The University at Buffalo

Local
12:00 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

UB honors Dr. Alison Des Forges with human rights program

Dr. Alison L. Des Forges
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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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UB Hurley Reax
2:35 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

UB campus reacts to Hurley's departure

A mural on one of the walls within the University at Buffalo's Alumni Arena features now former men's basketball coach Bobby Hurley (at left), who has accepted a similar position at Arizona State University. This past season, Hurley led the Bulls to their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Credit Photo by Michael Mroziak

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.

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Health
12:05 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

UB professor brings yoga to White House Easter egg roll

Catherine Cook-Cottone
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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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Focus on Education
8:59 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Insight into choosing a career for high school grads

Student in a Western New York Classroom
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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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Bulls give fans a thrill despite losing in NCAA
6:28 pm
Sat March 21, 2015

Bulls give fans a thrill despite losing first match at NCAA tournament

Credit Avery Schneider / WBFO News

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

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UB Grad Programs Ranked Among Nation's Best
1:54 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

UB grad programs ranked among nation's best

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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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Focus on Education
9:13 am
Thu August 14, 2014

UB defines campus policy for reporting sexual assaults

University at Buffalo north campus in Amherst.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

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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Focus on Education
8:58 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Local philosophers discuss Bioethics and the Philosophy of Medicine

Poster from recent Plato’s Academy, North Tonawanda Campus -- PANTC conference.
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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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Local
7:53 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Study examines county's child neglect issues

Erie County Commissioner of Social Services Carol Dankert-Maurer hopes the study will help "interrupt this cycle" of child neglect.
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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.

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Business
3:59 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

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

Governor Cuomo announces twelve companies will be locating in New York State STARTUP NY zones.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

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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Business
10:13 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Business competition aims to encourage entrepreneurship among students

Entrepreneurs.
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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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Focus on Education
8:40 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Buffalo school students excited about science careers

Students at School 19 in Buffalo wear lab coats in a STEM class learning about EKG's.
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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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Local
5:00 am
Fri February 21, 2014

AIA awards prominent member of UB community for Architecture work

Robert Shibley, dean of UB's School of Architecture and Planning, one of three to receive the AIA's 2014 Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture.
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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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Health
9:55 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Off-the-shelf football safety equipment offers same protection as custom-made

High school football players.
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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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Local
4:06 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Panel links higher education and business to spur economic growth

WNY Regional Summit for Higher Education and Economic Development.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

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

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Science/Technology
12:00 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Researchers work to develop wireless internet underwater

UB researchers work on Internet underwater system.
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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.

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Science/Technology
8:49 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Historic architecture improved with new technology

Terracotta being formed out of clay by hand
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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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Education
10:25 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Students learn of the many opportunities medical science offers

Bennett High School students touching brains
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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.

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Science/Technology
9:56 am
Tue March 26, 2013

New window coating aims to shield sun's rays

Professor Sarbajit Banerjee holding "Smart Window" coating sample
Ashley Hassett WBFO

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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Local
10:00 am
Tue April 3, 2012

A new method of detecting lies?

Analyzing eye behavior at 30 frames per second provides insight into how people lie and tell the truth, says UB professor Ifeoma Nwogu.
Daniel Robison WBFO

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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Education
11:42 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Hochul bill would create tax credits to hire interns

Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) explains the Workforce-Ready Educate America Act to a gathering of educators in Amherst Monday.
Daniel Robison WBFO

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.

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Local
4:20 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Educating youth about the LGBT community

Amy Reynolds
WBFO News photo by Ashley Hassett

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.

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