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As an undergraduate student pursuing a public health degree at the University of California, Irvine, Yeeli Mui had not yet heard about the field of urban planning, much less considered the relationship between urban planning and public health.

UB researchers served as guest editors of a themed issue of Built Environment that focuses on equity in food systems planning.


First-of-its-kind database developed and maintained at UB will help governing bodies around the globe develop better food systems planning policies by drawing from legislation already crafted.


Members of the Communities of Excellence gathered to review the impact they have had on education, scholarship and outreach.


UB professor Jeff Good says the African country's many languages are endangered — and so are the ways that people use them.

How do you make decisions about the food you eat? Do you look at the price? The list of ingredients? Perhaps you pay particular attention to whether your food is non-GMO, gluten free, or certified organic?  
In Ghana, a newborn child receives the names of both parents, which are often aspirations for the child’s future. Dr. Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah, the most recent faculty hire for the UB School of Architecture and Planning, is on a path to live up to his father’s name, Boamah, Helper of Nations.

A trip to Costa Rica inspires participants in UB's new Study Abroad Incubator.


Researchers find that while handwashing with soap and water prevents childhood disease, access to soap at home varies around the world.


<b>FEATURE</b> UB Food Lab director Samina Raja is laying the groundwork for a healthier world.


Students spent a transformative week developing and refining ideas to address a specific global health issue.



Speakers and workshop sessions addressed the theme of improving health literacy for Buffalo’s refugee population.


Research grants to promote food quality in the Global South were awarded to teams at UB's inaugural Ideas Lab.

The School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor in planning, development, and design for global health equity.
Applications are invited for an outstanding postdoctoral scholar to join a university-wide interdisciplinary research initiative on Food Equity and Global Health.

Google’s Toilet Locator could offer a solution to India’s open defecation problem in cities, but challenges remain in rural areas, a UB expert says.


Samantha Power attended a town hall meeting at UB on refugee resettlement as part of a daylong visit to Buffalo.


UB student musicians play a key role in Buffalo String Works' mission to help refugee children learn to play music.


The UB Community of Excellence awards seed funding for projects on refugee issues and air pollution's effects on pregnant women in China.


International Education Week activities at UB will focus on refugees and immigrants.


Taking place on World Food Day, Oct. 16, session at Habitat III conference will focus on food systems planning and policy.


In the fourth installment in a weekly series, Pavani Ram offers her "big idea" to cultivate a worldwide hand-washing habit

To author its 2015 World Development Report, the World Bank put together an interdisciplinary team of economists, political scientists, sociologists—and a lone philosopher. Ryan Muldoon, an assistant professor in UB’s Department of Philosophy who had done prior work for UNICEF, helped guide the thinking behind the report.

Through the Global Innovation Challenge, UB students created solutions to an issue that keeps millions from completing school.


UB undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students will work in teams to develop social, economic, technological and public policy solutions to sanitation challenges faced by schoolchildren around the world.


In a spring studio focused on refugees, students are re-envisioning an abandoned silk mill as temporary housing.


UB will mark National Public Health Week with events highlighting issues that are important to improving our nation.


Film screenings, symposia and a health summit will address the myriad issues related to this global problem.


Six members of the UB community were recognized on Wednesday for outstanding community engagement activities.

The world’s most pressing problems can’t be solved with one approach or seen through a single lens. That’s the thinking behind a spring studio course offered at UB that aims to help a community in India develop a much-needed public sanitation plan.

UB medical geographer Jared Aldstadt says it's unlikely the Zika virus will affect large parts of the country.


A 17-member team from the University at Buffalo (UB), the largest campus in the State University of New York, visited the Maradu municipality on Wednesday.


Buffalo's and UB’s reputations for working well with the refugee population were highlighted earlier this week as the city hosted a press tour of foreign journalists.


John Borrazzo, a leader in maternal and child health, will give the keynote address in UB’s third annual “Critical Conversations,” a presidential series showcasing distinguished individuals who are helping to shape understanding of vital issues facing the world today.


When UB faculty members cite senior Kelly Coughlin’s credentials and accomplishments, her paper, “Too Much of Water,” is front and center.  


UB is investing $25 million in an initiative that will harness the strengths of UB faculty from disciplines across the university to confront grand challenges facing humankind.