Whether it’s in Buffalo or Zimbabwe, our research
makes a difference in lives across the globe. The Strategic
Strengths Initiative is working to push that research further,
broadening our societal impact.
Artistic Expression and Performing Arts hosts “June
in Buffalo,” an annual, internationally acclaimed festival
and conference for emerging composers of new music.
The Civic Engagement Research Fellowship Program has
supported community-based research projects in Western New York, as
well as in Ontario, Canada; Alaska and sub-Saharan Africa.
Cultures and Texts supports research in the humanities,
hosted the annual North American James Joyce Conference and
sponsors and organizes a variety of engaging seminars, lectures and
Faculty in Extreme Events:Mitigation and Response
are training Haitian engineers and architects to construct
buildings better able to withstand devastating events like the 2010
Faculty affiliated with Health and Wellness Across the
Lifespan are teaching pharmaceutical scientists
in Zimbabwe and Nigeria to conduct clinical trials and
research on HIV/AIDS.
Research in Integrated Nanostructured Systems has led to
a way to commercially produce graphene, a resilient material with
potential to revolutionize materials engineering.
The Stem Cell Culture and Analysis Center established by
Molecular Recognition in Biological Systems and
Bioinformatics is an innovative facility to store, maintain and
create stem cells.
Through the supercomputers housed in the ICT affiliated Center
for Computational Research (CCR), UB researchers are processing and
studying data on a grand scale. Previous studies focused on topics
such as groundwater dispersion and cardiovascular imaging.
Focusing on a Rich History
Through the newly founded Institute of Jewish Thought and
Heritage, which focuses on the critical role of Judaism in Western
thought, UB will be the first SUNY campus offering both an MA and a
PhD in Jewish Studies.
Designing Safer Buildings
Scientists at MCEER are using state of the art technology to
simulate the effects of earthquakes, advancing planning and
preparation research that saves lives.
With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Anders
Hakansson conducts research on a protein effective in combating
antibiotic resistant bacteria. Hakansson’s discovery has
wide-ranging implications for fighting infections and even
A Better Way to Combat Oil Spills
Chemical engineer Marina Tsianou is working to create a
dispersant that works with crude oil at the nanoscale level. This
research will lead to dispersants that are more effective and less
Improving Women's Health
UB is one of four regional centers for the NIH-funded
Women’s Health Initiative, the groundbreaking
investigation into women’s health and healthy aging.
Giving Voice to the Overlooked
Sarah Elder’s documentation of climate change’s
effect on indigenous arctic fishing communities has brought the
social impact of global warming to greater attention.