University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
04/29/19

Global Innovations Challenge 2019

Posted by Tim on April 29, 2019 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

May 20-24, 2019

403 Hayes Hall, UB South Campus

Learn more and register here: http://www.buffalo.edu/globalhealthequity/news-events/upcoming-events/annual-global-innovation-challenge.html

Have you heard about this year’s Global Innovation Challenge (GIC)? Your participation will add considerable value to the week’s activities. During the GIC students have an opportunity to learn about a grand global challenge, work in a team to develop a solution, and compete for funding to implement their ideas. It’s an opportunity to expand your thinking, have fun, and make a real world impact.

Your participation will include breakfast and lunch, team-building activities, interaction with global stakeholders, and the chance to win funding to develop your ideas!

Wednesday
04/24/19

Hillel of Buffalo invites students to AJC Global Forum Conference in Washington, D.C.

Posted by Tim on April 24, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Hillel of Buffalo is sending a delegation to the AJC Global Forum in Washington, DC June 2-June 4, 2019. Undergraduate students are invited to apply and if accepted, it is an all expenses paid trip.

Here’s some info about the AJC Global Forum:

The AJC Global Forum is a unique policy and advocacy conference. Each year more than 2,500 people from over 70 countries convene to discuss, debate, and advocate on vital issues affecting the future of world Jewry. This year’s Global Forum runs June 2-4, 2019. This year, student leaders will have the opportunity to network with one another and hundreds of leading campus activists from across the world while engaging in advocacy and leadership training geared toward students confronting the toughest challenges on campus. Participants will also fully participate in Global Forum’s sessions and advocacy opportunities.

Apply for the AJC Global Forum 2019 Campus leaders program, by clicking here.

The deadline to apply is April 30th. Please contact Logan Woodard, Hillel of Buffalo for more information: logan@hillelbuffalo.org

Wednesday
04/24/19

UB Scientista Presents STEM DivCon 2019

Posted by Tim on April 24, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Panel of academic and industry professionals in STEM sectors, Networking and Lunch!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

104 Knox Hal

To register, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNIVS6BONVVjt1-3cADvu1aPNqzFQ_2nBJUh2IsGm5tY0-SQ/viewform

Monday
04/08/19

Opportunity to Attend Informal Session with Condoleezza Rice April 17

Posted by Tim on April 8, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Honors students have an opportunity to attend an informal session with Condoleezza Rice ahead of her Alumni Arena lecture on Wednesday, April 17. The informal session is scheduled for 5:30-6:15 pm in the Black Box Theater, Center for the Arts, and students can also have a ticket for the 7:30 pm lecture. If you are interested, please email Jessica Seabury at jseabury@buffalo.edu with your name, year and major no later than Monday April 15. Please note a limited number of spots are available and will be filled first come, first served.

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


Friday
03/22/19

Alison Des Forges Memorial Committee International Symposium-Climate Change and Africa: Impacts and Responses April 10

Posted by Tim on March 22, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Alison Des Forges Memorial Committee Invites you to International Symposium-Climate Change and Africa: Impacts and Responses

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. FREE and Open to the Public

Human Beings originated in Africa about 100,000 years ago and have developed societies during the last 100 years that have contributed to climate change which risks making the globe uninhabitable for our species and many others. This symposium will examine manifestations of global warming in Africa, its differential impacts on African Populations, and the successes and failures of African and International Institutions as they attempt to mitigate the climate change process, develop sustainable economies and ensure social resilience.

Wednesday
03/20/19

NYS ACE Women’s Network Climbing the Leadership Ladder in Higher Ed Panel April 17

Posted by Tim on March 20, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

NYS ACE Women’s Network Presents: Climbing the Leadership Ladder in Higher Education

Panelists: Amy DeKay, VP for Student Development, Medaille College, Jacqui Hollins, Associate Vice Provost and Director of Academic Success Initiatives, University at Buffalo, Fatima Rodriguez-Johnson, Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, Canisius College

Grupp Fireside Lounge at Canisius College

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

8:30 a.m. Check-in and Breakfast

9:30-10:30 Panel Discussion Q&A

10:30-11:00 Networking

$25 per person, register by April 10 at https://conta.cc/2XPYbc6

Monday
03/04/19

UB School of Medicine Mentoring Opportunity with Honors Alums

Posted by Tim on March 4, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Graduate School Programs, Networking, Workshops

On March 27th at 6:00pm, there will be a medical student-run mentoring event for Honors College premedical students at the Downtown campus (Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences).

The event will be in 1225A. When you arrive at the medical campus, you will buzz in and sign in at the front desk since the entire campus is swipe access only.

This event will include a presentation from myself (Cullan) and other first-year medical students giving advice, resources, and generalized tips about the process of applying to medical school. The pre-health committee is a fantastic resource, however, our goal is to give more of an insider perspective with students who have recently gone through the process. The end will be an informal Q&A session, so be sure to bring some questions for us!

FREE PIZZA will be provided!

Click on the link below and enter your name into the google spreadsheet so we can get an accurate count of who is interested in coming. We hope to see you there!

Premed Mentoring Sign-Up

Monday
03/04/19

5th Annual Undergraduate English Conference “Revolt! A conference on/in Upheaval” Call for Submissions April 26th

Posted by Tim on March 4, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

We are pleased to announce the 5th annual undergraduate English conference, titled “Revolt! A Conference on/in Upheaval”. We are now accepting submissions for papers and presentations relating to political, social, and cultural upheaval from any discipline. Students are encouraged to present their unique perspective on what qualifies as upheaval, and how societies have dealt with sudden changes in the past. Examples of possible paper topics are included in the attached poster. 

The conference is scheduled for Friday, April 26th from 12pm to 6pm in Clemens 120. 

If you are interested, please send your 250-300 word abstract to UBenglishconf@gmail.com in the form of a doc. or docx. file. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 15th at midnight. If you have any questions about submissions, deadlines, or helping to organize the conference, please feel free to email us at UBenglishconf@gmail.com or at shaunnow@buffalo.edu.

Monday
02/18/19

Prison Nation: Mass Incarceration in the United States March 13

Posted by Tim on February 18, 2019 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

A discussion of the human and financial costs associated with the U.S.’s reliance on mass incarceration

Featuring Distinguished Speaker David Fathi, Director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Prison Project

March 13, 2019
509 O’Brian Hall
4:30 p.m. FREE and open to all. Reception to follow.

The American Civil Liberties Union’s National Prison Project brings challenges to conditions of confinement in prisons, jails and other detention facilities. The Prison Project also works to end the policies that have given the U.S. the highest incarceration rate in the world. Fathi has a special expertise in challenging “supermax” prisons, where prisoners are held for months or years at a time in conditions of near-total isolation. Fathi also represented the ACLU during negotiations in the U.N., which lead to the adoption of the Nelson Mandela Rules.

Sponsored by the UB Inclusive Excellence and the UB School of Law