University at Buffalo

UB Hayes Hall
WBEN Newsroom
December 14, 2019 - 11:41 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-Carolyn Thompson) — The promise of reparations to atone for historical ties to slavery has opened new territory in a reckoning at U.S. colleges, which until now have responded with monuments, building name changes and public apologies. Georgetown University and two...
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UB Press Conference
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Brendan Keany
December 12, 2019 - 2:33 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - "The announcement of the Community Health Equity Research Institute is the difference between life and death," said Mayor Byron Brown. This past Sunday, while they were watching the Bills game, Brown and his wife received the dreaded call that no family wants to hear - her 53-year-...
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Knox Lecture Hall
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Brendan Keany
November 25, 2019 - 3:45 pm
AMHERST (WBEN) - On Friday, Governor Cuomo prompted the New York State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to assist University at Buffalo Police in investigating hate speech that was written in a bathroom stall in Knox Hall. "There were two swastikas, a homophobic slur and the usage of the N-word all...
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Neil McManus
November 10, 2019 - 12:52 pm
Amherst, NY (WBEN) Officials at the University at Buffalo say that a fire broke out Sunday morning in the Governors Complex on the school's North Campus at about 11 a.m. No injuries were reported and damage was estimated at $50,000. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. It is believed...
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Mike Baggerman
November 04, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The University at Buffalo has begun a study which will compare the impacts of opioid intervention court and traditional drug courts. In a release by the university, it acknowledges that both are beneficial to helping those who are dependent on drugs and the overall fight...
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Mike Baggerman
October 17, 2019 - 3:00 am
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Despite closing a year ago, Tonawanda Coke remains a source of frustration for nearby residents, who are sounding the alarm on a lack of transparency by the University at Buffalo related to a study commissioned after the plant's closure. Tonawanda Coke closed its doors last...
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the University at Buffalo. August 26, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 26, 2019 - 1:26 pm
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg highlighted women's issues, including the progression of women's rights since the 1960s, her early inspirations, relationships with current and former justices, and more during her nearly 45-minute appearance in front of a crowd at...
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Mike Baggerman
August 26, 2019 - 3:00 am
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's appearance at the University at Buffalo on Monday has piqued the interest of politically-active people on the college campus. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg headed to Buffalo "I think it's a real opportunity for us...
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May 17, 2019 - 3:02 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - The SAT's have long been a controversial way of measuring a student's aptitude, and The College Board, the company that administers the test, will now measure students based on a new metric: an adversity score. The score, announced Thursday, will look at the...
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Sigma Pi Fraternity House on Custer Street in Buffalo. 18-year-old Sebastian Serafin-Bazan went into cardiac arrest on the front lawn on the morning of April 12. April 15, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger)
April 19, 2019 - 1:53 am
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - The past week has not been an easy one for the UB community. On Wednesday, students and faculty learned that they had lost one of their own - 18-year-old Sebastian Serafin-Bazan in a suspected hazing incident. UB president Satish Tripathi issued the following...
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