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2/1/17

Join the 2017 Step Challenge and help the School of Public Health reach its goal of taking 200 million steps during April.

2/2/17

The device developed UB researchers and colleagues could help people without drinking water and those affected by natural disasters.

2/1/17

A UB study funded by the NIH aims to find out if providing more non-food alternatives could help prevent childhood obesity.

2/1/17

Bruce Jackson’s recordings of work songs sung by African-American convicts in Texas prisons during the 1960s have inspired a theater production.

2/2/17

UB pharmacy researchers have received a $1.8M grant to test a new seek-and-destroy cancer treatment.

2/2/17

A simple cheek full of dextrose gel keeps hypoglycemic babies with Mom, promotes breastfeeding and saves health care costs.

2/3/17

UB theater students bring new technology and theatrical design to Lumagination, and get hands-on experience in return.

2/3/17

The new name — Clinical and Translational Science Institute — better reflects the UB-led entity's collaborative and scientific missions.

2/3/17

A research team led by Jo Freudenheim will examine DNA methylation differences in e-cigarette users compared to non-smokers and smokers.

2/6/17

Five distinguished faculty members in the Department of Music will perform in concert at UB during the month of February.

2/6/17

A UB PhD candidate is working to bring a hydrogen-generating device to your car and keep your lithium-ion battery from wearing out.

2/6/17

UB PhD student Misa Yasumiishi returned to her native Japan to research the lingering effects of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

2/3/17

President Satish K. Tripathi is among college and university presidents signing a letter to President Trump asking him to rectify or rescind his executive order.

2/7/17

Stella Ebner will conduct workshops and demonstrations, as well as create a series of screen prints inspired by WNY imagery and Currier and Ives.

2/7/17

Scientists, including UB biologist Victor Albert, say that for a plant, the evolutionary pathway to acquiring a taste for meat may be limited.

2/7/17

With the funding, researchers will tackle four projects related to energy, the environment and water sustainability.

2/6/17

The civil rights and civil liberties expert will lead a series of discussions on racialized hierarchy in place and space during a weeklong residency.

2/8/17

Six UB faculty members will make their best case for why their field of study is the most crucial to society at the annual Life Raft Debate.

2/8/17

You're less likely to impulse buy, according to results of a new study from the School of Management.

2/8/17

A study of Buffalo police officers suggests that high-stress situations can disturb officers' awakening cortisol pattern, leaving them vulnerable to disease.

2/9/17

Pain is a widespread, legitimate problem that must be remembered amid opioid concerns, UB researcher Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk says

2/7/17

Dozens of buccaneers armed with swords, tricorns and eye-patches jammed Squire Hall with a single goal: to give Buffalo children healthy smiles.

2/9/17

The “Smokeless Doesn’t Mean Harmless” campaign fails to offer adequate information on the risks of smokeless vs. traditional cigarettes, UB's Lynn Kozlowski says.

2/9/17

The ErieHack competition and accelerator program aims to generate creative solutions to Lake Erie’s biggest problems.

2/8/17

The free Solidarity Party organized by UB's Gender Institute aims to show the humanity, justice and unity of Western New Yorkers.

2/9/17

The philanthropist's collection of archaeological and ethnographic objects is on display in the "Cravens World" exhibit in the UB Anderson Gallery.

2/10/17

In a Q&A with faculty, UB administrators said safety and support are paramount for students who tell faculty they have been sexually assaulted.

2/10/17

Civil rights expert john a. powell told a packed house in Hayes Hall that the most destructive issue in American society is systemic racism.

2/9/17

The provocative words and performances of the late music pioneer Julius Eastman are on display in a new exhibit at the UB Music Library.

2/13/17

A UB-led study also found that immigration actually appears to be linked to reductions in some types of crimes.

2/13/17

An authoritarian leadership style does not work well in complex, dynamic environments, UB leadership expert Paul Tesluk says.

2/13/17

UB is the first testing ground for Bestest, which allows users to instantly poll any of their contacts, or even larger groups.

2/14/17

Economics prof Zhiqiang Liu will lead the entity that supports education and research about Chinese language and culture.

2/14/17

R. Lorraine Collins was a member of National Academies panel that produced a landmark report on the health effects of cannabis.

2/15/17

UB engineers have found that one compressed stent sometimes is more effective than two overlapping stents when treating brain aneurysms.

2/15/17

Fenice Boyd has received the Albert J. Kingston Award from the Literacy Research Association for her service to the group.

2/16/17

The WNY Medical Scholarship awarded to UB med student Dean Salem is the first of three to be funded by Catholic Health.

2/16/17

Training can effectively build awareness of cultural differences, but results vary based on content and length of initiatives, a UB study has found.

2/17/17

Although it'll be spring break, it won't be quiet on the North Campus when more than 1,000 high school students arrive for Science Exploration Day.

2/17/17

UClub2.0 is hosting an event for faculty, staff and their families featuring the popular video game.

2/20/17

A UB-led research team is creating software to “clean” large datasets, making it easier for scientists and the public to use big data.

2/17/17

Five faculty members argued for why their chosen field is vital to the post-apocalyptic world at the Life Raft Debate.

2/17/17

The former U.S. attorney general told a UB audience on Thursday not to underestimate the power of protest.

2/20/17

UB's Regional Institute spent nine months compiling all the research and data for the Buffalo Niagara Labor Market Assessment 2017.  

2/21/17

James Kosnik to “reconnect” with UB's “glorious” tradition 50 years later at Distinguished Alumni Concert.

2/21/17

The new 3MT PhD pitch competition seeks to help researchers communicate their work to others.

2/22/17

The Falcon 9 rocket that blasted into space Sunday contains cargo that includes 20 potatoes that eventually will make their home at UB.

2/22/17

UB students helped to create high-tech costumes for the Zodiaque Dance Company's 43rd spring concert.

2/22/17

Scholars on the Road lecturer David Castillo says understanding media culture is needed to combat “truthiness” and alternative facts.

2/23/17

Former NBA player Lindsey Hunter brings a strong work ethic and love for the game to his job as assistant men's basketball coach.

2/23/17

Lisa Benincosa, a vice president with Roche Pharmaceutical Research and Early Development will deliver the annual lecture on March 7.

2/27/17

National experts will discuss such topics as alcohol and suicide, the neuroscience behind addiction, and opioid addiction and treatment.

2/24/17

MBA student Anthony Falvo led a workshop on campus last weekend to encourage Buffalo high school students on their leadership journeys.

2/24/17

UB faculty member Robert S. Miletich predicts that nuclear imaging can transform the field of neuroscience as it did cardiology.

2/27/17

The renowned ensemble will perform the third of six concerts in this season's Slee/Beethoven String Quartet Cycle.

2/24/17

Public school students met with the former U.S. attorney general during his recent visit to UB.

2/27/17

A UB-led study suggests that musical scales may have developed to accommodate vocal limitations.

2/28/17

Results of a UB study on young adult relationships counter the claim that gender equality has been reached.

2/27/17

A study by a UB anthropologist suggests that ancient humans arrived in South America in multiple waves.

3/1/17

Inspired by bird and insect behavior, a UB engineer has created software designed to enable teams of common UAVs to work together.



2/27/17

Eight of the companies are 2016 winners of 43North.

2/28/17

The lecture will focus on the role that diet and nutrition play in age-related eye diseases.

2/28/17

Father and son team are building liquid metal 3-D printer for manufacturing.