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A new book co-edited by UB Law professor Jessica Owley tackles the ambiguous, but essential, concept of “sustainability.”

Pluto to remain dwarf planet

Despite new information gleaned from the New Horizons mission, UB cosmologist Dejan Stojkovic predicts Pluto will retain its dwarf-planet status.

Illuminating ancient texts

An evolving web tool developed by a UB classicist searches for references and parallels in ancient texts to help scholars make connections that lend additional meaning to the texts.

End-of-life dilemma

What do first-responders — who are trained to save lives — do when faced with someone who is imminently dying and whose pre-hospital order is “do not resuscitate”?

Productive department

UB’s Department of Neurosurgery ranks among the top 20 most productive neurosurgical residency programs in the U.S. in terms of academic publishing over a five-year period.

Summer research

Eight undergraduates are spending 10 weeks completing original reearch projects under the guidance of School of Nursing faculty members.

Wildfire recovery

Incoming UB faculty member Adam Wilson has used satellite images to determine that ecosystems in South Africa's southern tip bounce back from wildfires more quickly in warmer winter winter — as long as there's enough rain.

NSF funds Nepal research

UB engineer Andreas Stavridis has received a $24,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support his research on the Nepal earthquake.

Experts weigh in

UB faculty members Nancy Nielsen and Danielle Pelfrey Duryea talk about the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act.

Leading HIV/AIDS quality assurance

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $12 million to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to conduct a comprehensive quality assurance program in NIH-funded labs conducting HIV/AIDS and related clinical research programs worldwide.

Studying dangers of diver dehydration

UB researchers have begun a study of the dangers that dehydration presents for U.S. Navy divers, examining diver physiology both during and after underwater activities.