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From left:  interactiveX includes Rohan Shah, CEO; Josh Krouse, vice president of research and development; and Vivian Luo, developer. Photo: Douglas Levere.
3/11/17
The online education company called interactiveX seems like something created in the computer labs of Silicon Valley, but it’s launching from UB’s Technology Incubator on Sweet Home Road in Amherst.
From left:  interactiveX includes Rohan Shah, CEO; Josh Krouse, vice president of research and development; and Vivian Luo, developer. Photo: Douglas Levere.
3/11/17
Misa Yasumiishi grew up in Fukushima, Japan, but was in Amherst when reactors went into meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
2/6/17
The Bethel Park Great Alumni Hall of Fame was created in 2013 to recognize and honor Bethel Park High school alumni who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments either personally or professionally after graduating from Bethel Park High School.
2/6/17
It was the summer of 2016 — five years after an earthquake and tsunami had caused three nuclear reactors to melt down at the Fukushima Daiichi Plant in Japan.
1/27/17
The Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Program (ISEP) exposes middle and high school students to science and engineering.
center map
1/23/17
Residents of Rugby, N.D., about 45 miles south of the Canadian border, erected a stone obelisk marking it as the geographical center of North America.
1/23/17
Flu season is starting to peak in Western New York, although its activity here lags behind other regions of the state.
Study finds immigrant diversity increases wages
1/23/17
In debates over immigration, economic anxieties loom large. One of the most common concerns is that an influx of workers born abroad will depress wages for native-born Americans.
Dr. Chris Renschler
1/9/17
UB geographer Chris Renschler first caught the attention of the United Nations, especially the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in 2016 while completing a Fulbright Fellowship in Vienna, Austria.
12/16/16
“It was remarkable how clearly you could see many different biomes on Earth based on the frequency and timing of cloudy days over the past 15 years.”
UB Reporter Photo
11/22/16
The Nov. 5 event on the Trans-Pacific Partnership features experts from around the world
UB Reporter Photo
11/22/16
Researchers seek public participation in the survey, whose results will be used to model how disease spreads through a community
Dr. Knight and Dr. Bagchi-Sen
11/22/16
In a new book, researchers turn to data to answer tricky questions tied to population loss in cities and suburbs across America
11/16/16
7th International Symposium on Gully Erosion was held at Purdue University from May 23 to 27, 2016. Dr. Sean Bennett served on organizing committee as a co-chair.
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11/16/16
The Ontological Approaches to Sensor Data Analysis Conference (May 19-20, 2016, Buffalo, NY, USA) attracted more than 50 researchers from 21 institutions in eight countries. Participants shared research findings and assessed challenges in frontier topics of sensor ontology research.
Buffalo News photo
11/16/16
Researchers see signs of trouble for the native fish. In 2014, they could find the native fish in plentiful numbers in the Niagara River. But last year, the shiners’ numbers fell by nearly 75 percent.
UB Reporter photo
11/16/16
“Depending on their venue, some athletes may face greater health risks than Zika from water quality and sanitation issues.”
Dr. David Mark
11/16/16
Dr. David Mark is currently a SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Buffalo. He was one of the pioneering academics that helped develop Geographic Information Science (GIS) and recently kick-started another groundbreaking field called ethnophysiography.
UB Reporter photo
11/16/16
“There was the feeling that VW was one of these really trusted brands, particularly for their engineering, and the biggest shock was that this seems to be a case of willful deceit.”
Presentation photo
11/16/16
46th Annual Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium, “Laboratory Experiments in Geomorphology”, was held  at UB from September 18 to 20, 2015.
UB Reporter photo
11/16/16
A new study finds that large-nut-bearing trees were more abundant than expected near the historic sites of Native American villages in Chautauqua County.
1/27/16
The Department of Geography holds a reception each year for graduating graduate and undergraduate students.
Michael F. Goodchild's lecture flyer
4/10/15
Michael F. Goodchild is an Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He will give a talk on "Is Big (geo) Data the next big thing in The spatial sciences?" on Friday, April 17, at 3:30pm, in Fillmore 170. Please see below for details.
Graduate student research symposium schedule
4/7/15
Please join us this coming Friday, April 10th in Wilkeson 145H, 106 and 144 for the graduate students' research symposium! The symposium will start at 3 pm.
A flyer for the conference, Geographic Perspectives on Health
4/7/15
The mini conference "Geographic Perspectives on Health" was held on March 6th at 145H Wilkeson.
announcement of the colloquium in Geography
2/9/15
Our first Colloquium of the spring semester will be presented on Friday, February 13, at 3:15pm, in room 145H Wilkeson. The featured speaker is our own Professor Jacquez. Please see below for complete details.
flyer for geography open house
11/24/14
A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY IN GEOGRAPHY
keynote speech
11/14/14
    Next week is Geography Awareness Week and you are all invited to participate in our events.
9/24/14
Looking for funding opportunities? Check the CAS Scholarships & Awards homepage!
state of department address
8/15/14
Dr. Sharmistha
Bagchi-Sen, Chair
9/24/14
Recently established degrees in International Trade – BA in International Trade and MA in International Trade – are now being offered by the Geography Department.
6/19/14
The Geography Department has set up the Charles H.V. Ebert Lecture Series and Scholar-in-Residence program. Each year, a prominent scholar will be invited to give the annual lecture, and the department will have the option of hosting them over the course of a week for a series of other lectures and seminars. The goal is to facilitate interaction across disciplines and professions to promote interdisciplinary geographic research and teaching.
6/19/14
The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Study Center in conjunction with the Department of Geography and Asian Studies Program at the College of Arts & Sciences is home to the Nila T. Gnamm Junior Faculty Research Fund. Each year, we invite proposals for funding from scholars affiliated with any department or academic program at UB to support research related to the Southeast Asia region. Small grants of between $500 and $2,000 will be awarded for expenses related to travel, conference presentation, library research, data collection, and other research costs. Funding could also support visiting scholars, conferences, workshops, lectures, and similar scholarly activity at UB that is related to the research of a faculty member or graduate student. For questions about the Fund, please contact Professor Jessie Poon.
6/19/14
The Great Transformation: Neoliberalization, the urban commons and socio-spatial justice in Jakarta, Indonesia
6/19/14
Please join in us this coming Friday in 145H and 144 for the students' rehearsal at AAG! The symposium will starts at 1pm, food and drinks will be provided.
6/19/14
MS in Geography requirements have been revised and are effective Fall 2012. Two new MS tracks are being offered – Economic Geography and Business Geographics (formerly Transportation Science/Business Geographics) and Health Geography.
6/19/14
The recent issue (2013) of the Geography Department Newsletter "The Compass" is available!