University Honors College - The Honorable mention

Opportunity to Present Research at the SUNY Wide Undergraduate Research Conference

Posted by Tim on February 15, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

Submission deadline for SUNY – SURC is linked to the bottom right icon found on the CURCA website

DEADLINE TO APPLY TO SUNY-SURC is FRIDAY, MARCH 8th, 2019     SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference

Funding is available from CURCA to pay the registration cost, and provide transportation for any UB undergrad accepted to present at this conference.


UB Sustainable Environments Lecture February 13

Posted by Tim on February 4, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate

with Andrew Hoffman
Wednesday, February 13
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
107 Talbert Hall
North Campus

What causes people to reject or accept the scientific consensus on climate change?

Though the scientific community largely agrees that climate change is underway, debates about this issue remain fiercely polarized.

Hoffman makes a case for a more scientifically literate public, a more socially engaged scientific community and a more thoughtful mode of public discourse. Synthesizing evidence from sociology, psychology and political science, Hoffman lays out the opposing cultural lenses through which science is interpreted and extracts lessons for engendering a better understanding of the problem and possible ways to bridge the divide on this important issue. 

About the Speaker:

Andrew (Andy) Hoffman is the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan; a position that holds joint appointments in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the School of Environment and Sustainability. His research uses organizational behavior models and theories to understand the cultural and institutional aspects of environmental issues for organizations. He has published more than 100 articles/book chapters, as well as 14 books, which have been translated into five languages. He earned his PhD from MIT in Management and Civil/Environmental Engineering.

Sustainable Urban Environments Initiative

The College’s Sustainable Urban Environments Initiative is focused on leveraging our unique faculty strengths in sustainability to engage Buffalo and the region in efforts to create the sustainable city of the future. Under inaugural director, Susan Clark’s leadership, the initiative will build consensus, develop a culture of shared goals and success, and foster communication with regional and campus partners, including the UB Office of Sustainability


Great Decisions at the International Institute

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

As a UB Honors College alumnus, I wanted to share an event series that the International Institute of Buffalo is hosting that I think Honors College Students might be interested in. We are hosting Great Decisions, a nine-week community discussion series held in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Association (FPA).

The International Institute recruits local experts from universities and organizations to speak about critical foreign policy topics and to facilitate discussion among program participants. It’s an event that encourages community members to think like foreign policy makers on a broad range of topics.

All participants have the opportunity to complete national opinion ballots for each session, which the FPA puts in a report to the White House, the Departments of State and Defense, members of Congress, the media, policy researchers and concerned citizens. We encourage participants to discuss how national policies are impacting the local Buffalo community. The fee is $7 for walk-ins and $5 for educators & students. 

I’ve attached the GD schedule with the list of topics and speakers.  The Facebook events can be found here.

If you could pass this along to interested students, we would appreciate it!


Madison McEwen

International Exchanges & Education Coordinator

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

International Institute of Buffalo

864 Delaware Avenue | Buffalo, NY 14209

(716) 883-1900 x332 |


Master of Public Health Programs Information Session February 12

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

Master of Public Health Programs Information Session

Tuesday, February 12, 201
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
210 Student Union

Get to know us! 100% job placement rate fro 2016 and 2017 MPH graduates!

Grab some food and spend a minute chatting with UB SPHHP Faculty and Students about our MPH Programs


Loyal Blue Day February 19 Volunteers Needed

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Loyal Blue Day is a celebration of UB alumni and friends that make gifts to support students. The goal is to thank donors and teach students about the ways philanthropy enriches their education through scholarships, experiential learning, technology, facility upgrades, etc. Student volunteers are needed for the Loyal Blue Day stations at the Student Union on North Campus and Harriman Hall on South Campus from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt for their 2-hour shift. Volunteers will simply be asked to recruit students to the Loyal Blue Day table to write thank you notes to donors. It’s very simple, and it will be a fun atmosphere with games, prizes and food.

