University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Wednesday
01/09/19

Spring 2019 Citizen Planning School Open to All Majors

Posted by Tim on January 9, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Networking, Workshops

Spring 2019 Citizen Planning School

Students have an opportunity to work directly with citizens across the region to help them turn ideas for change in their community into reality

Open to All Majors

One Region Forward (1RF) received a prestigious award in 2016 from the American Planning Association for the exemplary approach to civic engagement in its regional sustainability planning process, including the innovative Citizens Planning School and its Champions for Change program. This Spring 2019, these programs will launch into their fourth year, this time with a special focus on Regional Regenerative Development, a place‐based process of cultivating the ability in people, communities, and ecosystems to renew, evolve, and thrive. 1RF, the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and Blackstone LaunchPad seek talented, motivated students to join the interdisciplinary team that will deliver the next iteration of this program and forward the innovative work of diverse community members in regional regeneration that supports social and ecological well‐being.

This course will be an intensive practicum and action research laboratory, where students, faculty and community partners will learn through doing as they contribute their skills and passion to move our region forward.

Registration, by force – apply at: http://tinyurl.com/CitizenPlanningSchoolSpring19  

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:40 PM, Spring 2019

403 Hayes Hall, UB’s South Campus

Instructor:  Darren Cotton, Founder, The Tool Library and Honors College alumnus

Wednesday
12/19/18

Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space: Global Competition January 28 in the UB CFA

Posted by Tim on December 19, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Workshops

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance has been invited to create an exhibit for the internationally renowned Prague Quadrennial (PQ) of Performance Design and Space, and you are invited to view this tremendously creative display on Monday, January 28, 2019 while the exhibit is here in Buffalo. Following the world premiere of the display in Buffalo, the exhibit will be presented in Louisville, Kentucky in March 2019 and will finally travel to Prague, Czech Republic in June 2019 for the Prague Quadrennial.

January 28, 2019
UB Center for the Arts
6 – 8 p.m.

6 – 7 p.m. | Reception with beverage service and light hors d’oeuvres
6:30 p.m. | Remarks from Robin Schulze, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Jonathan Shimon, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance; Dyan Burlingame, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance; and students from the Department of Theatre and Dance
7 – 8 p.m. | Self-directed view of exhibit

Join fellow UB alumni and friends with the Western New York theatre and arts community as we gather at UB Center for the Arts to hear first-hand from the students who contributed to this project. Sponsored by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), students are working to build two exhibits designed from a professional design team and an emerging design team. You will have the first look at what is considered the most outstanding contributions from US stage designers working from grassroots theatres to the Broadway stage. Following a complimentary reception with cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres in the Black Box from 6-7 p.m., the exhibit will be on display in the Drama Theatre from 7-8 p.m.

For more information, visit: http://www.pq.cz/what-is-pq/

Register online: https://www.ub-connect.com/s/1703/alumni/index.aspx?sid=1703&gid=2&pgid=2453&content_id=2350&authkey=DHf6DHOx5KF8IEeaFxln3pQ1vgTYcwENvEqCnRWHJjcD9DGFZWLUsA%3d%3d

Friday
11/30/18

MuGSA Graduate Symposium March 29th and March 30th

Posted by Tim on November 30, 2018 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

The Music Graduate Student Association in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University at Buffalo is pleased to announce the 2019 Graduate Student Conference, which will take place on Friday & Saturday March 29-30, 2019. Events will include paper sessions, concerts, & a keynote address.
Our call for papers extends to all graduate students in the fields of musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, and composition, but also includes students from other disciplines who wish to submit a proposal for a paper that relates in some way to music.

