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An international symposium, scholarship dinner and community roundtable will take place on April 23 and 24.


Colorful celebration to feature classical and contemporary Chinese music and performing arts.


More than 8,000 international students in WNY — 6,504 at UB — contributed over $194 million to the economy.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — For the fifth straight year, University at Buffalo faculty member Gene D. Morse, PharmD, has been invited to lead a session on research capacity building at an international conference.

For decades, Buffalo’s population has shrunk. But the city’s number of immigrants and refugees are on the rise. With the sudden population surge come a host of problems. The University at Buffalo will tackle these issues through the Immigrant and Refugee Research Institute (IRRI), a new institute under the School of Social Work and Buffalo Center for Social Research.


This year marks the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, in which an estimated 800,000 people lost their lives over 100 days beginning in April 1994. To commemorate this anniversary and honor the memory of Alison L. Des Forges, an internationally known historian and human rights activist, the University at Buffalo will present two events on April 24.


The University at Buffalo Confucius Institute (UBCI) and the Chinese Club of Western New York (CCWNY) will celebrate the Chinese Lunar Year of the (energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able) Horse on Feb. 2 with its annual free public performance of music, dance and Chinese martial arts.


Lilliam Malavé will lead a troupe of UB students and Western New York educators who will learn the Mandarin language and culture while living with families in Beijing this summer, thanks to a Fulbright-Hays award funded by the U.S. Department of Education.


The Institute of International Education, announced that for the 11th year in a row that the University at Buffalo is among the top 20 U.S. institutions hosting international students.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – In support of its UB 2020 commitment to prepare students to live and lead in a global world, the University at Buffalo has announced its Global Scholar Program, through which undergraduates in any discipline can qualify for a global scholar transcript notation (TN) citing significant achievement in global/international awareness.