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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, …

Health and Fitness

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…

Colleges

The University at Buffalo has had a really good year. The Bulls men's and women's basketball teams are heading to the NCAA Tournament. Only 23 schools can say that. Add in that UB's football team went to a bowl game, and only 13 schools can say that their football, and men's and women's basketball teams were in the postseason. UB's football team played Troy in the Do…

Health and Fitness

Pediatric residents with the University at Buffalo medical school scrapped "Timbit Tuesdays" in favor of "Fresh Fruit Fridays." Evergreen Health opened a more nutritious market in its staff lounge two years ago, started a “walk the stairs” effort last month, and in April will launch a wellness passport that gives workers a $20 gift card for reaching healthy benchmarks. …

Crime

A University at Buffalo student accused of seriously injuring another UB student in a hit-and-run last fall was in court Friday, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 20-year-old Hannah Christensen of Clifton Park, a suburb outside of Albany, was arraigned in State Supreme Court on one count of leaving the scene of an incident without…

Amherst

Sharia-compliant lending has come to Buffalo – sort of. A student-housing complex in Amherst is part of a large international transaction, in which a Florida-based student housing management firm is partnering with an unidentified Middle Eastern investor that bought into properties in several states. Colonie Apartments, a 184-unit community at 2061 Sweet Home Road ne…

Health and Fitness

Vicki Mitchell hears a common misconception in running circles. “You say you’re a runner and someone asks, ‘How many marathons have you run?’ That’s as if to say, ‘You’re not really a runner unless you’ve run at least one marathon,” said Mitchell, coach of the University at Buffalo track and cross-country teams. Having been an elite level runner, I didn’t run a marat…

Business

Teens who suffer a sports-related concussion are likely to improve more quickly if they start aerobic exercise within a few days under the guidance of a health care specialist, according to what has been hailed as a landmark study led by two University at Buffalo researchers. The findings contradict a long-held belief in medical circles that those concussed are best ser…

Food and Drink

The new Indian restaurant in University Plaza seeks to attract Indian folks and others with its extensive array of colorful housemade Indian sweets. Heart of India, 3500 Main St., Suite 370, opened in the former Dosa Place space last month. The family that runs it has been involved in two Niagara Falls restaurants, but this is the only one they run by themselves, said o…

Health and Fitness

The health and wellness business in Western New York has never been more robust. The health care and social assistance “super subsector” is the region's largest employer – 14.6 percent of all Western New York workers, said Timothy Glass, regional labor market analyst with the state Department of Labor. That's more than local government, retail trade and manufacturing. …

Amherst

A veteran downstate hotel operator has sold the Comfort Inn University Hotel near University at Buffalo's North Campus to a Tonawanda investor for $5.9 million. Mukesh Patel, through HRB Hotels, bought the 102-room hotel at 1 Flint Road from Barney Realty, which is controlled by Jake Kriney of Goshen, N.Y. Kriney, a real estate developer and Syracuse University gradu…

Crime

A former University at Buffalo student accused of buying nearly $29,000 in train and bus tickets using other people's credit cards and then selling the tickets to friends, family and fellow students, was sentenced to five years of probation, the Erie County District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday. Atsu Bedjean, 20, of the Bronx, who pleaded guilty to third-degree a…

Gusto

On the opening night of Paul Vanouse’s latest exhibit, "Labor," at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the smell of sweat wasn’t too strong ... yet. In the gallery’s Project Space, three bubbling tanks containing fiery orange liquids continuously excreted three distinct scents, each resembling human sweat. The tanks are hooked up by tangles of clear tubing to a crisp whit…

Education

June 14, 1948 – Dec. 27, 2018 Henry J. Durand Jr. spent more than two decades at the University at Buffalo, working with students to overcome barriers in their educational, economic or personal background. But throughout his life, he also found ways to apply his talents away from his job — like teaching people to read, helping prison inmates earn college degrees and …