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News about gifts to UB and related philanthropic programs.

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Buffalo, N.Y.—The John R. Oishei Foundation has made a gift of $5 million to the University at Buffalo to support construction of the new UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo will announce a multimillion-dollar gift to support construction of its downtown medical school on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Cheektowaga-based research and development firm CUBRC has pledged $250,000 to support University at Buffalo researcher John L. Crassidis’ efforts to track dangerous space debris.


Federal funding is still the gold standard for biomedical research but during the past decade and especially as a result of sequestration, many young investigators are conducting research that is supported largely by private, not government, organizations.

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Project aims to help former professional athletes and their families maintain quality of life in aging.


A gift  from the Patrick P. Lee Foundation is funding a University at Buffalo scientist’s promising research on the cause of schizophrenia.


A graduate of the doctoral industrial engineering program has given $500,000 to help establish a professorship in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.


English poet Robert Graves reportedly once said: “There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money either.” He was wrong, at least when it comes to beloved American poet Robert Frost. In two months, the University at Buffalo raised more than $65,000 to create an endowment to support its prized collection of Frost materials.


A top national expert – who also happens to be University at Buffalo graduate – will discuss the state of the U.S. economy on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the UB Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC)


The UB Scholarship Gala will take place from 6-11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in the Edward Wright Practice Facility on the North Campus.