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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.


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Some UB graduate schools may move to South Campus

10/22/15 7:42pm | By MARLEE TUSKES

Tripathi spoke of the potential plan during his annual State of the University Address a few weeks ago. There are approximately 1,400 students in the School of Education and 450 students in the School of Social Work that would be uprooted to the South Campus if this change occurs.


UB student has seizure outside of Knox

10/22/15 7:11pm | By Tomas Olivier

At approximately 2:25 p.m. Thursday, a UB student suffered a seizure outside of Knox Hall and was taken to Buffalo General Hospital by paramedics.

A University Police officer on a bicycle spotted the student laying on the ground and called for medical assistance. UPD Lieutenant Kevin A. Will said the student will undergo further blood tests to diagnose the gravity of the situation.


Abandoned Buffalo

Abandoned Buffalo

10/20/15 8:13pm | By Evan Schneider

Buffalo has become famous for some of its old, dilapidated buildings and many claim these areas are home to paranormal activity, including UB’s very own Hayes Hall and its surrounding buildings on South Campus. The hall used to be the Erie County Almshouse and Insane Asylum.


Skinnersville cemetery

Skinnersville Cemetery on North Campus provides resting place for donated bodies

10/20/15 8:11pm | By Thanya Theogene

As a part of the Anatomical Gift Program, UB purchased grave plots for the remains of donors that gave their deceased bodies to the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for anatomical studies. The donor or his or her family members decide whether or not the body will be buried in Skinnersville Cemetery, according to the Anatomical Gift Program website.


Se senate chair election

UB Student Association senator alleges election violations against e-board

10/19/15 2:06am | By Tom Dinki

Yaser Soliman, who says he was cheated out of a win in Wednesday’s senate chair election, has retained an attorney and submitted a five-page letter to SA officials Thursday night outlining his complaints. In the letter, he accuses SA President Minahil Khan of violating the SA’s constitution and bylaws in order to prevent him from winning the election for senate chair, which is a paid position.


Liz Murray appears as UB's second Distinguished Speaker

Liz Murray speaks as part of UB's Distinguished Speaker Series

10/14/15 11:58pm | By GABRIELA JULIA

Liz Murray watched her parents strap their arms and shoot heroin.

They chose buying drugs over feeding their kids. Murray and her sister often ate ChapStick and toothpaste to curb their hunger.

But Murray has always chosen to focus on the “blessings in the path [she] walked.”

Murray, now a New York Times best-selling author and advocate for homeless youth, spoke in Alumni Arena Wednesday night as part of UB’s Distinguished Speaker Series.