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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


Generation Honors: Black Panther Movie Night

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2023 in Event, Stress Relief, Uncategorized

In honor of Black History Month and celebrating Black Voices, Generation Honors is hosting a movie night of Disney’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever! Come enjoy the beautiful and powerful story of Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fighting to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. Come enjoy some popcorn and watch one of the best movies of the year!

Click here to RSVP if you’re interested in attending Movie Night!


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


Delta Scholars 2023 for Sophomores and Juniors Applications Due February 15

Posted by Tim on January 25, 2023 in Uncategorized

Please see this reminder about the Delta Scholars program that seeks undergraduates (sophomores and juniors) who want to participate with other scholar-leaders seeking actionable solutions to challenges in the Mississippi Delta. Please share with groups of students who may be seeking a summer opportunity and please consider sharing with your colleagues who support students applying for Truman, Rhodes, Humanity in Action, Gates Cambridge, Fulbright, etc.

Applications are due February 15th


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:


Blackstone LaunchPad Presents: Founder Stories Founder and CEO, CRMantra & Co-Founder and CEO, MedViation November 1, 2022

Posted by Tim on October 24, 2022 in Uncategorized

UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad presents Founder Stories with Amit Garg, ISE Alumnus and Founder and CEO, CRMantra & Co-Founder and CEO, MedViation

Tuesday, November 1st, 7-8 pm in 330 Student Union, UB North Campus

Be inspired by a raw and authentic interview of an entrepreneur by a University at Buffalo student entrepreneur.

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to speak with Amit Garg, UB Industrial and Systems Engineering alumnus on Tuesday, November 1st. Amit is Founder and CEO, CRMantra & Co-Founder and CEO, MedViation. Amit is an entrepreneur with a focus on starting technology-based companies. His passion for customer success has allowed successful digital transformations for many ventures who specialize in Communications, Media, and Technology industries.

Come join us to learn how Amit made his vision become a successful reality and how he continues to help guide entrepreneurs towards digital transformations. Be inspired and expand your network.

Networking reception to follow with refreshments featuring local food entrepreneurs. Plus, every student that attends will be entered to win a JBL Speaker.


COVID and Flu Vaccine Clinics on Campus

Posted by Tim on September 27, 2022 in Uncategorized

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, in conjunction with UB Health Services, are offering the latest bivalent COVID Booster and flu vaccines. Each clinic is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.and no appointment is necessary. Bring your UB ID and insurance card. The vaccine is free with insurance or $35 without an insurance card. 

· Tuesdays: UB Student Union | North Campus | Rooms 145B and 145E

· Wednesdays: UB Harriman Hall | South Campus | Room 105

· Thursdays: Jacobs School of Medicine | Downtown Campus | Room 2211A