University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Tuesday
09/29/20

Honors Faculty Fellows Introductory Zoom Panel Friday, October 9

Posted by Tim on September 29, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

The Honors College Faculty Fellows will have their Introductory panel zoom meeting on Friday October 9th  3-4pm

-meet the Honors Faculty Fellows for the 2020-2021 school year

-hear their stories of how they themselves went from 18 year old college students to becoming UB faculty and researchers in their academic fields.

-see yourself in their stories and learn the paths they took to their current positions.

-Moderated panel discussion on 10/9 with time for Q & A from you the honors student audience.

-ZOOM coordinates are below

-should probably list the discipline of each fellow in the advertising as well

-meet YOUR Faculty Fellows, learn of their specialties and interests and utilize them throughout the year as you craft your own academic and perhaps research path

Time: Oct 9, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/99041994785?pwd=WWlEK3BuMmQ4bWhXK3BtT3JmaGdjZz09

Tuesday
09/29/20

Fall 2020 Honors Alumni Connections Events October 6, 9, 12 and 15. Meet Honors Alums Virtually!

Posted by Tim on September 29, 2020 in Alumni, Career Opportunities, Event, Networking, Workshops

FALL 2020 HONORS COLLEGE ALUMNI CONNECTIONS EVENTS

STEM and Health Sciences: October 6 at 5 pm

John Assad

Professor of Neurobiology & Director, PhD Program in Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School

Biological Sciences, 1985

Jackson Buss

Research Scientist, New England Biolabs

Biological Sciences, 2005

Ann Martin

Project manager of STEM education programs, Oak Ridge Associated Universities

Physics & English, 2005

Christina White

Doctor of Physical Therapy student, University of Pittsburgh

Exercise Science & Dance 2018

Law, Management and Social Sciences: October 9 at 12 pm

Ben Cady

Counsel, Office of Regulations, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

English, 2005

Nate Carbrey

Associate Director, Accounting Policy and Special Projects, ACV Auctions Inc

Accounting & Business Administration, 2012

Samantha DeMart

Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, Heritage Christian Services

Communication, 2005

Danny  Hatem

Doctoral Candidate in Politics University of Oxford

Political Science, 2007

Mackenzie Robinson

Intelligence Analyst, US Department of Justice

Political Science, 2017

Jennifer Thompson
Sales strategy and operations manager, Google EMEA

Management, 2008

Ryan Thorne   

Attorney, Desmarais LLP

Electrical Engineering, 2015

Architecture and Arts: October 12 at 5 pm

Laura Nasca

Graphics & User Experience Designer, Sports Basement

Dance and Graphic Design, 2017

David Sass

Senior Vice President, CannonDesign

Architecture, 1999

Ian Schwarzenberg

Urban planning data analyst, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Environmental Design, 2017

Linnea Spampinato

Marketing Project Manager, Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Art History, 2013

Amy VanKirk

Associate Professor of Dance, Radford University

Psychology & Dance, 2005

SEAS October 15 at 12 pm

Devashish Agarwal

Cyber Risk Consultant, Deloitte & Touche

Computer Science, 2018

Justin Imiola

Energy Engineer, Wendel Companies

Economics & Environmental Geosciences, 2015

Christopher Palmer

Software Engineer

Computer Engineering, 2015

Thomas Piwtorak

Electrical Engineer, Sumitomo Rubber USA

Electrical Engineering, 2009

Tuesday
09/22/20

Opportunity for Engagement with UB Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholars

Posted by Tim on September 22, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Information Session, Networking

https://www.buffalo.edu/diversity-innovation/distinguished-visiting-scholars/cohort.html

Dear UB Students,

I hope that each of you are well and finding connection, support, and stimulation, in spite of the unprecedented circumstances affecting us all this fall. I have happy news to share.

The UB Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholars (DVS) faculty cohort has arrived in Buffalo for the 2020-21 academic year.  Each member of the cohort will engage with UB’s students, faculty and throughout the fall and spring semesters. Programs with the Scholars, which will be open to all members of our community, will include public talks, art exhibitions, book clubs and film viewings, class visits, workshops, opportunities to chat on ZOOM, and various celebrations throughout the year. (Please check out www.buffalo.edu/cdi for ongoing posting of events and use the “contact us” form to add yourself to the email list for notifications.)

