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Monsignor Martin cross country champion Evan Hilbert has committed to the University at Buffalo, he announced on Twitter on Wednesday. Hilbert, a second-team Class B all-state selection last year, also placed fourth among Western New York runners in the Federation meet. He won the Knox Farm Invitational run in September and fifth in his race in the McQuaid Invitational …

Education

University at Buffalo Police are investigating what officials described as hateful graffiti found in a bathroom stall on the UB North Campus, according to a statement released by the university on its website Friday. In an open letter to the university community Friday, UB President Satish K. Tripathi described the graffiti as anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic. He not…

Health and Fitness

University at Buffalo researchers are looking to learn more about limiting needless and potentially harmful prescription drugs for seniors, find a better way to measure muscle mass in older adults, and ease the loneliness for those struggling with social isolation. Their work got a boost Wednesday, with the announcement that the UB Center for Successful Aging will recei…

Health and Fitness

Onions and garlic are key ingredients in sofrito, a condiment that’s a staple of Puerto Rican cuisine. They may also be a recipe for reducing the risk of breast cancer, according to findings of a study led by researchers from the University at Buffalo and University of Puerto Rico. “We found that among Puerto Rican women, the combined intake of onion and garlic, as well…

Education

A state audit of the University at Buffalo's procurement practices identified nearly $900,000 in questionable transactions, including poor monitoring of its spending and lost opportunities to save money on products and services. The audit released by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli reviewed $8 million in spending by the university between April 2016 and September 2018…

Sports

One of the toughest lessons Gurjeena Jandu has learned is that less can sometimes be more. When superstar teammate Carissima Cutrona tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her knee on the final day of last September, cutting short her marvelous career, Jandu - the other captain for University at Buffalo women's soccer - felt responsible to keep the Bulls together after …

Health and Fitness

More than 1,300 patients in the Buffalo region with multiple sclerosis have provided evidence that will help doctors around the world better predict who most likely will get the most debilitating form of the disease. Researchers at the University at Buffalo this week released findings of a long-term study which used brain scans of those patients to yield clues about how…

Local News

Criminal justice advocate and Central Park Five member Yusef Salaam, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman and environmental journalist Jeff Corwin will be among the speakers for the 2019-20 University at Buffalo Distinguished Speakers Series, the university announced Tuesday. Joining them for the 33rd annual series will be two personalities f…

Health and Fitness

It’s understandable that those preparing for college – especially for the first time – would spend months planning schedules, doting over book purchases, school supplies and dorm room décor, and wondering what a greater sense of independence will mean. Throw in a major change in family financial dynamics and it’s unsurprising that a key element of the back-to-school pla…

Health and Fitness

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…

Colleges

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…

Business

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…