University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
03/01/21

Tutoring and Academic Support Services Presents “Surviving STEM Classes” March 4

Posted by Tim on March 1, 2021 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Tutoring, Workshops

“Surviving STEM Classes”

Thursday, March 4  6:00pm  

Zoom: https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/93257027109?pwd=aENYK0tSdDJTZS93L3FtSWF3UTBoZz09

Description:  Get tips and helpful hints on how to learn and improve in your STEM classes.

Presented by TASS Lead Tutors- Shreya and Thomas

Sunday
02/28/21

A Not-So-Scary Public Speaking Workshop

Posted by Tim on February 28, 2021 in Event, Online Courses, Workshops

Mon. March 1, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. | This workshop will give you the tools you need to overcome your fears of presenting in front of large groups. Some of the topics we will discuss include non-verbal communication, confidence, and presentation styles.

Sunday
02/28/21

LEAD UB Conference

Posted by Tim on February 28, 2021 in Event, Information Session, Networking

Join Student Engagement for the LEAD UB Conference March 1 – 4. LEAD stands for Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy and Development. This conference is designed to bring students from across UB and the surrounding communities together to learn about and engage in topics related to leadership, service, and overall student development. You can expect engaging and relevant speakers, roundtable discussions, and the discovery of new skills and programs for you to be involved with. Learn more and access sessions on the LEAD UB Conference website.  
Keynote Speaker: Hoan Do
March 1 – 5-6 p.m.Student Engagement is excited to announce Hoan Do as our virtual keynote speaker on Monday, March 1 at 5:00 p.m.Hoan Do is an award-winning inspirational speaker, author of Succeeding in the Real World, one of Seattles Top 25 Most Influentual People, and city finalist in NBC’s hit show, American Ninja Warrior

Register on the LEAD UB Website
Conference Sessions
Day 1:  LEADERSHIP
We will kick-off our conference by starting with the foundation of this program – leadership! Discover your natural leadership style, understand how to leverage your leadership experiences, and realize your full leadership potential with these insightful sessions.

10 a.m. – Sharpening Your Ax: Honing Leadership Skills in Your Day to Day
11 a.m. – Bears. Beets. Behavioral Assessments
12 p.m. – Public Speaking Workshop
1 p.m. – The Journey Still Goes On
3 p.m. – What Can I Do: Leadership through Student Governance & Student Organizations
4 p.m. – Leading by Example 
Day 2: ENGAGEMENT
An important aspect of professional development is being engaged in intentional experiences. Find ways to boost your resume through various opportunities available to students in these sessions!

10 a.m. – Engagement is Not a Unicorn (It’s a Narwhal)
12 p.m. – How Do I Start? Virtual and In-Person Volunteering
2 p.m. – How to Network with Faculty
3 p.m. – Tough Topics: Body Positivity & Women
3 p.m. – Sign-up & Stand Out! UB SELECT Certificates
4 p.m. – LEAD Award Info Session 
Day 3: ADVOCACY
Advocacy work is an important part of the Student Engagement office. These sessions will cover what it means to be an advocate and ways to engage in advocacy work, with reference to community and civic engagement – both on and off campus.

10 a.m. – Creating a Disability Culture at UB
1 p.m. – Inclusive Leadership & Universal Design
2 p.m. – Breaking Through Firewalls: Tough Technology Talks
3 p.m. – Supporting Student Activism on Campus
4 p.m. – The ALICE Experience
6 p.m. – Continuing the Fight 
Conference Sessions
Day 1:  LEADERSHIP
We will kick-off our conference by starting with the foundation of this program – leadership! Discover your natural leadership style, understand how to leverage your leadership experiences, and realize your full leadership potential with these insightful sessions.

10 a.m. – Sharpening Your Ax: Honing Leadership Skills in Your Day to Day
11 a.m. – Bears. Beets. Behavioral Assessments
12 p.m. – Public Speaking Workshop
1 p.m. – The Journey Still Goes On
3 p.m. – What Can I Do: Leadership through Student Governance & Student Organizations
4 p.m. – Leading by Example 
Day 2: ENGAGEMENT
An important aspect of professional development is being engaged in intentional experiences. Find ways to boost your resume through various opportunities available to students in these sessions!

10 a.m. – Engagement is Not a Unicorn (It’s a Narwhal)
12 p.m. – How Do I Start? Virtual and In-Person Volunteering
2 p.m. – How to Network with Faculty
3 p.m. – Tough Topics: Body Positivity & Women
3 p.m. – Sign-up & Stand Out! UB SELECT Certificates
4 p.m. – LEAD Award Info Session 
Day 3: ADVOCACY
Advocacy work is an important part of the Student Engagement office. These sessions will cover what it means to be an advocate and ways to engage in advocacy work, with reference to community and civic engagement – both on and off campus.

