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Fall 2010

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in my OPINION

Can you describe UB in just three words?*

In My Opinion *Question posed in “In My Opinion,” a feature of the monthly electronic newsletter @UB, a portion of which also appears regularly in UB Today. To subscribe, go to the Stay Informed tab at www.alumni.buffalo.edu.

Erudite. Principled. Embracing.

Ruth Littner Shaw, BA ’76
Philadelphia, Pa.

Regional crown jewel

Bill Altreuter, JD ’82
Buffalo, N.Y.

Best school ever!

Bethany Mazur, JD ’08 & BA ’05
Amherst, N.Y.

America’s finest university

Gordon Gibson, BA ’57
Orangevale, Calif.

Smart, not smug

Kevin Dipaolo, Friend
Pittsford, N.Y.

Diversity. Research. Success.

Rob Jones, MUP ’08 BA & ’06
Colorado Springs, Colo.

Life-changing experience!

Rebecca Schongar, BA ’06
Albany, N.Y.

Top-notch memories!

Mary Schmid, PMCert ’09, EdM ’97 & BA ’06
Fayetteville, N.C.

Education and friendship!

William Garczynski, BS ’83
Westminster, Md.

Stimulating, nurturing, pioneering

Marilyn Gross, MSW ’79
Downingtown, Pa.

Lifelong meaningful value

Pamela Sweitzer Stone, BS ’90
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Outstanding public education

Martha Krisel, JD ’80
Rockville Centre, N.Y.

My best years!

Susan Wedaa, BA ’94
Denver, Colo.

Best-kept secret

Peter Getoff, MA ’78
Los Angeles, Calif.

Education before Everything

Daniel Motherway, BS ’96
Montclair, N.J.

Quality, quantity, FUN

Shannon Knapp, BA ’87
North Syracuse, N.Y.

Vital, variety, value

Kimberly Neff-Barrett, BS ’91
Liverpool, N.Y.

Home sweet home

Rahul Jain, MS ’10
Raleigh, N.C.

Close to home

Thomas Capo, PhD ’97
Silver Spring, Md.

Invented Those Wings

Alex Roth, BA ’79
Hartsdale, N.Y.

SUNY's Educational Jewel

Matt Jones, BA ’91 & BA ’90
Jamestown, N.Y.

Nurturing Business Owners

Janine Tramont, Friend
Snyder, N.Y.

Challenging, Priceless, Worthwhile

Cindy L. Kailurn, BS ’02
North Tonawanda, N.Y.

Dynamic * Extraordinary * Home

Tim Lafferty, BS’86
East Aurora, N.Y.

 

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2/20/2017 The New York Times looks at communities, such as Buffalo, that have benefited from an influx of refugees, and interviews Mohsen Daghooghi , an Iranian student who rejects the president's suggestion that he or other Iranian students are dangerous.

How an American bureaucrat became president of Somalia

2/19/2017 An article in Politico Magazine about UB alumnus Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed , who was elected president of his native country, quotes Don Grinde who said they discussed the different models of democratic governance, warlordism and religious extremism.

Voices

These journalists are no enemies of the people

2/19/2017 David Schmid tells USA Today that it is not unusual for the president to have a hostile relationship with the press. But Trump's description of the press is unprecedented, he says.

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