University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
12/20/19

Deadline Near for Several Undergraduate Fellowships, Grants and Research Opportunities

Posted by Tim on December 20, 2019 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Summer Research

DOE Scholars Program, Dept of Energy; app deadline Jan 3, 2020

History of Diversity in the Physical Sciences Intern, American Institute of Physics (for physics undergraduates), app deadline Jan 15, 2020

REU in Increasing Statistical Preparation in Research Education for Underrepresented Undergraduates, Spelman College; app deadline Jan 15, 2020

Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; app deadline Jan 15, 2020

REU, Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington; app deadline Jan 15, 2020

Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium, Johns Hopkins University, Apr 3-4, 2020; abstract deadline Jan 24, 2020


REU in Evolutionary Science, University of Iowa; app deadline Feb 1, 2020

REU, SETI Institute (for students interested in astronomy, astrobiology, or planetary science); app deadline Feb 1, 2020

REU in Raptor Research, Boise State University; app deadline Feb 3, 2020

Summer Student Fellowships, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (for rising fourth-year students interested in ocean sciences, oceanographic engineering, mathematics, or marine policy); app deadline Feb 5, 2020

Analytic Studies Internships, Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute (for students in art history, anthropology, archaeology, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, ecology, earth sciences, chemical and materials science engineering, museum studies, or paleontology); app dline Feb 10, 2020

History and Heritage Internship, Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life; app dline Feb 10, 2020

REU in Materials Research Science and Engineering, Northwestern University; app deadline Feb 14, 2020

Seventh Annual Environmental Science and Design Symposium, Kent State University; app deadline Feb 15, 2020

Travel grant to attend 2020 International Conference on Arabidopsis Research in Seattle (for underrepresented students in plant sciences); app deadline Feb 29, 2020

Friday
12/20/19

First Generation Peer Mentors Needed

Posted by Tim on December 20, 2019 in Community Announcements, Networking, Stress Relief, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

A peer mentor is an experienced first-gen upper-class student at UB who will mentor a small group (up to 10) new to UB first-gen freshmen. Mentors are committed to supporting the holistic development of our first-gen students and preparing them to make a successful transition to college. Mentors will contribute to the success of their mentees by building community and as sense of belonging. Mentors will also challenge the student to think more critically and have an increased level of self- awareness and reflection. Mentors will serve as a buddy, a coach, an advocate and a role model for their mentee.

Peer Mentor Primary Responsibilities

  • Participate in required mentor training sessions (approx. 2 hours in person, there may be more training opportunities online; times TBD)
  • Attend fall “Welcome (Back) Bulls  Social” in September to welcome all incoming first generation students
  • Reach out to your assigned mentees at the start of classes and each month; be available to your mentee via text, email, phone, or in person
  • Attend First Gen Connect monthly events with your mentee(s)
  • Participate in mentor workshops offered on a variety of leadership, wellness, and personal/professional development topics
  • Estimated time commitment of the program:
    • approximately 2 hours in mentor training (times TBD)
    • Additional online training modules will be required as ongoing training
    • approximately 4 hours a week working with mentee(s), which includes related activities–workshops, mentor journal, required survey/assessments)

Peer Mentor Required Qualifications

  • Enrolled in Spring 2020 and will have sophomore, junior, or senior status in Fall 2020
  • Must be in good academic, financial, and disciplinary standing
  • First-generation college student (neither parent received a four-year degree in the United States)
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Genuine desire to help their first-generation peers succeed
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude
  • Willing to learn and share information about the University at Buffalo community, student life and campus resources
  • First gen students at UB come from across the globe and represent a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, linguistic, socio-economic, geographical, and political perspectives–prospective mentors should embrace and celebrate this diversity
  • Interest in developing leadership and mentoring experience

Benefits for Peer Mentors

  • Workshops and training on a wide variety of UB resources that support student success–including career, professional, wellness, and leadership topics
  • Enhance your skills in coaching and guiding others
  • Opportunities to connect with a wide network of faculty and staff dedicated to the success of our first gen Bulls community
  • Stay up to date on new events and resources on campus
  • Make a difference and positively impact a first-year student’s UB experience!
  • $ 13 an hour

How to apply?

Please submit to Vivian Jimenez @ vjimenez@buffalo.edu by February 3, 2020

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Contact information for 2 professional references
Monday
12/02/19

One Semester Down – December 5, 2019

Posted by Tim on December 2, 2019 in Event, Stress Relief

Come share your truths, your struggles, and your celebration from your journey as a first-generation student with the community. Take your space at the mic, write down or speak your story, share and ask for advice, sing, dance, or even recite poetry. Express yourself and own your journey.

