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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.


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.


Everyday I’m brusselin’

04/12/18 4:10am | By MAX KALNITZ

Normally, people might be skeptical of a big white van trying to lure them toward its cargo. But the Veggie Van is different.

Underprivileged neighborhoods across the nation struggle to afford fresh produce and often don’t have access to grocery stores. That’s why numerous cities are investing in mobile markets, like the Veggie Van, to deliver fresh fruits and vegetables to low-income neighborhoods.


Project helps female STEM students overcome gender discrimination in workforce

04/12/18 4:09am | By ANNA SAVCHENKO

Before she was Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at UB, Liesl Folks dealt with gender discrimination in the workplace.

In a sit-down interview with The Spectrum, Folks recalled specifically avoiding a male colleague at work. He’d often walk up behind her and start massaging her shoulders when she had to perform electron microscopes in dark, soundproof rooms.


UB community weighs in on bringing food trucks to campus

04/12/18 4:07am | By HARUKA KOSUGI

Food truck vendors have the rare opportunity to pull onto North Campus Sunday for the Student Association’s Buffalo Untapped event.

Over the last several years, food trucks have gained popularity in Buffalo with events like Food Truck Tuesdays at Larkin Square in downtown Buffalo, but the Faculty-Student Association relegates their presence on campus to the FSA-run Big Blue and Little Blue trucks.