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Grad Student Survey

UB is sponsoring a survey conducted by StudentVoice, a marketing research company run by graduates of the School of Management.


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Blithering Idiot Sounds Off

Being a student in a university system I expect to receive an education based on factual information from which I may formulate my own unique opinion.


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Letter To The Editor

On behalf of all who contribute to UB's football program, I want to extend my sincere thanks for the record setting crowd in UB's stadium for the opening game.


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The Original Peculiar Food Compendium

In recent years, we've seen a string of books on insects and other presumably disgusting foods. "The Curiosities of Food: Or the Dainties and Delicacies of Different Nations Obtained From the Animal Kingdom" (Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, 2001: $16.95), originally published in 1859, might have been the first.As Alan Davidson explains in his introduction, the author, Peter Lund Simmonds, was a friend of William Buckland, famous in 19th-century England for being willing to taste literally anything.


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Password Safety

Don't pick your initials. Or your birthday. Or your address, or your phone number. Your mother's maiden name is off limits, not to mention the names of your father, brother, sister, pets and favorite sports teams - also out of the question.Hmm.


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TAs Criticize Rise in Funds Awarded to New Hires

Last spring, graduate teaching assistants in the English department were unsure of the effect organized teach-ins would have on what many of them felt was an indifferent administration.A few months later, with new compensatory fellowships being awarded to some incoming TAs, uncertainty remains about both the consequences of the past and possibilities for the future.Beginning this fall, TAs entering the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible for "an excellent new array [of fellowships]," said Munroe Eagles, associate dean for graduate studies.


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TA Stipends

Graduate teaching assistants within several departments of the College of Arts and Sciences, including geology, history, and English, are fighting the administration for higher stipends, which have remained static for the past 10 years at $8,400 while the cost of living and national stipend levels have steadily increased.


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Letter to the Editor

Whatever else he has done or may yet do in office, President Bush made the right decision when he ended federal funding of certain kinds of stem-cell research.In your editorial you pointed out that the U.S.


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MAC Gaining Football Notoriety

Like that nervous kid with acne who stands in the corner at your party sipping a wine cooler and trying to gain the courage to slip out of his anti-social slumber, the Mid-American Conference was once just an afterthought in the gigantic fraternity party that is national college football.Not only has that kid finally come out of the corner, he's dancing with your girlfriend.The MAC has quietly gained respectability over the years, aided mostly by Marshall's success on the national stage, and is now starting to receive dividends for the conference.Another bowl game has been added, the GMAC Bowl (formerly the Mobile Alabama Bowl), to go along with the Motor City Bowl, which the MAC has participated in since 1997.


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Princeton Review Rankings

The Princeton Review has released its annual compilation of "the best" 331 colleges and universities throughout the United States.


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"Give a Hoot, Read a Book"

"Honey, put the book away. You've been reading for half an hour already and I don't want you to ruin your eyesight."Does that sound wrong to you?


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UB Offers Master's Degree in Education Via Distance Learning

Beginning this fall, students working towards a master's degree in general education will never have to be in the same room with a professor.A joint effort between the UB Graduate School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences has formed a new distance-learning program, allowing students to complete coursework via online resources and teleconference rooms set up in various locations around western New York.While UB has offered classes in a similar format before, the new degree will mark the first time that students can complete an entire degree program through distance learning.Participants can attend classes in one of three locations: Jamestown High School in Chautauqua County, Cuba-Rushford High School in Cattaraugus, and Niagara Academy in Niagara County.


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Sharks Bite Close to Shore

Turn-of-the-century America was a time of ascendancy for the "young" republic. The Victorian-minded men and women of that age considered their world the pinnacle of reason and scientific enlightenment.


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Elmwood Arts Festival

Elmwood Avenue hosted its annual festival for the arts last weekend, featuring an array of western New York artisans, musicians and dancers in a creative setting for local residents and families.Booths filled with paintings, carvings, photographs, jewelry, pottery and other forms of art lined the avenue while music from local bands and singers entertained pedestrians.


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Rutgers Game To Have Carnival Atmosphere

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will be heavy favorites going in to their game with the UB Bulls Thursday night at UB Stadium ... if they can make it to the field.Given the enormous number of events being put on by the Office of Student Unions and Activities in conjunction with SA and RHA, getting to the field might be more of a challenge than expected.This year student tickets are valid not for the topmost level of seating, but for seats in the West Grandstand directly behind the opposing team's sideline.It is expected to be the largest student body to ever attend a UB football game.


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Quest for Cheap Rent Leaves Students Searching

Hal Brown needs somebody to help pay off his rent.As a graduate student studying school counseling at UB, Brown is actively looking for a roommate to live with in his Richmond Avenue house in Buffalo."If I don't find a roommate, I would pay everything - $300 in all.


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Stem-Cell Research

President Bush announced this month that the federal government will no longer fund research involving stem-cells obtained at the cost of destroying human embryos, nor will the United States support any other research utilizing newly- created stem cells.


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