In October, comedians Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon briefly referenced the efforts of UB researchers to develop an underwater wireless network during their TV monologues. O’Brien quipped, not entirely accurately, “Finally, a way for people to Tweet, ‘I’m drowning.’”
Hell nights and line-ups still plague schools across the country, but some UB students are taking a stand against hazing. More than 275 Greek students pledged to denounce the practice during a National Hazing Prevention Week event last semester, sponsored by the UB Inter Greek Council.
A Cold War-era time capsule buried in 1959 on the South Campus was unveiled at a public event late last summer. The metal container, which apparently wasn’t watertight, revealed only damaged copies of the Buffalo Evening News and UB Spectrum. “No 50-year scotch,” joked one bemused onlooker.
Two sophomores suffering from early-semester boredom circulated a fake poster promoting rappers Drake, Big Sean and A$AP Rocky as headliners at UB’s Fall Fest—unleashing joy, then anger, as students blew up Twitter. The actual event did include A$AP Rocky, so at least some of it was true.