University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
06/29/20

UB Libraries Education Services Team Orientation Guide

Posted by Tim on June 29, 2020 in Academics, Networking, Workshops

The UB Libraries Education Services Team has complied a guide about using the UB Libraries, for incoming students. This guide was created due to the fact that all orientations are online due to COVID-19. Please share with your students in the Honors College and with whomever else you think my benefit from it. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions!

https://research.lib.buffalo.edu/orientation​

Monday
06/29/20

UB Librarires Education Services Team Available to help with Research Needs

Posted by Tim on June 29, 2020 in Academics, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

The UB Libraries Education Services Team is ready and willing to assist your students with any research needs or help they may need. While we will come into your classrooms to instruct students face-to-face, with the fall semester not looking like it has in previous semesters, we can reach out to your students and faculty in a number of different ways. We can arrange for asynchronous or synchronous instruction via zoom or other applicable technology, create specific guides for specific courses that faculty and students can access at any time, provide links to online research roadmaps, and point them towards a multitude of other resources to guide their studies.

To learn more about our team, please visit: https://library.buffalo.edu/educational

Tuesday
06/09/20

Study Abroad Virtual Sessions in June, July and August

Posted by Tim on June 9, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad, Uncategorized, Workshops

Study Abroad Information Sessions
2021 Programs and Beyond!

Join us on Zoom:
Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Friday, August 14, 2020, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Study Abroad Programs Team is working remotely during this global pandemic. Connect with us during our Virtual Office Hours via Zoom, by phone (716) 645-3912, or email studyabroad@buffalo.edu on Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM! To participate in the information sessions noted above, please email us for the link. 

Thursday
05/28/20

UB Launch Summer Accelerator

Posted by Tim on May 28, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Networking, Workshops

UB’s Launch Summer Accelerator: June 15th – August 7th

Looking for an opportunity to use your summer with purpose while also competing for $10,000 in prizes? We’ve got you covered. Apply to the Launch Summer Accelerator and spend eight weeks ideating, creating and competing!

Accepted students and teams will spend 8 weeks accelerating their venture through weekly programming, workshops, mentorship and more. Apply by Sunday, June 7th for the chance network, collaborate with others students and use your summer with purpose. This is a virtual program and all undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply as either a formed venture or as a free-agent, where they can work with a team. Application link & information: Bit.ly/LaunchSummer2020

Friday
05/08/20

Finding a Job or Internship During Covid-19 UB Career Services Virtual Workshops

Posted by Tim on May 8, 2020 in Career Opportunities, Internships, Job Opportunity, Networking, Workshops

If you’re struggling to maintain a sense of normalcy right now, we get it. We’re right here with you.   We’ll be the first to admit that it’s hard to predict the future, but we’ll be here to support you through the challenges ahead. So we’ve created a collection of new ways to talk about your concerns and plans for what’s next after COVID-19, featuring topics like:  How can I find an internship I’m interested in? Video interview hacks that work. How to make plans while managing uncertainty? Take the risk following my heart, or play it safe? How do I start a side-hustle?
 
Browse the Virtual Collection
Friday
05/08/20

Attention Buffalo Artists and Art Lovers…Submit your art to the Arts Collaboratory Live Your Art (at Home)

Posted by Tim on May 8, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

If you’ve been reading our newsletter, you know that the Arts Collaboratory has been offering cash micro-grants and honorariums to UB and Buffalo artists who contribute to our new Live Your Art (At Home) program.

This week, we’re asking you to spread the news! Encourage UB and Buffalo-based artists to SUBMIT their work at ubcfa.org/lya. Projects of any size are welcome, and collaboration is always encouraged. Then reach out to your fellow art lovers, and ask them to FOLLOW our Instagram @artscollaboratory. Every visit makes a difference!

Forward this newsletter, share our links, and help us keep Buffalo’s art community together in spirit.

Major support provided by M&T Bank.   Additional support provided by Savarino Companies.  

