University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
01/27/20

Topic Of the Week: OK Boomer February 5

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

TOPIC OF THE WEEK:

OK BOOMER

Wednesday, February 5th

2 p.m.-3 p.m.

240 Student Union

Where did the retort “OK BOOMER” come from and what does it mean to you? 

Does this mark the “end of friendly generational relations”? Is it a slur?  What trends in culture built up to this deflationary remark?

Monday
01/27/20

LGBTQ Dinner Crew February 3

Posted by Tim on January 27, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Stress Relief, Uncategorized, Workshops

LGBTQ Dinner Crew

Monday, February 3, 2020

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

240 Student UnionWe will be viewing, Moonlight, a movie about a young, black man growing up gay in an impoverished part of Miami.  His journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him. Discussion will follow.

Wednesday
01/22/20

Apply for the SPARK Program by January 29

Posted by Tim on January 22, 2020 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Networking, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Workshops

Are you looking for ways to go beyond the classroom and get the most out of your UB experience?
Based on your outstanding academic achievements, you are invited to apply for the Office of Fellowships and Scholarship’s Spark Program. Spark is an eight-week development program for freshmen and sophomores designed to give students the opportunity to assess their strengths, envision their futures and create plans to become competitive for major fellowships and scholarships. Plus, there’s free food!
Spark will take place on Thursdays from 5-6:30 p.m. in 107 Capen Hall, starting Feb. 6 and ending April 2.

Topics covered will be:
Week 1: Introduction to the Spark program and meet a fellowship recipient Week 2: What are my strengths? Clifton Strengths assessment Week 3: Networking Night Week 4: Research dinner with faculty Week 5: Internationalizing your undergraduate experience Week 6: Community and civic engagement Week 7: Developing a personal statement with the Center for Excellence in Writing Week 8: Searching for fellowships and scholarships
Hear from Spark Alumni!
“The point of the program is to spark interest in something…the path you choose as a high schooler doesn’t have to be your permanent path.”   – Spark program participant

This program is open to freshmen and sophomores.

These fellowships and scholarships do not cover the expenses of medical school, dental school or pharmacy but students in these disciplines are encouraged to meet with Fellowships advisor Megan Stewart to think about possibilities for a bridge year experience. 

Additionally, all of the competitive awards covered in this program are only available to U.S. citizens. 

Learn more and apply! https://www.buffalo.edu/fellowships/start/spark.html

Wednesday
01/22/20

Start Up Your Spring ’20 Semester with Startup Boot Camp January 23 and 24

Posted by Tim on January 22, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Workshops

Start  Up Your Spring ’20 Semester:

You have a product or an idea that could ignite. What if you just start selling? When can you stop listening and just build? Surely your customers are just like you and they’ll buy the first time… but what if they don’t?

Learn to avoid the mistakes that stop so many founders short, and ask for help in a way that gets you the access you need. Validate your riskiest hidden assumptions!

Apply Now! Winter 2020 Boot Camp is January 23rd and 24th. Seats are limited – students accepted on a rolling basis. Click here to apply.

How Does it Work?

Join us for 2 full days before the fall or spring semester begins. We’ll provide food and any necessary off-campus transportation for program related activities. If you live on campus, early dorm check-in is available.

Wednesday
01/22/20

Experiential Learning Network Sophomore Living Learning Community

Posted by Tim on January 22, 2020 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Networking, Workshops

A project-based learning experience.

Connect

  • Collaborate on team projects with tangible impacts.
  • Live with other engaged students who are eager to make a difference.
  • Build strong connections with faculty members and community leaders.

Challenge
• Design and implement a team project under
the guidance of a mentor.
• Receive funding support for your project
implementation.
• Participate in a 1-credit fall and 1-credit spring
course.

Enjoy
• Experience UB’s premier housing,
Greiner Hall.
• Attend early move-in and communitybuilding
orientation.
• Receive access to special trips and
events.

Information Session in 24 Capen Hall, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 12 noon.

Applications are due by February 14, 2020

Apply at tinyurl.com/UBELN20

Friday
01/10/20

EOP Summer Program Staff Application

Posted by Tim on January 10, 2020 in Job Opportunity, Networking, Uncategorized, Workshops

Dear Summer Staff Applicant:
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Summer Bridge Program at the University at Buffalo is an intensive four-week academic and residential program designed to facilitate the transition of students from high school to college. The program’s goals are to give students a head start towards a successful college experience and the opportunity to begin building community with other students. The EOP Summer Bridge Program has been proven to be successful in assisting students with the academic, social, personal and economic adjustment to the university.
Residential staff are live-in members responsible for the student’s total residential experience and are an integral part of the program.
Applicants must:
Be committed to serving the needs of a diverse student population.
Be in good academic standing.
Have good communication and critical thinking skills.
Build rapport with students and program staff.
Be able to work both independently and as a team.
Demonstrate maturity, responsibility and reliability.
Be flexible and able to adapt to complex situations.
Abide by and enforce all program and university policies and procedures.
Complete staff training for final appointment.
A detailed selection process is outlined in the attached application materials. Make sure you carefully read all of the instructions before completing this packet. Please include all of the following parts (stapled together) in this order:
1.Application.
2.Program proposal (attached you will find a sample program proposal. Please provide a programproposal with your application that you would like to facilitate for the summer program residents).
3.Completed essay section.
4.One completed reference form.
5.Unofficial transcript.
If you are applying for more than one position, you only need to complete ONE application. Note the dates and times of the selection calendar for the position. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your application. If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact the EOP Office at 716-645-3072. Good luck!Sincerely, Richard HarrisSenior CounselorEOP Living Learning Community Coordinator

https://blogs.honors.buffalo.edu/honorablemention/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/01/EOP-SUMMER-APPLICATION-PACKET-2020.pdf

Friday
01/10/20

Startup Boot Camp…Start Up Your Spring ’20 Semester

Posted by Tim on January 10, 2020 in Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Workshops

Start  Up Your Spring ’20 Semester:

You have a product or an idea that could ignite. What if you just start selling? When can you stop listening and just build? Surely your customers are just like you and they’ll buy the first time… but what if they don’t?