Senior undergraduates are also welcome to submit with the guidance of a faculty member. Interdisciplinary papers are especially encouraged with subjects including, but are not limited to, intersections of music with philosophy, film & media studies, popular culture, psychology/cognition, & gender studies.
Paper presentations should be no longer than twenty minutes in length, to be followed by ten minutes for questions. The deadline for proposals is Friday, January 4th, 2019. All applicants will be notified of their status by Monday, January 14th, 2019.
Abstract Submission Guidelines:
– Send abstracts to Jesse Kiser (he/him), at jessekis@buffalo.edu, with “Buffalo 2019
Graduate Conference” as the subject.
– Abstracts should not exceed 300 words.
– Please attach your abstract in the form of a Microsoft Word document or PDF.
– Name the file with the following format: LASTNAME_UB2019.
– Include your name, e-mail address, & academic affiliation (degree program &
institution) in the body of the e-mail.
– Do not put your name or affiliation in the document.
– List any audio-visual requirements or other special needs in your e-mail.
– Only one submission per applicant.
For additional information or queries please e-mail Jesse Kiser (jessekis@buffalo.edu).
We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Friday
11/30/18

Want to Ace your Exams? Exam Prep Workshops on December 5th and 7th

Posted by Tim on November 30, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief, Workshops

Two identical workshops will be offered on study skills and exam taking skills just in time for final exams.  The sessions will take place on December 5 at 6pm in Bonner 414 and on December 7 at 4pm in Davis 101.  Students will learn how to retain more information and how to prepare themselves so that they can do their best on finals.  It’s all free and no pre-registration is required.  All the students have to do is arrive on time and listen.  I started using these tips in my last two years of undergrad school and never went below a 3.0 again.

Friday
11/30/18

Interview with Dr. Irfan Khan, MD turned Entrepreneur December 5th

Posted by Tim on November 30, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars will host Dr. Irfan Khan, MD turned entrepreneur for a How I Built Thisan authentic and raw interview of an entrepreneur by a student entrepreneur on Wed., December 5th at 6:30 p.m. in 210 student Union, UB’s North Campus.

Irfan Khan is an MD turned entrepreneur – and he’s innovating in the healthcare industry. In 2015, he founded the startup company Circuit Clinical, which is working to transform the efficiency and experience of clinical trials. Now, patients can learn about clinical research opportunities from physicians they trust and pharmaceutical companies can be more confident that they have the right candidates. Circuit Clinical acts as an Integrated Research Organization and has the advantage of both physician and participant engagement, a network of more than 1 million patients and technology products to enhance the entire experience.

Tuesday
11/06/18

Accepting Applications for the Western NY Prosperity Fellowship Program-Open to All Undergrad Majors!

Posted by Tim on November 6, 2018 in Academics, Competitions, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Internships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Workshops

Accepting applications for the Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program | Open to all UG majors and select GRAD programs: 

Seeking students with an entrepreneurial drive who want to make a difference in Western New York

A leadership development program that provides selected Fellows professional development opportunities, as well as resources and access to WNY business leaders. WNY Prosperity Fellows are awarded a paid summer internship; scholarship support awarded during the academic year up to $25,000 based on a student’s unmet financial need, and an enrichment fund of $1,000. This fellowship program will assist undergraduate and graduate students who are actively preparing for careers that further economic development and growth, especially in the WNY region. Open to all undergraduate majors and select graduate programs including students in the School of Management, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, School of Architecture and Planning, and School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Fellowship eligibility:  

  • current sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply;
  • should have minimum 3.0 cumulative UG GPA / 3.5 cumulative GRAD GPA;
  • have an interest in bolstering the WNY economy through job creation;
  • complete the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the advised deadline. Please note that you may file a FAFSA using estimated income information and update your FAFSA once you complete your current tax return.

For full details, visit the fellowship website at:  http://www.buffalo.edu/entrepreneurship.html | Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

Candidates are encouraged to attend Fellowship information sessions:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 12:30 p.m., 131 Cary Hall, South Campus
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
  • Monday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
  • Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
  • Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
  • Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m., 220 Student Union, North Campus
Monday
10/29/18

UB Aging Information Sprint Friday, November 2 1-6 p.m. in the Student Union

Posted by Tim on October 29, 2018 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Innovation Sprint: Aging Innovation Challenge
Friday, November 2, 2018
1-6 p.m.
210 Student Union

Seeking Innovators do develop prototypes to assist older New Yorkers

Join the Innovation Spring as an IDEA Champion or contribute your talent to a team as sa FREE Agent.

