Internationally recognized materials scientist Amit Goyal
has been named director of RENEW, UB’s new interdisciplinary
institute dedicated to research and education on globally pressing
problems in energy, environment and water.
Some drugs used to treat diabetes mimic the behavior of a
hormone that a UB psychologist has learned controls fluid intake in
subjects, a finding that creates new awareness for diabetics, who
already are at risk for dehydration.
In a Q&A with the UB Reporter, Barbara Ricotta, chair
of the UB Ebola Advisory Committee, talks about how UB is keeping
members of the university community safe in the wake of the Ebola
outbreak in western Africa.
Eric Reich knows a thing or two about entrepreneurship, which is
why the UB alumnus and co-founder of Campus Labs was brought in to
teach in the seminar that introduces students to the Undergraduate
This Q&A addresses some of the questions members of the UB
community may have about the staus of the Ebola outbreak in West
Africa and the preparedness of the university regarding this public
UB librarian and environmentalist Frederick Stoss has been
recognized for his work with the National Library of Aruba in green
education programming and for helping to create the library’s
Caribbean Energy, Environmental and Sustainability Program.
As co-director of Partnership for the Public Good and UB Law
School adjunct faculty member, Sam Magavern works to bring people
with energy and good ideas to bear on the challenges facing the
city of Buffalo.
At a time in life when many retired people are spending their
days on the golf course or relaxing with the grandchildren,
emeritus professor Howard Wolf continues to teach, write and
lecture, both in the U.S. and abroad.
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.