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Joan Linder artist
7/31/15
Wielding a pen, a Geiger counter and her artistic sense of curiosity, Joan Linder is documenting a haunting legacy.
GRoW home outside
7/31/15
How do you move a 40,000-pound house?
7/24/15
Sustainability may be one of those “squishy/mushy” buzz words too vague to be of much use. But the principle behind it demands citizens come to grips with the grave problems it was created to solve.
7/10/15
Using more than a decade’s worth of daily satellite images, researchers have determined ecosystems of South Africa’s Cape Floristic Region bounce back from wildfires much more quickly in warmer winter weather.
food department
6/30/15
In the United States, hunger and obesity go hand in hand. More than 17 million US households struggle to put food on the table, and when they do, it’s often high in fat and sugar because healthy options are scarce in low-income neighborhoods.
endangered species
6/30/15
Using a case study approach to investigate protection of endangered species, a UB Law School faculty member has found significant gaps in how public agencies keep track of endangered species agreements. The finding by Jessica Owley, associate professor, demonstrates key concerns with monitoring and enforcement of endangered species permits.
lake lasalle
6/30/15
With its Greek-style amphitheater at Baird Point, Lake LaSalle has long served as the iconic image of UB’s North Campus. Built in 1970 to provide flood control and water runoff, the 60-acre lake for years was more popular with flocks of Canada geese than with boaters and other recreational users.
communities.excellence
6/30/15
UB is investing $25 million in an initiative that will harness the strengths of faculty from disciplines across the university to confront grand challenges facing humankind.
campus.garden
6/30/15
On a sunny, yet chilly day before Memorial Day weekend, the small red flags marking freshly planted sprouts wave in the wind. An empty watering can rests next to the fence.
BikeShare at the Strand
6/29/15
Say you work in Crofts Hall and have a meeting on the Spine. You could get into your car, head toward Capen and drive around looking for a parking place. Or you could take the Green Line shuttle to Flint Loop.
Windmills
5/25/15
Potential next areas of focus for RENEW were proposed and debated during a two-day faculty workshop held May 18 and 19 in the Student Union Theater.
Receiving the EPA Award
4/29/15

UB’s commitment to solving pressing environmental issues, educating students about these challenges and operating eco-friendly campuses has been recognized by the EPA.

Keynote speaker
4/24/15

New York State’s chief digital officer told a UB audience last week that culture change and education are critical to increasing the numbers of women in STEM-related careers.

ReTree the district
4/23/15

About 250 UB students planted trees in South Campus neighborhoods last Saturday as part of the “ReTree the District” project.

Student at the Solar Strand
4/23/15

UB unveiled a new app for its Solar Strand as part of its celebration of Earth Day.

Student presentation
4/17/15

UB students, faculty and administrators recognized the outstanding scholarly, research and creative achievements of students at the annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence.

Earth Day on calendar
4/16/15

UB's first annual Sustainability Summit will introduce a new, university-wide approach to creating a more sustainable campus and world.

Algae bloom
4/13/15

Toxic algae outbreaks are wreaking havoc on Lake Erie, sending scientists searching for a fix.

Kapoor Hall
4/9/15

Kapoor Hall, home to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has earned a coveted gold rating for green design.

Anton and Joey use tape to reinforce the axle on their car.
3/26/15

Third-graders learn about engineering and the engineering-design process during an after-school club sponsored by UB.

Students in the Dominican Republic
3/12/15

Some UB students will be bucking the stereotype by helping others during their upcoming spring recess.

Buffalo Cafe
3/12/15

Two UB architects are prompting us to rethink how we heat — and use — the space we occupy in winter.

Food
3/5/15

Eight communities across the country will receive training and assistance to link family farmers and local residents who lack access to healthy food, thanks to a project spearheaded by UB and partners.

levine
3/4/15

Levine, a longtime UB faculty member, died of cancer Feb. 26 in her Buffalo home.

Chimps
2/26/15

UB researchers turn to Newton's Laws of Motion to predict chimp behavior.

Man in snowstorm
2/26/15

UB psychologist Mark Seery says enduring negative events like this winter's brutal weather fosters adaptability and resilience.

Sunlight
2/26/15

UB psychologists say the match between quality of early family experiences and self-esteem contributes to how clearly and confidently people view themselves and their place in the world.

Grow House
2/19/15

UB students and faculty have started construction on the GRoW Home, a 1,108-square-foot, solar-powered house that produces twice the energy it consumes.

Broken Iphone
2/18/15

A UB professor, Sara Behdad, and industry partner, PC Rebuilders and Recyclers, received a $280,000 National Science Foundation grant to examine issues which contribute to e-waste. 

UB Student
2/13/15

The Princeton Review has rated the University at Buffalo as one of the nation’s best colleges and universities for high-quality degree programs, affordability and career prospects.

Solar City Buffalo project
2/5/15

A group of Buffalo Public Schools students are responsible for the award-winning idea that claimed a regional prize as the “Most Inspiring Essay” in the 2014 Future City Competition.

Members of the Geology Department on Groundhog Day
2/5/15

Harsh winter weather couldn’t stop UB geologists from holding their annual Groundhog Day cookout.

