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The University at Buffalo Law School today released employment figures for its Class of 2013, showing an employment rate on par with and exceeding the national average in one of the toughest job markets for new law school graduates.


Law review editors who do the exacting work of checking their articles’ citations of other scholars’ work see the same names pop up again and again. In the field of election law, a new study has tallied those citations to identify the 10 faculty from all 200 ABA law schools whose work in election law has the most impact on their peers – and a University at Buffalo Law School professor is on the list.

The doctor of nursing practice degree (DNP) is generally considered the wave of the future in nursing. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) proposed in 2005 that the DNP would be the standard for advanced practice nursing (APN) by 2015.

The Health Foundation of Western and Central New York has chosen University at Buffalo School of Social Work faculty member Susan A. Green to take part in its Health Leadership Fellows Program, recognizing her influence in community health and investing in her expanding role addressing the health of elders and children living in poverty.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Water may appear to be an abundant resource, but in some parts of the world clean water is hard to come by.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — D. Jeffery Higginbotham, PhD, of Buffalo, professor and chair of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, will be named a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) at the association’s 2014 annual convention being held Nov. 20-22 in Orlando, Florida.
Expanding opportunities

UB is broadening its focus on experiential learning, a concept in which students take part in hands-on, real-world experiences that bolster their time in the classroom.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Top-notch academics and the lowest possible debt: That’s the win-win value offered to students by the University at Buffalo, according to U.S. News and World Report.  The magazine today released its popular annual ranking of the best colleges and universities in America for undergraduate students.  
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Management is again ranked as one of the country’s best undergraduate business programs in the 2015 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News and World Report.

Continuing to develop its presence in global legal education, the University at Buffalo Law School has begun two new programs for international students.

The lowdown on gen ed

Most of the seats in 105 Harriman were taken Tuesday afternoon when Andrew Stott, dean of undergraduate education, opened the first of two open forums to collect feedback on a proposal for a restructured general education curriculum.


Preparing young students for success throughout their education careers takes a front seat during a lecture series this fall sponsored and organized by the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy.


Lynn Kozlowski, PhD, former dean of the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, will present the school’s 26th Annual J. Warren Perry Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m. in Butler Auditorium, 150 Farber Hall, UB South Campus.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – This year the 2014 Annual Friends of the University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library Program will host noted scholar, Brandy Schillace, PhD, research associate at the Dittrick Medical History Center and Sages Teaching Fellow at Case Western Reserve University.

The timely and controversial subject of the United States’ drone policy in the Middle East will be debated and explored at a public program to be held at the University at Buffalo Law School at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, in 107 O’Brian Hall on UB’s North Campus.

Examining the challenges of the 'Digital Age'

The first event in UB's new "Digital Challenges" lecture series will address Internet security.


The University at Buffalo School of Management’s Beta Alpha Psi was once again recognized as one of the best chapters in the world, accepting several special awards at the organization’s annual meeting held Aug. 7-9 in Atlanta.


The Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health in the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) has developed a new intradepartmental division in Health Services Policy and Practice.


As national leaders grapple with health care reform, an increasing number physicians and health care administrators are looking to strengthen their business skills to improve the patient experience and the value of care delivered in their organizations.


When the new building opens in 2017, it is expected to house 2,000 faculty, students and staff from the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.


Singer is author of the book, “America’s Safest City: Delinquency and Modernity in Suburbia."


Kristina Monakhova, a junior electrical engineering major at the University at Buffalo, has another accomplishment to add to her list.


David Relman, an expert on microbial ecology, will speak at UB in October as part of the annual Critical Conversations series.


The playing field of online courses available to University at Buffalo students just expanded, thanks to Open SUNY+, a SUNY-wide online initiative that adds 56 degree and certificate programs from 17 campuses across the state.


UB alumnus Eric Reich leads the entrepreneurship portion of a seminar that introduces students to UB’s Undergraduate Academies.


Jeffrey Alexander will give talks including one titled, "Cultural Trauma, Social Solidarity, and Moral Responsibility: Reactions to the Holocaust and other Modern Mass Murders."


