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Governor Andrew Cuomo signs Middle Class Recovery Act at UB

04/19/18 8:18pm | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Middle Class Recovery Act in front of over 300 people at UB’s Downtown Medical Campus on Thursday.

In a 20-minute speech, Cuomo addressed the act, which funds $32 million toward a UB “Innovation Hub.” The grant, approved Thursday afternoon by the Empire State Development Board of Directors, allows access of incubator space to house technology startups on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.


News Briefs

04/19/18 4:48am | By News Desk


UB Athletics wins Emmy

“UB Football Insider: Training Camp Edition,” a behind-the-scenes television series produced by UB Athletics won an Emmy, in the Sports: Daily or Weekly Program category, the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, according to UB Now.

The announcement came during the 61st Annual New York Emmy Awards, held at the Marriott Marquis in New York City on Saturday.


Student wants changes to Engineering Council constitution

04/16/18 2:30am | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

A UB transfer student has proposed changes to a Student Association policy that he said denies undergraduates who come to Buffalo from other schools the ability to serve as Engineering Council coordinator.

Omran Albarazanchi, a junior chemical engineering major, said current Student Association election rules discriminate against transfer students.


Everyday I’m brusselin’

04/12/18 4:10am | By MAX KALNITZ

Normally, people might be skeptical of a big white van trying to lure them toward its cargo. But the Veggie Van is different.

Underprivileged neighborhoods across the nation struggle to afford fresh produce and often don’t have access to grocery stores. That’s why numerous cities are investing in mobile markets, like the Veggie Van, to deliver fresh fruits and vegetables to low-income neighborhoods.


Project helps female STEM students overcome gender discrimination in workforce

04/12/18 4:09am | By ANNA SAVCHENKO

Before she was Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at UB, Liesl Folks dealt with gender discrimination in the workplace.

In a sit-down interview with The Spectrum, Folks recalled specifically avoiding a male colleague at work. He’d often walk up behind her and start massaging her shoulders when she had to perform electron microscopes in dark, soundproof rooms.


UB community weighs in on bringing food trucks to campus

04/12/18 4:07am | By HARUKA KOSUGI

Food truck vendors have the rare opportunity to pull onto North Campus Sunday for the Student Association’s Buffalo Untapped event.

Over the last several years, food trucks have gained popularity in Buffalo with events like Food Truck Tuesdays at Larkin Square in downtown Buffalo, but the Faculty-Student Association relegates their presence on campus to the FSA-run Big Blue and Little Blue trucks.


News briefs

04/12/18 4:05am | By News Desk


UB to host annual Refugee Health Summit

UB will host its fifth annual refugee health summit on April 20, bringing together clinicians, resettlement caseworkers, community health workers, researchers, students, municipal leaders and refugees to raise awareness to the factors affecting the health and well-being of Buffalo’s refugee population.


Campus Dining & Shops budgets for students’ missed meals

04/12/18 4:05am | By SARAH CROWLEY

The nonprofit organization overseeing dining at UB counts on students not to use all the meals they buy.

Budget officials at Campus Dining & Shops, which reported nearly $5 million in profits in 2015-16, say they can’t introduce a rollover or refund system for unused meals because the money students paid for the meals is reinvested.


Affordable housing projects underway at architecture school

04/09/18 2:27am | By SARAH CROWLEY

On Tuesday, UB will host a symposium to begin an effort in the architecture school to address Buffalo’s affordable housing shortage.

As graduate students wrap up a semester-long design project focused on creating affordable, inclusive housing, Tuesday marks the beginning of a more collaborative effort to bring together alumni, interested donors and experts in affordable housing development.


UB alum hopes app will help campus parking problem

04/09/18 2:26am | By MAX KALNITZ

While UB officials have said there are several hundred parking spaces free at any given time, students have long complained about driving from lot to lot searching for a spot in time for class.

UB alum Andrew Mingola wants to help with the parking problem with the launch of his new app, Spot Swapper.