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University to hold full-scale active shooter drill

07/31/18 8:45pm | By MAX KALNITZ

UB will hold its annual full-scale “emergency training exercise” in and around Hadley Village on North Campus Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., according to a UB press release.

The university’s emergency management department is teaming up with local, state and federal emergency responders to conduct the active shooter exercise. The drill is designed to ensure coordinated, timely and effective response and recovery in the event of an “active shooter” emergency, according to the press release.


UB Foundation Executive Director attends student-held divestment workshop

02/15/18 4:37am | By ANNA SAVCHENKO

Ed Schneider, executive director of the UB Foundation, sat in Clemens 109 alongside some of his fiercest student-critics on Monday, Feb. 12.

Together, Schneider and roughly 20 students listened as local financial adviser JD Hartman led a one and a half hour long workshop meant to instruct its attendees on how to divest from unethical sources and reinvest sustainably. The workshop, organized by the student-run group Fossil Free UB, discussed various ways to invest sustainably and seize opportunities to “divest” from fossil fuel industries.


UB admins dominate list of highest-paid upstate employees

02/15/18 3:52am | By MAX KALNITZ

Eighteen of the 50 highest-paid state employees in upstate New York in 2017 were UB employees. Many high-ranking UB employees are earning upwards of $300,000 every year, according to a recent surveyby New York Upstate.

The salaries in some cases are higher than what’s listed because the numbers don’t include additional compensation from various private nonprofits, like the SUNY Research Foundation and the UB Foundation.


UB prepares for peak in flu season

02/09/18 12:04pm | By HARUKA KOSUGI

Pressure in his head. Body aches. Congestion. The trio of flu-like symptoms convinced Chris LaGatta to make an appointment at Michael Hall, where he was waiting to be seen Tuesday afternoon.

He had yet to be diagnosed, but LaGatta, a junior psychology major, said he thinks he caught the bug from his roommates while living in Hadley Village.

LaGatta is one of the many UB students who have headed for Michael Hall with flu-like symptoms since the start of the semester.

Fifty-three flu-related pediatric deaths have been reported nationwide by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention so far this flu season, which is expected to be one of the worst flu seasons of the decade.

If it follows the typical cycle, cases of the flu will peak at UB within the next few weeks, said Susan Snyder, director of the UB student health services.

“This trend occurs due to the influx of students returning to campus from all over the globe as well as the incubation period of the influenza viruses,” Snyder said.

However, after a relatively quiet flu season in the fall with no positive influenza tests or clinician diagnosed influenza until after the fall semester, the number of cases of flu diagnosed at the Student Health Services is consistent with previous years, Snyder said.

Still, the number of flu cases in New York State as a whole is increasing, consistent with national reports.

As of Jan.


UB engineering professor sues former school

02/08/18 4:29am | By SARAH CROWLEY

Aerospace and mechanical engineering professor Javid Bayandor is suing his former employer, Virginia Tech University for $5 million, alleging he was denied tenure because of discrimination related to disability and his Iranian background. Bayandor, who joined UB’s department of mechanical and aerospace engineering last year, declined to comment for this story. Virginia Tech University did not respond to requests for comment.


UB football player's lawsuit moved to higher court

02/08/18 4:26am | By SARAH CROWLEY

State Supreme Court Judge E. Jeannette Ogden transferred the case to the New York State Appellate Division Feb. 2 after hearing from UB’s counsel, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Assistant Attorney General Melissa H. Thore. Schneiderman and Thore argued Jan. 30 that the case fell under the appellate jurisdiction. 


Taking the R

02/08/18 4:23am | By ANNA SAVCHENKO

Tyler Craven, a senior computer science major, was doing well in CSE 331, Introduction to Algorithm Analysis and Design last fall.


News Briefs

02/08/18 1:25am | By News Desk

The National Science Foundation (NSF) distributed large awards to three UB startups, according to UB Now.

Ferric, Contrast Inc., Sunny Clean Water LLC both received $225,000, and Neurovascular Diagnostics, Inc. received $224,000 for research to advance the safety of MRI scans, help alleviate worldwide drinking water shortages and develop early identification of unruptured brain aneurysms, respectively.


UB student arrested for throwing underage drinking party

02/05/18 12:44am | By MAX KALNITZ

A University Heights resident faces charges of throwing a “large party” and serving alcohol to minors, according to a Buffalo police report.

Buffalo police arrested Brandon Ferris, a student in UB’s School of Management and member of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity, at 1 a.m. at a house on Winspear Avenue Thursday.


News Briefs

02/05/18 12:28am | By News Desk


UB student survives accident during lacrosse team practice

John Miske, a senior business and marketing major, vice president and captain of the UB lacrosse club team, survived an accident that occured during team practice on Jan.


SA Vice President Jamersin Redfern steps down

02/05/18 12:22am | By HARUKA KOSUGI

Jamersin Redfern officially resigned from his position as Student Association vice president on Friday after delivering the news in person to staff members that afternoon.

Redfern finished his coursework for a psychology degree in the fall semester and is stepping down after graduating early because of “undisclosed family issues.”


Winter recap

02/01/18 1:35am | By News Desk

Wondering what happened with that story you were following before break? We've got you covered. Read our rundown on major events that happened over break.