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The Undergraduate Academies announce two great programs for summer 2013

Posted on: | by Bridget Schumacher |

[The following has been posted on behalf of the University at Buffalo Undergraduate Academies.]

Announcing two great programs for summer 2013 . . .

Summer Opportunity:Explorations of Health & Science
Translational Research in Multidisciplinary Teams:  From Bench to Bedside
May 19-24, 2013, Greiner Hall, University at Buffalo

The Extension Learning Experience “Explorations of Health & Science” will be a unique faculty-led experience that will allow students to explore translational research in multidisciplinary teams over a six-day period at UB over the summer. Through a variety of excursions, tours, discussions and participation in the program, University at Buffalo faculty will lead students on an exploratory experience where they can learn more about the role of research and its importance when applying for programs.

You will explore health science careers within the framework of translational research and multidisciplinary teams in the area of substance abuse and addictions. The experience will help you find the appropriate major, graduate programs, and career for your passions. You will have the opportunity to learn first-hand the potential of health and science related disciplines as pathways to interesting and fulfilling careers.  Students will earn an opportunity to work directly in a small-group format with faculty in health science departments.

Why Should You Participate?

  • Work closely with faculty in the health sciences fields
  • Develop a clear path to educational programs that includes hands-on research training
  • Gain new insights into how a career in health science research can be pursued while completing your degree at UB
  • Learn about career pathways that are being developed today and will be “jobs of the future”
  • Appreciate how undergraduate research experiences may strengthen your application to research-oriented undergraduate and graduate programs

Registration Cost:$590.00 (residential) & $450 (commuter | Registration Deadline: May 1, 2013

Registration deadline extended!!  You now have until May 8th to register.

To Register and for more information:  https://www.ubevents.org/event/2013extensionlearning

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Summer Opportunity: Lawyers as Agents of Social Change, Extension Learning Experience
July 28-August 4, 2013, Chautauqua Institute

The Extension Learning Experience “Lawyers as Agents of Social Change” will be a unique faculty-led experience that will allow students to explore how different communities and belief systems influence laws and legal institutions over a six-day period at the Chautauqua Institution over the summer. Through a variety of excursions, tours, discussions and participation in the program, University at Buffalo faculty will lead students on an exploratory experience where they can learn more about the role of lawyers, jurists, and staff and their importance in local, national, and international forums.

Participants will explore the role of lawyers as counselors and agents of social change in local, national, and global contexts. Our focus will be on both the socio-historical context of the Nuremberg Trials and current legal issues. Students will observe court proceedings, dissect primary legal documents, and read context narratives to prepare them for their experiential learning modules. We will explore how different communities and belief systems influence laws and legal institutions. We will also take time to recognize the achievements and impact of Justice Jackson, a local lawyer who became a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, on the national and global scale and discuss how each person has the ability to advocate for, and participate in, social change.

Excursions Include

  • The Chautauqua Institute lectures on the state of our criminal justice system — what works, what doesn’t, how effective it is, and how it compares to others around the world.
  • Tour of the Robert Jackson Center: learn about Justice Jackson, an upstate New York lawyer who rose to prominence as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice and served as the Chief Counsel for the U.S. at the first Nuremberg Trial in 1945 and 1946.
  • Tour of the NYS Supreme Court courthouse located in Chautauqua, New York, where participants will observe court proceedings, interact with court personnel, and discuss the roles and duties of different actors in the judicial process.

Why Should You Participate

  • Opportunities to gain an understanding of the role jurists, practitioners, and support staff play in local, national, and global forums.
  • Identify and describe how local, national, and international laws are influenced by different communities and belief sets.
  • Develop an understanding of the role of the United States in the wider global community and the ability to critically evaluate legal issues and assess potential outcomes.

Registration Cost:$1,050 | Registration Deadline: May 1, 2013

To Register and for more information:  https://www.ubevents.org/event/2013extensionlearning

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