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Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News

Ushering in a new era: Industrialist Jack Davis, above, second from left, and his wife, Barbara, chat with University at Buffalo president Satish K. Tripathi, second from right, and Harvey Stenger, former dean of engineering at UB and current president of the University at Binghamton, in the second floor foyer of UB's new engineering building during opening ceremonies Thursday on the North Campus in Amherst. At left, Mr. and Mrs. Davis watch as the sign is unveiled dedicating the new engineering center, which was built with a major gift from the Davises.

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James P. McCoy/Buffalo News

Bringing the past to life: Historical references abound Thursday evening during the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society's 150th anniversary gala in the Crystal Dining Room of the newly restored Hotel @ the Lafayette. Mary Craig, as Mary Talbert, left, chats with Al Parker, as Red Jacket, and distinguished guest George Cleveland, grandson of President Grover Cleveland.

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Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News

Straight to the heart: Chrislan Manuel, left, a heart attack survivor, speaks with Dr. JoAnne L. Cobler, 2012 Heroine of the Heart; and 2012 Go Red For Women chairwoman Yvonne Minor-Ragan at the American Heart Association's eighth annual Go Red For Women luncheon Thursday in the Buffalo Niagara Marriott in Amherst. The program highlighted the importance of heart health for women.

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Derek Gee/Buffalo News

Stripping down: A workman atop a lift uses a torch Thursday to remove the final pieces of the old facade of the former Gen. Donovan State Office Building in downtown Buffalo. The building is being converted into a hotel, retail spaces and offices.