Ever since the issue surfaced during the 1996 elections, I've pondered over whether prayer should be permitted in public school. I previously thought the idea behind school prayer was sparked by Bill Clinton. In fact, I think it was initiated by then-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. His proposal relating to school prayer was to amend the United States Constitution.
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The decision of where to live can be a tough choice for students at UB. Living on campus or moving into an off-campus apartment both offer benefits and drawbacks and students are forced to weigh competing considerations in selecting their residence of choice.
Each year, UB offers students and their families the chance to discover the university together through a weeklong celebration of school spirit culminating in Family and Homecoming Weekend. This year's festivities will take place Oct. 8-14.
Thanks to a team of researchers from UB and the National University of Mexico, authorities in regions at-risk of volcano eruptions now have a way of detecting the direction of lava flow - and possibly mitigating harm from previously unpredictable eruptions.
The 11th annual Linda Yalem Memorial Race, held in honor of a UB student raped and murdered on the Ellicott bike path, took place Sunday at 10 a.m., beginning and ending at Alumni Arena.
Each year, UB and local community members gather to participate in the annual Linda Yalem Memorial Run, a fundraiser dedicated to the memory of a UB student raped and murdered on the Ellicott bicycle path 11 years ago.