University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
02/22/21

10th Annual Honors College Life Raft Debate to be Held Virtually March 3rd

Posted by Tim on February 22, 2021 in Academics, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief

The 10th Annual Honors College “LIFE RAFT DEBATE” will be on Wednesday, March 3rd at 6:15 pm live on Zoom! Join us for this annual tradition as some of your favorite Professors comically debate for your vote to “rebuild” society!

What is a Life Raft Debate you ask? A fictitious nuclear event has occurred and we the audience are on a life raft preparing to float away to safety but we have room for one more person…an academic! Watch as faculty from multiple disciplines argue in intense and sometimes hilarious, fashion for your vote.

Be sure to RSVP to save your seat, as you then vote for who gets the final seat on the Life Raft.  RSVP here before Monday, March 1st to join us:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwECdGEEGUjl_C6kP-aO4oglJ6eNGJ32imhs2eBuhlo-XJBg/viewform

Monday
02/01/21

Apply to the Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition for your Chance to Win $52,000 in Prizes!

Posted by Tim on February 1, 2021 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

Do you have the next great idea?

Whether it’s an app, website or software that makes life a little easier-
A medical device or technology that could save lives-
Or a sustainable, scalable social innovation for the good of the community…

We want you to pitch it!

What will you win? All applicants will gain valuable entrepreneurial skills, networking opportunities and compete for one of two prizes:

First Place$52,000 total value
$25,000 seed funding plus in-kind services (accounting, legal, office space,
business development and human resource services) valued at more than $27,000

Second Place –
$10,000 seed funding

Click here to read about last year’s winners.

How do I apply?
1. Fill out our online application by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, February 7, 2021
2. Get help by signing up for a confidential venture coaching appointment to perfect your pitch! Venture coaches available at calendly.com/launchpadcoaching
3. Applicants will be invited to sign up for a pitch time on Thursday, February 11 or Friday, February 12.
4. Pitch deck template available at mgt.buffalo.edu/panasci
Eligibility: Panasci is open to teams led by undergrad or graduate students, PhDs or post-docs from any department at UB. Additional team members need not be UB affiliated. No prototype required to apply. Find the full rules here. Email Alex at eacleary@buffalo.edu with any questions.

Apply Here!
Monday
01/11/21

Among Us Escape Room: Leadership Edition with Student Engagement January 14

Posted by Tim on January 11, 2021 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief

Do you have the leadership skills to outsmart the imposter? Prove you have what it takes by working together with your crewmates in this virtual escape room! 

Register on UBLinked to receive the Zoom link on the day of the event! 

Monday
01/11/21

Trivia Tuesday with Student Engagement

Posted by Tim on January 11, 2021 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief

Join Student Engagement on Tuesday evenings in January at 7:30 p.m. for virtual trivia!  Come hang out with other students and put your trivia skills to the test. Register on the Student Engagement UBLinked page! 

Tuesday, January 12 – Disney Trivia 
Tuesday, January 19 – US Presidents Trivia 
Tuesday, January 26 – Harry Potter Trivia 

Wednesday
12/02/20

WNY Prosperity Scholarship Seeks Applications for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

Posted by Tim on December 2, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities

Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program | open to all UG majors and GRAD programs:  Seeking students with an entrepreneurial drive who want to make a difference in Western New York

A leadership development program that provides selected Fellows professional development opportunities, as well as resources and access to WNY business leaders. WNY Prosperity Fellows are awarded a paid summer internship; scholarship support awarded during the academic year up to $25,000 based on a student’s unmet financial need, and an enrichment fund of $1,000. This fellowship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the WNY region. Open to all undergraduate majors and graduate programs. Fellows do not need to be from WNY, however the Fellowship supports students committed to the WNY region.

Fellowship eligibility:  

  • current sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply; 
  • should have minimum 3.0 cumulative UG GPA / 3.5 cumulative GRAD GPA;
  • have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy through job creation;
  • complete the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the advised deadline. Please note that you may file a FAFSA using estimated income information and update your FAFSA once you complete your current tax return. 
  • Fellowship Requirement: Only open to US Citizens or students holding permanent residency. Not intended for international students.

For full details, visit the fellowship website at: http://www.buffalo.edu/entrepreneurship.html | Application Deadline: February 15, 2021

Candidates are encouraged to attend Fellowship information sessions hosted on Zoom:

  • Friday, December 4th at 2 p.m. EDT 

Meeting ID: 982 7579 7826 | Passcode: 964874

  • Friday, January, 8, 2021 at 2 p.m. EDT

Meeting ID: 970 0851 2590; Passcode: 888946

Monday
11/09/20

GloBull Gallery Photo Exhibition Voting Now Open

Posted by Tim on November 9, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions

GloBULL Gallery: Photo Exhibition

Voting Period: TODAY – Friday, 11/20 at 8AM EST via Google Form

Facebook Photo Gallery

You are invited to view our annual GloBULL Gallery: Photo Exhibition via UB Study Abroad Programs’ Facebook page, clicking on the Facebook Photo Gallery or the image above! UB students who studied abroad (outside the US) have submitted photos and testimonials to share their meaningful study abroad experiences with you.

