University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
03/30/21

Ready for Change?: Tips for a winning campaign with local elected officials

Posted by Tim on March 30, 2021 in Information Session

Wed. April 21, 7 – 8 p.m. | Interested in running for office? Always wondered what the steps are to actually start your own campaign? Join UB Votes for an educational panel on how to run for office with local elected officials. RSVP on UBLinked!

Sunday
03/21/21

Undergraduate Research Conference

Posted by Tim on March 21, 2021 in Event, Information Session, Networking, New Programs, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

Save the date: July 22-23, 2021
Registration opens in April!

We are excited to share a sneak peek of our 26th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference and hope you will join us for this exciting event. We will be in touch again soon when it’s time to register!  Keynote Presentations Invited speakers will address emerging trends and opportunities related to innovation, social justice and research as a catalyst for change. 

Mishuana Goeman, PhD
University at Buffalo Center for Diversity Innovation visiting scholar; Professor of Gender Studies, American Indian Studies, and affiliated faculty of Critical Race Studies in the Law School, UCLA. 

Mark Anthony Neal, PhD
Distinguished professor of African and African American Studies and the founding director of the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship (CADCE), Duke University. 

Tara Ruttley, PhD
Associate chief scientist for Microgravity Research at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) headquarters in the Office of the Chief Scientist in Washington, D.C.
  Pre-Conference WorkshopsRegistered attendees will receive access to pre-conference video workshops featuring faculty, students and alum to prepare them for an engaging and productive conference experience. 

Making the Most of Your Research Conference
Learn to successfully navigate a professional conference and discover tips and strategies to leverage your participation toward your professional and academic goals. 

Presenting Your Research in a World of Skeptics
How to present your research so it is understood and valued. 

Your Digital Identity
Academic digital platforms and how to use them effectively throughout graduate school and your professional career.   

Surviving and Thriving in Graduate School—You Belong!
Discover how to move beyond survival and thrive in graduate school—supporting your journey and mental health.
  About the Conference
Date: July 22-23, 2021  Location: This year’s conference will be virtual.  

Who should attend: All undergraduate student researchers are welcome, including (but not limited to) those from McNair, SSS, LSAMP and CSTEP.  

This conference is an excellent opportunity to: • Present faculty-supervised research.• Participate in pre-conference workshops.• Foster conversation around shared interests through digital storytelling.• Network with your peers and current graduate students from your field of study.• Attend a UB Graduate School information program and meet with program faculty, staff and students.• Engage with inspirational speakers and panels in a personal setting. 

Registration:• An email announcement will be sent in April once registration is open.  The University at Buffalo Undergraduate Research Conference brings together the next generation of professors, researchers, entrepreneurs and influencers to learn about graduate and professional opportunities, with a focus on diversifying the graduate student body at UB and across the nation.  

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference this summer!
Saturday
03/06/21

Information Sessions: Apply to be a 2021-2022 Diversity Advocate

Posted by Tim on March 6, 2021 in Information Session, Internships

Thurs. March 11, 7 – 8 p.m. | Apply to be a Diversity Advocate in the Intercultural and Diversity Center. Diversity Advocates are student interns committed to promoting diversity, advocacy and social justice on campus and in the community. Learn more about the position by attending these info. sessions on Zoom

Sunday
02/28/21

LEAD UB Conference

Posted by Tim on February 28, 2021 in Event, Information Session, Networking

Join Student Engagement for the LEAD UB Conference March 1 – 4. LEAD stands for Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy and Development. This conference is designed to bring students from across UB and the surrounding communities together to learn about and engage in topics related to leadership, service, and overall student development. You can expect engaging and relevant speakers, roundtable discussions, and the discovery of new skills and programs for you to be involved with. Learn more and access sessions on the LEAD UB Conference website.  
Keynote Speaker: Hoan Do
March 1 – 5-6 p.m.Student Engagement is excited to announce Hoan Do as our virtual keynote speaker on Monday, March 1 at 5:00 p.m.Hoan Do is an award-winning inspirational speaker, author of Succeeding in the Real World, one of Seattles Top 25 Most Influentual People, and city finalist in NBC’s hit show, American Ninja Warrior

Register on the LEAD UB Website
Conference Sessions
Day 1:  LEADERSHIP
We will kick-off our conference by starting with the foundation of this program – leadership! Discover your natural leadership style, understand how to leverage your leadership experiences, and realize your full leadership potential with these insightful sessions.

10 a.m. – Sharpening Your Ax: Honing Leadership Skills in Your Day to Day
11 a.m. – Bears. Beets. Behavioral Assessments
12 p.m. – Public Speaking Workshop
1 p.m. – The Journey Still Goes On
3 p.m. – What Can I Do: Leadership through Student Governance & Student Organizations
4 p.m. – Leading by Example 
Day 2: ENGAGEMENT
An important aspect of professional development is being engaged in intentional experiences. Find ways to boost your resume through various opportunities available to students in these sessions!

