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UB's Educational Opportunity Center educates 1,900 each year, with many of the students over the age of 25.  At commencement last week, the EOC honored a past graduate whose success has defied labels.


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A jury has returned a death sentence decision against Boston Marathon Bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev.

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The 2015 Pulitzer Prizes were announced early this week and "Between Riverside and Crazy" by Stephen Adly Guirgis won for drama, a work written with Buffalo actor and UB teacher Stephen McKinley Henderson in mind.

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The Alison Des Forges Memorial Committee is holding a series of educational events at the University at Buffalo exploring the recent rise of violent extremists groups in Africa. 

The program is called "Islam, Islamism and Human Rights in Africa.

The Start Up New York program received different reviews Thursday, at opposite ends of downtown Buffalo. Some Erie County legislators doubt the program's effectiveness while opinions were more favorable along the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

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As Arizona State University introduces Bobby Hurley as its new head basketball coach Friday, the University at Buffalo is already searching for Hurley's replacement.

State legislators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are on vacation after the state budget was approved in the early hours of the new fiscal year, but that doesn't mean everything is settled.

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Some Buffalo Public high school students participated in MoneySKILL Mania on Thursday. It's a financial literacy challenges sponsored by UB's School of Management and M&T Bank. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says this program tests a teens' financial skills. 

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American higher education suffers from two main problems: getting kids in and keeping them there to get their degrees. That was the message delivered Monday at UB by University of Pennsylvania Higher Education Professor Laura Perna.

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UB's men's and women's basketball teams finished their seasons early in the post-season tournaments but that didn't stop the party Monday in Alumni Arena.

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As members of the UB's men's basketball prepare for their big NCAA 'dance' this Friday against West Virginia, the UB campus is buzzing with excitement. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley visited the North Campus in Amherst. 

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The University at Buffalo and North Tonawanda City School District are partnering to create better feature school administrators. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the program is called Leadership Initiative for Tomorrow's Schools or LIFTS for short.

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The Western New York Medical Scholarship Fund is a newly formed community organization providing four-year scholarships to local students attending the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

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With graduation looming, hundreds of UB students were in Alumni Arena Thursday looking for jobs.

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The University at Buffalo has transformed its campus dinning complex into a scene out of the 'Hunger Games'.  WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley talked with the organizers for Tuesday night's event open to the school and public. 

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In the wake of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, over the shooting of an unarmed black man by police, a discussion on ways to promote racial justice was held at UB Wednesday.

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Women who smoke have more trouble quitting drinking and a lot more trouble quitting both than men, according to a new study from UB's Research Institute on Addictions.

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Just before putting on your winter coat, hat and gloves to go shovel yet another snowstorm a few years from now, you may first put on a special t-shirt which will monitor your heart and your health.

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Students and staff at the University at Buffalo marked Veterans Day with a flag-raising ceremony outside Alumni Arena.

Five companies join START-UP NY, pledge 123 jobs

Oct 21, 2014

Five companies affiliated with the University at Buffalo will be setting up shop as part of the state's START-UP NY tax incentive program.

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The cyber world means digital infrastructure for businesses, organizations and government agencies is extremely vulnerable. The University at Buffalo is leading conversations on this topic with a lecture series called "Digital Challenges".  The first was held Wednesday on the North campus.  In this Focus on Education report -- WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says the event examined the pitfalls of digital communication.

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The sign on UB's new Educational Opportunity Center now includes the name of former Assembly Deputy Speaker Arthur Eve, the man behind a variety of programs and centers to expand educational opportunity.

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When Joe Allen leads his classes of UB students through Yellowstone National Park, the iconic grizzly bear is not one of his top worries. "More than likely we will have closer encounters with bison. When we're there, the bison are in the rut. The males are very amorous and very competitive. They walk wherever they want."

An impressive gathering of local and world-renowned speakers have made their way to the University at Buffalo's North Campus today for an international symposium, "The Rwandan Genocide: Twenty Years Later." The event was organized by the Alison Des Forges Memorial Committee.

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Apr 10, 2014
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Don't rule out Niagara Falls as a potential home of the Buffalo Bills.

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University at Buffalo students attended a special event Sunday night, one that encouraged them to immerse themselves in the food, traditions and clothing of a legendary culture.

A major research initiative is being launched by the University at Buffalo to tackle some of the world's biggest environmental challenges.

Incident sparks overnight lockdown at UB

Feb 5, 2014

The investigation continues into an Amherst armed robbery that prompted University at Buffalo officials to issue a "shelter in place" advisory along its North Campus last night.

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The University at Buffalo's goal of building a new medical school downtown is one step closer to reality. UB announced Wednesday it has received a $5 million gift from the Oishei Foundation.

A significant number of college students have post traumatic stress disorder and are more likely to have problems with alcohol, according to new research from the University at Buffalo.

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