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UB students and faculty are applying their knowledge to a diversity of projects addressing local and global challenges. The research we do touches lives around the world and drives the growth of the Buffalo-Niagara and New York State economies.

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The indigenous languages of Cameroon’s Lower Fungom region are in danger of vanishing, and Jeff Good, an assistant professor of linguistics, has made it his work to document them before they do.

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Where others saw blight, four UB architecture students saw opportunity. In October 2008, the friends, then entering their final year in UB’s architecture master’s program, purchased a derelict Buffalo property and transformed it into a neighborhood gem.

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Following a destructive earthquake in Haiti, MCEER, UB’s Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, is partnering with a Haitian university to train engineers and architects to design buildings that can better withstand earthquakes.

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UB's support has been instrumental in helping to commercialize the Lung Flute, an innovative, locally produced medical device that received national recognition as one of Popular Science magazine’s top 100 innovations of 2009.

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The Colombian city of Pasto, population 400,000, sits at the foot of Galeras Volcano. Several small villages also flank the mountain. Many locals say they don’t fear the giant in their midst, but Galeras is a threat, and UB’s Center for GeoHazards Studies is working to improve disaster preparedness.

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Computer science might not be the obvious major for students looking to change the world. But UB’s Center for Socially Relevant Computing is proving that programming can translate into compassion.

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Pavani Ram, an assistant professor of social and preventive medicine, is looking for simple solutions to pressing public health problems.

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In a country where nearly one in five adults have HIV/AIDS, Chiedza Maponga, a 1988 UB pharmacy graduate, is working to curb infections and increase availability of treatments.