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"Cichocki: Tough to Spell, Easy to Learn From"

Professor Dianna Cichocki spends her day surrounded by numbers, computers, and students. When the class is dismissed, she starts her other job: being a mother. Cichocki teaches statistical decisions in management at UB, but she hasn't been teaching here for very long.


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UBeautiful

She ducks into the bathroom between classes for a moment alone. It's been a rough week - two exams, 30 hours at work, a paper to write, and to top it all off, a breakup. She's exhausted and stressed, and can't even begin to imagine how she must look. She turns to face the mirror expecting dark circles and messy hair, only to find a pink post-it note with a message:


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UBeautiful

She ducks into the bathroom between classes for a moment alone. It's been a rough week - two exams, 30 hours at work, a paper to write, and to top it all off, a breakup. She's exhausted and stressed, and can't even begin to imagine how she must look. She turns to face the mirror expecting dark circles and messy hair, only to find a pink post-it note with a message:


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Leading the March to Victory

Anticipation is heavy in the air as kickoff approaches. The excited crowd is loud, but the sound soon disappears. People have appeared on the field and they command attention. Donning uniforms of black and blue, they assemble into perfectly even positions.


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Remembering Matthew Scarpati

On July 20, 2009, at approximately midnight, three state troopers knocked on Lynn Scarpati's front door bearing news that shattered her heart and ultimately altered the rest of her life.


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It's the Climb

As he inserted his trembling foot into a small crevice and poked his fingers into a rigid hole, Alex Barganier climbed. He was frightened, but exhilarated by the rocks in Puerto Rico. Ascending higher and higher with caution, he felt his grip loosen and suddenly the senior economics major was free falling, unaware of where or how he would land.


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Where Leaders Are Made: UB ROTC

Behind the tired eyes of an ROTC cadet at 6 a.m. is the will to fight through pain and fatigue, the motivation to test what's inside, and the desire to serve something beyond oneself. Any cadet on campus can explain what UB's ROTC program is all about: becoming a leader. It's about a duty to each other and their country.


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One Day in the ROTC

Junior Mitchell Roy-Raia appears calm and stress-free as he sits outside the Student Union, basking in the bold sun. Passersby would probably never guess that just a few hours before, he was engaged in some of the most intense physical training one could imagine.


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A Call For Action

In the corner under the shadows of the mid-afternoon sun, UB police stand guard. Through the dark lenses of their sunglasses they observe a crowd of 80-90 people, all with their hoods up, grasping Skittles and iced tea.


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Diversify Yourself

Black and white, unlabeled world maps sat on a table in the Student Union on Tuesday morning. Students were asked one question: where is Singapore? Most pointed to India, the Middle East, or Australia - few knew where the country actually is.


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P-P-P-Poker Face

After four years of shedding sweat on the field, former UB football player Travell Thomas put down his jersey and walked away from the game.






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