The University at Buffalo’s dean of School of Social Work
has canceled advertising for her Facebook pages and urged others to
considering switching to other social media sites after Facebook
carried out an “unethical” mood manipulation experiment
on 700,000 subscribers without following proper protections for
human subjects involved in psychological research.
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.
Reducing one’s carbon footprint. Becoming comfortable with
public transit. Exploring Buffalo. Those are some of the findings
of a study that examined a pilot program that offered Metro Rail
use to some UB students, faculty and staff for 20 months in 2011
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
BUFFALO, N.Y. — For the fifth straight year, University at
Buffalo faculty member Gene D. Morse, PharmD, has been invited to
lead a session on research capacity building at an international
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.
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.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- It’s an all too familiar story: a
patient—specifically a patient with chronic
disease—goes into the hospital to get well and is discharged
only to be readmitted within 30 days. Medicare spends $15 billion a
year on readmissions alone.
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.
“East Los High,” the trailblazing, addictive and
hugely popular Hulu original series, uses a range of digital media
platforms to involve its audience in the lives, scandals and
emotional traumas of Latino students attending a fictional high
school in East Los Angeles, California, and communication experts
say it works on both the entertainment and educational levels.
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
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.”
Primary care treatment of overweight and obese preschoolers
works better when treatment targets both parent and child compared
to when only the child is targeted, according to research published
this week in Pediatrics and conducted at the University at Buffalo
and Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
Will every household soon have a 3-D printer? How does origami
lead to safer airbags and other innovations? Will robots do more
than vacuum your home? These questions and much more will be
deliberated as roughly 2,000 engineers gather Aug. 17-20, in
Buffalo, N.Y., to discuss advanced manufacturing and design.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Bruce R. Troen, MD, University at Buffalo
professor in the Department of Medicine and chief of the Division
of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, has been named a fellow of
the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).
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.
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.
University at Buffalo Law School Professor and immigration
expert Rick Su says the ongoing flood of Central American children
coming to the U.S. differs from other refugee crises because of the
large number of children leaving their families and risking their
lives to find new homes.
Athletes and others reporting cognitive difficulties after a
head injury are usually diagnosed as having had a concussion. But
is it really a concussion? A new study published by University at
Buffalo medical faculty finds that many of the same symptoms are
common to concussions and to injuries to the neck and/or balance
system, known collectively as cervical/vestibular injuries.
Contrary to widespread media reports, the collapse of several
financial firms during the 2008 economic crisis was not triggered
by unsettled stock trades, according to new research from the
University at Buffalo School of Management.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The transforming “magic” of
music continues to occupy the spotlight at the Graduate School of
Education, thanks to the ongoing research and commitment of two
faculty members making careers of finding new ways to nurture
better preschool readers.
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
“Phishers,” the crafty perps who scam us via email,
are trolling social media sites to steal vast amounts of personal
data and then use it to fleece us. “Farcing” is what
researchers call it and it’s on the rise.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The college selection process is the
latest battlefield over class advantage, where acceptance to the
school of choice not only determines the quality of education but
also improves students’ chances of entering the
country’s upper-middle class. So says a team of three
education experts led by a University at Buffalo education
A University at Buffalo team of researchers has been awarded a
federal grant to explore how environmental chemicals that disrupt
neuroendocrine circadian functions and hormone release may raise
the risk of diabetes and other disorders.
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. — 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
BUFFALO, N. Y. The recent landmark federal ruling that allows
college athletes to be paid for selling their rights to their names
and images further blurs the distinction between amateur and
professional athletes, according to University at Buffalo Law
School adjunct Professor Nellie Drew, who specializes in sports
“If you think there’s no way to stop identity theft
attacks like the one in which Russian hackers stole 1.2 billion
usernames and passwords, you would be wrong.” So says online
consumer-behavior expert Arun “Vish” Vishwanath.
Youfa Wang, PhD, professor of epidemiology and environmental
health at the University at Buffalo, is the subject matter expert
and video presenter for a multimedia streaming video comparing the
effectiveness of childhood obesity programs that was produced by
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a unit of the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Three University at Buffalo professors have
received a $368,000 grant from the National Science Foundation
(NSF) to research technology that could revolutionize product
engineering by allowing designers to better measure consumer
perceptions and customize products accordingly.