10 a.m. – Engagement is Not a Unicorn (It’s a Narwhal)
12 p.m. – How Do I Start? Virtual and In-Person Volunteering
2 p.m. – How to Network with Faculty
3 p.m. – Tough Topics: Body Positivity & Women
3 p.m. – Sign-up & Stand Out! UB SELECT Certificates
4 p.m. – LEAD Award Info Session 
Day 3: ADVOCACY
Advocacy work is an important part of the Student Engagement office. These sessions will cover what it means to be an advocate and ways to engage in advocacy work, with reference to community and civic engagement – both on and off campus.

10 a.m. – Creating a Disability Culture at UB
1 p.m. – Inclusive Leadership & Universal Design
2 p.m. – Breaking Through Firewalls: Tough Technology Talks
3 p.m. – Supporting Student Activism on Campus
4 p.m. – The ALICE Experience
6 p.m. – Continuing the Fight 
Conference Sessions
Day 1:  LEADERSHIP
We will kick-off our conference by starting with the foundation of this program – leadership! Discover your natural leadership style, understand how to leverage your leadership experiences, and realize your full leadership potential with these insightful sessions.

10 a.m. – Sharpening Your Ax: Honing Leadership Skills in Your Day to Day
11 a.m. – Bears. Beets. Behavioral Assessments
12 p.m. – Public Speaking Workshop
1 p.m. – The Journey Still Goes On
3 p.m. – What Can I Do: Leadership through Student Governance & Student Organizations
4 p.m. – Leading by Example 
Day 2: ENGAGEMENT
An important aspect of professional development is being engaged in intentional experiences. Find ways to boost your resume through various opportunities available to students in these sessions!

10 a.m. – Engagement is Not a Unicorn (It’s a Narwhal)
12 p.m. – How Do I Start? Virtual and In-Person Volunteering
2 p.m. – How to Network with Faculty
3 p.m. – Tough Topics: Body Positivity & Women
3 p.m. – Sign-up & Stand Out! UB SELECT Certificates
4 p.m. – LEAD Award Info Session 
Day 3: ADVOCACY
Advocacy work is an important part of the Student Engagement office. These sessions will cover what it means to be an advocate and ways to engage in advocacy work, with reference to community and civic engagement – both on and off campus.

10 a.m. – Creating a Disability Culture at UB
1 p.m. – Inclusive Leadership & Universal Design
2 p.m. – Breaking Through Firewalls: Tough Technology Talks
3 p.m. – Supporting Student Activism on Campus
4 p.m. – The ALICE Experience
6 p.m. – Continuing the Fight 
Conference Sessions
Day 1:  LEADERSHIP
We will kick-off our conference by starting with the foundation of this program – leadership! Discover your natural leadership style, understand how to leverage your leadership experiences, and realize your full leadership potential with these insightful sessions.

10 a.m. – Sharpening Your Ax: Honing Leadership Skills in Your Day to Day
11 a.m. – Bears. Beets. Behavioral Assessments
12 p.m. – Public Speaking Workshop
1 p.m. – The Journey Still Goes On
3 p.m. – What Can I Do: Leadership through Student Governance & Student Organizations
4 p.m. – Leading by Example 
Day 2: ENGAGEMENT
An important aspect of professional development is being engaged in intentional experiences. Find ways to boost your resume through various opportunities available to students in these sessions!

10 a.m. – Engagement is Not a Unicorn (It’s a Narwhal)
12 p.m. – How Do I Start? Virtual and In-Person Volunteering
2 p.m. – How to Network with Faculty
3 p.m. – Tough Topics: Body Positivity & Women
3 p.m. – Sign-up & Stand Out! UB SELECT Certificates
4 p.m. – LEAD Award Info Session 
Day 3: ADVOCACY
Advocacy work is an important part of the Student Engagement office. These sessions will cover what it means to be an advocate and ways to engage in advocacy work, with reference to community and civic engagement – both on and off campus.

10 a.m. – Creating a Disability Culture at UB
1 p.m. – Inclusive Leadership & Universal Design
2 p.m. – Breaking Through Firewalls: Tough Technology Talks
3 p.m. – Supporting Student Activism on Campus
4 p.m. – The ALICE Experience
6 p.m. – Continuing the Fight 
Day 4: DEVELOPMENT
On the final day of our conference, we will wrap up with our overarching goal – Student Development. Engage in thoughtful discussions with other students and staff, discover new ways to improve your time at UBuffalo, and wrap up the week with our keynote speaker.

