University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
10/02/20

Public Speaking Workshop Tuesday, October 13 2:00 p.m.

Posted by Tim on October 2, 2020 in Community Announcements, Workshops

This 45 minute virtual session has an emphasis on presenting within student clubs and organizations and will include tips on how to gain confidence in your public speaking skills, guidance on verbal and non-verbal communication, and more. 

This workshop counts as part of the Student Organizations Understanding Leadership (SOUL) certificate.

Access more information and RSVP

Students and a professor demonstrate current physical distancing and face covering best practices in a classroom in Capen Hall in July 2020
Tuesday
09/29/20

Honors Faculty Fellows Introductory Zoom Panel Friday, October 9

Posted by Tim on September 29, 2020 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

The Honors College Faculty Fellows will have their Introductory panel zoom meeting on Friday October 9th  3-4pm

-meet the Honors Faculty Fellows for the 2020-2021 school year

-hear their stories of how they themselves went from 18 year old college students to becoming UB faculty and researchers in their academic fields.

-see yourself in their stories and learn the paths they took to their current positions.

-Moderated panel discussion on 10/9 with time for Q & A from you the honors student audience.

-ZOOM coordinates are below

-should probably list the discipline of each fellow in the advertising as well

-meet YOUR Faculty Fellows, learn of their specialties and interests and utilize them throughout the year as you craft your own academic and perhaps research path

Time: Oct 9, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/99041994785?pwd=WWlEK3BuMmQ4bWhXK3BtT3JmaGdjZz09

Tuesday
09/29/20

Fall 2020 Honors Alumni Connections Events October 6, 9, 12 and 15. Meet Honors Alums Virtually!

Posted by Tim on September 29, 2020 in Alumni, Career Opportunities, Event, Networking, Workshops

FALL 2020 HONORS COLLEGE ALUMNI CONNECTIONS EVENTS

STEM and Health Sciences: October 6 at 5 pm

John Assad

Professor of Neurobiology & Director, PhD Program in Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School

Biological Sciences, 1985

Jackson Buss

Research Scientist, New England Biolabs

Biological Sciences, 2005

Ann Martin

Project manager of STEM education programs, Oak Ridge Associated Universities

Physics & English, 2005

Christina White

Doctor of Physical Therapy student, University of Pittsburgh

Exercise Science & Dance 2018

Law, Management and Social Sciences: October 9 at 12 pm

Ben Cady

Counsel, Office of Regulations, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

English, 2005

Nate Carbrey

Associate Director, Accounting Policy and Special Projects, ACV Auctions Inc

Accounting & Business Administration, 2012

Samantha DeMart

Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, Heritage Christian Services

Communication, 2005

Danny  Hatem

Doctoral Candidate in Politics University of Oxford

Political Science, 2007

Mackenzie Robinson

Intelligence Analyst, US Department of Justice

Political Science, 2017

Jennifer Thompson
Sales strategy and operations manager, Google EMEA

Management, 2008

Ryan Thorne   

Attorney, Desmarais LLP

Electrical Engineering, 2015

Architecture and Arts: October 12 at 5 pm

Laura Nasca

Graphics & User Experience Designer, Sports Basement

Dance and Graphic Design, 2017

David Sass

Senior Vice President, CannonDesign

Architecture, 1999

Ian Schwarzenberg

Urban planning data analyst, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Environmental Design, 2017

Linnea Spampinato

Marketing Project Manager, Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Art History, 2013

Amy VanKirk

Associate Professor of Dance, Radford University

Psychology & Dance, 2005

SEAS October 15 at 12 pm

Devashish Agarwal

Cyber Risk Consultant, Deloitte & Touche

Computer Science, 2018

Justin Imiola

Energy Engineer, Wendel Companies

Economics & Environmental Geosciences, 2015

Christopher Palmer

Software Engineer

Computer Engineering, 2015

Thomas Piwtorak

Electrical Engineer, Sumitomo Rubber USA

Electrical Engineering, 2009

Friday
09/25/20

Graduate Research Fellowship Information and Webinars

Posted by Tim on September 25, 2020 in Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Are you applying for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Funding Program (GRFP)? Deadlines are coming up – the week of October 19.

