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  • ‘Planting trees’ in service to the community
    6/11/24

    UB law school faculty member Orlando Dickson reflects on a year teaching in the BA in Law program and his work in the community.

  • Grant expands grad pipeline for Puerto Rican STEM students
    6/7/24

    UB's summer research partnership with University of Puerto Rico at Cayey will now include Texas A&M and Inter American University of Puerto Rico.

  • Webinar highlights crucial health-housing link
    6/6/24

    A UB faculty member and PhD student addressed challenges from the perspective of the Pan American Health Organization.

  • Stopping the bleed in Belize
    5/31/24

    UB medical students trained rural farmers in lifesaving techniques during a spring break trip to the Central American country.

  • UB signs MOU with University of the West Indies
    5/23/24

    The memorandum of understanding aims to help achieve the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

  • UB biomedical sciences grads excel in community, too
    5/22/24

    Community engagement was a priority for this year’s class of aspiring scientists.

  • 5/14 commission selects UB architect’s proposal for permanent memorial
    5/17/24

    Jin Young Song and Douglass Alligood designed “Seeing Us” to honor the lives of the 10 Black people murdered on May 14, 2022.

  • Campus systems to display chosen names
    5/14/24

    Beginning June 11, UBmail, Zoom and Microsoft 365 applications will use preferred/chosen names for everyone who has set their chosen name.

  • Providing free dental care to kids
    5/13/24

    The School of Dental Medicine is partnering with TeamSmile and the Buffalo Bills to treat more than 200 kids in Highmark Stadium.

  • UB celebrates student academic excellence
    5/6/24

    Campus community gathered May 2 to recognize students for their research and academic accomplishments.

  • ‘All of Us Journey’ visits UB
    5/2/24

    The mobile tour of the national initiative aims to gather health data from a diverse group of Americans to further research to improve health for all.

  • Volunteers sought for Fruit Belt Clean-a-Thon
    4/30/24
    Volunteers are being sought for the 24th annual Fruit Belt Clean-a-Thon, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 24. The event is sponsored by the UB Center for Urban Studies, PS #37 Futures Academy, the Fruit Belt Coalition and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
  • Hip-hop and the presidency
    4/29/24

    UB scholar Bakari Kitwana talks about the link between the most powerful American cultural force of the past 50 years and the most powerful position on the planet.

  • School of Nursing fosters mentor experience
    4/26/24

    Professional nurses help student mentees develop skills and confidence for their personal and career success.

  • Nielsen recognized in Obama Presidency Oral History
    4/26/24

    The UB faculty member's contributions to the Affordable Care Act are documented as part of the 44th president's story.

  • UB analytical chemist wins national awards
    4/25/24

    Emanuela Gionfriddo, who joined the faculty as part of UB's historic hiring initiative, studies environmental pollutants.

  • Law school stresses ‘belonging’ in diversity initiatives
    4/23/24

    The school has renamed its diversity, equity and inclusion office and developed several initiatives to weave belonging into its culture. 

  • UB hosts first Black MS Summit
    4/23/24

    The summit exploring topics affecting African Americans with MS was described by organizers as “a day of education, empowerment and community.”

  • Meet Alissa Ujie Diamond
    4/23/24

    The new urban planning professor centers her work on justice and equity.

  • UB to host FEMeeting Sister Labs conference
    4/22/24

    The conference April 25-27 brings together women in art, science and technology.

  • UB architect’s proposal named 5/14 memorial finalist
    4/19/24

    Jin Young Song teamed up with his mentor, Douglass Alligood, on a design concept that seeks to commemorate, remember and heal.

  • Supporting rights of the homeless
    4/19/24

    UB social work researcher Amanda Aykanian has signed an amicus brief supporting the plaintiffs in an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case.

  • UB to install 30 air monitors on Buffalo’s East Side
    4/18/24

    The EPA-funded project will monitor the air quality in the mostly Black community in an effort to empower community action. 

  • DEI has been Seval Yildirim's life’s work
    4/15/24

    UB's new vice provost for inclusive excellence has been advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion long before it was ever a phrase.

  • POC Smiles guides students on their pre-dental journey
    4/10/24

    The POC Smiles student club aims to build a community where pre-dental students of color can find support and career-building opportunities.

  • SUNY funding to boost mental health services at UB
    4/10/24

    UB will use the bulk of the funding to hire seven counselors embedded in one of seven academic units.

  • Dubocovich receives ACTS diversity award
    4/8/24

    The UB faculty member is the recipient of the 2024 Award for Contributing to the Diversity and Inclusiveness of the Translational Workforce.

  • A decade of backing women in STEM
    4/8/24

    For 10 years the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) program has encouraged hundreds of UB students.

  • Des Forges symposium set for April 16
    4/4/24

    The conference held in memory of the human rights advocate will focus on sexual and reproductive rights from a human rights perspective.

  • UB to celebrate Pride Week
    4/3/24
    The UB community will reaffirm its commitment to its LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff as it celebrates Pride Week April 8-12.
  • UB to partner with UPSA
    3/29/24

    The agreement provides a platform for the institutions in Buffalo and Ghana to partner for a wide range of academic pursuits.

  • Breaking new ground on Indigenous law
    3/25/24

    Rebecca Chapman, senior assistant law librarian at the Charles B. Sears Law Library, talks about her work that sheds new light on Native American legal traditions.

  • UB Singapore students win ASEAN competition
    3/21/24

    The students' winning project in the 2024 Geospatial Challenge mapped food waste across the island nation.

  • Reaching out to celebrate Black history
    3/15/24

    UB medical students recently visited a Buffalo charter school to help fifth- and sixth-grade students celebrate Black History Month.

  • Health disparities researcher named chair of medicine
    3/15/24

    Leonard Egede's appointment is “a significant milestone” for the UB medical school and its commitment to improving the health of WNY.

  • UB senior receives Gates Cambridge Scholarship
    3/13/24

    2023 Goldwater recipient Sydney Swedick continues her big-time academic trajectory.

  • A bold vision for the Black East Side
    3/11/24

    More than 400 people gathered at the Jacobs School to discuss the framework for a new approach to radically transform these Buffalo neighborhoods.

  • Mbah sets sights on elevating Nigerian schools
    3/7/24

    As commissioner of education in Enugu State, the UB history professor aims to reform the schools through experiential learning models.

  • UB holds inaugural women's symposium
    3/6/24

    The event explored topics centered on social justice and the struggle to achieve it in today’s world.

  • Help from former deans set the path for Aguirre
    2/28/24

    UB's new dean of students says being accessible and a good listener is key to helping students be successful.

  • Mural celebrates Jacobs School diversity
    2/28/24

    Current members of the Jacobs School community served as models for the artwork, reflecting the diversity that thrives in the school today.

  • Dedication to community building realized at UB
    2/28/24

    Rosaura Romero says her affiliations with the university have helped shape who she is and what she does.

  • SUNY Press publishes work on African American toasts
    2/27/24

    The new edition of UB faculty member Bruce Jackson's classic work has been called "a brilliant groundbreaking work" by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

  • UB geography professors named AAG fellows
    2/23/24

    Jessie Poon and Ling Bian have been elected fellows of American Association of Geographers.

  • Determined to improve cancer care in Uganda
    2/22/24

    UB senior Rachel Sanyu aims to earn a medical degree and change the way cancer patients are treated in her native country.

  • ‘UndocuJoy’ for undocumented students
    2/21/24

    UB professor Stephen Santa-Ramirez explores how undocumented college students experience joy despite navigating barriers.

  • UB dental school receives prestigious NIH diversity award
    2/20/24

    UB is one of 10 universities throughout the country awarded the inaugural $100,000 prize.