Two teams emerged victorious after students in the University at Buffalo School of Management squared off to showcase their sales expertise, leadership skills and strategic abilities to a judging panel of IBM professionals.


Lois Gibbs, the nationally recognized environmental activist who exposed and pushed for changes at the Love Canal toxic waste site, will speak at the University at Buffalo School of Management on Nov. 21.


The University at Buffalo School of Management vaulted 18 places in Bloomberg Businessweek’s new ranking of the nation’s best full-time MBA programs, coming in at No. 39, the highest the school has been ranked since the ranking began in 1988.


A team of five undergraduate students in the University at Buffalo School of Management will share a $1,000 prize as winners of the 11th annual Challenge, the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) case competition.


More than 8,000 international students in WNY — 6,504 at UB — contributed over $194 million to the economy.


The talk is part of the UB Department of Economics’ seminar serie, which is free and open to the public.


Tejal Shelat, a UB graduate student, says the fellowship will further her goal of working for the betterment of women in developing countries.

Ellen Tokarz with patient at Haiti clinic

Students from the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will be sharing their stories from their last medical mission to Haiti at a silent auction, which will fund their next medical mission at the end of this month.  


The UB School of Public Health and Health Professions will offer a 12-month accelerated program with a concentration in health services administration and population health.

Students in Medical Humanities

On Dec. 5, first-year medical students at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will participate in a new requirement: attending the First Year Humanities Day.


UB student Julian Chinana, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, received the 2014 General Albert James Myer and Private Harrison Baird Veterans Scholarship.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — More people are applying to the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and more accepted students are choosing UB, according to officials at the medical school.
Roseanne Berger
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Roseanne C. Berger, MD, senior associate dean for graduate medical education in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is one of three leaders nationwide to be honored with a 2015 Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award.

Online programs offered by the University at Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education and School of Nursing have been named among the best online programs by U.S. News & World Report.


The University at Buffalo’s Millard Fillmore College will offer a distance-learning health care practice facilitator program beginning in February aimed at training individuals to help medical practices evaluate and improve their quality of care.


A 10-minute business pitch will be the deciding factor when 14 University at Buffalo student entrepreneurs compete for up to $8,000 in seed funding.


University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi today applauded SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher’s plan to introduce best practices that will give current students and future graduates from across the entire SUNY system higher degrees of access, completion and success.


The University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning will offer a new graduate specialization in real estate development beginning in September.


Software to help companies retrieve files. A deployable wall to protect waterfront properties from flooding. A software platform that makes e-books more interactive. And a device to recover and refine precious metals. These are the business startup ideas that earned four enterprising University at Buffalo students $8,000 each in seed funding.


The University at Buffalo’s Center for Educational Innovation – an organization dedicated to advancing university teaching– welcomes visitors to an open house from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in 212 Capen Hall at UB’s North Campus.


The James H. Cummings Foundation of Buffalo has given $1 million to the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Faculty at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have always taught students about measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases. But the current measles outbreak is driving some professors to begin emphasizing it more strongly.

In a new national publication, The Princeton Review has rated the University at Buffalo among the colleges and universities it considers the nation’s best for high-quality degree programs, affordability and career prospects.


The university is rated for exceptional education, strong graduation rates and affordable tuition.


A team of four MBA students from the University at Buffalo School of Management won second place and $1,500 in the Illinois MBA Strategy Case Competition on Feb. 7.


The University at Buffalo will host a program, “What Ferguson Can Teach Us: Working Together for Justice and Community Safety,” on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 12:15 p.m. in room 145a of the Student Union on the UB North Campus.


Once again, accounting graduates from the University at Buffalo School of Management are No. 1 in CPA exam performance among the 10 largest accounting programs in New York State.


Nicholas J. Everest, clinical assistant professor of organization and human resources in the University at Buffalo School of Management, has been awarded the Arjang A. Assad Excellence in Teaching Award.


