Jennifer L. Zirnheld, associate professor of electrical
engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been
named by INSIGHT
into Diversity magazine as one of 100 Inspiring Women in
The Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership
(ISEP), a collaboration led by UB, SUNY Buffalo State College, the
Buffalo Museum of Science and the Buffalo Public Schools, has been
selected as one of 27 learning communities across the country to
launch the STEM Ecosystems Initiative, a national project that
promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
Bright and early Wednesday morning, two flatbed tractor trailers
left Buffalo, embarking upon a 2,500-mile journey across the
country to Irvine, California. The trucks are each hauling a
section of the 1,100-square-foot GRoW Home that UB is entering in
the Solar Decathlon, a biennial event sponsored by the U.S.
Department of Energy.
Toxic flame retardants used in electronics and fabrics have been
banned or removed from American and European products for nearly a
decade. Yet they still surround us — in the dust we breathe
and the food we eat. The chemicals are even found in the breast
milk of new moms.
In the Arctic, sea ice is melting and leaving larger sections of
ocean exposed to air and sun. This phenomenon could fuel increased
evaporation, leading eventually to more precipitation in far-north
UB’s Sustainable Living Fair — the ultimate resource
for members of the UB community who want to live a greener life
— will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 22 in the
Student Union on the North Campus.
Daniel Hess builds cities for people. So when Hess, UB associate
professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, arrived
in New Orleans in 2005 about two weeks after Hurricane Katrina and
walked around empty streets — void of people — it was
In 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted in Washington State, killing
57 people and destroying hundreds of homes. The area around the
mountain became a wasteland: Roadways were swallowed and bridges
damaged. Ash fell over 11 states.
Customers are more likely to purchase food products when grocers
use food traceability systems to show where and how the food was
produced and shipped, according to new research from the School of
The arrival last week of the 250-foot-high tower crane at Main
and High streets in downtown Buffalo marks a new milestone in
constructing the future home of the School of Medicine and
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The mostly abandoned grain elevators of Silo City are an
integral part of a presentation of new experimental music and sound
art taking place next weekend sponsored by UB’s Center for
21st Century Music and organized by a UB graduate student.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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
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
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.
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.