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The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for use in the treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Remdesivir's road to approval was paved by numerous institutions researching the drug, including the University at Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

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Though it was the ninth time he has delivered a State of the University address, it was the first time Dr. Satish Tripathi did so online. The University at Buffalo president, in recognition of the COVID pandemic, released his address in a recorded video message Friday morning.

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A partnership formed in the spring at the onset of the COVID pandemic is credited with reducing coronavirus deaths among Buffalo's Black community and doing so better than many other communities across the nation. They're now preparing to mobilize for flu season, and a possible second COVID wave.

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A two-day virtual “teach-in” kicks off Thursday morning at the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education with the goal of examining the role of K-12 and higher education in building greater racial equity.

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A solar-energy house built by University at Buffalo students is being reassembled on the school’s North Campus, as part of UB's broader renewable energy plan.

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Buffalo's Common Council President is welcoming the University at Buffalo's decision to remove the names of Millard Fillmore and two others from its campus buildings and roadways. WBFO asked Darius Pridgen: would he consider the same for buildings or streets within the City of Buffalo?

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The University at Buffalo announced plans Monday for a “modified in-person” fall semester that will combine in-person and online instruction from August 31 through Thanksgiving break.

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Local colleges and universities are working to determine when, and how, they'll be able to reopen their respective campuses for the fall semester. One local institution of higher learning, for example, will launch two projects today to explore options including scattering students over more classes and continued use of online distance learning.

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Seniors attending at least two Buffalo-area college campuses will not get the traditional “pomp and circumstance” this spring which comes with graduation. Meanwhile, another Buffalo campus is preparing to graduate dozens of students early so they may quickly join the workforce which is taking on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The University at Buffalo announced Wednesday that it is bringing nine students home who are currently studying abroad in countries affected by the novel coronavirus.

The University at Buffalo Law School is documenting the struggles of local home care workers and recommending solutions. 

 

The UB Community Justice Clinic on Tuesday released a policy report titled “Homecare Industry in Crisis,” in which law students interviewed 14 people who have worked for home care agencies throughout Erie County over the last year. 

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The New York State Senate Higher Education Committee visited Buffalo Wednesday as part of a statewide listening tour about the cost of public higher education.

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The University at Buffalo is going to revitalize the University District. One way they are doing it is by encouraging home ownership around their South Campus. Since 2016, UB’s Home Ownership Made Easy (H.O.M.E) Program aids full-time faculty and staff at the university to buy homes in the district. The loans are interest-free.

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A new teacher residency program that aims to boost educational opportunities for all students by preparing and supporting diverse educators officially kicked off this week.


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A University at Buffalo scientist was bestowed Thursday with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The award is the country’s highest honor for early-career researchers in science and technology.


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Buffalo MATTERS, a University at Buffalo-developed opioid treatment program, is set to expand across New York State. The program has been credited with helping reduce opioid overdose deaths in Erie County by 40 percent over the past two years.

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Say Yes Buffalo announced Thursday its first-ever funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The powerhouse foundation will invest $2.9 million over the next 22 months for the newly established Buffalo College Success Network.


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A University at Buffalo medical student will spend the next year at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland, as part of a prestigious research fellowship. Esha Chebolu is one of 50 students from across the country who were selected to participate in the 2019-2020 Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP).


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Democrats and Republicans are less divided than it may seem, at least when it comes to the president’s tweets, according to a new study led by a University at Buffalo researcher.


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Leonardo Da Vinci High School in Buffalo was announced Monday as one of 12 winning schools across the state of the inaugural New York FAFSA Completion Challenge. FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.


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University at Buffalo officials are moving aggressively in ending SBI's role in campus affairs after 49 years. The student-run corporation has served as the fiscal agent for millions of dollars in mandatory student activity fees. Last week, the university demanded SBI relinquish all student government accounts and transfer the funds directly to the university.


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Exam week at the University at Buffalo did not stop a student organization from protesting their dissolution by the school.

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Around three dozen University at Buffalo students and faculty members gathered on the university’s North Campus Wednesday to protest what they say are unlivable wages for undergraduate and graduate students who work on campus.

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A professor at the University at Buffalo's School of Dental Medicine recently traveled to Iraqi Kurdistan, where he and his partners built a clinic in just six days for people displaced by ISIS attacks. Dr. Othman Shibly is returning to that region later this month to serve thousands of young patients.

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Wednesday through Friday, the University at Buffalo is hosting a series of public forums to give the university community and general public a chance to meet the three finalists under consideration to become UB's new police chief.


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New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hosted a town hall meeting on the University at Buffalo's North Campus Friday afternoon, covering topics ranging from health care to jobs to immigration.

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The University at Buffalo’s School of Social Work is just a year away from launching a new doctoral degree program. But unlike its longstanding PhD program, the new degree will be taught fully online.

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A UB researcher has received a grant to study a human hormone which can not only help patients with type 2 diabetes control their sugar levels but also lose weight.


The University at Buffalo says nearly 2,700 students, faculty, staff and alumni are victims of a data breach.

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The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to end rules making the internet open to all - what is called net neutrality - and by the end of the day, New York State Attorney General Erie Schneiderman said, "See you in court."

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