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Tuesday
02/25/20

UB Campus Garden

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2020 in Community Announcements, Information Session, Student experience, Sustainability, Volunteering, Workshops

The UB Campus Garden is a shared bed garden on UB’s North Campus where UB students, faculty, and staff can grow.

We aim to empower our community to grow food and take an active role in the food systems we are a part of. By learning skills to grow food from start to finish, we encourage more sustainable and mindful consumption practices. The campus garden is an inclusive and diverse space where gardeners of all experience and backgrounds are welcome!

Timeline:

Information session: Week of February 24th, 2020

Workshop: Week of March 9th, 2020

Participants are expected to maintain their plots throughout the entire spring and summer semesters. This involves starting seeds, transplanting, watering, weeding, and harvesting. Have no experience gardening? We will provide you with all the information and tools you need!

Interested in joining? Click here.

Friday
02/14/20

Spring 2020 Management Major Information Sessions

Posted by Tim on February 14, 2020 in Academics, Event, Information Session

If you have strong quantitative abilities and an eye for the
business world, a major in Accounting or Business
Administration could be for you! Attend one of our spring
information sessions for additional information both majors
as well as the business administration concentrations, and
how to apply to change your major.

Session Dates:

Wednesday, February 19 at 11 a.m. – Noon
• Thursday, February 20 at 1:30 – 2:30 p.m
.
** This session will include information about the
BS Information Technology and Management Major
• Thursday, March 19 at 11 a.m. – Noon
• Monday, March 23 at 11 a.m. – Noon
** This session will include information about the
BS Information Technology and Management Major
Thursday, March 26 at 2 – 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, April 7 at 10 – 11 a.m.

Wednesday, April 8 at 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
** This session will include information about the
BS Information Technology and Management Major
Thursday, April 9 at 2 – 3 p.m.
**This session will include speakers from the College of Arts and
Sciences to discuss majors that also lead to careers in business.
• Monday, April 13 at 11 a.m. – Noon
• Tuesday, April 14 at 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, April 15 at 11 a.m. – Noon
• Tuesday, April 21 at 11 a.m. – Noon
• Wednesday, April 22 at 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

**This session will include speakers from the College of Arts and
Sciences to discuss majors that also lead to careers in business.
Thursday, April 23 at 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

All sessions will be held in Alfiero 205.

Space is limited. To register, visit the Undergraduate Programs Office in 204 Alfiero or call 716-645-3206.

Friday
02/14/20

Spring 2020 Fulbright and NSF Development Workshops

Posted by Tim on February 14, 2020 in Fellowships, Financial Aid, Information Session, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Register today for our Fulbright and NSF Development Workshops happening in March!

Note: These awards are only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The workshops are primarily meant for undergraduate juniors, first-year PhDs for NSF, and graduate students at any level for Fulbright. All workshops will be held in 24 Capen.

Fulbright Application Development Workshops

Would you like to spend a year researching, teaching English or earning a master’s degree abroad? The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides funded opportunities to do so and there are more than 150 countries from which to choose.

To qualify, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen and hold a bachelor’s degree by the time the Fulbright Scholarship starts. An applicant holding a doctoral degree at the time of application is ineligible. Applications will be due in the fall.  

In this program you will learn more about the Fulbright, country selection, affiliates and how to develop a strong proposal. Students are required to commit to all four sessions.

Dates:
March 2, 9, and 23 from 2-3pm 
OR
March 3, 10, and 24 from 2-3pm

Click here to RSVP to attend the Fulbright Application Development Workshops

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshops

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) is a prestigious grant for graduate students looking to get funded for research.  The grant provides full funding for three years which includes a $34,000/year stipend and tuition coverage!
 
Applications for the NSF GRFP will become available in August 2020. Deadlines vary by discipline but are generally in late October and early November.
 
If you are interested in applying for the NSF GRFP in October 2020, please join us for this four-session program designed to prepare you to submit a strong application. You will learn about review criteria for the NSF GRFP and other awards, what the review panels are looking for, and how to write a strong research proposal. Students are required to commit to all four sessions.
To be eligible to apply for NSF GRFP in October 2020, you must be:

  • A current rising senior or first-year PhD student
  • A U.S. citizen, have U.S. national status, or be a permanent resident
  • Pursuing (or intending to pursue) a research-based master’s degree or PhD
  • Conducting research in an NSF-supported field, such as: mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science

Dates:
March 3, 10, 24, and 31

9-10 a.m. OR 4-5 p.m.

Click here to RSVP to attend the NSF Workshops

Also, check out this video about UB Students who have received the NSF GRFP and the amazing things they’re doing with their research.

Please reach out to  fellowships@buffalo.edu if you have any questions!

Friday
02/07/20

Financial Aid Workshop for Honors Scholars (Multiple Dates)

Posted by Tim on February 7, 2020 in Event, Financial Aid, Information Session, Stress Relief, Workshops

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the Office of Financial Aid to offer three workshops on New York State financial aid. If you are a TAP, STEM, or Excelsior recipient I strongly encourage you to attend one of these 50 minute sessions to learn more about these awards and how to maintain your eligibility. You may RSVP here

  • Tuesday, February 11 at 11 am in 107 Capen
  • Wednesday, February 12 at 3 pm in  107 Capen
  • Friday, February 14 at 11 am in 107 Capen

Wednesday
02/05/20

Phi Alpha Delta – 2020

Posted by Tim on February 5, 2020 in Event, Information Session, Networking, Stress Relief, Student experience

Are you interested in a career based in legal studies, politics, justice, criminology, or another field of law? UB’s chapter of the international pre-law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta can provide insight, guidance and networking into these examples and more! 

Phi Alpha Delta is a coed professional fraternity open to any major! We offer connection into law related fields along with countless professional workshops such as how to build a resume, proficiency in public speaking, etc., guest speakers ranging from law professors to local judges, upwards of $2,500 LSAT prep and study materials, and more! Altogether, it is a rare opportunity to connect with likeminded, ambitious students interested in expanding their professional skills and assets. 

If you are interested in joining or would like to receive more information, they are hosting a law student panel with free pizza TONIGHT (February 5) at 8pm in NSC201, anyone welcome! A flyer is also attached including their social media information and other events this week!

Monday
11/11/19

ELN’s Sophomore Living Learning Community – Application Open for 2020-2021

Posted by Tim on November 11, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Information Session, Student Housing

The Experiential Learning Network’s Sophomore Living Learning Community invites current freshman to take part in a year-long, project-based learning experience with the Buffalo community during the 2020-2021 academic year. First-year students who are interested in living in Greiner Hall and making a positive community impact through this collaborative skill-building experience can attend an information session on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. in Greiner 134 or visit the website and apply.

Connect

  • Collaborate on team projects with tangible impacts.
  • Live with other engaged students who are eager to make a difference.
  • Build strong connections with faculty members and community leaders.

Challenge

  • Design and implement a team project under the guidance of a mentor.
  • Receive funding support for your project implementation.
  • Participate in a 1-credit course during the fall semester and a 1-credit course in the spring.

Enjoy

  • Experience UB’s premier housing Greiner Hall.
  • Attend early move in and community-building orientation.
  • Receive access to special trips and events.

The application deadline to join the 2020-2021 ELN Sophomore LLC is Friday, February 14, 2020.