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Profiles

  • Dream blossoms at The Frase Farm
    8/19/22

    UB staff member Alex Frase and his family have opened a U-pick it flower farm at their Pendleton home, where customers can also buy pre-made bouquets.

  • Helping young dancers improve their craft
    8/12/22

    UB staff member Miranda Bosse spends her summer hours at her childhood dance studio teaching dancers who want to hone their skills.

  • New book highlights Gambini’s love for pro football history
    8/5/22

    The UB staff member has contributed to three books, the most recent about the 1951 Los Angeles Rams and pro football’s westward expansion.

  • Tending the Growcery
    8/5/22

    Career Design Center staff member Jenna Hubbard spends her summer hours harvesting lettuce, unique vegetables and edible flowers.

  • Mauck practices what he preaches
    7/22/22

    UB's director of athletic bands also brings high standards to his other gig as a trombonist for a Chicago tribute band.

The View

Faculty experts weigh in on trending topics. Their views and opinions are based on their expertise and research, and do not represent the official positions of UB.

  • A look at ‘Back to Basics’ plan for literacy
    1/12/24

    GSE researcher John Strong shares his insights on Gov. Kathy Hochul's proposal to address the decline in literacy in NYS.

  • Increasing lung cancer screening
    12/15/23

    A study funded by the CTSI Pilot Study program aims to increase screening in urban primary care settings.

  • Going green during the holidays
    11/30/23

    UB researcher Kacey Stewart offers some tips for living a sustainable, healthy life this holiday season.

  • The threat of deepfakes
    11/21/23

    UB AI expert David Doermann warned lawmakers about the dangers of deepfakes and other synthetic media during recent testimony on Capitol Hill.

  • Acapulco prepared for quakes — but not Otis
    11/10/23

    UB engineer Michel Bruneau says the field should consider the consequences of extreme events, not just the odds that they will occur.

Questions & Answers

  • Bias in facial recognition software
    2/26/24

    UB computer scientist Ifeoma Nwogu spoke with UBNow about how AI has evolved through the years and offers her perspective on bias in facial recognition programs. 

  • Meet Dheeraj Roy
    2/7/24

    The new physiology and biophysics faculty member looks at how different types of memories are formed and why some are strong while others are not.

  • Rethinking the rights of the deceased
    1/25/24

    As AI brings dead celebrities back to life, UB law professor Mark Bartholomew calls for changes in privacy, consumer protection and property laws.

  • Meet Kyla Tompkins
    1/24/24

    The new chair of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies says her field studies topics that impact us every day.

  • Meet Monica Miles
    12/18/23

    The engineering faculty member, hired as part of UB's historic faculty hiring initiative, works with community groups to solve real-life engineering issues.

Awards & Recognition

  • Nam honored as Activist Scholar
    12/15/23

    The UB social work professor was recognized by the Partnership for the Public Good for her language access work with refugee and migrant communities.

  • Tumbas receives prestigous awards
    12/13/23

    The UB scholar is the recipient of the Barbara Jelavich Book Prize and an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for two book projects.

  • Diaz named fellow for SUNY Hispanic Leadership Institute
    12/11/23

    The Sunstar Robert J. Genco Endowed Chair and director of UB's Microbiome Center is among 11 fellows in this year's class.

  • Diaz named Sunstar Genco chair in dental school
    11/7/23

    The director of UB's Microbiome Center will continue the work of the acclaimed researcher.

  • UB architect’s design recognized with global award
    10/9/23

    Jin Young Song is the recipient of a 2023 Design Educates Award for his energy-efficient façade retrofit of a major hospital in Seoul.