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  • AI-enhanced indoor farming takes root at UB
    2/22/24

    A new research project at UB’s Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science is revealing the true power of AI in early detection of nutrient deficiencies, pests, and other horticultural issues. This study, which primarily targets vertical indoor cultivation, carries significant implications that may revolutionize resource efficiency for cultivation practices and monitoring of plant health.

  • University at Buffalo receives formal association with the United Nations Department of Global Communications
    2/15/24

    The United Nations Department of Global Communications Civil Society Association Committee granted approval to the University at Buffalo on December 15, signifyinig the university's commitment to supporting the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and actively participating in the advancement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

  • UB faculty member works to advance climate education across NYS
    2/8/24

    UB faculty member Alex Schindel collaborates with the Climate and Resilience Education Task Force to draft legislation aimed at establishing a well-defined curriculum and learning standards for climate education in public pre-kindergarten, elementary, and secondary schools. This proposed bill fosters a constructive dialogue among educators to explore the origins and consequences of climate change, while also furnishing curricular resources support for teachers.

  • Space lasers have unearthed plethora of climate data over the years
    2/1/24

    A newly-published study co-authored by Dr. Beata Csatho - a UB faculty expert on sea level rise - highlights new climate data collected by NASA’s laser altimeter missions over two decades, outlining the rate of change in the melting of Earth’s ice caps and tracking other climate change induced topographical changes.

  • UB students mix fieldwork, AI to map and understand Greenland glacial ice
    1/26/24

    UB students in the Glacier Modeling Lab working under the Department of Geology are using the latest developments in AI technology to map the ever-changing landscape of glacial ice, namely the crevasse fields in the Pâkitsoq region of western Greenland. Researchers say this technology will help them to better understand metlwater movement and how it contributes to glacial sliding and subsequently increased sea levels.

  • Study links social media use to increased inflammation over time
    1/25/24

    A newly published UB-partnered study reveals that prolonged social media consumption can increase both acute and chronic inflammation in parts of the human body, suggesting that negative health outcomes are predicted to increase over time. 

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

    The Ongwe’onwe/Indigenous Student Scholarship aims to equalize educational accessibility for UB indigenous students by providing financial support to members of indigenous communities who have traditionally faced out-of-state tuition fees, irrespective of their location within the state. This scholarship is specifically crafted to lower out-of-state tuition expenses to match the cost of in-state tuition for students certified/enrolled as citizens in any U.S. federally recognized tribe or nation.

  • Key to detecting forever chemicals could involve this common mineral
    1/23/24

    UB researcher Luis Colón has received a $450,000 NSF grant to study and improve the detection of per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) - otherwise known as forever chemicals - using organic silica minerals. Further implications for this study notes that these minerals could be used to remove PFAS pollutants from the environment entirely.