University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
05/16/22

EOP Academic Tutor Opportunity

Posted by Tim on May 16, 2022 in Honors Experiences, Student Job Opportunities, Tutoring

We Are Hiring EOP Academic Tutors! Apply Now<https://www.buffalo.edu/eop/current/leadership-development/tutor_application.html>!!

[Four student leaders talking and laughing.]

The EOP department is in the process of hiring Academic Tutor’s for the upcoming Summer, Fall and Spring semesters. Applicants who select to tutor during the summer will participate as a part of the EOP Summer Bridge Program .

The Summer Tutor position is responsible for providing tutoring support in the areas of Math or Sociology. EOP Summer Bridge Tutors provide academic support and create an open atmosphere of learning for all EOP students. Tutors will serve as a resource and role model to EOP students while providing academic assistance over the course of 5 weeks. The first three weeks will be in-person, tutors will be required to be on campus during this time. The last two weeks will be virtual. The summer program will take place on July 3-August 6 2022.

*Please note: Fall and Spring Applications are accepted until positions are filled. Summer Applications<https://www.buffalo.edu/eop/current/leadership-development/tutor_application.html> will be due by Monday, May 16, 2022.

Job Responsibilities

  *   Serve as In-class Teaching Assistant

  *   Provide individual or small group tutoring to students

  *   Assist with assessing the academic needs of students and develop educational plans for improvement

  *   Maintain documentation on student progress and success

  *   Communicate student progress to EOP counselors and staff

Minimum Requirements

  *   Sufficient knowledge and background in calculus, intermediate algebra, and trigonometry

  *   Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

  *   Effective time management and organizational skills

  *   Ability to cooperate with students, colleagues, and staff

  *   Able to work in-person on campus during the program duration

Qualifications

  *   Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

  *   At least sophomore standing or higher

  *   Have earned an A- or better in the following course(s): MTH141, ULC147, ULC148, SOC211

If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact the EOP Office at 716-645-3072. Click Here to Apply Today!<https://www.buffalo.edu/eop/current/leadership-development/tutor_application.html

Monday
05/02/22

UB Arts Collaboratory Invites students to apply for new interdisciplinary experiential class-Fall 2022

Posted by Tim on May 2, 2022 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Workshops

UB Arts Collaboratory invites all students to apply for a
Fall 2022 new interdisciplinary experiential class
400 level, 3 credits, no pre-reqs. for undergraduates
500 level for graduate students
Working Artists Lab with Dara Friedman
Fridays 2:30-4:50pm, and select Saturdays during September and October 3 credits. No prerequisites.
Directed by Prof. Maria S. Horne and Arts Collaboratory Director Bronwyn Keenan, this course presents students with the opportunity to witness and participate in the production process of live art and to collaborate across disciplines with international guest artists, UB faculty, students and community partners. Our Fall ‘22 UB Arts Collaboratory Working Artists Lab will host international guest artist Dara Friedman, in residency, as Dara leads us through the creation process of a labyrinth, River Hill, at Silo City under the care and guidance of ecologist Josh Smith. Additionally, the Lab has invited professional artists and researchers from multiple disciplines to join us in this inspiring project. To quote Robin Wall Kimmerer, “Perhaps that is what we need. Artists as foresters…poets as ecologists.”
Specifically, this course aims to bring together a “company” of students. Company here is understood as a group of students who come together, united with a shared purpose to work, learn, provide friendship and enjoyment in sight of fulfilling a shared purpose. The shared purpose of this course is to deepen our understanding and commitment to conflict resolution. We will be using the below noted modalities to collectively learn how to navigate blockages, perceived or otherwise, in order to heal and gain wisdom in our relationships: personal, interpersonal, and with the world at large. At the same time, the course itself is an artwork, a Gesamtkustwerk, created from our collective parts.
TH 411 Theatre Workshop/ TH 513 Special Topics*
Rolling admissions with early decision for applications received by May 1.
To apply, fill out the application form included below. Seats are limited.
Application will remain open until all seats are filled.
Collaborate on the creative process and construction of a labyrinth, River Hill, at Silo City

