University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
12/14/18

Call for Nominations: President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring

Posted by Tim on December 14, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions

Call for Nominations: The President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring (the Meyerson Award)

The dean of undergraduate education invites nominations for the 2019-20 Meyerson Award. Award winners will have exhibited the truly outstanding and sustained guidance and support needed to help undergraduate students develop the skills necessary for research, creativity, critical thinking and innovation.

The Meyerson nomination process has been updated this year to make the process consistent with that of other university mentoring awards. Additionally, only tenure track faculty are eligible for consideration.

Attached please find the nomination guidelines. Nominations are due on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 and should be submitted electronically at https://universityatbuffalo-wgtck.formstack.com/forms/meyerson.Meyerson 2019-20 Memo and Guidelines

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Stewart, assistant director in the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, at fellowships@buffalo.edu.

 

Monday
12/03/18

Changes to the Honors College Greiner Shared Interest Housing Program Effective 2019-2020

Posted by Tim on December 3, 2018 in Community Announcements, Honors Program Announcements

Changes to the Honors College Greiner Shared Interest Housing Program effective 2019-2020

The Honors College is suspending the sophomore Greiner Special Interest Housing program effective for the 2019-2020 academic year.  We support participation in all University at Buffalo Living Learning Communities and encourage our students to consider a variety of options detailed here:  https://www.buffalo.edu/campusliving/find-your-home/living-learning-communities.html (note: while the Honors College Greiner program may still be listed on this site, it will not be offered for 2019-2020).

Friday
11/30/18

MuGSA Graduate Symposium March 29th and March 30th

Posted by Tim on November 30, 2018 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

The Music Graduate Student Association in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University at Buffalo is pleased to announce the 2019 Graduate Student Conference, which will take place on Friday & Saturday March 29-30, 2019. Events will include paper sessions, concerts, & a keynote address.
Our call for papers extends to all graduate students in the fields of musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, and composition, but also includes students from other disciplines who wish to submit a proposal for a paper that relates in some way to music.

Senior undergraduates are also welcome to submit with the guidance of a faculty member. Interdisciplinary papers are especially encouraged with subjects including, but are not limited to, intersections of music with philosophy, film & media studies, popular culture, psychology/cognition, & gender studies.
Paper presentations should be no longer than twenty minutes in length, to be followed by ten minutes for questions. The deadline for proposals is Friday, January 4th, 2019. All applicants will be notified of their status by Monday, January 14th, 2019.
Abstract Submission Guidelines:
– Send abstracts to Jesse Kiser (he/him), at jessekis@buffalo.edu, with “Buffalo 2019
Graduate Conference” as the subject.
– Abstracts should not exceed 300 words.
– Please attach your abstract in the form of a Microsoft Word document or PDF.
– Name the file with the following format: LASTNAME_UB2019.
– Include your name, e-mail address, & academic affiliation (degree program &
institution) in the body of the e-mail.
– Do not put your name or affiliation in the document.
– List any audio-visual requirements or other special needs in your e-mail.
– Only one submission per applicant.
For additional information or queries please e-mail Jesse Kiser (jessekis@buffalo.edu).
We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Friday
11/30/18

Want to Ace your Exams? Exam Prep Workshops on December 5th and 7th

Posted by Tim on November 30, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Workshops

Two identical workshops will be offered on study skills and exam taking skills just in time for final exams.  The sessions will take place on December 5 at 6pm in Bonner 414 and on December 7 at 4pm in Davis 101.  Students will learn how to retain more information and how to prepare themselves so that they can do their best on finals.  It’s all free and no pre-registration is required.  All the students have to do is arrive on time and listen.  I started using these tips in my last two years of undergrad school and never went below a 3.0 again.

Friday
11/30/18

Interview with Dr. Irfan Khan, MD turned Entrepreneur December 5th

Posted by Tim on November 30, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars will host Dr. Irfan Khan, MD turned entrepreneur for a How I Built Thisan authentic and raw interview of an entrepreneur by a student entrepreneur on Wed., December 5th at 6:30 p.m. in 210 student Union, UB’s North Campus.

Irfan Khan is an MD turned entrepreneur – and he’s innovating in the healthcare industry. In 2015, he founded the startup company Circuit Clinical, which is working to transform the efficiency and experience of clinical trials. Now, patients can learn about clinical research opportunities from physicians they trust and pharmaceutical companies can be more confident that they have the right candidates. Circuit Clinical acts as an Integrated Research Organization and has the advantage of both physician and participant engagement, a network of more than 1 million patients and technology products to enhance the entire experience.

