Wednesday
03/28/18

What can I do with a major in…? (Workshop)

Posted March 28, 2018 in Exploring Majors & Careers

If you’re deciding on a major or wondering how your major will connect to a career, don’t miss this skillshop. You’ll learn about tools and strategies to help you choose a major Plus learn about the many career possibilities related to your major.

Register by joining the What can I do with a major in…? event in Bullseye powered by Handshake.

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Time: 3:30-4:30pm

Location: Student Union (SU) – Room 330

 Sponsored by: Career Services

Sunday
03/25/18

Week 8 – Spring Semester 2018 – Spring Recess

Posted March 25, 2018 in Uncategorized

Calendar View - Week 8 - Spring Semester 2018

Week 8 – Spring Semester 2018 – Spring Recess:

Sunday, March 25, 2018 through Saturday, March 31, 2018

Friday
03/23/18

Gear Up For Registration – Fall Semester 2018

Posted March 23, 2018 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips, Registering for next semester

Visual graphic showing some of the HUB links a student will use in preparation for class registration for the upcoming semester semester

  1. You should schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss how things are going this semester, and your upcoming plans. You can find the location and phone number of your Assigned Advising Center in your Student Center – Advisor Box.
  2. You should check the Student Center – Holds Box on a weekly basis. If you see a Hold listed, click the Details link to find information as to resolving the Hold as soon as possible. A Hold will prevent you from Adding and or Dropping classes.
  3. Do you know when you can begin to register for Fall Semester 2018 classes? No, then check the Enrollment Date box.
  4. How are you doing this semester? Have you checked your Mid-Term Grades? If not, click on the View My Grades or Grades link, and then select the Mid-term Grades tab. Read more about the Mid-Semester Review Process. If you have Mid-term grades of MU (Mid-semester Unsatisfactory) or Letter Grades lower than “C”, you should speak with your instructor immediately. Note the last day to Resign Spring 2018 15-week classes will be Friday, April 20, 2018.
  5. Which courses do you plan on taking next semester? Perhaps some that will be used toward Acceptance Criteria for your intended major, or for the major, or to satisfy UB Curriculum areas and Pathways (Path Finder Tool). The first place to look for information about Acceptance Criteria and Major Requirements for is open the Program Requirements tab for a given major the Undergraduate Degree and Course Catalog. The 4-year Curricular Plans have been reformatted (here is an example of a 4-year Curricular Plan for Geological Sciences BS.
  6. Once you understand the information from the Undergrad Catalog, using the My Requirements report in HUB will be much easier. If you have already selected your Pathways courses to HUB, you can click on your HUB Academic Planner, and assign courses to a particular semester.
  7. Once you have identified which courses you hope to take, use the Schedule Builder to create sample schedules. When you find a schedule you want, you can send it to the Enrollment Shopping Cart. Note: Adding courses to your cart does not guarantee that they will still be open when you register. You will probably want to run the Schedule Builder the evening before your Enrollment Date.
  8. Using the Enroll link, you will be able to start registering for your Fall Semester 2018 classes at 7:00 a.m. on the date listed in the Enrollment Date box (#3 in the diagram). Make sure that you do not have any HOLDs showing in the Hold box.
Tuesday
03/20/18

How should I plan out my UB Curriculum courses?

Posted March 20, 2018 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips, Registering for next semester

A visual example of which UB Curriculum courses to take in which semester. Your sequence of courses should be discussed with your academic advisor.

To help you plan your future semester, schedule a meeting with an academic advisor.

You will want to meet with an academic advisor at least once a semester to discuss your progress and academic plans.

  • Fall Registration (and Summer) – schedule an appointment in March or April
  • Spring Registration – schedule an appointment in October or November.

You can find your assigned Advising Office in the Advisor Box on your HUB Student Center.  Here is a link to the Undergraduate Advising Directory.

 

Tuesday
03/20/18

UB Curriculum Milestones added to your HUB Student Center

Posted March 20, 2018 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips, New Students

Slide 1: New Box in HUB: Milestones

Your HUB Student Center has a new box: Milestones. Currently displaying UB Curriculum areas

(Click image to view in full screen)

The next time you log into your HUB Student Center, you will notice a new box on the right hand side of the page:  Milestones Box.

Currently the Milestone Box is only listing four Milestone categories from the UB Curriculum:  Capstone, Foundation, Pathways, and UB Seminar. There are four Milestone Status statements: Not Started, In Progress, Completed, and Ineligible.


Slide 2:

If you are a new student, some of your classes may work toward satisfying a UB Curriculum (UBC) area.  The UB Curriculum Areas are:

  • UB Seminar (must be taken in your first semester at UB)
  • UBC FoundationsCommunication Literacy sequence (two courses). Most first semester first year students will satisfy the Communication Literacy 1 requirement by taking ENG 105.  After a student has completed the Communication Literacy 1 requirement, they can then take a course from the Communication Literacy 2 listing (this should be done in consultation with an academic advisor).
  • Foundations:  Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning (one course)
  • Foundations:  Scientific Literacy and Inquiry (Two lectures and one associated lab from Approved List)
  • Foundations:  Diversity Learning (one course)
  • Pathways use the Pathfinder Tool to select three courses to satisfy a specific Thematic Pathway, and three different courses to satisfy a specific Global Pathway.
  • UBC Capstone taken in the semester in which you are finishing your last UB Curriculum course.  Typically taken in either the second-semester of Junior year or the first-semester of Senior year.

