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For University at Buffalo's Nate Oats, 2018 has been a very good year. The head coach of the school's basketball team led his squad to win their conference title after amassing the best conference start in team history. Then he took them to the NCAA tournament for the second time in three years, even reaching the second round after upsetting the Arizona Wildcats. He was…

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Lou Piccone remembers suffering concussions during his days with the Buffalo Bills. So the 69-year-old retired wide receiver was surprised to learn that a team of University at Buffalo researchers found no signs of dementia-related, structural damage to his brain —despite his years playing professional football in 1970s. So were the researchers. After examining 21…

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A supercomputing facility on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus will pump its computing power, thanks to two grants worth a total of $2 million. The University at Buffalo Center for Computational Research received $1 million each from the National Science Foundation and Empire State Development. The center will use the funds to buy equipment that will more than triple i…

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Erie County Medical Center had the distinction last year of releasing a teen patient with severe autism from the behavioral health emergency room – after 304 days. The 16-year-old was one of hundreds with developmental disabilities in the region – and thousands across the nation – who fall into a gray area each year. Where to best help them when an explosive outburst re…

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If you’ve held off on seeing recent blockbusters like “Black Panther” and “Deadpool 2,” or just want to experience cinema in a unique natural setting, the University at Buffalo Student Association Summer Film Series has you covered. The long-running series, which runs from June 18 to Aug. 24, also features smaller films, like “Love Simon,” and awards-bait like “The Post…

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The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team will play in the second annual Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic in Northern Ireland, organizers made official Tuesday. UB’s participation had been previously reported by The News and other media outlets. The field has expanded to eight schools, arranged in two four-team brackets. Games will be played in the Unite…

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TORONTO — The Boston Red Sox are a team you're still trying to figure out. Are they the group that burst from the scene 17-2, giving Alex Cora the best start for a rookie manager since 1900? Or are they the team that entered Saturday just 9-10 in their last 19 and having already blown the 7 1/2-game lead they built on the Yankees in mid-April? The answer probably lies s…

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University at Buffalo quarterback Drew Anderson has decided to finish his college football career elsewhere. Anderson announced Friday on Twitter that he was transferring to Murray State and will play next season as a graduate student after earning his undergraduate degree in business administration at UB. A school spokesman confirmed Anderson's departure. Anders…

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Chantal Martinez Blanco still gets teased by family and friends about her college choice when she returns to Puerto Rico. Three years after she left the sunshine and comforts of the Caribbean island to pursue better tennis and a quality education, they continue to ask the same question: Why the University at Buffalo? Even she didn't fully understand the answer when s…

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LegWorks won the $10,000 grand prize at the Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo on Wednesday. The company, which has developed affordable, high-quality prosthetics, was among six companies that made pitches before an audience. The University at Buffalo event, held at Hotel Henry, showcased innovation in the region. Bitcrusher won the second-place prize of $5,000…

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UB Distinguished Speakers Series with Alan Alda 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Arena on University at Buffalo's North Campus (Amherst). Tickets range from $24 to $58 and may be purchased here. Known primarily as an actor - as Hawkeye Pierce on "M*A*S*H," for instance - Alan Alda also spent more than a decade as host of "Scientific American Frontiers" on PBS, then went on to chann…

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Bitcrusher, which makes sound effects technology for guitars, took first place in the University at Buffalo’s Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition. The team won $52,000 in startup capital and in-kind services. Bitcrusher makes a device for a guitar that allows a user to control digital sound effects directly on the instrument. It can be built int…

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University at Buffalo defensive end Demone Harris worked out for the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, according to reports. Harris, a graduate of Bishop Timon-St. Jude, went to UB as a walk-on after not having playing organized football before his junior year of high school. He worked his way into becoming a starter for most of his final three seasons for the Bulls. He had…

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Participate in the University at Buffalo Step Challenge next month and it might extend your life. The challenge – free and open to all – is among activities set to launch next week as part of National Public Health Week, designed to highlight the role that health policy and planning can make on the well-being of people and their surroundings. “It’s a great time to be…

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Michael May drove a delivery truck for many years before he landed a job 4½ years ago delivering the mail on the University at Buffalo South campus. "Before that, I was doing a lot of sitting," said May, who at 5-foot-10 weighed 282 pounds at the time. "People would bring doughnuts in to work all the time. The weight creeps up." May, 57, of the Town of Tonawanda, has…