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UB News

University Communications produces official news stories that are curated in University-Wide Shared Content for authors to use on their websites. Much of this content is tagged by topic, decanal area and even by academic department.

Location of University-Wide Shared Content within the UBCMS Author environment.

Location of University-Wide Shared Content within the UBCMS Author environment (marked with red border). The folder with News Center stories is highlighted in green.

Build a Tagged List of UB News Stories

Every article in our general collection of university news stories has been tagged based on their content focus for each major decanal area (College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Education, et al.) and many of their departments. Additional collections are available for topics such as philanthropy, as well as for initiatives such as RENEW and UB 2020 (the main distributed collections are listed here).

Use a List Builder component to build a tagged list, limited to the above folder, and then use the general tag Content Type: News Article as well as the tag for your decanal area or department (e.g. Target Website: School of Nursing).

Below is a live list of the five most recent School of Nursing news stories. (If you click through, you will see the stories are set to display in the News Center, but you can easily redirect them to load in your own site's news area using the Host Page setting).

Example: School of Nursing News

List UBNow Stories, or a News Mix

Link Directly to a News Story

Here's how to build a relative link directly to a News Center press release or UBNow story that is in Shared Content:

a) UB News Center Releases

  1. Locate the story in your browser; for example,
    Engineer Alexander Cartwright named SPIE fellow (April 29, 2014)
    http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2014/04/055.html
  2. Match the story to our news release collection.
  3. Paste this relative URL into the box in your Fixed List, or use the URL browser to navigate through the path we outlined above, starting in /content/shared/university/news/news-center-releases.

Example of the List in Use

b) UBNow Stories

  1. Locate the story in your browser; for example,
    Reed-Danahay receives NEH grant (April 17, 2014)
    http://www.buffalo.edu/ubnow/research/news.host.html/content/shared/university/news/ub-reporter-articles/stories/2014/April/reed-danahay_neh.detail.html
  2. Match the story to our news release collection.
  3. Paste this relative URL into the box in your Fixed List, or use the URL browser to navigate through the path we outlined above, starting in /content/shared/university/news/ub-reporter-articles/stories.

Example of the List in Use

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