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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.


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.


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.


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.


News Briefs

04/19/18 4:48am | By News Desk


UB Athletics wins Emmy

“UB Football Insider: Training Camp Edition,” a behind-the-scenes television series produced by UB Athletics won an Emmy, in the Sports: Daily or Weekly Program category, the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, according to UB Now.

The announcement came during the 61st Annual New York Emmy Awards, held at the Marriott Marquis in New York City on Saturday.


Student wants changes to Engineering Council constitution

04/16/18 2:30am | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

A UB transfer student has proposed changes to a Student Association policy that he said denies undergraduates who come to Buffalo from other schools the ability to serve as Engineering Council coordinator.

Omran Albarazanchi, a junior chemical engineering major, said current Student Association election rules discriminate against transfer students.