Corporations with board directors who have investment banking
experience are more likely to acquire other businesses — and
make better acquisitions when they do — according to a new
study from the School of Management.
UB researchers who authored one of neurology’s most cited
papers in the past three years are calling for more investigation
into how venous abnormalities in the neck might be involved in
central nervous system disorders and aging.
The ambitious, university-wide, interdisciplinary research
institute will focus on the most difficult and complex
environmental issues, as well as the social and economic issues
with which they are intertwined.
Environmental engineer Alan Rabideau will coordinate UB's
RENEW (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water)
initiative as the first Research and Economic Development
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.