University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
02/22/21

10th Annual Honors College Life Raft Debate to be Held Virtually March 3rd

Posted by Tim on February 22, 2021 in Academics, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief

The 10th Annual Honors College “LIFE RAFT DEBATE” will be on Wednesday, March 3rd at 6:15 pm live on Zoom! Join us for this annual tradition as some of your favorite Professors comically debate for your vote to “rebuild” society!

What is a Life Raft Debate you ask? A fictitious nuclear event has occurred and we the audience are on a life raft preparing to float away to safety but we have room for one more person…an academic! Watch as faculty from multiple disciplines argue in intense and sometimes hilarious, fashion for your vote.

Be sure to RSVP to save your seat, as you then vote for who gets the final seat on the Life Raft.  RSVP here before Monday, March 1st to join us:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwECdGEEGUjl_C6kP-aO4oglJ6eNGJ32imhs2eBuhlo-XJBg/viewform

Monday
01/25/21

Society and Computing Club Seeks New Members

Posted by Tim on January 25, 2021 in Community Announcements, Networking, Stress Relief

Inspired by the recent documentary The Social Dilemma, I’ve decided to start the Society and Computing Club, dedicated to examining the implications of computing on society at large. In general, we want to look at algorithms, machine learning, big data, human computer interaction and how they affect our society. Some topics include (but are absolutely not limited to): social media and its effects on mental health and political polarization, how algorithms can perpetuate racial and gender bias, the law and current events surrounding data privacy rights. 

So, I’m on the hunt for interested students! If any of the above or related topics interest you, please do the following:
1. Visit the club charter to find more club specifics 
2. Follow the instructions to fill out the interest form

This club is meant to be interdisciplinary, so we are looking for members of all majors across UB!

Lastly, I should probably introduce myself. I’m Alex Liu, senior computer science major at UB and, for the purposes of this club, concerned citizen.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,
Alex

Monday
01/11/21

Virtual Night of Soul with Phillip Michael Scales January 16 at 8pm

Posted by Tim on January 11, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

Phillip Michael Scales is an artist out of Nashville by way of Chicago. His sound is best described as Dive Bar Soul as he blends Indie Rock storytelling with the passion of the blues. He has taken his engaging live show online while still delivering a genuine, heartfelt show with top sound quality. Oh yeah, did we mention he’s B.B. Kings Nephew? Join Student Engagement for a virtual performance with Phillip Michael Scales. Grab your snacks, coffee, tea, or cocoa and join us on Zoom for a casual night of soul music during the long winter break!

Monday
01/11/21

Among Us Escape Room: Leadership Edition with Student Engagement January 14

Posted by Tim on January 11, 2021 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief

Do you have the leadership skills to outsmart the imposter? Prove you have what it takes by working together with your crewmates in this virtual escape room! 

Register on UBLinked to receive the Zoom link on the day of the event! 

Monday
01/11/21

Trivia Tuesday with Student Engagement

Posted by Tim on January 11, 2021 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief

Join Student Engagement on Tuesday evenings in January at 7:30 p.m. for virtual trivia!  Come hang out with other students and put your trivia skills to the test. Register on the Student Engagement UBLinked page! 

Tuesday, January 12 – Disney Trivia 
Tuesday, January 19 – US Presidents Trivia 
Tuesday, January 26 – Harry Potter Trivia 

Friday
09/11/20

Goldwater Scholarship Information and Application Process

Posted by Tim on September 11, 2020 in Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship supports sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Read on to learn more about the scholarship process and eligibility, and to make an appointment with a fellowships advisor.

Eligibility and Application Materials
To be eligible for the Goldwater, you must: Have a 3.8 GPA or higher Be a Sophomore or junior majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Plan to pursue a PhD in STEM. Have prior research experience. Have U.S. citizenship or permanent residence with intent to become a citizen. The Goldwater application consists of: Online questionnaire. Research essay. Three letters of recommendation. Transcripts. Permanent resident card and Letter of Intent (if applicable).
Learn more and apply online!

Application Timeline



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September: Application opens. Complete online pre-application and, once approved, begin online application.
Nov. 1: Full online application must be completed. Three letters of recommendation and transcripts due to Elizabeth in the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships.
Dec. 1: Candidates are notified if selected for one of UB’s four nomination slots.
Late January: University submits nominations.
Late March: Recipients announced.

Interested in learning more about Goldwater? The Office of Fellowships and Scholarships is here to help!
 
