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Focus on Education
9:26 am
Wed March 18, 2015

UB solar house selected to be part of federal competition

Fall 2014 Solar Decathlon studio at UB; rendering work by Nate Heckman, Michael Tuzzo and Duane Warren.
Credit Courtesy of the University at Buffalo

A group of students and faculty at the University at Buffalo are among 17 intercollegiate teams chosen worldwide to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.

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Local
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
Credit Courtesy of the University at Buffalo website www.buffalo.edu

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
12:03 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Encouraging students to follow in STEM careers

Waterfront School students helped kick-off Science Week with the Mayor and other higher education leaders to promote STEM.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo Public School students are being encouraged to consider future careers in STEM.  WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says higher education continues collaborating with the local school community. 

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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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Local
9:54 am
Thu February 19, 2015

UB students returning to dorms following power outage

UB Amherst Campus.
Credit WBFO News file photo

About 500 University at Buffalo students are returning to their dorm after being evacuated due to a power outage that left them in the cold and dark Wednesday evening.

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Local
8:04 am
Fri February 6, 2015

UB Water Lens to be featured on CBS show

A U.B. student works on the water lens project
Credit Courtesy of the University at Buffalo website www.buffalo.edu

The University at Buffalo will be getting some national exposure this weekend when the CBS show "Innovation Nation" shares stories of the world's greatest inventions and highlights new innovative work.

WBFO's Cheryl Hagen spoke with UB Professor James Jensen about the University's part in the show.

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Focus on Education
10:08 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Creating Buffalo's 'green economy'

Downtown Buffalo's Canalside and waterfront.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The University at Buffalo was recently named to the 2014 list of "Best of Green Schools," awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council under the collaboration category. The council recognized UB for work that started almost a decade ago.

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Focus on Education
10:44 am
Wed December 3, 2014

SUNY adopts system-wide sexual assault policy

Students entering building at University at Buffalo north campus in Amherst, N.Y.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

SUNY has adopted a comprehensive system-wide sexual assault policy for all 64-of its campuses.  WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says this will include a 'bill of rights' for victims and survivors of campus assaults. 

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Local
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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Sports
7:00 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Local college hoops teams pay tribute to Buffalo Braves

With Columbia blue as the main color, Canisius College will wear uniforms that resemble the uniforms worn by the Buffalo Braves for road games from 1973-1978.
Credit photo courtesy Matt Lozar, Canisius College

Plans were announced Wednesday for the first Big 4 Basketball Classic on Saturday, November 29, at First Niagara Center. Planners may have scored with fans by designing special throwback uniforms that feature the colors of the Buffalo Braves.

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Business
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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Obituary
5:52 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Remembering WNED-WBFO's Bill Raffel

Bill Raffel, a music host on WNED 94.5FM and a communications professor at Buffalo State, died Monday (October 13, 2014) after a lengthy illness.  He was 47.

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Local
7:55 am
Tue October 14, 2014

UB fires head football coach Jeff Quinn

Jeff Quinn
Credit WBFO News File Photo

The University at Buffalo has fired Head Football Coach Jeff Quinn, naming Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach Alex Wood interim head coach for the rest of the season.

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Local
10:27 am
Thu July 24, 2014

UB announces Distinguished Speakers Series lineup

John Oliver, Comedian, Political Satirist and Host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver"
Credit Photo provided by UB

The University at Buffalo released the list of guests that will be part of this season’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

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Focus on Education
8:26 am
Thu July 17, 2014

FOIL request reveals UB paid $275,000 for Hillary Clinton speech

Hillary Clinton on the big screen at last October's UB Distinguished Speakers event.
Credit WBFO News file photo

A Freedom of Information request revealed the University at Buffalo paid 275-thousand dollars for Hillary Clinton's Distinguished Speakers Series speech last fall.  In this Focus on Education report WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says the FOIL request was issued by the Public Accountability Initiative based on Buffalo's West Side.

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Obituary
8:13 am
Sun July 6, 2014

Bruce Allen Kolesnick, former WBFO GM and AM 970 host, dies

A former Buffalo radio broadcaster with ties to WBFO and the old AM 970 has died.

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Focus on Education
9:25 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Buffalo Partnership Project: UB collaboration with Lafayette

Hodan Ahmed arrived two years ago from Somalia. She's a junior at Lafayette.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A unique partnership has unfolded between the University at Buffalo and Lafayette High School. The Buffalo Partnership Project: A Common Core Collaborative is generating new learning methods for teachers as they instruct many of the refugee and immigrant students at Lafayette. In this Focus on Education report, WBFO's Eileen Buckley explores how this effort is aiding one of the city's six failing schools.

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Cuomo amends budget to provide millions
10:35 am
Sat February 22, 2014

State money promotes local partnership with genomic project

Governor Andrew Cuomo
Credit WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a budget amendment that will advance the creation of the New York Genomic Medicine Network.

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Environment
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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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

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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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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Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
10:00 am
Mon December 16, 2013

UB gears up for Saturday's bowl game in Boise

The University at Buffalo community is gearing up for this Saturday's appearance of the UB Bulls in a college football bowl game.  UB is using the "Famous Idaho Potato Bowl" to introduce the university to a national audience.

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Education
10:31 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Future teachers receive lesson in self-expression

UB students participate in self-expression exercise
Photo provided by Stephen Goss

Future school teachers are learning some unique methods of self-expression in a University at Buffalo classroom. The teachings are also being shared with a group of Buffalo Public School students.

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Science/Technology
5:01 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Hackathons fertile ground for world's big innovations

University at Buffalo hackers Mack Ward (left) & Nathan Burgers (right)
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

A number of Buffalo college students have been coming away with some of the big prizes at recent computer code writing contest known as “hackathons.” As the popularity of hackathons continues to grow, observers are assigning a lot of value on the codefests, while others question whether the work coming out of them is relevant to the general public.

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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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Local
2:52 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

UB breaks ground on new $375 million medical school

Gov. Cuomo led the groundbreaking for UB's new medical school.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

Governor Andrew Cuomo led a long line of officials who took part in Tuesday's groundbreaking ceremony for the University at Buffalo's new medical school.

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Science/Technology
4:30 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Transportation grant to help make national roadways safer

Adel Sadek
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have been awarded funds to continue a program that is working to improve roadways across the country. The $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will help researchers collect ‘big data’ that can help deal with a range of transportation issues.

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Cultural
10:40 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Artists bring 'My Future Ex' exhibition to unique spaces

From left to right, Sandra Firmin, Tra Bouscaren, Tamara Suber, Jozef Bajus & Jeff Higginbotham
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

A collaboration and celebration of artwork and artists will be sprinkled throughout Buffalo through November. The exhibition "My Future Ex" focuses on temporary relationships between people, materials and places.

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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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