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Inside the mind of an introvert

Sacha Dix, a senior Asian studies major, said she's been "sheltered" ever since she was a kid. Dix has been struggling with her introverted personality for as long as she can remember. She's not alone.


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Sculpting a new perception of the liberal arts

Dr. Steve McCaffery believes biologists and poets don't have to be so different. McCaffery, an English professor and the David Gray Chair of Poetry and Letters, is aware that education at UB, and throughout the nation, is becoming increasingly concerned with the STEM fields rather than the liberal arts.


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Honors College students to educate youth in Dominican Republic

While Spring Break offers students a chance to leave their classes in Buffalo behind, some UB students in the Dominican Republic will be teaching children who are eager enough to scale fences just to reach their classroom. Students in the Honors College Alternative Spring Break program, made up of 21 members, will travel to the Dominican Republic from March 15-22 and teach English to impoverished children. "None of the children that we taught last year were mandated to go to school, so only the children who really wanted to learn showed up to school," said Alexandra Van Hall, a sophomore chemistry major and director of public service for the Honors College.


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Romance in Buffalo

For Kristin Burger, every day of the year can be a cause for the celebration of love. Burger, who has earned her master's in history and is currently taking language courses at UB to prepare for a Ph.D.


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I DO Love Buffalo

On Monday, gay rights in the United States reached another milestone with the government expanding recognition of same-sex marriages in federal legal matters. On March 13, Buffalo will also hit a marriage-equality milestone. 'I DO Love Buffalo,' a new organization, will host its business premiere and first event expo geared toward, but not limited to, the


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A literary love affair

Some students turn to romantic date nights, chocolates and roses with their significant others during Valentine's Day. Others turn to books. UB's Literature Club has a goal of spreading literacy and their passion for books throughout the UB community. This Valentine's Day, the group is hosting its first "Blind Date with a Book" event.


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UB's Black Student Union celebrates Black History Month

UB's Black Student Union (BSU) has big plans for Black History Month, including birthday celebrations for Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, two pioneers for black equality. BSU has several events lined up, such as a leadership conference for local high school students, its annual health fair with local health organizations, community service events that will be held every other weekend and a Valentine's Day candy-gram and raffle, according to Christina Dunn, an activities coordinator for the club and a sophomore sociology and communication major. To conclude the month's festivities, the club will continue its tradition of hosting Black Explosion. "It's a fashion and cultural show where we take any theme or idea that we want and run wild with it," said President Greg Bellonton, a senior psychology major.


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A winning culture

In the United States, celebrities roam the streets of Los Angeles, star in movies and make Billboard-topping records. In India, they play cricket. Cricket is so highly regarded in India that some consider it to be like its own religion.


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Lady Beronia Jackson

As a young boy in a London suburb, James Currie sat improvising on a piano, wearing his mother's clothing and referring to himself as "Lady Beronia Jackson." Today, Currie's passion for performance lives on in UB's Musicology department.


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Celebrating the snowy season

Munindhran N. Rao, a master's student studying electrical engineering, experienced snow for the first time on Saturday. Rao, who is from India, was one of 300 students who attended UB's fifth-annual Winterfest.


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Nutrition on the go

Nine thousand seven hundred and seven calories, 951 grams of fat and 32,713 milligrams of sodium - that's the nutritional value Kathryn Bridgwood, a freshman occupational therapy major, thought a Caesar salad from Sizzles had. Bridgwood, an admitted health freak since her senior year of high school, downloaded UB Mobile - a smartphone application that helps count calories and plan a diet on campus.


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Food Fight

A recent UB survey found one third of students are overweight. It revealed almost every student needs to improve his or her daily intake of fruits and vegetables to five or more times per day, according to Sherri Darrow, the director of Student Health and Wellness. Some students count calories and prepare balanced meals, while others fulfill the stereotypical college student diet of Ramen and Easy Mac.





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