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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.
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.

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.


The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning has announced several lectures, discussions and seminars for late October and November that focus on new methods and formats of practice in architecture and planning.


Times Higher Education has named the University at Buffalo as one of the world's top 200 universities. UB is ranked 198th in the 2012-13 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, up from last year's ranking among the top 201 to 225 universities worldwide. The assessment uses 13 performance indicators to analyze how well a university is doing in core missions including teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.


The University at Buffalo Asian Studies Program and its Confucius Institute will celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. in Slee Hall on UB's North Campus.


The University at Buffalo has established a scholarship in memory of Alison L. Des Forges, the late historian and human rights activist who was killed in the crash of Continental Flight 3407 near Buffalo on Feb. 12, 2009.


Twenty-four noted scholars in philosophy, history and theology from across Asia, Europe and North America will gather at the University at Buffalo April 27-28 for "Beyond New Confucianism: Confucian Thought for Twenty-first Century China," a conference that will examine the current revival of Confucianism and the roles this ancient philosophical tradition plays in contemporary Chinese culture.