Fall 2014 SBI Programming Grant Applications are now available!

Fall 2014 SBI Programming Grant applications are now available!

“The primary function of the Programming Grant is to fund programs that further the quality of student life, and enrich the educational, cultural and social experiences at the University at Buffalo. In light of these goals, organizations that receive awards are to use them to expand existing programs or to help launch new projects.”

Grants of up to $1,000.00 can be awarded to any recognized university affiliated student organization.

The application is attached here, and hard copies can be picked up from the GSA Office (310 Student Union) or the SBI Office (341 Student Union). The deadline for submission is Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Please note that this is a rigid deadline, after which grant applications will not be accepted. All grant applications must include the signature of the GSA Treasurer, so please plan accordingly. SBI Programming Grant Notifications will be distributed to the grant applicants by Monday, October 20, 2014.

Research Recruitment Announcement

Research Recruitment Announcement

Communication researchers, Youngsun Kwak (doctoral student at UB), Dr Amanda Damiano (assistant prof. at the College of Saint Rose at Albany), and Ji Hye Choi (doctoral student at UB) are conducting research exploring consumer product review engagement behavior. This study is supervised by Dr Vishwanath.

This research is recruiting more than 300 participants in two online surveys. Each survey takes roughly 30 minutes to complete. Participants should be 18 years of age or over. Most importantly, since this study is about why people do not actively participate in consumer product reviews, those persons, who have or had experience of posting product reviews online even once, are not eligible for this study.

The surveys can be accessed at the links below. The survey 1 is available by October 3, Friday, midnight, and the survey 2 is available during Oct 13, Mon to Oct 24, Fri. Your participation is completely anonymous.

Survey 1 Link: https://ubsunycomm.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3aEcEv7q5o8C0rH
Survey 2 Link: https://ubsunycomm.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_dd6d1xs87ROjWYJ

For any question, please email the researcher, Youngsun Kwak (ykwak@buffalo.edu).

Updated Officer/Senator Paperwork Due September 30th!


All currently recognized GSA clubs most hold their club’s Officer and Senator elections and submit the required paperwork to the GSA office by September 30th or your club’s funds will be frozen!

If you have not done so already, please pick up your club’s packet with all of the information and forms necessary to hold your elections in the GSA office (310 Student Union).

CSSA Mid-Autumn Festival

It’s the Mid-Autumn Festival! Who wants some moon cakes? This year we are gonna give out tickets to the Festival Gala Dinner and moon cakes for FREE! Please come to our office hours (@ SU 311):

  • Monday 9/8, 12pm-1pm
  • Tuesday 9/9, 12pm-1pm
  • Wednesday 9/10, 12pm-1pm

Dinner will begin at 5pm on 9/13 in SU Flag Room (tickets required).

Please note that you have to present the ticket in order to join the dinner. You also need to show your UB card to us. One ticket per UB card per person. Moon cakes are limited, so first come, first serve.

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

CSSA@UB Eboard

Free UB Chiropractic for Graduate Students

Graduate Students,

You may be unaware that at Michael Hall Student Health Center (South Campus) you have free chiropractic available Monday 1-5 pm, Wednesday 9-12 pm, 1- 5 pm abd Friday 9-12 pm.

Chiropractic can help with back pain, neck pain, headaches and other joint issues you may have.

Please call 716-685-9631 today for an appointment as we usually fill up fast.

Gerald Stevens DC,MS,MPH

Fellowship and Scholarship Workshops for Graduate Students

Graduate Student Workshops on Fellowships and Scholarships
Fall Semester 2014

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship – NSF GRFP
This workshop will cover important information about applying for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The NSF awards three-year scholarships for graduate study in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science. Applications are now available online and the deadlines vary by discipline but are generally due in late October and early November 2014. This fellowship carries a stipend of $32,000 per year plus a cost of education allowance to cover tuition and fees for three years. This workshop will cover fellowships and scholarships only open to US Citizens. Not intended for International students. For more information http://www.nsfgrfp.org/and http://www.nsf.gov/grfp.

The workshop will be held on Friday, August 29th from 9-10:30 in 107 Capen Hall, inside the Silverman Library.

Strategies to finding and winning Nationally Competitive Fellowships

This workshop will introduce various prestigious National and International Scholarships & Fellowships. These awards provide graduate funding to outstanding students. The session will begin to lay important groundwork for you by providing information and strategies to follow to maximize your success in pursuing these opportunities. This workshop will cover fellowships and scholarships only open to US Citizens. Not intended for International students.

The workshop will take place on Thursday, September 4th from 12:00-1:00 pm in 107 Capen Hall, inside the Silverman Library.

Fellowships and Scholarships for Scientists, Engineers and Mathematicians

This workshop will introduce graduate fellowships specific to graduate students in math, science and engineering. These include the Goldwater, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and others. This workshop will cover fellowships and scholarships only open to US Citizens. Not intended for International students.

The workshop will take place on Friday, September 5th from 9:00-10:00 am in 107 Capen Hall, inside the Silverman Library.

Visit the National Fellowships and Scholarships website to learn more about these opportunities at www.fellowships.buffalo.edu