The next Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates could be at UB. The SUNY Buffalo chapter of UB ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is one of two computer science and engineering clubs that the university has to offer its undergraduate students.
Felisha Legette-Jack walked the halls of her high school with her head down, fearful of making eye contact and connecting with others.
Many UB students are unable to travel home for the Easter weekend since UB does not cancel classes for Good Friday and holds classes the next Monday, making it difficult to allot time for travel. But there are opportunities on campus for students to partake in, including Easter Sunday mass and Good Friday services.
Whether it's after a romantic date, after a night of partying or just because you have that itch that needs to be scratched, sometimes you need to get down and dirty as soon as possible. Unfortunately, this cannot always happen - especially if you live in an on-campus dorm or an apartment - because it's not polite to have sex when your roommate is chowing down on a turkey sandwich on the other side of the room. Obviously when you're not living by yourself, you can't hook up whenever or wherever you want.
It happens every year. Emails flood the inboxes of students, assuring them living on campus is the best decision or reminding them to hurry up and sign a lease with the Villas. The decision of where to live in the next academic year is something that students stress over for months ahead of time.
Thirty-three years ago, Dr. Michael Frisch was arrested during his first year of teaching. On March 15, 1970, the 26-year-old history professor was part of the "Faculty 45" - a non-violent sit-in of 45 faculty members protesting UB's use of Buffalo police officers on campus. The faculty members sought to discuss a more peaceful approach to student conflicts that were occurring at UB.
After two-and-a-half years of labor and education law, Tiffany Walsh realized it wasn't the career for her. She needed to start over and find her passion. Walsh remembered what an old college professor once told her, "If you know you're not happy [with your profession] then what you should do is just put out a lot of different feelers ... try four or five different avenues and set that out as different options, and then when you get some information back, see which one of those will actually lead to something." Eager to stay local, the Western New Yorker returned to UB, after attending Columbia University, for a more cost-efficient education.
On Robert Daly's first day of teaching, a student asked him if he was a professor. He was 22 at the time and he didn't look much different from the students themselves. To ease the tension, he replied, "No, actually, I'm a janitor in this building.
It's time to keep eyes and hearts open for the warmth and kindness students display toward each other. The Wellness team at UB is inviting students, from now until March 20, to seek out and record these daily acts of kindness in a photograph to be entered for a contest called "Snapshots of Service: Caught in the Act of Kindness." Every spring, the Mental Health Awareness Committee, part of the Student Wellness Team, holds an annual contest, which in the past, has been a writing contest focusing on different themes.