Children attending the UB Child Care Center’s summer camp
last week learned about the importance of water to everyday life as
part of an annual summer program presented by the Office of
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
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.
UB's Prosperity Scholarship program welcomes its newest class of
young, promising scholars, the biggest selection of students in the
scholarship’s history and claiming many of Western New
York’s best and brightest students as its own.
Illinois environmentalists expecting a battle with business over
a call for a ban on microbeads, which show up inside fish that are
caught for human consumption, found the industry quickly
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.
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.
This spring, concerned regional citizens can gain practical
skills to mobilize their ideas into community action by enrolling
in the Citizen Planning School, a free resource being offered by
the School of Architecture and Planning.
Students and professors in architecture, engineering and
management will design, build and promote GRoW House — a
1,400-square-foot, solar-powered home — as finalists in the
national Solar Decathlon competition.
The façade of the Burchfield Penney Art Center has been
transformed into a permanent, constantly changing new media
gallery, thanks to a collaboration between SUNY Buffalo State and
the UB Department of Architecture.
For years, UB dining officials have heard students talk about
eating healthier. And when it was meal show time and the students
had to choose, they did what they always have done. They grabbed
pizza, burgers and fries.
On a Tuesday morning in June, school groups huddle around the
Buffalo Zoo’s polar bear exhibit. The children come and go in
great, chattering waves of 20 or 30, oohing and aahing and
balancing on tiptoe to get a better view.
Students from UB’s new Sustainability Academy joined
fellow undergraduates in touring Love Canal, the 700 block of Main
Street, the Buffalo River and Silo City to learn about the
region’s history of industrial pollution.
Eco-minded students will have the chance to intern with
environmental organizations and get a behind-the-scenes look at
UB’s operations this year, thanks to the university’s
new Sustainability Academy.
Fulbright scholar and climate activist Subhashni Raj will start
her PhD at the university this fall as the first recipient of the
Jerome L. Kaufman Doctoral Fellowship for the study of food-systems
The practical implications of environmental
justice—fighting for the rights of poor and minority persons
in neighborhoods unfairly burdened by toxic wastes—got a
thorough airing at a recent forum co-sponsored by the UB Law
A project that asks hikers, fishermen, birdwatchers, school kids
and nature-lovers of all stripes to monitor stream levels is
expanding from its home base in Western New York to three new
states: Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin.
Last year two University at Buffalo students, Matthieu Bain and
Andrew Perkins, purchased a house for $800, moved in, and lived
there for a year while fixing it as best they could with only the
city's discards and forgotten items.
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.