University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
02/15/19

Summer Study Abroad in Salamanca Spain

Posted by Tim on February 15, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

Summer Study Abroad in Salamanca, Spain, with Dr. Sharonah Fredrick, from UB’s Romance Languages and Literatures (RLL) Department

Dr. Sharonah Fredrick, RLL’s Clinical Assistant Professor of Spanish & Portuguese Language and Latin American Culture, whom you all saw in the Life Raft Panel, will direct a UB summer study abroad program in Spain and offer a course on the multi-religious roots of Salamanca’s Spanish literature in the 15th-17th centuries. For more information, please see: http://arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/romance-languages-literatures/study-abroad/study-abroad-with-rll.html If you are interested in the possibility of some financial aid, please be in touch with Dr. Sharonah Fredrick directly: sharonah@buffalo.edu Or, call her (and please leave a message) at: 716-645-1735. This summer, RLL will run its internationally recognized, 6 credit Salamanca summer program with a combination of academic and recreational activities designed to enrich and interest the student of Spanish language/literature and the many facets of Hispanic culture. We will emphasize Salamanca’s multi-cultural and multi-religious roots of this historical city, including Roma (Gypsy), Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Portuguese intellectual contributions; and we will study the special role played by Salamanca’s intellectuals in defense of the rights of the indigenous peoples of Latin America and Africa, during the centuries of Conquest. The university offers an excellent array of tourist and sports-friendly activities as well as cultural excursions. Sharonah’s course is three credits and will count as an upper-division (300 or 400 level) language requirement; the other language study course, ranging from Beginner’s through Highly Advanced Spanish, counts as part of any UB language requirement. There are no problems transferring these credits because these are UB credits earned abroad, not credits from the University of Salamanca, although that is where the courses will be taught. Deadline for applications is March 25th.”

Monday
02/11/19

Roswell Park Seeks Volunteers for Buffalo Health Care Exploration Summer Program

Posted by Tim on February 11, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Teaching Opportunities, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Roswell Park is looking for volunteers to assist with running the Buffalo Health Care Exploration this summer. We are especially looking for males but have unfilled positions for both genders. You must currently be in college and preference will be given to applicants who participated in BHE during high school or have worked with Roswell previously.

BHE is a program for high school students who believe they may want to go to medical school or pursue a science career. The students get to do activities such as shadow doctors, think of medical instruments, get college and premedical mentoring, and networking opportunities within Roswell. It is during the month of July with extra commitments during June for the Ride for Roswell. If you apply be sure you can commit to being present for the vast majority of events and all program dates. The days begin at 9 and end at 4pm.

As a TA you would be acting as a mentor and a guide for a team of students. You would be responsible for transporting them to different locations, supervision and mentoring. You’ll act as a positive role model and peer for the students and help them gain the most out of the program.

As a college student you have the opportunity to network within Roswell with the many talented physicians involved. You will also gain exposure to the ATLAS interns who work with the urology department on various research projects. The networking and connections you make can be integral in gaining an internship at Roswell, gaining access to medical school, or gaining access to graduate school. You will be working alongside other motivated students from nearby colleges.

For information please visit the BHE link which can be found on Roswell Park’s website. https://www.roswellpark.org/education/atlas-program/buffalo-healthcare-exploration

For additional information about BHE, Roswell, or the ATLAS internship contact

Lindsay Nitsche, Current Honors Scholar

Email: Ljnitsch@buffalo.edu

Monday
02/04/19

English Language Institute Seeks Chat Room Partners for Spring 2019

Posted by Tim on February 4, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Teaching Opportunities, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

ELI is currently recruiting Chat Room partners for the spring semester. The Chat Room is a face-to-face conversation program matching an undergraduate student with two international students for conversation practice. Chat Room partners are welcome to volunteer or register for ESL 320 Conversation Seminar for two pass/fail credits. For more information and force registration, go to the ELI, 320 Baldy Hall.

Monday
01/28/19

NSF REU at Case Western Summer 2019

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Details: https://engineering.case.edu/emac/research/NSF_research_experience_for_undergraduates

Brief Overview of The Program

The ten-week REU in Polymers will be held May 29th – August 2nd, 2019.  Approximately 12 research opportunities will be available for the Summer of 2018.  In addition to cutting-edge research, REU participants will participate in weekly sessions emphasizing the fundamentals of polymer science and engineering, ethics, communication skills, and graduate school preparation.  Local industry tours and social activities are also planned. REU students are required to present a poster and submit a final report at the end of the summer. Each REU participant will receive a $4500 stipend payable in two installments. Housing, meal allowance, and travel costs are also provided.

Students (non-CWRU) majoring in polymer science and engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science and engineering or a related field are encouraged to apply.  Women, underrepresented minorities, and students from primarily undergraduate institutions are especially encouraged to apply. Participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.

