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Tuesday
02/25/20

South Asia Summer Language Institute – Summer 2020

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2020 in Academics, Scholarship Opportunities, Student experience, Summer Courses

South Asia Summer Language Institute

  1. SASLI Application is open until April 1, 2020. As a reminder, we will be offering Nepali and Punjabi as new additions for the Summer 2020, in addition to Bengali, Dari, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Pashto, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Tibetan, and Urdu. To apply, click here.  
  2. SASLI Distance Learning Applications are now open until April 1, 2020! Want to study at SASLI, but find it difficult to spend 8 weeks away from your current obligations? Distance learning is the perfect opportunity to still partake in SASLI, without having to relocate to Madison. More information about the requirements and link to the application can be found here.
  3. SASLI Half/Full Fee Remission Application is now open until April 1, 2020! SASLI is excited to announce that our scholarship, which covers between 50 to 100% of the SASLI tuition is now accepting applications. Get in your application now to be considered for such an incredible opportunity. Application guidelines can be found here.
  4. WISLI Tuition Scholarship is now accepting applications until April 1, 2020! This scholarship provides coverage of tuition and segregated fees for language study in the summer 2020. Application requirements can be found here.
Tuesday
02/25/20

UB Campus Garden

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2020 in Community Announcements, Information Session, Student experience, Sustainability, Volunteering, Workshops

The UB Campus Garden is a shared bed garden on UB’s North Campus where UB students, faculty, and staff can grow.

We aim to empower our community to grow food and take an active role in the food systems we are a part of. By learning skills to grow food from start to finish, we encourage more sustainable and mindful consumption practices. The campus garden is an inclusive and diverse space where gardeners of all experience and backgrounds are welcome!

Timeline:

Information session: Week of February 24th, 2020

Workshop: Week of March 9th, 2020

Participants are expected to maintain their plots throughout the entire spring and summer semesters. This involves starting seeds, transplanting, watering, weeding, and harvesting. Have no experience gardening? We will provide you with all the information and tools you need!

Interested in joining? Click here.

Wednesday
02/12/20

DBM looking for student research assistants

Posted by Tim on February 12, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Student experience

The PLAN project is looking for 1-2 students to work with children and families as part of a multi-site family-based treatment for childhood obesity for the Spring/Summer 2020 semesters. Specifically, students assist with: collecting outcome data for primary and secondary measures, consenting study participants, administering surveys and questionnaires, preparing study materials, and brainstorming in weekly meetings. *Given the need to travel to various sites, students with access to cars would be preferred.* 

The Exercise and Events study is looking for 2-3 highly motivated undergraduates to work as research assistants Spring/Summer 2020 semesters. Students will be helping with a time-sensitive pilot project looking at how different types of cues administered in a real-world setting influences physical activity. Students will have the opportunity to help with preparation for the study, including creation of study materials, data entry and data collection. Students with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply: Organized and detail oriented, ability to interact with a team and with members of the public, good time management skills.

UB ACES (Activity and Children’s Environment Study) is a project that looks at risk and protective factors for weight gain in 6 – 9-year-old children. Students working on this project would help with data entry, file organization and child care for participants’ younger siblings. UB ACES looking for students who have availability from 2 – 8pm, 2 evenings per week, Monday – Thursday.

For more information about our lab please visit our website: http://buffalobehavioralmedicine.org/

To apply: please send your resume and your responses to the questions below to dbmstudentapply@gmail.com. We are hoping to quickly fill our positions and will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

Please fill out the following information:
Full Name:
Name you would like to be called:
Email:
Phone Number:
Overall GPA:
Major GPA:

  1. What year are you in school?
  2. Do you have any prior research experience? If so, with whom?
  3. What do you want to do when you graduate?
  4. How do you feel this research experience will benefit you?
  5. How would you describe your communication skills?
  6. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  7. What is your availability for the Spring 2020 semester?
  8. Are you interested in continuing to work in the Summer 2020 semester? What is
    your availability for this summer? (please list all commitments)
  9. If you have any previous experience with biometric measurements, please describe here:

Wednesday
02/12/20

Black History Month Events- UB Intercultural and Diversity Center

Posted by Tim on February 12, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Student experience, Study Abroad

OWN IT

Join the Intercultural and Diversity Center celebrating the beauty of being black. We will be taking Polaroid pictures to celebrate. Come show support!

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 – 12:30 p.m. 

SU Lobby

CATCH THAT FLIGHT

Join us for an information session for students who want to study abroad, featuring actual accounts of those who have studied abroad!

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 – 5:30-7:00 p.m.  

SU 240

Save the Date!

Saturday, April 4th

Save the date for a summit dedicated to educating, inspiring, and empowering students of color and allies. Learn about navigating predominantly white spaces, self care, and creating connections.

Wednesday
02/05/20

Phi Alpha Delta – 2020

Posted by Tim on February 5, 2020 in Event, Information Session, Networking, Stress Relief, Student experience

Are you interested in a career based in legal studies, politics, justice, criminology, or another field of law? UB’s chapter of the international pre-law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta can provide insight, guidance and networking into these examples and more! 