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
“All you have to do is have a good relationship with your
patient. Focus on what’s going on in their lives,” Jack
T. Coyne, MD ’85, clinical associate professor of pediatrics,
advised medical students during the inaugural program of the
University at Buffalo’s Center for Medical
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.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — John M. Canty Jr., MD, the Albert and
Elizabeth Rekate Professor of Medicine in the University at Buffalo
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and UB’s chief of
cardiovascular medicine, has been appointed to the Heart, Lung and
Blood Program Project Review Committee of the National Institutes
of Health. He will serve on the committee for four years.
Disturbing news for women on college campuses: a new study from
the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA)
indicates that female college students who are victims of sexual
assault are at a much higher risk of becoming victims again.
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.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Why do cocaine addicts relapse after
months or years of abstinence? The National Institute on Drug Abuse
has awarded a University at Buffalo scientist a $2 million grant to
conduct research that will provide some answers.
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. – 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
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo researchers and
colleagues studying a rare, blistering disease have discovered new
details of how autoantibodies destroy healthy cells in skin.
This information provides new insights into autoimmune mechanisms
in general and could help develop and screen treatments for
patients suffering from all autoimmune diseases, estimated to
affect 5-10 percent of the U.S. population.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A University at Buffalo project that aims to
significantly advance the state-of-the-art in cloud computing
research has received a $400,000 grant from the National Science
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.
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.
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
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A sleep-promoting circuit located deep in
the primitive brainstem has revealed how we fall into deep sleep.
Discovered by researchers at Harvard School of Medicine and the
University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,
this is only the second “sleep node” identified in the
mammalian brain whose activity appears to be both necessary and
sufficient to produce deep sleep.
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.
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
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
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.
The effects of media violence on children and what parents and
teachers can do about it is the focus at this year’s Alberti
Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention annual conference to be held
from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Millennium Hotel,
2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.
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
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.
University at Buffalo faculty member Xuefeng Ren has received a
$1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to
investigate the mechanisms of arsenic carcinogenesis — the
process by which exposure to arsenic transforms normal cells into
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.
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
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Marianthi Markatou, PhD, University at
Buffalo professor of biostatistics, has been appointed to serve on
the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Biostatistics Methods and
Research Design (BMRD) study section.
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.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Patients with chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD) report improved symptoms and health status
when they use a hand-held respiratory device called the Lung
Flute®, according to a new study by the University at
Buffalo. Usually caused by smoking, COPD, which includes chronic
bronchitis and emphysema, is the third leading cause of death in
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.
Carl Lund, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the
University at Buffalo Department of Chemical and Biological
Engineering, was named a fellow of the American Institute of
Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
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
If a person is dually diagnosed with a severe mental illness and
a substance abuse problem, are improvements in their mental health
or in their substance abuse most likely to reduce the risk of
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.
It is not only prenatal drug exposure, but also conditions
related to drug use that can influence negative behavior in
children, according to a new study from the University at
Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions.
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
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.
An oral biologic medication has successfully treated chronic,
precancerous inflammation in the intestine, according to results of
an animal study authored by an MD/PhD student in the University at
Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
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.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has received three grants
totaling $3.85 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
for the Translational Pharmacology Research Core and its HIV
Clinical Pharmacology Research Program.
One of the few studies to examine gender differences among
patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has found that males
with the condition experience more interpersonal difficulties than
do females with the condition. The findings challenge what had been
predicted by the University at Buffalo investigator and his
The thick weeds and ungainly overgrowth of urban wilds are not
usually mentioned in the same breath as the manicured lawns and
trimmed shrubs of formal gardens, but these disturbed landscapes
have qualities and value that are illuminated through an audio art
piece produced by a University at Buffalo professor and a Harvard
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.
When partnering with larger companies, startups with a small
number of carefully chosen alliances will reap the most benefits,
according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Researchers at the University at Buffalo
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have successfully used a
smartphone app to image the back of the eye, or fundus, in patients
who can be particularly challenging to examine: newborn babies and
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.
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
BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo researchers have
discovered what regulates generation of the early neurons in the
retina during embryonic development. The findings provide clues to
how cellular diversity is created in the central nervous
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.
“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.
In the past decade, online gambling has exploded and several
states, including New York, have approved measures to legalize
various types of gambling. So, it’s only natural that the
number of people with gambling problems has also increased,
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Preschoolers whose parents have rules
about what their children can and cannot eat have healthier eating
habits than those raised without such rules, according to a new
study by pediatrics researchers at the University at Buffalo.