Monday
01/28/19

FR 481 Global Literary Experiments in the Other Arts: A Photrographic Approach Spring 2019 Open Seats

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in General Education Requirements, Honors Experiences, Registration and Seminar Information

The photographic image has undoubtedly been a decisive artifact in the construction of modern life. Today, we take more pictures and see the results faster than ever, given the technology that most people with a cellphone have access to. But why do we love taking pictures? Why is the “selfie” so ubiquitous? What are we after? Has that changed since photography’s beginning, not so long ago, in the mid-19th century?

The word “photography” was invented by resorting to Greek, linking light, “photos,” and writing, “graphein,” suggesting that this practice of recording images on a surface is a way of writing with light. This form of writing has developed a productive dialogue with literature, as a longstanding creative practice of writing that draws on reality and language… and their uncanny underside. Feeding on literature’s special potential to express unacknowledged dreams, psychoanalysis has provided a vocabulary to consider that enigmatic underside, where words and images exceed conscious will and established discourses. This course considers the relations photography maintains with perception, signification, time, history, pleasure, desire, sexuality, and political agency, among other factors. Such an investigation will take us forward: to interrogate the sense and effects of current and future photographic practices, from everyday Instagram smartphone shots to photojournalism, to photography in contemporary art galleries. And it also takes us back: to 19th-century Paris as a starting point, where photography finds important roots with inventors Daguerre and Niépce, and where a certain medical practice that involved photography, namely, Dr. Charcot’s experiments and theories of hysteria, led to the invention of psychoanalysis, a field that gave rise to the concept of the unconscious in ways highly relevant, in turn, to experimental photography and literature. And further back… to fairy tales Charles Perrault introduced to the literary cannon at the end of the 17th century, which still intrigue us today (Blanche Neige/Snow White, for instance). The trajectories of photography, psychoanalysis, and literature are therefore intertwined in rich ways that we explore in this course. How, for instance, does photography transform literary works? And what do literature and psychoanalysis reveal to users of photographic images about themselves, or about the bodies and world they see through photography? Can photographs make visible what remains unacknowledged, unthought, yet shaping our reality? These are questions that certain photographers and writers actively explored, drawing on plastic experiments, psychoanalytic theory, and on the unique knowledge that literary works can give access to. The discussion remains open for you (and your camera) to join. *French majors and minors (or readers of French) are strongly encouraged to read in French whenever possible.

Monday
01/28/19

Indiana University PreHealth REU Summer 2019 Call for Applications

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Call for Applications

We invite undergraduates to apply to the Proactive Health Informatics Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site for Summer 2019 (application: http://bit.ly/ProHealthREU2019​).

What is the Proactive Health Informatics REU Site?

The Proactive Health Informatics REU aims to build usable and intelligent pervasive systems that empower people to manage their health and see how their everyday decisions impact their progress to achieve future health goals. Our REU site will provide students with a unique opportunity to learn techniques in the areas of human computer interaction, pervasive computing (mobile or wearable), environmental sensing (ambient and on-body), machine learning (vision recognition and signal processing), and the implications of technologies on society. Students will learn appropriate methods, software tools, and analysis techniques related to their project, thus experience in these areas is not necessarily required. In addition, all students will learn scholarly professional development skills, such as synthesizing related work, identifying research aims, designing ethical studies, collecting data, analyzing results, and presenting results in papers and presentations.

More Information: http://prohealth.soic.indiana.edu/reu/

Updates: https://www.facebook.com/iuprohealthreu

What will students do?

REU Participants will:

  • be trained to become the next generation of
  •  scholars to conduct cross-cutting computing research;
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  • prepare for graduate education and research
  •  career opportunities through preparatory workshops and one-on-one mentoring;
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  • engage in an interactive mentoring relationship
  •  with a faculty member and graduate student;
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  • work with mentors to disseminate research;
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  • inspire lifelong learners to consider computing
  •  through interactive experiences.
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Logistics

Our 2019 REU dates are Sunday, May 19 through Friday, July 12, 2019.

For the 8-weeks of participation, each student will receive travel to and from Bloomington, a $4000 stipend, free room and board, and GRE preparation (if wanted).

How to Apply?

We encourage undergraduate students interested in computing/informatics oriented areas – independent of experience or years in their respective programs – to apply to our REU program.

One of the goals of the REU program is to broaden participation of students from traditionally underrepresented groups in computing and/or who do not have access to research facilities at their home institution. We strongly invite applications from women, students of color, first-generation college students, gender and sexual minorities, veterans, and students with disabilities. Previous research experience is not a requirement.

Please complete an application as soon as possible (we will review, interview, and select participants on a rolling basis starting immediately). We typically have our REUs selected by early March, so the sooner one applies, the better their changes of consideration.