Virtual attendees (students, faculty, staff, campus partners, etc.) of the GloBULL Gallery: Photo Exhibition will be able to vote for their favorite photo via the Google Form linked above. Voting will be open throughout IEW—TODAY through Friday, 11/20 at 8AM EST. Prizes will be awarded to the People’s Choice winners! We hope you will view our virtual gallery to see our world through our students’ global lens.

Monday
11/09/20

UUP 2021 Scholarship Opportunity Deadline March 1

Posted by Tim on November 9, 2020 in Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities

ALBANY – SUNY students are invited to apply for annual scholarships of $3,000 offered by United University Professions, the union representing academic and professional faculty of the State University of New York.

The application deadline for the UUP College Scholarship Fund scholarships is March 1, 2021. Applications are on UUP’s website, at http://uupinfo.org/awards/.

“Through UUP’s Scholarship Fund, our union provides support to our students who are working toward their degrees,” said UUP President Fred Kowal. “The students we honor have excelled academically and have made significant contributions to their communities.”

The Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to a maximum of four SUNY undergraduates who excel academically and are dedicated to the goals and ideals of the labor movement. Applicants must be full-time students enrolled at SUNY state-operated schools and have a minimum grade point average of 3.75.

Full-time graduate and professional SUNY students can apply for UUP’s William Scheuerman Post Baccalaureate Scholarship. The scholarship is named in honor of former UUP President William Scheuerman.

To apply, students must have at least nine credits and hold a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.95. Law and health science students must complete at least one full semester prior to applying for the scholarship. Applicants must show dedication to the labor movement’s goals and ideals.

Applicants for both scholarships must demonstrate personal and academic achievement and display a strong record of community service. UUP awards the scholarships to students on a one-time basis, but there is no limit on the number of times a student may apply.

The scholarships are funded by contributions from UUP members and their families.

UUP has awarded more than 100 scholarships since the union’s scholarship program began in 1988. Three of the undergraduate scholarships are given in honor of former UUP members and their families who generously supported the Scholarship Fund. Those members are the late Eugene Link of SUNY Plattsburgh; the late Robert Carter of SUNY Oswego and his wife, Katherine; and the late Gertrude Butera of SUNY Alfred.

For more information, contact UUP’s Administrative Office at (800) 342-4206.

UUP represents 42,000 academic and professional faculty and retirees, with members at 29 New York state-operated campuses, including SUNY’s public teaching hospitals and health sciences centers in Brooklyn, Buffalo, Long Island and Syracuse. It is an affiliate of NYSUT, the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.

Thursday
10/15/20

Halloween Craft Contest

Posted by Tim on October 15, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Student experience

We will be holding a Halloween Craft Contest on October 28th at 7pm. Carve or paint your best pumpkin design or even create a spooky little craft before then for a chance to win a prize. You can only win the prize if you are registered for Relay so make sure you do that first! 

Monday
09/14/20

UB Startup Week Events September 14-18

Posted by Tim on September 14, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Workshops

UB Startup Week – September 14-18

A celebration of UB’s innovation and startup ecosystem, with five days of events, all hosted on a virtual platform. Get to know the community, and learn from and connect with entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, investors, and like-minded students. The series of programs will catalyze students to find their inner entrepreneurial spirit.

For more information and to register to attend, visit:  https://linktr.ee/launchpad_ub

Get Seeded! | Tues., Sept. 15th, 7 – 8:00 p.m. EDT

Zoom Meeting ID: 959 2735 5198

Passcode: 506191

UB Open Coffee Club | Wed., Sept. 16th, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. EDT

Zoom Meeting ID: 922 0925 5753

Passcode: 828690

Founder Stories with Eric Reich, Co-Founder Campus Labs & Past Panasci Winner | Wed., Sept. 16th, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. EDT

Zoom Meeting ID: 966 6997 9884

Passcode: 502103

Startup Planning: The Business Model Canvas| Thur., Sept. 17th, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. EDT

Zoom Meeting ID: 944 8132 0951

Passcode: 688567

2020 Henry A. Panasci Live Finals | Fri. Sept. 18th 2-4:00 p.m. EDT

Register to receive zoom link: https://linktr.ee/launchpad_ub

All college students, no matter their starting point, can leverage entrepreneurship skills to build a better future – for themselves and for the world. By engaging with UB’s LaunchPad, students will learn by doing, giving them the knowledge and know-how to help them succeed as a founder or contributor to the innovation economy.

UB Startup Week is hosted by UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars in partnership with UB’s Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships powered by the UB Innovation Hub.

Monday
09/07/20

Reimagine Challenge 2020

Posted by Tim on September 7, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions

We seek inventive and compelling ideas about changes that could create a better world from college and university students.

Participants are invited to submit a written project proposal that addresses one of the two topics listed on the following website: https://www.reimaginepod.org/challenge

Scholarships and awards are available for up to 20 final entries.