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University at Buffalo faculty experts can provide commentary and analysis on topics in the news. For help finding a faculty expert, contact UB Media Relations at 716-645-6969 or

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No two snowflakes are exactly alike. But why? A UB expert explains.


UB constitutional law expert James A. Gardner has an easy-to-understand reason why he is vigorously – even passionately – in favor of the coming Nov. 7 ballot question of whether to hold a constitutional convention.


Hurricane Harvey has again demonstrated that emergency planning is everybody’s business, Natalie Simpson say.


Geographer Chris Renschler researches extreme events, including flooding.


“People will be able to see stars as if it were nighttime,” says UB mathematician Gino Biondini, who received his PhD in theoretical physics.

The views and opinions expressed by faculty in commentary to news media are based on their scholarship and/or research and do not represent the official positions of the University at Buffalo.