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Faculty and administration conduct joint gender equity study

09/18/17 11:43am | By SARAH CROWLEY

Faculty and administration are looking to find out once-and-for-all whether UB’s female faculty members are paid less for equal work.

Provost Charles Zukoski and Faculty Senate Chair Philip Glick charged a gender equity salary committee in March 2017 to determine if gender bias exists for tenured and tenure-track professors.


News briefs: What to know locally, nationally and globally

09/18/17 1:24am | By News Desk

UB launches website showcasing new medical campus

UB launched a website to promote the new downtown home of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The site is intended to bring regional and national awareness to the school’s new building, according to a UB press release. The site includes pages detailing the school’s community impact, research and patient care and more.


University Heights Collaborative members and student representatives discuss late-night busing

09/14/17 12:58pm | By MADDY FOWLER

Molly Poremski can finally sleep through the night without fear of having her fence torn down or a rock thrown in her window.

Poremski, a digital collections librarian at UB and the secretary of the University Heights Collaborative neighborhood group, was one of 30 neighborhood residents who gathered at the Gloria Parks Community Center on Thursday evening to discuss recent changes to UB’s late-night busing schedule with student representatives.


Counseling Services to host suicide prevention training on Friday

09/14/17 12:31pm | By SARAH CROWLEY

Counseling Services invites students to attend a Suicide Prevention training session on Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Student Union. The Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training session will cap off a week of programming in honor of National Suicide Prevention Week. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students, according to the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.


News Briefs: What to know locally, nationally and globally

09/11/17 10:42am | By News Desk

Two former UB officials plead guilty to felony charges

Former UB vice president Dennis Black pleaded guilty to two felony counts on Thursday morning in the Erie County Court. Black admitted to stealing over $300,000 in state funds for personal use, as well as using state money for charitable donations he improperly claimed on his taxes. Black will pay $320,000 to UB and $22,000 in back-taxes to NYS.


UB students and faculty react to Dennis Black and Andrea Costantino's guilty pleas

09/11/17 10:12am | By SARAH CROWLEY

Alex Poland has lost confidence in UB and where his tuition dollars are being spent. Black and Costantino’s criminal actions have left him feeling worried and skeptical about how UB administration handles money.

UB students, faculty and alumni are feeling shocked and concerned after former Vice President Dennis Black and former director of Campus Living Andrea Costantino pleaded guilty to over $300,000 of grand larceny.


Dennis Black and Andrea Costantino plead guilty to grand larceny


Former UB Vice President Dennis Black plead guilty to two felony charges and former Campus Living Director Andrea Costantino plead guilty to grand larceny in the fourth degree in front of Judge John L. Michalski Thursday morning at the Erie County Courthouse.

Black will pay UB $320,000 from stealing hundreds of thousands from a UB bank account. Black also plead guilty to falsifying tax information and will pay and will pay $22,238 back to New York State Taxation and Finance Department.


Tropical storm Harvey falls into a depression: A Q&A with UB Geography Associate Professor Chris Renschler


Tropical storm Harvey touched down in southwest Louisiana around 4 a.m Wednesday morning near the town of Cameron, LA, according to The New York Times. The storm has now lasted six days and experts are not sure when the rain will stop as the storm was expected to continue through Wednesday. Certain areas of the city set national records for rainfall from a single storm. Local officials have confirmed 30 deaths from flood-related issues.


Andrea Costantino, former director of Campus Living, resigns

08/31/17 12:01am | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

After over 20 years as part of the UB community, Andrea Costantino, former director of Campus Living, resigned from her position effective Aug. 18.

Costantino, a UB alumna and former director of Student Life, took the role in 2012. Following Costantino’s resignation, Elizabeth Lidano assumed the role of interim director of Campus Living on Aug. 18.


31st annual UB Distinguished Speaker Series lineup announced

07/19/17 4:27pm | By News Desk

Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai, former White House CIO Theresa Payton and actor Jesse Williams are among the selected speakers for UB's 31st annual Distinguished Speaker Series.

Yousafzai will kickoff the series on September 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Arena as the Graduate Student Choice Speaker. UB undergraduate and GSA represented graduate students are eligible for free admission. Tickets will be available for purchase for the general public beginning August 1 for series subscriptions and August 8 for individual lecture tickets. Other speakers include Susan Rice, James Balog and Alan Alda.


Amidst slight delays, 1Capen construction continues into the summer

07/07/17 11:39am | By SARAH CROWLEY

The arrival of a 30-foot-long, glass, accordion-like wall may delay 1Capen completion into early August -- nearly a month later than the committee’s original July deadline.

Dr. Scott Weber, vice president of Student Life and other members of the Heart of the Campus steering committee, said the construction process is “evolving” but closer to completion than the area’s exposed electrical units, dust and debris suggest.


Malala Yousafzai to kickoff UB Distinguished Speaker Series

06/06/17 2:22pm | By LINDSAY GILDER

UB announced the first of this year’s 31st annual Distinguished Speakers series on Monday to be Malala Yousafzai. She is scheduled to speak at Alumni Arena on September 19.

The 19-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner is a women’s education activist in her home country of Pakistan. Yousafzai is best known for her work in advocating for education of young girls, after she survived a gunshot wound the head while riding the bus home with friends at the age of 15. She has since written a novel, I am Malala in 2013, which was an international bestseller, translated into 40 different languages. In the following year, Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient at the age of 17.

She was also named one of TIME’s most influential people in the world from 2013 to 2015.

“Renowned across the globe for her courage and convictions, Malala offers our university and our community the opportunity to engage with one of the foremost advocates for the education of girls and young women,” UB President Tripathi said in an official statement. “Her visit to UB will mark the seventh appearance by a Nobel Peace Prize laureate in the Distinguished Speakers Series and will continue our proud tradition of bringing compelling public figures to campus to spark provocative discussions about the defining issues of our time.”

Tickets for the event are not yet available, but will be released shortly along with the entire speaker series.