  • UB associated with UN Global Communications
    2/19/24

    UB will gain global recognition and representation at the UN, and join efforts to help monitor and implement global agreements.

  • Chemistry to host Global Women’s Breakfast
    2/16/24

    The breakfast and panel discussion on Feb. 27 will celebrate women scientists’ triumphs and discuss the barriers they still face. 

  • Colִón receives AAAS Lifetime Mentor Award
    2/16/24

    The SUNY Distinguished Professor has been honored for his longstanding commitment to increasing diversity in the chemical sciences.

  • Gender differences found for benefits of community language resources
    2/13/24

    A new paper examines language proficiency and employment outcomes from a wider angle than just the individual.

  • Delegation from Uzbekistan visits UB
    2/13/24

    The group was picking the brains of UB's public health professionals in advance of developing the country's national public health capabilities. 

  • Impact of racism on neighborhoods, families focus of ‘Beyond the Knife’
    2/12/24

    Sociologist Deadric Williams will speak at the annual dialogue “toward a more diverse and equitable world.”

  • White wins second Grammy
    2/9/24

    The UB professor of music and colleagues with the Harlem Quartet won for a work  arranged and composed by Jeff Scott, who will join the UB music faculty in the fall.

  • Meet Dheeraj Roy
    2/7/24

    The new physiology and biophysics faculty member looks at how different types of memories are formed and why some are strong while others are not.

  • Mitchell receives APA award
    2/6/24

    The senior director of student wellness was recognized for "advancing the practice of collegiate mental health and wellness." 

  • Curtis honored as McCue Woman Cardiologist of the Year
    2/1/24

    The SUNY Distinguished Professor will give a keynote address on the sex differences in cardiac care.

  • Alford honored for championing diversity, inclusion
    1/30/24

    The dean of the School of Social Work was selected to receive a Business First IDEA (Inclusion Diversity Equity Awareness) Award.

  • Meet Kyla Tompkins
    1/24/24

    The new chair of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies says her field studies topics that impact us every day.

  • New scholarship provides more than just funds
    1/24/24

    Recipients of the Ongwe’onwe/Indigenous Student Scholarship find a sense of community, as well as financial support to pursue their education at UB. 

  • Visiting scholar kicks off dental partnership
    1/22/24

    The program between the dental schools at UB and Rīga Stradiņš University aims to encourage exchanges of faculty and students, and joint research.

  • New deepfake detector designed to be less biased
    1/18/24

    With facial recognition performing worse on certain races and genders, algorithms developed at UB close the gap.

  • Art of diversity
    1/18/24

    A (much) larger-than-life mural is taking shape in the atrium of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

  • Health disparities at beginning of life focus of UB study
    1/18/24

    The study aims to fill a gap by looking at socioeconomic, racial and ethnic disparities in children’s health and development from birth through the first year.

  • PhD student publishes guide to teaching Black history
    1/17/24

    The text for elementary students by Dawnavyn James promotes teaching Black history beyond one month a year.

  • UBCFA presents diverse spring lineup
    1/17/24

    Music, comedy, dance, opera and distinguished speakers are among the top-notch events being offered to the UB and Western New York communities.

  • Gift from Korea Foundation to fund professorship
    1/12/24

    The $2 million gift will help position UB to become an emerging leader in research and education in Korean studies.

  • Student shines as future of AI at State of the State
    1/10/24

    Computer science student Holliday Sims attended the address in Albany as an invited guest of Gov. Kathy Hochul.

  • Cabrini funding continues to support dental vans
    1/10/24

    Another grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation will allow the School of Dental Medicine to expand service to underserved populations.

  • Panel to address mental wellness in the Black community
    1/10/24

    UB researchers Rebecca Ashare and Christina King will take part in the “Hope & Healing” event.

  • Five faculty members receive Gender Institute grants
    1/9/24

    The funding will support interdisciplinary research projects in various fields.

  • Blue Table expands services
    1/4/24

    UB's food pantry has renovated its space, extended its hours and hired a coordinator — all to better serve students experiencing food insecurity.

  • Attitude, dedication and honoring one’s roots
    12/20/23

    UB alumnus and Schomburg fellow Jeffrey Pimentel aims to improve health care for underserved populations.

  • Nature links Indigenous perspective, STEM
    12/19/23

    The connection to nature is “its own science,” says UB physics major and NASA intern Alyssa Warrior.

  • Changing the Black East Side
    12/18/23

    Spurred by the “Harder We Run” report, a pilot iinitiative will holistically tackle one neighborhood’s social determinants of health.

  • Meet Monica Miles
    12/18/23

    The engineering faculty member, hired as part of UB's historic faculty hiring initiative, works with community groups to solve real-life engineering issues.

  • Nam honored as Activist Scholar
    12/15/23

    The UB social work professor was recognized by the Partnership for the Public Good for her language access work with refugee and migrant communities.

  • Increasing lung cancer screening
    12/15/23

    A study funded by the CTSI Pilot Study program aims to increase screening in urban primary care settings.

  • Moving the needle on motor control after spinal cord injury
    12/14/23

    Researchers at UB's Motor Control and Rehabilitation Laboratory study techniques that could lead to more effective therapies for regaining that control. 

  • UB receives $2.5 million Mellon grant
    12/13/23

    The funding will support a new interdisciplinary research project to better understand and address issues faced by caregivers and those with disabilities.

  • EDJI fellows promote inclusive learning
    12/12/23

    The program helps faculty members become ambassadors for inclusive pedagogy within their decanal units.

  • A special welcome for international students
    12/11/23

    The GloBULLS provide insights on academic issues, as well as help students acclimate to campus and life in the U.S.

  • Diaz named fellow for SUNY Hispanic Leadership Institute
    12/11/23

    The Sunstar Robert J. Genco Endowed Chair and director of UB's Microbiome Center is among 11 fellows in this year's class.

  • VITAL scholars make the move to UB
    12/8/23

    Five participants in the program designed to build an inclusive pipeline for recruitment have joined the UB faculty.

  • Hayes McAlonie recognized for Bethune book
    12/7/23
    UB architect Kelly Hayes McAlonie has won the 2023 Arline Custer Memorial Award for her book documenting the life and career of Louise Blanchard Bethune, America’s first professional female architect.
  • Enhancing, expanding aging-related research
    12/4/23

    The kickoff event for the initiative features the acting director of the NYS Office for the Aging as the keynote speaker.

  • New center to provide speech therapy for Parkinson’s patients
    12/1/23

    UB has been designated a site for the Parkinson Voice Project's SPEAK OUT! program to help patients regain and retain their communication skills.

  • UB institute launches pilot program to address health inequities
    11/30/23
    The Community Health Equity Research Institute is launching its first-ever pilot funding program to address health equities and adverse social determinants of health. The institute will fund two projects with a maximum budget of $40,000 each.
  • Encouraging seniors to apply to college
    11/29/23

    Through a partnership between SUNY and the Buffalo Public Schools, 2,000 letters will be mailed to BPS seniors inviting them to apply to college for fall 2024.

  • Town hall highlights progress on PACOR recommendations
    11/22/23

    UB leadership updated the community on the progress that's been made in making UB a more inclusive place to live, learn and work.

  • Morse to lead SUNY, West Indies center
    11/22/23
    Gene Morse, SUNY Distinguished Professor, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been appointed executive director of the State University of New York-University of the West Indies Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development.
  • Melvin to retire after a decade leading UB enrollment management
    11/20/23
    Lee Melvin, who has led UB’s enrollment efforts for the past decade, is retiring from the university at the end of the year.
  • Deepfake detective
    11/17/23

    UB faculty member Siwei Lyu is the expert the media turn to when determining the authenticity of a photo or video.

