5:14 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Start Up NY drawing mixed reviews

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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1:37 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Hurley departs: What's next for UB basketball?

Paul Gotham chats with Bobby Hurley
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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.

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6:25 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Issues await legislators following passage of state budget

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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Focus on Education
5:45 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Students test their financial literacy

Hutch Tech students in Buffalo have been learning about money and finances. They tested their financial literacy during a MoneySKILL Mania challenge.
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

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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Focus on Education
5:01 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Expert shares thoughts on higher education

Laura Perna (left) shared her thoughts on higher education Monday at the University at Buffalo.
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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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4:50 am
Tue March 24, 2015

UB welcomes back its winning basketball teams

UB Men's Basketball Coach Bobby Hurley and his team enjoy the moment Monday at Alumni Arena
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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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11:04 am
Wed March 18, 2015

UB Bulls excitement: Going to the 'Big Dance'

Inside Campus Tee's on UB's North Campus, where MAC Champs shirts are selling fast.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

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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Focus on Education
10:31 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Program training for future school administrators

Megan Lundgren & Laurie Burger in the WBFO studio.
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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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8:39 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Physician shortage leads to scholarship fund for UB students

Alyssa Volmrich, James Miller and Gina Sparacino are the first three recipients of the Western New York Medical Scholarship
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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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Focus on Education
4:49 am
Fri March 13, 2015

College students preparing for professional life

Hundreds of students chatted with job recruiters at UB's Alumni Arena Thursday.
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With graduation looming, hundreds of UB students were in Alumni Arena Thursday looking for jobs.

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Focus on Education
10:18 am
Tue March 3, 2015

UB transforms C3 dining center into 'Hunger Games' theme

UB's North Campus, Amherst, NY.
Credit Eileen Buckley / WBFO News

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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5:04 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Panel discusses lessons learned from Ferguson

Some believe that body cameras would curb police abuse situations.
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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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4:39 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Study connects drinking and smoking habits among women

UB's Research Institute on Addictions
Credit Photo from UB's Research Institute on Addictions

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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10:01 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Wearable health monitor could prevent heart attacks

The wearable system, under development by Sentient Science and the University at Buffalo, includes electrodes that relay data to a sensor, which connects with a remote computer network.
Credit buffalo.edu

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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2:45 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

UB holds Veterans Day ceremony

Credit Chris Caya WBFO News

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

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5:18 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Five companies join START-UP NY, pledge 123 jobs

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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Focus on Education
5:00 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Exploring digital challenges & regulations

UB's Digital Challenges series at the north campus in Amherst.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

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.

Focus on Education
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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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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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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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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10:09 am
Mon April 7, 2014

UB students dine as the Romans did

A cook prepares part of the Roman feast.
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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.

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9:01 am
Mon February 10, 2014

UB launches environmental institute

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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10:30 am
Thu December 19, 2013

UB student killed in morning car accident

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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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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
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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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