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A full day of academic talks will discuss the origins of the universe, the Earth, life, consciousness and culture.

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Bruce Jackson developed “Breaking Down ‘Breaking Bad,’” a graduate seminar for the spring 2014 semester, that will analyze the critically acclaimed series’ realistic storyline, development and execution.

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UB undergraduate students will travel to northern Peru next summer to conduct rigorous interdisciplinary research into the biological and chemical properties of indigenous medicinal plants.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The first classes in what eventually would constitute the University at Buffalo’s College of Arts and Sciences were offered 100 years ago as the university developed from the Buffalo Medical College to a broad-based academic institution.
Ryan Austin standing in front of Hull House.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Among several archaeological excavations undertaken this summer by the Archaeological Survey in the Department of Anthropology is the ongoing search for and excavation of outbuildings at Lancaster’s Hull Family Home and Farmstead, one of Western New York’s most significant historic sites that is anchored by the oldest substantial stone dwelling in Erie County.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Once swampy grassland dotted with sheep, then a booming center of the nation’s economy, Buffalo’s Erie Canal neighborhood has lived many lives over the past 200 years and now is giving up some of its secrets.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo’s annual menu of intellectually stimulating, fun and sometimes offbeat summer workshops and courses kicks off next week with a program that will give participants an introduction to preparing herbal remedies and cooking a wild food buffet.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Two University at Buffalo education professors known for their pioneering work in teacher education and the integration of digital media into public school classrooms, have edited a book celebrating what they call “an essential new literacy” in American schools.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. – “The debate about gun control in this country is not related to American Revolutionary thought, as gun control opponents often claim, but is grounded in the paranoia experienced by whites over the loss of slaves and their own political domination, a state of mind that arose after the Civil War,” says Carole Emberton, PhD, assistant professor of American history at the University at Buffalo.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education Professor Jeremy D. Finn, PhD, will speak Thursday, Jan. 10, at a national conference on school discipline, suspensions, security and misbehavior, with special emphasis on alternatives to excluding students from schools.