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UB on the Green, the University at Buffalo’s free outdoor performance series, is back for an eighth season of celebrating the summer season in the South Campus neighborhood.

Five named UB Distinguished Professors

Five faculty members representing the health sciences and engineering have been named UB Distinguished Professors for 2014.


MirrorMirror, the award-winning temporary street tent designed by University at Buffalo architecture professors Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis, again has been recognized by the international design community.


Few people have influenced and supported the Buffalo music community more than Cameron Baird (1905-1960), the elder son of a Buffalo industrial family considered by many the city’s “undersung hero of good music.”

Plato’s Academy North Tonawanda Campus (PANTC) reading group and the UB Department of Philosophy will present their second annual conference, “Bioethics and the Philosophy of Medicine,” Aug. 1 and 2 at UB.

The University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences and its Humanities Institute has announced the name of its first WBFO-Eileen Silvers Visiting Professor in the Arts and Humanities.


University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education doctoral student Denise Grandits, a middle school literature teacher in St. Amelia School in Tonawanda, is the latest recipient of the Media Literacy Award from the National Council of Teachers of English.


National experts on the criminal justice system, opioid abuse, substance abuse treatment and community health will visit the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) during its Fall Seminar Series beginning Sept. 17.


The food truck movement has finally reached the University at Buffalo.


For years, the University at Buffalo’s QUIT program attained an impressive success rate in helping smokers –especially heavy smokers – stop the deadly habit and staying off permanently. Now, the program is making victory over tobacco even easier, and more affordable.


Jed E. Rose, PhD, renowned smoking researcher and co-inventor of the nicotine patch, will visit the University at Buffalo on Sept. 11 to discuss new methods for smoking cessation.

Promoting a 'green' lifestyle

Where can you learn how to be more “green” at work and home, enjoy free samples of sustainable products and even donate items to Goodwill? The answer, of course, is the sixth annual UB Sustainable Living Fair.

A walk on the 'Wild' side

Author Cheryl Strayed described her journey along the Pacific Coast Trail and her relationship with her mother during her Distinguished Speakers Series lecture.  

On the water

It's been the backdrop for photos and fireworks for 40 years, but now Lake LaSalle is a spot for canoes and kayaks, thanks to the recent opening of a boat launch on the familiar North Campus lake.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – By the end of 1983, the Clash had lost two key members: drummer Nicky “Topper” Headon and guitarist/singer Mick Jones.

Area professionals can learn to use big data to better understand how their workforce contributes to success at a presentation hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (CLOE).


The University at Buffalo Confucius Institute will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its founding with a spectacular performance of music, dance and opera in honor of the Chinese Moon Festival, as well as the birthday of the esteemed Chinese philosopher Confucius.

Transforming parking into a park

Graduate planning students turned a parking place in Diefendorf lot into a mini-park promoting alternative means of transportation as part of Park(ing) Day Buffalo.

The way of the sword

UB's Kendo Club practices one of the oldest martial arts.

Tweeting for STEM

Some of UB’s most respected women in STEM are using the popular social media platform Twitter to promote the participation of women in the male-dominated fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

Embracing winter

UBThisWinter, the university’s winter session, is back for January 2015 with an expanded selection of courses, study abroad opportunities and other activities.

Moore urges students to see their potential

Wes Moore gave a UB audience a primer on potential versus opportunity during his Distinguished Speakers Series talk.

State of the University

President Satish K. Tripathi outlined the progress UB has made across the university and the many ways it is transforming both the local and global communities at his annual address.

UB heroes

The quick actions of UB employees Russell Stith and Dave Burgett saved the life of a young child.


The performance will include giant ships passing in the night, digital people-surfing, a “Ballet of the Sensory Organs” and more.


The University at Buffalo Police Department is one of 15 police agencies in the country chosen for a video tribute by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.


The renowned producer and designer has worked with leading cultural organizations, from the New York Philharmonic to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

‘Supermensch’ returns to UB

Shep Gordon graduated from UB a notorious prankster. Last week, he returned a Hollywood legend.


“On behalf of the University at Buffalo, I would like to congratulate all the finalists in the 43North business plan competition, especially the grand prize winner, ASi, which was founded in Tonawanda by UB engineering alumnus Glenn Thomas,” said UB President Satish K. Tripathi.


“Open CFA” will feature performances, installations, video screenings, a VJ/DJ set and dance improvisations throughout UB's Center for the Arts.


The University at Buffalo will honor its veteran and military service members at the university’s fifth annual Veterans Day Celebration on Nov. 11 on the North Campus.

UB Bulls MAC Champions
Buffalo women's soccer win the 2014 Mid-American Conference Tournament Championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament after downing sixth-seeded Western Michigan 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at UB Stadium.

