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.
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.
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.
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.
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.