UB's English Language Institute is giving its international students a chance to learn English from an old-fashioned but highly interactive educational tool: other students.The Learning Center, located in 209 Baldy Hall, hosts ELI's "chat room," where Monday and Thursday evenings casual conversations gradually translate into a better understanding of the English language.
Have you ever wondered why we find the vulture distasteful? We revere lions, calling them the kings of the jungle for taking life and causing destruction, but we shun the vulture, who simply eats what has already passed.Vultures are resourceful, making the best of a bad situation.
Many students spent this summer working at internships in hope of finding their dream job. Some students returned with job offers, some with valuable work experience, and others gained an expertise in alphabetizing files.UB's School of Management, through its Learning Experimentally in an Academic Practicum (LEAP) program, placed over 300 students in internships last summer, some of whom have learned more about the business world than any class could teach them."There are many good internships and many bad ones ... we try to weed out the bad ones so students can make the most of their opportunity," said Geraldine Kogler, director of the LEAP office since its inception 23 years ago."When a company comes to us with a request we get details on what exactly the students will be doing before we post the jobs on our Web site ... we avoid clerical positions and companies that are looking for free help.