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STEM inspiration

UB faculty member Jennifer Zirnheld has been named by INSIGHT into Diversity magazine as one of 100 Inspiring Women in STEM

Quintessential mentor

UB faculty member Luis Colón can add another honor to his long list of mentoring awards: the 2016 Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences from the American Chemical Society.

On to the finals!

UB alum Gary Vider has made it to the finale of the NBC television show “America’s Got Talent.”

Office seeker

A voice for students at UB, Hadar Borden hopes to expand her advocacy efforts to include Amherst residents as a member of the town board. Photo: Nancy J. Parisi

He's got talent

UB alum Gary Vider has made it to the semifinals of “America's Got Talent.”

National recognition

RIA Director Kenneth Leonard has been recognized for his outstanding scientific contributions by the American Psychological Association’s Society of Addiction Psychology.

Forging relationships

UB alum Vincent Coppola has been instrumental in the Graduate School of Education’s involvement with local school districts.

Shall we dance?

UB Swing club helps students gain confidence and make connections.


Through haunting sketches of brownfields and waste sites, UB artist Joan Linder documents Western New York's toxic history.

Distinguished service

Mick Thompson has been recognized nationally for his contributions to graduate education, both at UB and beyond.

Impact through education

UB dentist Othman Shibley strives to change Syria’s destiny through education.

Hammill to lead Graduate School

Graham Hammill, professor and chair of the Department of English, has been appointed vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School.

Q & A

Meeting the pope

UB faculty member Satpal Singh was one of a handful of interfaith leaders who met Pope Francis during his visit to New York City. He talks about the experience with the UB Reporter.

Chess master

When the chess world suspects someone of having cheated in a tournament, UB computer scientist Ken Regan is the guy who gets the call.

Bundle up

UB faculty member David Holmes offers advice on how best to protect yourself if you need to be outside during extremely frigid weather.

Boston Marathon bomber

As the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber DzhokharTsarnaev gets underway, UB forensic psychologist Daniel Antonius talked to the UB Reporter about how emotions in the case affect jury selection.

Ebola preparedness

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.

New course evaluation system

In a Q&A with the UB Reporter, Scott Weber talks about the new course evaluation system being introduced to standardize the way UB students evaluate their courses.

campus sexual assault prevention

Sharon Nolan-Weiss talks about sexual harassment and sexual assault on campus, and how UB is addressing the issue.

UB health officials monitoring Ebola outbreak in West Africa

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 health emergency.

Behind the scenes

UB Law School adjunct faculty member Nellie Drew shares some of her experiences in the sports law field.

Q&A with Karl Fiebelkorn

Longtime pharmacy administrator and faculty member talks about the profession and his time at UB.

Heartbleed bug

CIO J. Brice Bible talks about the latest Internet security issue and what steps members of the UB community can take to keep their computers, accounts and information safe.

Bringing people together

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.