News and views for UB faculty and staff
UB has received a NSF grant to establish an I-Corps program to
develop scientific and engineering discoveries into useful
A UB study will look at how misinformation spread on Twitter
during Harvey and Irma to improve response to false rumors during
UB has been named a Center of Academic Excellence by two federal
agencies with an interest in building U.S. expertise in the
UB jumped 30 spots to tie for 117th overall among 1,000 ranked
U.S. institutions in the latest rankings by the Wall Street
Journal/Times Higher Education.
A lecture, concert and exhibit will spotlight the life and work
of Belgian composer and one-time UB faculty member Henri
Oboist Megan Kyle and jazz heavyweights John Bacon, George
Caldwell and Bobby Militello will take the stage in Baird Recital
Elevated bile acids in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver
disease point to novel interventions, such as personalized
The school has been ranked as one of the best in the U.S. based
on the return on investment it provides MBA graduates.
The monumental work by the German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen
features two pianos, electronics, Morse code and percussion.
The UB Women in STEM Cooperative is working with colleagues at
Cornell to present the monthly interactive series featuring
UB staff member Jackie Hausler's eco-friendly philosophy is
gaining traction across social media.
The UB-led study highlights the benefits of equipping first
responders with a supply of the opioid overdose drug.
The social work professor will use the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation grant to conduct a literature review on recurrent
Engineering graduate Stephen Still's gift will fund an endowment
to support the Institute for Sustainable Transportation and
The winning entry in the UB architecture competition transforms
the traditional receptacle into a vibrant display of color, texture
UB Engineering has completed the nation’s first
comprehensive “specialization” on digital
manufacturing for the Coursera online platform.
Focus groups on Oct. 11 will provide the UB community the chance
to weigh in on the design of the cafe and the cuisine that will be
The nearly $2M HRSA grant to UB will support training for 22
students each year in rural and vulnerable communities.
International artists merge science and art to answer life
questions during UB residencies.
Three of the 16 semifinalists that participated in the business
plan competition Thursday have extensive ties to UB.
The ceremony and service will commemorate the lives of 372
people buried near the university’s South Campus.
Annual speech highlights UB's achievements, including a rise in
rankings, the new medical school building and growing
The 2006 graduate discussed his young and lauded career as a
visual storyteller with UB faculty, staff and students.
A new UB study interviewed first responders for insight into how
advance care planning can help people with intellectual
A major gift from alumnus Anthony J. Colucci Jr. has been used
to renovate the office suite of the Buffalo Law Review.
Juilliard415, the school’s top period-instrument ensemble,
will perform a concert of 18th-century French chamber music.
UB's IDeA Center is working with the NFTA to make public
transportation more accessible.
UB engineering grads launch Mogabi to offer a new engagement
tool to mid-sized businesses.
UB surgeons say evidence alone should determine whether surgeons
hold onto their caps.
UB senior Patricia Lorquet reflects on her participation this
summer in the 4,000-mile 4K for Cancer run.
The British composer will receive a SUNY honorary degree and
attend a concert in his honor during a visit to UB.
Nearly 1,300 members of the UB community offered suggestions for
the design of the global market café and the food to be
New scientific findings show For Robin's cancer-fighting
antibody is effective against human tumors.
UB professor and conference organizer Jonathan Katz says the
time is right to celebrate Buffalo’s place in arts and crafts
UB’s IDeA Center has received $600,000 in funding to test
two new types of systems for public transit riders.
The nursing researcher's work in mental health and addictions
honors Patricia Garman's career as a psychiatric nurse.
UB will recognize outstanding performance by faculty and staff
in 2017 at the annual Celebration of Faculty and Staff
The $450,000 grant to UB engineer Jun Xia will help improve
imaging for women with dense breast tissue.
UB researchers served as guest editors of a themed issue of
Built Environment that focuses on equity in food systems
NASA scientist Kristin Poinar, whose study on the Greenland Ice
Sheet made headlines early in 2017, joins the geology faculty in
UB sociologist Mark Gottdiener examines Stephen Paddock's mass
killing spree through the lens of the city's excessive
The university is one of five recipients of a Prevention
Excellence Award from the Campus Prevention Network.
The searchable tool allows governing bodies around the globe to
see what others have already done.
UB engineer Kemper Lewis says major public and private
investment is needed so the U.S. is not left behind.
Participants in the latest Difficult Conversation are told that
free speech issues in sports increasingly reflect those in the
Animated films provide opportunities for parents to discuss
end-of-life issues with their children, according to new UB
An RIA study found that having a parent with an alcohol use
disorder increases the risk for dating violence among teen
Bush White House CIO Theresa Payton talked about the state of
cybersecurity and offered tips on keeping data safe during a DSS
lecture at UB.
UB chemist’s crystal-growing contest gives kids nationwide
a chance to shine.
UB's Carol Berman says Cayo Santiago, hit hard by Hurricane
Maria, has enriched our understanding of what it is to be
The projects include introducing genetics to high schoolers,
strengthening the STEM workforce and tailoring breast cancer info
to African-American women.
The new vaccine under development provides the “most
comprehensive coverage” to date, a UB study finds.
The iconic ensemble returns to WNY for a special residency with
the Williamsville schools that concludes with a concert at UB.
Why do we love having the stuffing scared out of us? Let us
count the ways.
UB will survey its doctoral students and alumni to learn about
their career aspirations and employment as part of a national
UB engineer Edward Furlani is working with two WNY companies on
a light-based disinfection system for mobile devices.
Finnegans Waves features a reading of the legendary Joyce work,
as well as other Joyce-themed activities.
UB's vice president for communications has been named the
American Marketing Association's Higher Education Marketer of the
The region, where humans leaving Africa may have first met
Neanderthals, holds a unique spot in human evolution, UB scientists
The renowned ensemble also will conduct a master class for
graduate composers during its visit to UB.
Kids in costume and their families are invited to attend a
UB-sponsored, Halloween-themed party to learn about medical
The designation by the American Academy of Nursing honors the UB
prof's contributions to policy, practice and education.
Amid a shortage of child psychiatrists, the innovative program
developed by UB's David Kaye has helped more than 7,000 New York
children and adolescents.
President Satish K. Tripathi and SUNY Chancellor Kristina
Johnson joined lawmakers and other academic leaders to urge passage
of the bipartisan Dream Act.
UB's strategic diversity and inclusion plan works to integrate
inclusive excellence into all aspects of university operations.
For MDI Chair Krishna Rajan, diversity means bringing people
together from different backgrounds to enrich the community as a
UB faculty and staff were in the spotlight at the annual
ceremony recognizing achievement in research, teaching and
The Science & Art Cabaret will tackle Joyce's legendary work
of fiction through music, a talk on AI and more.
James Gardner says dysfunction and corruption make a state
constitutional convention imperative.
Robert Jacobi has won the John T. Galey Memorial Award from the
Eastern Section of the American Association of Petroleum
UBNow encourages discussion and welcomes comments from UB
faculty, staff and students using a @buffalo.edu email address.
Comments are limited to 125 words and must follow the
The UBNow editor moderates comments and reserves the right not
to publish those that do not add anything new to the discussion or
fail to adhere to the Comment Guidelines.
Please submit your comments in the box below.
NPR’s The Takeaway talks to Matthew
Grizzard, assistant professor of communication, about the
debate over whether the public should have access to footage of
An article in The Atlantic about artificial intelligence
and the potential to use facial scans to infer personality traits
and behaviors interviews Mark Frank, professor of
communication, about this controversial area of research.