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/UBAginglnnovation18

The time to create tomorrow’s solutions is now!

Students and faculty from all disciplines welcome. Winning teams will compete in finals for $5,000 in prizes.  Bring yourself-we’ll take care of the food and swag!

Sponsored by the UB Center for Successful Aging and Blackstone LaunchPad

Monday
10/22/18

SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) April 26 and April 27

Posted by Tim on October 22, 2018 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

SUNY UNDERGRADUATE
RESEARCH CONFERENCE
APRIL 26-27, 2019

The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) is a multidisciplinary spring semester event hosted each year by different SUNY institutions. It brings together undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations—oral, performance, artistic displays, and posters presentations—in ALL academic disciplines. Farmingdale State College (SURC East), SUNY Adirondack with SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury (SURC Central), and Niagara County Community College (SURC West) will co-host SUNY SURC this coming April. By bringing together students and faculty from across the state, SURC helps realize the synergistic power of the SUNY system.

For more information, please visit: suny.edu/surc or email surc@suny.edu

And don’t forget, funding is available to offset the cost of your trip via the Honors College Academic Enrichment Fund: https://honors.buffalo.edu/funding/supplemental.php

Monday
10/15/18

UB’s #SpiritDay at Sip and Chat Wednesday, October 17

Posted by Tim on October 15, 2018 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed, Workshops

Join us at this week’s Sip and Chat for coffee, baked goods and the opportunity to learn more about UB’s #SPIRITDAY public art project hosted by the Office of Inclusive Excellence. The non-partisan public art project is based on the For Freedoms nationwide project and provides UB students with the opportunity to make their own yard sign to stand with LGBTQ+ youth against bullying. During Sip and Chat on Wednesday, October 17th from 11:30am-12:30pm, Honors Scholars can create their yard sign which will be included in a public art installation the next day outside of the Student Union.

 

 

More Ways to Get Involved:

 

Through a partnership with the Office of Inclusive Excellence, the Intercultural and Diversity Center, The LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association, and LGBTQ student organizations, the University has commissioned artist, queer activist, and UB alumni Dana Tyrrell to install the public art project.  The project is through For Freedoms, an artist-run platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States.

> Learn more about For Freedoms

In 2010 the first Spirt Day was recognized.  Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pledging to “go purple” on Spirit Day is a way for everyone — forward-thinking companies, global leaders, respected celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends — to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ youth and to take part in the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world.

> Learn more about Spirit Day

On October 18 from 10am-3pm in the Student Union Lobby, students, faculty and staff will see the lawn sign installation and get to make a sign if they haven’t already.  At 12pm pizza will be served and brief remarks will be shared by the artist and members of the UB community.

Spirit Day will also be recognized at UB on October 20 at the UB Volleyball vs. Central Michigan match in Alumni Arena at 6pm.  The first 225 guests will get a free purple #SPIRITDAY t-shirt!

Hope to see you there!

Friday
10/12/18

Marshall University Biomed Virtual Grad Fair

Posted by Tim on October 12, 2018 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, Workshops

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Biomedical Graduate Program will have a chatroom at the upcoming BIOMED Virtual Grad School Fair. This is a great chance for you and your best students to receive information on our Biomedical Research and Clinical and Translational Science programs.

Log on to the Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair on October 17 from 10:00 am—4:00 pm. <span “>Register here<span “>:<span “> <span “>https://www.careereco.com/events/biomed?ref=ceh<span “>. It is free for students

Learn about:

Biomedical Research, PhD

Clinical and Translational Science, MS

Biomedical Research, MS (thesis)

Biomedical Research, MS, with an emphasis in Medical Sciences (non-thesis)

MD/PhD Combined Program

Please forward this information to anyone who may be interested!

For questions, please contact: carothers@marshall.edu or maue1@marshall.edu.