University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
03/27/20

Success in Online Learning Webinar from UB Libraries April 2

Posted by Tim on March 27, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Thursday, April 2, 2020

12:00pm – 1:00pm

This event is scheduled as an online webinar in ZOOM.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • How online learning is different than traditional courses
  • Library services that are available to remote learners
  • Tips for being successful

The session is sponsored by the University at Buffalo Libraries with presenters Erin Rowley, Head, Science & Engineering Library Services, Engineering Librarian and Robin Sullivan, Teaching and Learning Strategist, Education Services of the.

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You are encouraged to test your system ahead of time:
http://bit.ly/zoom-room-test

Additional ZOOM support info is available:
https://support.zoom.us

Register on the UB Libraries website:

https://booking.lib.buffalo.edu/calendar/workshops
Monday
03/09/20

Diversity Zone Training Opportunities in the Intercultural Diversity Center

Posted by Tim on March 9, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Appreciating Cultural Diversity 

March 9th, 2020 – 1:00-2:00 p.m.

LGBTQ+ Safe Zone 

March 10th, 2020 – 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Diversity Zone 

March 11th, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

These trainings are a fantastic opportunity to explore the

dynamics of prejudice and privilege and build our skills as

allies and leaders. We hope to see you there! You can find

more info on our UBLinked under All Events. 

Monday
03/09/20

Tough Topics: Puppy Mills March 11

Posted by Tim on March 9, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Wednesday, March 11th

2:00-3:00 p.m.

240 Student Union

How can we look for new pets ethically? 

 Come discuss what puppy mills are and the ethnicality of 

animal adoption and purchasing practices. Eligible for SA Participation

Wednesday
03/04/20

First Annual Student of Color Conference at UB – April 4, 2020

Posted by Tim on March 4, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

The Intercultural and Diversity Center presents the First Annual Student of Color (SOC) Conference! 

The SOC Conference will take place on Saturday, April 4th, 2020 from 8:30 am to 4:30pm in the Student Union.

This is a one day conference for all colleges in the greater Buffalo area. Students of color will come together to be educated, empowered and inspired. Our main goal is to equip students with a skillset that will help them navigate diverse institutions and moreover the world around them but tailor it to a persons of color perspective. Our secondary goal is to create a space for these students to foster relationships, both personal and professional, that can assist in their future endeavors be them collegiate, professional or otherwise

We have professional staff members from UB and surrounding universities like Buffalo State and Erie Community College presenting! Also, our Keynote speaker is Tamara Mcmillian!

Tuesday
02/25/20

UB Campus Garden

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2020 in Community Announcements, Information Session, Student experience, Sustainability, Volunteering, Workshops

The UB Campus Garden is a shared bed garden on UB’s North Campus where UB students, faculty, and staff can grow.

We aim to empower our community to grow food and take an active role in the food systems we are a part of. By learning skills to grow food from start to finish, we encourage more sustainable and mindful consumption practices. The campus garden is an inclusive and diverse space where gardeners of all experience and backgrounds are welcome!

Timeline:

Information session: Week of February 24th, 2020

Workshop: Week of March 9th, 2020

Participants are expected to maintain their plots throughout the entire spring and summer semesters. This involves starting seeds, transplanting, watering, weeding, and harvesting. Have no experience gardening? We will provide you with all the information and tools you need!

Interested in joining? Click here.

Monday
02/24/20

Goal Getters Workshop March 2

Posted by Tim on February 24, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Monday, March 2nd

5 p.m.-6 p.m.

240 Student Union Come spark your inner #Girlboss and start off Women’s History Month on the most positive note with our DIY vision board event

Monday
02/24/20

Tough Topics: Police Brutality February 26

Posted by Tim on February 24, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Every Wednesday

February 26th, 2020 – 2:00-3:00 p.m.

To what extent should communities of color engage with the police?  Come discuss the history of racial discrimination in the police force. Eligible for SA Participation!