Learn to avoid the mistakes that stop so many founders short, and ask for help in a way that gets you the access you need. Validate your riskiest hidden assumptions!

Apply Now! Winter 2020 Boot Camp is January 23rd and 24th. Seats are limited – students accepted on a rolling basis. Click here to apply.

How Does it Work?

Join us for 2 full days before the fall or spring semester begins. We’ll provide food and any necessary off-campus transportation for program related activities. If you live on campus, early dorm check-in is available.

Monday
12/02/19

Legal for Startups: Business Formation – December 5, 2019

Posted by Tim on December 2, 2019 in Event, Workshops

When should I form my legal business entity?

What type of entity should it be: DBA, LLC, S-Corp?

Do my team members and I need a partnership agreement?

If you’ve asked yourself any of these questions, this workshop is for you. Get the information you need to move forward and learn about resources provided by UB’s Entrepreneurship Law Clinic.

December 5, 2019

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

210 Student Union

Tuesday
11/26/19

The Impossible Project Presented by the first year Presidential Scholars December 6

Posted by Tim on November 26, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Workshops

The Impossible Project: Discrimination
Friday, December 6, 2019
5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Center for the Arts
Catering by Dapper Goose

Thirty two scholars, seven peer mentors, six faculty advisors, five film students and one impossible project.

Impossible Project: Discrimination, a daring pedagogical experiment developed in the Honors College where first year students are tasked with solving a world problem.

In Collaboration with UB’s Arts Collaboratory, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, University Honors College and Office of Inclusive Excellence.

Tuesday
11/26/19

END 488: Making a Campus Forest open to Junior and Senior Undergraduates Spring 2020

Posted by Tim on November 26, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Workshops

Project description

The UB North Campus consists of a massive platform-megastructure surrounded by turf-grass, parking lots, and roads. Could UB do better? The UB Faculty Senate and Professional Staff Senate have established committees to find ways of improving our campus environment.

The committee’s objective this year is afforestation: the establishment of vital forest ecosystems on the campus. We are searching for:

·        precedents

·        investigating practical feasibility

·        considering alternative forestry plans

·        educating the UB community about our effort with articles or artworks

·        seeking funding by which UB can start

·        examining alternatives to surface parking

·        researching other related options

Would you like to join us? Junior and senior undergrads (END 488) and grad students (END 588/URP 588) are eligible with permission of the instructor – https://forms.gle/fSpB5g8hrnPtYpHbA.

END 488/END 588/URP 588 – MAKING A CAMPUS FOREST is a three-credit seminar/practicum, with heavy emphasis on individual or group work.  During some weeks, students will hear from specialist guests, undertake individual research or creative projects, and present results to each other and to members of the Faculty Senate and Professional Staff committees. (This year we will not actually be planting trees, sorry.) Some weeks we will not meet in class but rather have one-on-one of small-group meetings on your projects.  Students may be required to upload their projects onto their UB ePortfolio and to strive to earn digital badges where possible.

Project outcome

Through ongoing consultation with the instructor, you will prepare an intellectual product in service of campus afforestation planning. Generally, you will be expected to submit successive versions of your product, leading to ever higher quality. The product may be:

·        research paper on methods of forest restoration

·        an essay on forest literature and symbolism

·        a study of other college campus policies

·        a review of charitable foundations that support forestry

·        a study of SUNY-wide policies

·        a series of articles meant for newspaper or online publication

·        outcomes in the form of performance or public speaking

·        landscape-related art or  architecture relying heavily on living vegetation

·        curation of an exhibit 

If your proposed project is very much outside the instructor’s area of knowledge, he may accept it upon on the condition that you and he can identify and involve an additional mentor.

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment Spring 2020
Start time Spring (with start of classes in Spring 2020)
Level of collaboration Individual projects and/or group projects of 2-3 students
Benefits Academic credit 
Who is eligible Juniors and Seniors
Support Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.

Core partners

·        Faculty Senate Committee on Campus Environment 

·        Professional Staff Senate Sustainability Committee

Project mentor Ernest Sternberg Professor and Associate Dean School of Architecture and Planning 126 Hayes Hall Phone: (716) 829-3671 Email: ezs@buffalo.edu https://forms.gle/fSpB5g8hrnPtYpHbA   Project administrator R.J. Multari Assistant Dean and Adjunct Assistant Professor School of Architecture and Planning 126 Hayes Hall Phone: (716) 829-3671 Email: ap-undergrad@buffalo.edu https://forms.gle/fSpB5g8hrnPtYpHbA    

 Preparation

To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience. These badges will:

1.      Guide you in setting your goals and intentions as well as gaining additional context,

2.      Enhance your collaboration with your mentor/partner,

3.      Support your reflection and help you integrate your learning with your academic and professional goals.

All students who wish to participate in a project on the Project Portal must first complete the Project Preparation Digital Badge. First, contact the project mentor to discuss availability – https://forms.gle/fSpB5g8hrnPtYpHbA  – and after you’ve received approval, you can start the Project Preparation Digital Badge.