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Wilson Foundation gives $4 million to UB sports medicine

11/05/15 8:20pm | By GABRIELA JULIA

Mary Wilson and other trustees of the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation gave a gift of $4 million to the UB Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine on Thursday afternoon. The donation was announced at the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences at the downtown medical campus.

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Weight Loss

UB student loses 100 pounds, changes life

11/03/15 2:43pm | By ASHLEY INKUMSAH

Derek Drocy lost roughly 100 pounds since 2014 and it all began with a New Year’s resolution. Drocy, a senior marketing major, said he never felt that big, but when he looked in the mirror he felt like “someone else.” He said one day he realized that he was the only one holding himself back and decided to stop making excuses and commit to losing weight.

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Healthy Places

Healthy and in a hurry

11/03/15 2:33pm | By Thanya Theogene

UB Campus Dining & Shops (CDS) has made efforts to include a variety of healthier options for students. These locations on campus cater the most to students who keep time and their health in mind.

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counseling

UB offers services for eating disorders, healthy eating

11/03/15 2:24pm | By HANNAH STEIN

One point two percent of UB students have been diagnosed or treated for bulimia and 1 percent have been diagnosed or treated for anorexia, according to UB’s Spring 2013 National College Health Assessment Survey.  But Janice Cochran, dietitian and coordinator of nutrition and physical activity at Wellness Education Services, said the actual number of students dealing with eating disorders is much higher. A lot of students just don’t seek treatment.

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UB discusses costs and benefits of coffee

11/03/15 2:13pm | By Evan Schneider

UB is home to both Tim Horton’s and Starbucks’ products and has an expansive variety of coffee options for the mainstream coffee connoisseur. Students can also get a quick cup at many on-campus cafés located conveniently throughout the academic buildings. But there is a common argument on many university campuses on whether or not coffee is harmful to your health.

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UB Student Assoication Assembly talks University Heights and Uber

10/29/15 9:41pm | By Thanya Theogene

he Assembly discussed creating taskforce committees for issues in the Heights neighborhood and the possibilities of bringing car-sharing services like Lyft and Uber to Buffalo. “UB administration has reached out to me about the issues surrounding the Heights,” said SA President Minahil Khan. “We came up with the idea of having student representatives to the Heights to be able to speak on the student perspective.”

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Greek row coming to UB?

10/27/15 11:50pm | By MARLEE TUSKES

Standard Ascension Tower Group Corp (SAT Corp), an investment corporation, is planning to create a “Greek village” near North Campus for UB’s fraternities and sororities. The $60 million project will involve four phases and the first phase – which includes erecting 30 houses, a community house and entertainment complex – is set to be completed next fall.

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