Student leaders from the University at Buffalo have organized events and pledge signings to raise awareness about sexual assault prevention, joining the White House’s “It’s On Us” campaign taking place on college campuses nationwide.


University at Buffalo senior Michael Kwame Twum knows firsthand how his university can change his life. He landed three coveted internships, beating out others with more traditional qualifications, all because of his contacts with UB’s Office of Career Services.


Two University at Buffalo police officers were honored last month by the State University at New York for heroism and professional service, one for risking his life to protect students on campus and the other whose coolness under pressure may have saved a life.

Top Bull

Lance Leipold, who holds an astounding 106-6 record as head football coach at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, has been named UB’s 25th head coach.

Construction to begin on Heart of the Campus

The UB 2020 initiative to enhance the student learning experience by creating a “learning landscape” in the center of the academic spine is set to begin this month with the start of renovation work in Capen Hall.

UB steps up during November snowstorms

Employees on UB's three campuses pitched in to do whatever needed to be done during the November snowstorms — both on campus and off.

Oliver weighs in

Political satirist John Oliver told a UB crowd that eccentricity will be America's lasting legacy.

Informing policy

The new SUNY-wide sexual assault prevention and response policy is the first of its kind in the nation and is based in large measure on input from UB. 

Jackie Hall
For her efforts both on the field and in the classroom, junior defender Jackie Hall of the Mid-American Conference Champion women's soccer team has been named to the 2014 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-American First Team.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The FBI presented the 2014 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) to Paul Wietig, EdD, assistant vice president in the University at Buffalo Office of Interprofessional Education (IPE), on Dec. 17 at the Buffalo office of the FBI. Brian Boetig, special agent in charge (SAC) of the Buffalo office, conferred the award.

University at Buffalo Police will hold their annual Citizens’ Police Academy beginning Wednesday, Feb. 11, the first installment of a nine-week program giving the university community an up-close, behind-the-scenes look into the working life of a campus police officer.

Winter wonderland

UB is embracing the winter season by organizing a series of traditional outdoor events to engage members of the UB community during the break between semesters.


UB Professor and Tony Award nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson will star in “Between Riverside and Crazy."


The university, one of 10 winners nationwide, is cited for best collaboration by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Families at forefront of UClub 2.0

The inaugural outing of UClub 2.0, a family-friendly version of the traditional University Club, proved to be a hit.

Early spring?

Despite Monday's winter storm, hardy UB geologists turned out for the department's annual Groundhog Day cookout. Ridge Lea Larry did not see his shadow, so maybe we're headed in the right direction.

Magic words

NBA legend Magic Johnson's message to an Alumni Arena audience last week was simple: over-deliver.


Colorful celebration to feature classical and contemporary Chinese music and performing arts.

Women's Swimming MAC Champions
The University at Buffalo, the State University of New York won three individual titles on day two of the Mid-American Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday night.

The University at Buffalo will host the 12th annual Safe Schools Initiative Seminar, (Re)Committing to an Integrated Safe School Plan, for law enforcement and schools on Thursday, March 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.  The event is free, but registration is required.


As Minahil Khan rose through the ranks of UB student government, she noticed the number of women diminish at every level.


Academy Award winner Tom Curley, BA ’01, knew coming to the University at Buffalo was the right choice for him shortly after transferring from a community college in upstate New York. Curley loves movies and he says he found the demanding, yet rewarding program he was looking for at UB.

Responding to sexual violence on campus

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul hosted a roundtable discussion at UB to talk about new legislation aimed at combating sexual violence on college campuses across America.

They’ve got talent

UB's international student clubs wowed an audience at last week's International Fiesta of music and dance.


Apple and Google will attend UB’s largest career fair for the first time, joining more than 100 local and national companies in recruiting UB students.

Justin Moss MAC Player of the Year
Junior Justin Moss picked up his most prestigious honor on Wednesday morning as the Detroit, MI native was named the 2015 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year, the conference office announced from its headquarters in Cleveland.
Bulls celebrate MAC victory
The University at Buffalo the State University of New York men's basketball team finally gets to put on its dancing shoes as the Bulls defeated Central Michigan, 89-84, to win its first ever Mid-American Conference Tournament Championship and advances to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.
Jones and Morgan holding their awards
University at Buffalo, State University of New York men's track & field junior Mike Morgan and senior Jonathan Jones each recorded First-Team All-America honors at the 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships Saturday at Arkansas' Randal Tyson Track Center.
UB Women's Basketball Team
The University at Buffalo, State University of New York women's basketball team has been invited to the Women's National Invitation Tournament, its second trip to a postseason tournament in program history and first ever to the WNIT.

First NCAA Tournament showing puts UB in national spotlight, with thousands of fans sharing pride on social media.


Well, the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team has one fan pulling for them Friday – and it just so happens to be the President of the United States.


