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Profiles

  • Breaking down barriers for women in the Middle East
    6/28/22

    UB PhD alumna and Fulbright scholar Naila Sahar returns to teach and conduct research at UB as an AAUW Postdoctoral International Fellow.

  • 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.

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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

Questions & Answers

  • Meet Alissa Ujie Diamond
    4/23/24

    The new urban planning professor centers her work on justice and equity.

  • DEI has been Seval Yildirim's life’s work
    4/15/24

    UB's new vice provost for inclusive excellence has been advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion long before it was ever a phrase.

  • Apple’s antitrust woes
    4/5/24

    The tech company defeated a consumer antitrust case, but the ruling is “hardly the end” of its antitrust woes, UB legal scholar Christine Bartholomew says.

  • Breaking new ground on Indigenous law
    3/25/24

    Rebecca Chapman, senior assistant law librarian at the Charles B. Sears Law Library, talks about her work that sheds new light on Native American legal traditions.

  • Viewing the total solar eclipse
    3/20/24

    UB ophthalmologist Andrew Reynolds spoke with UBNow about how to stay safe while viewing this once-in-a-lifetime celestial phenomenon. 

Awards & Recognition

  • Statistics association honors Lili Tian
    7/17/24

    The UB faculty member has been elected a fellow of the American Statistical Association for her contributions to the field.

  • Wysocki named to ‘Women of Influence’ list
    7/16/24

    Buffalo Business First selected UB's nursing dean as the winner of the Inspiration category.

  • SUNY honors Sturman
    6/6/24

    The instructional designer in the School of Social Work received the FACT2 Award for Excellence in Instructional Support.

  • UB analytical chemist wins national awards
    4/25/24

    Emanuela Gionfriddo, who joined the faculty as part of UB's historic hiring initiative, studies environmental pollutants.

  • Seven UB faculty elected AAAS fellows
    4/19/24

    AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society; past fellows include Thomas Edison and W.E.B DuBois.