Monday
11/26/18

UNYTS: WNY”s Organ, Eye, Tissue and Blood Donation Center Seeks Volunteers

Posted by Tim on November 26, 2018 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Unyts is Western New York’s only organ, eye, tissue, and community blood center. Educate the UB and Buffalo community on the benefits of organ and blood donation by participating in easy and fun events around WNY and UB. Help serve local patients in local hospitals and advance the Donate Life mission! For more information and training, contact Maureen Hector at mhector@unyts.org, subject line: UB Volunteer

Monday
10/29/18

UB Aging Information Sprint Friday, November 2 1-6 p.m. in the Student Union

Posted by Tim on October 29, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Innovation Sprint: Aging Innovation Challenge
Friday, November 2, 2018
1-6 p.m.
210 Student Union

Seeking Innovators do develop prototypes to assist older New Yorkers

Join the Innovation Spring as an IDEA Champion or contribute your talent to a team as sa FREE Agent.

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/UBAginglnnovation18

The time to create tomorrow’s solutions is now!

Students and faculty from all disciplines welcome. Winning teams will compete in finals for $5,000 in prizes.  Bring yourself-we’ll take care of the food and swag!

Sponsored by the UB Center for Successful Aging and Blackstone LaunchPad

Monday
10/29/18

“Immigrants, Refugees, and Populists”: RLL Zengierski Family Lecture 2018

Posted by Tim on October 29, 2018 in Community Announcements

This year’s Zengierski, “Immigrants, Refugees, and Populists,” was organized in the hopes of engaging students and the communities of WNY on the current political crises being generated around immigrants and refugees in both the Americas and in Europe.

Sebastiaan Faber from Oberlin College will kick off the day with a talk on “Immigration and Populism in Spain.” We have also invited independent film-makers Lourdes Lee Vasquez and Bryan Vasquez to screen their documentary, “The Immigration Paradox.” For this film they interviewed people with a variety of viewpoints on border-crossing along the US-Mexico border, and follow up with a wealth of factual information. Prior to the screening they will lead a workshop for students on “Constructive Communication and Strategic Organizing.” The film screening will be immediately followed with a community roundtable discussion featuring our guests plus Nicole Hallett (UB Law) and Meghan Maloney de Zaldivar (New York Immigration Coalition). All free and open to the public.

Monday
10/22/18

SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) April 26 and April 27

Posted by Tim on October 22, 2018 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

SUNY UNDERGRADUATE
RESEARCH CONFERENCE
APRIL 26-27, 2019

The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) is a multidisciplinary spring semester event hosted each year by different SUNY institutions. It brings together undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations—oral, performance, artistic displays, and posters presentations—in ALL academic disciplines. Farmingdale State College (SURC East), SUNY Adirondack with SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury (SURC Central), and Niagara County Community College (SURC West) will co-host SUNY SURC this coming April. By bringing together students and faculty from across the state, SURC helps realize the synergistic power of the SUNY system.

For more information, please visit: suny.edu/surc or email surc@suny.edu

And don’t forget, funding is available to offset the cost of your trip via the Honors College Academic Enrichment Fund: https://honors.buffalo.edu/funding/supplemental.php

Monday
10/15/18

UB’s #SpiritDay at Sip and Chat Wednesday, October 17

Posted by Tim on October 15, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed, Workshops

Join us at this week’s Sip and Chat for coffee, baked goods and the opportunity to learn more about UB’s #SPIRITDAY public art project hosted by the Office of Inclusive Excellence. The non-partisan public art project is based on the For Freedoms nationwide project and provides UB students with the opportunity to make their own yard sign to stand with LGBTQ+ youth against bullying. During Sip and Chat on Wednesday, October 17th from 11:30am-12:30pm, Honors Scholars can create their yard sign which will be included in a public art installation the next day outside of the Student Union.

 

 

More Ways to Get Involved:

 

Through a partnership with the Office of Inclusive Excellence, the Intercultural and Diversity Center, The LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association, and LGBTQ student organizations, the University has commissioned artist, queer activist, and UB alumni Dana Tyrrell to install the public art project.  The project is through For Freedoms, an artist-run platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States.

> Learn more about For Freedoms

In 2010 the first Spirt Day was recognized.  Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pledging to “go purple” on Spirit Day is a way for everyone — forward-thinking companies, global leaders, respected celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends — to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ youth and to take part in the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world.

> Learn more about Spirit Day

On October 18 from 10am-3pm in the Student Union Lobby, students, faculty and staff will see the lawn sign installation and get to make a sign if they haven’t already.  At 12pm pizza will be served and brief remarks will be shared by the artist and members of the UB community.

Spirit Day will also be recognized at UB on October 20 at the UB Volleyball vs. Central Michigan match in Alumni Arena at 6pm.  The first 225 guests will get a free purple #SPIRITDAY t-shirt!

Hope to see you there!