University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
12/14/18

UB Communications Seeks Student Assistants for the Spring PAID

Posted by Tim on December 14, 2018 in Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking, Student Assistant, Student Job Opportunities

I wanted to reach out to you because we are currently looking to hire several creative, innovative and detail-oriented students to help us tell the UB story on the institution’s primary social media accounts.

These paid positions are a wonderful opportunity for anyone who would like to challenge themselves to grow their creative, problem solving, storytelling, human behaviors or critical thinking skills – or for students who want to build skills in communications on social media.

Honors students really do well with us. Their humor and creativity make them outstanding candidates. And as you know, many of the honors students you have placed with us have gone on to do great things.

  • Our Video and Content students not only craft stories (including video content), but analyze performance.
  • Our Operations students collaborate to design and mature our information and measurement systems and information architecture in our best-of-class Social Media Management system (Sprinklr) uses it to analyze and report on UB’s impact in the social media landscape.

We prepare our students for careers in social media marketing and our past student assistants have gone on to have incredible experiences. In the last few years alone, our students have secured internships and jobs at global companies such as Hulu, Casper, The Smithsonian Institution and more.

The positions we are hiring for are as follows (see attached job descriptions for details):

  1. Social Media Content/Engagement Assistant
  2. Social Media Video Assistant
  3. [NEW] Social Media Operations Assistant

2019 STUDENT ASSISTANT OPPORTUNITY – SOCIAL MEDIA OPERATIONS ASSISTANT 2019 STUDENT ASSISTANT OPPORTUNITY – CONTENT AND ENGAGEMENT 2019 STUDENT ASSISTANT OPPORTUNITY – SOCIAL MEDIA VIDEO ASSISTANT

Please feel free to share with students or faculty members who would know of any stand-outs student to work with us as we continue to elevate our UB social media channel performance.

This paid position does not have a tuition waiver; however, it is a great learning position for experienced students with skills that they want to sharpen in this area.

Friday
11/30/18

MuGSA Graduate Symposium March 29th and March 30th

Posted by Tim on November 30, 2018 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

The Music Graduate Student Association in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University at Buffalo is pleased to announce the 2019 Graduate Student Conference, which will take place on Friday & Saturday March 29-30, 2019. Events will include paper sessions, concerts, & a keynote address.
Our call for papers extends to all graduate students in the fields of musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, and composition, but also includes students from other disciplines who wish to submit a proposal for a paper that relates in some way to music.

Senior undergraduates are also welcome to submit with the guidance of a faculty member. Interdisciplinary papers are especially encouraged with subjects including, but are not limited to, intersections of music with philosophy, film & media studies, popular culture, psychology/cognition, & gender studies.
Paper presentations should be no longer than twenty minutes in length, to be followed by ten minutes for questions. The deadline for proposals is Friday, January 4th, 2019. All applicants will be notified of their status by Monday, January 14th, 2019.
Abstract Submission Guidelines:
– Send abstracts to Jesse Kiser (he/him), at jessekis@buffalo.edu, with “Buffalo 2019
Graduate Conference” as the subject.
– Abstracts should not exceed 300 words.
– Please attach your abstract in the form of a Microsoft Word document or PDF.
– Name the file with the following format: LASTNAME_UB2019.
– Include your name, e-mail address, & academic affiliation (degree program &
institution) in the body of the e-mail.
– Do not put your name or affiliation in the document.
– List any audio-visual requirements or other special needs in your e-mail.
– Only one submission per applicant.
For additional information or queries please e-mail Jesse Kiser (jessekis@buffalo.edu).
We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Friday
11/30/18

Interview with Dr. Irfan Khan, MD turned Entrepreneur December 5th

Posted by Tim on November 30, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars will host Dr. Irfan Khan, MD turned entrepreneur for a How I Built Thisan authentic and raw interview of an entrepreneur by a student entrepreneur on Wed., December 5th at 6:30 p.m. in 210 student Union, UB’s North Campus.

Irfan Khan is an MD turned entrepreneur – and he’s innovating in the healthcare industry. In 2015, he founded the startup company Circuit Clinical, which is working to transform the efficiency and experience of clinical trials. Now, patients can learn about clinical research opportunities from physicians they trust and pharmaceutical companies can be more confident that they have the right candidates. Circuit Clinical acts as an Integrated Research Organization and has the advantage of both physician and participant engagement, a network of more than 1 million patients and technology products to enhance the entire experience.

Monday
10/29/18

UB Aging Information Sprint Friday, November 2 1-6 p.m. in the Student Union

Posted by Tim on October 29, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Innovation Sprint: Aging Innovation Challenge
Friday, November 2, 2018
1-6 p.m.
210 Student Union

Seeking Innovators do develop prototypes to assist older New Yorkers

Join the Innovation Spring as an IDEA Champion or contribute your talent to a team as sa FREE Agent.

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/UBAginglnnovation18

The time to create tomorrow’s solutions is now!

Students and faculty from all disciplines welcome. Winning teams will compete in finals for $5,000 in prizes.  Bring yourself-we’ll take care of the food and swag!

Sponsored by the UB Center for Successful Aging and Blackstone LaunchPad

Monday
10/22/18

SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) April 26 and April 27

Posted by Tim on October 22, 2018 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

SUNY UNDERGRADUATE
RESEARCH CONFERENCE
APRIL 26-27, 2019

The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) is a multidisciplinary spring semester event hosted each year by different SUNY institutions. It brings together undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations—oral, performance, artistic displays, and posters presentations—in ALL academic disciplines. Farmingdale State College (SURC East), SUNY Adirondack with SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury (SURC Central), and Niagara County Community College (SURC West) will co-host SUNY SURC this coming April. By bringing together students and faculty from across the state, SURC helps realize the synergistic power of the SUNY system.

For more information, please visit: suny.edu/surc or email surc@suny.edu

And don’t forget, funding is available to offset the cost of your trip via the Honors College Academic Enrichment Fund: https://honors.buffalo.edu/funding/supplemental.php

Monday
10/15/18

UB’s #SpiritDay at Sip and Chat Wednesday, October 17

Posted by Tim on October 15, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed, Workshops

Join us at this week’s Sip and Chat for coffee, baked goods and the opportunity to learn more about UB’s #SPIRITDAY public art project hosted by the Office of Inclusive Excellence. The non-partisan public art project is based on the For Freedoms nationwide project and provides UB students with the opportunity to make their own yard sign to stand with LGBTQ+ youth against bullying. During Sip and Chat on Wednesday, October 17th from 11:30am-12:30pm, Honors Scholars can create their yard sign which will be included in a public art installation the next day outside of the Student Union.

 

 

More Ways to Get Involved:

 

Through a partnership with the Office of Inclusive Excellence, the Intercultural and Diversity Center, The LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association, and LGBTQ student organizations, the University has commissioned artist, queer activist, and UB alumni Dana Tyrrell to install the public art project.  The project is through For Freedoms, an artist-run platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States.

> Learn more about For Freedoms

In 2010 the first Spirt Day was recognized.  Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pledging to “go purple” on Spirit Day is a way for everyone — forward-thinking companies, global leaders, respected celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends — to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ youth and to take part in the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world.

> Learn more about Spirit Day

On October 18 from 10am-3pm in the Student Union Lobby, students, faculty and staff will see the lawn sign installation and get to make a sign if they haven’t already.  At 12pm pizza will be served and brief remarks will be shared by the artist and members of the UB community.

Spirit Day will also be recognized at UB on October 20 at the UB Volleyball vs. Central Michigan match in Alumni Arena at 6pm.  The first 225 guests will get a free purple #SPIRITDAY t-shirt!

Hope to see you there!

Friday
10/12/18

InFocus: MidTerms Friday, October 19

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Join us for the next InFocus on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 12 noon in 107 Capen Hall (Colloquium room).  The topic will be Midterms-What’s at Stake in November?

Moderator: Dr. Jacob Neiheisel, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

 

Sponsored by UB Student Life, UB Honors College and UB International Student Services

Wednesday
10/03/18

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted by Tim on October 3, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and I’d like to invite you to join us in the many activities taking place at UB this month (DVAM 2018).  Tomorrow our nationally recognized, award winning peer education groups, the UB Men’s Group and the Student Survivor Advocacy Alliance will be holding an all-day event in the Student Union Lobby, and handing out purple bandanas (while supplies last) for folks to wear as a show of support for survivors, and collecting donations for our local domestic violence shelter and rape crisis center.  For more information, visit the event page: Walk With Me UB.   

Please note that we have an On-Campus Advocate from Crisis Services as confidential resources available for UB students, faculty, and staff who may be experiencing domestic violence.  She can be reached at 716-796-4399, or via email at campusadv1@crisisservices.org.  Additional resources are available at buffalo.edu/equity/use.

Lastly, the Alliance is holding a social media contest on Wednesdays throughout October, so please wear purple every Wednesday as a show of support for survivors, and share a picture to their social media with the handle @theUBalliance and hashtags #UBDVAM #supportsurvivors and #ItsOnUsUB

Wednesday
10/03/18

NY’s Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success #EmTechMOOC Invitation

Posted by Tim on October 3, 2018 in Academics, Community Announcements, Networking, Workshops

The State University of New York’s Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success (#EmTechMOOC)
is a Coursera Massive Open Online Course available to learners across the globe.

Acquire lifelong learning strategies & 21st century skills in this discovery-based learning opportunity.

Learn about the value and implications of using emerging technologies for communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.
Enroll Now  to stay current in today’s rapidly changing world.

The entire course can be completed in as little as 1-hour per week over 5-weeks. New sessions begin every 5 weeks.

Faculty – Explore freely-available tools to build learning activities into your courses.
Students – Explore technology resources to support your learning.
Everyone from across the globe – is welcome to participate!

Develop a personal ePortfolio to showcase your skills and accomplishments.

Everyone can earn Mastery Badges, and anyone from SUNY can also earn a FREE Coursera Certificate of Completion!

Watch this video introducing #EmTechMOOC.
http://bit.ly/emtechmooc-trailer

Enroll Now: http://suny.edu/emtech

Print and share the #EmTechMOOC flyer!

Follow us on social media #EmTechMOOC:

Monday
10/01/18

UB SAMPLE Mentee Program for Students Interested in Working in a College Setting

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Workshops

Do you have a student interested in working professionally in a college setting? Do you know a student who wants to study student affairs? If so, please refer them to Student Engagement’s Student Affairs Mentorship Program and Leadership Experience (SAMPLE). All students, regardless of their current major, are welcome to apply for a one year mentorship experience to explore careers in student affairs.

As a SAMPLE Mentee, the students will…

  • ​​Develop a mentorship relationship with a full time professional staff member in student affairs at UB.
  • Network with students who are interested in working in Student Affairs.
  • Have the option to enroll in an “Introduction to Student Affairs” course in the Spring 2019 semester.
  • Attend workshops about graduate programs in student affairs/higher education, functional areas in student affairs, trends in the field, and more!​

If students are interested, the application for SAMPLE is on Student Engagement’s UBLinked Page. If you or a student have any questions, contact the SAMPLE Intern Anabelle McDonald at anabelle@buffalo.edu or Terri Budek at tfrysh@buffalo.edu.​

Link for More Information:

https://www.buffalo.edu/studentlife/get-involved/search/sample.html