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Monday
07/08/19

National Science Foundation Development Programs for Doctoral Students and Rising Seniors

Posted by Tim on July 8, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Fellowships, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

In Person NSF GRFP Preparation Program:

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Workshops for First Year PhD Students and Rising Seniors

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards three-year scholarships for graduate study in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science. This fellowship carries a stipend of $32,000 per year plus a cost of education allowance to cover tuition and fees for three years. This is a significant graduate fellowship that affords students the freedom to focus on their research and lessen the time to degree completion.

To qualify, applicants must be U.S. citizens, have U.S. national status or be permanent residents, and intend to pursue a research-based master’s or PhD program in an NSF-supported field. Applications become available in August and the deadlines vary by discipline but are generally in late October and early November.

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.

Dates:              August 15 and 16

Time:               9-11 a.m.

Place:              107 Capen Hall

RSVP to attend the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Workshops

Virtual NSF GRFP Preparation Program:

SUNY is sponsoring a series of three webinars to prepare rising senior undergraduates and first-and second-year graduate students in STEM fields to apply to NSF’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Because it takes time to put together a winning application, we will hold the series from July 23-31 so that students can get started over the summer for the October deadlines. Webinars will be conducted by Prof. Susan Brennan of Stony Brook University (recently returned from NSF). Webinar topics are as follows:

Webinar #1:  Applying to NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program  Tues July 23, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (1.5 hours)

Webinar #2:  Winning Strategies for GRFP (and How to Get Started)  Thurs July 25, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (1.5 hours)

Webinar #3:  Write! (As if your Career Depends on it)  Wed July 31, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (2.0 hours)

Home – NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP) www.nsfgrfp.org About the Program. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

Attendees must register, but registration goes through immediately. Then, just follow the links provided below to join each of the Zoom webinars.  Each webinar is expected to be open 1/2 hour in advance of the starting time. We expect to record the webinars and make them available with a SUNY login.

If you have questions, please reply to Jacquie Spano. 

ZOOM LINKS:

Webinar #1:  Applying to NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program  (1.5 hours)

Tues July 23, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

This webinar will include all the basics, such as the benefits of GRFP, eligibility, parts of the application, the review process, and basic tips. Please bring your questions!

Registration URL #1: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/cbcd9468d3aff3c0dc2040ba88984b7b

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GRFP Webinar #1. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. zoom.us Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GRFP Webinar #1. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting #1

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Meeting ID: 489 034 460 

Webinar #2:  Winning Strategies for GRFP (and How to Get Started)  (1.5 hours)
Thurs July 25, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

This webinar will include discussion of NSF’s review criteria of Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts, how to maximize the impact of your planned research, and other winning strategies. 
 

Registration URL #2: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/8ac0348cfe61f06d7c24e00bf0acd2b8

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GRFP Webinar #2. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. zoom.us Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GRFP Webinar #2. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting #2

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Meeting ID: 770 183 414 

Webinar #3:  Write! (As if your Career Depends on it)  (2.0 hours)
Wed July 30, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

This webinar will cover how to write about your research in an interesting and lively way, tailored to your audience. (Recommended for all fellowship and grant writers)

Registration URL #3: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/c5591374016f3a55c5b9141539e44ee6

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GRFP Webinar #3. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. zoom.us Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: GRFP Webinar #3. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting #3

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Meeting ID: 957 866 997 

Monday
06/24/19

2019 Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia November 2, 2019

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

2019 Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia

Exploring Culture, Climate, and Connections

November 2, 2019

University at Buffalo, SUNY

We present the second annual Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia by reflecting upon the rich history of South Asia, and its connection to present day conditions regarding culture and climate. We invite papers on the theme of “Exploring Culture, Climate, and Connections,” where climate may be interpreted broadly, whether in its social, political, or environmental sense. The conference will feature a keynote lecture from Suraj Yengde, award-winning scholar and activist from India.

Undergraduate participants from all disciplines, working on any topic relating to the region, are welcome to submit proposals. Possible topics of discussion include:

  • Social issues, human rights issues, LGBTQ issues, gender and caste concerns in present-day Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
  • Literary genres, artistic movements, new and old technologies, trends in South Asian cinema and pop culture.
  • Sustainability and environmental revitalization efforts.
  • Human migration, population shifts, and related environmental issues.
  • Modern social movements.
  • The ebb and flow of religious factions and fundamentalisms within Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism.   
  • Trends in domestic and international law, including NGO and INGO work.
  • The impact, or lack thereof, regarding education and the spread of accurate information.
  • Wars, genocides, ethnic or political violence, and refugee issues (in recent or long-standing conflicts).

While this list of suggestions is by no means exhaustive, we encourage papers that address less commonly researched sociopolitical issues, communities, or theories. We hope to organize panels with presenters addressing similar issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Please click http://bit.ly/2019rustgiconference to submit proposals. Accepted applicants who submit complete proposals by August 1, 2019 may be eligible for a travel subvention of up to $400, with several options for reimbursement of accommodations. Applicants should also seek funding from their home institutions. The conference organizers will assist participants in seeking affordable accommodations in Buffalo.

Format

The conference will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the University at Buffalo. Students participants should plan for 15-minute presentations. Each panel will include 30 minutes for discussion.

Deadline

Proposals, including 250-word abstracts and the contact information of a faculty supervisor, must be submitted via the online submissions portal (http://bit.ly/2019rustgiconference). Those seeking travel subventions must submit their complete application (including a brief justification of expenses and efforts to seek supplemental funding) no later than August 1, 2019. Submissions will be accepted after this date on a rolling basis, space permitting, until September 7, 2019. Applicants will be notified about the status of their submissions and the availability of travel subventions beginning in late August 2019.

When submitting abstracts, applicants must affirm that they will be enrolled as undergraduate students at the time of the conference. Those in graduate programs or not currently enrolled in an undergraduate program will not be permitted to present. The organizers reserve the right to confirm student status with their advisor and home institution. The organizers regret that they are unable to assist international applicants who require visas to enter the United States.

Inquiries

Please contact rustgiconference@buffalo.edu for more information about the conference.

The second annual Rustgi South Asian Undergraduate Research Conference is made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Vinod Rustgi and his family.

Thursday
06/20/19

Tea and Talk with UB Marshall Scholar and Honors Alum Phillip Maffettone

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

Please join us as we hear from UB Marshall Scholar Phillip M. Maffettone.

Tea and Talk

With UB Marshall Scholar Phillip M. Maffettone

Tuesday, July 2

10 a.m.-noon                                     

Honors College Lounge

Capen Hall

Phillip M. Maffettone is a University at Buffalo alumni, currently working in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Liverpool. Under the guidance of what would soon become the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, Maffettone successfully applied for several awards including:

  1. ACT Scholarship (2013).
  2. Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships (2013).
  3. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2014).
  4. Marshall Scholarship (2014).

After receiving a Marshall Scholarship, Maffettone completed his DPhil in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Oxford (2018).

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