After Bill Bradley and his New York Knicks teammates lost two straight games to the Boston Celtics in the early 1970s, he received an urgent and threatening letter from a fan.
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As the University Honors and University Scholars programs at UB expand to give qualified students an academic experience outside the norm, nearly one-third of incoming freshmen will receive some form of academic tuition assistance next fall - the highest number in the university's history.
For an institution where an emphasis is supposedly placed on a cooperative spirit of learning, college can be one of the most competitive environments one faces in life. From the struggle of some eager students for their professor's attention to the frantic senior-year search for post-grad jobs, it can seem as though everybody has something to prove.
UB officially brought Michael Dell and more than 2,000 of his company's computers into its high-tech bioinformatics project Tuesday, creating a $13 million supercomputer that is likely the third most powerful in the world.
It's a quiet Tuesday night at Broadway Joe's, a small Main Street bar on the southern edge of the University Heights district. It's open mic night, but few of the patrons huddled around the bar seem to notice the man onstage with electric yellow dreadlocks, knuckles white around the microphone as he rapidly fires off one aggressive verse after another.
Trying to access mathematics professor John Ringland's university Web site using Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser software returns the following error message:
A resolution up for consideration at Tuesday's Faculty Senate meeting has garnered wide support from UB faculty frustrated with the software used to manage research at UB.
The Lee Road project, which promises to provide the communal environment many believe has long been missing from North Campus, may also become home to UB's Campus Club, a long-standing but little known gathering place for UB's faculty and professional staff.
John Duffy, a senior majoring in computer engineering at UB, wasn't especially worried when the University Police arrived at a party he and his South Lake Village roommates threw at their apartment the weekend before fall classes started.
Tensions were high at the first open forum for Student Association and New York State Student Assembly candidates, which pitted the incumbent Results Party against the UB Students' Party challengers.
UB's Graduate Student Association will elect two representatives to the New York State Student Assembly this Wednesday, the first in the organization's history.
Twenty-five thousand people gathered in Niagara Square Saturday, rallying to save Children's Hospital of Buffalo and protest Kaleida Health's plan to move the hospital from its current location and condense its operations to two floors of an existing facility.
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Kerry Grant announced at Wednesday's Faculty Senate Executive Committee meeting that his office has completed a report detailing the competitiveness of UB's graduate teaching assistant stipends, an issue the university has "constantly asserted every year . is a major problem."
UB has charged three students for violations of the university's polices against hazing and serving alcohol to a minor following an investigation into last Sunday's Grand Island crash that left an Erie Community College student dead.
A fatal car crash in Grand Island last Sunday morning has resulted in the suspension of all Greek activities at UB at least through Saturday, due to allegations that the two minors involved in the accident had been drinking at a fraternity party before plunging into the Niagara River.
UB professor Jorge Ca?+/-izares-Esquerra's work in re-examining historical thinking on 18th-century Hispanic culture has earned national accolades, as well as a chance to present a voice long diminished by cultural bias and popular misconceptions.
Another successful campus apartment opening, a football team on the upswing, increased graduate and master's enrollment: in many ways, the University at Buffalo's 2001 fall semester was a definitive step in approaching the reputation of the large research universities President William R. Greiner and other administrators hold up for comparison.
As you read this today, the window of opportunity to obtain a large number of golden tickets has already passed. If the stationary with "Congratulations" nestled in the salutation isn't coming, don't bother joining an honor society now; have a Coke and smile.
SUNY students receiving state funds under the Tuition Assistance Program could be forced to wait until graduation for full reimbursement under Gov. George E. Pataki's proposed 2002-03 budget plan.
While a record 82.3 inches of snow shut down much of Buffalo and grabbed national headlines during winter break, UB administrators and students remaining on campus were left none the worse for wear, due in part to emergency preparedness plans that have been improved upon with each successive storm.