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Sibling Rivalry

I hate Venus Williams. You know who else I hate? My older brother. That's pretty much it. I suppose I'll have to explain why I hate these two individuals, and I guess the best explanation is because they remind me of each other.No, my brother isn't a back-to-back grand slam women's tennis champion.


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The Booze Truth

This summer I moved into my fraternity house with three thoughts in mind. Parties, parties, and more parties.


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Center for Excellenece On Time Despite Late State Budget

Despite the New York State Legislature's leisurely pace in producing its tardy annual budget, UB and the city of Buffalo are moving in tandem toward establishing the Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics.Until the legislature passes the final budget, which is expected to set aside $75 million in startup funds for the center, however, administrators and researchers can only steadily lay the groundwork for an area of study ripe with opportunities for both UB students and the local economy.Despite the missing state funds, "We're moving ahead, we know that this has to happen here," said George Detitta, chairman of the structural biology department at UB and CEO of the Hauptman-Woodman Research Institute.


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Center Aims to Help Professors Become Better Teachers

Following a year-long absence, the Office of Teaching Effectiveness, which administrators shut down last fall in the belief that its services would be better administered by UB deans, reopened this semester as the Center for Teaching and Learning Resources.Following a resolution for its reinstatement passed last November by the Faculty Senate, Provost Capaldi announced in March that the new office would be established and charged Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Kerry Grant with its implementation.The center assists faculty members, particularly new professors and TAs, with formulating their lectures in order to enhance the quality of their instruction and student learning.


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Faculty Senate

Talk about a breath of fresh air. At Wednesday's meeting of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, Bruce Johnstone, professor of educational leadership and policy, gave a speech addressing why university faculty and the administration have had historically tenuous relationship.


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Indiscriminating Discerners

Three decades after its conception, affirmative action is still a hot enough topic to give campaigning politicians, employers, and university admissions officers nervous tremors.Affirmative action policies are intended to counterbalance past discriminations that have lead to the inequalities of a society dominated by the white-male.


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The Clinton Contrversy

UB has graced the cover of the Buffalo News twice in the last week and a half - and both stories afforded the university bad press.


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"Bulls Look For Confidence, Falcons Seek Revenge"

On Sept. 23, 2000, a fledgling football program took its first step toward respectability when the UB Bulls captured their first win over a Division I-A opponent since 1970.Their victim: the Bowling Green Falcons.This year the two clubs will meet again in their Mid-American Conference openers at Perry Stadium in Bowling Green, Ohio, Saturday at 6 p.m.While the Falcons will be seeking redemption for last season's road loss to the Bulls - a 20-17 defeat in UB Stadium - Buffalo will be attempting to regain their confidence following an opening-week disappointment against Rutgers.On the other side of the spectrum, Bowling Green is coming off a huge upset victory over the Missouri Tigers last week, and will have plenty of swagger heading in to their match-up with the Bulls."Were still looking for our confidence; they have already earned theirs," said UB Head Coach Jim Hofher.


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Local Boy Makes Good (Tunes)

Golden yellow and green stage lights pointed at a guitar player wearing jeans and a blue and black striped shirt, finishing a perfect cover of Incubus' "Drive." Bartenders didn't notice as they rushed to restock the refrigerators with Labatt Blue and Coors Light, and people continued to order their drinks.The crowd grew steadily throughout the bar, especially at the foot of the stage as local musician Tom Sartori, who plays a regular Wednesday night gig at the Kahunaville bar and grill on the first floor of the Walden Galleria Mall, began playing a crowd-pleasing acoustic version of Duncan Sheik's "He's Everything You Want."Kahunaville operates by day as a family-oriented theme restaurant, with entertainment provided by waterfalls, plastic jungle vegetation, Disney-like animatronics and wild animal sounds.


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Management GPA Calculation Contested

For undergraduate students applying to the School of Management, repeating a course to replace a poor grade will not erase the former mark -- and could result in a lower grade point average.Since the fall of 1999, UB has maintained a policy which allows students to retake a course in order to replace the initial unsatisfactory grade.


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Provost Commissions Survey to Gauge Grad Student Satisfaction

In an effort to identify and improve lagging areas of UB graduate education, the university hired StudentVoice, a higher education marketing research company, to conduct a survey of 500 incoming graduate students this past summer.The survey is part of UB's plan to comply with a SUNY memorandum last year that outlined the university's need to boost research endeavors and attract graduate students of a higher caliber.According to Katherine Ferguson, associate vice provost and director of graduate enrollment, by conducting the survey, UB is attempting to learn how to identify and recruit better quality students rather than simply a greater number of students.


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Still the Best Wings Ever?

Buffalo's culinary landmark, the Anchor Bar, off Main Street, seems to still be an excellent choice for a nice, after-work meal or a lively weekend gathering as the food compliments a very pleasant, classic Buffalonian setting.


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New York Schools Open Without State Budget in Place

ALBANY, N.Y. - As schools reopened across New York with far less financial aid from the state than they hoped, state lawmakers returned to the Capitol Tuesday to serve the political equivalent of detention created by their overdue homework, better known around here as the state budget.Called back for a special session by Gov.


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Marshall Blown Out by Nation's Number One

Florida quarterback Rex Grossman had 375 yards passing Saturday night as the nation's number one team, the Florida Gators, blew out four-time MAC champion Marshall 49-14.The Thundering Herd, who were without two starters due to suspension, could not match up to the high-powered Gator offense.





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