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UB’s Global Impact

Working at home and abroad, UB students and faculty are applying their knowledge to a range of projects addressing global challenges. From training earthquake engineers in Haiti to documenting vanishing languages in Cameroon, the research and outreach we do at UB changes lives around the world.

6/19/14

The indigenous languages of Cameroon’s Lower Fungom region are in danger of vanishing, and Jeff Good, an assistant professor of linguistics, has made it his work to document them before they do.

6/19/14

Pavani Ram, an assistant professor of social and preventive medicine, is looking for simple solutions to pressing public health problems: namely, how to prevent the spread of disease from unsanitary conditions.

6/19/14

Following a destructive earthquake in Haiti, MCEER, UB’s Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, is partnering with a Haitian university to train engineers and architects to design buildings that can better withstand earthquakes.

6/19/14

Even small gifts can mean the world. That’s what more than 300 UB dental students and residents have learned while providing free dental care in communities around the world.

6/19/14

In a country where nearly one in five adults have HIV/AIDS, Chiedza Maponga, a 1988 UB pharmacy graduate, is working to curb infections and increase availability of treatments.

6/19/14

In a region of the world where tsunamis and monsoons threaten millions of lives, the UB/Amrita Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute (UBARI) initiates and supports research on topics including trauma, extreme events and disaster management.

6/19/14

The Colombian city of Pasto, population 400,000, and several small villages sit at the foot of Galeras Volcano. Galeras is a threat, and UB’s Center for GeoHazards Studies is working to improve the community's disaster preparedness.