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Bulls Capture Tournament Title

The UB men's soccer team showed what they were made of this weekend, as they defeated two teams in tournament play to capture the Bulls Fall Invitational Championship at RAC field Sunday afternoon.Despite having one of the most inexperienced teams in recent years, Coach John Astudillo's squad won both of their games to take the tournament, bringing the team's overall record to 3-1.


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20 Years of Saving Lives in WNY

The 20th anniversary of Mercy Flight, celebrated Saturday at Woodlawn Beach State Park, held a particularly special meaning for Matthew Schrantz.Schrantz, a UB junior history major, not only works as community events coordinator for Mercy Flight, the Western New York emergency air medical transport service, but was also the agency's first passenger nearly two decades ago.About a month after Schrantz was born on Aug.


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Women's V-Ball Weekend Tourney

Despite the stellar play of sophomore Lindsay Matikosh, the UB women's volleyball team dropped two closely contested matches at the Massachusetts Invitational this past weekend.


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UN Conference on Racism

The UN World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa, ended after nine days of heated debate, and resolved two of its most controversial issues - Israel and the legacy of African slavery.Regarding the recent violence in Israel, the WCAR negotiated an agreement that expressed concern over the "plight of the Palestinians." This declaration barely squeaked by after heavy opposition from Arab countries who wanted to condemn Israel as a "racist state."Pre-conference efforts to label Israel as racist are what motivated Secretary of State Colin Powell not to attend.


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Former President Clinton Sought for UB Speech

Following two consecutive front-page stories in The Buffalo News last week, the possibility of former President Clinton speaking at UB, which university administrators quashed last March, has resurfaced.Clinton spokeswoman Julia Payne told The News Clinton sometimes waives his speaking fee and "'would love to consider speaking [at UB].'" Student Association officials, excited by the report, have since resumed their quest to bring the ex-president to campus.According to his spokesperson, Michael Keevers, Clinton "has been invited [by UB]," but "has not decided on whether he will be coming."SA President Christian Oliver and SA Vice President Joshua Korman said administrators rejected a March SA proposal to include Clinton in the university's Distinguished Speaker series as he was "too controversial."UB President William R.


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Signs of Change

UB's department of university facilities is in the process of erecting over $2.2 million worth of signs to ease way finding on its campuses.The signs are a result of a master planning committee commissioned three years ago to study the South Campus.


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Women's Soccer Posts 2 Losses at Home

Fairfield tops UB in OTIt took 97 minutes, longer than most Hollywood marriages, but someone finally scored.Julie-Anne Forman's goal at the 97:55 mark of the first overtime propelled the Fairfield Stags to an emotional 1-0 win over the UB Bulls women's soccer team Friday night.Forman's goal was the deciding blow in an evenly played match that saw both teams obtain and then squander opportunities in the late stages of the game.Junior keeper Emily Cox made eight saves in goal for UB, and sophomore Nicole Olszewski posted four shots in the losing effort.Bulls drop another heartbreakerAnother late goal, this one coming in regulation, doomed the Bulls to their second-straight loss on Sunday afternoon as they dropped a 2-1 decision to the Boston University Terriers.Boston's senior forward Nicole Soules scored the game winning goal in the 78th minute of play on a hard shot from inside the box to the far right corner of the net, a blow from which the Bulls (1-3-0) would never recover.


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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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