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Communities: Trust,” Sept. 22–24!">Attend this year’s Buffalo Humanities Festival, “Communities: Trust,” Sept. 22–24!

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2023 in Buffalo Bits, Event, Student experience

The Buffalo Humanities Festival is back in full force, from Friday, Sept. 22nd through Sunday the 24th. Founded in 2014, the BHF is Buffalo’s festival of ideas, a chance to come together to think, learn, and discuss! This year’s theme for the festival is “Communities: Trust.”

Honors College students may particularly want to attend Professor Camilo Trumper’s conversation with Professor Roy Bakos, “Breaking Bread: Bridging Divides with Culture, Conversation, and Comfort Food,” Professor Rinaldo Walcott’s talk on “Black Studies, the University, and the Future of Democratic Life,” or a panel on “Communities of Care: Environments and Incarceration” including UB PhD Jesse Miller, who now directs the Bard Prison Initiative. 

This year the festival will be offering free shuttles from the CFA to all events for those who register at (where you can also find more information about the full 3 day program).

The detailed schedule can be found via this link, but highlights include:

  • Friday evening (9/22, 6pm) – FREE: Central Public Library, FREE parking with early registration

Artist Candy Chang will talk about the power of art to create restorative change in communities. Described by The Atlantic as “one of the most creative community projects ever,” several of her “Before I Die…” interactive community boards will be installed at locations throughout Buffalo this week, including the entryway of the CFA. More about her project:

  • Saturday (9/23, 11am-5pm) – FREE/Donations encouraged: the Festival Proper at Buffalo State’s Rockwell Hall (1300 Elmwood). A full day of presentations and panels from local faculty, artists, and community activists, exploring topics on comfort food, indigenous languages, ecological loneliness, Black Studies in the university, human-animal bonds, prisons, policing, and renewable energy while keeping an eye on local landscapes from Love Canal to the waterfront. There will also be live music, short films, food trucks, and art activities!
  • Sunday (9/24, 2pm), D’Youville Kavinoky Theatre. A special Buffalo Humanities Festival matinee performance of “What the Constitution Means to Me” starring UB colleague Lindsay Brandon Hunter with post-performance conversation featuring Brian E. Herrera (Princeton) and Ariel Nereson (UB Theatre & Dance)! Tickets (discounted to $25) for sale directly from the theatre. Register for the free shuttle from CFA to Kavinoky Theater. 

If you have any questions, refer to the Buffalo Humanities website here.


Honors College Photo Library

Posted by Tim on April 3, 2023 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Buffalo Bits, Career Oportunities, Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Fellowships, Graduate Assistant, Graduate School Programs, Honors College Scholarships, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Honors Seminars, Honors Student Council, Information Session, Job Opportunity, Networking, New Programs, Paid Student Experience, Podcast, Registration and Seminar Information, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Student Assistant, Student Clubs, Student experience, Student Housing, Student Job Opportunities, Study Abroad, Summer Courses, Summer Research, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring, Uncategorized, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed, Winter Session, Work Study Opportunity, Workshops

Do you want to be more involved with the Honors College? Do you want to be featured on the Honors College Instagram? Upload photos to our NEW Honors College Photo Library! We want to see all the amazing things our Honors Scholars are up to!

Click the link to upload your photos and be featured on our social media platforms:


2023 UB School of Law is Now Accepting Applications!

Posted by Tim on March 10, 2023 in Career Oportunities, Internships, Student experience, Student Housing

Program dates: June 3 – June 30, 2023 Application Deadline: Monday, March 20, 2023
A Bridge to Law School

Recognizing that there is a shortage of historically underrepresented students entering the field of law, the School of Law created the Discover Law Program to provide an immersive experience for undergraduates interested in pursuing a career in law, expose students to critical thinking and help them develop reading and analytical skills, and provide an in-depth and thorough experience in a four-week residential summer program.

This award-winning intensive summer program, now in its ninth year, has given dozens of bright young scholars a taste of law school life and opened their imaginations to careers in law. For these promising future lawyers, the experience is already paying off.

Application Instructions:
Students must submit a completed application package, which will include:
Background information,
A personal statement of their interest in the Discover Law Scholars Program,
An official transcript,
One letter of recommendation (up to 3 letters accepted, only one is required)
A resume.

Learn more about the program HERE.

Participants will receive a monetary stipend for participation.

2023 CSTEP Summer Internship Program Application OPEN!

Posted by Tim on March 10, 2023 in Career Oportunities, Research Information and Opportunities, Student experience, Summer Research

Deadline – Next Friday, March 17th.  

The CSTEP Summer Research Program (May 30 – July 28, 2023) is an 8.5-week program that provides students with a faculty-mentored research experience in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors and/or the licensed professions such as Nursing, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychology, Law,  and Social Work.   We seek talented underrepresented rising sophomores, juniors and continuing seniors whose undergraduate career would be enhanced by conducting research under the guidance of a UB faculty mentor.  Our research experience enhances students’ competitiveness when pursuing graduate school or careers. A stipend of $4,200 and tuition will be awarded to participants (totaling $5,500).   In addition, participants can also continue during the academic year with more funding from CSTEP.

Research assignments are based on mutual interests of faculty mentors and interns.  Interns also participate in a research methods course, Focused Friday seminars to develop soft skills, fieldtrips, and community service.  As a capstone, students present their research projects to peers, faculty, and the UB community during the Annual Research Symposium and Undergraduate Research Conference.

Candidates should intend to pursue any licensed profession, such as Nursing, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychology, Law, Social Work OR  major in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). An interest in research is required.  More information and eligibility can be found hereStudents must submit application  BEFORE the March 17th deadline.  

Program Benefits:

  • $4,200 Stipend/Meal Card + Summer Tuition (Interns can also continue with additional funding of at least $2,700 during the academic year until graduation)
  • Faculty Mentorship with intensive research experience
  • Research Methods Seminar (3.0 credit hours)
  • Networking with professionals, faculty, & peers
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Development of soft skills via seminars with experts
  • Community Service
  • Enhanced presentation skills via Annual Summer Research Symposium and Undergraduate Research Conference

Here’s what previous research interns have said about their experience

“The CSTEP Summer Research Program isn’t just a program that provides research opportunities; it gave me access to alumni, scholarships, faculty, friendships, and networking.” Electrical Engineering Major

“This experience has been amazing because not only was it educational and informative, but it was uplifting and made me feel like the sky is the limit…The internship opened my mind to research and helped me to consider multiple career options.” Pre-Med/Biological Sciences Major


At least one letter of recommendation must be from a faculty member, staff or supervisor on letterhead. Letters may be submitted at the letter of recommendation pageCSTEP staff is available to offer any assistance with personal statements, resumes and any aspect of the process.


NSF-DoD REU Site: Advanced Technologies for Hypersonic, Propulsive, Energetic, and Reusable Platforms (HYPER) at the University of Central Florida (UCF).

Posted by Tim on March 10, 2023 in Networking, Paid Student Experience, Research Information and Opportunities, Student experience, Summer Research

HYPER addresses challenges in aerospace travel and energy production, advancing the fundamental knowledge needed to overcome technical barriers limiting hypersonic flight. The 10-week program will be held this summer from May 21st – July 29th, 2023. Participants will gain hands-on research training in challenges such as: utilizing advanced manufacturing techniques for high-value components, integrating in-site monitoring of stress-strain evolution, developing novel methods for improved internal cooling and heat transfer effectiveness, and mitigating flutter through advanced rotor dynamic control. Many of these challenges rely on approaches that cut across disciplines and research techniques.

We are actively recruiting a diverse group of participants from a variety of universities. These students will:

• Conduct hands-on research guided directly by a faculty mentor and their graduate student(s)

• Interact with a diverse multidisciplinary team of researchers

• Visit the NASA Kennedy Space Center and various aerospace companies

• Participate in professional development workshops

• Gain in-depth training on numerical simulation software ANSYS

• Prepare for graduate school and a research-based career

• Engage with other REU groups located at UCF

Each HYPER REU participant will receive a summer stipend of $6,000, on-campus housing, and a travel allowance to and from Orlando, Florida. To learn more about the program, please visit our website at or view the HYPER REU flyer (linked and pictured below).

The application deadline for HYPER is Sunday, April 3rd, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET. Prospective participants may apply at

The organizers of the program are Drs. Ali P. Gordon and Jeffrey L. Kauffman ( 


Applications open for Welcome Weekend Leader!

Posted by Tim on March 10, 2023 in Career Oportunities, Job Opportunity, Student experience, Student Job Opportunities

We are currently accepting applications for the 2023 Welcome Weekend Leader position. Welcome Weekend Leaders welcome and assist new students as they begin their UB journey in August.

Welcome Weekend Leaders have the opportunity to share their unique UB stories with the incoming class and make an impact at the start of their college journey by showing new students that they are supported; they can find others who share their identities, goals, and passions; and they matter and belong.

Begin your semester:

  • Helping new students transition to UB
  • Develeoping your leadership skills
  • Making unforgettable memories
  • Facilitating new student programs from August 23-28

You can view a full position description by clicking here

Apply for the 2023 Welcome Weekend Leader position by completing this application on UB Linked!

We are accepting applications until March 28, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. 

Learn more about the job at an information session (not required):

  • Tuesday, March 14; 3:00 p.m.; SU 250
  • Wednesday, March 15; 12:00 p.m.; SU 250
  • Wednesday, March 15; 3:00 p.m.; SU 250

Have questions? Need help?! Contact Tommy Linares (


Launchpad’s Equity in Entrepreneurship Fellowship!

