• Exploratory Study Shows High BMI Linked to Proximity to Convenience Stores
    Researchers at the University at Buffalo conducting a neighborhood-scaled exploratory study that tested the association between the food environment, the built environment and women's body mass index (BMI) have found that women with homes closer to a supermarket, relative to a convenience store, had lower BMIs, and that the greater the number of restaurants within a five minute walk of a woman's home, the higher her BMI.
  • UB's Dennis Andrejko Elected Vice President of American Institute of Architects
    It isn't easy being green, but Dennis A. Andrejko, FAIA, of Williamsville, associate professor in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, and a longtime proponent of sustainable architecture, has been elected vice president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), to serve 2011-2012.
  • UB Master Plan Wins Top Award from Western New York Section of the American Planning Association
    "Building UB: the Comprehensive Physical Plan" has received a 2010 Professional Award in the category of Comprehensive Planning from the Western New York Section of the American Planning Association.
  • Air Pollution Doesn't Increase Risk of Preeclampsia, Early Delivery, Study Finds
    While pregnant women may worry about the effects of air pollution on their health and that of their developing child, exposure to carbon monoxide and fine particles in the air during pregnancy does not appear to increase the risk of preterm delivery or preeclampsia -- a serious condition that arises only during pregnancy -- according to results of a study headed by a University at Buffalo epidemiologist.
  • With Magnetic Nanoparticles, Scientists Remotely Control Neurons and Animal Behavior
    Clusters of heated, magnetic nanoparticles targeted to cell membranes can remotely control ion channels, neurons and even animal behavior, according to a paper published by University at Buffalo physicists in Nature Nanotechnology.
  • Cinema Under the Stars Comes to UB's North, South Campuses
    The University at Buffalo will be the place to be to watch movies under the stars this summer, with free film screenings planned for both the North and South campuses.
  • UB Education Professor to Participate in Apple's Distinguished Educators Program
    An internationally respected University at Buffalo expert in the use of technology in education has been selected to participate in a prestigious institute that will bring together scholars considered among the nation's top minds in technology education.
  • Simon Named Business Development Officer at UB's TCIE
    Gary Simon of Hamburg has been named director of business development at the University at Buffalo's Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE).
  • UB Confucius Institute Offers China Summer Camp, Trip to China for Buffalo Students
    The University at Buffalo Asian Studies Program will sponsor two Chinese language and culture immersion experiences for Buffalo public school students this summer through its Confucius Institute.
  • UB Physician Named a "Top Solver" by InnoCentive Inc. for Discovering an ALS Biomarker
    Harvey Arbesman, MD, clinical assistant professor of dermatology and social and preventive medicine at the University at Buffalo, has been named one of 12 "Top Solvers" for 2009 by InnoCentive Inc., an organization that sponsors international challenges to provide innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Influence of a Genetic Variation on Breast Cancer Risk is Subject of Five-Year UB Study
    A University at Buffalo researcher is investigating the genetic mechanism underlying the association of a specific estrogen receptor and breast cancer risk, funded by an $856,979 five-year career development award from the National Cancer Institute.
  • UB Prof Melanie Aceto Takes Her Dance Troupe on the Road This Summer
    Dance aficionados looking for something "UB" to do this summer may want to consider attending a performance by Melanie Aceto Contemporary Dance (MACD), which will be on the road in July and August.
  • Just Announced: Rodrigo Y Gabriela to Perform at UB
    Acclaimed guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela will perform in the Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11.
  • UB's Most Dangerous Artists Will Be Well-Represented at Buffalo Infringement Festival
    "Art Under the Radar," Buffalo's sixth annual infringement festival, featuring 350 art projects and 700 performances, concerts, exhibitions, films and plays, will take place July 22 to Aug. 1 in more than 50 venues throughout the city, and University at Buffalo artists will be in the thick of it, saving the city's historic Scajaquada Drain, offering comic books on demand and much, much more.
  • Haiti's Engineers Begin New Chapter of Study: Seismic Design and Construction
    Before the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake, Haiti's engineers and architects had received little, if any, formal training in seismic design and construction principles. Haitian universities didn't offer any courses or programs that were dedicated to earthquake engineering.
  • UB School of Nursing Wins Scholarship Grant to Boost Diversity and Help Displaced Workers
    The University at Buffalo School of Nursing has received an $80,000 scholarship grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to expand enrollment and increase diversity among students seeking to receive a nursing degree through accelerated nursing programs.
  • UB's Millard Fillmore College to Hold Workshops on Career Opportunities in Life Sciences
    The University at Buffalo's Millard Fillmore College will hold a workshop, "Career Opportunities in the Life Sciences," from 6-8 p.m. on July 20, Aug. 24 and Sept. 21 in 147 Diefendorf Hall on the UB South Campus.
  • Commissioner Ruttledge to Speak at Region 2 Technical Assistance and Continuing Education Center Meeting
    The University at Buffalo's Region 2 Technical Assistance and Continuing Education (TACE) Center, housed under the Graduate School of Education Center on Rehabilitation Synergy, hosts its second advisory committee meeting on July 20-21 in Buffalo.
  • UB Center Receives $11 Million to Dramatically Boost Computational Research
    As it passes its 10th year in operation, the University at Buffalo's Center for Computational Research has plenty to celebrate: in the past 12 months, it has received more than $11 million in new funding, including two major competitive federal grants for advancing computational science and a New York State grant to make supercomputing more environmentally friendly.
  • Family Chats Can Help Students Learn, Especially in Richer Countries, Study Shows
    Taking the time to talk to your children about current events like the Gulf Oil spill -- and using mathematical terms to do so -- can help students develop better reasoning and math skills and perform better in school, according to a study by a University at Buffalo professor.
  • How Do Cells Die? Biophotonic Tools Reveal Real-Time Dynamics in Living Color
    In research featured on the cover of the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, University at Buffalo scientists have developed a biophotonic imaging approach capable of monitoring in real-time the transformations that cellular macromolecules undergo during programmed cell death.
  • UB Hosts Conference On Using Lean Six Sigma To Transform Healthcare
    Healthcare managers interested in operational excellence are invited to the University at Buffalo's healthcare improvement conference, "Sustaining Improvement: Using Lean Six Sigma as a Path to Excellence"on Sept. 30 at the Buffalo/Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • More Children Get Reading Help This Summer, Thanks to Booming UB Graduate Program
    More than twice as many Western New York children are receiving instruction in reading this summer from the University at Buffalo as have in the past, thanks to a booming literacy-specialist program at the UB Graduate School of Education.
  • Plant Compound Resveratrol Shown to Suppress Inflammation, Free Radicals, in Humans
    Resveratrol, a popular plant extract shown to prolong life in yeast and lower animals due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, appears also to suppress inflammation in humans, based on results from the first prospective human trial of the extract conducted by University at Buffalo endocrinologists.
  • Most Youth Hockey Injuries Caused by Accidents, Not Checking, UB Study Shows
    Hockey fans likely would assume that body-checking -- intentionally slamming an opponent against the boards -- causes the most injuries in youth ice hockey. But they would be wrong, according to a new study.
  • Media Advisory: At UB Engineering Workshop, Girls Rule!
    Western New York high school girls will be building bubble machines at the University at Buffalo on July 15 while broadening their horizons about future career choices.
  • Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Kaleida Health and UB to Celebrate Construction Milestone
    Leaders from Kaleida Health and the University at Buffalo will gather for brief remarks as the last sequence of steel is erected at the construction site of a new combined $291 million clinical care, research and business incubation building to be located next to Buffalo General Hospital at Goodrich and Ellicott streets.