University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
10/04/19

JUMP into STEM Webinars/ Internship

Posted by Tim on October 4, 2019 in Competitions, Internships, Workshops

JUMP into STEM, the Department of Energy’s building science competition for undergraduate and graduate students, has kicked off the 2019–20 season with three challenges running until November 15, 2019.

Building science experts will be hosting a series of webinars to help guide students through the inventive and developmental stages of bringing their ideas to life.

You can register for these webinars at https://jump-webinars.ornl.gov.

Webinar Schedule

  • October 7, 1-2 p.m. ET: Jim Leverette, Southern Company, “Smart Sensors and Controls for Residential Buildings”
  • October 8, 3-4 p.m. ET: Grant Wheeler, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, “Designing a Healthier and Energy-Efficient Air Distribution System”
  • October 9, 3-4 p.m. ET: Michael Kane, Northeastern University, “Smart Sensors and Controls for Residential Buildings”
  • October 14, 1-2 p.m. ET: Jeff Munk, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, “Designing a Healthier and Energy-Efficient Air Distribution System”
  • October 15, 3-4 p.m. ET: Andre Desjarlais, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, “Pushing the Envelope with Wall Retrofit Designs”

Internship Opportunity

Develop your creative idea for energy-efficient building solutions by November 15 and compete for a paid summer 2020 internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) or the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Ideas must be submitted by teams of 2-5 people with at least two different majors. An application for the Building Technologies Internship Program (BTIP) – ORNL and NREL must also be completed and submitted by November 15 to qualify for the internship opportunities.

For more information on JUMP into STEM, please visit https://web.ornl.gov/sci/buildings/jump/.

Happy ideation!  

Wednesday
10/02/19

The Humanities Institute Sovereignty Research Workshop Presents Hannah Burdette – October 11, 2019

Posted by Tim on October 2, 2019 in Event, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

All events will take place in 904 Clemens Hall:

“From Nunavut to Wallmapu: Indigenous Cultural Revitalization and Inter-American Studies”

A brown bag lunch session with Hannah Burdette, California State University, Chico.

October 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

“Visibilizar/Visualizar: Poetic Knowledge and the Radical Imagination in Contemporary Abiayala”

From the Idle No More movement in Canada and the Zapatista uprising in Mexico to the Water and Gas Wars in Bolivia and the Mapuche movement in Chile, the turn of the twenty-first century has witnessed a notable surge in indigenous political action and literary production. Whether produced in Native languages, in the dominant European language, or both, indigenous literature forms an integral part of the struggle for cultural and intellectual sovereignty. This presentation explores the intersection between poetics and politics within that context, arguing that literature serves both to visibilizar (to render visible subjugated bodies of knowledge) and to visualizar (to envision alternatives to modernity/coloniality).

October 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Tuesday
10/01/19

2019 Rustgi Undergraduate Conference on South Asia November 2

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

2019 Rustgi Conference On South Asia

Exploring Culture, Climate, and Connections
November 2nd, 8:30AM – 6PM

Capen 107, University at Buffalo, North Campus

Free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Register at:  bit.ly/2019rustgi

Join fellow scholars and distinguished faculty from around the world for the 2nd annual Rustgi Conference on South Asia.  Featuring keynote speaker Suraj Yengde, renowned scholar and activist from Harvard University.

This conference is made possible by a generous gift from Anil and Vinod Rustgi and their family, the University at Buffalo Asian Studies Program, Department of English, Department of History, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Linguistics, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, and Community for Global Health Equity. 

Program

Opening Remarks

8.30A

Panel 1: Migration and Climate Change

8.45-10.00A

Chair: Dr. Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen (University at Buffalo)

  • Mahwesh Buland (KIIT University), “Analyzing the Possible Impact of Climate Change Based Migration in South Asia and the Role of International Organisations.”
  • Phariha Rahman (Binghamton University), “The Effects of Climate Change on Bangladesh.”
  • Anuush Vejalla (Cornell University), “The Effects of Migration and Earthquake on Indigenous-Dalit Interactions within the Hill Region of Nepal.”

Coffee Break

10.00-10.15A

Panel 2: Conservation and Sustainability

10.15-11.55A

Chair: Dr. Samina Raja (University at Buffalo)

  • Aditi Natarajan (Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts), “Exploring the ‘Gemeinschaft’: An Ethnographic Study on the Role of Community in Conservation in Uttarakhand.”
  • Francine Barchett (Cornell University), “Waste and Women: A Gendered Study on Solid Waste Management in Telangana, India.”
  • Jon Bessette (University at Buffalo), “Water Quality Pilot Study for Traditional Water Structure Revitalization in the Deccan Plateau of India.”
  • Shermeen Imam (University of Virginia), “The Integration of Both Class and Workshop Based Approaches to Development and Empowerment Creates Longer, More Sustainable Development Towards Equity.”