  • There is the possibility of scholarships for graduate students.
    (Please make a note if you would like to be considered for such a scholarship.)
    Course Descirption
    For more information about the Arts Collaboratory’s Working Artists Labs, please visit: buffalo.edu/arts-collaboratory/working-artists-labs
    The focus and second classroom of this course will be centered around the creation of a labyrinth, River Hill, at Silo City under the care and guidance of ecologist Josh Smith. The hill will become a highly attractive, hardy and fine smelling pollinator garden transforming the current brownfield at Silo City and consisting of a 1,450 ft long path mowed through introduced yarrow. The intention of River Hill is to be an active monument used for positive transformation and growth. The design of this labyrinth is a confluence of the striking meander of the Buffalo River, Silo City’s location, and ancient, sacred Ariadne style labyrinth design. As a filmmaker Dara understands the physical movement through the labyrinth as a movie of sorts with the potential for an emotional development or shift. The saying goes, “It’s a movie. Make it move.”
    What the labyrinth does as a walking meditation is physically pivot the body to see the world (inner and outer) from opposite perspectives. This winding and unwinding physically changes the walker’s point of view along the path. While designing and building the labyrinth we will also be learning conflict resolution through the physical practice of Aikido led by artist Spencer Sweeney. Aikido uses spiraling movements to shift the direction a challenger’s, or our own nose is facing. This spiraling circular motion is called aiki and is born from a commitment to peaceful resolution when antagonized by refusing to play a zero-sum game of winners and losers. We will work on creating a muscle memory of the spiraling and pivoting motion with the understanding that a change of perspective can happen in the blink of an eye.
    Additional modalities addressed in the class will be Game Theory, Breathwork, Contact Improvisation, Land Art, Chladni patterns to chart physical vibration, Filmmaking and screenings, and the concept of Reciprocal Giving, among others. Texts covered in the class will be Mystic Spiral: Journey of the Soul by Jill Purce; Giving in to Get Your Way by Terry Dobson; Molecules of Emotion by Candace Pert, and Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer among others.

About the UB Arts Collaboratory Working Artists Lab
The UB Arts Collaboratory Working Artists Labs are designed to allow Buffalo artists, UB students, faculty, and visiting artists to develop new work and collaborate across disciplines. Leading figures in the arts are invited by the Arts Collaboratory to engage with the UB and Buffalo arts communities, and over the course of a semester, UB students learn what it’s like to be out in the world as a working artist. Previous Labs have been led by Grandmaster Flash (Fall 2021), Cecily Brown (Spring 2021), Michael Mwenso (Fall 2020), and Alan Zweibel (Spring 2020). To realize many of these Labs, the Arts Collaboratory forged an essential partnership with Maria S. Horne, Director of the IACE Program and associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance.
About Dara Friedman
Dara Friedman is a German born artist and filmmaker working in Miami. She uses everyday sights and sounds as the raw material for film and video artworks that reverberate with emotional energy. With a background in structural film and dance, Friedman’s cinema calls for a radical reduction of the medium to its most essential material properties. In place of linear storylines, her films typically portray straightforward actions and situations that unfold according to predetermined rules and guidelines. Yet for all of Friedman’s strenuous logic and discipline, her approach remains unabashedly sensual and emotive. Bearing rich imagery and a strong emphasis on bodily experience, her films generate moments of high-pitched, cathartic intensity as well as serene, even euphoric interludes.
Dara Friedman, River Hill labyrinth plan, Silo City, Buffalo

Working Artists Lab with
Dara Friedman
We invite you to complete the Working Artists Lab with Dara Friedman student application for Fall 2022. Please address ALL the questions within each section. If you would like more information about the Lab, please contact Bronwyn Keenan, Director for the Arts Collaboratory, by email at artscollaboratory@buffalo.edu.
PLEASE SEND COMPLETED APPLICATION TO: artscollaboratory@buffalo.edu
Name:
UB Email Address:
Phone Number:
Instagram Handle:
Academic Department:
Major/Minor:
Academic Level and Anticipated Graduation Date:
Personal Statement:
Please write a brief statement indicating why you are interested in participating.
*Graduate students ONLY: if you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please address it here.