Among the 236,000 University at Buffalo alumni around the world, only a select few are recognized by the University at Buffalo Alumni Association (UBAA) each year. This year, honorees include Venkat Panchapakesan (MS ’90), head of engineering for YouTube, and Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-Boyle (BS ’81), commander of the Navy Medicine Education and Training Command at Fort Sam Houston.


Henderson is an educator, director and award-winning television, Broadway and off-Broadway actor.


The event, organized by the UB Department of Music's Lejaren Hiller Computer Music Studios, will create immersive sonic environments for the listener.


The mockup, built at the Construction Research Laboratory in Miami, provides a sneak peek of what the new UB medical school will look like.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) will recognize National Public Health Week April 3-12 with a series of events that highlight and celebrate public health efforts locally and globally.

Oceanographer Robert Ballard, best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic, will speak at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, in Alumni Arena, North Campus, as part of the UB Distinguished Speakers Series.


The effort, part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, aims to improve safety on campus and in the community.


Laundry facilities at two University at Buffalo dormitories will make the traditional college cleaning ritual a thing of the past, thanks to a smartphone  application that links current technology with students looking for available washers and dryers.


Pharmacy school’s gold rating exemplifies the University at Buffalo’s commitment to reducing the environmental footprint of all three campuses.


The April 23 summit will encourage women to enter the science and engineering workforce and support those on the path already.


A group of UB experts and students will hold a panel discussion on ways to strengthen efforts to make the university more accessible to underrepresented communities, and will address topics including access to visiting the university; student expectations; counselor-to-student ratios; and the application and financial aid processes.

UB men's tennis MAC champions
After Trailing 2-0, the University at Buffalo, State University of New York men's tennis team put together an epic comeback to defeat Binghamton, 4-2, in the 2015 Mid-American Conference championship Saturday at Northern Illinois' Vaughn Tennis Center. 

Steve Wozniak, who helped to revolutionize the personal computer industry as co-founder of Apple Computer, will speak at UB on April 29 as part of UB’s Distinguished Speakers Series.


It is the only institute of higher learning in New York in 2015 to receive the honor.


An infographic looks at the largest medical education facility under construction in the U.S.

Kristjan Sokoli selected by Seattle in the NFL draft
University at Buffalo, the State University of New York defensive tackle Kristjan Sokoli was selected by the Seattle Seahawks with the 214th pick in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

The therapy dogs are back in town at UB.


The award is widely considered the highest honor in the United States for journalism.

Poetry Collection to display Dylan Thomas work

After a successful trip to Wales, rare works from UB's Dylan Thomas collection are back at UB and the university community will be able to see them during an exhibition in Capen Hall.


Stanley M. Bergman, chief executive officer of Henry Schein, the world’s largest provider of health care products and services, will deliver the commencement address to the graduating class of the UB School of Dental Medicine.


Four others - including distinguished faculty, alumni and Buffalo natives – will receive honors at the event.

Alexis Curtiss swinging bat
Senior Alexis Curtiss became just the second player in school history named the NFCA Mideast All-Region First Team on Thursday morning, the association announced.

More than 1,300 students are candidates to receive degrees during UB’s 169th University Commencement to be held at 10 a.m. May 17 in Alumni Arena, North Campus.


A community leader who moved “beyond the falsehood” after being placed incorrectly in special education classes and an Eritrean refugee who exemplifies the storybook “American Dream” will be honored at theUB Educational Opportunity Center’s graduation ceremony on May 20.


Warm Weather Wednesdays, the summer series of activities designed to provide members of the UB community – and the public – a chance to get outside and have some fun, is back for a second year.


Members of the UB community will be able to enjoy an evening of food, music, carnival games and other activities in the classic setting of Baird Point at a Summer Sunset Festival, the latest UBThisSummer offering to help faculty and staff take advantage of what many believe is the best time of year to experience the UB campus.


Three Rochester-area alumni will be recognized by the Rochester Chapter of the UB Alumni Association during its inaugural awards ceremony on June 4.

3.045 GPA
University at Buffalo student-athletes continue to dominate in the classroom, highlighted Monday with the announcement of a 3.045 cumulative grade point average for the department in the spring semester.
Nick Sinay and the Toronto Blue Jays logo
University at Buffalo baseball junior outfielder Nick Sinay was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 22nd round (662 overall) of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday afternoon.
National champ

Senior Jonathan Jones took first place in the shot put at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, becoming the first national champion in UB's Division I history.


Some of the summer’s biggest movies, including “Tomorrowland,” “Furious 7” and “Mad Max: Fury Road,” are in the lineup for the UB undergraduate Student Association’s popular, free outdoor Summer Film Series.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — To celebrate their transition from medical student to resident, 200 University at Buffalo medical residents, most of them new to Western New York, will don the long white coats that indicate they have graduated from medical school.
Green alternative

BikeShare at UB is becoming an increasingly popular way to travel around campus.