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

    The project, which uses AI to monitor plant health and fine-tune LED lighting systems, could help with food insecurity and sustainability issues. 

  • 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.

  • Confronting gun violence
    2/21/24

    A year after a mass shooting at MSU, Jacobs School students and faculty reflect with their peers at the inaugural MSU-UB Remembrance Conference.

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

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

  • Compulsory voting can reduce political polarization in U.S.
    2/20/24

    UB political philosopher Alexandra Oprea says options need to be found for boosting turnout at the polls.

  • 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.

  • The case of the wooden UB mascot
    2/19/24

    An article in a UB Libraries publication uncovers part of a story that began with a 1960 scavenger hunt.

  • Medical, pharmacy schools to co-host Rare Disease Day event
    2/19/24

    The half-day symposium on Feb. 29 focuses on groundbreaking research, diagnosis and clinical care.

  • UB joins federal government-led effort to boost AI safety
    2/16/24

    Researchers will help set standards and develop tools to ensure AI’s role for the social good nationwide.

  • 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.

  • A visit by the Girl Scouts

    UB DoctHERS recently hosted the Girl Scouts of Western New York at a "Girl Scouts go to Medical School" event. UB DoctHERS is a leadership network of female physicians, scientists, faculty, health care professionals, residents and students whose goal is to address current issues in the medical and scientific fields to enhance advancement, mentorship and equal opportunities for future generations of women in medicine and science. Photos: Sandra Kicman

    Published February 19, 2024

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Darren Cotton speaks about how his time at UB led to him founding the Tool Library.

True Blue: Darren Cotton

UB grad Darren Cotton intended to use his degree for the greater good on the international stage. His travels abroad, however, made him realize there were so many opportunities to do things differently at home. He’s been advocating for change in the Western New York community ever since.

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