10 a.m. – Creating a Disability Culture at UB
1 p.m. – Inclusive Leadership & Universal Design
2 p.m. – Breaking Through Firewalls: Tough Technology Talks
3 p.m. – Supporting Student Activism on Campus
4 p.m. – The ALICE Experience
6 p.m. – Continuing the Fight 
Conference Sessions
Day 1:  LEADERSHIP
We will kick-off our conference by starting with the foundation of this program – leadership! Discover your natural leadership style, understand how to leverage your leadership experiences, and realize your full leadership potential with these insightful sessions.

10 a.m. – Sharpening Your Ax: Honing Leadership Skills in Your Day to Day
11 a.m. – Bears. Beets. Behavioral Assessments
12 p.m. – Public Speaking Workshop
1 p.m. – The Journey Still Goes On
3 p.m. – What Can I Do: Leadership through Student Governance & Student Organizations
4 p.m. – Leading by Example 
Day 2: ENGAGEMENT
An important aspect of professional development is being engaged in intentional experiences. Find ways to boost your resume through various opportunities available to students in these sessions!

10 a.m. – Engagement is Not a Unicorn (It’s a Narwhal)
12 p.m. – How Do I Start? Virtual and In-Person Volunteering
2 p.m. – How to Network with Faculty
3 p.m. – Tough Topics: Body Positivity & Women
3 p.m. – Sign-up & Stand Out! UB SELECT Certificates
4 p.m. – LEAD Award Info Session 
Day 3: ADVOCACY
Advocacy work is an important part of the Student Engagement office. These sessions will cover what it means to be an advocate and ways to engage in advocacy work, with reference to community and civic engagement – both on and off campus.

10 a.m. – Creating a Disability Culture at UB
1 p.m. – Inclusive Leadership & Universal Design
2 p.m. – Breaking Through Firewalls: Tough Technology Talks
3 p.m. – Supporting Student Activism on Campus
4 p.m. – The ALICE Experience
6 p.m. – Continuing the Fight 
Day 4: DEVELOPMENT
On the final day of our conference, we will wrap up with our overarching goal – Student Development. Engage in thoughtful discussions with other students and staff, discover new ways to improve your time at UBuffalo, and wrap up the week with our keynote speaker.

10 a.m. – Understand Your Strengths and Use Them to Effect Group Social Change
11 a.m. – Do you have Goals and a Vision? Create a Digital Vision Board to make your Dreams a Reality
12 p.m. – Tell Me About Yourself – Perfect Your Resume, Online Profiles and Interviewing
1 p.m. – Headstart for Underclassmen: Navigating Resume Building as a First or Second Year Student
1 p.m. – Linking Reflection to Leadership: Revisiting Your Leadership Journey
2 p.m. – Presenting at Professional Conferences
5 p.m. – Making Meaning of Your Time at UB
Saturday
02/27/21

University at Rochester Graduate Programs Virtual Open House

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2021 in Event, Graduate School Programs, Information Session, Networking, Registration and Seminar Information

We are hosting a virtual Open House event for our 13 masters and 9 advanced certificate programs on Tuesday, March 9, at 4pm.  Faculty directors will be available to speak 1:1 with interested candidates.

Pre-registration is requested, and students can register to attend here

Saturday
02/27/21

STEM for Everyone Event

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2021 in Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

STEM for Everyone: Stories and Examples from Students

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student involved in research or hands-on projects? Would you like to share your work with a broad audience and sharpen your communication skills? Submit your proposal to participate in STEM for Everyone

STEM for Everyone, presented by the UB Women in STEM Cooperative (WISC) and UB Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), invites students to record a 5-minute video presentation about an existing research project or a STEM topic. This event provides a platform for students to communicate the significance of their work to a general audience, an important skill for any STEM professional. Creativity is encouraged!

Participants will benefit from mentorship and constructive feedback from a communication coach as they are preparing their video, and will be eligible to win prizes based on final submissions!

Presentation proposals are due by March 5, 2021.

Final video submissions are due April 11, 2021.

To learn more about STEM for Everyone, and to submit a presentation proposal, visit buffalo.edu/wise/stemforeveryone.

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Saturday
02/27/21

Art and Diverse Cultural Landscapes Program

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2021 in Event, Networking, New Programs

