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Coffee and cookies for a cause

Rich Burdish, a senior environmental design major, did not know what to expect when he returned home to Lindenhurst, N.Y., for Thanksgiving Break. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, he was floored by what his hometown had become.


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Snapshots of kindness

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.


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Sex fails

During your lifetime, you will fail at sex at least once. Whether the experience could be blamed on alcohol, nerves or just plain lack of skills, sometimes sex doesn't go your way.


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Sustaining Buffalo

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.


Community Action Corps is a student-run community service organization at UB which prides itself for being a hands-on club. President Kayla Cornell said she pushes members to find a passion to make the world a better place between themselves and their community.
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Reaching out to those in need

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.


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Extend your life by giving instead of receiving

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. 


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"Same spirit, different scale"

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.


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UB's own winter wonderland

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.


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Mazel tov

UB's undergraduate Jewish studies major is scheduled to become a full-fledged department in fall 2013. Five years earlier, the Institute of Jewish Thought and Heritage became a multidisciplinary research and academic degree-granting program.


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"Same spirit, different scale"

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.


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A taste from around the world

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.


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Comida del alma

On any given day, a group of young Latinos can be seen walking down Lisbon or Minnesota Avenue. It would be easy to assume they're on their way to cause trouble.


Dr. Francis Gasparini, a SUNY Distinguished Professor in physics, has been teaching at UB since 1973. His primary research focus on quantum fluids has earned him global recognition.
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Gasp!

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.





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