March 16 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Job Search Bootcamp – May 17 | 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.   >>See all upcoming skillshops   +PLUS: Join our career experts every week for our virtual Resume + Online Profile Labs and Job + Internship Search Support Group.

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.

Virtual Tutoring Opportunity with Buffalo Public Schools

Posted by Tim on February 3, 2021 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Tutoring, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The B.E.S.T. Tutoring Program is an initiative designed to provide tutoring and mentorship to students at Buffalo Public School #6 (Buffalo Elementary School of Technology). Students of varying refugee status and/or of families seeking citizenship comprise a significant portion of our outreach. Last semester, we transitioned to a virtual format and will be continuing our weekly virtual tutoring sessions.

Since the virtual initiative began, we have received reports of increased attendance, engagement, and benefit from the students and teachers of Buffalo Public School #6. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our current volunteers for their dedication, and want to extend an invitation to others who are interested in making a lasting impact on young, local, 6th & 7th graders.

We are offering 3 volunteer tutor spots from 2:45-3:45 p.m. every Tuesday, beginning February 9th. All UB students are eligible to volunteer after a mandatory orientation (despite this club’s foundation in the Jacobs School of Medicine). This semester we are also implementing a waitlist for desiring volunteers, in case additional sessions open up.

 If you are interested in volunteering, please sign-up using this link:

Spring Volunteer Sign Up

Building and strengthening the academic foundation of these vibrant, young students is a great way to give back and take a break from studying– All from the comfort of your laptop!


Pre-Law Co-ed Professional Fraternity Seeks New Members

Posted by Tim on February 3, 2021 in Community Announcements, Networking

Are you interested in a career based in legal studies, politics, justice, criminology, or another field of law? UB’s chapter of the international pre-law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta can provide insight, guidance and networking into these examples and more! 

We are a coed professional fraternity open to any major! We offer connection into law related fields along with countless professional workshops such as how to build a resume, proficiency in public speaking, etc., guest speakers ranging from law professors to local judges, upwards of $2,500 LSAT prep and study materials, and more! Altogether, it is a rare opportunity to connect with likeminded, ambitious students interested in expanding their professional skills and assets. 

If you are interested in joining or would like to receive more information, please do not hesitate to contact me, Elizabeth Payne, at We have extended our deadlines for recruitment up until the end of week 6 of classes, due to the current pandemic, and are looking to welcome more members into our organization.