University Honors College - The Honorable mention
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.)

Thursday
02/27/20

March 3rd Sip & Chat – Research Opportunity!

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2020 in Event, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Research Information and Opportunities

Join us for a special Sip & Chat where we will hear from multi-disciplinary faculty on their unique project, with Computing for Social Good (C4SG @ UB), that WILL HAVE OPENINGS for Honors students to become involved and contribute. This is a great opportunity to earn Honors Experience credit!

Meet the staff:

  • Melanie Sage is interested in the use of technology in social work education and practice, the intersections of technology and child welfare, family engagement in child welfare and child welfare practice with indigenous families.
  • Kenneth Joseph is interested in the use of machine learning for social good from an applied perspective, and the ways in which people express themselves and opinions of others on social media.
  • Atri Rudra is  interested in the use of machine learning for social good from a theoretical perspective (including identifying the pitfalls of its use).
  • Huei-Yen (Winnie) Chen is interested in human-machine interactions and how best to support operator performance in dynamic, complex systems, such as transportation and healthcare.
  • Varun Chandola is interested in the use of machine learning for social good from a data mining perspective, and who studies scalable anomaly detection and data mining for big graphs, temporal, and spatial data.

What this particular project is about:

  • There are more than 400,000 youth in foster care in the US, and each year more than 20,000 age out of foster care without reunifying with their families. The outcomes for these youth are poor. Fortunately, youth in foster care are potentially eligible to receive services, such as vocational training, that may improve their chances at positive life outcomes. However, caseworkers are typically only able to identify youth for these services after the youth experiences a relevant need or crisis. To address this problem, our final goal will be to provide a system that assists caseworks to identify youth in need of services before a crisis occurs. Developing this system includes surveying case workers in the field to identify their needs and then using this information use data visualization (and machine learning) tools to help them make better decisions.

Event Details:

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Don Schack Lounge

Please fill out the survey at this link to give us an idea of your interests and we will get back to you!

Please email Kenny Joseph (kjoseph@buffalo.edu) and/or Atri Rudra (atri@buffalo.edu) if you have more questions (but please do fill in the Google form above!)

Thursday
02/27/20

NASA-funded Undergraduate Research Experience – University of Tennessee, Knoxville This Summer

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

NASA-funded undergraduate research experience at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville this summer.

The NASA University Leadership Initiative is now accepting applications for University of Tennessee (UT) and non-UT students interested in participating in summer research on the UT Knoxville campus! Students working on this project will contribute to the development of slotted, natural-laminar-flow airfoil technology through aerodynamics and/or structural analyses using industry-standard tools. Research activities will be assigned based on the students’ interests as they align with the current needs of the overall project. In previous years, students worked on airfoil design optimization strategies and laminar-flow-compatible high-lift systems. Some of this research resulted in presentations at national AIAA Aviation and SciTech conferences!

DATES: Sunday, May 31st – Saturday, July 25th
Selected participants will receive a $2,500 monthly stipend (June and July) and on-campus housing through the duration of the summer program.

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and statement of interest by March 6th to Sarah Segal, Program Manager of the NASA University Leadership Initiative, for further consideration at ssegal1@utk.edu.

Friday
02/21/20

Fall 2020 Study Abroad Applications in the UK Are Open!

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad in the United Kingdom this Fall 2020 semester? Applications are open and have March 15 application deadlines!

Please review the Fact Sheets at the top of each program brochure to learn about eligibility requirements (3.0 GPA requirement). View the program brochures for important information about application deadlines, academic information and course offerings, estimated budgets/costs, housing options, and more! If you have a program or two in mind, please feel free to schedule an appointment by calling the Study Abroad office (716-645-3912) or stopping in during office hours (Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm) to discuss your questions (201 Talbert Hall).

These programs are all EXCHANGE – this means you will be charged your regular UB tuition and will not be charged additional tuition costs by the host university. Please see estimated budget sheets for more information surrounding costs associated with exchange programs.