University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
09/06/19

STEAM Job + Internship Fair – October 2, 2019

Posted by Tim on September 6, 2019 in Uncategorized

UB’s largest job & internship fair for 100+ employers connecting with 2,000+ UB students interested in the Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Math fields.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Alumni Arena Main Gym, UB North Campus

Friday
09/06/19

Yoga, Meditation & Cultural Appropriation – September 12

Posted by Tim on September 6, 2019 in Event, Stress Relief, Student experience, Uncategorized

Come join us for lunch and a lively conversation about cultural appropriation and yoga, meditation, and other mindfulness practices that have been growing in popularity in the U.S., and around the globe. After commentary provided by a student/faculty panel, attendees will be invited to ask questions and share their perspectives on the issue.

Thursday, September 12 in the Landmark Room (210 Student Union) from 12:00–1:30 p.m.

For information on more Yoga for Every Body events, click here!

Tuesday
09/03/19

Get Real! Real-World Professional Secrets Featuring Dr. Samina Raja, Urban and Regional Planning September 26

Posted by Tim on September 3, 2019 in Uncategorized

The University Honors College Presents: Get Real! Real-World Professional Secrets, featuring Dr. Samina Raja, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Founder and Director of the UB Food Lab!

Do you ever wonder what it really takes to be successful in life? Ever wanted someone to “Get Real” and tell you the secret? Join us for a unique speaker series where professionals with a diversity of experiences from across campus and beyond share their stories of success and offer helpful advice that can help you prepare for your future.

Title: Purposeful Practice (for failure and success)
Thursday, September 26, 2019
3:30-4:20 p.m.
107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)

Trained as a civil engineer and an urban planner, Dr. Raja is a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning and the founder and director of the Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab (UB Food Lab). Her work focuses on the use of community-led policy to promote health and food equity. She has published 70+ journal articles, policy briefs, and plans, some of which are co-authored by UB undergraduate students.

She directs Growing Food Connections, a national research initiative that uses local government policy to strengthen community food systems in the United States. Globally, her team’s work focuses on smallholder farmers who bear the brunt of hunger, and yet provide a significant share of the world’s fruits and vegetables in the face of globalization, urbanization, and climate change (this research is forthcoming in a report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization).

Dr. Raja is the recipient of the 2014 Dale Scholar Prizefor excellence in planning scholarship and the 2016 UB Excellence in University-Community Engagement Award along with long-term community collaborator the Massachusetts Avenue Project. In her spare time, she enjoys martial art practice, and is working (very slowly) toward a 4th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Thursday
04/11/19

University Communications Seeks Social Media Content/Engagement Assistant-PAID Position

Posted by Tim on April 11, 2019 in Career Opportunities, Job Opportunity, Student Job Opportunities, Uncategorized

Title:  Social Media Multimedia Content and Engagement Assistant

UB Department:        University Communications

Website:         www.buffalo.edu

Supervisor:    Erin Goetz, Social Media Specialist, eringoet@buffalo.edu

            716-645-4654, 330 Crofts Hall, UB North Campus

Application Due Date:          April 21, 2019

Application Deadline:           Applications accepted immediately, until position is filled

Position Start / End Date:     Flexible start dates beginning May 2019

Paid Position?           Yes ($11.35/hr)

2. Position Details    

Department Profile

UB’s division of University Communications (UC) is responsible for university-wide communications and marketing — including branding, media relations, digital (web, social media), editorial/content, and creative design — for the University at Buffalo (UB). The division is highly visible, nationally recognized, and its award-winning communication products represent the public face of the university. As a member of UC’s Digital Communications & Strategy team, you will help us transform the way content is created, distributed and tracked on social media, the web, and other digital communication platforms. You will support the department’s efforts to monitor and shape perceptions, fulfill information needs and provide exceptional service to external and internal audiences of UB.

