University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
09/04/20

Accessibility Resources Seeks Peer Notetakers!

Posted by Tim on September 4, 2020 in Community Announcements, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Accessibility Resources is looking for Peer Notetakers! Peer Notetakers provide an essential service that helps ensure equal access to education for students who receive accommodations. Students often find volunteering to be a Peer Notetaker enhances the classroom experience by encouraging more thorough, quality notes.  If all notes are submitted, notetakers will receive a letter of service for their volunteer hours, or if they qualify, a small honoraria.

If you are interested in becoming a Peer Notetaker, please send your class schedule, including class sections, to stu-notes@buffalo.edu. We are able to accept Notetakers on a first come, first serve basis.

Monday
08/31/20

Organization for Students Interested in Science

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements

My name is Ben Rein, I’m a Neuroscience PhD Candidate here at SUNY Buffalo. I recently launched a free, online organization designed to provide guidance and direction to students interested in science, and I was wondering if you may be interested in sharing our information with students in the Honors College to make them aware of our free resources!

As I’ve made my way through my bachelors & PhD degrees, I’ve found that science is a unique and complex career, with many major questions and decisions. In my experience, the best way to find answers has been talking with professors, graduate students, and others in the field. However, many students have trouble making these connections, and as a result they unfortunately struggle to find their way in science. To help address this issue, ASC is designed to recruit students interested in science and connect them with professionals in the field to 1) ask questions, 2) build their scientific network, 3) practice presenting their work, and 4) gain valuable guidance and mentorship. This group is completely free to join, and already has over 250 members from 17 countries worldwide. All are welcome – we encourage students at all levels, and with any interests to participate.

By joining ASC, students gain access to online meetings that rotate between Q&As addressing common questions, breakout networking sessions allowing members to meet and engage with one another, and scientific presentations to help members identify their passions and interests. We are also planning to launch a mentorship program that will pair members based on their interests. One of our goals is to establish a large network of scientists, to promote cooperation within and between fields. We hope to unite the next generation of scientists, and shape science into a more collaborative field.  

If you or your students are interested in joining or learning more, please visit our website: www.ascscience.com.

Thank you!

Monday
08/31/20

Connect with the UB Study Abroad Office Remotely this Fall

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Community Announcements, Study Abroad

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! An appointment is not required to join the Virtual Office Hours via Zoom. We are also happy to schedule one-on-one advising appointments with our Study Abroad Program Advisors to answer any questions you may have.

You are also invited to attend our Study Abroad Information Sessions as well as the UB & SUNY Virtual Study Abroad Fairs!

  • STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION SESSIONS

Thinking about participating in a future study abroad program? Don’t know where to start? Join one of our Study Abroad Information Sessions on Zoom to learn more. Study Abroad Programs Staff will present on 80+ UB programs, hundreds of SUNY programs, and information on financial aid and available scholarships—focusing on 2021 programs and beyond! There will also be time for Q&A to answer any questions you may have.

  • Tuesday, September 8 from 2:30PM – 3:30PM – Zoom Link
  • Monday, October 5 from 10:30AM – 11:30AM – Zoom Link
  • Friday, November 13 from 3:00PM – 4:00PM – Zoom Link
Monday
08/31/20

Fall 2020 Stress Reduction Events and Resources

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Community Announcements, Stress Relief, Workshops

I hope you are doing well!  I wanted to share our Stress Reduction Program events and resources with you so you can share them with the students that you work with during this unique semester.  Attached is our Sept/October calendar of events. All of our programs will be online this semester, except for our weekly Quit Smoking/Vaping Walk-in Clinics on Thursdays from 11am – 1pm at 114 SU with free nicotine patches and gum.  We have tripled the number of weekly programs we are offering so that students can go online Monday-Friday to https://buffalo.zoom.us/my/relax and select between one and three activities to participate in each day.  Highlights for this semester include:

  • Two online 4-session Mindfulness & Meditation programs at the following times—

1) Tuesdays from 5-6:30pm in Zoom from 9/29-10/20 and 2) Thursdays from 3:30-5pm in Zoom from 10/1-10/22. The skills that are taught include belly breathing, dynamic breathing, body scan, walking meditation, guided visualizations, eating meditation and more.  The program provides examples of how college student can practice meditation to support their college experiences.  No experience necessary.  Registration is required on UBLinked or by emailing sd62@buffalo.edu (see attached ad).

  • We have a new Campus Wellness Coaching Program where students can schedule online appointments to work on goals related to academic, physical, social, or emotional wellness.  This may be particularly helpful as students navigate challenges related to COVID-19.  For more info or to schedule an appointment, see https://www.buffalo.edu/studentlife/lifeon-campus/health/healthy-decisions/ wellness-coach.html
  • Our large-scale Chill Out stress relief event before Finals will be Wednesday, 11/18, 12-2pm via Zoom at https://buffalo.zoom.us/my/relax.  This virtual event will have interactive breakout rooms with activities that include: dog therapy, Zumba dance, coloring, yoga, guided meditation, quick easy meals, campus support resources and more!

Feel free to share these opportunities widely. Students can see UBLinked or the UB events calendar for more details on these programs. 

Below are links to handouts to assist students to relieve their stress this semester:

Let me know if you have any questions or ideas to help us to improve and continue to grow our Stress Reduction Program!

Best wishes as you begin the Fall Semester,

 Sharlynn Daun-Barnett, LMSW, CWC

Wellness Coaching, Stress Reduction & Smoking/Vaping Cessation Programs Coordinator

Health Promotion

University at Buffalo

114 Student Union, Buffalo, NY 14260-2100

sd62@buffao.edu 716.645.6939    

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Strengths:  Discipline, Focus, Achiever, Harmony & Connectedness

https://www.buffalo.edu/studentlife/who-we-are/departments/health-promotion.html

Monday
08/31/20

UB Career Services Fall Resources and Opportunities

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Networking, Uncategorized

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Collections Here, you’ll find inspiration, resources and tools all together to help you design your life after college. It doesn’t matter where you are in the design process, there’s likely a collection that’s right for you.  

See who’s hiring Use the filters in Bullseye powered by Handshake to search for internships, on-campus, part-time and full-time jobs. Complete our profile and be 5x more likely to get messaged by employers that want to hire you.  

Chat live Direct message Career Services with your career questions.   

Talk to a Career Coach Start where you are. Searching for your major, a job/internship, skills to build or trying to imagine your life after college? You Talk. We Listen. Book Online.  

Find an Alum Filter alumni that fit your interests and schedule a consultation in the UB Career Connector Network
Monday
08/31/20

Check out UB Career Services Career Communities

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Networking

Get personalized feeds in Bullseye powered by Handshake to explore your curiosities, gain skills that employers want, and get resources and event recommendations sent right in your inbox. It doesn’t matter your major or your background. Find a community (or two) that fits you. There’s no limit to how many communities you can join + you can change your mind at any time. >Learn how you can subscribe to Career Communities.
 
Start exploring Career Communities
Monday
08/31/20

Career Building Workshops with UB Career Services Fall 2020

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Career Building Skillshops focuses on building top skills that employers want for today’s job market. Here are some of our most popular skillshops.   Finding an on-campus or part-time job – September 3 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. International Students: The American Job Search – September 14 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Get discovered with your Bullseye powered by Handshake Profile – September 16 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Making the Most of the Job and Internship Fair – September 30 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Interviewing Hacks That Work – October 1 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.   >See all upcoming skillshops   +PLUS: Join our career experts in creating the best resume and/or online profile every Wednesday and Thursday during our virtual Resume + Online Profile Labs.
Monday
08/31/20

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Virtual Job and Internship Fair October 5-9

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Information Session, Internships, Job Opportunity, Workshops

STEAM Job + Internship Fair is now a week-long virtual fair with the best jobs and internships in science, technology, engineering, arts and math fields with some of the best companies around.October 5-9, from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. each day.

Register for STEAM Week in Bullseye powered by Handshake
Monday
08/31/20

Fall 2020 Fellowships and Scholarships 101 Workshops

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Looking for funding but unsure where to start?

Join the UB Office of Fellowships and Scholarships for a 30-minute introductory workshop covering how search for awards, major external fellowships, finding funding for graduate school, and becoming 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.

If you cannot attend either of these times, 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.
  Weekly Sessions Mondays from 11-11:30 a.m.
Tuesdays from 2-2:30 p.m.
  Note: Sessions will begin the week of September 7 and finish the week of December 7.
RSVP for Fellowships and Scholarships 101
Monday
08/31/20

Calling all Jazz Musicians: Music residency with Michael Mwenso

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements

Join the UB jazz Student Jazz Ensemble this fall​ to participate in a unique learning experience: The University Arts Collaborative is bringing brilliant guest artist Michael Mwenso to work with the student jazz ensemble in a residency, collaborating with theatre and dance students and Buffalo State students as well.

Mr. Mwenso is a celebrated artist, whom we are fortunate to have working with our students: he’s been featured with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, as well as with several of the younger, newer lights in jazz, Cecile McLorin Salvant, ​Emmet Cohen, Brianna Thomas, and many others. He’s appeared in films, he’s toured the country with a concert event celebrating the music of the Harlem Renaissance, he’s been reviewed in major media outlets, Jazz Times, PBS, etc. For more info:​

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbKmd-e1ez4​

website: http://mwensoandshakes.com/bio/

I must reiterate that this is a participatory event, students will play in the ensemble and interact with Mr. Mwenso weekly. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, not to be missed. Please share.*

Interested students should contact me at:​ gocaldwe@buffalo.edu to set up an audition; auditions will be held beginning Monday August 31st thru Friday, September 11th.