The University at Buffalo

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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.

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

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.

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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.

UB campus reacts to Hurley's departure

Apr 10, 2015
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As the University at Buffalo begins its search for a new men's head basketball coach, those who follow the Bulls are coming to terms with the departure of Bobby Hurley, who stayed with the program for only two years but led the team to historic success. / WBFO News

Like many holidays, Easter comes with its share of unhealthy activities, from big family meals, to lots of sweet treats. But on the lawn of the White House, on Monday, one UB faculty member is joining a team that aims to change that.

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It's that time of year when many households with high school seniors are wrestling and wrangling with career paths, college choices, or, perhaps, the choice of no college at all. Arlene Kaukus, Director of the Career Office at the University at Buffalo, provides some encouraging thoughts for those who may find themselves at a dispiriting time.

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Friday’s NCAA tournament match between the University at Buffalo and West Virginia was a gripping competition.

UB grad programs ranked among nation's best

Mar 10, 2015
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U.S. News and World Report's annual rankings of America's Best Graduate Schools hold several University at Buffalo programs among the best in their fields.

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The State University of New York has gone on record in support of a bill to strengthen campus policies for reporting sexual assaults. SUNY joined U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in support of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act. As part of our Focus on Education reporting WBFO's Eileen Buckley met with University at Buffalo officials to discuss the school's policy.

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A group of philosophers from several area colleges meet up on a regular basis. They have formed a group called PANTC, which stands for Plato's Academy -- North Tonawanda Campus. In this Focus on Education report,    WBFO's Eileen Buckley talks with a University at Buffalo professor about why they meet and what they talk about.

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Erie County's Department of Social Services is teaming up with the University at Buffalo to study the chronic neglect of children in the county.

Eight companies coming to Buffalo's START-UP NY zones

Jun 4, 2014
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Governor Cuomo announced Wednesday that twelve companies are coming to New York State as a result of START-UP NY. Eight of those businesses are locating in START-UP NY zones in Buffalo.

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Aspiring entrepreneurs at the University at Buffalo will participate in a rapid-fire competition expected prepare them for pitching business ideas to potential financial backers. Seventy-five student teams will have 90 seconds to deliver their idea to a panel of six judges.

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Some Buffalo Public School students are engaging in classroom programs that focus on future careers in science. The District kicked off science week Monday morning at School 19, the Native American Magnet School on West Delavan. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked a group of 8th graders at the school about their interest in a scientific career.

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A prominent member of the University at Buffalo's community is being honored for his work.  The American Institute of Architects has selected Robert Shibley as one of three to receive the 2014 Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture.  Shibley serves as dean of UB's School of Architecture and Planning.  As WBFO'S Eileen Buckley reports, Shibley has led the master planning process that has created Buffalo's Renaissance.

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A new report claims that special mouth guards and helmets marketed to reduce concussions may not actually provide any additional protection for football players. The findings are from a 2012 study that followed 1,332 high school athletes during a season.

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Several SUNY leaders and business experts participated in the WNY Regional Summit on Higher Education and Economic Development Friday.

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University at Buffalo researchers are developing an underwater internet system. The wireless network aims to improve the detection of tsunamis and potentially save civilian lives.

Historic architecture improved with new technology

Aug 20, 2013
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A western New York business is creating terra cotta architectural features with the help of the latest technology. The objects are an important element in restoring and maintaining historic buildings and building new ones.

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A group of Western New York high school students toured the Gates Vascular Institute in Buffalo to learn about medical science.

New window coating aims to shield sun's rays

Mar 26, 2013
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It’s a creation expected to reduce the cost of heating and cooling for homes and businesses.  It took five years for University at Buffalo Professor Sarbajit Banerjee and his students to invent a window film that repels heat from the sun.

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Detecting lies has never been a foolproof science. Current methods can provide an educated guess but none are considered conclusive.

Now, new research from the University at Buffalo has found a promising new way to identify untruths.

UB researchers have developed a computer program that measures eye behavior - using cameras that shoot 30 frames per second.

The eyes have it

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A new bill in Congress would incentivize businesses to hire more interns.

The Workforce-Ready Educate America Act would deliver a $1,000 tax credit for each student given an internship. Congresswoman Kathy Hochul (D-NY) is expected to introduce the measure within a few weeks.

Educating youth about the LGBT community

Feb 16, 2012
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The University at Buffalo's Anti-Bullying Center held a informational seminar on how to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered students across Western New York Thursday.

The seminar focused on how to reach out to youth and make them feel safe at their schools. The center pointed to studies that have also shown that students in the LGBT community miss a lot of school and have lower grades because of bullying.