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For two decades, almost all patients brought into a Western New York emergency room after an opioid drug overdose were stabilized, given a short list of treatment clinics to call for a follow-up appointment and released. The results were predictable. Few appointments were scheduled, and the potentially fatal cycle of drug addiction continued. That began to change two…

Colleges

Winter Park (Fla.) High School football coach Tim Shifflet insists he had no pull in convincing Casey Case to commit to the University at Buffalo football program. Shifflet is a Sweet Home graduate and the son of Joe Shifflet, a Buffalo-area high school football and wrestling coaching great. Tim Shifflet sometimes would joke to Case that Buffalo would be a destination f…

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University at Buffalo women's soccer coach Shawn Burke will be providing analysis of the Women's World Cup for The Buffalo News during the tournament. Burke is entering his sixth season at UB and has led the program to five consecutive Mid-American Conference tournament appearances and was named MAC Coach of the Year in 2014. An amazing summer for some of the best socce…

Business

The drive to convert research conducted in the Buffalo Niagara region into startups will receive a boost from the Innovation Hub at the University at Buffalo. UB and its partners on Tuesday celebrated the official launch of the Innovation Hub, which is backed by $32 million grant commitment from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Buffalo Billion II initiative. The center aims to…

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Nate Oats, former head coach of the University at Buffalo men's basketball team, is putting his classic Tudor-style home on Grand Island up for sale as he departs for the Crimson Tide of Alabama. The three-story house on West Oakfield Road, which has waterfront views, a 60-foot pool and a vintage bowling alley, drew plenty of interest when Oats bought the home in August…

Buffalo

Thirty-one University at Buffalo juniors in the Environmental Design program will lead a presentation on ways to make the Hooks Neighborhood — a stretch between Canalside and City Hall turned into a sea of highways in recent decades — more walkable. The students, part of the UB School of Architecture and Planning, welcome the public to the free presentation from 5 to 8 …

Colleges

MINNEAPOLIS — Cierra Dillard did her best to put on a good face in her WNBA debut. It wasn’t much of a debut. On the bench for all of the first half, the former University at Buffalo guard sported her Minnesota Lynx warmups and her trademark headband. Dillard raised her voice when she didn’t agree with a call by the officials late in the first quarter. She cheered when …

Health and Fitness

It looks like Chris Spell will have to break the world standing box jump record the hard way. Guinness World Records told the former University at Buffalo football player that his 64.625-inch jump earlier this month didn’t qualify because he stuck his landing on a surface that was too cushy. "It's very confusing and frustrating," Spell said Monday afternoon after he …

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A new spine and stroke center that will open later this year in the Northtowns is expected to cut the number of spine surgeries in the region and help more patients manage their pain and limitations without opioid medications. This is what leaders predict for the $40 million project that combines the talents of University at Buffalo Neurosurgery, Dent Neurologic Institu…

Health and Fitness

Chris Spell is on a dual track toward two lofty goals. Play football in the NFL. Set the world record for the highest standing jump. Spell will try out next weekend for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League, a step that could bring him closer to his biggest goal. He’s much closer to a Guinness World Record listing. “I wanted to time the t…

Local News

The University at Buffalo freshman who died following a suspected hazing incident was remembered by his roommates as a dedicated student who was passionate about soccer, according to the UB Spectrum, the student-run newspaper at the university. Sebastian Serafin-Bazan, 18, kept a note above his desk that read "GPA goal 4.0," the Spectrum reported. "He was really funn…

Crime

Activities of Greek-letter fraternities and sororities will be suspended at the University at Buffalo at least until the start of the fall semester as the university conducts an internal review following a suspected case of hazing, UB announced Monday. Recommendations from a yet-to-be-named panel are due by the start of the fall semester, said A. Scott Weber, vice presi…

Education

The University at Buffalo will launch an internal review into activities of Greek-letter, social fraternal organizations at the school, following an incident last week in which a fraternity pledge ended up in critical condition. UB will start the review this week, university spokesman John Della Contrada said. The internal review committee, formed by A. Scott Weber, …

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Jim Vail and Jamie Lanier look forward to a day when an artificial pancreas and a bandage-sized sensor placed under the skin will help them seamlessly manage the oft-changing insulin demands of their Type 1 diabetes. Meanwhile, they are among those who look for help and inspiration from Dr. Paresh Dandona and his colleagues at the Western New York Center of Diabetes-End…

Buffalo

To Stephen Still, watching the University at Buffalo play college basketball at the highest level will demand solving a quick transportation challenge. The UB women’s and men’s teams both made it to their respective NCAA tournaments, and the two teams are scheduled to open first-round play Friday afternoon. Still lives in Washington D.C. Once he learned of the dual sele…