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Alternative Break Opportunities to Toronto, Washington, D.C., Buffalo and Philadelphia

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2023 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

  • Winter Break – Healthcare Reform, Toronto, Canada (January 15 – 22, 2024)
    • Canada and the United States have taken distinct paths in healthcare reform. Canada has embraced a publicly funded, single-payer system, while the US employs a mixed system with a blend of private and public elements. Join this team to learn about healthcare systems in the US and Canada and volunteer with various non-profit organizations that provide support and resources to reduce health inequity in Canada.
  • Spring Break – Civic Engagement, Washington, D.C. (March 17- 23, 2024)
    • On this alternative break trip, students will explore how they can be and what it means to be more civically engaged. Participants will learn about critical challenges facing our nation, interact with community leaders, and perform short-term projects with community agencies that work to enact positive social change. Join this team to develop the skills and connections necessary to become lifelong active citizens.
  • Spring Break – LGBTQIA+ Rights, Buffalo, NY (March 18 – 22, 2024) *Free*
    • The LGBTQIA+ rights movement in the USA has encountered numerous challenges in its quest for fundamental human rights. Transgender and non-binary individuals, especially those from marginalized communities, still experience higher levels of violence and bias. During this trip, participants will gain insight into the inequalities faced by LGBTQIA+ community members, and explore how legal changes, extensive education, cultural transformation, and advocacy, contribute to a global environment where every individual is treated equitably.
  • Spring Break – Criminal Justice Reform, Philadelphia, PA (March 17- 23, 2024)
    • The United States has the highest prison and jail population and the highest incarceration rate in the world. Participants on this trip will learn about the U.S. criminal justice system and areas in need of reform within the system. Team members will volunteer with and learn from community organizations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and learn about disability rights, voting rights, and reentry, as well as racial, gender, and socio-economic disparities within the justice system. 

We would love to have this shared with any students that you feel might be interested in attending this immersive experience. We are currently accepting applications and student can apply on UBLinked here:


The Tool Library Seeks Shopfront Volunteers

Posted by Tim on October 2, 2023 in Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

On an ongoing basis, we are looking for shopfront volunteers who meet the following criteria:

Available weekly to biweekly for a shift between 2-3 hours, Wednesday-Friday 2-7 and Saturdays 10-4

Personable and interested in the community 

Knowledge of tools is not necessary but appreciated/encouraged

If interested, please contact Lissa Rhodes at


SUNY Washington Internship Information Session September 21

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2023 in Honors Experiences, Information Session, Internships


Study Abroad Opportunity…London Sociology of Food and UB London Semester & Internship

Posted by Tim on September 11, 2023 in Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

Interested in becoming a global citizen?

Learning about the world in new ways?

London Sociology of Food, Jan 2-18, 2024

UB London Semester & Internship, Jan 18-Apr 26, 2024

You can do this! Applications don’t take long to complete.

Truly, you won’t regret starting 2024 in London, and living

an amazing, transformative experience.

For additional information, put London 2024 in a subject line and contact or program director Prof Debi Street

Email to get the link to live Zoom London Info Session at 5:30 pm, Tues. Sept. 12.


STEM Communication in Italy Winter 2024 and Summer 2024

Posted by Tim on September 5, 2023 in Honors Experiences, Study Abroad


Honors College Fall Film Series

Posted by Tim on September 5, 2023 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences

This fall join HC faculty screening classic movies in 107 Capen on select Sunday nights at 7:30.

The first film is this Sunday evening, hosted by Dr. Donald McGuire from the Classics Department.

Snacks will be provided.

9/10Gladiator (2000)Donald McGuire, Classics
9/24Booksmart (2019)Ashley Barr, Sociology
10/22Motorcycle Diaries (2004)Craig Centrie, Africana & American Studies
11/12Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)Laura Lewis, Social Work
12/3Romeo + Juliet (1996)Paola Ugolini, Romance Languages and Literatures and Gender Studies

Experiential Learning Network Student Project Opportunities

Posted by Tim on August 2, 2023 in Honors Experiences, Networking, New Programs, Workshops

 Applications Now Open!
All SUNY Students Welcome
Are you ready to make a world of difference this fall?
The UB Experiential Learning Network is seeking SUNY students to participate in virtual project challenges addressing sustainability and development around the world.
Browse Project Challenges and Partners

Express Your Interest

**This opportunity is supported through a recent IITG Grant that invites SUNY students and faculty to engage in SDG Project Challenges. Students may connect projects with their own programs and departments or work independently with support of identified mentors and ELN staff. We are also seeking interested faculty to serve as mentors, recommend partners, and/or integrate projects into courses or programs of study. Contact to discuss your interest or questions.