  • UB remains Top 25 destination for international students
    11/16/23

    This is the 21st straight year that UB has ranked among the Top 30 in the annual Open Doors report.

  • Imperial Hotel exhibit to open in Wright’s Martin House
    11/14/23

    “Thought-Built” is a rare opportunity to explore the largest collection of artifacts from the lost Imperial Hotel, on loan from the UB Archives.

  • The unique life story of Emmanuel Nsengiyumva
    11/10/23

    The UB postdoc survived “unforgivable” atrocities in a Rwandan refugee camp to thrive as an NSF MPS-Ascend postdoctoral research fellow.

  • Goyal served on National Academies’ committee
    11/9/23

    The expert panel recently issued a report on the NSF’s participation in the Materials Genome Initiative.

  • Exploring difficult dialogue on hip hop issues
    11/8/23

    A symposium on the topic will feature the hosts of the NPR podcast “Louder Than A Riot.”

  • New webpage shares best practices for accessibility at UB
    11/7/23

    The page provides details about parking for all buildings, paths to barrier-free building entrances, and maps with the shortest routes indicated. 

  • Diaz named Sunstar Genco chair in dental school
    11/7/23

    The director of UB's Microbiome Center will continue the work of the acclaimed researcher.

  • Town hall to update UB community on PACOR progress
    11/3/23
    Members of the UB community can learn about the progress being made to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and justice at the university at a virtual town hall on Nov. 16.
  • New research fund focuses on civic engagement
    11/2/23

    Twelve civic projects have been selected to receive grants of $5,000 in the first year of UB’s new Civic Engagement Research Fund.

  • Beaty named chief of University Police
    11/2/23

    Currently director of public safety at Canisius University, the longtime member of law enforcement is known for her approachability and positive interactions with the Canisius community.

  • Xiong to lead IAD
    11/2/23

    The SUNY Empire Innovation Professor has been named director of the Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science.

  • Getting to know — and paint — your genome
    11/1/23

    The final event of the “Learning About Your Genome” series aims to increase awareness of genetics in the African-American community.

  • Dental school recognized for diversity efforts
    10/31/23

    The school received its second HEED award this fall from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

  • Examining hardships of student-mothers during COVID
    10/30/23

    A UB study found that family and friends filled the gap in support when academic institutions shut down for in-person learning.

  • New American dialect takes shape in South Florida
    10/27/23

    UB linguist Kristen D'Alessandro Merii’s exploration of “Miami English” receives wide recognition.

  • Ending race-based health disparities
    10/25/23

    Igniting Hope conference has matured into a movement aimed at bringing lasting change to the region by ending race-based disparities and their devastating impacts.

  • ‘Jeopardy!’ champion gets personal
    10/23/23

    Amy Schneider opened this year's Distinguished Speakers Series with a candid talk in the Center for the Arts.

  • Roundtable focuses on resettlement experiences
    10/20/23

    Discussion organized by the Asia Research Institute and School of Social Work seeks to offer new perspective.

  • Maintaining a climate of mutual respect
    10/19/23

    VP for Student Life Brian Hamluk and Dean of Students Tomás Aguirre shared message to UB students.

  • UB’s VITAL scholars return to campus
    10/18/23

    Program is part of an initiative to increase the number of faculty at UB from traditionally underrepresented populations in North America.

  • Addressing maternal mortality crisis
    10/18/23

    Jacobs School event was held in memory of Tops massacre victim Pearl Young.

  • Conference to address reproductive justice
    10/16/23

    Organized in response to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the conference will be a dialogue between academics and the community.

  • Bicycles provide pathways to STEM careers
    10/13/23

    Graduate School of Education's Noemi Waight awarded $2M NSF grant to continue STEMcyclists program.

  • NSF grant for Lahaina wildfire simulation
    10/13/23

    An interdisciplinary team will combine AI, high-performance computing and modeling to better understand Lahaina fire and reduce the likelihood of future disasters.

  • UB helping AAU, U.S. connect with Indian partners in research
    10/12/23

    UB has deepened ties with India’s higher education system, building a foundation to address the world’s most pressing technological challenges.

  • Synthetic molecules could help treat cystic fibrosis
    10/12/23

    Developed by UB researchers, synthetic anion binders can “ferry” mucus-clearing ions blocked by the chronic lung disease.

  • A window into climate change
    10/10/23

    UB researcher Scott Santos studies how tiny red shrimp are adapting to the changing environment of the Hawaiian Islands.

  • UB welcomes its first Scholars at Risk
    10/10/23

    The new fellowship provides a safe and supportive research and teaching environment for scholars who face the risk of persecution in their own country.

  • UB architect’s design recognized with global award
    10/9/23

    Jin Young Song is the recipient of a 2023 Design Educates Award for his energy-efficient façade retrofit of a major hospital in Seoul.

  • Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic expands services
    10/6/23

    The free, student-managed clinic of UB’s health sciences units is now offering dental care, thanks to a CTSI seed grant.

  • UB dental students celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
    10/5/23

    Campus events and community outreach, including free oral care with the dental school's mobile van, are among the lineup of activities.

  • MSW student honored by state organization
    10/4/23

    Tyrone Reese has been named Student of the Year by the New York State Social Work Education Association.

  • Yildirim named vice provost for inclusive excellence
    10/3/23

    Seval Yildirim will lead and enable UB’s efforts to further develop a culture of equity and inclusion across all units of the university.

  • Why do women develop cerebral aneurysms at higher rate than men?
    10/3/23

    Neurosurgeon Rosalind Lai has received a Young Investigator Grant to study the reasons behind this phenomenon.

  • Read-Out highlights Banned Books Week
    10/2/23

    Annual celebration by UB Libraries invites campus community to read aloud from your favorite banned book.

  • Film festival to feature renowned James Joyce scholar
    9/29/23

    “The Michael Groden Papers” celebrates the late Buffalo native who bequeathed his collection to the Poetry Collection.

  • Belcea Quartet to make return visit to UB
    9/28/23

    Considered one of Europe's finest string quartets, the group will perform in Slee Hall on Oct. 18 as part of the Slee Visiting Artist Series.

  • More than a market, UB Veggie Van is a ‘living lab’
    9/27/23

    The project will test innovations developed through the Veggie Van Study, in addition to being a place to buy fresh produce.

  • UB maternal health forum celebrates the life of Pearl Young
    9/26/23
    Improving maternal health outcomes is the focus of “A Mother Pearl Young Legacy Forum on Hope and Healing: Advancing Key Maternal Health Policies” being held Sept. 29 at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB.
  • UB Neurosurgery plays key role at CNS meeting
    9/26/23

    The department was recognized with having the most accepted abstracts at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons' meeting, led by chair Elad Levy.

  • Moore receives career achievement award
    9/26/23

    The Morris Janowitz award recognizes senior scholars whose careers have demonstrated excellence in the field of military sociology.

  • Studying quakes' effects on sites damaged by saltwater
    9/25/23

    With more buildings affected by sea level rise, UB researchers and partners will assess at-risk communities in Hawai’i and elsewhere.

  • Respite care unit aids people experiencing homelessness
    9/25/23

    The 13-bed facility in the Buffalo City Mission established by the School of Nursing provides shelter for homeless men released from hospitals.

  • UB to offer free dental care to WNY vets
    9/22/23
    The School of Dental Medicine will present its eighth annual Dentistry Smiles for Veterans on Nov. 11, an initiative dedicated to honoring veterans.
  • Henrietta Lacks’ family to speak at Igniting Hope
    9/22/23

    The UB conference has become Buffalo’s primary forum for discussing, addressing and trying to mitigate the social determinants of health.

