UB celebrates faculty and staff academic excellence
UB recognized 54 faculty and staff members Thursday for accomplishments in research, teaching, mentoring and professional and workplace service. Roughly 100 UB community members came to the 16th annual Celebration of Faculty and Staff Academic Excellence in Slee Hall. Interim Provost A. Scott Weber and President Satish Tripathi spoke at the beginning of the ceremony, congratulating faculty and staff receiving awards and acknowledging previous award recipients.
Student Association and LGBTA club hold annual drag show at UB
Roughly 100 students gathered in the Student Union as three drag queens captured the attention of passersby on National Coming Out Day Friday.
Overwatch club expands, becomes esports team
Most students go to UB Stadium to watch football, but for those who prefer esports, the opportunity to see a SUNY-wide esports tournament at the stadium may soon be a reality.  UB’s new esports team allows students to compete against other universities in various video games, with the goal of someday hosting a “massive” tournament at the UB Stadium. 
Pinnacle Community Services organizes October events for domestic violence awareness
Buffalo community members gathered at Third Street in Niagara Falls on Tuesday to march against domestic violence and hang purple ribbons on trees to show support for victims.  Roughly 50 community members participated in the event, which featured artwork displays in the Wine on Third restaurant. Pinnacle Community Services held the walk to raise awareness for women and families who have dealt with domestic abuse and to highlight Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Passage House shelter, which helped with the event, is part of Pinnacle Community Services and provides shelter for abused women and their children. 
Buffalo community members gather at Niagara Square and UB to participate in global climate strike
Hundreds of Buffalo community members showed up at Niagara Square to demand the government to take climate action as part of Friday’s Global Climate Strike. So did students on campus.