University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Wednesday
06/17/20

Inclusive Autonomous Vehicle Design Challenge: July 13-August 7

Posted by Tim on June 17, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event

Inclusive Autonomous Vehicle Design Challenge: July 13- August 7 

Looking for an opportunity to use your summer in an exciting, fun and meaningful way while also competing for $3,250 in prizes? If you answered yes, this opportunity is for you. 

Apply now to the Inclusive Autonomous Vehicle Design Challenge and spend four weeks ideating, creating and competing! 

Accepted students will join an interdisciplinary team and work on the following challenge: develop an innovative design concept to ensure that the next generation of fully autonomous vehicles addresses the needs of everyone, especially who are unable to drive independently. 

Apply by Sunday, June 28 at 11:59 p.m. for the chance to collaborate with other UB students and faculty and create a novel solution to the challenge statement.  

This is a virtual program and all UB students are invited to apply at Bit.ly/StudentSummerAcademyApp

Website: http://engineering.buffalo.edu/home/news/events/summer-innovation-academy.html  

This program is hosted in partnership by: Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars, UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, UB Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships, UB’s Innovation Hub and UB IDeA Center.  

Friday
06/12/20

Virtual Public Service Weekend Applications Now open! July 17-19, 2020

Posted by Tim on June 12, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Public Service Weekend 2020 – July 17 – 19, 2020

Public Interest Technology and The Promise For Greater Equity: A Virtual Conference For Future Public Interest Leaders

WHAT IS PUBLIC INTEREST TECHNOLOGY?
Public Interest Technology (PIT) is a rapidly growing and essentially important field where technology and public policy overlap. Carnegie Mellon University has been a leader in this space for over 50 years, promoting the use of technology to advance the public interest.

Our 2020 Public Service Weekend virtual conference will highlight the rising prominence of PIT and bring together a diverse group of practitioners from across the field—including policymakers, technologists, designers, and leaders—to develop innovative solutions to pressing issues in public policy and equity. This interactive weekend will introduce undergraduate students from a variety of backgrounds to careers and opportunities for graduate-level education in PIT.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

  • Rising college juniors and seniors interested in public policy, public interest technology, policy analytics, and related fields, who are strongly considering graduate education and/or careers in these fields.
  • Students can apply from ANY undergraduate major, including political science, government, the liberal arts, fine arts, and STEM fields. Successful applicants will share a passion for solving complex problems and working together with others from a diversity of fields, backgrounds, and perspectives.
  • Preference will be given to students representing underserved communities from across the United States and/or working towards equity issues.

The conference will be 100% online and will include a diverse mix of activities – both synchronous and asynchronous — designed to teach students about Public Interest Technology and give them a taste of what graduate public policy school is like.

Application Link
Deadline: June 26, 2020

Tuesday
06/09/20

Study Abroad Virtual Sessions in June, July and August

Posted by Tim on June 9, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad, Uncategorized, Workshops

Study Abroad Information Sessions
2021 Programs and Beyond!

Join us on Zoom:
Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Friday, August 14, 2020, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Study Abroad Programs Team is working remotely during this global pandemic. 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! To participate in the information sessions noted above, please email us for the link. 

Monday
05/11/20

“A Dreamer’s Journey” A Senior Honors Cabaret by Honors Scholar Kelsey Marlowe Jessup

Posted by Tim on May 11, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event

A Dreamer’s Journey” A Senior Honors Cabaret by Kelsey Marlowe Jessup

Friday, May 15th @ 6pm via Facebook LIVE!

~ Hello Friends, Family, Mentors, and Loved Ones! You are cordially invited to watch my Senior Honors Cabaret called “A Dreamer’s Journey” which I’ll be streaming through Facebook Live on Friday, May 15th at 6pm EDT! This project is one I’ve been creating over the course of my senior year as a collective celebration of my work as a student of the University at Buffalo Honors College and Department of Theatre and Dance. I like to call this piece a “cabaret play” as it is a script that I wrote entirely in poetic verse that ties together renowned music theatre songs that I’m currently adding to my repertoire. The work tells the story of a young girl named Marlowe who goes on a quest to find the key to life. Now, I’m sure you’re all wondering: What other characters will she meet on her journey? What familiar music theatre songs will pave her path? WILL SHE FIND THE KEY?! Tune in to find out!

Friday
05/08/20

Attention Buffalo Artists and Art Lovers…Submit your art to the Arts Collaboratory Live Your Art (at Home)

Posted by Tim on May 8, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

If you’ve been reading our newsletter, you know that the Arts Collaboratory has been offering cash micro-grants and honorariums to UB and Buffalo artists who contribute to our new Live Your Art (At Home) program.

This week, we’re asking you to spread the news! Encourage UB and Buffalo-based artists to SUBMIT their work at ubcfa.org/lya. Projects of any size are welcome, and collaboration is always encouraged. Then reach out to your fellow art lovers, and ask them to FOLLOW our Instagram @artscollaboratory. Every visit makes a difference!

Forward this newsletter, share our links, and help us keep Buffalo’s art community together in spirit.

