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BUFFALO, N.Y. – A gift of $200,000 from Melissa Dongmin Ma and Robin Li, MS '94, co-founder of China’s search-engine giant, will fund a laboratory in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the University at Buffalo’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.The Robin Li Data Mining and Machine Learning Laboratory will be located in Davis Hall on the North Campus.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jordan Levy — venture capitalist, entrepreneur, Synacor board member and co-founder of Buffalo’s Z80 Labs technology incubator — will speak with University at Buffalo students on April 17, offering his take on why we need to change the way we think to foster entrepreneurship.
Photo of Darren Cotton in the University Heights Tool Library.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – They are called PULL projects – multiyear Pop-Up Living Laboratories – whose aim is to promote economic stabilization, neighborhood revitalization, crime reduction and a prosperous business district in the Heights neighborhood surrounding the University at Buffalo South Campus.  
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo Alumni Association will honor a physicist and a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph during the UB Alumni Association Achievement Awards ceremony to be held at 6 p.m. April 12 in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall on the UB North Campus.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Elevator B, a honeycomb-themed tower housing bees on Buffalo’s waterfront, has won a highly-regarded international architecture award.
Photo of Ansar Khan and James O'Leary.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A handful of Buffalo’s most driven risk-takers will gather Tuesday, Feb. 12, for an entrepreneurship speaker series hosted by University at Buffalo’s Entrepreneurship Academy to teach UB students how to hand in homework by day, and manage a thriving business at night.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo Alumni Association President Tim Lafferty, BS ’86, will present $8,000 in scholarship money to six students during the UB Alumni Association scholarship dinner Feb. 8 in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North Campus.
A photo of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation medal.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- President Barack Obama has announced that Norman R. McCombs, a University at Buffalo alumnus who developed an oxygen production system that spawned a billion dollar industry and helped ease the pain of millions suffering from lung diseases, was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the U.S. government’s highest honor for technological achievement.
Two young men standing in front of Hutch Tech high school in Buffalo, an art-deco type building

Two Hutch Tech graduates — now scientists — return to the Buffalo Public Schools to work with teachers and students in a science education program.


The University at Buffalo’s business incubators welcomed seven new tenants in 2012, including companies working in Western New York’s biomedical, energy, materials and high-tech sectors.