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.
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.