University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
09/18/20

Student Engagement New Certificate Program: UB SELECT

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2020 in Academics, General Education Requirements, Honors Experiences, New Programs

About UB SELECT

UB SELECT stands for “Student Engagement and Leadership Education Credential Training”.

This program is designed to help students get resume-worthy experience to build skills and competencies that students can apply in their courses and future careers. Through this program, students will work with a Student Engagement Ambassador to choose from a variety of opportunities, classes, and other programs. 

A More Inclusive CertificateThis new program updates the TORCH, PEAK and UBXL Certificates and introduces two new certificates: Community and Civic Engagement and SOUL [Student Organizations Understanding Leadership] for a broader extra-curricular experience. Students previously enrolled in these certificates will still be able to complete them with their original requirements.
Additional Information and Sign Up
Monday
08/31/20

Important Update to the Honors Experience Requirement

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements

The Honors College is aware of the constraints that the Covid 19 pandemic has placed on some experiential learning opportunities many of you had hoped to complete as part of your Honors College Curriculum requirements.

In order to allow for more flexibility, we are removing the benchmarks previously in place (see highlighted text below) which limited the maximum credits per category to 9 credits and required 3 credits from non-coursework categories. Instead, students will need to complete experiences from a minimum of two categories listed. These changes are effective immediately.

Honors Experiences

In addition to Honors Colloquium and an Honors Seminar completed during your freshman year, prior to graduation students will select and complete a minimum of 16 credit hours of Honors Experiences from the following list:

    Undergraduate Research*

    Independent Study*

    Internship or Practicum*

    Study Abroad*

    Undergraduate Supervised Teaching*

    Accepted Honors Coursework

    Graduate Coursework

    Departmental Honors Thesis or Project*

    Contract Honors Coursework

    Honors Experience Petition

    Additional Honors Seminar

    Service Learning Coursework*

* Denotes non-coursework category

Benchmarks

You are allowed to complete a maximum of 9 credit hours per category. – this limit will be removed immediately

At least 3 credits must come from non-coursework categories, denoted with *. – this requirement will be removed immediately

Experiences must be completed from at least two of the above categories. – this requirement will be added immediately

Please make sure to adjust your Honors experiences plans as needed, and consult your Honors College advisor if you need assistance.

Wednesday
07/22/20

UB Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) Research Opportunity

Posted by Tim on July 22, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

Are you interested in child development? Parenting? Healthy eating? Obesity prevention? Gaining research experience?

The Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) at the University of Buffalo is looking for detail-oriented and enthusiastic undergraduate students to assist with research studies during Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. 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: https://medicine.buffalo.edu/faculty/profile.html?ubit=safrasca, and more information about HABLAB is available at http://ubhablab.weebly.com.

This academic year, we have several online research opportunities including joining a behavioral coding team that codes data from video recorded tasks, such as parent-child interactions or a child frustration task in the laboratory. Coders become trained on an appropriate coding scheme and apply their new skills to contribute to the team’s work, coding videos each week and attending regular coding meetings for group discussion. In addition, we anticipate a restart of our in-person study activities at some point this academic year, in which case research assistants may have opportunities to help execute study protocols and interact with families and young children in the lab and/or in local restaurants. General responsibilities of student research assistants include: assisting with materials preparation, data entry and/or coding, and helping staff in the implementation of the study design. All incoming research assistants must be able to commit to at least 10 hours per week, with preference given to students who can commit to at least two semesters. Summer 2021 positions may also become available. For students who spend multiple semesters on the team, independent research projects, conference presentations, and/or thesis projects are possible.

The entire HABLAB team meets weekly for lab meetings (which are currently taking place via Zoom), in which various research related and professional development topics are discussed with our full team of faculty, staff, postdoctoral and graduate trainees, and undergraduate research assistants.