Lunch

11.55-1.00P

Panel 3: Systematic Discrimination

 1.00-2.40P

Chair: Dr. Shaanta Murshid (University at Buffalo)

  • Oishika Neogi (Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts), “Global to Grassroots Transformations:  The effect of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) on Muslim Women in Bangladesh and India.”
  • Jordan Pilant (Yale University), “Sex Work in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan: De Jure and De Facto.”
  • Rachel Alexander (University of Virginia), “Mental Healthcare Delivery in Bangladesh: A System Which Forgets its Women.”
  • Sarah Ahmad (Northwestern University), “Libraries, Partition, and the “Ahmadi Issue”: the intellectual development of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.”

Coffee Break

2.40-2.55P

Panel 4: Colonialism and Identity

2.55-4.10P

Chair: Dr. Peter Samuels (SUNY Geneseo)

  • Peter Diamond (Brandeis University), “Queer Citizenship, Caste, and the Literary Public Sphere in Contemporary India.”
  • Araxie Mehrotra (Ithaca College), “Love, Life, Marriage, Troubles, Alone: The Struggle for Indian Identity in Guyana.”
  • Rory Green (Newcastle University), “The Colonial Ghost Haunting Myanmar: The Rohingya Crisis in Historical Context.”

Keynote

4.10P

Suraj Yengde, “Global Impacts on Caste and Racism”

Tuesday
10/01/19

Lessons in Drag with LaWhore Vagistan UB CFA Atrium October 9

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Workshops

Dr. Vagistan, your favorite South Asian drag auntie, brings
the nightclub to the classroom (and vice versa) to explain
how critical social theory matters in queer nightlife. Part
lecture, part lipsync, part audience participation, the show
demonstrates how much drag teaches us, even requires us,
to be in relation with the rest of the world. LaWhore is the
alter ego of Kareem Khubchandani, Assistant Professor at
Tufts University.

Performance
UB Center for the Arts Atrium Wednesday, October
9, 2019 7:30 p.m. FREE EVENT!
Support
UB Humanities Institute Performance Research
Workshop

Wednesday
09/25/19

SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) 2020 – April 4 & 24

Posted by Tim on September 25, 2019 in Academic Presentations, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) brings together undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for a full day of multidisciplinary activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations (oral, performance, artistic displays, and poster), luncheon with keynote speaker(s), a SUNY Transfer, Graduate School and Career Fair, and professional development workshops for students and for faculty.

SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) will host SURC 2020 UPSTATE on their campus in Syracuse on Saturday, 4 April 2020, and SUNY Old Westbury will host SURC 2020 DOWNSTATE on their campus on Saturday, 24 April 2020. The intent of hosting at two different locations is to draw as many students as possible from all of the SUNY schools.  Students are welcome to participate at either of the two institutions!

Friday
09/20/19

Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment with Author Erin Hatton September 24

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

Come hear from Dr. Erin Hatton, Profess of Sociology and Honors Faculty Fellow as she discusses her forthcoming book: Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
107 Capen Hall (Colloquium Room)

What is a Worker? Labor, power and coercion among prisoners, college athletes, welfare recipients and graduate students.

Monday
09/09/19

Dessert Hour-Indigenous Tribes of Brazil September 18

Posted by Tim on September 9, 2019 in Event, Networking, Stress Relief, Workshops

Dessert Hour with the Intercultural Diversity Center!

Indigenous Tribes of Brazil: In Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Come learn about a few Brazilian indigenous tribes and how they are being effected by current events all while enjoying some Brazilian/Hispanic desserts!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
1-2:00 p.m.
240 Student Union

Monday
09/09/19

Tough Topic of the week: Corporations and the Environment September 12

Posted by Tim on September 9, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Come join UB’s Intercultural Diversity Center for an Interactive Discussion

Thursday, September 12, 2019
1:00-2:00 p.m.
240 Student Union

This week’s topic: Corporations and the Environment
71% of carbon pollution comes from 100 corporations, but what does that mean? What is the consumer responsibility in helping sustain the planet? Should governments take action, and how?

Monday
09/09/19

First To a Degree: Talking About College September 11

Posted by Tim on September 9, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief, Workshops

Join the Intercultural Diversity Center for a discussion on tips to help facilitate discussions with friends, family and y our support system about the experience you will have at UB.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
5:00 p.m.
240 Student Union
Refreshments will be provided

Friday
09/06/19

Startup Week – on and off campus opportunities! September 15 – 24

Posted by Tim on September 6, 2019 in Academic Presentations, Buffalo Bits, Career Opportunities, Event, Networking, Workshops

Buffalo Startup Week is an awesome conference and 5-day (September 15-19, 2019) celebration of the local startup ecosystem, now less than two weeks away – register now before it sells out! Free food, free drinks, amazing content and networking opportunities.

This first-ever Startup Week in Buffalo is the perfect opportunity to play a part in building the startup ecosystem that will continue to grow for many years to come. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a corporate leader, an investor, or another innovation leader, you’ll feel right at home all week long.

CLICK HERE for the link to a list of the full Buffalo Startup Week content (find them under “agenda”).

CLICK HERE to see the on campus events happening September 16 – 24, 2019.