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President Donald Trump

Reality TV played key role in taking Trump from ‘Apprentice’ to president

Shira Gabriel's research suggests that many television viewers formed parasocial relationships with Donald Trump due to his appearance on 14 seasons of “The Apprentice” and “The Celebrity Apprentice.”

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Researchers Tell Stories

UB has innovative researchers who are passionate about their work and the university. Hear them talk about what sparks their imaginations, keeps them motivated and how they enjoy sharing with students and colleagues. Click on the still photos to hear more.

  • 7/26/17

    Being a researcher gives me the satisfaction of sharing my discoveries with the world and the excitement of making the unknown known.

  • 6/4/18

    Wanted to leave industry and join a faculty to find and equate new knowledge that Challenged assumptions and to impact society and follow dreams.  UB offered that opportunity.

  • 8/9/17

    Growing up without electricity or clean water I had a lot of curiousity to make things better.  My focus on Light and Nanotechnology  help to benefit society.

  • 4/11/17

    Emotions arise from brain then your reactions come from involuntary and voluntary parts of brain.  Which one is the true reaction?

  • 8/9/17

    Teaching students how to navigate in academics, how to become mentors, how to get grants, how to discover how to be happy as a researcher.

  • 4/11/17

    Internships during school years in Canada led me to work experiences  all over world. These taught me I did not like “computer engineering” related lab work so I got masters in bio chem and from then on enjoyed every minute spent in the lab.

  • 4/11/17

    College focus was Genetics, so interested that I put off Medical School and went to Grad School for Genetics Research first.

  • 6/4/18

    If you are running, this is a physical activity, one foot in front of other, moving. But running on a treadmill is physical activity without moving at all. This is the job of ontology.

  • 4/11/17

    Made decision to go back to China for position, but heard about opportunity at UB, took it for new environment to explore, and excited to join growing group researching environmental health.

  • 4/11/17

    After being away for 22 years, I can’t recall that there has ever been a more exciting time to be at UB than right now.

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