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Governor Andrew Cuomo signs Middle Class Recovery Act at UB

04/19/18 8:18pm | 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's Faculty Senate unable to pass textbook regulations amid low voter turnout

05/05/15 11:54pm | By GABRIELA JULIA

The Faculty Senate could have passed regulation on professors assigning their own textbooks on Tuesday, but the vote was not held because only 39 out of the required 44 voting members were in attendance. The Faculty Senate Executive Committee may decide to vote on the matter themselves on Wednesday in place of a full faculty vote. If not, the policy won’t be voted on until next semester


UB Spectrum editors win big in Society of Professional Journalists' Mark of Excellence regional competition

04/21/15 10:31pm | By ASHLEY INKUMSAH

The Society of Professional Journalists (SJP) recognized three Spectrum editors on Monday for awards in SPJ’s Mark of Excellence regional competition. Former managing editor Lisa Khoury won the in-depth reporting category for her investigative story ‘Animal Heights’ and current staff members Sara DiNatale and Emma Janicki were finalists for breaking news and general reporting, respectively.


ReTree the Heights

UB students ReTree University Heights

04/19/15 4:50pm | By ASHLEY INKUMSAH

Approximately 360 students sauntered the neighborhoods around South Campus with shovels, sledgehammers and rakes in hand to plant 200-250 trees in a the ReTree The District project. ReTree the District is a collaborative effort started by the University Heights Collaborative, the University Heights Tool Library, the Bailey Avenue Business Association and the University District Block Club Coalition to plant 1,000 trees in the Heights over the next two years. UB is also partially funding the initiative.



Students to work with UB's priceless coin collection

04/19/15 3:05pm | By JASHONDA WILLIAMS

UB students may soon get the chance to hold the same objects that figures like Julius Caesar, Augustus and Alexander the Great might have more than 2,000 years ago. In the midst of Lockwood Memorial Library’s rare book collection is a set of recently rediscovered coins that date as far back as the Roman Empire.


Sean Kaczmarek

UB's Sean Kaczmarek advocates for the voiceless

04/19/15 3:00pm | By SOPHIA MCKEONE

Sean Kaczmarek is the youngest person to serve on the Cheektowaga-Sloan Board of Education at the age of 19 and is an employee of the Buffalo public schools through UB’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership (ISEP). The junior political science major considers himself to be on a mission for public education.