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
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
Most people rarely sing publically outside of a duty-bound
rendition of “Happy Birthday.” And since that
particular song is usually offered as a group performance, even the
reluctant join in the spirit of the occasion, hoping their
individual shortcomings will be cloaked by the chorus.
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.
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.
Wearable devices can count the steps you take and the calories
you burn. But can they help soldiers in the field? Or prevent
someone from having a heart attack? Researchers at Sentient Science
and the University at Buffalo say yes.
Retailers who hope to get a leg up on the competition by opening
on Thanksgiving Day are taking the wrong approach, according to a
national expert in retail marketing and strategy in the University
at Buffalo School of Management.
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
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.
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
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.
In the field of medical and information technology research,
Barry Smith, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Julian Park
Chair in the University at Buffalo Department of Philosophy, has
made a distinctive and significant contribution.
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 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.
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.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Scientists at the University at Buffalo
and other institutions have turned cells normally used as model
cells, known as immortalized cells, into stem or, as they call it,
“stem-like” cells, using nothing more than mechanical
stress. They have done it without employing the potentially
hazardous techniques previously used to obtain similar results.
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.
Some drugs used to treat diabetes mimic the behavior of a
hormone that a University at Buffalo psychologist has learned
controls fluid intake in subjects. The finding creates new
awareness for diabetics who, by the nature of their disease, are
already at risk for dehydration.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — What does it take for a drug molecule to
turn on a protein? Sometimes nothing more than jostling a few
atoms. New research from University at Buffalo scientists
will help pharmacologists better understand how drugs work and how
to make them more effective.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Amit Goyal, an internationally recognized materials scientist,
has been named director of RENEW, the University at Buffalo’s
new interdisciplinary institute dedicated to research and education
on globally pressing problems in energy, environment and water.
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. – 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
Parenting practices and restrictions when it comes to alcohol
use can make a difference with adolescent drinking, and there is
considerable value to consistent and sustained parental attitudes
about drinking, according to new research by a University at
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.
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. — High brain iron levels have been
associated with neurological diseases, including multiple
sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
Even healthy adults have higher iron concentrations in their brains
as they age. But just how environmental factors, including diet,
influence iron levels in the brain has not been well
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.
A neuroimaging study by a University at Buffalo psychologist
suggests that phonics, a method of learning to read using knowledge
of word sounds, shouldn’t be overlooked in favor of a
whole-language technique that focuses on visually memorizing word
patterns, a finding that could help improve treatment and diagnosis
of common reading disorders such as dyslexia.
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.
Norma Jean Nowak, PhD, a renowned research scientist, educator,
collaborator and entrepreneur, has been named executive director of
the University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of
Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS).
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
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
Scientists at the University at Buffalo’s Research
Institute on Addictions are studying chronic stress and depression,
with a focus on endocannabinoids, which are brain chemicals similar
to substances in marijuana.
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.
The blend of digital technology and traditional merit badges,
such as those earned by Boy and Girl Scouts, would provide an
opportunity to both motivate and measure learning, according to new
research by University at Buffalo education professor Sam
Amanda B. Nickerson, director of the Alberti Center for Bullying
Abuse Prevention at the University at Buffalo, called the Buffalo
Bills’ signing of troubled guard Richie Incognito
“disheartening,” especially following Bills Head Coach
Rex Ryan’s press conference ambitions to “build a
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.
When terrorists strike, emergency workers who have the proper
training, information access and a positive work environment will
make better decisions, according to research from the University at
Buffalo School of Management.
Interviews begin with questions, but a University at Buffalo
researcher is instead questioning the interview, and the answers
are mapping the history and unexplored conceptual areas of this
familiar information-gathering tool.
Using social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to
spread information during campus emergencies can help keep students
safer, according to new research from the University at Buffalo
School of Management.
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.
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.
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.
University at Buffalo researcher Mark Seery, who studies stress
and coping, says the severe winter weather seems at first glance to
have few redeeming qualities. Frigid temperatures and daily
battles with mounds of snow and ice are testing the resolve of the
heartiest among us.
Tony Conrad says he went to New York City in the early
’60s to “mess up the music world.” Now, some 50
years after beginning a career that contributed to the opening of a
new musical tradition, Conrad will be back in the city celebrating
his 75th birthday with shows that serve as late career markers for
this dynamic, multifaceted music and sound artist.