Interested students can apply by submitting an application and a resume to ubhablab@gmail.com, using “Student research assistant application 2020” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at http://ubhablab.weebly.com/students. We are currently interviewing candidates via Zoom and filling positions on a rolling basis.

Wednesday
07/22/20

Fall 2020 Virtual Study Abroad to Tanzania

Posted by Tim on July 22, 2020 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

This Fall, the Experiential Learning Network is excited to offer our first Virtual Study Abroad trip, showing you this remarkable part of the world and introducing you to the places and people Dr. Huber, the instructor, has been working with for over ten years. The course will follow the same study abroad itinerary as the in-person trip and will feature: Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Musoma, Tarime, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Moshi/Arusha, Zanzibar. By participating in virtual class “trips” and “meetings,” students will work on mentored group projects through the ELN Project Portal, collaborating with featured Tanzanian partners to support community development initiatives.
  Don’t delay! Email Dr. Huber to register for the class!
Fall 2020 – PSY499
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:35 – 10:50 a.m.
Tuesday
06/09/20

Study Abroad Virtual Sessions in June, July and August

Posted by Tim on June 9, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad, Uncategorized, Workshops

Study Abroad Information Sessions
2021 Programs and Beyond!

Join us on Zoom:
Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Friday, August 14, 2020, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Study Abroad Programs Team is working remotely during this global pandemic. Connect with us during our Virtual Office Hours via Zoom, by phone (716) 645-3912, or email studyabroad@buffalo.edu on Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM! To participate in the information sessions noted above, please email us for the link. 

Monday
05/11/20

Study Abroad Virtually this Summer…and earn credit!

Posted by Tim on May 11, 2020 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad


Join the SUNY COIL Global Commons Program, July 6th to August 15th. 
As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts the entire world, we are reminded that global engagement, global coordination and global problem solving is more important than ever. Even with the extension of online instruction through summer and the cancellation of study abroad courses, SUNY is working to ensure global, hands-on learning is accessible to all students. 
  We invite students from all SUNY campuses to participate in a new 6-week, 6-credit virtual program. You will join other SUNY students to take action on one of six selected Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in partnership with a community based or non-governmental organization (CBO or NGO). International Perspectives on Poverty International Perspectives on Gender Equality International Perspectives on Climate Action International Perspectives on Sustainable Cities and Communities International Perspectives on Reducing Inequalities International Perspectives on Good Health and Well-being While gaining personal skills in storytelling, intercultural communications, and collaborative project development, the projects you complete with these organizations will give them materials they can use in their work, right now. Learn more online or fill out an interest form
Show Your Interest
Wednesday
05/06/20

Honors College Social Media/Marketing Internship Opportunity 2020-2021

Posted by Tim on May 6, 2020 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Internships

The Honors College seeks an intern for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semester to work on social media outreach and marketing efforts.  The internship will earn 2 to 3 credits each semester which will count towards Honors experience credit.  This can be earned either by completing an Honors petition or getting academic credit through your department.  The schedule is flexible, but our intern will be expected to work 6-10 hours per week (depending on the desired credit). 

Learning Opportunities:

  • Learn how the Honors College utilizes the following social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snap Chat.
  • Participate in the planning and preparation for special events: Open House, Discovery Day, Life Raft Debate, Colloquium Kick-off, Honors International Cafe, Graduation and other campus or Honors events as your class schedule permits.  This may include creation of marketing/promotional materials, website updates, photography, and more.
  • Creating and Editing Videos.
  • Knowledge of Helpful Smartphone Apps and Shortcuts.
  • Editing and revising documents/marketing brochures for prospective students.
  • Running queries, creating documents and presentations utilizing Microsoft Office tools.
  • Updating/maintaining the Honors Highlights email and Honorable mention blogs.

The intern will provide a presentation to the Honors College staff on Honors College social media and marketing outreach results from the semester.

To apply, please email a copy of your resume and a brief statement about why you are interested in the internship to Tim Matthews: trm7@buffalo.eduThe deadline to apply is Friday, May 15, 2020 by 4:30 p.m.

