A senior psychology and sociology major from UB has been awarded a 2023 Marshall Scholarship by the British government.
Alexis Harrell, a racial justice researcher and artist, is one of 40 students chosen nationwide to receive the award from more than 900 applicants.
Marshall Scholarship recipients are considered among the most accomplished undergraduate students and recent graduates in the United States. Scholarship recipients study an academic subject of their choice for up to three years at a university in the United Kingdom.
The 2023 winners will begin graduate studies at 21 universities in September.
The Honors College Sophomore LLC provides the experience of a diverse community of gifted scholars living in the same area in Greiner Hall on North Campus. Exclusively for sophomore Honors scholars, this unique experience allows for Honors College students to further develop their leadership skills with their peers.
Expectations of membership:
Participate as an Honors College Ambassador and/or Honors College Peer Mentor (honors.buffalo.edu/students)
As a group, plan and facilitate 1-2 student-centered programs for the Honors College each semester
Attend one Honors College Faculty Fellow talk (held in Greiner Hall) in fall and/or spring
*If interested, complete the supplemental questions on the Greiner Hall general housing application
When you get home after work/school today, you will be ready to unwind and relax. Will you sit down to a delicious Colgate meal? How about a bedtime snack of Lay’s WOW chips? When you are getting ready for bed, will you remove the Google glasses that you wore during the day? I am confident that your answers to these questions is no. The products mentioned above failed in the marketplace. Why do some products fail, and others succeed? What does it take to create a successful product? As a former product manager for GE consumer electronic products, I have seen a lot of products come and go. I will walk through some famous (and not so famous) product failures, including one of mine. Failed products are not a complete waste of time and money. They have valuable lessons that can teach us how to best avoid product failures in the future.
DATE: November 29, 2022 TIME: 9:30-10:50 a.m. LOCATION: Capen 108 This class session is open to ANY/ALL Honors College students. Please come join my class for this one off-session on Marketing & Brands
The Honors College is the proud beneficiary of two scholarships given annually to recognize honors students with outstanding leadership potential – the Aaron N. Bloch Memorial Scholarship and the Gino Calvi Memorial Scholarship. The Bloch Scholarship was established by his family after his untimely death while serving as Provost at UB. The Calvi Scholarship was created by his family and friends after Mr. Calvi’s untimely death in the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11. Mr. Calvi and his wife were undergraduates at UB.
Both scholarships have been madeavailable to Honors Scholars in good standing who have recently finished theirsophomore year/four semesters of study at UB (current juniors). If you wish to apply for either or both scholarships you may do so by logging into UB’s Scholarship Portal and submitting your application by the deadlines below.
The Bloch Scholarship states that: “Specifically the award shall be given annually to a student in the University Honors College who demonstrates unusual creativity and independence of mind, and who shares promise of benefiting humanity within his or her lifetime.” The value of the award for the 2022 cycle is $600.00.
The Calvi Scholarship states that: “The award shall be given annually to a student in the University Honors College who demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities and who shows promise of benefiting humanity within his or her lifetime.” The value of this award for the 2022 cycle is $3,000.00.
How to fund graduate school workshop Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 1:00pm in the Colloquium Room (107 Capen Hall)
Thinking about graduate school, but don’t know how you’re going to pay for it? Now is the time to start figuring it out. Come hear Elizabeth A. Colucci, Assistant Dean for Graduate Professional Development, discuss funding opportunities. April 26 @ 1:00 in Capen 107 Register here: https://forms.gle/AUSTGcZWWCjrhopf7
HSC is excited to be hosting an ✨🎤Open Mic Night 🎤✨on April 16th at 5:00pm in the Don Schack student lounge. Showcase your talents, or stop by to support your friends and peers! Any sort of performance is welcome. Also, food and snacks will be served 🙂
Sydné Jackson’s passion for performance shines on stage and behind the scenes, two important artistic spaces that serve as real-life classrooms for the senior theatre performance major.
Jackson’s talents have been recognized across UB, where she holds the distinction of being an Honors College Millonzi Distinguished Honors Scholar, an award given to an Honors student in the creative or performing arts. Jackson points to her work as proof of her accomplishments. “[My friends and family] see the work I’m doing, and they know I’m doing well. That’s how you can feel the excellence at this school—your work does the talking for you.”
In her time at UB, Jackson has acted in front of live and virtual audiences, co-directed Dominique Morrisseau’s Pipeline, a play about the school-to-prison pipeline, written TV episodes for class and worked as an extra on popular TV shows like “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Gossip Girl.” In fall 2021, Jackson was part of a select group of students who participated in Grandmaster Flash’s Artist-in-Residence program, an experience she describes as a “top moment” for her at UB. She credits the support she has received at UB as the key to making these experiences possible.
“I’ve made my goals bigger because I know I have friends at UB who will help me take risks and support me in my journey,” she says.
Originally from Queens, NY, Jackson has found community in every corner of UB, from her supportive professors to the tight-knit Honors College and friends she affectionately describes as “her type of weird.” She especially notes the strong connection she has with Black students in the theatre and dance department and within the Honors College: “Our shared experiences have made it very easy to lean on each other.”
This sense of belonging has allowed Jackson to carve out the space needed to cultivate her identity as a performer, writer, director and leader at UB. In 2020, Jackson started Dreams Affirmed, a group formed to address and acknowledge the experiences of students of color within UB’s theatre and dance department.
Now an officially recognized student club, Dreams Affirmed provides a space for performers of color to create and share experiences. “Being able to talk and work freely and have community is something my friends and I have wanted for a long time,” Jackson, who now serves as the club’s president, says of its impact. “Being able to have it now and for future students is priceless.”