Phi Alpha Delta is a coed professional fraternity open to any major! We offer connection into law related fields along with countless professional workshops such as how to build a resume, proficiency in public speaking, etc., guest speakers ranging from law professors to local judges, upwards of $2,500 LSAT prep and study materials, and more! Altogether, it is a rare opportunity to connect with likeminded, ambitious students interested in expanding their professional skills and assets. 

If you are interested in joining or would like to receive more information, they are hosting a law student panel with free pizza TONIGHT (February 5) at 8pm in NSC201, anyone welcome! A flyer is also attached including their social media information and other events this week!

Friday
11/22/19

Prestigious Summer Fellowship at George Washington’s Mount Vernon – Class of 2022

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Networking, Student experience, Summer Courses, Workshops

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program is a highly selective summer institute for rising college juniors, offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of America’s first president outside our nation’s capital. May 23 – July 4, 2020

Fully Funded Summer Leadership Program

Students spend six weeks living and learning at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Transportation, meals and a $3,000 stipend are provided

A Summer Like No Other

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program combines lessons from George Washington’s life, student leadership development, and a capstone project to promote civic engagement.

Experience Washington, DC

Students meet with successful professionals and participate in unique experiences in our nation’s capital.

This opportunity is exclusively for current college sophomores who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM


Applications Due January 31, 2020

Friday
11/22/19

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes – Freshmen and Sophomores with 3.7+ GPA

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Scholarship Opportunities, Student experience, Study Abroad, Summer Courses, Summer Research

If you are a freshman or sophomore and are interested in possibly winning a grant to study abroad in the UK this summer, read on!

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three or four week programs for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university.

There are four summer institutes this year: 

  1. Glasgow (Technology, Innovation and Creativity)
  2. Bristol (exploring the intersection of arts, activism and social justice) 
  3. Belfast (understanding Ireland from a Northern Irish perspective)
  4. Aberystwyth (contemporary issues in Identity and Nationhood, through the lens of Wales)

The Institute costs covered by the Fulbright Commission and its partner institutions include:

·         Return US-UK airfare

·         Tuition and fees at the host institution

·         Accommodation

·         In some cases, a small daily allowance for meals

To be eligible, students must*:

·         Be a US citizen and possess a US passport

·         Have had little or no study/travel outside of the US or North America

·         Have a minimum GPA of 3.7

·         Be at least 18 years old by the start of the program

·         Be able to participate in the program in its entirety

·         Have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the Institute finishes

The deadline is February 11th, so this is something you’re interested in, you’ll want to start working on now. If you are interested in applying, drop me an email. 

See fuller descriptions of the programs here: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/going-to-the-uk/uk-summer-institutes

Friday
11/22/19

The Division of Behavioral Medicine – Winter 2019/Spring 2020

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Student experience, Winter Session

The Division of Behavioral Medicine is looking for 6-8 highly motivated undergraduates to work as research assistants in the Winter 2019 and/or Spring 2020 semesters.

Imagine to Remember Medication Adherence Study: Students will be helping on a study examining a medication adherence intervention for adults with prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Students will help run participant visits to the lab, assist with data collection, create study materials, and assist with recruitment. We are looking for students with afternoon/evening availability, as well as availability on Tuesday mornings.

MINDD (Multisite Intervention and Delay discounting) Clinical Project: Students will be helping on a study examining a weight-loss intervention for individuals with prediabetes. Students will help run participant visits to the lab (which occur once or twice a week), where they take vitals and direct participants to the right locations throughout their visits – they may also be involved in setting up demonstrations happening during lab visits. Outside of patient visits, students will collect patient data and summarize it for use by a case manager. They will also help setting up for lab visits, creating materials for patients to use, and will help with recruitment. MINDD is looking for students who have afternoon/evening availability (2 – 8pm).

UB ACES (Activity and Children’s Environment Study) is a project that looks at risk and protective factors for weight gain in 6 – 9-year-old children. Students working on this project would help with data entry, file organization and child care for participants’ younger siblings. UB ACES looking for students who have availability from 2 – 8pm, 2 evenings per week, Monday – Thursday.

***There are also opportunities to work on independent projects for all the large studies listed above. Interested students should indicate that in their application. ***

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For more information about our lab please visit our website: http://buffalobehavioralmedicine.org/

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications:  Organized and detail oriented, highly motivated, independent, strong GPA, good communication skills, ability to interact with families and the ability to solve problems independently. Students will be asked to do a variety of tasks including prepping materials, recruiting adults and families for studies, entering data (excel) and there is a possibility of working with families to collect data.

To apply: please send your resume and the attached questionnaire to dbmstudentapply@gmail.com. Please make sure that Winter 2019 or Spring 2020 or Winter/Spring is in the subject line of the email. We are hoping to quickly fill our positions and will interview students on a first come, first served basis.

Wednesday
11/20/19

LGBTQ+ Student Focus Group – November 21 & December 5

Posted by Tim on November 20, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Student experience

The LGBTQ+ Support Services Committee will be holding a focus group to hear from students about the current state of campus support services and what ideas they would like to see moving forward.

The focus groups will be held on:

Thursday, November 21, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Student Union – Room 250

Thursday, December 5, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Capen Hall – Jeanette Martin Room 567

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: