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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.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo’s standing among colleges that provide a quality education at an affordable price continues to climb, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

With help from UB, former employees of Contract Pharmaceuticals Limited have launched QuaDPharma, a Clarence-based pharmaceuticals manufacturer.


David Wang was underachieving in math class because he was too smart. The seventh grader at Transit Middle School simply lost interest in the subject. What he needed was a challenge. His father decided to reignite his son's curiosity in math by enrolling him in the Gifted Math Program (GMP), an after-school, advanced mathematics program for middle and high school students at the University at Buffalo.


Three University at Buffalo professors have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.