• Fundraising Event Continues UB's Efforts to Provide Education, Health Services for Girls in Tanzania
    The latest step in a cooperative plan spearheaded by the University at Buffalo Center for Educational Collaboration to support education, economic opportunities and improve basic health services for girls and women in the Mara region of Tanzania will take place from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in Allen Hall on the UB South Campus.
  • Gift to Establish Samuel Friedman Library in UB's Institute for Jewish Thought and Heritage
    A generous gift from the foundation of a late Western New York businessman has established the Samuel Friedman Library in the Institute for Jewish Thought and Heritage (IJTH) at the University at Buffalo.
  • Snow and Traffic: UB Transportation Project Could Help Region Better Manage Traffic During Bad Weather
    Powerful, localized snowstorms can snarl traffic for hours or days, as Western New York saw this week when a section of the New York State Thruway closed for 24 hours. That's exactly the kind of scenario that University at Buffalo engineers hope to prevent when they complete a computer simulation of the area's roadways.
  • Jean Brown to Resign as Dean of UB Nursing School in August after Five Years at the Helm
    Jean K. Brown, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the University at Buffalo School of Nursing, announced today that she will step down from deanship in August 2011 after nearly six years at the helm of the school.
  • Alcohol and Romantic Relationships: A Good or Bad Mix?
    Drinking plays an important and sometimes unexpected role from one day to the next in young couples' romantic relationships, according to a new study by University at Buffalo and University of Missouri researchers.
  • How Rare is that Fingerprint? Computational Forensics Provides the First Clues
    Crime scene forensic analysis has long functioned on the premise that a person's unique identity is hidden in the tiny loops and swirls of their fingerprints, but teasing that information out of the incomplete prints left at crime scenes is still an inexact science, at best.
  • Top UB Engineering Students Won't Pay a Dime From Freshman Year Through the PhD
    To attract and retain the most intellectually gifted students, the University at Buffalo's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the UB Honors College have announced the Presidential Scholarship/Doctoral Fellowship, which will provide full scholarships for qualified UB engineering students from freshman year through completion of their doctoral degrees.
  • Ulrich Baur, UB Physicist, Dies
    Ulrich Baur, a professor in the University at Buffalo Department of Physics, died Nov. 25 while on vacation with his wife, Yvonne, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He was 53.
  • As Geography Chair, Bagchi-Sen Promotes an 'Entrepreneurial' Field
    Now that the term "interdisciplinary" is practically a prerequisite for federal research funds, geographers are finding that their expertise is a sought-after commodity. That's because geography just might be the most interdisciplinary field in the academic world, according to Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, chair of the Department of Geography in the University at Buffalo's College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Anderson Gallery Exhibition to Document Buffalo's Waterfront Grain Elevators
    The University at Buffalo's Anderson Gallery will present the exhibition "American Chartres: Buffalo's Waterfront Elevators," featuring documentary photographs of the architectural giants by Bruce Jackson, Jan. 22 to March 6.
  • Soto-Crespo Receives Honorable Mention for Major MLA Prize
    Ricardo Ortiz of Georgetown University calls Ramon Soto-Crespo's work "some of the best …being done now in U.S. Latino literary criticism." The Modern Language Association agrees. It will award Soto-Crespo, PhD, of Buffalo, associate professor of American studies and director of Latina/Latino Studies at the University at Buffalo, one of its major distinctions: an honorable mention for the MLA's Eighth Annual Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies.
  • UB Law School Only New York State Law School to Raise Its Bar Pass Rate
    The University at Buffalo Law School is the only law school in the state to register a higher pass rate among first-time candidates taking the July bar exam, advancing its pass rate to 83 percent, 2 percent higher than the previous year.
  • Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs Honored
    Felecia Doctor has been named "Protege of the Year" by the Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs Program, a joint venture by the University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) and the UB Center for Urban Studies.
  • RIA Researcher Awarded $1.8 Million to Study the Implications of Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol on Later Risk of Addiction
    Roh-Yu Shen, senior research scientist at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA), has received a $1.8 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to continue her study of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
  • Students Create Collaborative Tourism Plan for 'Route 16' Cattaraugus Communities
    Anyone familiar with the Route 16 corridor in Cattaraugus County can cite its many attractions: inspiring natural beauty, friendly inhabitants, a plethora of recreational opportunities -- including kayaking, fishing, hiking and horseback riding -- alpaca, bison and dairy farms, maple sugar festivals and rodeos, and arts, cultural and historical tourist sites. But they know the drawbacks of the area as well: occasional dangerous terrain, low per capita income, inaccessibility and poor signage -- just to name a few.