The breadth of the Scholars’ work and interests—anti-racist pedagogy; artistic depictions of migration; writing as a means to promote social justice; the empirical examination of different forms of racial inequity such as in health outcomes, policing and incarceration; contemporary Kenyan political history; women’s roles in historic rebellions; race and representation in romanticism; the influence of Black girls and women in shaping educational outcomes; the mapping of Indigenous communities and study of settler-colonialism—creates points of intersection with students, faculty and staff across all departments and units and the hope that members of the entire UB community will participate in Scholar events. 

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT with THE SCHOLARS through MENTORING CIRCLES:

In addition to all of these larger, university-wide and departmental/program-level opportunities to meet the Scholars via class visits or other activities, a special component of this visiting scholar program is that each Scholar will lead two mentoring circles—one for 10 graduate and another for 10 undergraduate students. 

These circles will enable students to have meaningful, small group interaction with the Scholars (even if that interaction is via ZOOM in the near-term) and meet other students with whom friendships can be formed and academic, personal and professional support exchanged, and a sense of community developed.  Importantly, students in the circles will play a key role in welcoming the Distinguished Visiting Scholars to UB and Buffalo.

The group activities within the mentoring circles will vary—selected by Scholars in conjunction with students in the circles—but will enable you to meet with other students as well as the Scholars to have discussions about your experiences, interests, and goals. 

ALL UB undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate. Because the circles must be limited in size to permit these small group interactions, students must express interest through a brief survey and statement.

HOW TO EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST IN PARTICIPATING:

Using this link (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DVSMentoring), you will indicate which Scholar(s) you are interested in meeting with, some questions about your goals/interests, and also to share a short statement about yourself (that you can upload via the survey).  You learn about each of the Scholars here:  https://www.buffalo.edu/diversity-innovation/distinguished-visiting-scholars/cohort.html 

The process is not time-consuming and this not a graded assignment. J  The Scholars will be interested in learning about you in order to select students as part of their circles. And do remember that these circles will be only one of many means for you to “meet” and learn with the Scholars throughout the year. There will be many other opportunities.

I hope you will consider completing the survey and submitting a short statement indicating your interest. If you have questions, do not hesitate to consult a faculty member in your department/program (particularly the Director of Undergraduate or Graduate Studies) or others, as well as me: ub-cdi-scholars@buffalo.edu with your questions.  (NOTE: The survey has been tested and does meet accessibility standards, but please reach out to accessibility services or to the Center, if you need assistance.)

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR INTEREST IN PARTICIPATING:  Sunday, October 4th at 5 pm. 

(Notification of selection by:  October 11th.)

We all hope you will read about the Scholars on the Center website and consider being a part of this program which we think will greatly benefit you and be part of making each Scholar’s year at UB fun and memorable!

Thursday
09/17/20

Internship Opportunity with Buffalo City Hall

Posted by Tim on September 17, 2020 in Career Opportunities, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

Team Fillmore is hiring! Buffalo City Council Member Mitch Nowakowski is looking for a talented, eager intern to join his dynamic team at City Hall who help him serve the community. Office activities include: 

– Planning community outreach events
– Conducting legislative research
– Assisting constituents with City Hall departments
– Scheduling
– Preparation of constituent correspondence
– Working with other Council and local government offices
– Sending regular newsletters to stakeholders 
– And more! 

This is a paid internship and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete the Google Form application at the link below and then send a resume to rcastaneda@city-buffalo.com. Applicants who do not both complete the form and send a resume will not be considered. Please, no phone or email inquiries. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfIsyrRQ4yw1rZ6zH8OOCFHVoXlpzMRJ3v4whXP9U-lgH8fpw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2Meu47xILdq8JD1bPzkZd1DzyGloLUCEKeUbhdXyzbG9LI8e1zz1Of8aA

Friday
09/04/20

Chess Club is Back!

Posted by Tim on September 4, 2020 in Community Announcements, Networking, Stress Relief

Chess Club is back! We will be meeting virtually through chess.com on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. Follow us on Instagram @ub_chess_club for more information. Email jdriccar@buffalo.edu with any questions. 

