University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
03/15/21

First Women In Politics

Posted by Tim on March 15, 2021 in New Programs

Pictures of women in politics
Throughout the Month of March
All Day 
240 SU  (http://bit.ly/FirstWomenInPolitics) Stop into 240 Student Union to see a slideshow, running throughout the day, about the amazing women who have had an impact on our political system!
Saturday
03/13/21

Fulbright Application Preparation Workshops

Posted by Tim on March 13, 2021 in New Programs, Workshops

Interested in researching, teaching or earning a master’s degree abroad? The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides funded opportunities to do so in more than 150 countries.
 
Join us for a three-part virtual workshop series where you will learn more about the Fulbright program and how to develop a strong proposal. 
Dates:March 30, April 6 and 13 from 9-10 a.m.
Register for the Fulbright Application Preparation Series
Note: These awards are only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree when the Fulbright grant starts. Applications will be due in the fall.

If you are unable to attend the live workshops, please register to access saved recordings of the workshops.
Saturday
03/06/21

2021 EOP Virtual Summer Bridge Program

Posted by Tim on March 6, 2021 in Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking, New Programs

Hello, 

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is currently hiring students for our upcoming 2021 Virtual Summer Bridge Program. The student staff application is live and available to download on our website.  The Summer Bridge Program is an intensive five-week academic and growth development program designed to facilitate the transition of students from high school to college. The program’s goals are to give new incoming students a head start towards a successful college experience and the opportunity to begin building community with other students. 

Summer Staff Position Expectations

•                     Must be in good standing with the College

•                     Exhibit a positive attitude and ability to motivate others

•                     Strong interpersonal and communication skills

•                     Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups of people

•                     Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to assist others

•                     Serve as a role model for incoming students

•                     Answer questions about both social and academic aspects of college life

•                     Promote interaction among groups of new students during small group discussions, icebreakers and activities

•                     Uphold all program and university policies and procedures

•                     Complete staff training for final appointment 

Position Salary 

•                     Counselor Assistant (CA)

•                     $2,000 Stipend 

For more information on the application process, please click here

Saturday
02/27/21

Apply to be a part of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2021 in Career Opportunities, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking, New Programs, Student Job Opportunities

The Summer Institute (SI) is a two-week creative writing and cultural exchange program for participants age 18-22 from Pakistan, India, and the U.S.

Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the SI will be held virtually in 2021. Students from all disciplines – the arts, humanities, sciences, and everything in between – are welcome to apply! This program is free for accepted applicants and will focus on creative writing and the power of narrative. 

Attendees take part in collaborative workshops focused on their creative work, in seminars to expand literary knowledge of diverse global literatures, in special seminars on the craft of writing, and in activities designed to forge new lines of understanding and shared purpose among its community of writers. The SI is an opportunity to see writing as a form of action – a personally-empowering skill that can be employed for social change.

The Summer Institute is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad.

For more information, go to:

https://iwp.uiowa.edu/programs/summer-institute

Saturday
02/27/21

Art and Diverse Cultural Landscapes Program

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2021 in Event, Networking, New Programs

How Can Art Museums Model the Future of Diverse Cultural Landscapes?
Wednesday, March 10
5:30-6:30 pm
What role does art play in times of need? In this moment of upheaval, reckoning, and change, what responsibilities do museums have in representing cultures, past and present, as well as modeling the future of diverse cultural landscapes? UB Art Galleries Curator Liz Park moderates a roundtable discussion with Candice Hopkins and Yesomi Umolu, two leading thinkers and curators in the field of contemporary art. They will share frank reflections on the limits of museums as sites of knowledge and explore the potentials of creating a just and open space in which art can amplify voices and broaden views.
About the Program
UB President Satish K. Tripathi will offer introductory remarks.
https://mcusercontent.com/6d392d4d8e6d4aca3972d67f2/images/b419625c-189b-4b07-bc57-b37b65dff654.jpgCandice Hopkins is a citizen of Carcross/Tagish First Nation and lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her writing and curatorial practice explores the intersections of history, contemporary art, and indigeneity. She has served as senior curator for the 2019 and 2021 editions of the Toronto Biennial of Art and was part of the curatorial team for the Canadian Pavilion of the 58th Venice Biennale, featuring the work of the media art collective Isuma. She is co-curator of notable exhibitions including Art for New Understanding: Native Voices 1950s to Now; the 2018 SITE Santa Fe biennial, Casa Tomada; documenta 14 in Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany; Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada; and Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her recent essays and presentations include “The Gilded Gaze: Wealth and Economies on the Colonial Frontier,” for the documenta 14 Reader, and “Outlawed Social Life” for South as a State of Mind.
https://mcusercontent.com/6d392d4d8e6d4aca3972d67f2/images/f959faed-eefd-41b0-b0c0-419b87d6a2bc.jpgYesomi Umolu is recently appointed Director of Curatorial Affairs and Public Practice at the Serpentine Galleries, London. She was previously Director and Curator, Logan Center Exhibitions at the University of Chicago where she also taught courses in visual art and spatial practices as a lecturer in the humanities division. Prior to joining the Logan, Umolu held curatorial positions at the MSU Broad Museum, East Lansing, Michigan; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art. As Artistic Director of the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial, Umolu oversaw a critically acclaimed curatorial program featuring new commissions, off-site installations and a host of performances, talks, workshops and community engagements with over 80 international contributors. Umolu is a 2016 recipient of the prestigious Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts Curatorial Fellowship. She served on the curatorial advisory board for the United States Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. She is a trustee of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago. 
https://mcusercontent.com/6d392d4d8e6d4aca3972d67f2/images/1f672b7f-0903-4cd6-96ab-20ce482a28b8.jpgLiz Park is Curator of Exhibitions at the University at Buffalo Art Galleries, the State University of New York. She was most recently the associate curator of the 2018 Carnegie International at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. She has curated exhibitions at a wide range of institutions including the Western Front, Vancouver; the Kitchen, New York; the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; the Miller Institute for Contemporary Art at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; and Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, South Korea. Her writing has been published by Afterall OnlineAfterimageArtAsiaPacificPerforma MagazineFillipYishu: A Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Pluto Press, and Ryerson University Press, among others. She was a Helena Rubinstein Fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program in 2011–12 and Whitney-Lauder Curatorial Fellow at ICA Philadelphia in 2013–15. Her research interests have revolved around mobility and migration as well as representations of violence in the colonial present.
Sunday
11/01/20