SUNY’s Office of Research and Economic Development encourages you to pursue graduate research fellowships, and to support you in this process, we are offering the following:

SUNY GREAT Awards

SUNY GREAT Awards provide $5,000 in flexible funding to graduate research students who win a research fellowship award or are recognized with honorable mention.

GRFP Office Hours

Dr. Susan Brennan, SUNY Research Fellow for Graduate Education Innovation, and former Director of GRFP at NSF, is holding Zoom office hours for students writing NSF GRFP proposals. Take advantage of this opportunity to strengthen your draft statement, get expert feedback, and have your questions answered on Tuesdays from 2-4 pm through October 13. To access office hours, use the following Zoom meeting link: https://rfsuny.zoom.us/j/92107571092. To seek arrangements for alternative office hours, email susan.brennan@stonybrook.edu.

GRFP Proposal Development

Below is information that provides access to the spring 2020 GRFP proposal development webinar series.

 
WEBINAR #1 (for undergraduates)Are You Ready for Graduate School? Finding Fellowship Funding  

Webinar # 1 recording

Password: Research2020
 
WEBINAR #2Applying to NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Webinar #2 recording

Password: Research2020
 
WEBINAR #3Winning Strategies for GRFP (and How to Get Started) 
Webinar #3 recording
Password: Research2020
 
WEBINAR #4Write! (As if Your Career Depends on it) 
Webinar #4 recording
Password: Research2020

Monday
09/14/20

Psychology Department Honors Program Information Session September 30

Posted by Tim on September 14, 2020 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Event, Workshops

To Juniors, Sophomores, and Precocious Freshmen Majoring or Intending to Major in Psychology,

Are you interested in making the most of your college experience here at UB? Excited by psychological research? Thinking about attending graduate school in psychology? Do you have (or by the end of your junior year will you have) a strong academic record?

If you answered yes to all of the above, then we would like to tell you about the Psychology Honors Program. Dr. Wendy Quinton, the Director of the Psy Honors Program, will be doing a short presentation and then will be having a question-and-answer forum about the program on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, at 4:30pm, on Zoom (Meeting ID: 921 1685 9936, Passcode: Yay!Honors or https://buffalo.zoom.us/j/92116859936?pwd=d2VaZGdRSGx3WjRNTTJJYStXZFRDdz09)

Monday
09/14/20

UB Startup Week Events September 14-18

Posted by Tim on September 14, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Workshops

UB Startup Week – September 14-18

A celebration of UB’s innovation and startup ecosystem, with five days of events, all hosted on a virtual platform. Get to know the community, and learn from and connect with entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, investors, and like-minded students. The series of programs will catalyze students to find their inner entrepreneurial spirit.

For more information and to register to attend, visit:  https://linktr.ee/launchpad_ub

Get Seeded! | Tues., Sept. 15th, 7 – 8:00 p.m. EDT

Zoom Meeting ID: 959 2735 5198

Passcode: 506191

UB Open Coffee Club | Wed., Sept. 16th, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. EDT

Zoom Meeting ID: 922 0925 5753

Passcode: 828690

Founder Stories with Eric Reich, Co-Founder Campus Labs & Past Panasci Winner | Wed., Sept. 16th, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. EDT

Zoom Meeting ID: 966 6997 9884

Passcode: 502103

Startup Planning: The Business Model Canvas| Thur., Sept. 17th, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. EDT

Zoom Meeting ID: 944 8132 0951

Passcode: 688567

2020 Henry A. Panasci Live Finals | Fri. Sept. 18th 2-4:00 p.m. EDT

Register to receive zoom link: https://linktr.ee/launchpad_ub

All college students, no matter their starting point, can leverage entrepreneurship skills to build a better future – for themselves and for the world. By engaging with UB’s LaunchPad, students will learn by doing, giving them the knowledge and know-how to help them succeed as a founder or contributor to the innovation economy.

UB Startup Week is hosted by UB’s Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars in partnership with UB’s Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships powered by the UB Innovation Hub.

