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The Pitches performed this song on Dec. 9, 2013, at UB’s Jacobs Executive Development Center in Buffalo.
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The world’s third-most popular sport is played with little recognition—but great results—at UB

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“Everything here has a back story,” says Michael Basinski, curator of the UB Poetry Collection, before launching into a whirlwind tour—back stories and all—of one of the world’s leading collections of 20th- and 21st-century poetry in English. One minute he’s pointing out the coffee stains on a handwritten copy of Dylan Thomas’s “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”; the next, sweeping his hand over a set of paintings purported to be of James Joyce’s relatives (and carried by the Joyce family throughout Europe), but quite possibly, says Basinski, “purchased by Joyce’s father at a used furniture store in an attempt to gentrify the family.”
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As a major public research university, UB is an excellent setting for discussion of issues important to the Obama administration

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The Chips performed this song on Dec. 6, 2012 at UB’s
Jacobs Executive Development Center in Buffalo.

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Story by CHARLOTTE HSU
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Story by CHARLOTTE HSU
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Follow one of the footpaths embedded within UB’s new Solar Strand. As you walk along, you pass row after row of configurations of solar panels, their support posts rising up seamlessly from the earth like tree trunks.

Photo of many black photovoltaic panels lined up in a row.
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Follow one of the footpaths embedded within UB’s new Solar Strand. As you walk along, you pass row after row of configurations of solar panels, their support posts rising up seamlessly from the earth like tree trunks.

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Visual Studies professor uses comic art, hip-hop and his own drawings to showcase the expressions of underrepresented voices in America.

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Buffalo is known around the world for its snow and cold. But it’s also home to some of the best celebrations of this weather in the United States. We love winter, and here at UB, we help international students learn to love it, too.

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Serving the children of Western New York since 1917, UB’s Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry is the “dentist” for the more than 50,000 patients who access its services each year.

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In October 2008, the house on Howell Street was just another vacant building in a city with many abandoned properties. Four UB architecture students found it and transformed it into something special—a home that one of them still occupies today.

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Need help getting on the road to self-improvement and well-being in 2012? To assist you, here is UB’s annual list of new year’s resolutions suggestions based on the research and work of our faculty members during 2011.

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In 2011, Western New York lost two of its greatest scientific minds: Wilson Greatbatch, inventor of the implantable pacemaker, and Herbert Hauptman, a Nobel laureate whose methods for deciphering the shapes of molecules propelled the development of modern pharmaceuticals.

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In the summer of 2006, John Syty and his Clarence High School teammates geared up for the high school football season at a seven-on-seven passing camp in Rochester. Playing defense, Syty and a teammate were running full speed in the same direction trying to intercept a pass when they collided, smacking heads. The impact knocked Syty out.

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Monsters that scare us -- vampires, zombies, witches -- help us cope with what we dread most in life. Fear of the monstrous has brought communities and cultures together over the centuries and serves them as well today as in the Dark Ages.

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As a freshman, Jasmine May didn’t know that she would major in medicinal chemistry. Or that she’d eventually win the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, or that in her first year at UB, she would get to work with award-winning scientists and use cutting-edge technology. All she knew was that her father was dying.

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Three years ago, UB alum Alan Winslow set out to see America. With Morrigan McCarthy, a friend, Winslow packed cameras and digital recorders onto a pair of bicycles. Over the next 11 months, the partners—both photographers—zig-zagged through 30 states on an 11,000-mile ride.
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The earthquake that Pierre Fouché knew would happen came on Jan. 12, 2010. The most intense shaking lasted less than a minute. But in that time, in cities near the epicenter, it seemed as if the entire world were collapsing.