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9/2/14

Mini-trips to exotic lands. Mentor connections with renowned professors and accomplished alumni. Community-based service that blends real-world experience with life-changing impact. That’s the real picture behind the University at Buffalo’s expanding focus on “experiential learning."

9/2/14

For years, the University at Buffalo’s QUIT program attained an impressive success rate in helping smokers –especially heavy smokers – stop the deadly habit and staying off permanently. Now, the program is making victory over tobacco even easier, and more affordable.

9/3/14

The NFL’s new “test case” for pro football players accused of domestic violence could lead to increased scrutiny and more education about the issue outside of professional sports, according to the director of the Domestic Violence and Women’s Rights Clinic at the University at Buffalo’s Law School.

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9/3/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Why do cocaine addicts relapse after months or years of abstinence? The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded a University at Buffalo scientist a $2 million grant to conduct research that will provide some answers.
9/4/14

The newly sequenced genome of the coffee plant reveals secrets about the evolution of man’s best chemical friend: caffeine.

9/4/14

Jed E. Rose, PhD, renowned smoking researcher and co-inventor of the nicotine patch, will visit the University at Buffalo on Sept. 11 to discuss new methods for smoking cessation.

Nellie Drew
9/4/14

University at Buffalo Law School adjunct professor Nellie Drew is the utility player of sports law. She can devise an imaginary world of NFL expansion in her classroom and she takes a decisive stance in the ongoing sales of the Buffalo Bills.

9/5/14

Nationally regarded election prognosticator forecasts Democrats to lose 16 House seats and eight Senate seats

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9/5/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Nationally recognized experts will show local nonprofit leaders how to think like entrepreneurs and effectively use social media to advance their organizations at a conference this month hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Social Work and the UB School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL).
9/9/14

Details to be unveiled Wednesday morning at dig, downtown Buffalo’s new co-work space.

9/9/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Top-notch academics and the lowest possible debt: That’s the win-win value offered to students by the University at Buffalo, according to U.S. News and World Report.  The magazine today released its popular annual ranking of the best colleges and universities in America for undergraduate students.  
9/9/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – FNUB Inc., an affiliate of the University at Buffalo Foundation, has entered into an agreement to sell the former Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) building at 465 Washington St. to Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.
9/9/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo researchers and colleagues studying a rare, blistering disease have discovered new details of how autoantibodies destroy healthy cells in skin.  This information provides new insights into autoimmune mechanisms in general and could help develop and screen treatments for patients suffering from all autoimmune diseases, estimated to affect 5-10 percent of the U.S. population.
9/9/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Cheryl Strayed, author of the New York Times bestseller, “Wild,” will speak at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10 in Alumni Arena, UB North Campus, as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series.
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9/10/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- This year, the University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) successfully launched a sold-out family business program. Now, backing from Wilmington Trust will give the initiative an extra push.  
9/9/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A University at Buffalo project that aims to significantly advance the state-of-the-art in cloud computing research has received a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
9/10/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Monika McFoy, who formerly worked as an academic coach coordinator in the University at Buffalo Academic Resource Center, was named executive director of the Buffalo Engineering Awareness for Minorities (BEAM) program in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
9/10/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – In competitive swimming, setting the correct pace can mean the difference between finishing first or second.
9/10/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Management is again ranked as one of the country’s best undergraduate business programs in the 2015 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News and World Report.
9/10/14
BUFFALO, NY — University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi today announced a five-year contract extension for Athletic Director Daniel J.  “Danny” White, an agreement that extends White’s contract until 2019.
9/11/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Attention lifelong learners! In a town well-known for its conferences and festivals, here’s one dedicated to the thousands of migrants — many of them refugees — from all continents who continue to globalize the country, change its face and contribute to the cultural life of Buffalo as they have for 200 years.
9/15/14

Hundreds of University at Buffalo alumni are expected to celebrate their alma mater on Friday, Sept. 19, during a function in Larkinville, Buffalo eclectic and historic entertainment district located at 745 Seneca St.

Michael Cain, Steve Koury and Brian Higgins
9/15/14

Students from groups that are underrepresented in science and technology fields will become proficient in genomics and genetics, thanks to a five-year, $1.2 million grant to the University at Buffalo from the National Institutes of Health, said Rep. Brian Higgins, who announced the grant today at UB’s South Campus.

9/16/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Presenting a strong résumé, setting long-term goals, navigating social media and networking are essential skills for today’s business professional—and all are topics for this year’s Smart Business Practices seminar series, hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association (SOMAA).
9/16/14
BUFFALO, N.Y.— The University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CBLS) will host Rheonix, Inc., a molecular diagnostic company based in Ithaca, N.Y., to deliver September’s  Life Sciences Commercialization Lecture.
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9/16/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A sleep-promoting circuit located deep in the primitive brainstem has revealed how we fall into deep sleep. Discovered by researchers at Harvard School of Medicine and the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, this is only the second “sleep node” identified in the mammalian brain whose activity appears to be both necessary and sufficient to produce deep sleep.