University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
10/21/19

UB Safe Zone Training October 21

Posted by Tim on October 21, 2019 in Community Announcements, Networking, Workshops

UB Intercultural Diversity Center Sponsored Safe Zone Training
Monday, October 21, 2019
10 a.m. to 12 noon
240 Student Union

Learn about gender and sexual equality issues, become a better ally, help raise awareness!

Monday
10/07/19

Summer Internship to Peru for Outstanding Minority Undergrad and MA students

Posted by Tim on October 7, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Study Abroad

MHIRT Introduction

The San Diego State University Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training program (SDSU MHIRT) is a component of the national MHIRT program funded by the National Institutes of Health. We provide international training experiences to students from health disparity backgrounds with a goal of encouraging such students to pursue careers in biomedical, clinical, and behavioral health research. The ultimate mission of the MHIRT program is for MHIRT trainee alumni, through their careers as researchers and medical professionals, to work to reduce, and eventually eliminate, healthcare disparities in the United States.

The SDSU MHIRT Program is always interested in receiving applications from exceptional candidates. In addition to meeting the below criteria, we are looking for applicants with a high level of emotional maturity, professionalism, and dedication to improving the research and outcomes of populations affected by health disparities post matriculation. To be eligible for the MHIRT program you must, at minimum, meet the following criteria: You must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

  • You must come from an NIH specified minority group underrepresented in biomedical research. (Please visit our Program Overview page for more information).
  • You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Undergraduate applicants must have junior or senior class standing at your institution. Previous undergraduate research experience is highly recommended.
  • Master’s students must have previous research experience in the area of our MHIRT training programs.
  • You must show a commitment to pursuing a career in research, public health, or another field, focused on health disparities.
Tuesday
10/01/19

2019 Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia November 2

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

2019 Rustgi Conference On South Asia

Exploring Culture, Climate, and Connections
November 2nd, 8:30AM – 6PM

Capen 107, University at Buffalo, North Campus

Free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Register at:  bit.ly/2019rustgi

Join fellow scholars and distinguished faculty from around the world for the 2nd annual Rustgi Conference on South Asia.  Featuring keynote speaker Suraj Yengde, renowned scholar and activist from Harvard University.

This conference is made possible by a generous gift from Anil and Vinod Rustgi and their family, the University at Buffalo Asian Studies Program, Department of English, Department of History, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Linguistics, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, and Community for Global Health Equity. 

Program

Opening Remarks

8.30A

Panel 1: Migration and Climate Change

8.45-10.00A

Chair: Dr. Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen (University at Buffalo)

  • Mahwesh Buland (KIIT University), “Analyzing the Possible Impact of Climate Change Based Migration in South Asia and the Role of International Organisations.”
  • Phariha Rahman (Binghamton University), “The Effects of Climate Change on Bangladesh.”
  • Anuush Vejalla (Cornell University), “The Effects of Migration and Earthquake on Indigenous-Dalit Interactions within the Hill Region of Nepal.”

Coffee Break

10.00-10.15A

Panel 2: Conservation and Sustainability

10.15-11.55A

Chair: Dr. Samina Raja (University at Buffalo)

  • Aditi Natarajan (Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts), “Exploring the ‘Gemeinschaft’: An Ethnographic Study on the Role of Community in Conservation in Uttarakhand.”
  • Francine Barchett (Cornell University), “Waste and Women: A Gendered Study on Solid Waste Management in Telangana, India.”
  • Jon Bessette (University at Buffalo), “Water Quality Pilot Study for Traditional Water Structure Revitalization in the Deccan Plateau of India.”
  • Shermeen Imam (University of Virginia), “The Integration of Both Class and Workshop Based Approaches to Development and Empowerment Creates Longer, More Sustainable Development Towards Equity.”

Lunch

11.55-1.00P

Panel 3: Systematic Discrimination

 1.00-2.40P

Chair: Dr. Shaanta Murshid (University at Buffalo)

  • Oishika Neogi (Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts), “Global to Grassroots Transformations:  The effect of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) on Muslim Women in Bangladesh and India.”
  • Jordan Pilant (Yale University), “Sex Work in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan: De Jure and De Facto.”
  • Rachel Alexander (University of Virginia), “Mental Healthcare Delivery in Bangladesh: A System Which Forgets its Women.”
  • Sarah Ahmad (Northwestern University), “Libraries, Partition, and the “Ahmadi Issue”: the intellectual development of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.”

Coffee Break

2.40-2.55P

Panel 4: Colonialism and Identity

2.55-4.10P

Chair: Dr. Peter Samuels (SUNY Geneseo)

  • Peter Diamond (Brandeis University), “Queer Citizenship, Caste, and the Literary Public Sphere in Contemporary India.”
  • Araxie Mehrotra (Ithaca College), “Love, Life, Marriage, Troubles, Alone: The Struggle for Indian Identity in Guyana.”
  • Rory Green (Newcastle University), “The Colonial Ghost Haunting Myanmar: The Rohingya Crisis in Historical Context.”