As our Social Media Multimedia Content and Engagement Assistant you will focus on promoting UB by creating multimedia assets – including graphics, GIFs, Instagram stickers and social videos (such as Instagram Stories) as well as video content that tell our distinct UB story and inspire our online audiences. Additional tasks include curating and producing innovative, thoughtful and inspiring content for social media, and monitoring and engaging with online audiences. You will also learn to how to communicate on behalf of the brand and capture UB’s distinct mission and culture.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will:

  • Be highly motivated, professional, creative and excited to learn
  • Bring ideas and inspirations to the table
  • Be comfortable working in a high-productivity team environment
  • Demonstrate strong social media, visual and editorial skills
  • Be a current SUNY student (mandatory)
    • Ideally, the candidate will remain a SUNY student through May 2020 or later

Hours

  • This PAID student position requires a weekly commitment of 15-20 hours during the academic semester and 20 hours during summer 2019. Hours are available during breaks.

All work (unless otherwise agreed) is to be conducted in UC offices in Crofts Hall on UB’s North Campus.

Responsibilities

The Social Media Content/Engagement Assistant will work directly with the Social Media Specialist and collaboratively with other members of the UC team to accomplish the following goals:

  • Plan, write, produce and distribute video, multimedia and other content on social media
  • Assist in management and administration of UB’s top-level social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Pinterest
  • Coordinate cross-unit social media campaigns
  • Continually monitor, identify and engage with our online audiences
  • Support digital analytics activities

Qualifications

  • Required Skills
    • Strong understanding of, and experience using social media (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest)
    • Video production skills, esp. knowledge of video editing tools including Adobe
    • Premiere (proficiency in Adobe After Effects or Final Cut Pro is a plus)
    • Graphic design and multimedia skills, esp. knowledge of editing tools including Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator
    • Excellent writing (esp. for web and social)
    • A strong visual (e.g. photo selection) aesthetic
  • You should:
    • Have a keen sense of individual responsibility and initiative. Enthusiastic team player.
    • Be able to handle multiple and varied assignments. Effective time management and adherence to deadlines.
    • Be a strong verbal communicator.
    • Be comfortable collaborating with others and taking direction; Respect for authority and diverse viewpoints

To apply:

  1. Complete the following pre-qualification form: https://goo.gl/forms/J3ryi2nSY9RynGCB3
  2. Send the following to ubsocial@buffalo.edu  
  3. Resume and a brief cover letter
  4. Links to 2-3 graphics or video pieces you created and are most proud of as well as a brief description of each

Applications are being accepted immediately with a cut off of April 30, 2019. Start date is flexible.

The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Monday
04/01/19

UB Linguistics Department internship (LIN 496), Fall 2019

Posted by Tim on April 1, 2019 in Uncategorized

UB Linguistics Department internship (LIN 496) Would you like to earn UB credit, gain valuable teaching experience, and make a contribution to your community at the same time? 

The Department of Linguistics at the University at Buffalo is offering a Teaching Internship for the Fall 2019 semester, which places UB undergraduate students in the Buffalo Public Schools as a teacher’s aide or tutor, to work with children on developing their language and literacy skills. 

This internship is open to students from any major and grade level who are native or near-native speakers of English and have at least a 2.0 GPA.  For three credits, interns work 112 hours over the course of the semester (about 8-10 hours per week), in a classroom or tutoring room in one of the public schools.  Interns can be placed in an early childhood school, an elementary school, a middle school, or a high school; the children in the schools include Spanish-English bilinguals, international students, and English-speaking urban students.

There are also a very few slots for interns to work with school psychologists, guidance counselors, and social workers.  (CDS majors interested in working with an SLP should contact their own department first to inquire about their internship program.)

To find out more about the Linguistics Department internship, or to request an application, please stop by Dr. David Fertig’s office, 638 Baldy Hall (Spring 2019 office hours: Monday and Friday, 10:30–11:30 a.m.) or e-mail him at: fertig@buffalo.edu, with a cc to Graduate Teaching Assistant Megan Hutto <meganhut@buffalo.edu>. (Please include “LIN 496 Internship” in the subject line of your e-mail.)

Monday
04/01/19

Two Day Job Opportunity for Students–Earn $160

Posted by Tim on April 1, 2019 in Uncategorized

May 23 & 24, 2019 (2018-2019 University/College Freshman and Sophomores only).

Ask your friends, who attend other colleges and Universities and fit the criteria, to join you!

You must have a Social Security Number to participate.

Be part of our “student audience” sessions at our workshop which trains college science faculty from around the country to teach using case studies.
During these sessions, workshop faculty will teach a case study. Your job is to participate in the case study, along with the other students, and then critique the faculty’s teaching methods and the case study. We are looking for energetic and conscientious students to earn $160 for working two days.

