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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.


Man sentenced to 60 days jail for sexually abusing former UB student in dorms

03/12/18 12:51am | By News Desk

Jhon Castiblanco, 36, was sentenced to 60 days in jail and 10 years probationary supervision for sexually abusing a UB student in her dorm in 2015, according to The Buffalo News.

A spokesperson for the District Attorney’s Office told The Buffalo News the victim had been drinking the night she was assaulted and returned to her dorm alone. She woke to find Castiblanco on top of her.


University police hold active-shooter training session

03/12/18 12:43am | By HARUKA KOSUGI

University police discussed what to do when an active shooter is on campus during two active shooter training sessions held last Wednesday and Friday.

UPD began conducting “walk-in” training sessions last year to teach students and faculty how to react in an emergency shooting event. The training, conducted by interim Chief of Police Chris Bartolomei and Officer Scott Marciszewski, went over “Run, Hide, Fight,” active-shooter protocol based on the Department of Homeland Security’s response model.


Acclaimed author Margaret Atwood charms UB community

03/12/18 12:34am | By ANNA SAVCHENKO

Margaret Atwood said she understands why people are concerned about the future of the humanities.

Atwood’s sold-out keynote address, “An Evening with Margaret Atwood,” kicked off the “Humanities to the Rescue” weekend on Friday in the Center for the Arts. Her speech was part of a UB’s Humanities Institute project that aims to illuminate the importance of the humanities in the current socio-political climate


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03/07/18 8:39pm | By News Desk


UB to hold free ‘repair fair’ next Monday in Student Union

UB STEM is hosting a free repair fair next Monday from noon to 3 p.m.