• UB geography professors named AAG fellows
    2/23/24

    Jessie Poon and Ling Bian have been elected fellows of American Association of Geographers.

  • UB CMI funds eight faculty-industry R&D projects
    2/23/24

    Projects include green hydrogen production, anti-ice coatings for wind turbines and infectious biofilm resistant orthopaedic implants.

  • Integrating AI into the classroom
    2/23/24

    Ten faculty members are recipients of $5,000 grants designed to spur development of instructional text, imagery, audio or synthetic data.

  • 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.

  • Who gets the last seat?

    Picture it: The world is on the brink of disaster and civilization is collapsing. There are just a few survivors left, and a life raft with only one seat but five experts of various disciplines. Who gets the last seat? That's the premise of the UB Honors College's annual Life Raft Debate that took place last week in the Natural Sciences Complex. Photos: Douglas Levere

    Published February 22, 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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