Paul Vanouse, professor of art and director of Coalesce: Center for Biological Art, received the Award of Distinction in the Hybrid Art category of the 2017 Prix Ars Electronica, the world’s premiere cyberarts festival and competition.
University at Buffalo researcher Paras Prasad, an internationally recognized expert in optics and photonics, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) in Brazil
Professor of English Nnedi Okorafor is a novelist of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults. Born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents, Nnedi is known for weaving African culture into creative evocative settings and memorable characters.
Anna Dresnack, a rising junior majoring in English and psychology, received a scholarship to attend the 2018 Fulbright University of Sussex Summer Institute. It’s the fifth year in a row that a UB student has been awarded this scholarship, which covers airfare, accommodations, tuition and fees, and a meal allowance.
Helen Domske has never seen a whale shark. An avid scuba diver, she has been trying for 25 years — most recently in the waters off Cozumel, an island just off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, earlier this month.
As Earth Day’s 50th anniversary approaches, the first observance in 1970 should stand as a story of hope for climate activists and others fighting environmental battles today, says Adam Rome, a UB environmental historian who wrote a book documenting the history of the first Earth Day.
The American Heart Association has awarded a one-year, pre-doctoral fellowship to Zhongzheng (Jason) Niu, a third-year student in the epidemiology PhD program in the School of Public Health and Health Professions.
Banack, a postdoctoral researcher in the University at Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Professions has been awarded a Banting Fellowship, Canada’s most prestigious award for postdoctoral researchers.
John D. Atkinson believes engineering students want to study abroad, but struggle to fit semester-long trips into dense schedules. So he found a way they can have that opportunity by leading a new program to Costa Rica this winter to study sustainability.
Molly Anderson’s Russian connection changed her life. Back in 1997, Anderson was director of marketing and development at Houghton College when she received an invitation to speak at an international economics camp in Ryazan, a Russian city located about 122 miles southeast of Moscow.