  • Fill out the application form directly online
  • http://bit.ly/ProHealthREU2019
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  • In preparation for applying to the ProHealth
  • REU Site, please make sure you have:
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  • Name and contact information of 2 people willing
  • to write a letter of recommendation for you
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  • Your unofficial transcript (please put your
  • unofficial transcript in a web repository, such as Google Drive or Dropbox (Dropbox Directions: https://www.dropbox.com/help/167)), and share it only with a person who has a link
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  • A personal statement that discusses your research
  • interests and motivation for being part of ProHealth’s inclusive, collaborative research experience
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  • (Optional) A link to your to a website that
  • shows examples of your project work
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  • In addition to the requirements above, the
  • application will collect:
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  • demographic information,
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  • Interests,
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  • information about prior experiences.
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This program is funded in part by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Stipends from NSF funds are restricted to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. International applicants with a stipend through their home institution are welcome to apply. If international applications are selected, we will provide research housing. Other NSF-supported REU programs may be found at the NSF https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.jsp?unitid=5049.

ProHealth reserves the right to review, interview, and select participants on a rolling basis, thus people who apply sooner have a better opportunity for a position within the ProHealth Research community.

Indiana University values diversity and invites applicants from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching, and service missions of the university. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and we encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

If you have any question, please contact Professor Katie Siek at ksiek@indiana.edu.

Contact Information

Indiana University

Informatics – ProHealth Informatics REU Program

919 E. 10th Street

Bloomington, IN 47408 USA

Website: http://prohealth.soic.indiana.edu/reu/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iuprohealthreu

Application: http://bit.ly/ProHealthREU2019

Primary Contact: Professor Katie Siek, ksiek@indiana.edu

Wednesday
01/23/19

University of Tennessee’s 2019 NSF REU Program-Advanced Materials for Energy and Sensing

Posted by Tim on January 23, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

Advanced Materials for Energy and Sensing Applications
An NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Chemistry at the University of Tennessee

Now accepting applications for the 2019 NSF-funded REU Program in Chemistry at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. This program offers an intensive introductory training experience in research spanning the field of Chemistry that participating undergraduates may choose from. In addition, participants will engage in a range of activities designed to develop complementary skills that are beneficial for success in graduate school and scientific careers. Students will receive a $5,000 stipend for the 10-week program, along with free housing on campus and other perks.

Applications received by the February 1st deadline will be guaranteed full consideration. We would greatly appreciate any help you could provide in encouraging candidates to apply to this program. The online application submission site and further details about the program can be found at the following website:

https://chem.utk.edu/reu/


Wednesday
01/23/19

Spring 2019 Study Abroad Fair February 7th

Posted by Tim on January 23, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

Spring 2019 Study Abroad Fair
Thursday, February 7, 2019
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Lobby

Learn about all study abroad opportunities available in the SUNY system!

www.buffalo.edu/studyabroad
#UBabroad

Monday
01/14/19

Summer Research Internship for Minority Students at Marshall University

Posted by Tim on January 14, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Summer Research Internship for Undergraduate Minority Students at Marshall University

$3,000 Stipend

Free Room and Board

Assistance with Travel

Graduate Education Presentations and Professional Networking

May 28, 2019 through July 30, 2019
Office of Research and Graduate Education
Biomedical Sciences Research

Deadline to apply is Friday, February 8, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://jcesom.marshall.edu/research/srims

Monday
01/14/19

Rutgers University Summer Research Program (Research Intensive Summer Experience)

Posted by Tim on January 14, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

RUTGERS, The State University of New Jersey, invites talented undergraduates to apply for our nationally acclaimed SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM, RISE (Research Intensive Summer Experience). Please forward to students who have strong credentials, passion for research, and interest in graduate study.

Why RISE at Rutgers?

** CUTTING-EDGE INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH at one of the nation’s top 25 public universities.

** PERSONALIZED MENTOR-MATCHING with world-class faculty

** EXCELLENT FUNDING: Stipend up to $5000 + housing + travel

** PARTNERSHIPS with REU programs: Cellular Bioengineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Toxicology, Green Energy Technology, and Advanced Materials. RISE applicants can opt to be considered automatically by partner REUs. One Application – Multiple Opportunities!

** INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY: Rutgers is one of the nation’s most diverse public research universities.

** OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: scientific speaking & writing, GRE prep, grad school and career workshops, field trips

** ALUMNI SUCCESS: Awards at national meetings & placement at top graduate schools.

** FELLOWSHIPS valued up to $100,000 for top RISE alumni who return to Rutgers for graduate school.

** GREAT LOCATION: At the hub of pharma, biotech, & telecom, with easy access to New York, Philadelphia, Boston, DC, and more.

** FUN & FRIENDSHIPS:  Vibrant multi-cultural community, social program.

Apply now. Rolling admissions starts February 1 and is highly selective.

Questions? rise@grad.rutgers.edu or 848.932.6584.