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UB partners to create $47.4 million Empire Discovery Institute

05/29/18 8:17pm | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

UB, University of Rochester and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center are partnering with a new institute to identify and support early-stage drug candidates.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is seeking re-election, announced the creation of the Empire Discovery Institute on Thursday. The institute will assist UB, University of Rochester and Roswell Park in drug research discoveries. The institute will receive $35.4 million over five years from Empire State Development and $12 million from partner institutes.

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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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Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals host second debate watch party

10/10/16 11:41am | By MADDY FOWLER

The Buffalo Urban League hosted the watch party. The event was facilitated by Deidree Golbourne, a senior African American studies major, and Kenny Berrouet, a senior business administration major. Golbourne is a participant in the Buffalo Urban League’s youth employment program and Berrouet is a development and communication intern for the Buffalo Urban League.

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