For a week during his winter break, Jeremy Pike collected old Christmas trees and planted trees and shrubs in the wetlands of Southern Louisiana. Pike, a senior biological sciences major, spoke about the Alternative Winter Break trip during a movie screening presented by the Undergraduate Academies. From Feb.
It started out as an accident. Kayla Cornell thought she was attending an event for the Colleges Against Cancer her freshman year, but ended up at a Community Action Corps meeting. There, she became dedicated to helping others.
When Jody Rosen took over as head coach of the women's club hockey team five years ago, the team featured three figure skaters and no goalie.
It truly is better to give than to receive. It's a proven fact. A recent study conducted over five years across three universities - Stony Brook University, Grand Valley State University in Michigan and UB - reveals that providing help to others results in a decreased association between stress and mortality.
Behind South Lake Village's Community Building, Christina Zhen, a senior business major, and Marissa Lum, a senior biomedical sciences major, were sprinting back and forth as they carried jugs of water in the cold and dumped them in containers. On the other side of the building, students with sticks in their hands yelled as they shoved and ran into each other they fought over the possession of a small ball. These were just some of the sights seen at UB's Winterfest this past Saturday.
Ziqian Wang spent her first Chinese New Year away from home studying in her dorm room alone. She spent the day feeling sad and lonely while her friends and family in China were celebrating. Although it was her country's biggest celebration of the year, at UB, it felt like any other day of the week. Not all students who move abroad can return home for the holidays, according to Eric Yang, executive director of Confucius Institute (CI). Celebrating in a foreign country is difficult for some students, like Wang.
On Saturday, Jan. 26, John Cornelius, a 64-year-old father of three, was ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. Cornelius is the first married priest ordained in the Catholic Church.
In 2008, Piyush Bareria, a UB graduate student, proposed UB should provide a different kind of cooking class - specifically one in which students can express their individual cultures and personalities through their cooking. The Wellness Education Services agreed, funded the idea and the cultural cooking workshop was born. The workshop, held at South Lake Village community center, allows any participating student to lead a class and cook food that represents his or her background.
Dr. Francis Gasparini, a physics professor whose research is focused in the field of quantum fluids, was in the fifth grade when he decided he wanted to become a physicist. He is one of three professors at UB who has recently been named a SUNY Distinguished Professor for notable contributions to their respective professions.
Its requirements are rigorous, but the lifetime benefits of joining this society are more than worth it. The National Society of College Scholars (NSCS) University at Buffalo chapter has been in existence since 2004 and encourages its members to achieve and promote growth of scholastic achievement in the Buffalo community.