Case dropped against professor arrested for protesting anti-abortion display
The disorderly conduct charge against Laura Curry, an adjunct media study professor, was dropped on Thursday morning.
Curry appeared in front of Judge Mark Farrell in Amherst Town Court almost a month after she was arrested for using profane language to demonstrate her distaste for a graphic anti-abortion display presented by UB Students for Life and the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform.1 comment
Spaulding fire allegedly started by butane torch
UB student Alec Seidenberg is accused of dropping a butane torch while smoking marijuana in a Spaulding Building 1, fourth floor room on Thursday night, according to a press release released by the University Police Department.
Both Seidenberg and his girlfriend were taken to Erie County Medical Center with minor injuries. Seidenberg is expected to be released today, and his girlfriend was treated and released last night.
Smoking incident causes fire in Spaulding 1
Flames broke out in a Spaulding Building 1, fourth floor dorm room at approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday. The fire was allegedly caused by a “careless smoking incident,” according to University Police Chief Gerald Schoenele. The cause remains under investigation.
Two students, who inhabited the room, were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, he said. Schoenele does not know the full extent of the injuries, but the students walked to the ambulance of their own accord, he said.1 comment
@UB_Problems creator reveals identity
After two years behind the computer, @UB_Problems’ creator is ready to reveal her identity. Cassie Lavo, a senior communication major, is graduating and was convinced by her best friend to reveal her identity.
Former UB law professor proceeds with federal suit against UB Law School
A former law school professor has filed a federal lawsuit against UB’s Law School Dean Makau Mutua for firing him without cause and for breach of contract.
Jeffrey Malkan, who taught from 2000-09, claims he was unjustly fired in 2009 and has been unable to get a job since because Mutua has refused to write him a letter of recommendation. He is asking for $1.3 million from the state in back and front pay in the Court of Claims and reinstatement plus back pay from the public employment board.
Mutua declined comment due to pending litigation in the case.
We all Float on
Swimmer Barbour perseveres through cancer, starts Hope Floats in search of a cure
Kelsey Barbour was radioactive for 48 hours.
Quarantined in her bedroom and allowed minimal human contact, Barbour sat docile as radioactive iodine coursed through her body. The treatment had one mission: Destroy any lingering thyroid cancer cells.
Barbour, now a junior health and human services major and member of the women’s swim team, has been cancer-free since June 2012. At 19, she faced her own mortality. And now, about a month before her 21st birthday, her scar – once a visible talking point – has mostly faded into her olive complexion.
Shoe fundraiser provides a chance for UB community to help Boston
UB students have come together to aid victims of the April 15 bombing in Boston.
Jessica Tomasello, a sophomore exercise science major, and Valerie Wellenc, a freshman social science major, set up Herding for the Hurting on April 17 after feeling affected by images of the bombing victims on television. They decided to figure out a way to help.
The students teamed up with Shoe Recycling Fundraiser, a social enterprise thatcollects used shoes and donates them to children in Africa, according to its website. Together, they will collect used shoes from places around Western New York.
UB students use Adderall to cope with college stress
Jeremy Ferris, a senior political science major, washed down an unprescribed 20 milligram extended-release Adderall with a swig of AMP energy drink.
His French 104 exam was the next day, April 12, and hehadn’t started studying yet.3 comments
SA Senate and Assembly each meet, plan for next academic year
The Student Association Senate and Assembly each met Wednesday night to discuss the end of the semester.
Reaching beyond the doors of the ER
HealthiER gives UB students opportunity to become well-rounded doctors
Amy Rockwood noticed a problem. She realized many patients using the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) emergency room shouldn’t actually be there.
Rockwood, a licensed master social worker (LMSW) at ECMC’s University Emergency Medical Services, said there is a lack of primary care providers in Buffalo. So, patients visit the ER for non-emergent issues.
In May 2012, Rockwood won a $2.7 million state grant regarding health care costs and their correlation to health improvement in local citizens. She used it to create the program HealthiER to educate citizens on self-managing their issues that come with chronic health problems instead of relying on the ER.