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The List - One year, hundreds of stories. 2014-15 Progress Report.
7/9/14

The University at Buffalo is sponsoring a genetics workshop for 31 high school teachers from area school districts this week to provide them with the new classroom tools needed to teach their students the rich history, complexity and excitement of the world of genetics and genomics.

7/10/14

The University at Buffalo School of Management and the Foundation for Accounting Education of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) recently collaborated to introduce minority high school students to career opportunities in the accounting profession during a five-day program.

7/11/14

For decades, Buffalo’s population has shrunk. But the city’s number of immigrants and refugees are on the rise. With the sudden population surge come a host of problems. The University at Buffalo will tackle these issues through the Immigrant and Refugee Research Institute (IRRI), a new institute under the School of Social Work and Buffalo Center for Social Research.

7/28/14

Eight additional companies – including Bak USA, an assembler of affordable electronic tablets – will relocate on or near the University at Buffalo campuses through their participation in START-UP NY, the innovative tax incentive program established by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

7/28/14

A collaboration between the University at Buffalo’s School of Social Work and School of Nursing will serve local veterans and families by teaching social workers and nurses how they can better care for and respond to veterans’ needs.

8/5/14

Nine entrepreneurs have graduated from the inaugural Allstate Entrepreneur Support program, which brings business owners together to help transform Buffalo’s Kensington-Bailey business district.

8/12/14

The human triumphs of the University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center will be displayed through the spoken word during a staged reading of works by adult learners beginning at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 14 in the 710 Main Theatre in downtown Buffalo.

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9/5/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Nationally recognized experts will show local nonprofit leaders how to think like entrepreneurs and effectively use social media to advance their organizations at a conference this month hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Social Work and the UB School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL).
9/11/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Attention lifelong learners! In a town well-known for its conferences and festivals, here’s one dedicated to the thousands of migrants — many of them refugees — from all continents who continue to globalize the country, change its face and contribute to the cultural life of Buffalo as they have for 200 years.
Michael Cain, Steve Koury and Brian Higgins
9/15/14

Students from groups that are underrepresented in science and technology fields will become proficient in genomics and genetics, thanks to a five-year, $1.2 million grant to the University at Buffalo from the National Institutes of Health, said Rep. Brian Higgins, who announced the grant today at UB’s South Campus.

9/17/14

The University at Buffalo Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP), will present a day-long public workshop that aims to increase awareness of air pollution-related research from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26.

9/18/14

The University at Buffalo community gets an A+ for generosity, donating more than 24,000 items in this year’s school supply drive sponsored by the Office of Community Relations. In all, 24,469 items were collected, making this year’s drive the most successful one yet.

9/23/14

The University of Buffalo’s Office of Economic Development (OED) and First Niagara Bank N.A. announced today the six awardees for the $100,000 Business Catalyst Program.

Medicine and art
9/25/14

The Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic doesn’t usually host art openings. But the clinic recently hosted an opening of an exhibition of watercolor paintings by a local artist who captured the faces of the youngest patients of the clinic run by UB medical students.

9/26/14

Human societies invest color with intense meanings.  Color, like gender, is associated with virtually all aspects of identity:  health, emotions, intelligence, status, class, race, nation, religion, and aesthetic taste.

9/30/14

Wilson, a director and playwright, has collaborated with artists from Lady Gaga to William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg and Tom Waits.

9/30/14

When your team of financial aid specialists can raise the percent of Buffalo high school students successfully completing the all-important financial aid application by 61 percent in a few months, you do the reasonable thing: You try to reach more students.

9/30/14

The grants subsidize the cost of improving an innovation, upgrading or introducing new technologies, addressing product development and testing challenges, and more.

event poster showing a black-and-white drawn brain
10/8/14

The beloved event series, launched in 2009, kicks off a new season in October.

10/10/14

A piece of a cybersecurity display has gone missing and it’s up to a group of 50 students in grades five through eight grade to track it down using digital clues.

10/14/14

Two innovative public service endeavors have newly invigorated the University at Buffalo Law School’s Jaeckle Center for Law, Democracy and Governance. The first is a new blog covering New York State election and voting rights issues; the second is the creation of a non-partisan voting rights project.

clear-colored crystals of different sizes and clarity
10/20/14

Judges will be looking for qualities familiar to people who have shopped for a diamond ring: Size, clarity and shape all matter.

10/21/14

Educators in the Niagara Falls City School District knew they could build the perfect state-of-the-art lab space with flashy, high-tech devices and a STEM curriculum resembling traditional teaching methods. That alone would have been enough to be a showpiece in their district.

10/21/14

Five more companies will set up shop on or near the University at Buffalo campuses under START-UP NY, the innovative tax incentive program created by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

10/29/14

Just a few years out of graduate school, Linsey Graff has taken on leadership roles including president-elect of the Buffalo Architecture Foundation and chairperson of its Architecture+Education program.

