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COVID-19 UPDATES • 11/17/2020
Perry lecturer Thomas LaVeist says researchers must look at communities where residents have the same risk profiles and socioeconomic status.
UB researchers are turning to AI-guided robots and chemical recycling to make discarded plastic easier to reuse.
UB researcher Holly Buck is co-editor of a new book in which scholars explore the social and ethical dimensions of deliberate efforts to alter Earth’s climate.
UB sociologist Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk has received a grant to develop a research program in the demography of chronic pain.
The enclosed structure on the North Campus will enable faculty, students and external partners to work in a safe, controlled environment.
UB psychiatrist Sourav Sengupta offers advice on how to sensitively navigate differences with loved ones as the holidays approach.
UB’s experiential learning programs expand to another African frontier.
A UB program helped students from around the world examine their experiences during the pandemic by creating COVID-themed comics.
During a UB webinar, two friends from different backgrounds said it's not sufficient to be just an ally unless the definition is widened to include being active — not passive — in the cause.
A paper by UB's Lucia Leone reflects on how the pandemic has changed food retail, and offers suggestions for studying that impact on retail and on consumer behavior.
UB librarians have repeatedly answered the call to rapidly and accurately inform the public, both on campus and on the frontlines.
A $1 million grant to UB researchers will support work with partners in Buffalo and Minneapolis to grow urban agriculture policy from the ground up.
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.
The honey that filled these 2-oz. jars in the care packages was taken from the 23 gallons of honey harvested from UB Bees' hives this year.
A UB Bees volunteer fills a jar with honey.
Dave Hoekstra, clinical assistant professor of biological sciences and founder of UB Bees, examines a jar.
Helping to put together the care packages are UB Bees members (clockwise from bottom right) Vinny Scozzaro, Marissa Catanzaro, Tasmiah Chowdhury, Christina Blanke, Euclid Fortin, Bea Goldthwait, Rayna Cooke and Dave Hoekstra (blue shirt, center).
These silver bee charms are a nice touch for the care packages.
Euclid Fortin (left) and Bea Goldthwait add tea bags to the care packages.
A little note to let care package recipients know that someone cares!
The project was initiated by Rachel Di Domizio, community engagement coordinator in Student Engagement, who had been meeting with some UB Bees undergraduates to come up with ideas for how to best use the honey from the UB Bees hives. Student Engagement purchased the tea and the honey jars, while UB Bees provided the honey and the volunteers to put together the care packages.
The finished product. About 200 care packages featuring a jar of honey, a wooden honey stirrer/stick, two packages of tea and a silver bee charm were delivered on Nov. 18 to students quarantining in Goodyear Hall.
Students quarantining in Goodyear Hall received a bee-utiful care package on Nov. 18, thanks to the UB Bees group and Student Engagement. Photos: Douglas Levere
Published November 19, 2020
In the spirit of the season, here's a recipe for an easy, and delicious, blueberry pie. UBNow wishes its readers a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Be well!
UB Athletic Director Mark Alnutt is ready as the 3-0 Bulls take on Kent State at noon on Saturday in UB Stadium. With the stadium still closed to spectators, fans can watch the game on the CBS Sports Network. Photo: Paul Hokanson
Published November 23, 2020
The Los Angeles Times quoted Peter Winkelstein in an article covering Amazon’s announcement of its new online pharmacy.
Self quotes Lisa Butler, in an article on the benefits of making big batches of food and freezing it.
U.S. News and World Report quotes Monica Stephens, in a story about Parler, a Twitter-like social media platform that bills itself as a haven for free speech.