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2/27/14

Speakers will unveil new details about the institute, which aims to transition the region into a hub for advanced manufacturing.

2/25/14

The Food Lab at UB is part of a broad network of research partners leading a USDA-funded initiative to support local food policy.

Rendering of an optical nanocavity
2/25/14

Researchers from the University at Buffalo and elsewhere are developing an optical 'nanocavity' to boost light absorption in ultrathin semiconductors.

2/21/14

A prestigious prize from the American Institute of Architects celebrates the lifetime achievements of Shibley, UB’s architecture and planning dean.

a tower consisting of many metal and plywood parts with intricate geometry
2/19/14

Hwang's eco-sculptures provide habitat for bats and birds and call attention to misunderstood or ignored ecological conditions.

2/18/14

Corporations with board directors who have investment banking experience are more likely to acquire other businesses – and make better acquisitions when they do – according to a new study from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

Rendering of a sleek, modern-looking house
2/13/14

University at Buffalo students and professors will build a 1,400-square-foot solar-powered home as finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy’s elite Solar Decathlon competition.

a polar bear walking on an icy terrain.
2/10/14

The new UB study is part of a broader genomic research program aimed at understanding what makes a polar bear a polar bear.

2/7/14

A new study by researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs shows that COPD patients do experience more respiratory symptoms when their lungs are ‘colonized’ by bacteria, even in the absence of an acute exacerbation.

UB researcher Robert Silverman wearing a blue, button-up shirt
1/27/14

UB researcher Robert Silverman challenges assumptions that quality affordable housing is readily available in shrinking cities.

1/27/14

The remarkable properties of a new, porous material could lead to advances in microscopic sponging.

1/21/14

As smartphones, tablets and other gadgets become smaller and more sophisticated, the heat they generate while in use increases. This is a growing problem because it can cause the electronics inside the gadgets to fail.

Clues to autoimmune conditions
Animesh Sinha, Md, PhD

The research by UB's Sinha and colleagues may make possible the development of more individually-tailored treatments in an era of personalized medicine.