Keynote

4.10P

Suraj Yengde, “Global Impacts on Caste and Racism”

Wednesday
09/25/19

SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) 2020 – April 4 & 24

Posted by Tim on September 25, 2019 in Academic Presentations, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) brings together undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for a full day of multidisciplinary activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations (oral, performance, artistic displays, and poster), luncheon with keynote speaker(s), a SUNY Transfer, Graduate School and Career Fair, and professional development workshops for students and for faculty.

SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) will host SURC 2020 UPSTATE on their campus in Syracuse on Saturday, 4 April 2020, and SUNY Old Westbury will host SURC 2020 DOWNSTATE on their campus on Saturday, 24 April 2020. The intent of hosting at two different locations is to draw as many students as possible from all of the SUNY schools.  Students are welcome to participate at either of the two institutions!

Friday
09/20/19

Research Associate Opportunity at Oshei

Posted by Tim on September 20, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

The Emergency Department of the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital is recruiting new Research Associates to help the principal investigators on subjects’ enrollment.  The studies the RAs will be involved with include randomized drug trials, survey studies, trauma studies, chart review studies etc. 

This position will offer the RA a unique opportunity to learn about how to conduct clinical studies and gain some valuable experience with patient family’s interaction in an ED setting. 

This is a volunteer position, no payment or benefit will be offered.      

The research associate’s job duties include:

  1. Screening, consenting and enrolling eligible patients in studies
  2. Conducting phone follow-ups 
  3. Data collection and data entry

Requirements:

  1. Pre-med undergraduate students who have interests in pursuing MD, DO, nursing, PA, PT, or other medical related program.
  2. Can commit at least two years for this position.
  3. Can work at least 4-5 hours/week (day or evening time) from Monday to Sunday.
  4. A dedicated hard worker.

Please send your resume to the study coordinator Dr. Haiping Qiao.  Her email address is hqiao@upa.chob.edu

Friday
09/20/19

Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment with Author Erin Hatton September 24

Posted by Tim on September 20, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Come hear from Dr. Erin Hatton, Profess of Sociology and Honors Faculty Fellow as she discusses her forthcoming book: Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)

What is a Worker? Labor, power and coercion among prisoners, college athletes, welfare recipients and graduate students.

Friday
09/13/19

UB IEEE Innovation & Entrepreneurship Panel – September 24

Posted by Tim on September 13, 2019 in Academic Presentations, Event, Networking

All students are invited to the UB IEEE Innovation & Entrepreneurship Panel on Tuesday, September 24 from 6-8 p.m. in the Law Library (O’Brian Hall, second floor). The event is being co-organized by the Libraries and Blackstone Launch Pad powered by Techstars, and is sponsored by IEEE.

This event is geared at any students with an idea for a business, a new product, etc. and provides them with the opportunity to ask questions of our panel speakers who have expertise in startups, business law, entrepreneurship, and patents. Students are asked to bring a question to the event, which will also enter them in a raffle to win one of many great prizes (courtesy of IEEE).

RSVP https://research.lib.buffalo.edu/entrepreneurship-seminar

Friday
09/13/19

SUNY Lab Days – October 10 & 17, 2019

Posted by Tim on September 13, 2019 in Career Opportunities, Event, Fellowships, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

Ideal for SUNY students and early career faculty researchers:

Explore and interview on-the-spot for competitive internship and fellowship opportunities in leading edge research programs at New York’s nationally-acclaimed federal laboratories.

Discover and connect with scientific mentors for research and scholarly projects.

Network with R&D leaders and identify opportunities for research collaboration and access to cutting-edge R&D facilities.

SUNY Lab Days will take place at Stony Brook University on October 10, 2019 and at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute (Utica) on October 17, 2019 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Wednesday
09/11/19

Experience UB Fair: Campus, Community, and Beyond – September 17

Posted by Tim on September 11, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Student Clubs, Student experience

Experience UB Fair: Campus, Community, and Beyond is an opportunity for students to get information about all the different ways to get involved while at UB. There will be opportunities to learn about campus events and programs, outreach to the Buffalo community, undergraduate research opportunities, and so much more. 

The Experience UB Fair will take place on Tuesday, September 17 in the Academic Spine from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Monday
09/09/19

Dessert Hour-Indigenous Tribes of Brazil September 18

Posted by Tim on September 9, 2019 in Event, Networking, Stress Relief, Workshops

Dessert Hour with the Intercultural Diversity Center!

Indigenous Tribes of Brazil: In Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Come learn about a few Brazilian indigenous tribes and how they are being effected by current events all while enjoying some Brazilian/Hispanic desserts!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
1-2:00 p.m.
240 Student Union