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WNY Prosperity Fellowship Program

Posted by Tim on November 13, 2023 in Uncategorized


Calling All Disciplines

Posted by Tim on November 10, 2023 in Uncategorized


SUNY Chancellor Award for Student Excellence Self Nomination Process Deadline is December 1st

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2023 in Uncategorized

SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence
The SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence acknowledges students for outstanding achievements that have demonstrated the integration of SUNY excellence within many aspects of their lives such as academics, leadership, campus involvement, community service, or the arts. It is the highest honor bestowed upon a student by the University. The award recognizes students who have demonstrated the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, campus involvement, community service and/or creative and performing arts.
Click here to apply!
Self-nomination form is due by December 1, 2023.
Applicants must: Have a GPA of 3.5 or above Have graduated or plan to graduate between Summer 2023 and Spring 2024 (for the 2023 application)

Looking for Athletes to participate in a Research Study

Posted by Tim on September 25, 2023 in Uncategorized

We are looking to recruit varsity college athletes (18 years and older) to participate in a voluntary and confidential research study investigating the relationship between the male and female athlete triad and anxiety. We would like to invite your athletes to participate in the study. 

This study takes 15-20 min to complete and asks the questions regarding their demographics, health behaviors such as eating habits and exercise, anxiety symptoms, and questions related to their reproductive health. There are no anticipated risks beyond what could occur in daily life, and participants will not directly benefit from being in the study.

If you think your athletes would be interested in participating, we invite you to forward the email below.

If you would like to know more about the study please feel free to contact:

Dustin Kowalik –


Amanda Lenau –


Jennifer Scheid – (faculty mentor)


Buffalo SOUP: Collaboratively Crowdfunding to Make Buffalo Better

Posted by Tim on April 28, 2023 in Uncategorized

Do you want to make Buffalo a better place while getting some good food, listening to live music, and meeting other community-minded Buffalonians? Buffalo SOUP is the place for you! For a suggested donation of $5, $10, or $25 get soup, bread, and a vote!


The Royal Pitches A Cappella Concert

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2023 in Uncategorized


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:


The Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Lab, headed by Dr. Matthew Paul, is seeking applications for Undergraduate Research Assistants

Posted by Tim on February 24, 2023 in Research Information and Opportunities, Uncategorized

The Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Lab, headed by Dr. Matthew Paul, is seeking applications for an
Undergraduate Research Assistant. Interested students should complete the attached application form
and email it to Dr. Paul at

Our lab investigates the neural mechanisms that regulate development of social behaviors in male and
female rodents (rats and hamsters). Typical behaviors examined are play behavior and ultrasonic
vocalizations (a form of social communication). Current projects are focused on the neuropeptide,
vasopressin, which may have different roles for male and female social development. For more details,
see our website –

The successful applicant will assist other students and technicians in various projects. Typical
procedures in our lab include conducting, scoring, and analyzing social behavior tests; histology including
immunohistochemistry; genotyping (by PCR amplification and restriction enzyme digest); small animal
surgeries including stereotaxic surgeries to inject drugs into the brain; brightfield and fluorescence
microscopy; and general laboratory animal care (changing cages, health inspections). While prior
research experience is a plus, the student will be fully trained by personnel in our laboratory.

This position provides a wonderful opportunity to gain experience with animal research that includes
many common neuroscience techniques. The student would also learn how to design experiments and to
think critically about science. The position is ideal for someone interested in pursuing a career in
scientific research (e.g., graduate school or pharmaceutical industry). Undergraduate research assistants
are expected to devote 8-10 hours a week towards laboratory work, which in addition to work on their
designated project includes training sessions, weekly laboratory meetings, and assisting with
miscellaneous laboratory tasks (e.g., laboratory maintenance and cleaning).


Informational Meeting for the Honors College Think Tank in the 2023-24 school year

Posted by Tim on February 24, 2023 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Information Session, New Programs, Uncategorized

Dear Honors Scholars, 

What issues matter most to you? The climate crisis? Systemic racism? Inequality? Educational reform? The Prison-Industrial Complex? The War on Drugs? Civil liberties? Voter suppression? 

Whatever your concerns are, chances are there are other students who share them. 

If you are interested in doing interdisciplinary research with a team of fellow Honors scholars, consider coming to an organizing meeting for the Honors College Think Tank. 

Think Tanks are institutions that bring together people to examine problems in society and advocate policy prescriptions to fix them. 

On March 16th at 3:30 PM, we will hold a meeting in Capen 106C outlining the course:

  • students will take a 1-credit course in the fall to learn about think tanks, policy papers, and organize into working groups. 
  • This will be followed in the spring by the working groups researching their topic and creating policy papers under the guidance of a faculty advisor in a 3-credit mentored research collaboration. 

The finished projects will be presented at the end of April 2024. 

Students will also earn 4 Honors Experience credits for the year.  

This will be a student-driven initiative with students choosing and defining their topics and organizing their working groups. Working group leaders will be chosen by each team. 

If you’re interested, please RSVP → 

PS: Email if you’re interested but can’t make the meeting or if you have any questions.

Attached is a QR code for the google form.

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Scharps Legal Essay Competition

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2023 in Uncategorized

The Benjamin and David Scharps Legal Essay Competition is open to juniors and seniors (or freshmen or sophomores who have that status based on credit hours) at SUNY campuses who are interested in legal issues, or are interested in pursuing a career in the legal field.

The prize is awarded to a student who writes the best legal essay on a chosen topic. The topic of this year’s essay competition is “The Planet Protectors Protest.”

First place prize: $1,500

Second place prize: $1,000

Students must submit their essays by March 24, 2023.

Learn more and apply to the Scharps Essay Competition

Questions can be directed to