University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
11/26/19

The Impossible Project Presented by the first year Presidential Scholars December 6

Posted by Tim on November 26, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Workshops

The Impossible Project: Discrimination
Friday, December 6, 2019
5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Center for the Arts
Catering by Dapper Goose

Thirty two scholars, seven peer mentors, six faculty advisors, five film students and one impossible project.

Impossible Project: Discrimination, a daring pedagogical experiment developed in the Honors College where first year students are tasked with solving a world problem.

In Collaboration with UB’s Arts Collaboratory, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, University Honors College and Office of Inclusive Excellence.

Tuesday
11/26/19

END 488: Making a Campus Forest open to Junior and Senior Undergraduates Spring 2020

Posted by Tim on November 26, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Workshops

Project description

The UB North Campus consists of a massive platform-megastructure surrounded by turf-grass, parking lots, and roads. Could UB do better? The UB Faculty Senate and Professional Staff Senate have established committees to find ways of improving our campus environment.

The committee’s objective this year is afforestation: the establishment of vital forest ecosystems on the campus. We are searching for:

·        precedents

·        investigating practical feasibility

·        considering alternative forestry plans

·        educating the UB community about our effort with articles or artworks

·        seeking funding by which UB can start

·        examining alternatives to surface parking

·        researching other related options

Would you like to join us? Junior and senior undergrads (END 488) and grad students (END 588/URP 588) are eligible with permission of the instructor – https://forms.gle/fSpB5g8hrnPtYpHbA.

END 488/END 588/URP 588 – MAKING A CAMPUS FOREST is a three-credit seminar/practicum, with heavy emphasis on individual or group work.  During some weeks, students will hear from specialist guests, undertake individual research or creative projects, and present results to each other and to members of the Faculty Senate and Professional Staff committees. (This year we will not actually be planting trees, sorry.) Some weeks we will not meet in class but rather have one-on-one of small-group meetings on your projects.  Students may be required to upload their projects onto their UB ePortfolio and to strive to earn digital badges where possible.

Project outcome

Through ongoing consultation with the instructor, you will prepare an intellectual product in service of campus afforestation planning. Generally, you will be expected to submit successive versions of your product, leading to ever higher quality. The product may be:

·        research paper on methods of forest restoration

·        an essay on forest literature and symbolism

·        a study of other college campus policies

·        a review of charitable foundations that support forestry

·        a study of SUNY-wide policies

·        a series of articles meant for newspaper or online publication

·        outcomes in the form of performance or public speaking

·        landscape-related art or  architecture relying heavily on living vegetation

·        curation of an exhibit 

If your proposed project is very much outside the instructor’s area of knowledge, he may accept it upon on the condition that you and he can identify and involve an additional mentor.

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment Spring 2020
Start time Spring (with start of classes in Spring 2020)
Level of collaboration Individual projects and/or group projects of 2-3 students
Benefits Academic credit 
Who is eligible Juniors and Seniors
Support Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.

Core partners

·        Faculty Senate Committee on Campus Environment 

·        Professional Staff Senate Sustainability Committee

Project mentor Ernest Sternberg Professor and Associate Dean School of Architecture and Planning 126 Hayes Hall Phone: (716) 829-3671 Email: ezs@buffalo.edu https://forms.gle/fSpB5g8hrnPtYpHbA   Project administrator R.J. Multari Assistant Dean and Adjunct Assistant Professor School of Architecture and Planning 126 Hayes Hall Phone: (716) 829-3671 Email: ap-undergrad@buffalo.edu https://forms.gle/fSpB5g8hrnPtYpHbA    

 Preparation

To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience. These badges will:

1.      Guide you in setting your goals and intentions as well as gaining additional context,

2.      Enhance your collaboration with your mentor/partner,

3.      Support your reflection and help you integrate your learning with your academic and professional goals.

All students who wish to participate in a project on the Project Portal must first complete the Project Preparation Digital Badge. First, contact the project mentor to discuss availability – https://forms.gle/fSpB5g8hrnPtYpHbA  – and after you’ve received approval, you can start the Project Preparation Digital Badge.


Friday
11/22/19

HABLAB Research Studies during Spring, Summer, and/or Fall 2020

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) at the University of Buffalo is looking for undergraduate students to assist with research studies during Spring, Summer, and/or Fall 2020. These research experiences would be under the leadership of Dr. Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, who conducts laboratory- and community-based studies in the area of children’s eating behavior and obesity prevention. More information about Dr. Anzman-Frasca’s work is available here: https://medicine.buffalo.edu/faculty/profile.html?ubit=safrasca, and more information about HABLAB is available at http://ubhablab.weebly.com.

Responsibilities of student research assistants include: assisting with materials preparation, entering data, and helping staff in the implementation of the study design. It is anticipated that students will have the opportunity to work directly with study participants, including parents and children, in laboratory and/or community studies. All incoming research assistants must be able to commit to at least 135 hours of research over the semester (equates to about 10 hours per week), with preference given to students who can commit to at least two semesters. Students may be asked to commit to evenings or weekends to work with participants. For students who spend multiple semesters on the team, independent research projects, conference presentations, and/or thesis projects are possible.

Interested students can apply by submitting an application and a resume to ubhablab@gmail.com, using “Student research assistant application 2020” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at http://ubhablab.weebly.com/students. We are currently filling positions for Spring and Summer on a rolling basis.

Wednesday
11/20/19

LGBTQ+ Student Focus Group – November 21 & December 5

Posted by Tim on November 20, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Student experience

The LGBTQ+ Support Services Committee will be holding a focus group to hear from students about the current state of campus support services and what ideas they would like to see moving forward.

The focus groups will be held on:

Thursday, November 21, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Student Union – Room 250

Thursday, December 5, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Capen Hall – Jeanette Martin Room 567

Friday
11/15/19

International Education Week (IEW) at UB: Nov. 18-22, 2019

Posted by Tim on November 15, 2019 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief, Student Clubs, Student experience, Volunteering, Workshops

It’s International Education Week! Check out the events happening all week long!

Highlighted Events:

Monday
11/11/19

ELN’s Sophomore Living Learning Community – Application Open for 2020-2021

Posted by Tim on November 11, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Information Session, Student Housing

The Experiential Learning Network’s Sophomore Living Learning Community invites current freshman to take part in a year-long, project-based learning experience with the Buffalo community during the 2020-2021 academic year. First-year students who are interested in living in Greiner Hall and making a positive community impact through this collaborative skill-building experience can attend an information session on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. in Greiner 134 or visit the website and apply.

Connect

  • Collaborate on team projects with tangible impacts.
  • Live with other engaged students who are eager to make a difference.
  • Build strong connections with faculty members and community leaders.

Challenge

  • Design and implement a team project under the guidance of a mentor.
  • Receive funding support for your project implementation.
  • Participate in a 1-credit course during the fall semester and a 1-credit course in the spring.

Enjoy

  • Experience UB’s premier housing Greiner Hall.
  • Attend early move in and community-building orientation.
  • Receive access to special trips and events.

The application deadline to join the 2020-2021 ELN Sophomore LLC is Friday, February 14, 2020.

Friday
11/08/19

UB Tree Mapping with Drone-based Remote Sensing Images

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

This project, OPEN TO ALL MAJORS, aims to map the trees on UB’s
campus with the latest remote sensing technologies, such as drones
and aerial photography. Tree locations, species, and health condition
will be mapped with the images acquired from the aforementioned
platforms. Field survey will be carried out to validate the derived tree
inventory information.

Why participate?

  • Gain Honors Experience credit
  • Perform research with a UB Professor
  • Help to advance the beauty and sustainability of our campus

The project will start on January 1, 2020, ending date is TBD. If
you are interested, you may contact Professor Le Wang, from
the Department of Geography, via email (LEWANG@buffalo.edu)
or phone (716-645-0474).

Wednesday
11/06/19

UPC Food Pantry at University Presbyterian Church // Volunteering

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2019 in Community Announcements, Stress Relief, Volunteering

The UPC Food Pantry provides food items for students and residents of the community who are in need. We’ve stocked our shelves with a variety of non-perishable food items and basic necessities. For more information call 836-7660 or stop by to visit us during our hours of service. Entrance is off the parking lot on Niagara Falls Blvd. We are handicapped accessible, on the metro and bus lines.

Hours of Service:

  • Tuesdays from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursdays from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Areas we serve by Zip Codes:

  • 14214
  • 14261
  • 14260
  • 14216
  • 14221
  • 14226

To register as an on-going client, please bring the following:

  1. Recent proof of residency (utility bill, phone bill, rent receipt).
  2. Proof of income for ALL family members.
  3. Social security number for ALL family members.
  4. Birth certificates for ALL minor children.

For College/University Students, please bring:

  • Proof of residency (zip code is disregarded).
  • Current valid student ID.

The UPC Food Pantry is an agency of The Food Bank of Western
New York and proudly supported by UB Campus Dining & Shops
and Off-Campus Student Services.

Interested in being a VOLUNTEER?

When would I work?
One afternoon a month (or as many as you wish) on a Tuesday or Thursday from 11:30am to 4:00pm

What would I do?
You would work with 3 or 4 other volunteers.
You might guide a client through our “store’
to help them choose their groceries.
You might greet and “check in” our clients.
You might help to stock shelves.
If you and a friend would like to work together, we can schedule that for you.
You will feel good about the time you spend with us!

3330 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14214 • 716-836-7660

Friday
10/25/19

Hiring for a Marketing and Graphic Design Student Assistant

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2019 in Community Announcements, Internships, Student Job Opportunities, Work Study Opportunity

The position details are below, and students can apply through handshake ID #3221960. They are accepting it as an assistant position or a work study position.

This work study student employee will be an assistant to the Outreach Coordinator, Michelle Bowen, in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ Office of Strategic Initiatives. We are looking for a Marketing, Graphic Design, Visual Studies and/or Communications student. The Office of Strategic Initiatives supports and manages the day-to-day operations, communications, and education missions of

  • Shared Instrumentation Laboratories
  • SMART Community of Excellence
  • Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics (SSISTL)
  • Institute of Bridge Engineering (IBE)
  • Institute of Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS)

OSI also supports many events within the School of Engineering.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist in website edits and management on the UB CMS
  • Assist in content creation for websites, social media and various print materials
  • Assist in graphic design of various marketing materials, such as flyers, posters, brochures, powerpoint presentations, websites, programs, event collateral, etc.
  • Assist in organizational tasks, such as creating excel spreadsheets, documents, or calendar appointments to keep information organized
  • Assist in marketing meetings from time to time
  • Assist in event coordination from time to time
  • Any other assistance needed with various projects that our office must support

Requirements:

  • Graphic design knowledge and experience (must provided samples of your work)
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Knowledge and experience with Google applications: Docs, Sheets, Slides
  • Knowledge and experience with the Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom

Compensation:

$13-15 / hr

Required Documentation:

  • Resume
  • Course Schedule
  • Graphic design portfolio / samples
Monday
10/21/19

UB Safe Zone Training Oct. 21

Posted by Tim on October 21, 2019 in Community Announcements, Networking, Workshops

UB Intercultural Diversity Center Sponsored Safe Zone Training
Monday, Oct. 21, 2019:
10 a.m. to 12 noon
240 Student Union

Learn about gender and sexual equality issues, become a better ally, help raise awareness!