If selected for an interview, those will take place between May 18, 2020 and May 22, 2020.

Monday
05/04/20

Study Abroad Information Session – Zoom

Posted by Tim on May 4, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Information Session, Study Abroad

Thinking about studying abroad? Don’t know where to start? Join one of our Study Abroad Information Sessions on Zoom to learn more. Our Graduate Assistants will present on 80+ UB programs, hundreds of SUNY programs, and information on financial aid and available scholarships! There will also be time for Q&A to answer any questions you may have.

  • Friday, May 15 from 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Join Zoom Meeting

https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/93816808528?pwd=UUlhMFBjaC83VzRrVkh6eG4wZUV2dz09

Meeting ID: 938 1680 8528

Password: 012427

Additionally, the Study Abroad Programs Team is working remotely during this global pandemic. Students may connect with us by phone (716) 645-3912 or email studyabroad@buffalo.edu on Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM! We are happy to schedule one-on-one advising appointments and answer any questions they may have.

Monday
05/04/20

DEADLINE EXTENDED: applications for AIIS summer 2020 online language programs

Posted by Tim on May 4, 2020 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Online Courses, Summer Courses

AIIS will be offering its summer language program online for summer 2020 and is extending the deadline for applying for the program until May 10, 2020. We will be offering an eight week program (June 17 to August 13) in Bangla, Gujarati Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Mughal Persian, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu. Students will have three options: a 140-hour program ($1,820), a 120-hour program ($1,560), and a 72-hour program ($936). AIIS will not be able to provide financial aid to students who apply during this extra extended application period, so those who apply during this time (now through May 10) will need to procure  their own funding.* Decisions about admissions will be made by May 22.

To apply, students should go to www.indiastudies.org   They should register on the portal but should ONLY upload one pdf containing two items: the two-page main application form and the one-page statement of purpose, They should NOT upload any other materials nor should they arrange for letters of recommendation. They would add the $25 application fee to the program fee they would pay.

Interested students may also join the South Asia Language WhatsApp group for guidance as they prepare their applications: https://chat.whatsapp.com/C162C4fmwsp8NKijLbJit9

 *UB Asian Studies Study Abroad and Rustgi funding may be available to cover some or all of the cost of attendance. Please direct interested students to complete this form to apply for funding: https://forms.gle/84GrJVHyZe2DCzys9 

Sunday
04/26/20

UB Linguistics Department internship (LIN 496), Spring 2020

Posted by Tim on April 26, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Internships

UB Linguistics Department internship (LIN 496) Would you like to earn UB credit, gain valuable teaching experience, and make a contribution to your community at the same time?  The Department of Linguistics at the University at Buffalo is offering a Teaching Internship for the Spring 2020 semester, which places UB undergraduate students in the Buffalo Public Schools as a teacher’s aide or tutor, to work with children on developing their language and literacy skills.  This internship is open to students from any major and grade level who are native or near-native speakers of English and have at least a 2.0 GPA.  For three credits, interns work 112 hours over the course of the semester (about 8-10 hours per week), in a classroom or tutoring room in one of the public schools.  Interns can be placed in an early childhood school, an elementary school, a middle school, or a high school; the children in the schools include Spanish-English bilinguals, international students, and English-speaking urban students. There are also sometimes a very small number of slots for interns to work with school psychologists, guidance counselors, or social workers.  (CDS majors interested in working with an SLP should contact their own department first to inquire about their internship program.) To find out more about the Linguistics Department internship, or to request an application, please stop by Dr. David Fertig’s office, 638 Baldy Hall (Fall office hours: Monday 2:00–3:00 p.m. and Friday, 11:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.) or e-mail him at: fertig@buffalo.edu, with a cc to Graduate Teaching Assistant Thaddeus Okon <tjokon@buffalo.edu>. (Please include “LIN 496 Internship” in the subject line of your e-mail.)