2/4/15

“Innovation Nation,” a new CBS show, came to campus to interview Professor James Jensen and his students, including Deshawn Henry, about their water lens project.

Community Congress
1/26/15

Celebrate the work of thousands of citizens and hundreds of organizations to create a more sustainable Buffalo Niagara at One Region Forward’s Community Congress.

Students painting a mural
1/22/15

Inspired by the School of Architecture and Planning’s close engagement with the city of Buffalo, students from UB’s Alpha Rho Chi architecture fraternity created a mural of the city in Crosby Hall.

Solar Strand
1/19/15

UB's Solar Strand is featured on the Wall Street Journal’s list of “Best Architecture of 2014.”

Engineering students in Slee Hall with handmade wind turbines
1/15/15

More than 450 freshman engineering students presented their wind energy projects as part of the final awards ceremony for the "Engineering Principles" class.

solar strand pic
1/8/15

UB was named among the 50 most “green” universities in the United States by Online Schools Center, a website that features higher education news.

Solar Strand
12/18/14

UB has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools as one of the 2014 “Best of Green Schools.”

Greenland
12/15/14

A new study led by geophysicist Beata Csatho, UB associate professor of geology, provides what the authors think is the first comprehensive picture of how Greenland’s ice is vanishing.

12/11/14

Five UB Honors College students worked with UB Sustainability to help the Western New York Environmental Alliance and its roughly 100 member groups become a more inclusive organization.

students planting trees
12/4/14

Volunteers spent the day planting 180 trees in areas around the South Campus with little or no tree coverage as part of “ReTree the District,” an initiative to add more than 1,000 trees to the urban tree canopy over the next two years.

vegetables
11/25/14

The Growing Food Connections Policy Database, hosted by the School of Architecture and Planning, assists local governments as they work to broaden access to healthy food and help sustain local farms and food producers.

Student Volunteers
11/20/14

The new Zero Waste program is a partnership between UB Athletics, Campus Dining & Shops, University Facilities and UB Sustainability that aims to eliminate garbage at the stadium.

outdoors
11/18/14

Teri Rueb, a professor in the UB Department of Media Study, contributes to creating “Other Order”, a sound walk through the Bussey Brook Meadow at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University.

IEW 2012 Tango Dance
11/11/14

UB’s annual celebration of International Education Week (IEW) Nov. 10-14 will focus this year on the topic of sustainability, with the keynote speakers and other events bringing a global context to the subject.

Students, Day of Caring
11/4/14

Not all UB students who live in the University District are troublemakers; a large number of students are engaged in projects that are continually improving the neighborhood.

Offshore wind energy is one of the topics of research being funded by RENEW.
10/30/14

Four research projects have received funding under RENEW, UB’s new interdisciplinary environmental research initiative.

10/29/14

Alanna Olear is one of many students taking advantage of UB’s undergraduate research opportunities. She is studying which alternative leaves a smaller environmental footprint throughout the life of the product. 

10/28/14

Buffalo is nestled in a region loaded with farms and orchards, yet a deacde ago the city housed many neighborhoods where fresh fruits, meats and vegetables were in short supply. Now, Buffalo has become a leader in urban agriculture.

10/23/14

Children enrolled in the UB Child Care Center, a state-licensed and nationally accredited center serving the children of UB students, faculty and staff, are able to experience its enriching curriculum.

students
10/21/14

Charger-toting smartphone users have reason to rejoice because three UB research groups have received $1.3 million in combined funding to improve energy management in smartphones.

People's Climate March
10/16/14

The People's Climate March was held on September 21st to raise awareness of the urgent need to combat global climate change. UB students were among the nearly 400,000 people who participated in the march.

Park(ing) day
10/14/14

A parking place in the Diefendorf lot on the South Campus was transformed into a mini-park to promote alternative means of transportation as UB’s contribution to Park(ing) Day Buffalo.

Kayaker
10/8/14

The university has installed a boat launch between The Commons and the Center for the Arts. The launch is part of an effort to further engage the UB community, especially students, in nearby natural resources.

9/25/14

The UB community gets an A+ for generosity, donating more than 24,000 items in this year’s school supply drive sponsored by the Office of Community Relations. In all, 24,469 items were collected, making this year’s drive the most successful one yet.

9/23/14

Where can you learn how to be more “green” at work and home, see rescued birds, enjoy free samples of sustainable products and even donate items to Goodwill? The answer, of course, is the sixth annual UB Sustainable Living Fair.

BNMC
9/16/14

The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus collaborates with National Grid to create a model of progressive approaches to energy use for the future.

Ariane Tardit (left) and Connor Zink examine water from Lake LaSalle. Photo: Erin Moscati
9/9/14

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 Sustainability.

9/4/14

UB undergraduate Deshawn Henry has developed an easy, inexpensive way to disinfect contaminated water, work that could have a tremendous impact in developing countries.

circadian.rhythms
9/2/14

Research could lead to regulatory guidelines for environmental chemicals that disrupt ability to send ‘time-of-day’ messages.

aga
8/28/14

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

8/21/14

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
8/14/14

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.

