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Thanks to a quirk in state law, UB students who buy a meal plan with a declining balance lose any money left in the account at the end of the school year.

UB students leave an average of $12 in their accounts at the end of each school year, said Clifford B. Wilson, associate vice president for student affairs.

With 2,000 students using this plan, that leaves the organization that runs the meal plans, dining facilities and campus catering with about $24,000 in extra annual revenue, Wilson said.

Purchases made with the declining-balance plan are not subject to sales tax, Wilson said. In return, however, state law bars the university from returning unused money to students at the end of the school year.

The university reminds students monthly of the May deadline, how much money they have on account and whether they're on track to use it all up, Wilson said.

"We let them know that again and again," he said.

UB itself doesn't get the leftover money in the accounts. The Faculty Student Association -- a not-for-profit corporation -- receives this money, which is plowed back its $15 million budget, Wilson said.

UB Law School is establishing its first named professorship, thanks to a donation from the Frank G. Raichle Foundation.

Lucinda M. Finley, a Law School professor and founder and director of the school's civil litigation and appellate advocacy concentration, will be the first Frank G. Raichle professor beginning in the spring semester.

Raichle was a 1919 UB Law graduate who served as president of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Dr. Kelly Hollowell, a member of the Christian Medical Association, will offer evidence that supports creation and disputes evolution, in a speech at UB today.

Hollowell also will address stem cell research, DNA technology and human cloning.

Her appearance is sponsored by Brothers and Sisters in Christ, the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and other Christian campus organizations.

She will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Room 210 of the Student Union on the North Campus.

The Hellenic Graduate Student Association sponsors weekly sessions at which students and members of the Buffalo community can learn traditional Greek dances.

The free classes will be held Oct. 21 and every Sunday, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., in Alumni Arena.

For information, call Iacovos Kyprianou at 830-1909.

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