  • A student’s journey from Kashmir to Buffalo
    9/21/23

    Insha Akram's goal to study food systems planning is especially remarkable given the barriers that pervade life in conflict regions. 

  • UB’s Spark Program guides students to greatness
    9/19/23

    The nine-week seminar aims to help students compete for prestigious national and international scholarships and fellowships.

  • To design fog-free PPE, researchers turn to lotus plant
    9/18/23

    A new study outlines how UB students, with the help of a local high schooler, used the aquatic plant to create face shields for dentists.

  • Faculty excellence focus at UB Council meeting
    9/15/23

    President Satish K. Tripathi updated members of the UB Council on the progress the university is making toward advancing its Top 25 Ambition.

  • Creator of ‘Before I Die’ to launch Buffalo Humanities Festival
    9/15/23

    Artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang will deliver the opening lecture for the festival, the theme of which is “Communities: Trust.”

  • Wolcott named director of UB Gender Institute
    9/15/23

    The historian is leading the center that advances the leadership, vision and influence of women and the LGBTQ community. 

  • 13 WNY-based startups ‘graduate’ from UB’s Cultivator
    9/14/23

    The program supports medium- to high-growth startups in their earliest stages, when funding is traditionally difficult to obtain.

  • Food Recovery Network cuts food waste on campus
    9/13/23

    The group packages leftovers from dining halls for delivery to charitable organizations, making a difference in the community as well as at UB.

  • Haitian-American artist to debut highly anticipated work
    9/11/23

    Nathalie Joachim will perform her new evening-length song cycle “Ki moun ou ye” — “Who are you?” — in English and Haitian Kreyòl.

  • Honoring Black suffragist Charlotte Dett
    9/8/23

    UB professor Lillian Williams was key to designating a historical marker for an important — but relatively unknown — social reformer.

  • Public forums set for finalists in police chief search
    9/7/23
    Members of the university community are invited to take part in public forums with the five finalists for the position of UB’s next chief of police.
  • Destination Dental School recognized by diversity magazine
    9/7/23

    The dental school program has received its second Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

  • UB announces lineup for speakers series
    9/6/23

    Featured are “Jeopardy!” champ Amy Schneider, journalist Nicholas Thompson and legal scholar Nita Farahany, author Heather McGhee and poet Amanda Gorman.

  • AI institute for speech, language disorders to help children
    9/6/23

    The $20 million center is the latest AI project led by UB to address societal needs.

  • UB professor awarded $300,000 to boost women in STEM
    9/5/23

    Matilde Sánchez-Peña and partners will study why women make up only 20% of engineering students and tenure-track faculty. 

  • UB researcher receives ASHA award
    9/1/23

    Faculty member Nichol Castro is being recognized for her work focusing on word retrieval in aging adults and adults with language impairments.

  • MRI scanner launches ‘new era in biomedical imaging’
    9/1/23

    The powerful 3T scanner will facilitate breakthroughs in understanding and treating MS, stroke, Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

  • CEL enhances support for underrepresented businesses
    8/30/23
    Minority and women entrepreneurs in Western New York will have the opportunity to boost their businesses, thanks to the renewal of a significant grant from Open4 in support of the School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL).
  • UB architecture students create hope in Buffalo
    8/29/23

    PUSH Buffalo is using the students’ design plans to transform vacant buildings into sustainable homes.

  • Indigenous Studies ready for new academic year
    8/29/23

    Launched last fall, the department, aims to introduce issues of Indigeneity across the university while serving as a hub for research and teaching.

  • Six UB researchers receive NSF CAREER awards
    8/28/23

    The funding, totaling nearly $3.8 million, will help early-career investigators address pressing societal issues.

  • COVID brings isolation, loneliness to nursing homes
    8/25/23

    A new School of Nursing study says addressing the emotional needs of residents was as important as their physical care during the pandemic.

  • Statistics legend C.R. Rao dies at 102
    8/25/23

    A UB faculty member since 2010, Rao was a pioneer in the field who laid the foundation for modern statistics.

  • Robert tapped to review UN report
    8/25/23

    The UB faculty member was one of 15 gender experts worldwide who provided feedback on UN Women’s flagship report, “Gender Equality in a Changing Climate.”

  • State funding bolsters UB law clinic
    8/24/23

    A $100,000 award will support the Community Engagement Law Clinic whose work focuses on access-to-justice issues, including unemployment benefits.

  • Shifting the culture at Ken-Ton schools
    8/23/23

    UB’s Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care wraps up a six-year partnership with the Ken-Ton schools.

  • Social Impact Fellows connect refugees with key resources
    8/21/23

    The first-place prize money from the Pitch for a Cause competition will allow Journey’s End Refugee Services to implement the UB team’s project.

  • New faculty member brings exclusive 3M award to UB
    8/18/23

    Luis R. De Jesús Báez is UB’s first recipient of the Non-Tenure Faculty Award that aims to encourage the pursuit of new ideas among tenure-track faculty.

  • Two scholars receive NSF fellowships to study at UB
    8/17/23

    The prestigious MPS-Ascend program aims to advance scientific discovery and diversify the fields of mathematics and science.

  • ‘Million Hearts’ initiative promotes heart health
    8/17/23

    A School of Nursing faculty member has revived the local arm of the CDC program, which brings health screenings to underserved areas.

  • Big lift
    8/16/23

    UB student researcher excels in the lab and in the gym.

  • More honors for an MPH star
    8/15/23

    Srikrithi Krishnan has been named a national public health student ambassador and a WNY Prosperity Fellow.

  • New therapies on the horizon for endometriosis
    8/15/23

    UB study reveals how neurotrophins and their receptors could be novel therapeutic targets for pelvic pain in the condition that affects 5-10% of women.

  • Expanding cybersecurity training
    8/11/23

    Grant will provide funding for UB’s Center of Excellence in Information Systems Assurance Research and Education to graduate 24 cybersecurity specialists.

  • Supporting program for pregnant and new moms
    8/10/23

    An NIH grant to social work professor Mickey Sperlich will help pregnant and new mothers who have experienced trauma.

  • Dental school welcomes Class of 2027
    8/10/23

    Ninety-five students who are entering the UB School of Dental Medicine 2027 class donned white coats and walked across the stage Aug. 4 at the CFA.

  • For these students, medical school is a family affair
    8/9/23

    In a happy and unprecedented coincidence, the new UB medical school class features four pairs of siblings, including three sets of twins.

  • The business value of IT investment
    8/9/23

    A School of Management study analyzes how IT spending impacts inflation and employment rates, and vice versa.

  • Public health as a viable career path
    8/8/23

    Over the course of two weeks, SPHHP's Pathways Academy inspires high school students from underrepresented backgrounds to see a future in public health.

  • ‘A powerful pink bomb’
    8/7/23

    Kelly Hayes McAlonie and Despina Stratigakos, co-creators of Architect Barbie, explain the impact of the movie that's become one of the most talked about films of the summer.

  • Social Impact Fellows aim to change the world
    8/4/23

    The program brings together MSW, MBA and CAS graduate students to devise solutions to challenges facing WNY community organizations.

  • Exploring what drives drug resistance in prostate cancer
    8/3/23

    Faculty member Remi Adelaiye-Ogala’s first R01 grant focuses on a disease where African American men or men of African ancestry have the highest death rates.

  • UB launches degree in global health, international development
    8/1/23

    The interdisciplinary program is the curricular offshoot of UB’s Community for Global Health Equity.

  • Elze honored as an NASW Social Work Pioneer
    8/1/23

    The retired UB faculty member is being recognized for her contributions in support of LGBTQ+ youth.

  • Didn’t finish your daily to-do list at work? Don’t dwell on it
    7/31/23

    A new School of Management study finds an employee’s downtime mindset impacts their day-to-day productivity.

  • UB volcano expert monitors lava flow around the world
    7/31/23

    Stephan Kolzenburg’s field and lab research aims to predict where and how far lava will flow if a volcano erupts.

  • Buffalo clinic is detecting — and treating — hepatitis C virus in infants
    7/27/23

    The UB-led effort is a possible model for the nation that mitigates a significant health disparity.

  • Wu named chair of biomedical engineering
    7/26/23

    The prolific scholar and dedicated educator will lead a department that has grown significantly since its founding in 2008.

  • UB, partner awarded grant to study immune cell therapy for tumors
    7/20/23

    The work could improve chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, a promising type of immunotherapy treatment.

  • UB, SUNY Poly project to democratize wireless network research
    7/20/23

    A $60K SUNY grant for UnionLabs aims to help create an open system for collaboration and resource sharing.

  • Jacobs School student to work with Buffalo Bills’ medical team
    7/19/23
    Mohamed Bah, a rising third-year student at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is looking forward to working with the widely lauded Buffalo Bills medical team in a clinical rotation in August.
  • UB lab identifies key enzyme for heart failure drug digoxin
    7/19/23

    The breakthrough discovery could help reduce the plant-based drug’s three-year production time and lead to less toxic alternatives.

  • Student-led program an oasis in the ‘food desert’
    7/17/23

    The Food Box initiative aims to help combat food insecurity, one fresh food box at a time.

  • Aguirre named dean of students
    7/14/23

    Tomás A. Aguirre, former vice president for student life and chief diversity officer at SUNY Delhi, has been appointed dean of students at UB, effective July 31.

  • Pain risk varies significantly across states
    7/14/23

    A UB study found the risk of joint pain is over three times higher in some states — particularly in the South — as compared to others.

  • Hip hop’s influence in teaching Black history
    7/13/23

    This year's annual Teaching Black History Conference aims to show educators and others how Black history and hip hop intersect.

  • Murphy family gift to address health inequities
    7/12/23

    The endowment from Tim and Vicki Murphy will support the Community Health Equity Research Institute and scholarships for nursing students. 

  • Class project improving life at Buffalo City Mission
    7/10/23

    With a course objective to improve the world around them, Team Traffic Cones has created reading spaces for women and children at the facility.

  • UB’s EOC salutes alumni’s paths to success
    7/6/23

    Kareema Washington and Dale Martin were recognized at the Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center's recent commencement.

  • UB scientist awarded $3M as part of DOE’s Hydrogen Shot
    7/5/23

    The project led by engineering professor Gang Wu will focus on creating efficient, cheap and durable catalysts for hydrogen-powered fuel cell trucks.

  • Four faculty receive Fulbright awards
    6/30/23

    Edith Gonzalez, Daniel Hess, Katarzyna “Kasia” Kordas and Amy VanScoy have received the prestigious awards to study and teach abroad during the coming year.

  • Bookstore expands conversation on education justice
    6/30/23

    In the inaugural installment of the new Out of Office series, faculty member Corrie Stone-Johnson brings the dialogue to a Buffalo neighborhood.

  • Addictions training program closes care gaps
    6/29/23

    The School of Nursing’s Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training grant aims to expand services in underserved communities.

  • UB statement on court's race-based admissions decision
    6/29/23

    President Satish K. Tripathi reaffirms UB’s commitment to cultivating a diverse, equitable and welcoming academic environment for all.

  • Academic fields valuing ‘brilliance’ less welcoming to women
    6/27/23

    A review of CVs shows fewer women enter and more leave these fields, a pattern explained in part by gender-based prejudice.

  • How cannabis legalization is impacting WNY
    6/22/23

    A graduate student project found there were some contradictions in how cannabis legalization was being rolled out in New York State.

  • Tripathi to attend address to Congress by Indian prime minister
    6/21/23

    UB's president will attend the joint meeting of Congress at the invitation of Rep. Brian Higgins.

  • State gives big boost to UB James Joyce Museum plans
    6/16/23

    New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy and UB officials announce $10 million in state funding for the project.

  • UB scientists awarded $1.5 million for hemophilia treatment
    6/14/23

    Awards from EDI and CBLS provide an additional $850,000 to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

  • Management names fellowship to honor Jordan A. Daniels
    6/12/23
    The School of Management has named its Nonprofit Board Fellowship in honor of the late Jordan A. Daniels, MBA ’22. The program is now known as the Jordan A. Daniels Nonprofit Board Fellowship.
  • UB undergraduate wins Boren Scholarship
    6/12/23

    Nels Otterson will use the prestigious award to study languages in Dakar, Senegal, in preparation for a career in the U.S. foreign service.

  • Dixon named associate vice provost, director of admissions
    6/13/23

    Ebony Dixon joins UB with a distinguished career in college admissions and student success.

  • Volunteers needed for ‘weeding blitz’ at Fruit Belt community garden
    6/9/23
    Volunteers are being sought for a community gardening effort taking place June 16 across from Futures Academy in Buffalo.
  • The Academic and the Idol
    6/9/23

    Asia Research Institute postdoctoral associate Stephanie Choi examines the K-pop phenomenon.

  • Gender-affirming surgeon speaks at Jacobs School event
    6/9/23

    Blair Peters gave the keynote address at the inaugural LGBTQIA+ Education and Inclusivity in Health Care event.

  • Ukrainian Fulbright scholar studies veterans, leadership
    6/8/23

    Nataliia Kalmykova’s research examines women in the military and aims to build U.S.-like programs to serve Ukrainian veterans.

  • UB CIGBS to host Zimbabwe faculty development program
    6/1/23
    UB has been selected to be the United States host this summer for the Zimbabwe Emerging Faculty Development Program.
  • Exploring connection between inspiration, innovation
    5/31/23

    In the Driven to Discover podcasts, UB researchers talk about their inspirations, goals and the journey that led them to where they are now. 

  • CAS announces Distinguished Visiting Scholars for 2023-24
    5/24/23

    The 10 scholars will help to elucidate social inequality and advance social justice within UB and greater Buffalo community.

  • UB exhibit honors accomplishments of Black authors
    5/19/23

    Curated by grad students, “Shifting Tides” contributes to new understandings of literacy and development of a broader definition of literature.

  • Transgender health care, education focus of UB Pride event
    5/18/23
    Blair Peters, a gender-affirming surgeon and advocate for LGBTQ health, will be the keynote speaker at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ inaugural LGBTQIA+ Education and Inclusivity in Health Care event on May 23.
  • The importance of teaching Black history
    5/15/23

    As politicians try to control aspects of public education, the work of UB’s Center for K-12 Black History and Racial Literacy Education has become more important than ever.

  • Community violence intervention focus of pediatrics event
    5/12/23

    Keynote speaker Christopher St. Vil advocated for CVI, which focuses on supporting the people who are at the highest risk of engaging in violence.

  • Event stresses ‘need to heal’
    5/12/23

    Panelists at the “Racism, Racial Literacy and Mental Health” conversation tackled tough questions at an event marking the one-year anniversary of the Tops racist shooting.

  • Community trauma focus of conference
    5/3/23

    Health care and advocacy for children and families will be discussed at the event hosted by UB’s pediatrics residency program and the Department of Pediatrics.

  • Symposium marks 30 years
    4/27/23

    The annual Student Research Symposium was founded and is organized each year by students in the Graduate School of Education.

  • Marking one-year anniversary of Tops shooting
    4/20/23

    A university-wide event on May 11 will explore how to bring about racial healing after the mass shooting.

  • Four UB students earn scholarships
    4/19/23

    The awards support underrepresented students entering or enrolled in mental health degree programs at SUNY or CUNY campuses.

