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In Case you Missed it! Spectrum News Airs Deep-Dive into Record-Breaking 2024 Model UN

By Education, Events, News
In case you missed it! Spectrum News Reporter Kevin Hayes’ deep dive into this year’s record-breaking Model UN General Assembly recently hit television screens. The day of lively debates hosted by the University at Buffalo marked the International Institute of Buffalo’s 20th year of presenting the marquee event to high school students across Western New York. This year drew over…
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Ahmed Zewail: Arab American Heritage Month and Recognizing Immigrants and Refugees

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In honor of Arab American Heritage Month, we continue to recognize the economic, cultural, political, and social contributions of notable immigrants and refugees who've helped shape America's vibrant tapestry. Today, we spotlight Nobel Laureate Egyptian-American chemist, Ahmed Zewail. Ahmed Zewail, nicknamed the "Father of Femtochemistry," was the first Egyptian scientist to receive a Nobel Prize in Chemistry. His work proved…
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Mohammed Amer: Arab American Heritage Month and Recognizing Immigrants and Refugees

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In honor of Arab American Heritage Month, we continue to recognize the economic, cultural, political, and social contributions of notable immigrants and refugees who’ve helped shape America’s vibrant tapestry. Today, we spotlight Palestinian-American stand-up comedian Mohammed Amer. Amer's unique perspective, shaped by his cultural background, has earned him widespread recognition, including mainstream media appearances and a Netflix comedy special. In…
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We were honored to welcome 50 New Americans from 20 countries while they took their citizenship oaths at the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Naturalization Ceremony in downtown Buffalo this morning.

IIB Welcomes 50 New Americans from 20 Countries!

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We were honored to welcome 50 New Americans from 20 countries while they took their citizenship oaths at the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Naturalization Ceremony in downtown Buffalo this morning. The countries from which these new American citizens traveled are: Australia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Burma, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, India, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Kosovo, Philippines, Sierra Leone, South Korea,…
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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Education, News, Survive Support
April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and chances are someone in your life has experienced sexual violence. Family and friends, colleagues, neighbors, and classmates carry the trauma and burden of sexual assault with them. Nationwide, 81% of women and 43% of men report experiencing sexual harassment and/or assault in their lifetime. Sexual violence affects all people, regardless of geography, race,…
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Rony Seikaly: Arab American Heritage Month and Recognizing Immigrants and Refugees

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In honor of Arab American Heritage Month, we are taking time to recognize the economic, cultural, political, and social contributions of notable immigrants and refugees who've helped shape America's vibrant tapestry. Today, we spotlight Lebanese American basketball player Rony Seikaly. One of the first internationally-born players to significantly impact the NBA, Rony Seikaly averaged close to a double-double throughout his…
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Donations Urgently Needed: New Refugee Families Arriving in April

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Update: We are no longer holding open donation hours on site. To coordinate your drop offs please contact our Donations Coordinator Cara at: donations@iibuff.org or call (716)883-1900 extension 329. In April, we’ll be resettling several families here in Western New York. Additionally, our funding is severely limited for a young couple in their 20s arriving on the 17th. They’ve had…
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In honor of Women’s History Month, we continue to recognize the economic, cultural, political, and social contributions of notable immigrant and refugee women who’ve helped shape the vibrant tapestry of America. Today, we spotlight British-American astronomer, educator, and trailblazer Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin.

Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin: Women’s History Month and Recognizing Women Immigrants and Refugees

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In honor of Women’s History Month, we continue to recognize the economic, cultural, political, and social contributions of notable immigrant and refugee women who’ve helped shape the vibrant tapestry of America. Today, we spotlight British-American astronomer, educator, and trailblazer Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin. Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin was born in Wendover, England, in 1900. When she was four years old, her father, a lawyer,…
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