UB undergraduates will travel to Peru next summer to
research the biological and chemical properties of indigenous
medicinal plants and study ways in which the plants are used by the
region’s native healers.
A UB education professor has sided with the environment in the
timeless “nurture vs. nature” debate after his research
found that a child’s ability to read depends mostly on where
that child is born, rather than on his or her individual
UB faculty member Kathryn Bryk Friedman has joined some of the
best and brightest scholars and experts from around the world as a
new Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for
Scholars in Washington, D.C.
UB faculty member Gerard Connors' work mentoring promising
scientists at the Research Institute on Addictions has been
recognized with a prestigious national award from the American
UB faculty member Satpal Singh conducts research on interactions
between drugs and ion channels. And he's also gaining a
reputation internationally as an advocate against global
violence against women.
As chair of the board of the Kenya Human Rights Commission, UB
Law Dean Makau Mutua oversaw the KHRC's filing of a lawsuit that
precipitated an apology by the British government and decision to
compensate victims of its colonial atrocities in Kenya during the
UB volcanologist Michael Sheridan discusses why Mexico’s
Popocatepetl volcano, which been coughing up ash, gas and molten
rock over the past few days, is one of the world’s most
dangerous volcanoes and why it remains difficult for researchers to
predict major eruptions.
Law School Professor Anthony Szczygieltalks about a revision in
Medicare policy that should enable elderly and nursing home
patients obtain better care in skilled care facilities and at home
through home health care agencies.
In a long and distinguished career, Philip Coppens has advanced
human understanding through his study of the way atoms are linked
to form molecules in crystals and how molecules change when exposed
to intense light.
Count him among the most unlikely candidates to be one of the
most interesting people you know. He’s the statistician-savvy
UB mathematics education professor with the boyish face and
eternally modulated voice, who is, somehow, undeniably drawn to the
wilder side, at least for an academic.
When UB introduced gender-neutral housing at the start of the fall semester, the new policy reflected not only best practices in residential living for college students nationwide, it also incorporated a transgendered student’s thoughtful analysis and the ethical principles of social work he holds dear.
Since being named SUNY Fredonia’s first female president, UB alumna Virginia Horvath has made it her business to tout the college’s strengths as a center of undergraduate learning, fortify town-gown ties, and inspire campus and community alike with her warmth and enthusiasm.
As President Satish K. Tripathi begins his second academic year
at the helm of the university, he is working with faculty, staff
and students to move ahead with the next phase of the UB 2020 plan
for academic excellence. Tripathi recently talked to the UB
Reporter about UB 2020 and NYSUNY 2020, and their transformative
impact on the university.
James Campbell is on sabbatical on an island off the coast of Maine. But with the presidential election now in full swing, his analysis and commentary on the campaigns are showing up in news media worldwide this election season.