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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The University at Buffalo has announced that it is shutting down its Shale Resources and Society Institute, effective immediately. UB President Satish Tripathi announced the decision Monday afternoon, following an internal assessment.
Academic fellows at UB's Humanities Institute share their expertise in a series of talks scheduled for scattered Fridays at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center.
The Scholars at Hallwalls talks are "targeted toward a general audience," said Professor Carrie Bramen, Executive Director UB Humanities Institute.
"The lectures are about 40-to-45 minutes and are not targeted toward professionals in that field. You don’t need to be an academic or have a PhD to understand what’s happening," Bramen told WBFO and AM970 News.
University at Buffalo president Satish K. Tripathi is on an ambitious travel agenda around the globe to promote UB.
Tripathi meet with about 350 alum and over 200 other faculty staff and guest Thursday night at the Hotel Lafayette. He is at the half-way mark of a 20-month, 20-city tour. He has traveled as far away to Malayisa and back in the U.S. to San Franciso.
Tripathi said UB has long international ties, well before he became president.