Sarbajit Banerjee, co-director of UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics, delivered a fast-paced “moonshot” proposal in Washington, D.C., this month as part of Solve for X @ Global Diaspora Forum.
A mock, online grocery store created by Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, and colleagues will provide important evidence on how price and nutrient profiling—using the NuVal nutritional coding system—affect food purchase decisions.
Many college students who head to the Dominican Republic for
spring break are looking to enjoy the sun and sand. But 32 students
from UB spent their break on this Caribbean Island teaching English
to disadvantaged children.
Starting this spring, you won’t need to BYOB—bring
your own bicycle, that is—to UB. UB has teamed up with
Buffalo BikeShare and a New York-based company to launch a beta
test of an innovative new bicycle-sharing program.
Samina Raja has spent the better part of the past decade conducting research in the field of food security and heading the only research laboratory in the United States dedicated to food systems planning.
New research describes how long-time residents teamed up with
gentrifiers and external environmental activists to push for the
cleanup of Greenpoint’s Newtown Creek while preserving the
area’s industrial roots.
Earth’s exponentially growing population is a “wicked problem” at the root of every major issue plaguing Earth today, Sonny Ramaswamy, director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, said at a thought-provoking presentation March 6 in the Center for the Arts.
Energy-efficiency projects at UB made possible by NYSERDA will
save the university approximately $513,000 in energy costs and
eliminate more than 2.600 tons of global-warming, greenhouse gas
The director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture,
will speak on how to increase food production in the context of a
burgeoning global population, changing climate and diminishing
If it were possible to capture the soul of a city inside a
single home, it might look something like the house that UB faculty
member Dennis Maher has spent the past three years refurbishing on
Buffalo’s West Side.
Essentially a blueprint of UB’s accomplishments and future
goals, the report was certified “Silver” by the
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher
Education (AASHE) Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating
When gender-neutral housing was introduced this fall, the new
policy reflected not only best practices, it also incorporated a
transgendered student’s thoughtful analysis and the ethical
principles of social work he holds dear.
As part of its continuing effort to improve on-campus living, UB
has opened Crossroads Culinary Center, a new dining facility that
puts the university at the forefront of the collegiate dining
Samina Raja has spent the better part of the last decade
conducting research in the field of food security and heading the
only research laboratory in the United States dedicated to food
Teachers from the Buffalo Public Schools are taking part in the
Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership, a
professional development program that encourages hands-on
laboratory and field work in science classes.
About 15 children learned about renewable energy, art and
sustainability at the University at Buffalo’s Solar Strand
yesterday. The children, from the UB’s Child Care
Center, took part in activities, such as a scavenger hunt and
baking cookies in a solar oven.
UB promotes a culture of sustainability at its three campuses.
Aside from saving money, the university’s efforts aim to
educate, inspire and enable people, both on and off campus, to
reduce their environmental footprints.
UB researchers are making significant progress on rust-proofing
steel using a graphene-based composite that could serve as a
nontoxic alternative to coatings that contain hexavalent chromium,
a probable carcinogen.
When Alex Domijan arrived at UB last fall, he brought with him a center, a laboratory and part of a $12 million program that promises to go a long way toward providing a major jolt to energy, redevelopment, education and the workforce across the campus and community, as well as nationally.
Eight graduate students in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning have spent months mining the complex network of activities, actors and resources that enable the production, processing, wholesaling, distribution, consumption and disposal of the food in Erie County.
University at Buffalo junior Esther Buckwalter has won the nationally coveted Morris K. Udall Scholarship, awarded to outstanding students who have demonstrated a commitment to careers in the environment, health care or tribal public policy.
The University at Buffalo will add a major in environmental geosciences to its undergraduate offerings this fall, giving students another opportunity to study and research topics tied to the ever-changing environment of Western New York and the world.
Several UB graduate and professional degree programs, including its environmental engineering program, again were recognized as among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report in its annual ranking of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” released March 13, 2012.
A few minutes before 8 a.m. one morning last November, Kathryn Foster, director of the UB Regional Institute, stepped out into the world from the front door of her yellow home in a residential neighborhood just south of Hertel Avenue. She pulled on black leather gloves and, umbrella in hand, began a half-mile trek to the rail station on Amherst Street.
Sitting on his front porch one day, Joe is approached by two strangers on bicycles. They strike up a conversation. A factory worker from London, Ohio, Joe says he’s concerned about being laid off from his job making replacement vents for Ford and Chevy vehicles. He lives in the house he grew up in, and talks about how the neighborhood has changed over the years.
UB has created a new position of chief sustainability officer to provide leadership and direction for sustainability initiatives as the university works to implement ambitious environmental objectives.
We have made a commitment to sustainable buildings. Greiner
Hall debuted in August 2011 and represented the first LEED
gold designed student residence hall in the State University of New
York System and also was designed with the practice of
Universal Design in mind.
UB IT increased the efficiency of the computing power at the
Center for Computational Research. The project decreased total
energy consumption at the data center by 20%, saved UB more than
$278,000, and reduced our carbon footprint by 550 metric tons.
UB is an innovator in solar energy on campus through The Solar
Strand, a one-of-a-kind solar array designed by landscape architect
Walter Hood that serves as a model for blending art, science,
accessibility and technology at public research institutions.
Think of the impact any small city has on the environment. Waste
is created, water is used and energy is needed to power the
community. UB understands that by focusing on sustainable measures,
we can mitigate our environmental impact.