  • Jacobs School fellows to present their social justice research
    4/18/23

    The projects include improving the learning environment for LGBTQ+ students and a study of physician and trainee attitudes toward incarcerated patients.

  • UB establishes summer program for South Korean youth
    4/18/23

    Fifty college-age South Koreans will visit UB this summer as part of a “youth ladder” program with Gyeonggi Province, the largest province in South Korea.

  • UB’s third Inclusive Excellence Summit set for May 4
    4/17/23
    Derek Greenfield, a nationally recognized speaker, educator and activist committed to inclusive excellence and positive change, will deliver the keynote at this year’s Inclusive Excellence Summit on May 4 in the Student Union.
  • Tyler Perry turns to UB sociologist ahead of filming movie
    4/17/23

    “Six Triple Eight” dramatizes the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the subject of Brenda Moore’s book.

  • UB to celebrate Arab American Heritage Month
    4/17/23

    The university will mark its inaugural celebration of the heritage month with a special panel discussion featuring local Arab American leaders.

  • Samiha Islam is UB’s second Truman Scholar
    4/14/23

    The dual biostatistics and health and human services major is one of 62 undergraduates chosen for the prestigious scholarships.

  • Student success coaches support first-year students
    4/12/23

    The new program aims to create a support network that improves student retention.

  • Student’s journey inspires story-sharing podcast
    4/7/23

    Daniel Oluwagbemileke Popoola hopes his podcast about the true paths to success will inspire and empower listeners.

  • UB MFSA honors two undergraduates
    4/6/23

    Celine DeCambre and Tendaji Ya’Ukuu are recipients of the Minority Faculty and Staff Association Student Scholarships.

  • UB Pride Week set for April 10-15
    4/4/23

    Influencer and LGBTQ activist TS Madison will deliver the University Pride Lecture, the week’s marquee event.

  • Social justice activist Berry to speak at UB
    4/3/23
    Renowned scholar, distinguished public servant and social justice activist Mary Frances Berry will speak at UB on April 5 as part of the African American Studies Endowed Lecture Series.
  • Addressing Buffalo’s housing crisis
    4/3/23

    Three experts examined the issues affecting housing at the Gender Institute's recent event, “Social Reproduction and the Crisis of Housing in Buffalo.”

  • Generation Honors offers community, understanding
    3/29/23

    The Honors College initiative provides connections and resources for underrepresented students to ensure their success at UB.

  • Failure to communicate might be helpful, study shows
    3/28/23

    Building upon a popular problem-solving model, researchers find an upshot to miscommunication.

  • Mellon grant to CAS supports creation of Haudenosaunee portal
    3/27/23

    The Haudenosaunee Archive, Resource and Knowledge portal will link cultural heritage items to community needs.

  • Federal funding to support mobile health unit
    3/24/23

    The unit will be based in Buffalo’s Seneca Babcock neighborhood and will also operate in other medically underserved communities in WNY.

  • UB students create first-ever exhibit for NeMLA
    3/24/23

    The exhibition reflects the Northeast Modern Language Association's conference theme of “resilience.”

  • Mitchell lecture to address race, the Supreme Court and police power
    3/23/23

    The speaker, Devon W. Carbado, is a renowned scholar of constitutional law, criminal procedure and critical race theory.

  • GSE alum secures $10 million gift for nonprofit from Mackenzie Scott
    3/23/23
    Billionaire philanthropist Mackenzie Scott recently made a $10 million gift to the nonprofit organization, The Literacy Lab, where UB GSE alumna Heather Jenkins, PhD ’11, serves as chief executive officer.
  • Renowned architect receives SUNY honorary degree
    3/23/23

    David Adjaye was awarded the honor during a special presentation at the School of Architecture and Planning.

  • Jacobs School to host Community Engagement Fair
    3/20/23

    The idea for the school's first fair evolved in the wake of the mass shooting last May at Tops.

  • Community voices heard at town hall
    3/17/23

    Buffalo community members seized the chance to share their concerns about accessing quality health care during a town hall presented by UB medical students.

  • Blair shares personal journey in UB talk
    3/16/23

    The actress and disability rights advocate spoke about her life with MS, her alcoholism and getting sober during the final Distinguished Speakers Series lecture of 2022-23.

  • Studying equitable grading in computer education
    3/16/23

    UB and partners have been awarded a $2 million NSF grant that will support work that maximizes learning and job opportunities.

  • Conquering cancer, preparing for graduation
    3/15/23

    UB senior Kara Skrubis, who lost her leg to pediatric bone cancer, works with a nonprofit dedicated to "making it better" for those affected by the disease. 

  • The trailblazing story of America’s first female architect
    3/14/23

    Kelly Hayes McAlonie is launching her book about Louise Blanchard Bethune at the Hotel Lafayette, the historic building designed by Bethune.

  • Transplant transformation
    3/9/23

    UB surgeon Liise Kayler’s collaborative research program has dramatically improved access to kidney transplants, particularly in Buffalo’s underserved communities.

  • UB statement on Thursday evening’s student-hosted event in Slee Hall
    3/9/23

    Brian Hamluk, UB's vice president for student life, said: "We are proud of the way our campus exhibited the values we hold as a university, exercising its right to peacefully express their views."

  • SLICE Awards seek to inspire change
    3/8/23

    UB Sustainability aims to acknowledge and reward action and activism with its annual Sustainability, Leadership, Innovation and Collaborative Engagement Awards. 

  • Colón receives RCSA diversity award
    3/7/23

    The UB scientist is one of six recognized by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement for research excellence and contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. 

  • GSE researcher examines challenges of family-school liaison at bilingual school
    3/7/23
    Jasmine Alvarado presents issues of race, class and power in publication, allowing readers to understand schools as racialized institutions.
  • Tripathi addresses controversial student event
    3/7/23

    UB's president affirms UB's commitment to diversity while acknowledging that as a public institution, UB must uphold the principle of free speech. 

  • Questions about free speech on campus?
    3/6/23

    In light of concerns over a student club inviting a speaker to campus this week, UBNow answers some frequently asked questions about freedom of expression at UB.

  • WC4BL chapter kicks off with arts program
    3/3/23

    The Behind the Masks event introduced the Jonathan Daniels Chapter of White Coats for Black Lives to the UB community while honoring its namesake and having some fun.

  • Dental school offers mentoring program
    3/2/23

    STEER (Support, Training, Early-/Mid-career, Enhancement, and Retention) aims to increase professional development and satisfaction for dental faculty.

  • A whole new perspective
    3/1/23

    A new UB study abroad experience shapes first-year students’ views on sustainability and social work.

  • Harnessing data for social change
    2/22/23

    UB junior Samiha Islam intends to change the world.

  • Ifill delivers King Commemoration keynote
    2/17/23

    In her address, the civil rights attorney blended legal scholarship and U.S. history with a passion for civil rights and the rule of law.

  • UB MSW student wins NASW Foundation scholarship
    2/16/23

    The award recognizes students interested in health or mental health practice and want to work in African American communities. 

  • Finding core solutions for gun homicide crisis
    2/15/23

    “We cannot separate race and gun violence,” trauma surgeon Brian Williams told a UB “Beyond the Knife” audience.  

  • UB scholar-activist bridges the personal and professional
    2/13/23

    Akua O. Gyamerahuses her research on the social inequalities that drive health disparities to fight for a better world. 

  • Harlem Quartet concert to feature 'composers of color'
    2/9/23

    The Department of Music is also hosting a concert by flutist Jennifer Grim, as well as the annual Eastman Organists’ Day recital.

  • Recovery and a return to activism
    2/6/23

    Recovering from a rare stroke, UB medical student Sydney Johnson continues her activism and research on health disparities.