Human rights violations, including honor killings, human trafficking, child and slave brides, female genital mutilation, stoning of women and domestic violence, will be the topics of discussion during a daylong human rights conference, “Culture and Control of Women – Resources and Remedies,” being held on March 7 at the University at Buffalo Law School.


The SPIR program provides up $25,000 for participating organizations.


For the first time ever, students from a single club in the University at Buffalo School of Management have taken both first and second place in the annual On Target Undergraduate Club Case Competition, sponsored by Target Corporation.


Led by UB alumnus John Bodkin, a "who’s who" of local organizations and individuals has taken the initiative in addressing the community’s physician shortage.


UB law students in their formative first year will receive even more personal attention from their professors under a new plan approved by law school faculty.


Several UB graduate and degree professional programs have been recognized as among the best in the country.


Students will volunteer in high-need areas of Western New York, Virginia, the Dominican Republic and elsewhere.


Jean Wactawski-Wende, professor of epidemiology and environmental health, and interim dean of the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions since July 2014, has been appointed dean of the school after a national search.


This year’s Spring Seminar Series at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions will focus on the topics of smoking and alcohol.


Laura Perna, a nationally recognized authority on higher education achievement, will speak at UB on March 30.


The program can help Western New York companies of all types and sizes – from manufacturers and lending institutions to health care providers and nonprofit organization.


After a winter of record-setting cold, the University at Buffalo Undergraduate Academies plan to heat things up through a visit from social entrepreneurship icon Veronika Scott.


Sean Kaczmarek, the youngest person ever elected to the Cheektowaga-Sloan Board of Education and a tireless advocate for equitable public education, is the University at Buffalo’s finalist for the national Harry S. Truman Scholarship.


Luis Colón has nurtured minority enrollment in UB’s chemistry PhD program, with graduates landing top jobs.


Identifying discrimination is a necessary first step toward confronting and ultimately eliminating the stain of prejudice, yet victims may be unlikely to recognize some types of discrimination unless they have higher self-esteem, according to the results of a new study by two University at Buffalo psychologists.


A team of four first-year MBA students in the University at Buffalo School of Management have won the annual Whitman Case Competition on March 27 at Syracuse University.


The award winners - from the Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany areas - were chosen from a nationwide pool of 1,206 students.


Renowned cancer researcher Karen Meneses, PhD, will present the University at Buffalo School of Nursing’s Fifth Annual Margaret A. Nelson Lecture.


A cybersecurity competition and a think tank implemented by undergraduate students in the University at Buffalo School of Management took top honors in the third annual DEAL (Display of Efforts, Aptitudes and Leadership) Expo, an event that showcases undergraduate achievements in the school.


William Baumer’s family has given $500,000 to create a fund benefiting the Department of Philosophy.


Five finalists will vie for more than $60,000 in startup funding and in-kind services in the Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition at UB on April 15.


Michael Goodchild is widely recognized as one of the founders of geographic information science.


The 11th annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence takes place April 16.


An app that allows voters to voice their opinions to politicians. A 3D metal printer. And a chemotherapy treatment without the unpleasant side effects. Once the ideas of UB students, these startups are now a step closer to reality after taking first place in the annual UB Elevator Pitch Competition.


Three graduate students took first place in the University at Buffalo’s Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC) for a biotechnology venture that offers a revolutionary new way to deliver cancer drugs.


The UB School of Management honored many of its doctoral students at the fourth annual PhD Showcase and Celebration on April 9.


Abigail LaPlaca — award-winning Latin American dance team choreographer, lover of languages, worldwide adventure-traveler, UB Presidential Scholar and 2015 Fulbright Scholar — saw her vision of the transforming power of education come to life in an 8-year-old Dominican Republic girl named Tainalis.


Engineering students have teamed with his nonprofit to help rural Kenyans.


Pennante Naa Ayikailey “Penny” Bruce-Vanderpuije, a doctoral candidate in the UB Department of Chemistry, has received the prestigious 2015 Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship.


