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Students participate in a sustainability forum, one of the many ways in which the UB community keeps its pulse on topics and issues in sustainability.

There’s a lot happening in sustainability at UB. Visit this page for the latest news and updates.


A researcher at RENEW, Aga spoke about how antibiotics move through ecosystems and how to detect them.


The purpose of the National Grid/UB Engineering Leadership Camp is to stimulate student interest and to encourage curiosity.

Matthieu Bain (left) and Andrew Perkins in Spencer’s Art House, Flint, Mich. Photo: Ryan Garza

By restoring abandoned buildings with found materials, Andrew Perkins is battling a culture of rampant consumerism and reckless waste—and creating some pretty cool spaces in the process.

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A protein UB scientists found in the venom of a South American spider could finally answer the need for an effective muscular dystrophy treatment - and save a young boy's life.


The colleges in this collection do a great job of teaching their students sustainable practices, working in their communities, and spreading information. These institutions deserve credit and encouragement.

William Philipps conducts research on deglaciation and global climate change in Greenland while an undergraduate student working under Jason Briner, associate professor of geology.

William Phillipps, UB geology graduate student, will travel to Norway to collect data that proves the Svalbard-Barents Sea Ice-Sheet’s (SBSIS) the point when the ice began to melt is older than its suggested age.