University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
09/18/20

Alternative Break Information Session

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2020 in Event, Information Session, Student experience, Volunteering

Come learn about the four various Alternative Break programs that are being offered in January 2021 and Spring Break (March) 2021!

Alternative Break programs let you volunteer, perform community service and have unique learning opportunities during winter break or spring break. By spending time  immersed in the community, you’ll learn about your role as a global citizen, make new friends and connections, and discover how you can become an agent of change

Access more information and RSVP

Monday
08/31/20

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Virtual Job and Internship Fair October 5-9

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Information Session, Internships, Job Opportunity, Workshops

STEAM Job + Internship Fair is now a week-long virtual fair with the best jobs and internships in science, technology, engineering, arts and math fields with some of the best companies around.October 5-9, from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. each day.

Register for STEAM Week in Bullseye powered by Handshake
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
04/13/20

Career Services Virtual Opportunities

Posted by Tim on April 13, 2020 in Information Session, Networking, Stress Relief, Workshops

Students’ lives and careers will have unexpected twists. Career Services is designing new ways for students to see possibilities and seek opportunities for life during COVID-19 after college. 

Monday
04/13/20

Counseling Center Resources for Virtual Support

Posted by Tim on April 13, 2020 in Community Announcements, Information Session, Stress Relief, Student experience, Workshops

TeleMental Health Providers

https://www.ihopenetwork.com
Virtual Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy billed through individual insurance provider

https://wellconnection.com/landing.htm
BCBS of Massachusetts teletherapy

https://www.squaremedicalgroup.org/
Mental Health & Addiction Treatment, Most services available via Phone/Video, All Insurance Accepted including MassHealth, Medicare, BCBS, Tufts, United, Aetna, Cigna and more

https://www.endeavors.org/programs/onlinetherapy/
Virtual therapy for Veterans in Texas

https://www.talkspace.com/
Teletherapy by subscription

https://www.virtualcounselor.com/copy-of-welcome
Telemental health for college students located in PA, HI, TX, FL, NJ, NY, CA We are adding additional states Reduced Rates Available

Recovery Support Online

https://www.weconnectrecovery.com/free-online-support-meetings
Free online recovery meetings

https://www.intherooms.com/home/
Free online recovery meetings

Virtual Self Care

https://www.traumasensitiveyoga.com/online-tctsy.html
Free online trauma sensitive yoga classes

https://www.headspace.com/covid-19
Free Headspace meditations

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVlLbxLe1Eo51f-BqC3u48AyikKun3mcT
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Crisis Survival Skills video playlist

https://www.sanvello.com/
Sanvello (formerly Pacifica) is offering FREE Premium access to on-demand help for stress, anxiety, and depression.

https://free.healthjourneys.com/
Free daily meditations for kids and adults.

https://www.taoconnect.org/english-exercises/
TAO Connect has made meditations free online.

https://hope4college.com/
The Hope Center advocates for students’ basic needs, and has resources for food-insecurity, housing, childcare, transportation, and mental health care.

Sunday
04/05/20

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

Posted by Tim on April 5, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Information Session, Student experience, Workshops

Every April UB recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) as a time to raise public awareness about sexual violence, to educate and inspire our community to prevent it, and provide support for members of our community who have experienced it.  This year we’re moving our efforts online so that we can still come together as a community, from a safe social distance. 

Additionally, I’d like to assure you that our sexual violence response services are still fully supported. Students, faculty, and staff can continue to confidentially connect with our UB-dedicated Advocate from Crisis Services by calling or texting 716-796-4399, or emailing campusadv1@crisisservices.org.  You can also click the following hyperlinks for more information on sexual violence preventionresponse, and policies.

April 7th

Training: NOBULL Beginnings (Bystander Intervention Basics)

Live streaming at 2 p.m. on facebook.com/UBMensGroup. Ever seen something you didn’t think was quite right, and wanted to step in but did not know what to do or where to begin? Join us for NOBULL Beginnings- Bystander Intervention Basics and build the skills to go from standing by to being a NOBULL Bystander. This program will explore the concept of bystander intervention, define the 5 steps of bystander intervention and will help participants discover their individual bystander intervention style.

April 8th

You+Me=?

Live streaming at 3 p.m. on facebook.com/UBMensGroup. What defines a “relationship”? Join us for an open discussion of how to navigate the different types of relationships we may find ourselves taking part in.

April 15th

Being NOBULL (Putting Bystander Intervention into Action)

Live Streaming from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on facebook.com/UBMensGroup. LIVE YOUR VALUES! Have you intervened in a situation to keep someone from being hurt or harmed? Why did you act instead of standing by? Chances are it is because it is in line with one of your personal values. Even though we all have a set of personal values, we do not always have the chance to our values. Have you ever wanted to intervene in a situation but you just stood by? What barriers we there that stopped you from helping? Let’s talk about ways to overcome those barriers or how to refine the skills you already have at Being NOBULL-Putting Bystander Intervention into Action. At the end of this program, participants will be able to: identify personal barriers to intervening, identify personal reasons for intervening, articulate their personal bystander intervention style and will begin developing plans for intervening if they see someone who needs help.

April 16th

National Film Screening: Nameless

11 a.m. (runtime 48m). Register at https://mcsr.org/saam-digital. Nameless is a documentary that addresses child sex trafficking in Washington, DC,
and at-large. Through interviews with experts, advocates, and activists, child sex trafficking is reframed as a form of sexual violence that is often made invisible. Child sex trafficking is explored as an issue with deep historical- cultural roots, tackles misperceptions about which populations are most vulnerable to being trafficked, and illuminates systemic gaps in the current treatment of trafficking victims. Nameless mobilizes viewers to recognize and combat child sex trafficking.

Twitter Town Hall

Following Nameless screening. Don’t forget to @MenCanStopRape and use the hashtags #SAAM and #NamelessFilm to contribute your comments and questions!

April 16th

You+Me=?

Live streaming at 2 p.m. on facebook.com/UBMensGroup. What defines a “relationship”? Join us for an open discussion of how to navigate the different types of relationships in which we may find ourselves taking part in.

April 16th

2020 Lecture Series on Violence & Gender: UB Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Updates

2 p.m. Registration details will be posted in an event on facebook.com/theUBAlliance. Join UB’s violence prevention coordinator, Anna Sotelo-Peryea, for updates on prevention and response efforts, including responses from the 2019 SUNY Sexual Violence Prevention Focused Climate Survey.

April 22nd

Training: How to Help A Sexual Assault Survivor

Live streaming at 3 p.m. on facebook.com/theUBAlliance. Learn how to respond if someone you know experiences a rape or sexual assault. Participants will learn how to help others recover from rape and sexual assault, tap into local resources, and get involved in prevention efforts at UB. Impact warning: This program details experiences of sexual violence. This can have an impact on program attendees. Consider your own experiences before and while attending this program.

All Month

#30DaysOfSAAM Instagram Challenge

Join advocates, survivors, and supporters as we take Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) online for the #30DaysofSAAM Instagram challenge. The 30DaysofSAAM is a great way to show up for survivors during SAAM in a time a social distancing.

Respond to the daily prompts below with a photo on your Instagram account. Submissions must tag @NSVRC and @UBMensGroup – additional instructions and info on national drawings are on the Facebook page.

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