Marion Quirici, a PhD student in the UB Department of English, has received a $20,000 American Fellowship award from the American Association of University Women.

Dental patient

Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University at Buffalo have been granted accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation for a newly created general-practice dental residency program.


The Career Resource Center and the Internships and Experiential Learning Office in the UB School of Management honored business leaders, students and companies on April 24.


A model conceived and developed by a three-member interdisciplinary team of UB students was among this year’s winners in a prestigious international mathematical modeling contest.


PhotoZyne, the startup led by the three UB graduate students that won this year’s Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition, has done it again — this time at the state level.


The initiative will help provide individuals with greater leverage in securing higher-wage jobs and employers with better insight into worker proficiency.


Alan J. Lesse, MD, associate professor in the UB Department of Medicine, has been appointed senior associate dean for medical curriculum in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.


The UB School of Management has named its 2015 Accountant of the Year: John D. Cudmore ’90, senior vice president, finance – divisional operations and strategic planning for the Madison Square Garden (MSG) Co.


The Western New York Prosperity Fellowship continues to grow, awarding a record class of 34 UB scholars, as well as transitioning from a scholarship to fellowship program.


Casey Rothberg, only the second UB student ever to win the competitive David L. Boren Scholarship, fits the scholarship program’s profile on paper well.


Joshua Seward, a graduate student in the UB School of Management, was among only 14 students nationwide chosen for an elite postgraduate technical assistantship with the Financial Accounting Standards Board.


The UB School of Management awarded LeaderCORE™ certification to 49 MBA students in a ceremony held last month at the Marriott Hotel in Amherst.


Mention the idea of that universal translator to UB senior Natasha Sanford and, though not a science fiction fan, she immediately starts solving the problem of real-time, speech-based translation.


A longtime UB Law School professor who has spent a lot of time in courtrooms throughout the nation is unveiling ambitious plans for the school’s Advocacy Institute.


A UB anthropology student just finishing her freshman year will take her passion for the “connections through time” to Durham University in Great Britain as one of three 2015 UB Fulbright Scholars.


University at Buffalo physician-scientist John M. Canty Jr. has been named a SUNY Distinguished Professor, the highest faculty rank in the State University of New York system.


Thirteen medical professionals are now equipped with the skills to save costs without impacting quality of care, negotiate better outcomes, make sound financial decisions and effectively manage others as graduates of UB's first-ever Executive Development in Health Care Management Certificate program.


A team of six MBA students from the UB School of Management will share a $2,000 prize as winner of the school’s ninth annual Steven C. Verney MBA Case Competition.


When UB Fulbright winner Samah A. Asfour was a junior studying in the Aix-en-Provence of France, she didn’t fully understand discrimination toward the Arab community until she met her host mother.


Robert “Bob” Neubert, clinical assistant professor in the School of Management, was named the new director of the Entrepreneurship Academy.

Model Mars rover

At the contest, the rover's arm failed, forcing the students to act quickly — they needed to make the fix within 10 minutes or they’d be disqualified.


Trip will include an awards ceremony hosted by the National Science Foundation and a visit to the White House.


Forty-six established entrepreneurs are armed with the skills to move their businesses forward after graduating from the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Core program.


This year's number of UB winners matches last year's, which was the most in recent memory.


The Department of Learning and Instruction has launched two new online programs, adding to a growing list of online offerings by the UB Graduate School of Education.


Graham Hammill, professor and chair of the Department of English in the UB College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School at UB.


Maryam Sadat Sharifian, a UB doctoral student in the Graduate School of Education, has received three awards to encourage her “to make a difference in the world.”


The first cohort of early-stage entrepreneurs graduated from the new Startup CEL program offered by the UB School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL).


Nine business leaders are ready to drive their companies forward after completing the Advanced Core program in the UB School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.


The nation’s two most prominent philosophers of medicine will present their divergent views of health, disease and grieving as part of a three-day conference on bioethics and the philosophy of medicine to be held at UB.


The innovative entrepreneurial program pays eight student-led technology startups to further their respective businesses.