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Bulls Look to Shock the World

Across the front entrance to Alumni Arena is a banner that reads, "We Can Shock The World," referring to the Bulls' football game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights this Thursday night at UB Stadium.Easier said than done.The game will be the beginning of new UB head football coach Jim Hofer's regime, but he won't be the only one looking to make a good first impression.For Rutgers, a new coaching era also will begin Thursday night.


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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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Bulls Kick Off New Era

When the Bulls said goodbye to former Head Coach Craig Cirbus last season, they were making a statement that he had taken them as far as he could go.


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Barbara Bono

Last May, Professor Barbara Bono was fired as chair of the English department by Charles Stinger, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.


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Don't Test Me

I'll never forget the day I took the SAT. It was a sweltering hot and cloudy day and there I was, sitting in a nearby Catholic high school, with three perfectly sharpened number two pencils in hand.


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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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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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TA Protest Leads to Chair's Dismissal

The CauseWhen Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Charles Stinger asked Barbara Bono, then-chair of the English department, to forward an e-mail May 17 to teaching assistants in her department, her refusal to support the e-mail's contents led to her immediate dismissal as chair.The e-mail Bono refused to send warned the graduate students that any delay in the submission of undergraduate student grades past deadline would result in non-renewal of TA positions for the coming school year.


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3 Doors Down to Headline Alternative Fall Fest

The Student Association and the University Union Activities Board have announced that chart-toppers 3 Doors Down will headline Fall Fest 2001, accompanied by Everclear, Nickel Back and Seven Channels.3 Doors Down are best known for their hits "Kryptonite," "Loser" and "Duck and Run," from their multi-platinum album "The Better Life." The band's new single, "Be Like That," was featured on the soundtrack for the recent hit movie "American Pie 2."Everclear, the most well known of the opening acts, first achieved commercial success with "Santa Monica," off their 1995 album "Sparkle and Fade.""We're expecting a good turn out," said SA President Christian Oliver."This should be a big event."Returning students can anticipate significant changes and improvements to this year's Fest, which SA expects to be more successful than its predecessors."The past three [Fests] have been all hip-hop," said Keith Hessian, music coordinator for UUAB.


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Women's Soccer Looks To Prove the Critics Wrong

The UB women's soccer team, on the wings of last season, which ended with a regular season record of 14-6-1 (8-2-1 MAC), is once again looking to soar despite the loss of seven seniors."This year we only have one returning senior, but 13 players overall returning, including sophomores and juniors.


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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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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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