News Briefs

What you need to know locally, nationally and globally



UB School of Management receives $1 million gift from alumnus

E. Han Kim, a Ph.D. alumnus, donated $1 million to the Jacobs School of Management.

Kim said he is giving back to the university for treating him “very well” during his time as a student and wants to help make the program stronger, according to UB Now.

Give Kids A Smile Day to offer services beyond oral health

As part of its annual “Give Kids A Smile Day,” the School of Dental Medicine will expand its services beyond oral health care to include free services from nurses, dietitians, social workers and audiologists, according to UB Now.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 3 in Squire Hall on South Campus, and will be open to children ages 2-18.


Bills center Eric Wood suffers career-ending neck injury

Beloved Buffalo Bills’ center Eric Wood announced at a press conference on Monday that he will no longer be able to play football due to a neck injury. Wood shared that the injury was diagnosed as part of his season-ending physical with Dr. Cappuccino.

Fire at May Jen Chinese restaurant causes $325,000 in damages

A grease fire at local restaurant May Jen on Kenmore Avenue resulted in about $325,000 in damage, according to The Buffalo News. No one was hurt in Monday’s fire and the incident is under investigation by the Amherst Inspector’s office.


FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe steps down

Andrew G. McCabe stepped down on Monday as the F.B.I.’s deputy director after months of criticism and social media attacks from President Donald Trump. McCabe said he felt pressured to leave, according to the New York Times.

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee vote to release secret memo on Russia inquiry

House Republicans voted on Monday evening to release a secret memorandum which is said to accuse the Justice Department and the F.B.I of abusing its authority in obtaining a surveillance order on a former Trump campaign associate.

Bruno Mars wins top categories 2018 Grammy Awards

Bruno Mars took home six awards in all the categories he was nominated for, including winning album, record and song of the year. Kendrick Lamar left the night with the “Best Rap Album” and “Best Rap Song” awards, as well as two others.


95 dead, 158 injured in wake of Taliban suicide bombing in Afghan capital

A suicide bombing killed at least 95 people and injured 158 others in the center of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, on Saturday. Officials say the attackers drove an ambulance filled with explosives past a police checkpoint in a secure zone.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack Afghanistan has seen in months, according to the BBC.

Poland marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a ‘blame bill’

In light of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Polish Parliament introduced a bill whose passage would prescribe prison time for using phrases such as “Polish death camps” to refer to the killing sites Nazi Germany operated in occupied Poland during World War II. Many Poles fear such phrasing makes some people incorrectly conclude that Poles had a role in running the camps, according to ABC News.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as other Israeli leaders, has called the proposed law “baseless” and ordered his country’s ambassador to Poland to meet with Polish leaders to express his strong opposition.

The lower house of the Polish Parliament passed the bill on Friday.