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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.


Political briefs: This week on the campaign trail

11/07/16 12:14pm | By SARAH CROWLEY

FBI Director James Comey wrote to Congress on Sunday informing members that after examining the emails found during the Anthony Weiner sexual investigation, they found no new relevant emails to change their July decision which found no cause for criminal charge against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, according to CNN. The FBI had to review approximately 650,000 emails, which raised concerns they would not announce new information before the election, and thus influence the results.


News briefs: What you need to know locally, nationally and globally

11/07/16 12:11pm | By News Desk

Students and faculty can currently dine together every Monday and Tuesday. The Office of the Vice Provost of Equity and Inclusion and Campus Living launched the pilot “Dine Together” program, which allows students and faculty to eat together in a small setting. On Mondays from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. students can eat with faculty in The Tiffin Room.


Conservative journalist Katie Pavlich speaks about gun rights and sexual assault

10/30/16 9:15pm | By SARAH CROWLEY

Katie Pavlich thinks a common myth about concealed guns is that they create a “wild, wild, west” atmosphere.

Pavlich, New York Times best-selling author and news editor for Town Magazine, spoke about students’ right to carry guns and sexual assault on college campuses in the Student Union Theater on Oct. 27. UB College Republicans and Young America’s Foundation (YAF) co-hosted the event

“It’s funny how university officials tell all of you that you’re the best and the brightest and you should come to their university and pay them lots of money because you’re responsible adults who can handle the college experience,” Pavlich said.


Randi Zuckerberg appears as second guest for UB Distinguished Speaker Series

10/26/16 10:16pm | By TORI ROSEMAN

Randi Zuckerberg wanted to sing on Broadway.

Little did she know that she would move on to become one of the most successful female entrepreneurs with a hand in the development of Facebook, her own production company and an author of three books.

“I didn’t take engineering classes, I didn’t know how to code,” Zuckerberg said. “I wouldn’t call myself a hacker. All it took was putting myself in a culture where I wasn’t afraid to fail.”

Zuckerberg spoke at the Distinguished Speaker Series Wednesday night at Alumni Arena. The businesswoman spoke about her experience with Facebook, the mobile workplace and how technology has become a staple in people’s lives to a fault.


UB police blotter 10/13- 10/17

10/24/16 11:28am | By News Desk

7:06 a.m. - A student reported someone tried to gain entry into his residence in Hadley Village. The suspect was described as 5’9” with a full beard, wearing a gray hoodie and black pants, heading toward Flint Road. Police attempted to track with K9, but were unable to continue due to rain.


News briefs 10/24

10/24/16 11:26am | By News Desk

UB’s 19th annual Gender Week will be held Oct. 24 to 28 with “Cultural Transformations” as the theme, according to a UB news release. There will be a Welcome Reception by College of Arts and Sciences Dean Robin Schulze on Oct. 24 in 120 Clemens Hall from 6 to 8 p.m.