This one-credit graded course is intended for Honors College sophomores participating in the Greiner Hall Special Interest Housing (SIH) and will be applied towards their honors experiences. Through team building exercises, guest speakers, reflective responses and community service, students will embark on a journey of self-discovery and learn more about themselves and the many options ahead of them in their next two years of college and beyond.
This one-credit pass/fail course is intended for Honors College sophomores participating in the Greiner Hall Special Interest Housing (SIH). Over the course of the semester, our goal is to deepen students’ thoughtful appreciation of community service and to foster their continued commitment to civic engagement. We also aim to cultivate a sense of community amongst second-year honors scholars through their shared service, monthly meetings and social events in Greiner Hall.
HON 102 is a two-credit service-learning course required by all freshmen honors scholars in their first semester. All students in the course perform 25 hours of service during the fall semester.
Through this winter session study abroad course, students travel to the Mara Region of Tanzania to explore community development through a number of interconnected lenses including education, health, economics and infrastructure. By visiting community sites and engaging closely with Tanzanian partners (including leaders, students and members of the Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa), students will explore the complexities of community development while gaining insights into their own cultures and communities.
Students from the Academies support the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership (ISEP) and National Science Foundation (NSF) grant-funded initiative.
Undergraduate Academies students, faculty and staff work in collaboration with Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo to support Community Gardens on an annual basis for the Academies-sponsored early move-in experience.
Experiential learning experience for students in the Undergraduate Academies in support of the University Heights Tool Library and University Heights Collaborative initiative to improve the neighborhood through the reinvestment in the urban tree canopy. Additional location: University Heights District
Participants engage in research opportunities and scholarly activities throughout the academic year and summer. Research internships are designed to provide a high-quality, hands-on research experience; increase awareness of ethical considerations in research; and increase awareness of the importance of research in addressing social, cultural, political, medical and environmental issues impacting the various communities which these students call home. Effective research experiences and other educational activities (throughout the academic year and summer) require a combination of classroom-based, field-based and off-campus partnerships with a number of unique spaces for research. The Buffalo Niagara Region has been identified as a prime location for state-of-the-art advancements in cancer research, pharmaceutical therapies, medical instrumentation and robotics, environmental issues, and earthquake research, to name a few. This results in diverse experiences for our scholars that often become interdisciplinary in focus. For example, our participants have secured sound research experiences at Roswell Park Cancer Institute where psychology, biochemistry, physics and English majors have worked on the same project, but through the lens of their specific disciplines. The world’s 21st-century thinkers and researchers will need to be able to collaborate and think critically about issues, and our program strongly encourages that approach, where prudent.