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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.


Two thousand, six hundred and ninety UB logins stolen in data breach

05/19/18 1:12pm | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

Thousands of UB community members’ account information have been hacked.

On Friday, UB confirmed that J. Brice Bible, vice president and chief information officer, is investigating and responding to a breach of 2,690 UBITName accounts. The breach affects 1,800 student accounts, 862 alumni accounts and 28 faculty and staff accounts, according to UB spokesperson John Della Contrada.


UB workers discard Spectrum newspapers from stands in Student Union

05/16/18 9:56pm | By HANNAH STEIN

A UB facilities employee removed and discarded stacks of Spectrum newspapers from stands in the Student Union at 11:53 p.m. Tuesday. A Campus Life worker threw away the remaining stacks on the first floor near the Putnams staircase at 2:16 p.m. Wednesday, according to University Police surveillance reports.

UPD Deputy Chief of Police Joshua Sticht said the surveillance reports look like two people carrying out the same act as a potential order or miscommunication. UPD is investigating the incident.


Police looking for rug thief

05/10/18 11:58am | By News Desk

University police are trying to identify an unknown white male connected with a theft from Campus Dining & Shops in the Student Union on April 30.

The suspect stole a custom carpet valued at $500 from Putnam’s, according to UB spokesperson John Della Contrada.


Sub-Board I asks the Faculty- Student Association to transfer $1.5 million back to students

05/10/18 7:03am | By SARAH CROWLEY

Sub-board I, the nonprofit auxiliary organization responsible for managing student fees on behalf of student governments is asking the Faculty-Student Association to release a $1.5 million asset back into the hands of students.

The FSA, which does business as Campus Dining & Shops, is an auxiliary organization comprised of students, faculty, administrators and community business members that oversees dining services and shops on campus.


Alan Alda speaks at 31st annual Distinguished Speakers Series

05/03/18 4:30am | By MADDY FOWLER

Alan Alda believes science is the “greatest detective story in the world” and has made it his mission in life to educate the public about it.

Alda, an actor, director, screenwriter, author and science communicator, spoke about the importance of effective science communication Wednesday night in Alumni Arena, as part of UB’s 31st annual Distinguished Speaker Series. Alda was the final speaker in this year’s lineup.