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FICTION Whatever Happened To Interracial Love?: Stories By Kathleen Collins Ecco paperback original 175 pages, $15.95 “Posthumously published” takes on a whole new meaning with the reading of the late Kathleen Collins’ raw, electric and nuanced story collection, “Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?” From its provocative title to its 16 spare but percipie…

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FICTION TRANSIT By Rachel Cusk Farrar, Straus and Giroux 218 pages, $25 One forgets, between books, just how exceptional a writer Rachel Cusk is, with her pin-perfect focus on the day-to-day or, as one of her characters puts it, “the inherently traumatic nature of living itself.” Her latest novel, “Transit” -- a sequel to her irregular yet critically-acclaim…

Erie Community College has been kept from fulfilling its role in the economic development of Erie County because of political interference and insufficient funds from the county during the last 12 years, according to an ECC educator's scathing report.The report, whose underlying message is that Erie County needs new leadership, was released by veteran ECC educator Maxwell …

Thirty years ago, a group of graduate students at the University at Buffalo saw a need and filled it.Monroe Fordham, then a fledgling member of the Buffalo State College history faculty, was among them.So was Henry Louis Taylor Jr., now director of the Center for Urban Studies at UB; Ralph Watkins, today a professor of black and Hispanic studies at Oneonta State College; a…

An unauthorized newpapers, the Downtown Student Voice, is expected out Monday at Erie Community College's City Campus.It is a new student newspaper in defiance of a new policy calling for only one official student newspaper for all three ECC campuses. Each campus, by tradition, has had its own newspaper until now."We're just trying to make sure we still have a free voice,"…

A task force to explore the possibility of more autonomy from the county for Erie Community College met for the first time Thursday.Its participants, brought together by ECC President William J. Mariani, began a "Year 2000 -- College/County Efficiency Study," meant to look into letting the college perform its own functions, including payroll and contract negotiations."We w…

Trocaire College is joining hands with the National Tractor Trailer School to offer the state's first academic certificate in motor vehicle transportation.The new program, to begin within a few weeks, was announced today during a news conference at the tractor trailer school, 175 Katherine St."This is the first time a program of this type has ever been approved by the stat…

Daemen College will launch its long-awaited interactive telemedicine network with rural locations at 2 p.m. Oct. 7 in Room 101 of the Business and Commerce Building on the college campus in Snyder.Educators and representatives of health-care agencies in Wyoming, Steuben, Orleans and Livingston counties will be on hand for the launching ceremony and a demonstration of the n…

Author and historian David Halberstam, CBS news correspondent Charles Osgood and former White House press secretary Mike McCurry will be honored Oct. 8 during St. Bonaventure University's annual Mark Hellinger Awards Dinner.The event, held to pay tribute to top professionals in the print, broadcast and public relations fields and to outstanding St. Bonaventure graduates, w…

As Taiwan began to cope Tuesday with the devastation of its most powerful earthquake since 1935, George C. Lee of the National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research at the University at Buffalo managed to talk by phone to two former students based in Taipei."From their own viewpoints, their homes and their work, they had no problem," Lee said of Jinnshing Hwang and Ne…

A $1 million gift from the Kenneth L. and Katherine G. Koessler Family Foundation to Canisius College's capital campaign is being announced today by College President Rev. Vincent M. Cooke.The 11th donation of $1 million or more to the "Imagine Canisius" campaign, the Koessler gift brings the drive to $28.8 of its $30 million goal.It also continues decades of support for t…

Margaret M. Sullivan, marking her first day as editor of The Buffalo News, today named veteran newsmen Edward L. Cuddihy and Stephen W. Bell as managing editors of the newspaper.Their appointments, effective immediately, are the first to be made by Ms. Sullivan, who succeeds The News' newly retired, longtime editor Murray B. Light."It's a great feeling to know that I have …

A man who died when he was struck by a car as he fled state police by crossing the Kensington Expressway on foot Saturday night was identified Sunday as Robert Dipalma, 51, of Grote Street.Route 33 was closed for more than four hours after the chase, which ended in Dipalma's death near the Jefferson Avenue overpass.State police said the incident began when Trooper Robert B…

An 18-month hiring freeze is in effect at the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences because the year-old undergraduate college "overcommitted its budget $2 million to $3 million," UB President William R. Greiner told members of the UB Council Tuesday.But the president, who called the hiring freeze "a short-term irritation," was quick to shoulder the blame."W…

Enrollment is on the upswing at the majority of area colleges and universities this fall, and at least three are celebrating the highest numbers in their histories.D'Youville College, with 2,086 students, and Medaille College, with 1,374, are marking all-time highs. ITT Technical Institute, which opened in this area with eight students three years ago, now has 410.Twelve o…