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.
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.
Smokers may be more likely to successfully quit their habit if
simple adjustments were made to how an existing anti-smoking
medication is prescribed, according to a new study by a University
at Buffalo research team.
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.
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.”
With three decades of data from more than 475,000 participants,
a new study on narcissism from the University at Buffalo School of
Management reveals that men, on average, are more narcissistic than
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.
Although some children emerge from cold and neglectful family
environments as adults with high self-esteem, a new UB study
suggests these people may still be at a relative disadvantage in
life, with a foggier sense of who they are.
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.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $2 million to a
researcher at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and
Biomedical Sciences to do a preclinical study to determine which
type of cardiac stem cell therapy will be most effective in
treating patients with heart failure.
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.
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
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.
Calling the events of the past months some of the most
“ugly off-field incidents” in the history of the NFL,
University at Buffalo Law School professor and sports law expert
Helen A. Drew says nothing short of “swift, comprehensive and
substantial disciplinary measures” are needed to address the
flood of disciplinary issues that have challenged Commissioner
Roger Goodell’s ability to protect the league’s
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.
Annie Dorsen, the award-winning performance artist and director
of the Broadway hit “Passing Strange” will discuss her
groundbreaking algorithmic theatre performances on March 27 at 5:30
p.m. as part of the University at Buffalo’s Technē
Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies’
“Structures of Digital Feeling Colloquium of Artists and
Scholars in the Digital Age.”
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.
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.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — James Jarvis, MD, professor of pediatrics
in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical
Sciences, testified on March 25 on behalf of the American Academy
of Pediatrics before a congressional subcommittee about the need to
support critical health programs serving American Indian and Alaska
A big bowl of mashed potatoes. What about spaghetti and
meatballs? Sushi? Regardless of what you identify as comfort
food, it’s likely the attraction to that dish is based on
having a good relationship with the person you remember first
preparing it, according to the results of a new study by a
University at Buffalo research team.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
The University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA)
has received a grant from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
to examine the experience of sexual assault among lesbian and
bisexual women compared to heterosexual women.
Places affect people in ways that tap all of the senses. It
could be the long shadows of late afternoon cast by the aging pines
surrounding a ramshackle cabin; or the sound of exhausted waves
struggling to reach a deserted beach; or even the thick
smog-burdened heat a crowded city.
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.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
paper published today and co-authored by University at Buffalo
neurosurgeons reports that stroke patients have a much better
chance of surviving and returning to normal function when they
receive clot-busting drugs in conjunction with a wire mesh stent
device, than when they receive the medications alone.
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
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.
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
Parents who chronically neglect their children contribute to the
likelihood that they will develop aggressive and delinquent
tendencies later in adolescence, and the one factor that links
neglect with those behaviors appears to be poor social skills.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
You don’t need a doctorate in pharmacology to write a book
about aging, but it came in handy in writing “Optimal Aging:
A Guide to Your First Hundred Years,” by Jerrold Winter, PhD,
a professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
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.
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
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. — Gil I. Wolfe, MD, Irvin and Rosemary Smith
Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at the
University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,
has been selected to receive the 2015 Doctor of the Year award from
the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA).
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.
A “one-size-fits-all” approach to alcohol treatment
is not the best strategy, according to University at Buffalo
addiction experts, who have received a $3 million grant to explore
whether treatments tailored to a person’s behavior before
seeking help will result in better treatment outcomes.
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
Sit down with a friend in a quiet restaurant and begin talking,
just before the dinner crowd’s arrival. Business is slow at
first, but picks up quickly, just like the sound level. Music
plays, glasses clink, servers discuss specials. Discussions are
everywhere, colliding and competing with the other noises.
Venu Govindaraju, a globally recognized expert in machine
learning and pattern recognition, has received the IAPR/ICDAR
Outstanding Achievements Award from the International Conference on
Document Analysis and Recognitio.
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.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The National Institutes of Health has
awarded $12 million to the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy
and Pharmaceutical Sciences to lead a comprehensive quality
assurance program in NIH-funded labs conducting HIV/AIDS and
related clinical research programs worldwide.
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.
This week’s Supreme Court ruling affirming nationwide tax
credits for mandatory insurance coverage under the Affordable Care
Act preserves access to affordable health insurance in all 50
states and will help narrow the health outcomes gap between lower-
and higher-income Americans.