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UB Teacher Residency Program

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2018 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Graduate School Programs, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

We’re excited to announce that the application for the inaugural Urban Teaching Cohort of the UB Teacher Residency program has opened!  Below are a few of the program features, with more information available at our website (  The program will launch in Summer 2019, with residents earning initial certification in Summer 2020. The priority deadline is November 1st, and the application requires two short essays, transcripts, and two references.  (Applications received after November 1st will be reviewed on a rolling basis, contingent upon district needs and funding.)

UB Teacher Residency Program Features:

  • Earn initial teacher certification in an adolescence education (grades 7–12) content area (biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, mathematics, social studies, English, French, or Spanish) in one year.
  • Receive a tuition scholarship (approximately 2/3 of program cost) and an $18,000 stipend for living expenses in exchange for a 3 year commitment to Buffalo Public Schools.
  • Co-teach alongside a mentor teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools for one school year.
  • Engage in rigorous and relevant coursework that is integrated with classroom practice.
  • Collaborate and build a community with a small cohort of residents, mentor teachers and university faculty who are committed to improving educational experiences in historically underserved communities.

Who Should Apply?

  • Individuals seeking to become transformational grade 7–12 teachers in the city of Buffalo
  • College seniors and recent graduates with a background in the content area they intend to teach
  • Professionals interested in making a career change to classroom teaching

*Previous education coursework is not required. To be eligible, you will need an undergraduate background in your intended content area.

Click here for FAQs.

Click here to Apply!

Please feel free to reach out with additional questions or to hear more about the program!  Many thanks!

Amanda Winkelsas, Ph.D.

Director, UB Teacher Residency Program

Graduate School of Education

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

512 Baldy Hall



The Goldwater Scholarship for Students Intending a PhD

Posted by Tim on August 17, 2018 in Academics, Fellowships, Graduate School Programs, Scholarship Opportunities

Are you a good candidate for the Goldwater Scholarship?  Have you been doing research and want to pursue a Ph.D.?

Anne Fortman travelled to Fermi National Accelerator to conduct research and CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research near Geneva, Switzerland, she is now at Harvard pursuing a Ph.D.  Walker Gosrich completed an REU at the Oregon State University and is headed to Penn for his Ph.D. Andrew Stewart did summer research at Mount Sinai Health Systems researching pharmacotherapeutic approaches to addiction.  He starts there this fall in a Ph.D.

Anne, Walker and Andrew all have a few things in common.  They find answering important questions through the use of research challenging and fascinating; they all are pursuing a Ph.D.; and they were all recently recognized by the Goldwater Foundation.

Does this sound like you?  UB is seeking individuals (sophomores and juniors) with high GPA’s and research experience, who want to pursue a Ph.D. to apply for the 2019 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

If you are interested in applying, please contact me so that we can discuss the application and selection process.


Elizabeth A. Colucci


Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, University at Buffalo

402 Capen Hall | Buffalo, NY 14260-1608

P 716-645-9100 |

Schedule an appointment:


Summer Fulbright Application Development Workshops for Rising Seniors and Graduate Students July 31 and August 2

Posted by Tim on July 26, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Graduate School Programs, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Summer Research

Fulbright Application Development Workshops for Rising Seniors & Graduate Students

Would you like to spend a year researching, teaching English, or earning a master’s degree abroad?  The Fulbright provides funded opportunities to do so and there are more than 150 countries from which to choose.* UB’s upcoming campus application deadline is Monday, August 27.

It’s not too late to apply! Join us for summer workshops where you will learn more about the Fulbright, country selection, affiliates and how to develop a strong proposal. These sessions will be hosted by the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships and UB’s Fulbright Program Advisor, Dr. Pat McDevitt.

Sessions will be held from 9am-10:30am on Tuesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 2. You will have an individual meeting to discuss your application on Wednesday, August 1. Our goal is to have you begin your application during this workshop series.

If you would like to attend please RSVP by 5pm EST on Monday, July 30:

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at

* To qualify for Fulbright U.S. student programs, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen and hold a bachelor’s degree by the time the Fulbright starts. An applicant holding a doctoral degree at the time of application is ineligible.


Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity for Master’s PhD and Postdoc Students

Posted by Tim on March 21, 2018 in Academics, Fellowships, Graduate School Programs

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Seattle
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2018-06-18 to 2018-08-10.

Application Link:

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.


Discover Law Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program Accepting Applications

Posted by Tim on March 20, 2018 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Networking

The Discover Law Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program is now accepting applications!

Discover Law provides 20 promising and diverse undergraduate students the opportunity to live on the University at Buffalo’s North Campus for an intensive four-week summer residency. Students take rigorous courses taught by law professors, attend field trips to see the law in action learn about the admissions process, and shadow a judge or attorney for a day. Throughout the four weeks, students build and refine skillsets such as:

  • Critical thinking, close reading and legal analysis
  • Enhanced writing and oral advocacy skills
  • Practical strategies for doing well on the LSAT
  • Successfully navigating the law school admissions process

In addition, students are given a broad vision of the value of a legal education, the importance of the legal profession and the breadth of career opportunities it offers, and the vital contributions they can make to society through the practice of law.

Discover Law is free of charge for accepted candidates. Preference will be given to students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 who will be entering their sophomore or junior year in Fall 2018. The application deadline is Monday, April 16th .

Go to: for more information about Discover Law or click here to apply!