10/31/14

It was two days before Halloween and just like a classic episode of the cartoon Scooby-Doo, there was a mystery afoot that the gang needed to solve.

11/4/14

UB infectious disease experts will discuss the history of the Ebola outbreak, media misconceptions and preparations at the local level.

11/7/14

Many veterans, after serving our nation well, face huge challenges, including homelessness, lack of financial stability and access to basic necessities. Next semester, the University at Buffalo Law School clinical program will launch a new Veterans’ Economic Security Clinic to help these heroes.

11/7/14

Aspiring entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to network, listen and learn as the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) in the University at Buffalo School of Management, UB Career Services, the UB Undergraduate Academies and AT&T celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week through a series of Buffalo-area events.

11/10/14

Boland is one in a series of lyric poets — Pulitzer Prize winners, poet laureates, and other very distinguished writers — who have starred in these annual readings.

Diva Wilson (L) and Jill Sperazza in PS 17
11/17/14
BUFFALO, N.Y.— As the Great American Smokeout gets adult smokers thinking about quitting this week, hundreds of elementary school children will learn from University at Buffalo medical students about why they should never start smoking, thanks to a  national tobacco-free education program called Tar Wars.
12/2/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Each year as dental students prepare for their licensure examinations, dental schools across the country face the challenge of finding patients so that the students can demonstrate their clinical skills.
12/2/14

In a continuing effort to promote interdisciplinary research, and foster relationships with government and industry to grow the Western New York economy, the University at Buffalo is making some of the region’s most advanced science and engineering equipment, and cutting edge research facilities, available for use.

12/4/14

Winning apps help users find information on child care, Thruway conditions, rental properties, landlords and other topics in Western New York.

12/9/14

iSciWNY and the University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS) will celebrate the next generation of life sciences professionals at an induction ceremony for the 2017 class of the West Seneca Central School District Academy of Life Sciences.

12/11/14

Early-stage entrepreneurs can learn how to transform their ideas into a successful business, thanks to a new program in the University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL).

12/11/14

The University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS), iSciWNY and Superior Group have partnered with the Buffalo Museum of Science (BMOS) to expose students to the vast array of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers in Western New York.

12/12/14

A new collaborative program asking for help from the top local school district administrators and a competitive award leading to more university-local school cooperation are the latest examples of the Graduate School of Education’s commitment to increasing its involvement and “partnerships” with community schools.

12/12/14

In 2015, the University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurship (CEL) will continue to support and train business owners in Buffalo’s Kensington-Bailey district and minority and women entrepreneurs across the area, thanks to an $86,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation.

12/19/14

The University at Buffalo School of Social Work’s Institute on Trauma and Trauma Informed Care (ITTIC) has received the 2014 Ronald Gonzalez Red Ribbon Community Award presented by the AIDS Network of Western New York.

12/29/14

Each company will collaborate with UB researchers and offer internships, scholarships or jobs to students.

1/8/15

A model program has helped two Western New York counties realize health care savings approaching $840,000 over two years.

Happy birthday, Millard
1/8/15

Freezing temperatures and chilling winds did not deter members of the UB and broader Western New York communities from honoring the life of UB's first chancellor.

Tax forms, a pen and a calculator.
1/21/15
BUFFALO, N.Y. – IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management will again provide free tax preparation services to individuals and families with annual incomes below $53,000.
Grand opening
1/22/15

Bak USA, a partner with UB in the START-UP NY program, officially opened its U.S. headquarters in Buffalo.

1/28/15

The companies expect to create 164 jobs and invest $8.7 million in Western New York.

2/3/15
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD, chief of surgery at the Cambridge Health Alliance and a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, has been appointed chair of the Department of Surgery in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and medical director of surgical program development for Kaleida Health and Erie County Medical Center.
2/5/15

Christina Orsi, a business development specialist who has helped guide Western New York’s economic resurgence, has been named associate vice president for economic development.

Bright smiles
2/12/15

More of this season's brutal weather failed to stop hundreds of volunteers from taking part in UB's 14th annual “Give Kids a Smile Day.”

2/16/15

As Western New York gains attention nationally as a great place to live, dozens of regional partners will meet to discuss how progress can benefit everyone.

2/16/15

The play is an impassioned 1922 expressionistic work that articulates the trials of a member of the underclasses: “Yank,” the brutish commander of a ship’s stokehole.

2/17/15

Leaders from UB's Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics and Buffalo Manufacturing Works (BMW) will discuss how they're driving economic innovation.

2/24/15

Twenty-five years ago, faculty in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine learned that parents were brushing their children’s teeth with Comet, a cleaning powder more suited for a bathroom sink. They immediately realized they needed to raise the “dental IQ” in the community.

