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A 1976 graduate of the University at Buffalo is giving back to his alma mater with a generous grant. UB announced on Thursday that Stephen Still is providing $4 million to its School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.


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The New York State Inspector General's Office says it is continuing its investigation into the embezzlement of funds from the University at Buffalo by two former employees, including a longtime vice president. UB officials, meanwhile, say several policies were adjusted and updated following the discovery of fiscal improprieties that resulted in Thursday's guilty pleas by Dennis Black and Andrea Constantino.


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A former longtime University at Buffalo vice president and the former director of UB's Campus Living have admitted to stealing state funds for personal use. On Thursday morning, Dennis Black and Andrea Constantino both entered guilty pleas to State Supreme Court Justice John Michalski.


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Relics from Buffalo's earliest years are now in the hands of librarians at the University at Buffalo. They are the oldest books printed in this region and the university is planning to soon make public access possible. 


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Yet another mark of the University at Buffalo’s expansion into the downtown medical corridor went on display Wednesday with the installation of its logo on the new Main Street medical school building.


UB welcomes its largest class of Medical Students

Aug 13, 2017
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The University at Buffalo welcomed new medical students to its campus  over the weekend.

UB hosts bioethics debate, escape from the "echo chamber"

Jul 31, 2017
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The University at Buffalo has wrapped up an annual two-day conference, during which many controversial philosophical points of view were brought up. This year, keynote speakers were addressing questions and offering arguments that were not for the easily offended. But that's exactly how participants wanted it. As they see it, the willingness to make controversial arguments is a disappearing trend on college campuses.


Native Americans are typically underrepresented in STEM careers but some new grant money could encourage Native American students to become interested in science.

Millennials, christened by some as “The Next-Greatest Generation,” appear to be straining under the pressure.

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Buffalo’s downtown medical corridor and the University at Buffalo are once again on the world map for their research potential – this time in the fight against HIV and other viral diseases.


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Local leaders in the medical community are keeping a watchful eye on state budget negotiations – particularly, approval of Governor Cuomo’s pitch for phase two of the Buffalo Billion initiative.

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When it comes to virtual reality and augmented reality, our minds wander to the big names of new entertainment. While “VR” headsets, Google Glass and Pokémon Go dominate headlines, some of the real progress being made is being overshadowed – and some of it is right here in Buffalo.

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With a new grant, self-driving cars will be hitting the streets of UB’s North Campus to help researchers learn how best to bring autonomous vehicles into use by the masses.


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The use of alcohol is often believed to be linked to college sexual assaults, but a study issued by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions reveals new findings.

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Distinguished Professor Jo Freudenheim, former chair of the Epidemiology and Environmental Health Department at the University at Buffalo, is returning to that post. The department is part of the larger School of Public Health and Health Professions, a vast operation covering treatment and research.

UB professor says polarization is here to stay

Aug 1, 2016
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Americans have become increasingly politically polarized in recent decades, after years of two major political parties that were both traditionally moderate. A political scientist at the University at Buffalo suggests polarization is here to stay and the real challenge is achieving a mutual respect.


UB students among finalists for NASA Mars competition

Apr 21, 2016
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A team of five student engineers from the University at Buffalo will travel to Virginia to present their proposal for an important piece of a future Mars mission. The UB team is one of four finalists challenged with designing an inflatable heat shield that could protect tons of equipment, as well as a human crew.


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A new device is being created with the help of a University at Buffalo professor that will track what you eat through sounds. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley tells us about a necklace that hears what you are eating and could be used to help in dieting.

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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.

Officials with UB athletics believe the NCAA tournament appearances by their men's and women's basketball teams are providing a glimpse to the future success of sports at the university.


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Western New York may have its first cases of mumps since 2010. Officials at the University at Buffalo say two of their students likely have mumps and another four are suspect cases.

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A new, hands-on learning program will help University at Buffalo students launch entrepreneurships. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley was at UB's north campus Monday as it officially opened Blackstone LaunchPad.

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The University at Buffalo continued its long-time tradition Thursday of marking the birthday of Millard Fillmore.  An annual ceremony is held at Forest Lawn Cemetery where he is buried.  WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley visited Millard Fillmore College to see how his legacy has been returned to downtown Buffalo.

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A 1974 graduate of the University at Buffalo is bringing lessons of immigration and refugees into his music classroom.


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There may be some big changes in the way you visit your doctor soon. Virtual health care technology that's being taught at the University at Buffalo could allow patients to receive checkups from the comfort of their own homes.

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The deadly terrorist attack in Paris has left a few families of University at Buffalo students shaken up. Six UB students are currently in France studying abroad.

SUNY schools second guess emergency tactics

Oct 10, 2015
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Its been 10 days since the tragic campus shooting that left nine people dead at Oregon's Umpqua Community College and SUNY campuses are rethinking if their planned emergency tactics are sustainable.

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University at Buffalo Police are investigating an overnight assault that occurred on the south campus.  In an alert issued to the campus community, UB Police stated the victim and two friends were playing Frisbee in the Main-Bailey parking lot in Buffalo at 1:35 a.m. Thursday.  

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A University at Buffalo student has died on a kayaking trip in New Zealand.

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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.

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