• New institute focuses on science of learning
    2/15/24

    The Institute for Learning Sciences will provide an infrastructure for research and training testbeds in three key impact areas.

  • Uncovering new phages
    2/15/24

    UB oral biologist Kathryn Kauffman is investigating the role these viruses play in oral health and disease to better understand their role in overall human health.

  • Two students receive PEARL awards
    2/14/24

    The new grants from the Experiential Learning Network will help students gain valuable experience in their field.

  • Medical trip highlights personal growth, service
    2/14/24

    UB nursing and pharmacy students spent winter break providing medical care to rural and improvished people in Belize.

  • Gender differences found for benefits of community language resources
    2/13/24

    A new paper examines language proficiency and employment outcomes from a wider angle than just the individual.

  • Keeping spaces clean from viruses, microbes
    2/13/24

    UB and You First Services have completed an air-sterilization demonstration project at a Niagara Falls long-term care facility.

  • Delegation from Uzbekistan visits UB
    2/13/24

    The group was picking the brains of UB's public health professionals in advance of developing the country's national public health capabilities. 

  • UB, BITS Pilani sign MOU
    2/12/24

    The agreement will foster research and education programs between UB and one of India’s leading technical universities.

  • Impact of racism on neighborhoods, families focus of ‘Beyond the Knife’
    2/12/24

    Sociologist Deadric Williams will speak at the annual dialogue “toward a more diverse and equitable world.”

  • UB Dental gives kids a smile
    2/9/24

    In a break from tradition, the annual event offering dental services for children teamed up with Curious George at the Buffalo Science Museum.

  • White wins second Grammy
    2/9/24

    The UB professor of music and colleagues with the Harlem Quartet won for a work  arranged and composed by Jeff Scott, who will join the UB music faculty in the fall.

  • Working to advance climate education across NYS
    2/8/24

    UB professor Alexa Schindel is part of a task force that drafted a bill to make climate education an integral part of the pre-K–12 curriculum.

  • 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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