Marshall Biomedical Research PhD Accepting Applications

Posted by Tim on February 5, 2018 in Academics, Graduate School Programs

In addition to taking an interdisciplinary approach to, and developing a broad basis in, the biomedical sciences, PhD students in the MU JCESOM graduate program may work in one of the following areas of interest with a faculty mentor within the department:

  • Epithelial transport
  • Regulation of intestinal sodium, glucose, amino acid
    • Regulation of renal Na-K-ATPase
    • Obesity related disorders
  • Intestinal inflammation
  • Renal disease
  • Toxicology
  • Breast cancer
  • Pulmonary disease
  • Addiction associated diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Bone growth abnormalities
  • Lipid homeostasis
  • Neurosciences

For more information and to apply, visit:


MA/MSc in International and World History Deadline March 16

Posted by Tim on February 5, 2018 in Academics, Graduate School Programs

Call for Applications

Final Deadline: March 16, 2018

The MA/MSc program in International and World History seeks talented applicants for its Fall 2018 entry. This unique two-year program offers students an opportunity to work with preeminent historians at Columbia and the London School of Economics to explore transnational forces that have shaped and continue to remake our world: migration, trade, war, technology, epidemic disease, and environmental change. This innovative curriculum includes a two-year sequence of reading and research seminars, interdisciplinary electives, and intensive foreign language training. At the heart of the program is the two-year dissertation, an original scholarly work based on deep archival research and analysis.

Students spend the first year in New York and the second year in London, receiving Master’s degrees from both institutions. Immersed in the vibrant intellectual communities of two of the world’s greatest cities, graduates are prepared for careers in government, journalism, think tanks, NGOs, and academia.

The program offers fellowships and financial aid opportunities.

Visit to learn more, or find us on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn

Questions? Contact


Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars (MICHHERS) Summer Program for Undergrad and MA Students Deadline February 9

Posted by Tim on January 18, 2018 in Academics, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

I wanted to pass along a summer program announcement for your undergraduate or MA students from diverse cultural, economic, geographic, and ethnic backgrounds who are interested in pursuing graduate study in the humanities. They can apply to the Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars (MICHHERS) summer program at the University of Michigan. The program pays all expenses and is intended to bring talented undergraduate or MA students in several humanities fields to Ann Arbor for a two-week summer workshop June 11–23, 2018. The program prepares students to apply to PhD programs and will inform them about the opportunities and resources available for students at the university. Participants will meet with our faculty and PhD students about research in their chosen department (options are: Asian Languages and Cultures, Classical Studies, English, History; Linguistics, Romance Languages and Literatures, Sociology [qualitative], and Women’s Studies [any humanities field]). Fellows will have the opportunity to work on their own research paper or to develop a research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Application deadline: February 9, 2018. More details @ the application site:


School Leadership Program Info Session January 27

Posted by Tim on January 10, 2018 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Graduate School Programs

School Leadership Program Info Session

Saturday, January 27, 2018

10:00-11:00 a.m.

479 Baldy Hall – UB North Campus

The University at Buffalo’s Leadership Initiative for Tomorrow’s Schools (LIFTS) program prepares students to become educational leaders at the building and district levels.  This 36-credit hour CAEP accredited program fulfills NYSED academic requirements for the following certificates:

School Building Leader (SBL)

School District Leader (SDL)

School District Business Leader (SDBL)

At this info session you will meet with program faculty, graduates and an admissions representative to discuss the LIFTS program, career opportunities and application requirements.

You can learn more about the LIFTS program by visiting:

Pre-registration is suggested. Please contact Baylee Richards at to pre-register or if you have any questions regarding the admission process.

If you have already registered, thank you for your RSVP! We will be in touch the week of January 22 with additional details regarding our session.

The session will be begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. Parking is free and open on weekends.


LAW 683: Telling Stories with Dr. Schlegel Accepting Undergraduates

Posted by Tim on January 10, 2018 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Honors Experiences

Law 683, Telling Stories                                                                                                 Schlegel!

M/W 4:00                                                                                                                   Spring 2018


“The legendary Supreme Court litigator John W. Davis once remarked, “A case well stated is a case half won.”  By this, Davis meant that cases are more often won or lost on how well lawyers weave the facts into a compelling story than on how well they articulate the law.  Thus, former students who are, and faculty who were, trial lawyers regularly remind me about the crucial importance in any litigator of the ability to tell a story.

However, stories do not tell themselves, whether they are seen on the page or on the screen.  Stories are shaped by the author, and, in the case of movies, derivatively by the director.  What that shaping accomplishes is the subject of this course.  Thus, it is designed to improve your ability to tell a story by examining how master storytellers shape their stories.

During the semester we will read three great novels and a good play, chosen because there exist at least two contrasting movie versions of each.  The novels are Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Emma, all by Jane Austen.  The play, Sabrina Fair by Samuel A. Taylor formed the basis for two movies called Sabrina.  In order for you to have time to read the first novel we will begin the course with two films — Mostly Martha and No Reservations that share a text, though the text is unavailable to me and, in any case, is written in German.  In the third class we will discuss, and thus compare, how each director shapes the implicit story.  Thereafter, we will first discuss how the author shapes the story, and then, after seeing the two film versions, discuss how each director shapes/reshapes the pre-existing story.  Papers will be due throughout the semester.  Initially they will be short analyses of the films and text.  About the middle of the semester the papers will lengthen and shift to the job of shaping the kind of stories that lawyers tell

One more thing ought to be noted.  I am neither a film scholar nor a literary theorist.  Indeed, I do not enjoy reading either film scholarship or literary theory.  It is as a lawyer/law professor that I have gotten interested in the romantic comedy as an exemplar of the art of storytelling.  If you cannot abide the form, you best not take the course.

Note:  The duration of the movies is listed on the syllabus to provide you with advanced warning of the duration to the class that day.  It is not unusual for these times to turn out to be under estimated due to either my technological boobishness or DVD formatting or both.  Studey tardiness can add to the problem too. For the longer films I recommend that you bring sustenance and be prepared to clean up your mess.


Interested students should contact Tim Matthews for more information at: