University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
04/27/21

Buffalo Urban Features Forum May 4

Posted by Tim on April 27, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking

The event is noon on May 4 and is called the Buffalo Urban Futures Forum, and at the moment we are expecting speakers / panelists from 43North, D’Youville College, and the Colored Musicians Club (potentially some others as well). If any of you, or perhaps someone else within the Honors College administration, would be interested in attending, this is the link where you can sign up: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1929687301419677709

Tuesday
04/27/21

UB Undergraduate Research Conference (July 22-23) Registration Now Open

Posted by Tim on April 27, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

July 22-23, 2021  |  Virtual Event
Registration is now open!
Make plans now to join us for the 26th Annual University at Buffalo Undergraduate Research Conference, July 22- 23, 2021. Our virtual platform will deliver an innovative two-day event packed with a variety of opportunities to engage and connect. Expand your knowledge and network— join us to hear invited speakers and presenters address emerging trends and opportunities related to innovation, social justice and research as a catalyst for change.   The conference is an exciting opportunity to:  • Present faculty-supervised research. • Participate in pre-conference workshops. • Foster stimulating conversation around shared interests. • Connect with your peers and current graduate students from your field of study. • Engage with inspirational speakers and panels in a personal setting. • Attend a UB Graduate School information program and meet with faculty, staff and students.    Each day will begin at 9 a.m. EDT. Learn more about daily events by reviewing the online agenda.    We look forward to welcoming you to the conference this summer!


REGISTER TODAY

Registration Information
• Early bird registration ($80 per person) due by May 17.
• Regular registration ($100 per person) due by June 30.
• Presenter registration due by June 30.
• Presenter abstracts due by July 9.
 
Keynote Presentations
Imagining Ethical Land Relations and Marking Indigenous Presence in our Universities.
Mishuana Goeman, PhD
 
If You Don’t Own the [Servers]: Aggregating Blackness in the Digital Era.
Mark Anthony Neal, PhD
 
The World Needs Researchers. Now is Your Time.
Tara Ruttley, PhD

Pre-Conference Workshops
Prepare for an engaging and productive conference experience by participating in pre-conference video workshops.
 
Making the Most of Your Research Conference
Learn to successfully navigate a professional conference and discover tips and strategies to leverage your participation toward your professional and academic goals.
 
Presenting Your Research in a World of Skeptics
How to present your research so it is understood and valued.
 
Your Digital Identity
Academic digital platforms and how to use them effectively throughout graduate school and your professional career.  
 
Surviving and Thriving in Graduate School—You Belong!
Discover how to move beyond survival and thrive in graduate school—supporting your journey and mental health.


About the Conference

The University at Buffalo Undergraduate Research Conference brings together the next generation of professors, researchers, entrepreneurs and influencers to learn about graduate and professional opportunities, with a focus on diversifying the graduate student body at UB and across the nation.
Monday
04/26/21

Upcoming Research Talk: Race and Place in Washington, DC April 30

Posted by Tim on April 26, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Research Information and Opportunities

Research Talk Details
Friday, April 30 at 3:00 p.m.
RSVP Here
“Race and Place in Washington, D.C.”

Abstract: This research talk will discuss the effects of gentrification and media on Black communities in Washington, D.C. This research analyzes Black media representation by comparing two Washington, D.C.-based newspapers: The Washington Post and The Prince of Popville. By searching for trends about the frequency and types of Black topics discussed in both newspapers, I argue that based on where Black people live in accordance to the media coverage they encompass, can show the effects of gentrification and Black displacement in D.C.



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Presenter: Amanda Waggoner

Amanda is currently a PhD student in the Department of Geography. She received her B.A. in geography and music and M.S. in geospatial analysis from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. She studies racial disparities in urban environments, specifically, how place affects racial inequalities. 

She is also interested in ethnomusicology and how music affects the culture of people and vice-versa. She uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to map out her research.


 
Sunday
04/25/21

Leading with Ethics

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2021 in Event, Networking, Workshops


Leading with Ethics

April 27 – 3 – 4 p.m.Ethical leadership is a form of leadership in which individuals demonstrate conduct for the common good that is acceptable and appropriate in every area of their life. This workshop will provide participants information on how to lead people ethically and with their values. This workshop provides credit toward the Student Organizations Understanding Leadership (SOUL) certificate.

Register on UBLinked! 
Sunday
04/25/21

Comedy Night With Myq Kaplan!

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2021 in Event, Student experience



Comedy Night With Myq Kaplan! 

May 1 – 7 – 8 p.m.Take a break from studying and join Student Engagement for a night of laughter with a virtual performance from comedian Myq Kaplan! Connect virtually and get a one-of-a-kind personalized comedy show featuring standup comedy jokes, quarantine tips, life advice, philosophy, solidarity, and more! 
 
Register on UBLinked! 
Sunday
04/25/21

Trick Out Your Tassel!

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2021 in Event, Student experience


Trick Out Your Tassel! 

