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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.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Why do women develop cerebral aneurysms at higher rate than men?
    10/3/23

    Neurosurgeon Rosalind Lai has received a Young Investigator Grant to study the reasons behind this phenomenon.

  • Moore receives career achievement award
    9/26/23

    The Morris Janowitz award recognizes senior scholars whose careers have demonstrated excellence in the field of military sociology.

  • Leonard named to board of NIAAA consortium
    9/19/23

    The director of UB’s CRIA will join the Program Advisory Board of the National Consortium on Alcohol and Neurodevelopment in Adolescent-Adulthood.

  • UB researcher receives ASHA award
    9/1/23

    Faculty member Nichol Castro is being recognized for her work focusing on word retrieval in aging adults and adults with language impairments.

  • Dandona receives lifetime achievement award
    8/23/23

    The UB endocrinologist was recently honored by the Androgen Society for his work on low testosterone, diabetes and obesity.