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Governor Andrew Cuomo signs Middle Class Recovery Act at UB

20 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.


Global-inspired dining hall to open in 2020

10/05/17 3:45pm | By MADDY FOWLER

A new dining hall featuring a variety of authentic international cuisine is set to open in spring 2020.

The Global Market Café is the third and final phase of the Heart of the Campus initiative, which was established in 2012. The new dining location will serve as a “front door” to North Campus, connecting Flint Circle to Hamilton, according to Vice Provost for Graduate Education Graham Hammill, who is directing the project.


UB engineering alum donates $4 million to School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

10/05/17 2:22pm | By MADDY FOWLER

President Tripathi announced at a news conference Thursday morning that UB alum Stephen Still has donated $4 million to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

The funds will go toward the Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics, which has been re-named the Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics. 

ISTL is a cross-disciplinary initiative led jointly by the engineering and management schools.


Sexual assault reported to University Police

10/05/17 10:30am | By SARAH CROWLEY

A sexual assault was reported to University Police last Friday, Sept. 29. A Resident Advisor who was told about the sexual assault reported the incident to police. The student did not want to speak with police. This is the third sexual assault reported to UPD in 2017.


GSA elects new vice president

10/05/17 10:27am | By SARAH CROWLEY

Wednesday evening’s GSA Senate meeting did not have the anticipated fireworks that have recently sparked turmoil in the GSA’s student government.

Students voted to recognize three new student clubs, approved funds for various student group activities and voted to approve the proposed 2017-18 budget


Graduate Student Employees Union negotiates two percent pay increase

10/04/17 7:53pm | By News Desk

The Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU) negotiated a two percent increase in pay for all UB graduate employees in the GSEU, according to an email UB Human Resources sent to graduate student employees Wednesday night. The increases will be processed starting with paychecks dated Nov. 1, 2017. Minimum salaries for GSEU employees on full assistantships have been increased to $9,673 for the 2016 to 2017 academic year and $9,764 for the 2017 to 2018 academic year. 


Spectrum's Q&A with UB President Satish Tripathi


Q: Can you describe your specific role at the university? What does a typical work day look like for you?

A: There’s no typical day in the life that I can walk you through. The president has a team of people he works with for a lot of different issues on the campus, whether it’s what’s going on in the academic side of the house, the business side. But the main job for the president really is that everything’s going right and that there are enough resources to do it...And then of course, anything that goes wrong is my job.


UB students attend STEM job fair

09/28/17 9:59am | By HARUKA KOSUGI

Wednesday’s UB STEM UP job and internship fair fair ran from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Alumni Arena and focused on giving students in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) majors a chance at networking with prospective employers. This year's fair featured notable companies such as Bloomberg, General Mills, Con Edison, Moog, PepsiCo and many others.



Moving troubles: Medical school staff concerned over parking options downtown

09/28/17 9:55am | By SARAH CROWLEY

UB is scheduled to open the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences this winter, but UB has not finalized a plan for transporting employees to the new medical campus Members of the United University Profession (UUP) are working alongside “multiple UB units” to find a solution for students and faculty who will be working and studying at the new campus, according to UB Spokesperson John Della Contrada.


TEDxBuffalo lineup announced

09/25/17 10:27am | By SARAH CROWLEY

Matthew Schwartz has always loved TEDTalks. A graduate student in the school of social work, Schwartz watches them in many of his classes. When a friend suggested he apply for Buffalo’s TEDx event, Schwartz submitted a quick pitch on his iPhone and hoped for the best.


The parking disconnect

09/25/17 10:24am | By SARAH CROWLEY

Fifty-six percent of students said they have missed class because they could not find a parking spot, according to The Spectrum’s parking survey. Thirty percent said they’ve been late to class for the same reason.


News briefs

09/24/17 11:15pm | By SARAH CROWLEY

UB finishes up GRoW home on South Campus

UB students are wrapping up two years of work on an award-winning sustainability project located on South Campus. More than 100 students competed and for the School of Architecture and Planning in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 Solar Decathalon, according to the UB Reporter.


UB police blotter 9/12-9/19

09/24/17 11:08pm | By News Desk

1:22 a.m. A UB student reported seeing a male wearing all black pacing between the Richmond B parking lot and Crossroads Culinary Center (C3). The caller reported seeing the same person doing the same thing at the same time in the past. Patrol reported the person who was pacing was talking on his phone.


UB Council of Advocacy and Leadership addresses student concerns with administration

09/22/17 10:33pm | By MAX KALNITZ

UB Council Student Representative Mike Brown wants more transparency and shared governance between the UB student population and administration.

President Satish Tripathi, Vice President for Student Life Scott Weber and Chief of Staff Beth Del Genio met with members within the Council of Advocacy and Leadership (COAL) on Thursday to discuss student concerns and suggestions for a more transparent community.


Mythbusters: Going abroad edition

09/21/17 10:15am | By HARUKA KOSUGI

Alize Scott could be the first member of her family to travel outside the U.S. Her lack of travel experience has held her back from studying abroad – until now.

Scott, a junior communication major, hopes to study abroad somewhere in Africa, despite her anxiety of the unknown.