University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
02/03/20

WNY Undergraduate Psychology Conference April 19

Posted by Tim on February 3, 2020 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Monday
02/03/20

Stress Reduction Program Events: Weekly Meditation, Koru Midfulness and Meditation

Posted by Tim on February 3, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Workshops

  • Weekly Meditation Group time change to 3:30-4:30pm (from 12-1pm) on Fridays in SU 228.  Students told us that more of them could make it if we offered it later in the day on Fridays, so we hope more students can join us at the new time.  This drop-in group teaches the fundamentals of mindfulness and meditation, and provides students with a variety of meditation techniques.  Meditation props provided.  No experience necessary. 
  • We are offering three 4-session Koru Mindfulness & Meditation classes at the following times this semester—
  •  Wednesdays:  4-5:30pm—2/19, 2/26, 3/4 & 3/11 OR   2)  Thursdays:    3:30-5pm—2/20, 2/27, 3/5 & 3/12 OR   3)  Wednesdays:  3-4:30pm—4/1, 4/8, 4/15 & 4/22.  These classes help students to develop their own daily meditation practice for just a few minutes a day, and offer the opportunity to share and get support from the same group over the course of a month.  No experience necessary.  We provide the book and app for the class.  Registration is required on UBLinked or by emailing sd62@buffalo.edu (see attached ad and registration form).
  • We are offering a 4-hour silent Koru Mindfulness Retreat on Friday 4/3 from 1-5pm in the Richmond Aerobics Studio in the Ellicott Complex.  At this silent retreat we will experiment with slowing down our thinking minds, stepping away from our SmartPhones and focusing on gratitude. The retreat will include mindfulness skill building, meditation instruction and practice time, yoga, snacks and plenty of quiet time.  All experience levels welcome.  Meditation props provided.  Pre-register on UBLinked so we know how much food to bring (see attached registration form).
Monday
01/27/20

Safe Zone Training February 11

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

Safe Zone Training

February 11, 2020

12 noon-2 p.m.

240 Student UnionLearn more about gender and sexual identities and issues facing and within the LGBTQ communities.  Learn to be better allies and increase awareness of resources on our campus and in Buffalo.  The goal of this workshop is to inspire others to create safe and affirming environments for all members of our community.

Monday
01/27/20

February Dessert Hour February 10

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

February Dessert Hour

February 10, 2020

2 p.m.-3 p.m.

240 Student UnionCome join us as we highlight being a Person of Color in the LGBTQ+ community while enjoying some dessert, playing jeopardy and writing encouraging notes for LGBTQ+ individuals at UB.

Monday
01/27/20

Topic Of the Week: OK Boomer February 5

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

TOPIC OF THE WEEK:

OK BOOMER

Wednesday, February 5th

2 p.m.-3 p.m.

240 Student Union

Where did the retort “OK BOOMER” come from and what does it mean to you? 

Does this mark the “end of friendly generational relations”? Is it a slur?  What trends in culture built up to this deflationary remark?

Monday
01/27/20

LGBTQ Dinner Crew February 3

Posted by Tim on January 27, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief, Uncategorized, Workshops

LGBTQ Dinner Crew

Monday, February 3, 2020

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

240 Student UnionWe will be viewing, Moonlight, a movie about a young, black man growing up gay in an impoverished part of Miami.  His journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him. Discussion will follow.

Wednesday
01/22/20

Start Up Your Spring ’20 Semester with Startup Boot Camp January 23 and 24

Posted by Tim on January 22, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Start  Up Your Spring ’20 Semester:

You have a product or an idea that could ignite. What if you just start selling? When can you stop listening and just build? Surely your customers are just like you and they’ll buy the first time… but what if they don’t?

Learn to avoid the mistakes that stop so many founders short, and ask for help in a way that gets you the access you need. Validate your riskiest hidden assumptions!

Apply Now! Winter 2020 Boot Camp is January 23rd and 24th. Seats are limited – students accepted on a rolling basis. Click here to apply.

How Does it Work?

Join us for 2 full days before the fall or spring semester begins. We’ll provide food and any necessary off-campus transportation for program related activities. If you live on campus, early dorm check-in is available.

Wednesday
01/22/20

Informal Shakespeare Reading Group Spring 2020

Posted by Tim on January 22, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief

Spring 2020 marks the eighth year of our informal non-credit Shakespeare Reading Group, first convened by UB Honors College Director Andy Stott at the behest of several bright STEM students, mentored since then by me, convened for the last four years by English Department BA/MA Shaun Nowicki.  Together we’ve managed to read around the room and “play” through almost the entire canon and also a number of other great plays from the early modern period, as well as occasionally screen or attend live performances.  It’s been a great corollary to formal course work, and a great source of camaraderie and fun. With Shaun’s graduation this coming May and my retirement this coming August we’ll be looking for new leadership and continuity.

Here’s Shaun’s preliminary announcement of the tentative line-up for this coming spring semester.  If you are interested, please let him know at shaunnow@buffalo.edu, and he will in turn let you know about the time and place for our weekly one-hour meetings.  Then all you need to do is show up with your printed text or your laptop.  These days most of us just plug in and read out loud—at the rate of about one Act a week, or three full-length plays over the course of the semester—moving around the room and taking new parts at each change of scene.

Friday
01/10/20

Startup Boot Camp…Start Up Your Spring ’20 Semester

Posted by Tim on January 10, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Start  Up Your Spring ’20 Semester:

You have a product or an idea that could ignite. What if you just start selling? When can you stop listening and just build? Surely your customers are just like you and they’ll buy the first time… but what if they don’t?

Learn to avoid the mistakes that stop so many founders short, and ask for help in a way that gets you the access you need. Validate your riskiest hidden assumptions!

Apply Now! Winter 2020 Boot Camp is January 23rd and 24th. Seats are limited – students accepted on a rolling basis. Click here to apply.

How Does it Work?

Join us for 2 full days before the fall or spring semester begins. We’ll provide food and any necessary off-campus transportation for program related activities. If you live on campus, early dorm check-in is available.

Tuesday
01/07/20

Volunteers Needed for Running Program at Maple West Elementary School in Williamsville

Posted by Tim on January 7, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed for running programs at Maple West. The ask is to have volunteers 16 and older (male or female) that would be available two days a week from 7:15-8:45am. The potential program would run in the fall and spring for 9 weeks during each season concluding with a 5K. The volunteers could count this work as credits if needed. Please let me know if this is of any interest to anyone in your program.
For more information, please contact
Jennifer Weinstein 
716-445-4679

jweinstein0523@icloud.com