10 a.m. – Understand Your Strengths and Use Them to Effect Group Social Change
11 a.m. – Do you have Goals and a Vision? Create a Digital Vision Board to make your Dreams a Reality
12 p.m. – Tell Me About Yourself – Perfect Your Resume, Online Profiles and Interviewing
1 p.m. – Headstart for Underclassmen: Navigating Resume Building as a First or Second Year Student
1 p.m. – Linking Reflection to Leadership: Revisiting Your Leadership Journey
2 p.m. – Presenting at Professional Conferences
5 p.m. – Making Meaning of Your Time at UB
Saturday
02/27/21

University at Rochester Graduate Programs Virtual Open House

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2021 in Event, Graduate School Programs, Information Session, Networking, Registration and Seminar Information

We are hosting a virtual Open House event for our 13 masters and 9 advanced certificate programs on Tuesday, March 9, at 4pm.  Faculty directors will be available to speak 1:1 with interested candidates.

Pre-registration is requested, and students can register to attend here

Saturday
02/27/21

Get Involved with SODA

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2021 in Information Session, Student Clubs

NEW CLUB ALERT

Hello hello!!

I hope you’re having a fantastic start to your second week of classes!

For those who have yet to meet me, my name is Savanna Caldwell and I’m the current President of UB’s first ever SODA Chapter! I’m in my final semester here at UB and love getting to know others as well as jamming out on long car rides. My relation to organ donation is that my sisters’ mother passed in a motorcycle accident and was able to help over 70 individuals by being an organ donor, since the accident one of my sisters has become a major organ donation advocate and has partnered with numerous organizations with similar mindsets. From her passion, I found myself also wanting to advocate for organ donation and here we are!

1. Join our GroupMe! Just reply to this email with your email address or phone number that’s connected to your GroupMe, so I can add you! In the Group chat, we send some organ donation memes and talk about how we’re going to plan, it’s basically been a continuation of our first meeting.

2. We’re still anxiously waiting to get connected with our OPO (Organ Procurement Organization) in order to have a training session, so we as a group can be more educated about organ donation! However, if we don’t hear from them before Feb. 25th, there will be a webinar from the ChrisKlug Foundation about the organ donation process. One of my sisters is actually going to be a guest speaker! So if you want to hear more about her story, definitely attend!

Saturday
02/27/21

Fulbright Scholars Panel

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2021 in Event, Fellowships, Information Session, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities

Friday, March 19, 3-4 p.m. (via Zoom)

Have you ever considered teaching, researching or earning a graduate degree abroad? The Fulbright Program offers opportunities in more than 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students.

Join us for a Fulbright panel discussion to hear personal stories from two of UB’s previous Fulbright recipients: Ashley Cercone (research grant to Turkey) and Paige Melin (English teaching assistant in Senegal). You will hear more about the possibilities of Fulbright and what it takes to be a Fulbright Scholar.

Registration is required. Confirmation will include Zoom details. For more information about this event contact fulbright@buffalo.edu. Visit the Fulbright Program website to learn about their programs.

Sunday
02/21/21

Getting Involved Using UB Technology Workshop

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2021 in Information Session, Networking, Student Clubs, Student experience, Student Job Opportunities, Workshops

Learn about the many ways you can get involved within Student Engagement from leadership certificates, to fraternity & sorority life, the marching band, community & civic engagement, and more!

*This workshop will give you credit towards completing your UB SELECT certificates. 

Register on UBLinked 

Thursday
02/18/21

2021 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference

Posted by Tim on February 18, 2021 in Event, Information Session, Networking, Registration and Seminar Information

SUNY Old Westbury is the host institution for the 2021 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference, which will be held virtually on Friday April 16, 2021.

Abstracts and Registration Now Open.  

Important Deadlines:

Abstracts Due: March 12, 2021

Registration Due: April 9, 2021

Keynote Speaker:  Robert Muscil Ph.D., M.P.H.

Robert K. Musil, PhD, MPH is the President and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, the legacy organization envisioned by Rachel Carson and founded in 1965 by her closest friends and colleagues. 

Dr. Musil was named President and CEO in February 2014 and is only the third head of this historic environmental group.

For more SURC resources, including abstract submission, registration, etc., please visit www.SUNY.edu/SURC as up-to-date information will be posted there.

The SURC 2020 Organizing Committee

–          Cristina Notaro, SUNY Old Westbury

–          Michaela Rehm, SUNY Center for Professional Development

–          Phillip Ortiz, SUNY System Administration

Saturday
02/13/21

Recognizing Your Leadership Journey

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2021 in Information Session, Workshops

February 24, 2021 – 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 

Join Student Engagement for this virtual workshop that will have students reflect on their leadership journey, because leadership looks different for everyone! Through various activities and facilitated discussion and reflection students will be able to map out their leadership journey and leadership style!

Register on UBLinked