Friday
02/21/20

PHD Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania, October 8-10, 2020 (Deadline to apply: April 1, 2020

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2020 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Networking, Workshops

The Penn Honors Diversity (PHD) Symposium will be held from October 8-10, 2020 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. The Symposium aims to particularly attract underrepresented students, especially sophomores and juniors, at colleges and universities in the Mid-Atlantic states who are interested in learning more about graduate school. Students will have the opportunity to (a) network with faculty and current graduate students, (b) learn about cutting-edge research and PhD training opportunities at Penn, (c) present their work to faculty and students in a poster session, and (d) attend workshops and seminars about the admissions process, funding opportunities, life as a graduate student, etc.

Students coming from the Mid-Atlantic States who are accepted to attend will have travel, lodging and meals covered.  The deadline to apply for the PHD Symposium is April 1, 2020. Students can learn more and apply now at https://home.www.upenn.edu/pages/penn-honors-diversity.  

Monday
02/17/20

University at Buffalo Undergraduate Research Conference July 20-22 SAVE THE DATE

Posted by Tim on February 17, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

Make plans now to join us in beautiful downtown Buffalo for the 26th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference and University at Buffalo Graduate Information Program.

July 20-July 22, 2020

University at Buffalo, Downtown Campus
955 Main Street, Buffalo, New York, 14203
Registration will open in March and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is encouraged!

This conference is an excellent opportunity to:

Present faculty-supervised research. (Oral and poster formats.)

Participate in workshops and learn from your peers and mentors about how to find theperfect program for you.

Attend a University at Buffalo Graduate School Information Program, which includesmeeting with program faculty, staff and students based on your graduate field of interest.

Engage with inspirational speakers and panels.

Visit the Graduate School Opportunities Fair and network with representatives fromgraduate schools across the nation.

Explore Buffalo! Experience Buffalo’s vibrant culture with opportunities to visit Canalsideand other attractions in downtown Buffalo.
All undergraduate student researchers are welcome, including (but not limited to) those from McNair, SSS, LSAMP and CSTEP programs.Call for presenters and hotel information will be announced in March.

Friday
02/14/20

Spring 2020 Fulbright and NSF Development Workshops

Posted by Tim on February 14, 2020 in Fellowships, Financial Aid, Information Session, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Register today for our Fulbright and NSF Development Workshops happening in March!

Note: These awards are only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The workshops are primarily meant for undergraduate juniors, first-year PhDs for NSF, and graduate students at any level for Fulbright. All workshops will be held in 24 Capen.

Fulbright Application Development Workshops

Would you like to spend a year researching, teaching English or earning a master’s degree abroad? The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides funded opportunities to do so and there are more than 150 countries from which to choose.

To qualify, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen and hold a bachelor’s degree by the time the Fulbright Scholarship starts. An applicant holding a doctoral degree at the time of application is ineligible. Applications will be due in the fall.  

In this program you will learn more about the Fulbright, country selection, affiliates and how to develop a strong proposal. Students are required to commit to all four sessions.

Dates:
March 2, 9, and 23 from 2-3pm 
OR
March 3, 10, and 24 from 2-3pm

Click here to RSVP to attend the Fulbright Application Development Workshops

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshops

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) is a prestigious grant for graduate students looking to get funded for research.  The grant provides full funding for three years which includes a $34,000/year stipend and tuition coverage!
 
Applications for the NSF GRFP will become available in August 2020. Deadlines vary by discipline but are generally in late October and early November.
 
If you are interested in applying for the NSF GRFP in October 2020, please join us for this four-session program designed to prepare you to submit a strong application. You will learn about review criteria for the NSF GRFP and other awards, what the review panels are looking for, and how to write a strong research proposal. Students are required to commit to all four sessions.
To be eligible to apply for NSF GRFP in October 2020, you must be:

  • A current rising senior or first-year PhD student
  • A U.S. citizen, have U.S. national status, or be a permanent resident
  • Pursuing (or intending to pursue) a research-based master’s degree or PhD
  • Conducting research in an NSF-supported field, such as: mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science

Dates:
March 3, 10, 24, and 31

9-10 a.m. OR 4-5 p.m.

Click here to RSVP to attend the NSF Workshops

Also, check out this video about UB Students who have received the NSF GRFP and the amazing things they’re doing with their research.

Please reach out to  fellowships@buffalo.edu if you have any questions!