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Governor Andrew Cuomo signs Middle Class Recovery Act at UB

20 hours ago | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Middle Class Recovery Act in front of over 300 people at UB’s Downtown Medical Campus on Thursday.

In a 20-minute speech, Cuomo addressed the act, which funds $32 million toward a UB “Innovation Hub.” The grant, approved Thursday afternoon by the Empire State Development Board of Directors, allows access of incubator space to house technology startups on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

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UB Law School hosts Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito

10/23/16 10:27am | By SARAH CROWLEY

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito thinks Buffalo’s resurgence is proof that the “American Dream” is still alive.

Alito spoke at Shea’s Performing Art’s Center on Oct. 20. UB Law School and law firm Hodgson Russ hosted the exclusive question-and-answer session. Interim Law School Dean James Gardner and Hodgson Russ Chairman Daniel C. Oliverio moderated the conversation with Alito.

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UB Faculty Senate discusses ongoing university initiatives

10/22/16 1:51pm | By VICTORIA HARTWELL

UB Foundation Chairman Francis M. Letro recently rejected Philip Glick’s request for a faculty member, professional staff member and student to be added to UB Foundation’s board of trustees.

Glick, Faculty Senate chair, discussed this rejection and a number of other topics at the Faculty Senate Meeting in Center For Tomorrow on Tuesday. The Senate also discussed salary equity, the smoke-free campaign and faculty mentorship.

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The final showdown: Trump and Clinton duke it out at final presidential debate

10/20/16 4:15pm | By SARAH CROWLEY

The third debate had arguably the most substantive discussion on policy issues, including the Supreme Court, the economy and fitness for president. Republican candidate Donald Trump said he wouldn’t accept the election’s outcome, which commentators regarded as one of the most memorable moments of the debate. Trump said this in the wake of his comments that the election is rigged against him.

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Political news briefs: This week in the election

10/13/16 1:05pm | By News Desk

UN Rights Chief says Trump presidency would be a global danger

Zeid Raad al-Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said at a news briefing in Geneva, the U.S. electing Trump would pose a global danger. Trump has advocated for increased water boarding and torture on terror suspects.

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UB students feel pressure to attend class on Jewish high holy days

10/13/16 12:24pm | By Jimmy Corra

Andrew Meyer said Jewish students are a large minority group on campus and make up 10 percent of the student population at UB. But he wants his voice to be heard.

“We [Jewish students] have certain needs that a regular student may not,” Meyer, president of the Jewish Student Union (JSU) and a junior business administration major, said.

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UB Graduate School of Education Dean Jaekyung Lee steps down

10/12/16 10:09pm | By ASHLEY INKUMSAH

Jaekyung Lee, Dean of UB’s Graduate School of Education, is stepping down at the end of the 2016-17 academic year.

Lee is resigning for “family reasons,” according to a letter from Provost Charles Zukoski sent to UB faculty. Lee was the eighth GSE dean. He served as the interim GSE dean since 2012 and was appointed to permanent dean status in 2013. Lee will return to full-time status as a professor of “counseling, school and educational psychology,” according to the release.

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News briefs - 10/10

10/10/16 7:30pm | By News Desk

National backlash against the observance of Columbus Day caused Buffalonians to hold a rally for “a call to action” Monday morning, according to The Buffalo News. The rally and news conference was held at 11 a.m. in front of the Army Corps of Engineers’ Buffalo office at 1776 Niagara St.

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