  • CAS to offer online master’s degree in criminology
    2/3/23

    The degree program builds on a strong foundation in sociology and emphasis on sociological theory and methods.

  • Surviving rare stroke leaves student with powerful lessons
    2/3/23

    UB neurosurgeons had successfully treated cases similar to that of medical student Sydney Johnson, who had multiple clots in her brain.

  • The significance of Black History Month
    2/2/23

    UB Black history scholar LaGarrett King talks about the importance of teaching about Black history in schools and in society.

  • Historic faculty hiring presents unique opportunity for UB
    1/31/23

    UB leaders call the plan to hire upward of 200 full-time faculty over the next two years an unprecedented opportunity to move the university forward.

  • Photographer gifts photoshoots to kids with disabilities
    1/30/23

    A recent visit to the UB dental school by Rick Guidotti promoted the use of more inclusive imagery in medical education.

  • Dealing with emotional trauma
    1/26/23

    Three UB experts offer insights on how to cope with the events that have rocked Western New York during the past nine months.

  • Blizzard baby
    1/24/23

    During one of the worst blizzards in Buffalo’s history, a group of physicians from the Jacobs School played vital roles in a special Christmas Day delivery.

  • Rudra named inaugural Katherine Johnson Chair in Artificial Intelligence
    1/23/23

    The chair was established with a generous gift from UB PhD computer science alums D. Sivakumar and Uma Mahadevan.

  • $1.5 million NSF grant to boost STEM student outcomes
    1/20/23

    The project will use an inclusive learning community model to fund scholarships and provide support services to 25 full-time students.

  • Program with Tool Library serves community
    1/12/23

    The Tool Library is the first participant in a Student Engagement work study program that aims to help students interact with the community.

  • Teaching With a Cause
    1/10/23

    Crump is combining his previous experience with the knowledge gained from the teacher residency program to set a path for his students that he also walked down. With Crump in the classroom, more students can also confidently say, “I’ve got plenty of time.”

  • A deep dive into ‘One Health’
    1/10/23

    A new book edited by law faculty Irus Braverman examines the movement that recognizes that human health is connected to animals, plants and the environment. 

  • Looking back at research, service and scholarly activity
    1/6/23

    From researching cannabis to unearthing Etruscan ruins, the impact of UB research was felt far and wide in 2022.

  • UB/Roswell scientist wins Robert Wood Johnson fellowship
    1/5/23

    PhD candidate Michelle Goulette will use the prestigious award to study health inequalities associated with cannabis legalization.

  • Study finds racial bias impacts health across relationships
    1/3/23

    The findings suggest the impact of racial discrimination on health is much greater than previously thought, UB sociologist Ashley Barr says.

  • Scholar-activist looks at campus racial climates
    12/9/22

    GSE professor Stephen Santa-Ramirez works with students about their experiences of belonging — or the lack thereof — on their campuses.

  • Initiative aims to recruit more woman as UB police officers
    12/8/22

    The goal of the national “30x30 Initiative” is to increase the number of women by 30% by 2030.

  • Brashear is elected to AAMC Council of Deans board
    12/8/22

    The council provides a national forum where medical school deans address critical issues facing academic medicine.

  • King named SUNY’s 15th chancellor
    12/5/22
    John B. King Jr., a lifelong educator and secretary of education in the Obama administration, was appointed SUNY’s 15th chancellor today by the board of trustees.
  • Eric Syty is True Blue
    11/30/22

    In this edition of a new video series, UB staffer Eric Syty explains how athletics helps connect him to the international students he works with — and strengthens their link to UB. 

  • GSE researcher examines minoritized STEM postdocs’ experiences with faculty mentors
    11/29/22
    A recent University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education study explored the mentorship practices valued most by minoritized STEM postdoctoral researchers, including women, people of color and individuals with international status.
  • UB joins I-Corps Hub
    11/29/22

    The $15 million NSF program, based at Cornell, will foster innovation and accelerate economic development in Western New York.

  • UB student recipient of Humanity in Action fellowship
    11/29/22

    The fellowship supported Alexis Harrell's work studying human rights violations in Poland last summer.

  • Horses, humans and the city
    11/28/22

    UB architecture students aim to improve the neighborhood and environment while designing an equestrian center on Buffalo’s East Side.

  • Gore addresses intentional violence as public health issue
    11/23/22

    The Jacobs School alumnus was the keynote speaker for the Community Health Equity Research Institute’s annual research day.

  • Monitoring air pollution on Buffalo’s East Side
    11/23/22

    The EPA initiative aims to improve health outcomes in neighborhoods whose residents are more likely to suffer chronic, serious diseases.

  • Town Hall meeting speaks to progress on PACOR
    11/22/22

    UB is making progress on converting its “principles into actions,” but senior leadership acknowledges it's a continuing effort.

  • IDEA Center helps design BNMC touch model
    11/21/22

    The multisensory, interactive, 3D touch model will assist with orientation and wayfinding for all on the medical campus.

  • Motivational Interviewing Center makes an impact
    11/21/22

    The center provides training, consultation and support services to help learners and organizations apply motivational interviewing to their work.

  • UB in Top 25 for international students
    11/17/22

    The ranking in the annual Open Doors census for 2021 reflects a bounce-back year for UB and higher ed in general after the pandemic.

  • Ukraine’s past, future dominates lecture
    11/17/22

    Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, addressed the war, her time in the country and other diplomatic topics during her Distinguished Speakers Series talk.

  • McFadden joins UB to lead DVS
    11/14/22

    In a Q&A with UBNow, the new director of the Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program talks with UBNow about his new position at the university.

  • Black Men in White Coats chapter established at UB
    11/11/22

    The chapter of the organization that aims to increase the number of Black men in medicine is named for the late UB physician Jonathan Daniels.

  • Study provides new understanding of pain disparities
    11/11/22

    Racial/ethnic disparities in pain prevalence are much greater than previously thought, according to UB medical sociologist Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk.
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  • After shocking diagnosis, professor plans research fund
    11/10/22

    E. Brooke Lerner came up with the idea to support others who pursue the research questions she had built a career around.

  • Acclaimed violinist joins UB faculty
    11/10/22

    Melissa White talks with UBNow about what sparked her interest in the violin, how her teachers contine to inspire her and her impressions of UB as a new faculty member.

  • She’s ‘becoming a pro’ at introducing the vice president
    11/9/22

    After introducing Kamala Harris during her visit to UB, grad student Srikrithi Krishnan got the chance to do it again at a Diwali celebration at the VP’s house.

  • International Education Week returns
    11/9/22

    After a pandemic-induced hiatus, UB again will present a variety of offerings showcasing the rich cultural diversity of the university.

  • Learning, teaching, healing: Vietnam veteran graduates from GSE, makes impact around the world
    11/8/22
    At 73 years old, Paul McAfee was the oldest graduate to walk across the stage at the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education’s 2022 commencement ceremony.
  • East Side residents get free foot care
    11/4/22

    The clinic, which inaugurated the Department of Surgery’s increased emphasis on community care, is the first in a series the department plans to hold regularly.

  • Elkin receives R25 grant from National Library of Medicine
    11/4/22

    The grant focuses on recruiting underrepresented in medicine individuals who are undergraduates or master’s students.

  • Takesha Leonard is True Blue
    11/2/22

    In the second installment of a new video series, UB alumna Takesha Leonard shares what makes her — and keeps her — True Blue.

  • Turning ideas into action
    10/27/22

    Thanks to the work of UB urban planning students, an immigrant-owned business on Buffalo's East Side is getting a complete storefront makeover.

  • New fellowship focuses on PhD students
    10/26/22

    The new program was created to help UB compete with the best public universities in recruiting top PhD students. 

