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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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