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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
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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

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
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
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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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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)
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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
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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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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.
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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
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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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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
6:00 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Obama stresses college affordability in Buffalo speech

President Obama speaking at UB's Alumni Arena
Pool photo

President Barack Obama came to Buffalo to deliver a speech on affordable higher education at the University at Buffalo.

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Local
10:17 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Why is Obama coming to Buffalo?

This is President Obama's second visit to Buffalo. He also visited the area in 2010.
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President Obama's visit to Buffalo Thursday will be his second to Western New York in recent years. Obama will speak at the University at Buffalo before heading by bus to Syracuse, Binghamton and Scranton, Pennsylvania. 

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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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Grant money would bring discoveries to market
11:17 am
Sun August 4, 2013

Bill would expedite public benefits of funded research

Congressman Chris Collins
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Legislation has been introduced by Congressman Chris Collins that would assist researchers in bringing their discoveries to the marketplace.

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Science/Technology
5:00 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Back to school decision paying off for health-tech entrepeneur

Sabrina Cascucci
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Making the decision to change careers and return to education can be daunting in a challenging job market. Western New York native Sabrina Cascucci left a stable job to go back to college at 38-years old to try and make an impact in the field of medical technology.

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Science/Technology
5:00 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Nationwide research project enlists public to help collect data

The 'CrowdHydrology' measurement site at Tifft Nature Preserve
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Mobile technology has created some new opportunities for citizen scientists to play an active part in research, especially with tighter budgets. Now a nationwide project is enlisting the public to gather up-to-date information on water levels.

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Science/Technology
2:00 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

National sensor company relocates to Buffalo

A Sentient scientist demonstrates the "Digital Clone" technology in helicopters.
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A national software and sensor company has relocated to western New York. Sentient Science moved from Idaho into the historic Butler Mansion in Buffalo to work with the University at Buffalo’s material science program.

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Education
5:18 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Statewide program aims to boost math and science teacher performance

Credit Gates Foundation

It’s an initiative that aims to boost student interest in Science, Technology, Math and Engineering across the state. The Master Teachers program is also aiming to ensure teachers perform at their highest level.

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Health
10:45 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Mobile app aims to lower hospital readmission rates

The 'Discharge Roadmap' app team
Credit University at Buffalo / From left to right in this picture are: Dapeng Cao, Nicolette McGeorge, Theresa Guarrera, Yuan Zhou, David LaVergne, Sabrina Casucci, Judith Tiferes Wang, and Dr. Li Lin.

A new mobile app is expected to help improve the quality of patient care across the nation. A team of University at Buffalo students created it to help reduce hospital readmission rates.

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Local
12:46 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

First Niagara donating downtown land for UB medical school

First Niagara Senior Executive VP and Chief Banking Officer Daniel Cantara III, UB President Satish Tripathi, Dean of the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Dr. Michael Cain, and First Niagara interim President and CEO Gary Crosby (l. to r.)
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

The final piece of the puzzle has fallen into place for construction of the University at Buffalo's new downtown Medical School.

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Environment
10:11 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Installations up, but solar can't deliver a renewable future alone

Solar Liberty installing panels
Ashley Hassett WBFO

Late last year, the Cuomo administration laid out its agenda to address New York’s future energy requirements. All this week, reporters from the Innovation Trail are putting different parts of that complex energy puzzle under the microscope.

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Local
10:24 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Report outlines strategies for reviving state's 'legacy cities'

Development in downtown Buffalo
Ashley Hassett WBFO

An advisory group looking at strategies for rejuvenating the state’s ‘legacy cities’ says collaboration and coordination with the governor's Regional Economic Development Councils are crucial for upstate cities dealing with declining populations and job opportunities.

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Local
5:36 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

SUNY Collaboration Fund awards grant for multiple research projects

Eileen Buckley WBFO news file photo

Several faculty from the University at Buffalo were awarded funds through the SUNY Research Foundation. The money will assist multiple research projects on SUNY campuses across the state.

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Science/Technology
10:50 am
Wed February 20, 2013

UB researchers test earthquake vulnerability of NYC buildings

An unreinforced masonry wall on the left, compared with a reinforced wall on the right.
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Researchers at the University at Buffalo conducted earthquake simulations Tuesday to test the vulnerability of unreinforced masonry buildings, typical in New York City. 

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Education
8:25 am
Thu December 27, 2012

UB moves up in the rankings for affordability

UB logo

The University at Buffalo is continuing to move up on the affordability index from Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, making the university a better financial deal in fiscal hard times.

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Environment
3:08 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

UB closes controversial shale institute

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. 

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