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New UBLearns Causes Confusion

Do not attempt to adjust your screens; this is how the new UBLearns really looks. Students were in for a surprise when they signed on to their UBLearns accounts for the first time this semester ? the entire format of the website had been changed.


Tobacco-Free Policies Based on Respect and a Balance of Rights

A highly contested topic and often ignored policy on campus was discussed Monday morning and afternoon in the Center for Tomorrow, where the New York State Tobacco-Free Initiative met for its first of four conferences across the state. The conference focused on the implementation and maintenance of a tobacco-free policy on campuses, included panel discussions from experts in the field, and spoke of various resources offered on campuses.


UB Hosts Housing Info Sessions

It's relatively easy for UB to set standards on campus, especially when it comes to housing. Taming the beast of off-campus renting, however, is often far more complicated. To provide information and general guidelines, Off-Campus Student Services is conducting meetings this week to raise awareness about some of the issues students may face while renting off campus in Buffalo. "These sessions are important for students who are considering renting an apartment," said Dan Ryan, director of off-campus student services, in an e-mail.


Designs and Dreams to Prevent Suicide

This Friday, students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to battle teenage suicide by attending a fashion show. UB's Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Alliance (UB LGBTA) is partnering up with designers to put on a fashion show Friday night called Designs and Dreams. The show will take place in the Center for the Arts' Atrium, and doors will open at 7:30 p.m.


WRUB Strives For Perfection

Deep within the Fillmore Center of the Ellicott Complex on North Campus hides a group of talented individuals with a common goal of providing listeners with underrated music.


The Year of the Rabbit Hops In

Family and spring were the themes on a snowy Buffalo afternoon at the Center for the Arts, where the Chinese New Year was ushered in with style and aplomb. The University at Buffalo Confucius Institute and the Chinese Club of Western New York (CC-WNY) hosted the celebration at the CFA from 3 p.m.


Saving Hearts with Swishes

Thirty-eight teams, nearly 200 people, and six basketball courts all in one gym on one day might seem like a new NBA playoff schedule gone awry, but on Saturday, the Hoops for Hearts 3-on-3 basketball tournament may have given many a new way to look at philanthropy. A collaborative effort between new fraternity Zeta Beta Tau and the established Alpha Epsilon Pi, Hoops for Hearts sought to raise money and donate it to Save a Child's Heart, a charity based in Israel that gives children from all over the world free treatment for various life-threatening heart conditions. Each child needs around $10,000 to be saved, an astronomical sum for many who live in third-world countries or impoverished areas.


Race to Nowhere Film to Play Monday

The most exclusively shown film in the Student Association's Film Series this February may also be its most noteworthy. Race to Nowhere, a documentary that examines America's school system, will be shown just one time on one day in the Student Union Theater next week. On Monday, students will have an opportunity to watch a film that critically examines our country's schools.


Addressing a Smoldering Situation

For students who are tired of seeing cigarette butts littering the ground, have friends and relatives that are looking to quit smoking, or are simply curious about tobacco and its effects, there is light at the end of the smoke-filled tunnel. The New York State Tobacco-Free College Conference is coming to the University at Buffalo's Center for Tomorrow this Monday, from 10 a.m.

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