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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.

Agricultural workers spray pesticide to a cotton field in Egypt.

UB faculty members James Olson and Matthew Bonner have partnered with teams in Egypt to research and reduce the adverse effects of pesticides used in cotton farming.

Fred Stoss has been a dedicated environmental researcher and advocate since his student days.

Environmentalist Frederick Stoss, UB associate librarian and subject specialist, received the first Friend of the Biblioteca Nacional Aruba (BNA, National Library of Aruba) Award.

Students use a blow torch and cotton swabs to collect bacteria samples from a paper-towel dispenser.

Don’t touch that paper towel. High-speed hand dryers are cleaner, more environmentally friendly and save a bundle over time.


The Congress for New Urbanism’s national conference is in Buffalo this week, and UB’s School of Architecture and Planning are among those leading the conversation.


Two UB architecture faculty members have won internationally prominent lifetime achievement awards for their “significant and lasting” contributions to environmental design research, practice and teaching.

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Robert G. Shibley, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, is being recognized by the American Institute of Architects New York State (AIANYS) for his design influence on public architecture across the state.