WHEN: Thursday, May 23rd and Friday, May 24th, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. each day (with a lunch break on your own)

YOU MUST BE ABLE TO WORK BOTH DAYS.

WHAT: Your duties will be to observe and participate in class sessions where college faculty will teach a science topic using a case study–a real or fictional story that illustrates the topic. Students should come prepared to engage in the case study activities and to provide written and verbal feedback after each session on the case material and on the teaching methods of individual teachers. There won’t be a test on the material, but you will be expected to participate and to offer your opinion concerning the classroom activities.

WHO: Freshmen and sophomores only (for the school year 2018-2019) who are currently enrolled in a University or College. Ask your friends, who attend other colleges and universities and fit the criteria, to join you!

You must have a Social Security Number to participate.

HOW MUCH: You will earn $160 for both days (minus taxes for some international students and students who currently work for UB).

You will be required to sign in each day, at each session. Failure to do so will result in you not getting paid.

WHERE: Talbert 107, UB North Campus. We will email you with instructions on where to report for the first day of work. Your start time will be 8:30 a.m. Your work day will end by around 4:45 p.m. You will be allowed a lunch break from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. each day. You may bring a bag lunch or buy your lunch on campus. It is important that you report back on time after your lunch break.

REMEMBER: When you sign up, you are making a commitment to us to work BOTH days. We will be counting on you!

Please print this page out for future reference. Send to your friends!

SIGN UP NOW at http://www.nccsts.org/studentapp.php

Please send to your friends!

Monday
03/25/19

Margaret Iversen Lecture and Seminar April 10

Posted by Tim on March 25, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Uncategorized, Workshops

The Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis & Culture presents: Margaret Iversen, University of Essex

April 10, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Screening Room Lecture: Cornelia Parker’s Transitional Objects

April 11, 2019 at 12 noon in 212 O’Brian Hall Seminar: Moyra Davey: Fifty Minutes

Contact Fernanda Negrete with questions: fnegrete@buffalo.edu or visit facebook.com/umbra.journal


Monday
02/18/19

Research Opportunity at Cambridge and Oxford Summer 2019

Posted by Tim on February 18, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Study Abroad, Summer Research, Uncategorized

An Opportunity to work with world-renowned scientists at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, UK for an intensive 10-week summer experience in their laboratories. In addition, students take park in exciting experiential learning opportunities including facilitated visits to iconic academic and cultural institutions and participation in presentations and events. The selected UB students and the faculty mentors at Cambridge and Oxford hosting you, would be involved in finalizing laboratory assignments for each student.

Juniors, and sophomores with strong credentials, from all STEM fields may apply. 

If interested, please attend an information session on Thursday, 14th from 3:30-4:30pm in the Honors College Faculty Lounge located in 106C Capen Hall.  Contact Dr. Satpal Singh at singhs@buffalo.edu for more information.  

Monday
02/18/19

Innovation Sprint with Pegula Sports & Entertainment – the future of the National Women’s Hockey League

Posted by Tim on February 18, 2019 in Uncategorized

Friday, March 1, 2019

1-5 p.m.

HarborCenter*, Buffalo, NY

*transportation will be provided if needed to and from UB North Campus

Register to attend: https://tinyurl.com/NWHLInnovationSprintUB2019

Seeking innovators to strategize the future of the National Women’s Hockey League! Team up to learn about the Pegula Sports & Entertainment organization, pitch ideas to their staff, network and win prizes! No prior skills or sports knowledge necessary – just bring your ideas! The time to create tomorrow’s solution is now. Innovation sprints, offer a collaborative approach to innovation, relying on the ideation stage of the Creative Problem Solving process in an engaging, fast-paced environment that creates opportunities for every voice at the table.  

Monday
02/18/19

Colloquium TA Application

Posted by Tim on February 18, 2019 in Uncategorized

Be a leader among your peers! Be a TA for Colloquium!

The Honors College is now recruiting Colloquium Teaching Assistants for the 2019-20 academic year. For more information about the position, and for the application, visit

https://honors.buffalo.edu/curriculum/colloquium/ta-application.php .

Questions??? Join us for an information session on Friday, March 1 at 3:00 in 107 Capen, or email Prof. Colleen Culleton (culleton@buffalo.edu).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 6, 2019