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Cultivating Healthy Sexuality

Americans tend to take their vices to the extreme: Krispy Kreme has a drive-through window, Pizza Hut puts cheese inside the crust, ESPN has four channels, Las Vegas stages a full-scale pirate ship battle on a daily basis.


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Patriots Pull Biggest Upset Since the American Revolution

After the acts of Sept. 11, millions of Americans are proud to call themselves Patriots. Right now, 52 men may be a little prouder than most.In August, so-called football experts and prognosticators debated and predicted whether the Bills and Patriots would finish in last or second last in the AFC East, respectively.


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"Ski Resorts, Outdoor Enthusiasts Dreaming of a White Winter"

Every winter, skiers and snowboarders anxiously await the first snowfall of the season. Buffalo winter enthusiasts this year faced a dry November - the first time in the history of the city when there was no measurable snowfall in November - preventing local ski resorts from opening until late last month when a major snowstorm finally hit Western New York, dropping 82.3 inches of snow on the Queen City.The record-breaking snowfall in November 2000 gave the skiing industry a jumpstart that allowed many resorts to open before Thanksgiving.


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Student Struck by Blue Bird Bus

A student was struck by a Blue Bird bus while waiting to board the vehicle at Flint Loop Wednesday night.According to a representative from Blue Bird, who asked that his name be withheld, the student was waiting in front of the yellow line on the sidewalk and was not watching as the bus approached.


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Recovery Steep For Sufferers of Addiction and PTSD

Substance abusers who also suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder - a combination that has traditionally been very difficult to treat because the stress disorder increases cravings in users - have UB researchers to thank for a recent breakthrough.The study is the first to examine the impact of trauma memories on substance cravings.


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Serafin Jump Starts Career with Intel Internship

While many UB students spent their summer vacations basking in the sun or visiting relatives, Stacey Serafin tightly packed her car with all her belongings and drove five days cross-country to Oregon, where she served as a research and development intern for Intel Corp., developer of the Pentium processor.Serafin, a senior physics major, worked alongside Intel engineers in a "pathfinding" group, responsible for studying one portion of a personal-computer motherboard and developing an idea for enhancing or replacing its components.


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Cybrary Wait Times

Although the cybraries, short for cyber libraries, are one of the university's best student services, attempting to use them during peak hours is a rigorous test of individual patience.


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The Intellectual Cafe

Walk into Starbucks in the Commons on any given day and you are sure to find an abundance of seats taken by studying, latte-drinking students like Alexis Machelor.Machelor, a sophomore psychology major, said she hardly ever utilizes the university libraries, but does research and class-related work online several times per month.


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Wrestling Falls to Top Ranked Opponents

The University at Buffalo's wrestling team entered competition last weekend coming off an impressive outing at the New York State Championships, and was looking to carry that success over into their dual meets.This would not be the case, however, as the Bulls tripped, stumbled and plummeted their way to two-straight losses against top 25 teams Kent State and West Virginia."Kent has been playing spectacular and West Virginia is the 12th-ranked team in the nation," said Bulls Head Coach Jim Beichner.Buffalo dropped to 1-2 in the MAC courtesy of a 28-9 drubbing at Kent State Friday.


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"Despite Rumors, Junior/Senior Science Still Required - For Now"

A proposal to ease the general education requirements for freshmen and returning students beginning next fall led to confusion when discussion from a Faculty Senate Executive Committee session became rumor among the student body late last week.Students first became aware of the possible modifications to the current policies when Peter Gold, associate dean for general education, spoke to a class of students fulfilling their junior/senior science requirement about the pending proposal, which in its current form would drop the requirement entirely.


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Swim Teams Each Split Weekend Meets

The UB men's and women's swim teams both went 1-1 Saturday as they split conference tri-meets with Ball State and Bowling Green in Muncie, Ind.Buffalo's men's swimming team earned their first MAC victory of the season with a 127-109 win over Bowling Green, however losing to the host team, Ball State, by a 183-54 score.


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Buying Beauty On Both Sides of the Ocean

In a compelling lecture titled "Purchasing Pleasure: Images of Women in French and American Magazines" in the Center for the Arts Monday evening, French professor Jeanette Ludwig evaluated differences in the portrayal of the feminine experience in magazine advertisements in the United States and abroad.Ludwig, an associate professor in the modern languages and literature department, recalled looking through a magazine with her daughter, Sarah, who was enchanted by an ad featuring a couple dressed in formal wear and engaged in a romantic balcony scene."She turned the page and said, 'I want that, I want to be there,'" said Ludwig.


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"The beat generation, in black and white"

If it were up to Distinguished Professor Bruce Jackson, one of the rooms in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery would house a vintage 1957 pink Cadillac."How can you have a '50s exhibit without a 1957 pink Cadillac?" Jackson asked at the gallery, Sunday.Unfortunately, the classic car would not fit through the doors of the museum, so he compromised, and a rare1952 cherry-red hog (Harley Davidson motorcycle) rests in its place.The item is one of many 1950s-era collectibles UB contributed to the museum that complement the "The Tumultuous Fifties: A View from the New York Times Photo Archives," on display from Jan.


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MLA Finds New Executive Director at UB

The Modern Language Association, the world's foremost association for the study of modern languages and literature, announced the appointment of UB professor Rosemary Feal to the position of executive director of the organization at its annual convention last December.After an extended nationwide search, the MLA's search committee chose to nominate Feal to succeed retiring MLA Executive Director Phyllis Franklin.





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