University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
04/06/20

Honors College Statement on New S/U Grading Policy for spring 2020

Posted by Tim on April 6, 2020 in Honors Program Announcements

Honors College message about new 2020 S/U grading policy:

The Honors College will not require students to receive or recover letter grades in order to meet Honors College GPA eligibility requirements (3.3 overall undergraduate UB GPA freshman year; 3.5 overall undergraduate UB GPA sophomore year through graduation). At the conclusion of the spring 2020 semester we will evaluate all Honors students based on their overall undergraduate UB GPA. At this time will be very mindful of the unprecedented situation and its potential impact on students’ academic performance.

If you are concerned about grades or need support, particularly during this difficult time, please contact your Honors College advisor; we are available and more than willing to help.

Here is a website with more details about the new 2020 S/U grading policy and other important student-related information. It is updated regularly, so please bookmark the site and refer to it often: https://www.buffalo.edu/academicaffairs/academic-resources.html

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!)

Tuesday
11/26/19

The Impossible Project Presented by the first year Presidential Scholars December 6

Posted by Tim on November 26, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Workshops

The Impossible Project: Discrimination
Friday, December 6, 2019
5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Center for the Arts
Catering by Dapper Goose

Thirty two scholars, seven peer mentors, six faculty advisors, five film students and one impossible project.

Impossible Project: Discrimination, a daring pedagogical experiment developed in the Honors College where first year students are tasked with solving a world problem.

In Collaboration with UB’s Arts Collaboratory, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, University Honors College and Office of Inclusive Excellence.

Friday
10/25/19

HSC Halloween Sip & Chat takeover – October 30, 2019

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2019 in Event, Honors Program Announcements, Honors Student Council, Stress Relief

Join us for our HSC Halloween Sip & Chat takeover! Stop by the Honors Lounge on Wednesday, October 30th from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM for some spooky Halloween fun. We will be decorating mini pumpkins and eating fall-themed treats. You don’t want to miss this!

Friday
10/11/19

Therapy Dog Study Break – October 17, 2019

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2019 in Event, Honors Program Announcements, Honors Student Council, Stress Relief

Our Honors Student Council will be hosting a Therapy Dog Study Break in the Don Schack Lounge on Thursday, October 17th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday
09/03/19

Honors/Acker Student of Color Council Seeks New Members

Posted by Tim on September 3, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Program Announcements, Honors Student Council, Networking

Honors/Acker Student of Color Council (HASOCC)

The Honors-Acker Student of Color Council is an intentional space where students of color from the Honors College and Acker Scholars Program can come together to share their experiences, facilitate meetings, plan programs and provide recommendations to the Honors College and Acker Scholars Program.

Contact honors@buffalo.edu to request more information and details about how to join!

Thursday
08/01/19

Honors College Seeks Ambassadors for 2019-2020!

Posted by Tim on August 1, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Program Announcements, Job Opportunity, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

I wanted to let you know about an exciting opportunity in the Honors College – to become an Honors Student Ambassador.  Honors Student Ambassadors are comprised of a group of Honors students who will help recruit prospective students to UB and Honors.  As an Honors Student Ambassador, you will play an important role in providing a current student perspective to high school students who are considering the University and Honors. 

As an Honors Student Ambassador, you will conduct campus tours, assist with events such as UB 360 and Discovery Days, and may even have the opportunity to help with our social media.  In return, you will get to be part of a dynamic group of students, gain leadership and communication skills, receive a $100 stipend as well as UB Honors apparel.

If you are interested, please consider applying using the attached application.  The application is due to Honors (106 Capen Hall) by 4:30pm on Wednesday, August 28thPlease don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

I hope you will consider applying and look forward to seeing you soon!

-Tim Matthews: trm7@buffalo.edu

Apply Here: https://blogs.honors.buffalo.edu/honorablemention/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/08/Honors-Student-Ambassador-Application-2019-2020.docx

Monday
04/08/19

Honors Student Council Week Event April 8-April 13

Posted by Tim on April 8, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Stress Relief

“HSC Week is here! Come join us for the activity filled week. We have everything from Therapy Dogs to food to extended lounge hours! Learn more about the events in the posters throughout the week or on the HSC Week Bulletin by the Lounge entrance. See you there!

Also keep an eye out for the apparel sale that will be coming out soon, check out the poster below for the items we will be selling and there prices. 

– HSC E-Board”

Honors Highlights 

Therapy Dogs, 12pm Monday April 8, 2019

Sip & Chat, 12pm Tuesday April 9, 2019

Extended Lounge Hours, 4pm-8pm Wednesday April 10, 2019

General Body Meeting: Platform Night, 4pm, Thursday April 11, 2019

Honors Mini Golf, 4pm, Friday April 12, 2019

Day of Service and Hike, Sign up at the front desk, Saturday April 13th 2019

Monday
12/03/18

Changes to the Honors College Greiner Shared Interest Housing Program Effective 2019-2020

Posted by Tim on December 3, 2018 in Community Announcements, Honors Program Announcements

Changes to the Honors College Greiner Shared Interest Housing Program effective 2019-2020

The Honors College is suspending the sophomore Greiner Special Interest Housing program effective for the 2019-2020 academic year.  We support participation in all University at Buffalo Living Learning Communities and encourage our students to consider a variety of options detailed here:  https://www.buffalo.edu/campusliving/find-your-home/living-learning-communities.html (note: while the Honors College Greiner program may still be listed on this site, it will not be offered for 2019-2020).

Monday
08/27/18

Get Real: Real-World Professional Secrets UB Honors Lecture Series

Posted by Tim on August 27, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Workshops

Get Real: Real-World Professional Secrets UB Honors Lecture Series
Do you ever wonder what it really takes to be successful in life? Ever wanted someone to “Get Real” and tell you the secret? Join us for a unique speaker series where professionals with a diversity of experiences from across campus and beyond share their stories of success and offer helpful advice that can help you prepare for your future.

All Held in the Colloquium Room (107 Capen Hall)

Thursday, September 13, 2018
3:00-3:50 p.m.
Not All Those Who Wander are Lost
Dr. Charles F. Zukoski, UB Provost

Thursday, October 4, 2018
3:00-3:50 p.m.
Throwing Shade: Surviving and Thriving in Academia
Dr. Raechele Pope, GSE Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy

Thursday, October 18, 2018
3:00-3:50 p.m.
From Penniless Refugee to Distinguished UB Philosophy Professor
Dr. Jorge Gracia, Distinguished Professor, Capen Chair in Philosophy and Comparative Literature

Thursday, November 8, 2018
3:00-3:50 p.m.
Just Say Yes
Dr. Liesl Folks, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences