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Profiles

  • Wheels up!
    6/24/22

    Jacobs School staff member and former roller derby queen Midori Ohtake spends her Summer Hours pursuing her passion for skating at local parks.

  • Crafting jewelry to showcase powerful women
    6/17/22

    GSE staffer Renad Aref is using her Summer Hours to turn two of her childhood hobbies — coin-collecting and jewelry-making — into a growing business.

  • Academic advisor ‘roots’ for the environment
    5/13/22

    Jane Sinclair-Piegza and her husband have turned a forlorn piece of earth into a healthy forest of native trees and shrubs where wildlife flourishes.

  • Helping people worldwide with better design
    4/21/22

    UB faculty member Korydon Smith creates design solutions for marginalized people around the world.

  • Creating buildings of the future
    4/14/22

    UB architecture professor Jin Young Song is internationally known for his award-winning façade renovations and alternative construction systems.  

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.

  • Those lyin’ eyes
    2/5/24

    UB expert Mark Frank explains how to detect deception — and yes, the eyes can lie.

  • UB sleep expert offers 5 tips for a better night’s rest
    1/22/24

    Carleara Weiss says improved sleep can have emotional, physical and mental health benefits.

  • Most expensive winter storm damage largely preventable
    1/19/24

    While blizzards are inescapable, UB expert Michel Bruneau offers suggestions to help make snowstorms a day off rather than a disaster.

  • ‘Trusted’ UB nurses offer New Year’s resolutions
    1/12/24

    Nursing faculty members suggest ways to achieve happier, healthier living in the new year.

  • 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.

Questions & Answers

  • A conversation with Dean Wysocki
    5/1/23

    The dean of the School of Nursing talks with UBNow about her vision for the school and increasing the presence of students and faculty in the community.

  • A conversation with Dean Pollack
    4/5/23

    The dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences talked with his vision for the school and what brought him back to UB after earning his PhD here in 1984.

  • Be prepared with CPR training
    3/29/23

    Recent cases in which bystanders saved the lives of well-known WNYers who suffered cardiac arrest underscore the importance of being trained in CPR.

  • A conversation with Dean Brashear
    3/21/23

    The VP for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School talks with UBNow about how UB's health sciences schools will help the university realize its Top 25 ambition.

  • Meet Dean Iyer
    3/6/23

    UBNow sat down with the dean of the School of Management, who joined the university last August, to learn more about the school's strategic priorities.

Awards & Recognition