Friday
04/29/22

Executive Office of the President Summer 2022 Internship

Posted by Tim on April 29, 2022 in Honors Experiences, Internships

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
We are pleased to announce that, for the first time in history, the Executive Office of the President (EOP) is launching a paid internship program. The EOP Internship Program will provide a stipend to participants.
The EOP is comprised of fourteen Components, including: The White House Office (WHO), the Office of the Vice President (OVP), the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the Office of Administration (OA), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Office of the National Cyber Director (NCD), the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), and more.
OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY
The mission of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is to maximize the benefits of science and technology to advance health, prosperity, security, environmental quality, and justice for all Americans. Congress established OSTP in 1976. OSTP advises the President and others within the Executive Office of the President on the scientific, engineering, and technological aspects of the economy, national security, health, and the environment.
OSTP leads efforts across the Federal government to develop and implement sound science and technology policies and budgets, and works with the private and philanthropic sectors, state, local, Tribal, and territorial governments, the research and academic communities, and other nations toward this end.
INTERNSHIP DETAILS
The Summer 2022 term begins on June 20, 2022 and ends on August 12, 2022. Interns will receive a stipend of
$6,000 for participation in the program. All internships are located in Washington, D.C. and are full-time; participants must be able to commit to a minimum of 35 hours per week (Monday – Friday).
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
• Must be a U.S. citizen and 18 years of age or older
• Males must be registered with Selective Service
• Must meet at least one of the three following criteria:
• Currently enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate or graduate college, or university;
• Graduated from an accredited undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two‐ to four‐year institution) no more than two years prior to the first day of the EOP Internship Program
• A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, no more than two years prior to the first day of the EOP Internship Program
• Must obtain a favorable security determination and pass a pre-employment drug test
APPLICATION PERIOD
Interested students can find more information on how to apply at: www.wh.gov/ostp/internship
The application will be open from April 29, 2022 through May 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET. For more information, please contact: MBX.OSTP.Internships@ostp.eop.gov.

Monday
04/25/22

Apply for the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) Deadline June 15

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2022 in Academics, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Internships

Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC)
Each year, UB nominates one student to become a Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) Fellow. These fellows are fully funded to participate in the program throughout the 2022-2023 school year, during which they attend a four-day leadership conference in Washington, D.C., participate in monthly webinars and develop a research paper eligible for publication and awards.

Since 1970, CSPC fellows have traveled to Washington, D.C. to learn about leadership and governance, to share their outstanding research and to explore careers in public service. While attending the conference, the fellows participate in workshops where they present and receive peer feedback on their research projects. The fellows also have the opportunity to engage with policy experts, government officials and leaders in the legislative process.
Apply this summer!
Application due: June 15, 2022
Apply here to become UB’s CSPC Fellow



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Applicants must be:
Interested in the American government.
Comfortable with speaking, presenting and writing about the American presidency or Congress.
Available to attend all portions of the program.
An undergraduate student from any field of study.
A domestic or international student.
CSPC aims to include students from a diverse set of academic backgrounds: students from all majors are eligible and encouraged to apply.
 
Requirements:
Attend monthly webinars throughout the 2022-2023 school year.
Attend a four-day conference in Washington, D.C. during the Spring 2023 semester. 
Undertake an original research project, including a 10-15 page paper, on a subject with direct relevance to the U.S. presidency and/or Congress.
 
