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3/18/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. —  Nigerian poet and novelist Chris Abani, a self-described “zealot of optimism” and one of  America’s premiere authors, will participate in “Civil Wars: Narrating Horror and Hope,” an international conference on the nightmares engendered by civil wars across time and space, presented March 28 and 29 by the University at Buffalo Humanities Institute.
3/18/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Robert Horner, PhD, nationally recognized for his work in special education, will deliver the inaugural lecture in the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education’s (GSE) new Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series on April 28 at 4 p.m. in the Student Union Theater on the UB North Campus.
3/17/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Social relationships, fatigue and other coexisting medical problems have a stronger effect on how patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) rate their overall health than the severity of their gastrointestinal symptoms, a University at Buffalo study has found.
3/17/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — To celebrate and fuel the many grassroots initiatives helping to revive Buffalo’s reputation as both the City of Light and the City of Good Neighbors, the University at Buffalo Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies will host the colorful Performing Economies Colloquium April 4 - 6 at UB's Educational Opportunity Center (555 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203), the UB Center for the Arts (North Campus) and The Foundry (298 Northampton St).
Dietrich Jehle, professor of emergency medicine at the University at Buffalo
2/26/14

Texting and walking is a known danger, but Dietrich Jehle, University at Buffalo professor of emergency medicine, says distracted walking results in more injuries per mile than distracted driving.

2/25/14

The Food Lab at UB is part of a broad network of research partners leading a USDA-funded initiative to support local food policy.

2/21/14

A prestigious prize from the American Institute of Architects celebrates the lifetime achievements of Shibley, UB’s architecture and planning dean.

Photo of Annie Leonard
2/20/14

Millions of people have seen her animated Web videos. She wrote a best-selling book and has testified before Congress. She has even appeared on Stephen Colbert’s show.

2/7/14

Baby boomers can learn how to protect their hard-earned assets and guarantee a steady income for the rest of their lives through a new book by Lewis Mandell, PhD, professor emeritus of finance and managerial economics in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

Protesters outside the U.S. Supreme Court.
2/6/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The current U.S. Supreme Court debate over whether to maintain buffer zones restricting protestors at Massachusetts reproductive clinics returns to familiar constitutional territory justices already have ruled on, University at Buffalo Law School faculty member Lucinda Finley says.