  • Celebrating 50 years of women’s studies
    10/25/22

    A two-day conference will reflect on the discipline at UB and how it has been part of the broader struggles to promote the rights of women and sexual minorities.

  • New yoga program helps children with disabilities
    10/20/22

    A unique partnership is studying the effects of yoga on self-regulation and motor skills in K-2 kids with developmental disabilities.

  • VITAL scholars return to UB
    10/19/22

    Thirty-four outstanding doctoral students are on campus this week as part of an initiative to increase the number of faculty from underrepresented groups.

  • Funding to train next generation of public health workforce
    10/18/22

    Funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration will provide scholarships for graduate students from underrepresented groups.

  • Tripathi issues statement on unrest in Iran
    10/17/22
    President Satish K. Tripathi issued a statement today expressing solidarity with UB’s Iranian students and faculty.
  • Flagship status, student success highlight address
    10/17/22

    Outlining the State of the University, President Satish K. Tripathi said UB’s “remarkable difference” will propel it into the Top 25 publics. 

  • WNY COVID-19 Collaborative establishes 10 fellowships
    10/13/22

    The public health fellows will work to create new models to address inadequate health care access. 

  • Jeong is living proof of ‘you never know’
    10/13/22

    The actor and comedian talked about his unexpected career path during a visit to UB as the opening speaker in the 2022-23 Distinguished Speakers Series.

  • Meet the newest member of the UB Council
    10/12/22

    A.J. Franklin, aka Boombox Guy, has become somewhat of a celebrity around UB.

  • Popescu honored for leadership in inclusivity in science
    10/11/22

    Only the third person to earn the Sharona Gordon Award, the UB biochemist has been a tireless advocate for diversity and inclusivity in science.

  • Teacher Residency Program awarded $3.5M to expand
    10/11/22

    The pioneering program, a model for the nation, is diversifying Buffalo’s teaching workforce and addressing the teacher shortage.

  • Title IX mural unveiled outside Alumni Arena
    10/10/22

    Mural designed by Buffalo artist Cassandra Ott celebrates the history of UB‘s female student-athletes, coaches and staff.

  • UB making progress toward increasing faculty diversity
    10/5/22

    The percentage of underrepresented minority faculty rose from less than 10% in 2019 to more than 25% this year, Provost A. Scott Weber told the UB Council.

  • Sphinx Virtuosi to perform at UB
    10/4/22

    The professional chamber orchestra is dedicated to increasing racial and cultural diversity in classical music.

  • UB formally names Willie Evans Quad
    10/4/22

    The story of UB’s 1958 football team and its star running back, Willie Evans, will live on in name for generations of students.

  • Biologists launch summer research for undergraduates
    10/3/22

    Heather Williams, assistant clinical professor in biological sciences and director of the department’s REU, talks about the program’s successful first summer.

  • UB kicks off Campaign for the Community
    10/3/22

    Representatives of United Way agencies describe the importance of contributions from UB employees to their operations and success.

  • UB celebrates 50 years of Indigenous studies
    10/3/22

    The new department reflected on its groundbreaking past and focused on its future as the “home and hub” of Indigenous teaching and research at UB. 

  • UB bolsters mental health services
    9/28/22

    UB has expanded its mental health support for the UB community, including some new initiatives for students and some online resources that are also open to faculty and staff.

  • Tripathi named 2022 Renaissance Man of the Year
    9/27/22

    The award from the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation recognizes UB's president for his outstanding community leadership and service to the Buffalo region.

  • Educating physicians in a post-Roe world
    9/26/22

    Speakers at a recent luncheon addressed the impact of the Dobbs decision on physicians and on the training of OB-GYN students and residents.

  • UB cuts ribbon for new mobile dental clinic
    9/20/22

    The new unit will help remove barriers to care for people with disabilities, people who are homeless and other underserved populations in WNY.

  • Communication, whole health for youth focus of summit
    9/19/22

    More than 150 stakeholders gathered for the eighth annual WNY New American and Refugee Health Summit.

  • Professor emeritus tells his story in Burns’ documentary
    9/19/22

    Sol Messinger is featured in “The U.S. and the Holocaust,” a new series by Ken Burns that begins airing on PBS on Sept. 18.

  • UB Libraries presents events to mark Banned Books Week
    9/15/22

    The series of events Sept. 19-24 is part of an annual national campaign celebrating open access to information and the freedom to read.

  • UB postdoc named MOSAIC scholar
    9/13/22

    Inclusion in the NIH program to transition biomedical researchers from underrepresented groups into academic positions is “a dream come true” for Carleara Weiss.

  • Destination Dental School recognized by diversity magazine
    9/7/22

    The UB program received the 2022 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

  • Engineering faculty receive NSF CAREER awards
    9/8/22

    Their projects will tackle pressing societal concerns ranging from racial inequality in the U.S. to PFAS pollution, better semiconductors and energy conservation.

  • UB featured in new book about equity
    9/8/22

    “City Forward” highlights some of the university's efforts to improve equity in Buffalo as a founding member of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

  • A glimpse into UB’s accessible pathways
    9/6/22

    UB staff member Stefan Thomas Kothe is your guide on an accessibility tour of the North Campus sponsored by the PSS’ Inclusion and Diversity Committee.

  • Undergrad summer programs a successful tradition
    9/2/22

    Mentors in this year’s programs in the Department of Chemistry included PhD students who previously conducted summer research at UB.

  • UB launches Scholars at Risk Fellowship Program
    8/30/22

    UB will a provide safe, supportive environment for academics from around the world whose work is threatened in their own country.

  • “Advocating in a new reality” was theme of Igniting Hope
    8/29/22

    The fifth annual conference at UB took place in the aftermath of a series of unprecedented losses sustained recently by the community.

  • Refugee Health Summit set for Sept. 10
    8/29/22

    Registration closes Aug. 31 for the annual event, which this year will highlight the spirit of youth who arrived as refugees and the challenges they face in their new homes.

  • Addressing affordable housing crisis
    8/25/22

    A new certificate program prepares professionals to address the crisis facing cities across the U.S. and builds on a long history of research at UB.

  • Flipping ‘crime dots’ to ‘peace dots’
    8/24/22

    Graduate student Saira Siddiqui will create an artwork from community submissions of good deeds, positive interactions and unexpected kindnesses.

  • Using diverse perspectives to create change
    8/22/22

    UB's Social Impact Fellows program brings together students from three UB schools to create social innovation in Western New York. 

  • Improving diversity in dentistry
    8/22/22

    Two UB pre-dental pathway programs have partnered to remove barriers to careers in dentistry for underrepresented students.

  • Reaching rural students in Colombia
    8/18/22

    UB students have transformed an English tutoring program delivered via remote learning into a cross-cultural exchange experience.

  • UB professor hopes to adapt slave narrative for TV
    8/17/22

    Kari Winter wants to bring the life of Jeffrey Brace to an entirely new audience.

  • WHI makes lasting contributions to cardiology
    8/16/22

    The study has produced key findings on cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, physical activity and more.

  • Buffalo HealthCast launches as official podcast of SPHHP
    8/16/22

    The podcast looks at topics through the lens of health equity while tackling a theme each semester related to the work of the school.

  • Law student pursuing dream inspired by her father
    8/12/22

    Access to new technology is helping Maura Kutnyak finish the legal journey started by her father more than 40 years ago.

  • Experiences of Chinese-Americans during COVID
    8/11/22

    Graduate student Shu Wan believes telling the stories “could really change our neighborhood.”

  • Stratigakos to step down as vice provost
    8/8/22

    The architectural historian, who since 2018 has led UB's efforts to create a diverse and inclusive culture, is returning to her faculty role as professor of architecture.