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Grabbing gold: UB Police receives accreditation from IACLEA

10/11/15 5:48pm | By Evan Schneider

University Police is proud its “gold standards” are now recognized by some prestigious accreditation organizations. The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement (IACLEA), the “leading voice for the campus public safety community” that represents more than 1,000 colleges and universities around the world, announced its approval of UPD last month.

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Professor Jennifer Zirnheld recognized as one of 100 most inspiring women in STEM

Professor Jennifer Zirnheld recognized as one of 100 most inspiring women in STEM

10/08/15 10:31pm | By Thanya Theogene

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine recognized Jennifer Zirnheld, an engineering professor, as one of 100 most inspiring women in the STEM fields. The magazine celebrates diversity in academics and focuses on its inclusion into higher education fields. It focuses particularly on the STEM fields, which are science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Zirnheld’s research focuses on engineering innovations to fight cancer.

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NFTA and UB explore possibility of expanding commute into Amherst

NFTA and UB explore possibility of expanding commute into Amherst

10/06/15 10:31pm | By GABRIELA JULIA

If the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) goes through with one of its current expansion plans, UB students may be taking the subway to get between North and South Campus instead of the Stampede buses.

NFTA, which provides transportation services throughout the Buffalo Niagara region, is looking to expand either its bus or metro rail system from South Campus in Buffalo to Amherst near North Campus.

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UB McNair Scholars recognized at national mathematics conference

10/06/15 1:30am | By JASHONDA WILLIAMS

Syeda, a senior mathematics and economics major, and Tapia, a senior mathematics major, have found opportunities through the Robert E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, also known as the McNair Scholars Program. The program is named after Dr. Ronald McNair, one of the first African Americans to become an astronaut, who died in the Space Shuttle Challenger launch in 1986. The McNair program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education and was created to help first generation, low-income students who are underrepresented in their fields.

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Reed-Danahay profile

UB professor Deborah Reed-Danahay is a Jean Monnet Chair

10/04/15 3:59pm | By Evan Schneider

Dr. Deborah Reed-Danahay started off in the same place as many college students. While taking classes at the University of Delaware, she wasn’t sure what major was the best fit for her. Now she’s a professor with an honor shared with only four other teachers in the United States and 40 people around the world.

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UB faculty, police not as diverse as student population

10/02/15 12:51pm | By GABRIELA JULIA

Only 48 percent of UB undergraduates are white, but almost 79 percent of UB’s faculty is white, according to UB’s demographic statistics. While international students make up 17 percent of the student body, only 5 percent of UB faculty is not from the United States. Some feel the lack of diversity amongst faculty affects not only learning outcomes, but also the comfort level between students and the administration.

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