How Can Art Museums Model the Future of Diverse Cultural Landscapes?
Wednesday, March 10
5:30-6:30 pm
What role does art play in times of need? In this moment of upheaval, reckoning, and change, what responsibilities do museums have in representing cultures, past and present, as well as modeling the future of diverse cultural landscapes? UB Art Galleries Curator Liz Park moderates a roundtable discussion with Candice Hopkins and Yesomi Umolu, two leading thinkers and curators in the field of contemporary art. They will share frank reflections on the limits of museums as sites of knowledge and explore the potentials of creating a just and open space in which art can amplify voices and broaden views.
About the Program
UB President Satish K. Tripathi will offer introductory remarks.
https://mcusercontent.com/6d392d4d8e6d4aca3972d67f2/images/b419625c-189b-4b07-bc57-b37b65dff654.jpgCandice Hopkins is a citizen of Carcross/Tagish First Nation and lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her writing and curatorial practice explores the intersections of history, contemporary art, and indigeneity. She has served as senior curator for the 2019 and 2021 editions of the Toronto Biennial of Art and was part of the curatorial team for the Canadian Pavilion of the 58th Venice Biennale, featuring the work of the media art collective Isuma. She is co-curator of notable exhibitions including Art for New Understanding: Native Voices 1950s to Now; the 2018 SITE Santa Fe biennial, Casa Tomada; documenta 14 in Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany; Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada; and Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her recent essays and presentations include “The Gilded Gaze: Wealth and Economies on the Colonial Frontier,” for the documenta 14 Reader, and “Outlawed Social Life” for South as a State of Mind.
https://mcusercontent.com/6d392d4d8e6d4aca3972d67f2/images/f959faed-eefd-41b0-b0c0-419b87d6a2bc.jpgYesomi Umolu is recently appointed Director of Curatorial Affairs and Public Practice at the Serpentine Galleries, London. She was previously Director and Curator, Logan Center Exhibitions at the University of Chicago where she also taught courses in visual art and spatial practices as a lecturer in the humanities division. Prior to joining the Logan, Umolu held curatorial positions at the MSU Broad Museum, East Lansing, Michigan; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art. As Artistic Director of the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial, Umolu oversaw a critically acclaimed curatorial program featuring new commissions, off-site installations and a host of performances, talks, workshops and community engagements with over 80 international contributors. Umolu is a 2016 recipient of the prestigious Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts Curatorial Fellowship. She served on the curatorial advisory board for the United States Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. She is a trustee of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago. 
https://mcusercontent.com/6d392d4d8e6d4aca3972d67f2/images/1f672b7f-0903-4cd6-96ab-20ce482a28b8.jpgLiz Park is Curator of Exhibitions at the University at Buffalo Art Galleries, the State University of New York. She was most recently the associate curator of the 2018 Carnegie International at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. She has curated exhibitions at a wide range of institutions including the Western Front, Vancouver; the Kitchen, New York; the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; the Miller Institute for Contemporary Art at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; and Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, South Korea. Her writing has been published by Afterall OnlineAfterimageArtAsiaPacificPerforma MagazineFillipYishu: A Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Pluto Press, and Ryerson University Press, among others. She was a Helena Rubinstein Fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program in 2011–12 and Whitney-Lauder Curatorial Fellow at ICA Philadelphia in 2013–15. Her research interests have revolved around mobility and migration as well as representations of violence in the colonial present.
Saturday
02/27/21

Fulbright Scholars Panel

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2021 in Event, Fellowships, Information Session, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities

Friday, March 19, 3-4 p.m. (via Zoom)

Have you ever considered teaching, researching or earning a graduate degree abroad? The Fulbright Program offers opportunities in more than 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students.

Join us for a Fulbright panel discussion to hear personal stories from two of UB’s previous Fulbright recipients: Ashley Cercone (research grant to Turkey) and Paige Melin (English teaching assistant in Senegal). You will hear more about the possibilities of Fulbright and what it takes to be a Fulbright Scholar.

Registration is required. Confirmation will include Zoom details. For more information about this event contact fulbright@buffalo.edu. Visit the Fulbright Program website to learn about their programs.

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
02/22/21

Honors Student Council to Host Game Night Thursday, February 25th

Posted by Tim on February 22, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements

Welcome back to another semester at UB! On Thursday, February 25th at 8:00pm EST, Honors Student Council will be hosting a Game Night over Zoom. We are super excited to hang out with all of you and we will have many games to choose from! Please make sure to sign up on the google sheet at this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11mM2wubExsfm4SWhtlh_PwMjVuxbtHOkopM6cg7QZ5o/edit?usp=sharing . 

Thursday
02/18/21

2021 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference

Posted by Tim on February 18, 2021 in Event, Information Session, Networking, Registration and Seminar Information

SUNY Old Westbury is the host institution for the 2021 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference, which will be held virtually on Friday April 16, 2021.

Abstracts and Registration Now Open.  

Important Deadlines:

Abstracts Due: March 12, 2021

Registration Due: April 9, 2021

Keynote Speaker:  Robert Muscil Ph.D., M.P.H.

Robert K. Musil, PhD, MPH is the President and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, the legacy organization envisioned by Rachel Carson and founded in 1965 by her closest friends and colleagues. 

Dr. Musil was named President and CEO in February 2014 and is only the third head of this historic environmental group.

For more SURC resources, including abstract submission, registration, etc., please visit www.SUNY.edu/SURC as up-to-date information will be posted there.

The SURC 2020 Organizing Committee

–          Cristina Notaro, SUNY Old Westbury

–          Michaela Rehm, SUNY Center for Professional Development

–          Phillip Ortiz, SUNY System Administration