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More than just rocks

Christine Burrill, a first-year graduate student in geology, heard a story about people living in the crater of a volcano in the Canary Island in class that opened her eyes to the world of geology.


Nothing in excess

R. Lorraine Collins is known as a compassionate, groundbreaking psychologist, and recently, her accolades have surrounded two things: marijuana and research. Collins, associate dean for research in the School of Public Health and Health Professions, focuses on alcohol and marijuana use among 18- to 25-year-olds in her projects.


"Improving transportation, improving life"

Adel Sadek grew up in Alexandria, Egypt, and the pyramids and the ancient Egyptians always fascinated him. This fascination influenced his decision to pursue civil engineering - the field where "you build stuff," he said. In 1993, Sadek emigrated from Egypt to attend the University of Virginia for graduate school.

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Adjusting to Passover

When Aaron Pieri enters Putnam's this week, he has no options for a meal other than an egg and cheese omelet. Because of this, Pieri has purposely modified the way he walks around campus to avoid the temptation of campus food.


Free smiles

It's not often the UB Dental School is filled with kids of all ages with smiles across their faces, showing off their healthy, white teeth. On Sunday, 250 volunteers came together from UB's School of Dental Medicine, UB Pre-Dental Association and from the Buffalo community for "Give Kids a Smile Day." The event, hosted by UB's School of Dental Medicine, provided free dentistry and dental health information to approximately 800 children from the Western New York area, ranging from toddlers to 18-year-olds who do not have access to dental care.

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