Please contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships at fellowships@buffalo.edu if you have any questions.
Tuesday
04/19/22

Department of Learning and Instruction Seeks Science Ambassadors

Posted by Tim on April 19, 2022 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The Department of Learning and Instruction, in The Graduate School of Education, is looking for “Science Ambassadors,” UB students interested in science education and outreach, to support local biology teachers in the Buffalo Public Schools.  This is a full academic year (2022-2023) commitment, in which the ambassadors are paired with a teacher and spend 4 hour per week working collaboratively in that teacher’s classroom.  During the fall semester, the ambassadors are enrolled in a 3 credit course, during which they share experiences, discuss classroom challenges, and develop educational strategies to be used in the classes.  The ambassadors stay paired with the same teacher and are paid for their time in the classroom during the Spring 2023 Semester.  It is highly recommended that interested students have transportation to get to and from their assigned schools.

Interested students should reach out to Dr. Sandra Small (sksmall@buffalo.edu) to discuss their interest and commitment, as instructor approval is required to enroll in the course.

Monday
03/14/22

Research Opportunities in Drug Discovery for the Neuropeptide S Ssytem and Validation of an animal model for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Posted by Tim on March 14, 2022 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

A South Campus Lab is looking for enthusiastic people. The research conducted in our laboratory ranges from the molecular to the whole animal.  The particular duties assigned to the student will be determined by the experiments which are currently in progress and are likely to include animal husbandry, behavioral testing and histological analysis.

Currently there are two main projects:

1) Drug discovery for the Neuropeptide S system

2) Validation of an animal model for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

The students are encouraged to take on more responsibility as they become proficient with laboratory skills.  Our end goal is to have the student conduct small independent research projects.

To learn more and apply, please contact Dr. Clark (stewartc@buffalo.edu).

Monday
03/07/22

UB Study Abroad Alumni Spotlight: Alexandria Colling

Posted by Tim on March 7, 2022 in Alumni, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

We are happy to share the March 2022 edition of our UB Study Abroad Alumni Spotlight series, which highlights the impact that studying abroad, has had on the careers and lives of UB Alumni! Along with sending students abroad this semester to Denmark, France, and on the Semester at Sea Program, I’m happy to add South Korea to the list. Although international travel comes with its challenges, especially during these times, we are happy to report that our students are doing well and enjoying their time overseas.

Meet Alexandria Colling, UB Study Abroad Alumna, and hear her speak about how participating in three study abroad programs (SUNY Brockport – Antarctica Winter 2013 Program, UB – Denmark: Technical University of Denmark Fall 2013 Program, and SUNY Albany – Finland: Field Course in Terrestrial Animals Summer 2014 Program) helped not only expose her to a career in Environmental Science, but prepared her to pursue her M.S. in Ecology and Biodiversity at Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium. Alexandria earned a B.S. in Environmental Studies and a B.A. in Psychology from UB. Not having met many people from different countries before, she values her study abroad programs for giving her another point of view from which to draw and has been able to use her study abroad experiences to help her stand out in job interviews. As a biologist, Alexandria highlighted her international experiences by creating a section on her résumé titled Field Experience and Fieldwork to include the projects she worked on while studying abroad in Antarctica and Finland. Alexandria is now a NEPA Specialist in Denver, Colorado and credits her study abroad programs to making her a better person!

Friday
03/04/22

Society and Computing Club Research Project…New opportunity for students interested in Social Justice

Posted by Tim on March 4, 2022 in Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities

Do you want to engage in a low-stakes, high reward research project that examines a pressing social and technological issue? If so, we invite you to join the Society and Computing Club Research Team to tackle the following question:

Do predictive policing algorithms reflect, exacerbate, or create racial bias within the policing system?

We will explore this research question through a ten-week project – discovering concrete evidence to support our claims and brainstorming solutions to these issues. We plan to create a website that centralizes information about racism within predictive policing algorithms with this research.

We hope to build a strong team of dedicated researchers eager to tackle this urgent issue. We welcome people from all years, majors, and experience levels – therefore, no previous research experience is required! All we ask is that you commit to at least two hours per week for independent research and group meetings.

Please fill out this short form if you are interested in joining us! This is just to gather interest; we will be in touch with more information before you decide.


