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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.

  • 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.

  • How your brain stores and retrieves words
    11/8/23

    UB faculty member Nichol Castro says the words you use and the mental dictionary you have are part of what make you and your voice unique.

  • UB expert weighs in on legal cannabis
    11/7/23

    R. Lorraine Collins talks about her work on the subject and why she's an advocate for legalization in the latest edition of the Driven to Discover podcast.

  • ‘Holiday hammock’ defines seasonal shopping
    11/6/23

    UB retail experts say the trend can put shoppers over budget and more items in landfills.

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

  • 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.

  • Nouh named fellow of ASME
    4/15/24

    The UB engineer is being recognized for his distinguished research contributions to the mechanical engineering field and dedicated service to the society.

  • Dubocovich receives ACTS diversity award
    4/8/24

    The UB faculty member is the recipient of the 2024 Award for Contributing to the Diversity and Inclusiveness of the Translational Workforce.