Monday
08/31/20

Fall 2020 Stress Reduction Events and Resources

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Community Announcements, Stress Relief, Workshops

I hope you are doing well!  I wanted to share our Stress Reduction Program events and resources with you so you can share them with the students that you work with during this unique semester.  Attached is our Sept/October calendar of events. All of our programs will be online this semester, except for our weekly Quit Smoking/Vaping Walk-in Clinics on Thursdays from 11am – 1pm at 114 SU with free nicotine patches and gum.  We have tripled the number of weekly programs we are offering so that students can go online Monday-Friday to https://buffalo.zoom.us/my/relax and select between one and three activities to participate in each day.  Highlights for this semester include:

  • Two online 4-session Mindfulness & Meditation programs at the following times—

1) Tuesdays from 5-6:30pm in Zoom from 9/29-10/20 and 2) Thursdays from 3:30-5pm in Zoom from 10/1-10/22. The skills that are taught include belly breathing, dynamic breathing, body scan, walking meditation, guided visualizations, eating meditation and more.  The program provides examples of how college student can practice meditation to support their college experiences.  No experience necessary.  Registration is required on UBLinked or by emailing sd62@buffalo.edu (see attached ad).

  • We have a new Campus Wellness Coaching Program where students can schedule online appointments to work on goals related to academic, physical, social, or emotional wellness.  This may be particularly helpful as students navigate challenges related to COVID-19.  For more info or to schedule an appointment, see https://www.buffalo.edu/studentlife/lifeon-campus/health/healthy-decisions/ wellness-coach.html
  • Our large-scale Chill Out stress relief event before Finals will be Wednesday, 11/18, 12-2pm via Zoom at https://buffalo.zoom.us/my/relax.  This virtual event will have interactive breakout rooms with activities that include: dog therapy, Zumba dance, coloring, yoga, guided meditation, quick easy meals, campus support resources and more!

Feel free to share these opportunities widely. Students can see UBLinked or the UB events calendar for more details on these programs. 

Below are links to handouts to assist students to relieve their stress this semester:

Let me know if you have any questions or ideas to help us to improve and continue to grow our Stress Reduction Program!

Best wishes as you begin the Fall Semester,

 Sharlynn Daun-Barnett, LMSW, CWC

Wellness Coaching, Stress Reduction & Smoking/Vaping Cessation Programs Coordinator

Health Promotion

University at Buffalo

114 Student Union, Buffalo, NY 14260-2100

sd62@buffao.edu 716.645.6939    

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Strengths:  Discipline, Focus, Achiever, Harmony & Connectedness

https://www.buffalo.edu/studentlife/who-we-are/departments/health-promotion.html

Monday
08/31/20

Career Building Workshops with UB Career Services Fall 2020

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Career Opportunities, Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Career Building Skillshops focuses on building top skills that employers want for today’s job market. Here are some of our most popular skillshops.   Finding an on-campus or part-time job – September 3 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. International Students: The American Job Search – September 14 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Get discovered with your Bullseye powered by Handshake Profile – September 16 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Making the Most of the Job and Internship Fair – September 30 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Interviewing Hacks That Work – October 1 | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.   >See all upcoming skillshops   +PLUS: Join our career experts in creating the best resume and/or online profile every Wednesday and Thursday during our virtual Resume + Online Profile Labs.
Monday
08/31/20

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Virtual Job and Internship Fair October 5-9

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Information Session, Internships, Job Opportunity, Workshops

STEAM Job + Internship Fair is now a week-long virtual fair with the best jobs and internships in science, technology, engineering, arts and math fields with some of the best companies around.October 5-9, from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. each day.

Register for STEAM Week in Bullseye powered by Handshake
Monday
08/31/20

Fall 2020 Fellowships and Scholarships 101 Workshops

Posted by Tim on August 31, 2020 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Workshops

Looking for funding but unsure where to start?

Join the UB Office of Fellowships and Scholarships for a 30-minute introductory workshop covering how search for awards, major external fellowships, finding funding for graduate school, and becoming a more competitive applicant. 

All workshops will take place via Zoom. Once you RSVP for Fellowships and Scholarships 101 using the form below, you will receive an email with the Zoom meeting information.

If you cannot attend either of these times, check out our Fellowships and Scholarships 101 series on our YouTube channel and make an appointment with an advisor online to address any unanswered questions or concerns.
  Weekly Sessions Mondays from 11-11:30 a.m.
Tuesdays from 2-2:30 p.m.
  Note: Sessions will begin the week of September 7 and finish the week of December 7.
RSVP for Fellowships and Scholarships 101