Monday
05/04/20

Guest Lecturer: Shanna de la Torre “Dreams of the New in Post War France” May 6

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

Desidero: For the love of the Thing

Shanna de la Torre

What is at stake in choosing to be on the side of the Thing, that bit of the real at work in the body, seeking expression? In this paper, Shanna de la Torre proceeds from the premise that femininity is a work, a work at, in the words of Willy Apollon, articulating the drive within us with aesthetics. With the intention of drawing out some of the links among unconscious desire and the work of the Thing both in the body and at the level of the social, she will consider a set of examples drawn from art, film, and clinical case studies. Arguing that these examples give aesthetic expression to distinct moments in the kinds of problems a feminine subject may encounter in engaging in the work of femininity, she points to ways in which these examples risk taking the side of the Thing—rather than the side of repression—in engaging with questions germane to any subject of the drive. She further argues that these examples—which are, themselves, aesthetic expressions offered to the public—make a creation for others out of those sites of impasse, thereby potentially mobilizing others’ desire. 

Dr. Shanna de la Torre is an alumna from the Cornell Romance Languages Studies PhD program and current practicing social worker in Minnesota. Her research explores the relationship between feminist, queer and psychoanalytic theories, and her writings have appeared in a variety of reputable journals such as differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies and The International Journal of Psychoanalysis. As part of this research she has published Sex for Structuralists: The Non-Oedipal Logics of Femininity and Psychosis.

If you wish to join us, please email me by Wednesday at 2 PM at fnegrete@buffalo.edu.

Sunday
04/26/20

Student Support Services

Posted by Tim on April 26, 2020 in Financial Aid, Stress Relief, Student experience, Tutoring, Workshops

Student Support Services serves undergraduate students who are first-generation, students from low-income backgrounds and students with a documented disability as they work toward earning their college degree at UB.

They offer:

  • Academic support
  • Personal development advising
  • Financial literacy advising
  • Workshops
  • Graduate and professional school preparation
  • Tutoring
  • Fun events and outings with other SSS students

See how SSS can enhance enhance your time at UB. Join today!

VISIT CPMC.BUFFALO.EDU/SSS

APPLYING IS FREE AND OPEN YEAR-ROUND.
STUDENTS WITH U.S. CITIZENSHIP OR PERMANENT
RESIDENCY MAY APPLY.

EMAIL: SSSINFO@BUFFALO.EDU

Sunday
04/26/20

SUNY Research Matters Webinar Series

Posted by Tim on April 26, 2020 in Academic Presentations, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

The SUNY Office of Research and Economic Development is excited to announce the launch of Research Matters, a webinar series designed to increase knowledge and enhance the skills of faculty and students seeking funding for their research. Each month, speakers from broad areas of interest will discuss their research programs and funding opportunities, and participate in interactive Q&A sessions.   

Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday
04/14/20

SUNY’s National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Webinar Trainings for Students

Posted by Tim on April 14, 2020 in Competitions, Event, Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

SUNY’s Office for Research and Economic Development is sponsoring a series of four webinars to prepare rising junior and senior undergraduates as well as first-and second-year graduate students in STEM fields to apply to NSF’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Webinars will be conducted by Professor Susan Brennan of Stony Brook University (recently returned from NSF). 

Please click here to register.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information. Note: If you have not used ZOOM before, you will be prompted to download software once you have clicked on the registration links.

GRFP requires that applicants be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents. For more information, see www.nsfgrfp.org.

Note: If you win a GRFP fellowship or Honorable Mention, you may be eligible for the SUNY Chancellor’s Graduate Research Scholarship (CGRS)— Link to Chancellor’s Research Scholarship (CGRS) for more information.

Please send questions to Jacquie.Spano@rfsuny.org.

WEBINAR #1 (For undergraduates only)

Are You Ready for Graduate School? Finding Fellowship Funding

Mon. April 27 • 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Are you curious about or excited by the prospect of a career in research? Are you thinking about a career in some leadership role? Are you wondering about the best time to apply to graduate school, and how to get someone else to pay for it? This webinar may help you decide.

WEBINAR #2

Applying to NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Wed. April 29 • 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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

WEBINAR #3

Winning Strategies for GRFP (and How to Get Started)

Fri. May 1 • 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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

WEBINAR #4

Write! (As if Your Career Depends on it)

Mon. May 4 • 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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).