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Governor Andrew Cuomo signs Middle Class Recovery Act at UB

17 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.


UB Study Abroad moving forward after Paris attacks

11/23/15 8:59pm | By MARLEE TUSKES

John Wood, senior associate vice provost for international education, said several students have requested to withdraw from the winter study abroad programs, however, he said their reasons for withdrawing may not necessarily be due to the attacks. Currently, there are 150 students enrolled for the winter study abroad session.


UB students combine blues, rock and metal influences for experimental band

11/19/15 12:53pm | By ASHLEY INKUMSAH

The Seven Crowns is an experimental rock group made up of four UB students that draws influences from Middle Eastern music to blues-rock.

The band consists of guitarist Jack Walker, bassist Eric Vlesmas and guitarist Dan Gagliardi. Walker and Gagliardi share the vocalist position in the band. Ryan Whitmarsh also occasionally serves as the guitarist and keyboardist for the band.



One voice at a time

11/17/15 7:04pm | By GABRIELA JULIA

DuMouchelle is an adjunct assistant professor in the music department and the head of the voice program. She is a soprano and received her bachelor’s and master’s from Mannes School of Music in New York City and her doctorate at University at California, San Diego. She specializes in new works but also enjoys multicultural collaboration.


UB Student Association clubs face expensive license fees to show films at events

11/08/15 9:34pm | By MARLEE TUSKES

Clubs must obtain a film license before publicly showing any film, and the license fees range from about $1,200 for films that are new or just out of the theaters to about $400 for films that have been out of theaters for over a year. If an SA club shows a film without obtaining a film license, the club would be in violation of federal copyright laws and therefore subject to a $250,000 fine.


President Satish Tripathi

UB President Satish Tripathi speaks on ‘White Only’ art project, issues in the Heights

11/08/15 8:29pm | By Tom Dinki

Tripathi sat down with The Spectrum for a wide-ranging interview in his Capen Hall fifth floor office Thursday afternoon. He was passionate, often hitting his hand on the table to emphasize his points when speaking of issues like the “White Only” art project and the University Heights neighborhood, and upbeat when speaking of positives like record donations and his plans for UB’s future. He was candid when speaking of his own legacy.