The government should acquire stakes in the firms — not just hand out loans, according to a UB finance professor Veljko Fotak.


With the first wave of COVID-19 cases subsiding, UB informatics experts have turned their attention to the effects of reopening the local economy.


UB election law expert James Gardner warns that with the COVID-19 pandemic likely suppressing voter turnout, threats to legitimacy will be high.


Sarah Berga specializes in hormones, stress and infertility.


UB urban planner Daniel Hess says the recent closure of the U.S.-Canada border due to COVID-19 underscores a growing divide between the two countries.


Urban studies expert Henry Louis Taylor Jr. says race and anti-racism — instead of terms like diversity and inclusion — must return to the center of discussions about inequity in the U.S.  


The emphasis will be on ensuring the health and well-being of everyone on campus.


The university was ranked No. 46 among all U.S. universities in the QS World University Rankings: USA.


A clinical trial led by UB cardiologist Anne Curtis found race and sex disparities in the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators.


The UB historian has highlighted the 19th-century scientist’s take on pandemics around 1800 ─ and what we can learn from it today in an essay for a leading German newspaper.


The students are working with five county health departments to help them respond to the pandemic as quickly and efficiently as possible.


A survey of Hash Bash attendees shows that frequent cannabis users aren’t as knowledgeable as they should be about harm reduction strategies.

Editor's note: New UB Seen items may become less frequent as activity on campus declines with implementation of telecommuting for staff and distance learning for faculty and students.

Happy bees

The UB bees are buzzin' in their hives near Crofts Hall on the North Campus. Remarkably, all six bee colonies survived the winter. Read the story. Photos: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki

Published June 1, 2020

Kemper Lewis shares a message of moving forward with creative solutions.

Moving forward with creative solutions

"How you view things is how you do things," says Kemper Lewis, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Adam Zangerle, wearing a face mask, standing in the lot in front of Greiner Hall.

In our new regular feature, “Thankful Thursday,” UBNow salutes the university’s essential workers who come to campus every day to ensure that all campus operations and services continue without interruption. Nominate an essential employee by sending an email to wuetcher@buffalo.edu. Photo: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki

Adam Zangerle

Adam Zangerle is a network engineer in Network and Communication Services in UBIT. A UB employee for 13 years, Zangerle used to work third shift, from midnight to 8 a.m., an experience that he says kind of prepared him for coming to campus during the shutdown.

What’s the hardest thing about working during the shutdown? “We work a lot with coming up with custom solutions and troubleshooting. Not having your co-workers available to kind of bounce things off of, you can get stuck on something. Sometimes just talking over a problem with a co-worker makes you think of it differently. If you explain it to someone, you can almost find the solution just by explaining it. Email isn’t the same; you don’t get their genuine reaction.”

Zangerle was pleased to develop the parking lot Wi-Fi to help students and employees gain remote, safe, wireless access to UB’s servers. “This is for people who don’t have sufficient internet access at home, so they come to the UB parking lots and get the UB connection. We are seeing half a dozen to a dozen people at any time in the parking lots using it for network access.” Parking lot Wi-Fi is accessible in the Greiner and Furnas lots on the North Campus and the Parker lot on South Campus.

What gets him through the day? He says Cisco Jabber helps. “We use it to chat with our co-workers and keep up to date with what we’re doing and to ask questions. A lot of us are also using text messaging to talk over issues and socialize, too.”

“Getting through the week is a constantly evolving situation. No one’s had to deal with this. The last time this happened was 1918, the Spanish flu. My kids ask, ‘when is this going to change?’ As a parent, you have to say ‘I don’t know.’ We’re just rolling with the punches.”

Published June 4, 2020

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