Major support provided by M&T Bank.   Additional support provided by Savarino Companies.  

Monday
05/04/20

Guest Lecturer: Shanna de la Torre “Dreams of the New in Post War France” May 6

Posted by Tim on May 4, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Desidero: For the love of the Thing

Shanna de la Torre

What is at stake in choosing to be on the side of the Thing, that bit of the real at work in the body, seeking expression? In this paper, Shanna de la Torre proceeds from the premise that femininity is a work, a work at, in the words of Willy Apollon, articulating the drive within us with aesthetics. With the intention of drawing out some of the links among unconscious desire and the work of the Thing both in the body and at the level of the social, she will consider a set of examples drawn from art, film, and clinical case studies. Arguing that these examples give aesthetic expression to distinct moments in the kinds of problems a feminine subject may encounter in engaging in the work of femininity, she points to ways in which these examples risk taking the side of the Thing—rather than the side of repression—in engaging with questions germane to any subject of the drive. She further argues that these examples—which are, themselves, aesthetic expressions offered to the public—make a creation for others out of those sites of impasse, thereby potentially mobilizing others’ desire. 

Dr. Shanna de la Torre is an alumna from the Cornell Romance Languages Studies PhD program and current practicing social worker in Minnesota. Her research explores the relationship between feminist, queer and psychoanalytic theories, and her writings have appeared in a variety of reputable journals such as differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies and The International Journal of Psychoanalysis. As part of this research she has published Sex for Structuralists: The Non-Oedipal Logics of Femininity and Psychosis.

If you wish to join us, please email me by Wednesday at 2 PM at fnegrete@buffalo.edu.

Tuesday
04/14/20

SUNY’s National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Webinar Trainings for Students

Posted by Tim on April 14, 2020 in Competitions, Event, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

SUNY’s Office for Research and Economic Development is sponsoring a series of four webinars to prepare rising junior and senior undergraduates as well as first-and second-year graduate students in STEM fields to apply to NSF’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Webinars will be conducted by Professor Susan Brennan of Stony Brook University (recently returned from NSF). 

Please click here to register.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information. Note: If you have not used ZOOM before, you will be prompted to download software once you have clicked on the registration links.

GRFP requires that applicants be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents. For more information, see www.nsfgrfp.org.

Note: If you win a GRFP fellowship or Honorable Mention, you may be eligible for the SUNY Chancellor’s Graduate Research Scholarship (CGRS)— Link to Chancellor’s Research Scholarship (CGRS) for more information.

Please send questions to Jacquie.Spano@rfsuny.org.

WEBINAR #1 (For undergraduates only)

Are You Ready for Graduate School? Finding Fellowship Funding

Mon. April 27 • 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Are you curious about or excited by the prospect of a career in research? Are you thinking about a career in some leadership role? Are you wondering about the best time to apply to graduate school, and how to get someone else to pay for it? This webinar may help you decide.

WEBINAR #2

Applying to NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Wed. April 29 • 2:00pm – 3:30pm

This webinar will include all the basics about GRFP, such as the benefits, eligibility, parts of the application, the review process, and basic tips. Please bring your questions!

WEBINAR #3

Winning Strategies for GRFP (and How to Get Started)

Fri. May 1 • 2:00pm – 3:30pm

This webinar will include discussion of NSF’s review criteria (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), how to maximize the impact of your planned research, and other winning strategies.

WEBINAR #4

Write! (As if Your Career Depends on it)

Mon. May 4 • 2:00pm – 4:00pm

This webinar will cover how to write about your research in an interesting and lively way, tailored to your audience (recommended for all fellowship and grant writers).

Monday
04/13/20

Stay Connected, Stay Engaged Virtual Engagement Starts HERE!

Posted by Tim on April 13, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Student experience

Student Engagement is working hard to develop ways to stay connected with the campus community and students. Below you will find ways to engage from the comfort of your home

Upcoming Virtual Events!  

Click on the Links below to find out more!  

Telling Your UB Success Story 

Virtual Volunteering 

Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking

Leadership and the Magic of Human Connection 

Check out more events HERE!

Get a Jump on your Day!

Do you miss burning off some steam at the gym? Check out these virtual classes to help get you moving for 30 minutes a day! 

Core Power Yoga

SELF Ready, Set, HITT at Home 

YMCA 360: Your Virtual YMCA

The Bar Method

Check out more classes HERE!

Do you love New York state as much as us? 

Check out this link for virtual tours, online events, and livecams to stay engaged!  New York State’s Best Online Events, Virtual Tours, and Livecams

Virtual Trips! 

Take a trip around the world from the comfort of your own home!

Yellowstone National Park 

Hidden Worlds of National Parks 

Pompei

Access Mars

Museums and More!   

Check out these cool links! 

 National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea 

Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands 

The National Museum of Anthropology – Mexico City 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Visit the Student Engagement Events page on UBLinked to learn about all the events Student Engagement has planned for you this semester!