Explore Buffalo Fall 2023 Internship Opportunity

Posted by Tim on July 20, 2023 in Honors Experiences, Internships

Explore Buffalo is a nonprofit organization that offers walking, bike, bus, and boat tours of Buffalo and the surrounding areas. Explore Buffalo’s tours are led by volunteer docents, whom the staff and interns support by coordinating and promoting the tours.

Explore Buffalo is looking for an enthusiastic college intern for the Fall 2023 semester! This internship is a great match for students pursuing degrees in history, architecture, marketing, English, communications, Art History, education, and other fields.

We see students gain valuable skills in administrative coordination, project planning and project management, social media marketing, and interpersonal communication. Interns interact with every level of our organization, including staff, volunteers, board members, and community partners.

Intern projects and responsibilities are typically divided between office work and field work; some tasks can be done remotely. Intern projects for the Fall 2023 semester may include:

  • Supporting the fall tour season, which includes more than 100 tours per month
  • Supporting preparations and planning for Doors Open Buffalo in September 2023
  • Assisting with tours, including taking photos of tours for social media
  • Producing social media content
  • Research projects, including analyzing tour data
  • Other related duties to assist the Explore Buffalo staff


  • Current college student (must be 18 years of age or older)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Attention to detail


  • 10-12 hours per week, with flexible scheduling
  • Must have reliable transportation

Fall 2023 Internship:

  • September 11 – December 8 (approximate)
  • Application Deadline: August 25, 2023
  • Potential interns will be asked to come to Explore Buffalo’s office for an interview after submitting their application.

To Apply: Please send an email with a few sentences on why you’d like to be an intern with Explore Buffalo, with your resume attached, to Brad Hahn, Executive Director, at


Research Opportunity in the UB Child Health and Behavior Lab Fall 2023

Posted by Tim on July 17, 2023 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

The Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) at the University of Buffalo is looking for undergraduate students to assist with research studies in Fall 2023 and Spring 2024. These research experiences would be under the leadership of Dr. Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, who conducts laboratory- and community-based studies in the area of children’s eating behavior and obesity prevention. More information about Dr. Anzman-Frasca’s work is available here:, and more information about HABLAB is available at You can also find HABLAB on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) @ubhablab.

Responsibilities of student research assistants include: assisting with materials preparation, entering data, and helping staff in the implementation of the study design. It is anticipated that students will have the opportunity to work directly with study participants, including parents and children, in laboratory and/or community studies. We also anticipate many of our new research assistants contributing to coding of nutritional data for an ongoing study aiming to make healthy grocery shopping easier for families. Some nutrition experience (ex. coursework) is a plus for these positions, but is not required. All incoming research assistants must be able to commit to at least 135 hours of research over the semester (equates to about 10 hours per week), with preference given to students who can commit to at least two semesters. For students who spend multiple semesters on the team, independent research projects, conference presentations, and/or thesis projects may be possible.

You don’t need to have prior research experience or be an upperclassman to apply! Interested students can apply by submitting an application and a resume to, using “HABLAB student research assistant application 2023-2024” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at We are currently filling positions for Fall on a rolling basis, so if you are interested in Fall, please apply ASAP. Thanks!


Gifted Math Program Seeks Student Assistants for 2023-2024 School Year-Paid Opportunity

Posted by Tim on June 1, 2023 in Honors Experiences, Student Job Opportunities

The Gifted Math Program at UB will be hiring several instructional assistants for the 2023-24 school year, to start in September. GMP, in the Department of Learning and Instruction, is a program for students in 7th-12th grade who come to the University after school on Mondays and Wednesdays to take their math classes. We have 10 classes for 6 levels, each with a teacher and instructional assistant. Middle school students come from 4:05 to 6:25. High school students come from 6:35 to 8:55. More information can be found on our website:<>.

Candidates for instructional assistants would need to commit to a full year position. The primary role of the instructional assistant is to manage and grade homework.  They attend class, help the teacher as needed, and have the option to work regularly at our Friday extra help Zoom sessions. The pay for undergraduate students starts at $15 per hour and increases each year.  They work 5 hours per week in the classroom with additional grading or other hours. The experience is excellent for our student staff as a resume builder and as an opportunity to learn about teaching and working with young students. You will also learn some math, no matter what level you work at here.