Monday
08/31/20

UB Career Services Fall Resources and Opportunities

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Networking, Uncategorized

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Chat live Direct message Career Services with your career questions.   

Talk to a Career Coach Start where you are. Searching for your major, a job/internship, skills to build or trying to imagine your life after college? You Talk. We Listen. Book Online.  

Find an Alum Filter alumni that fit your interests and schedule a consultation in the UB Career Connector Network
Monday
08/31/20

Check out UB Career Services Career Communities

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Networking

Get personalized feeds in Bullseye powered by Handshake to explore your curiosities, gain skills that employers want, and get resources and event recommendations sent right in your inbox. It doesn’t matter your major or your background. Find a community (or two) that fits you. There’s no limit to how many communities you can join + you can change your mind at any time. >Learn how you can subscribe to Career Communities.
 
Start exploring Career Communities
Monday
08/31/20

Career Building Workshops with UB Career Services Fall 2020

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Career Building Skillshops focuses on building top skills that employers want for today’s job market. Here are some of our most popular skillshops.   Finding an on-campus or part-time job – September 3 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. International Students: The American Job Search – September 14 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Get discovered with your Bullseye powered by Handshake Profile – September 16 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Making the Most of the Job and Internship Fair – September 30 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Interviewing Hacks That Work – October 1 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.   >See all upcoming skillshops   +PLUS: Join our career experts in creating the best resume and/or online profile every Wednesday and Thursday during our virtual Resume + Online Profile Labs.
Monday
08/31/20

Fall 2020 Fellowships and Scholarships 101 Workshops

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Looking for funding but unsure where to start?

Join the UB Office of Fellowships and Scholarships for a 30-minute introductory workshop covering how search for awards, major external fellowships, finding funding for graduate school, and becoming a more competitive applicant. 

All workshops will take place via Zoom. Once you RSVP for Fellowships and Scholarships 101 using the form below, you will receive an email with the Zoom meeting information.

If you cannot attend either of these times, check out our Fellowships and Scholarships 101 series on our YouTube channel and make an appointment with an advisor online to address any unanswered questions or concerns.
  Weekly Sessions Mondays from 11-11:30 a.m.
Tuesdays from 2-2:30 p.m.
  Note: Sessions will begin the week of September 7 and finish the week of December 7.
RSVP for Fellowships and Scholarships 101
Wednesday
07/22/20

UB Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) Research Opportunity

Posted by Tim on July 22, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

Are you interested in child development? Parenting? Healthy eating? Obesity prevention? Gaining research experience?

The Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) at the University of Buffalo is looking for detail-oriented and enthusiastic undergraduate students to assist with research studies during Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. 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: https://medicine.buffalo.edu/faculty/profile.html?ubit=safrasca, and more information about HABLAB is available at http://ubhablab.weebly.com.

This academic year, we have several online research opportunities including joining a behavioral coding team that codes data from video recorded tasks, such as parent-child interactions or a child frustration task in the laboratory. Coders become trained on an appropriate coding scheme and apply their new skills to contribute to the team’s work, coding videos each week and attending regular coding meetings for group discussion. In addition, we anticipate a restart of our in-person study activities at some point this academic year, in which case research assistants may have opportunities to help execute study protocols and interact with families and young children in the lab and/or in local restaurants. General responsibilities of student research assistants include: assisting with materials preparation, data entry and/or coding, and helping staff in the implementation of the study design. All incoming research assistants must be able to commit to at least 10 hours per week, with preference given to students who can commit to at least two semesters. Summer 2021 positions may also become available. For students who spend multiple semesters on the team, independent research projects, conference presentations, and/or thesis projects are possible.

The entire HABLAB team meets weekly for lab meetings (which are currently taking place via Zoom), in which various research related and professional development topics are discussed with our full team of faculty, staff, postdoctoral and graduate trainees, and undergraduate research assistants.

Interested students can apply by submitting an application and a resume to ubhablab@gmail.com, using “Student research assistant application 2020” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at http://ubhablab.weebly.com/students. We are currently interviewing candidates via Zoom and filling positions on a rolling basis.