There are currently four Milestone disignations: In Progress; Completed, Not Started, and Ineligible(Click image to view in full screen)


Slide 3:

You will use the HUB Academic Requirements report to plan and track your progress toward completing University Degree Requirements.  You will start using it in your first semester, and continue each semester thereafter to refer to it to determine your progress toward:

  • Meeting Acceptance Criteria for your major
  • Completing all requirements for your major
  • Satisfying UBC areas
  • Meeting or exceeding criteria as detailed in the University Degree Requirements section

When you File for Graduation, Degree Auditors from the Office of the Register will use the Academic Requirements report to start the review process to determine if you meet all University Degree Requirements.

 

You will track your progress toward completing all Degree Requirements using the HUB My Requirements report

(Click image to view in full screen)

Sunday
03/11/18

Week 7 – Spring Semester 2017

Posted March 11, 2018 in Spring Semester 2018

Week 7 – Spring Semester 2018:

Sunday, March 11, 2018 through Saturday, March 17, 2018

Thursday
03/08/18

Smithsonian Institution Summer Internship Opportunities

Posted March 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

Smithsonian Institution Summer Internship Opportunities

Dear Students,

The Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, has a variety of summer internship opportunities posted on their website at https://www.smithsonianofi.com/internship-opportunities/.   Please take note of the upcoming deadlines and direct questions to the CAS Experiential Learning Center at cas-explearning@buffalo.edu.

Thursday 3/15/18 Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 Claudine K. Brown Internship in Education – Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 Freer Sackler Gallery (FSGA) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 General Smithsonian Internship Pool – Summer Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18  Smithsonian Conservation Internship for Broadening Access (CIBA) – Summer Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 Smithsonian DUSCIS Special Projects Internship – Summer Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Robert Stimming Internship – Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Research Experience in the Tropics Internship – Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Female Choice Experiments with Tunagra Frogs Internship – Summer Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) Internship Program – Summer Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) Summer Semester – Summer Application Deadline (May – Aug)

Thursday 3/15/18 Access to Opportunities (AO) Internship – Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibitions Service (SITES) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18  Smithsonian Asian Pacific Center (APA) Internship – Summer Application Deadline

Thursday 3/15/18 Office of Advancement (OA) Graphic Design Internship – Summer Application Deadline

Friday 3/16/18 Latino Museum Studies Fellowship Program – Application Deadline

Tuesday
03/06/18

Do you know where to find your assigned Academic Advising Office?

Posted March 6, 2018 in Did You Know?, HUB Tips

Graphic of where on your HUB Student Center you can find your assigned Academic Advising Office

Do you know where to go for advising help? In your HUB Student Center you will see an Advisor Box. In that you will see your assigned advising office, and their phone number.

You can also find advising offices using the Undergrad Advising Directory: http://advising.buffalo.edu/directory/index.php

Tuesday
03/06/18

Registration for UB Summer Classes begins on Monday, March 12, 2018

Posted March 6, 2018 in Important Dates, Summer Sessions

 

Registration for UB Summer Classes begins on Monday, March 12, 2018.

Summer 2018 Class Schedule

Summer 2018 Class Session Calendar (Start /End dates, Drop Add dates, Course Resign Dates)

Summer 2018 Tuition and Fees

Summer 2018 Billing Dates

If you want to questions about your academic plan, speak with an academic advisor.  Here is a link to the Undergraduate Advising Directory.

 

 

Monday
03/05/18

Information Session – Legal Professions Internship- Summer 2018

Posted March 5, 2018 in Pre-law

Information Session – Legal Professions Internship- Summer 2018

UB’s Millard Fillmore College will be holding an information session for UB students who are interested in learning about new internship opportunities in legal professions.

This internship is developed in response to many student inquiries and has become a very popular addition to the UB Millard Fillmore College Paralegal Studies Program. All students are invited and encouraged to attend.

Millard Fillmore College is offering a 3-credit course in Summer 2018 that features unpaid legal studies internship experience for undergraduate students.

The legal studies internship was created and will be supervised by Olga Posse, J.D., MFC adjunct faculty. This experiential learning course will require 5 hours per week at the internship site plus online coursework. Professor Posse secured commitments to internships through the Buffalo City Court, the Attorney General’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, the Federal Public Defender’s Office, Erie County Family Court and two private law firms.

This internship experience could prove to be very valuable to students with an interest in entering the legal profession. Any UB student seeking to gain legal knowledge and experience would find this internship to be a valuable addition to their UB degree.

Prof. Posse will hold information sessions for interested students
March 2 10-11 AM Baldy 107
March 3 10-11 AM Capen 257
March 5 10-11 AM Baldy 107
March 6 6-7 PM Capen 257
March 7 6-7 PM Capen 257
March 8 12-1 PM Baldy 107
March 9 12-1 PM Capen 257
• Any student who is interested in an internship MUST attend one of these meetings.
• Bring a copy of your resume and unofficial transcript.
• Prof. Posse will review the applicants and select the most qualified because of the limited number of internships available.
• Interested students should RSVP to oaposse@aol.com to let her know they are planning to attend either of the above-mentioned dates.
• Prof. Posse will also respond to any questions concerning students may have concerning the course and internship opportunities.
There are limited opportunities for Legal Professions Internships available for Summer 2018 and selection is competitive. If you have any questions about the class, you should contact Prof. Posse at 716-829-2904 or email: oaposse@aol.com