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UB a leader in hosting international students

For the 11th consecutive year, UB is among the top 20 U.S. institutions hosting international student, according to the 2013 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.


The world’s third-most popular sport is played with little recognition—but great results—at UB


As a major public research university, UB is an excellent setting for discussion of issues important to the Obama administration

Enjoying the season

For the first time in several years, winter weather made an appearance at Winterfest, with hundreds of students, faculty and staff enjoying all the season has to offer.


UB celebrates the Chinese Lunar Year of the Horse with music, dance and martial arts performances.

Baidu founder makes gift to UB Engineering

A gift of $200,000 from Melissa Dongmin Ma and Robin Li will fund a laboratory in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Working for children's rights

A team of UB social workers recently spent 10 days in India working with colleagues there who are advancing children's rights through innovative programs and legal activism.

Conference explores 'learning of living'

UB will host the 18th International Conference of the Society for Chinese Philosophy next week, a meeting devoted to exploring
the Chinese conception of philosophy as the "learning of living."

Bridging the gap in Kenya

A senior class project for some UB engineering students is counting for much more than a final grade; it’s giving them real-world experience and a chance to help people in need.

Another award for Elevator B

Elevator B, a steel tower designed and built by UB students to house a colony of bees along Buffalo’s waterfront, has won an award from the prestigious international design magazine Azure.

Top incubator

The UB Technology Incubator has been named the world’s top life sciences university incubator by a Stockholm-based startup that provides expertise in starting and transforming incubators.

Another accolade

Being named a fellow of SPIE, an international society for optics and photonics, is just the latest honor for UB computer scientist Venu Govindaraju.

Students, first week of classes. Fall 2011

UB is one of six public research universities recognized in a new report by the New America Foundation for “embracing key strategies that make them models for national reform.”


A Western New York company is partnering with the UB School of Architecture and Planning to explore the potential of “digital craft” in terra cotta restoration.

Crossroads Culinary Center (C3) has earned Campus Dining and Shops a gold award in the 40th Annual Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards contest.
Students win $25,000 for health care app

A team of UB engineering students has won $25,000 for designing a mobile app that aims to reduce hospital readmission rates by ensuring that patients receive appropriate care upon being discharged.