Google form: https://forms.gle/xCYnkD9A9pW87FvN6

We look forward to seeing your submission!

Monday
02/21/22

Office of Academic Integrity Seeks Student Integrity Ambassadors

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2022 in Honors Experiences, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

The Office of Academic Integrity is accepting applications for Student Integrity Ambassadors! This volunteer ambassador program is perfect for students who want to:

  • Demonstrate a clear commitment to ethics
  • Practice skills in leadership, communication, programming, and more!
  • Find a welcoming community at UB
  • Promote a positive university culture through peer-to-peer interaction

The ambassadorship is a 5-hour/week volunteer opportunity from Fall 2022 – Spring 2023. Applications can be found at bit.ly/sia-ap and close March 31st.

  • – – – –

The Office of Academic Integrity is hosting the first annual Academic Integrity Awards reception this coming May and is seeking nominations in the categories of:

  • student
  • faculty/staff
  • department/program
  • While all members of the UB community are expected to uphold academic integrity standards, these awards are for those who go above and beyond in their commitment to this value. Often described as “doing the right thing, even when no one is watching,” we encourage advisors to nominate students or colleagues who fit that description. Find out more about the easy nomination process here: https://www.buffalo.edu/academic-integrity/awards.html.
Monday
02/21/22

Peer Mentors Opportunity in Engineering: STEM Success

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2022 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking

Peer Mentor Position Description: STEM Success
Are you passionate about STEM education and helping other students succeed? If so, this is the right job for you! Peer mentors get paid to help new students navigate their first year in engineering at UB. You’ll be a buddy, a coach, and an advocate for your mentee(s) starting in summer 2022 and continuing through the 2022-23 school year.
Our ideal mentors have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, want to help first year students successfully transition from high school to college, and are enthusiastic about developing leadership and mentoring experience. They’re supportive, willing to learn, and excited to share their knowledge with others.
What will I do as a peer mentor?
• Reach out to mentees starting in summer 2022 and sustain the mentoring relationship throughout the 2022-2023 academic year.
• Attend leadership, professional development, and academic skills workshops and other events with your mentees.
• Document mentee interactions and mentoring activities via the Navigate platform.
• Participate in training to ensure you’re well-prepared to serve as a mentor.
How much time will this take?
• Mentors are paid for approximately 6 hours a week during the semester, including direct contact with your mentor (in person or via text/writing), office hours for peer mentoring groups, and weekly meetings for professional development.
• Additional training sessions will occasionally also be required.
What will I do over the summer? Do I have to be on campus?
• Most mentees will be enrolled in ULC 148, Pre-Calculus, in a five-week summer term. Mentors will be asked to sit in on one class per week (Zoom) to get to know their mentees. You can do this from wherever you’re at over the summer.
Peer Mentor Required Qualifications
• Enrolled in a SEAS major in spring 2022
• Sophomore, Junior, or Senior status in fall 2022
• 2.75 GPA and good academic standing in SEAS
• No disciplinary holds
What are the benefits of being a peer mentor?
• Populate your resume with meaningful leadership and coaching experience.
• Opportunities to connect with SEAS faculty, staff, and leadership to promote student success
• Add a CRLA peer mentor certification to your resume.
• Money! You’ll receive a stipend for each semester that totals $2000 – $500 stipend to be paid for the Summer Semester and $750 stipend(s) for both Fall and Spring semesters. * You may be paid in campus cash if you hold other campus jobs and/or have work-study*
What am I committing to if I apply and get hired?
• Commit to being a mentor for the ENTIRE 2022-2023 academic year, also including a 5-week period in Summer 2022.
• Proactively engage with students throughout the entire academic year and meet with them individually (In-person/Online) at least (4) times per semester.
• Thoroughly document all your engagements in the Navigate system Weekly
• Be responsive to program administrators when contacted
• Check-in with program administrators on a monthly basis
• Attend and Participate in Peer Mentoring events
How to apply?
Submit your application online! Contact ubengineer@buffalo.edu if you have questions.