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11/16/17 1:52am | By News Desk

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UB ranked among top universities for international students

UB is ranked among the top 25 institutions for hosting international students. UB is ranked No. 21 by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in the institute’s 2017 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. UB had 7,252 graduate students as of 2016. UB has the third highest graduate student population in New York State and the highest number of graduate students among SUNY institutions.

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UB graduates arrested in drug raid

02/20/16 4:02pm | By MARLEE TUSKES

Erie County Sheriff, Buffalo and Amherst narcotic officers arrested UB alumni Lei Meng, Donald Cheng and Brian Wong after a raid of homes on Tyler Street in the University Heights and Sweet Home Road in Amherst. Kevin Shiue was also arrested.

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Winter storm hits campus

Students ask what it takes for UB to close in light of Tuesday's winter storm

02/17/16 2:13am | By Tom Dinki

Tuesday’s winter storm and nearly a foot of snow has left many students asking a familiar question: What does it take for UB to cancel classes?

The winter storm, which affected the entire Western New York region, left unplowed campus parking lots and streets hard to navigate, Stampede buses delayed and many commuter students stuck inside their driveways with snow burying their cars.

While Daemen College, located in Amherst, canceled classes Tuesday, UB remained open yet again – a pattern that has repeated and frustrated students for years. Other local colleges Canisius and SUNY Buffalo State were already closed due to Presidents’ Day.

Students reported unplowed parking lots on North and South Campus as late as 4 p.m., causing many drivers to dig themselves out of the snow, as well as triple park and block other drivers from exiting. Unplowed sidewalks also made it difficult for students living on campus to get to the academic spine.

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New UB initiative aims to ‘green’ The Commons

02/17/16 1:16am | By Corey Klino

The UB Professional Staff Senate approved the “Greening The Commons” initiative in November, which works to eliminate the harmful effects of using polystyrene in food containers as well as the lack of recycling practices in The Commons, said Domenic Licata, chair of the Professional Staff Senate.

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UB Council meeting

UB Council focuses on chronic disease research

02/16/16 6:40pm | By Evan Schneider

Jean Wactawski-Wende, the dean of the School of Public Health and Health Professions who has been part of the WHI since it was established at UB, discussed some of the groundbreaking findings in cancer research the univeristy has made to the UB Council on Monday.

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​Twitter reactions: Students upset UB open despite weather

02/16/16 1:29pm | By MARLEE TUSKES

On Tuesday, a winter storm warning went into effect in Buffalo when the city was hit with almost a foot of snow.

While some local schools were cancelled, including area colleges, UB remained open. A notice on the UB Alert website warned students about traveling delays due to the weather, however nothing has been sent to student emails.

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UB professors argue why they should be the one to survive during Life Raft Debate

02/14/16 3:38pm | By SARAH CROWLEY

Associate history professor Patrick McDevitt secured the first-ever win for the humanities department at the fifth annual Life Raft Debate on Wednesday night. Co-sponsored by UB’s Honor College and the Academies, the Life Raft Debate brings professors from various departments together to argue why they think they should survive a hypothetical deserted island by escaping via life raft. The professors argued the importance of his or her field in rebuilding a post-apocalyptic civilization for eight minutes.

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