April 27 and May 5 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.Calling all 2021 graduates! Join Student and Alumni Engagement and come to Trick Out Your Tassel! Join in-person on Tuesday, April 27 in room 228 – SU and Wednesday, May 5 – room 222 -SU between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and come decorate your graduation cap! Students will have access to different materials to use to decorate a 10×10 piece of cardstock that represents their graduation cap!
Participating virtually? No problem! 

All graduating students are welcome to participate by submitting an image of your decorated cap to this form between Monday, April 26, and Monday, May 10 to be entered into the Trick Out Your Tassel Contest! 1st place and 2nd place in all categories will receive a UB Alumni Prize Pack and all submissions will be considered for “Best in Show” for a chance to win a UB diploma frame valued at $200. Contest Categories include Most Creative, Most Inspiring, Best Display of UB Spirit, and Most Humorous.
Sunday
04/25/21

Grappling with Grief, Injustice, and Race-Based Violence

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2021 in Event, Stress Relief

The Intercultural and Diversity Center Presents Community Conversations:
Grappling with Grief, Injustice, and Race-Based Violence 


Please join us as we engage in meaningful dialogue to address the current national climate in light of the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, for the murder of George Floyd. 

These conversations will not be limited to the trial verdict. We hope to provide the environment for important dialogue and support for those who seek it. 
Location:  
Student Union 240
Online: Join online at http://bit.ly/IDCProgram

  Dates and Times: 
April 23 – 3 -4 p.m.          May 5 – 2 – 3 p.m.
April 28 – 2 – 3 p.m.         May 7 – 3 – 4 p.m.
April 30 – 3 – 4 p.m. 
Sunday
04/25/21

Upcoming Research Talk

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2021 in Event, Networking, Workshops

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
  Upcoming Research Talk
Friday, April 30! Hello all!

We hope you are doing well as we near the end of a pretty hectic semester. Please consider taking a break from your studies next Friday, April 30th, to attend an interesting and important research talk by Schomburg Fellow Amanda Waggoner.   

Research Talk Details Friday, April 30 at 3:00 p.m.
RSVP Here
“Race and Place in Washington, D.C.”


Abstract: This research talk will discuss the effects of gentrification and media on Black communities in Washington, D.C. This research analyzes Black media representation by comparing two Washington, D.C.-based newspapers: The Washington Post and The Prince of Popville. By searching for trends about the frequency and types of Black topics discussed in both newspapers, I argue that based on where Black people live in accordance to the media coverage they encompass, can show the effects of gentrification and Black displacement in D.C.

   Presenter: Amanda Waggoner

Amanda is currently a PhD student in the Department of Geography. She received her B.A. in geography and music and M.S. in geospatial analysis from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. She studies racial disparities in urban environments, specifically, how place affects racial inequalities. 

She is also interested in ethnomusicology and how music affects the culture of people and vice-versa. She uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to map out her research.

    Are You Interested in Presenting a Research Talk?

We would like to invite other fellows to present their research to the larger Schomburg/Presidential/GOP community in the format of a virtual research talk. Fellows will be able to present their research in a public format to a wide community of individuals outside of their discipline, which allows for the exchange of knowledge among the group and create potential scholarly collaborations. 

If you would like to share your research with the fellowship community, please let us know of your interest by filling out this Formstack. We are now scheduling talks throughout the spring semester. Day of the week and time of day are flexible based on the presenter’s preferences.
 24 Capen Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260
fellowships@buffalo.edu
716-645-9100

buffalo.edu/fellowships
Monday
04/19/21

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month at UB (SAAM) Workshops and Events

Posted by Tim on April 19, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

As you may know, 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.  We are continuing last year’s online efforts so that we can continue to come together as a community, from a safe social distance. 

Please visit our Sexual Violence Prevention and Response page to view upcoming workshops, programs and events, and share it with your students. We would like to highlight our upcoming event The Men’s Story Project (MSP). The MSP takes place 4:00-6:00 PM on Thursday 4/15/21. In the MSP, men, boys, and folks who identify in any way with masculinity publicly share personal stories that help transform social ideas about masculinity – so as to support health and equality for all people. This event will be held via Zoom and is free for everyone, though registration is required. We also wanted to let our community know we continue to fulfill program requests on healthy relationships and violence prevention for classes and groups in our campus community. 

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 prevention, response, and policies.

Follow our Facebook pages @theUBAlliance and @UBMensGroup for additional watch parties, chats, coloring pages, and more that will be posted throughout the month!

Monday
04/12/21

Plant Relocation Work Day Volunteers Needed for April 16

Posted by Tim on April 12, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

There is a major construction project happening this summer/fall on South.  Many of the established plants outside of Foster, facing Harriman Quad, will be disturbed as a result.  The project’s landscape architect has suggested that it is possible to save many of these plants, if we transplant them now—while they are still dormant. 

15-20 volunteers are needed April 16, 2021 at 11:00 am. Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty or wet. There will be pizza for all volunteers!

This would be a rain or shine event, and it’s a great way to ensure that these beautiful plants do not sustain damage during a future construction project! 

For more information or to sign up, please contact Erin Moscati at: emoscati@buffalo.edu