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6/1/17

Students spent a transformative week developing and refining ideas to address a specific global health issue.

 

6/1/17

The founder of the Traffic Light Diet is being recognized for his research on ingestive behavior.

6/5/17

Housing stability is key to people living with HIV/AIDS maintaining or improving their health, according to results of a new UB-led study.

6/2/17

UBEOC alumnae inspire others with their stories of determination, courage and how they used education to change their lives.

6/1/17

UB and RPCI tell the WNY congressional delegation that a 10 percent federal cap on research costs would cut vital work already underway.

6/5/17

HarkerBIO determines 3-D structures of proteins for drug and biotech companies, saving money and speeding drug discovery.

6/5/17

The UB pharmacokinetics expert will review grant applications and advise the NIH in the area of gene and drug delivery.

6/6/17

The human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner will lead off the 31st annual Distinguished Speakers Series. 

6/6/17

NIH sees the impact of UB's scholarship program for underrepresented minority students in biomedical PhD programs.

6/7/17

The app, being developed by UB researchers, would use a smartphone's compass to help thwart a growing cybersecurity threat.

6/7/17

START-UP NY attracted the Silicon Valley-based KeepTruckin to Amherst, where it set up its hardware development division.

6/8/17

SA’s popular Summer Film Series returns this season with a lineup of free movies that includes “Wonder Woman” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

6/8/17

The UB study of police officers found those working the afternoon shift report being more tired, putting them at higher risk for accidents, stress and errors.

6/8/17

The RIA senior research scientist will lead the section on psychosocial development, risk and prevention.

6/9/17

UB pharmacologist Javier Blanco has been awarded a $400,000 grant to study how therapeutic antibodies are handled in the human lung.

6/9/17

The UB center is conducting clinical trials on two new dementia treatments and will begin enrolling patients in a third trial in August.

6/12/17

Tobacco control advocates push for "a kind of prohibition" on cigarettes, while the cannabis community does the opposite, researchers say.

6/12/17

Education professor Catherine Cook-Cottone talks about how yoga brings well-being and employment to young people in Africa.

6/9/17

Four students hope their brains give them an edge in competing for the $250,000 prize in the NBC TV show.

6/12/17

Alum Jordan Marwin's enthusiasm in encouraging prospective players steals the show at the hockey league's scouting combine.

6/9/17

The architect of the UB Curriculum will guide undergraduate education for the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at USC.

6/13/17

Eight faculty members and 12 staff members have been named recipients of the 2017 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.

6/13/17

Abortion fund recipients who must travel out of state for an abortion travel 10 times farther than those who get care in their home states.

6/14/17

Shantell Martin's “Dance Everyday” brings some life to an urban neighborhood awaiting renewal.

6/14/17

The project would bring authentic international cuisine to the heart of the North Campus.

6/14/17

The discovery of an ancient otter tooth in Mexico is the first evidence of a new east-west route across America, a UB researcher says.

6/15/17

Danielle Johnson spends her time away from UB working with vulnerable populations, including current and former prisoners and refugees.

6/15/17

UB law professor Nicole Hallett talks about how President Trump's pending appointments to the National Labor Relations Board could be the death knell for organized labor.

6/16/17

Graduate engineering students' pro bono analytics makes a difference for Meals on Wheels and The Teacher's Desk.

6/16/17

A new study provides evidence that could help increase participation in breast cancer screenings and other preventive health care.

6/15/17

Management and social work students collaborate on ideas to tackle a social issue facing the community as part of a new fellowship program.

6/19/17

An act passed by Congress in 2012 isn’t stimulating the investment and job creation promised by its proponents.

6/20/17

Pharmacy students will partner with those from the Catholic girls school to create real-world solutions to issues facing the field of pharmacy.

6/19/17

The UB bio-artist's winning work uses DNA from the saliva of hundreds of people to create iconic images such as crowns and fighter jets.

6/19/17

A relationship nurtured online brings Tokyo PhD Marie Saitou to UB as a postdoctoral researcher in biologist Omer Gokcumen's lab.

6/21/17

The UB English prof has received the Dove Award for outstanding contributions to the serious study of mystery, detective and crime fiction.

6/21/17

UB architecture students took part in a billboard design competition to represent design as a social act accessible to all populations.

6/20/17

The fellowship recipients are preparing for careers that further economic development and growth in the region.  

6/22/17

A UB geology professor’s system using electricity for rapid soil mapping can lead to more sustainable farming.

6/20/17

The event this week showcases the leadership role that UB and NYS are playing in next-generation traffic systems.

6/22/17

The funding from the Empire Innovation Program will support faculty hiring in robotics, AI, pharmacology and X-ray laser science.

6/23/17

The update to the pre-clinical simulation center is the school's first major renovation in more than 30 years.

6/21/17

UB sports law expert Helen Drew says the success — or failure — of offensive marks like Redskins and Indians remains in the hands of consumers.

6/21/17

The Supreme Court ruling also could prevent brands from suing to stop others from using their marks in ways that may be offensive, a UB expert says.

6/23/17

The Great Lakes Program associate director and avid diver continues her pursuit of the elusive whale shark.

6/26/17

The LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association promotes a welcoming and inclusive UB community for LGBTQ employees.

6/26/17

The surprising discovery by UB biochemist Mark O'Brian has led to a $1.28M NIH grant to investigate the mechanisms involved.

6/27/17

Researchers find that while handwashing with soap and water prevents childhood disease, access to soap at home varies around the world.

6/30/17

The UB-affiliated group Null Point is producing cutting-edge sound works at Silo City and Artpark.

6/28/17

New UB research is studying genetic and epigenetic factors in the disease with the goal of restoring cognitive function.

6/28/17

UB researchers have created a virtual reality-based environment to help prospective teachers learn how to handle disruptive student behavior.

6/29/17

UB Sports Nutrition teaches student-athletes what food can do for their form.

6/30/17

UB archaeologist Caroline Funk talks about a recent study that gives new meaning to the term “social science.”  

6/27/17

The UB team won its heat in its debut on the NBC hit series “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge.”

6/29/17

Some 190 new MDs marked a critical milestone in their professional lives when they became medical residents of the UB medical school.

6/29/17

A. Scott Weber, vice president for student life, will lead the search for the next vice president for philanthropy and alumni engagement.

6/30/17

UB's free Summer Math Program helps girls at a time in their lives when they begin to turn away from math.