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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.”
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).
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.