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Wednesday, June 19, 2024
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Buffalo's Supreme Team

Students finally have something to cheer about. American Rugby News is reporting that the UB men's rugby team is currently ranked the number one club team in the country. UB Rugby competes in the New York State Rugby Conference (NYRSC) and is divided into Division I and Division III.

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Show me the money

Negotiating salary and benefits when landing a full-time job can be a daunting task. Wednesday at 4 p.m., various industry professionals will speak to UB students about various salary negotiating strategies and show them the proper tools for the start of successful careers. A panel of experts will expose the techniques that are vital in obtaining the best offer possible when landing a job. Joe Kuchera, a human resources representative from Unifrax, Michelle Plesh, a human resources representative from Goodyear Dunlop, Susan Stamp, the V.P.


Tea Time with Mortenson

Greg Mortenson, a philanthropist, world-renowned author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, will enlighten the Western New York Community about his quest to change and impact the lives of children in Middle-Eastern countries Wednesday night at Alumni Arena. The co-author of Three Cups of Tea, a New York Times best-selling novel and the 2010 UB Reads selection, has been striving to promote peace through books while bringing both education and hope to communities.


Trippin' on Buffa-love

Students can now trip effortlessly. The Student Association is providing discount tickets and transportation for students to explore Buffalo through one of UB's newest programs: UB Trippin'. According to Jennifer Harb, a senior biomedical sciences major, director of SA Student Affairs and a Senior Life Editor at The Spectrum, the new program is striving to show students various aspects of Western New York and enrich students in the diverse cultures rooted deep in the Queen City. "SA is looking to provide students with transportation and discounted tickets to various events, festivals, art galleries, concerts, comedians and seasonal activities like haunted houses," Harb said. The SA executive board and the SA Student Affairs department have collaborated to provide students with off campus experiences. In past years, all incoming freshmen living in campus housing received an SA booklet called Reach.


Protecting the blue heart of the planet

Sylvia Earle, affectionately known as "Her Deepness," enriched Alumni Arena's stage for UB's second Distinguished Speaker Series event of the school year on Wednesday night. Hailed as one of the greatest American oceanographers, Earle was the first woman to be named the chief scientist of the U.S.

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