Set Up a Virtual Appointment
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

Fall 2020 Stress Reduction Events and Resources

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Community Announcements, Stress Relief, Workshops

I hope you are doing well!  I wanted to share our Stress Reduction Program events and resources with you so you can share them with the students that you work with during this unique semester.  Attached is our Sept/October calendar of events. All of our programs will be online this semester, except for our weekly Quit Smoking/Vaping Walk-in Clinics on Thursdays from 11am – 1pm at 114 SU with free nicotine patches and gum.  We have tripled the number of weekly programs we are offering so that students can go online Monday-Friday to https://buffalo.zoom.us/my/relax and select between one and three activities to participate in each day.  Highlights for this semester include:

  • Two online 4-session Mindfulness & Meditation programs at the following times—

1) Tuesdays from 5-6:30pm in Zoom from 9/29-10/20 and 2) Thursdays from 3:30-5pm in Zoom from 10/1-10/22. The skills that are taught include belly breathing, dynamic breathing, body scan, walking meditation, guided visualizations, eating meditation and more.  The program provides examples of how college student can practice meditation to support their college experiences.  No experience necessary.  Registration is required on UBLinked or by emailing sd62@buffalo.edu (see attached ad).

  • We have a new Campus Wellness Coaching Program where students can schedule online appointments to work on goals related to academic, physical, social, or emotional wellness.  This may be particularly helpful as students navigate challenges related to COVID-19.  For more info or to schedule an appointment, see https://www.buffalo.edu/studentlife/lifeon-campus/health/healthy-decisions/ wellness-coach.html
  • Our large-scale Chill Out stress relief event before Finals will be Wednesday, 11/18, 12-2pm via Zoom at https://buffalo.zoom.us/my/relax.  This virtual event will have interactive breakout rooms with activities that include: dog therapy, Zumba dance, coloring, yoga, guided meditation, quick easy meals, campus support resources and more!

Feel free to share these opportunities widely. Students can see UBLinked or the UB events calendar for more details on these programs. 

Below are links to handouts to assist students to relieve their stress this semester:

Let me know if you have any questions or ideas to help us to improve and continue to grow our Stress Reduction Program!

Best wishes as you begin the Fall Semester,

 Sharlynn Daun-Barnett, LMSW, CWC

Wellness Coaching, Stress Reduction & Smoking/Vaping Cessation Programs Coordinator

Health Promotion

University at Buffalo

114 Student Union, Buffalo, NY 14260-2100

sd62@buffao.edu 716.645.6939    

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Strengths:  Discipline, Focus, Achiever, Harmony & Connectedness

https://www.buffalo.edu/studentlife/who-we-are/departments/health-promotion.html

Sunday
04/26/20

Student Support Services

Posted by Tim on April 26, 2020 in Financial Aid, Stress Relief, Student experience, Tutoring, Workshops

Student Support Services serves undergraduate students who are first-generation, students from low-income backgrounds and students with a documented disability as they work toward earning their college degree at UB.

They offer:

  • Academic support
  • Personal development advising
  • Financial literacy advising
  • Workshops
  • Graduate and professional school preparation
  • Tutoring
  • Fun events and outings with other SSS students

See how SSS can enhance enhance your time at UB. Join today!

VISIT CPMC.BUFFALO.EDU/SSS

APPLYING IS FREE AND OPEN YEAR-ROUND.
STUDENTS WITH U.S. CITIZENSHIP OR PERMANENT
RESIDENCY MAY APPLY.

EMAIL: SSSINFO@BUFFALO.EDU

Monday
04/13/20

Stay Connected, Stay Engaged Virtual Engagement Starts HERE!

Posted by Tim on April 13, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Student experience

Student Engagement is working hard to develop ways to stay connected with the campus community and students. Below you will find ways to engage from the comfort of your home

Upcoming Virtual Events!  

Click on the Links below to find out more!  

Telling Your UB Success Story 

Virtual Volunteering 

Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking

Leadership and the Magic of Human Connection 

Check out more events HERE!

Get a Jump on your Day!

Do you miss burning off some steam at the gym? Check out these virtual classes to help get you moving for 30 minutes a day! 

Core Power Yoga

SELF Ready, Set, HITT at Home 

YMCA 360: Your Virtual YMCA

The Bar Method

Check out more classes HERE!

Do you love New York state as much as us? 

Check out this link for virtual tours, online events, and livecams to stay engaged!  New York State’s Best Online Events, Virtual Tours, and Livecams

Virtual Trips! 

Take a trip around the world from the comfort of your own home!

Yellowstone National Park 

Hidden Worlds of National Parks 

Pompei

Access Mars

Museums and More!   

Check out these cool links! 

 National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea 

Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands 

The National Museum of Anthropology – Mexico City 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Visit the Student Engagement Events page on UBLinked to learn about all the events Student Engagement has planned for you this semester!