Rosie, spider
8/12/14

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.

8/12/14

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.
7/29/14

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.

Algae on the shore of Great Lakes beaches
7/24/14

According to UB researchers, green algae in the Great Lakes not only protect bacteria from destruction by the sun’s ultraviolet rays, but feed the organisms as well.

Buffalo cityscape
7/22/14

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.

Aerial image of Tonawanda and Grand Island  area
7/18/14

UB researchers prepare to conduct major study to analyze affect of Tonawanda Coke plant emissions on health of area residents and employees.

Penny with microbeads on it
7/17/14

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 collaborated. 

Agricultural workers spray pesticide to a cotton field in Egypt.
7/16/14

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.

A beady glare from BB, UB’s female peregrine until 2013. Photo: Kenneth Nusstein, UB Facilities
7/15/14

Generations of peregrine falcons have become UB’s feathered friends.

A gentleman waiting for the arriving metro
7/10/14

UB faculty member Daniel B. Hess researched a pilot program that offered Metro Rail use to some UB students, faculty and staff.

Fred Stoss has been a dedicated environmental researcher and advocate since his student days.
7/9/14

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.
7/3/14

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

6/27/14

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.

south
6/25/14

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.

shibley at strand
6/5/14

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.

buffalo
6/3/14
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has cited UB as a national best practice for its community outreach efforts in neighborhoods around the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC).
BAT TOWER, GRIFFIS SCULPTURE PARK, EAST OTTO, NEW YORK.
5/27/14

The Architectural League’s 32nd annual Emerging Voices Award brings a focus to creative practices that will influence the future direction of architecture.

research
5/19/14

RENEW (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water) promises to tackle the most difficult and pressing issues that society faces in trying to create a more sustainable world.

Yankee and Dixie have returned to the nesting box at the top of MacKay Heating Plant.
5/13/14
One of UB’s popular spring rituals — falcon-watching — is in full swing with the return of peregrine falcons Dixie and Yankee to their South Campus nesting box.
Members of the UB team are, from left, Noor Jariri, Nate Sutorious, Pat O'Byrne, Matt Egan, Dave Stedman, Anthony Marchesiello, Peter Casey and Nick Lanzano
5/8/14
The challenge: reduce a snowmobile’s emissions and noise while maintaining or improving its performance.
UB Sustainability Dashboard
5/6/14

A partnership between UB’s divisions of Finance and Administration, and University Life and Services, the Sustainability dashboard tracks real-time electricity use on the North and South campuses.

houses in the Buffalo Community
5/2/14
No More Toxic Housing: Creative Legal, Policy, and Grassroots Solutions for Buffalo and Beyond
UB South Campus Quad
5/1/14

After a successful debut last year, UB is again offering its bicycle-sharing program to faculty, staff and students.

sbr
5/1/14

Developing a website can be time-consuming and costly. Fortunately, for the Western New York Sustainable Business Roundtable, it was neither.

Arctic Diary
4/23/14

Professor Jason Briner brings students to Greenland, Alaska or Baffin Island about twice a year to ply the land for clues about the history of climate change.

OFW Community Development Coordinator Matthew Fisher welcomes UB Students Nate Aldrich, Matthew Shofett, Tyler Kuss, and Dr. Hiro Hata of the UB School of Architecture as they present plans for the area.
4/21/14
SOUTH BUFFALO - The Old First Ward Community Center’s monthly community meeting was held at the Larkin Building on Exchange Street on Feb 18 for a special presentation. 
Students at the UB Campus Garden
4/16/14

Barack Obama’s done it. So has Mitt Romney. And Chris Christie.

Now, the UB community can “slow jam the news.”

Downtown Buffalo
4/9/14
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.
Sam Magavern
4/7/14

Sam Magavern brings people together. As co-director of Partnership for the Public Good (PPG), he works to bring people with energy and good ideas to bear on the challenges facing the city of Buffalo.

Bat Tower in Griffis Sculpture Park is one of many projects by Joyce Hwang that provide habitat for bats and other misunderstood creatures
4/2/14

Joyce Hwang, associate professor of architecture, has received a 2014 Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York.

Students plant trees at the Solar Strand on the North Campus.
3/7/14
“Opportunity” is the word Joshua Beres uses to describe UB’s Sustainability Academy.
annie better
2/20/14

Millions of people have seen her animated Web videos. She wrote a best-selling book and she has testified before Congress. She has even appeared on Stephen Colbert’s show.

UB faculty member Robert Silverman
2/20/14
When you think of the Rust Belt, glossy neighborhoods with rocketing rents may not be the first images that jump to mind.
Louisiana wetlands group
2/18/14
The trouble began before they received the first of many complimentary snack bags.
The Garden Box has room for the home gardener to grow vegetables in any weather. Image: School of Architecture and Planning
2/17/14
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.
Alan Rabideau, an environmental engineering professor with a track record of interdisciplinary research, will serve as the first Research and Economic Development Leadership Fellow.
2/10/14

Alan Rabideau, a UB environmental engineering professor with a track record of interdisciplinary research, will serve as UB's first Research and Economic Development Leadership Fellow.