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9:19 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Former Assembly leader Arthur Eve honored with building naming

Arthur Eve's name now adorns the Educational Opportunity Center on Ellicott Street.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

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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Local
5:46 am
Tue June 10, 2014

UB venturing to Yellowstone this summer

Credit photo courtesy of Joe Allen

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."

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Local
9:44 am
Thu April 24, 2014

UB symposium recalls genocide in Rwanda

The late Alison Des Forges was considered an expert on the genocide in Rwanda.

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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Sports
9:32 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Niagara County being considered for Bills stadium

Credit File photo

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

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Cultural
10:09 am
Mon April 7, 2014

UB students dine as the Romans did

A cook prepares part of the Roman feast.
Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

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.

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Environment
9:01 am
Mon February 10, 2014

UB launches environmental institute

WBFO's Chris Caya reports

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

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Local
9:15 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Incident sparks overnight lockdown at UB

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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Local
12:46 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Oishei Foundation donates $5 million toward new UB medical school

A rendering of the new UB Medical School in downtown Buffalo
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

WBFO's Chris Caya reports

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.

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Health
8:00 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Study finds link between college drinking and PTSD

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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Science/Technology
9:30 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Amborella plant doubled its genome

Amborella plant
Credit Photo from UB Website by Sangate Kim

Around 200 million years ago, a flower changed its genes for unknown reasons and became the botanic ancestor of flowering plants today.  A research alliance from around the country, including a University at Buffalo professor, says the research solves a mystery familiar to Charles Darwin.

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Education
12:43 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

UB student wins esteemed Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships are awarded to no more than 40 American college students each year. Recently, a University at Buffalo student became just the second in UB's history to win the prestigious award. WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with both.

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Local
10:30 am
Thu December 19, 2013

UB student killed in morning car accident

Credit Photo from Google map

Officials at the University at Buffalo say an international student who was planning to fly home to Taiwan on Thursday has been killed in a one-car accident.

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Education
5:00 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Assisting Buffalo Public School students with college applications

UB education professor Nathan Daun-Barnett is leading a UB project to help Buffalo Public Schools’ students complete financial aid applications for college enrollment. Pictured from left: UB graduate student Caitlin Kubala, Daun-Barnett, high school student Kelvin Sika, UB graduate student Khristian King and high school student Lamont Owens. Photo: Douglas Levere
Credit Photo from the University at Buffalo Website

One of the most complicated parts of the college application process is the financial aid form. With Buffalo's Say Yes to Education push, the University at Buffalo is helping with the application process with its FAFSA Completion Project.

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Cultural
10:19 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Zombies in pop culture & what’s too scary for our kids!

Night of the Living dead, 1968 movie about zombies.

On this Halloween, we take a look at zombies and how they have span the decades in pop culture. How much is too scary for children? WBFO's Eileen Buckley talks to two local professors about horror.


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Local
11:20 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Hillary Clinton speaking tonight at UB

Credit File photo

Former First Lady, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State, and presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Western New York today for a speech at the University at Buffalo.

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Health
10:02 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Obesity expert says world is picking up America's bad habits

Nutrition lecturer Barry Popkin spoke Wednesday at UB
Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

Billions of people across the world are joining Americans in obesity, eating too much, too fattening food and not getting enough exercise. That's the message a global obesity expert brought to the University at Buffalo Wednesday.

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Local
1:50 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

UB student found dead was Greece graduate

Nicholas Arieno, 18, was found dead Sunday on Winspear Avenue.
Credit Facebook

The University at Buffalo student found dead in his apartment on Sunday was a graduate of the Greece Central School District, near Rochester.

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Local
10:55 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Police investigating death of UB student

Winspear at UB South Campus entrance
Credit Photo from Google Street view map

Buffalo Police are investigating the death of an 18-year-old University at Buffalo student who was found dead Sunday in an off-campus house.

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Local
9:56 am
Mon September 16, 2013

International students continue to flock to UB

The University at Buffalo is bursting at the seams this fall and the largest ever student body ever is made up of a record number of international students.

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Local
8:00 am
Mon September 16, 2013

UB researcher studying habits of Asian populations

Wooksoo Kim, associate professor at UB's School of Social Work
Credit buffalo.edu

A University at Buffalo researcher is starting a new study looking at gambling among elderly Asians in New York City.

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Local
8:30 am
Tue August 20, 2013

More details of presidential visit emerge; tickets available Tuesday

President Obama will speak Thursday at UB's Alumni Arena.
Credit buffalo.edu

Governor Andrew Cuomo will join President Barack Obama in Buffalo Thursday. Ticket information for the president's speech at the University at Buffalo has been made public.

WBFO'S Chris Caya reports on the President's visit to UB.

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Local
6:00 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Student scientists spend summer researching in Buffalo

Maidelisse Olivieri-Betancourt, right, researched for UB' SURE Program. She lives in Puerto Rico.
Credit Dr. Terry Connell, UB

Once again, students from across North America worked through the summer months conducting research in Buffalo biomedical labs. In early August, their work was displayed for review at Biomedical Research Day.

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Education
9:57 am
Tue August 6, 2013

UB literacy specialists provide summer reading program

Inside a classroom at a Marvyale School where student teachers from UB's Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction were teaching a summer reading program
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

About 180 area elementary school children didn't take a full-summer vacation. They remained in the classroom for a special reading program offered by the University at Buffalo in two suburban school districts -- Maryvale and Amherst. WBFO's Eileen Buckley recently attended the program at Maryvale to find out how it improves student reading skills.

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Local
3:22 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Hillary Clinton to speak at UB

Hillary Rodham Clinton will speak at UB October 23.
Credit buffalo.edu

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will make an appearance at the University at Buffalo this fall as part of UB's Distinguished Speakers Series.

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Science/Technology
9:58 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Teaching creativity and innovation for Biomedical research

Dr. Leonard Epstein, SUNY Distinguished Professor (left) and Dr. Steven Fliesler, Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair
Credit Photo from UB Website

A two-day workshop hosted by the University at Buffalo kicks off today called Conversations in the Disciplines. As WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports, the workshops are designed to inspire creativity and innovation in the Biomedical Sciences, an important component in gaining grant dollars for research.

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Local
4:11 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

UB student charged with starting dorm fire

A dormitory fire at Spaulding Hall Thursday night is being blamed on marijuana smoking.
Credit ub-housing.buffalo.edu

Authorities say two students suffered minor injuries in a fire inside their University at Buffalo dormitory room Thursday evening. One of them has been arrested on charges of arson, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, and marijuana possession.

WBFO'S Eileen Buckley speaks with UB Police Chief Gerald Schoenle.

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Local
5:14 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

UB hires former Duke star Bobby Hurley as basketball coach

Credit buffalobulls.com

The University at Buffalo has hired Bobby Hurley to take over as its men's basketball coach.

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Cultural
9:35 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Book examines academic witch hunt of the 1950s

One of the most important court cases about academic freedom in public higher education grew out of actions at the University at Buffalo.

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Health
9:35 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Tuberculosis still alive and well

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Tuberculosis is often considered one of those diseases of the past: long cured and long forgotten. But the Erie County Health Department evaluated more than 3,700 people for the disease last year and found 19 active cases.

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Local
10:10 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Fruit Belt residents concerned about UB expansion plans

Ellicott District Councilmember Darius Pridgen
WBFO News by photo Mike Desmond

The University at Buffalo may face some problems regarding its plans in the city because of strife over the way they are affecting residents of the Fruit Belt.

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