  • $2.7 Million Grant Funds Study on Effects of Long-Term Stress on Police Officers
    Police work is one of the most stressful jobs in society, but little is known about the effects of this stress on an officer's long-term health. John Violanti, PhD, professor of social and preventive medicine in the University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions, hopes to fill this information void through a five-year $2.7 million grant from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
  • Ion Channel Responsible for Pain Identified by UB Neuroscientists
    University at Buffalo neuroscience researchers conducting basic research on ion channels have demonstrated a process that could have a profound therapeutic impact on pain.
  • Gifted Math Program Seeks Nominations
    The University at Buffalo's Gifted Math Program is accepting nominations of outstanding sixth-grade mathematics students submitted by schools and parents for its fall 2011 entering class.
  • New Incubator Firms Contribute to the Growth of Western New York's Knowledge Economy
    The University at Buffalo Technology Incubator welcomed three new companies in 2010, furthering its mission of providing emerging businesses with the technical, business and financial assistance they need to become a force in Western New York's developing knowledge economy.
  • Obesity Increases Risk of Death in Severe Vehicle Crashes, Study Shows
    Moderately and morbidly obese persons face many health issues -- heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, gallbladder disease and others. Now, increased chances of dying while driving during a severe auto accident can be added to the list.
  • Computing for a Cause: UB's Geeks Help Disabled Veterans Talk, Surf the Web, Gain Independence
    Computer science might not be the obvious major for students looking to change the world. But two teams of University at Buffalo students are proving that programming can translate into compassion.
  • Thai University to Honor UB Law Professor David M. Engel
    A University at Buffalo Law School professor with a special interest in the legal system and culture of Thailand will receive the honorary degree of doctor of laws from one of that nation's major universities.
  • Overconfident Students Score Lower in Math, UB Researcher Says
    Simply boosting teenagers' self-esteem when they haven't earned it can be harmful, according to a University at Buffalo researcher who has found a link between overconfidence and lower mathematics achievement in 34 countries.
  • New Dyes Improve Solar Technologies for Generating Clean Electricity and Hydrogen Fuel
    Chemists at the University at Buffalo have synthesized a new class of photosensitizing dyes that greatly increase the efficiency of light-driven systems that produce two kinds of green energy: Solar electricity and clean-burning hydrogen fuel.
  • Ten (Research-Tested) New Year's Resolutions
    Need help choosing a New Year's resolution? Research from the University at Buffalo can provide some direction. Below is a summary of useful health and wellness tips assembled from studies published by UB researchers in 2010.
  • When Lung Cancer Patients Can't Sleep They May Self-Medicate with Tobacco, Study Finds
    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- What many of us take for granted -- a good night's sleep -- may be unattainable for those with lung cancer. Lung cancer patients comprise a subgroup of cancer patients who are most vulnerable to sleep disturbances.
  • City, State, UB Collaboration Offers Buffalo Its First New Historic National Register District in 25 Years
    A successful collaborative effort between the University at Buffalo, the New York State Historic Preservation Office (NYSHPO) and the City of Buffalo is expected to result in the establishment of the first National Register Historic District in the City of Buffalo since 1986: the University Park Historic District.
  • Caregiver Support Groups Lowered Care Costs for Veterans with Dementia Short-term; Savings Lost by 12 months
    A telephone-based group education and support intervention provided to spouses of veterans with mild to severe dementia saved an average of $2,768 per patient over six months compared to "usual care," a study conducted by a University at Buffalo researcher has show. However, those savings dissipated during the following six months and by the one-year assessment the savings were lost.
  • UB Project Returns to Tanzania
    The driving forces of the university's Buffalo Tanzanian Education Project are on the move again as they return to a remote African village this weekend for a 12-day trip where they will continue their partnership with the Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa working to give teenage girls alternatives from traditional cultural practices of early marriage.
  • Media Advisory: UB Adopt a Family program brightening the holidays for 14 local families
    The holidays will be a little warmer and brighter for a number of local families in need thanks to the University at Buffalo's Adopt a Family program.
  • Media Advisory: Poverty workshop to show UB medical students the challenges of living in poverty
    Students from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will learn about the day-to-day challenges facing the poor as part of a poverty simulation workshop to be held from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, in 105 Harriman Hall on the UB South Campus.