Swift has spent her whole career trying to describe true love in her songwriting. In the liner notes for "Red" she muses,“real love shines golden like starlight, and doesn’t fade or spontaneously combust. Maybe I’ll write a whole album about that kind of love if I ever find it.” And with "Lover," she achieves that. In a call-back to "Red," Swift sings “I once believed love would be burning red/but it’s golden like daylight.”
Alan Alda believes science is the “greatest detective story in the world” and has made it his mission in life to educate the public about it. Alda, an actor, director, screenwriter, author and science communicator, spoke about the importance of effective science communication Wednesday night in Alumni Arena, as part of UB’s 31st annual Distinguished Speaker Series. Alda was the final speaker in this year’s lineup.
Hundreds gathered in the Center for the Arts for UB’s 14th annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence on Thursday.
Students elected Mike Brown for a second term as UB Council student representative. For his second term, Brown wants to improve parking, continue supporting efforts to to get the UB Foundation to divest from fossil fuels and implement a new student-centric budgeting process.
Anthony DeFeo said he believes Fossil Free UB’s “grassroots” approach and lack of association with SA have been key to getting the UB Foundation to listen to the organization’s concerns. Fossil Free UB, formed in 2015, is a student organization calling for UB to divest from the fossil fuel industry.
Early Saturday morning, the U.S. and its allies launched over 100 missiles, targeting chemical weapons facilities in Syria. The airstrike was a response to an alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians in a Damascus suburb.
Kamalie Liyanage lived off eating crepes for six months in New York City, inspiring her to open a creperie in Buffalo. Liyanage, a UB alum, is the owner of Wholly Crepe, a new restaurant near South Campus that opened in July 2017. Wholly Crepe touts “wholesome” ingredients like cage-free eggs and organic chicken.
UB President Satish Tripathi addressed a standing room only crowd at the grand opening of the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences downtown location Tuesday morning. Tripathi described the new building as a “state-of-the-art, 21st century facility.”
New York State Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul believes the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will have a positive effect on the Buffalo community.“I believe [the new medical campus location] will be a catalyst for change because it puts Buffalo on the map,” Hochul said.
Classrooms in the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are designed to facilitate collaborative, discussion based classes as opposed to traditional lectures, according to second year medical student Laura Reed. Students will start classes in the new building on Jan. 8.