Tutoring Opportunity for Buffalo Public Schools

Posted by Tim on November 1, 2020 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Job Opportunity, Networking, New Programs, Tutoring, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

We are beginning a tutoring program with high school students from Buffalo Public Schools, and as such, we are seeking undergraduate-level tutors, particularly those in math and science. 

Tutoring will be held Monday-Thursday between 2-5 p.m. We are asking that those who are interested commit to at least two afternoons per week.

Ideally, we are looking for tutors who could qualify for a Work Study program; that would allow them to be paid for their time. Otherwise, the tutors would need to work on a volunteer basis.

You can apply on Handshake and can certainly reach out to me directly with any questions. 

Thank you for your consideration and help with this matter!

Monday
10/19/20

Student Organizations Understanding Leadership (SOUL) Certificate Program

Posted by Tim on October 19, 2020 in Community Announcements, New Programs, Workshops

This image features Victor E. Bull sitting and reading with a student on a ledge. Victor flips a page of the book and then gives a thumbs up to the camera while the student smiles in Victor's direction. The SOUL Program-
This new certificate program, Student Organizations Understanding Leadership (SOUL), aims to help you gain and improve upon the skills necessary for career readiness. This certificate encapsulates the definition and proposed career readiness competencies of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
Career Readiness and NACE:
NACE defines career readiness as the attainment and demonstration of certain skills and competencies that prepare college students for a smooth transition into the workplace. These eight competency areas are: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving Oral/Written Communication Teamwork/Collaboration Digital Technology Leadership Professionalism/Work Ethic Career Management Global/Intercultural Fluency For the full breakdown of NACE’s career readiness competencies, visit this website.
Friday
09/18/20

The Virtual Leadership Academy

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2020 in New Programs, Online Courses, Student experience

Intentionally designed to engage students in conversations about leadership skills and strategies, this 8-week long program will help students discover who they are as a leader and develop their full leadership potential.

This program will be delivered synchronously through an online platform on Thursdays from 2:30 p.m – 3:30 p.m. 

Access more information and RSVP 

Baird Point with Lake La Salle at sunrise in April 2020.

Friday
09/18/20

Student Engagement New Certificate Program: UB SELECT

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2020 in Academics, General Education Requirements, Honors Experiences, New Programs

About UB SELECT

UB SELECT stands for “Student Engagement and Leadership Education Credential Training”.

This program is designed to help students get resume-worthy experience to build skills and competencies that students can apply in their courses and future careers. Through this program, students will work with a Student Engagement Ambassador to choose from a variety of opportunities, classes, and other programs. 

A More Inclusive CertificateThis new program updates the TORCH, PEAK and UBXL Certificates and introduces two new certificates: Community and Civic Engagement and SOUL [Student Organizations Understanding Leadership] for a broader extra-curricular experience. Students previously enrolled in these certificates will still be able to complete them with their original requirements.
Additional Information and Sign Up
Wednesday
05/06/20

UB Master’s degree in Biomedical Informatics

Posted by Tim on May 6, 2020 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, New Programs

Introducing UB’s Master’s degree in Biomedical Informatics! The attached brochure provides an overview of the program and a description of each of the courses they offer.