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Blackstone LaunchPad at UB, a hands-on learning program created by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation that is designed to introduce entrepreneurship as a viable career option to the university’s 30,000 students, has officially been unveiled on North Campus. The program, which is located within the Student Union, will provide students with individualized mentorship and ideation support, as well as seminars and training sessions related to building a business.

Medical School Milestone

The new home of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has reached a major construction milestone. On March 22, the university hosted a topping out ceremony, during which one of the building’s final beams – out of a total of 7,459 steel beams — was hoisted on top of the eight-story structure and put into place at Washington and High streets in downtown Buffalo.

Voices of Slavery

A UB workshop this fall brought together descendants of Dred Scott, Solomon Northup and other former slaves who authored narratives about their enslavement. The gathering, planned by transnational studies professor Kari Winter, may have been the first of its kind.

When Ancestry Search Led To Escaped Slave

UB alum Terry Gross EDM '75, BA '72, interviewed Regina Mason whose great-great-great grandfather had been William Grimes, a runaway slave who had authored what is now considered to be the first fugitive slave narrative. Mason was a participant in the Voices of Slavery workshop this past fall. Listen to the interview below.

Read more about the workshop from the New York Times and NPR


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