Student-run Instagram shows students where to eat around UB
When Lisa Cannavale first noticed her Facebook newsfeed taken over by food blogs and how-to recipe videos, she got curious. She wondered whether there was a social media source that displayed UB’s wide array of food options. When she realized there wasn’t, Cannavale, a sophomore communication major, decided to start one of her own: an Instagram page named UB_hungry, which displays various photos of food in UB and currently has more than 300 followers.
Alpha Epsilon Pi hosts ‘Balling for Boobs’ basketball tournament
Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) hosted its fifth annual Balling for Boobs three-on-three charity basketball tournament on April 2. This year’s tournament was originally projected to raise $500, but raised $800 – nearly triple the donations from last year. All proceeds from the tournament went to the American Cancer Society with part of the money being set aside for breast cancer research.
Women in STEM Summit looks to inspire UB female students
During the last 10 years, Murphy said the percentage of women pursuing a professional degree in the STEM fields has remained relatively stable, with the numbers for women obtaining either a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree in these fields at or less than 30 percent.
UB graduate student creates ‘Black Lives Matter’ film
Her film follows five black UB studentsand their involvement in the “Black Lives Matter” movement and their lives as black students on campus.
“Black Lives Matter” is a movement that rallies against violence and injustice toward black people based on their race. The movement gained national recognition after the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner – both black men killed by police in 2014.
Three students trying to make it through Europe with only cans of Red Bull
Three UB students are attempting to make the cut of participating in the “Red Bull Can You Make It?” challenge, in which 165 student teams from more than 50 countries will travel across Europe for seven days with only Red Bull energy drinks as currency. The winning team will win a paid summer vacation in Europe.