3/3/15

The communities will be part of Growing Food Connections, a national initiative led in part by UB's Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab.

3/3/15

Megan Lundgren and Laurie Widman believe in the power of public education. Both feel a pull to the students they teach in the North Tonawanda City School District and aspire to influence their students “beyond the four walls of the classroom.”

3/4/15

The companies expect to create 40 jobs and invest $12.5 million in Western New York within five years.

3/12/15

Buffalo Sabres and libraries join UB and partners in expanded STEM programs for K–12 students.

Norma Nowak
3/13/15

Part of Science Week, the event will promote genomic and bioinformatics literacy.

3/16/15

Thanks to a grant awarded by the New York State Department of Labor, the University at Buffalo’s TCIE will prepare dislocated workers from Erie County for entry-level to mid-level manufacturing jobs.

Poster for cabaret
3/23/15

The line-up for the March event includes a DJ from The Pink, a record label founder and two researchers in the field of communicative disorders and sciences.

3/23/15

National and regional executives will share their expertise with leaders in business, health care, higher education and nonprofits at a conference this spring hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (CLOE).

3/25/15

Welcome to the Engineering Club at Sweet Home School District’s Heritage Heights Elementary. Joey and Anton are eager third-graders working on how they can attach the back wheels (CDs) to an axle (pencil) to a car body (foam core board) that will be powered by a rubber band.

3/26/15

Matt Enstice, president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, will discuss his organization's continuous efforts to cultivate a world-class medical campus in Western New York.

4/7/15

The event is part of the School of Public Health and Health Professions' celebration of National Public Health Week.

4/8/15

Mayor Byron Brown will speak and recognize April as Occupational Therapy month   

4/10/15

Western New York veterans have a reason to smile.

4/10/15

Satish K. Tripathi addressed the role of universities in regional economic development.   

4/16/15

An international symposium, scholarship dinner and community roundtable will take place on April 23 and 24.

4/17/15

UB will send another sizable troupe of student volunteers to plant trees in South Campus neighborhoods on Saturday, April 18, as part of the “ReTree the District” project that aims to plant 1,000 trees in the University District by the end of 2016.

4/20/15

Pop culture has the capacity to shape bodies through societal norms, advertising and gender distinction. But what if the body was approached as a sculptural mass unburdened by preconception?

4/22/15

It’s a question that many teenagers dread: What do you want to be when you grow up?

4/23/15

The UB Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention will again join forces with Hodgson Russ LLP and M&T Bank for another “BAND Against Bullying” school arts competition on April 28.

4/24/15

A student from Buffalo’s Hutchinson-Central Technical High School edged out almost 800 competitors from across the region to win MoneySKILL® Mania.

4/27/15

They expect to create 39 jobs and invest $597,000 in the region within five years.

5/4/15

During the 2015 tax season, more than 200 IRS-certified accounting students from the UB School of Management brought $1,284,050 back into the Buffalo community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

5/5/15

A team from the LoGuidice Education Center in Fredonia developed a plan that cut student suspensions, increased student attendance and reduced disciplinary referrals.

5/15/15

Each May, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce recognizes individuals and companies that support Western New York through their business and community service.

5/20/15

As it celebrates a special anniversary, the festival and conference has gained international recognition for pushing the boundaries of music.

5/22/15

Music in Buffalo’s Historic Places will present the second of this year’s two-concert series on Friday, June 5, at 6 p.m. at Kleinhans Music Hall.

5/26/15

Three UB students are participating in a Pre-Seed Workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs interested in launching a high-tech company.

5/28/15

UB is investing $25 million in an initiative that will harness the strengths of UB faculty from disciplines across the university to confront grand challenges facing humankind.

6/3/15

Donald W. Rowe, PhD, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Herman M. Biggs Public Health Award by the New York State Public Health Association.

6/3/15

UB’s Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences is now screening applicants for its Articulation Boot Camp, an intensive four-week summer program designed to help correct articulation impairment.

6/3/15

The group includes For-Robin, a UB spinoff company developing a cancer therapy.

6/4/15

The Western New York community can enjoy free health screenings and family fun at the first Erie County Health Mall (ECHM) Health Fair and Community Day on Saturday, June 6.

A psychiatrist speaks with a teenager.
6/11/15
BUFFALO, N.Y. — More people with significant mental health needs in Western New York and throughout the state are receiving quality psychiatric care in the community, instead of the hospital, thanks to two innovative programs developed by University at Buffalo psychiatrists.
6/11/15

The University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences will co-sponsor 10 local biotech companies at the 2015 BIO International Convention, to be held June 15-18 in Philadelphia.

6/19/15

Megan McNally, executive director of The Foundry, has been named Protégé of the Year by the Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs program.