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Caring mentor

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 Psychological Association.

Mark Swihart

Mark T. Swihart, professor of chemical and biological engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been named the recipient of the 2013 Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal.

Anjana Malhotra

It was during her undergraduate years at Duke University that new UB Law faculty member Anjana Malhotra had her mind opened to a different way of looking at the world.

Kerri Pryce

The one woman Kerri Pryce dedicates his research to can hardly remember his name.

Distinguished mentor

Medical school faculty member Laura Feltri's personalized approach to working with postdoctoral students has earned her the 2013 Distinguished Postdoc Mentor Award from UB's Graduate School.

Anya Bernstein

New UB Law faculty member Anya Bernstein has a deep interest in Taiwan and China.

National recognition

Luther Robinson's career-long dedication to studying and screening children for fetal alcohol syndrome has earned him the Excellence Award from the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

Passionate about criminal law

Luis Chiesa, who joins the UB Law faculty this summer, comes from a legal-minded family.

Advocating against violence against women

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.

Another accolade

Being named a fellow of SPIE, an international society for optics and photonics, is just the latest honor for UB computer scientist Venu Govindaraju.

Fighting for Kenyans' rights

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 1950s.

Elderly man in a wheelchair

An $11 million settlement from New York State for nursing home residents came about after a 23-year battle by UB's William and Mary Foster Elder Law Clinic.

Q & A

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.

High-risk volcanoes

UB volcanologists Michael Sheridan and Alison Graettinger talk about the risks surrounding some of the world’s most dangerous mountains and how communities in these areas can protect themselves.

Buffalo's renaissance

UB architecture dean Robert G. Shibley, who led the master planning process for Buffalo’s comprehensive plan and downtown plan, shares his thoughts on the Rust Belt city’s rebirth

The Affordable Care Act

Nancy Nielsen, senior associate dean for health policy in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, talks about the Affordable Care Act and who it will benefit most.

Q&A with Danny White

UB's athletics director talks about increasing the visibility of the university's athletic teams.

Q&A on 'Popo'

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.

Medicare revision

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.


Christine Ellington-Rowe is executive director of the UB Child Care Center.

Joe Gambacorta

The assistant dean for clinical affairs in the School of Dental Medicine talks with the UB Reporter.

Satish K. Tripathi

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.