Sunday
04/05/20

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

Posted by Tim on April 5, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Information Session, Student experience, Workshops

Every April UB recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) as a time to raise public awareness about sexual violence, to educate and inspire our community to prevent it, and provide support for members of our community who have experienced it.  This year we’re moving our efforts online so that we can still come together as a community, from a safe social distance. 

Additionally, I’d like to assure you that our sexual violence response services are still fully supported. Students, faculty, and staff can continue to confidentially connect with our UB-dedicated Advocate from Crisis Services by calling or texting 716-796-4399, or emailing campusadv1@crisisservices.org.  You can also click the following hyperlinks for more information on sexual violence preventionresponse, and policies.

April 7th

Training: NOBULL Beginnings (Bystander Intervention Basics)

Live streaming at 2 p.m. on facebook.com/UBMensGroup. Ever seen something you didn’t think was quite right, and wanted to step in but did not know what to do or where to begin? Join us for NOBULL Beginnings- Bystander Intervention Basics and build the skills to go from standing by to being a NOBULL Bystander. This program will explore the concept of bystander intervention, define the 5 steps of bystander intervention and will help participants discover their individual bystander intervention style.

April 8th

You+Me=?

Live streaming at 3 p.m. on facebook.com/UBMensGroup. What defines a “relationship”? Join us for an open discussion of how to navigate the different types of relationships we may find ourselves taking part in.

April 15th

Being NOBULL (Putting Bystander Intervention into Action)

Live Streaming from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on facebook.com/UBMensGroup. LIVE YOUR VALUES! Have you intervened in a situation to keep someone from being hurt or harmed? Why did you act instead of standing by? Chances are it is because it is in line with one of your personal values. Even though we all have a set of personal values, we do not always have the chance to our values. Have you ever wanted to intervene in a situation but you just stood by? What barriers we there that stopped you from helping? Let’s talk about ways to overcome those barriers or how to refine the skills you already have at Being NOBULL-Putting Bystander Intervention into Action. At the end of this program, participants will be able to: identify personal barriers to intervening, identify personal reasons for intervening, articulate their personal bystander intervention style and will begin developing plans for intervening if they see someone who needs help.

April 16th

National Film Screening: Nameless

11 a.m. (runtime 48m). Register at https://mcsr.org/saam-digital. Nameless is a documentary that addresses child sex trafficking in Washington, DC,
and at-large. Through interviews with experts, advocates, and activists, child sex trafficking is reframed as a form of sexual violence that is often made invisible. Child sex trafficking is explored as an issue with deep historical- cultural roots, tackles misperceptions about which populations are most vulnerable to being trafficked, and illuminates systemic gaps in the current treatment of trafficking victims. Nameless mobilizes viewers to recognize and combat child sex trafficking.

Twitter Town Hall

Following Nameless screening. Don’t forget to @MenCanStopRape and use the hashtags #SAAM and #NamelessFilm to contribute your comments and questions!

April 16th

You+Me=?

Live streaming at 2 p.m. on facebook.com/UBMensGroup. What defines a “relationship”? Join us for an open discussion of how to navigate the different types of relationships in which we may find ourselves taking part in.

April 16th

2020 Lecture Series on Violence & Gender: UB Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Updates

2 p.m. Registration details will be posted in an event on facebook.com/theUBAlliance. Join UB’s violence prevention coordinator, Anna Sotelo-Peryea, for updates on prevention and response efforts, including responses from the 2019 SUNY Sexual Violence Prevention Focused Climate Survey.

April 22nd

Training: How to Help A Sexual Assault Survivor

Live streaming at 3 p.m. on facebook.com/theUBAlliance. Learn how to respond if someone you know experiences a rape or sexual assault. Participants will learn how to help others recover from rape and sexual assault, tap into local resources, and get involved in prevention efforts at UB. Impact warning: This program details experiences of sexual violence. This can have an impact on program attendees. Consider your own experiences before and while attending this program.

All Month

#30DaysOfSAAM Instagram Challenge

Join advocates, survivors, and supporters as we take Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) online for the #30DaysofSAAM Instagram challenge. The 30DaysofSAAM is a great way to show up for survivors during SAAM in a time a social distancing.

Respond to the daily prompts below with a photo on your Instagram account. Submissions must tag @NSVRC and @UBMensGroup – additional instructions and info on national drawings are on the Facebook page.

Friday
03/27/20

Success in Online Learning Webinar from UB Libraries April 2

Posted by Tim on March 27, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Thursday, April 2, 2020

12:00pm – 1:00pm

This event is scheduled as an online webinar in ZOOM.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • How online learning is different than traditional courses
  • Library services that are available to remote learners
  • Tips for being successful

The session is sponsored by the University at Buffalo Libraries with presenters Erin Rowley, Head, Science & Engineering Library Services, Engineering Librarian and Robin Sullivan, Teaching and Learning Strategist, Education Services of the.

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You are encouraged to test your system ahead of time:
http://bit.ly/zoom-room-test

Additional ZOOM support info is available:
https://support.zoom.us

Register on the UB Libraries website:

https://booking.lib.buffalo.edu/calendar/workshops