Sign up to volunteer for Loyal Blue Day


Experiential Learning Network Studio Series

Posted by Tim on January 23, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

UB Experiential Learning Network Studio Series: Stretching the boundaries of high-impact experiential learning

Explore critical issues and innovative models for leveraging high-impact experiential learning. Sessions include panels, facilitated exercises and strategic development. Teams and individuals welcome. Sessions are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast is included!

Dates are February 14: Deepening Engagement with Global Partners
March 14: Marking High-Impact Experiential Learning Accessible to All Students
March 28: Assessing High-Impact Experiential Learning-Dashboards, story-telling and connected narratives

To learn more and register, visit:


Summer Research Internship for Minority Students at Marshall University

Posted by Tim on January 14, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Summer Research Internship for Undergraduate Minority Students at Marshall University

$3,000 Stipend

Free Room and Board

Assistance with Travel

Graduate Education Presentations and Professional Networking

May 28, 2019 through July 30, 2019
Office of Research and Graduate Education
Biomedical Sciences Research

Deadline to apply is Friday, February 8, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit:


Rutgers University Summer Research Program (Research Intensive Summer Experience)

Posted by Tim on January 14, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

RUTGERS, The State University of New Jersey, invites talented undergraduates to apply for our nationally acclaimed SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM, RISE (Research Intensive Summer Experience). Please forward to students who have strong credentials, passion for research, and interest in graduate study.

Why RISE at Rutgers?

** CUTTING-EDGE INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH at one of the nation’s top 25 public universities.

** PERSONALIZED MENTOR-MATCHING with world-class faculty

** EXCELLENT FUNDING: Stipend up to $5000 + housing + travel

** PARTNERSHIPS with REU programs: Cellular Bioengineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Toxicology, Green Energy Technology, and Advanced Materials. RISE applicants can opt to be considered automatically by partner REUs. One Application – Multiple Opportunities!

** INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY: Rutgers is one of the nation’s most diverse public research universities.

** OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: scientific speaking & writing, GRE prep, grad school and career workshops, field trips

** ALUMNI SUCCESS: Awards at national meetings & placement at top graduate schools.

** FELLOWSHIPS valued up to $100,000 for top RISE alumni who return to Rutgers for graduate school.

** GREAT LOCATION: At the hub of pharma, biotech, & telecom, with easy access to New York, Philadelphia, Boston, DC, and more.

** FUN & FRIENDSHIPS:  Vibrant multi-cultural community, social program.

Apply now. Rolling admissions starts February 1 and is highly selective.

Questions? or 848.932.6584.


Research Opportunity in the Child Health Behavior Lab (HABLAB)

Posted by Tim on January 14, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

The Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) at the University of Buffalo is looking for undergraduate students to assist with research studies during Summer & Fall 2019. These research experiences would be under the leadership of Dr. Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, who conducts laboratory- and community-based studies in the area of children’s eating behavior and obesity prevention. More information about Dr. Anzman-Frasca’s work is available here:

Responsibilities of student research assistants include: assisting with material preparation, entering data, and helping staff in the implementation of the study design. It is anticipated that students will have the opportunity to work directly with study participants, including parents and children, in laboratory and/or community studies. Students may be asked to commit to evenings or weekends to work with participants; however, we are also looking for students who are available during mornings/afternoons. All incoming research assistants must be able to commit to at least 10 hours of research per week, with preference given to students who can commit to at least two semesters.

Interested students can apply by submitting an application and a resume to, using “Student research assistant application 2019” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at We anticipate reviewing applications during February, with an initial round of interviews planned for March 2019.


Internship Opportunity with Senator Charles Schumer Spring 2019 Semester

Posted by Tim on January 14, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking

Internship Application

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer’s Buffalo office is currently seeking intern candidates for the Spring 2019 semester. Please feel free to share this opportunity with your students.

Students who wish to apply should be in good academic standing and have an interest in government, political science or public policy. Applicants should email or fax a cover page, resume, 3-5 page academic writing sample, availability and completed application form (see attached) to Senator Schumer’s Buffalo office at:

Office of US Senator Charles Schumer

Courtney Ball

Fax: 716-846-4113

Please direct any questions to Courtney Ball at Senator Schumer’s Buffalo office, by email or by phone at (716) 548-1419.