There will also be a ‘Stress-Less’ table to prepare for finals!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

7 PM – 9 PM

Student Union 240

Monday
12/02/19

LGBTQ+ JAM WEEK

Posted by Tim on December 2, 2019 in Event, Stress Relief

When: December 02 – December 06, 2019

Where: Student Union 240

Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

LGBTQ+ Movie Night In

When: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Where: Student Union 240

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday
11/15/19

International Education Week (IEW) at UB: Nov. 18-22, 2019

Posted by Tim on November 15, 2019 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Stress Relief, Student Clubs, Student experience, Volunteering, Workshops

It’s International Education Week! Check out the events happening all week long!

Highlighted Events:

Wednesday
11/06/19

UPC Food Pantry at University Presbyterian Church // Volunteering

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2019 in Community Announcements, Stress Relief, Volunteering

The UPC Food Pantry provides food items for students and residents of the community who are in need. We’ve stocked our shelves with a variety of non-perishable food items and basic necessities. For more information call 836-7660 or stop by to visit us during our hours of service. Entrance is off the parking lot on Niagara Falls Blvd. We are handicapped accessible, on the metro and bus lines.

Hours of Service:

  • Tuesdays from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursdays from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Areas we serve by Zip Codes:

  • 14214
  • 14261
  • 14260
  • 14216
  • 14221
  • 14226

To register as an on-going client, please bring the following:

  1. Recent proof of residency (utility bill, phone bill, rent receipt).
  2. Proof of income for ALL family members.
  3. Social security number for ALL family members.
  4. Birth certificates for ALL minor children.

For College/University Students, please bring:

  • Proof of residency (zip code is disregarded).
  • Current valid student ID.

The UPC Food Pantry is an agency of The Food Bank of Western
New York and proudly supported by UB Campus Dining & Shops
and Off-Campus Student Services.

Interested in being a VOLUNTEER?

When would I work?
One afternoon a month (or as many as you wish) on a Tuesday or Thursday from 11:30am to 4:00pm

What would I do?
You would work with 3 or 4 other volunteers.
You might guide a client through our “store’
to help them choose their groceries.
You might greet and “check in” our clients.
You might help to stock shelves.
If you and a friend would like to work together, we can schedule that for you.
You will feel good about the time you spend with us!

3330 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14214 • 716-836-7660

Monday
11/04/19

Intercultural and Diversity Center (IDC) November Events

Posted by Tim on November 4, 2019 in Event, Stress Relief, Student experience

The Intercultural and Diversity Center’s (IDC) mission is to educate students through programs and events that increase their understanding of the multi-faceted aspects of diversity and the advantages of being at the University at Buffalo. 

LGBTQ+ Dinner Crew
November 6, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Student Union (SU) – Room 240

Tough Topics: Government Scandals
November 7, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Student Union (SU) – Room 240

Allyship, Advocacy and Activism
November 7, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Student Union (SU) – Room 240

Tough Topics: Common Core
November 14, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Student Union (SU) – Room 240

Safe Zone
November 16, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Student Union (SU) – Room 240

Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 20, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Student Union (SU) – Lobby

Dessert Hour
November 20, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Student Union (SU) – Room 240

International Coffeehouse
November 20, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Friday
10/25/19

HSC Halloween Sip & Chat takeover – October 30, 2019

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2019 in Event, Honors Program Announcements, Honors Student Council, Stress Relief

Join us for our HSC Halloween Sip & Chat takeover! Stop by the Honors Lounge on Wednesday, October 30th from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM for some spooky Halloween fun. We will be decorating mini pumpkins and eating fall-themed treats. You don’t want to miss this!

Friday
10/11/19

Honors Film Series – October 16, 2019

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2019 in Event, Stress Relief

The first of the Honors Film Series, Latin American Cities and “Slums:” A Fall Semester Film Series, will take place on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

Machuca (dir. Andres Wood) will be screened in Capen 107 at 4:00 pm.

Friday
10/11/19

Therapy Dog Study Break – October 17, 2019

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2019 in Event, Honors Program Announcements, Honors Student Council, Stress Relief

Our Honors Student Council will be hosting a Therapy Dog Study Break in the Don Schack Lounge on Thursday, October 17th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

We hope to see you there!