Posted by Tim on February 6, 2023 in Academics, Career Oportunities, Fellowships, Networking, Student experience

Do you have a business idea or have already started a business?

No matter how big or successful your business or business idea is, you can help contribute to a more equitable future. The Equity in Entrepreneurship fellowship will not only teach you the skills to create an equitable business, but it will provide you with a well-rounded set of skills to make your business vision a reality.

Apply now to the Equity in Entrepreneurship Fellowship!

Deadline to Apply: February 19 at 11:59 PM


The Equity in Entrepreneurship Fellowship supports University at Buffalo students who seek to be the next generation of business leaders and progress equity in the world around them. 

The program fulfills this mission by providing Equity in Entrepreneurship (EIE) fellows with professional development opportunities, resources to help facilitate their entrepreneurial growth and projects to advance equity in their business. 

The Equity in Entrepreneurship Fellowship is a 10-week program open to all University at Buffalo students with a passion for entrepreneurship and equity that prepares students to make their entrepreneurial dreams a reality while building skills to promote equity in their communities through their ventures. 

Program Details

  • Workshops with distinguished professionals and entrepreneurs from underrepresented ethnic minorities.
  • Visits of several businesses, all on different scales, to give fellows exposure to various business environments and learn about how such businesses contribute to equity.
  • Networking events for fellows to build their social capital with professionals and community leaders.
  • Fellows will be highlighted at UB’s biggest pitch competition, Henry A. Panasci Business Plan Competition.
  • Pitch for Tomorrow competition where fellows will work on building out their vision for their business to contribute to a more equitable future. 

Program Expectations:

  • Commit 3-5 hours a week to taking part in fellowship events and business project
  • Attend fellowship sessions, unless you have a need to attend conflict
  • Be mindful of others’ experiences. As a student, your behavior in this learning environment affects others. We encourage you to arrive on time, pay attention to the speakers and focus on program materials during sessions.
  • Have fun and make the most of the experience!

Program Starts: March 1, 2023

Questions? Email or stop by SU 220


Apply to the 2023 Destination Dental School (DDS)!

Posted by Tim on February 6, 2023 in Academics, Career Oportunities, Graduate School Programs, Honors Experiences, Internships, Student experience, Uncategorized

The University at Buffalo (UB) School of Dental Medicine’s (SDM) Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to announce the 2023 application cycle for Destination Dental School (DDS) is open! Please share this announcement with your students, advisees and colleagues.

DDS is an eight-week summer pathway program for individuals interested in a career in dentistry. This program prepares students who have been historically underrepresented in the profession to successfully apply and be accepted to dental school. DDS Fellows participate in seven weeks of virtual Saturday meetings, and then visit the UB SDM for a one-week, in-person, intensive training program.

DDS fellows receive Dental Admissions Test (DAT) study resources, reimbursement for one DAT, a waived application fee to UB SDM, and a stipend to cover the costs of travel and lodging for the in-person component.

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizens, permanent residents or DACA recipients. Canadian citizens may be considered.
  • Enrolled undergraduate students or post-baccalaureate.
  • Minimum overall college GPA of 2.5.
  • Meets eligibility requirements as underrepresented in the field.

Learn more at Questions can be directed to Ms. Jessica Scates at


Nebraska Summer Research

Posted by Tim on December 1, 2022 in Career Oportunities, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Student experience, Summer Research, Uncategorized

The Digital Legal Research Lab is a collaborative and interdisciplinary team of scholars at the University of Nebraska Lincoln’s Department of History and Center for Digital Research in the Humanities working to bring marginalized people’s legal histories to a broader audience using digital tools and critical methodologies.

We offer UCARE opportunities in the summer and academic year to UNL undergraduates and a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) to students outside of UNL. 

June 1, 2023 – August 4, 2023

History, Sociology, Political Science

Our application for the Summer 2023 REU cohort is now open and we are happy to meet via zoom with you and your students to offer more information, or talk individually with interested applicants. 


Native American Heritage Month!

Posted by Tim on November 3, 2022 in Community Announcements, Student experience, Uncategorized

November is Native American Heritage Month!  In recognition of the incredibly rich cultures, traditions and contributions of Native people, the Intercultural Diversity Center is leading UB’s on-campus celebration throughout the month of November. 

Tomorrow, Thursday November 3rd, IDC will be hosting Sand Paint N’ Create at 3pm in 240 Student Union.  Sand painting as an art form is a painting that is created by using finely crushed materials that are typically applied to plywood, in our case, it would be colorful sand to canvases, to depict a scene.  They are very intentional from the colors to the symbols that are used.  Take time to relax with us, and partake in the appreciation of this practice as we learn about the ethnic groups that use it and its religious and artistic uses.

You can view all the events, as well as a special Spotify playlist of Native American music, at this link: