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UB partners to create $47.4 million Empire Discovery Institute

05/29/18 8:17pm | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

UB, University of Rochester and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center are partnering with a new institute to identify and support early-stage drug candidates.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is seeking re-election, announced the creation of the Empire Discovery Institute on Thursday. The institute will assist UB, University of Rochester and Roswell Park in drug research discoveries. The institute will receive $35.4 million over five years from Empire State Development and $12 million from partner institutes.


UB student struck by off-duty police officer

05/02/18 11:04am | By MAX KALNITZ

A UB student is in critical condition after he was struck by an off-duty police officer Wednesday morning.

Police identified the driver as 62-year-old Mary Pat Kaempf, a detective who worked for the Buffalo police for nearly 40 years, according to The Buffalo News.


Beyond the bullpen

04/29/18 11:57pm | By SARAH CROWLEY

The Spectrum spoke with UB alumni from public relations specialists in Los Angeles to aerospace engineers in Washington D.C. Despite their different paths, most alumni had similar advice for students entering the job market.


Student government leaders advocate for participatory budgeting at UB

04/29/18 11:53pm | By ELIZABETH NAPOLITANO

Student government leaders are looking at other New York colleges as models to give students a greater voice in the university’s budgeting process.

Thursday night, students discussed a proposed budgeting program that would allow more student input. The group also discussed changes to UB’s smoke-free policy. Mike Brown, the University Council student representative, chaired the meeting.


Professors, students discuss UB’s role in gentrification in Buffalo

04/28/18 1:59pm | By ANNA SAVCHENKO

Around 30 UB faculty, staff members and students gathered in Crosby Hall on South Campus Tuesday night to discuss their concerns on how the university impacts city neighborhoods.

DifCon, also known as Difficult Conversations, is a discussion series sponsored by the Office of Inclusive Excellence, which aims to bring members of the UB community together to discuss sensitive societal issues.


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.