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Following a $7 million investment, the Oscar A. Silverman Library in UB's Capen Hall reopened Wednesday. It's a library without books, but has plenty of the computers and open space that modern students have been seeking.


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The world is changing at lightning speed and healthcare is no exception. But change can be good for doctors, patients and people looking for a new career. As WBFO contributor Rich Kellman reports, teams of physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical scribes and others are helping meet the challenges associated with rising costs and meeting patients' needs.


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A high-ranking administrator at the University at Buffalo has resigned, effective immediately. 

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Most people, when you say transgender, may think of retired Olympian Caitlyn Jenner or actress Laverne Cox. But another person is perhaps foremost for those who consider gender-reassignment surgery. Dr. Marci Bowers visits the University at Buffalo Monday.

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The University at Buffalo has made some major gains in closing the completion gap between white and black students. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says a new, national study shows an improved graduation rate for black students at UB.

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Preventing and responding to violence at schools was the theme of the University at Buffalo's 13th annual Safe Schools seminar. About 1,000 school educators, counselors and law enforcement gathered at UB's Center for the Arts Wednesday. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says 'threat assessment' could avoid an active shooter incident.

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Monday night provided double the excitement for local college basketball fans. The women's teams from St. Bonaventure and UB learned where they were heading in the NCAA basketball tournament.


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On Thursday, UB's men's basketball team makes its second straight appearance in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, playing Miami in Providence.


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SUNY has announced a round of funding for 16-campuses to establish or expand an Educational Opportunity Program. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter says SUNY Buffalo State and the University at Buffalo will both receiving funding for their programs.

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While public researchers scramble to deal with the threat of the Zika virus, one local expert believes finding a vaccine will take a long time.


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A UB researcher is reporting some success in helping people who want to quit abuse of prescription drugs by increasing their motivation.


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The University at Buffalo is in the market for a new Athletics Director. U.B. announced today Danny White is leaving to accept a position at the University of Central Florida.

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A group of UB law students says there's a major need for criminal justice reform. They want to curb the trend that has left many Black people with criminal records.


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After being silent the past four years, chimes are once again sounding every quarter hour on the University at Buffalo's South Campus. The bells were restored as part of the renovation of Hayes Hall.


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This may sound odd, but a successful career and a happy life is not something you should start thinking about after you graduate college. The Director of Career Services at the University of Buffalo says you should focus on those things when you begin college.

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The vacant Michael J. Dillon U.S. Courthouse in downtown Buffalo, which is in walking distance of several other courts in Buffalo, is an ideal location for the University at Buffalo Law School, according to State Senator Marc Panepinto.

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The University at Buffalo's new downtown medical school will be named after the Jacobs family. Jeremy Jacobs on Monday delivered a $30 million gift to UB.

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Hundreds and perhaps thousands of students walked through University Heights over the weekend, looking for parties and behaving badly and noisily.


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Justin Moss, the University at Buffalo basketball player who help lead the program to its first men's NCAA tournament bid last spring, is no longer a student at the university.

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The University at Buffalo has received a prestigious recognition from the National Institutes of Health, a four-year $16 million Clinical Translational Science Award.

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How did we get here politically and intellectually? That's the question David Alff is trying to answer as he explores England. Alff, an assistant English professor at the University at Buffalo, is researching the roots of the modern age in English libraries and archives. WBFO's Mike Desmond spoke with Alff about his research, his teaching and how they can mix.


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Dozens of students, faculty and staff at the University at Buffalo are gearing up for a unique competition. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports, it involves building a small, ultra-efficient home, putting it on flatbed trucks and shipping it across the county.  


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Students at the University at Buffalo will be helping NASA and the U.S. Air Force track debris in space.

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On Thursday, a room in UB's Allen Hall was filled with maps, renderings, designs and more information on how Metro Rail might be extended beyond the UB South Campus.

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Erin Kelly, the daughter of Buffalo Bills great Jim Kelly, has just released her book "Kelly Tough."

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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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