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Richard Lee

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Richard V. Lee, MD, University at Buffalo professor of medicine and a physician in private practice, died on May 7 at his home in Orchard Park. He was 75.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Confucius Institute in the University at Buffalo Asian Studies Program (UBCI) will offer a K-12 immersion day camp in Chinese language and culture this summer, as well as an immersion experience in China for high school students.


BUFFALO, N.Y. — Thirty years ago, Shenzhen was a small fishing village in southern China, population 175,000. Today, it’s a sprawling megalopolis of more than 12 million inhabitants, and one of the fastest-growing cities in the world.

Han Lixun

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Han Lixun, the chief designer of what may be the most spectacular public celebration ever mounted -- the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics -- will present an illustrated talk about his work at the University at Buffalo on March 9.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Lockport native Paul Haenle, who served as U.S. National Security Council director for China, Taiwan and Mongolian affairs from 2007 to 2009 under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, will visit the University at Buffalo on Feb. 12 to present two talks, both free and open to the public.


BUFFALO, N.Y. – Satish A. Tripathi, president of the University at Buffalo, and Jack Lightstone, president of Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, have made official a joint Master of Arts degree in Canadian and American studies to be offered in the fall.

drawing of a red snake representing the Chinese Year of the Snake

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo Confucius Institute (UBCI) and the Chinese Club of Western New York (CCWNY), in partnership with Buffalo’s Gold Summit Organization for the Development of Eastern Culture, will present their colorful, musical and much anticipated annual Chinese New Year celebration on Feb. 10.

International students at UB.

The 5,357 international students who attended the University at Buffalo in the 2011-12 academic year and their dependents contributed approximately $108,419,700 to the Western New York economy according to the 2012 report issued by NAFSA: Association of International Educators this week.


The 2012 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released yesterday in Washington, D.C., finds that, for the tenth year in a row, the University at Buffalo is among the top 20 institutions in the United States hosting international students.


In July, 2013, the University at Buffalo Asian Studies Program will present a three-week India-China summer institute that will be open to 30 K-12 teachers throughout the region and the country.