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On Friday, Aug. 2, more than 100 student scientists from across the country will convene in downtown Buffalo to show off posters describing the results of research they completed in regional labs.

UB officials cut ribbon celebrating the opening of the new Educational Opportunity Center.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) opened its new home today, a move that allows the center to take a greater role in serving Buffalo’s downtown community and expand programming for students who may not have access to traditional educational resources.


BUFFALO, N.Y. – Ten budding entrepreneurs in the life sciences and high-tech fields will evaluate their ideas in a risk-free environment at a Pre-Seed Workshop hosted by the University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.

Photo of Linwood Roberts.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – With UB’s presence growing in downtown Buffalo, there’s a need for enhanced two-way communication with the surrounding neighborhoods. As a result, UB opened a new Community Relations Office in the Downtown Gateway building at 77 Goodell St., formerly the site of the M. Wile building.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) and UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences celebrated the High-Tech CEL class of 2013 at a reception on May 15 at the UB Downtown Gateway.


WHAT: A free public workshop sponsored by the University at Buffalo Civic Engagement and Public Policy (CEPP) Research Initiative. Participants will propose and discuss new community-based participatory research projects to improve health in Buffalo and Western New York.


BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Economic Opportunity Panel (EOP), appointed by the University at Buffalo and St. John Baptist Fruit Belt Community Development Corp. to assess how the opportunities created by the sale of the McCarley Gardens housing complex could be more accessible to the residents of McCarley Gardens and the city’s Fruit Belt, released its report today.  


BUFFALO, N.Y. – Community stakeholders from neighborhoods surrounding the University at Buffalo’s Downtown Campus will receive an update on UB’s plans to build a new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences downtown during a community forum at 7 p.m. tonight in the Gaylord Cary Conference Room at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (across from the main hospital).

Image of the design for the new UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo publicly unveiled today the dramatic design for its new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building to be constructed on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in downtown Buffalo.

Photo of Zaid Islam (left), a resident of the Fruit Belt and graduate of the Fruit Belt leadership program, talking with a fellow participant at a recent training session.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Leaders from across the City of Buffalo and UB joined together Wednesday to congratulate the graduates of a leadership training program offered to two-dozen members of the city’s historic Fruit Belt neighborhood near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC).